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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.

RSVP awards luncheon features an “afternoon at the Oscars”

“An Afternoon at the Oscars” was the theme for the 29th annual RSVP Recognition Luncheon, and it certainly was a star-studded occasion!

Citiparks senior athletes welcome autumn with gold, silver and and bronze

More than 200 City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents ages 60 and older participated in the 2014 Fall Senior Games sponsored by the Citiparks’ Healthy Active Living Program.

Local seniors participate in traditional Native American Pow Wow

Twenty-eight older adults at Lutheran Service Society’s Prime Time Senior Center in Pittsburgh were delighted to attend a traditional Native American Pow Wow on September 27.

Kane Scott celebrates opening of its Memory Care Unit

Kane Scott Township celebrated the opening of its new Memory Care Unit on Monday, September 22.

Don't Stop Dreamin' fulfills wishes of county seniors

Wilma Selemon, 93, a resident at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehab in New Castle, had always dreamed of earning a degree in journalism and working as a writer.

Grocery delivery company makes food shopping quick and easy

Five years ago, a company called Delivered To U began delivering groceries right to the doorsteps of older adults and disabled individuals in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society hosts free annual holiday open house

Are you a Beaver County resident with a special nostalgia for trains? Do your children and grandchildren love to watch model trains meander around a beautiful backdrop? Then put on your conductor cap, because you’re in luck. The Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society in Monaca is hosting a free Christmas season open house from November 28 through December 28.

Western Pennsylvania AAARP volunteers enjoy camaraderie and recognition at annual luncheon in Harrisburg

Awards were announced at the annual AARP Luncheon, held on October 16 at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg. The prestigious Ethel Percy Andrus Award was presented to a couple from Jeannette (Westmoreland County) whose service to their peers is breathtaking.

Pittsburgh Computer Help offers personalized in-home support for seniors

Think it’s too late to learn to use a laptop, tablet, or smart phone? Think you’ll never get that printer working or be able to remove an email virus? Think again. Amy, founder of Pittsburgh Computer Help, has a 92-year-old client learning how to use an iPad.

All-terrain wheelchairs help disabled go beyond previous limitations

An innovative company in Grove City is helping its clients go places they hadn’t been able to go before.