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Elaine Carrington moved into the Lemington Home for the Aged in Pittsburgh in November 2004. She died three weeks later of a blood clot in her lungs. An investigation by the state found that the staff had failed to give Carrington any of her 10 prescription drugs for 20 days before her death. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) fined Lemington $8,100 and put the home on a three-month probation.

Available to Recipients with a my Social Security Account.

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is expanding the online services available at Social Security beneficiaries are now able to quickly and easily obtain a replacement SSA-1099 from the agency’s website with a my Social Security account.

West End seniors enjoyed a day at the Everglades courtesy of Commissioner Zapata.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata and City Sight Seeing Miami hosted a sightseeing tour of the Everglades for senior citizens of the West End.

Visiting Angels protects seniors with “Fight the Flu Kits” to prepare for peak flu season. 

This year’s vicious flu epidemic has threatened local seniors, and now their caregivers are fighting back by handing out “Fight the Flu Kits,” to help prepare seniors for the peak of the flu season, January and February. Weaker immune systems make seniors more vulnerable to the flu, and that’s why 90% of all flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 or older*.