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Former VFW Post 914 life member nominated for Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor - West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid has nominated one of its own for Southwestern Pennsylvania’s top military honor. Former VFW Post 914 life member Joseph J. Walters has been submitted for induction into the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.  A ... Read more...
Take time to review Medicare costs for 2017 - Anyone on Medicare knows that its health insurance comes with significant cost-sharing premiums, deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays, and that these costs change from one year to the next. Following is a review of Medicare costs in 2017. Medicare Part A Part A is the hospital benefit of Medicare that covers inpatient hospital care, care in ... Read more...
Create a special memory with the grandchildren at one of these local performances - Are you looking to do something fun, budget-friendly and local with your grandchildren, something that will create a special memory for years to come? Consider checking out one of the many performances being offered right here in Beaver County at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland. The shows are both kid-friendly and truly ... Read more...
Photography and poetry capture beauty of Franciscan Manor residents - Franciscan Manor Senior Living and Progressive Home Health, Inc. hosted a special event recently to honor Franciscan Manor residents through photography and poetry therapy. The event, titled “Still Me”, captured photographs of the residents in attendance by Mary White of Mary White Photography. Once the photos were taken, Mary displayed them alongside not-so-recent photos of ... Read more...
Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available in Butler County - According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 10 million people care for someone with the disease in the United State alone, with many more affected worldwide. There’s no question that caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can take a somber toll on the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. If you are providing care ... Read more...
Tax-Aide assistance for Allegheny and surrounding counties begins this month - IRS rules and regulations change and are often difficult for the average filer to understand. The AARP Tax-Aide Program, beginning February 1 throughout April 15, is where you will find one of your neighbors at the local library, mall or possibly legislator’s office waiting to assist you with your questions and helping you complete and ... Read more...
Heart-smart eating is a lifestyle - February is Heart Month! Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day but also the month that the American Heart Association puts added focus on a heart-smart lifestyle. Heart Month has been a calendar event since 1963 and was reinvigorated in 2004 with the Go Red for Women Campaign. In spite of the advances we have seen in prevention ... Read more...
SeniorCare Network receives recognition for excellence in housing - The Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, based in Oakmont, recently received four awards for excellence in housing at the annual Professional Affordable Housing Management Association (PAHMA) Conference held in Seven Springs. The PAHMA awards recognize the superior efforts of affordable housing owners, management agents and community managers in providing high quality affordable housing in western Pennsylvania. The ... Read more...
CCAC curriculum proves it’s never too late to learn something new - You’ve probably heard the saying, “It’s never too late to learn something new.” Well, it’s true, and doing so is easier and more fun than ever in Allegheny County. At Community College of Allegheny County, there’s a lot to learn, all at very reasonable tuition rates, or even for free through the college’s non-credit Community ... Read more...
Take on 2017 like a 17 year old and get healthy! - So it’s a new year and the time when tradition says we need to set resolutions to put us on track for a healthier lifestyle. Rather than the “same old” of eat less, eat healthier, exercise more and relax, let’s take the challenge for a different attitude. For many of us, the teen-age years were ... Read more...