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November 2013

Volume 13, Number 9

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Photo provided by Grace Coleman

Penny, a Spaniel mix, and Fiona, a Golden Retriever (photo on page 6) both have a special connection to the residents at Friendship Ridge in Beaver.

TaxAide volunteers are needed. Read page 8 for details.

Therapy pets win the hearts of Friendship Ridge residents By Gina Mazza For Beaver County Senior News A new “breed” of dog is making the rounds at senior residences around Beaver County. Therapy animals, as they’re called, are canines trained to give affection and comfort to older adults in need of companionship

or emotional support. At Friendship Ridge in Beaver, a Golden Retriever named Fiona has been visiting residents in the East and West wings of the facility every Wednesday afternoon since 2012. “She has quite a following and is known by a lot of our staff and residents,” says Mary Eva Shever, activity director

and volunteer coordinator at Friendship Ridge. “Not only do they wait for Fiona when they know she is coming, but a few residents even follow her from unit to unit.” Fiona generally visits her assigned floors for about an Continued on page 6

RSVP holds its annual volunteer recognition luncheon. See page 18.


Owner/Publisher Lynn Webster Editor: Gina Mazza Art Director: Shantessa Hogan Sales Executive: Wallace Webster

It’s the month for giving thanks. Read Angela Gentile’s special holiday message on page 13, and consider attending this month’s gratitude-themed Day at the Mall (see details on page 12). Seniors at Friendship Ridge are thankful for the fourlegged friends who visit them every week. Read our cover story to learn more about therapy pets. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Lynn Webster Because You Care, We Care.

Photographer: Chuck LeClaire Contributing Writers: Angela Gentile Gina Mazza

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Call today for a personal tour of our facility. Rochester Villa and Rochester Manor’s affiliation assures residents and families continuity of care if the need arises for more intensive nursing services. This provides the only assisted living/nursing and rehabilitation center network in Beaver County that is certified by Medicare and most managed care programs.

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Reminder to Medicare recipients: Open enrollment period begins this month It’s that time of year again! The APPRISE staff at the Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA) is in full swing for the annual enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries.  Open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, at which time you can change your health plan costs, benefits, co-payments and prescription coverage.  The APPRISE program offers free assistance as you evaluate your coverage needs.  To find out more, call (800) 783-7067 or visit www.aging.state.pa.us; locally, call the Beaver County Office on Aging at (724) 847-2262 (local) or (888) 548-2262 (long-distance).  Many of you knew APPRISE coordinator Steve Rosatone.  We want to congratulate Steve on his retirement this past August.  He was employed at the Beaver County Office on Aging for 25 years and was known for his commitment to the APPRISE program.  We wish him well in his future endeavors. BCOA has a new APPRISE coordinator, Joanne McDermitt.  Joanne worked with Steve and the APPRISE program over the past year and we are pleased to welcome Joanne as the new coordinator. BCSN

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COPD Doesn’t Have to Rule Your Life By Janet Peterson, RN, MSN, CRNP, Disease Management Specialist, Gateway Health For Beaver County Senior News Here are a few tips to help you take charge of your health. What is the issue? Smoking

Medicines

Flu or Pneumonia

Lack of exercise

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Anxiety/Depression

Why is it a problem?

How can I take charge of my COPD?

Some people think it’s too late to quit smoking because they already have lung disease. That’s not true! If you quit smoking, you can slow down the rate of lung damage.

Your doctor may order one or more breathing medicines. It is important to take your medicine as prescribed. Medicines can help improve your breathing. They can also help to keep you out of the hospital.

Chronic lung disease increases your risk of getting the flu or pneumonia. If you get sick, it can cause your breathing to worsen and it can cause more damage to your lungs. So it’s important to try to avoid getting sick.

Many people do not realize that exercise can help their breathing. It can also improve your energy, mood and sleep. It’s important to start exercising slowly though. Otherwise you may get discouraged and stop. It is common to have anxiety and depression when you feel out of breath. It’s important that you don’t suffer in silence because these problems can make your breathing worse.

