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A Resource guide for aging in place with pets in Allegheny County -
Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment is Here! Free Help is available for Medicare beneficiaries. - The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period (AOEP) for Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans is here, and there is still time to review your options and make changes if needed!  AOEP began on October 15th and runs through December 7th. AOEP is the time of year when Medicare beneficiaries can make ... Read more
Prepare for winter with assistance from LIHEAP - Winter is right around the corner . . . and so are heating bills. Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. The grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on ... Read more
Social Security and SSI benefits to increase in 2022 - Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase in 2022. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to approximately eight million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2021.  The Social ... Read more
Fisher House helps provide lodging for military and veteran families who have hospitalized loved ones - Every year on Veterans Day, November 11, we honor all veterans, past and present, who have served and continue to serve our country. In its own unique way, this is the goal every day of the year for the Fisher House Foundation, which builds comfortable homes where military and veteran families can stay free of ... Read more
A Prayer to Wear offers artistic way to share scripture - Ellen Carlins of Pittsburgh was looking for a creative way to help others increase and share their faith. She had an idea to combine active scripture reflection with activities in a group setting around crafting and jewelry making. From that inspiration more than 10 years ago, A Prayer to Wear was born. Ellen began offering ... Read more
Protect yourself from phone scams - By Mary Bach Robocalls to home and mobile phones, and emails on personal computers are increasing, along with the number of scam victims. This is costing individuals billions of dollars. I am getting more and more complaints about how annoyed people are with a ringing phone at any time of the day and night, with ... Read more
Adaptive clothing allows greater ease and
independence for those with physical or cognitive challenges
- By Kimberly Blaker When a loved one struggles with fine motor control or other physical and cognitive challenges, it can make getting dressed in ordinary clothes difficult. As a caregiver, if you’re assisting a family member with dressing, you may be in search of clothing options that make the process easier.  Many options are available ... Read more
DOM Care program offers safe, family-like setting for adults unable to live alone - By Gina Mazza Everyone wants to feel comfortable, welcomed and well cared for in their home—regardless of who’s home it is. That’s why the Domiciliary Care program is a good alternative to personal care homes for those who are unable to live alone but still want their independence. Provided locally through the Allegheny County Department ... Read more

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