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Apryl Garrett

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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local page for the Greater Pittsburgh Area.  My name is  Apryl  Garrett, your local Publisher and Partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how we can  help you!  Whether you are looking for resources, looking to promote your business or just  want to be aware of Senior Activities & Events in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to site for everything related to aging well and caring for your older loved ones.  This year, we are incredibly proud to celebrate our 5th Anniversary! 

Click to the right to view our Spring 2023-Spring 2024 Edition.  Free copies can be found at your local Walgreens, Kuhn's Markets, Libraries, Senior Centers and Shop 'n Save stores. You can also CLICK HERE to find a book near you. 

As industry professionals, your clients come from many different sources:  the seniors themselves, family caregivers/adult children and other healthcare professionals. The Seniors Blue Book’s wide and  diverse reach offers you business opportunities that other marketing mediums are simply unable to provide. Like any good engine, today's marketing has several moving parts.  Contact me to discuss a multi-faceted advertising package that will maximize your return for your marketing dollars at apryl@seniorsbluebook.com.  

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Activities & Events In Your Area

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May 19, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

10th Annual Hope Grows Victorian Tea

Join Hope Grows as we bring more than 200 guests together for a worthy cause while enjoying a traditional tea. The afternoon will include speakers, basket raffles, a silent auction, and the opportunity to hear hopeful stories from family caregivers and their care receivers who have successfully navigated, with the help of Hope Grows, through the challenges of family caregiving. This signature event raises funds and engages the community in conversation about the importance of mental health and emotional supporta true lifeline for family caregivers! Proceeds from the 10th Annual Hope Grows Victorian Tea will empower our clients to seek mental and emotional wellness, help them manage stress, and ultimately prevent caregiver burnout.  TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Purchase yours at www.hopegrows.org/victoriantea

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May 15, 2024 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Pennsylvania Homecare Association's 2024 Annual Conference

      Save the Date to Reimagine Homecare with PHA in 2024! It's time! Mark your calendars for Pennsylvania Homecare Association's 2024 Annual Conference, May 15-17, at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Center!   Our conference promises networking, education, and professional development to empower your success in the homecare industry.   Attendees will have the chance to engage in diverse breakout sessions led by industry experts, covering crucial topics like homecare quality, risk assessment, hospice pain management, and more.   Join a special session on grassroots advocacy with PHA's Director of Government Relations Alex McMahon, gaining insights into navigating the evolving homecare landscape.   Additionally, don't miss networking opportunities at the First Time Attendee/New Member Reception, our extensive exhibition hall, and PHA's Glowing into the Future dinner & dancing event. www.pahomecare.org

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May 08, 2024 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Lancaster County 50plus EXPO (Spring)

Presented by OLP Events and the Lancaster County Office of Aging, the 50plus EXPO will feature exhibitors providing up-to-date information for baby boomers and seniors.With free health screenings, door prizes, and entertainment, the 50plus EXPO is a unique fusion of timely, relevant information and a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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Baker Consulting Services Inc

Medicare Insurance 127 East Cunningham Street Unit 2, Butler, Pennsylvania, 16001

We offer coverage for all situations: Individual, family, small business, and large group.  With Healthcare Reform and the industry's ever-changing landscape, Baker Consulting still has options to choose from. Whether you are looking for better coverage, recently uninsured or its your first time purchasing health insurance, we will help you find a high-quality, affordable plan. Depending on your budget and your need, we will custom design a plan for you. Whichever fits you best, Major Medical-ACA Compliant, Short Term, Fixed Benefit, and Guaranteed Issue plans are all available to you.  Even if your employer offers you coverage, an individual plan could still be the best option for you. Additionally, dependent coverage through your employer may not always be the most affordable option either.  Customizing your coverage is essential as health insurance is not a one size fits all type of product. Therefore, a BCS agent will assist you in determining what will work best for your situation. With all the different deductibles options and product designs, choosing the right plan could be difficult and our mission is to simplify this process. Licensed States: UH, SD, PA, OH, KY, NC, SC, VA, WV, GA, TN, TX, FL, AL, AZ, IN

