The Commonwealth explores combining agencies; what it means for seniors

Allegheny County’s senior community is concerned about the potential merger of Pennsylvania state agencies. With the potential merging of four agencies—House, Health, Human Services, and Aging and Older Adult Services—into one mega-bureaucracy, will older adults be disregarded in the shuffle? Seniors are asking, “What about our Meals on Wheels program?” “Are our senior centers going … 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…

Upcoming collections to accept e-waste, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals, materials for reuse and more

Mark your 2017 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications – at upcoming collections sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners. “The Pennsylvania Resources Council provides residents of the commonwealth with numerous options … Read more…