The Ivins Outreach Center

Staying Put in Lower Bucks (SPLB) is a new program offered by The Ivins Outreach Center (IOC). The program is designed to provide services to the 55 and older community so they can remain in their homes as long as possible and stay active in their community. SPLB program will offer much needed services, such as: transportation, social events, education programs, personal assistance, home assessments, and referral assistance.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club was instituted in 1928 and is part of the network of 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs all over the world. These Rotarians, with differing occupations and cultures, have a unifying passion for service, from helping individuals and families in need to working toward a polio-free world.

The weekly meetings of the clubs foster fellowship and networking among business and professional people, with an emphasis on ethical conduct in personal, professional and business relationships.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County

How would you like to make a difference in the year ahead? Being a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) is about providing an at-risk child with new opportunities, a fresh perspective, encouragement and support.

It’s about helping a child create goals for his future, and offering guidance on how to reach them. It’s about being a role model; learning new things about yourself; being a true friend.

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Potential Inc., the autism specialists next door

We understand the emotions that accompany an initial diagnosis and want to work with families to help their children (infancy-adulthood) learn to achieve their full potential. One of the first things I tell every parent I meet with is that, while there is no cure, there is treatment.” — Kristine Quinby, CEO and Founder

Who is Potential

Potential was founded in 2006 to provide the highest quality interventions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities (ages 1 to 64), so they can reach their educational, social and emotional potential by focusing on applying and conducting scientific research.

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The Charitable Exchange connects donors with charities

People in Bucks County are generous and want to help others, but often struggle to make a connection with emerging non-profit charitable organizations. These organizations are typically run by small groups of individuals with an intense interest in a specific cause.

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Snipes Farm

It is easy to pass Snipes Farm on Route 1 and have no idea all that goes on there. But just a short walk beyond the big parking lot and solar paneled red barn takes you to 80 beautiful, preserved acres of historic working farmland and unspoiled woodlands.

Their woods, creek, children’s garden, greenhouse, farm museum and playground are a wonderland for children to explore and enjoy. For nine years, Snipes Farm Day Camp has enabled hundreds of campers to “unplug” and have valuable outdoor adventures while making wonderful camp friends.

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Friends Home & Village

Since its inception almost 120 years ago, Friends Home & Village (FHV) has been guided by the Quaker principles of stewardship, peace, integrity, community, and simplicity. A retirement community on two campuses, FHV uses these principles to adhere to its mission of serving the senior population by providing moderately priced retirement living in a caring environment.

Established in 1897, and located in the heart of Newtown Borough, is Friends Home. At this FHV campus the center of activities is Paxson Hall, named for its founder, Judge Edward M. Paxson.  This dignified, century-old stone building is home to FHV’s Personal Care residents.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation

“Diamond Jubilee – Still shining at 60”

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF) is turning 60 this year! To celebrate this milestone, the community is invited to attend a special celebration banquet, on Saturday, November 12th, at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel.

Sixty years ago, Superintendent Medill Bair brought together a group of local businessmen and community leaders to plan for this foundation that would perpetuate yearly scholarships. The PSF was incorporated in 1956, making it, they believe, the oldest privately funded scholarship foundation serving a public school district in the nation. Since that time, the PSF has been helping Pennsbury graduates pay for higher education.

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SMART Recovery: Mutual help for addiction recovery

Addiction and drug and alcohol abuse continue to take a destructive toll on society, especially right here in our community. Based on federal statistics for 2011-2013, Pennsylvania led the nation in drug overdose deaths among young adult men and Bucks County ranked at the top.

According to new federal data, alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in the last 35 years. The substance abuse treatment field is moving toward a long-term integrative approach, very much like the care for diabetes or hypertension.

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