Interested in the health and wellbeing of your community? Tune in!
15-minute broadcast Sundays at 7:05 am on WDNH and on Classics 105.
Wayne Memorial Community Health Manager
Carol Kneier, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
Listen weekly as Carol talks to the movers and shakers in and around the Wayne-Pike region about current events and opportunities and the most up-to-date health tips. Carol explores topics new and familiar with representatives of Wayne Memorial Health System, local social service agencies, community groups, nutritionists, fitness specialists and medical experts.
The 15-minute broadcast airs Sundays at 7:05 am on Bold Gold stations WDNH (95.3) and on Classics 105 (105.3). It can also be found here on this page and on the Bold Gold website, https://www.radiobold.com/healthworks
Have a question for Carol? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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July 18th – Summer Food Safety
Guest Barbara Pratt, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Services Manager at Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses how to keep your food safe and guests healthy with guidelines and grilling tips.
July 11th – Victim Intervention Program’s New Text and Chat Line
Debbie Cosentino, child counselor advocate, VIP, discusses how to access the new text and chat resource. 570-798-4847 vipempowers.org
July 5th – Firework and Summertime safety
Pleasant Mount Emergency Service Fire Chief, Buck Brown and Assist Fire Chief, Dan Brown discuss safety when using fireworks, road and travel safety.
June 27th – New Mental Health Crisis Number
Guest Shanon Quick, director of programs, Center for Community Resource, discusses the new mobile mental health crisis service for Wayne County.
New Crisis number effective July 1st call: 1-833-557-3224 (1-833-55REACH)
June 20th – Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Guests are the Alzheimer’s Association’s Constituent Service Manager Kristen Shipsky and Educator & Outreach Coordinator Jeff Dauber. Learn about free services and support. Helpline 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org
June 13th – Tick Safety
Guest Pat Mohn, Penn State Extension Wayne County, helps us learn about tick safety and the spotted lantern fly. Visit extension.psu.edu or call 570-253-5970 ext 4110
June 6th – Wayne County Transportation System
Guest Carl Albright, director, Wayne County Transportation discusses this service for all residents in Wayne County. Visit waynecountypa.gov or call 570-253-4280.
May 30th Show – Pike County Aging Services
Guest Robin Skinner, RDN, LDN, executive director, Pike Co Area Agency on Aging, discusses services for seniors. Visit www.pikepa.org or call 570-775-5550
May 23rd Show – Water Safety Month
Guest Susie Kasper, Park Ranger, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Park. Learn how to stay safe on the rivers this season. www.nps.gov
May 16th Show – Stroke Awareness Month
Guests Dr. Stan Skonieczki, medical director, ED, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Michele Churney, RN, nurse manager, ED & Outpatient Services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, discuss WMH Certified Primary Stroke Center and ways to reduce your risk factors for a stroke.
May 9th Show – National Women’s Health Week – May 9th – 15th
Guest Dr. Alexis Felsman of the Women’s Health Center discusses services offered by the Center as well as women’s health issues overall.
May 2nd Show – National Nurses Week – May 6th – 12th
Guest Chandra Roberts, BSN, RN, MHA, nurse manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital. Celebrating nurses everywhere!
April 25th Show – Mental Health Awareness Month
Guest JoAnna Van Tine, NAMI of NEPA, discusses support, programs & resources for individuals and families with mental illness. Call: 570-342-1047 for more information.
April 18th Show — Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Guest Michele Minor Wolf, Executive Director of Victim’s Intervention Program, discusses awareness and upcoming programs. Visit vipempowers.org for more info. Need Help call 570-253-4401 24/7.
April 11th Show – Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Guest Janene DuBois, PPS Coordinator, Good Shepherd Rehab at Wayne Memorial Hospital and facilitator, Parkinson’s Support Group.
April 4th Show — National Autism Awareness Month
Guests Tanya Carrelle, Ph.D, director of special education and Daniel Nalesnik, assistant director of special education, Wallenpaupack Area School District, discuss what Autism is and what services are available within the educational system.
March 28th Show – Newfoundland Community Hub Survey
Guests Kristina Russo, director, Newfoundland Library and Max Feldman, Park & Recreation Committee, Dreher Township, discuss how community hubs can strengthen communities and provide many opportunities for health and wellness.
March 21st Show — Epilepsy Awareness Day is March 26
Guest Mary Loughlin, NE resource coordinator, Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA, discusses what epilepsy is, resources available, education opportunities and support. Call 570-592-1150 or visit email@example.com for more information.
March 14th Show – National Nutrition Month
Guests are Barbara Griggs-Pratt MA, RDN, LDN, nutrition manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Christina Savoth, Marywood University intern discussing National Nutrition Month theme: Personalize your plate and many nutrition tips.
