Mover & Shaker

Heather Shuker Creates NillyNoggin EEG Caps to Help Children with Epilepsy

 We first introduced you to Heather Shuker in our May 2018 issue. Heather is a Hampton resident and the mother of 16-year–old Hannah Pallas.  When Hannah was four-month olds, she began having seizures. The doctors diagnosed her with severe, intractable epilepsy.          Heather along with other mothers fought diligently to bring medical marijuana to Pennsylvania to help Hannah and others suffering from debilitating illnesses.  Heather was successful in this quest, and medical marijuana […]

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Sister Melanie Kambic, CDP

Sister of Divine Providence to receive military honor  By Paula Green           According to the National World War II Museum, nearly 350,000 American women served in uniform, both at home and abroad, during World War II.  For these women, it was a significant opportunity to help the war effort and make a difference.  A local woman took part in this chapter of U.S. history.  Sister […]

Feature Story

Together Again

Casual conversation and an old photo have led to a remarkable discovery for two UPMC Senior Communities residents.   Bob Adams and Wes Piros have a few things in common. They live down the hall from one another at Beatty Pointe Village, the UPMC Senior Communities independent living campus in Monroeville. They both celebrated their 96th birthdays in October, only […]

Where Was I?

Where Was I . . . 

When it comes to veterans, we often hear about their alarming suicide rates, high incidences of homelessness, and how prevalent post-traumatic stress disorder is among them, and rightly so because too many veterans suffer from those maladies. But there is another side to veterans that no one that I know of keeps track of and that is the number of veterans who freely stand in […]

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Terrace Place at Vincentian

Inside Modern Senior Living Terrace Place welcomes intergenerational living.  CLICK HERE to read the entire cover story! LINK TO COVER STORY:  

AHN Wexford Hospital – 724 Reasons to Love it!

AHN Wexford Hospital
For You, Your Community, Your Time
These days customization and personalization are often talked about when creating goods and services for the consumer, but when the new Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Wexford Hospital was being designed, administrators put those concepts into practice to create a hospital that caters to you, to your community and to your time.

The Little Sister of the Poor—Celebrating 150 Years in America!

On August 30, 2018, the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international Roman Catholic congregation of religious women, kicked off a jubilee year marking the 150th anniversary of their community’s arrival in the United States