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

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

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

Looking for a group activity

ContactEllen CarlinsPittsburgh, PA412-367-5848412-576-9715 (c & text) Create a Prayer to Wear Treat your group to a day away from the ordinary by arranging a prayer to wear mini retreat.  Ellen facilitates a walk in faith while participants engage in a Spirit led, creation event of their own.  Based in western Pennsylvania, she will come to … Read more