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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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Upcoming Events
Saltsburg Breakfast 

Open Painting

Christmas Bazaar
 
Groundhog Luncheon
  APPRISE Program

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PEER GRADUATION

PEERs Graduate at the Julia Pound Care Center (St. Andrew’s Village), Nov. 13 (11 am) The Indiana County Area Agency on Aging conducted PEER training sessions at the Julia Pound Care Center located in Indiana, PA. The PEER program encourages a partnership between residents and facility staff to work together to solve concerns before they become more intense problems. The PEER program trains resident advocates to work with facilities, staff, and residents to enhance quality of care and quality of life for their “peers.” The program was initiated by the Pennsylvania State Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s Office in an effort to assist long-term care residents in volunteering their time and expertise to self-advocate issues that will resonate for their peers. PEER program participants attend five two-hour training sessions which include topics such as “The Focus in on YOU,” “Building Self-Resolution Skills,” and “PEER the Sky’s the Limit.” There is also a two-hour session for facility staff to orient them to the PEER concept. Following the completion of the training sessions, the PEER participants have a graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishment of completing the program. The PEERs are awarded with a certificate, a starfish pin, a door sign, and a badge. On Nov. 13, 2015 there were 9 graduates from the PEER Program at St. Andrew’s Village. The graduation ceremony took place at St. Andrew’s Village Living and Learning Center on Nov. 13, 2015. For more information, please contact Debra Gressley with the Indiana County Area Agency on Aging at 724-349-4500.

The Graduates: Left to right, back row, Carol Findley (volunteer ombudsman), Debra Gressley (long-term care ombudsman) Charles "Coach" Klausing, David Frick, Sally Abrams, Jane Reese, Lois Cox, Wendy Vennard (Administrator of Village House); front row, Frank Yoders, Dorothy Mosbaugher, Clarence "Sparky" Spark and Pauline Strench.

 


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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.


Aging Services Videos (Just Click on the Title!)
Aging Services: Let It Snow Luncheon
The Let It Snow Luncheon was a lot of fun for everyone that attended. Not only was the food excellent, but the games were fun, also. The first game was a "Snowbal Toss" using a converted corn hole game board, into a very surprised looking snowman! Those playing got three snowballs/chances to get it in the hole! Five of the players were successful in getting one or more into the hole! Then, a playoff was held with one winner! Today’s big winner was TREVOR WELDER ! He won THREE different times! Ben Huffman was the lucky winner in the ’yellow snow’ contest. Thanks to Eleanor Kauffman for decorating the LET it Snow Tree. Thanks to Mary Beth Wilson (center manager) and Arlene Mack ( center aide) for the delicious meal and interesting and fun games.
 

 

January 2016

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) Jan. 5 at 12:30 pm

Armagh Social Center (held in the Armagh Fire Hall), Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.

Homer-Center Social Center, (279 Yellow Creek St., Homer City) Jan. 14 at 12 Noon

Chestnut Hills Social Center (Blairsville), Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.

Aultman Social Center (held in the Aultman Fire Hall), Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.

Indiana Social Center (1001 Oak Street), Wed. Jan. 20 at 11:15 am – 12:45 pm.

 

HOLIDAYS/CENTER CLOSINGS: All Centers will be closed for the Monday, January 18th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

 

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. Stop on by and ‘take the sniff test.’

AFTERNOON BINGO with Senior Life - The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will have Afternoon Bingo with Senior Life on Wednesday, Jan. 6th from 12:45 – 2 pm. No reservation is needed.

IUP Dietetic Interns - The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will visited by the IUP Dietetic Interns on Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 11:15 am. The students always offer great information and tips on many different topics. Plan to attend and see what you can learn. To make a lunch reservation, call the center at (724) 254-9820.

SALTSBURG SOCIAL CENTER

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

 

Crafts With Debbie - The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, offers Crafts with Debbie EVERY MONDAY, except holidays, at 11 am! No reservation is needed.

 

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST– The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg,

will resume Community Breakfasts on Tuesday, January 19th from 9 – 10 am. Invite your friends and neighbors and plan to make Tuesday your morning for breakfast out at the Saltsburg Center. It could be your New Year’s Resolution!

 

MORNING BINGO – The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, will have Morning Bingo with Senior Life on Thursday, Jan. 14th starting at 10:45 am and running until Noon. If you’d like to come for bingo, no reservation is needed, but, if you’d like to stay for lunch afterward, a reservation is always needed a day in advance by calling the center at (724) 639-9055.

 

Wednesday Evening Center-The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street Saltsburg, continues their Wednesday evening tradition of a 5 pm Home Cooked dinner at a cost of $2.50 with a 6 pm social time afterward. A reservation is necessary, and is most helpful to those cooking the meal, and also to those eating, so everyone receives an adequate portion. Call at least a day in advance to (724) 639-9055.

