Summer Read 2020: Week One: Health, Illness, and Injury Resources

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Missed the live discussion with the health professionals? Click here to watch a recording on our YouTube channel.

Session 1-Health & Wellness Click to download a copy of the handout participants received. 

Community Resources

Active Living Center—Ages 60+
A welcoming space for older adults to access community resources & receive the support needed to stay active & independent.
When: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except holidays
Where: Crispus Attucks, 605 S Duke St. York, PA
Contact Robin Beatty-Smith, 717-848-3610, ext. 267

HOPE Support Group (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support)
Support and educational group for southern York County. Focuses on cancer education & emotional needs of patients & their families.
When: 2nd Wednesday of each month.
For more info, call the HOPE office at 717-227-2824

INSPIRE—Brain Injury & Stroke Survivors and Family

Support group for brain injury & stroke survivors and their caregivers. Share your story & recovery, receive encouragement & support, and engage in activities.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Activity Room (2nd floor), WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital, 55 Monument Rd., York, PA
Contact: Haley Smith, 717-812-6476, [email protected] or Lauren Ruth, 717-812-6475, [email protected]

Living Well with Parkinson’s
Support group for participants to share information, discuss triumphs and concerns, and problem-solve common difficulties. Speakers present topics related to Parkinsons.
When: 1st Wednesday of each month, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Conference Room 211, WellSpan Adams Health Ctr, Gettysburg, PA
Contact: Jennifer Haines, PT, 717-339-2620, [email protected]

Transplant Support Group
Presented by the Care Management and Social Service Department
When: 4th Monday of each month, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Suite 193, Apple Hill Medical Center, York, PA
Contact: Dwight Johnson, 717-764-2320

York County Libraries Books

Before making any changes to your diet, medicine, or health practices, please consult a board-certified physician or psychiatrist to address your specific needs.

Amen, D. The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More

Groopman, J. The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

Jackson, V. Living with Cancer: A Step-By-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis

Kabat-Zinn, J. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Larson, E. Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a Long, Active Life

Lipman, F. How to Be Well: The Six Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life

Marinella, S. The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss

McGonigal, J. Super Better: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient

Pataki, A. Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience