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Nonprofit encourages local seniors to never “stop dreamin’ - Larry, 78, had always wanted to attend a music concert featuring his favorite rock singer, Jackson Browne. This year, his dream finally came true, thanks to an organization called Don’t Stop Dreamin’, in partnership with Do-It-For-the-Love, a nonprofit that supports attendance at live musical performances. “I not only attend the Jackson Browne concert, I also ... Read more...
Depreciation Lands Museum offers weaving classes on harness looms - Have you always wanted to learn the ago-old craft of weaving and create your own fabric art? If so, check out the classes being offered this month at the Depreciation Lands Museum located just off Route 8 in Allison Park. These hands-on classes are being presented by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild. Introduction to ... Read more...
Local pharmacy offers hometown touch with personalized customer service - We’ve all been in this situation: You need to fill a prescription and you’re not feeling up to driving to the pharmacy, or you’ve just been discharged from a hospital stay and can’t get to the drug store. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your prescription delivered to you, particularly by someone in your community ... Read more...
Banana Boat Dessert - Here’s an easy dessert that you can make with the youngsters in your life. Bananas Orange or lemon juice Strawberries Blueberries Whipped cream Peel banana. Holding banana curving upward, remove the top ¼ layer using a sharp knife. With a small melon scooper, make a shallow, elongated groove to hold the other fruits. Spritz the ... Read more...
United Way’s Free Tax Prep program offers low-income individuals assistance with filing - United Way of Southwestern PA is offering free, in-person tax preparation at 27 sites across the region to eligible individuals and families. “This campaign helps prevent low-income working people in our community from falling behind,” says Kiandra Foster, program manager United for Families of the United Way. “The earned tax credits and refunds these individuals ... Read more...
Take precautions when snow shoveling; it can be dangerous and even fatal - Whether you’re dealing with a light dusting or a blizzard, cleaning up snow can be a pain. It’s an everyday chore that’s deceptively dangerous. Every year, more than 100 people die shoveling snow. Even if it doesn’t kill you, 11,500 Americans end up in the hospital each year because of snow shoveling injuries. The most ... Read more...
Preventing home fires is particularly important for older adults - When it comes to older adults, fire safety cannot be stressed enough. Did you know that adults at age 65 are twice as likely as younger populations to be killed or injured by fires? By age 75, that risk increases to three times—and to four times by age 85. Knowing what to do in the ... Read more...
Healthy No Bake Cookies - Ingredients • ½ c. peanut butter, creamy • ½ c. milk (any kind—almond, dairy milk or soy milk) • ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder • 2 T. coconut oil • ¼ t. kosher salt • ½ c. honey • 1/3 c. well mashed, very ripe banana • 1 t. pure vanilla extract • 3 c. ... Read more...
Senior Companion program benefits participants, their caregivers and the volunteers who serve in this valuable role - It’s fairly well known that Allegheny County has one of the highest concentrations of older adults in the entire county. A 2014 report (“The State of Aging in Allegheny County”) showed that approximately 34 percent of older adults in the county live alone. It also found that approximately half of individuals age 75 and older ... Read more...
Sheriff’s Office offers variety of crime prevention programs for older adults - When it comes to safety and crime prevention, Deputy S. Jason Tarap of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office is a tireless advocate on the subject. He has dedicated a career to making sure county residents are highly educated on the topic—particularly, older adults. “After 25 years in this job, I’m still passionate about our citizens ... Read more...

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