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Surviving inductees and inductee family representatives.

Soldiers & Sailors inducts 15 new members into its Hall of Valor Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland inducted new members into its Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor on Sunday, March 20. The 15 honorees represent four western Pennsylvania counties—Allegheny, Beaver and Fayette—and three branches of the military. “The Hall of Valor recipients represent the standards of conduct, courage and duty symbolic of honest and faithful service made, while serving our country,” says president and

CEO John F. McCabe. “We honor and remember the bravery of ordinary men who exhibited extraordinary courage and valor for the love of their country.”

Star and Distinguished Flying Cross. Limited inductions also include Airmen’s Medal, Soldier›s Medal, Coast Guard Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps medals.

Since 1963, the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor has recognized Pennsylvanian veterans that have received medals for bravery and heroism during times of military conflict. Soldiers & Sailors has inducted nearly 700 veterans as recipients of the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver

The induction ceremony was followed by a special dinner reception in the Grand Ballroom. Soldiers & Sailors is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2017. To qualify, a member of the armed forces must have Continued on page 8

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Owner/Publisher: Lynn Webster It’s Older Americans Month and the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging encourages you to “blaze a trail!” Turn to our feature on page 14 and check out the diverse events happening at county senior centers this month. Join in the fun! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Allegheny County native Cumberland Posey inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame


umberland “Cum” Willis Posey, Jr., an Allegheny County native and resident until his death in 1946, was recently selected by the Early African American Pioneers Committee for induction into the Class of 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Posey was considered to be the best black basketball player of his time. Playing from the early 1900s through the mid-1920s, his peers called him an “All-Time Immortal.” He led Homestead High to the 1908 Pittsburgh City Basketball Championship. He was Penn State’s first African American varsity basketball player for two years, and he also did a basketball stint at the University of Pittsburgh. Posey later played for Duquesne University using the alias “Charles Cumbert” and led the Dukes in scoring for three seasons. Posey later formed the famous Monticello Athletic Association team that won the Colored Basketball World’s

team of the Black Fives Era through the mid-1920s, winning four straight black national titles, from 1918-1921. While playing with the Monticello Athletic Association, Posey was a centerfielder for the Murdock Grays and the team’s subsequent owner, changing its name to Homestead Grays. Posey retired from basketball in the late 1920s to focus exclusively on the business of baseball. He later became chief architect of the Negro National League. In 2006, Posey was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, for his contributions to the sport. He was also enshrined in the Duquesne University Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 under his real name, Cumberland Willis Posey, Jr. Posey is the first person to have been inducted into both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame. PSN

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Q: Is a hearing implant right for me? A: If you have tried hearing aid after hearing aid and nothing seems to work, it may mean a hearing implant is right for you. Other signs may include having difficulty hearing in noisy environments (such as restaurants) or on the phone. Be sure to discuss these signs with a Hearing Implant Specialist in your area. Hearing aids are typically worn before implantable solutions are considered. Q: How are hearing implants different than hearing aids?

You may be asking yourself: “What are hearing implants and will they work for me?” While these answers lie in the hands of a qualified Hearing Implant Specialist, there are some telltale signs that may mean a hearing implant is right for you. Get to know the facts. It’s the first step to better hearing.

A: While hearing aids only amplify sounds, hearing implants help make them louder and clearer. Improving the clarity of your hearing may help you better understand speech in both quiet and noisy situations. Q: What kinds of hearing implants are there? A: There are hearing implant solutions for many types of hearing loss. They include cochlear implants, Hybrid™ Hearing and bone conduction implants. Visit your Hearing Implant Specialist to determine which one may be right for you.

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Q: Does Medicare cover hearing implants? A: Yes, hearing implants may be covered by Medicare and most private insurance.* Q: Do hearing implants require surgery? A: Yes, surgery is required. However, in most cases it is a short, outpatient procedure. Q: Am I too old to get a cochlear implant? A: No, it’s never too late to begin your journey to better hearing.

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More people than ever before are turning to hearing implants to help them hear again and reconnect to the life they love. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have found hope beyond hearing aids and are now enjoying the sounds they’ve been missing with an implantable hearing solution.


Athletic role models for women once hard to find female athletes she looked up to as a kid growing up, and she said no.

By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News


Like my sister, she just went out and participated in sports because she liked them. According to Anna Mae, at that time women weren’t considered athletes no matter how good they were.

f you ask a group of area seniors who they thought was the greatest male athlete this city has ever seen, you will probably provoke an argument which could last for hours. Ask the same question, substituting female athlete for male athlete, and you will probably be met with silence. Years ago, women were discouraged from participating in athletics, but some managed to find a way to compete in sports anyway. I asked my friend Jim Bodamer who he thought was the best female athlete he had ever seen. Jim had been involved with University of Pittsburgh athletics for close to 50 years. In that time, he has seen many gifted athletes compete, both male and female. Jim thought for a moment and then said Jennifer Bruce would be his choice. She was an All-American basketball player at Pitt in the 1980s.

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I asked the same question to another friend, Victor Nedlick. He told me the best and most famous female athlete he ever saw was Sonja Henie, the figure skater. She performed once at the old Duquesne Gardens. Victor and his wife Jean saw her in action before World War ll. Victor went on to say the performance almost didn’t take place. Victor knew the manager of the Gardens, and the manager told him Sonja Henie wasn’t happy with the ice. Some adjustments were made and Sonja went out and put on quite a show.

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Figure skater Sonja Henie. My sister Peg is a very good athlete. I asked her who her sports idol was while she was growing up. She told me it was Roberto Clemente. I then asked her who her favorite female athlete was while she was growing up. She said she didn’t have one. She more or less picked up sports on her own and stuck with them because she like playing them. I had a chance to talk with Anna Mae Gorman Lindberg about women’s athletics. Anna Mae is an accomplished athlete, once having competed in the 1932 Olympics held in Los Angeles as a member of the National Swim Team. asked Anna Mae if there had been any

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I asked Anna Mae if she had any memories of Babe Didrikson, another member of the 1932 Olympic Team who competed in track and field. Didrikson is considered to be the finest female athlete of the first half of the 20th century. Anna Mae said she did remember going to the stadium and watching Didrikson practice. Although the men athletes stayed at the Olympic Village, the women athletes were housed in a hotel. She has no recollection of running into Didrikson there. What Anna Mae does remember is that while the 1932 Olympics were being held there was a rumor going around that Didrikson was going to take up swimming and diving. Didrikson was such a superb athlete that members of the swimming and diving teams took notice. They were worried that if she competed in these sports that there would be little question about who would place first. It should be noted that in later years Didrikson became an accomplished golfer. Once, prior to a tournament, she entered the ladies locker room and announced: “The Babe is here! Who’s coming in second?” PSN

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Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day with UPMC for Life on May 25, 2016

Join us at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Admission is free for all UPMC for Life members and anyone age 65 or older. • Get moving with a Zumba demonstration in the PNC Pavilion. • Sing your favorite karaoke songs with friends. • Find out how to make better health choices from our health coaches. • Meet the Farm Kings and learn about programs that can help you eat healthier. • Enjoy the Zoo and its exhibits. Y0069_16_1349 Accepted

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Helping our community stay healthy and fit is one of our top priorities. That’s why UPMC for Life is so excited to be the Pennsylvania state sponsor of National Senior Health & Fitness Day for the 10th year in a row.


