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Ongoing Events

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.

KidneySmart® 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

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)

Tuesday Night Meditation and Mindfulness with Felicia Palazzola
Come join us every Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:00pm for weekly meditation and mindfulness with Felicia Palazzola. Experience guided and silent meditations. Pittsburgh Integrative Mental Health, 160 N. Craig Street, Suite 212. For more information, call (412) 687-1234 or www.pimhservices.com.

July 2017

July 11
Essential Oils 101 Class
6 p.m. Free for everyone. Come and learn the benefits of essential oils. RSVY by calling the YMCA, Rte. 88. Monongahela at 724-483-8077 or Courtney at 724-344-2300.

June 13
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
6 p.m., ECC. This free information session at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333.

July 26
The Importance of Powers of Attorney in Planning & Paying for Long-Term Care
FREE Elder Care Law Seminar Hosted by Consulate Retirement Village, 200 Tandem Village Rd. Canonsburg, PA 15317. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Presented by: Zacharia Brown Law Firm. We encourage our local community and professionals to take advantage of this FREE seminar and networking opportunity! RSVP Consulate Retirement Village (724-746-0600) or online at http://www.pittsburghelderlaw.com/upcoming-events.

July 28-29
FREE Dental Clinic Open to Those in Need of Care – Volunteers Needed
Adults and children who need, but cannot afford, dental care are invited to a free, two-day dental clinic Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Oral Cancer screenings will also be provided. No preregistration is needed, and there are no income or eligibility requirements. Registration is first come, first serve starting at 6:00 AM. To learn more and to register as a volunteer, log on to www.mompgh.org.

 

August 2017

August 3
Asthma Day at Kennywood Park
10:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Take a ride with us at Kennywood and enjoy a day of education and recreation! For: Parents/caregivers and children with asthma in grades 4th-6th grade. Cost: $20.00 Asthma Day registration includes tickets to the Park for one (1) child with asthma and two (2) guests, lunch, and plenty of FUN! Any additional guests will be charged $40.00 to cover the cost of admission and lunch.

Any questions? Call Breathe Pennsylvania at 724.772.1750, or email: info@breathepa.org. For more information visit: https://store.breathepa.org/collections/asthma/products/asthma-day-registration

August 9
Help Yourself First
Part of Baptist Homes Society Continuing Education Series. Designed as a resource for caregivers, you will learn the reasons and discover tips and techniques to ‘help yourself first’ so that you have the capability to be the best care provider possible.

Two CEs will be awarded for completion of each course. To RSVP or request more information, contact Sue Lauer at 412-350-9654 or slauer@baptisthomes.org.

 

September 2017

September 17
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Host Peace Walk
Greensburg, PA––The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill invite the public to participate in a Peace Walk and Pet Blessing at the Sisters of Charity complex on Saturday morning, September 23, 2017. Guests will gather at Doran Hall at 9:00 a.m. for registration and light breakfast refreshments. Following a special blessing of the pets at 9:30, participants and their pets are welcome to walk or run a scenic course on the beautiful historic grounds overlooking the city of Greensburg until 12:00, noon. Entrance fees for the event are as follows: single adult-$25, families-$40, students-$5. Pets walk free. To register, call 724-836-0406, ext. 6615 or email tmurphy@scsh.org.

September 19
3rd Annual Baptist Homes Society Senior Health & Wellness Fair
10:00AM - 2:00PM at THE GALLERIA OF MT. LEBANON. If you would like more information, contact Sue Lauer at 412-350-9654 or slauer@baptisthomes.org.

September 20
Ursuline Talks 2017: Caregivers, Caregiving ... and Common Threads
Richard Schulz, PhD, the University of Pittsburgh's internally recognized professor recognized for his research in both aging and caregiving. For more information regarding sponsorships, advertising or ticket purchases, call 412-224-4700 or visit www.ursulinesupports.org.

