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 DHS News July 2011

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When temperatures soar, AAA works to keep older adults cool and safe
The warm months of summer can be an enjoyable time of year for many Allegheny County residents, but for older adults, summer temperatures can lead to serious health conditions such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and/or dehydration. Older adults can be vulnerable, particularly when they don’t have air conditioning, fans or other adequate cooling systems in their homes.

Stand Down 2011
On August 20, 2011, DHS will co-sponsor Stand Down 2011, an intensive service fair for homeless veterans and their families, offering them a day-long respite from the streets and a real opportunity to put their lives back together.

OCR, AAA work together to achieve '100 percent' success with Better Choice, Better Health
The Better Choices, Better Health program experienced record-high enrollment numbers for the spring and summer workshops. 

Political, judicial candidates ‘stand-up’ again for the ACMFF
On August 18, 2011, DHS will again bring together local and state candidates for political and judicial office for an evening of laughter at the Pittsburgh Improv. Doors to the Pittsburgh Improv will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Music Festival celebrates 12th anniversary with homegrown Rusted Root
Festival will be celebrating its 12th anniversary with a concert featuring Pittsburgh’s own Rusted Root. The concert, a great getaway for families on Labor Day weekend, is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. with warm-up acts. Rusted Root will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

SOCI awarded ECCO award at conference in Chicago; OBH Administrator selected to serve on mental health and justice advisory committee

We welcome your story ideas, employee news and comments. If you’ve got news you’d like to see in DHS NEWS, contact:

Jonathan McKain
Assistant Deputy Director
Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services
Office of Community Relations