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Western PA Eldercare Council

Support Groups & Services , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 00000

TheWesternPennsylvania Care Eldercare Councillists companies and individual providers on this website who help families deal with the crisis and burden of long term care. One purpose of this group is to educate the public on the need for care planning before a crisis occurs. A second purpose is to provide, in one place, all of the available government and private services for eldercare. Finally, our ultimate mission is to offer a trusted listing servicethat the public will recognize and turn to for expert help in dealing with the challenges of long term care.The council is a single listing source of community care providers and advisers who help the public deal with current elder care needs. State councils provide a platform for local groups of providers and advisors to offer the following services:Educate the public on how to plan for long term careProvide a local source of 15 to 20 different eldercare services through one single state contactPromote a trusted organization offering reliable services

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MediConnect Insurance

Medicare Insurance 300 Bilmar Dr Ste 200, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205

Welcome to MediConnect Insurance, Your Only TRUE Independent Medicare Plan Concierge Service. Helping to Bridge the Healthcare Gap.- Fully licensed agents representing all of the major carriers- Local office in Pittsburgh- Unbiased Medicare coverage advice- No cost or obligation- All representative compensation is direct from carrier- All from the comfort of your home.As your trusted partner in healthcare, we take pride in bridging the healthcare gap and ensuring you receive unbiased, expert advice tailored to your needs. In this blog article, we'll explore why MediConnect Insurance stands out as your only true independent Medicare plan concierge service, with licensed agents, local offices, and a commitment to providing unbiased guidanceall at no cost to you.MediConnect Insurance Your Medicare Plan Concierge At MediConnect Insurance, we understand the complexity of navigating Medicare, and that's why we're here to simplify the process for you. Our fully licensed agents are dedicated to representing all major carriers, offering you a comprehensive view of available options.Local Offices for Personalized Service With local offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia, we bring personalized service to your doorstep. Our proximity ensures that you can access expert advice and support whenever you need it. Whether you have questions about coverage options, enrollment, or claims, our local offices are here to assist you.Unbiased Medicare Coverage Advice At MediConnect Insurance, we pride ourselves on providing unbiased advice. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your Medicare coverage. Our licensed agents are not tied to any specific carrier, allowing us to offer recommendations solely based on your needs and preferences.No Cost or Obligation Your Peace of Mind Matters We understand that navigating healthcare options can be overwhelming, and financial concerns should never be a barrier to accessing expert guidance. With MediConnect Insurance, there is no cost or obligation for our services. Our commitment is to ensure your peace of mind as you explore and choose the right Medicare plan for you.Direct Compensation from Carriers Transparent and straightforward, our representative compensation comes directly from the carriers. This means you can trust that our recommendations are driven solely by your best interests. Our focus is on providing you with the information you need to make decisions that align with your healthcare goals.Convenience from the Comfort of Your Home In today's fast-paced world, convenience is key. With MediConnect Insurance, you can access our services from the comfort of your home. Our virtual consultations and online resources make it easy for you to get the information you need without leaving your living room. As you embark on your Medicare journey, trust MediConnect Insurance to be your reliable partner. With licensed agents representing all major carriers, local offices for personalized service, unbiased advice, no cost or obligation, direct compensation from carriers, and the convenience of accessing our services from home, we are committed to making your Medicare experience seamless and stress-free. Contact us today and let us guide you toward the optimal Medicare coverage tailored to your unique needs. OR... Join us at of one our local FREE seminars throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania! Whether retirement is on the horizon or a few years away, our must-attend educational events are your key to understanding Medicare complexities.We can help you plan your future with confidence. Click Here to view upcoming Dates & Times in your area: https://bit.ly/47Qjiya

