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Session on health

exchanges is set

A town hall meet to provide information about federal public health exchanges will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Forty Fort Borough Hall, 1271 Wyoming Ave.

The exchanges are new online marketplaces for individuals and businesses to purchase health insurance as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Stephen Stahl, who is from PAhealthcoverage.com, will explain and answer questions about the exchanges, available tax credits and the benefits of the new law for citizens and businesses.

Pre-registration is requested by contacting the borough at 570-287-8586.


Free film screening

set for Wilkes U.

Wilkes University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program will observe “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month” with a free screening of the documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

The one-hour screening will start at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Henry Student Center Ballroom.

The film, inspired by the book of the same title, explores how women across the globe are confronting and finding meaningful solutions to oppression.

The segment of the film that the program will show discusses sex trafficking in Cambodia and highlights the story of Somaly Mam, a woman who has made it her life’s work to combat trafficking and empower survivors.

An information session will follow the film to educate participants about how they can help turn oppression into opportunity.


Seminars highlight

expo for area seniors

Several free seminars that may be of interest to senior citizens will be held at the sixth annual “Fall Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo” Oct. 22 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Industrial Arts Building.

A presentation by Scheib Law Offices will include discussion about wills, trusts and estate planning.

Dr. Victor Vogel, director of breast medical oncology/research at the Geisinger Cancer Center, will present a seminar on new treatments for breast cancer.

Dr. Edward Kenton, of Geisinger’s neurology department, will discuss strokes.

The event also includes exhibits by leading medical, senior living and home improvement companies.

Annie Rosellini, Miss Pennsylvania 2013, will be on hand to sign autographs and meet visitors.

Doors will open 7:30 a.m. for a free early-bird breakfast sponsored by Weis Markets.

Call Deborah Verderame, 570-374-7007 for more information.


Seminar will focus

on elder justice

State Reps. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, and Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, will host an elder justice seminar 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the West Wyoming Hose Company, 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming.

The event is free and open to the public.

The seminar will offer advice to senior citizens on how to avoid becoming a crime victim and information about long-term care planning, power-of-attorney, estate planning and guardianship, Mundy said.

More than 120 people have pre-registered to date.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call Mundy’s district office at 570-283-9622 or Boback’s district office at 800-278-3930.


Crime Watch group

will meet Wednesday

The Luzerne County Neighborhood Crime Watch Coalition will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Emergency Management Building on Water Street in Wilkes-Barre.

All leaders of crime watch groups in Luzerne County along with those who are interested in starting a neighborhood watch group in their community are urged to attend. State Trooper Martin Connors will speaking about methamphetamine. For further information call Charlotte Raup at 570-822-4583.

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