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Beatlemania, COPD and the Rise of Stem Cell Therapy - By Cameron Kennerly In 1963, Walter Cronkite of CBS News was looking for something positive to report after the assassination of JFK. He chose to re-run a report on “Beatlemania” in the U.K. After the broadcast, a 15-year old girl named Marsha Albert immediately requested her local DJ play the band’s album. Inciting a chain ... Read more...
Home reading September means “back to school” . . . at any age - By Gina Mazza For Butler County Senior News Sharpen your pencils and grab that lunch box! It’s time to go back to school, even if it’s been decades since your high school or college days. Over at Butler County Community College and at other locations throughout the county, there is lots to learn—enough to keep ... Read more...
Forbes Field. From Forbes Field to opening day at Three Rivers Stadium - By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News On a cool and overcast day—April 7, 1970—a fellow classmate and I snuck out of Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic High School and made our way across Oakland to Forbes Field. It was opening day, the last opening day in Forbes Field history. The Pirates were playing the New ... Read more...
facebook Facebook is great for learning about local history and much more - By Jennifer Hogan For Pittsburgh Senior News Do you use Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends? If you don’t, consider that besides staying connected with friends and family, Facebook has other exciting things to offer. Did you know there are a variety of history pages on Facebook, including many local ones? They ... Read more...
Frisbee toss. Adults ages 50 to 96 take part in this year’s Senior Games - More than 275 Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh residents ranging in age from 50 to 96 recently participated in the 2016 Senior Games, sponsored by the CitiParks Healthy Active Living Program. A total of 191 females participated, with the oldest being 91; and 86 males joined in, the oldest being 96. Congratulations to the ... Read more...
Senior Companion of the Year Awardee Mary Schuetz with program manager John Miller. Senior Companions program recognizes and celebrates its faithful volunteers at annual luncheon - The Senior Companion Program of Allegheny County celebrated its 42nd year with an annual recognition luncheon at the Edgewood Country Club on Friday, June 24. The event recognized and celebrated the valuable service that Senior Companions provide in brightening the days and lifting the spirits of older adults throughout Allegheny County. Senior Companions are adult ... Read more...
Anthony and Elda Lamia with caregiver Pam Bystry. “Treasured Caregivers” are recognized at nautical-themed lunch celebration - The Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA) Care Management team honored their “Treasured Caregivers” at the 12th annual Family Caregiver Program recognition seminar on June 22. The purpose of the event was to give caregivers a relaxing day away from caregiving duties, provide education and tips on taking care of their loved ones, and help ... Read more...
rebate Pennsylvania property tax/rent rebate program deadline extended - Application forms for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program have been extended for eligible residents to begin claiming on property taxes or rent paid in 2015. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanian’s age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and disabled persons over the age of 18. The ... Read more...
Anna and Andrew Charko Beaver County couple commemorates 70th wedding anniversary - Rochester Manor and Villa residents Anna and Andrew Charko marked their 70th wedding anniversary on June 15 by enjoying a romantic luncheon in the facility’s private dining room. When asked, “What’s your secret to a long marriage?” they responded: “Family should always come first, keep God in your life, and work hard.” The couple says ... Read more...
Peer graduates Allen Nadzam, Mary Loverich, Betty Milleman, Betty Sebastian, Bob Bible, Linda Ermi, Flossie Sampson, John Justi and Jo Turina. BCOA announces PEER graduates; ceremony held at Wooden Angel - The Beaver County Office on Aging is proud to announce the graduation of the second PEER group at Beaver Meadows, part of St. Barnabas. PEER stands for Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents. The project is a concept that trains residents in the facility to be advocates for other residents by enhancing the quality of care and ... Read more...