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February 2014 Volume 13, Number 12

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Columbia Gas customer utility Melinda McCabe, locator technician Josh Coakley, plant specialist Rich Kalinoski, MOW regional site coordinator Maureen Martin, GIS technician Dana Olson, field engineer Alexandra Rudy and Lutheran Service Society chief development officer Patty Davidson.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania joins forces with Beaver County Meals on Wheels to eradicate senior hunger Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc., A NiSource Company, has partnered with Lutheran Service Society to help seniors to live safely and independently in their homes this winter through Lutheran Service Society’s Meals On Wheels program. In addition to a $6,250 donation, Columbia employee volunteers recently took

their morning and lunch breaks to prepare and deliver meals to local seniors participating in the Meals On Wheels program. “As a Columbia employee, our focus is providing safe, efficient, and reliable natural gas service to our customers, keeping their homes warm when cold weather arrives,” says field

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operations leader Mike Tice. “To the many homebound and often lonely seniors we delivered meals to, the warm food and smiles held just as much value.” “It is always important to remember the seniors in our communities who are unable to grocery shop or prepare meals for themselves, Continued on page 4

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Publisher’s Corner

Center at the Mall

2014 Premier Dinner and Bingo, Fundraising Gala BLACK TIE

Six Bingo Games with $100 Cash Prizes!! Local Celebrities Chinese Auctions Piano Concert Catered Dinner Cash Bar Saturday, February 8, 2014 5 to 8 p.m. at The Fez Tickets $35/pp - $60/couple All proceeds to benefit Center at the Mall

If you are a regular reader of Beaver County Senior News, we thank you for your loyalty. Did you know that we also offer a wealth of valuable information for seniors beyond what we publish in print every month? Turn to page 16 to learn more about our website, or simply visit PittsburghSeniorNews.com. Wishing everyone a heartfelt Valentine’s Day!

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These books offer practical, useful information for those in caregiver role These days, more than ever, there is a proliferation of books that address topics of concern to caregivers and their families. Listed below are just a few of the many titles available. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, consider purchasing one of these books. They all contain practical and useful information that can help anyone in the caregiver role. For more books on the topic, visit your local bookseller or visit Amazon.com. A Caregiver’s Challenge: Living, Loving, Letting Go by Maryann Schacht, MSW ISBN: 0976414007, $16.95 (hospice price $9.95) This book is a caregiver’s survival guide for adjusting to the changes that occur when a loved one falls seriously ill. It is filled with resources, recommendations and questions to explore. Aging Families and Caregiving by Sara Qualls and Steven Zarit (ISBN-13: 978-0470008553) This guide provides guidance for caregivers, families and those who counsel them on managing caregiving challenges for aging family members. Finding Your Way: A Practical Guide for Family Caregivers by Dr. Linda Rhodes ($16.95) Formatted by specific subjects for easy access, this encyclopedia book is an essential companion for day-to-day caregiving. It offers 250 real life questions and common sense answers on topics that caregivers face.

The American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving (ISBN: 978-0471414094, $14.95) Angela Perry, MD and the AMA draw upon the experience and advice of experts to address the emotional and practical aspects faced in home care: basic and special caregiving skills, choosing and paying a provider, longterm care, nursing home care, care for the caregiver and more. Especially useful is a section on organizations and resources. The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook: Caring for Your Aging Parents Without Losing Yourself by Alexis Abramson and Mary Anne Dunkin ISBN-13: 978-0399529986, $15.95 The author, an aging expert who frequently appears on the Today Show, offers advice on various healthcare issues, as well as the emotional aspects of caregiving—guilt, frustration, anger, fatigue and burnout. Written especially for women who are caring for parents and children while maintaining a home and working. The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent by Barry J. Jacobs (ISBN-13: 978-1572307292) For anyone with the responsibility of caring for a sick or disabled parent, this clear-eyed guide will be of real assistance. The author is the director of behavioral sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Pennsylvania. BCSN

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Self-Care for Caregivers: A Twelve-Step Approach by Pat Samples (ISBN: 978-1568385600, $14.95) This down-to-earth, encouraging book can help you make the most of your caregiving experience without losing yourself in the process. It discusses the pitfalls of caregiving—the emotional strain, daily struggles, competing needs and questions about confronting pain—and provides suggestions on how to stay strong and sane while offering healthy support and love.

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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania joins forces with Beaver County Meals on Wheels to eradicate senior hunger Continued from page 1

but especially during the harsh cold days of winter should we be mindful that not all seniors have the opportunity to enjoy hot, nutritious meals each day,” comments John Dickey, president and CEO of Lutheran Service Society. “With many volunteers and monetary donations, Meals On Wheels gives the seniors that opportunity.” Year-round, Columbia actively supports senior-focused organizations that work to make a positive difference in Pennsylvania communities. More information about how Columbia assists its customers in staying safe and warm in their homes can be found by visiting www.ColumbiaGasPA.com and selecting “Community News” then “Supporting Our Seniors.”

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Locator technician Josh Coakley and Meals on Wheels volunteer Mike Snider.

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RANCISCAN M ANOR S ENIOR L IVING

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A CHARMED LIF E AWA I T S YO U !

F 71 Darlington Road Patterson Township Beaver Falls, PA 15010

724-891-1150 www.fivestarseniorliving.com ©2011 Five Star Quality Care, Inc.

ranciscan Manor is Beaver County’s premier senior living community, reminiscent of the charm and character of a bygone era. Nestled in an area known for its innovation, our community maintains a fresh approach to senior living care.

Franciscan Manor offers: • 24-hour Nursing Care • Rehabilitation Services • Programmed Activities

• Nutritious Chef-Prepared Meals • Housekeeping Services


As one of seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc., Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s donation to Lutheran Service Society’s Meals On Wheels program is part of NiSource Gas Distribution’s Supporting Those in Need campaign, providing $150,000 to local, regional, and national organizations across its various natural gas distribution companies. Lutheran Service Society is a nonprofit provider of human services that seeks to empower people of any and all faiths to

Volunteers package meals for the day’s deliveries.

