Press Release: Where to Turn Resource Fair returns for its 8th Bi-Annual Event

Where to Turn Resource Fair Returns for its 8th Bi-Annual Event

May 5, 2015. David L. Lawrence Convention Center

 April 14, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA)—  The 8th Where to Turn  Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.  The Resource Fair connects social service & healthcare professionals to agencies and businesses who provide services to seniors and families throughout Western Pennsylvania.  Attendees include Case Managers, Service Coordinators, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Teachers, Nurses and is open to anyone in the general public interested in these topics.   Social Workers and school and child care teachers will be able to earn Continuing Education Credits.

The theme of this year’s Resource Fair is “Food, Housing & Transportation.”  Speakers will provide information about community resources addressing these topics include representatives from the Port Authority of Allegheny County transit system, American HealthCare Group, Allegheny County Housing Authority, 412 Food Rescue, ACHIEVA Family Trust, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, The Brauer Institute for Holistic Medicine and Just Harvest.  Over 65 exhibitors will provide information about their services.  The 9th event will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will address “Health Care Updates for 2016.”

Organizer Erin Hart stated, “Bringing these professionals together twice a year provides an excellent opportunity to build relationships across communities.  People have told us this was a great way to meet others in the field doing similar work and exchange ideas about best practices.”

There is no cost to attend.

Schedule of Events

8:00am – 12:30 pm Resource Fair will be open all morning

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration & Visit Exhibits
9:00 – 12:30 Central Blood Bank

Speaker Schedule

9:00 – 9:45 Lisa Kay Schweyer & Deborah Skillings CommuteInfo & Port Authority of Allegheny County Running out of friends willing to give you a ride?
10:00 – 10:30 Erin Hart American HealthCare Group Housing Services: Resident Assessments
11:00 – 11:45 Leah Lizarondo The Brazen Kitchen/412 Food Rescue Taking Action to Nourish the Community
12:00 – 12:30 Kevin Bartko Allegheny County Housing Authority Providing Housing Programs

Wellness Resources

9:45 – 10:15 Dorit Brauer The Brauer Institute for Holistic Medicine Experience the Power of the Labyrinth – a relaxing walking meditation
10:15 – 10:30 Katie Mahoney & Julia Lauritzen Just Harvest! Just Harvest: Action Against Hunger
11:00 – 11:30 Michelle Burda, BS, MLS National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region University of Pittsburgh- HSLS Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources
11:45 – 12:30 Rebecca Tyers Brown ACHIEVA Family Trust Future Planning for Individuals with Special Needs

About the Where to Turn Resource Fair

The Where to Turn Resource Fair is presented by American HealthCare Group, a Pittsburgh-based family business founded in 1996.  American HealthCare Group provides Wellness Programming,  Supportive Services and Health Benefit Consulting to school districts, affordable housing, corporations and community groups.  The nutrition component is the popular Farm to Table Pittsburgh program.  Additionally AHG offers healthcare consulting services to seniors and individuals.    Additional information can be found at

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