Thursday, February 28, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month®

Crozer-Keystone Health System is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” and encourages consumers to develop a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences.

Here are a few ways to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” from the food and nutrition experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

·         Personalize your eating style: The easiest way to get the nutrients your body needs is to eat healthy foods you enjoy. Finding good-for-you foods that please your taste makes eating healthfully special and exciting.
·         Eat for your lifestyle: Athletic, vegetarian/vegan, corporate and family lifestyles all have special nutritional needs, but eating right can be easy and tasty with attention to those foods that best help get you through the day.
·         Incorporate cultural and ethnic traditions: Foods from around the globe often incorporate an abundance of unique, flavorful and nourishing ingredients. Keep traditions alive and bring the world to your family’s table.
·         Keep health concerns in mind: A healthful eating plan can help prevent and treat a variety of health concerns. With some changes to recipes and a little self-control, you can still enjoy many of your favorite foods while meeting your nutritional needs and health goals.
·         Make MyPlate your plate: Fill half of your plate with your favorite fruits and vegetables; keep protein portions lean and about three ounces; make at least half of your grain choices whole grains; and be sure to include low-fat or fat-free dairy.

As part of this public education campaign, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month website (  includes a variety of helpful tips, fun games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition around the “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” theme.   

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2nd Annual Top Shelter Chef Contest!

The Community Action Agency of Delaware County. Inc (CAADC) invites you to join us for a special night to support the homeless of Delaware County while enjoying a unique dinner.

This one of a kind and fun event will raise funds to support CAADC's shelters including:

Family Management Center
Life Center of Eastern Delaware County
Wesley House

Volunteer groups that serve dinners to homeless individuals at the Life Center will provide samples and vie to be the Top Shelter Chef.  The attendees will vote and decide the winner.

2013 Participants
Bethany Evangelical Presbyterian Church
St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
St. Timothy's Lutheran Church
Temple Sholom in Broomall

When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, PA  19082
Tickets: $25.00 per ticket.  Call Tammy at 610-734-5770 to purchase a ticket or go to and click on "TICKETS".  Tickets are limited so purchase one today!

For those unable to attend, donations can be made in a check payable to CAADC, Inc to:

Save Our Shelters Campaign c/o
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc
Government Center, 201 West Front Street
Media, Pa  19063


Celebrate your “First Language”
Upper Darby, home of over 62 Languages.

Theme:  “THE BOOK”: Teaching and Learning

Honorable Mayor Thomas Micozzie, Upper Darby Township

*Please bring your native Flag (less than 2 feet)

Upper Darby Township Municipal Bldg.,
100 Garrett Road, Council Room
Upper Darby, Pa 19082

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

Phone: 610.352.4103 (Mayor’s Office)
610-299-6242;   (Community Organizer)

Upper Darby Township Officials and International Mother Language Day steering committee cordially invite you to participate in this recognition.

International Mother Language Day (IMLD): In order to preserve the cultural heritage of humanity, in November 1999, the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed the 21st day of February of every year as International Mother Language Day. In a world of globalization, where a few languages take priority, the United Nations and UNESCO sought to protect and promote linguistic diversity and multilingual education. In a message for the 2012 celebration, Irena Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO emphasized: “The language of our thoughts and our emotions is our most valuable asset. Multilingualism is our ally in ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and in combating discrimination."            

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Awareness Poster Contest

***Press Release***
2013 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Awareness (ATOD)  
Poster Contest! 

Best Overall PC Winner 2010     
On behalf of the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is excited to announce the 25th annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Awareness Student Poster Contest, a countywide contest for all Delaware County students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The goal of this contest is to encourage all students to value healthy lifestyles and think about the consequences of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. This tradition is a wonderful way to reinforce school's prevention programming by involving students in a countywide effort.

