Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington & Westmoreland


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 us at 412-551-5951 to request a copy to be mailed to you.

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Activities & Events In Your Area


Nov 02, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

A Caregiver Symposium by Zacharia Brown - McMurray

On Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Valleybrook Country Club in McMurray.  Zacharia Brown, Migliaro Consulting and The Alzheimers Association of Greater Pennsylvania are proud to present "Learn Care Share - A Caregiver Symposium." This event is a follow-up to our successful 'A Day for Women' event that we hosted in May."Learn Care Share" will expand upon the introductory caregiving information presented at 'A Day for Women' and provide many opportunities for attendees to take a deeper dive into the resources and supports that are available to caregivers.Throughout the morning, guests will be able to visit with a variety of vendors who provide resources, benefits and services to both caregivers and their families. Attendees also will be able to create their own experience by choosing from a variety of speaker sessions (see below) and activities.Our featured educational speaker lineup includes the following:Attorneys Christine Brown Murphy, Carl Zacharia and Colleen Bratkovich, Zacharia Brown Elder Law & Estate PlanningSara Murphy, Alzheimers Association, Vice President of Programs and ServicesCasey Peluso, Vice President of Programs and Outreach for Parkinson Foundation Western PennsylvaniaColleen Cadman, AARP Pennsylvania, Associate State Director, OutreachApril Kane, Project Director and Ronnie Edwards, Aging Educator, UPMC Senior ServicesLaura Greco, RN & Certified Wellness CoachFinally, all caregivers will have access to our 'Relaxation Room' where there will be opportunities for relaxation and stress relief in a calming environment.We will wrap up the morning with an informal support group for any attendees who would like to participate. Alternatively, attendees can spend a little extra time winding down in our Relaxation Room.**REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:30am**IN LIEU OF A TICKET COST, WE ARE KINDLY ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO:The ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Greater Pennsylvania Chapterand/orThe PARKINSON FOUNDATION of Western Pennsylvania


Nov 17, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2022 SWPPA Annual Conference Series - In-Person (CEUs Available) - North Hills

On Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM in person at The Vincentian Learning and Engagement Institute., 8150 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15237.  "Keeping up With the New Face of Healthcare and Work Force Challenges for the Aging."Virtual seminars as part of this series occurred on Thursdays, October 27, November 3, and November 10.To register:  https//


Oct 26, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2022 Health & Education Expo - Greensburg

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Westmoreland Mall.  Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging presents the 2022 Health & Education Expo accessing information for Caregivers, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities.  Free Admission, Information and Resources, Light Refreshments, Door Prizes and Educational Presentations.  Health Screenings and Vaccination Clinic Offered.  Please bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit the Westmoreland Food Bank.  For more information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 724/830-4444 or 1-800-442-8000.  Promoted by the Westmoreland County Commissioners and Trib Total Media.


Nov 15, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Live Longer/Healthier (2 CEUs) - Mt. Lebanon

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Panera Bread Galleria.  Live Longer/Healthier:  Lessons Learned from Blue Zone Centarians presented by Timothy M. Campbell M.D.  RSVP to  2 CEUs for SW and Nurses.

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Local Aging Options

Friendship Village of South Hills

Memory Care 1296 Boyce Rd, Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania, 15241

If youre looking for senior living in Pittsburgh, PA, or Allegheny County, Friendship Village of South Hills should be at the top of your list. Friendship Village seamlessly combines the advantages of Pittsburgh retirement communities with the security of Life Care, the relaxed ease of small-town living, and the serene natural environment Upper St. Clair is known for. Here youll find like-minded individuals who share your down-to-earth attitude as well as your curiosity, creativity and desire for growth. And youll find a senior living community that is grounded, strong and adaptable. Just like you.

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The Willows, A Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Community

Skilled Nursing 1215 Hulton Rd, Oakmont, Pennsylvania, 15139

Meeting needs for short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care or longer stays post-hospitalization, The Willows is part of a CARF accredited Network. Also accredited specifically in Person-Centered Long Term Care, The Willows offers residents access to a rehabilitation services suite and the beautiful surroundings of Oakmont.

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South Hills Square Retirement Resort

Independent Living 3603 McRoberts Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15234

South Hills Square is located in the borough of Whitehall, just six miles from downtown Pittsburgh. With all of the Steel Citys charms just a short trip away, yet with the neighborly hometown feel of a village, its the ideal location for South Hills Square. Our all-inclusive, 55 plus retirement community is home to those who relish living a luxurious lifestyle, complete with 24/7 service, resort-style dining, and lavish accommodations. Interested in this luxury retirement community? Call us any time to learn about our community.

