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Ongoing Events

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Monthly Family Support Group Meetings
Looking for support around a diagnosis of Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease or Myeloma? 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society sponsors free monthly Family Support Group Meetings for all patients, family members caregivers and friends affected by blood cancers.

  • Greensburg, PA - Third Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 PM 
    Our Clubhouse Westmoreland, 4893 Route 30 Greensburg, PA 15601 
  • South Hills (Bethel Park, PA) - Fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM 
    Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102 

For more information or to register to attend please call: 1.800.726.2873, ext. 2882 

Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center Kidzone Summer Camp
Camp activities include swimming, dancing, traditional sports, crafts, unique sports, reading, nature hikes and activities. Daily and weekly options available. For more information call Jared Englert at 724-225-WELL or email jenglert@whs.org.

The Pilates Body Class Schedule – You Are Never Too Old To Start a Pilates Program!
Burn calories, build muscle and improve your health in 2016. Learn Pilates Class is offered Monday evenings at 6:30 pm and Friday morning at 9:00 am. For more information, call 724-941-2411 and visit us online at www.thepilatesbody.org

Special Introductory Offer: Private lessons by yourself or with a group of 2 to 4 others (semi-private), is an opportunity to begin building a strong and progressive practice in Classical Pilates. Private lessons are set up by appointment only, from 6 am to 8 pm daily and on the weekends.  Call or email the The Pilates Body at 724-941-2411 to set up your first appointment. 

Quit Smoking Now!
To learn more about how hypnotherapy can help you quit smoking, call Pittsburgh Integrative Mental Health at 412-687-1234 or log on to www.pimhservices.com. Six-week programs (individual and group)

December 2017

December 4
VITAS Tree of Life Illumination and Holiday Ball Remembrance Service
2:00-3:00pm. This beautiful time of remembrance features the creation of unique tree balls with the name of your loved one and the lighting of the tree with lights representing the over 4000 patients VITAS has cared for during their more than 10 years of service in the Western Pennsylvania region. All are invited. For reservations: 412-799-2123 or patricia.brown@vitas.com.

December 5
Gut Check
6.30-7.30PM at Pittsburgh Chiropractic & Wellnes.  Join us for an advanced workshop and together, we will explore what lifestyle factors could be contributing to your poor gut health and mood-related symptoms. You'll leave with real, actionable steps that you can incorporate into your lifestyle today so that you can improve your tomorrow. 3055 Washington Rd; Ste 304 | McMurray 724.969.4000 | www.pghcw.com

December 5
MEDICARE ANNUAL COMPARISON
APPRISE, The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, provides free, confidential information and counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries. Schedule an appointment to review your current coverage, compare your health and drug plans with other options, and determine eligibility for any cost saving programs. Appointments are required. Please call 724-925-4152 or 724-925-4108

WCCC-Voungwood, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. – 145 Pavilion Lane, Commissioners Hall, Youngwood, PA 15697

December 9
Men’s Health Community Conversations Series
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will hold four men’s health community conversations free of charge and are open to all males over the age of 18 years. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and learn about the importance of men’s health programming. Their input will be used to develop a plan to best serve male residents in the county. Men over the age of 18 years are also encouraged to complete the online men’s health survey, which can be found at: http://bit.ly/ACHDMensSurvey.  

1-3PM –  Pitt Graduate School of Public Health – A522 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, 15261

December 11
Suicide Bereave­ment Support Group
1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-268-1144.

December 12
Men’s Health Community Conversations Series
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will hold four men’s health community conversations free of charge and are open to all males over the age of 18 years. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and learn about the importance of men’s health programming. Their input will be used to develop a plan to best serve male residents in the county. Men over the age of 18 years are also encouraged to complete the online men’s health survey, which can be found at: http://bit.ly/ACHDMensSurvey.  

6-8PM –  Allegheny Intermediate Unit – 475 Waterfront Drive, Homestead PA 15120

December 12
Medicare 101
Presented by APPRISE, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program at Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood. 2 pm to 4 pm. Progra is free but seating is limited. Call 724-925-4202 to register. Registration code: 17/FL PRDX 5019-01.

December 12
Alzheimer’s Support Group
6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333.

December 12, 13, 14
Managing Your Diabetes
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

December 16
Men’s Health Community Conversations Series
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will hold four men’s health community conversations free of charge and are open to all males over the age of 18 years. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and learn about the importance of men’s health programming. Their input will be used to develop a plan to best serve male residents in the county. Men over the age of 18 years are also encouraged to complete the online men’s health survey, which can be found at: http://bit.ly/ACHDMensSurvey.  

