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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)

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.

September 2017

September 6
Living Well Series: Life After Cancer “Testing Resources for Cancer and Steps After Diagnosis”
6 p.m., ECC. Mammography/Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor, Ryan Gray, R.T. (R), C.T., M.R., will discuss the Radiology testing resources that MVH has to offer, the processes of certain radiology testing and what to expect Debbie Burkhardt, R.T. (R), (T), (C.T.), will cover the additional testing and treatments that may be offered.

September 12
Look Good Feel Better®
1 – 3 p.m., ECC. The American Cancer Society designed this program for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. To register, call 1-800-227-2345.

September 12
Can My Daughter Bring Me Brownies? – The Impact of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law on End-of-Life Care
Family Hospice in Mt. Lebanon, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, from 7-8:30 p.m. Family Hospice President Barbara Ivanko will facilitate a discussion with Scott Miller, MD, MA, Family Hospice inpatient hospice medical director. They will discuss the conditions for which medical marijuana may be obtained, what forms of marijuana will be permitted, how one may legally obtain marijuana for medical use and whether this treatment will be covered by insurance.. There is no fee to attend, but a $10 contribution is suggested. To register, please contact 412-572-8457 or hstickney@familyhospicepa.org.

September 13
The Doctor-Driven Drug Epidemic
Presented by Dr. Rebecca Plute, MD at Baptist Homes. Registration 4:00 PM/Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM. How did this addiction crisis happen and what can be done to help end it. In this session, we’ll identify drugs with the high potential for addiction, discuss risk factors and learn about ways to avoid problems, identify risk factors and help those who have become addicted.

September 13
Living Well Series: Life After Cancer “Life After Diagnosis and Financial Issues”
6 p.m., ECC. Clinical Coordinator of Medical Oncology, Carol Manown, R.N., O.C.N. and cancer survivor, will discuss how a cancer diagnosis changes your life from the moment you receive your test results, throughout treatments and after treatments Bob McClure, will discuss financial issues that arise from extensive treatments and the options that area available to assist our patients with bill payment.

September 14
Talk With a Doc: “What’s New in Shoulder Surgery?”
6 p.m., Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. Allan Tissenbaum, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopedic Group, will discuss “What’s New in Shoulder SurgeryTo register, call 724-258-1333.

September 14 and October 11
VITAS Healthcare Fall Remembrance Services
VITAS Healthcare of Pittsburgh has scheduled two Fall Remembrance Services.  Both are open to the public to attend and remember their loved one. Families are encouraged to bring a photo of your Loved One for the Memory Table.  The service will be facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Keith Black with Ms. Jen Pucevich assisting. Refreshments will be served following the service. For more information, call Patricia Brown at 412-799-2101.

  • Thursday September 14   2:30pm- Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab. 257 Georgetown Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
  • Wednesday October 11   2:00pm - Rochester Manor and Villa 174 Virginia Ave, Rochester, PA 15074

September 16
Peripheral Arterial Disease(PAD) screenings
Vascular Access centers is proud to announce during the month of September, we will be offering complimentary screenings at our center located at 51 Dutilh Rd. Cranberry Township on 9/16 and 10/7 from 8-12noon.  You can preface it with HAVE LEG PAIN?

September 17
Car Cruise Sponsored by the LifeSpan Mon Valley Senior Community Center @ Olympia
12:00 to 4:00 pm (pre-registration 10-12) at the Olympia Shopping Center, 4313 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA – Entry Fee:  $5.00 (Proceeds benefit the LifeSpan Mon Valley Senior Community Center @ Olympia)

Live DJ, food & beverages, dash plaques, trophies awarded at 3:30 pm, 50/50 raffle, bake sale, free giveaways, indoor air conditioned space available, participants receive a complimentary lunch coupon for the center. 
Contact:  Jerry Stankovich 412-310-4656 and/or Michelle or Marcy 412-664-5434.  www.lifespanpa.org
Nice cars, terrific people and good food all make for a GREAT TIME.

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 19
Living Well Series: Life After Cancer “Cancer Survivorship, Exercise and Nutrition”
6 p.m., ECC. Tricia Golden, R.N., C.M.S.R.N., will discuss what cancer survivorship is and the transition to the new way of life. Krista Begonia, R.D., will focus on nutrition and how needs change during and after cancer treatments. Chad Vorderbrueggen will cover exercise therapy.   

