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Nearly 600 older adults “Engage at Any Age” to celebrate Older Americans Month - Nationally, Older Americans Month celebrated the theme of “Engage at Any Age” last month. Nearly 600 people born before 1958 engaged in grand fashion at the Annual Senior Justice and Wellness Expo, hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. The Circuit Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side, home of the IBEW District #5, ... Read more...
Local senior exhibits “art with a social conscience” at Three Rivers Arts Festival - If you’re heading out to the Three Rivers Arts Festival this month, don’t miss strolling by Booth Number 32 in Gateway Plaza. From June 1 through 5 (the festival runs through the 10th), you will find the amazing art of Ruth Richardson, 92, of Carnegie. Incredibly, Ruth has been exhibiting at the festival since the ... Read more...
Wellness Center in Butler provides personal trainer and free fitness classes for veterans - VA Butler Healthcare’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program now offers veterans the opportunity to work one-on-one with a personal trainer in its Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center. “I love motivating people to take charge of their health by introducing them to exercise at the Wellness Center,” says Michelle Kovach, ... Read more...
Centenarians enjoy Golden Glamour photo sessions - Every year, Rochester Villa in Rochester honors its female residents with a Golden Glamour photo session.  This year, two centenarians participated in the photo session and had a great time having their hair and makeup done. Grace McCullough celebrated her 100th birthday on April 28. Emily McDaniel celebrated her 101st birthday on May 2.   “We ... Read more...
A Day for Mom: Mother’s Day celebrations and gifts she’ll treasure - The role of mothers in shaping their daughters’ and sons’ lives is unsurpassed. Mothers teach us to love, be strong and confident, persist, live life to its fullest and be the best we can be. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So, this year give her the gift of your heart and time, and ... Read more...
New book traces history of Butler’s historic Pullman Park - If you grew up or live near Butler, most probably you are familiar with Pullman Park. Perhaps you attended a baseball game there as a kid, or have taken your grandchildren to a game. The park has been in existence for more than 85 years. Now, its rich history is being told in a newly ... Read more...
Seniors don black and gold for Wellapalooza at Heinz Field - “Here We Go, Steelers!” was the theme of Wellapalooza, held last month at Heinz Field. Hosted by UPMC for Life and UPMC Living/Staying at Home, the annual event focuses on wellness, fun and healthy living for older adults. Hundreds of attendees came out for the day wearing their best black-and-gold attire, and many strolled the ... Read more...
Local senior offers fun, easy dance exercise program - Many of us have the desire to lose a few pounds or just have more energy and vitality, and we know that a combination of good nutrition and exercise is the ticket. Yet it’s so easy to slack on the exercise part because it’s hard, expensive or we just don’t know what to do. Roland ... Read more...
Senior volunteer honored at United Way’s Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Awards - The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania recently held its fifth Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Awards to celebrate corporate partners and individuals who have made an outstanding commitment to helping those in need through volunteerism. This year, United Way recognized individuals who have made a strong commitment to some of United Way’s signature volunteer opportunities. Dolores ... Read more...
Senior Justice and Wellness Expo promises to be better than ever - Last year’s Senior Justice and Wellness Expo was one of the biggest events in Allegheny County celebrating Older Americans Month, with more than 500 older adults in attendance. This year’s expo promises to be even bigger. It will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IBEW Circuit Center, ... Read more...

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