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October 2015

Volume 15, Number 7

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Laurel Beitsinger of Economy Borough enjoys playing pickleball on a regular basis.

Pickleball is the latest sports craze among older adults By Gina Mazza For Beaver County Senior News It’s the latest sports craze that’s taking neighborhoods across America by storm, especially with older adults. This fun game combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and can be played either indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court. The only equipment

needed is a paddle, plastic ball and a slightly modified tennis net. Welcome to the world of pickleball. “This is truly a sport for a lifetime,” says Laurel Beitsinger, 68, of Economy Borough, a retired psychiatric and mental health nurse, and longtime tennis player. “It’s definitely popular with the senior set,

and is a very social game. I first heard about it about four years ago, when my cousin came back from Arizona after having played it out there. He and his wife showed us how to play.” Laurel’s husband, Barry, 69, not only enjoys the game but also the health benefits 2015 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Christy House reopens for fall lunches Crisp fall weather making you crave warm, homemade soup? Consider a Friday lunch at the Christy House, corner of Frederick and Walnut Streets in Sewickley. The lunch room, open only on Fridays, features a choice of two homemade soups, salad, homemade bread and a choice of beverages. Desert is a highlight---cookies provided by a team of volunteer home bakers. A children’s menu is also available and lunches are available for take out. Menus change weekly and are posted outside the house and online at Suggested donation for lunch is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (412) 741-5960 between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Fridays. BCSN

The Renaissance Rhythm Chorus of Beaver Falls performs at the Turners’ Club The Renaissance Rhythm Chorus of Beaver Falls, a division of the Womens’ International Organization of Accapella 4 part Barber Shop music, will hold a dinner show at 6 p.m. October 24 at the Turners’ Club, 1700 Old Brodhead Rd., Monaca. Cost is $25 for general admission and $20 for seniors and students. The tickets include a buffet dinner and the show. The theme is “Lest We Forget” in remembrance of all veterans and includes patriotic songs and a performance by the Ambridge ROTC and the presentation of the colors by the color guard. Call (724) 774-8343 or (724) 843-1601. BCSN

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Slow and STEADI: Preventing Falls in Older Adults What to Do if you Fall

By Gateway HealthSM For Beaver County Senior News Thanks to advances in medicine, people are living longer than ever before. While longevity is considered a blessing for many older adults, it can also render those frail or weak prone to injury. However, patients and caregivers can be proactive by collaborating with physicians on a care plan to prevent falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults age 65 or older fall each year, but less than half discuss this with their healthcare providers. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Pennsylvanians, according to the state’s Department of Aging and Health. The U.S. economic impact from this is estimated at $30 billion per year as those severely injured usually end up in nursing homes or assisted living. There are many precipitating factors that contribute to falls in older adults. As we age, our bodies weaken and our reflexes slow down. The effects of aging can lead to arthritis, osteoporosis or Parkinson’s. The medications people take to manage these chronic conditions may come with side effects such as insomnia or dizziness, which may contribute to falls.

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Moreover, common dangers around the house include furniture. Coffee tables rank among the top items that contribute to falls – from hitting one’s head on the table, which can lead to traumatic brain injury. Clutter around the house or poor lighting also increases the chance for falls. While there are many causes of such accidents, there are practical things people can do to modify the risks. Communicating with your doctor is the single most important thing to do during yearly exams. Your

doctor should ask if you’ve had a fall in the last 12 months. If they do not ask, then you should tell them if you’ve had a fall in the last year. Your doctor should also perform a fall risk assessment and discuss health concerns that may contribute to potential falls. When you meet with your doctor, have your vision checked to see if you need a new prescription for glasses and ask them to review your list of medications and make adjustments if there are drugs that make you dizzy or lightheaded. Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent fall-related injuries. For example, resistance training can help improve muscle strength and coordination, thereby significantly reducing the risk of injury. A good fall prevention exercise program will also include exercises for posture and flexibility. For those with difficulty standing for prolonged periods, many of these exercises can be adapted for the chair. If your house or apartment presents a danger due to the way it’s furnished, rearrange the household items to make a clearer path when walking between rooms. There are many bathroom and home safety kits that can also help with stability. Some safety items may even be covered under some insurance plans. If throw rugs tend to bunch up or slip when you walk, secure them with double sided tape. Make sure handrails near steps are secure. Consider purchasing a good pair of walking shoes with proper treading. For those with balance issues, a cane can help stabilize and prevent falls. There are many different types of canes with varying grips and tips to choose from, so ask your doctor for suggestions.