Soldiers & Sailors hosts annual Memorial Day celebration for all ages


oldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust will host its free annual Memorial Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 30. The event begins with a reflective ceremony remembering all fallen Pennsylvanian service members from the War on Terrorism. Pennsylvania has lost nearly 300 service members in our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Each year, Soldiers & Sailors recognizes this national holiday with recognition and purpose,” says president and CEO John F. McCabe. “We invite the community to join us as we maintain the tradition to observe the true meaning of Memorial Day: to honor and remember the men and women who’ve died while serving and made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. Join us in honoring our fallen followed by our patriotic celebration both in the museum and outside on the plaza and front lawn.” A unique attraction this year includes the 2016 US Open Championship Golf Trophy Tour. Visitors can sign up for a chance to win tickets to the final round of the US Open. Activities throughout the day include a special USCT Drum Corp appearance, a “Patrioteer” Challenge, and a patriotic concert performance by The Brass Roots from 3:30 to 4 p.m.


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Researchers at UPMC are looking for older volunteers to participate in a brain imaging study that examines the effect of normal aging on mental abilities such as memory and attention. Eligible participants will also complete various tasks and questionnaires. Participants will receive monetary compensation for completing the study. To be eligible, you must be over age 65, have no history of psychiatric or neurological disorders and pass a phone screening. Please contact Michelle Bechtold at 412-246-5314 for more information.

Other activities include a children’s fun house and craft area, face painting, balloon artist, costume characters, photo booth and more. Country music station Y108 will be on hand with a live broadcast from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the memorial and museum are free. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket and chair to picnic on the front lawn. PSN To learn more, visit

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Soldiers & Sailors inducts 15 new members into its Hall of Valor Continued from page 1

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been born in Pennsylvania, or enlisted or lived most of their life in the Commonwealth and received one of the aforementioned medals. Soldiers & Sailors accepts nominations all year and will accept nominations for next year’s induction class through February 1, 2017. For more information about nominations and reservations, ontact Tim Neff at (412) 6214253 ext. 219 or visit PSN Soldiers & Sailors is the nation’s only memorial and museum dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service, and in all capacities (active, reserve and guard). The historic building was designed by renowned architect Henry Hornbostel and has exhibits covering all of America’s conflicts from the Civil War through Afghanistan.

The 15 honorees • US Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Eugene F. Beistel, Allegheny County, Silver Star Medal, WWII • US Army Air Corps 1st Lt. John W. Carson, Allegheny County, Distinguished Flying Cross, WW II • US Army 1st Sgt. George G. Fontanesi, Allegheny County, Silver Star Medal, WWII

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Hair salon offers solutions and self-confidence to women dealing with hair loss By Gina Mazza For Pittsburgh Senior News


s there such a thing as hair therapy? If so, it is definitely happening at Creative Hair Solutions, a full-service salon located in Allison Park and at UPMC Passavant in McCandless Township. This is more than just a place to get a good cut and color. When women sit in the chairs of this studio—especially those suffering from hair loss due to an illness or aging—they also get a boost of self-confidence and even the courage to leave the house and go out in public. “It’s embarrassing to lose your hair, so obviously when women come in to the salon and want to do something about it, it makes a huge difference in their lives,” say owner Pat Julkowski, a licensed cosmetologist who, for the past 20 years, has focused exclusively on non-surgical hair replacement. “Many women are puzzled by the aging process and what it does to their hair—resulting either in female pattern thinning or alopecia, or ‘spot thinning’.” Hair Loss Studio Hair loss in women is nothing new or uncommon. More than 30 million women in the US suffer from it, and options for treatment have typically been either limited or uncomfortable. Yet today, more solutions are available—from partials to a full wig. “We can custom make a hairpiece that just fills in the area where it’s most needed,” Pat explains. “You may not need an entire hair system. This approach is cooler and more comfortable to wear. Every woman—and every woman’s head—is different, so we offer a carefully personalized service to meet the individual’s desires and needs. We use a molding system on the head and send the customer’s very own mold to the factory and make the wig.”

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“I’ve always had thin, lifeless hair that just got thinner as I aged,” says one long-time customer. “I never thought anything could be done about it. Then I met Pat and for the past nine years, I have enjoyed a full head of hair. She helped me choose the perfect hairpiece. I love it.”

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Owner Pat Julkowski styles client Rose Marie Mascari’s hair. style: face shape, lifestyle, daily maintenance and hair type,” Pat says. “Our precision cutting is done while the system is on the woman’s head so we can be accurate with both the fit and cut.” Natural hairpieces can be colored to precisely match any natural shade of hair. Just about any kind of perm or wave that can be performed on natural hair can also be performed on natural hairpieces. “I really didn’t want to leave my house because I was so embarrassed by my bald spot,” says another customer. “Now, I feel younger and prettier. I don’t have to worry about my scalp burning when I’m outside gardening and going for walks.” A passion for helping women who are healing through cancer

Since all appointments are made in advance, the studio is able to give customers their full attention. Customers work with a stylist who can help them decide which options are most suitable, including the type of hair texture, color and style. The consultation office inside the studio is private and discrete, so customers can relax and fully enjoy the experience.

The salon’s second location at UMPC Passavant Hospital came about through Pat’s passion for helping women who are struggling with cancer. “I was volunteering and doing make-up classes for cancer patients at the hospital for a while, and the nurses encouraged me to set up a studio there. If someone can’t get to us, I will even make house calls.” The UPMC location is open every Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Once customers have their hairpieces, Creative Hair Solutions clean and recondition them, whether made of human or synthetic hair. Of course, choosing a good style is important. “We consider everything when helping a customer choose a

“I was devastated by my hair loss during chemotherapy,” says Sarah, a customer of the salon. “Creative Hair Solutions boosted my self-esteem, which gave me the emotional encouragement I needed.”

Full-service hair salon Creative Hair Solutions is also a fullservice hair salon, offering everything from styling and cutting, colors and perms, curl relaxing, eyebrow waxing and tattooing, and scalp conditioning treatments. They also offer natural esthetic and electrolysis services, as well as facials and body care treatments.

