Blair County Chamber sets networking event

The Blair County Chamber’s Committee of Non-Profits will hold a networking event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Buccinese Society in Altoona.

Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers and includes a full Italian buffet. The event includes bocce, networking and the opportunity to relax. To make a reservation, call 943-8151 or register online.

Colosseum moving to Grande Palazzo

Colosseum Salon and Day Spa will be moving to the new Graystone Grande Palazzo, where contractor Jeff S. Long is converting the former Bon Secours Hospital into a senior housing apartment project.

Long recently purchased the 700 Pleasant Valley Blvd. business from Cindy Wendle, and it will become a division of his construction company.

Long said the move will not take place until spring.

“We wanted a nice salon that has a lot of existing clientele and has a lot of offerings,” Long said.


UPMC expands commitment to diabetes wellness

UPMC Health Plan has announced a program to help Pennsylvanians who have diabetes or diabetes risk factors manage their care.

Beginning in 2020, UPMC Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage product, UPMC for Life, will offer most members reduced copays for diabetes medications. Members will also continue to have no copay for a select set of preferred generic diabetes medications.

All brand diabetes medications on the UPMC for Life formulary will be moving from Tier 3 to Tier 2, which means UPMC for Life members will have copays as low as $10 for a 30-day supply when they are filled at a preferred pharmacy in 2020. In addition, UPMC for Life will continue to offer many commonly used medications without a copay for preferred generics (Tier 1).


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