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Aging Services, Inc. is a vital organization, comprised of a compassionate staff, dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of older adults in Indiana County by providing opportunities to enhance their social, physical and mental skills utilizing our various programs.

To contact Aging Services, Inc., call 724-349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016. You can visit our offices at 1055 Oak Street in Indiana.
 
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Hoodie Hoo Day is celebrated each year on February 20th...and while it's not an official holiday, it's a great way to say chase away
and say GOOD BYE to Winter and welcome Spring and warmer weather!
 
Aging Services, Inc. staff members took a few moments on Friday to chase away the frigid cold winter weather and urge spring to come
quickly.    No matter what the groundhog said, Aging Services staff was all yelling  "Hoodie Hoo!"
 
In the photo:  Back Row (l. to r.)  Del Sbardella, Lori Semelsberger, Jim McQuown (Executive Director), Janine Maust (Deputy Director),
Louis Kostella, Bill Weiss Front Row (l. to r.) Debi Gressley, Tina Kocan-Milby, Judith Damon,
Myrna Craig, Vicki Burgess and Lisa Kuzneski
 
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JOIN THE CHESTNUT HILLS SOCIAL CENTER JAM BAND!
OPEN ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS ARE HELD every FIRST & THIRD MONDAYS FROM 10 am until 12 Noon The Jam Sessions are open to the public and you are invited to attend as a musician (all ages & skill levels welcome), audience member or toe tapper! More information: (724) 459-5251. Members of the band that recently played for a center event pictured here are (left to right): Jim Altman, Mary Lou Shumaker, April Phillippi, Jim Kitzmiller and Jan Altman.
 
 
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PEER GRADUATION at Hillsdale Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility

Read more about the PEER program HERE!

Pictured with Graduation Caps on their heads: (L to R around the table)

PEER GRADUATES: Pat Wallen, Helen Rager, Ruth Bowser, Peggy Hilliard, (man standing in black) Jerome King, Lorene Griffith, Frank Yanche and Rose Schierer
Aging Services, Inc. & State Ombudsman Officials – In Background: (L to R) Larry Rodack (Volunteer Ombudsman), Dorrie Taylor (PA State Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman), Roxann Tyger (Volunteer Ombudsman) and Debbie Gressley (Lead Ombudsman)
Absent from photo: Katie Solley

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Upcoming Events
Community Breakfast Law Day  Jam Sessions 

 

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WATER AEROBICS PROGRAM

Are you 60 years of age or older, have arthritis, or need to get more exercise but don’t know where to start?  

 

Let’s not forget the Aquatic Aerobics Classes.  How about joining the Water Aerobics Classes Aging Services, Inc. has? You don’t have to know how to swim because the hour long class consists of aerobics exercises done in the water.   Classes are conducted by a trained instructor.

 

Water aerobics is an excellent form of exercise for those who suffer from joint pain.  As we age, our need for physical activity is important.  It increases our range of motion, strengthens our cardiovascular system, aids in weight control, and boosts our immune system.

 

Cost per class is only $4.00.   For more details, or to sign up today, call Aging Services, Inc. at (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.



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April 2015

INDIANA SOCIAL CENTER   (724) 465-2697
The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, offers free Fitness Class twice a week.   On Mondays from 11 am until 12 Noon, it’s ‘Exercise with Barb’ and then, on Wednesday from 11 am until 12 Noon, it’s ‘Fitness with Carole.’   The rest of the week, exercise equipment is available for use, free of charge, while the center is open.    If Yoga is what you like, YOGA CLASS is offered every Thursday from 2 - 3 pm at a cost of $5. 

The Indiana Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, is offering CROCHET CLASS with Pat every Monday from 10 until 11 am and Friday from 1:30 -2:30 pm.  No reservation is required, just plan to join us and get your crochet groove on!   
 
Looking ahead to APRIL.........the Indiana Social Center is planning a BREAKFAST on Wednesday, April 15th from 9:30-10:30 am.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this COMMUNITY BREAKFAST sure to put a smile on your face!  Breakfast Casserole (Eggs, Cheese, Sausage & Bread) is on the menu for only $2.50!    NO reservation needed!  Questions:   (724) 465-2697

‘FUN WITH FIMO’ – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be instructed by IUP Professor, Ellen Chinn, as she teaches us how to make decorative light switch plates using ‘fimo clay.’  Class will be held on Thursday, April 16th at 10 am.  If you’d like to learn this fun and useful craft, call the center at (724) 465-2697 for more details and to sign up.
 
