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  • Expert Discusses the Medical Benefits of Exercise
    March 17, 2015
    Daniel G. Drury, Ph. D. from Gettysburg College spoke on a video screen presentation at The Friendly Community Center in Mountainhome recently about the medical benefits of fitness in “Exercise is Medicine,” the latest of the center’s Mind Matters monthly series. – Read Full Article (Pocono Record)
  • First Antarctic Expedition Discussed at Barrett Center
    February 26, 2015
    Retired pilot Lou Thieblemont was presented on video with a talk on the British Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition of 1914 as the Pennsylvania Department of Aging held its Mind Matters series recently at The Friendly Community Center and Barrett Senior Center. – Read Full Article (Pocono Record)
  • New Monthly Lecture Series Part of Many Activities at Barrett Center
    January 15, 2015
    The Pennsylvania Department of Aging launched its first presentation of Mind Matters on Jan. 14 at The Friendly Community Center and Barrett Senior Center at 6683 Route 191 in Mountainhome. – Read Full Article (Pocono Record)
  • 2015 PEP Winners – Nonprofit/Publicly Funded Property
    Located in Mountainhome, the former Barrett Friendly Library is a wonderful example of what is known as vernacular architecture, a category based on local needs, construction materials, and reflecting local traditions. – Read Full Article (Monroe County Historical Association)
  • Fitness BINGO
    May 2015
    The Friendly Community Center is launching a community-wide fitness program in May called Fitness BINGO. It’s free and encourages adults throughout the region to get moving and embrace a healthier lifestyle. – View Centerfold (Village View)
  • Fundraiser Helps Make Memories
    July 25, 2016
    Every year in the Poconos, companies and individuals come together to raise money for local non-profit organizations. – Read Full Article/Watch Video
  • Sanofi Doles Out $225K to Service Providers
    August 1, 2016
    Sanofi Pasteur has awarded $225,275 to six Poconos community service providers from the proceeds of its 13th annual Pocono Mountains Community Fundraiser. – Read Full Article
  • $150K in Community Grants, Scholarships Awarded
    August 2, 2016
    Pocono Health Foundation recently celebrated its 24th annual Grant Reception to award over $150,000 to various community organizations and local students. – Read Full Article

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