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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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 November  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:

Armagh Social Center (held in the Armagh Fire Hall),  Nov. 3rd  at 10 a.m.

Two Lick Valley Social Center, (450 Franklin Street, Clymer) Nov. 4th at 12:30 pm

Mahoning Hills Social Center (near Punxsutawney), Nov. 12th at 10 am

Homer-Center Social Center, (279 Yellow Creek St., Homer City) Nov. 13th at 12 Noon

Chestnut Hills Social Center (Blairsville), Nov. 18th at 10 a.m.

Aultman Social Center (held in the Aultman Fire Hall), Nov. 19th at 10 a.m.

Indiana Social Center (1001 Oak Street, Indiana), Nov. 26th at 10 am

 

The Saltsburg Social Center, located at 212 Point Street, has blood pressure screenings conducted by Judy Plahs. LPN.     Screenings are held MONDAY mornings at 10:30 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 Sale Mondays  - The Two Lick Valley Social Center, located at 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, has started calling Mondays at the center, “Bake Sale Mondays.”  Their hard working group of excellent bakers get together and make all kinds of delicious things.  If you stick your nose inside the door for only a few seconds on Mondays, you will soon decide, you have to buy something to take home for snacking later on!  Plan to stop by.

Jewelry Class  - The Two Lick Valley Social Center, located at 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, has Jewelry Class with Barb every Friday morning in November from 9 – 10 am.    No reservation is needed to join the class.  Hope to see you there soon.  For more information:   (724) 254-9820.

Popcorn WeekThe Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer is celebrating Popcorn Week, Nov. 10- Nov. 14.   Plan to come out and enjoy some popcorn with us. 

“Seniors Giving Back To The Community– The Two Lick Valley Social Center in Clymer will be raising funds for the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department this year as their

“Seniors Giving Back to the Community” project.     A Spaghetti Dinner is planned for Wednesday, November 5th  from 4 – 7 pm.   Tickets are (in advance only by Oct. 31st ) and are on sale now for $8.      The evening will begin with Smicksburg Winery offering wine tasting from 4 – 5 pm, Dinner, Dessert Bar and Bake Sale from 5 – 6 pm and musical entertainment by Galla & Dan from 6 – 7 pm.   All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department. 

 

Thanksgiving Meal – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be having a Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday, November 19th at 12 Noon.   You must sign up by November 14th.     To sign up, call (724) 254-9820 and tell them you would like to sign up for the special Thanksgiving meal.

 

AFTERNOON BINGO – The Two Lick Valley Social Center, 450 Franklin Street, Clymer will  have  Afternoon Bingo (free bingo & prizes)  with Hillsdale Nursing & Rehab on November 25th at 1:30 pm.  Why not plan to come out and join them?

 

Thanksgiving Party – The Two Lick Valley Social Center,   450 Franklin Street, Clymer, will be having a Thanksgiving Party on Wednesday, November 26th.  Musical entertainment will be from 1 - 2 pm and will be provided by Déjà vu.   Plan to sign up for this fun day, also.

 

Christmas Bazaar  -  Ready!  Get Set!  Go!   The Two Lick Valley Social Center in Clymer is getting ready for their annual Christmas Bazaar starting on Nov. 24th and running through the first of January. 

 

 

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 FREE weekly blood pressure screening by Judy Plahs, LPN.  If you are keeping track of your numbers, this is a great way to do it.   Then, at 11 am Crafts with Debbie will keep your fingers busy making something new and refreshing.    At 1 pm, join us for a fun game of Healthy Bingo.   Questions:   (724) 639-9055

 

Medicare Open Enrollment Event – On Friday, November 7th from 10 am until 2 pm,

Attend a free Medicare Information & Enrollment Event at the Saltsburg Social Center. Lisa Gazda (APPRISE Counselor) will be there to offer balanced advice, to help you make sense of it all.  To reserve your spot at the event, call (724) 349-4500.

 

Wednesday Evening Center & Meal – The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, is open from 1 – 7 pm on  November 5th and November 12th for their regular Wednesday evening meal and activities.   Cost for this is $2.50.

