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Senior Companion of the Year Awardee Mary Schuetz with program manager John Miller. Senior Companions program recognizes and celebrates its faithful volunteers at annual luncheon - The Senior Companion Program of Allegheny County celebrated its 42nd year with an annual recognition luncheon at the Edgewood Country Club on Friday, June 24. The event recognized and celebrated the valuable service that Senior Companions provide in brightening the days and lifting the spirits of older adults throughout Allegheny County. Senior Companions are adult ... Read more...
Anthony and Elda Lamia with caregiver Pam Bystry. “Treasured Caregivers” are recognized at nautical-themed lunch celebration - The Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA) Care Management team honored their “Treasured Caregivers” at the 12th annual Family Caregiver Program recognition seminar on June 22. The purpose of the event was to give caregivers a relaxing day away from caregiving duties, provide education and tips on taking care of their loved ones, and help ... Read more...
rebate 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 2015. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanian’s age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and disabled persons over the age of 18. The ... Read more...
Anna and Andrew Charko Beaver County couple commemorates 70th wedding anniversary - Rochester Manor and Villa residents Anna and Andrew Charko marked their 70th wedding anniversary on June 15 by enjoying a romantic luncheon in the facility’s private dining room. When asked, “What’s your secret to a long marriage?” they responded: “Family should always come first, keep God in your life, and work hard.” The couple says ... Read more...
Peer graduates Allen Nadzam, Mary Loverich, Betty Milleman, Betty Sebastian, Bob Bible, Linda Ermi, Flossie Sampson, John Justi and Jo Turina. BCOA announces PEER graduates; ceremony held at Wooden Angel - The Beaver County Office on Aging is proud to announce the graduation of the second PEER group at Beaver Meadows, part of St. Barnabas. PEER stands for Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents. The project is a concept that trains residents in the facility to be advocates for other residents by enhancing the quality of care and ... Read more...
Northview Heights seasonal crafts class. September means “back to school” . . . at any age -   Sharpen your pencils and grab that lunch box! It’s time to go back to school, even if it’s been decades since your high school or college days. Over at Allegheny County Community College and at senior centers throughout the county, there is lots to learn—enough to keep you interested for the rest of your ... Read more...
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Life Pittsburgh event in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Wick Photography) McKees Rocks welcomes LIFE Pittsburgh’s largest expansion to date - LIFE Pittsburgh recently announced the opening of its McKees Rocks site and welcomed the public to an open house on June 30. This location will serve Allegheny County’s growing need for all-inclusive health and social support services for older adults. LIFE Pittsburgh’s Creekside and Riverside Centers, located at 130 Chartiers Avenue, represent the organization’s latest ... Read more...
Senior couple at the table, sorting their medications for the week.  White background. Having difficulty taking your medication due to cognition changes? These devices and strategies can help. - More than 65 percent of older adults take three or more prescription medications per day, and keeping track of it all can be stressful. Cognitive changes as we age—including dementia, mild cognitive impairment, side effects of medications or an illness, depression, and metabolic and/or endocrine problems—may cause an older adult to forget to take their ... Read more...
Joe Louis and Billy Conn Pittsburgh’s Billy Conn fought Joe Louis for heavyweight crown -   Some years back, it wasn’t uncommon to see a certain tall, stately looking gentleman walking throughout the Squirrel Hill area. Whenever this fellow saw me in my front yard, either raking leaves or mowing the lawn, he would stop and say hello. I always enjoyed these little encounters with the late Billy Conn, and ... Read more...
Mario Lemieux Championship Hockey in Pittsburgh -       No other man has done more for the game of hockey in this city than Mario Lemieux. His spectacular play on the ice helped propel the Penguins to two Stanley Cups in the early 1990’s. Upon retirement his leadership in heading a consortium of buyers saved the franchise from economic ruin, and ... Read more...