Etna Senior Center
The Happening Place for Seniors -
Blood pressure screening is provided every last Friday of the month, mall trips through OPT (Older Persons Transportation) leave every Monday from the Center, and OPT also provides transportation to Shop-
The Commons, located on Hickory Street, opened in February 1991, as a residence for elderly persons of limited income who are capable of independent living. Managed by Senior Care Network, an affiliate of Presbyterian Senior Care, it is subsidized by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.). Last year, the facility received the Elderly Housing Overall Community Appeal award from the Apartment Excellence Awards Association. They also received a Superior rating last year during their inspection from H. U. D.
The building, which once housed the Etna Public High School, has been converted into 46 one„bedroom apartments with living room, bath, and fully-
Residents have keys for their apartments and for the two exterior doors. Voice and visual contact with visitors allows residents to know who is seeking admission to the building and they release the door from their apartment. Emergency cords in the bathroom and bedroom enable residents to contact the manager. Each apartment has a smoke detector and fire extinguisher. The building alarm system ties in quickly with local policy, fire, and emergency personnel.
An onsite physician’s office offers medical services in the offices located on the High Street side of the building.
For further information, call the office at (412) 782-
Free Senior Transportation Service
There is a Free Rides for Seniors Shuttle that services the residents of Etna, Millvale and Shaler to grocery shopping and UPMC medical appointments in the Route 28 corridor.
The shuttle servicing residents of Etna, Millvale and Shaler operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Please call 412-
The shuttle is driven and dispatched by friendly volunteers from North Hills Community Outreach and funded by St. Margaret Foundation. The service is truly free -
Seniors are encouraged to call the Kerry or Danielle at the Free Rides for Seniors office at 412-