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• Sleep problems

Oxygen

It is common to have trouble sleeping and that can make you feel more tired during the day. Some people also have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can increase your risk of heart problems and hospitalizations. Therefore, it’s important to get treatment. Some people need oxygen, but they are embarrassed to use it, or they don’t like being attached to a machine. There is an upside to using oxygen though. It can help you to breathe better and be more active. It may even help you live longer.

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Call the PA Quit Line at (800) 784-8669. Talk to your doctor about medicines and classes to help you quit smoking. Do not stop taking your medicines on your own. If you have any concerns or problems using your inhaler talk to your pharmacist or doctor. If you are discharged from the hospital, get all of your medicines filled as soon as you go home. This can help prevent another hospital visit. Don’t forget to get your flu and pneumonia shot. You can get your flu shot at your doctor’s office or at many large pharmacies. Check with your pharmacy to see if they accept your health insurance. Talk to your doctor about a pulmonary rehabilitation program or a home exercise program. Ask your doctor to show you how to do purse lip breathing. Tell your doctor about your concerns. Treatment options include: counseling, support groups, medicines, stress management and relaxation techniques. Consider purchasing a relaxation CD to help you learn how to relax. Discuss your sleep problem with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have daytime sleepiness, snoring or wake up choking and gasping. These are signs of sleep apnea and you may need a sleep study. Think about the benefits of using your oxygen and remember to use it exactly as your doctor prescribed. Talk to your doctor or home health company about your concerns.


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Therapy pets win the hearts of Friendship Ridge residents Continued from page 1 hour, spending time with residents and staff alike. She stops by each room on the floor to visit bed-bound residents then goes into the common rooms to visit the more mobile residents who may be watching television or participating in recreational activities. Once a month, Fiona drops in on the Newcomer’s Social, where residents who’ve recently moved to Friendship Ridge are given a general introduction to the facility.  “Fiona is a gentle soul,” says her owner Linda Chovan. “She has made many friends at the facility, and it isn’t unusual to find residents waiting in the lobby to see her when she first arrives.” Charlie Rhodes is one such resident. And obviously, Fiona can’t wait to see Charlie either, as she’s been known to run down the hallway upon hearing his voice.  “Fiona is so happy and she makes all of us smile,” Charlie comments. “I always look forward to Wednesdays,” agrees resident Jimmy Fleishman, who is usually the first person waiting either inside or outside at the main entrance for Fiona.  As a therapy dog, Fiona is just one class in the larger corps of “canine healthcare professionals” known as assistance dogs. Like service dogs (which assist individuals with disabilities), Photo provided by Linda Chovan

Charlie Rhodes, president of the resident council at Friendship Ridge, has a fondness for Fiona.

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therapy dogs are increasingly being put to work these days in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, hospices and rehab centers. They are typically mature animals with calm yet social temperaments that enjoy being petted by lots of people and aren’t easily frightened or excited. Therapy pets are known to decrease the levels of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing the hormones oxytocin and dopamine, which are associated with feelings of attachment and happiness.

Photo provided by Linda Chovan

Friendship Ridge resident Jimmy Fleishman waits at the front door to greet Fiona.

As the executive director
of Crisis Center North in the North Hills, Grace Coleman is very familiar with situations in which individuals might feel frightened, lonely, anxious or depressed; she has seen the positive effects of therapy dogs. “Research is now showing that interactions with pets can reduce blood pressure and promote the body’s ability to grow new cells and heal,” Grace points out. “One should never underestimate the power of a cold nose on the human heart.” Grace is the proud owner of Penny, a Spaniel mix that she adopted from Action for Animals in Latrobe. While Penny has provided therapy visits to other sites, she has a special connection to the residents at Friendship Ridge. “Nothing makes you feel more welcome than having the residents greet you at the door in anticipation of your visit,” Grace expresses. “Penny brightens their day every time.”


Maxwell’s original owners also returned him to the shelter at four years of age due to health problems. During the year that he spent at the shelter, he lost four pounds, had various infections and was eventually placed onto IV fluids due to suspicion of kidney failure. “He had a wonderful temperament,” Jennifer remembers. “I took him home as a medical foster and eventually adopted him. He completely recovered from all of his medical conditions and also began doing pet assisted therapy work.”

