Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington & Westmoreland

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Apryl Garrett

Publisher's Note


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.

To view our Spring-Summer 2022 electronic version of the guide - click to the right, or pick up a free copy at your local Walgreens, Kuhn's Markets or Shop 'n Save stores. You can also reach out to me at 412-551-5951 to request a copy to be mailed to you.

As industry professionals, your clients come from many different sources:  the seniors themselves, family caregivers/adult children and other healthcare professionals. The Seniors Blue Book’s wide and  diverse reach offers you business opportunities that other marketing mediums are simply unable  to provide. Contact me to discuss a package that will maximize your return for your marketing dollars at 412-551-5951 or apryl@seniorsbluebook.com. 

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Activities & Events In Your Area

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Oct 28, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Ugly Truth of Caregiving Morning Tea or Coffee -- Virtual

Register for on-line link2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 9:30 am to 11:00 amNo ChargeGrab your tea or coffee and join Hope Grows virtual, facilitated Thursday morning chat focusing on the Think Caregiver Simple Self-Care suggestions. Family caregivers are encouraged to share their story and join peers to learn and help each other through the tasks of caregiving. The program is part of the Hope Grows Root of Good Care Counseling Services. There is no charge for caregivers to participate. Call 412 369-4673 or email info@hopegrows.net to register and then receive log-in information.

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Jan 28, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Ugly Truth of Caregiving Morning Tea or Coffee -- Virtual

Register for on-line link2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 9:30 am to 11:00 amNo ChargeGrab your tea or coffee and join Hope Grows virtual, facilitated Thursday morning chat focusing on the Think Caregiver Simple Self-Care suggestions. Family caregivers are encouraged to share their story and join peers to learn and help each other through the tasks of caregiving. The program is part of the Hope Grows Root of Good Care Counseling Services. There is no charge for caregivers to participate. Call 412 369-4673 or email info@hopegrows.net to register and then receive log-in information.

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Nov 28, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Ugly Truth of Caregiving Morning Tea or Coffee -- Virtual

Register for on-line link2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 9:30 am to 11:00 amNo ChargeGrab your tea or coffee and join Hope Grows virtual, facilitated Thursday morning chat focusing on the Think Caregiver Simple Self-Care suggestions. Family caregivers are encouraged to share their story and join peers to learn and help each other through the tasks of caregiving. The program is part of the Hope Grows Root of Good Care Counseling Services. There is no charge for caregivers to participate. Call 412 369-4673 or email info@hopegrows.net to register and then receive log-in information.

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Jul 06, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Medicare Seminars - South Park

Our 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 QuestionsRSVP to https://www.mediconnectinsurance.com/live-events

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Local Aging Options

Longwood At Oakmont, A Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Community

Independent Living 500 Rte 909, Verona, Pennsylvania, 15147

From studios to two-bedrooms, our retirement apartments have all the right options to fit into your lifestyle. Longwood at Oakmont is a unique retirement community. From our cozy Country Homes, peaceful Garden Apartments, convenient Woodlands and Overlook Apartments and stunning Grandview Apartments, you have countless choices to call home.

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The New Riverview Apartments

Affordable-Subsidized 52 Garetta St, 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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Ashton Commons

Assisted Living 551 Cooper St, Wexford, Pennsylvania, 15090

A beautiful building is important.But its what happens inside that makes all the difference."We provide care and services to the most vulnerable population. The pandemic only magnified the need for healthy, loving employees. We knew we would need all hands on deck. They have done an excellent job in preventing thenecessarydaily activities and precautions from crowding out theimportantthings that impact our residents' quality of life."There is a place for you or your loved one at Ashton Commons in Wexford, PA, near Pittsburgh.You may be searching for a feeling of community with people who share your interests, someplace safe and comfortable with little to no home maintenance. You value your independence and want to stay active and connected in an upscale Wexford independent living community, close to Pittsburgh, PA.That may sound good, but you may also need a little extra support now or in the future keeping track of medications, doing laundry, errands, bathing or dressing. Our Personal Care Home provides the care you need right here in Wexford, leaving everything else in your capable hands.You might even be a concerned family member or friend who knows that Alzheimers and other forms of dementia can have unexpected effects on your loved one. We see family and friend caregivers feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and in need of help. Memory care close to home can provide daily support for both your loved one and for you.We are here for you and your loved ones withquality care and peace of mind.Rest assured we are here to make the transition into our community, now and in the years to come, a seamless and positive experience for you and your loved ones. We care about the needs of each and every resident on a personal level. Contact us for a tour today!

