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Take on 2017 like a 17 year old and get healthy! - So it’s a new year and the time when tradition says we need to set resolutions to put us on track for a healthier lifestyle. Rather than the “same old” of eat less, eat healthier, exercise more and relax, let’s take the challenge for a different attitude. For many of us, the teen-age years were ... Read more...
Rochester Manor + Villa’s “Vixens” raise funds for Beaver County Humane Society - After the Rochester Manor + Villa Ladies Club, called the Villa Vixens, had the idea to help the community through a service project, they devised a clever campaign to raise money for pets. “Most of the women in the club had pets that they were fond of in their past,” explains Rochester Manor + Villa ... Read more...
Beaver County author recounts the lives and college basketball coaching careers of the legendary Miller family - It’s Miller time! That’s not only a tagline for a popular brew. It’s also the title of a new book by Beaver Falls native David Burhenn (now of Aliquippa), in which he chronicles the lives of Hall of Fame basketball coach John Miller and his two sons, Sean and Archie—all of whom have gone down ... Read more...
Brighten someone’s day by volunteering as a Senior Companion - Are you 55 or older and looking for a worthwhile and satisfying volunteer experience? Would you be able to commit 15 hours per week of your time to help older adults who could benefit from a friendly visitor? If so, the Senior Companion Program of Allegheny County could be a good fit for you, and ... Read more...
Sister Ann Carville receives Servant Leadership Award - Sister Ann Carville, PhD, a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, recently received the Father Matthew Jankola Lifetime Commitment to Servant Leadership Award from the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville, Pennsylvania. Sister Ann, who earned a doctorate degree in philosophy, human and organizational development from The Fielding Institute in Santa ... Read more...
Introducing: Jen Blatz, AARP’s new Associate State Director (and a shout out to our wonderful volunteers!) - AARP would like you to meet Jen Blatz, the new (since last September) Associate State Director for Community Outreach for Western Pennsylvania. Jen began her tenure by joining her new team with a community service project with World Vision, and will be leading various advocacy and educational projects in our area. Jen plans to partner ... Read more...
Young and old sing together at Hazelwood senior center - The Hazelwood Healthy Active Living Senior Center recently had a Christmas visit from 48 local children, who were brought to the center by the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center (COTRAIC) for a small holiday event. The children and their chaperones, along with the senior center’s staff, participated in singing songs and dancing. “This was ... Read more...
Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Benedum Center - This new Cirque show is a Broadway musical and family Christmas spectacular all in one, with 20 acts and 30 artists. Enjoy watching snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, ornaments and Santa—all with soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, elaborate production numbers, imaginative costumes, illusions and more. The show celebrates the season with singers, ... Read more...
Looking for interesting holiday gift ideas? Check out our staff’s top picks - Wondering what to give your loved one this holiday season? Gift buying for someone who “doesn’t need or want anything” can be a challenge, so we thought we’d help you out with a roundup of our Senior News staff’s best picks. Lynn’s picks: Our publisher, Lynn Webster, recommends visiting FirstStreetOnline.com, where you’ll find lots of ... Read more...
Butler County resident Jean Purvis wins AARP’s prestigious Andrus Award - Butler resident Jean Purvis, 94, was recently honored with the 2016 AARP Pennsylvania Andrus Award for Community Service — the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making their communities better in ways that are consistent ... Read more...