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Festival of Trees

Let the “Festivi-trees” Begin! Join us opening night of our 3rd Annual Festival of Trees from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and delight in ‘image’ themed decorated trees displayed throughout the museum. Also, visit our NEW 1850’s photo gallery and daguerreotype studio. Meet our NEW Goodridge Freedom Center Manager...

Blanca Shares Her Talents

Blanca joined the Active Living Center (ALC) about 4 months ago after a friend’s referral, and has since become a huge asset to the program. She has amazing artistic talents and is bilingual; Spanish is her first language. Both of these characteristics have set Blanca apart as special to the...

Jeanine Finds Joy at SCSEP

Jeanine Richardson, 55, moved to York about 4 years ago from Greenville, South Carolina in an effort to make a better life for her teenage daughter and herself. She had faced a lot of adversity and knew it was time to make a big change. She had to find...

Spanish National Day

Seniors, bring your sombreros to our Active Living Center on Friday, October 19th for a fiesta! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and in an effort to increase participation at our Active Living Center, we are having some food, games, music, and prizes! Please invite your senior friends and...

Join us First Friday for our GRAND OPENING of the Glenalvin J. Goodridge Photographic Gallery Reproduction Tour our NEW 1850’s photo gallery Learn from 3 experts as they explain the history of one of the earliest African-American photo pioneers. Grant R. Romer, Larry J. West and Joseph Shane will...

Seniors ages 60 and older are invited to attend a FREE Wellness Expo on Thursday, September 20th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Crispus Attucks gymnasium located at 605 South Duke Street in York. This is a FREE event sponsored by Senior Life York. About 20 community...

Summer Camp Success

Like most students who participate in our STEAM Summer Camp, Davon was a typical boy enthusiastic about learning new things this summer. However, his first week was filled with feelings of uncertainty and uneasiness. He was no stranger to summer camps, so it came as a bit of a...

Youth Career Exploration

This summer, youth ages 14-18 from all over York County participated in our Center for Employment & Training‘s Summer Career Employment Academy, where they developed necessary skills to find secure employment after high school. They honed in on team-building exercises, and practiced positive, professional attitudes, resume writing techniques, and...

STEAM Summer Camp

All great things must come to an end! It was a busy 6 weeks for our STEAM Summer Camp, which approached the finish line after competing against Southern York YMCA and YWCA York for York County’s First Camp Cup Trophy at Camp Cann-Edi-On. They battled each other in educational trivia,...

Maxine Goes Back To Work

Maxine Smith, a Delaware native, moved to York, Pennsylvania a few years ago. Not only did she have to adjust to living in a new environment, she had to reenter the workforce after several years of not working. “It was like I was starting work for the first time...

Immigration: Fleeing Persecution

Photo courtesy of The Irish Times A timely discussion hosted by Mary Studzinski, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC). Her talk will explore fleeing from persecution and the men, women, and children who seek the freedom and safety of asylum in the United States. Topics will...

STARS Learn Etiquette

The Country Club of York was gracious in welcoming several of our Rising STARS participants to one of their extravagant dining halls for an introductory course on dining etiquette. Food and Beverage Manager Jess Hill introduced some proper techniques of dining, from a firm introductory handshake, to silverware alignment...

Introducing Intern Anna

Meet Anna Leair, a recent grad from Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in Human Services, who has a passion for working with the elder community. In early June, she started an internship at our Active Living Center, a program designed to meet the needs of seniors 60...

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