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People with disabilities and lifelong illnesses are invited to this afternoon retreat.
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...
Some needed just a minor boost — like enough cash to pay a utility bill or make next month's car payment.
Others confronted life-threatening crises, such as escaping domestic violence, finding a stable place to call home or caring for a sick child.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fred M. Rogers Center Meeting Room 2A/B
Maureen Ceidro, bereavement counselor for Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, and Sandi Labuda, medical social worker at Excela, will be the first ...
Seeing an increase in the number of people in need of food in the areas surrounding Allegheny County, 412 Food Rescue will kick off the creation of 724 Food Rescue at this year’s Farm Aid concert on Saturday at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown.
Music is a sanctuary for Justin Laus of Penn Hills.
"It calms me down," said Laus, 23. "If I'm frustrated or angry, it really helps me relax and focus."
Elected officials, law enforcement, victim advocates & university representatives from campuses in Allegheny & Westmoreland counties gathered at the University of Pittsburgh Monday to reaffirm their commitment to ending sexual assault on college campuses.
Family members of the residents of Pennsylvania's five intermediate care facilities are mobilizing in opposition to a bill that could close the centers by 2023.
A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance.
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania will mark 15 years of matching volunteers with community service projects during its annual “Day of Caring” on Friday.
Opioids aside, the vast majority of medical difficulties pain patients encounter result from the use and abuse of pain-reducing medications that are sold over the counter.
Stalled talks in Harrisburg over how to fund Pennsylvania's $32 billion budget could have a trickle down affect later this year on local governments as they figure out how to pay for mandated social services.
This year’s theme “Masters of Aging” highlights the many ways centers empower, enlighten, engage, and enrich individuals to master this phase of life.
National Senior Center Month, Elder Abuse Task Force, Smart Driving Skills..and more!
The Advisory Board of the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau Cordially Invites You to the 4th Annual Wine & Chocolate Gala
October 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Rd
All proceeds benefit children u...
LOVE AND LIMITS Navigating the Teen Years: A Guide to Success s is a FREE program to help prepare 5th & 6th grade families for the transition to middle school and the teen years.
The program will be offered at Greensburg Salem Middle School beginning W...
In a class of people who are led to help others, they shuffled their places in a lineup, holding cards saying “epilepsy,” “severe asthma,” “severe post-traumatic stress disorder” and “severe depression,” and more.
The family of a young man with mental illness tried to get help, but couldn’t until he turned violent.
The Westmoreland County Housing Authority was one of 30 public agencies named Monday to participate in a federal program to assist low-income residents to acquire computer skills and internet services.
The Salvation Army was joined by a host of Westmoreland County organizations at the Back 2 School Bash, held Saturday at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner and a native of Oregon, has been named Pennsylvania's acting Human Services secretary, effective Monday, according to a message sent to department staff.
Thirty or forty years after surviving polio as a child, people can find themselves with a new set of disabling symptoms, such as muscle weakness and pain, trouble breathing and a terrible intolerance to cold weather.
“Look around. It’s here,” Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-Pa.) said during a recent visit, describing why he sees Step Up’s residential programs as a national model.
Section 8 vouchers were designed to give low-income people choice in housing. A Post-Gazette data analysis shows their choices are mainly in low-income areas.
Miracles — in all shapes and sizes — came to the Bill Mazeroski Miracle League Field in Murrysville Community Park this weekend.
After a nearly 20-year Air Force career that took him all over the world, Matt Zamosky returned to Westmoreland County looking for a job.
Life insurance generally does a good job of doing what it’s mainly intended to do, which is to protect spouses, children and other people who depend on the policy owner financially.
On Monday, four speakers addressed about 50 people at the Carnegie Library in East Liberty to spread understanding and awareness about behavioral health as part of the launch of the “The Human Library” project.
Westmoreland County experienced an 80 percent drop in the number of food stamp recipients in one year, one of the highest decreases among Pennsylvania counties.
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.
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.
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.
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...
(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, ...
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.