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Volunteering is good for your health and well being

Whether or not you are still in the work force, finding time to volunteer is often difficult.

Protect yourself in your home during cold weather

As I am writing this article, it is 2 degrees outside.

Immunization is the best defense: Get your annual flu shot and other important vaccinations

The “flu season” is in full swing.

Writing workshop provides free forum for anyone interested in memoir writing

Have you always wanted to write your life story, or portions of it, but aren’t sure how to weave memories into a story format?

Suzanne Roberts, 93, stays active, inquisitive and finds time to give back

Suzanne Roberts is a woman full of talent and creativity. At 93 years old, this active grandmother and matriarch of the Comcast family (her husband, Ralph, founded Comcast in 1969 and son, Brian is current CEO) is still finding time to lead a fulfilling life while encouraging others to do the same.

Your winning retirement game plan starts with Social Security

Last month, a driver will took the checkered flag at the Daytona 500, skiers stood atop the podium at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail, Colorado, and two NFL football teams fought it out in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona.

Reflections on Oakland’s glory days as a sports hub

The main enemy for historians is the wrecking ball. As a boy growing up in Pittsburgh, I remember this ominous weapon of destruction hovering over Forbes Field. I had seen many baseball games there over the years with friends and my father. For me the destruction of that old ballpark symbolized the end of my childhood.

Third annual Pittsburgh Senior PROM has great turnout for a good cause

More than 300 people turned out for the third annual Pittsburgh Senior PROM on September 28 at the Hilton Doubletree in Green Tree.

Community-based Care Transitions Program continues to successfully lower seniors’ hospital readmission rates in Allegheny County

Last October, Helen, 95, of Leechburg was discharged from Allegheny General Hospital following major surgery.

Black History Month shines light on African-American achievements in music and entertainment

The 2015 Black History month theme, "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture", encompasses achievements in literature, art, sports, music, science, popular culture and politics.

Pharmaceutical assistance programs help seniors afford the meds they need

Generic drugs have typically been a less expensive alternative to brand name medications.

Pittsburgh’s Downtown is alive with exciting holiday happenings for all ages

Something wonderful has been happening in Pittsburgh’s Downtown area: People of all ages are living, working and spending more of their leisure hours in the Cultural District along Penn Avenue, at Consol Energy Center and other venues uptown, and at restaurants around the city proper.

Love to bake? Sweeten the season for local older adults this holiday

Mmmm… remember the wonderful, enticing aroma of Grandma’s cookies baking in a warm oven during the holidays?

Tri Rivers Surgical Associates aligns with UPMC and Butler Health System

Tri Rivers Surgical Associates is aligning with two strong, strategic partners: UPMC and Butler Health System.

Butler AoA program provides OPTIONS for older adults

Roberta Garrett, 68, of Butler needed a little support after returning home from a hospital stay as the result of a mini stroke and COPD.