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Caregiver backpacks are available for checkout at local libraries - Caregivers, you don’t have to carry it all by yourself! Help is available through a partnership between the Allegheny County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging (DHS/AAA) and the Allegheny County Library Association. For many, caring for a loved one who is elderly or dependent and needs assistance can often feel overwhelming. In order ... Read more...
Spring into action now that the warmer months are here - The good news is that cold weather has likely been out of our thoughts for a few months. The bad news: it’s bathing suit and more-revealing-clothes time. But there is more good news: Foods that appeal with freshness (and likely to be lower in calories), and warmer temperature that might encourage exercise. Let’s explore some ... Read more...
Bicycle Heaven and Johnny Angel’s are two of many fun places to visit on the North Side - Now that spring is here and the impulse is to get out and do something fun is strong, here’s something interesting to add to your list of places to spend a leisurely morning or afternoon. Head over to the North Side and check out two unique shops that have plenty of playful, and even nostalgic, ... Read more...
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program: A great way to get your nutrients through fresh, local fruits and vegetables - As you are probably aware, eating fresh fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet has many health benefits. They provide many nutrients that are vital for the health and maintenance of the body (such as potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamins A and C) and are likely to reduce your risk ... Read more...
Butler County seniors encouraged to “Age Out Loud” during Older Americans Month - What it means to “age” has changed dramatically (and for the better!) in the past few years and decades. More than ever before, older adults are working longer, trying new things, being more social and volunteering more in their communities. Yes, seniors are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves ... Read more...
OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program hosts Walk for Literacy - The OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program is a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization that promotes literacy with a proven approach to help children in grades K-4 improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. OASIS recruits mature adults (50+) and provides training, materials, and clearances free of charge. Volunteers are placed in schools in the Pittsburgh and Woodland ... Read more...
During National Volunteer Month, we salute local seniors who generously give their time to serving others - Our community has many unsung heroes, those who give selflessly of their time and talents in order to serve others. Since it is National Volunteer Month, we’d like to salute all seniors in our community who get up and go out on a weekly or regular basis to help others. In our county, many volunteers ... Read more...
Safely dispose of unwanted prescription meds without even leaving your home - Did you know that you can help stop illegal drug abuse in our region by simply going through your medicine cabinet and properly disposing of any unused prescriptions medications you may have? Now, an initiative called Project D.U.M.P. (Disposal of Unused Medications Properly) makes it easier than ever to do so. In fact, you don’t ... Read more...
Take a journey back to “Then and Now” during Beaver County History Weekend - It’s safe to say that our beloved Beaver County sure does have an illustrious history. Did you know, for example, that our county once generated almost 60 percent of the nation’s wealth? A lot has changed in our area over the years, and much of it is recorded for posterity at the many museums and ... Read more...
Spring is a good time to take an interesting class or a fun day trip - With the weather turning warmer, it’s a good time to get out and do something fun or learn something new. The choices for doing so are abundant at Butler County Community College’s Lifelong Learning program, and the cost is very affordable. In addition to hundreds of classes covering everything from gardening, painting and American history ... Read more...

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