Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington & Westmoreland


Apryl Garrett

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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local page for the Greater Pittsburgh Area.  My name is  Apryl  Garrett, your local Publisher and Partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how we can  help you!  Whether you are looking for resources, looking to promote your business or just  want to be aware of Senior Activities & Events in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to site for everything related to aging well and caring for your older loved ones.  This year, we are incredibly proud to celebrate our 5th Anniversary! 

Our NEW Spring 2023-Spring 2024 Annual Edition has arrived!  Click to the right to view.  Free copies of the new edition will become available in June, at your local Walgreens, Kuhn's Markets, Libraries, Senior Centers and Shop 'n Save stores. You can also CLICK HERE to find a book near you. 

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Jun 20, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Webinar: We Are Family: Considerations for LGBTQ+ Support Networks by Brookdale Mt Lebanon

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via virtual hosted by Brookdale Mt. Lebanon.  Presenter:  Dan Stewart, MSG, Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  This event is by reservation only.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kim Smith at 412/343-2200 or


Jun 20, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Medicare Educational Seminar by MediConnect - West Mifflin

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at the Hampton Inn West Mifflin.  RSVP to seminar will guide you through the following: Enrollment PeriodsWho Can Get Medicare?Parts A & B: Original MedicareOptions for More CoverageMedicare Supplement PlansWhats Next?Commonly Asked Questions


Jun 14, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Three Secrets (Estate Planning) Workshop @ Southpointe - Canonsburg

On Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the AC Hotel by Marriott, Loft Conference Center Southpointe.To Register, please call 724/564-6615.Wills vs TrustsProtecting Assets from Long Term Care CostsHow to avoid common estate planning mistakesWhy putting your property into your kids name is a mistakeProtect your kids inheritance from divorceThe Secure Act has passed, now what?How to protect your IRA for your kids


Jun 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Webinar - Avoiding Scams

On Monday, June 12, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM via Zoom.  Caitlin Driscoll with the Better Business Bureau will share insights on how to hold onto your money and not be taken advantage of by scam artists.Dial 1 (646) 558-8656  Meeting ID:  938 0929 1496: press #, # again.  Password:  868 193:  press #

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Local Aging Options

The New Riverview Apartments

Independent Living 52 Garetta Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217

A vibrant senior community where the goal is to live comfortably, remain self-reliant, and enjoy life to the fullest. Part of JAA's array of senior services, 191 renovated apartments provide affordable independent living options for tenants at all income levels. Service coordinators and on-site activities staff support active, healthy lifestyle choices, and encourage participation.

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Sechler Law Firm, LLC

Elder Law 20206 State Rte 19 Ste 300, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, 16066

At Sechler Law Firm, LLC, our mission is to help families make great plans. A great estate plan is more than just a set of documents. It is a comprehensive and well thought out written strategy on how to deal with lifes unfortunate twists and turns. Our process first provides you with the education necessary to make informed decisions with regard to your planning. Then we put the proper documents and legal framework in place to respond to lifes unfortunate changes.Our Estate Planning law office is headquartered in Cranberry, PA. From this office, we happily serve the residents of Cranberry, Mars, Wexford, Pittsburgh, Butler and the residents of surrounding communities. As one of the regions only Certified Elder Law Attorneys, Tim Sechler and his team often assist families from across Western Pennsylvania.We understand that the pursuit of health, wealth and happiness is the goal of most families. We want you to be able to pursue these goals, or whatever goals you may have, knowing that you have a back up plan if life throws you a curveball like a death, disability or nursing home need. With education as our foundation, we will work with you to make decisions to Shield What Matters Most to you.Practice AreasEstate PlanningCustomized planning doesnt have to be difficult for you. We strive to make the process easy. The first step is to identify your concerns so that we can make suggestions regarding your plan.Elder Law Crisis PlanningA significant percentage of our practice is dedicated to helping families navigate the long term care maze. We help with Asset Protection and eligibility for Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.Trust And Estate AdministrationIf you have lost a loved one, we can help you take the necessary steps to help handle their affairs.Tims estate planning practice is focused on guiding clients through the complicated maze of balancing transfer strategies, wealth preservation, and family values in the planning process.Tim is a Combat Veteran, having served in Afghanistan as a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Prior to leaving the military, Tim had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. His experiences in the military have led him to thoroughly enjoy working with Veterans and their families.Tim received his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and his Master of Business Administration from the Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University, majoring in Finance. Tim is licensed to practice Law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.Recently, Tim has been seen frequently as a guest on KDKAs Pittsburgh Today Live, and has been quoted in several local print publications. For the last several years, he has been honored to be chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an award given to less than 2.5% of Tims peers. Tim enjoys educating the public about Elder Law and Estate Planning. He has spoken to thousands of people regarding estate planning and has averaged more than 50 speaking events per year.Tim became a Certified Elder Law Attorney* in 2017. A CELA is more than just an attorney who specializes in the field of elder law. CELAs are committed, through certification, to maintaining and improving their proficiency with continual practice and continuing legal education. Becoming certified in elder law validates a lawyers specialty to handle issues that affect senior citizens.Tim and his wife, Robyn, are raising three beautiful children in their home in Mars, PA.*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