Thank you to all the schools/organizations who submitted posters for the 2012 poster contest! Over 1,000 posters were received!
Following the submission deadline, which is Monday, March 4, 2013, fifteen winning posters will be cumulatively chosen by health professionals and the public through a voting system. In April, the Awards Ceremony will be conducted for the fifteen winners during a County Council Meeting at the Delaware County Government Center in Media.  Each student winner will be recognized by County Council Members, representatives of the Office of Behavioral Health, and by Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems. Following the awards ceremony, each winner will be mailed their VISA Giftcard award, which range in denomination from $75 to $200. The winning posters, along with headshots of the winning students, will be featured in the 2014 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Awareness Calendar.

This year's poster contest deadline is Monday, March 4, 2013.
For more information, click here to download the informational packet or call or email Aria Walerski at 484-444-0412 or

This program is coordinated by Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems Prevention & Education and funded by the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Drug & Alcohol Services.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Crozer-Keystone Cardiovascular Days

Crozer-Keystone Health System is dedicated to reducing heart disease, vascular disease and stroke in the communities they serve. That is why they offer comprehensive “Cardiovascular Day” health fairs at four of their hospitals. Each of these events will provide free glucose/cholesterol screenings, blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments and healthy information and activities provided by a range of Crozer-Keystone departments.
Cholesterol and glucose screenings will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fasting is required with nothing to eat or drink past midnight.

The event will take place in Meeting Rooms A & C at Delaware County Memorial Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2013. The Health Fair is from 11 a.m. to noon. Heart Health Lunch and Learn will be offered at noon featuring a DCMH cardiologist. Lunch will be provided to all participants.

To register please call 610-284-8158.

Delaware County Memorial Hospital is located at 501 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA.

High School to Host District-wide Read Across America Night

Upper Darby High School will be hosting a District-wide Read Across America event on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the gymnasium.  There will be fun games and activities for Upper Darby community residents in grades K-5 and their parents.  The event is free of charge, and all in the community are invited to attend.
For additional information, please contact High School Administrator for Student Family and Community Services Tony Oyola at (610)622-7000 x2404.  For a downloadable flier to print and share, please click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clear The Air!

Thinking About Quitting Smoking?  

Crozer-Keystone Health System and Ches-Penn Health Services Present


This is free 6-session group led by experts who understand why you smoke.  The program uses a positive behavioral change approach that teaches you how to become a non-smoker for good.

For many smokers, especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free.

FREE NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY is available to those who qualify.

Sessions will be held at The Upper Darby Municipal Branch Library located at 501 Bywood Avenue, Upper Darby.  This session begins on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM.

For more information and to register call:

CKHS Community Health Education at 610-447-6009

For more FREE resources please visit

Monday, February 4, 2013

Inmigracion Para Principiantes

**Se ofrecerá un seminario para residentes interesados en recibir su ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos.  Este seminario será presentado por cortesía de The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Centro San Jose/Hispanic Ministry Delaware Co, y The Upper Darby Township Welcome Center.

**Se servirán ligeros bocadillos

**Se permiten niños pequeños

Cuando: Miércoles, 20 de Febrero, 2013 de 7PM a 9PM

Donde: La Iglesia St Alice, 130 Hampden Road, Upper Darby PA 19082

Espacio limitado, por favor reserve su lugar hoy!

Para reservar su lugar: Llame a Raya Fagg al telefono 610-734-7784 o  mande un correo electrónico a

El Upper Darby Township Welcome Center y sus programas son patrocinados por Upper Darby Township, Thomas N. Micozzie, Alcalde

Immigration 101

**In partnership with The U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Centro San Jose/Hispanic Ministry Delaware Co, The Upper Darby Township Welcome Center will present a seminar for residents interested in becoming a United States Citizen.

**Light Refreshments will be served.

**Your small child is welcome to attend.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7PM to 9PM

Where: St Alice Church, 130 Hampden Road, Upper Darby PA 19082

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

To RSVP: call Raya Fagg at 610-734-7784 or email

The Upper Darby Township Welcome Center and its programs are sponsored by Upper Darby Township, Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor


Special Thank you to Sandra Telep for the Spanish Translation!