 

INDIANA SOCIAL CENTER

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

 

THRIFT SHOP – The Indiana Social Center located at 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, Thrift Shop Hours are 9 a.m. until 12 pm, Monday through Thursday, except holidays. For every $3 spent in the Thrift Store, you can enter your name for a drawing on something special! Questions: (724) 465-2697.

 

GOLDEN AGE CLUB – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, has a Golden Age Club that meets at the center every 1st and 3rd Mondays, except holidays, from 1 – 3 pm. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

 

DOMINO’S CLUB – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, has a Domino’s Club that meets at the center every Monday, except holiday, from 1 – 3 pm.

If you like dominos, or haven’t played it in a while and would like to start, perhaps you should start your New Year’s off with Dominos on your social calendar!

 

LOONEY TUNES DAY - The Indiana Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, is planning their very own “Looney Tunes Day’ on Thursday, Jan. 21st! This is your chance to dress or act like your favorite Looney Tunes Character. No special time is set for this, just come dressed or acting like your character, and have a fun day.

 

MAHONING HILLS SOCIAL CENTER

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

 

Breakfast - The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will have breakfast every Monday in January, except on Jan.18th, when the center will be closed for the holiday.

 

Hymn Sing - The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will have a hymn sing with Kay Young on January 27th at 11 am.

 

CRAFT CLUB with ARLENE – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will have a “Let It Snow Craft with Arlene” on Tuesday, Jan. 5th and again on Thursday, Jan. 7th. Both days the craft club will meet at 11 am. Questions: (724) 286-3099

 

CHECKER TOURNAMENT – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, has a just for fun Checkers Tournament planned for Friday, Jan. 15th at 11 am. IF you are good at checkers, haven’t played checkers for a long time, or just like to watch the skill involved, plan to come to the center and get in on the fun. If you plan to stay for lunch afterward,

call the center to make lunch reservations at (724) 286-3099. Perhaps playing checkers at the center could be a New Year’s resolution you could make and keep?

 

Afternoon Bingo - The Mahoning Hills Center, on Rt. 119, located beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will have Afternoon Bingo with Kim from Hillsdale on January 21st at 1 pm.

 

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 can play an instrument, like to vocalize, or simply enjoy listening to other people make music, this is for you! No reservation is needed to attend, and the public is invited to come & join us! Questions: (724) 459-5251.

 

“It’s ALL About ME”- The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, is updating emergency contact information with a special “It’s ALL About ME” drive. The information card, compliments of the Indiana County Sheriff’s Office, and the baggie and clip, compliments of the center is an ideal way to complete the information and place the card into the baggie provided and clip it onto your refrigerator so you know exactly where it is located in the event of any emergency! It will also be easy to make changes to since you will know where to find it easily.

 

Breakfast Program Resumes - The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, is pleased to announce that their breakfast program that has been ‘on hold’ during the budget impasse, will start back up on Wednesday, January 20th. Breakfast is served Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 – 10 am. No reservation is needed so invite a few friends and neighbors and meet at the center every Wednesday and Friday for breakfast on your way to go do your shopping. Make breakfast at Chestnut a New Year’s resolution you keep!

 

SATELLITE CENTERS

(Armagh, Aultman & Homer-Center Social Centers

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

Reservations for the noon meal are required by calling

(724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016 a day in advance

 

The Armagh Center is held Tuesdays in the Armagh Fire Hall. Weekly activities include 10-11 am Fitness Club with Carole, a great nutritious noon meal and Bingo from 12:45 – 1:45 pm. On, January 19th Adagio Health will present some important information on “Protein” starting at 11 am. There will also be a Hot Chocolate and Cookies Social being held from 11 am until Noon. Reservations for the noon meal are required by calling Aging Services, Inc. at (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.

 

The Aultman Center is held Wednesdays in the Aultman Fire Hall. Weekly activities include Fitness Club from 10-10:30 am with Instructor Carole Zicha, a nutritious Noon Meal and Bingo at 1 pm. Blood Pressure Screening conducted by Indiana Regional Medical Center will be held on Wed., Jan 20th from 10 – 10:45 am. A Hot Chocolate & Cookies Social will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Reservations for the noon meal are required in advance by calling (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.

 

The Homer-Center Site is held Thursdays at the St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City. Weekly activities include Fitness Club with instructor Carole Zicha from 10 am until 11 am, a nutritious Noon Meal, and Bingo at 1 pm. On Thurs., Jan. 21st a Hot Chocolate and Cookies Social will be held from 11 am until Noon. Reservations for the noon meal are required in advance by calling (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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