Stay calm and remain still for a few moments to stabilize yourself. If you think you can get up safely, roll onto your side and get up slowly using your hands and knees or to a sitting position. If you are hurt or can’t get up on your own, ask someone for help or call 9-1-1. For those who live by themselves, it may be wise to invest in an emergency at-home response system, so if you need emergency assistance at any time, help is as close as the push of a button. Today’s emergency response devices are subtle and worn like a necklace or bracelet. STEADI as a Rock: A Toolkit for Wellness STEADI means Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries. This is a checklist for physicians to assess a patient’s risk for falling. The toolkit includes information about falls, case studies, gait and balance assessments, and a fall risk checklist. Educational handouts are also available for patients. The doctor will assess you by taking a Timed Up and Go (TUG) test for people age 65 and older. A TUG test involves getting up from sitting in a chair, walking to a line on the floor at a normal pace, turning and walking back to your chair, and sitting down again. If it takes an older adult more than 12 seconds to complete this task, they are considered at high risk for falling. Your doctor should observe your posture, stability, gait, stride length and sway. A free copy of the STEADI toolkit, along with patient education materials, is available at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website: legacy/research/ltc/fallpxtoolkit/ fallpxtoolkit.pdf.

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Pickleball is the latest sports craze among older adults for free if you have a Silver Sneakers membership)—as well as at the tennis court area in Old Economy Park in Economy Borough. Close by in Butler County, pickleball is also being offered at the Rose Schneider YMCA in Cranberry Township. That Y is planning a Pickleball Festival this month; call (724) 452-9122 for date and times.

Continued from page 1 he has derived by playing it. Diagnosed two years ago with Parkinson’s Disease, Barry’s exercise from participating in the sport has kept him limber and active. “Pickleball allowed him to stay off of meds for about a year or so, and because it keeps him moving, it keeps his symptoms at bay,” Laurel notes. “People are amazed when they see him play. I warn them that he’s pretty good at this game so you’d better watch out!” Pickleball was invented by a man in Washington State in 1965 who happened to have a family dog named Pickles. “The dog would run after the ball all the time, so that’s how the sport got its name,” Laurel explains.

Pickleball has helped Barry Beitsinger stay healthy.

Since then Pickleball participants have reached 2.46 million, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. While the paddle sport was created for all ages and skill levels, it has taken off big time with seniors across the country. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

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Here’s how it’s played: Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. The same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a seven-foot non-volley zone in front of the net. Courts can be constructed specifically for pickleball or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts. In Beaver County, pickleball is being played at several YMCAs—in Rochester and New Brighton (you can play

Barb Robinson gets her exercise by playing pickleball.

Laurel and Kathy Ennis, also from Economy Borough, are doing their part to promote pickleball in Beaver County and have petitioned local officials to convert existing courts so that pickleball can be played on them. “Recently, the county commissioners and county recreation department wanted input from residents as to what they would like to see for recreation and leisure in Beaver County, so we went to the first meeting down in Old Economy and recommended that they use the four existing outdoor courts for pickleball,” Laurel comments. “They liked the idea. We’ve asked Economy Borough to paint lines on the existing basketball courts in Jeff Meddock Park. The beauty of this sport is that we can share the same courts with other sports.” Many sports become more difficult to play as you get older but pickleball can be played well with the physical challenges that may accompany old age. “I would not be able to be competitive as a 68-year-old against a 20-year-old in tennis because I wouldn’t be able to cover that court,” Laurel explains. “Because of the way pickleball is designed, I can compete against any age person and give them a good game. “It’s a sport you can truly play for a lifetime. In fact, Barry and I say that they’d better have pickleball at the nursing home when we get there or we’re not going!”

Jack Harby has gotten good at the game. Photos provided by Chuck LeClaire for Beaver County Senior News

If interested in learning more about pickleball, contact your local YMCA. Even if you don’t have a membership at the local YMCA, you can pay a onetime fee and play for the day. To learn more about the sport, visit the United States Pickleball Association at www. BCSN


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


id you know that about 80 percent of what we throw away is recyclable? I thought I knew a lot about recycling until I heard a presentation by Holly Nicely, director of Beaver County Waste Management. She oversees the Beaver County Recycling Center located in Brady’s Run Park. Once a year, they provide Beaver County residents with a day that they can safely dispose of common household chemicals. This year, on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the recycling center will accept items that many of us normally do not know how

Throughout the year, the center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the items they accept are newspaper, metals, mixed papers, glass, plastic bottles, corrugated card board, used ink cartridges and scrap metal. Call the Recycling Center at (724) 770-2064 or visit for specific details and a more detailed list of recycling items. Look for the recycle sign. According to Wikipedia, the universal recycling symbol is an internationally recognized symbol used to designate recyclable materials. It is composed of three mutually chasing arrows that form a Möbius strip (an unending single-sided looped surface). Recycling is getting easier to do, and many municipality trash haulers are accepting more items in curbside recycle bins.