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The Arbor at Weinberg Village

Memory Care 300 JHF Dr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217

Part of the Residence at Weinberg Village, this personal care community is designed for seniors living with varying levels of dementia. Fully renovated with sweeping views of the Monongahela River and Somerset at Frick Park. A safe and secure community that stimulates memory as it improves engagement and quality of life.

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Articles Written By Local Businesses

Why Pickleball is Perfect for Seniors

With spring in the air, its high time we grab a paddle and head to the nearest pickleball court. This fairly new sport combines elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Its so easy to learn and fun to play; its no wonder pickleball has become Americas fastest-growing sport. According to the USA Pickleball Association, there are 4.2 million U.S. players, and the sport is especially popular with seniors. Among players age 55 and over, 75% indicated they play more than eight games a year.Why Is Pickleball Perfect for Seniors? Pickleball is especially great for seniors because its a fun and reasonably low-impact game that's easy on the joints. The only equipment needed is a paddle and plastic ball with holes, so its an affordable sport to pick up. If that wasn't enough, we've discovered at least four more reasons why seniors should get out and play this spring:Its a healthy activity. Pickleball is appropriate for all levels of athleticism, and it provides an opportunity to work on balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without excessively straining your body.Its easy to play. Pickleball paddles are large, making the ball easy to hit with little practice. In under an hour, new players generally find themselves volleying back and forth over the net and genuinely enjoying themselves.It provides a social outlet. Almost 60 percent of pickleballer's play for social reasons. The most common way to play a game is with a partner against another team of two players. With court dimensions of less than half the size of a tennis court, its easy to have a conversation as you volley. As a result, friendships are formed, or existing bonds are strengthened while on the court.There's easy access. Every state in the U.S. now has pickleball venues, with senior activity centers, local recreation centers, and parks being the most common places.How Do You Play Pickleball? Pickleball Inc. offers a great online resource for understanding the complete rules of pickleball. You can find out how to play by visiting https://www.pickleball.com/rules-how-to-play-pickleball-s/106.htmWe hope you experience pickleball as a fresh change of pace from a game of golf or a walk around the neighborhood.Editors Note: This article has been submitted by South Hills Square Retirement Resort. Contact them today to discover the benefits of all-inclusive retirement living at 412-253-6100.

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Protecting Your Savings After a Nursing Home Admission

If you have a spouse or parent in a nursing home, you should read this article. Everyone knows that nursing homes are expensive.However, you likely dont know the techniques that are available to protect your familys savings. It is sometimes possible to gain Medicaid eligibility, even if youve been told you have too much money.Lets look at a quick case study: Fred and Wilma are a married couple and Fred has entered a nursing home. Lets say they have $200,000 of total assets. From the outset, Wilma would be allowed to keep about half of this money. The other half, roughly $100,000 would need to be spent on care.However, after consulting with a Certified Elder Law Attorney, Wilma learns that the holding from a landmark 2015 court case allows her to protect the $100,000 by purchasing something called a Medicaid Compliant Annuity. This investment device turns the asset into an income stream for Wilma, perhaps for the rest of her life. The interesting thing is that Medicaid doesnt count the healthy spouses income. Therefore, the money is protected.Now, let me state this clearly: this example is overly simplistic and you should not try it alone. In reality, the process is more complicated and this technique may not be appropriate for your familys situation. The key is to work with someone who can help you find the most appropriate solution for your familys challenges.The Sechler Law Firm is currently providing No-Cost phone consultations to determine if we can help your family. Call us now at 724-564-6615 or visit sechlerlawfirm.com for more information.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Certified Elder Law Attorney Tim Sechler, Esq., Sechler Law Firm, LLC. 

