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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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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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 December 2014

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

The Indiana Regional Medical Center conducts monthly Blood Pressure Screenings at

the following locations, dates and times.  No reservation is required:

Two Lick Valley Social Center, (450 Franklin Street, Clymer) Dec. 2 at 12:30 pm

Armagh Social Center (held in the Armagh Fire Hall),  Dec. 9  at 10 a.m.

Mahoning Hills Social Center (near Punxsutawney), Dec. 10 at 10 am

Homer-Center Social Center, (279 Yellow Creek St., Homer City) Dec. 11 at 12 Noon

Chestnut Hills Social Center (Blairsville), Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

Aultman Social Center (held in the Aultman Fire Hall), Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.

Indiana Social Center (1001 Oak Street, Indiana), Dec. 24 at 10 am

 

TWO LICK VALLEY SOCIAL CENTER      

(450 Franklin Street, Clymer)   (724) 254-9820

The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, have the following speakers/activities/special events schedule for the month ahead. 

Bake Club Mondays  - The Two Lick Valley Social Center, located at 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, has started calling Mondays at the center, “Bake Club Mondays.”  There is always something baking and sure to please.

Christmas Bazaar  -  Ready!  Get Set!  Go!   The Two Lick Valley Social Center in Clymer is having their annual Christmas Bazaar NOW through the first of January.  Stop by and check out the great bargains!  The center is open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

Christmas Card Exchange Week – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer is having Christmas Card Exchange Week, Dec. 15 – Dec. 19. 

Christmas Special Menu – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be having a special Christmas Meal on Wednesday, Dec. 17th.   You must sign up in advance so there will be plenty for everyone. To sign up, call (724) 254-9820.

Christmas Movie Day – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, will be enjoying a Christmas movie on Monday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 am. Plan to come and enjoy a movie with us.  No reservation is needed.

Christmas Party – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be having a Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 23rd  at 11 am.   Join us as we enjoy the season with Christmas music by Cindi Kordell.  Won’t you plan to rock around the Christmas tree with us?

 

Christmas Music – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be entertained by Rev. McCaulley on Wednesday, Dec. 24th at 11 am, as he presents Christmas music for our enjoyment.  Plan to attend and enjoy more sounds of the season with us.

New Year’s Party – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be rockin’ with DJ Mountain Music & Karaoke Fun as they celebrate 2014 and start to welcome the New Year!   The party starts at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 30th and lasts until noon.    Won’t you plan to come and join us? 

 

SALTSBURG SOCIAL CENTER    

(212 Point Street, Saltsburg)        (724) 639-9055

 

COMMUNITY BREAKFASTThe Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, will hold a Community Breakfast EVERY Tuesday  from 9-10 am.  The cost of the breakfast stays the same at only $2.50.    Plan to come and have breakfast and stay for lunch, too. Bring your friends, family and neighbors, and come and make some new friends, too!   No reservation is needed ….just stop on by, and join us!

 

EVERY MONDAY -  The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, offers Crafts with Debbie every Monday at 11 am.     At 1 pm, join us for a fun game of “Healthy Bingo.” Questions:   (724) 639-9055

 

Wednesday Evening Center & Meal – The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, is open from 1 – 7 pm on Wednesdays.   On Dec. 17th join them for their “Peppermint Twist” Christmas Party.  Cost for the evening meal is $2.50.  Keep in mind the Center will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

   

New Year’s Eve Party – The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, will be celebrating the end of 2014 and the start of 2015, on Tuesday, Dec. 30th at 11 am. Make plans to come and share your thoughts on the old year, and your hopes and dreams for the new year. Reservations may be made by calling the center at (724) 639-9055.

INDIANA SOCIAL CENTER

(1001 Oak Street, Indiana)  (724) 465-2697

IUP Dietetic Intern  - The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be visited by IUP Dietetic Interns on Thursday, Dec. 11th at 11:15 am.  They will discuss “Portion Control” and answer questions you may have.  No reservation is needed for the presentation.

Christmas Party & Special MenuThe Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be celebrating Christmas with a party and special Christmas menu on Wednesday, Dec. 17th at 10 am.  Advance reservations are required if you plan to eat with us.  Also, if you are participating in the gift exchange, please bring a $5 gift!

 

“Doll Up” for the HolidaysThe Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be having a fun hair and make-up day with students from the ICTC Cosmetology School on Friday, Dec. 19th at 9:30 am.    You are asked to come with clean and dry hair if you are participating.    It’s on a first come/first served basis.   Plan to come and get ready for your Santa.