The success of Meals on Wheels is due in great part to its volunteers.

Sarah Perry of Columbia Gas, along with MOW’s Phillip Tyler, Maureen Martin and Skylar Anderson. Photos provided by Patty Davidson

lead independent, dignified, and secure lives. Through the agency’s Meals On Wheels program, Lutheran Service Society delivered more than 200,000 nutritious meals last year to local individuals who are unable to grocery shop or cook for themselves. For more information, visit www.LSSWPA.org. Beaver County residents wishing to enroll themselves or a loved one in Meals On Wheels or who want to help by volunteering or making a donation should call the agency’s regional kitchen based in Rochester at (724) 774-0292. BCSN

MOW volunteer Millie Bachman and driver Scott Beers.

Call 724-436-5220 or visit handinhandplacement.com

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Find your home away from home.

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Entertainment and Events * Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, 935 Ohio Ave., Midland, presents Stage Door February 21, 22, 23, 28 and March 1 and 2. Follow the dreams and aspirations of a group of young women who are staying at the same boarding house during the Great Depression as they aspire to make it in show business. This heartfelt comedy proves that in the end, love and success prevail. Directed by Tom Schaller. Tickets are $18 and $13. Call (724) 576-4644 or visit www. lppacenter.org for show times.

* A behind the scenes tour, wine and cheese event will take place at Old Economy Village Visitor Center, 270 16th St., Ambridge from 6 to 9 p.m. February 12. Docents will lead guests through collection storage area upstairs at the Visitor Center and then explore the locked doors in buildings at the Village. Tour begins promptly at 6 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served from 8 to 9 p.m. Reservations required. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Call (724) 266-4500 or visit www.oldeconomyvillage.org.

Equality.” Proceeds benefit the museum. Call (724) 452-7341 for registration and fee or visit www.harmonymuseum.org.

* The Fez, 2312 Brodhead Rd., Hopewell, will host a black tie bingo and auction from 5 to 8 p.m. February 8. Benefits Center at the Mall. Come out and enjoy six bingo games with $100 cash prizes, local celebrities, Chinese auction, piano concert, dinner and cash bar. Adults only. Cost is $35 for individuals; and $60 for couples. Call (724) 728-1422, (724) 774-5654 or visit www. centeratthemall.com.

* The Historic Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer St., Harmony, will host their annual dinner at 6 p.m. February 15 to commemorate 260 years of rich area history, including Harmony’s 1804 founding by communal Harmony Society of German Lutheran Separatists. Attendees will enjoy a presentation about New Harmony, Indiana, founded 1814 Harmonists’ second home, later social reformer Robert Owen’s short-lived “Community of

* The North Country Trail February free hike will take place at 1 p.m. February 16 at the PA Gamelands 285, PA Route 251 at PA/Ohio Border. Enjoy a brisk, four-mile round trip scenic hike. State Line Trailhead on Route 251 to clear-cut vista. Admire Booth Hill with its panoramic views along with views of the Little Beaver Creek Valley. Call (724) 827-2350 or visit http://northcountrytrail.org/wam for details.

* Come out to the Vanport Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 435 Jefferson Ave., Vanport, for the valley’s best chili cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. February 16. Restaurants, caterers and individuals compete to see who makes the best chili. Prize money and trophies awarded to winners of both the best chili and best display. Cost is $5 for adults, children under 5 are free. Call (724) 601-9953.

There’s no place like…Beaver Meadows

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•A Premier Senior Care Community in Beaver County  The Premier Community in Beaver County • Prices Starting at $92/day  Prices Starting at $89/day (724) 495-1600 www.beavermeadows.org

A Premier Senior Care Community

5130 Tuscarawas Road Beaver, PA 15009


Entertainment and Events the fun. There will be a special guest appearance from your favorite superhero. All are welcome, free to the community. Pre-register by calling (724) 891-8439. Limited space available.

* Bring the grandkids out for fun night of movement and motion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. February 21 at Chippewa United Methodist Church, Community Life Center, 2545 Darlington Rd., Beaver Falls. There will be karate demonstrations, hip hop dance and gymnastics. Pre-registration is required. This event is for kids in first through fifth grade. Cost is $5. Call (724) 843-4828 or visit www.chippewaumc.org for details.

* A smart gardening workshop for adults only will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 at Community College of Beaver County, Learning Center, One Campus Dr., Monaca. This annual event features speakers presenting programs on a variety of topics to help gardeners achieve the gardens of their dreams. Cost is $45 pre-registration; $55 day of workshop. Continental breakfast, lunch, informational packet and silent auction included. Call (724) 774-3003 or visit www.extension.psu.edu/beaver. * Come out for the Quilt and Coverlet Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 and from noon to 4 p.m. March 9 at Historic Harmony Museum’s Stewart Hall, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. Heritage quilts and coverlets from museum and

©Disney, Disney/Pixar.

* The Beaver County YMCA, 2236 Third Ave., main gym, New Brighton, needs your help with saving the day from 10 a.m. to noon February 22, as they give back to all the superhero families by holding a lunch and fun activities in their honor. Dress in your best superhero costume and come join

FEB. 15 - 17 CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

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Sat. MAR. 8 H 7:00 PM

Fri. 7:30 PM Sat. 2:00 & 7:30 PM Sun. 2:00 PM

Buy tickets at Retail Locations, Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center Box Office or call 1-800-745-3000. 228849

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* A free seasonal star party will take place at dusk March 22 at Bradys Run Park Baseball Complex, Achortown Road, Brighton Township. View planets, double stars, galaxies and nebula through telescopes set up by members of the astronomy group. Call (724) 6012898 for details. BCSN

KIDS’ SEATS $10!

Kids’ Tickets $12!