 

On Wednesday, November 19th, at 5 pm, the Saltsburg Center will be open to conduct their special “Seniors Giving Back to the Community” fundraising dinner.  This year’s project will benefit the Shayne Iverson Family.   Plans are underway for a Turkey Dinner to be held at the center at a cost of $5 per ticket.  Tickets must be purchased before Nov. 14th.     All proceeds raised will benefit this family!   To purchase your ticket, volunteer to help, or to donate to the cause, call the center at (724) 639-9055.

   

SPECIAL NOTE:     The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg, remains closed on Thursdays.  

 

Attention Writers – Do you have the “gift of gab” or a ‘flair for writing?”    Maybe you are really good at telling stories, true or not?    Why not join us Tuesdays at 12:45 pm at the center for our ‘writers group.’    We are always looking for a few good tales, and who knows where your story will end up!

 

INDIANA SOCIAL CENTER

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

25th Anniversary Open House -  The Indiana Social Center, located at 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, will be having  an  Anniversary Open House Celebration on Friday, November 7th from 10 am until 6 pm.  This is to mark their 25th Anniversary and showcase their new look created by recent renovations. 


There will be live music, door prizes, appetizers and refreshments.  Be sure not to miss the fun!


New Friday evening programming will begin on November 14th with a free Fitness Program with instructor Carole Zicha from 4 – 5 pm, followed by a home-cooked evening meal at 5 pm. 

 

 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Anniversary Open House on Friday, Nov. 7th and get more details on additional programming soon to follow. More information:  (724) 465-2697.

 

 

Fridays are SPECIAL THIS MONTH!

          Friday, November 7th -   25th Anniversary Open House 10 am – 6 pm

                                                   Door Prizes – Live Music – Appetizers –

                                                   Refreshments

          Friday, November 14th – NEW – Evening Center Opens 4 – 7 pm

                                                    with 4 pm Fitness Class with Carole Zicha

                                                    5 pm Dinner (Baked Chicken, AuGratin Potatoes,

                                                    Buttered Corn & Pie)   Cost:  $2.50

          Friday, November 21st  -  No Evening Center–Benefit Dinner for 4 Footed Friend

                                                   with ‘Breakfast for Dinner”     Cost:  $5/No reservation

                                                   needed!

          Friday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Holiday/Center Closed

 

Election Day – Community Breakfast – Plan to cast your ballot early, then swing by the Indiana Social Center on Tuesday, November 4th from 9-10:30 am for their Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.    Questions:   (724) 465-2697

 

Pet Food Drive & Donation Collection  - The week of Nov.  17 – Nov. 21st the Indiana Social Center will be conducting a Pet Food Drive & monetary donations collection at the center to benefit Four Footed Friends.    Please help our furry friends with your kind and generous donation, and then plan to come for the “Breakfast for Dinner” on Friday evening at 5 pm at the center.    Your support will be appreciated.  Questions:  724-465-2697.

 

THRIFT SHOPThe Indiana Social Center located at 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, is re-opening on Friday, November 7th and  will be open from 10 am until 6 pm that day!Normal Thrift Shop Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 2 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.   Questions:     (724) 465-2697.  

 

Thanksgiving Party & MenuIndiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana,  will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a special meal and party on Wednesday, Nov. 19th.  Plan to sign up early so you don’t miss this wonderful meal.   (724) 465-2697.

            

MAHONING HILLS SOCIAL CENTER   

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

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast  & “JamThe Mahoning Hills Social Center, located beside Longview Elementary School, on Rt. 119, near Punxsutawney, will be having a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 3rd  from 9:30-11 am.  Cost of the Breakfast is only $2.  Immediately following the brunch will be an Open Acoustic Jam Session from 10 am until 12 Noon. No reservation is required for either, so come on out for food and music for a mere $2 investment.

 

Veterans’ Day Buckwheat Cake Breakfast – The Mahoning Hills Center, on Rt. 119, located beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will honor Veterans’ with a special breakfast on Monday, Nov. 10th from 9:30 – 11 am. 

