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Mon Valley World War II veteran awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor - By Michael P. Mauer For Pittsburgh Senior News Over seven decades since he last heard the sounds of battle, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin was recently awarded France’s highest distinction to honor his military service. Flanked by family members and surrounded by fellow members of his community ... Read more...
Alexis Rittenberger demonstrates an e-book app to Frances Gaylor of Ingomar.
Photo by Chuck LeClaire Northland Library offers impressive array of activities for all ages, including seniors - By Gina Mazza For Pittsburgh Senior News   If you believe that having a library card and hanging out at the local library is only for boring bookworms, chances are you haven’t checked out Northland Library lately. Yes, patrons can get books, movies, music and more on loan, but the library offers so much beyond ... Read more...
Medicare Buy-In helps low-income seniors pay for Medicare costs - (Part 1 in a series.) Many low-income older adults struggle with the cost sharing that comes with Medicare. A program called “Medicare Buy-In” helps Medicare beneficiaries pay their Part B premium. For most beneficiaries, the $104.90 premium is automatically deducted from their Social Security benefit. Those who are new to Medicare Part B or chose ... Read more...
Assistive devices can help you get on and off the toilet with ease - By Leah McCarthy, OTS Master of Occupational Therapy Program, University of Pittsburgh For Pittsburgh Senior News Going to the bathroom is a daily necessity that most of us take for granted. What happens if you can no longer get on and off the toilet with ease? Most standard height toilets are low to the ground. ... Read more...
Howard and Diana Thielman Local veteran can hear again after a lifetime of service - A little over two years ago, Howard Thielman received a Cochlear Implant at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital, and his life hasn’t been the same since. “If I would’ve known then what I do now, I would’ve looked into getting the surgery a long time ago,” Howards says. “It’s one of the best things that could ... Read more...
good-grips-utensils-set-3_thumbnail_t670x470 Assistive devices make it easier to hold eating utensils - Eating is not only an enjoyable experience but a necessity for health and wellbeing. Certain conditions like arthritis, stroke, tremors and general weakness may make it difficult for a person to participate in this important daily activity. Difficulty with eating may cause a person to eat less than they need for healthy nutrition, may limit ... Read more...
Handlebar Small Need help getting in and out of your car? This assistive device can help. - Getting in and out of a car can be a challenging activity for some people. General weakness, poor balance, and stiff or painful joints can make it difficult to safely sit down and rise from the car’s seat. Often, the design of the car itself provides no stable options for hand support. Because of this ... Read more...