Welcome to the Seniors page! This page is dedicated to seniors and older adults.  On this page, you will find information about special programs aimed just for you and resources outside our library that you may find useful.


 

SENIOR RESOURCES


Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.



AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.


UPMC resolve Crisis Services

A crisis can be anything from feeling lonely and needing to talk, to feeling overwhelmed with life. Stress and problems — both large and small — fill each of our lives and we all have moments of crisis. No matter how big or small these problems seem, it helps to talk with someone.


Mental Health Emergency Services 412-350-4457

Emergency help
If you are having a physical health emergency call 911

If you are in need of emergency services related to a mental health crisis, emotional distress or use/abuse of drugs or alcohol, and need to speak to someone immediately call resolve Crisis Network  1-888-796-8226 (1-888-7-YOU-CAN)


Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) assists Allegheny County residents, 60 years of age and older, to live safe, healthy and, when possible, independent lives.

AAA is the front door to find services for yourself, a spouse, a relative or a friend. Carefully review the page to find information about all the ways we are ready to help and how to contact us to get started.


Life Span Resources and Services for Seniors

We are a non-profit agency providing critical support services for residents of Allegheny County 60 and over.  Programs and services include:  Care Management, Family Caregiver Support, Home Delivered Meals and Senior Community Resource Centers.  The Administrative/Care Management Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (unless a scheduled holiday).  If you should need assistance during non-operational hours, please call the Allegheny County Department of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging at 412-350-4234 for assistance.  Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging


Allegheny County Senior Line

Whether you wish to receive services or you are just looking for information that can benefit older adults, the SeniorLine information and assistance call center may be a great place to start. SeniorLine staff members are highly-skilled care managers who will answer your questions, or help you begin the process of receiving services.


Virtual Senior Academy

The Virtual Senior Academy is a free program that connects adults age 50 or older in the Pittsburgh region through interactive courses online that are offered throughout the day. If you’re looking to expand your horizons and make new friends, the Virtual Senior Academy is for you!

We offer live learning experiences using video chat software that cover topics like health and wellness, arts and music, book clubs, history, current events, and much more. Class facilitators are community members like you who want to share their passion and knowledge with other Pittsburghers.