Adult Day Services Provide Help for Caregivers
Do you or someone you know have the responsibility of caring of a friend or loved one who is 60 years of age or older?
One of the underused and underappreciated gems in our region is the program available to help those caring for a relative over 60 years old.
Adult Day Services, located throughout Washington, Fayette and Greene Counties, provide a relaxed and familiar environment for older adults with functional impairments and who need a structured day outside the home. With activities to inspire participants in mind, body and spirit, Adult Day programs may help maintain or improve abilities and quality of life. The environment feels like home to the participants while providing respite and peace of mind for caregivers.
Adult Day Services have a dedicated, trained staff that uses your suggestions along with your doctor’s advice to develop your loved one’s care plan to include stimulating, success-oriented activities with a personal touch. The programs offer a sense of community, comfortable opportunities for socialization, independence and fun.
For those who meet the income guidelines, the services are often free of charge. Private payments and long-term care insurance may be additional payment options. Transportation to and from the day centers is available through county transportation systems.
Adult Day Services provide a safe, worry-free setting for your family member or friend to give you, the caregiver, respite and a possible alternative to placement in a facility. For more information contact the program in your area and plan a visit to see how Adult Day Services can make a difference.
For more information on services available, click here.
Local Firefighter Wins Skills Competition
Congratulations and a Senate citation go out to Trystan Weir, a junior firefighter and certified emergency medical technician with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, who recently took first place at the 2014 Pennsylvania SkillsUSA State Competition in the firefighting category.
An excellent student, Trystan is being inducted into the Vocational National Honor Society. CONSOL Energy has stepped up to pay for his trip to the national competition.
The Pennsylvania SkillsUSA State Competition recognizes the achievements of career and trade students and encourages them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations.
In the photo above, left to right, are: Adam Wilkinson, instructor, Rep. Pam Snyder, Trystan Weir, me, and Samantha Larrick, safety specialist for CONSOL Energy.
Miss Pennsylvania Highlights Local Networking Event
Annie Rosellini, Miss Pennsylvania 2013, highlighted the “Taste of Networking” event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Social Exchange at Bella Sera in Canonsburg. In the photo above, Ms. Rosselini and I are joined by Ethan Nicholas (left) of Pittsburgh Social Exchange.
Ms. Rosellini is a student at Point Park University. After transferring from University of the Arts in Philadelphia to Point Park, she decided to pursue a public relations and advertising degree.
For more information on Ms. Rosellini or on the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant, click here.
Beaver County Well Represented at NRA Rally
The Beaver County contingent was among the largest at the recent National Rifle Association rally in Harrisburg.
At the ABATE of PA Motorcyclists’ Rights rally at the Capitol, I met 11-year-old Harley Walk of Jefferson, Greene County