Creative Hair Solutions accepts donations of hair on behalf of Wigs for Kids. To learn more, call (412) 492-1688, visit or email

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“I’m overjoyed with the outcome of my new hair and am so thankful that I found Creative Hair Solutions,” exclaims Karen, another loyal customer. PSN


Entertainments and Events * The North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. All levels of quilters are welcome. Membership is $25 per year; anyone interested in trying out the group can attend two meetings at no cost. Visit for more information. * Shaler Garden Clubs 63rd annual plant sale is set to take place from 9 a.m. to noon May 7 at Kiwanis Park, 399 Wetzel Rd., Glenshaw. There will be perennials, herbs, vegetables, annuals, planters as well as a basket auction, bake sale, flea market, crafts and children’s activities. Visit for more information. * Sealarks women’s group will meet at 1 p.m. May 11 at Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. This group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women

alone – widowed, divorced or never married. Jim O’Brien, Author and Sports Historian will be the guest speaker. All women alone are welcome to attend and consider joining the group. For additional information, call (412) 487-7194. * North Hills Community Outreach will host Volunteer Orientation sessions at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12 in NHCO Millvale, 416 Lincoln Ave., Millvale and at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 14 in NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Rd. There is no orientation session June. Volunteers are needed for all sites. Needs include volunteers for the US Open concessions in June, drivers to transport seniors to appointments, volunteers to stock our newsletters and brochures in various communities, receptionists and more. Contact Harriet at (412) 408-3830 x 3204 to register.

* Resources and Services for Seniors is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 14 at Stage AE, North Shore. Show your support by forming a team to walk for LifeSpan or donate directly to the LifeSpan team. Register online at or call (412) 464-1300 for more information. * A seniors lunch will take place at noon May 17 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Rd, Mt. Lebanon. A senior safety presentation by the Mt. Lebanon police department will be presented. $5 suggested donation; wheelchair accessible. Call (412) 278-2658 or email for details. * The second annual Shadyside art and craft festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and 22 along Walnut Street, Shadyside. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for details.

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Entertainments and Events * Chartiers Seniors presents a trip to Wildwood, NJ from May 22 through 25. Cost is $350 per person/based on double occupancy. Trip includes transportation, three nights hotel accomodations, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment and more. Call Karen at (412) 276-5056 for more information. * A free bus trip for WWII and Korean war era veterans is scheduled for May 26 to visit the World War II National Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial and others time permitting. Leave early and return between 9 and 10 p.m. Box lunch type meals and beverages are provided. We want to fill every seat with a veteran, therefore we are unable to accommodate family, spouses or friends. In order to make these trips free for the veterans we accept donations. For reservations or information, call (724) 709-3614.

* The annual Outdoor Extravaganza will take place May 27 to 30 at Breakneck Campground, Cheeseman Rd., Portersville. Participants will enjoy outdoor activities, workshops, excursions, kids activities, contests, prizes, games, evening programs and entertainment, gear exchange/flea market, Saturday evening pig roast and more. Choose a full day or a morning or afternoon session. Camping and food is optional. Sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking are among some of the day activities. There will also be historical hikes, excursions and workshops. Call (724) 526-5407 or visit for full details. * PyroFest returns to Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock, May 28 and 29. This community event serves to promote and celebrate

the international art of pyrotechnics through innovative and unique presentations. Techniques and products from around the globe create both daytime and nighttime pyrotechnic displays, providing a sensory and visual experience. PyroFest also includes live music, food and a kid’s zone. Call Mary at (800) 854-4705 or visit for pricing. * The LifeSpan Imperial Resource Center is hosting a trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts from June 6 through 11. Cost is $790 (per person/double occupancy) and includes seven days/ six nights as well as transportation, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tours of Martha’s Vineyard, Hyannis Area, Kennedy Memorial and Main Street - Provincetown and Chatham, entertainment and more. $100 deposit will hold your seat. For information or reservations call Betsy at (724) 218-1669. PSN


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Allegheny County seniors encouraged to “Blaze a Trail” during Older Americans Month By Gina Mazza For Pittsburgh Senior News


ay is a month of fresh beginnings, when the grass is greener (literally!) and perennial flowers burst forth in bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright colors. May is also when Older American’s Month (OAM) is celebrated, acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. This year’s “Blaze a Trail” theme puts a spotlight on opportunities to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults, as well as the ways in which older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers and their communities. A brief history of OAM

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Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however. In April of 1963, President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a prelude to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month.” Thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s 1980 designation, what was once

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June Woodson and her sister, Beverly Brown, enjoy the day together at last year’s Picnic in the Park hosted by LifeSpan.

called Senior Citizens Month, is now called “Older Americans Month,” and has become a tradition. Every President since JFK has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs and other such activities. OAM events around Allegheny County Throughout May, Allegheny County senior centers are encouraging older adults to get healthy and stay engaged in their communities through a variety of fun activities.

Trail Blazer storytelling The month kicks off on Monday, May 2 with Trail Blazer Stories, an event where seniors can share their stories about venturing into new types of hobbies and volunteer activities. Stop by the Lutheran Primetime Activity Center on Lincoln Avenue in Pittsburgh from 10 to 11 a.m. to hear one senior discuss a volunteer group that he started that teaches Knifty Knitting classes at a major craft store. His group donates all items to charities. The center will also host a Talent Show from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16. A group of energetic seniors will demonstrate the line dancing they recently learned at Volume 7, Issue 3

Ice cream socials, grill outs and picnics

Senior Picnic—this one in the park (Renzie Park)—will feature entertainment by Chuck Corby, bingo, giveaways and door prices, and of course a picnic lunch. The park picnic will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by LifeSpan’s Knoxville Resource Center and Mon Valley Center. Cost is $10. Sign up by calling (412) 381-6900. Exercise and fitness

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Guests from the Knoxville Center [front left] Joan Morgan, Gretchen Zimmerman, Joan Nelson [front right] Marlene Smith and Geraldine Stroud.

Ice Cream Socials, Grill Outs and Picnics are being planned at various centers. If you love ice cream, you can enjoy it for just a dollar! Join LifeSpan at their Imperial Resource Center (The Gathering Place) in Imperial from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Or head over to LifeSpan’s Heritage House Resource Center in Homestead from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20 for A Grill Out in the Courtyard. Call (724) 218-1669 to learn more about either event. Penn Hills Senior Center will host an Ice Cream Social with all the fixings from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Seniors will be given an opportunity to share stories of “happy days gone by” when they used to go out for ice cream. Call (412) 244-3405 to get the scoop. Seton Center in Brookline is hosting a Senior Celebration Picnic at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23; learn more by calling (412) 344-4777. Another

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Seniors exercise at the Knoxville Center.