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Baptist Manor

Affordable-Subsidized 493 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15234

Baptist Manor offers older adults the best of both worlds: the independence and privacy of their own apartment with the support and companionship of a tight-knit community.Each of the 100 affordable one-bedroom apartmentsincluding 10 handicapped-accessible unitsis equipped with an emergency call system and smoke detectors. The building also has coin-operated laundry facilities, a media room, library and free parking.Baptist Manor apartments are available to people 62 years or older or who are mobility impaired, and who qualify for housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Tenants must qualify according to HUD income guidelines, and pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross monthly income for rent, which includes utilities.To learn more about life at Baptist Manor, visit our rental office, call our Baptist Manor office at 412572-8252

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ABLE Account Owners Who Work Can Save More Through 2025

If you are an individual with a disability who holds an ABLE account, your annual contributions to this type of account generally must not exceed $17,000 a year, as of 2023. However, ABLE account owners who are employed can contribute their work income to this type of account beyond the typical $17,000 annual threshold until the end of 2025.What Is an ABLE Account?ABLE accounts are a type of savings account designed for people with disabilities. They permit individuals with disabilities to save money, tax-free, without putting their means-tested public benefits at risk.As of 2023, up to $17,000 per year can be set aside into an ABLE account. The account holder is allowed to have a total of up to $100,000 in their ABLE account and remain eligible for such assistance programs as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under current law, individuals who became disabled before the age of 26 are eligible to open an ABLE account. Its funds can be used to cover the costs of education, assistive technology, transportation, and other items.ABLE accounts came into effect following the 2014 passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Several years later, an ABLE to Work provision made it possible for ABLE account owners who work to start saving more. However, the ABLE to Work Act is currently slated to expire at the end of 2025.Who Can Benefit From the ABLE to Work Act?If you are living with a disability and hold an ABLE account, you may benefit from the ABLE to Work Act. There are a few rules of which you should be aware.First, if youre contributing to your ABLE account, you cannot also contribute to your employers defined contribution plan (for example, a 401(k) plan).

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Is it time to explore Senior Living options for your loved ones?

As our loved ones age, it is natural to want to keep them close and provide them with the best possible care. However, as they grow older, their needs may begin to exceed what we are capable of providing at home. At some point, it may become necessary to consider senior living options. Here are some signs that it may be time to consider senior living for your loved one.1. Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)ADLs are the basic self-care tasks that are necessary for daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and eating. If your loved one is having difficulty with one or more of these tasks, it may be a sign that they require more assistance than you can provide at home.2. Safety ConcernsAs we age, our homes may become less safe. Stairs, slippery floors, and other hazards can increase the risk of falls and other accidents. If your loved one has fallen or experienced other safety concerns at home, it may be time to consider a senior living community where they can receive assistance with daily tasks in a safer environment.3. Isolation and LonelinessSocial isolation and loneliness are common problems among seniors, especially those who live alone. A senior living community can provide a social environment where your loved one can engage with others and participate in activities that can help maintain cognitive and physical health.4. Declining HealthChronic health conditions and other medical issues may require ongoing medical care and monitoring. A senior living community can provide access to medical professionals who can provide the necessary care and attention to maintain your loved one's health.5. Caregiver StressCaring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful, especially if you are juggling work and other responsibilities. If you are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, it may be time to consider senior living options for your loved one.When considering senior living options, it is important to involve your loved one in the decision-making process as much as possible. Tour different communities, ask questions, and take the time to find a community that meets your loved one's needs and preferences. With the right support and care, your loved one can enjoy their golden years in comfort and safety.

