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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Getting ready for work: Programs aid transition for young adults with autism

Young adults are always searching for a job that’s satisfying and successful. It’s the same for young people with autism, so new programs are helping them hit the job market running.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

New Medicaid Cards coming

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number isreplacing the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Med...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

#MeToo movement, murder of Pitt student influence Greensburg 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event

Over 1,000 people gathered Saturday at Offutt Field to raise awareness about gender-based violence by participating in the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event hosted by the Blackburn Center of Greensburg.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Hundreds attend 'Very Special Prom' in Latrobe

Hundreds of people with special needs attended "A Very Special Prom" on Saturday at St. Mary's Dome near Latrobe.

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Teens lead forum on school safety at Westmoreland college

Two months after a Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that touched off a national discussion about school safety and gun control, students from across Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties are confident ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Laurel Faith in Action to host annual celebration April 27

Laurel Faith in Action (FIA) will hold its annual Celebration of Community, Sentimental Journey, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College (SVC) in Unity Township. The event will include a “jour...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Westmoreland County Senior Games set May 1-11

The 2018 Westmoreland County Senior Games will take place May 1-11, at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland area locations.

Any person 50 years of age or older is eligible to participate in any of the 32 events. Westmoreland County residency...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Southwest Greensburg woman finds passion through healing with music

BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER For The Bulletin--Laurie Fox always loved music and wanted to do something with it as a career.

When she was in high school, her clarinet teacher asked her if she wanted to teach. No, she did not. Did she want to perform?

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Words matter in Legislature's Medicaid work-requirement debate

At a state budget hearing last month, the then-acting Human Services secretary, Teresa Miller, was asked a question by a legislator: “Is Medicaid health care or is Medicaid welfare?”

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Posted on: April 14, 2018

Blind association's open house to coincide with 'National Day of Choice'

It's difficult to walk 15 feet at the Westmoreland County Blind Association without seeing a smile.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Hempfield, New Ken, Pittsburgh housing projects get tax credits

Low-income housing tax credits were conditionally awarded to projects in New Kensington, Hempfield and the Pittsburgh area, the state said Thursday.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

National Child Abuse Prevention Month Recognized

Child Abuse Prevention Month at Public Meeting

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2018

 

The month of April is devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our community into a place that cares about and actively supports families and children. Every child is entitled to be ...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Area Agency on Aging News May/June 2018

Farmer's Market voucher info, Tools for Caregivers, Events, Elder Abuse tips, and more!

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Sesame Place 1st theme park designated as Certified Autism Center

Pennsylvania's Sesame Place is the first theme park in the world to receive a very important distinction.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

We invite you to join us for a six week course for family caregivers. Deadline to register is April 23, 2018.

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Online fundraiser in May to benefit food pantries

The Pittsburgh Foundation has scheduled a daylong, online giving event on May 1 to benefit regional food pantries and nonprofit organizations that supply them.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Westmoreland overdose deaths taper off, trend could be regional

Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha released the 2017 year-end statistical report Wednesday that shows the county reached the predicted overdose death tally of 193, a new record.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Westmoreland food bank bulks up frozen section with new cooler, van

The Westmoreland County Food Bank last year provided more than 9 million pounds of food to about 31,000 local residents in need, with fresh produce comprising 25 percent of the total.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Dads Matter program helps fathers with life, skills

New Dads Matters classes are forming now!
Thomas Abare has less time to spend with his three young children since he's started a new job in shipping and receiving. But the time he does have with his daughters & son is more meaningful.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Elliott Group donation funds nights at Greensburg shelter

A donation by a Jeannette company will pay for 352 nights at the Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Westmoreland juvenile detention center ups capacity as school threats increase

Westmoreland County's juvenile detention center has increased its capacity by a third to accommodate an influx of teens charged with making threats against schools.

The expansion comes after more than two years of planning.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Westmoreland County departments seeks feedback in survey

Feedback is being sought through an online survey by the Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services/Early Intervention.

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Grant helps Westmoreland Food Bank add refrigerated van

The Westmoreland County Food Bank is adding a van equipped with a refrigeration unit to its fleet, thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation.

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Reactions to ABC’s popular ‘The Good Doctor’ vary in local autism community

Already renewed for a second season, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” (10 p.m. Monday, WTAE) became a rare broadcast hit when it debuted last fall. It joined a growing number of TV series to feature characters with autism.

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Landlords in Westmoreland can connect at monthly meet-ups

Our group meets monthly to discuss topics of interest for real-estate investors and to help us grow our business successfully. Many of us have great ideas to share. Let’s pass them along. Many of us will obtain great ideas at our meetings to enh...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Home buyer workshops planned in South Greensburg, Jeannette, Herminie

Workshops for prospective home buyers are planned for this month in South Greensburg and in Jeannette and Herminie next month.

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

412 Food Rescue group pushes into 724 area code

With a $20,000 donation from Uber and thousands of pounds of food from Farm Aid 2017, Pittsburgh-based 412 Food Rescue has been able to push to the 724 area code on multiple fronts.

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

College grants will fund sexual assault prevention programs

Several Western Pennsylvania colleges have received state grants for programs designed to reduce sexual assaults on campus. Seton Hill University & Saint Vincent College are among the awardees.

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Blind Association Open House, Tues., April 24th in Greensburg

Blind Assoc Open House 2018

All are invited from 10 am to 2 pm to learn about the activities at the Blind Association at 911 South Main St, Greensburg.

Refreshments served; raffle prizes, too!

RSVP 724.837.1250

Visit www.wcbainpa.org to learn more.

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Human Services
Posted on: March 7, 2018

New Medicare cards come with new possible scams, Federal Trade Commission warns

Medicare will send new cards to enrollees starting in April, and the Federal Trade Commission has a few tips for how to avoid getting scammed during the process.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Twilight Wish gives Westmoreland Manor resident gambling experience with slots, table games

Della Lewis wanted one more trip to the casino.

But the 89-year-old South Greensburg resident stays at Westmoreland Manor, and isn't physically able to make the journey these days — so a national nonprofit brought the casino to her.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Levin Furniture, others donate 125 beds to needy kids in Westmoreland County

With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Murrysville consumer advocate to testify before Senate committee

Mary Bach, a nationally recognized consumer advocate from Murrysville, is fond of saying, “If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.”

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Westmoreland, Indiana County newborns reap college savings bonus

Parents in Westmoreland and Indiana counties might be excused if they happen to refer to their offspring born this year as bonus babies.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Empty Bowl luncheon to help Westmoreland County Food Bank

Steaming bowls of soup will help nourish Westmoreland County residents struggling with hunger at the 10th annual Empty Bowl luncheon.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Applications open for two Greensburg Habitat for Humanity homes

Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity has nearly finished repairing two houses on Jefferson Avenue in Greensburg, but the homes are still missing an important detail — residents.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Summer food program looking for hosting sites

A program that serves breakfast and lunch to children during the summer months is looking for sites where the program can be hosted.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

WCCC Smart Driving Course at 3 area sites; registration underway

WCCC Smart Driving Course at 3 area sites; registration underway

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Westmoreland County Community College is offering an AARP Smart Driver Course at three locations starting March 12.

The eight-hour class will...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 10, 2018

Westmoreland County Community College will hold driving courses for seniors

Westmoreland County Community College's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host several AARP Smart Driver Course starting this spring.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education, Penn-Trafford HS, Sept. 20th

(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...

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