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First-ever Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo to Welcome Celebrities with Disabilities to Pennsylvania

“Push Girls” Star Tiphany Adams and “Last Comic Standing” Winner Josh Blue Among Presenters (Harrisburg, Pa.) – Pennsylvania is taking center stage in the disability community, hosting the first-ever Living Well With A Disability℠ Conference & Expo on August 23-26, 2013 in Lancaster, Pa. Presented by the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), […]

Center for Independent Living of Central PA Launches SilverSneakers® Program

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) is responding to the unique fitness needs of older adults and people with disabilities in Central PA by partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Designed exclusively for seniors and people within the disability community, the SilverSneakers classes work to […]

Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA Welcomes Hutcheson as Consumer Engagement Coordinator

(York, Pa.) – Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA (AF4Q-SCPA), a collaboration of York and Adams Counties’ health care leaders and stakeholders, recently named Kathy Hutcheson as consumer engagement coordinator.  In this role, Hutcheson will help local patients become engaged and empowered, with an emphasis on leading AF4Q-SCPA’s Patient Partner Program and It’s […]

I Can! Challenge Returns to York County

12-week program provides step-by-step guide to health for heart disease and diabetes sufferers  (York, Pa.) – According to a September 2012 WITF study, one in three adults in Central Pennsylvania suffers from two or more chronic conditions including hypertension or high blood pressure, obesity, depression, diabetes or high blood sugar, asthma and heart disease.  To […]

I Can! Challenge Returns to Adams County

12-week program provides step-by-step guide to health for heart disease and diabetes sufferers (Gettysburg, Pa.) – According to a September 2012 WITF study, one in three adults in Central Pennsylvania suffers from two or more chronic conditions including hypertension or high blood pressure, obesity, depression, diabetes or high blood sugar, asthma and heart disease.  To […]

Central PA’s Heroes Demonstrate Living Well With A Disability

People with Disabilities, Businesses & Volunteers Receive Recognition for Achieving Success Despite Disabilities (Camp Hill, Pa.) – Nearly 150 people, including people with disabilities, businesses, volunteers and non-profits gathered to celebrate Central PA’s 3rd Annual Living Well With A Disability℠ Awards on November 20 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Attendees were inspired through hearing […]

Take Charge of Your Health in Honor of Health Literacy Month

5 Tips for Improved Health from Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA (York, Pa.) – According to The National Consumers League, three out of four Americans don’t take their medication as prescribed and non-adherence costs the country more than $290 billion a year.  To combat these issues, Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) – […]

Harrisburg Attorney Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Jane G. Penny to serve on the Board for a three-year term. Penny previously served as a Hearing Committee member. The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of thirteen members: […]

Burgoyne elected to serve as Secretary of the National Organization of Bar Counsel

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Paul J. Burgoyne has been elected to serve as Secretary of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC). In this role as an officer and member of the Board of Directors, he will be responsible for documenting all board […]

Esteemed Consulting Director Reappointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the reappointment of Mr. Douglas Leonard, Director of Consulting Services with Strategic Solutions International, Inc. (SSI), to the Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two […]

Central PA’s Heroes Go Above & Beyond to Make a Difference

People with Disabilities, Businesses & Volunteers Receive Recognition for Living Well With A Disability (Camp Hill, Pa.) – Over 200 people left the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg late last week feeling inspired, teary-eyed and perhaps motivated to make a difference. Why? The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), a non-profit that serves people with […]

Call for Nominations to Recognize Accomplishments and Contributions for People with Disabilities

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP),  a local nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities, is seeking nominations for Central PA’s 2nd Annual Living Well With A Disability™ Awards.  The awards recognize individuals and organizations that truly demonstrate what it means to live well with a disability. Nominations will […]

Open House and Ribbon Cutting at CILCP’s Newport Office

New Resource Site Available for People with Disabilities (Newport, Pa.) – The Camp Hill-based Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), a local nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities, is celebrating the official opening of its Newport office. Set for Wednesday, August 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will begin with […]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reappoints Lawrence to Disciplinary Board

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has reappointed Gerald Lawrence, Jr., a shareholder and head of the Pennsylvania office of the law firm of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C., to a term on the Disciplinary Board running through April 2014. “It’s an honor to be selected and to serve on the Disciplinary […]

Nasatir Reappointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – David A. Nasatir, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, was recently reappointed to his second 3-year term on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA. “I’m humbled and honored to receive this reappointment; it’s such a tremendous opportunity to protect the public and the […]

Former President Judge of the Court of Judicial Conduct Appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Sal Cognetti, Jr., a partner at Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini, & Cummins in Scranton, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cognetti, a civil practitioner specializing in personal injury litigation, has served as a member of the Board since 2006. In 2000, […]

