Adults ages 50 to 96 take part in this year’s Senior Games

More than 275 Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh residents ranging in age from 50 to 96 recently participated in the 2016 Senior Games, sponsored by the CitiParks Healthy Active Living Program. A total of 191 females participated, with the oldest being 91; and 86 males joined in, the oldest being 96. Congratulations to the … Read more…

September means “back to school” . . . at any age

  Sharpen your pencils and grab that lunch box! It’s time to go back to school, even if it’s been decades since your high school or college days. Over at Allegheny County Community College and at senior centers throughout the county, there is lots to learn—enough to keep you interested for the rest of your … Read more…

McKees Rocks welcomes LIFE Pittsburgh’s largest expansion to date

LIFE Pittsburgh recently announced the opening of its McKees Rocks site and welcomed the public to an open house on June 30. This location will serve Allegheny County’s growing need for all-inclusive health and social support services for older adults. LIFE Pittsburgh’s Creekside and Riverside Centers, located at 130 Chartiers Avenue, represent the organization’s latest … Read more…

Mon Valley World War II veteran awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

Over seven decades since he last heard the sounds of battle, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin was recently awarded France’s highest distinction to honor his military service. Flanked by family members and surrounded by fellow members of his community and young cadets, the 91-year-old former soldier stood … Read more…

Medicare Buy-In helps low-income seniors pay for Medicare costs

(Part 1 in a series.) Many low-income older adults struggle with the cost sharing that comes with Medicare. A program called “Medicare Buy-In” helps Medicare beneficiaries pay their Part B premium. For most beneficiaries, the $104.90 premium is automatically deducted from their Social Security benefit. Those who are new to Medicare Part B or chose … Read more…

Local veteran can hear again after a lifetime of service

A little over two years ago, Howard Thielman received a Cochlear Implant at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital, and his life hasn’t been the same since. “If I would’ve known then what I do now, I would’ve looked into getting the surgery a long time ago,” Howards says. “It’s one of the best things that could … Read more…