Buy Tickets: Ticketmaster.com • 800-745-3000 Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center disneyonice.com

* A free maple sugaring program takes place at 11 a.m. March 8 at Bradys Run Park, 121 Bradys Run Rd., Maple Camp (behind the Lodge), Brighton Township. This instructional program aims to teach people how maple trees are tapped and the sugar water is transformed into maple syrup. Call (724) 378-1701 or visit www.beavercountyconservationdistrict.org.

Ages 2-12. Must purchase one (1) adult seat per three (3) kids’ seats. All seats $2 more day of show. Additional fees may apply. No double discounts. Excludes Front Row and VIP seats.

Ages 2-12. Limit of three (3) kids’ tickets with purchase of a full-price adult ticket. Restrictions, exclusions and additional charges may apply. Subject to availability.

MAR. 5 – 9

private collections will be displayed. Artisans and museum quilters demonstrate with many works available for purchase. Call (724) 452-7341 or visit www.harmonymuseum.org for more information.

© 2012 Feld Motor Sports, Inc. Competitors shown are subject to change.

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* Enjoy a free family friendly movie at 7 p.m. February 21 at Lighthouse for the Blind, 720 Third Ave., New Brighton. Call (724) 846-1870 or visit www.nbarc.net

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Center at the Mall

Katera’s Kove

Professional Care

• 24-Hour Care • Individual Care Plans • On-site Physical Therapy • Respite Care Available • Personalized Home-Cooked Meal Plans • Medication Administration

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elcome to the Katera’s Kove Family. We are dedicated to providing personal care for individuals who are no longer able to live alone. We treat every resident as a member of our family in our beautiful 79 bed community filled with all the comforts of home!

Activities • Crafts / Bingo / Card Games • Family Picnics & Special Dinners • Resident Council Meetings • Resident Education • Day Trips & More!

Amenities

• State-of-the-Art Movie Theater • Spacious Bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpeting • Community Rooms with Widescreen TVs • Enclosed Courtyard • Beauty Salon, Chapel & More February 2014 • Beaver County Senior News

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Secured Dementia Community With our recent expansion, Katera’s Kove now has the largest secured dementia unit in Beaver County for assisted living residents. We specialize in continuous staff training on dementia care and are a member of the Alzheimer’s Association. Our beautiful new addition with 29 secure beds will give your loved one a sense of calmness and the best quality of life possible while in our care.

. . . all in a cozy home-like atmosphere!

Katera’s Kove is family owned and operated is family owned operated by sisters,of byKatera’s Lynn Kove Katekovich, RN. and Many employees Lynn Katekovich, andLynn’s Betty Butera. Lynnwhich and Katera’s Kove areR.N. from family, promotes a special bond between Betty encourage family involvement for all their staff resia nd They Kove. include he r ch ildentsresident who reside s. at Katera’s Many employees of dren, brother, daughter-in-law and sisKatera’s Kove are from Lynn and Betty’s families ter-in-law. Her brother Jim Maccaglia, is which promotes a special bond between staff and resiAssistant Administrator and is personally dents. Because Kove is family and op-to involved with Katera’s each resident from owned admission erated, theBecause residentsKatera’s are treatedKove like Lynn and Betty’s discharge. is family owned andfamily. operated, are treated like at family. Lynnthe andresidents Betty’s parents also reside the Lynn encourages family under involvement for allcare. who Katera’s Kove community their daughters’ reside at Katera’s Kove.

If you would like more information or to arrange a tour, please call us. 599 Norwood Drive Big Beaver Boro, Wampum, PA

724-891-6055

Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, will offer the following activities: 2 Day trip to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and lunch at Golden Corral February 5. Cost is $28/pp. 2 Bunco from 2 to 5 p.m. February 11. Cost is $8/pp and includes dinner and cash payouts. 2 Card party from 2 to 6 p.m. February 17. Cost is $6/pp and includes dinner and $2 table prizes. 2 Rivers Casino day trip February 24. Cost is $25/pp. 2 2014 Premier Dinner and Black Tie Bingo Fundraising Gala will be held at the Fez in Hopewell at 5 p.m. February 8. There will be six Bingo Games with $100 cash prizes, local celebrities, piano concert, catered dinner, Chinese auctions and cash bar. Cost is $35/pp or $60/couple. Tickets available a the center until February 6. Visit www.centeratthemall.com for all programs, events and fitness center hours and class schedule. Call (724)7281422 to make reservations for upcoming events and programs. Follow the center on Facebook at www.facebook. com/CenterattheMall BCSN

Baden Circle of Friends Circle of Friends, 371 Linmore Ave., Baden, will offer the following events: H Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at 5 p.m., penny bingo from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and birthday recognition February 13. H Pinochle tournament at 9:30 a.m. February 26. Ballroom dance classes are offered every Wednesday at 11 and 12:30; penny bingo every Tuesday at 10 a.m.; easy movement exercise class Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Call (724) 869-4224 or visit www.circleoffriendsbeaver.com for a complete schedule. BCSN

New Brighton Circle of Friends Circle of Friends New Brighton, Holy Family Parish, will offer the following events:

H Valentine’s Day bingo at 10 a.m. and lunch at noon February 14.

H Trip to Meadows Casino February 17. The group will leave New Brighton at 9 a.m., call center for details.

H Black History month celebration and luncheon February Katera’s Kove Assisted Living and Dementia Care Community Lighthouse Motto As Sailors have depended on the lighthouse for safety and guidance, so can you depend on Katera’s Kove for the safety and guidance of your loved ones in need. Here at Katera’s Kove, our staff is considered the beacon of light that shines love, compassion, and safety to all who reside here. So, from your safe harbor to ours, you can rest assured and know that your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect, love and dignity for as long as they reside here at our Kove.

