Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Twyla Chambers, program aide, helps Patsy Belcastro play the Wii baseball game as other seniors wait their turn at the Adult Daycare in the Washington County Health Center, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Billie Ramsey stretches as part of an exercise session with others at the Adult Daycare in the Washington County Health Center, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Billie Ramsey stretches as part of an excerise session with others at the Adult Daycare in the Washington County Health Center, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter For the seniors who are more mobile floor exercise is added as part of an exercise session with others at the Adult Daycare in the Washington County Health Center, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. From left: Twyla Chambers, program aide; Francis Weitryzkowski, Patsy Belcastro and Ken Goehring.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Denise Sarracino, left, an aide with Home Instead, and George DeSantis, 89, try to get George's wife, Dolores, 85, of Burgettstown, to eat a piece of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter George DeSantis of Burgettstown holds his wife, Dolores', hand.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Denise Sarracino, an aide with Home Instead, assists Dolores DeSantis, 85, of Burgettstown, with finishing the last of her breakfast recently.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Elaine Pfender paces back and forth to the door looking for the Senior LIFE bus to pick up her and her husband Fred.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Elaine Pfender has more than 50 hats that she chooses from daily to wear. Pfender started wearing hats to cheer the children up at her hospital job, but continues to wear them daily. Pfender has hats for every occasion from Christmas to the Fourth of July.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Elaine and her husband Fred have been married for 45. The pair grew up in the same neighborhood and Fred continues to care for Elaine through the affects of Alzheimer's.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Senior Care physical therapist Chuck Headley helps Martha Smoljanovich walk throug the Senior Care facility. Smoljanovich regained her ability to walk at Senior Care after an injury.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Martha Smoljanovich and sister Helen Buccialelli work on a puzzle at Senior Care in Waynesburg. Smoljanovich started going to Senior Care after a diagnosis of an early stage Dementia.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Patty Lewis and family friend Linda Kimmel share a moment while looking at old photos. Kimmel helps take care of Patty and says that she is like a mother to her.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Patty Lewis sits on the swing with family friend Linda Kimmel and great granddaughter Lilly Myers during an afternoon visiting with family. Lewis is surrounded by family and friends that take care of her.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Patty Lewis looks through old family photos trying to remember who's who. Lewis has Alzheimer's and is taken care of by family and friends.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Fred Pfender receives a kiss on gthe foerhead from his wife, Elaine, as they get ready for lunch at the Senior Life facility in North Franklin Township.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Elaine Pfender sways with singer Bobby Shawn as he sings to her during a program celebrating the 200th senior member to join seniors at Senior Life in North Franklin Township.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Every morning Nancy Dent, left, of Houston reads the Observer-Reporter newspaper to seniors at Quality Family Care in Canonsburg. David Dear of Peters Township and Rosella Lytle, right, of Strabane sit near Nancy as she read to them.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter One of the many projects seniors at Quality Family Care do is to may shaws and blankets for charities. Alice Roguiski, left, of Venetia and Norma Filewich of Elrama tie together material for shaws with the help of Darlah Gazvoda, right, owner of Quality Family Care in Canonsburg. The shaws will be donated to the Women's shelter.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter David Dear of Peters Township loves to go outside and work in the garden at Quality Family Care in Canonsburg David waters the plants early n the afteroon at the home.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter One of the perks for women at Quality Family Care is a manicure. Anna Phillips, left, of McDonald gets her nails done by Jane Schneider, a volunteer at Quality Family Care in Canonsburg.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter One of the favorite games at Quality Family Care in Canonsburg is using a parachute to toss a beach ball aroud the group of seniors. From left: David Dear of Peters Township; Nancy Dent of Houston; Alice Roguiski of Venetia; Norma Filewich of Elrama; Anna Phillips of McDonald; Rosella Lytle of Strabane and Jane Schneider, a volunteer at Quality Family Care.


Denise Bachman / Observer-Reporter Dorothy Zingale, 73, sits with her daughter, Tammy Price, on the couch in the living room at Qaulity Family Care in Canonsburg. Dorothy attends the adult day care four days a week.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Jona Swisher, Member Assistent for Senior LIFE, shaves Don Dyson during an evening visit. A Senior LIFE member comes everyday to help Don get showered and ready for bed.


Katie Roupe/Observer-Reporter Don Dyson lives with his sister Linda Dyson after being diagnosed with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a type of Dementia brought on by alcoholism. Don now goes to Senior LIFE during the day for several hours and member assistants come in the evening to help Don get ready for bed and get him showered.


Mike Jones/Observer-Reporter Melanie Antonio-Greco, a social worker with Amedisys Hospice in North Strabane, holds some of the specialized items given to patients with Alzheimer's or dementia to help with their treatment. (Mike Jones / O-R)


Denise Bachman/Observer-Reporter Betty Brooks shows her mother, Anna Snatchko, how to assemble oversized, plastic Legos to occupy Anna while Betty prepares lunch.


Denise Bachman / Observer-Reporter Anna Snatchko assembles oversized, plastic Legos while her daughter, Betty Brooks, prepares lunch.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Helen Oreski celebrated her 93rd birthday May 6th with seniors at the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Helen Oreski blows out the candles on her birthday cake celebrating her 93rd birthday May 6th with seniors at the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Helen Oreski , left, reads a letter from legislator, Peter Daly, with the help of her friend, Linda Yetsconish, during a celebration of Helen's 93rd birthday May 6th with seniors at the senior day in the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Seniors at the adult daycare in the Center in the Woods share birthday cake and punch in honor of Helen Oreski 93rd birthday May 6th at the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Judy Shwallon, left, assistant program director for the senior daycare at the Center in the Woods, gives a smiling Helen Oreski a hug as she celebrates her 93rd birthday May 6th with seniors at the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Judy Shwallon, left, assistant program director for the senior daycare, laughs with Helen Oreski over a joke from another senior as Helen celebrated her 93rd birthday May 6th with seniors at the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.


Jim McNutt/Observer-Reporter Jacky Donkers, right, program coordinator for the Adult Daycare at the Center in the Woods escorts Helen Oreski to the table so she can blowout the candles on her birthday cake. Helen celebrated her 93rd birthday May 6th with seniors in the daycare at the Center in the Woods Senior Center in California.