Smart Talk: County government and organizations collaborate to address climate change

Group looks to focus on the impact on public health, infrastructure, and other community services

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A Central Pennsylvania County is making a collaborative effort to mitigate climate change.

Beginning with a series of three forums, the Cumberland County climate action group will look at the changing climate, and how citizens, municipalities, organizations and colleges and universities can get involved to expand and accelerate their efforts.

The series is a partnership between the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative, the South Mountain Partnership, Cumberland County Planning Department, the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, the Center for Sustainability at Dickinson College, and the Carlisle Borough.

Joining us on Monday’s Smart Talk to share details of the series are Cumberland County Commissioner Jean Foschi, Carlisle Borough Councilman Joel Hicks, and Katie Hess, Director, South Mountain Partnership, Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Navigating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is life changing and understandably difficult for patients and their families. During the pandemic, the challenges have become much more complicated.

Families are managing concerns about safe travel and attending gatherings, in addition to the isolation of individuals with high COVID risk factors.

The Alzheimer’s Association created a planning tool to help families navigate the holidays.

Clay Jacobs, Executive Director, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association appears on Smart Talk with factors that families should consider. For more information you can also call 1-800-272-3900


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