Guests and Residents Participate in Luncheon

Bridget Slagan flanked by Human Service Coordinator Judy Beasley, and Catherine Dougher, Building Administrator

A luncheon was held on January 19 in the Amos Towers Community Room to honor the Ronald Cabets as Volunteer of the Year.

Mr. Cabets, who was with Coopers Seafood House restaurant before his retirement, is a resident of Amos Towers.

Mr. Cabots is presented plaque by Bridget Slagan

Bridget Slagan, Coordinator for the Scranton Ronald McDonald House was the guest speaker and talked about the importance of volunteers in the community.  She said that without volunteer, many human service agencies in the community, including the Ronald McDonald House would be unable to continue operations.


Amos Towers is a senior high-rise located at 535 Jefferson Avenue in Scranton.  It was sponsored by the Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith #136 and is affiliated with B’nai B’rith International, one of the oldest service organization in the United States.  Amos Towers is open to all persons regardless of religions affiliation.

Amos Towers was recently the site of a discussion on personal safety and demonstration of the skills of Ember, a canine member of the Scranton Police Department. The occasion was a visit by Scranton Chief of Police Carl Graziano who spoke on the issue of personal safety.  He was  accompanied by Detective Martin Monahan.

But the star of the visit was Ember, a four footed canine member of the Department who is the fire accelerant sniffing dog.  Detective Monahan is both his trainer and master as Ember lives at his home.   At a fire scene, he is able to find accelerants that may have been used.

Pictured is Detective Monahan,Building Administrator Catherine Dougher and Scranton Chief of Police Carl Graziano, and Ember

For the second time this year Amos Towers apartment 525 Jefferson Avenue Scranton is at 100% occupancy.  Buidling Administrator Catherine Dougher said that demand has definitely increased over the last few months.  Board President Margie Shapiro said “Cathie does such a great job of caring for the residents.  I’m not surprised that the building is full once again.”

Applications are being accepted for the waiting list.  Amos Towers was designed for persons over age 62 and persons needing the accessible features of the building, of limited income. For information, call the building office at 570-347-6551,

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