Become a Member!
Membership is now 2 years!
Join us monthly at different locations for exciting speakers and networking opportunities!
Join committees to help with annual education events and fundraising!
Meet great people that will support and help you throughout the year!
WHAT WE DO
NANA partners with many local, non-profit agencies focusing on the senior population in our area. Meals on Wheels, local food banks, Serving Seniors and Veteran's Association's are just a few.
NANA holds a yearly, educational event that honors our social workers, offers CEU's, and educates our network on important topics that effect our senior population and/or our healthcare systems.
NANA provides support and guidance to our local hospitals, nursing homes, personal care homes, home health and hospice by acting as a "concierge" to help their patients/clients in need of services of all kinds.
PUBLIC EDUCATION EVENTS
NEPA AGING NETWORK ALLIANCE AT A GLANCE
NEPA Aging Network Alliance was established in 2013 when members of the Senior Networking Alliance and the Coalition for Aging Services joined together with the goal of promoting awareness of services and issues affecting older adults in Northeast Pennsylvania. NANA is working to accomplish this goal through education, advocacy, networking and coalition building.
Our meetings consist of:
*Discussing current events effecting today's seniors
*Discuss upcoming NANA events and volunteer opportunities
*Guest speakers that cover our topics of interest
*Round-table discussion for marketing and networking purposes
2023 Board of Directors
President: Eileen Marzolino, Allied Terrace
Vice President: Sarah Rotell, Carbondale Nursing Home
Treasurer: Theresa Gilhooley, Geisinger Labs
Finance: Brian Hughes, Telespond
Public Relations: Kristen Scott, Mountain View Care Center
Education: Ellen Holden, NeighborWorks of NEPA
Secretary: Laurie Fleming, Allied Hospice
Information: Dr. Alice McDonnell, Marywood University
Advocacy: Maria Hastie, Interim Home Health
Membership: Joe Liberatore, HHCP
"We rise by lifting others."
It was an honor to present Friends of the Poor 100-$25 Gerrity's Gift Cards to help adults 60 years and older with food.
Gift Cards were presented to FOTP in April, 2023.
2022 Santa "Paws" Fundraiser
NANA, in addition to our annual blanket and sock drive, raised money to purchase life-like pets to be donated to local facilities and agencies to older adults in need.
These pets bring calm and companionship to people with dementia and Alzheimer's and also for people near the end-of -life.
With the help and support of many donors, a local school and hospital, we were able to purchase close to 40 pets.
NANA 2022 Fall Conference
In October 2022, NANA hosted their annual Fall Conference. The topic this year was HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE~ALL YOU QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
We were honored to have Dr. Glen Digwood from Geisinger CMC and Thomas Johnson-Medlan, Death Doula, speak about both topics in depth.
Over 80 people attended and CE's were offered.
All proceeds raised from this event will be used for our adult seniors in Lackawanna County.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR A SENIOR 2022-2023
1000 MEALS WERE DELIVERED TO SENIORS IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY IN 2022 & 2023
THROUGH COMMUNITY DONATIONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
People helping people.
DONATIONS THROUGH TICKET SALES WILL HELP AID AND EDUCATE SENIORS THROUGHOUT 2022-2023
Helping Those Who Need Us Most
VOLUNTEERS WORKED HARD TO PREPARE, PACK AND DELIVER MEALS.
"We rise by lifting others."
"1000 WAYS" TO SHOW WE CARE
NANA 2021 SPRING/SUMMER CAMPAIGN
At the end of May, 1000 bags were filled with donations from our NANA Members.
The bags were then distributed to our seniors throughout Lackawanna County.
Information was provided to help them if needed.
We are so proud of this project and all of the hard work it took to make this happen.
UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS
NANA meetings are being held in-person currently. Our meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning at 9am. Location is TBD monthly.
We are off in August.
2023 Meeting Dates: January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August-off, September 12th, October 10th, November 7th, December 12th
Throughout the year, NANA collects cards to be distributed to our local seniors during holiday and special times.
Our seniors are isolated and often times alone, especially during these trying times.
Contact us to find out how you can participate!
YEARLY FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
Throughout the year, NANA hosts many fundraisers to help raise money to assist, educate and advocate for older adults in Lackawanna County.
Some of the money raised has paid for clothes, durable medical equipment, food, heat, etc...
We support local food banks, United Way, Serving Seniors, Area Agency on Aging, and so many more!
Become a 2023-2024 Member Today!
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NANA has to offer!
PO Box 485
Chinchilla, PA 18410