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Terrace

Assisted Living 5757 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217

Our spacious, comfortable apartment designs provide privacy and dignity and the touches and finishes you desire most.Conveniently located in Pittsburghs charming Squirrel Hill neighborhood, we are within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more.At Weinberg Terrace, you receive the extra help you need, and our great location keeps you close to everything and everyone that matters.

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Medicaid Spend Down Planning

When you go into a nursing home and want Medicaid to pay the bill, you must be below the governments asset thresholds. Unfortunately, you essentially must go broke before the government will help pay for your care.  When someone with assets goes into a nursing home, they must pay privately for care or take other legitimate actions to get the countable assets low enough for eligibility. The process of decreasing assets to become eligible for benefits is called Medicaid Spend Down. This is not a Do-It-Yourself project.Unfortunately, the Medicaid eligibility rules are extremely complex. Many families make mistakes during this process and end up losing their hard-earned assets. Other families are too fearful to take any action at all. They simply use up all their resources on care.The proper approach is to get competent legal advice on what steps a Medicaid applicant is allowed to take according to the rules. Simply stated, if you follow Medicaids rules, there may be legitimate strategies to protect assets. If you break their rules it will cost your family substantial funds.Certified Elder Law Attorneys can help your family understand the governments rules. Perhaps more importantly, they also know some exceptions to the rules. A good elder law attorney guides you through the spend down process and helps you file the Medicaid application. Then, if necessary, the attorney will contend with Medicaid on your behalf.If you have a loved one paying privately for a nursing home, give us a call at (724) 564-6615.

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You’ve Been Named an Executor. Now What?

So, you've been asked by your Mom to be her executor when she passes away. This is an honor.  She's telling you that over everyone else in the world, you are the most trusted person to help manage her affairs when she passes away.You feel you have what it takes to do a good job when she passes, though you're likely not sure what exactly the process entails. Here are a few tips on what to expect early in the process:When she does pass away, you will be, of course, grief stricken. You'll spend time making the final arrangements and hopefully you'll be with family. The funeral director will ask you how many death certificates you need. We typically recommend getting 10-15, though this number can vary.Another step you'll need to take is to locate the original will. Remember that you are not officially allowed to act as the executor until you are sworn in at the courthouse. This process is usually started by hiring a lawyer to prepare a petition.After you've been sworn in, the process of collecting all the information regarding the estate can begin. You'll need to understand what assets the deceased person had. You'll also want to understand if there are outstanding debts. As time goes on, your lawyer will help you to determine how to pay any creditor claims and taxes prior to making final distribution.The typical estate administration matter can take 12 months or more in Pennsylvania. During this time there are many legal steps you must take to administer the estate correctly. If you make mistakes in the administration, you could risk personal liability. As a result, most executors decide to hire a lawyer to help with this process.  Our law firm has prepared a complimentary guide called What You Need To Know About Estate Administration. This guide has important information including a Dos and Don'ts list and a sample Estate Administration timeline. Call 724-564-6615 to request a copy.Editors Note: This article was written by Certified Elder Law Attorney* Tim Sechler, Esq., Sechler Law Firm, LLC. Contact us at 724-564-6615.*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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Medical Marijuana for Seniors: The Complete Guide

The concept of medical marijuana may be daunting to new patients, especially seniors. Older adults may benefit from medical marijuana treatment for an array of symptoms due to their qualifying condition(s). At Solevo Wellness, you can count on personalized services and medical marijuana relief solutions from exceptional pharmacists and medical professionals.Medical marijuana can be a highly successful treatment for pain for many people, and consequently severe chronic or intractable pain is the most common qualifying condition for patients in the PA medical marijuana program. said Solevo Wellness Pharmacy Director Dr. Richard Greer.Persistent and disabling pain can have multiple causes. Among them are cancer; multiple sclerosis; injuries to the back, neck and spine; and arthritis.Inhaled cannabis provides almost immediate pain relief, with significantly fewer adverse effects compared to other pain medications. Inhalation allows the active compounds in cannabis to be absorbed into the blood stream with greater speed and efficiency. Inhalation is often the preferable route of administration for the medication.Did you know that there are more ways to consume medical marijuana than just inhaling? Patients can dose medical marijuana tinctures under their tongue or swallow capsules.When dosed under the tongue, medical marijuana normally takes effect within 30 minutes. When swallowed, onset can be delayed up to two hours. Although they take longer to take effect (in comparison to inhaling), the benefit to these forms of medical marijuana is longer lasting relief. Dr. Greer said.There are also topicals that include creams, lotions or transdermal patches. Topicals are applied to the skin and are best for treating localized pain and discomfort.If youre looking for a treatment that has minimal THC, youll want to learn more about CBD. Medicine containing a high CBD to THC ratio is great for daytime treatments that bring relief to pain and inflammation without psychoactivity.If you have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions in PA and would like to learn more about medical marijuana, get in touch with us today. If you have additional questions for Solevo Wellness, please check out or follow us on Facebook and direct message our team anytime. Wed love to hear from you!Editors Note: This article was submitted by Nikole Kost, Marketing Specialist at Solevo Wellness (now Trulieve). She can be reached at 412-422-0420.

