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Schedler Named Executive Director Of Naaman Center June 23, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, Steve Schedler will transition from serving as the clinical director of Naaman Center into a new position as the Elizabethtown-based nonprofit organization's executive director. Schedler will be taking over for Tricia Frank as she retires. Frank has served as executive director since 2009.

Schedler joined the staff of Naaman Center in 2009 as clinical supervisor. He is a licensed social worker and holds certifications as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Clinical Supervisor through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. As clinical director, he oversaw the clinical operations for all of the Naaman Center locations, which include Elizabethtown, Elizabethville, Gap, Lancaster, and Quarryville.

Prior to his time at Naaman Center, Schedler worked in human services beginning in 2001 and served as a program director at Philhaven. He earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work from Temple University. The Franklin County native currently lives in the Hershey area with his wife, Amy, and their two children.

Schedler said that one of the reasons he was interested in the executive director position is the amazing team of staff, board members, and volunteers that he has worked with during his time at Naaman Center.

"We're here to be available for support for anybody who might need it," Schedler said. "We want people to know that recovery is real and it is possible."

Naaman Center offers intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, as well as specialized counseling for adolescents and individuals. The mission of Naaman Center as listed on its website is "to facilitate the restoration of people caught in the grip of drug and alcohol addictions and related mental health issues by providing a team of professionals who assist persons to pursue healing in an atmosphere of Christian faith and loving compassion." Thanks to the support of area churches, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals, Naaman Center has been able to maintain its commitment to treating individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

"We're a resource for people even if they need to just talk or ask questions," stated Schedler. "It can be complicated to make those first steps, but we're available for people. We want to see as many people get into recovery as possible."

To learn more, folks may call 888-243-4316 or visit www.naamancenter.com.

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Caregivers Support Group To Meet June 21, 2017

A Caregivers Support Group will meet on Friday, July 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at WellSpan Neurology, 228 St. Charles Way, York. Dr. Ann Stipe from behavioral health services will facilitate the session.

The group shares information and provides emotional support for caregivers. Caregivers may bring a family member, and participation is free. The group meets on the first Friday of each month.

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Surviving Spouse Socials To Meet June 21, 2017

Surviving Spouse Socials will meet on Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Ave., York. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

The groups usually meets on the first Tuesday of every month except in August and December. The date was changed this month due to the Fourth of July holiday.

All widowed men and women are welcome to attend. The group also offers social activities. Readers may call 717-266-2784 or 717-845-4176 for additional information.

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Support Groups Will Meet June 16, 2017

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, has posted its upcoming support group meetings. There is no cost to attend.

The Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group, which meets every third Tuesday, will meet on Tuesday, July 18, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Health Care Center Courtyard conference room. Anyone who serves as a caregiver to a loved one is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For directions and to register, readers may call 717-367-1121, ext. 33764.

The Life After Loss support group will meet on Thursday, July 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the James Buchanan Terrace conference room. Anyone who has lost a loved one is invited to attend.

A bereavement support group will meet on July 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor. For more information, readers may contact Heidi Young at 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

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Support Group Announces Schedule June 15, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will not meet in July due to the July Fourth holiday.

The group will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and the topic will be "Maintaining Dignity While Caring for a Person With Memory Loss."

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Parkinson's Support Group To Meet June 14, 2017

Members of the Parkinson's Support Group at Garden Spot Village will meet on Monday, June 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Village Square Theater at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Participants will divide into two groups for discussions, with caregivers and persons with Parkinson's hosting individualized discussions.

The support group is open to all persons with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family, and friends. For more information, contact Sherilyn Lapp at 717-355-6264 or slapp@gardenspotvillage.org.

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Naaman Center Plans 25th Annual Golf Tournament June 12, 2017

A four-person scramble golf tournament to raise funds for Naaman Center will be held on Friday, July 14, at Par Line Golf Course, 4545 E. Harrisburg Pike, Elizabethtown. Registration for the 25th annual event will begin at 7 a.m., and golfers will take to the green with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The tournament is open to the first 144 golfers. Interested individuals may email tfrank@naamancenter.com by Friday, June 30, to register. Entry forms may also be downloaded at www.naamancenter.com. The entry fee will include green fees and golf cart rental, a continental breakfast and refreshments during the tournament, the opportunity to win one of several prizes, and a complimentary post-tournament luncheon at 1 p.m.

An awards ceremony will take place during the luncheon. Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams in the open division, as well as in the 65-plus division. Additional prizes will be distributed to the top women's team, the top mixed group, and the top church team with a pastor participating. Plus, this year golfers will have the chance to win a 2017 Jeep Wrangler by sinking a hole-in-one on the hole designated by course officials.

Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, including a new platinum sponsorship level, which will include full-page recognition in the printed materials distributed to each player, a banner display at registration or a hole on the course, and four additional golfer entries. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, readers may email tfrank@naamancenter.com.

Naaman Center is a nonprofit, faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center that provides intensive outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment, including individual, family, and group counseling, along with drug and alcohol evaluations.

According to executive director Tricia Frank, the annual golf tournament is Naaman Center's largest fundraiser each year. "We have to bridge the gap between the revenue that we get and what we need to operate," Frank stated. "We have a lot of people who come through our centers that can't pay the full amount, and we never turn anyone away. Having fundraisers like this is essential for Naaman Center to keep running and serving our community."

Naaman Center currently operates treatment centers in Elizabethtown, Elizabethville, Gap, Lancaster, and Quarryville. To learn more, readers may call 888-243-4316 or visit www.naamancenter.com.

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Support Group Will Meet June 8, 2017

A monthly support group for stroke and brain injury patients will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the Advanced Vision Therapy office, located at 20 Lancaster Ave., Strasburg.

Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information or to register, readers may call Kristin Gregory at 717-687-8228, ext. 103.

Meetings will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Future meeting dates will include July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13.

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Celiacs Support Group Will Meet June 5, 2017

Lancaster Area Celiacs Support Group will meet on Monday, June 19, in the fellowship hall at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

The meeting will feature an open forum with small group discussions and networking. A Celiac 101 Class for the newly diagnosed will be offered at 6:15 p.m.

No reservations are necessary. All are welcome to attend. For details, visit www.lancasterareaceliacs.org or contact lac-leader@lancasterareaceliacs.org.

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Elbow Pain? What We Can Do to Help" June 1, 2017

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital will offer support groups to the community. The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 12, in the Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata. For more information, readers may call 717-721-5750.

The Cancer Support Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at WellSpan's Ephrata Cancer Center, 460 N. Reading Road, Ephrata. For more information, readers may call 717-721-4835.

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