22. Tickets are $10 a person and includes lunch and entertainment. Reservations required. Exercise classes are offered daily, ballroom dance classes are held Mondays and Fridays and Retired persons club weekly meeting are held at noon Thursdays. Call (724) 846-1959 or visit www.circleoffriendsbeaver.com for a complete schedule. BCSN


Keen-Age News . . . For Beaver County’s Active Seniors Beaver County Office on Aging

By Angela Gentile, Planning Unit Program Monitor Beaver County Office on Aging For Beaver County Senior News * President’s Day will be celebrated on February 17. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12, and George Washington’s birthday is February 22. * February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Remember all the special people in your life, whether it be a spouse, children, siblings, relatives or friends. If you cannot send a card, give that special person a call. * Remember and reflect on the service of our US military: National Freedom Day, February 1; the sinking of the USS Maine, February 15; the flag raising on Iwo Jima, February 23; the battle of the Java Sea, February 27. Thank you to all our military, along with their families, for their service to our country. * Groundhog Day is celebrated February 2 on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow for six more weeks of winter, or will he not see his shadow for an early spring? * February is a good month to purchase these items: mattresses, furniture, big screen televisions, cameras, motorcycles, boats, air conditioners and dental care products. * If you have a dog that is older than three months, Pennsylvania law requires you to have the animal licensed by January 1. If you missed doing this, obtain the license at the County Treasurer’s office at the Beaver County Court House. The fee for seniors or persons with a disability (with proof of age or disability) is $6.45, or $4.45 if your dog is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses cost $51.45, or $31.34 for a spayed or neutered pet. BCSN

Storm survival kit for your automobile

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now! We have had a bunch of it since November, but we missed some of the big snowfalls that other areas of the country have experienced. Every year, there are stories of people who get stuck in their cars during a storm. Do you have a survival kit for your car? The American Red Cross and several survival organization websites list items to keep in your car. This list may not be totally complete or there may be other things which you need, but gathering items and placing them in your vehicle is important. In a best case scenario, you may never need to use any of the items but if you need something, you will be glad you took the time to put it in the car. It’s good to have a whistle so you can alert people for assistance, along with one of the new LED flashlights; they are so bright compared to the flashlights we used years ago. Even if you have an older flashlight, make sure it has fresh batteries in it. Other good items to have are matches, rain gear, trash bags, a hammer and screwdriver, duct tape, a hat, shoes, gloves, clothing, scissors, nonperishable food, a manual can opener, bottled water, blankets, a battery operated radio, sanitation items such as toilet paper and paper towels, a map of the area, a charged cellular phone and a GPS. Over the years, I’ve put a snow shovel in my car just in case I would need it. My friends would laugh about that, but I had to use it once and it got me out. When I was younger, I drove Ford Mustangs, and since they are

This is the snow shovel Angela used years ago to clear snow away from her car wheels to avoid getting stuck. Even though it is a good idea to have a snow shovel in your car to clear out snow in an emergency, older adults should always use caution when shoveling snow. Consider having a family member, friend or neighbor help you. rear-wheel drive, they do not always move well in the snow. About 20 years ago, I could not get out of street parking in Midland on Christmas Day since the snow bunched up on the one-way brick street. I dug the snow away from the back wheels, and I was able to pull out. I always have paper towels in the car. About 12 years ago, I picked up my grandmother to take her shopping, and after driving in the car a while, I realized that a dog left droppings in her yard, which stuck nicely to my shoes. I was so glad that I had paper towels to remove the debris from my shoes and the car. BCSN

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Keen-Age News . . . For Beaver County’s Active Seniors Beaver County Office on Aging

Surprises for Shut-ins brightens lives again this holiday season

Beaver County AARP TaxAide sites 2014

Hundreds of isolated older adults were remembered throughout the 2013 Christmas holiday season with a friendly visit and a bag of gifts from the Beaver County Office on Aging’s Surprises for Shut-ins program. The 27th annual program provided a gift bag with eight to 12 wrapped gifts to 511 people. This included 361 consumers of Beaver County Office on Aging services, three community referrals, 34 shut-ins of three churches and 113 lowincome personal care home residents. Since the inception of the program in 1987, a grand total of 8842 gift deliveries have been made.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the following sites from February 3 through April 15:

The Beaver County Office on Aging cannot accomplish this program without the tremendous support of the community each year. This includes individuals, church groups, civic groups, senior centers and other social service agencies and staff from the Office on Aging. Elmcroft of Chippewa earmarked the proceeds of its Christmas Tree Wonderland to the program. Generous monetary donations by individuals and groups help us to purchase gifts, gift bags and wrapping supplies.

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We standardized our gift bags this year, purchasing five standard items for each bag, and then we added the items donated by the public. We had two open house wrapping days at Center at the Mall, where volunteers of all ages joined in to wrap presents. The Office on Aging Advisory Council wrapped gifts during its December meeting, and several people came into the BCOA office to wrap gifts that were dropped off at our Beaver Falls location. We paid attention to the advice our volunteers have suggested about square items being easier to wrap. We purchased

* New Life Presbyterian Church, 2795 Patterson Dr., Aliquippa, (724) 3784389. Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (walk-in).

A sampling of some of the gifts received by recipients of the Surprises for Shut-ins program.

* Circle of Friends, Linmore and Wayne Streets, Baden, (724) 869-4224. Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (appointment only, call (724) 869-4224).

square items with funds donated to the program, and wrapping went much quicker this year; it took 171 hours to wrap everything, a reduction of about 103 volunteer wrapping hours from the previous year.

* Beaver Memorial Library, 100 College Ave., Beaver, (724) 775-1132. Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (appointment only, call (724) 252-6485, closed February 17).

A tremendous amount of soft blankets, lap robes, scarves, hats and gloves were donated, which allowed all of our isolated adults to receive something to keep them warm. Gift bags also included soap, toiletries, crackers, tea towel, facial tissue, calendar and household items. Who does not enjoy a good piece of candy at the holidays? Each gift bag also included a chocolate bar from Anderson’s Candies.