Friday Evening Center

                       Dec. 5, 12 & 19 – Indiana Evening Center Open 4 – 7 pm with 4 pm Fitness Class with Carole Zicha 5 pm Dinner/Cost:  $2.50

         

THRIFT SHOPThe Indiana Social Center located at 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, Thrift Shop Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 2 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.  Stop by and check out their great selection of good, used items.   Questions:     (724) 465-2697.  

 

New Year’s Eve Party – Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be having  their New Year’s Eve Party on Wed., Dec. 31st at 10  am.  Plan to come and join us just for the fun of it!  (724) 465-2697.

        

MAHONING HILLS SOCIAL CENTER   

(Beside Longview Elem. Sch., Punxsutawney)   (724) 286-3099

Breakfast with Santa – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located beside Longview Elementary School, on Rt. 119, near Punxsutawney, will be having a special Breakfast with Santa for students from Longview Elementary School on Monday, Dec. 15th at 10 am.    

 

Senior Life Bingo -  The Mahoning Hills Center, on Rt. 119, located beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will host Senior Life Bingo on Friday, Dec. 5th at 10:30 am with Free Bingo & Prizes!  Plan to come out and enjoy yourself.

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS - The Mahoning Hills Social Center, 19298 Route 119 Highway North near Punxsutawney, located beside Longview Elementary School, will hear presentations on Wed., Dec. 2nd & Dec. 9th  by Adagio Health from 11-11:45 am.    The topic to be covered will be announced.  No reservation needed.  Should you wish to stay for lunch, call and make your lunch reservation by calling (724) 286-3099.

 

Entertainment & Inspiration -  The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located beside Longview Elementary School, on Rt. 119 near Punxsutawney, will be having special music on Thursday, Dec. 11th at 10:30 am.   Pastor Paul Thompson will provide entertainment & inspiration.  No reservation is needed to attend the show.

Christmas Special Menu & Gift Exchange  – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located beside Longview Elementary School, on Rt. 119 near Punxsutawney, will be having a special Christmas meal on Wednesday, Dec. 17th at noon.  You must sign up in advance for this so we can plan accordingly.    (724) 286-3099

 

Bingo with Hillsdale – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, on Rt. 119, located beside Longview Elementary School, new Punxsutawney, will have Morning Bingo with Kim from Hillsdale Nursing and Rehab Thursday, Dec. 18th at 10:45 am   No reservation is needed!    Just plan to come and “Bingo Out!

 

“UGLY” Christmas Sock Contest -  The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, you to enter the “Ugly” Christmas Sock Contest on Friday, Dec. 19th at 11 am.  All you have to do is wear those ugly socks, and come and enter our contest!   Who knows!?  You might win another pair of “ugly” socks!

 

CHESTNUT HILLS SOCIAL CENTER

(26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville)   (724) 459-5251

Open Acoustic Jam Sessions - The Chestnut Hills Social Center,  26 Heybert Drive, old Rt. 22, Blairsville, has Open Acoustic Jam Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays (except Holidays) from 10 am until 12 Noon each month.   If you’d like to stay for lunch after the jam session, you must call (724) 459-5251 to make reservations in advance.

 

Breakfast at Chestnut - The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, on old Route 22, Blairsville, has breakfast every Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9–10 am. If you’ve never stopped in to have breakfast there, you really should give it a try.  At only $1.25, you can’t beat the price, and the great company!  No advance reservation is required.   For more information, call the center at (724) 459-5251.  (Please note:  In December, there will be no breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 17th or on Friday, Dec. 26th)

 

Morning Bingo – The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, will have Senior Life Bingo on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 10:45 am.   The health topic they will present while there will be “BMI” and the bingo will be free and there will be prizes.  Plan to come and join in for a morning of fun!

Thursday Classics – The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, will have Holiday Movie Classics every Thursday at 10 am (except on Christmas Day).

No reservation is required to come and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate & movie with us. Plan to spend at least one Thursday with us.

 

PHOTOS with SANTA – Plan to get your picture taken with Santa on Friday, Dec. 19th starting at 9 am.   If you need more details, call the center at (724) 459-5251.

 

FITNESS  For the Mind & Body -  Fitness Class has moved from afternoon to the morning starting at 11 am until 12 noon.  Plan to come and join our ‘easy on the joints’ Fitness class led by instructor Carole Zicha.  There is no fee for the class, and no reservation is needed.  Plan to start now so you are ready for swim suit season 2015.

