aging edge Q&A


Diane Menio: Advocate for nursing home quality offers tips on how to choose a facility

Diane Menio, 61, is one of Pennsylvania’s leading advocates for issues affecting the elderly, which includes trying to ensure quality care

1 year ago


Emily Brandon: Author/journalist weighs in on retirement issues of Social Security, Medicare, savings plans

Emily Brandon, 34, a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report, knows far more about retirement issues than most people twice her age.

1 year ago


Nadia Pietrzykowska: Obesity specialist lends insight on weight challenges of older adults

Nadia Pietrzykowska, 42, is a physician who is board-certified in obesity medicine and works closely with the Obesity Action Coalition.

1 year ago


Phillip Little: Attorney general's outreach specialist warns about scams of seniors

Phillip Little, 31, is an education and outreach specialist in southwestern Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. He

1 year ago


Claudia Barich: Pennsylvania Direct Care Worker of the Year describes the job

Claudia Barich, 59, describes herself as a home “caregiver” rather than aide for Home Instead Senior Care of Bethel Park, a position she

1 year ago


Vonda Wright: Orthopedic surgeon, fitness writer offers guidance on getting in shape

Vonda Wright, 49, is an orthopedic surgeon with wide experience studying fitness among older adults. She is medical director of the UPMC

1 year ago


Nancy Zionts: Advocate for end-of-life planning advises how to prepare

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, when the public is urged to discuss such advance care plans with loved ones.

1 year ago


Mildred Morrison: AAA administrator explains aging services and trends

The longtime head of Allegheny County’s Area Agency on Aging dispenses advice and describes how issues have changed in her 16 years there.

1 year ago


About Aging Edge


Aging Edge is a unique resource of both permanent and regularly updated information for Western Pennsylvania's large number of older adults and those who assist them. Through the latest local and national stories, the What's New in Aging blog, Q-and-A interviews with experts, archived material and helpful guides on relevant topics, Aging Edge constantly adds valuable information affecting seniors in key areas such as health, finances and government programs.

Gary Rotstein, who coordinates Aging Edge content, has served in various writing and editing positions for the Post-Gazette since 1990. Feedback on Aging Edge content is welcomed by emailing grotstein@post-gazette.com or calling 412-263-1255.

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