* Brodhead Apartments, 712 12th St., Beaver Falls. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (walk-in).

Of the 361 BCOA consumers receiving gifts, 32 volunteers delivered 278 of these gifts, and the remainder was delivered by the caseworkers during their regularly scheduled home visits. The Beaver County Office on Aging thanks you for your support of the program. We are receiving many thank you notes from the older adults expressing their gratitude for being remembered and for the usefulness of the gifts. BCSN

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* Center Township Fire Hall #1, 3385 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment only, call (724) 775-8354. * Pathway Church, 239 Braun Rd., Beaver Falls, (724) 843-6381 (Chippewa). Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment only, call (724) 601-7778. This service is free and open to lowand moderate-income taxpayers. Membership in AARP is not required. Some complex tax returns may be out of scope for this service.


Keen-Age News . . . For Beaver County’s Active Seniors Beaver County Office on Aging

Ultimate Birthday Bash rescheduled for February

Calling all pool players...

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ue to the dangerously cold weather during the second week of January, the Beaver County Office on Aging decided to cancel the January 9 Senior Day at the Mall featuring its 40 th year Ultimate Birthday Bash. Do not worry. The birthday party will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12 in the Sears corridor of Beaver Valley Mall. An Elvis impersonator will entertain the crowd, and WBVP-WMBA radio will broadcast live during the event. Spin the Chick-Fil-A prize wheel for a chance at a prize. Upon registration, each participant will receive a small gift and have a chance to win a door prize. There will be refreshments and Chick-Fil-A coffee. Visit the vendors for lots of information on senior services and programs.

Center at the Mall at Beaver Valley Mall offers:

The event is sponsored by the Beaver County Office on Aging and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, A NiSource Company, along with premier sponsors Medic Rescue, Concordia Visiting Nurses and Highmark. BCSN

2 Lunch every day

2 Pool table 2 Fitness classes 2 Computer lab 2 Coffee bar 2 Dancing 2 and much more! Call (724) 774-5654 for details.

Internet slang and texting codes for use in text messages and email continue to evolve. Here are some more terms: YOLO

You Only Live Once

TIE

Take It Easy

P2C2E

Process Too Complicated to Explain

RUOK

Are You Okay?

NUNYA

None of Your Business

VACA

Vacation or holiday

KTF

Keep The Faith

Senior center menus

Call the following senior centers for menu information and reservations: Aliquippa: (724) 857-9989 Baden: (724) 869-4224: Beaver Falls: (724) 846-1959: Center at the Mall: (724) 728-1422: Midland (724) 869-4224.

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Keen-Age News . . . For Beaver County’s Active Seniors Beaver County Office on Aging

The Beaver County Office on Aging

Serving you: Your financial gift allows the Beaver County Office on Aging to offer in-home services to frail older adults in their home—because home is where they want to stay. Your donation in any amount increases our ability to help care for our older adults in need.  

---------------------------------------------------------Donation Form

Address:__________________________

Beaver County Commissioners Tony Amadio, Chairman Joe Spanik Dennis Nichols

City/State/Zip:_____________________

Beverly K. Sullivan, Administrator Beaver County Office on Aging

Name:____________________________

Amount

Services provided through subcontractors:

___$10 ___$15 ___$25 ___$50 ______any other amount You may make a donation in honor or memory of someone Dedication ___in honor of

___in memory of

list name:__________________________ May we print your dedication?

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• “Surprises for Shut-ins” • Information and Referral • Ombudsman Service • PDA Waiver Program • Domiciliary Care • Care Management • Benefits Counseling • Day at the Mall • Pre-admission Assessment • Family Caregiver Support Program • APPRISE Program • PrimeTime Health Program • Nursing Home Transition

___Yes ___No May we print your name as a donor? ___Yes

___No

Make your donation payable to: Beaver County Office on Aging Mail to: Beaver County Office on Aging Attn: Planning Department 1020 8th Ave. Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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• Adult Day Care • Attendant Care • Chore Service • Home Companion • Home Delivered Meals • Homemaker • Home Safe Home

• Legal Services • Personal Care • Protective Services • Respite Care • Senior Centers • Telephone Reassurance • Transportation

For more information, call or visit our office at 1020 Eighth Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (724) 847-2262 (Local) 1 (888) 548-2262 (Long Distance) TDD (724) 728-5700 Website: www.beavercountypa.gov/office-aging

Senior Day at the Mall The #1 Resource in Beaver County for personal, “on the spot” consultation and service for older adults all at one convenient location!

Proudly brought to you by ~ The Beaver County Office on Aging and

and Premier Sponsors: Medic Rescue ~ Concordia Visiting Nurses ~ HIGHMARK in cooperation with The Beaver Valley Mall Next event is February 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. www.seniordayatthemall.com


Seniors for Safe Driving

First annual LIFE Program Purse Bash

If you are age 55 or older and have successfully completed a senior driving education program in the past, you only have to attend a one-day refresher course to renew your insurance discount. If you have never participated in a Senior Driver Improvement Program, you must attend a two-day seminar to earn your automobile insurance discount.

