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Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation Co-Sponsor Adaptive Fishing Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities

April 20, 2017

Allentown, PA – Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation are sponsoring an Adaptive Fishing Clinic at Leaser Lake on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a free event for individuals with disabilities who are interested in learning more about adaptive fishing equipment and techniques. The event will begin at the Western Parking Lot at Leaser Lake, 8568 Follweiler Court, Kempton, PA.

During the event, Good Shepherd recreational therapists and representatives from Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation will introduce and review basic fishing techniques to improve functional skills, such as casting and reeling. They also will demonstrate the use of special equipment, such as adaptive fishing rod holders, casting aids and knot tying devices.

Participants are asked to bring a fishing pole if they own one. A limited amount of adaptive fishing equipment will be available for those who do not have their own.  PA Fishing License requirements have been waived by the PFBC for this special event.   All bait will be provided.

Leaser Lake provides a fully accessible outdoor recreational area, including a fishing dock, kayak launch, picnic area, paved pathways and a shoreline boat launch.

Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) for more information and to register.

About Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering an unmatched continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Good Shepherd treats 65,000 patients annually at more than 60 locations in nine Pennsylvania counties. GSRN is the eighth largest rehabilitation provider in the country, according to Modern Healthcare magazine. Learn more at GoodShepherdRehab.org or on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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Lynn Gerlach