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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Public Input Solicited through July 15 on Managed Long Term Services & Supports (MLTSS)

What Do You Think sign

The Department of Human Services (DHS) (formerly the Department of Public Welfare), along with the PA Department of Aging, are in the process of initiating managed care for long-term services and supports, which means... Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 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, July 8, 2015. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room from 1... Read on...

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... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Pennsylvania War Council realeases '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... 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: 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: 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...