I’m a big advocate for recycling so I’ll share what I have learned about other options for recycling. Have you seen the yellow and green Abitibi Paper Retriever bins located throughout the county? I make a point to use those for paper recycling. What’s great about this is that organizations collecting the paper receive a payment per ton of paper collected. When spring cleaning comes around, I donate clothing and shoes to the St. Vincent DePaul boxes located at several churches throughout the county. Goodwill, Planet Aid, Veteran’s Organizations, Professional Outfitters, ReStore and Mrs. K’s closet both in Beaver Falls are some other collection sites or they have bins that accept clothing for reuse and resale. I donate many items to organization’s flea markets, raffles and bookstores. Some bookstores will give you a small amount of money for used books, and then they resell the books in their store. Do you recycle? Is there something more you can be doing to help the environment? It is good to control the waste we create so it does not harm our health and affect generations to come. How we handle our waste affect’s the world environment— and it is your environment, too. BCSN

News You Can Use This month, we celebrate several important events.

Safely dispose of common household chemicals. Brady’s Run Park Recycling Center’s 2015 collection event takes place on October 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details, please refer to this issue of Senior News.

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue . . . Columbus Day is October 12.

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. Halloween is October 31.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are many ways to support, donate or participate in breast cancer charities. The month is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

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to dispose of safely. These items include aerosol cans, auto fluids, antifreeze, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, kerosene, household cleaners, paint products, pool products and pesticides. The fee is $3 a gallon, cash only.


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Healthy Steps in Motion


he first Healthy Steps in Motion exercise class was completed at Center at the Mall. The program, an extension of the Healthy Steps for Older Adults, is an exercise program to strengthen participants in order to prevent falls. Participants, taught by instructor Patti Weston, from left: Artee Andrus, Shirley Tadich, Becky Zhender, Valerie Borsje; seated, June Dailey. Missing: Pat Colangelo. BCSN

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Do you still have Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers in your drawer or purse? You have until the end of November to redeem them for fruits and vegetables at the local farmers markets. BCSN

Surprises for Shut-ins makes it easy to do something special for the elderly in your community


re you or your organization looking to do something special to brighten the holiday of the isolated elderly?

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It is easy to do by donating gifts for the Beaver County Office on Aging’s 29th annual Surprises for Shut-ins program. It provides gifts and a friendly visit during the Christmas season to adults ages 60 and older who are experiencing illness and loneliness. The BCOA casework staff identifies shut-ins who need some special attention during the holiday season. In 2014, 434 people received gifts. Since the program’s inception, 9,276 deliveries have been made to older adults.

Angela Gentile is the program coordinator. BCOA relies on the generosity of Beaver County residents to make the program work. Many groups use this project as one of their community service projects. The Office on Aging has a dedicated core of volunteers who wrap and deliver gifts.

Now through December 3, BCOA will accept donations of new, practical gifts. It is not necessary to wrap them. If providing a wrapped gift, put a sticky note or a gift tag on it stating the contents. Also, cash donations are accepted to cover the cost of giftwrap. If writing a check, make it payable to Angela Gentile, and a receipt will be issued.

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

Items can be brought to the Office on Aging, located in the Beaver County Human Services Building, 1020 Eighth Ave., Beaver Falls, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or to Center at the Mall, located

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 a gift bag with an average of eight gifts inside.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to Angela Gentile by calling (724) 847-2262 or (888) 548-2262, or by emailing BCSN

History Tidbits


tephen Phillips and Jonathan Betz were the first boat builders in Freedom during the 1800s. They built the following steamboats: Fame, Return, Boonslick, Majestic, Postosi, Palmyra, Ivanhoe, Siam, Detroit, Selma, Alton, Missourian, Boonsville, St. Louis, Ariel, H.L. Kinney, Platte, William Robinson, Rhine, Shawnee, Meteor, Chester, Oronoco, Rosela, Frances, William Penn, Galenian, New Castle, Mogul, St. Charles, Dubuque, Madison, United States, Troy, Rienzi, Louisville, Oceana, Burlington and Pirate. Many famous steamboats were built in the wharfs along the Ohio River. Steamboat history is still alive with historic places, people and museums highlighting the great history of the Ohio River and steamboats. For more information, visit BCSN.