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 20
SHITO
6 pm at Sigma’s Conference and Event Center in Pittsburgh. Beth Caldwell will present a two-hour transformational workshop that will help you to re-align yourself both personally and professionally. I'll be teaching how to shift from habits that are being embraced by your competition to habits that work. Authentic branding, Brand and Business Confidence, Strategic Business Planning, Impact vs Visibility. To register, call Beth at 412-202-6983.

September 22
Westmoreland County Volunteer Fair
9 am-noon at Westmoreland County Community College, Gym, Founders Hall. Meet face-to-face & discuss endless possibilities. Encounter a variety of agencies & organizations. Explore various volunteer opportunities and/or internships. INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND GROUPS ARE WELCOME. FREE TO THE PUBLIC. For more information, visit our website at www.volunteerwestmoreland.org or call 724-420-4184.

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.

September 23
Multiphasic Blood Analysis
7 - 10 a.m., ECC. This 37-function screening costs only $25 and is open to the public. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 20, and registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by calling
724-258-1282.

September 27
Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program
5:30 p.m., ECC. The prostate cancer screening and education program is free. At the screening, men will be offered a digital rectal exam (DRE), the standard test for prostate cancer; a hemocult test and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. To register, call 724-258-1333.

September 28
CCChampions 3rd Annual Night of Inspiration
6:00pm-8:00pm – Held at Clear Story Studios in the South Side of Pittsburgh. The night will include a Cocktail Reception and Awards Presentation with the kids & Silent Auction. Purchase tickets at www.CCChamptions.com/inspiration. Ticket prices are $100 each or $160 for 2.

September 29
Apple/Fall Festival
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Outdoor Central Plaza and ECC. This annual event offers a variety of delicious foods including hot Italian combo sandwich with chips, baked potato bar, apple spring mix salad, and apple cobbler in the comfort of the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Also for sale at the festival will be pepperoni rolls and baked goods. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

September 29
Senior Health Fair
9am-11am - HCR ManorCare presents a health fair for seniors at the ManorCare in Monroeville. Over 15 senior care and healthcare providers will be attending. Join us for light refreshments, raffles and giveaways. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Biondo at 412-443-3126 or Ashley.Biondo@hcr-manorcare.com.

September 29
Cashtoberfest-LifeSpan’s Annual Fall Fundraiser
Proceeds benefit all LifeSpan programs and services for seniors throughout Allegheny County.
Held at the Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield Street, McKeesport, PA  15135 from 6 pm until 10 pm. 
$25.00 per ticket (2) numbers per ticket (double the chance to win).  One admission per ticket. 
Must be 21 years of age to attend this event.  Ticket includes all you can eat dinner buffet, dessert bar, beverages (beer, soda & coffee).

Live entertainment with Tammy Petty, karaoke and dancing.  Raffle baskets and 50/50 tickets sold throughout the night.  Cash drawings every quarter hour starting at 7 pm. 
FINAL DRAWING AT 10 PM WORTH $2,000.00!  Cash winners need not be present!  Purchase tickets at all LifeSpan Senior Community Centers or the Administration office
Located at 314 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA  15120 (412) 464-1300.  Visit www.lifespanpa.org for locations.

September 30
Step Forward Walk: An Event to Fight Parkinson’s
9am-Noon at Highland Park Reservoir .  Live Music, climbing Wall for all ages, kids' 50-yard dash, caricature artist, face painting, balloon animals, Animal Friends’ Therapy Dogs, Rock Steady Boxing Demo, appearances by some of your favorite Pittsburgh mascots, food trucks. Register at http://stepforwardpittsburgh.org   

 

October 2017

October 3
Medicare 101
1:00pm-2:30pm - Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317
Call 724.941.9430 #1 to register to attend either free program.

Are you new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your existing Medicare Coverage? Are you the caregiver of someone who has Medicare Coverage? Let the APPRISE Program help make SENSE of Medicare.  At this free, one-hour workshop, we will cover the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D) and give detailed information regarding your options when you become Medicare eligible. Come learn what is covered, your costs, how Medicare works, and available benefit programs.

October 3
Medicare Focus Group
2:45pm-3:45pm - Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317
Call 724.941.9430 #1 to register to attend this free program.

For those who will soon be reaching Medicare Age, you are invited to join this Medicare Focus Group. Please attend this meeting with Adele Dean to offer input into services available to Baby Boomers and other Medicare recipients.

