updates "Best Chinese Restaurant" Pittsburgh magazine 2002-2008 mtl magazine Post-Gazette 2007 Tribune Review Rated OOOO by KDKA TV Pittsburgh City Paper 2004-2008 Lunch Dinner Free Delivery Carryout Banquet Facilities Gift Certificates continued voted by the readers of www.sesameinn.net Mt. Lebanon 412-341-2555 Station Square 412-281-8282 North Hills 412-366-1838 McMurray 724-942-2888 PIloT PRoGRam Mt. Lebanon Village, a nonprofit organization formed to help aging residents remain in their homes as long as they find it physically and financially possible, is looking for subscribers to take part in its pilot program. The group, formed about two years ago, is modeled after the successful Beacon Hill Village in Boston. Mt. Lebanon Village will provide resources for seniors on a subscription basis. Subscribers who sign up this month as part of the pilot program will receive a discounted price. Cost of the pilot program is $200 for six months for individuals (regular price $250) and $300 for couples, a savings of $75. The organization is using the next six months to determine what services residents want most. "We need to collect some measurable data to see if this will work," says Pat Gallaway, president of the Mt. Lebanon Village board. "Mostly we want to keep people connected to the community." The group is working from the results of a communitywide survey that asked residents what they would like to see in an umbrella organization. The answers focused on four areas: transportation, social connections, service providers (such as home repair contractors) and home health care. The village would not provide health care directly, but would refer subscribers to appropriate providers. "We want to be a one-stop shop for our subscribers," says Gallaway. "Whether it's arranging a trip to Giant Eagle or just having someone come change a light bulb, people will call one number, hear a familiar voice and get what they need." The Village has office space in the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, in the rear entrance where the South Hills Regional Emergency Dispatch Center used to be. If you are interested in volunteering, or signing up for the pilot program, call 412-561-3283. 18 mtl july/august 2009