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UPMC Living-At-Home Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary 

WHAT: UPMC Living-At-Home anniversary luncheon program to celebrate 25 years of providing in-home care to the elderly
 
WHO: City Councilman Corey O’Connor; participants, nurses, social workers and volunteers of the Living-At-Home program; UPMC president of Community Provider Services, Deborah Brodine; Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) members
 
WHEN: 12 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
 
WHERE: Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15232
 
WHY: UPMC Living-At-Home program assists older members of the Pittsburgh community with a range of services, including making referrals for home-delivered meals, grocery shopping, housekeeping and yard work. The program helps older adults live independently for as long as possible. Nurses and social workers develop individualized care plans for members of the program, which includes input from the person receiving the care and their family, friends and health care professionals.
 
The Ladies Hospital Aid Society and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation first raised funds for the Living-At-Home program in 1986. The following year, the program began enrolling clients. The anniversary luncheon will honor the success of the program and the individuals who have made it possible.
 
As part of the celebration, the first “Essie” award will be given to the longest-serving volunteer of the program. The award is named after former LHAS president, Essie Shore, who helped fund the Living-At-Home program. In addition, the program’s two clients who have been enrolled the longest also will be honored.
 
Councilman Corey O’Connor will present the Living-At-Home Program Proclamation during his speech. The Proclamation will be read into the record at the September 24, 2012 Council meeting.

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