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Posted on: April 7, 2015

Estate Planning for those with special needs

Do you have loved ones with special needs? Or a family member who’s a member of the aging population? If so, you’re invited to a free seminar Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Westmoreland Case Management (WCSI),... Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2015

VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Health Care
Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more... Read on...

Net Worth Fact Sheet
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression

Generally, while depression is a more common experience for older people, it is by no means a normal consequence of aging. A certain percentage of all age cohorts are depressed, but a higher... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

2015 Human Services Block Grant Survey

The 2015 Human Services Block Grant Survey
We are asking for your feedback about the needs/gaps in services, service quality, and accessibility of human services available in Westmoreland County. Please take a few minutes... Read on...

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Posted on: January 23, 2015

Join us for “Medicare 101”

New to Medicare? This presentation will help to answer many of your questions concerning basic Medicare.

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

Income Tax Assistance

Income Tax

The AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance.

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Posted on: September 17, 2014

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of injuries for people 65+. The good news is that most falls can be prevented. That’s why Pennsylvania is joining 48 states across the country to... Read on...

Learn 6 steps to prevent a fall
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Constipation

Constipation is a symptom rather than a disease. It can be defined as having fewer bowel movements than usual, often accompanied by longer or more difficult passage of stool. What is normal for one person may not be normal... Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Positive Hospital Stay Outcomes

While the nature of the patient’s condition and the state of the art of the treatment you receive factor largely in the prognosis, there are some things you can do to help your chances of having a favorable outcome from your... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Let's Book

Exercise for the Brain and Body. Walk every day for optimal health of the mind and the body!

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

Finding the best Medicare option for your family

Medicare is the primary source of medical insurance coverage for almost everyone over the age of 65.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

Sunscreens

Understanding and using sunscreen is essential to successfully minimizing risk of sun-induced skin cancer. The best approach to avoid damaging exposure is in using a high-factor sunscreen, stay out of mid-day sun, and have... Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Planning your meals ahead of time and choosing healthful foods will help improve your diet. It also can save you money.

Here are some tips for eating well on a budget:
- Make a list before you go food shopping.- Shop... Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2014

Staying Cool

Heatstroke is a life-threatening illness that occurs when a person’s body temperature rises to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. If the heat persists, organs in the body will begin to shut down. There are two types of heat stroke... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Rehab Program of Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County Rehab Program provides roof or furnace replacements to homeowners in Westmoreland County, except for the cities of Arnold, Jeannette, Monessen, New Kensington, and Scottdale.

The program is... Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

Making Sense of Your Finances and Avoiding Exploitation

Please pass the word! Link Network is sponsoring a Financial Education Day on June 30 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg for consumers, agency staff and the general public.

Seating is limited -- register now by using the attached form!

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Posted on: June 12, 2014

Tips for Summer Safety

Summer is just around the corner and is a great time to enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors. Unfortunately, the heat and humidity can create problems, especially for the elderly. Here are a few tips to keep you safe... Read on...

Summer Box Contents
Posted on: June 12, 2014

Hydration for Health

One of the more common diagnoses on admission to hospitals for older citizens is dehydration. This can be due to several different reasons. Certain medications can make for this, along with some untreated medical... Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Five Steps for Preventing Kidney Stones

If you have ever had a kidney stone, you surely remember it! The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the tiny stone passes through your urinary plumbing and out of the body. For many, kidney stones aren’t a... Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2014

AAA’s Inside Line is hot off the press!

Inside Line

AAA’s Inside Line is hot off the press! Summer safety tips for seniors, Farmers’ Market voucher program, Rx’s and Medicare D--read it all online!

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Posted on: May 29, 2014

Jeannette Senior Center Offers Local Activities

The Jeannette Senior Center is boasting new signs,and the president of the center, Dick Gounder, and the other members of the center are very proud of it.

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Posted on: January 15, 2014

How tired is too tired?

According to an article by Markham Heid, published in Prevention Magazine (December 2012), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious condition characterized by ongoing feelings of sleepiness that are alleviated with... Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2013

Westmoreland Senior Center Task Force Wants to Better Serve Younger Seniors

Senior Center Youth

(Greensburg, PA)—Neighborhood senior centers aren’t what they used to be—that’s the message Area Agency on Aging staff and members of the advisory boards of the county’s 13 senior centers want those 60 and over to know. To... Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: August 26, 2013

Gout

Gout is an arthritis-related condition that causes sporadic episodes of severe pain and inflammation, usually in a single joint and most often the large joint of the big toe. Pain and swelling are thought to be from uric... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Home Safety Adaptations for the Person with Dementia

The Alzheimer's Association recommends the following tips for a safe environment.

1. ASSESS YOUR HOME: Look through the eyes of a person with dementia. What objects could injure the person? Identify possible areas of... Read on...