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Care Matters: Help those who live in long-term care facilities

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

By Tesi Dye, BCOA Ombudsman Supervisor For Beaver County Senior News


uring the month of October, the Beaver County Office on Aging, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to observe National Residents’ Rights Month, which recognizes individuals living in long-term care facilities. The goal is to celebrate and highlight residents living in long-term care settings. It is also a chance to recognize and support all those who work to help assure dignity, privacy and other basic rights for these residents. The Nursing Home Reform Law of 1987 promises quality of life, quality of care and rights for each resident. Are we ready for the smell and taste of pumpkin? It’s that time of year! This delicious, easy and healthy drink is just right for the season.

The theme this year is Care Matters. Some rights related to care include: * To be treated with consideration, dignity and respect * To self-determination * To receive adequate and appropriate care * To be informed of all changes in medical condition * To refuse medication and treatment * To review one’s medical records * To complain about care without retaliation * To participate in care planning meetings

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The Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA) Ombudsman staff and volunteers will be providing presentations for residents, facility staff and family members throughout the month. October is a good month to visit residents living in longterm care settings. Some residents seldom have visitors. If you would like to schedule a presentation with the Ombudsman staff, discuss a problem or learn more about resident rights, call the Ombudsman Department at (724) 847-2262 or (888) 548-2262. BCSN

4 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree 4 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 4 1/2 smashed banana 4 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (or soy milk) 4 Few shakes of pumpkin pie spice (optional) Add 4-5 ice cubes in blender or simply pour the mixture over ice.

Join us for Senior Day on October 14. Circle of Friends (COF) New Brighton is planning a great Health and Wellness Fair along with celebrating the fall harvest and Halloween. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the COF New Brighton center, located at Holy Family Parish, 1851 Third Avenue in New Brighton. A wide variety of vendors will provide information on health and wellness. Take advantage of blood pressure screening offered that day and enjoy a small gift upon registration (while supplies last). Just a reminder that lunch will NOT be served that day, but there will be lots of refreshments including coffee and doughnuts. The event, sponsored by the Beaver County Office on Aging and premier sponsors Medic Rescue and Concordia Visiting Nurses, is the number one resource in Beaver County for personal, “on the spot” consultation and information for older adults all in one convenient location. For more information, call the Beaver County Office on Aging at (724) 847-2262 or (888) 548-2262. BCSN

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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Baden Circle of Friends


Circle of Friends, 371 Linmore Ave., Baden, will offer the following events:

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H Line dance class at 10:30 a.m. Mondays.

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H Pinocle tournament at 9:30 a.m. October 14 and 28. H Ballroom dance class at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. H Bingo day from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. The exercise room is open during center hours. Call (724) 8694224 or visit for a complete schedule. BCSN


New Brighton Circle of Friends

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Circle of Friends New Brighton, Holy Family Parish, will offer the following events: H Card party from 2 to 6 p.m. October 12. Cost is $6 and includes meal and table prize.


H Senior Community Day and health fair from 10 a.m. to noon October 14. There will be vendors, screenings and refreshments.

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H Trip to Meadows Casino October 19. H Trick or Treat bingo from 10 a.m. to noon October 30. Cost is $5 and includes lunch. Zumba gold classes Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1:45 p.m. Call (724) 846-1959 or visit for a complete schedule. BCSN

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Center at the Mall (CATM), Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, will offer the following activities: 2 Wing bash and karaoke fundraiser at Robert’s Roadside Inn October 10. 2 Friends helping friends event at Boscov’s October 20. 2 Holiday craft show at CATM October 30 and 31. 2 Senior Day at the CATM November 11. 2 Veteran’s Day celebration November 13. Guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Judah Samet will speak. Visit for all programs, events and fitness center hours and class schedule. Call (724) 728-1422 to make reservations for upcoming events and programs. Follow the center on Facebook at www.facebook. com/CenterattheMall. BCSN

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Entertainment and Events * The Beaver Valley Piecemakers presents the 21st annual Autumn Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 8 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 9 and 10 at Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Rd., Chippewa. This years competition theme is “Paper Piecing.” There will be 100 quilts of local artists/quilters. Quilt and sewing machine will be raffled. Cost is $7 for attendees 13 and older. Call (724) 495-0825 or visit

* The 28th annual Native American Gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. October 10 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 11 at Beaver County Community College Dome, One Campus Dr., Monaca. Enjoy Native American dancing, food, crafters, traders, youth and scout programs, exhibits, educational seminars and much more. Cost is $4 adults; $2 children ages 5-12; children under 5 free. Call (724) 4803450 or (724) 462-1738.

