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.
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.
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
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.
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!)
Visiting the Indiana Social Center on any given day is FUN! Here are a few recent photos. Wayne McAfoos was on hand to provide music and singing for the center. There was a group of FARKLE fans playing the game Farkle and the Craft Club was getting ready for a Craft Sale to be held at the Indiana Mall Community Booth, out near KMart, on June 17th from 10 am until 7 pm. The gentlemen in the EXERCISE tee shirt is Fred, a center regular, and he was anxiously awaiting the Exercise Clubs arrival!
Be Thrifty - Shop the Thrift Shop
If you're looking for a new summer look, and you haven't checked out what we've done to our Indiana Social Center's Thrift Shop, located at 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, you should plan to stop by soon!
Just in time for summer, the shop recently underwent a major reorganization, which has made the shop easier to navigate in and find what you're looking for more easily! In addition, some very generous donations have added more of a selection to shop from. You are sure to find a bargain which should bring a smile to your face!
Won't you plan to stop by and get yourself something nearly new to spruce up your summer look. The good news is the prices are still affordable and reasonable. Be Thrifty, shop the Thrift Shop!
The shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 2 pm, except holidays. If you not sure where we are located, or have questions, feel free to call (724) 465-2697.
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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