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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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New Choices for End of Life Care

New Choices for End of Life Care

End of life decisions are naturally among the most difficult to make. Emotions run high, knowledge runs deep, and confusion can often reign over all of them. Sivitz Jewish Hospice has a new palliative care program, Sivitz Care Choices, which can help calm the feelings...

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Passover Memories – Food Edition

Passover Memories – Food Edition

Holiday memories often revolve around recipes. Below are two for Passover - enjoy!   Passover Brownies 1/2 cup margarine 2 oz chocolate Melt the chocolate with the margarine, Set aside to cool.   2 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 Tablespoon black coffee...

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Passover Memories

Passover Memories

With Passover right around the corner, memories of past holidays always arise.   As a small child, we all used to gather at our grandparents' house. Aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings - it was chaotic at times and yet perfect. We would listen as our grandfather led...

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Better Late Than Never!

Better Late Than Never!

If you haven’t had a chance to catch the new TV show Better Late Than Never airing on NBC Mondays at 9:00 pm – I’d suggest tuning in!   The show highlights the zany friendship between the five globe-trotting semi-retired stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner,...

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5…4…3…2…1

5…4…3…2…1

It is common for older adults to struggle with anxiety. This can be disheartening as a loved one, as it seems there is no way to intervene.  However a simple grounding exercise is helpful for people experiencing anxiety. The exercise goes as follows: Name five things...

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New Ideas in Hospice Care

New Ideas in Hospice Care

Choosing to enter hospice care can often be a difficult decision. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are trying a new pilot to ease that choice. The pilot, of which Sivitz Jewish Hospice is a participant, would allow patients to continue treatment...

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Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Weather has been up and down lately so a bit of heat in our bellies may not be a bad thing!   Mix together: 2 cans black beans 2 cans corn 2 fresh tomatoes, diced Juice from 3 limes 1 teaspoon cumin Chopped parsley and salt/pepper to taste And if you want a...

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What’s for Breakfast?

What’s for Breakfast?

Sometimes when we get up in the morning, the idea of food is too much to handle. But we may have medications we need to eat on a full stomach. What's the answer? Smoothies! Smoothies are great for breakfast or any time of the day. Packed with protein and calcium for...

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Honey Salmon – Let’s Eat!

Honey Salmon – Let’s Eat!

Since we're already talking about how healthy and wonderful salmon is for us, let's have one more recipe! A no-fuss, a super easy salmon dish that’s baked in foil for the most tender, most flavorful salmon ever! You've gotta try it! INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup honey 3 cloves...

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Salmon is Delicious and Healthy!

Salmon is Delicious and Healthy!

Salmon is a great way to add fish and all its healthful qualities to your menu. Salmon is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin Bs of all sorts, potassium, and it reduces the chance of heart disease. And since the salmon patties are baked not fried, it’s tasty but...

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The Ultimate Kindness

The Ultimate Kindness

Have you ever wondered what happens at the end of life? Most of us think about it from time to time – especially as we get older.   Death is a natural part of life, but we often push thoughts of it away for many reasons. There are practical things we do to...

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Navy Bean Soup on a Freezing Cold Day

Navy Bean Soup on a Freezing Cold Day

On a cold (super cold) day like today, why not make a nice hot pot of soup? Bean soup is one of the more healthful varieties!   Navy beans, like all beans, are a great non-meat, non-dairy source of protein. They are a good source of folate, manganese, vitamin B1,...

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Recipe for Scrambled Eggs and Veggies

Recipe for Scrambled Eggs and Veggies

With any leftover cooked vegetables prepare this quick and easy dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Can be eaten alone or with toast or fresh fruit. INGREDIENTS Butter or oil - about 1 teaspoon Lightly cooked diced vegetables - about 3/4 cup Egg,...

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Recipe for Oatmeal Banana Split

Recipe for Oatmeal Banana Split

Frozen yogurt and bananas turn oatmeal into a healthy dessert or satisfying snack. INGREDIENTS 1⁄3 cup oatmeal, quick-cooking (dry) 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cups water (very hot) 1⁄2 banana (sliced) 1⁄2 cup frozen yogurt, non-fat DIRECTIONS 1. In a microwave-safe cereal...

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JCCA 100 Recipes

JCCA 100 Recipes

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is one of the partners in the AgeWell Pittsburgh collaboration. Their parent group, the JCCA, is collecting recipes to celebrate the 100 years that JCCs around the world have helped their communities. Check it out and...

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Celebrating Our Staff

Celebrating Our Staff

Here at AgeWell Pittsburgh, we celebrate and appreciate our staff and service providers. Without them, we couldn't do the work that we do! So we went to CandleLab in Lawrenceville for a holiday party with food and candles and fun for all!

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Happy Birthday Nelson!

Happy Birthday Nelson!

Nelson LoPinto is a faithful attendee three times a week to the South Hills JCC Silver Sneakers class. He just turned 94 years old and those classes give him the strength and endurance to not only age well himself, but remain able to care for his wife who has...

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Winter Cheer and Holiday Blues

Winter Cheer and Holiday Blues

Winter months and the holiday season can be a wonderful time for so many people.  For some, it’s a time to travel, have holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and families.  However, for many people, including older adults, this time of year can be very...

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