* Baden Applefest and Car Cruise will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 10 at Baden Borough Complex, 149 State St., Baden. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, homemade items, many artists plus a student art show and food. Call (724) 869-3702 or visit

* The 16th annual Applebutter Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 17 at Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Ave., Freedom. Enjoy self-guided tours of the Vicary Mansion and demonstrations of making applebutter in an outdoor copper kettle as well as an on-going presentation by Jay Paisley on the story of William Henry Huffman of Darlington, who experienced the Civil War from the ages of 16-20 as an enlisted soldier. The program will tell the story of William’s combat experiences, struggles in prison camp as well as his family life. Donations appreciated. Call (724) 775-1848 or visit

* The Center Township Fall Festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 10 at Fred Taddeo Park, 224 Center Grange Rd., Center. The event will kick off with a parade followed by the fair and will include food, games, pumpkin patch, hay rides and lots of fun for the whole family. Call (724) 774-0271 or visit

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* Come out to the Hookstown Fairgrounds, 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, for the ninth annual Fall Bash Demolition Derby, October 10. Gates open at noon; event starts at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for ages 12 and older. Visit www.

* Harmony Museum, Stewart Hall, 218 Mercer St., Harmony, presents the annual pumpkin Pancake Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 18. Enjoy Pumpkin and regular pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, maple syrup, fruit, beverages. Reservations suggested. Call (724) 452-7341 or visit www.

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* State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. will hold the annual senior expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 24 at the Community College of Beaver County, One Campus Dr., Monaca. Representatives from a number of state and local agencies will be on hand to provide useful information for seniors on healthcare, government services and more. There will also be door prizes, refreshments, entertainment and free health screenings. Seniors interested in receiving a flu shot should bring their Medicare or Insurance card. Call (724) 774-0444. * The San Rocco Cash Bash will take place at 5:30 p.m. October 31 at Center Township Social Hall, 3385 Brodhead Rd., Center. Dinner buffet is at 6 p.m., drawings begin at 6:30 p.m. then every 15 minutes. Large cash prizes and items on the hour with a $1200 grand prize plus silent auction. Cost is $20 per person. Call (724) 252-7732 or visit www. BCSN

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Figure out the correct number to complete the song title for a chance to win $30 cash. 1. Which number completes the title of this 1950s Guy Mitchell song? “_______ Years (Dead Or Alive).” 2. In 1956, the Heartbeats recorded a DooWop song that met with limited success. What number completes its title? “(A) _________ Miles Away.” 3. In 1953, several singers had a hit with the same song. Which number completes that title? “______ Lonely Days.”4. In 1955, Johnny Desmond had a Billboard Top 40 hit at Number 17. What number completes the title? “_________ Tons.” 5. For 1954, this song, also the title of the film, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Which number completes its title? “_______ Coin(s) In The Fountain.” 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.

6. In 1952, this song charted on the Billboard Top 40 for both Pearl Bailey and Louis Armstrong. What number completes its title? “_____ To Tango.” 7. In 1957, Roy Brown, a legendary R&B singer, songwriter, and musician, had his only song to hit the Billboard Top Pop 40 list. What number completes its title? “Let The ____ Winds Blow.” 8. The Crests had this Billboard Top 40 hit in 1959. Which number completes the title” “_____ Nights A Week.” 9. Co-written and recorded by Eddie Cochran, this song was released posthumously after Cochran died in a car accident in April, 1960. Which number completes the title? “____ Steps to Heaven.” Name________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Phone____________________________Age________________

Congratulations to Jennie Roknick who won last month’s contest. The answers were: 1. World War I; 2. Brother and sister; 3. Cost a pretty penny; 4. The Gettysburg Address; 5. A Pulitzer prize; 6. Bald eagle; 7. Watergate Scandal; 8. Mercedes Benz; 9. Talk your ear off; 10. Wise guy.

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