Last week, AgeWell Pittsburgh, a partnership of JF&CS, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), hosted KDKA Radio at the JCC in Squirrel Hill on October 15th, as part of a special “KDKA-Z” broadcast series, showcasing communities throughout Pittsburgh.
Bill Rehkopf hosted the live broadcast from the Ostrow Palm Court of the JCC and interviewed four AgeWell Pittsburgh specialists about issues older adults face as they age, and how seniors and their loved ones can manage the challenges of aging.
Kathy Fuller, director of marketing at the JAA discussed the AgeWell Pittsburgh partnership and seniors’ fear of losing independence; Ellie Bruner, program and resource coordinator at JF&CS, discussed memory problems in older adults, Amy Gold , Checkmates Coordinator and Information and Referral Specialist for the JCC’s AgeWell’s Independent Adult Services department, discussed depression and loneliness and JF&CS’s Maxine Horn, Information & Referral Specialist for AgeWell Pittsburgh, discussed “The Art of Aging Well.”
Through AgeWell Pittsburgh, JF&CS, the JCC and the JAA provide a network of services, programs and information on issues related to aging and older adults. Together, with the funding of the United Way of Allegheny County, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and other funders and donors, we work to keep the elderly in our community healthy and independent for as long as possible.
AgeWell Pittsburgh serves around 5,600 people and has made tremendous strides for Pittsburgh’s older adults since its inception in 2001, helping area seniors to remain safely in their homes and community for as long as possible and improving their quality of life.
One call to the AgeWell Pittsburgh information and referral line at JF&CS puts seniors and adult children in contact with a knowledgeable specialist who is committed to connecting callers to the services and support they need – from AgeWell Pittsburgh partner agencies or through other community resources. Whether you have specific questions, or just don’t know where to turn, AgeWell Pittsburgh can help you identify needs and provide answers and support.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to listen to the interviews below. Click on the photos to launch each AgeWell Pittsburgh specialist’s individual interview.
AgeWell Pittsburgh: Kathy Fuller
Memory Problems: Ellie Bruner
The Art of Aging Well: Maxine Horn
To learn more about AgeWell Pittsburgh, please visit the AgeWell Pittsburgh website or call Maxine Horn at 412-422-0400.