The LIFE Programs in Beaver will hold the first annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash on Saturday, March 1 at the Center Social Hall in Aliquippa. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and five chances to win authentic designer purses as well as other opportunities to win purses and accessories by Coach, Vera Bradley and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase unique gift and craft items and to enter to win a gift basket. To purchase tickets, contact Catina Keeley at (724) 302-2487. BCSN

• February 11; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaver County YMCA, 2236 Third Ave., New Brighton. • March 11; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaver County YMCA, 2236 Third Ave., New Brighton. • March 25; Noon to 4 p.m. at Healthsouth-Sewickley, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. • April 1; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Center at the Mall, Monaca Senior Center, Beaver Mall Unit 284, Monaca. For a complete list of classes, go to www.sfsd-pa.com. Online courses are now available. To register, call (724) 283-0245 or (800) 559-4880. Space is limited so register early. BCSN

BEAVER FALLS PLAZA 1008 Seventh Ave., Beaver Falls (724) 843-4822

Spacious One and Two Bedroom Apartments • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • On-site Management and Maintenance • Carpet/Blinds on All Windows • Individually Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning • Generous Closet Space • Potential Rapid Occupancy • No Application Fee • All Utilities Included in Rent • Income Limits Apply • 1 Person hh...$13,800 • 2 Persons hh...$15,800 Maximum income for eligibility is: 1 Person $36,500; 2 Persons $41,700

Beaver County support groups * Alzheimer Association caregiver support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month April through September at Fenchel Law Offices, 2242 A Darlington Rd., Beaver Falls. Call (724) 847-4723. Meetings are also held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the second Monday of each month October through March at Elmcroft of Chippewa, 104 Pappan Business Dr., Beaver Falls. Call (724) 891-3333. * The Ostomy Support Group meets on the first Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the education center in the Medical Center, Dutch Ridge Rd., Beaver. No meetings are held in July and August. Call (724) 775-0574. * Panic and Anxiety Support Group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Friendship Ridge, first floor, Brighton Twp. Call Mary at (412) 720-2317. BCSN

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Pharmacy Medical Equipment Mobility Equipment & Positioning Devices Equipment Repair Service Medical Supplies Respiratory Services Home Accessibility Equipment

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Pharmacy / Showroom 301 Corbet Street Tarentum, PA 15084

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The insurance discount is five percent of the total premium for a period of three years. Cost for the course is $15 per person. Here is the upcoming schedule:

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Crown Antiques is trusted source for selling your antiques and estate items By Gina Mazza For Beaver County Senior News

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aruch Hyman has had a passion for collecting things since he was a young boy. “From the time I could talk and walk, I started to collect stamps and other things,” says Baruch, 52, of Squirrel Hill. “Later, my father got me into collecting coins and by the time I was in rabbinical school in Israel, I was able to support myself by doing this kind of work.” These days, after getting married, having eight children (now ages 13 to 27) and moving to Pittsburgh via Des Moines, Baruch has evolved his passion for collecting into a full-time business, “although my wife would tell you it’s still more of a passion than an occupation,” he jokes. In 1968, he opened Crown Antiques in Squirrel Hill and nine years later, relocated to a five-story building on Fifth Avenue right across from the Consol Energy Center box office, downtown, to accommodate the business’ growth.

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One of the largest antique stores in the region, it holds more than four million items—everything from coins, antique jewelry and watches, historical documents, old posters and photographs, political buttons, military items, paintings and prints, books and magazines, antique toys and sports paraphernalia. “We specialize in historical documents, coins, stamps and jewelry, and we have the largest collection of Black history items for sale around—many items dating back to the early 1800s.” Crown Antiques attracts both individuals and dealers from all over the world, mostly by word of mouth. “We have people come in from South America, Europe, Estonia, Belgium, France and

Photo taken from www.istockphoto.com.

Russia,” Baruch explains, “and one guy who comes in from Japan every year and purchases items to take back to his store there.”

out and look at your items and you decide to not part with any of them, that’s okay. Many times, people want to think it over before they get rid of anything.”

Parting with your valuables: a few tips before you do

He gives a recent example of an 89-year-old woman who had a handful of old costume jewelry, some gold coins and a couple boxes of miscellaneous stuff that she wanted to get rid of; she didn’t know what these items might be worth, if anything, so Baruch stopped by her home to assess them.

On the “other side of the coin,” so to speak, Baruch is the one doing the travel; that is, he personally goes out to the home of anyone who is looking to sell items in their estate (and also for insurance companies who need appraisals on estates). When asked why someone would trust Baruch to come to their home and look at their valuables, he responds by saying, “Well, I’ve been in business since 1968 and I’ve never had a complaint, so hopefully I’m doing something right. And I’m a rabbi! Also, I never pressure anyone to sell anything. Even if I come

“Sometimes you might think what you have isn’t worth anything, and it’s got a value of, say, $1,000; and some of the things that you think are valuable might be junk,” he says. “In her case, she would have been happy to get $50 for her stuff and I gave her $200, so she made a decision on the spot. She was very pleased.”


One common mistake that Baruch sees people making when they are getting ready to clean their house (either to relocate, sell the property, or due to a loved one’s death) is that they tend to throw away everything that’s worthwhile and keep the junk.

Baruch offers these helpful tips as far as determining the price you will receive for your goods: Bear in mind that the dealer is going to make at least double their money, with some exceptions. If he buys old photos for $15 a piece, for example, he would typically resell them for $30 a piece. Don’t trust everything you see on the Internet (unless you are very knowledgeable about the items you are selling). Online information can be both helpful and misleading. You may find a penny from the 1800s selling for $500 and think yours holds the same value; however, theirs may be

Pinney Street Apartments 420 Pinney Street, Rochester, PA 15074

PRV Manor Apartments 1626 Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Rent-Assisted Housing for Persons Ages 62 and Older Or Disabled or Handicapped There is an admission priority for very low income persons whose incomes are

• 1 Person hh...$13,800 • 2 Persons hh...$15,800 Maximum income for eligibility is: 1 Person $36,500; 2 Persons $41,700 For an application or assistance call (724) 770-5000 Pinney and PRV Associates PO Box 1567, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Francis A. Farmer Apartments 274 Friendship Circle Brighton Township, Beaver, PA 15009 Rent-Assisted Housing for Persons Ages 62 and Older 1 bedroom apartments w/ equipped kitchens, A/C, balconies, community room, laundry facilities, parking lots and Secure Intercom System. Newly renovated accessible apartments with roll in showers also available. There is an admission priority for very low income persons whose incomes are

• 1 Person hh...$13,800 • 2 Persons hh...$15,800 Maximum income for eligibility is: 1 Person $36,500; 2 Persons $41,700 For an application or assistance call (724) 775-1220 or visit Housing Authority of the County of Beaver 300 State Avenue, Beaver, PA 15009 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Photo taken from www.istockphoto.com.

in immaculate condition and yours may be worn, rendering it less valuable. If you are selling an estate, dealers should spend a couple hours in your home looking at everything. In the end, they may offer to buy everything in the house or only specific items. Crown Antiques is open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. They are closed on Saturdays. To learn more, call (412) 434-6425 or visit www.crowntiques.com. BCSN This article was originally printed in 2013 in Pittsburgh Senior News.