If you’re feeling fitness-minded, OAM has several opportunities for you to join in some exercise fun. The “Walk with Ease” program takes its first steps at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 9 at Eastern Area Adult Services in Swissvale. Through this free walking program, participants can gain the benefits of regular aerobic exercise. The group meets for six weeks, three times each week. Register by calling (412) 731-6125. Vintage invites you to join in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 14 at Stage AE on the North Shore. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.; the 5K walk starts at 9 a.m. and a one-mile fun walk follows at 9:15 a.m. Register at

The Catholic Youth Association is also sponsoring a Spring Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Call (412) 621-3342 for details. Of course, most senior centers have ongoing exercise classes throughout the year, not just the month of May. In fact, Toni Yates first joined Vintage with the intention of adding more physical fitness into her life. “Who would have thought that this place would become such an important part of my life?” Toni says. “The first few months, I went three times a week and used the weight room and treadmills.” Then Toni took an enhanced fitness class, added a yoga class and tried the Silver Sneakers class. “Now, I’m at Vintage five days a week,” she comments. “I look forward to the exercise and seeing my new friends. Everyone exercises at his or her own comfort level, and no one judges anyone. Being a part of Vintage adds joy and balance to my life.”

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Patricia Capar and George Warnett of White Oak enjoy a Jitterbug.

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Community College of Allegheny County; another senior will entertain the audience with his groovy Disco dancing. Call (412) 307-1782 for details.


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The Jewish Community Center will honor its volunteers at a special breakfast from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 19. The JCC is located along Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh. Call (412) 521-7044 for more information, including how you, too, can become a volunteer.

Lunch and cake Let them eat cake! LifeSpan at Century III Mall in West Mifflin is commemorating OAM with cake for everyone at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2. Call (412) 216-3169 to learn more. The next day, May 4, the Catholic Youth Association in Lawrenceville will serve an Older Americans Month Luncheon from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Call (412) 6213342 for details.

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Cinco de Mayo Ole! Ole! A Cinco de Mayo Roof Top Party will swing into gear at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Northern Area Multi-Service Center in Tarentum. Grab your Mexican garb and call (724) 224-1552 for details. Mother’s Day

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Calling all moms! In celebration of Mother’s Day, Vintage is inviting you to a Mother’s Day event at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6 at their center on Highland Avenue in East Liberty. Cost is $3; RSVP at (412) 361-5003, ext. 104. Stress reduction Looking to reduce the effects of stress? Stop by Eastern Area Adult Services in Turtle Creek at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 for the free program, “Health Benefits of Eliminating Stress”, presented by Forbes Family Practice. Sign up at (412) 824-6880.

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Gerri and Bill Crevar of West Mifflin enjoy a slow dance.

Cultural events If the theater is your thing, check out the Vintage Theater Guild, which plans trips to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District productions and local attractions. The guild meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at Vintage in East Liberty. Cost is $2. Call (412) 261-5003, ext. 104 to learn more. Sock hop Dig out your poodle skirt and come on over for a Sock Hop from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Hill House on Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh. The center will transform into a dance hall from the ‘50s. A DJ will play rock and roll, a soda fountain will be flowing for root beer floats, and hot dogs and French fries will be served. Call (412) 392-4450 to find out more.

And finally, the Penn Hills Senior Center will host its popular 90+ Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Edgewood Country Club. Honorees must be age 90 or older by the end of 2016, and must be a Penn Hills resident. “This is a celebration of life!” says Lena Natalia, who is coordinating the event. “We have one woman, in particular, who is 102 and is really looking forward to this event. It’s a very big thing for the seniors.” Each honoree’s lunch is paid by the center; honorees’ guests pay on their own. To register, call (412) 244-3400 ask for Michele. This is just a smattering of the many activities being planned for May, a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults, as well as recognize their contributions and achievements. Check with your local senior center for a full list of activities. “We encourage everyone to take part in the celebrations,” suggests Jennifer Baker, supervisor for the Volume 7, Issue 3

Department of Human Services Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging. “Come out to pay tribute and acknowledge the contributions of older persons to our communities.” PSN

For information on activities at a senior community center in your area or for information on other aging services, call the DHS/AAA SeniorLine at (412) 350-5460.

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Howard Cooper lends his talents to the fence painting project.

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Everyone loves the Electric Slide.

Everybody loves bingo!

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A friendly game of Buncco.


Ella Smith and Joann Crumpton have fun creating and modeling their hat creations.

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At Senior  Community  Centers   Throughout  Allegheny  County     Eligibility  Requirements:    

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2016 Eligibility and Proxy Form Rights and Responsibilities I have been advised of my rights and obligations under the SFMNP. I certify that the information I have provided for my eligibility determination is correct, to the best of my knowledge. This certification form is being submitted in connection with the receipt of Federal assistance. Program officials may verify information on this form. I understand that intentionally making a false or misleading statement or intentionally misrepresenting, concealing, or withholding facts may result in paying the State agency, in cash, the value of the food benefits improperly issued to me and may subject me to civil or criminal prosecution under State and Federal law. Standards for eligibility and participation in the SFMNP are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. I understand that I may appeal any decision made by the local agency regarding my eligibility for the SFMNP. Participant Name: ________________________________ (Person the checks are for)

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Address: _______________________________________________________________ I hereby acknowledge with my signature that I am a Pennsylvania resident, I am 60 years or older and my household income is within the income guidelines for participation in SFMNP. Participants Signature ___________________________________(Person checks are for) Proxy Signature ____________________________________(Person picking up checks) Check numbers Received: ____________, ____________, ___________, __________ **The proxy must take this form to a distribution site in the county you reside. DO NOT MAIL Volume 7, Issue 3

