End of Summer Picnic at Ricketts Glen

As summer starts to wind down, Caring Communities organized a picnic for clients as a way to slow down, relax, and take in the natural beauty of Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton, PA. Though, with a bright, sunny day, a lake full of enthusiastic swimmers, and temperatures pushing 90 degrees, the only indicator of the incoming autumn was the sparse layer of fallen leaves. Caring Communities commandeered a pavilion overlooking Lake Jean and its mini beach. As clients trickled in, it was easy to see the worry of everyday life shed and the relaxation settle in. Guests were welcomed with hot-off-the-grill hamburgers, cook out staples like macaroni salad, and homemade cookies for dessert. Participants were free to explore the park, including trails rife with waterfalls, a walk along the…
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Today is HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day!

AIDS, Blog, Caring Communities, HIV
Please click the post link to see the video and full post! Let's Kick ASS—AIDS Survivor Syndrome - PSA from Let's Kick ASS on Vimeo. From POZ Magazine: "HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day is held annually on June 5th on the anniversary of the first published report of what came to be known as AIDS. On June 5, 1981 the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published a brief account of five young gay men that had been diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), indicating signs of severely compromised immune systems. The account sent huge shockwaves throughout the LGBT community and eventually, around the world. 2018 is a big year in the lives of survivors. It has been 37 years since the announcement HIV. It is also the 20th…
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October is LGBTQIA+ History Month!

AIDS, Caring Communities, HIV
October is LGBT History Month! We thank those in the LGBTQIA+ community and allies who fought throughout the HIV/AIDS epidemic to bring the prevention methods, education, and standard of care you see today into existence. Caring Communities could not be who or where we are without those who fought for human rights and HIV/AIDS healthcare rights with passion and compassion in the face of unspeakable loss and seemingly unending strife. Thank you for fighting for the rights of every LGBTQIA+ person who came after you, especially those who are living with HIV/AIDS today. You made a difference, and it is an honor for us to carry on the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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