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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room at the...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This meeting is held in the first floor conference room at the Westm...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Westmoreland Area Agency on Aging lends support to caregivers

It's been emotionally draining and heartbreaking for Peg Wiley to watch her husband slip into dementia...

Every month, she looks forward to one day in particular marked on her calendar — the second Wednesday.

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Farmer's Market Vouchers Available

Senior Farmer's Market Nutritional Program

The 2015 Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides eligible seniors with vouchers to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides four $5.00 vouchers to be used at participating ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Pennsylvania War Council releases 'Wanted' poster to make veterans aware of 'scammers'

There are many out there willing to take advantage of our veterans and/or their families. The PAWC asks you to display the linked 'Wanted' poster to help raise awareness.

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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 Veterans having access to the health...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 percentage is expressed in older popula...Read on...

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 declare Sept. 23, 2014 Falls P...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 for another. There is no righ...Read on...

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 more rest, and don’t seem to be li...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 that end, a Senior Center Task F...Read on...

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