Blessing Board provides those in need with furniture, household items and love

Westinghouse SURE recently recognized the Blessing Board and its companion organization, the Vintage Store, for its volunteer organization Spotlight Award. the Blessing Board is a faith-based nonprofit that provides basic furniture and household items for community members in need at no cost. SURE (an acronym for Service Uniting Retired Employees) is a nonprofit comprised of … Read more…

Rare autographs of Pittsburgh Pirate Hall of Famer found in local attic

Baseball Hall of Fame baseball player and Pittsburgh Pirate All-Star/MVP Paul Waner was a fan favorite in the 1920 and 1930s. Waner was elected to the All-Star game in 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1937. Number 11 (which graced the uniform of Waner) has been retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates and his number hangs at PNC … Read more…

Artful Aging Exhibition gives seniors an outlet for sharing their artistic talents

Seniors in Allegheny County recently has an “artful” opportunity to express themselves. The “Artful Aging Exhibition” showcased artwork from adults ages 60 and older from across the city of Pittsburgh. “Our goal was to give all senior artists a chance to exhibit their artwork in a friendly setting,” says Katelyn Cooper, acting director of the West … Read more…

Ballroom and other forms of dancing proven to have health

If dancing is something that you infrequently do at family weddings, or if you think it’s an activity that you can only do in your youth, think again. Dancing is an activity that is particularly beneficial for older adults. Those benefits range from creating strong social connections that increase your sense of well being to … Read more…

Popular annual Creative Arts Festival takes place downtown next month

Get ready to knit one, purl two! The annual Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, formerly called the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, is slated to take place on April 6 through 8 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown. The event features a variety of information and adventures in knitting, crochet, quilting and sewing. It … Read more…

Depreciation Lands Museum offers weaving classes on harness looms

Have you always wanted to learn the ago-old craft of weaving and create your own fabric art? If so, check out the classes being offered this month at the Depreciation Lands Museum located just off Route 8 in Allison Park. These hands-on classes are being presented by the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild. Introduction to … Read more…

Take precautions when snow shoveling; it can be dangerous and even fatal

Whether you’re dealing with a light dusting or a blizzard, cleaning up snow can be a pain. It’s an everyday chore that’s deceptively dangerous. Every year, more than 100 people die shoveling snow. Even if it doesn’t kill you, 11,500 Americans end up in the hospital each year because of snow shoveling injuries. The most … Read more…

Sheriff’s Office offers variety of crime prevention programs for older adults

When it comes to safety and crime prevention, Deputy S. Jason Tarap of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office is a tireless advocate on the subject. He has dedicated a career to making sure county residents are highly educated on the topic—particularly, older adults. “After 25 years in this job, I’m still passionate about our citizens … Read more…