CROP Walk marks 40 years in Murrysville, helping feed the hungry

Over the years, local walkers have raised roughly $207,000. 1/3 goes to Loaves & Fishes Emergency Food Pantry at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 1/3 each goes to the Westmoreland County Food Bank’s two Murrysville distribution sites. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15

The state Department of Aging is reminding beneficiaries of the Medicare open enrollment period starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7. During this time, you may make changes to your current Medicare coverage, as well as join, switch or drop Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Coverage plans.

Pennsylvania offers a free health insurance counseling program, APPRISE, through the local Area Agency on Aging. APPRISE counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can provide objective, easy-to-understand information at no cost to you. They can help you understand Medicare eligibility, enrollment, financial assistance programs and coverage options, among other Medicare-related topics.

For more information, contact the local Area Agency on Aging or call the toll-free APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067, which is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information is also available here.

South Side Company Developing Non-Opioid Pain Relief

In a matter of years, people with chronic conditions may not have to choose between pain relief and risking addiction.More...

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