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2017-07-22 / Lifestyles
Adelphoi’s Middle Creek Male Secure residential program has been named number one in Pennsylvania by the Juvenile’s Court Judge...
Scientists sometimes call this approach an ecopsychosocial intervention. The goal is to create environments that better meet patients' psychological and emotional needs through strategies other than medication.
Freezing cold homes. Broken pipes. Fires or carbon monoxide deaths from families using unsafe heating sources.
“These types of things matter,” said County Commissioner Ted Kopas. “You're improving neighborhoods, you're improving downtown and you're providing affordable housing.”
The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves...
Around midday on a recent hot Sunday afternoon, Lela Forrest, 11, walked into Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in Robinson wearing hot-pink noise-canceling headphones over her wild sandy-blond curls.
Research shows that students in "recovery schools", designed to meet both academic and therapeutic needs, have better sobriety levels — and usually better grades, than students with addiction who remain in regular class settings.
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July 2017 Westmoreland Cancer Support Program Calendar
A proposal to merge four state agencies into a Department of Health and Human Services will not include Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging or its Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
As Pennsylvania braces for whatever the federal budget may bring, the state Department of Human Services is already proposing cuts to its popular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
It wasn't your typical art class. “We're in an art space, not an art class.”
Pennsylvania lawmakers are weighing a measure to establish a first-of-its-kind public charitable trust to provide support services for children with incarcerated parents.
He voice was gentle, his words were calming, his demeanor was loving.
He was a stranger, but no matter.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole... such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example of someone who can never be rehabilitated.
Greensburg nonprofit Homes Build Hope is seeking approval from Latrobe and funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to replace a dozen vacant, dilapidated homes along Latrobe's Mary Street with new, affordable housing.
Nearly 5,000 Westmoreland County Housing Authority tenants have until next summer to be smoke-free or risk being evicted.
Eighteen months ago, Jeffrey Patterson faced a life-altering decision.
He could roll the dice with a judge and take his drug charges to court, potentially landing in jail, or enroll in Westmoreland County's fledgling drug court program.
People deemed too mentally ill to stand trial in Pennsylvania will soon have more places to get help.
Many libraries already have their summer reading programs under way in an effort to provide summer activities and prevent children from losing their reading skills over summer break.
BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER
For The Bulletin
About 150 family members — mostly dads and their kids — attended a picnic Wednesday at the Private Industry Council Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) on Donohoe Road in Hempfield Township. Th...
Terrence Stubbs has been settling in at his new apartment in South Greensburg for about two weeks.
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats...
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.
More than 100 local volunteers, individual donors and corporate partners of United Way attended a luncheon at St. Vincent College, where the details of its most recent Westmoreland campaign were announced. The goal of $3.6 million...
The futures of the baby boom generation and Medicare are inextricably tied.
Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity expected to finish renovating one house this year. Instead
In an effort to cut discretionary spending this year, commissioners slashed $110,000 in funding to seven local social service agencies, including $49,000 to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
From the Latrobe Bulletin
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township), to prevent seniors from losing their eligibility for the state’s prescription drug assistanc...
One often-stated problem for family caregivers is their sense of isolation, feeling unable to unburden themselves about their stress from a sense no one wants to listen.
Artistic ability and expression offer unique opportunities for everyone to appreciate and understand the talents and perspectives of Pennsylvanians with a disability. This year's theme: Visions of Pennsylvania
Reaching teenagers with depression and offering them help in a crisis is not easy.
One young man whose anxiety led to depression says that adults don’t always recognize the signs and teens don’t know how to tell them.
Jack Overdorff, 86, often rides the Westmoreland Transit Authority's fixed-route buses. He still drives, but he takes the bus when he can. He rides for free, thanks to state lottery proceeds subsidizing bus services for seniors.
A couple of weeks ago, Michael Anderson did what most people would when their home is damaged: He used his checking account to pay someone to fix some small holes in the wall after his aide accidentally pushed Mr. Anderson’s wheelchair into the wall.
While many government benefit-based programs strictly limit an applicant’s assets and income, PA's medical assistance program recognizes the need to give people who want to work a “helping hand.”
Steven D'Achille hopes that a treatment center for pregnant women and new mothers scheduled to open this fall in Pittsburgh will prevent deaths such as his wife's.
BY AMY FAUTH
Bulletin Staff Writer
Inmates at the Westmoreland County Prison in need of mental health services will receive the help they need thanks to a pilot program that will provide peer, individual and group counseling services paid for by $194,000 in...
Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he intends to nominate Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to serve as the first secretary of his proposed Department of Health and Human Services.
The Program provides eligible seniors four $5.00 checks to use at any participating Farmers’ Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from June 1, 2017 until November 30, 2017.
Staff at Norwin's Sheridan Terrace Elementary School created a sensory room where students with autism spectrum disorders and those facing social, communication and behavioral challenges get time and space to “come into their senses” and “cool down.”
Mental Health America is opening their doors to anyone who has lost a loved one who suffers from addiction. The "Loving and Losing - The War on Addiction" grief support group begins May 31st at 7 p.m. and will meet the last Wednesday of every mo...
Grief Share Support Group is led by Heartland Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Karen Sweeney-Ryall and meets Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks beginning May 9 and continuing through August 1, 2017. Group will be held at the Hope Cen...
Juvenile offenders shine the trucks, spiff up the hall, assist at bingo fundraisers and even help roll up the hoses sometimes when trucks pull back into one of Latrobe's five fire stations after a call.
Every day, Perry Blatz knows where his son Bill will be — stuffing and labeling envelopes at the UPMC Vocational Training Center in the South Side, a facility for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN)--The man was about to snap. He had just lost a child.
"I couldn't really relate to that," Peter Robinson said of his fellow inmate. "I know what loss feels like, though."
Robert Logsdon’s daughter was complaining of swollen feet, seemed to have one dilated pupil, and said no to her favorite flavor of muffin. She was discouraged after six weeks under constant supervision...
The site of the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital will have a new life as a senior citizen living facility, an Excela Health spokeswoman said Thursday.
bout 65 percent of Pennsylvania’s county jail inmates have a substance abuse disorder, 10 to 30 percent suffer from mental illness and up to 14 percent have serious mental illness.
Odds are that if you had asked Loren Davis what was troubling her, she wouldn’t have been able to tell you.
If pressed, the then-student at Park Forest Middle School might have described it as a bad case of nerves
The company you keep has long been thought to be an important factor in both mental and physical well-being. Numerous studies have documented how the quantity and quality of social relationships have effects that emerge in childhood and, as sociologists..
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.
Depression prompts people to make about 8 million doctors' appointments a year, and more than half are with primary care physicians. A study suggests those doctors often fall short in treating depression because of insurance issues, time constraints...
Pittsburgh may be ready to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use, but a new survey suggests local physicians hold widely varying views when it comes to their willingness to prescribe marijuana for medical use, even if it were legal.