HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

Special Speakers

Summer is finally here and our Speaker of the Month Series at the Warren State Hospital just keeps getting hotter! 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:



Dementia Live!

(Held at the Rouse Suites, Youngsville PA)

October 18, 2017

9:30am - 11:30am, 1/2 hour sessions

Dementia Live™ is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change.

Dementia Live™ is suitable for every member of your organization. Anyone who works or interacts with a person/persons with dementia.

Dementia Live™ helps heighten empathy and understanding by empowering participants to build new bridges of communication.

Dementia Live™ can lead to improved relationships between staff and patients, reducing caregiver stress.

Dementia Live™ can improve the quality of visits with loved ones by helping facilitate more meaningful communication.

(Dementia Live™ was created by Age-u-cate Training Institute, LLC to fulfill the need for innovative and education for caregivers and providers who work and care for those with dementia.)




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 with former HCQU employee Beth Lorenzo, 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. Miss Kane High 2017, MacKenzie Witherell, was also on hand to help us out wherever we needed her.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this one of our best events ever!

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!