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Northview Heights seasonal crafts class. September means “back to school” . . . at any age - By Gina Mazza For Pittsburgh 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 Allegheny County Community College and at senior centers throughout the county, there is lots to learn—enough to keep you ... Read more...
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Life Pittsburgh event in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Wick Photography) McKees Rocks welcomes LIFE Pittsburgh’s largest expansion to date - LIFE Pittsburgh recently announced the opening of its McKees Rocks site and welcomed the public to an open house on June 30. This location will serve Allegheny County’s growing need for all-inclusive health and social support services for older adults. LIFE Pittsburgh’s Creekside and Riverside Centers, located at 130 Chartiers Avenue, represent the organization’s latest ... Read more...
Senior couple at the table, sorting their medications for the week.  White background. Having difficulty taking your medication due to cognition changes? These devices and strategies can help. - By Kaitlyn Rankin, OTS Master of Occupational Therapy Program University of Pittsburgh For Pittsburgh Senior News More than 65 percent of older adults take three or more prescription medications per day, and keeping track of it all can be stressful. Cognitive changes as we age—including dementia, mild cognitive impairment, side effects of medications or an ... Read more...
Pittsburgh’s Billy Conn fought Joe Louis for heavyweight crown - By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News Some years back, it wasn’t uncommon to see a certain tall, stately looking gentleman walking throughout the Squirrel Hill area. Whenever this fellow saw me in my front yard, either raking leaves or mowing the lawn, he would stop and say hello. I always enjoyed these little ... Read more...
Championship Hockey in Pittsburgh - By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News     No other man has done more for the game of hockey in this city than Mario Lemieux. His spectacular play on the ice helped propel the Penguins to two Stanley Cups in the early 1990’s. Upon retirement his leadership in heading a consortium of buyers ... Read more...
Remembering Forbes Field, the precursor to our city’s new stadiums - By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News In the time shared between fathers and sons, big sisters and little sisters, uncles and nephews, there is a continuing rite of passage. That rite of passage is baseball. In October of 1960, I had my first encounter with the sport. I was six, walking home from ... Read more...
Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life - By Phoebe Brown For Pittsburgh Senior News Diagnosis with chronic diseases can pose issues with living life fully, navigating the healthcare industry and finding the right treatment options. For people with lung diseases, treatment options which address the disease itself are scarce. Even Hollywood has noticed how lack of treatment options affects people. Movies like ... Read more...
Stem Cell Therapy and Willie Nelson: Rebels by Their Own Rules - By Matt Reinstetle For Pittsburgh Senior News In the world of country music, few people march to the beat or their own drum – or better yet, guitar – quite like Willie Nelson. Nelson, 82, has been active in the country music scene since the mid 1950s and continues to tour. In the 1970s, country ... Read more...
Athletic role models for women once hard to find - By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News If you ask a group of area seniors who they thought was the greatest male athlete this city has ever seen, you will probably provoke an argument which could last for hours. Ask the same question, substituting female athlete for male athlete, and you will probably be ... Read more...
The Air in Pennsylvania: Is it Poor for Those with COPD? - By David Ebner For Pittsburgh Senior News Each year, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report accounts for the air quality in America’s most populated counties. Though metropolitan areas throughout the state received varying results, 10 Pennsylvania areas were listed among the most polluted. For the nearly 690,000 permanent state residents who have ... Read more...