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For most football fans, the Jets-Patriots game at MetLife Stadium last October was just another chapter in their storied rivalry, but for five special Goryeb Children’s Hospital patients, it was a dream come true. As part of the NFL and the American Cancer Society’s Crucial Catch initiative, four children who were undergoing or recently completed cancer treatment served as honorary captains. Another who couldn’t attend, interacted with Jets players on the sideline during pre-game warm-ups using VGo robot technology. Read more of this story in a recent issue of Sports Illustrated >
 


Parenting Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.
 
“More than Sad” for Teens

This program will help teenagers understand depression.
Wednesday, December 13; 4:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, ext. 501.

Parents for Prevention: Parents Group
Learn about and share current events that affect risky behaviors in our children
Thursdays through December 21; 5:15 to 6:30pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484 x 501.

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Class
Boys and girls ages 11 to 14 will receive medically accurate, hands-on instruction in pediatric emergency care.
Fee: $60 (group rates available)
Saturday, December 23; 8:30am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.
 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Teen Group
This 12-week series will help teens ages 13 to 17 diagnosed with borderline personality disorder learn how to face daily challenges at home and at school.
Newton Medical Center
For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.


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