Photo provided by Jennifer Popovich

George and Maxwell are certified as therapy pets.

These days, as George and Maxwell roam the halls at Friendship Ridge, they greet their human friends and all of those who miss their cats back at home. Like Fiona and Penny, they have developed a loyal, loving following.

Both Penny and Fiona are certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI), a volunteer organization that regulates and registers therapy dogs and their handlers for work in healthcare institutions. Yet therapy animals can be felines, as well as canines. George and Maxwell are two cats who also visit Friendship Ridge on a regular basis. Both are certified through Animal Friends’ Therapets program.

The furry friends who visit seem to naturally capture the residents’ hearts. “We’ve done this off and on for about 10 years and on a more regular basis in the past couple years, and I’ve seen the attachments grow, Mary Eva notes. “Some of our residents are extreme animal lovers. In fact, one resident became so attached to a dog that after the owner moved to Cleveland, she would drive all the way back here for visits specifically with that resident.

“George’s original adopters returned him to the shelter at eight years of age because he didn’t like their new dogs,” says his owner Jennifer Popovich. “While at the shelter, he displayed such a clam demeanor that volunteers began to take him on therapy pet visits to local nursing homes. He was so good at it, I decided to continue his visits once I adopted him.”

“We love our special four-legged visitors,” Mary Eva concludes. “They make the residents’ faces light up every time.” BCSN

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• 1 Person hh...$13,700 • 2 Persons hh...$15,650 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

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• 1 Person hh...$13,700 • 2 Persons hh...$15,650 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.

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TaxAide volunteers needed for upcoming filing season

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he TaxAide program is sponsored by AARP in conjunction with the IRS to provide tax preparation help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially seniors. Neither the volunteers nor the clients need to be members of AARP. The service is free and gratuities cannot be accepted. The tax returns prepared include Federal Income tax, Pennsylvania Income tax, Local Wage tax and the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Form. All returns are prepared on computers and electronically filed, except for the Wage tax and Property Tax/Rent Rebate. While there is no income limit to whose return we will do, people with complex returns may be told to see a paid preparer. Also, due to the complexities of the tax code there are topics that we are not trained to do. The most common example is rental income with depreciation. There are presently six sites in Beaver County served by 13 volunteers. Typically a site is open for tax preparation on one or two days a week for four hours

a day. Volunteers normally only work two or at most three days a week and there are usually four volunteers at a site. Present sites are New Life Presbyterian Church in Aliquippa, Circle of Friends in Baden, Beaver Library, Brodhead Apartments in Beaver Falls, Pathway Church in Chippewa Township, and Center at the Mall in the Beaver Valley Mall. Some sites are by appointment only and others are walk-in sites; a schedule for the upcoming tax season will be included in the January issue of this newsletter. The TaxAide program begins on February 1 and ends on April 15. For new volunteers, there will be a one-day orientation session in December, followed by eight days of training in January that all volunteers must attend. The training materials and course books are provided by the IRS. Training will include the common issues of tax law, as well as hands-on practice with the computer program used. All preparers must be IRS-certified. To be certified, each

preparer must pass a short ethics test, and an open book tax law examination with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The AARP Foundation has provided 10 laptops and five laser printers. Some volunteers use their personal computers, which is a great help in leveraging our equipment. Any new volunteer who has a personal laptop is encouraged to use it. As the IRS pushes for more and more electronic filing, the demand for this kind of service for much of the senior population will only increase. If you are comfortable with computers and preparing relatively simple tax returns, please consider volunteering for this program. If you don’t want to do taxes, but still would like to help people, positions are available as client facilitators, who greet our clients and help them organize their paper work before their taxes are prepared. BCSN To inquire further, call either Don Talbot at (724) 774-2777 or Sharon Silvestri at (724) 857-0145.