September 23
Alzheimer’s®. Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Westmoreland County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 23 at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg. In addition to the 2-mile walk, participants will enjoy an opening ceremony with a guest emcee and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

 

October 2017

October 25
2017 Health and Education Expo
Accessing Information for Caregivers, Senior and Disabled Persons 9:00 am-2:00 pm. For more information call Milene Brennan at mbrennan@co.westmoreland.pa.us or 724-830-1827.

 

November 2017

November 5
Bridge to Wellness Expo
Bridge to Wellness will return to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  Bridge to Wellness is the American Diabetes Association of Western Pennsylvania’s largest educational and resource event, focusing on general wellness information, community health resources and interactive experiences. For additional information, call Julie Keller Heverly, Executive Director, Western PA, at JHeverly@diabetes.org or 412-824-1181 ext 4605.

November 6
2016 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk
The National Kidney Foundation will hold its annual Kidney Walk at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, this event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and the 73 million at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and register for the 2016 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk at www.kidneywalk.org! For any questions, please contact Kelley George at kelley.george@kidney.org or 412.261.4115 x 754.

November 9
Painting with a Twist to Benefit The Woodlands
Participants at all levels of painting skill are encouraged to come to relax and enjoy a night of painting with friends or family from 7:00 - 9:00 pm to benefit The Woodlands.  The art session, known as Painting with a Purpose, will cost $35 per person, with proceeds going to The Woodlands.  Seating is limited; reservations required, at 724-227-0039.  A direct link to the Wexford Painting with a Twist is https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/pittsburgh-north/.

November 9
What’s Next After a Hospital Discharge
FREE CEU Event sponsored by Sunrise of Upper St. Clair, Gallagher Home Care Services,
HCR Manor Care, and Gateway Hospice. Speaker: Julian Gray, Elder Law Attorney, Approved for Social Workers and RN’s. Dinner will be served. Registration begins at 4:00PM, event starts at: 4:30PM-6:30PM RSVP Required: (412) 831-2200 or email upperst.clair.dos@sunriseseniorliving.com. Sunrise of Upper St. Clair
500 Village Drive, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

November 10
Create Your Professional Bio with Beth Caldwell and COTERIE Company
12noon-2pm, Downtown Pittsburgh at the Frick Building. During this 90-minute lunch and lead workshop, publicity expert and author Beth Caldwell will help you to create a brief but powerful bio that can act as a client-attraction and media-generating magnet. Come prepared with your current professional title, a list of your accomplishments, education, and awards.

Your registration includes lunch, workshop and materials. For more information, log on to http://pittsburghprofessionalwomen.org.

November 10
Family Services 2nd Annual Dream Again Gala & Silent Auction
Family Services will hold its 2nd Annual Dream Again Gala & Silent Auction on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Gala will include a keynote speaker, dinner and silent auction. This year we will introduce Mobile Bidding to our Silent Auction.  Visit  http://fswp.org/  to purchase event and raffle tickets.

November 12
Life Options Expo
Monroeville Mall. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Bonnie Caripolti at Juniper Village at Forest Hills at bonnie.prisk@junipercommunities.com.

November 12
UPMC Passavant Offers Free Screenings for Colon Cancer and Other Conditions
UPMC Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant will offer a non-invasive colon cancer screening program. Other screenings will include bone density and blood pressure testing. You qualify if you: Are 50 to 75 years of age, Have never had a colonoscopy, or have not had one in several years, Have any type of health insurance or have no health insurance. To register, contact Kathleen Bryte at 412-748-5762.

 

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 4
13th Annual Reindeer Ball
Join your friends from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, The spectacular holiday gala and evening of fun for young children and families benefits Pittsburgh Mercy child and adolescent services. Guests will enjoy holiday craft making, balloon and caricature artists, and will savor dinner from delectable buffet stations that are suitable for the entire family. For more information or to inquire about Reindeer Ball sponsorship opportunities, contact Connie Murray, email Development@pittsburghmercy.org, or call 724-934-3537.

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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