Event Supports the Right to Live Well

Center for Independent Living of Central PA Will Raise Funds to Support Programs for Persons with Disabilities (Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) is holding its 3rd Annual Walk ‘N Roll for Living Well in support of its award-winning Living Well With A Disability™ program. Walk ‘N Roll […]

New Service Now Available for Growing Hispanic Community

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – There’s a new voice at the Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) to further assist the more than 60,000 Hispanic residents who live in the five-county Harrisburg area. Nadine Rodriguez, a Living Well Specialist from the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), will be available at LHACC to provide […]

National Report Finds People with Disabilities Meet or Exceed Job Performance of Co-Workers Without Disabilities

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Since October 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s “Works for me” campaign has been educating Pennsylvania employers about the facts and benefits of hiring people with disabilities.  A common fear of many employers is that people with disabilities will be unable to meet performance standards, thus making them an employment risk.  […]

Disability Employment Awareness Night August 4 at Sovereign Bank Stadium

(Harrisburg, Pa.)  — According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 21.3 in June 2011.  By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 70.2.  On Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Sovereign Bank Stadium, the “Works for me” program, created […]

Seeking People with Heart Disease or Diabetes in York & Adams Counties

(York, Pa.) – Have heart disease or diabetes? Here’s an opportunity that may improve your health. With nearly 200,000 people in York and Adams Counties living with diabetes or heart disease, Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA (AF4Q – South Central PA) is recruiting individuals with chronic conditions to take the I Can! […]

Healthy York County Coalition to Host 2011 Health Summit

(York, Pa.) – Healthy York County Coalition (HYCC), an ongoing collaborative effort to bring people from the York community together to improve health and wellness, will be hosting a 2011 Health Summit on June 28, 2011 at the Yorktowne Hotel.  The summit will focus on the community’s current health initiatives and feature keynote speaker Cheri […]

Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA Receives $1.3 Million to Lift the Quality of Health Care in York and Adams Counties

(York, Pa.) – Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) – South Central Pennsylvania announced today that it has been selected to receive a grant of $1.3 million over the next two years from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative, a national effort to improve the quality and value of health care […]

Call for Nominations to Recognize Accomplishments and Contributions for People with Disabilities

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), a local non-profit organization serving people with disabilities, is seeking nominations for Central PA’s 2nd Annual Living Well With A Disability™ Awards. The Awards will recognize individuals and organizations that truly demonstrate what it means to live well with a disability. Nominations […]

Center for Independent Living of Central PA Receives Generous Donation

(Camp Hill, Pa.) The West Shore Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) in Camp Hill. The donation will be used to start an Internet Café in CILCP’s Camp Hill Community Room. This will give CILCP’s consumers the opportunity to use the Internet to look for resources, […]

Spanish-Speaking Consumers Benefit From New Hire

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), an organization dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities, recently hired Nadine Rodriguez to serve as CILCP’s first bilingual Living Well Specialist. Because of her Spanish background, Rodriguez will be able to assist CILCP with reaching an underserved audience of […]

New Rule Protects Public From Attorneys Convicted of Serious Crimes

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has made a rule change that will speed up the protecting of the public from attorneys who have committed crimes. Rule 214 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement establishes the disciplinary procedure when an attorney practicing in PA has been convicted of […]

Central PA Recipients of Living Well With A Disability Awards Announced

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – Today, the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) held the first Central PA’s Living Well With A Disability Awards Ceremony to recognize members of the community who are living well with a disability, or supporting someone with a disability. Over one hundred attendees gathered this morning at the Radisson […]

Campaign to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) Many people with disabilities want to work, but need training and help to find a job.  In addition, many individuals are afraid of losing social security and medical benefits.  The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare announces the “Works for me” campaign.  The initiative will expand awareness about how people with disabilities can join […]

Campaign Helps Employers Overcome Uncertainties and Realize Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – There are many uncertainties, fears and misconceptions employers encounter when facing the decision to hire people with disabilities.  To coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare (DPW) announces its plans to expand the “Works for me” campaign to educate Pennsylvania employers about the facts and benefits of […]

Local Organization To Hold Free Breakfast And Discussion For Health Care Providers

(York, Pa.) – Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) invites all local health care professionals to its Physician Clinician Learning Network (PCLN) breakfast on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. AF4Q is a group of South Central Pennsylvania area community leaders, consumers, physicians, nurses, employers and insurers who have come together with the common goal to improve health […]

PA Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Joins the National Organization of Bar Counsel’s (NOBC) Board for a Second Term

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Paul J. Burgoyne has been elected to serve a second term on the National Organization of Bar Counsel’s (NOBC) Board of Directors. His second, two-year term (2010 – 2012) will include similar responsibilities as the first term, including the […]

