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…

Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America host annual awards banquet

This year’s annual awards banquet for the Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America—held on October 5 at the Hampton Banquet Hall in Gibsonia—combined entertainment, awards and prizes, and lots of good food. Kurtt [sic] Robinson, the Pittsburgh-based national service officer for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, served as the banquet’s master of ceremonies. Paralyzed Veterans of … Read more…

Local eateries, retailers, entertainment venues and more offer discounts for military personnel and veterans

Our veterans more than deserve a free meal, and Veteran’s Day is a good day to show our gratitude. Typically, local eateries and restaurant chains offer special on this national holiday. In past years, establishments like Applebees, Starbucks, Bob Evans, Denny’s, Primanti Bros. and Olive Garden have offered free deals and meals on November 11. … Read more…

Surprises for Shut-ins celebrates 30th anniversary

Are you or your organization looking for something special to do to brighten the holiday of the isolated elderly? It is easy to do by donating gifts for the Beaver County Office on Aging’s 31st annual Surprises for Shut-ins program. It provides gifts and a friendly visit during the Christmas holiday season to older adults … Read more…