Teaching parents, helping kids

Kathy Carney describes Reaching Milestones as “an agency that provides early intervention to children and their families. We provide services in the homes to support families who have identified that they have concerns with their child.” After 10 years in Regency Plaza in Concord Township, Reaching Milestones recently moved into Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford Carney — who has a master’s degree in…

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Energy enhancement in Olde Ridge

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Monitors with scrolling colored lights help generate the energy field the body uses to heal itself by recharging the cells, according to PJ Hendrix of Willowdale Holistic Center.

PJ Hendrix understands that some people will be skeptical. She acknowledges it’s all very “new-agey” but she said, “You don’t have to believe in something to reap the benefits.” Hendrix runs the Willowdale Holistic Center in Chadds Ford’s Olde Ridge Village Shoppes at Ridge Road and Route 202. She describes the center as a wellness center with a focus on an energy enhancement system. She’s…

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Don’t toss, deactivate drugs

To keep old medications from getting into the soil or water tables, Delaware County is urging residents to deactivate those old pharmaceuticals before tossing them. The county Health Department, along with County Council is launching its Deterra Drug Deactivation System pouch and awareness postcard mailing campaign as part of Delaware County’s use of opioid settlement funds. Deterra pouches and awareness postcards will be shipped to…

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Dermatology Partners acquires Chadds Ford Dermatology

Dermatology Partners, the leading Mid-Atlantic, privately owned, physician-led dermatology group, is excited to announce the acquisition of Chadds Ford Dermatology, a well-established dermatology practice in the Chadds Ford community. This strategic acquisition, effective December 18, 2023, signifies a significant step in expanding Dermatology Partners' presence in Pennsylvania. Chadds Ford Dermatology – located at 6 Dickenson Drive in Chadds Ford - has been a prominent part…

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StretchPlex: A tool in a toolbox

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Julius Toth, manager at StrengthPlex in Kennett Square, works with one of his own body coaches who needed some help with her own stretching routine.

The tagline for an old milk commercial applies to stretching as well as milk: “It does a body good.” And that’s why StretchPlex exists. StretchPlex is an assisted stretching facility where body coaches help a person stretch. According to Julius Toth, the manager at the Kennett Square location on Mill Road, “The idea behind assisted stretching is that folks come into our location, lie down…

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ChesCo holds listening sessions for seniors

The Chester County Department of Aging Services will host listening sessions on the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s development of the Master Plan for Older Adults. This 10-year, state-led, stakeholder-driven strategic plan is designed to help transform the infrastructure and coordination of services for older Pennsylvanians. The Master Plan will also reflect the needs and preferences of this population to live where they choose and access…

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Health department holds community conversation

The Delaware County Health Department holding a second round of Community Conversation health events, with one in Chester on Aug. 9 and the other in Concord Township on Aug. 10. Both run from 6- 7:30 p.m. These Community Conversations are an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts regarding community factors that guide healthy choices, existing barriers to good health, and insight for improving health…

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Bracelets for a broken record

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Chainyana bracelets with GPS coordinates.

One local woman is helping people with OCD by making bracelets. The National Institute of Mental Health defines OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder as “a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts ("obsessions") and/or behaviors ("compulsions") that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.” Katie Craven, a Thornbury Township resident and the Director of Engagement at…

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Open house for acupuncture

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Acupuncture Healing Arts will hold an open house on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 704 West Nields Street, West Chester.

Acupuncture Healing Arts, a new non-profit organization in Chester County providing acupuncture and related therapies, will have an open house Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new office, 704 West Nields Street, West Chester. According to a press release, AHA’s “mission is to provide accessible and affordable acupuncture and related therapies to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of…

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Gambling site on dreams

A gambling website, BetPennsylvania.com, has been doing some research into dreams and found that dreaming about speaking a foreign language has increased in Pennsylvania. A press release said there was a 53 percent increase in such dreams from 2021 to 2022. There was also an increase in dreams about being trapped in an old house, seeing spiders, flying, and aliens and UFOs. The press release —…

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BP screening and CPR in DelCo

Delaware County Health Department is offering free blood pressure screening and CPR training on Friday, Feb. 24. The blood pressure screening is a partnered effort with Main Line Health in recognition of Black History Month and will be held at the Yeadon Wellness Center located at 125 Chester Avenue, Yeadon, PA 19050 from 10 a.m. to noon. “High blood pressure is the leading cause of…

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