Community Events

Join us for a community event

Click on a link below to learn more about our upcoming community events. 

Penn State RECFest
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Noon to 4 p.m.

Penn State Harrisburg Campus
777 West Harrisburg Pike Middletown, PA

Meet experts and learn about various life skills and resources for individuals with disabilities:

  • Adaptive clothing
  • Driving programs
  • Employment
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Returning to school
  • Service dogs
  • Winter sports, and more

Participate in adaptive sports and recreation demonstrations:

  • Challenger league baseball
  • Hand cycling
  • Quad rugby
  • Scuba
  • Sled hockey
  • Tai Chi
  • Wheelchair racing, and more

Registration: Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, go to, call 215-205-3076 or email  

Sponsored by Penn State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening
April 4, 2017 – 4 to 7 p.m.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
University Physician Center 1, Suite 400

The department of Otolaryngology will be hosting its annual free head and neck cancer screening on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. Are you at risk? Answer these questions to find out.

  1. Do you have a sore in your mouth that won’t go away?
  2. Do you have a sore throat?
  3. Do you have trouble swallowing?
  4. Are you experiencing change in voice or growth or swelling in your neck?

Please contact the Careline at 800-243-1455 to register. We will accept walk-ins before 6 p.m.

Drive-Thru Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
April 29, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
90 Hope Drive

A Drive-Thru Prescription Drug Take-Back event – one of several nationwide coordinated by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration – will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 90 Hope Drive (located on the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus.) People may drop off their unwanted, unneeded, or expired medication for safe disposal. Needles and syringes will also be accepted. 

Medication, needles and syringes will not be accepted prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. 

The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. For more information, visit