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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.

Programs and services in Butler County combat senior hunger

Hunger among the elderly is a more pervasive problem that you might imagine. An estimated one in seven seniors in America doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.

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

Ready or not, the unofficial start of “flu season” has begun. You probably know by now the importance of getting an annual flu shot; but did you know that there are other immunizations that you should consider?

You can prevent falls

September 23rd 2014 is the national Falls Awareness Prevention Day. This is a day is to increase awareness on safety in the home and community in order to prevent falls in seniors.

DHS/AAA video series offers easy, immediate access on topics of importance to older adults

A recent project undertaken by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (DHS/AAA) is using modern technology to offer 24-hour access to information on topics that may be of concern to older adults in our region.

Summer Health Fair

Summer Health Fair

Friendship Ridge’s Crimson Line Auxiliary is recognized for 50 years of volunteer service

The Crimson Line Auxiliary (CLA) was honored for its 50 years of service to the residents of Friendship Ridge at an open house on July 12.

Senior Companion program celebrates 40 years at annual awards luncheon

On June 27, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (DHS/AAA) hosted its annual Senior Companion Program recognition luncheon at the Edgewood Country Club in Churchill.