May 2016
A monthly update from UCP Central PA

Memorial Day
Capital Home Care
In honor of Memorial Day, we'd like to give a huge shout out to all who have served our country in some branch of the armed forces, including aging Veterans like "Dutch" Walters.

Kitty and Dutch Walters began receiving services through UCP's Capital Home Care when Kitty was referred to us through the Aging Office-Options Program. They were among the first consumers to begin receiving services through Veteran's Home Care, and they are happy to have the opportunity to tell others about it... 

"We really appreciate the help from UCP Capital Home Care; we are very thankful to them for letting us know about the Veterans Home Care. This program gives you the advantage to stay in your own home and not be in a nursing home, so we can be closer to our families and are able to make our own decisions. We would not have known the help was out there if it was not for Capital Home Care; for that we are grateful! Our attendant Judy goes above and beyond what is needed and is like family to us!"

~ Kitty and Dutch Walters

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
See You May 21st!
UCP is pleased to return on
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:00am for the 8th straight year as one of more than 40 local nonprofits selected to participate in the annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

It's fun for the whole family! 
Join us for the 5K Walk or the one-mile Fun Walk.  The walk route is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, and leashed dogs are welcome. Check out photos from our 2014 and 2015 Walks!
There are two days left to sign up
So register today to help bring others one step closer to life without limits. Have questions or need help with registration? Contact Anna Spiess, Community Relations Coordinator: 717-975-0611 x217
Sports Auction 2016
It's Our 30th Anniversary!!
UCP/Harrisburg Senators Sports Memorabilia Auction
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Carousel Pavilion, City Island
Doors open at 8:45 am
Live Auction at 10:00 am

The 30th Annual Sports Auction will again bring a diverse selection of sports memorabilia to Harrisburg for a single-day event that includes both live and silent auctions. There is no entrance fee and the event is held rain or shine (since we're under cover of the Pavilion)! 

Additional Sports-Auction related activities include:
  • Press Conference at the Harrisburg Senators team store June 1
  • Auction items on display at Strawberry Square from June 6 through 17
  • The River 97.3 radio auction June 15
  • WHP 580 radio auction June 16

Join the fun, and help raise funds for UCP's life-changing programs at

Using the Early Intervention AT Lending Library
May 26, 2016
6:30 - 8:30PM
Capital Area Children's Center, Camp Hill

Sensory Friendly Evening
June 10, 2016 
5:30 - 7:30PM
Hershey Museum
Hershey, PA

Family Picnic
June 23, 2016 
5:30 - 8:30pm
Adventure Zone,
Mechanicsburg, PA

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