October 3
“What Does Living Mindfully Mean . . . And How Can I Do It?”
Barbara Ivanko, Family Hospice president and licensed clinical social worker, will discuss this compelling topic and provide instruction and practice in techniques that attendees can use at home. There is no fee to attend, but a $10 contribution is suggested. To register, please contact Development Assistant Helen Stickney at 412-572-8457 or hstickney@familyhospicepa.org.

October 7
Peripheral Arterial Disease(PAD) screenings
Vascular Access centers is proud to announce during the month of September, we will be offering complimentary screenings at our center located at 51 Dutilh Rd. Cranberry Township on 9/16 and 10/7 from 8-12noon.  You can preface it with HAVE LEG PAIN?

October 10
Support for Those Living in a Dementia Care Community
Presented by Rachael Wonderlin, MS Gerentology and author at Providence Point. Registration 4:00 PM/Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Rachael will cover topics from her book, “When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community” which was published by Johns Hopkins University as a companion piece for the acclaimed book “the 36-Hour Day.” 

October 11
Rebel Against Parkinson’s
6:30pm-9pm at Wigle Whiskey Barrell House in the North Side. The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania invites you to join us for a fun-filled night at Wigle Whiskey’s Northside Barrelhouse. The evening will feature music by Craig Street Acoustic, Specialty Cocktails, Tasty Eats and a Silent Auction – all to benefit a great cause!  Purchase tickets here https://www.pfwpa.org/news-and-events/pfwpa-events-calendar/event/510-rebel-against-parkinson-s.html or call 412.837.2542.

October 12
10th Annual Senior Fair Expo
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Kortz from 10 am-1:00 pm at Broughton Volunteer Fire Hall at 1030 Cochran Mill Road. For more information, call 412-466-1940

October 19
WHS HallowGreene Community Festival
This event is free to all community members. Come see, firsthand, what’s new at WHS Greene, free health screenings, trunk-or-treating for the kids, refreshments, prizes and more.  Pre-register at whs.org to skip the registration lines. WHS Greene, 350 Bonar Ave, Waynesburg.  4-7pm

October 20
Living Your Yes with RA
6:30pm- The Arthritis Foundation offers a free forum that gives you the opportunity to learn ways that can help you say Yes more than No, despite the challenges of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It will take place at the RLA Learning & Conference Center at 850 Cranberry Woods Dr.in Cranberry Township. You’ll get expert advice and guidance on setting goals that can help you live life to the fullest. Let us help you manage your RA, as well as communicate effectively with your own doctor. Click here to register.

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.

October 26
Medicare 101
7:00pm-8:30pm - Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317
Call 724.941.9430 #1 to register to attend either free program.

Are you new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your existing Medicare Coverage? Are you the caregiver of someone who has Medicare Coverage? Let the APPRISE Program help make SENSE of Medicare.  At this free, one-hour workshop, we will cover the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D) and give detailed information regarding your options when you become Medicare eligible. Come learn what is covered, your costs, how Medicare works, and available benefit programs.

October 28
Blood Cancer Conference Pennsylvania 2017
A free educational conference for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Double Tree-Greentree, For more information call Angela Austin at 412-395-2882 or email PA.BCC@LLS.org. Presented by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

November 2017

November 3
Individual Medicare Counseling
Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317
Call 724.941.9430 #1 to schedule a free appointment. Appointments are required. 45-minute appointments are being offered from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm

Are you new to Medicare or do you have questions about your existing Medicare Coverage? Let an APPRISE Counselor help you.

November 4
4th Annual Living Well With Parkinson’s Disease Conference
8:30 am-3:30 pm at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Greentree. Over 270 participants attended the event last year and we anticipate a larger crowd this year! Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have been living with Parkinson Disease for years, the Living Well Conference will provide important information and resources to help you manage Parkinson Disease and live a balanced, full life. For questions, call 412-837-2542, contact Maggie Larter (mlarter@pfwpa.org) or Casey Kasperik (ckasperik@pfwpa.org), or visit us at www.pfwpa.org.

November 4
The Pittsburgh Diabetes Expo 
Entertaining, educational free event at the David Lawrence Convention Center provides health screenings, one on one opportunities with products and service exhibitors, fitness education and more. For more information contact Julie Haverly at Jheverly@diabetes.org.

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.

November 14
Cerebellar Imbalances and the Resultant Impact on Cognitive and Emotional Processing
Presented by Jonas E. Marry, DC at Providence Point. Registration 4:00 PM/Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM. This overview, will explore the neural pathways and how they affect health as well as  cognitive and emotional processing. Discussion will include approaches to therapy such as functional neurology, therapy and overlapping care.

 

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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