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Vanport senior portrays “Bad Santa” to the delight of local children and serves older adults year round - By Gina Mazza For Beaver County Senior News Mostly everyone knows the legend of Old Saint Nicholas but are you familiar with his companion, Belsnickel? In German folklore, Belsnickel is Santa’s grumpy, disheveled alter ego. Dressed in tattered clothes, he is adorned with bells and dragging chains, and carries wood sticks. Yes, this “bad Santa” ... Read more...
PACENET income limits increase for 2019; applications being accepted now - Income limits for the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET), which offers low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, have been increased for the first time in 15 years. Act 87 of 2018, signed by Gov. Tom Wolf, provides a $4,000 increase for single and married applicants. Total income for a ... Read more...
Kane McKeesport opens Special Care Unit for patients with medical conditions and co-occurring substance use disorders - First-of-its-kind unit embeds addiction medicine specialists into skilled nursing facility. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County officials recently joined Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Gateway Health representatives to celebrate the opening of a 45-bed unit at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. The post-acute unit is for patients with medical conditions and ... Read more...
New Senior Ride Hailing Program safely gets seniors where they need to go - By Patti Jo Lambert For Pittsburgh Senior News Lori Magnes was stuck. The North Hills resident lives by herself and doesn’t have a car thanks to an accident that left her without her own wheels. Her access to public transportation is extremely limited, with a Port Authority bus stop too far away from her home. ... Read more...
Nearly 600 older adults “Engage at Any Age” to celebrate Older Americans Month - Nationally, Older Americans Month celebrated the theme of “Engage at Any Age” last month. Nearly 600 people born before 1958 engaged in grand fashion at the Annual Senior Justice and Wellness Expo, hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. The Circuit Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side, home of the IBEW District #5, ... Read more...
Local senior exhibits “art with a social conscience” at Three Rivers Arts Festival - If you’re heading out to the Three Rivers Arts Festival this month, don’t miss strolling by Booth Number 32 in Gateway Plaza. From June 1 through 5 (the festival runs through the 10th), you will find the amazing art of Ruth Richardson, 92, of Carnegie. Incredibly, Ruth has been exhibiting at the festival since the ... Read more...
Wellness Center in Butler provides personal trainer and free fitness classes for veterans - VA Butler Healthcare’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program now offers veterans the opportunity to work one-on-one with a personal trainer in its Wellness Center at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center. “I love motivating people to take charge of their health by introducing them to exercise at the Wellness Center,” says Michelle Kovach, ... Read more...
Centenarians enjoy Golden Glamour photo sessions - Every year, Rochester Villa in Rochester honors its female residents with a Golden Glamour photo session.  This year, two centenarians participated in the photo session and had a great time having their hair and makeup done. Grace McCullough celebrated her 100th birthday on April 28. Emily McDaniel celebrated her 101st birthday on May 2.   “We ... Read more...

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