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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Sep 05, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Virtual Monthly Caregiver Support Groups - Monday evenings

Caregiver Champion offers a FREE caregiver support group every 1st Monday of the month, starting on April 4th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST, The group will be led by Jeff Weinberg (owner and founder of Caregiver Champion, LLC) over zoom and is completely confidential. Email Jeff to sign up to receive the zoom link at jeff@caregiverchampionadvocate.com

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Jul 13, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Estate Planning Workshop - Cranberry

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 kidsRSVP to 724-564-6615 to reserve your space. 

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Jul 16, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Intro to Pickleball for Adult Beginners

Join us at one of Pittsburgh's premier sports and events venues to learn about Pickleball.  Geared towards older adults, you'll learn how to play and meet others in this supportive community.  We provide the equipment.  Be sure to wear tennis shoes and comfortable recreational clothing.  RSVP to Lisa Hopkins at lisa.hopkins@encompasshealth.com or 412-838-3779 by July 14.

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Aug 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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Local Aging Options

AHAVA Memory Care Residence

Memory Care 100 JHF Dr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217

An assisted living residence that enhances the independence of those with Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia or memory loss, AHAVA Memory Care Residence offers more than care.Partners with the Hearthstone Institute(r) which uses the "I'm Still Here(tm)" evidence-based, non- pharmacological approach to treatment. Purposefully designed to embrace residents in a secure yet soothing and comforting environment that promotes freedom and engagement.AHAVA is a community filled with activity and purpose. It is a place where your families find guidance, support, and peace of mind.Because AHAVA Memory Care Residence is part of JAAs own network of care, additional memory support at varying stages of memory loss, and rehabilitation are available.

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Anthology of McCandless

Memory Care 8651 Carey Lane, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15237

Looking for the best in Senior housing? Combining the old-world charm and picturesque beauty of a small town with the amenities of a thriving suburban community, McCandless serves as the perfect setting for a well-lived life with an abundance of boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and parks to fill your days and lift your spirits. This sophisticated community features a variety of outdoor living spaces, luxurious theatre, stately game room, timeless art studio, fitness center and more. Residents enjoy beautifully appointed suites, a calendar full of programming and outings, an award-winning dining program and much more.Anthology of McCandless is comprised of 61 private apartments in personal care including designer suites, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites. Anthology of McCandless also has 37 suites within the specially designed Memory Care neighborhood.Individual choice and personal preferences are paramount! Our individually tailored programs provide the stability and safety needed for the independence our residents desire. We strive to enhance your experience with special attention to customizing our support around your lifestyle. Our mission is to provide loving support in a vibrant, world class community. We are proud of the easy elegance you feel here at Anthology of McCandless and cant wait for you to experience the community.

Learn More $6,050.00/month

Whitetail Springs

Memory Care 3401 Provost Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15227

At Whitetail Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we understand that those living with memory loss are still able to lead fulfilling lives. We work diligently every day to ensure that those in our care are able to experience love, laughter, comfort and security. We understand the unique challenge you face when selecting senior care for yourself or a loved one. Let us help by putting your mind at ease. We treat all of our residents with the same compassionate care, whether the individual is in need of assistance with activities of daily living or requires specialized attention due to Alzheimers disease or other dementia-related illness.

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Friendship Village of South Hills

Assisted Living 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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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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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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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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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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