Grief and Loss Support Group Dinner

On April 27, 2012, Canonsburg General Hospital will hold a dinner at McNary Center for those who are grieving.  The event starts at 6 p.m. and the cost is $6.50.  For reservations, please call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118 no later than April 23rd.

Top 10 Funeral FAQ’s

1.     Who do I call when a death occurs?

a.     That depends on where you are and under what circumstances the deceased died.  If your loved one was at home, and not under hospice care, it is necessary to call 911.  If the deceased was at home and receiving hospice care, your first call should be to the hospice nurse so that they may come to the residence to pronounce death and obtain the coroner or medical examiner’s approval for the body to be released to the funeral director. Continue reading

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are a caregiver, relative or professional that cares for or loves someone with Alzheimer’s, please take advantage of this free seminar sponsored by Visiting Angels Washington PA/Pittsburgh West. The speaker will be Elaine Dively, local geriatric expert, on the topic Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.

When: Monday, December 5, 2011 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Where: Peters Township Library located at 616 E. McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA. Continue reading

Help for Caregivers

If you or a loved one are, or will be responsible for performing the duties of a caregiver, please join us at Peters Creek Baptist Church on Friday, December 9th, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Local newscaster Jennifer Antkowiak will speak on how to make life easier for caregivers.  Please refer to the flier for further details and RSVP information.  We hope to see you there! Continue reading

Bridgeville Light Up Night

It’s about that time again!  As the holiday season approaches, most families begin lining up the traditions they’ve come to know and love from years past.  However, for some families, especially those who have recently lost a loved one, the holidays are especially difficult.  Favorite traditions can bring back both happy and sad memories that affect each person differently. Continue reading

Honoring Our Veterans

Each veteran’s day the men, women, and children of our great nation take the time to stop and acknowledge the selfless gift that has been given by each of those who have served.  No matter whether a person is enlisted during peace time or war time, I doubt that many would argue the fact that military service is a highly respected and honorable duty.

As a member of the “younger” generation, my personal experience with war and other military conflicts is somewhat limited.  I was a child during the Persian Gulf War, and only in high school when the terrible 9/11 terror attacks rocked our nation.  As I grow older, I begin to further appreciate how great the sacrifice of some veterans can be, as I imagine most do. Continue reading

Stars and Stripes: An American Story

Please join us for a tour and luncheon program at the Heinz History Center on December 6. We’ll tour the new flag exhibit (which has a strong WWII component)—“Stars and Stripes: An American Story”—and then enjoy lunch and a storytelling program in one of the History Center’s banquet rooms.

Pick-up will be at 9:30am at the following locations: Continue reading