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Keen-Age News . . . For Beaver County’s Active Seniors Beaver County Office on Aging BCOA is getting ready for the Surprises for Shut-ins campaign It’s looking like Santa’s workshop at the Beaver County Office on Aging. BCOA is getting ready to surprise several hundred isolated adults ages 60 and older with a friendly visit and bag of gifts through its 27th annual Surprises for Shut-ins program.

News You Can Use * Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday evening. * Election Day is November 5. Be sure to exercise your right to vote. * Veteran’s Day is November 11 and Beaver will host a parade in honor of the day at 10:30 a.m. * Hanukkah begins November 27.

Items can be brought to the Office on Aging, located on the first floor of the Beaver County Human Services Building, 1020 Eighth Ave., Beaver Falls, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except holidays; or to Center at the Mall, located in the Sears corridor next to Hallmark, Monday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. BCOA has a dedicated core of volunteers who wrap and deliver gifts. The casework staff identifies older adults who need some special attention during the holiday season. The older adults really value the visit during the holiday, as some of them just have contact with their caseworker and direct care workers. Each shut-in receives an average of eight gifts in a gift bag. Any questions regarding the program can be directed to Angela Gentile at (724) 847-2262 or (888) 548-2262 or agentile@bcoa.us.

* Thanksgiving is November 28. * November is a good month to buy appliances, candy, televisions, electronics and tools. Also, be sure to check out the November 29 sales— otherwise known as Black Friday—for great deals. * Do you still have Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers in your purse or on your desk? If so, hurry up and use them! They are valid through November 30.

Do you need a few gift ideas? The agency has received donations of magnets, soap, tissue, sun catcher, socks, lotion, puzzle books, shampoo, razors, slippers, calendars, powder, perfume, knick knacks, aftershave, shaving cream, body wash, picture frame, lap robes, tea towels, note pads, pens, greeting cards, stamps, playing cards and toiletry items, new gift wrap, new large gift bags and rolls of Scotch tape.

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By Angela Gentile, Planning Unit Program Monitor Beaver County Office on Aging For Beaver County Senior News

You have an opportunity to get involved. Now through December 4, BCOA will accept donations of new, practical gifts. It is not absolutely necessary to wrap them. If providing a wrapped gift, please put a Post-it note or a gift tag on it stating the contents. Also, cash donations are accepted to cover the cost of gift wrap. If writing a check, make it payable to Angela Gentile and a receipt will be issued.

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

This month’s Day at the Mall is a time to “give thanks” Join BCOA on November 13 for Senior Day at the Mall from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Sears corridor of the Beaver Valley Mall as we “give thanks.” As the country celebrates Thanksgiving at the end of the month, BCOA gives thanks to its 2013 Day at the Mall sponsors and participants, along with the entertainers, volunteers and vendors who make the event special all year long. Another way to “give thanks” is to participate in the Surprises for Shut-ins program. For the 27th year, the program provides gifts and a friendly visit at holiday time to hundreds of isolated older adults living in their homes and apartments throughout the county. Bring a new, practical gift or monetary contribution for Surprises for Shut-ins to the November Day at the Mall, and you will be eligible for a chance to win a $10 gift card to be awarded at the 12:30 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. Each attendee will receive a small gift upon registration, in addition to having a chance to win a gift card. Coffee, doughnuts and cookies will be served, and blood pressure screenings and information from various vendors will be available.

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More than 50 vendors participated in the hugely successful Day at the Mall event

BCOA volunteer Loretta Birner helps winner Sherry Sanford select a prize.

Volunteer Ann Baljack spends her birthday at the mall with good friend Dee DiGiovine.

Roy Hartman of Freedom gets help from State Senator Solobay staffers Linda Stettner and Carla Mast.