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CBD for Seniors

Health deterioration is an almost unavoidable part of the aging process, often leading many seniors to turn to a variety of pharmaceutical drugs with complicated side effects. Many senior citizens are instead turning to CBD (cannabidiol) and are discovering its positive effects on their overall wellness and vitality. Here are just a few of the common ways seniors can benefit from CBD:JOINT SWELLING AND GENERAL PAIN RELIEF Most seniors will at some point deal with aches and pains and joint soreness. Several studies have shown CBD to be a promising treatment for joint pain as well as its underlying causes. This is because CBD attaches itself to the CB-2 receptors, reducing inflammation and alleviating discomfort in almost any part of the body. The overall relaxation effects of CBD can also provide tremendous benefit for overall pain relief.BRAIN AND VASCULAR HEALTH Scientists are beginning to understand CBDs potential to support brain and vascular health and aid in post injury recovery. A study in Neuropharmacology revealed that rats administered with CBD experienced improvement in brain excitotoxicity and neurobehavioral function, and a 2015 study in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism demonstrated CBDs promise as a neuroprotectant, with positive pharmacological effects.SLEEP DISORDERS Quality sleep is necessary for health and vitality, especially as one ages, and sleep issues are common among seniors. CBD has been shown to decrease chronic muscle spasms caused by neuromuscular disorders or random spastic episodes that can often interrupt sleep. Furthermore, CBD helps maintain homeostasis in our bodys endocannabinoid system, which can increase sleep quality and regulate sleep stability.HEART HEALTH Studies show that CBD has tremendous benefit for our cardiovascular system in several ways. First, it causes vasorelaxation in our arteries, which can support a healthy blood pressure and increase blood flow to the heart. In addition, its been shown to alleviate ischemic tissue damage, which can prevent the heart from receiving enough oxygen. CBD does not have to be smoked and can instead be consumed through oils and tinctures, making consumption for seniors easy and healthy. It can also be more cost effective than using pharmaceuticals and produce fewer side effects. Editors Note: This article was contributed by www.echoconnection.org. You can learn more about CBD and hemp oil by visiting A Beginners Guide to Cannabis on their Education page at https://echoconnection.org/beginners-guide-cannabis/

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Caring for You, the Caregiver

Its Not an Indulgence, Its a Necessity.According to the National Institute on Aging, taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver.If youve ever traveled by airplane, you know the flight attendants safety instructions always say to place your oxygen mask on yourself before placing one on your travel companion and theres a good reason for this: Its because, if you dont take care of yourself first, you significantly reduce your chances of being able to save either of you.The same is true of caring for a loved one with dementia: If you dont allow yourself to stop and catch your breath, youll both be headed for a tailspin. Being a caregiver is a constant stressor. Stopping to take some me time isnt an indulgence, its a necessity.Caregivers who provide substantial care to a loved one with memory care or assisted living needs involvement with health care activities, care coordination, and medication management are more likely to develop physical and emotional health problems themselves, according to a Na-tional Health and Aging Trends Study.Caregiving is not easy for anyone not for the caregiver and not for the care recipient. There are sacrifices and adjustments for everyone. Whats more, as your loved one moves through the stages of Alzheimers disease, caregiving will likely become even harder. Make sure you are making time for yourself.Remind yourself that its okay to ask for help. You may feel self-doubt or guilt that what youre doing isnt enough. You might also feel resentment that your free time has been consumed by providing care. These are all perfectly normal emotions in your situation. Consider joining a caregiver support group to relieve your sense of isolation.You may come to the realization that you can no longer care for your loved one by yourself, and need to enlist respite or residential care. Open yourself up to the possibility that your loved one may actually benefit from being part of a memory care community, filled with professional caregivers and a lifestyle filled with stimulating, purposeful experiences.Youre likely to discover that you each quickly feel relief from stress, reconnect with your past selves, and get second chances at fulfillment that you thought were lost forever.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Mary Jo Greene of Artis Senior Living of South Hills and may be reached at 412-212-6221 or online at www.TheArtisWay.com/BlueBook

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