The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be honoring their volunteers on Tuesday, April 21st at a very special dinner and recognition ceremony followed by a Magic & Illusion Show with Dan Kuniak.   If you would like to join us and help us honor our volunteers, the cost of advance tickets for the dinner and show is $6, and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets and seating are limited!  Call (724) 465-2697 for information.

MAHONING HILLS SOCIAL CENTER   (724) 286-3099

19298 Rt. 119 Highway North, Beside Longview Elementary School near Punxsutawney

   The center will be closed on Friday, April 3rd for the Good Friday Holiday.  

 

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST - The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will be having a Community Breakfast each Monday in April from  9:30 - 11 am. No reservation is needed and the public is invited to attend! Please bring an appetite!

FREE FITNESS CLASS – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, offers free Fitness Class every Wednesday from 1 – 2 pm.  Carole Zicha, Fitness Instructor, leads the group in an ‘easy on the joints’ &  ‘go at your own speed’ class.   Now is the time to get yourself back in shape for the nicer weather.  Questions?   (724) 286-3099


VOLUNTEERS & ELVIS - The Mahoning Hills Social Center will be honoring their volunteers on Wednesday, April 22nd  with a very special meal & program!    Starting at 11:30 am , there will be the official recognition of volunteers and  a Certificate Ceremony,.  A luncheon, fit for a king, will be served at noon.   At 12:45 pm, Elvis Impersonator, Kelly Hylton, will be taking the stage to honor the volunteers.       Tickets for the luncheon and show are $6 in ADVANCE only!  Seating is limited, so call today!  (724) 286-3099

SQUARE DANCING - The Mahoning Hills Social Center, 19298 Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School , near Punxsutawney,  will be having a Square Dance on Thursday, April 23rd  starting at 10:45 am.   Grab your partner and plan to come out for a fun morning as Dale calls the square dance for us.    If you’d like to come and dance, and then stay for the Chuck Wagon Lunch served at noon, call the center at (724) 286-3099, to reserve your meal.  Cost is only $3 in advance only.  Plan to come out and have a fun day with us.

HYMN SING - The Mahoning Hills Social Center, 19298 Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will have a hymn sing on Wednesday, April 29th.  Kay Young will lead the group in song!

 

TWO LICK VALLEY SOCIAL CENTER
450 Franklin Street, Clymer
The center will be closed on Friday, April 3rd for the Good Friday Holiday.

UKARANIAN EGG DECORATING -   The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer will have an ‘Egg Decorating Demonstration’ on Wednesday, April 1st from 10 am until 1 pm.   The demo will be led by Shirley Neal.  Plan to join us and learn how to make these beautiful.

EASTER PARTYThe Two Lick Valley Center will have a ‘Hoppin’ Easter party on Thursday, April 2nd at 10 am until 12 Noon with the Fun Band at the center.    Then, following the noon meal, Pastor Paul Thompson will entertain from 1 until 2 pm.   Plan to sign up for lunch and enjoy this fun day with us!

MANICURES BY ICTCThe Two Lick Valley Social Center will have the students from the ICTC Cosmetology department providing free manicures on Tuesday, April 7th from 10 am until 12 pm.    For more details, call the center at

(724) 254-9820.

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION & 30th YEAR ANNIVERSARY – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be having a big gala event on Friday, April 24th starting at 4 pm.     The center will be celebrating 30 years of existence, and at the same time honoring their many volunteers.  Smicksburg Winery will be on hand from 4–5 pm to offer Wine Sampling and Appetizers will also be available.   Volunteers will receive their special recognition at 4:45 pm, with dinner to follow at 5 pm.    Galla & Dan, husband and wife team, will provide lively musical entertainment to celebrate by.   Tickets for the dinner and show are $6 and must be purchased in advance!    Call (724) 254-9820 or stop by the center today.

 

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED -  The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, is accepting donations in  April to benefit the local animal shelter.  IF you have would like to contribute to this worthy cause, call the center for more details on how you may contribute.   (724) 254-9820.

 

SALTSBURG SOCIAL CENTER   212 Point Street, Saltsburg     (724) 639-9055

On Monday, April 6th at 11:30 am, the Saltsburg Social Center will hear a presentation by Pat Dunlap (Center Manager) as she discusses ‘Downsizing Your Home.”     Then, on Monday, April 20th  at 11:30 am, Pat will talk about “Getting Help & Understanding Your Doctor.”  No advance reservation is needed for either talk, but if you want to stay for lunch afterward, you must make your meal reservation by calling the center at (724) 639-9055 Friday before 1 pm. 