Bill Changoway of Lutheran SeniorLife hosts a spin-the-wheel game, as Anthony Paul plays along. Photos by Chuck LeClaire/Beaver County Senior News

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on October 9, featuring “Home Sweet Home” housing options. Many individuals under the age of 60 attended in order to find out about housing options for their older relatives. Entertainment was provided by RSVP, who danced to the Michael Jackson hit, “Thriller.” Senator Tim Solobay and Representative Rob Matzie, along with staff from the offices of Senator Elder Vogel and Representative Jim Christiana, were in attendance. Automated Security Alert donated a gift basket for the door prize. Day at the Mall is sponsored by the Beaver County Office on Aging and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, a NiSource Company. It is the number one resource in Beaver County for personal, onthe-spot consultation and information for older adults, all in one convenient location. It is also brought to you by premier sponsors Medic Rescue, Concordia Visiting Nurses and Highmark. Donations are accepted to support the program. To learn more, visit www. seniordayatthemall.com or call Pat at (724) 847-2262 or (888) 548-2262. BCSN Please note: Day at the Mall will not be held in December. See you on January 8, 2014 for the Ultimate Birthday Bash. Day at the Mall is celebrating its 40th anniversary!

Valerie McElvey and her RSVP volunteers put on a “Thriller” performance.


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

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Blessings and simple pleasures By Angela Gentile

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ith Thanksgiving being celebrated in November, it’s a a good time to reflect and remember. Some of the very simple things in life can bring you joy. The drive into work is not always beautiful as far as scenery. There can be a lot of trash along the road and weeds are growing aggressively everywhere. I do catch glimpses of things that I enjoy seeing on my drive, like the big flag waving in the wind at Flag Plaza in Rochester, the sun glistening on the Ohio River, and some great architecture on some of the old buildings in Beaver Falls.

I enjoy planting a vegetable seed into the ground then watching it sprout, grow into a plant, flower and produce a vegetable. It is amazing to bring the harvested vegetable into my kitchen to cook. My hobby is Scherenschnitte, which is German papercutting with scissors. Lately, I love to fold square pieces of paper several times into triangles and cut out different designs to make snowflakes. If you do not follow a pattern and cut free hand, they are all different, just like real snowflakes. You never know what it will look like until you open it up. It is simple and pretty. What simple things bring you joy and blessings? Visit me at the Beaver County Office on Aging table November 13 at Senior Day at the Mall and see some of my paper snowflakes, sample pumpkin hummus, and tell me what makes you smile and brings you joy. Bring a gift donation for Surprises for Shut-ins to help bring smiles to your neighbors who cannot get out often. Happy Thanksgiving. BCSN

IIUC (If I Understand Correctly) Are you remembering any of your Internet slang? We are continuing to keep you current on abbreviations that are used when writing text, tweets, email and other forms of electronic communication. Here are a few more. IK

I Know

BFTP

Blast From The Past

GJ

Good Job

LGO

Life Goes On

YDS

You Don’t Say

OSSIM

Awesome

JAM

Just a Minute

GLA

Good Luck All

BBS

Be Back Soon

For more terminology, visit www.internetslang.com.

15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned solid pack pumpkin) 1/4 cup tahini 1 T. canola oil 3 T. pure maple syrup 1 t. vanilla extract 1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon 1/4 t. ground ginger 1/8 t. ground nutmeg 1/8 t. ground cloves 1/2 t. salt Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust spices, if needed. Serve with crackers, pretzels or cut vegetables. Visit the BCOA table on November 13 at Senior Day at the Mall for a sample . . . while supplies last! BCSN

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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I often got to experience joy through the eyes of a young nephew, a prolific reader, an early riser and a nature lover. When vacationing several years ago with my family, my youngest nephew would see me wake up and say that he needed to expend some energy. That meant that the two of us would go for a walk while the rest of the family continued to sleep. Our walks would be just in the hotel parking lot. Before long, he would spot a spiderweb in the shrub. Then he saw a bird nest tucked into the hotel signage on the building. He often could identify the insect or bird then would tell me all about this wildlife. The rest of our trip was great at the food show, amusement park and shopping, but I always remember our early morning walks and talks.

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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: Many of us have been blessed throughout the year. Some older adults are less fortunate. Your contribution in any amount increases our ability to care for older adults living at home.

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Beaver County Commissioners Tony Amadio, Chairman Joe Spanik Dennis Nichols Beverly K. Sullivan, Administrator Beaver County Office on Aging

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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

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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 The Beaver County Office on Aging appreciates the following donation: From anonymous

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Services provided through subcontractors: • 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!