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Baptist Manor

Independent Living 489 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15234

Baptist Manor offers older adults the best of both worlds: the independence and privacy of their own apartment with the support and companionship of a tight-knit community.Each of the 100 affordable one-bedroom apartmentsincluding 10 handicapped-accessible unitsis equipped with an emergency call system and smoke detectors. The building also has coin-operated laundry facilities, a media room, library and free parking.Baptist Manor apartments are available to people 62 years or older or who are mobility impaired, and who qualify for housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Tenants must qualify according to HUD income guidelines, and pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross monthly income for rent, which includes utilities.

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Sharek Law Firm LLC

Elder Law 105 Maple Dr, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 15086

At Sharek Law Firm we dont just draft documents. We ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about life and death, for yourself and the people you love. That's why we offer a Life and Legacy Planning Session, during which you will get more financially organized than youve ever been before, and make all the best choices for the people you love.I cherish the opportunity to help secure what you love. I look forward to learning your story, hearing what matters to you, and helping you to discover what's actually needed to keep your loved ones out of court and out of conflict when something happens to you (or them). We specialize in creating wills and trusts to achieve your goals, whether you're located in Pittsburgh or outside of Western PA, we are here to help all Pennsylvania residents.Our law firm was built with your needs of in mind. We understand you are BUSY, and you value ease, convenience, and efficiency. You want to know youve made the best decisions to protect your family and assets, and that your plan will work when your loved ones need it most. We also help make sure your adult children are properly prepared to care for you and what you leave behind.Weve developed unique systems to give you the same access to legal planning as was previously only available to the super-wealthy, so you can have the guidance you need to build and maintain a life of prosperity and wealth. And, to keep your family out of court and out of conflict, which is the greatest risk to the people you love and all you have created, even if youve already worked with a traditional lawyer or created documents online. Contact us to get started today!

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Choose the Right Rehabilitative Care

 After experiencing a life-changing stroke or other illness, your doctor may recommend rehabilitation as the next step in your journey to recovery but what does that mean, and where should rehabilitation take place? These settings known as post-acute care include home health, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing homes and long-term acute care hospitals. Should you need additional care, your care team could refer you to one of these settings based on your abilities and goals; but as a patient, you have the right to choose where you go for post-acute care.Your doctor said you need rehabilitation. What next?Independent studies show that inpatient rehabilitation hospitals are a better setting for stroke, hip fracture, and hip replacement patients. Unlike skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals are required to provide at least three hours of therapy five days a week and will allow access to trained physicians and rehabilitation equipment and technology that may not be available elsewhere.On average, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals have a lower length of stay and discharge more patients home than skilled nursing facilities. This means inpatient rehabilitation hospitals are able to help individuals return to their families, their jobs and their communities more effectively and more quickly.The services delivered at inpatient rehabilitation hospitals serve as a next step for many patients who are ready to leave the acute care hospital, but need extra rehabilitation and recovery before returning home.Doing your research and selecting the right inpatient rehabilitation hospital is a critical step for a successful recovery.Your local inpatient rehabilitation hospital of choiceAt Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville and Sewickley, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury.Serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.  Editors Note:  This article was written by Richard C. Senelick, MD., Encompass Health. To learn more, visit

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We're Your Partner, You Aren't Just a Placement

You never need to worry about getting a one size fits all solution. Instead, you can rest assured that the senior living communities and care homes we recommend have been pre-screened and personally matched to your loved ones needs.Contact Us 724-373-2133

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When do Your Parents Need to Downsize?