Monday, May 2: Beef tips, whipped horseradish potatoes, carrot coins, peach cuts. Tuesday, May 3: Tuna salad, marinated tomatoes, chick pea salad, apple. Wednesday, May 4, Older American’s Day: Chicken breast, au gratin potatoes, French cut green beans with almonds, angel food cake with strawberries. Thursday, May 5: Rotini with meat sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread, orange. Friday, May 6: Turkey with gravy, broccoli florets, two-rice pilaf, apricots. Monday, May 9: Turkey ala king, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brown rice, fruit cocktail. Tuesday, May 10: Roast beef, scalloped potatoes, Italian green beans, orange. Wednesday, May 11: Meatloaf, garlic whipped potatoes, carrot coins, peach cuts. Thursday, May 12: Lemon garlic cod, stewed tomatoes with zucchini, cabbage and noodles, apple. Friday, May 13: Mandarin chicken salad, potato salad, triple bean salad, cantaloupe cuts. Monday, May 16: Swiss steak, vegetable medley, brown rice pilaf, orange. Tuesday, May 17: Chicken breast au jus, yams, broccoli florets, apricots. Wednesday, May 18, Birthday menu: Stuffed pepper, whipped potatoes, green and yellow zucchini coins, jelly roll. Thursday, May 19: Tuna salad, potato salad, tabbouleh, apple. Friday, May 20: Turkey meatballs, scalloped potatoes, French cut green beans, pineapple tidbits. Monday, May 23: Sliced por, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, pineapple cuts. Tuesday, May 24: Lemon garlic cod, scalloped potatoes, carrots & cauliflower, wheat bread, Gala apple. Wednesday, May 25: Porcupine meatballs with ground beef, green beans, honey wheat bread, noodles, orange. Thursday, May 26: Herb baked chicken breast, gourmet potatoes, broccoli florets, fruit cocktail. Friday, May 27: Roast beef, paprika potatoes, tossed salad, sliced peaches. Monday, May 30, Memorial Day: Closed. Tuesday, May 31: Tuna salad, potato salad, marinated cucumbers, pineapple tidbits. PSN This menu is for senior centers and home-delivered meals funded in part by the DHS AAA. Centers are open Monday through Friday. Call (412) 350-5460.

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Birmingham Towers, 2100 Wharton St., Second Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Serving the older adults of Allegheny County Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive William McKain, Allegheny County Manager Marc Cherna, Director Mildred E. Morrison, Administrator FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging’s SeniorLine at (412) 350-5460; Toll Free – (800) 344-4319; TDD – (412) 350-2727

or visit Information and Assistance Service Partner Agencies At Senior Community Centers Allentown Senior Center (412) 481-5484 Catholic Youth Association (412) 621-3342 Citiparks (412) 422-6570 Eastern Area Adult Services, Inc. (412) 829-9250 Hill House Association Senior Services (412) 392-4450 Jewish Community Center (412) 521-8010 LifeSpan, Inc. (412) 464-1300

SOCIAL SERVICES Information and Assistance Care Management Adult Day Services Adult Foster Care Home Delivered Meals Home Health Services Personal Care Home Support Services Protective Services Long Term Living Counseling Health Insurance Counseling Family Caregiver Support Companions for Homebound Nursing Home Resident Advocacy

Lutheran Service Society (412) 734-9330 Northern Area Multi-Service Center (412) 781-1176 Penn Hills Senior Center (412) 244-3400 Plum Senior Community Center (412) 795-2330 Riverview Community Action Corp. (412) 828-1062 Seton Center, Inc. (412) 344-4777 Vintage, Inc. (412) 361-5003

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Losing our young loved ones to drugs: An epidemic in America and watch grow. Perhaps, we want you to obtain a job where you are happy and content. When and if you OD on heroin or some other drug, you shut off all dreams for your future, including our hopes and dreams to see you grow and mature into a successful member of society. By Barbara Bush For Pittsburgh Senior News


his is an open letter to all the young people who feel the need for their drug of choice to survive their daily lives. You do not necessarily realize the waves of family and friends, fathers and mothers, step-parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins and aunts and uncles who are all deeply affected by your negative actions. Then again perhaps you do. We count on you for our future. We may want to see you grow up and have babies that we can love

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You are not invincible. You are human and your body can only take so much abuse. You can hide your addiction in the beginning until you begin to come apart at the seams as you progress in your spiraling spin of no return. Trust me: without help and lots of willpower, there is no return. Please, in the name of your parents and grandparents, look into a rehab program. Most importantly, do heed the advice that the experts at the rehabilitation facility give to you. You will need new friends who are as “high” on life as you will become. You can also go to your local church or parish;

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they will most gladly help you find a solution to your personal dilemma. You really don’t want to be the cause of your parent’s helplessness as they are sobbing into the arms of friends and relatives. Whatever pain or thrill led you into this scenario is not beyond solving. If you don’t like your body image, obtain support to change it. If you feel you were an unhappy child, make a difference to the many children who need

I am so sorry to add that what I am writing about is a first-person observation. On April 1, we lost my beautiful, 22-yearold granddaughter, Lexie Bush, to the demon drug epidemic that is happening each day. There are so very many families experiencing this same loss due to the drug contagion that is so prevalent across our nation. We parents and grandparents are powerless when it comes to solving this problem. There is free help and support to assist you in returning to a conventional life—not as boring as it might sound. Contact the help desk at PA Addiction in Pittsburgh for free rehab and support. Similar programs are available in Beaver and Butler counties. PSN

AARP News Clairton Area AARP #1612 will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 25 at Wilson Presbyterian Church at 400 N. Fourth St., Clairton. Doughnuts and coffee offered and entertainment will be provided by Yankee Doodle Dandies, the chapter’s singing group. Lunch will be served for $3/members and $4/non-members. Call kathy at (412) 854-0594 for a reservation or to receive a copy of the current newsletter. New members welcome. Upcoming events include a June luncheon and the annual picnic. East End AARP #4542 will meet at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Social Room Annex at St. James A.M.E. Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., Sumpter Hall. Come early and bring a lunch. New members and visitors are welcome. Call (412) 242-0330.

Kennedy AARP Chapter #2203 would like to invite seniors 55 and older to join meetings held at noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Kennedy Township Fire Hall, Pine Hollow Road. The meeting is followed by refreshments and bingo. Call (412) 771-5183.

Pittsburgh-West AARP #638 will meet at 1 p.m. May 16 at the Ingram Borough Building, 40 West Prospect Ave., Ingram. The annual Memorial service will be held honoring the chapter ’s deceased members. Also, entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. Members and guests are welcome. Call (412) 331-2669.

Penn Hills AARP #2600 meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Hebron United Presbyterian Church, Barclay Building, Frankstown and Lakesto Roads, Penn Hills. Social hour will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and refreshments are served. Call Cathy Fisher at (412) 795-7708.

Whitehall AARP Chapter #2050 holds monthly meetings at noon on the first Thursday of each month at the Whitehall Presbyterian Church, 4935 Willock Ave. Bring lunch; coffee, tea and doughnuts are served for a donation. Entertainment is provided every month. All are welcome. Call (412) 881-1726. PSN

Perrymont AARP Chapter #2991 located in Northmont Church at the corner of Perrymont Road and Route 19 in the North Hills holds meetings at 11:30 a.m. every third Thursday. A light lunch is served. Call (412) 389-2369.

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Government Benefits: The official benefits website of the government that connects people in need to government assistance programs. Call (800) 333-4636. Medicare: The official government site for Medicare consumer information. Call (800) 633-4227. Pennsylvania Long-Term Care: www.helpinpa.state. Provides long-term care information on available service options, including home care, public and private financing of those options, and other issues. Call (866) 286-3636.