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Center at the Mall Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, will offer the following activities: 2 Medfast Heart Healthy Club from 1 to 2 p.m. November 5. 2 RSVP Veteran’s party from 2 to 4 p.m. November 8. 2 Veteran’s breakfast and singing November 11. 2 Bunco from 2 to 5 p.m. November 12. 2 Flea market November 15 and 16. ($10 per day per table.) 2 Card party from 2 to 6 p.m. November 18. 2 Talent show at 1 p.m. November 20. 2 Black Friday pancake breakfast and flea market November 29.

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Circle of Friends, 371 Linmore Ave., Baden, will offer the following events: H Trip to Wheeling Island Casino November 13. H Harvest festival November 14. Dinner is at 5 p.m. and Music with Gene Testa at 5:30 p.m. H Thanksgiving party November 21. Penny bingo from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and music with Frankie at 2:30 p.m. H Tickets on sale for the annual Christmas dinner/dance party set to take place December 6. Aerobics, cardio and small weight exercise class (monthly fee charged) are offered Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. All ages welcome. 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 Early bird card party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 4. Cost is $5 per person.

H Pumpkin patch bingo from 10 a.m. to noon November 15. H Turkey day party November 19. H Trip to Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland, November 25. H Tickets on sale for the 2nd annual Gospel light up night set to take place December 6.

Call (724) 846-1959 or visit www.circleoffriendsbeaver.com for a complete schedule. BCSN

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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.”

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

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Entertainment and Events * The 30th annual Blackhawk Band fall craft show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 9 at Blackhawk High School, 500 Blackhawk Rd., Beaver Falls. Many local crafters and vendors will be on hand. Enjoy delicious homemade soups, sandwiches and pies. $1 donations accepted. Call (724) 846-9600, ext. 228. * Weihnachtsmarkt, a German-style Christmas Market, will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 9 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 10 at the Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. Enjoy traditional German food, music and folk dancing. The event will feature artisans with handmade giftware, museum tours, horse drawn wagon rides and more. Cost is $7 for adults ages 18 to 59; $5 for seniors 60 and older; and $3 for children ages six to 17. Call (724) 452-7341.

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* The 13th annual American Diabetes Association Expo Pittsburgh will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. This free event offers health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, and the latest innovations in diabetes management and prevention. Parking is available at the Convention Center. To learn more, visit www.diabetes.org/expopittsburgh or call (888) DIABETES, ext. 4608. * LIFE Beaver County, 131 Pleasant Dr., Center Place Plaza, Ste. 201, Aliquippa, will host Alzheimer’s and the Holidays for caregivers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. November 13. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Call (724) 302-2090. * A Beaver County Veteran’s Day Parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. November 11 in Downtown Beaver. Join in honoring our veterans.

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* A Light-Up Festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. November 22 in downtown Beaver. Children can visit with Santa as the streets light up to welcome the Christmas season. Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, live entertainment and a parade at 6 p.m. Hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Call (724) 773-6504. * A Beaver County Model Railroad and Toy Sale and Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 24 at Center Stage, 1495 Old Brodhead Rd., Monaca. Tri-state vendors along with local vendors will be present. The show features an operating layout, BCMRR Layout Tour, food provided by Bowser’s Restaurant and a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $5 for adults; and free for children ages 12 and under with adult supervision. Call (724) 843-3783 or visit www.bcmrr.railfan.net.

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Entertainment and Events

* The 24th annual Beaver County Festival Of Trees will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. November 28 and December 6; and from noon to 9 p.m. November 29, 30 and December 1, 7 and 8. The festival will be held at Bradys Run Park Lodge, Brighton Township. Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the North Pole Café, Santa Land, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. Admission is $4 for ages 13 to 62; $3 for seniors ages 63 and older; $1 for children

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ages six to 12; and free for ages five and under. Call (412) 303-5650 for details. * The 25th annual Beaver Falls lighted Christmas parade will take place at 7 p.m. November 29 on Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls. Enjoy this beautiful lighted parade featuring floats, decorated fire trucks, motorcycles and jeeps to kick-off the joyous season. Children can visit Santa after the parade at the Art Center. Call (724) 683-2926. * Christmas at the Village will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. December 7 and from 2 to 7 p.m. December 8 at Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge. Step back in time and visit a 19th Century Christmas village. Walk along a candlelit cobblestone street, window shop and see demonstrators eager to show off their wares. Visit Belsnickel or the Feast Hall where choirs will be performing. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages three to 11. Call (724) 266-4500.