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MediConnect: Why Does Medicare Have to be So Stressful?

In Southwestern PA, there are more than 50 Medicare Advantage plans to compare, as well as 25 different drug coverage policies. Not to mention, more than 20 different Medigap/Medicare Supplement options to consider that would work with your Original Medicare.Where do you even begin so that you can be confident in your healthcare decisions?Once you become eligible for Medicare, most people become inundated with information. The phone doesnt stop ringing, your mailbox will overflow, and it feels like every television commercial is aimed at your decision.If you are looking into Medicare for the first time, or perhaps you are considering your options in an appropriate enrollment period, one thing is abundantly clear: Medicare is both overwhelming and confusing.At MediConnect, we agree!Being the largest independent healthcare advisory service in the region, we specialize in explaining Medicare on a level that you desire. Our award-winning service model is designed to provide a streamlined education and advisory process that allows you to have the utmost confidence in your plan selection. Once youre a client of our office, MediConnect works tirelessly to ensure your satisfaction. We have the important connections inside every insurance company within the region, which helps us ensure quick solutions to any concerns that may arise.When residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania think of Medicare, its time to connect with MediConnect! No cost, no obligation, just good information!No matter where you are in Southwestern PA, MediConnect has local advisors within minutes of your neighborhood.Check out MediConnect online at, where you can see a list of their upcoming New to Medicare Seminars, or by calling 888-818-6334 for an individual appointment. Like us on Facebook and check out our Google reviews!

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Local Business Videos

SBB University welcomes Kyle Harder with VITAS Healthcare

SBB University welcomes Kyle Harder with VITAS Healthcare. Kyle shares the many services that VITAS can provide that wraps around the individual (as well as their families), discusses common misconceptions when it comes to hospice, how to pay for hospice care, and how quickly can hospice services be introduced when someone is in need of the service.To contact Kyle Harder, Director of Market Development - call 724-584-2364

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Living at Home: What it's like living at Grace Manor at North Park

Learn about how living at Grace Manor at North Park, is like living at home.  

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SBB University welcomes Oasis Senior Advisors Southwest PA!

SBB University welcomes Ben Meyer and Nancy Iglesias from Oasis Senior Advisors Southwest PA!  Transitioning or locating the right Housing Community can be overwhelming and confusing. Because Ben and Nancy partner with over 130 senior communities throughout the North and South Hills of Pittsburgh, they eliminate this stress by working with you, and your family, to help find the best fit for your individual needs, level of care, and budget. Better yet, their services are provided at NO COST. Learn from Ben and Nancy what makes Oasis Senior Advisors different, some FAQs they often receive and hear ways that they have been able to assist families in our area.To contact Oasis Senior Advisors Southwest PA - call 412-853-5877

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MediConnect Take 5 on WPXI

MediConnect president Brian Breisinger is featured on WPXI's Take 5, where he explains the importance of reviewing your Medicare coverage during the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period and also discusses how our organization began as well as what makes us the top-rated healthcare advisory firm in Pennsylvania!

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Flexible Caregiver - Ohio & Pennsylvania

Looking for a job with flexible hours and competitive pay? Join the Companion Care family as a caregiver! Were always looking for great people to join our team.

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Job Fair at Anthology of McCandless

On Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Open Interviews!  Many positions offer Sign On Bonuses.  LPN, Medication Technician, Housekeeper, Engagement Associate/Activities, Dining Room Server, Cook, Care Manager.

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Full Time Care - Butler/Cranberry Twp/Zelienople/Harmony/Evans City/Mars

Caregiver Opportunity: Do you have a passion to serve and help others live their best lives possible? WE ARE HIRING COMPANION CAREGIVERS in Butler, Cranberry Twp., Zelienople, Harmony, Evans City and Mars. Work for a company that CARES LIKE FAMILY Contact our office ComForCare Home Care (724) 759-7674 or Text (724) 874-9940

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