Posted on: January 19, 2018

Clelian Heights students take the court at Franklin Regional

Students from Clelian Heights in Greensburg got the chance to shine on the basketball court during the school's annual game at Franklin Regional High School.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

One program helping seniors stay at home gets no boost from another

When the state recently transitioned some 85,000 older &/or disabled southwest Pennsylvanians into a new long-term care assistance program, a group of providers already offering comprehensive, hands-on services to the frail elderly expected to gain some.

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Want to stay young at heart and mind? Add to that friends list

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.

There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease.

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Posted on: January 13, 2018

Kiski Area School District tries different approach regarding truancy

Kiski Area School District has been taking a different approach to dealing with student attendance and believes it's working.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Lower Burrell clinic offers free pregnancy, STD, Hep C screenings

A new facility in Lower Burrell wants to expand services for pregnant women in the Alle-Kiski Valley with free ultrasounds and STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing.

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Westmoreland County Courthouse gets Kids Comfort Room

The Westmoreland County Courthouse now has a Kids Comfort Room for children awaiting hearings in the family courts.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Manor church seeks clothing donations for boutique

A Manor church that has reached out to families and individuals in need by operating a free clothing store in Manor, is seeking donations of new and gently used winter clothing for men, women and children.

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

More Western Pennsylvanians asking for help with heating bills

The winter of 2017-18 is already shaping up to be a record-setter for natural gas use and demand for heating bill assistance that undoubtedly will follow.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Cold weather prompts extra help for the elderly

On a day when even some garbage collectors refused to go out, Murrysville Meals on Wheels delivered 60 meals to its mostly elderly clientele Tuesday.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications GREENSBURG (December 22) –

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Agency on Aging's "Inside Line"

In this issue: Mindfulness, Tools for Caregivers, Cold Weather Shelters, Volunteer Opportunities...and more!

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Mark your calendar for Empty Bowls Westmoreland

Empty Bowl Luncheons are held by Food Banks across the country…

Designed to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in our nation and as well as in our local communities, these luncheons typically offer a simple fare of soup and bread and of...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Most big public colleges don't track suicides, AP finds

Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Our Clubhouse Westmoreland January programs

Our Clubhouse provides free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer in western PA. Those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family and friends who care for them, are welcome to join Our Clubhouse and receive free support.

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

For those in grief at the holidays, there's help available

n a year full of loss, no time is more difficult than Christmas.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Scholarship applications open for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder

The Pittsburgh Foundation announces that applications for the Herbert A. and Charles E. Kester Scholarship Fund are open until 2/28/2018. Submissions will be accepted from Westmoreland County residents with an autism spectrum disorder.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

State committee would study rising maternal mortality rate in Pennsylvania

In response to a rising call across the country to reverse a stunning increase in the nation’s maternal mortality rate over the last two decades, the PA House unanimously approved a bill to create a panel that would better study pregnancy-related deaths.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Vaping quadruples chance of smoking cigarettes in young adults, Pitt study says

Young adults who use e-cigarettes or “vape” are four times more likely to pick up a regular cigarette habit, according to a University of Pittsburgh study released Monday.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Federal, state budgets could have 'major' impact on local food banks

“Every year, we struggle to make sure we have enough to provide food not only for the holidays but for all the other days.People are hungry all year long.”

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Local nonprofits can apply for grants from Greensburg Rotary

Greensburg-area nonprofits could be eligible for a grant from the Rotary Club of Greensburg.

The club is accepting applications for grants from its Madeline Nichols Fund for projects that benefit the community.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Westmoreland farm community provides holiday feast for county's homeless

Greensburg homeless shelter residents Beth Briggs and her friend, Sueann Hayden, were amazed at the generosity of those who donated food and volunteered to cook and serve a sumptuous holiday meal at a city church Tuesday for those less fortunate.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

New Kensington nonprofit co-founder pays visit to White House

A co-founder of the New Kensington-based nonprofit addiction counseling center Lost Dreams Awakening visited the White House on Monday to advocate for increased support of addiction recovery programs.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Tax preparers for senior citizens needed in Westmoreland County

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE) needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to help people file their tax returns, according to Westmoreland County Community College.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

LIHEAP, Dollar Energy Fund helping low-income residents with winter heating bills

Low-income residents who need help paying for wintertime energy bills and others who encounter major energy-related emergencies are still covered by federal and local programs, but the money usually goes fast.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled PA recently launched a new state website providing resources for older Pennsylvanians and younger ones with disabilities. Home and community services can be found on this online, easily searchable si...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Latrobe, Greensburg homeless shelters have beds ready for winter

When the weather outside is fit for neither man nor beast, a group of Westmoreland County social service agencies is guaranteeing the homeless a place to stay.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

United Way needs volunteers to provide free tax prep

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania hopes to recruit more than 470 volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible area wage-earners from January through mid-April.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Applications accepted for LIHEAP grants

The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins accepting applications Nov. 1 for cash grants sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education, Penn-Trafford HS, Sept. 20th

(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

Pitt study links exercise, delay in mental decline

There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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