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Medicare Open Enrollment: Questions and Answers - By Joanne McDermitt, APPRISE Coordinator, Beaver County Office on Aging Question: What is open enrollment?  Answer: This is the time of year that Medicare recipients can change their Advantage medical and Part D prescription drug plans. Medicare recipients can change from Original Medicare to an Advantage Plan or switch from one Advantage Plan to another. ... Read more...
Allegheny County’s new Veterans Affairs Officer is passionate about helping local vets get the benefits they deserve - Pictured: Allegheny County’s Veterans Affairs Officer Dwight Boddorf While serving a combat tour in Iraq as a United States Marine with the 2nd LAR based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dwight Boddorf of Bellevue Borough was seriously wounded by a roadside bomb. “I got pretty severely hurt and suffered significant injuries to my skull ... Read more...
US veterans experience visiting the war memorials in Washington, DC - It was a poignant moment. One of the 40 US veterans—who all traveled together on October 3 to Washington, DC—slowly approached the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. In his pocket was a crumpled scrap of paper. Written on it were the names of the comrades who’d served alongside him.  Nearing the wall, he caught sight of ... Read more...
Allegheny County DA’s office fights to support victims of crime and abuse - By District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. Pictured: District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. The most recent crime statistics show that more than 12,000 cases of fraud were reported throughout Allegheny County in 2018, costing more than $8 million in losses. This year, it’s estimated that more than 5,200 cases of abuse will be reported—all ... Read more...
Caregiver Support Program helps local caregivers cope with challenges and get support - Anyone who has undertaken the journey of being a caregiver to a parent, spouse or friend knows firsthand that it can be both a richly rewarding and overwhelmingly challenging experience. Fortunately, for caregivers of all kinds in Allegheny County and beyond, a variety of resources are available to support those in this role. More than ... Read more...
Free program provides Caregiver Solutions for caregivers and receivers - It takes a village. This saying certainly rings true when it comes to taking care of an older loved one with a chronic condition. In Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania, caregivers and receivers alike are fortunate to have access to a program called Caregiver Solutions, offered by the Northern Area Multi Service Center (NAMS), headquartered ... Read more...
Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period begins this month - The Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage is around the corner: October 15 through December 7. This period is the time of year when people who have Medicare can make changes to their coverage plans. During this open enrollment period, people may purchase, switch, or drop Medicare Advantage plans and Part ... Read more...
Foster Grandparent Program honors volunteers at annual luncheon - Front: Lillian Rainey, Margaret Cox, Mary Clark, Lucile BrownBack: Noelle Malstrom, FGP Director Rebecca Maletto-Cornell, Hazel Lewis, FGP Coordinator, Shelby Parisse, FGP Assistant Lauren Balot, Platoria Featherstone, WFS Director Community, Programs and Support Julie Cawoski and Iris Glunt The Foster Grandparent Program held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon in June at the Hilton Garden Inn ... Read more...
Joe Namath recounts his Beaver County childhood, along with life’s highs and lows, in new autobiography - It all began in 1960 with a long snap behind the line of scrimmage. That year, Joe Willie Namath, a senior at Beaver Falls High School, ultimately punted his Tigers to a WPIAL state championship. Years later, he would “guarantee” a Super Bowl III victory for the New York Jets, accomplish a stellar 13-year NFL ... Read more...
Vendors needed for Antiques Fair - Antiques fair at Hartwood Mansion Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 Inside Vendor spaces       $45 Outdoor Vendor spaces    $20 under a tentContact:  Elaine Edelman  (412) 767-9200 antiques, glassware, pottery, toys, jewelry, dolls, quilts, linens, misc.

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