HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

Special Speakers

Spring is in the air, which means it's time once again to start up our popular Speaker of the Month Series at the Warren State Hospital. These trainings take place the third Wednesday of each month, from April through October in the auditorium at the Israel Building, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, Pennsylvania.


Upcoming topics include:

Drumming and Disabilities

Jim Donovan, St Francis University

June 21, 2017

9:30am - 11:30pm

Our June Speaker of the Month, Jim Donovan M.Ed., Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, co-founded the 3-time platinum music group Rusted Root and wrote the book “Drum Circle Leadership”. Jim believes in the power of music to bring people together, and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those who work in recovery. Jim will be presenting his “Drumming and Disabilities” training for us. (https://drumcircleleadership.com/about-jim-donovan/)

To register for this free event, please contact Lisa Brocious at Milestone HCQU Northwest, by phone at (814) 728-9400 or email lbrocious@MilestonePA.org.  You may also fax a registration form to (814) 728-8887. 




Special Events

A Day in the Park

Our 14th Annual Day in the Park event took place June 16 at Wildcat Park in Ludlow. After some heavy rains the previous evening, things were a little soggy in spots, but that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits.

Once again the Elcam Band entertained with singing and dancing, MLW Stables provided horses for riding, as well as a pony pulling a cart, and a super-friendly donkey. The Kane Lions Club was on hand making yummy sno-cones to help cool us off (thankfully, because it was rather HOT in the afternoon). The new photo booth was a hit - as was Officer Rooke from the Pennsylvania State Police, who was asked to pose for many photos with people.  We also had flower planting, face painting by Community Links, fingernail painting by the Bradford YWCA, blood pressure readings by members of the Mt. Jewett Ambulance crew (who also brought an ambulance for everyone to check out) and lots of information from NHS, the Special Kids Network, and the HCQU to help us stay healthy. Members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department were also on hand with one of their fire trucks for everyone to check out. After lunch, which was prepared by Warren State Hospital's Keystone Cafe, people enjoyed playing BINGO or outdoor games for a chance to win some cool prizes. 

We are already thinking of ways to make next year's event even better, so stay tuned!  If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at this event, please email Lynn at lcarnahan@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there June 15, 2018!