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Aging Programs

Senior Companion Training

Guest speakers and industry experts offer in-service training for senior caregivers through this Academy program. Training is offered twice each year. Topics include:

  • Art therapy for relaxation and stress reduction
  • Devices to assist seniors in taking their medicine
  • Overcoming holiday depression
  • Humor as therapy
  • Annual documentation review

Therapeutic Aging Classes

More than 400 classes are offered by the Academy, at low or no cost to participants, for men and women age 55 and older and adults with disabilities. Programs are based at adult day care facilities, Kane Regional Centers and senior citizen centers throughout Allegheny County. Both life-enrichment and educational courses are offered. Here are a few examples of courses:

  • Aerobics
  • Crafts
  • Dance
  • Nutrition
  • Medicare updates
  • Insurance plans
  • Wills and trusts
Mary Jo Guercio
Community Training and Development
Byers Hall 205
Pittsburgh, PA. 15212
Phone: 412.237.2723
Fax: 412.237.4512