Mt. Washington senior spreads joy by making others laugh

By Gina Mazza Do you know why cows moo? Their horns don’t work. If that line brought a smile to your face, then you know what it’s like to be around Mt. Washington resident Rick Busby, 82. For more than 50 years, Rick—or, Mr. Smacky, as he is known—has been bringing humor and hope to … Read more…

Mon Valley veterans laud Hannah Sciulli, 17, as VFW Scout of the Year

By Michael P. Mauer Public Affairs Officer, VFW District 29 Surrounded by family, veterans and well-wishers, a North Hills Senior High School student and member of Girl Scout Troop 50146 was awarded a trophy and $1,000 check on September 24 after being named the 2020 Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Pennsylvania Scout of the … Read more…

LGBTQ Aging in PA – A Virtual Town Hall with Secretary Robert Torres

The Department of Aging is committed to ensuring that Pennsylvanians of all sexual orientations and gender identities are able to grow older with access to resources and services that are inclusive, culturally sensitive, and LGBTQ-affirming.   In 2018, we were proud to host the Pennsylvania LGBTQ Aging Summit, the first-ever statewide event in the commonwealth … Read more…

Enjoy exercise, education and entertainment from the comfort of your home

Much of the world has turned “virtual” due to the recent stay-at-home orders, but that doesn’t mean you can’t remain active and enjoy some of the activities that you’re used to in order to. Here’s a sampling of things to do digitally. • Line dancing: Visit Pittsburgh resident Roland Ford’s Facebook page to enjoy virtual … Read more…

Summer concert series moves to new location starting July 5

Parks Unplugged online series will debut on June 5, drive-in movies to start July 7 The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series will be moving from the South Park and Hartwood Acres Park amphitheaters to Pittsburgh’s CW this year with BNY Mellon as its presenting sponsor. Performances by local musicians and artists will be televised from … Read more…

Breakfast club gives local veterans a forum for sharing their stories

By Gina Mazza Storytelling is ingrained in the very fabric of our humanity. The act of sharing our stories can identify our commonalities and connect us in ways that inspire, educate, catalyze action and even heal hearts. When it comes to our nation’s military veterans, every single one has an historic story to tell. That’s … Read more…

Local area seniors discover new strengths and connections amidst COVID-19

By Sharon Svoboda Since mid-March, we all have faced new challenges. For residents of senior living communities and supportive housing, these challenges brought opportunities for learning and growth as they navigated new systems to meet their needs.  With the direction becoming clear that people needed to stay physically distanced to keep safe, changes began to … Read more…

Military Share Pittsburgh

Tuesday, June 9 at Noon Veterans Leadership Program 2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 All Veterans and Military Families in need of Food are welcome