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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Survey regarding the utilization of Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program or MATP

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If you are a senior citizen, a person with a disability, and/or a low income individual OR you represent an agency that serves one or more of these populations, PLEASE COMPLETE OR DISTRIBUTE (respectively) this extremely important survey!

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Shop for a Cause for CASA

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Thousands of hats, gloves distributed around Greensburg to help homeless, those in need

The Hats and Gloves with Love initiative is a partnership between Feeding the Spirit and Westmoreland Community Action. Volunteered fanned out to hang the bags on Sunday. The event coincides with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

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Posted on: November 17, 2019

Irwin cancer survivor drives patients to treatments, recovery through American Cancer Society

The program helps to remove a barrier many cancer patients and their caregivers say impedes their ability to receive quality health care.

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Posted on: November 16, 2019

Irwin church to serve as warming shelter

Irwin area residents whose power goes out during the winter can use a warming shelter at the First United Methodist Church of Irwin at 310 Oak St.

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Why moms-to-be need vaccines during pregnancy

Pregnant women are more susceptible to, and can get more ill from, certain illnesses, so it’s important for moms-to-be to understand why certain immunizations are so important.

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Eyeglass company offering help through Salvation Army

An online company is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide eyeglasses to Western Pennsylvanians living in poverty for only the cost of postage.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Applications for heating help through LIHEAP open through April

LIHEAP provides assistance to people who struggle to pay heating bills during the winter. Assistance is available to renters and homeownersl benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

AAA Inside Line is here!

Read all the news from Westmoreland County's Area Agency on Aging.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Community symposium to focus on human trafficking in Westmoreland, Western Pa.

Recent stings that led to the arrests of three Western Pennsylvania massage parlor operators garnered widespread publicity, but two local human-service workers don’t see the region’s human trafficking issues ending soon.

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

Catch up with CASA

Read the newest CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) newsletter and see how CASA volunteers are helping change children's life stories. Maybe you'd like to be a CASA, too?\

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Posted on: November 3, 2019

Ligonier Salvation Army accepts kids’ wish lists, seeks bell-ringers

Eligible area families who want to make sure their kids ages 13 or younger have something special in their stockings are encouraged to submit wish lists at the local Salvation Army service center by Wednesday .

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

New resource for Coaches

Coaches of youth and young adult athletes can play a vital role in preventing and helping individuals with the disease of addiction. IUP professors Keri Kulik, PhD, and Gabrielle Morreale, MS, collaborated with the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task F...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

State grant expected to bolster Westmoreland County’s drug court program

Officials said the two-year $50,712 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will pay for enhanced drug testing of participants that will improve supervision and monitoring efforts of the four-year-old program.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Westmoreland County Transit will bring bus and paratransit services in-house next year

The takeover will require the authority to hire about 150 new employees, including drivers, maintenance workers, supervisors and management personnel by Jan. 1.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Westmoreland County cold weather shelter program begins on Friday

Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg and Union Mission in Latrobe will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on nights when the temperature is 25 degrees or colder.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Summer 2019 Inside Line

The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. The Inside Line is a Newsletter is Published every other month by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Commissioners and Pennsylvania Department of Aging

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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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