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Media Contact:Artika Rangan | artika@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-3022
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 2, 2009

Penn Nursing Earns City Citation for Work on Childhood Obesity and Diabetes in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A group of students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing who worked to prevent childhood obesity and diabetes in elementary school children from West Philadelphia has been commended by Mayor Michael Nutter.

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Media Contact:Artika Rangan | artika@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-3022
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2009

Penn Nursing Joins National Health Care Day of Service, Promoting Health Care for Children

PHILADELPHIA — As a part of the National Health Care Day of Service, students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will be at the Please Touch Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27, promoting the Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program and distributing information on how to contact members of Congress.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2009

Living Independently for Elders Celebrates 10 Years of Caring for Seniors in West Philadelphia With Block Party

PHILADELPHIA — The Living Independently for Elders program, a service owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing al-inclusive health care to more than 650 Southwest and West Philadelphia seniors with a cake-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 13. from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2009

Living Independently For Elders to Honor Its Founders

PHILADELPHIA — The Living Independently For Elders program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will honor its four founders at a wine and cheese reception on Monday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the LIFE center, 4508 Chestnut St.

LIFE allows low-income seniors who would otherwise need nursing-home care the option to remain in their homes and receive all preventative, primary, acute and long-term health services at the LIFE center.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2009

Living Independently for Elders Celebrates 10 Years of Caring for Seniors in West Philadelphia With Block Party

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Living Independently for Elders program will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a neighborhood party on Saturday, May 16. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4508 Chestnut St.

Since 1998, LIFE has provided all-inclusive health care to more than 650 Southwest and West Philadelphia seniors.

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