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* A country Christmas breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to noon December 7 at Independence Township Community Center, 116 School Rd., Aliquippa. Enjoy a pancake, sausage and egg breakfast. There will also be a cookie sale, kid’s craft, crafters, raffles, story time and Santa. Call (724) 378-3739. * Hopewell Winter Fest and a visit with Santa will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 7 at Hopewell Community Park, 2500 Laird Dr., Hopewell. Enjoy free crafts, games, cookie decorating and musical entertainment for the kids. Call (724) 462-6236 or visit www.hopewelltwp.com. * River City Brass presents Christmas Brasstacular at 7:30 p.m. December 11 at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, One Lincoln Park, Mainstage Theater, Midland. Come and sing along to your favorite Christmas carols. Tickets are $21 and $19. Call (724) 576-4644 or visit www.lppacenter.org. BCSN

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* A Thank Fest will take place at 6 p.m. November 24 at Chippewa United Methodist Church, 118 McMillen Ave., Chippewa. Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a special service of giving thanks. All are welcome and donations are appreciated. Call (724) 843-4828.

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RSVP “rolls back to the ‘50s” at its annual volunteer recognition luncheon

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early 200 RSVP volunteers shared an afternoon on September 25 at the Fez for the annual RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. The always-fun event included a Chinese auction, gifts, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and other giveaways. This year ’s luncheon theme was “Happy Days of the ‘50s.” At luncheons in the past, generally only a few volunteers dress in theme-appropriate outfits and costumes. This year, mostly everyone in attendance was decked out in crazy and cool ‘50s outfits. There were poodle skirts and bobby socks, rolled up jeans and neck scarves, headbands and even pop-beads.

at Friendship Ridge and was nominated by her friends. Dolores was chosen from the long list of nominees as the Volunteer of the Year but was not able to be at the luncheon, as she was doing what she does best: taking care of ill relatives and being a compassionate caretaker. Longtime volunteer Eugene Bowser received the Legacy Award from National Senior Corp. of Pennsylvania. National Senior Corps invites RSVP programs to submit names to this annual recognition opportunity. No one knows which submissions have won until the notice comes. Eugene’s services are wide and vast. His skills and talents center around his ability to talk to crowds, recite statistics and dazzle audiences. The word “character” can be applied to Eugene; he is one and he has one. After working for 39 years as a teamster then retiring, he worked again then retired again . . . and the list goes on. Eugene is a veteran of World War II, having spent 20 months offshore in Shanghai, China as the cook. Ask him to find rhubarb and he’ll say, “When do you need it?” That’s Gene.

Valerie “Birdie Tweet” McElvy and volunteer Eugene Bowser.

This year’s entertainment was Birdie Tweet, the alias of Valerie McElvy. She belted out “Rockin’ Robin” with the help of the back-up singer/dancers called the Jaybirds. But that was only part of the fun. Much to everyone’s surprise, two of the guests were experts at the jitterbug. WBVP/WMBA station manager Mark Peterson and Beaver County Office on Aging deputy administrator Julie Finikiotis had never danced together but they brought the house down that day!

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Another tradition at the annual luncheon is the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year and the Station of the Year Awards, along with other recognitions. Dolores Heid volunteers

Julie Finikiotis and Mark Peterson do the jitterbug.

