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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

APPRISE Program
 
Tree Presentation
Soup and Sandwich Sale 

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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.
 

 

April 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) April 5th at 12:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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. Word has it that Cookies are the item this month

THURSDAY, April 21 – VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

Volunteers get in FREE/ALL others MUST purchase their ticket for $6 IN ADVANCE ONLY! Don’t miss this special day with great entertainment as we honor Volunteers!

10:30 am (Ventriloquist) “JIMMY SWOGGER & Friends”/11:45 am Recognition of

Volunteers/ 12 Noon Lunch (Stuffed Chicken Breast/Mashed Potatoes/SummerSquash/

Salad/Roll). Plan to get your ticket and join us for a day of fun, laughs and great food!

SALTSBURG SOCIAL CENTER

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

WEDNESDAY, April 27 –VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION at

The Saltsburg Social Center, 212 Point Street, Saltsburg

Volunteers get in FREE/ALL others MUST purchase their ticket for $6 IN ADVANCE ONLY! Don’t miss this special day with great entertainment as we honor Volunteers!

4 - 6 pm DJ Jammin Jim/5 - 6 pm Dinner/6:15 pm Volunteer Award

 

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 Fridays. For every $3 spent in the Thrift Store, you can enter your name for a drawing on something special! Questions: (724) 465-2697.

BALANCE & STRETCH CLUB – The Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana, offers Balance & Stretch Club with Via Quest from 10:30 – 11 am on Mondays. Won’t you join them and see how ‘balanced’ you can be?

FRIDAY, April 22 - VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION at the

INDIANA SOCIAL CENTER, 1001 Oak Street, Indiana. GET A TICKET!

Volunteers get in FREE/ALL others MUST purchase their ticket for $6 IN ADVANCE ONLY! Don’t miss this special day with great entertainment as we honor Volunteers!

10:30-11:30 am (Physical Comic & Juggler) Howard Mincone

11:30 am Volunteer Awards/12 Lunch

MAHONING HILLS SOCIAL CENTER

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

TUESDAY, April 19 - MAHONING HILLS SOC. CENTER

Volunteers get in FREE/ALL others MUST purchase their ticket for $6 IN ADVANCE ONLY! Don’t miss this special day with great entertainment as we honor Volunteers!

11:30 am Vol Awards/12 Lunch/1 pm “MAGIC SHOW” by Michaelangelo

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 April 21st starting 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 April 27th starting at 11 am.

CHESTNUT HILLS SOCIAL CENTER

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

WEDNESDAY, April 20 – VOLUNTEER RECOGNTION at the

CHESTNUT HILLS SOCIAL CENTER

Volunteers get in FREE/All others must buy their ticket in Advance for $6!

4:30 pm Volunteer Awards/5 pm Dinner followed by

“JIMMY SWOGGER (Ventriloquist) & Friends”

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 Tuesdays 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.

OPEN PAINTING – Every Wednesday, at 10 am, a few artistic people meet in the back area of the Chestnut Hills Social Center, to paint for fun, relaxation, and just because they enjoy it. No reservation is needed and there is no instructor or class. This is just an Open Painting Group open to the public. Questions: (724) 459-5251.


 

 

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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