 

French Toast & Pumpkin Pancakes – The Mahoning Hills Center, on Rt. 119, located beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will have a French Toast Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 17th and Pumpkin Pancakes on Monday, Nov. 24th.  Both days breakfast will be served from 9:30 – 11 am.  Plan to come out for some good home cooking just like ‘momma’ used to make!

 

Senior Life Bingo -  The Mahoning Hills Center, on Rt. 119, located beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, will host Senior Life Bingo on Thurs., Nov. 6th at 10:45 am.   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., Nov. 12th, Tues, Nov. 18th and Tues. Nov. 25th 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, you must call and make your lunch reservation one day in advance by calling (724) 286-3099.

 

Thanksgiving Special Menu & Basket Raffle  – The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located beside Longview Elementary School, on Rt. 119 near Punxsutawney, will be having a special Thanksgiving meal on Wed., Nov. 19th at noon.  You must sign up in advance for this so we can plan accordingly.    (724) 286-3099

 

Hymn Sing with Kay Young  (Nov. 20 )-  The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Rt. 119 Highway North, beside Longview Elementary School, near Punxsutawney, invites you to join their Hymn Sing on Thursday, Nov. 20th   at 11 am.  Kay Young will be leading everyone in another great, fun hymn sing.     No reservation is needed, but should you have questions, call (724) 286-3099.

 

Food Drive to Benefit ICCAP -  Each year the Mahoning Hills Social Center, collects food and monetary donations for the ICCAP Food Bank, during their Seniors Giving Back to the Community project.    They are once again doing this through Nov. 14th and are asking for your kind and generous support to help those in our area that need help now and beyond the Thanksgiving season.

 

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.

 

“Seniors Giving Back to the Community”- The Chestnut Hills Social Center, 26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville, is having a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm to benefit the Blairsville Veterans’ Memorial Fund.   Tickets are in advance only and must be purchased by Oct. 27th by calling (724) 459-5251.   Cost are Adults $5/Children 5-12 years $3 and Children 4 and under Free.     The meal will be served by local veterans and will be done in a ‘come when you are ready to eat’ style.  Won’t you show your support and plan to purchase a ticket?

 

SATELLITE CENTERS

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

 

The Armagh Center is held Tuesdays in the Armagh Fire Hall.

On Nov. 3 – Moves to Monday, Nov. 3 due to Election Day

On Nov. 11 - Center closed due to Veterans’ Day Holiday!  Thank A Vet!

On Nov. 19 – 10 am Walking/10-11 am Fitness with Carole & 11 am Thanksgiving Special Menu & Thanksgiving Celebration

On Nov. 25 - 10 am Walking/10-11 am Fitness with Carole & at 11 am a presentation entitled “Sensory Changes” will be given by Heather

 

The Aultman Center is held Wednesday in the Aultman Fire Hall.  You can plan on Fitness from 10-10:30 am with Instructor Carole Zicha, a special month long class entitled “10 Keys for Healthy Living” from 11 am until 12 Noon, and Bingo at 1 pm.  On Nov. 19th at 10 am , there will be  blood pressure screening conducted by IRMC and at noon a Special Thanksgiving Meal!  (Be sure to sign up in advance so you don’t miss out on all those extra yummy calories!)   Finally on Nov. 26th the month will end with an 11:30 am Thanksgiving Celebration.       Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Homer-Center Site is held on Thursday at the St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City.  Fitness is held at 10 am until 11 at the Homer City Site and Bingo is normally at 1 pm.    On Nov. 6th  at 11  am, they will host a special “Buckaroo Contest” and at 11:30 am APPRISE Counselor, Lisa Gazda, will be present to assist those needing it.    Thursday, Nov. 13th there will be Blood Pressure Screenings by IRMC at 12 pm.    Thursday, Nov. 20th, there will be a special Thanksgiving Meal & Thanksgiving Celebration, so be sure to sign up ahead of time and plan to attend.   On November 27th the center will be closed due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.   Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

 

“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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