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Retirement Living in Indiana County - Pennsylvania

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Area Description

Located just one hour east of Pittsburgh, Indiana County is a vibrant area that boasts the luxuries of a large city with the close-knit charm of a small town. The county is best known as the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World" and hometown of beloved Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Indiana County is home to 2,700 acres of parks, natural areas, and historic sites, and an extensive regional trail system. There is water recreation and boating, hunting and fishing, and 64 miles of rails to trails for walking and biking.

Indiana County is known for several free outdoor concerts and festivals held annually including the Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival in May and the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival in September. These events feature the talents of local, regional, and national musicians.

Cultural Activities

Indiana County is home to a variety of local attractions, events, dining and entertainment. There are local art galleries, theater performances and concerts year round. There are also historical sites and museums, libraries, films and lectures.

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Medical Facilities

Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) is a first class hospital that provides care for the health and well-being of the Indiana County community and beyond. IRMC is one of only 11 remaining independent hospitals with more than 100 beds in Pennsylvania.


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All four seasons are experienced in Indiana County and there are plenty of activities to be enjoyed year-round.

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Cost of Living for Indiana County, PA

Indiana County, Pennsylvania cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

The Housing Authority, also known as HAIC, has been proudly serving Indiana County for nearly 45 years by offering quality, affordable housing in a safe, secure environment for seniors, veterans, disabled, physically or mentally challenged individuals, and low-to-moderate income families. The agency owns, operates, or administers rental assistance for over 1,000 units throughout Indiana County.

Senior Assistance in Indiana County, PA

Indiana County, Pennsylvania offers the following assistance for seniors:

Aging Services provides a variety of assistance to seniors across the region including home support, personal care services, emergent services, family caregiver support programs, and assistance with nursing home transition for nursing facility residents who express the desire to relocate from the facility back into the community.

Nutritious meals are delivered to all areas of Indiana County except White Township and Indiana Borough. Meals are available Monday - Friday to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare a meal for themselves and do not have anyone available to prepare a meal for them. Meals on Wheels (724-463-7676), a separate agency, provides home delivered meals in White Township and Indiana Borough.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are organizations that connect seniors to volunteer opportunities in Indiana County.

Aging Services is an organization to help seniors find volunteer opportunities. There is also the Indiana Social Center (which may be run by Aging Service) and SeniorLife and many home health agencies.

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