Governor Rendell to Attend Walk ‘N Roll for People with Disabilities

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) is pleased to announce that Governor Edward G. Rendell will attend its 2ndAnnual Walk ‘N Roll for Living Well. This year’s Walk ‘N Roll for Living Well will take place on Saturday, July 24th at City Island in Harrisburg, rain or shine. […]

Event Supports Need for Accessible Fitness

Center for Independent Living of Central PA Hosts Event to Raise Dollars for Accessible Fitness Resources (Camp Hill, Pa.)—If you had a disability, would you workout at the same gym you attend now? If you used a wheelchair, would you be able to use the same equipment you use now? The Center for Independent Living of Central PA […]

Much-Needed Resource Arrives in Newport to Assist People with Disabilities

Center for Independent Living of Central PA Expands to Further Serve Rural Residents  (Newport, Pa.) — The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), an organization that has been serving the needs of people with disabilities for over 20 years, will begin offering specific services in its Newport office on June 29th.  Located in […]

New Quality Data on Local Health Care Providers Now Available Online

(York, Pa.) – Recently, Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) – South Central Pennsylvania released new Coronary heart disease care results for more than 50 health care practices in York and Adams counties. AF4Q – South Central PA is known for conducting the I Can! Challenge, which focused a portion of its 12 week challenge on […]

People with Disabilities in PA Have a New Tool to Find Available Resources

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – Often people with disabilities comment about it can be a challenge to find resources and disability-related information in one location, or even at all. Living Well With A Disability, a program offered by several Centers for Independent Living across Pennsylvania, recently launched a newly revamped Web site (www.LivingWellWithADisability.org) to change that […]

State Recognizes Center for Independent Living of Central PA with Home Care License

(Camp Hill, Pa.)—The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) recently received the state’s support as it received a home care license from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The license certifies CILCP to operate as a home care agency and provide personal care to people with disabilities. CILCP is a non-profit, community based organization […]

Former President Judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline Appointed Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Private practice lawyer and former President Judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline, Sal Cognetti, Jr., has been named the new Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for a one-year term. Cognetti has held the position of Board member since 2006. Cognetti is a partner at the […]

Dedicated Trial Lawyer Reappointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Stewart L. Cohen, of the Philadelphia law firm Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., has been reappointed to his second, three-year term with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cohen, an experienced trial lawyer, represents clients across the country in a variety of individual and class action cases. The Disciplinary […]

Perry County Suits Up For Accessible Fitness Center

Center for Independent Living of Central PA to Open Second Office in Newport (Newport, Pa.) —It’s time to pump iron in Perry County! The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) announces an expansion of its fully-accessible fitness center into Newport. Slated to open in May 2010, the Newport office will provide the people […]

Works for Me Campaign Helping People with Disabilities in Pa. Join Workforce

(Harrisburg, Pa.) Since launching the “Works for me” campaign in mid-October, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare announces that nearly 1,000 inquiries have been fielded via phone and email, and nearly 15,000 visits have been made to the Web site. The ongoing campaign directs people with disabilities, including those receiving Social Security or Medicaid benefits, […]

Campaign to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – Many people with disabilities want to work, but need training and help to find a job.  In addition, many individuals are afraid of losing social security and medical benefits.  AHEDD, a private, non-profit agency announces the “Works for me” campaign.  The initiative will expand awareness about how people with disabilities can join […]

Aggressive Actions Taken To Stop Disbarred Lawyer From Continuing To Practice

(Harrisburg, Pa.)— In early August of this year, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County a civil complaint, therein asking the Honorable Pamela Pryor Dembe, President Judge of that court, to enjoin a disbarred Philadelphia attorney from continuing to practice law. The last time ODC had […]

Come Out and Celebrate Healthy Living!

(York, Pa.) – Over the last several weeks, the I Can! Challenge, a free, step-by-step health improvement program, has changed the lives of many people living with heart disease or diabetes. As a result of the success, and to continue to motivate individuals, a community celebration event will be held on Saturday, August 1st, from […]

Not Just Another Walk-A-Thon For Central Pa Residents

(Camp Hill, Pa.)—Many organizations have walks to raise money for their cause, but the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) is doing something a little different than the rest. Many of CILCP’s consumers use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, or other adaptive equipment to live their lives and do their everyday activities. So, it’s no […]

Local Nonprofit Earns A Symbol of Trust

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), a non-profit organization that’s made up of and serves people with all types of disabilities has been awarded the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Seal of Excellence. After a lengthy and very involved process, CILCP was evaluated to determine its compliance […]

