Department of Aging Awards $2 Million in Grants to Senior Centers

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently announced it has awarded $2 million in grants equally among 405 Area Agency on Aging-affiliated senior community centers for the fiscal year 2020-2021.

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Savvy Senior: How Robotic Pets Can Help Isolated Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,

I recently read an article about robotic pets being a great substitute for pet-loving seniors who can’t have or take care of a pet any longer. What do you think of this?

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Caregiver Resources Available during Pandemic

The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Human Services are reminding Pennsylvanians who serve as caregivers for either a family member or a close friend that there are resources available to help them as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.

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Fun Facts about January

January symbolizes new beginnings and fresh hopes for all of us. As you celebrate, consider some of these facts about the first month of the new year:

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22 Cybersecurity Habits Every Computer User Must Acquire

Did you know that approximately 6.85 million accounts get hacked every day? This is 158 accounts per second!

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’Tis the Season: What We’re Celebrating this Month

December is a month of holiday celebrations crossing different cultures and nationalities. Here’s a quick snapshot of what people celebrate, and why:

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Grandparents: Test Your Safety Savvy

Among all the duties you may have as a grandparent — such as chief cookie baker, babysitter, homework helper, and sibling-squabble referee — you’re the safety police, too.

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Grief Relief: Blue Christmas: Tips for Dealing with Holiday Sadness

Though the December holiday season inspires feelings of warmth, belonging, connection, and joy for many people, there are other individuals for whom the month is one of increased stress, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

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How the Virus is Changing Thanksgiving

The pandemic will have an impact on Thanksgiving this year (along with other winter holidays).

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