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Mysteries of Medicare: Time to review your Medicare coverage - If you are on Medicare and have a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C), or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), you have an opportunity to change your coverage during this year’s Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which runs October 15 through December 7. Any coverage change you make during this period would go into effect ... Read more...
PEERs graduate at Elmcroft of Chippewa - The Beaver County Office on Aging Ombudsman Department graduated a new PEER class on June 20 at Elmcroft of Chippewa Personal Care Home. Graduates and their guests were treated to an Italian buffet from Guiseppe’s Tuscany Grill. The graduates are Jill Smith, Jane Marshall, Helen Berovich, Helen Venick, Ray Crissman, Gwen Shiel, Joan Stratton, Merry ... Read more...
Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup - Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup • 8 c. peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash (2 medium) • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 T. packed brown sugar • ¾ t. salt • ¾ t. cinnamon • 1/8 t. pepper • 3 c. chicken broth • ¾ c. milk ... Read more...
Celebrate Grandparents Day - Grandparents Day at Carnegie Museum of Natural History Bring the grandchildren out to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, from noon to 4 p.m. September 10. Learn about family trees, play Inuit games, make traditional pottery, or write about your family in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Even take part in some crafts ... Read more...
Have you tried Western Square Dancing? - Potential dancers are invited to take part in the following events. No experience needed; we teach you. Singles, couples and families are welcome. Most are free. Light refreshments available; casual dress. North Hills September 5 Free Buddy Night of dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. ... Read more...
Older adults transition successfully from hospital to home through Community-based Care Transitions program - A couple of years ago, Allegheny County resident Patrick S. had a brief hospital stay then was discharged from a local hospital after struggling with early onset dementia. Patrick was aware of his health situation and, for the most part, knew how to handle his condition, but once he was back in his own home, everyday ... Read more...
Small acts of kindness make a big difference - AgeWell Pittsburgh—a partnership of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA)—aims to help seniors continue living independently while receiving support and maintaining connections to the community. Recognizing and valuing older adults’ community contributions and the gift of sharing their stories is at the heart ... Read more...
Center for Community Resources provides variety of services that help seniors remain independent - Given a choice, most seniors would prefer to remain living at home as they age. But doing so oftentimes requires support from the community in terms of care, resources and more. Luckily, a local organization called the Center for Community Resources, Inc.—or, CCR—makes obtaining these resources as easy as possible. “We are committed to making ... Read more...
Community HealthChoices: What you need to know now - This is the first in a two-part series about Community HealthChoices. Big changes are coming for people who receive long-term care services through Medicaid—either in their home or in a nursing home—and for people who have both Medicare and Medicaid. A new program called Community HealthChoices starts in 14 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania on January ... Read more...
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...

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