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Library Events 2 Brookline Library, 708 Brookline Blvd., Brookline, will offer the following events: Let’s Speak English from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays. This class is offered for those wishing to develop greater comfort and confidence speaking English. Take part in casual and fun conversations to practice your skills. No registration required; Power Yoga with Amy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring a mat, towel and water. All skill levels are welcome; class is free. No registration required; Monthly Movie Showdown: Film Discussion Group from 6 to 7 p.m. May 10. Pick up copies of the selected movies at the library. Watch them on your own or with friends. Join in fun, relaxed conversation and enjoy movie-inspired treats. This event is for adults 18 and older as movies selected for discussion may be rated PG, PG13, R, or not rated (NR); Mystery and More Book Discussion will take place at 1 p.m. May 11.

Join in discussions of contemporary and classic mysteries, along with the occasional fiction or nonfiction title. This month’s selection is Resolve by J.J. Hensley; and Adult Game Night from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. May 17. No registration required. Bring your own snacks. For more information on any of these classes or to find out what other classes are offered, call (412) 561-1003.

following Saturday; Health Smart: Yoga from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Take the first steps to achieving your fitness goals and improving your lifestyle with a beginners’ yoga class. Bring a yoga mat and block; Adult Game Nights from 6 to 7:55 p.m. Tuesdays. A variety of board games will be available. Bring a snack. For adults 18 and older; and Genealogy Resources Online from 6 to 7:45 p.m. May 12 at Goodwill Industries. In conjunction with Goodwill Industries in Lawrenceville, this class will introduce online resources for doing local genealogical research. No previous experience with genealogy is required. Call Jaime at (412) 632-1842 for details. For more information on any of these classes or to find out what other classes are offered, call (412) 682-3668.

2 Lawrenceville Library, 279 Fisk St., Lawrenceville, offers the following events: Friends of the Library Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7. This annual sale features annual books, cds, dvd and more; Puzzle Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Work on a jigsaw puzzle each Saturday in the Adult Reading Room. Whether you only place a couple of pieces, or see it all the way to completion, the puzzle will be available to everyone who wants to work on it. Until it’s done, the puzzle will be rolled up and stored until the

2 Squirrel Hill Library, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, will offer the following events: Writing a Legacy of Life from 1 to 3 p.m. May 3. Begin a journey

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of personal exploration, learning and adventure that will result in lasting memories for your family and others. Ellen Dehouske, PhD, will help you organize your memories and get the stories of your life down on paper. No previous writing is necessary, but veteran writers are welcome. Class meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month; Insights for the Caregiver on Age-Related Changes from 2 to 3 p.m. May 9. As a caregiver, taking steps to learn about age-related changes can help you understand what your loved one may be experiencing. Hear information on age-related changes and take an opportunity to experience them firsthand. To register, call (412) 924-0063; Conversation Salon from 1 to 3 p.m. May 18. Subjects are usually general in nature and are drawn from such diverse sources as current events, the arts social and cultural issues, political, ethics, entertainment, science and technology; and I’m Having a Senior Moment from 2 to 3 p.m. June 3. Sometimes we may notice times when we cannot recall information quite as quickly as we once did. During this talk, presented by professionals from the Aging Institute of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the attendees will be given tips on how to keep your mind active and alert. For more information on any of these classes or to find out what other classes are offered, call (412) 422-9650. 2 South Side Library, 2205 East Carson St., South Side, will offer the following events: Crochet and Knitting Club from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This group of friendly crochet and knitting fans is looking to teach and learn from other friendly crafters. Bring your current projects or start something new. Classes are free; The Library is participating in NEXTPittsburgh and Vibrant Pittsburgh’s 200 Dinners Pittsburgh, a bicentennial event celebrating the future of the city. 200 Dinners (or in our case, lunch…) will bring residents together to discuss ideas to improve our city. The discussion will start with some questions and then report back to NEXTPittsburgh the ideas that are shared. We will be hosting potluck luncheons – bring a dish to share and come prepared to talk. Register by filling out NEXTPittsburgh’s form at, add a comment that you would like to attend the lunch at the library, be sure to specify which location you are attending. Contact Suzy Waldo at (412) 431-0505 for more information; and Meet the Poet: Samuel Hazo at 2:30 p.m. May 21. The author of books of poetry, fiction, essays and plays, Samuel Hazo is the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information on any of these classes or to find out what other classes are offered, call (412) 431-0505. PSN

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Caring for the Caregiver A Q&A with Gallagher Home Health Services Q: How was Gallagher Home Health Services founded? A: In 2004, Diane Karcz, RN and her brother, Gary J. Gallagher, created this agency in honor of their mother, Iva R. Gallagher. They wanted to follow in her footsteps and “treat everyone like family.” Using this motto to guide them, the business has grown from three employees to 103, and one patient to an average daily census over 600. Gallagher Home Health Services has been named to the “Home Care Elite” every year since its inception, with top scores in improving patient outcomes and our community set us apart from our competitors. Q: What is the difference between Home Health Services and Home Care Services? A: Home Health Services include skilled care such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational and speech therapy, social services, home health aide

visits and mental health nursing (these are intermittent skilled visits provided in patients’ homes to help them recover from an illness, surgery or other medical condition). Home Care Services are typically non-medical services to help patients stay in their home safely, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, companion, homemaking, medication reminder and more. Care can be provided in hours, visits or shifts in the home. Q: Who typically pays for both Home Health and Home Care Services? A: Home Health Services must be ordered by a physician and are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid and a variety of commercial insurances. The recipient must meet certain criteria that may include homebound status to qualify for services. Home Care Services can be paid for through private pay, PDA Waiver, VA Services and most longterm care insurance policies.

Home Care

Q: When looking for Home Health or Home Care Services, what are some important questions patients and their families should ask? A: Is the provider licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health? Are caregivers bonded and insured? What type of screening process does the agency require? How does the provider select and train their caregivers? Does the agency provide nurses to oversee the care clients are receiving in their homes? How does the agency compare to its competitors? Does the agency have a patient advocate to serve its clients? Does the agency provide a free nursing assessment to its potential clients? PSN For more information on Gallagher Home Health Services, call (412) 2797800; to learn more about Gallagher Home Care Services, call (412) 279-2257 or visit


A Division of Gallagher Home Health Services

We’ll take care of you like family . . . because those are the values instilled in us by our Mom May 2016 • Pittsburgh Senior News


Iva Gallagher Our Mom, Our Motivation

Gallagher Home Care can provide you with the Medical or NonMedical services you need to stay in your home safely. Over 5,000 people have trusted us to provide their care and you can too.