Robert A. Banks Attorney at Law

Wills • Estate Planning • Senior Citizen Law Powers of Attorney • Living Wills Attorney Robert Banks has provided legal counsel to over 5,100 clients since his admission to the Bar in October 1978. During his 32 years of legal counseling Attorney Banks has obtained experience in many fields:

• elder law • estate planning • estate administration • family law “My goal is to provide area residents with the best possible legal service at a fair and reasonable price.”

Need a speaker at no cost for your church or group? Give me a call!

650 Corporation Street, Suite 300, Buchanan Building, Beaver, PA 15009 www.rabanksesq.com

Office: (724) 775-1500 Fax: (724) 774-3560

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“I will get five sets of china or glassware, for example, but it’s worthless; whereas I’ll pay $100 a piece for old gum wrappers. Call us before you start cleaning up and throwing away things like old theatre ticket stubs, programs and toys. Costume jewelry, tools and things like sewing machines and typewriters aren’t worth anything because these items are common, and other items like camcorders are completely worthless.”

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PSN website offers wealth of information for older adults As a reader of Beaver County Senior News, did you know that we offer a wealth of valuable information for seniors beyond what we publish in print every month? If you haven’t yet visited our website, go online and give it a click. On PittsburghSeniorNews.com, you will find everything from local news to national trends. The web pages are easily searchable by topics, including health and wellness, financial, travel, entertainment, lifestyle and even games (yes, you can even play Sudoku there!).

Need a good recipe for tonight’s dinner or your church’s bake sale? PittsburghSeniorNews.com has a stockpile of savory dishes, desserts and more, such as this one:

And not to worry if you’ve missed picking up a print copy of Beaver County Senior News; all back issues for the year are archived on the site. Our annual Beaver County Senior Resource Guide and Allegheny County Senior Resource Guide —which contain mostly everything you need to know about services and resources for older adults in Beaver and Allegheny counties—is also visible online.

3 1 cup apple cider

The content on the site is updated regularly, so check back every week for new FNL Beaver Senior News ad 10/22/08 9:12 AM Page articles, ideas and information. BCSN

Cider-Braised Spicy Pork Stew 3 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 1 teaspoon salt 3 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder or pork butt, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

3 1 cup chicken broth 3 1 tablespoon dried or fresh chopped parsley 3 2 1/2 teaspoons original Tabasco brand pepper sauce 3 3 cups butternut squash chunks 3 2 cups Brussels sprouts, each cut in half 1

3 1 large apple, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped

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Combine flour and salt in a bowl; add pork pieces. Toss to coat well. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork pieces in batches until well browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining pork. Remove pork to slow cooker. Add onion, apple cider, chicken broth, parsley and Tabasco. Cover and cook on high 2 hours or on low 4 hours. Stir in squash, Brussels sprouts and apple. Cover and cook 2 hours longer, stirring occasionally. Serve with crusty bread. Serves 6

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LIVE to Love. Comprehensive, Coordinated Services at No Cost for Qualified Older Adults… A Partnership with Families Caring for their Older Loved Ones. CenterPlace 131 Pleasant Drive, Suite 1 Aliquippa, PA 15001

724-378-5400

www.lutheranseniorlife.org A partnership of Lutheran SeniorLife and Heritage Valley Health System

616 Golf Course Road Aliquippa, PA 15001 Phone: (724) 375-0345 Now offering Outpatient Therapy along with Short-Term Rehabilitation.

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Hoffman’s Drug Store Emanuel N. Panos Pharmacist

Free Delivery We deliver to: Aliquippa Ambridge Hopewell Center • Utility bill payments accepted • PA Lottery tickets • Western Union

536 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa

(724) 375-4111

Wherever you need us . . . Since 1921

INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES An Office of Sewickley Valley Medical Group 1155 Merchant St., Ambridge, PA 15003

Phone: (724) 266-0707

Accepting New Patients Richard A. Schollaert, M.D. Richard G. Cassoff, M.D. Stephanie L. Perry, M.D. George B. Cheponis, M.D. Hans J. Fuchs, M.D. Sarah Miller, PA-C


Senior Resources

Crossword Puzzle answer on page 18

Following is a list of resources that are relevant to issues effecting seniors. We are providing this as an easy reference for information that you may need now or in the future. AARP: www.aarp.org. The National site for AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons), a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people, ages 50 years and older. Call 1 (888) 687-2277.

Beaver County Office on Aging: www.beavercountypa. gov/office-aging. Gives detailed information on aging programs. Call (724) 847-2262 (Local); 1 (888) 548-2262 (Long Distance); TDD (724) 728-5700. Benefits Checkup: www.benefitscheckup.org. An online questionnaire to help search for a list of all state and federal benefits. COMPASS (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services): www.compass.state.pa.us. Enables Pennsylvania citizens to apply for social services programs online. Call 1 (800) 692-7462. Eldercare Locator: www.eldercare.gov. Contains information on the complete array of services and programs of interest for older adults. Call 1 (800) 677-1116. Government Benefits: www.GovBenefits.gov. The official benefits website of the government that connects people in need to government assistance programs. Call 1 (800) 333-4636. Medicare: www.medicare.gov. The official government site for Medicare consumer information. Call 1 (800) 633-4227. Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center: www.pahunger.org. A non profit organization working to end hunger and ensure food security for all Pennsylvanians. The link for Pennsylvania food programs provides information on various nutrition resources in our state. Call 1 (800) 634-2033. Pennsylvania Long-Term Care: www.helpinpa.state.pa.us. Provides long-term care information on available service options, including home care, public and private financing of those options, and other issues. Call 1 (866) 286-3636.

