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Older adults converge on the South Side for Senior Lives Matters expo - From as far away as China, and all compass points in Allegheny County, more than 535 older adults turned out for the “Senior Lives Matters” Justice and Wellness Expo on May 10, making it the most well attended local event during last month’s national celebration of Older Americans Month. The free public expo took place ... Read more...
United Way’s “Open Your Heart to a Senior” helps older adults remain active and independent - This article is the first in a three-part series about United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s initiatives to expand services for older adults, as well as their children and other loved ones who serve in caregiving roles on their behalf. North Hills resident Mary Anne Yost, 90, has been a trailblazer most of her adult life. ... Read more...
Pickleball helps older adults smash Parkinson’s disease - The fastest growing sport in the country is now becoming known as an effective way to help fight Parkinson’s disease (PD). If you haven’t heard of it by now, it’s called Pickleball—a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong that’s played on a regulation court (either indoor or outdoor) with specially designed paddles and balls. ... Read more...
The Commonwealth explores combining agencies; what it means for seniors - Allegheny County’s senior community is concerned about the potential merger of Pennsylvania state agencies. With the potential merging of four agencies—House, Health, Human Services, and Aging and Older Adult Services—into one mega-bureaucracy, will older adults be disregarded in the shuffle? Seniors are asking, “What about our Meals on Wheels program?” “Are our senior centers going ... Read more...
Connie Hawkins - Although I am a sports fan, I have not generally followed the NBA. For most of my life I have followed college basketball. The reason is that Pittsburgh, my birth city is not a basketball town, it is a hockey town. The NBA has never had a team in Pittsburgh. During the 1960s, however, Pittsburgh ... Read more...
Gift Ngoepe - I have been a Pittsburgh Pirate fan since 1958. This year the Pirates have been inconsistent. The last two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday) however, have been interesting. Because of injuries the Bucs have brought up several young players from the minor leagues. The interesting part of the story is that two of those players are ... Read more...
Home opener was 4-7-17 - The Pittsburgh Pirates home opener was April 7. Two Pirates stars during the 1950s were pitchers Bob Friend and Elroy Face. Friend’s best year was 1955 when he had the best Earned Run Average in the National League, while playing for the last place team. Face was the premier reliever in the Major Leagues in ... Read more...
Don’t miss Senior Lives Matters expo on May 10 on the South Side - Were you born before 1958? If so, consider this question: What matters most to you? You can possibly find your answers all in one place at the “Senior Lives Matters” Justice and Wellness Expo, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10 at the IBEW Circuit Center, Five Hot Metal Street ... Read more...
Caregiver backpacks are available for checkout at local libraries - Caregivers, you don’t have to carry it all by yourself! Help is available through a partnership between the Allegheny County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging (DHS/AAA) and the Allegheny County Library Association. For many, caring for a loved one who is elderly or dependent and needs assistance can often feel overwhelming. In order ... Read more...

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