 

The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, will be celebrating Arbor Day & Lawn and Garden Month on Thursday, April 23rd at 11 am by planting flowers.   Plan to come down and offer a helping hand and a green thumb.  For more information, call the center at (724) 639-9055.

 

The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, offers Community Breakfasts every Tuesday from 9 – 10 am at a cost of only $2.50.    No reservation is needed.   In April, Blueberry Pancakes will be offered on April 14th and on April 28th a special breakfast casserole will be served.    Plan to bring a car load of hungry people every Tuesday, and enjoy the friendly conversation.


CHESTNUT HILLS SOCIAL CENTER    Blairsville     (724) 459-5251

The Chestnut Hills Social Center,  26 Heybert Drive, old Rt. 22, Blairsville, will have Open Acoustic Jam Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month (except Holidays) from 10 am until 12 Noon.      For more information on the jam session itself, call Jan Altman at (724) 459-8679.      If you’d like to stay for lunch after the jam session, call (724) 459-5251 to make reservations.

 

The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, old Rt. 22, Blairsville, will have an Easter Celebration on Wednesday, April 1st at 11 am.     Come prepared to party and enjoy the season.

To sign up for the meal, you must call (724) 459-5251 by March 31st at 1 pm.

 

The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, old Rt. 22, Blairsville, will hear a presentation on the “Top Ten Scams Targeting Senior” presented by Vicky Poper.  This informative talk will be on Tuesday, April 7th at 11:30 am.   No reservation is needed to come and hear the presentation, but should you wish to stay for lunch, you must reserve your meal by

calling the center at (724) 459-5251 before 1 pm on Monday, April 6th.

 

The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, old Rt. 22, Blairsville, offers an Open Painting group every Wednesday at 10 am.  There is no instructor or class.  This is just a group of people who need a place set up their easels and be creative together.  If you’d like to come and see what they are up to, or see if you might like to join them, no reservation is needed.  Just feel free to stop by any Wednesday morning!   By the way, breakfast is available from 9-10 am that morning, too, and no reservation is needed   If you’d like to stay for lunch, a reservation is required by 1 pm on Tuesday.  

 

SATELLITE CENTERS

(Armagh, Aultman & Homer-Center Social Centers

operate one day a week.  Dates & Times are as follows.)

 

The Armagh Center is held Tuesdays in the Armagh Fire Hall.  Each week activities include 10 am walking, 10-11 am Fitness with Carole and a great nutritious noon meal!

 

The Aultman Center is held Wednesdays in the Aultman Fire Hall.  Weekly activities include Fitness from 10-10:30 am with Instructor Carole Zicha, and Bingo at 1 pm.

 

The Homer-Center Site is held Thursdays at the St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City.   Weekly activities include Fitness with instructor Carole Zicha from 10 am until 11 am and Bingo at 1 pm.

 

 

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER REQUESTS

 

Ombudsman Volunteers Needed

 

If you have just 2 hours of free time a month to help ensure the quality of life and care of long-term care residents, the Volunteer Ombudsman Program needs you!  Free Training Available!   Make a difference today and be the voice for a senior that needs you.    For more information, call  Aging Services, Inc. at  (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.

 

APPRISE Volunteers Needed  to assist the older adult with services and

 

information on health insurance benefits, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, claims filing, benefits counseling, telephone assistance, consumer protection, referral to other resources, and advocacy.    Free Training!    Call Lisa at 724-349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.

 

 

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APPRISE Program Needs Volunteers

 

Do you have some hours in the month that could be devoted to help Indiana County residents with their Medicare options and assist them with applications for some low-income benefits?

 

 

We need you to join your local APPRISE Program through Aging Services, Inc., Indiana, PA.  

 

The APPRISE Program provides assistance with Medicare benefits, PACE/PACENET applications, Property Tax/Rent Rebate, as well as other programs that are available to people with limited incomes.

 

 

Contact   Lisa Gazda today at Aging Services, Inc. by calling (724) 349-4500 or toll-free 1-800-442-8016.

 

 

 

SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

 

The Senior Employment Program of Aging Services, Inc. will refer to our community, dependable, mature and reliable companions and caregivers who will also prepare meals, or do light house-keeping.

 

If  your family would like to hire someone to care for a loved one,  please contact the Senior Employment Coordinator at (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.

 

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