Top Smartphones for Tech-Shy Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. Shopping Around Dear Shopping, There are actually several smartphones I can recommend that will provide your mother a simpler, … Read more…

How to Pick the Best Place to Retire

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate but could use some help. What resources can you recommend for locating and researching good places to retire in the U.S.?  Retiring at 65 Dear Retiring, If you’re interested in relocating … Read more…

Senior discounts offer an “advantage” to being older

By Mary Bach Before I turned 55 years ago, a retail store cashier gave me their senior discount without my age. I took her assumption as an affront to my vanity. These days, I am miffed when I’m not offered a discount. Any active senior shopper should be aware of all the benefits available to … Read more…

Free resources available to seniors through
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

As an unbiased provider of resources, research and education, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) continues to offer virtual assistance, online programs, and other remote learning services to help seniors navigate their way through an endless sea of information during the pandemic. From eResource tutorial videos to online classes and workshops, CLP is determined to create … Read more…

Enjoy a wheelchair bike ride along the river this summer

Mamma Rose, 97, “joy rides” with family along the Great Allegheny Passage. Did you know that Joy Riders Pittsburgh offers free wheelchair bike rides to anyone with limited mobility? They provide rides for children, older adults and veterans from the Millvale Riverfront along the Heritage Trail to the North Shore and back. It’s a beautiful … Read more…

2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Applications for the annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) are now available for eligible Allegheny County residents. Applications have been mailed to anyone who received vouchers in 2020. If you did not participate in the Farmer Market Program last year, you can get an application online at https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Basic-Needs/Senior-Farmers-Market-Nutrition-Program.aspx, through your local senior center or … Read more…

LGBTQ Center Receives National Award

Congratulations to the Persad Center in Allegheny County for receiving a SAGE Affiliate Award. The LGBTQ Center in Pittsburgh, which serves older LGBTQ adults, is one of 12 centers across the country to receive this funding award. The center will use it for racial justice training for its staff and volunteers. Find them on the … Read more…