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Focus On The Delaware Valley introduces you to the people and organizations making a difference in our community, from health and safety issues to education, employment, and even entertainment opportunities. Focus On The Delaware Valley looks for solutions and positive action to make our region a better place to call home.

January 20, The American Heart Association Delaware

David Morris, Executive Director for the American Heart and American Stroke Associations Delaware, gave us marching orders for the new year to have a healthier cardiovascular system!  We discussed the importance of heart health, for immediate well being and to prevent disease and disability later, and the relationship of cardiovascular health with other ailments, including…
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January 13, The Social Security Administration

Edward Lafferty, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration discussed the agency and its continued operations during the government shutdown and things to consider in the new year, including a review of personal finances.  We first discussed important upcoming dates for registering for Medicare, the enrollment window ends in March for those eligible, without…
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Todd Harris, Ph.D., Executive Director of Autism Services at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Todd Harris, PhD, Executive Director of Autism Services at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, discussed aging with ASD.  After a brief look at the possible biologic causes of ASD and its diagnosis, we discussed how many families worry about the early years following a diagnosis and efforts to obtain a traditional education, while forgetting the future…
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December 23, Food Bank of Delaware

Kim Turner, Communications Director of Food Bank of Delaware, a perennial Charity Navigator Top 10 pick, discussed the agency which collects and distributes food to the 536 partner pantries and food banks of Delaware.  She described how the charity collects food from drives, retailers and farmers, area restaurants, and the federal government and then distributes…
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December 16, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, a Charity Navigator Top 10

Each year, just in time for 'Giving Tuesday,'  Charity Navigator releases its list of the state's top charities, the organizations delivering the most bang for the buck with your donations.  We're revisiting some of the groups who made this year's list, including this rebroadcast from last March  with Pam Cornfelt of Ronald McDonald House of…
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December 2 Delaware Humane Association

Greg Munson, Director of Development and Marketing for the Delaware Humane Association, discussed the statewide agency, its mission to 'make friends for life' by finding homes for cats and dogs abandoned or voluntarily surrendered, He also discussed their other services, including a low cost spay/neuter clinic, dog licenses and a pet food pantry.  The DE…
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November 25 Historic Odessa Foundation

Deborah Buckson, Executive Director of Historic Odessa Foundation, discussed the 18th century community.  The town, originally known in colonial times as Cantwell's Bridge, it was a busy grain shipping port, renamed to take advantage of the more famous city's reputation for shipping.  As the railroad came and the local crops of grain and apples failed, the town…
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November 18 Delaware Emergency Management Agency

AJ Schall, Director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency discussed his agency's work to protect not just lives, but livelihoods in the event of emergency.  We discussed the potential disasters that could strike the region, from fire, flooding or hurricanes, to man-made emergencies, including chemical spills, biological hazards and train derailments.   He discussed their mission,…
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