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					                   WESTMORELAND COUNTY
                              AREA AGENCY ON AGING


      INSIDE LINE                                                                 MAY/JUNE 2011



     THE SENIOR FUND              also because of their                  plants generally work
Honor the memory of a             usefulness in pollinating              well. Because many
loved one or celebrate a          flowers.                               butterflies and native
special occasion with a gift to           Attracting butterflies         flowering plants have
the Seniors’ Fund. You will       involves incorporating plants          co-evolved over time
support our mission by            that serve the needs of all            and depend on each
enriching lives of the most       life stages of the butterfly.          other for survival and
needy, and the honoree will       They need a place to lay               reproduction, it is
be notified that a tribute gift   eggs, food plants for the              particularly important
has been received.          All   larva (caterpillar), a place to        to install native
tribute    gifts   are    tax-    form a chrysalis, and nectar           flowering plants local
deductible and can be made        sources for the adult.                 to our geographic
payable     to   “Community            Most adult butterflies live       area. Native plants
Foundation of Westmoreland        10-20 days. Some, however,             provide butterflies
County – Seniors’ Fund”.          are believed to live no longer         with the nectar or
Please send to the attention      than three or four days,               foliage they need as
of      Denise      Kummick,      while others, such as                  caterpillars and adults.
Westmoreland County Area          overwintering monarchs,                Grow your nectar-
Agency on Aging, 200 South        may live six months. More              producing native
Main Street, Greensburg, PA       than 700 species of                    plants in sunny areas
15601.                            butterflies are found in North         that are protected
                                  America, and very few are              from strong winds.
     SAVE THE DATE                agricultural pests. Adult              The Lady Bird
    October 26, 2011              butterflies range in size from         Johnson Wildflower
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.           a half-inch to 10 inches from          Center has lists of
Health & Education Expo           wing tip to wing tip. Here             recommended native
 Four Points Sheraton –           are a few tips to attract              plants by region and
     Greensburg, PA               butterflies:                           state.
                                        Plant native                   Plant type and
                                          flowering plants.              color is important.
        ATTRACTING                        Dense “cluster” of             Adult butterflies are
       BUTTERFLIES                        small flowers such as          attracted to red,
Brightly colored butterflies              zinnias, marigolds,            yellow, orange, pink
can be a welcome addition to              tithonia, buddleia,            and purple blossoms
your garden, not only                     milkweeds, verbenas            that are flat-topped or
because of their beauty, but              and many mint family
    clustered, and have               increasing variety of     The Caregiver Support Group
    short flower tubes.               native plants.            meeting is held in the first
   Plant good nectar                Provide a place for       floor conference room at the
    sources in the sun.               butterflies to rest.      Westmoreland County Area
    Your key butterfly                Butterflies need sun      Agency on Aging in the
    nectar source plants              for orientation and to    Historic Troutman Building,
    should receive full sun           warm their wings for      200 South Main Street,
    from mid-morning to               flight. Place flat        Greensburg, PA. The
    mid-afternoon.                    stones in your garden     meeting is scheduled either
    Butterfly adults                  to provide space for      the second or third
    generally feed only in            butterflies to rest and   Wednesday of each month
    the sun. If sun is                bask in the sun.          from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    limited in your                  Give them a place         The tentative schedule for
    landscape, try adding             for puddling.             2011 is as follows:
    butterfly nectar                  Butterflies often                May 11, 2011
    sources to the                    congregate on wet                June 15, 2011
    vegetable garden.                 sand and mud to                  July 13, 2011
   Plant for                         partake in “puddling,”           August 17, 2011
    continuous bloom.                 drinking water and               September 14, 2011
    Butterflies need                  extracting minerals              October 12, 2011
    nectar throughout the             from damp puddles.               November 16, 2011
    adult phase of their              Place coarse sand in a           December 7, 2011
    life span. Try to plant           shallow pan and then             All caregivers are
    so that when one                  insert the pan in the     welcome to attend. RSVP’s
    plant stops blooming,             soil of your habitat.     are preferred. Please call
    another begins.                   Make sure to keep the     Toni McGovern at 724-830-
   Say no to                         sand moist.               4489 or toll free at 1-800-
    insecticides.                                               442-8000.
    Insecticides are             CAREGIVER SUPPORT
    marketed to kill               GROUP MEETINGS                      JOB TRAINING
    insects. Don’t use                The Westmoreland                OPPORTUNITIES
    these materials in or      County Area Agency on                    The SCSEP at
    near the butterfly         Aging extends an invitation      Westmoreland County
    garden or anywhere         to you to attend our monthly     Community College enrolls
    on your property.          Caregiver Support Group          low-income older adults to
   Feed butterfly             Meeting. This support group      update old skills or get
    caterpillars. If you       provides an opportunity for      training in new skills,
    don’t have                 caregivers to discuss their      allowing you to earn while
    caterpillars, there will   concerns, share their            you learn in preparation for
    be no adults.              experiences and gain support     re-entering the job market.
