Events


LIVE Podcast this Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 pm – Myths and Misconceptions about Grief

Join us this Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:30pm for a live podcast. Our Executive Director Loretta Depka will be joined by Starting Point practitioner, Pat Obst, MSW, LCSW, to discuss Myths and Misconceptions about Grief. Over the past 20 years Pat has managed a thriving private practice as a therapist and life coach, working […]

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NEW Workshop for Valentine’s Day ~ Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM ~ “The Four Loves”

Come join us for our February workshop on Love in honor of Valentine’s Day!  C.S. Lewis speaks of four types of love – affection, friendship, romance and unconditional love.  Join us as we discuss these different types of love and how to cultivate relationships in our lives that allow us to experience these different types […]

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Vince’s LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series : Wed At 12 and 7

Updated Meeting Details ———————————————- Wednesdays 12PM: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817848874 OR Dial by location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 848 1784 8874 ———————————————- Wednesdays 7PM: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89253761873 OR Dial by location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 892 5376 1873 To the entire Starting Point Family, We miss you and […]

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UPDATE: Meeting Change: ACOA 1:30 Wednesday Meeting Zoom Meeting Changes (See Below For Details)

ACOA 1:30 Wednesday Meeting will be a phone meeting starting March 18th until further notice Details: Dial in number: 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 293144633 Passcode: WedMeeting      

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A Birthday Thank-You from Vince D.

Hi Family, It is with much gratitude, humility and love that I say a special thank you for all the expressions of love for my 80th birthday. This was a five day birthday party! Between Zoom parties, Facebook, and some neat surprises from our director, Loretta & staff, it was great! A special thank you […]

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Vince And Bob McCrumn (A Reunion And A Homecoming …)

On Wednesday evening at one of my lectures, I saw a familiar face in the audience. His presence was a wonderful surprise and it brought tears to my eyes. It was like the early days of The Starting Point again, and memories of the original houses came back into focus. Bob McCrumn was a special […]

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Vince’s Holiday Message …

Let’s take time during this special season to look at all the celebrations as a time for spiritual growth. Hanukkah , Christmas and Kwanza all teach us the spirit of gratitude and love. All of us at The Starting Point would like to wish you and your families a blessed and peaceful Hanukkah, Christmas and […]

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Opioids and the Older Adult \ “Education is Prevention” : Help The Starting Point to Share This Free Community Offering

Friends, With regards to the current crisis of opiate addiction, we are battling some frightening statistics: Almost one-third of all Medicare patients — nearly 12 million people — were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers, meaning they took them for reasons or […]

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Help Us to Help Others

Dear Friends and Family of The Starting Point, Each of you have a story and, like most stories, they have a starting point.  I didn’t realize I was abusing prescription drugs, but found heroin cheaper…  I had been drinking for 20 years when I met Vince…  How did I get here? When contemplating suicide for […]

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Thoughts for October from the Director’s desk

This month marks The Starting Point’s 40th anniversary! While the poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and Brylcreem certainly predate the beginning of The Starting Point, we’ll still be celebrating in style with Jerry Blavat—The Geator With The Heater—on Sunday, October 29, from 2-6pm at Auletto’s Catering in Almonesson (near Deptford Mall). This will not be your ordinary, […]

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