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Let's Talk About Moving

Moving can be an emotional experience, especially if you are transitioning to a senior living community. Whether youre leaving your family house on your own terms or have to find a new place to call home due to a health concern, moving as a senior can bring up a flood of feelings from relief to worry.   At WayForth, we understand the emotional toll that moving can take on seniors. Every day we work with seniors and their families like yours. Our team members are committed to providing compassion, respect and care to the process of moving.    We spoke to two people on our team with backgrounds in social work who bring their skills to WayForth. Kara McCallum, VP of Operations and Isabel Wilson, Account Manager were interviewed for their knowledge and experience around the emotions of moving.  Kara has been with WayForth for seven years and holds a bachelor's and master's degree in social work. Her experience includes working in mental health and with clients of all ages, including those with disabilities.  Isabel brings an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master of Social Work to her position at WayForth. Before joining the team, she worked in hospital case management during the COVID pandemic.   What are common emotions around moving to a new home?  Kara: A move is a critical and stressful situation in someones life and some people may have a thin skin or find themselves at an emotional place that they didnt expect. They can be feeling relief, be frightened, excited or even have some amount of grief leaving a life, people or relationships. This can call come out as anger or sadness and depression.  Isabel: To me, the emotion of moving was eye-opening when I first started at WayForth. In my life, moving always meant a better or bigger place or a choice I was able to make. But for some of our older clients, moving is not always a positive experience. Some people do not want to move. Its complicated and stressful and it might mean that they have to move out of their family home when theyre not emotionally ready.  Kara: Moving is a raw and stressful time. It can bring out the full spectrum of emotions such as frustration and sadness. Things bubble up. People are tired. People may fight or not be on the same page with family members.   Isabel: With our senior clients, there is a high vulnerability with moving. Some people do not want to move; its hard to leave a family home. When you have a lifetime of things and memories, its very difficult to decide what to take with you, especially when you are downsizing.  To learn more about how WayForth can help you transition into a senior living community, read our blog here! 

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Is Home Care Right for Me?

Choosing to get additional in-home support for yourself or a loved one is an important decision. In some cases, a physician may recommend certain services that can be received at home following a fall, surgery, or an illness. But in other cases, the need for in-home care may not be as clear. How do you know if the time is right to get some additional support in your home?1.      Is family support or a support network readily available? If not, this is one clue for the need for additional care.2.      Does you or your loved one have freedom of mobility being able to ambulate indoors and outdoors without falling? Is getting into/out of bed, climbing stairs, or negotiating the shower/tub a concern?3.      Is the person able to drive safely? Do they drive at all?4.      Does the loved one still have a capable memory and is able to perform tasks such as remembering to take medication, turn off a stove burner, and lock doors?5.      Is this person able to follow complex medical directions such as taking vital signs, or following a prescription regimen without supervision?6.      Can the loved one shop for themselves, stocking the home with healthy groceries, and then able to prepare these consistently?7.      Is this person able to pay attention to personal hygiene as well as do their own laundry including clothes, towels, and bedlinens?8.      Does the loved ones home offer a safe environment for living and socializing? Do they keep it clean, well heated and cooled, and free from pests. Is the home free from clutter and hazards (loose rugs, exposed wiring, slippery tile, uneven surfaces, etc.), and would they know what to do in the case of an emergency?9.      Are the levels of social interaction what they were 5 years ago?The points mentioned above should give you a starting point to think about in-home care and then have an appropriate conversation with your loved one. It might be urgent if the points above are not being accomplished, or it might be beneficial if the points are not consistently being accomplished.Editors Note:  This article was submitted by Jeff Kosor, owner of Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh.  Jeff can be reached at jkosor@seniorhelpers.com or 412.851.3223

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Local Business Videos

The Inside Connection (ep. 12) - Meet the (MediConnect) President

MediConnect is proud to welcome the visionary behind our company, Brian Breisinger, to the program! Get an inside look of MediConnect's humble beginnings all the way to becoming the top-rated advisory firm in the state of Pennsylvania, with a view of what's ahead

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Partner Spotlight - Welcome Anthony Giuliano, Community Relations Manager for Home Helpers Home Care of North Hills & New Castle!