    Bringing caterpillar       and information from other       All positions earn $7.25 per
    foods into your            caregivers. At some              hour, 20 hours per week,
    garden can greatly         meetings, guest speakers are     and are available throughout
    increase your chances      featured who discuss various     Westmoreland County.
    of attracting unusual      topics that are of interest to           If you are 55 years of
    and uncommon               caregivers. We encourage         age or older, a resident of
    butterflies, while         members of the support           Westmoreland County,
    giving you yet another     group to identify specific       unemployed, and your
    reason to plant an         subject matter, and we will      income falls within our
                               pursue a qualified speaker.      guidelines, you may be
eligible for our training        Americans: Connecting the        counseling, and care. Their
program.                         Community. It pays homage        efforts remind us that when
        For more information,    to the many ways in which        older adults are active and
please call Mimi Owens or        older adults bring inspiration   engaged in their
Rebecca Dunn 724-925-4066        and continuity to the fabric     communities, everyone
or toll-free at 1-800-262-       of our communities. Their        benefits.
2103 extension 4066.             shared histories, diverse
     Available Training          experiences, and wealth of             “Rx FOR A HEALTHY
        Opportunities            knowledge have made our           LIFESTYLE” COMING TO
Clerical Assistant: Update       culture, economy, and local        BELLE VERNON IN MAY
office skills; computer          character what they are          The Westmoreland County
training opportunity.            today. The theme also            Area Agency on Aging is
Customer Service: Use            highlights the many ways         sponsoring a free Medication
and develop people skills in     technology is helping older      Management Seminar for
the workplace                    Americans live longer,           older adults on Thursday,
Dietary Aide: Learn safe         healthier and more engaged       May 26, 2011 at The Willow
food preparation techniques.     lives.                           Room in Belle Vernon.
Direct Care Workers: If                  In fact, older                  Various community
you are interested in the        Americans are more active in     professionals will address a
Home Health Care field, the      community life than ever         variety of topics related to
Senior Community Service         before, thanks in part to        medication management
Employment Program               advances in health care,         including David Zora, Rite
(SCSEP) may be able to           education, technology, and       Aid Pharmacist, Angela
provide training.                financial stability over the     Rinchuse, Professor/Director
Library Aide: Individuals        last several decades that        of Dental Assisting Program
should possess an                have greatly increased their     at Westmoreland County
inquisitive, helpful attitude.   vitality and standard of         Community College, Connie
Retail Associate: Learn          living. Older adults are out     Frazier, Registered Dietician
customer service, cash           and about giving back and        and Certified Diabetes
handling, and display            making a difference in their     Educator with the Joslin
techniques.                      community.                       Diabetes Center of Western
Teacher's Aide: Assist in                Our seniors are          Pennsylvania Hospital, and
pre-school children's center.    mentoring the leaders of         Stanley Kovscek, APPRISE
                                 tomorrow, taking to heart        Health Insurance Counselor.
      OLDER AMERICANS            the need for                             The Willow Room is
     MONTH MAY 2011              intergenerational learning to    located just off Route 51 at
Every May since 1963,            guide and inspire young          800 Plaza Drive, Belle Vernon
people in towns and cities       minds. They offer a take on      in Rostraver Township.
across the country have          times gone by not discussed      Registration begins at 8:00
come together to celebrate       in any history class, a unique   am with the program
the enormous contributions       perspective that sheds new       promptly starting at 8:30
of older Americans. Older        light on contemporary issues.    am. The program will
Americans Month is our                   Older Americans step     conclude at 1:00 pm.
chance to show our               up to help one another as               Older adults are
appreciation and support our     well. Across the country,        invited to register and attend
seniors as they continue to      seniors connect with other       at no charge. A
enrich and strengthen our        seniors by delivering meals,     complimentary continental
communities.                     helping with home repair,        breakfast and luncheon are
       The theme of this         assisting with shopping, and     included. The Willow Room
year’s celebration is Older      offering companionship,          is handicapped accessible.
