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What’s Up at AgeWell Pittsburgh

Congratulations, AgeWell Pittsburgh!

Congratulations to AgeWell Pittsburgh for being named as a finalist for this year’s 2017 Collaboration Prize. This is a national award given by The Foundation Center (funded by The Lodestar Foundation) designed to highlight exceptional permanent models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. JF&CS is a proud partner in this collaborative effort, along with the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Association on Aging, which helps to keep seniors active and engaged in the community. We could not be more pleased that this dynamic, positive approach to aging has been nationally recognized.

Spring has arrived, time to start getting out and about!

If you are a senior who doesn’t drive, you may be eligible to for free rides from an AgeWell Rides volunteer. These volunteer drivers help seniors go shopping, get to appointments and attend programs and activities around the area.

If you are or know of a senior who may be homebound, isolated or just a little lonely, AgeWell Visits might be able to help. Carefully matched volunteers visit seniors and senior couples who live alone and play games, help with small chores and sometimes just provide good company. Contact Ellen at JF&CS by calling 412-422-0400, to volunteer or request a friendly visit or a ride.

If your needs are more comprehensive, AgeWell Pittsburgh can help you identify and locate services. JF&CS provides needs assessment, home safety evaluations, care management, counseling, and referrals for in-home care through Caregiver Connection.

If you would like more information about any AgeWell Pittsburgh programs or services, you can call Maxine at the AgeWell Pittsburgh referral line at 412-422-0400. She can help direct you to all kinds of services available throughout Allegheny County.

AgeWell Pittsburgh community partner events

The JCC also offers a daily kosher luncheon and dozens of activities for seniors: discussions, fitness, memory-building, help with technical devices, voter registration, a book club and much more. Visit the JCC website for more information.

The Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), is offering a free panel discussion called “Care Options Through the Stages of Dementia” on Friday, April 7th, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the JAA, Charles M. Morris Campus Community Room (200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, 15217). Older spouses caring for loved ones, children caring for aging parents, and professionals can find out about care and support options and have their questions answered by a panel of professionals. R.S.V.P. to Amy Dukes by calling 412-521-8295.