An Essential Spotlight: Finding the Helpers – Eva Rosen

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Can you describe your job/role in the community? Patient Engagement Coordinator- I work to ensure positive patient experience in the birth center, mostly with patients who have complications in their pregnancies. I also work on patient experience quality improvement projects. What has been your experience working during this time? We are screened daily, have our temperature taken daily, and wear masks… Read More

An Essential Spotlight: Finding the Helpers – Phil Sulkin

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Can you describe your job/role in the community? I am working for AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, a specialty pharmacy working to supply customers with highly cautioned medicines that require specific monitoring due to their potential side effect risks. The medicines in nature may be high risk, but they are also high reward. For example, these prescriptions help treat conditions such as… Read More

An Essential Spotlight: Finding the Helpers – Leah Fireman

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Can you describe your job/role in the community? CNA- certified nurses assistant. I do most nursing things with the exception of giving shots, administering meds. Can take vitals, assist patients etc. A lot of patient What has been your experience working during this time? Its been pretty strange. I was supposed to go to Cuba with some friends from school… Read More

Friendship Circle Programming Update

The Friendship Circle’s hybrid programming model, developed to address the challenges of the pandemic, includes a variety of virtual activities, as well as safely distanced in-person events and shared experiences:

  • Drive-in events in our parking lot & the park
  • A range of online clubs with to-go activity kits
  • Evening hangouts for moms to unwind online
  • Birthday deliveries to our members at home
  • Get-together opportunities for young adults
  • Pen pals program to connect via letter writing
  • Sharing books via a community “Story Stroll”
  • Virtual learning & leadership trainings
  • Teen engagement & behavioral health support
  • And more!
Programming Update

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