 

UGLY SWEATER DAY – On Tuesday, Dec. 30th, you are asked to wear your “Prettiest-Ugly” Sweater to the center.  Who knows what might happen

 

The 12 Days of Christmas – Starting Dec. 9th, the Chestnut Hills Social Center, Blairsville, will be celebrating the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with special prizes being handed out each day.  If you want to find out more, plan to attend all 12 days through Dec. 24th!

 

Parties To Choose From – The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, has several special holiday events planned.   Not all require a reservation, so why not check them out, and see what best suits your schedule?

 

   Country Breakfast – Friday, December 5th at 9 am – A special “Country Christmas Breakfast” is planned featuring Country Music with Jan & Jim Altman and a down-home country breakfast!  No reservation is needed.  Just plan to come on down!

 

   Special Christmas Menu – Wednesday, Dec. 17th at Noon – This special meal requires a reservation to attend since it is catered in, and we must have enough for everyone.  Call (724) 459-5251 to sign up.

 

   Santa’s Favorite Things Christmas Party – Join us at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 23rd for a fun “Santa’s Favorite Things Christmas Party.”    If you need more information, call the center, but otherwise plan to come and enjoy yourself.

 

   Christmas Eve-Share Christmas Memories & Pizza Party – Wednesday, Dec. 24th

   Join us at 11 am for sharing of memories and just a fun get-together among friends.

   Noon will be when the Pizza Party kicks into high gear.   Pizza will cost everyone $2

   and requires advance reservation.  

 

   New Year’s Eve Party – There will be a New Year’s Eve Party on Wed., Dec. 31st at 10:30 am   This will be a great time to look back and reflect on 2014, and look ahead to the New Year.   To make reservations, call the center!

 

 

SATELLITE CENTERS

ARMAGH – AULTMAN & HOMER-CENTER Social Centers operate one day a week.  Dates & Times are as follows:

ARMAGH SITE

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.

 

On Dec. 2 -  APPRISE Counselor, Lisa Gazda, will be at the center for the Medicare

                    Open Enrollment Event from 10 am until 1 pm.   Stop by and get answers

                     to your questions.  No reservation is needed.

On Dec. 9 -  Craft yourself a Penguin at 11 am/Birthdays will be celebrated

On Dec. 16 – Senior Life Bingo featuring Free Bingo and Prizes and information on

                      “BMI” starting at 10:45 am/Christmas Special Menu for lunch

On Dec. 23 –  A Christmas Celebration from 10 am until 12 Noon & Entertainment by

                       Rich Hagens/11 am Craft:  Make A Christmas Card

On Dec. 30 -  New Year’s Eve Party at 11 am – Say farewell to 2014 & Howdy to 2015.

 

AULTMAN SITE

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

 

On Dec. 3 -  APPRISE Counselor, Lisa Gazda, will be at the center for the Medicare Open Enrollment Event from 10 am until 1 pm.   Get your questions answered free of charge by someone who has the answers. 

On Dec. 10 – Senior Life Bingo featuring free bingo and prizes and information on “BMI” Starting at 10:45 am./Birthdays will be celebrated

On Dec. 17 – Blood Pressure Screening at 10 am by Indiana Regional Medical Center/Craft a Penguin at 11 am/Christmas Special Menu

On Dec. 24 – Christmas Celebration at 11 am & Make a Card/ Bring Your Christmas Stories, Memories and Share

On Dec. 31 -  Celebrate the Coming of the New Year at 11 am/Craft a “Silly Gingerbread Magnet”

 

HOMER-CENTER SITE

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

 

On Dec. 4 – APPRISE Counselor, Lisa Gazda, will be at the center for the Open 

                      Enrollment Event from 10 am until 1 pm.

On Dec. 11  - Craft a Penguin at 11 am/Birthdays will be celebrated/Blood Pressure

                    Screening conducted by IRMC at 12 noon

On Dec. 18 – Christmas Celebration from 10 am until 12 Noon with DJ Jammin’ Jim/

                      Make a Christmas Card at 11 am/Special Christmas Menu

On Dec. 25  - Center Closed/Merry Christmas

 

“Seniors Giving Back to the Community-   This year the three one day a week Satellite Centers in Armagh, Aultman and Homer-City are participating in the “Seniors Giving Back to the Community”  project.  This year all three have decide to collect monetary donations to benefit the Teddy Bear Fund Drive!  If you are wondering where to donate some money, looking for a good cause and would like to help, this effort may be just for you.   

 

For more information on any of these sites, to make a lunch reservation, or donate to the Teddy Bear Fund Drive Project, call Aging Services, Inc. at (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.

 

 

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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