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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 2016. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older, widows and widowers ages 50 and older, and disabled persons over the age of 18. The ... Read more...
Local company encourages “hope to grow” by combining gardening and caregiver support - As a young girl, Moon Township native Lisa Story was always drawn to nature exploring and, as an adult, became an avid flower gardener. Now she’s found a way to combine her love of the natural world with a heart to help others who are caregivers to loved ones. After caregiving her father before he ... Read more...
Family caregivers “walk the red carpet” at annual recognition event - The Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA) held its 13th annual Family Caregiver Program event at the Monaca Turners on June 28. This year’s event honored the program’s “Award Winning Caregivers” with a fun theme centered around “Going to the Movies” and the Academy Awards. It provided caregivers with a relaxing day away from their ... Read more...
Seniors show their love of the game by ushering for the Pittsburgh Pirates - Take me out to the ball game . . . and show me to my seat. This article profiles five older adults who step up to the plate every baseball season to show their love for the Pittsburgh Pirates and their patrons by faithfully working as ushers. No fare weather fans, here! These seniors can ... Read more...
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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...

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