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ACROSS 1 Small plateaus 6 Permit 9 Cambridge sch. 12 “Rolling in the Deep” singer 13 Oklahoma city 14 Ivanovic of tennis 15 Ginormous 16 Wanting to know 18 — pentameter 20 Sand 21 Fuss 23 Get a glimpse of 24 A-listers 25 First course, often 27 Cruel Athenian lawgiver 29 Crazy 31 Bath sponge 35 Terrycloth item 37 A Cruise 38 Morocco’s capital 41 Filch 43 Tear 44 Out of control 45 Michener novel 47 Sundry 49 Pry 52 Greek vowel 53 Time of your life? 54 Diving gear 55 Kibosh 56 Supporting 57 Refuge

DOWN 1 — de mer 2 Writer LeShan 3 Not joking 4 Plankton component 5 Apparently is 6 More frilly 7 Cabinet dept. since 1979 8 Pitch 9 New Zealand native 10 Arctic native 11 Savor 17 10-Down’s homes 19 Lightly moisten 21 “— was saying ...” 22 Corleone title 24 “The Name of the Rose” author 26 Former New York governor 28 Permit 30 “Kidding!” 32 Really angry 33 “Entourage” role 34 Not square 36 Chalkboard accessory 38 “Nevermore” sayer 39 Ritzy fiddle 40 Cleaning agent 42 Low voice 45 “Les Miserables” writer 46 Machu Picchu native 48 Lummox 50 Japanese sash 51 — de deux

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Alzheimer’s Association: www.alzpa.org. Programs and services for individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Call 1 (800) 272-3900.

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February Trivia

Heart 2 Heart

Circle the correct answer for a chance to win $30 cash.

Home Health and Home Care Agencies

1. What monument is an iconic symbol of a western state and appears on the state’s license plate? A. Devil’s Tower; B. The Grand Tetons; C. Chimney Rock; D. The Grand Staircase

“We keep you healthy and safe at home”

2. Which national monument has North America’s largest concentration of lava tube caves and lies on the northern flank of the largest volcano in the Cascade Range? A. Lava Beds; B. Craters of the Moon; C. Mt. Lassen; D. Mt. St. Helens 3. What national monument is only a half hour north of San Francisco, and contains one of the finest preserved groves of old growth coastal redwoods in central California? A. Giant Sequoia; B. Muir Woods; C. Ironwood Forest; D. Redwood Coast 4. This national monument is the remnant of an ancient volcano, having two fairly large lakes in its caldera: Paulina Lake and East Lake. Name it. A. Lava Beds; B. Newberry; C. Craters of the Moon; D. Capulin Volcano 5. A national monument is located in California’s coastal mountains and is known by rock climbers as a great place to climb. What is it? A. Pinnacles; B. Scotts Bluff; C. Cedar Breaks; D. Vermilion Cliffs 6. Which mountain was over 1,300 feet taller just two years before it was made into a national monument? A. Mt Lassen; B. Mt. Rushmore; C. Sunshine Crater; D. Mt. St. Helens

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27 Spencer Street, Leetsdale, PA 15056 Rent-Assisted Housing for Persons Ages 62 and Older 1 bedroom apartments w/ equipped kitchens, wall-wall carpet, A/C, balconies, community room, laundry facility, off-street parking and Secure intercom system. HUD has mandated that an admission priority be implemented for households whose incomes are 30% of the area median income or less. Income limits apply (gross annual income) • 1 Person hh...$13,800 • 2 Persons hh...$15,800 Maximum • 1 Person hh...$36,500 • 2 Persons hh...$41,700

1 (800) 238-7555 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

7. A national monument was used by NASA for astronauts to practice lunar expeditions. Which one? A. Lava Beds; B. Craters of the Moon; C. Sonoran Desert; D. White Sands 8. What national monument is completely surrounded by military installations, and is sometimes closed due to nearby missile tests? A. Yucca House; B. White Sands; C. Tonto; D. Prehistoric Trackways

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Congratulations to Mary Mastromatteo who won last month’s contest. (Multiple answers were accepted for numbers 7 and 8.) The answers were: 1. Carnation; 2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day; 3. Garnet; 4. Seven; 5. Capricorn; 6. Aquarius; 7. Franklin D. Roosevelt; 8. Elvis; 9. Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.10. The Gulf War

Friendship Ridge Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 246 Friendship Circle, Beaver (724) 775-7100 • Admissions: (724) 773-5209

www.friendshipridge.org Visit our website at

To enter, mail your answers to Beaver County Senior News Contest, P.O. Box 11126, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. One entry per person. Correct entries will be eligible for our drawing. One winner will be drawn. Entries must be received by the 15th of this month. Answers will be published in the next edition of Beaver County Senior News.

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Crossword Puzzle Answer (See page 17)


I just had a dream about it A young woman was taking an afternoon nap. After she woke up, she told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine’s day. What do you think it means?” “You’ll know tonight.” he said. That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it--only to find a book entitled “The meaning of dreams”. I’m sending out some cards A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middleaged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. He then takes out a perfume bottle and starts spraying scent all over them. His curiosity getting the better of him, he goes up to the balding man and asks him what he is doing. The man says, “I’m sending out one thousand Valentine cards signed, ‘Guess who?’” “But why?” asks the man. “I’m a divorce lawyer,” the man replies. Taken from www.ahajokes.com.

While our later years can present many challenges, they also offer their share of joys. At Elmcroft, we’re committed to enriching the lives of the elderly by offering the compassion, dignity and independence they deserve.

Call to schedule your visit!

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SENIOR LIVING, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON “LIVING.”

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