       You may register no        Aging office. The form
more than two older adults        requires both the signature
by sending the registration       of the senior and the             Latrobe Senior Center
form in this newsletter to the    individual picking up the       Avenue C, Latrobe
Area Agency on Aging. You         vouchers; therefore, the        724-539-0237, Wednesday,
must pre-register for this        proxy form needs completed      June 8
seminar, as space is limited.     prior to receiving the          9:00am – 1:00pm
The deadline for registration     vouchers. Residents of
is May 6, 2011. You may           personal care and domiciliary    Herminie Senior Center
copy this form. You will          care homes are not eligible.    101 Sewickley Ave.,
receive a letter confirming               You must be age 60      Herminie
your reservation. We hope         or older (as of December 31,    724-446-3282, Wednesday,
to see you there!                 2011), a Westmoreland           June 15
                                  County resident and meet        9:00am – 1:00pm
      FARMERS MARKET              income guidelines ($20,147
   VOUCHERS AVAILABLE             per year for a single person;       Mt. Pleasant Senior
     The 2011 Farmers Market      $27,214 per year for a                     Center
Nutrition Program provides        couple). Income of all          424 Washington St.,
eligible seniors with vouchers    individuals residing in a       Mt. Pleasant
to purchase produce grown         household will be               724-547-4593, Monday,
or growable in Pennsylvania.      considered. There is a one       June 27
This program, sponsored by        time sign-up per season.        9:00am – 1:00pm
the Pennsylvania Department       The scheduled sign-up sites
of Agriculture, provides four     and times are listed below.        New Florence Senior
$5.00 vouchers to be used at                                                 Center
participating Farmers             New Kensington Senior           Ligonier St., New Florence
Markets from June 1, 2011         Center                          724-235-2800, Thursday,
until November 30, 2011. A        1039 Third Ave.,                June 23
list of participating Farmers     New Kensington                  9:00am – 1:00pm
Markets will be available at      724-335-8597, Wednesday,
the sign-up sites. Applicants     June 29                            Valley Senior Center
must bring proof of age and       9:00am – 1:00pm                 135 Kalassay Dr., Ligonier
residency. Examples of                                            724-238-7942, Tuesday,
proof are:                         McKenna Senior Center          June 28
      Driver’s license           971 Old Salem Rd.,              9:00am – 1:00pm
      Photo identification       Greensburg
         card                     724-837-8832, Thursday,          Jeannette Senior Center
      AAA transportation         June 9                          211 Gaskill St., Jeannette
         card                     9:00am – 1:00pm                 724-527-3200, Friday,
      Birth certificate                                           June 10
      Utility receipts              West Newton Senior           9:00am – 1:00pm
         Homebound                          Center
individuals may have              103 Main St., West Newton        Avonmore Senior Center
someone apply for them with       724-872-4976, Tuesday,          Railroad St., Avonmore
the required documentation        June 7                          724-697-4014, Friday,
of age and residency, as well     9:00am – 1:00pm                  June 17
as a completed proxy form.                                        9:00am – 1:00pm
The proxy form will be
available at the sign- up sites
and the Area Agency on
  New Alexandria Senior       10:00am – 12:00pm            Parnassus Manor
           Center                                          325 Main St., New
Main St., New Alexandria      Sutersville Community        Kensington
724-668-7055, Monday,         Center                       Wednesday, July 13
 June 6                       Fourth St., Sutersville      10:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm               Thursday, July 7
                              10:00am – 12:00pm            Irwin Manor
 Monessen Senior Center                                    100 Western Ave., Irwin
1925 Grand Blvd., Monessen    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton      Thursday, July 14
724-684-6105, Thursday,       Church                       10:00am – 12:00pm
June 9                        200 Leger Rd., Mack Hall
9:00am – 1:00pm               N. Huntingdon                Cloverleaf Estates
                              Monday, July 18              200 Cloverleaf Circle,
 East Vandergrift Senior      9:00am – 12:00pm             Delmont
           Center                                          Friday, July 15
400 McKinley Ave., East       Trafford Manor               10:00am – 12:00pm
Vandergrift                   534 Britton Ave., Trafford
724-568-2692, Thursday,       Thursday, July 7             Scottdale Manor
June 16                       10:00am – 12:00pm            20 Pearl St., Scottdale
9:00am – 1:00pm                                            Tuesday, July 19
                              Highview Acres               10:00am – 12:00pm
Area Agency on Aging          Route 66, Apollo
Monessen Satellite Office     Friday, July 1               Murrysville Senior Center
100 B 7th St., Monessen       10:00am – 12:00pm            3091 Carson St., Murrysville
724-684-3141, June 15 and                                  Wednesday, July 20
ongoing                       Slickville Civic             10:00am – 12:00pm
9:00am – 3:00pm               Organization
                              PO Box 157, Slickville       Lower Burrell Manor
Troutman Building             Tuesday, July 19             200 Sylvan Dr., Lower Burrell
200 S. Main St., Greensburg   10:00am – 12:00pm            Thursday, July 28
724-830-4444                                               10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, June 30 &           Arnold Towers
Monday, August 1              1531 Horne Blvd., Arnold     Hempfield Towers
10:00am – 2:00pm              Wednesday, July 6            2500 Grande Blvd.,
                              10:00am – 12:00pm            Greensburg
Vandergrift Senior Center                                  Thursday, July 21
306 Spruce & Linden St.,      Trafford Municipal           2:30pm – 4:00pm
Vandergrift                   Christian Life Church
724-568-3547, Tuesday, July   Route 130, Trafford          Export Italian American
12                            Wednesday, July 6            Club
10:00am – 12:00pm             10:00am – 12:00pm            5930 Kennedy Ave., Export