Center for Independent Living of Central PA Receives Nonprofit Innovation Award

(Camp Hill, Pa.)—The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) was recently recognized for its innovative program, Living Well With A Disability, at the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2009 Nonprofit Innovation Awards ceremony. CILCP, a nonprofit organization, which is made up of and serves people with all types of disabilities, won the award for […]

Discplinary Board of Pennsylvania Makes Address Change Process Easier for Attorneys

 (Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces an improvement in the way Pennsylvania attorneys submit address changes. Now, attorneys are able to change their address by visiting the Web site, http://www.padisciplinaryboard.org/addressrequest/login2.php, and submitting the form online. By providing attorneys with the ability to submit the information electronically, the Disciplinary […]

Pittsburgh Native Named Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Lemoyne, Pa.)- Allegheny County trial lawyer and Pittsburgh native, William Pietragallo, II has been named Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective April 1, 2009. Having served on the Disciplinary Board for the past year as Vice Chair, Pietragallo is looking forward to leading the organization as Chair. “I am […]

York and Adams Counties Take Heart Disease & Diabetes Head On

(York, Pa.) – What’s all of the hype about? A major health movement is about to sweep through the communities of York and Adams counties. Nearly 200,000 people in York and Adams Counties are living with diabetes or heart disease, and employers, businesses, community organizations, and individuals are ready to take the next step to improve […]

$250,000 Grant Awarded to Increase Accessibility for Dauphin County Residents

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The non-profit organization, Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), who provides services to people with all types of disabilities recently received a $250,000 Pennsylvania Accessible Housing Program Grant from Governor Rendell’s administration. The grant is to be spent over the next two years on housing modifications for residents with […]

Harrisburg Attorney Joins the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of R. Burke McLemore, Jr., a Partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. McLemore will serve a three-year term on the Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania […]

First Fully Accessible Housing Development Provides Independence for People with Disabilities

Unique collaboration announces opening of Baldwin Village (Swatara Township, Pa.)  Today, the co-sponsors, Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILCP), Mohn Street Accessible Housing, Inc., and Tri-County Housing Development Corporation celebrated with key organizations in the opening of the first fully accessible housing development in Central Pennsylvania – Baldwin Village. Located in Swatara Township, […]

Informational Video Produced for Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Receives Ava Gold Award

(Lemoyne, Pa.)— The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has been recognized for its informational video “Assuring the Citizen Access to the Commonwealth’s Legal System” with an Ava Gold Award.  The video, produced and submitted by GK Visual, was selected among 2,200 entries in the 2008 international competition. The Ava Awards is an […]

Executive Consultant Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the addition of Mr. Douglas Leonard, Senior Executive Consultant with Strategic Solutions International, Inc (SSI), to the Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. It consists of 16 members, of whom 14 are […]

Living Well With A Disability Welcomes CBS 21 News Anchor, Tanya Foster as Spokesperson

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), a nonprofit organization which serves people with all types of disabilities in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Mifflin and Juniata Counties is pleased to announce CBS 21 News Anchor, Tanya Foster is the spokesperson for its Living Well With A Disability program. The Living […]

Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Provides New Tool For Understanding Attorney Disciplinary System

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently released an informational video, posted on its Web site (www.padb.us), entitled Assuring the Citizen Access to the Commonwealth’s Legal System. The video provides an overview of the Disciplinary Board and the activities that occur within the organization. It’s been designed to simplify […]

Traveling Timeline Highlights 20 Years of Accomplishments for People with Disabilities

(Camp Hill, Pa.)—The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) is a nonprofit, nonresidential organization established for and by people with disabilities. For the past 20 years, CILCP has been serving people with all types of disabilities who live in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties. To celebrate CILCP’s 20 years of accomplishments, […]

Award-Winning Comedian to Celebrate 20 Years of Service for People with Disabilities

(Camp Hill, Pa.)– The Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILCP), a non-profit, community-based resource and service provider managed by and for people with disabilities is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting a Celebrating the Journey Benefit Dinner.  On October 22, 2008 at the Hilton Harrisburg & Towers, Tanya Foster, News Anchor of WHP-TV21 […]

Non-Profit Organization Launches Life-Altering Program for People with Disabilities in Allegheny County

(Pittsburgh, Pa.)–The Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL), a non-profit, non-residential organization that empowers people with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of society, unveiled a new, life-altering program yesterday. The program, Living Well With A Disability, will assist people with disabilities living in Allegheny County to live well in all aspects of […]

Local Advocacy Group Reinforces the Importance of Access to Public Accomdations

(Camp Hill, Pa.) – Accessible Communities Today (ACT), a local grassroots advocacy group came together with the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) today, June 13, 2008 to call attention to the lack of accessibility at Simply Turkey & More, located at 32 Erford Road in Camp Hill, PA. In addition to protesting […]