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.
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
Medicare Annual Open Enrollment
Medicare Annual Enrollment is October 15 – December 7 and NOW is the time to carefully review any changes to your benefits. Make sure you have insurance that will meet your health needs and budget. Ask yourself these questions: Will your plan continue next year? What will you pay in monthly premiums and annual deductibles? What will your co-pays be for doctor’s visits? Will your doctor continue to accept your plan? What extra benefits will be covered, if any?
Not sure which Medicare plan is right for you? Our trained APPRISE Counselors will help you sort it out. APPRISE is a free, public program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. We are here to give balanced advice. We do not sell or endorse any one insurance plan over another. And, if you have any problems with your plan, we can help you get them resolved.
Medicare is confusing, but APPRISE can help. Every year things change. You are not always sure what makes sense. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can help you find peace of mind.
Call Lisa today at 724-349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016 for an appointment.
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.