Posted 11/10/2023

It was a wonderful afternoon as 50 Merakey AVS families, friends, and staff gathered for the Western PA AVS Parents Association fall meeting. The Association elected new officers, discussed current processes, and shared a suggestion to change the name to Family Association because of the growing number of siblings and other family members who have become active members.

Merakey AVS staff shared new and exciting updates about programming, campuses, events, and more. A slideshow featuring photos from recent events was played throughout the event for families to see the fun activities that have been taking place since the last meeting. The meeting concluded with The Terrible Towel® wave to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers as they played later that day. The next in-person meeting will be held in spring 2024.

AVS Parents Association Fall Meeting (November 2023)

Dave from the IDD program in Lehigh County, PA was excited to attend a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) event this week, held in Wilkes Barre PA, and enjoyed every minute of the action!

Happy 85th Birthday to Elda from the Barclay Home at Merakey AVS!

Individuals and staff from Edward J. Zapp Center in Coraopolis, PA had a scary good time celebrating Halloween last month. They enjoyed pumpkin painting, wrapping staff like mummies, playing mini golf in the cemetery, and bobbing for candy worms in whipped cream. The activities wrapped up with a big costume dance party. Everyone loved the festivities!

Edward J. Zapp Center Halloween (November 2023)

The ladies and staff members from Galey Home at Merakey AVS spent a recent fall afternoon making homemade scarecrows.

The Merakey Cambrian Hills Trunk or Treat Event was a sweet and spooky success!

Cambrian Hills Trunk or Treat (November 2023)

Everyone from the Wissahickon Day Program in Philadelphia had a “ghoulish” time partying at their Halloween Monster Mash held last month.

Halloween Monster Mash (November 2023)