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Senior discounts offer an “advantage” to being older - By Mary Bach Before I turned 55 years ago, a retail store cashier gave me their senior discount without my age. I took her assumption as an affront to my vanity. These days, I am miffed when I’m not offered a discount. Any active senior shopper should be aware of all the benefits available to ... Read more...
It’s time to walk now that sedentary season is over - By Angela Gentile, Planning Unit Program MonitorBeaver County Office on Aging I visited my primary care physician for an annual physical a few months ago, and after checking my chart, he congratulated me for not gaining weight during the pandemic. Now that the pandemic is going into its second year, many people realized that they ... Read more...
Free resources available to seniors through
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- As an unbiased provider of resources, research and education, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) continues to offer virtual assistance, online programs, and other remote learning services to help seniors navigate their way through an endless sea of information during the pandemic. From eResource tutorial videos to online classes and workshops, CLP is determined to create ... Read more...
Enjoy a wheelchair bike ride along the river this summer - Mamma Rose, 97, “joy rides” with family along the Great Allegheny Passage. Did you know that Joy Riders Pittsburgh offers free wheelchair bike rides to anyone with limited mobility? They provide rides for children, older adults and veterans from the Millvale Riverfront along the Heritage Trail to the North Shore and back. It’s a beautiful ... Read more...
North Hills Community Outreach
offers needed support to older adults in northern Allegheny County
- A volunteer at North Hills Community Outreach helps a senior off NHCO’s Free Rides for Senior Shuttle so she can go shopping. For more than 20 years, North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) has provided a variety of helpful and caring services to local seniors through their In Service of Seniors Program. This initiative helps older ... Read more...
Fraud Squad Alert - May is Older Americans Month (OAM)
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers will be mailed this month for 2021 - The 2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers will be distributed by mail starting June 1. Here is what you need to know. • Age and Residency:  The program is for Beaver County residents ages 60 and older (by December 31, 2021). • Income Guidelines:  1 person – $23,828 two persons – $32,227 • When ... Read more...
2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program - Applications for the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) are now available for eligible Allegheny County residents. Applications have been mailed to anyone who received vouchers in 2020. If you did not participate in the Farmer Market Program last year, you can get an application online at https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Basic-Needs/Senior-Farmers-Market-Nutrition-Program.aspx, through your local senior center or ... Read more...
LGBTQ Center Receives National Award - Congratulations to the Persad Center in Allegheny County for receiving a SAGE Affiliate Award. The LGBTQ Center in Pittsburgh, which serves older LGBTQ adults, is one of 12 centers across the country to receive this funding award. The center will use it for racial justice training for its staff and volunteers. Find them on the ... Read more...

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