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Ongoing Events

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.

May 2017

May 5
Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Spring Annual Conference: People, Purpose and Passion
Orchard Hill Church, Wexford. For more information or to register contact jmcclelland@alz.org.

May 5
3rd Annual 2017 Wellness Conference – LIFESPAN RHYTHMS: A Focus on Memory, Hormones and Vitality
Explore the ways in which local experts recommend we care for ourselves and for our communities from 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Visit scsh.org for more information. CEU and CLE Credits available. To register, call 724-836-0406.

May 6
Moonlight Serenade
A gala in support of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh. PNC Champions Club, Heinz Hall. Dinner dancing and surprise raffles. For tickets, call Elizabeth Tamburri at 724-502-2597.

May 6
First Annual Community Women's Health Conference
Jefferson Hospital James Bibro Building. 8:30 am - To 1:00 pm. Free. This one-day conference is for any woman who wants to learn more about women's unique health care needs. Topics include stress management, menopause, women's cancers, Perinatal Anxiety Disorders, Pelvic Floor / Bladder Control Disorders, Addiction, Osteoporosis and much more. Call to preregister 412-469-7100

May 10-11
Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
An Evidence-based Wellness Program For Older Adults Presented by PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. This two day certification is specifically designed for those who want to be a Certified Wellness Initiative Senior Education facilitator and be able to focus on older adults. Targeted for Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Treatment/Addiction Professionals, CNA’s, Social Workers, and Recreational Therapists. For more information, email anne@olderpa.org

May 13
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
A family-friendly, pet-friendly 5K walk on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.  9 a.m. Stage AE. Register as an individual, create your own family team or join an existing team. 
For more information, log in to www.walkforahealthycommunity.org

May 13
Ohio Valley Hospital 5K
8:00 am - 11:00 am Rain or Shine. You don't want to miss our 5K, it is one of the hilliest races around and attracts competitive runners from all over the Pittsburgh region and its suburbs.For more information, contact Kati Campbell at 412-777-6313.

May 13
Mother’s Day Tea: Laughter, Tears and Tea at the Park House
VITAS Healthcare of Pittsburgh and Penn Forest Natural Burial Park are hosting this free Mother’s Day Tea to help those who are grieving the loss of a mother or mother figure, as well as for mothers who have lost children at The Park House at Penn Forest, Verona. The event is open to anyone in the community needing support on their grief journey; no VITAS hospice or Penn Forest connection is necessary. To make a reservation call Patricia D. Brown at 412-799-2101. 1:00-3:00.

May 16
Better Breathers Club: Harmonicas for Health
2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can.  Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1932.

May 17
Aromatherapy for Patients & Caregivers
presented by Dr. Carole Kunkle-Miller, Licensed Psychologist
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Baptist Homes
Registration 4:00 PM, Presentation 4:30 to 6:30 PM

May 20
Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Annual Gala “Rustic Elegance”
Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh. Rustic Elegance Gala 29 will offer food and drink, entertainment, recognition of awardees and more. Black tie preferred $175 per person. For information, call 724-258-1855. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Office of Fund Development at 724-258-1855 or mmarion@monvalleyhospital.com.

May 21
BBB Speakers Bureau Scams Targeting Consumers
Seven Oaks Hospice is hosting a BBB Speakers Bureau on scams targeting consumers 10:30 am at Norbert Personal Care Facility. RSVP to Kathy Dinert at 412-885-8500. 

May 25
Open House: Western Area Career & Technology Center Practical Nursing Program
4:00 pm-7:00 p.m. WACTC Canonsburg Campus, LPN Building. Next class starts September 2017. To learn more, visit www.wactc.net/LPN or call 724-746-0467.

 

June 2017

June 3
Walk for Children’s
For more information, log on to givetochildresn.org/walk

June 7
Ursuline Talks 2017: Caregivers, Caregiving ... and Common Threads
Nikolas Jintri, who challenges audiences through storytelling, music and illusion to "explore the spiritual, social and practical benefits of placing interesting questions above easy answers. Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside, beginning with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding sponsorships, advertising or ticket purchases, call 412-224-4700 or visit www.ursulinesupports.org.

June 10
ManUp Pittsburgh
Join over fifteen hundred other men for an encouraging day of worship, prayer, dynamic breakout sessions, and powerful messages. This year we’ve added an afternoon breakout session just for veterans. We’re also offering breakout sessions specifically for young adults ages 15 – 25 and coaches again this year.Event at Victory Family Church. For more information, call Alex at 412-321-3811 x 104.

June 17
Family Hospice Offers Free Camp Healing Hearts for Grieving Children
Family Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes grieving children and their family members to participate in Camp Healing Hearts, a free one-day bereavement camp. Camp Healing Hearts will be held Sat., June 17 at Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers this free camp for children ages six to 12 and their parents/guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one (such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, or friend). For more information, visit FamilyHospicePA.org or call 412-572-8829.

June 21
Twilight Wish
Learn more about the Twilight Wish organization. Enjoy the party in honor of this charity which works to grant wishes to seniors. Aracri’s Greentree Inn, 5:30 pm-7:30 p.m.

 

September 2017

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.

 

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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