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Happy Retirement Rabbi Seidman!

Happy Retirement Rabbi Seidman!

  A thank you from Mischa Gelman, service coordinator at The New Riverview. Rabbi Eli Seidman recently retired after a 25-year run at the Jewish Association of Aging. He followed up in the footsteps of two other long-serving chaplains, Rabbi Ashinsky (who started...

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Have a Sweet New Year

Have a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is right around the corner. Apples and Honey are the traditional foods of the season of wishing everyone a Sweet New Year. Here is a way of having those flavors in a healthy side dish! Thanks Tara for the great recipe!   Apples...

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AARP can teach you Zoom!

AARP can teach you Zoom!

Zoom has become a new way of life in these times of COVID-19. And while it can be easier than we think, there are ways to improve your knowledge and become expert at it! AARP is giving lessons and we recommend people grab that opportunity!  ...

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AgeWell Information Referral Line

AgeWell Information Referral Line

AgeWell Information Referral Line (412) 422-0400   How We Can Help AgeWell Pittsburgh is dedicated to helping aging adults lead dignified, independent and meaningful lives. If you or a loved one is in need, AgeWell is here to help with the following: Care...

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Allegheny County Farmers Market Vouchers

Allegheny County Farmers Market Vouchers

June is the month where the JCC and other AgeWell Pittsburgh staff members usually sign people up for vouchers. Unfortunately, this year is different. Social distancing and limits on the number of people are preventing that from happening. But you can still get...

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A New Way to Exercise

A New Way to Exercise

  We all know that exercise is vital to healthy aging.  In this time of a global pandemic, it is even more important.  Exercise can help to strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy.   When the JCC had to close in March because of the Coronavirus...

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J Cafe: Now Offering Lunch Meals to Go

J Cafe: Now Offering Lunch Meals to Go

During the suspension of regular services at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, AgeWell at the JCC is pleased to offer Lunch Meals to Go for participants who are already registered in our Senior Center program.*   Meal pickups will be drive-through only, between 11...

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Coronavirus Information for Seniors

Coronavirus Information for Seniors

Coronavirus Information for Seniors Wash Your Hands Often and Avoid Touching Your Face The first and most important step is being diligent about washing your hands and touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth. This applies to all age groups. While out...

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Passover To Go!

Passover To Go!

Giving It Forward Together is a wonderful grass roots organization. They work to bring joy into the lives of seniors. For instance, their project, Passover To Go, brings everything needed for a home Passover seder to the senior!   If you would like more...

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ACCESS

ACCESSHome - TransportationACCESS ACCESS is a door-to-door, advance reservation, shared-ride transportation service provided throughout the Port Authority Transit's service area primarily serving senior citizens.   To learn more about this program please call...

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Game Changers – volunteers and volunteering

Game Changers – volunteers and volunteering

Our amazing volunteer coordinators, Amy Gold, and Ellen Leger, recently appeared on the podcast Game Changers. Game Changers highlights the various charities around the Western PA area that are doing great work. We are super proud of them and are happy to share them...

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The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors in Pittsburgh. The blazing heat of summer is behind us, and winter’s chill has yet to arrive. Plus, spending some time hiking in the woods or taking in one of our great local parks is good for your physical health and your...

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Our friend Herman Snyder

Our friend Herman Snyder

Herman Snyder was larger than life and was one of those men that everyone knew, even if you didn't realize that you did. He sadly passed away this week. We will dearly miss him.   The link below connects to his biography - please, read about him. Let us never...

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Square Dance Your Way to Good Health

Square Dance Your Way to Good Health

Medical and scientific studies show that exercise can keep you healthy in many ways:  increasing your strength, stamina, endurance, functional fitness, and improving your cognitive health.  But studies also show that dancing is one form of exercise that has the most...

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We all need a laugh sometime!

We all need a laugh sometime!

My grandfather was the master of joketelling. When he gave speeches,  jokes were in there. When he was with friends, jokes were shared and enjoyed together. And he loved to teach his grandkids jokes. Most were appropriate for any audience, some were not (which were my...

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Our Checkmates Star!

Our Checkmates Star!

Being highlighted by the United Way of Southwestern PA is no small feat. But one of our Checkmates Volunteers made it! Read all about Pat and our great Checkmates program! PAT BATTAGLIA One Friday phone call can make all the difference “I’m glad to be here for local...

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