Care can be Provided in Hours, Visits or Shifts • Personal Care • Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Toileting • May include Companion & Homemaking Services • Companions • Medication Management

• • • • •

Homemaking Private Duty Nursing or Home Health Aides PDA and VA Services Long Term Care Insurances Worker’s Compensation

For information on Gallagher Home Care Services contact:

Katie Poeschel, Director of Home Care Development

(412) 279-2257 412-279-2257

Our Home Health Division can provide you with Skilled Services ordered by your physician and generally paid for by your insurance company. This may include: • • • • • • •

Skilled Nursing Mental Health Nursing

Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Social Work Home Health Aides

Do you have questions? Call us at

412-279-7800 Or visit us at

It’s a good time of year to do some “nutritional spring cleaning” form ice crystals on a regular basis. These ice crystals mean loss of moisture in the food and can affect the nutrient value. That’s one reason to rotate foods and store safe amounts. Deep freezers or chests are generally zero degrees or lower but the freezer on your refrigerator is likely to have a higher temperature. They are meant to store food for just days and up to three months.

By Judy Dodd, MS, RDN, LDN For Pittsburgh Senior News

* Invest in a refrigerator/freezer thermometer to check out the temps of your storage areas. It can save food and nutrient loss to keep temperatures safe.

* Start with your pantry (and a magnifying glass or a grandchild with good eyes). Check out the dates on the packages, cans and boxes; look for “use by” and “expiration dates” A few weeks or month on an unopened container may not be a health hazard but it’s likely you will lose some nutrient value and flavor. * Check for evidence of bugs, beetles and other unwanted living or dead creatures. Make sure there is nothing that signals mice have visited. Discard any of these droppings safely and clean thoroughly. (The Penn State Cooperative Extension has some helpful resources regarding this.)

* Discard any items that are badly dented, show leakage or have been stored at room temperature when opened rather than being refrigerated. (To discard, open and put contents in the garbage disposal and clean the container to recycle.)

* Take time to check out your cooking equipment. Scratched non-stick pans should be replaced along with rubber spatulas that are beginning to dry along the edges. While you are checking, discard that well used sponge or dish brush that has seen its better day. * Make sure your microwave is clean inside, and it may be a good time to clean the coffee pot (try some white vinegar followed by water).

* Take a similar look at the refrigerator and discard uncovered food items and condiments with a “use by “ date that signals old age.

* Do a quick pass on your spices and herbs. You want them to have flavor and this is lost with age, heat (especially if you store them near the range) and air.

* Discard cheese with visible mold (trimming it off isn’t the answer). This type of mold differs from that found in cheeses like Gorgonzola, of course.

Yes this may cost some money but so does loss of nutritional value and food safety. Like the saying goes, “when in doubt, throw it out.” PSN

* Check foods in the freezer. Food stored near the walls of the freezer can

For more nutritional guidelines, email Judy at

Riverview Manor 1500 LeTort St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 • (412) 734-0741 Dave Carlton • (Property Manager)

Affordable, Comfortable Retirement Living Rent is based on income. Age 62 or Mobility Impaired An affiliate of National Church Residences

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1110 Steuben St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 62 and Older ➻ Community/Game Room ➻ Controlled Access ➻ Emergency Call System ➻ Utility Allowance ➻ Elevator ➻ Library ➻ One-Bedroom Floor Plan ➻ On-Site Laundry Facility ➻ Service Coordinator

Alia Carter, Senior Manager (412) 920-7181 Rent is based on income. HUD subsidized.

May 2016 • Pittsburgh Senior News


t’s spring, and that means it is time for nutrition and food “spring cleaning.” As we know by now, some foods do not age well. Aging food can be a health hazard, especially when your immune system is not what it used to be. So take a close at your pantry, refrigerator and freezer, and consider the following.


Lloyd McBride Court 614 Lincoln Ave. Millvale, PA 15209 • Affordable housing for seniors 62 years of age and older. • HUD subsidized rent based on income • Income limitations apply. Come see all that we have to offer!

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West Lake APARTMENTS 1015 Crucible St. West End, PA 15220

RENT-ASSISTED HOUSING PERSONS AGE 62 or OLDER 1 bedroom apartments • equipped kitchen • A/C • community room • laundry room • and much more! NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS CALL: (412) 829-3910 Mon.-Fri. 9 am to 5 pm EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

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Brinton Towers Apartments • One Bedroom and Large Efficiency Apartments • Wall to Wall Carpeting • Public Transportation at Door • Equipped Kitchen ‑ Frost-free Refrigerator • Community Room ‑ Lounge Areas ‑ Billiard Room

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2639 Perrysville Avenue • Now accepting applications for efficiency and one-bedroom apartments • Eligibility: 62 years old or in need of features of an accessible unit • Section 8 certified • Equipped kitchen, W/W carpet, A/C, FREE laundry facilities, lounge area, community room and balconies. • Equal Housing Opportunity

Call (412) 321-2460

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Alexis Manor, Inc. Housing for Seniors (62 or older) or Mobility Impaired (18 or older)

HUD subsidized rent based on income 1 Bedroom Apartments Now Accepting Applications • Elevator Building • On-Site Parking • On-Site Management 10100 Old Perry Highway Wexford, PA 15090

(724) 935-7411

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Affordable housing for seniors age 62 and older or mobility impaired HUD subsidized onebedroom apartments

Call 412-563-6566 or visit


RENT-ASSISTED HOUSING PERSONS AGE 62 or OLDER 1 bedroom apartments • equipped kitchen • A/C • community room • laundry room • and much more! NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS PLEASE CALL: (412) 829-3910 or (800) 238-7555


Forest Hills Senior Apartments 2111 Ardmore Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 RENT ASSISTED HOUSING PERSONS AGED 62 OR OLDER 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS

Equipped Kitchen, W/W Carpeting, A/C, Window Coverings, Community Room, Laundry Facility, Secure Intercom Access, Public Transportation, Walk-In Shower

Income Limits Apply 1 (800) 238-7555

Equal Housing Opportunity

John Paul Plaza • wall-to-wall carpet • individually controlled heat and AC • large storage areas • pantry • linen closet • an intercom system • emergency pull cord devices in every bedroom and bathroom • secured doors with spring locks & peep holes • Handicapped accessible


IW Abel Place

62 Years or Older or Mobility Impaired • 1 Bedroom Apartments • W/W Carpet • Balcony • Card Entry Access Intercom TV System • Central Air and Heat • Utilities Included • Equipped Kitchen • Laundry Facilities on Each Floor • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Public Transportation at Corner

Income Limits Apply 1 Person: $22,050 2 Persons: $25,200

(412) 391-9465

Lynn Williams Apartments

Milliones Manor Apartments 2827 Bedford Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for one and two bedroom units • All household members must be 62 years of age or older. • Income restrictions apply. • Section 8 vouchers and certifications accepted. For more details call (412) 681-6350

Wood Towers Apartments

810 Wood St., Wilkinsburg Now accepting applications 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday

• One bedroom • Section 8 Certified Housing • 62 Years of Age or if disabled must be mobility or sensory impaired • On-site management • Central air and heat • Laundry facility • Balcony • Intercom system • Community room

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3710 Brighton Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15212 • Affordable housing for seniors 62 years of age and older. • HUD subsidized rent based on income • Income limitations apply. Come see all that we have to offer!

