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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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2015 AARP TAX-AIDE

AARP is sponsoring a FREE tax preparation and assistance program for all tax payers with moderate to low income.  Taxes will be done by appointment ONLY at Aging Services, Inc. Oak Place Building,  1055 Oak Street, Indiana.    No appointments will be made at Social Centers this year.

To schedule an appointment, call (724) 349-4564, (724) 349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016.                                

Aging Services Oak Place Building          

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Friday            

CALL TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY

724-349-4564 or 724-349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016

Starting Tues, Feb. 3 through April 7

APPOINTMENTS FILL UP QUICKLY!

CALL TODAY!

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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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February 2015

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) Feb. 3 at 12:30 pm

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

Mahoning Hills Social Center (near Punxsutawney), Feb. 11 at 10 am

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

Chestnut Hills Social Center (Blairsville), Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.

Aultman Social Center (held in the Aultman Fire Hall), Feb. 18  at 10 a.m.

Indiana Social Center (1001 Oak Street, Indiana), Feb.  25 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. 

Informational Sessions – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be having several interesting nutritional presentations in March.  On Wednesday, March 11th at 11:15 am the IUP Dietetic Interns will be back to talk about “Healthy Eating – Where to Start.”     Then, Wednesday, March 18th at 11:30 am Center Manager Betsy Miller will present “My Plate.”   No reservation Is needed to attend and listen to either presentation.

Soup Sale – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, is planning a Soup Sale the week of Feb. 23 – 27.  For more details, call the center at (724) 254-9820.

 

SALTSBURG SOCIAL CENTER    

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

 

FREE FITNESS CLASS  – The Saltsburg Social Center, is once again offering Fitness with Carole on Fridays!  The only thing that has changed is the time of the class has moved to 1 pm.  No reservation is needed to join!

 

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 plan to join us for a good, hot breakfast!

 

CRAFTS WITH DEBBIE -  The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, offers Crafts with Debbie at 11 am on Feb. 2, 9, and 23rd..    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.   Cost for the evening meal is $2.50. 

   

INDIANA SOCIAL CENTER

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

 

YOGA CLASS  The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be holding Yoga Classes on Thursdays  from 2 – 3 pm.     Each session will cost $5.    For more information call the center at (724) 465-2697.

 

Friday Evening Center

                 Feb. 6, 13,   20,  & 27 – Evening Center Open 4 – 7 pm

                                                        with 4 pm Fitness Class with Carole Zicha

                                                       5 pm Dinner/Cost:  $2.50

         

WINE TASTING EVENT  - The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will host a Wine Tasting Event on Thursday, Feb. 19th from 2 – 3:30 pm.  Raspberry Acres will supply the facts, information and the wine.   Light refreshments will be served and there is no charge for this informational event, but, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, so we may serve YOU better.  Call (724) 465-2697 today.

 

THRIFT SHOPThe Indiana Social Center located at 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, Thrift Shop Hours are 9 a.m. until 12 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.  Stop by and check out their great selection of good, used items.   Donations are NOW being accepted for the shop.   Cleaning out a closet?   Won’t you consider donating?

Questions:     (724) 465-2697.  

 

FUN WITH WATERCOLORS – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will offer Fun with Watercolors Tuesdays starting March 3rd from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Instructor Tim Johnson will show us how it’s done!

 

CROCHET CLASS – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will offer Crochet Classes every Monday from 10-11 am and Fridays from 1:30-2:30 pm starting

on March 2nd.  Pat Phillips will be the instructor for this class.

 

DR. SEUSS BINGO – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a special Afternoon Bingo on Wednesday,

March 4th  from 1 – 2 pm.  Three cards will cost 25 cents.   Plan to join us for an afternoon of fun!

 

MAHONING HILLS SOCIAL CENTER   

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

Community Breakfast – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located beside Longview Elementary School, on Rt. 119, near Punxsutawney, offers a Community Breakfast from 9:30 – 11 am  every Monday (Except Holidays) in the winter months.  No reservation is needed and for only $2 you just can’t beat the price.  You won’t go home hungry!

The menu is as follows:

                                    Feb. 16 – Holiday/Closed

                                    Feb. 23 – French Toast & Sausage

                                    March 2 – Green Eggs & Ham (Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday)

                                    March 9 – Buckwheat Cakes & Sausage

                                    March 16 – Pancakes & Sausage

                                    March 23 – French Toast & Sausage

                                    March 30 – Breakfast Casserole

 

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 Thursday, Feb. 19th at 1 pm. 

 

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 Thursday, Feb. 26th  at 11 am. 

 

OPEN ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS -  The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will hold two Jam Sessions in March!    Tuesday, March 3rd at 10:30 am is the first one, and the second one will be on Monday, March 23rd from 10 am until Noon.   No reservation is needed, so why not plan to come out and be entertained, or entertain us!  We’d love to see your smiling face!

 

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. 

 

FITNESS  For the Mind & Body -  Fitness Class has moved from afternoon to the morning on Fridays at the Chestnut Hills Social Center.  The class starts at 11 am and ends at 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.

If you need more information, call the center at (724) 459-5251.    

 

TRIP TO THE RIVERS CASINOA trip to the Rivers Casino is planned for Thursday, March 12th.  For more information call the center at (724) 459-5251.

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS – The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, has the following interesting and informative presentations planned:

     Feb. 25th and March 3rd – Adagio Health will present a topic of interest at 11 am

     March 5th – Center Manager Vicky Poper will present “Water – Water - Water” at 11 am

     March 11th - Vicky Poper will present information on “My Plate” at 11:30 am

     March 16th  - VNA will present “Five Wishes” at 11:15 am.

 

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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