SISTERS ACCUSED OF ABUSE AT NURSING HOME FOUND GUILTY

court sentence sentenced guilty

Brookville, PA – The two sisters who are accused of abusing residents at a Brookville nursing home have been found guilty.

Haley and Hannah Shirey, both 22 years old and from Strattanville, are charged with neglect of a care-dependent person and simple assault.

Their sentencing date has not been scheduled yet.

In June of 2017, the Shirey sisters allegedly were consistently abusive towards at least two residents at Laurelbrooke Landing.

 

CEO OF CCAAA NAMED TO PA’S ALZHEIMER’S TASK FORCE

CCAAA Kathleen Gillespie Alzheimer’s

Clearfield, PA – Kathleen Gillespie, the CEO of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, has been named to the Pennsylvania’s Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force.

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently announced the formation of Pennsylvania’s Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force. The task force was created to take a lead role in implementing and championing the goals and recommendations of Pennsylvania’s State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.

“Over 400,000 Pennsylvanians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder and the toll of this disease extends beyond those affected to their families,

 

SENIOR CITIZENS LEARN WITH AREA AGENCY ON AGING

CCAAA Coalport senior citizens grads May 1

Clearfield County, PA – Senior citizens in Clearfield County recently got some tips on healthy eating, staying fit, organizing their medications, communicating, and reducing stress.

Although this previous Chronic Disease Self-Management Class in Coalport is already completed, there are more free classes on the way for other locations, all of them offered by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging for people over 55.

Want more information about upcoming classes and programs?

 

MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH FOR CLEARFIELD COUNTY

Older Americans Month Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging

Clearfield County, PA – The Clearfield County Commissioners declared that May 2018 was Older Americans Month for Clearfield County.

John A. Sobel, Antonio Scotto, and Mark McCracken signed the proclamation at their Clearfield County Commissioners planning meeting on May 1, 2018.

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is celebrating Older Americans Month 2018 with a theme of: Engage at Every Age.

Since 1963, led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL),

 

AGENCY ON AGING GETS TRAINING TO PREVENT FALLS

CCAAA Matter of Balance falls

Clearfield, PA – Would you know what to do if an elderly loved one falls and hurts themselves? Do you know how to make falls less likely for them to begin with?

Several members of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging got special training recently, called A Matter of Balance.

The program showed the employees the risk of falling but also practical things that older people can do to prevent falls.

 

HOMETOWN HOPE: CLEARFIELD COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Hometown Hope Steeple Furniture Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging CCAAA

Clearfield, PA – As people get older, situations change, and the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging wants to be there to help.

The CCAAA’s mission is to care for the elderly while maintaining their dignity. They help families find in-home services, make transitions into nursing homes, find health care, run Meals on Wheels programs, manage the Centers for Active Living throughout Clearfield County, host the Giving Tree donations for seniors during the holidays,

 

SANDY TOWNSHIP STILL CONSIDERING ELDER COTTAGES

elder cottage

Sandy Township, PA – Sandy Township took some time to discuss allowing “elder cottages” in residents’ backyards. The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging wants to rent out a mobile pre-fabricated tiny house to families who want to keep their elderly loved one close to home.

The elder cottage would be installed in a yard, so that the person could remain independent but also would be close to family as an alternative to assisted living.

 

BLIZZARD BOXES GET PACKED FOR CLEARFIELD COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS

Blizzard Boxes 2 Nov 17 2017

Clearfield, PA – As the weather begins to change, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging is putting together their Blizzard Boxes.

These are non-perishable meals that are packaged and delivered to Meals on Wheels & More consumers at the onset of winter.

Consumers are encouraged to keep these meals on their shelf for those winter storm days when the Agency may be unable to deliver a hot meal.

Each year since 1983,

 

SANDY TOWNSHIP CONSIDERING “ELDER COTTAGES”

Sandy Township

DuBois, PA – Sandy Township could be on its way to allowing “elder cottages” in residents’ backyards.

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging wants to rent out a mobile pre-fabricated tiny house to families who want to keep their elderly loved one close to home.

The elder cottage would be installed in a yard, so that the person could remain independent but also would be close to family as an alternative to assisted living.