Our community 9/27

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Sparrow Place 

Human trafficking awareness 

The New Freedoms Lions Club is hosting a human trafficking awareness event Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the New Freedom Community Center. 150 E. Main St., New Freedom. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for mingling with various community outreaches, followed by a short screening and guest speaker presentation 6-7:30 p.m. and a Q&A with a panel of local law, legal and government representatives at 7:30 p.m. 

Shea M. Rhodes, co-founder and director of Villanova Law’s Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, will be the guest speaker and moderator. 

This event is open to teens, and parents are encouraged to bring them. This event will also provide information for local business, church and community leaders as well as the community at large.  

For more information, contact Sparrow Place at 717-347-7176 or 

Windy Hill 

Memory support program 

Windy Hill Senior Center, 1472 Roth’s Church Road in Spring Grove, will be offering a free eight-week Memory Support Program, 1:30-3:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Good News Consulting, Inc.  

This is a unique program for persons who are living with dementia and their care partners to join an early-stage support group where they can connect with others facing similar challenges.   

The first hour will be dedicated to education on various aspects of life with dementia, and during the second hour the group will be split in two where the persons living with the disease will meet with others who have, also, been diagnosed and the care partners will meet with other care givers for support.   

Registration is required by calling 717-225-0733.