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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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Emergency Food Supplies? Check!

Emergency Food Supplies? Check!

Here we are, freezing in the winter. It’s icy; dangerous for man and animal, alike. I carefully put out crumbs for the birds. But that wasn’t enough. Here at Mollie’s Meals where we empower homebound seniors with good nutrition, we are distributing winter “emergency”...

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What Can I Have To Eat?

What Can I Have To Eat?

I don’t know what I want. It’s cold outside. It’s raining out. I don’t feel like cooking. If any of these apply to you…you’re in luck. Just like the rest of us, we have those days when noting either looks good or requires too much effort. Not in the mood for...

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The Power of Nostalgia and Irving Berlin

The Power of Nostalgia and Irving Berlin

A few weeks ago I had the best time.  So much fun.  Such a nostalgia trip.  Just what the doctor ordered after such a sorrowful time in Pittsburgh. My husband and I went to Pittsburgh Public Theater to see Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin; a one man show about the life...

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A Pain in the Back – What to do about it

A Pain in the Back – What to do about it

Back pain is one of the most common ailments plaguing people today.  Half of working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year and 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. We spend $50 billion dollars each year on trying to fix, heal,...

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Food Insecurity and Older Adults

We aren’t getting any younger. Between 2012 and 2050, like many industrialized countries, the U.S. will experience considerable growth in its older population. By 2050, the population aged 65 and older is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double its estimated...

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What is Mindfulness and Why is it so Trendy?

Have you ever driven your car, gone on ‘autopilot,’ and arrived at your destination without remembering the journey or route you took?  Did you ever read a page of a book and realize you don’t know what it said because you were thinking about what you needed to do...

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Beauty at Any Age

Beauty at Any Age

Women “of a certain age” have recently redefined ideas of aging and beauty. These women are providing inspirations to generations and proving age is not a variable if you embrace your own sense of style. Social media influencers behind such blogs as Accidental Icon,...

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It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson!

It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson!

I love to watch CBS' Elementary. Police procedural with the human aspect, plus the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern times - it's a great show. But the most recent episode, Through the Fog, hit closer to home for me professionally.   We...

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Amazing Kids Indeed!

Amazing Kids Indeed!

We here at AgeWell Pittsburgh are big on being community partners. We go out and give presentations to all types of audiences or make time to volunteer at others. But we also like being the host location and being able to help other agencies. Check out the blog from...

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Precision Medicine – All of Us PA

Precision Medicine – All of Us PA

At a recent AgeWell Pittsburgh service providers’ meeting (of which we have several annually), we learned of a new research study called All of Us PA. The research program aims to create a healthier future through precision medicine. What is precision medicine? It is...

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Recruiting for Research Studies?

Recruiting for Research Studies?

AgeWell Pittsburgh has a far reach into the community. That positions us as a unique resource for researchers of all kinds. It opens the door to speaking engagements, tabling at various sites, and other opportunities. If you are part of a research study and would like...

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Can You Hear It Now?

Can You Hear It Now?

Have you ever walked into an older person’s apartment and be knocked over by the volume of the TV? Sometimes it’s truly painful to the ears that have normal hearing. Mostly it’s just uncomfortably loud.  Certainly you can’t even exchange greetings until the sound is...

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Gardening as a Saving Grace!

Gardening as a Saving Grace!

There are certain times when I need to escape…not exactly hide but be in my own world. As soon as the weather changes, I make sure that I have an idea as to what I want to plant. When I lived in an apartment, I had large planters and grew tomatoes, flowers and basil....

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Safety Checklist for Your Home

Safety Checklist for Your Home

Safety is paramount for older adults - one fall or trip can have far reaching consequences. We are sharing a home safety checklist for you to review and share with others as well. These tips can help you stay healthy and well!         Home Safety...

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Falls are Serious – Let’s Take Them Seriously

Falls are Serious – Let’s Take Them Seriously

Falls Are Serious and Costly One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.1,2 Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.3 Over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a...

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A New Lesson

A New Lesson

I am no stranger to falling.   I have fallen in some of the best places; in front of Macys while rushing to pick up something that I needed in a hurry (scraped knee); in the street near my house while walking my new active puppy (stitches around my lip); in Egypt...

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Resources for Grief

Resources for Grief

Preparing for the end of life can be difficult. Emotionally, mentally, physically - it affects all of you. Local resources exist, especially if your loved one is on hospice - they provide all kinds of support. There are bereavement groups for all ages as well as...

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