Community residents with physical challenges invited to campus program

HAZLETON, Pa. — Students in Penn State Hazleton are looking to help those in the community with disabilities or age-related physical challenges.

"Penn State in Motion" is a free interactive learning program between community members and students in the rehabilitation and human services (RHS) program at the campus. Local participants are being sought from the Hazleton area.

The Penn State in Motion program allow students in the RHS course, Introduction to Disability Culture, the opportunity to have a hands-on experience interacting with those in the community who may have disabilities or age-related physical challenges.

Twice per semester, residents from the community are invited to the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium at Penn State Hazleton, where the RHS students coordinate and lead an icebreaker, warmup, six stations of light physical activities and games, then a cooldown time to finish the afternoon. Light refreshments are then offered.

The program will be held from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 8. Participants should arrive by 12:30 p.m.

Individuals or residents of assisted living centers are welcome to attend, but transportation to the campus must be provided. Personal care aides, activity coordinators or drivers are welcome to stay, observe and/or participate.

To sign up or for more information, contact Lorie Kramer, program coordinator and assistant teaching professor of rehabilitation and human services, at 570-450-3385 or lrk148@psu.edu.

Last Updated October 24, 2017