                                                           Monday, July 25
Derry Station                 St. Barbara Church           10:00am – 12:00 pm
200 W. Second Ave., Derry     Raymaley & Waugaman Rd.
Wednesday, July 27            Harrison City                Scottdale Firehall
10:00am – 12:00pm             Tuesday, July 12             405 Porter Ave., Scottdale
                              10:00am – 1:00pm             Tuesday, July 26
Loyalhanna Apartments                                      10:00am – 12:00pm
1111 Jefferson St., Latrobe
Wednesday, July 20
Jeannette Manor                 acres, 400 feet deep and 110     provide close access to the
South Fourth St., Jeannette     miles of shoreline is one of     major geothermal areas as
Tuesday, July 26                the largest high-altitude        well as some of the lakes
10:00am – 12:00pm               lakes in North America. It is    and waterfalls. There are
                                centered over the                290 waterfalls of at least 15
Allegheny Township              Yellowstone Caldera, the         feet in the park, the highest
136 Community Building Rd.      largest supervolcano on the      being the Lower Falls of the
Leechburg                       continent. The caldera is        Yellowstone River at 308
Wednesday, June 22              considered an active             feet. During the winter,
10:00am – 12:00pm               volcano; it has erupted with     visitors often access the park
                                tremendous force several         by way of guided tours that
Level Green Community           times in the last two million    use either snow coaches or
Building                        years. Half of the world’s       snowmobiles.
123 Murrysville Road            geothermal features are in               Three deep canyons
Level Green                     Yellowstone, fueled by this      are located in the park, cut
Thursday, July 7                ongoing volcanism. Lava          through the volcanic tuff of
9:00am – 11:00am                flows and rocks from             the Yellowstone Plateau by
                                volcanic eruptions cover         rivers over the last 640,000
       THE FIRST US             most of the land area of         years. The Lewis River flows
      NATIONAL PARK             Yellowstone. As a result,        through Lewis Canyon in the
Yellowstone National Park       Yellowstone has one of the       south, and the Yellowstone
was established by the U.S.     world’s largest petrified        River has carved two colorful
Congress and signed into law    forests. The park is the         canyons, the Grand Canyon
by President Ulysses S. Grant   centerpiece of the Greater       of the Yellowstone and the
on March 1, 1872.               Yellowstone Ecosystem, the       Black Canyon of the
Yellowstone was the first       largest remaining, nearly        Yellowstone in its journey
national park in the world,     intact ecosystem in the          north.
and is known for its wildlife   Earth’s northern temperate
and its many geothermal         zone.
features, especially Old                Hundreds of species
Faithful Geyser, one of the     of mammals, birds, fish and               INSIDE LINE
most popular features in the    reptiles have been                           STAFF
park. It has many types of      documented, including                   Jean Healey, Editor
ecosystems, but the             several that are either
subalpine forest is dominant.   endangered or threatened.               Production Assistants:
                                                                     Sharon Casario, Trudy Theim,
       Approximately 96         The vast forests and
percent of the land area is     grasslands also include
located within the state of     unique species of plants.
Wyoming. Another 3              Grizzly bears, wolves, and
percent is within Montana,      free-ranging herds of bison
with the remaining 1 percent    and elk live in the park.
in Idaho. Yellowstone spans     Forest fires occur in the park
                                                                 _________________________
an area of 3,468 square         each year; in the large forest
miles and 2,219,789 acres,      fires of 1988, nearly one
                                                                 INSIDE LINE is published bimonthly by the
larger than the states of       third of the park burned.        Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging,
Rhode Island or Delaware.       Yellowstone has numerous         200 South Main Street, Greensburg,
                                                                 Pennsylvania 15601 (Phone 830-4444), the
It’s comprised of lakes,        recreational opportunities,      Westmoreland County Commissioners and
                                                                 the PA Department of Aging.
canyons, rivers and             including hiking, camping,
mountain ranges.                boating, fishing and
Yellowstone Lake at 87,040      sightseeing. Paved roads

				
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