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Preventing home fires is particularly important for older adults - When it comes to older adults, fire safety cannot be stressed enough. Did you know that adults at age 65 are twice as likely as younger populations to be killed or injured by fires? By age 75, that risk increases to three times—and to four times by age 85. Knowing what to do in the ... Read more...
Healthy No Bake Cookies - Ingredients • ½ c. peanut butter, creamy • ½ c. milk (any kind—almond, dairy milk or soy milk) • ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder • 2 T. coconut oil • ¼ t. kosher salt • ½ c. honey • 1/3 c. well mashed, very ripe banana • 1 t. pure vanilla extract • 3 c. ... Read more...
Senior Companion program benefits participants, their caregivers and the volunteers who serve in this valuable role - It’s fairly well known that Allegheny County has one of the highest concentrations of older adults in the entire county. A 2014 report (“The State of Aging in Allegheny County”) showed that approximately 34 percent of older adults in the county live alone. It also found that approximately half of individuals age 75 and older ... Read more...
Sheriff’s Office offers variety of crime prevention programs for older adults - When it comes to safety and crime prevention, Deputy S. Jason Tarap of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office is a tireless advocate on the subject. He has dedicated a career to making sure county residents are highly educated on the topic—particularly, older adults. “After 25 years in this job, I’m still passionate about our citizens ... Read more...
Indoor fun with grandkids: Activities to brighten a gloomy day - The holidays have come and gone and the weather is cold outside. But don’t let it get you down in the dumps. The coming months are the perfect time for lots of cozy indoor fun with the grandkids. Try these ideas to brighten your spirits and strengthen your bond. Make a tent or fort. Indoor ... Read more...
Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America host annual awards banquet - This year’s annual awards banquet for the Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America—held on October 5 at the Hampton Banquet Hall in Gibsonia—combined entertainment, awards and prizes, and lots of good food. Kurtt [sic] Robinson, the Pittsburgh-based national service officer for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, served as the banquet’s master of ceremonies. Paralyzed Veterans of ... Read more...
Local eateries, retailers, entertainment venues and more offer discounts for military personnel and veterans - Our veterans more than deserve a free meal, and Veteran’s Day is a good day to show our gratitude. Typically, local eateries and restaurant chains offer special on this national holiday. In past years, establishments like Applebees, Starbucks, Bob Evans, Denny’s, Primanti Bros. and Olive Garden have offered free deals and meals on November 11. ... Read more...
“Veterans Bus Trips” has been escorting US veterans to Washington, DC for more than a decade - Brighton Township residents Lydian Fisher, 75, and her husband, Jerry, 75, a US Navy veteran, wanted to give back something to those who have sacrificed so much for our country and the freedoms that we all enjoy. So when Jerry saw a story in the Beaver County Times about a bus trip to be held ... Read more...
Lest we forget: Area veterans travel to Washington to view war memorials - In May of this year, 40 area veterans boarded a tour bus for a five-hour ride to Washington, DC. Their mission was to view the national military memorials to which they could relate. Significant parts of American history are depicted in impressive works of art at each memorial. The World War II, Korean and Vietnam ... Read more...
Resident couples renew their wedding vows at Rochester Manor + Villa - Married couples had the opportunity to renew their wedding vows recently at Rochester Manor + Villa in Rochester. A special ceremony was held in the Renaissance Villa, with family members, friends, staff and other residents in attendance. The wedding ceremony was officiated by newly ordained minister and Villa employee Debbie Graham. “We cherish life and relationships ... Read more...

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