AUCP’s 2020 Annual Report: New Opportunities is LIVE! For your convenience, you are able to view the report on your desktop or on your mobile device via Issuu.
In the report, you’ll find a full list of AUCP’s programs and services, a quick look at survey results from our participants, our accomplishments and challenges, a snapshot of our 2018-2019 finances, fundraising initiatives and stories, & so much more!
We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a contract for the Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) for 2020-2021 through TechOwl and Temple University. This grant allows us to run our ReUse It program that accepts and redistributes medical equipment and assistive technology to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and the elderly for free.
Between our efforts and the efforts of other Reuse partners, over 3,100 equipment exchanges have taken place across Pennsylvania in the last twelve months.
Due to Covid-19, our ReUse It efforts had to be put on hold for about 3 months in the 2019-2020 award year. However, we have been preparing to build the program and increase our donations in the years to come. If you have any questions about the ReUse It program or would like to see a list of available inventory, please visit our website.
How to Prevent the Flu? – Want to avoid spending the winter curled up with a pile of tissues and painkillers? The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each fall before the season begins in November. While getting your annual flu shot can’t offer total protection, it will greatly reduce your chances of contracting this potentially deadly virus – or passing it on to someone else.
Who should get the shot? – The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu shot. The vaccine is especially important for people at higher risk of complications from the flu: pregnant women, people with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, people who live with or care for infants, adults age 65 and older, and children ages 5 and younger.
Some people should NOT receive a flu shot without first speaking with their health care provider, including those who: Have had a bad reaction to the flu shot in the past, are allergic to chicken eggs, or have a fever on the day they are scheduled for a flu shot. If you believe you may be at increased risk for developing flu complications, talk with your doctor!
Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy believes that every person has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. We are proud to employ and serve people of all walks of life, including any race, religion, age, gender or disability, with respect and genuine care. Know that Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy supports the cause of equality and will always continue to do so.