R.O.O.T.S. Academy of Aliquippa was honored as the Station of the Year. Accepting the award at the luncheon was Selenna Moreland. Selenna was formerly a probation officer in Beaver County. She founded R.O.O.T.S. in 2000 out of a strong sense of mission

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Attendees enjoy “Happy Days.”

and empowerment, with the goal to serve the all-too-oftenneglected demographic of highly at risk youth. The mission of R.O.O.T.S. is to empower youth and adults to overcome obstacles to success in their lives and realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The organization has proven its effectiveness with highly at risk teens who might otherwise slip through the cracks of society, the juvenile justice system and public welfare system. The Franklin Center of Beaver County was recognized for its continued support of the RSVP program. The Franklin Center’s mission is to ensure the delivery of human services and supplemental education programs and opportunities for all residents of Beaver County. They provide human services and outreach and referral services to low-income and unemployed county residents through programming in Aliquippa, New Brighton and Beaver Falls. Franklin Center programs include Beaver County Homeless Assistance, Beaver County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Dollar Energy, the Aliquippa Council of Men and Fathers/ Fatherhood Initiative, and after-school and summer education programs for youth, and so much more. The Franklin Center also houses services offered by Holy Family Social Service, Beaver County NAACP, the Office of Vocational

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Rehabilitation, Home Healthcare Group and the office of Representative Rob Matzie. The RSVP staff and board would like to thank everyone who came out to join them at the annual event. It is truly the highlight of RSVP’s year and plans are already underway for next year’s event, which will have a pajama party theme! BCSN RSVP is located at 524 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa. For more information, call (724) 378-7547 or visit www.beavercountyrsvp.org. Photos provided by Susan Smith

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Selenna Moreland accepts an award on behalf of R.O.O.T.S. Academy.

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Worry-wart Jack had been a compulsive worrier for years, to the point it was ruining his life. He saw a psychologist who recommended a specialist who could help him. His friend, Bob, noticed a dramatic change and asked “What happened? Nothing seems to worry you anymore.” “I hired a professional worrier and I haven’t had a worry since.” replied Jack. “That must be expensive.” Bob replied. “He charges $5,000 a month.” Jack told him. “$5,000!!? How in the world can you afford to pay him?” exclaimed Bob. “I don’t know, that’s his problem.” The Cab Driver A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath and stopped centimeters from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, “Look mate, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!” The passenger apologized and said, “I didn’t realize that a little tap would scare you so much.” The driver replied, “Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver - I’ve been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years.” Taken from www.bestcleanjokes.com.

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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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Congratulations to Dan Rudert who won last month’s contest. The answers were: 1. An apple a day; 2. Hold your breath; 3. October; 4. You’ll break your mother’s back; 5. Salt; 6. Mirror; 7. Cover your mouth; 8. Whistling; 9. Acorn; 10. Fingers.

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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


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Katera’s Kove

• 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!

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ACROSS 1 Wave in the wind 5 Rowing tool 8 Pumps up the volume 12 Peru’s capital 13 Upper underwear 14 Castle protection 15 Addict 16 Trend 18 “Citizen Kane” estate 20 Congenital 21 Lucy’s hubby/co-star 23 Billboards 24 Run-down building 28 Very short pencil 31 Past 32 Ibiza y Minorca 34 Anger 35 Frogs’ hangout 37 Octopus feature 39 Tree fluid 41 Despot (Var.) 42 Aussie gal 45 Head monk’s position 49 “The Charge of the Light Brigade” poet 51 Sandwich cookie 52 Sunrise direction 53 Blackbird 54 Streamlet 55 Quarry 56 “The Princess and the —” 57 Polio vaccine discoverer

DOWN 1 Continuous change 2 Sax-playing Simpson 3 “So be it” 4 Procession 5 Least intelligent 6 Exist 7 Hindu royal 8 Changes 9 Re 45-Across, e.g. 10 Treaty 11 Eyelid woe 17 Genetic matter 19 Actress Moore 22 Cove 24 Spigot 25 Id counterpart 26 “Poppycock!” 27 Dar es Salaam’s nation 29 Web address 30 Spelling contest 33 Impale 36 Small and delicate 38 Garden shelters 40 Thickness 42 Dance lesson 43 Get wind of 44 Memo acronym 46 Met melody 47 Prison room 48 Egg part 50 Individual

• 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

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 e s idreside e nt sat. Katera’s T h e y Kove. inc l Many u d e employees h e r c h iof ldentsrwho 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

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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.

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