1-3PM –  Northland Public Library – 300 Cumberland Road, 15237

 

January 2018

January 3
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. eet Surgeon Hiram Gonzalez, M.D. at our free information sessions to learn how weight loss surgery can help those struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH offers three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery through our Weight Control and Wellness Program. Reservations required, 724-258-1333

 

Support Groups

ALZHEIMER'S

Presbyterian SeniorCare, in affiliation with the Alzheimer's Association, offers monthly support and educational sessions. All are free of charge and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Jennifer Marasco Kuhn at 412-826-4059 or jmarasco@srcare.org.

When: Last Tuesday of each month
Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Woodside Place, Presbyterian SeniorCare: 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139
Contact: 412-826-4059

Presbyterian SeniorCare, in affiliation with the Alzheimer's Association, offers monthly support and educational sessions. All are free of charge and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Jennifer Marasco Kuhn at 412-826-4059 or jmarasco@srcare.org.

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Presbyterian SeniorCare, Hillsview Chapel: 835 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301
Contact: 724-223-5745

ADDICTION

Bridge to Hope Support Group
Drug and alcohol addiction and its accompanying tragedies have touched countless Americans from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. The Bridge to Hope provides free education and support to such affected families. Anonymity respected. Bridge to Hope Support Group is an Outreach Program of the Passavant Hospital Foundation and as such is a support organization only and does not offer medical or psychological advice. Meets weekly on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Conference Room #1, Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. No registration is necessary. For additional information, call (412) 748-6640.

BEREAVEMENT

Beyond Bridge to Hope Support Group
Beyond Bridge to Hope is a monthly Bereavement Support Group for adult family members who have experienced the death of a loved one due to drug or alcohol abuse. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center in McCandless Township. They are facilitated by a certified grief counselor, whose specialty has been in the area of bereavement for the past 24 years, Susan Wesner, RN, MSN, CS, a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. The meetings are free of charge. Beyond Bridge to Hope Bereavement Support Group is an Outreach Program of the Passavant Hospital Foundation and as such is a support organization only and does not offer medical or psychological advice. No registration is necessary. For additional information, call 412-748-6640.

Good Grief Center offers Bereavement Support Groups
The Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support offers support groups for anyone having trouble coping with the death of a loved one. General groups are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays; and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on second and fourth Thursdays. A "Daughters without Mothers" support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. The Good Grief Center, a nonprofit organization located at 2717 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, serves all ages and is a division of Ursuline Senior Services. To register, call 412-224-4700 or send e-mail to support@goodgriefcenter.com. For more information, visit www.goodgriefcenter.com.

SouthernCare Hospice
Offers a monthly Bereavement Support Group free to the public. The group meets from 4:30-5:30 the Third Monday of every month at 90 West Chestnut Street, Ste. 500, Washington, PA 15301. No registration is required. For more information please call 724-222-7425.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group at Monongahela Valley Hospital
Monongahela Valley Hospital will begin a Suicide Bereavement Support Group for anyone who has been touched by suicide. Sessions will start Monday, February 9, 2015, and will meet the second and fourth Mondays through May at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. The free informal group meetings will be led by staff Psychologist Sam Lonich, who has extensive professional experience working with suicide survivors. The last day to register for the sessions is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Register by calling 724-268-1144.

BREASTFEEDING/PRENATAL

Community Health and Education Programs
The Washington Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group For pregnant women, mothers who are currently breastfeeding, fathers and siblings. Last Monday each month (except December) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room The Washington Hospital. Register by calling 724-250-4476.

CANCER

Third Monday of each Month "Teal Hearts Network” - Support Group for Cancer Survivors
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOOC), Pittsburgh Chapter, and the Cancer Caring Center have teamed up to offer “Teal Hearts Network” at the Cancer Caring Center’s Bloomfield Headquarters.  Mary Urban will lead the group, which will offer survivors the opportunity to share common concerns and experiences. Meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00. Registration is requested by calling the NOCC at 412 661-1095.

Living Each Day Support Group
For cancer patients and their families. Second Thursday each month.
5:30 p.m. at Occupational Therapy Apt., 4th floor, The Washington Hospital. Register by calling 724-229-2278

Prostate Cancer Support Group
For patients with prostate cancer and/or their families. Third Thursday of each month.
7 to 8:30 p.m. at Occupational Therapy Apt., 4th floor, The Washington Hospital. Register at 724-229-2278

Free Bariatric Surgery Information Seminar - Second Monday of each month.
Christopher J. Myers, MD, minimally invasive bariatric and general surgeon with the UPMC Horizon Bariatric Surgery Center, will offer a free bariatric surgery information seminar at UPMC-Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates. Dr. Myers will continue to hold information seminars at the Franklin office the second Monday of every month. To register for the seminar or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Myers, call 724-588-6660. UPMC-Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates is located at 44 Circle St., Franklin.