Call (412) 734-4229

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Crossword Puzzle answer on page 2

8000 Beacon Hill Dr., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 62 and Older u Community/Game Room u Controlled Access u Elevator u Emergency Call System u Library u One-Bedroom Floor Plan u On-Site Laundry Facility u Service Coordinator u Utility Allowance

Rent is based on income. HUD subsidized.

OpeningCoalition Soon Northside Northside Coalition Senior Housing 1500 Brighton Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 RENT ASSISTED HOUSING FOR PERSONS AGED 62 OR OLDER 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS EQUIPPED KITCHEN, W/W CARPETING, A/C, WINDOW COVERINGS, COMMUNITY, COMPUTER ROOM & LAUNDRY FACILITY, SECURE INTERCOM ACCESS, PUBLIC TRANS $22,050/yr. 2 Persons…$23,150/yr $25,200/yr. Income Limits Apply: 1 Person…$20,250/yr;



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111 Caroline Street • Munhall, PA 15120 (412) 461-2993 •

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Singalong fun-Piano and Flute: Irish songs, patriotic songs and Christmas carols! With songbooks. Cara Rozgonyi (412) 901-2007. Great songs sweetly sung-musical theater, big band, ethnic and folk, oldies, operetta and opera. Catherine Bomstein (412) 600-0577. Mikey Dee Accordionist and Commentary. (412) 751-1328. Entertainment: Christmas (Mrs. Claus), St. Patrick’s (Leprechaun), Patriotic, Hawaiian Luau, Ethnic (Italian, Mexican, etc.) Strolling Mandolin, Sing-aLong, Affordable! (412) 731-1322. Frank Sinatra Tribute: Singing perfomance by Bobby Avella featuring the Best of Sinatra’s songs. (412) 487-3134. Always fun! John Cigna’s favorite entertainer, Jimmy Sapienza, and his gifted blind pianist, Keith Stebler, are ready to perform for your group. Email: Call Jimmy (412) 916-6055. Don’t delay. Reserve your date today. Pianist Craig Zinger. Knockout Victor Borge-style show: Boogie, hilarious parodies (Pierogi Polka), toe-tapping singalongs. (412) 608-8429. Sings 50’s and 60’s love songs for seniors. Call Brian (724) 205-1429. Singer-Songs of Love by Dean Martin, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bobby Vinton and other all time favorites. Bob (412) 487-3134. Frankie Capri presents The Dean Martin, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Tribute Variety Show. (412) 469-2299. Comedy Magician Al Mazing (412) 600-4903 or Sue Gartland: Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist; Folk and Country Music (724) 889-6986. Singing for AARP, Christmas, Valentines, Birthdays, featuring Dean, Elvis, Frank, Oldies. Bob (412) 487-3134. Ventriloquist Cindy Speck. Seniors are my favorite audience. (724) 452-5889. Everything Old Is New Again, a lighthearted musical comedy by Sheila Cartiff. Entertainer available for day or evening performances. Contact Sheila (412) 856-1259 or Ray Ryan. Solo ragtime piano and dance trio. (412) 331-8368. Dennis Smalley sings Inspirational Songs and Military Tributes (412) 901-6327. Joe Marotta: Singer/Showman. (724) 836-3362. Patty Hahn, Vocalist. Featuring the “Hits of Rosemary Clooney” and songs from the 40’s and 50’s. (412) 793-2637. Master Magician Chuck Caputo. Live bunnies/birds. Reasonable. (412) 825-0822. Bobby Shawn. Singer-entertainer. (724) 745-3064; Dean, Rock and Roll and A Little Blue-Eyed Soul. (412) 605-9536. Popular Broadway Songs from South Pacific, Carousel, Camelot, Sound of Music, Showboat and King and I. Bob (412) 487-3134. Patti Eberle. Comedy, variety and musical fun. (412) 561-7161. Sassy Seniors (formerly BTEI) Musical Theatre Troupe, songs, dancing, comedy skits. (412) 882-5997. Edwardo, Accordionist, One-Man Band. (412) 687-6416; Eddie Ace: Magician and Comedian. Guaranteed Fun Show. (412) 462-1557. Speakers Available: Senior Lifestyle Connections. Exploring senior living options. Stan (724) 787-7030. Pittsburgh Computer Help. Tech lectures and instruction. Amy (412) 589-9573. Crime Prevention presentations by Deputy Sheriff S. Jason Tarap. (412) 350-6374. Vector Security has speakers available for your group. Jack (800) 756-9161.


Be “Well on your Way” with Vincentian’s Short-Term Rehab


ollowing an illness or surgery, active adults rely on short-term rehabilitation to get them well on their way to recovery. With the right therapy program, you can return home happier, healthier and better than ever. The Vincentian Ministries have designed rehabilitation centers focused on this very outcome and have delivered proven results, receiving rave reviews in the process. Vincentian provides compassionate care throughout the Allegheny County at three locations: • Vincentian Home in the North Hills • Marian Manor in the South Hills • Vincentian de Marillac in the City of Pittsburgh

New short-term rehab centers at Vincentian Home and Marian Manor feature the latest innovations in equipment and technology. An occupational therapy suite is equipped with appliances and fixtures to mimic home tasks. Nearby, the large, bright physical therapy gym and private speech therapy office are staffed with experts ready to help. Restaurant-style country kitchen dining provides residents with 24/7 access to share a meal with their friends and families. Residents will find comfort and relaxation in private bedrooms with private bathrooms. Lately, testimonials have poured in: “The care I received from the staff met and exceeded my expectations on every level,” said Ron Bua after his recent stay at Marian Manor. “Rehab is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. The staff lightened my load by providing kind encouragement and expert advice in a loving environment.” Elizabeth writes: “My mother received outstanding care. [She] came home able to do more than when she entered the hospital.” More than 94 percent of Vincentian’s short-term rehab residents return home after their initial visit, well above the industry average. Residents return home faster, too. The average length of stay is just 22 days. The Vincentian ministries are part of the worldwide Sisters of Charity of Nazareth congregation. Interested in learning more about Vincentian’s short-term rehabilitation services? Call Linda at 412-348-2366 or visit F


May 2016 Pittsburgh Senior News


May 2016 Pittsburgh Senior News