Downsizing is an inevitable part of life. Eventually, a home can feel too large to keep up with, or perhaps its time to transition into a senior community. Whatever the reason, most people will downsize their home at least once in their life. But what do you do when you think its time for your parents or loved ones to downsize? No one wants to be seen as pushy or nosey, but if you genuinely believe it would be for the best, discussing options is a great place to start.Before you talk to your parents about downsizing, it is beneficial to be able to recognize the type of relocation they may need. Several telltale signs can indicate someone is struggling with their current space. One of the first things you should consider is if your parents need to downsize or if they need to move into Assisted Living. If you notice multiple warning signs, it might be time to sit down and have an honest conversation with your parents. The signs that someone may need to downsize are:Do your parents mention the desire to lower monthly housing costs?Do your parents talk about relocating?Are there signs that upkeep is becoming difficult? (Untended yards, dirty rooms, etc.)Are your parents starting to think of plans for their future?Are your parents looking for more independence and fun?Any of the above signs can indicate that now is the time to start considering downsizing. Once someone downsizes, they will have fewer monthly expenses, less to clean, and less to worry about! This can provide more freedom for your parents to explore new things and experiences.The signs that someone may need to downsize into Assisted Living:Are your parents eating balanced meals regularly? Are your parents still able to get around safely? (Keep an eye out for bruises or minor injuries that may indicate recent falls/accidents)Are they wearing fresh, clean clothes each time your visit? Are they laundering towels and linens regularly?Are they able to manage their medications appropriately? (Look for stockpiled or expired medications)Do they have difficulty moving around their home? (Are there blocked walkways or stairs that are causing issues?)If you notice that your parents are struggling to stay safe and healthy in their home, then it is time to consider discussing assisted living. Keeping an eye out for warning signs can give you time to talk about moving before they have an accident. Once you decide that your parents should downsize, what do you do? The best way to broach the subject is to have an open and honest conversation with your parents. Explain your feelings and concerns but let them know that the decision is theirs.Giving your parents the CHAT:Communicate openly. Explain your concerns and why you believe that downsizing would be beneficial. If you are worried about their safety or if you want them to be closer to you, be direct and say so. Have an open mind. Your parents may have different opinions and feelings towards the situation. Respect their position and listen when they talk.Ask questions. Ask how your parents are feeling about the conversation and about downsizing. If they have concerns, address them.Talk to an expert. Reach out to your local Senior Move Manager and ask questions about the downsizing process. If your parents have any questions, pass them along.The hardest part of the process is having an open and honest conversation. Something to keep in mind is that this process takes time! There will be strong feelings and deep emotions; you will most likely need several sessions of talking with your parents before any decision is made. Don't be tempted to rush your parents into a choice they are not 100% on board with. But if you start the process and take the time to have meaningful conversations, both your parents and yourself will feel more confident about a transition to a new space. More tips about helping your parents decide to downsize and transition can be found in our book, Chronological Order: The Fine Print for a Large Life.

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Does Medicare Cover the Cost of Getting a Second Opinion?

You may be nervous about whether Medicare will cover a second opinion if you wish to confirm whether a medical treatment or surgery is right for you. Given the cost of doctor visits today, the prospect of an out-of-pocket expense for a second opinion is understandably concerning.Under Medicare Part BMedicare Part B will help pay for a second opinion if a doctor recommends that you pursue a medically necessary surgery or another major procedure. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that a person get a second opinion when their doctor tells them surgery is needed to diagnose or treat a nonemergency but medically necessary health issue. Remember, before seeking any second opinion on a procedure, confirm that the doctor accepts Medicare. Third opinions may also be covered if the first two opinions are different from each other.If the second doctor orders additional tests, as long as they're medically necessary, Medicare will also help pay for these expenses. The payment structure will be the same as for the first opinion. After you meet your yearly Part B deductible, Medicare pays 80 percent of the approved amount, and you pay 20 percent, plus any copay.What About Medicare Advantage? You should also be able to get coverage for a second opinion if you have a Medicare Advantage Plan. Just remember that some Medicare Advantage Plans will only cover a second or third opinion if you have a referral from your primary care doctor and the second doctor is in-network.Readers should also remember that just because Medicare may cover a second or third opinion, coverage of the therapy, surgery, or procedure is not guaranteed. 

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Local Business Videos

Seniors Blue Book Cares! Interview with Pittsburgh Publisher, Apryl Garrett

In Caregiver Champion's ongoing series to Spotlight people in Pittsburgh who put the caring back into health care, please check out this video interview with Apryl Garrett, Publisher/Owner of Seniors Blue Book Pittsburgh.  Seniors Blue Book offers one-stop researching (they are the #1 search engine nationally!!) for senior living housing, senior care, and senior resources. The Pittsburgh edition offers valuable information for our local market.You can obtain your FREE copy of this valuable resource at your local Walgreens, Kuhn's or Shop N Save, from many public libraries, and from most social workers and case managers at local hospitals.

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Partner Spotlight - Welcome Anthony Giuliano, Community Relations Manager for Home Helpers Home Care of North Hills & New Castle!

Partner Spotlight on Home Helpers Home Care of North Hills & New CastleLearn from Anthony Giuliano the type of services that Home Helpers provides, what makes them unique from other home care agencies, and learn of hiring opportunities within their agency. To contact Anthony to learn more, call 412-334-3222.

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Estate Planning vs Elder Law

Tim Sechler explains the difference between Estate Planning and Elder Law.

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What do Elder Law Attorneys Do?

Tim Sechler explains the role of an Elder Law Attorney and how they could help you.

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We're hiring! Here at Senior Helpers every day you'll make a life-changing difference in our clients' lives and their families. It'll make you love what you do and the impact you make. Ready to start? Apply now! Click here: Senior Helpers is always looking for compassionate, kind and responsible individuals to join our family of caregivers.  If you are looking for a career where you can actually make a difference in someones life- not just a job- youre in the right place. As a leading senior care provider and the first national in-home care company to be recognized as a Great Place to Work, we foster a culture of trust, inclusivity, and support and are proud to be a part of the community.

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Join our team as a caregiver! This is a great starting position to help get work experience and no certifications are required - we will train you! Apply online or call our office for a phone screening.

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