CHILDREN/TEEN

Teen Outreach Program
With Mary Jo Podgurksi and the staff of the Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc. ECHO – Educating Children for Healthy Outcomes – Home-based early intervention program for children in grades 4-8. Parents & Daughters – Girls ages 9-12. Parents & Sons – Boys ages 10-14. Pregnant & Parenting Teens – Supportive services for high-school teens that are pregnant or parenting. Teen Father Program – Young fathers up to the age of 22. For more information, call (724) 222-2311.

Healthy Family Home Training Camp
The Allegheny YMCA, the Wilmerding YMCA and the Homewood Brushton YMCA is offering The Healthy Family Home Training Camp. This 12-week program helps families prevent obesity by engaging them in activities that support a healthy lifestyle.  Incentives like family memberships are offered to participants at no cost.  Groups are now forming.  To learn more, contact Gretchen North at 412-227-3820 or gnorth@ymcapgh.org.

FOOD/BARIATRIC SURGERY

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous Meetings
CEA-HOW is a non-profit 12-Step, self-help group for anyone who has a problem with food. It is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you have a problem with food addiction or compulsive eating, CEA-HOW might be for you. It's simple, it's free & it works! It's a new way of life. For more information, call 412-225-1664, or email info@ceahowpa.org or visit our website at www.ceahowpa.org.

Sunday

  • 8:30 a.m. - Bethel Park Library, 5100 W. Library Road (Book Study), Bethel Park, PA 15102

Monday

  • 6:30 p.m. - Avalon Ministry Center, 336 South Home Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 (Avalon)

Tuesday

  • 7:15 a.m. - Trinity Episcopal Church, 550 S. Main Street (Pitch), Washington, PA 15301
  • 4:30 p.m. - Dormont Presbyterian Church, 2865 Espy Avenue (Book Study), Dormont, PA 15216

Thursday

  • 7:00 a.m. - Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 105 Gateshead Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

Friday

  • 6:00 p.m. - Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 105 Gateshead Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

Saturday

  • 8:30 a.m. - Alliance Church, 2510 Old Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
  • 9:00 a.m. - Christ Church Parish House, 122 N. Maple Avenue Rear, Greensburg, PA 15601

KIDNEY SMART® EDUCATION CLASSES
Take control of your kidney health by attending a 90-minute Kidney Smart® class led by expert educators in your community. RSVP at kidneysmart.org/class or call 855-343-4951

AGH Nephrology Associates Office
320 North Ave, 4th floor, South Tower, Pittsburgh 15212
1st Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm

DaVita Jefferson
14 Clairton Blvd (Rt. 51), Pittsburgh 15236
1st Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am

DaVita Lincoln Way
1303 Lincoln Way, Suite A, White Oak 15131
2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm

DaVita Monroeville
2690 Monroeville Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15146
4/12/16 at 1:00 pm
5/10/16 at 1:00 pm, 6/14/16 at 5:00 pm
7/12/16 at 1:00 pm, 8/9/16 at 1:00 pm
9/13/16 at 5:00 pm, 10/11/16 at 1:00 pm
11/8/16 at 1:00 pm, 12/13/16 at 5:00 pm

DaVita Northside Clinic
930 Madison Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
1st Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm

DaVita Oak Springs
764 Locust Ave, Washington 15301
1st Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm

DaVita Steubenville Clinic
1799 Sinclair Ave, Steubenville, OH 43953
Last Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm

Meadville Mind & Body Wellness Center
18201 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335
2nd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm

Moon Township Public Library
1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 100, Moon Twp., PA 15108
4/11/16 at 2:00 pm, 5/18/16 at 6:00 pm

Pittsburgh Center of Excellence
Liberty Square, Suite A, 5171 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 15224
1st Wednesday of every month at 10 am

Weirton Medical Center
Starvaggi Board Room, 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062
2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

North Hills Support Group
Meets every second Tuesday of the month.
Passavant Hospital, Donor Hall, 6:30 pm. Contact Judy at judpot50@yahoo.com or call 412-979-2233. All are welcome, patients, family, caretakers, friends!

STROKE

Stroke Support Group
Share feelings associated with life after stroke, as well as obtain information on services available to stroke victims and their caregivers. Third Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Occupational Therapy Apt., 4th floor, The Washington Hospital. Register at 724-229-2449

The Allen Place Stroke  Support Program
Meets every Thursday of the month.
10:30 AM—1:00 PM at 227 Bonvue Street, Pittsburgh. Health education and training, social activities, physical activity, guest speakers and nutritional experiences.  For more information, contact Jerry Ann Allen, RN, MPM, Executive Director, at 412-231-1531 and visit www.allenplacecommunity.org.   

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