March 7th – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Project Search
Guests from Wayne Highlands School District–Assistant Director of Special Education Pat Blaskiewicz, Special Ed Teacher & PS Instructor Grace Ruckinger and Living Unlimited Skills Trainer Melanie Terwilliger discuss the Project Search program at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
February 28th Show -Long Term Effects in Non-hospitalized COVID patients
Guest Dr. Sean McVeigh, Wayne Memorial Pulmonologist and Medical Director of COVID Task Force, discusses the symptoms and treatments available.
February 21st Show – National Children’s Dental Awareness Month
Guest Public Health Dental Hygienist Practitioner Lori Wood, RDH, from the Together For Health Dental Center talks about good dental practices for your child and extra safety precautions due to COVID 19.
February 14th Show – Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Discussing warning signs, statistics and how Victims Intervention Program (VIP) can help with guests Debbie Cosentino, certified play therapist/child counselor and
Chelsea Falotico, community outreach manager, VIP of Wayne and Pike county.
February 7th Show – YMCA Programs for Diabetes & Balance
Discussing Diabetes Prevention Program and A Matter of Balance Program. New 24/7 Y Wellness for Y members with guest Tina Hoehn, executive director, Wayne County YMCA.
January 31st Show – Heart Health
Discussing Heart Health, Go Red for Women — wear red on Friday, Feb 5th with guest Nadine Greco, WMH Cardiac Rehab Manager. Learn about tips to keep your heart healthy and what Cardiac Rehabilitation is.
January 24th – Healthy Eating tips
Guests are Barbara Pratt, MS, RDN, LDN, manager, Nutrition Services WMH and Christina Savoth, nutrition intern, Marywood University. Discussing 2020-2025 USDA dietary guidelines and 8 tips to improve your health with food and activity.
January 17th Show -Winter Driving Safety
Guest is Tracy Fox, Traffic Safety Coordinator of Highway Safety Network, discussing topics including how to prepare for winter road travel, dos and don’ts around plow trucks and more!
January 10 Show-Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorders
Guests Behavioral Health Case Specialist Erin Hernandez & Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Allison Boogertman, Honesdale Behavioral Health Center
January 3rd Show
Guest Frederick Jackson, executive director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), discusses health center services and update on COVID vaccine.
December 27th Show
Guest David Hoff, CEO, Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses health system highlights from 2020 and looking toward 2021.
December 20th Show
Urgent Care Services with guest James Panto, RN, practice manager, Lake Region Urgent Care (LRUC)
Discussing services offered at LRUC with emphasis on Telehealth option.
December 13th Show
Emergency Preparedness with guest Steve Price, Director, Wayne County Office of Emergency Management
Discussing “Preparing for Emergencies and Putting Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit.”
December 6th Show
PROSPER PROGRAM with guest Karen A Thomas, Penn State Extension Educator
Discussing upcoming virtual Strengthening Family Program. The free program is for families with students in grades 5 – 6 (ages 10 -14) with the goal of improving family bonding and communication skills.
November 29th Show
211 Info & Referral Services with guest Michelle Valinski, Administrator, Wayne County Human Services
211, sponsored by the United Way, offers services 24/7 for anyone who needs help with emergency housing, food pantries, utility assistance, drug and alcohol treatment.
November 22nd Show
Diabetes Awareness Month with guests Registered Dietitian Ann Marie Kretchik RDN, LDN & Nutrition student intern Becca Melliand discussing: What is diabetes?
Diabetes and COVID. How to eat healthy on Thanksgiving.
November 15th Show
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Month
with guest Valerie Stout, Wayne Memorial Respiratory Therapist discussing Pulmonary Rehab Program, self-care if you have COPD & helpful hints
November 8th Show
Hospice & Palliative Care Month
with guest Anna May Walsh, Wayne Memorial Hospital Hospice & Home Health
Discussing how social workers can help a family cope and place a loved one
November 1st Show
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month & Caregiver Symposium
with guest Kristen L. Shipsky, MSW, CDP, Alzheimer’s Association
Discussing Virtual Caregiver Symposium, Balancing Care Challenges, November 12
October 25th Show
Good Lung Health & Keeping Safe During COVID
with guests Sean McVeigh, MD, pulmonologist and Tina Cobb, CRNP Honesdale Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
October 18th Show
Wayne Memorial’s Level 4 Trauma Center Overview & Trauma Prevention Advice
with guest Lu Young, WMH Trauma Program Manager
October 11th Show
Domestic Violence Awareness Month & October 22 Vigil
with guest Michele Minor Wolf, Executive Director
Victims’ Intervention Program
October 4th Show
Mental Illness Awareness Week
with guest JoAnna VanTine, facilitator & educator,
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of NEPA
September 27th Show
Breast Cancer Awareness