Partner Spotlight on Home Helpers Home Care of North Hills & New CastleLearn from Anthony Giuliano the type of services that Home Helpers provides, what makes them unique from other home care agencies, and learn of hiring opportunities within their agency. To contact Anthony to learn more, call 412-334-3222.

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Senior Resources, Simplified! How To Use the Seniors Blue Book

Searching for local area aging resources can often be overwhelming and intimidating. We at Seniors Blue Book understand! Our goal is to help educate and inform you, so that you can make informed and educated decisions for yourself, or a loved one, with local resources for aging well and for planning ahead. Learn how our guides are setup in a user-friendly format to help you find what you need. Still have questions? Connect with our FREE Online Chat or call our FREE Referral Line (in Pittsburgh call 412-551-5951). We realize that navigating the senior healthcare maze can be confusing. Reach out - we'd love to help!

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Seniors Blue Book Cares! An interview with Partner/Publisher Apryl Garrett

In our ongoing series to Spotlight people in Pittsburgh who put the caring back into health care, please check out my recent video interview with Apryl Garrett from Seniors Blue Book Pittsburgh. Seniors Blue Book offers one-stop researching (they are the #1 search engine nationally!!) for senior living housing, senior care, and senior resources. The Pittsburgh edition offers valuable information for our local market.You can obtain your FREE copy of this valuable resource at your local Walgreens, Kuhn's or Shop N Save, from many public libraries, and from most social workers and case managers at local hospitals.To learn more about Caregiver Champion, please go to our website at https://www.caregiverchampionadvocate.com/Jeff Weinberg's Book, The Emperor Needs New Clothes: Or Why The Caring Disappeared from Health Care is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or from Jeff.Be sure to subscribe to Caregiver Champion's YouTube channel to watch additional videos on Pittsburghers' who put the caring back in Health Care. You can follow Jeff and  Caregiver Champion on Facebook or LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on his upcoming in-person events and new YouTube releases.https://youtu.be/xAzZOv6C1mo

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Career Opportunities with LIFE Pittsburgh

CareersBe part of a unique team that provides care so that seniors can live in their own homesLIFE Pittsburgh, a growing nonprofit organization with approximately 400 employees, is a community based alternative to nursing home care and assisted living. Through the LIFE Pittsburgh program, frail older adults can remain in their own home and receive a coordinated plan of care that enables them to maintain their independence and enjoy a safe and active life in the community.Our health teams of geriatric doctors, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation specialists and other health care professionals assess our Participants needs and desires, plan and approve services with them and their family or caregiver, monitor for changes and provide timely interventions. Primary care and community services are provided through our Day Health Centers and through our in home program according to an individual Participants needs.  LIFE Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.  Apply for a rewarding career caring for seniors with LIFE Pittsburgh.Questions for our employment team?   Call 412-388-8042 or email employment@lifepittsburgh.org

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Multiple Positions - Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms

We are hiring!  Feel free to apply online, using Indeed or by phone at 412-221-0202.  Walk-ins are welcome!

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Caregivers - ComForCare Home Care NW Pittsburgh - FT/PT/Flexible Positions Available!

Our friends at ComForCare Home Care NW Pittsburgh is hiring Caregivers!Live your best life possible by helping others live theirs. Our caregivers are the heart and soul of what we do. At ComForCare, we like to celebrate successes and have fun while building meaningful relationships. Join our team and be a part of a certified Great Place To Work!Full Time, Part Time and Flexible Schedule Available!Click Here for Open Positions: www.comforcare.com/careers or contact them directly at 724-759-7674.

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Caregivers - Greater Pittsburgh Area

Are you a caring and compassionate individual looking to make a difference? Join our team at Senior Helpers and become a caregiver! Enjoy a personally rewarding work environment, build meaningful relationships with clients, receive specialized training, and have the flexibility to work on your own terms. Apply today and start making a positive impact  https://bit.ly/48yaTAt

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