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Ongoing Events

Men’s Church Softball League of the South Hills Seeks Players, Teams
Registration is open to teams and/or players wanting to play in the Men’s Church Softball League of the South Hills. Games are played as doubleheaders on Saturdays; sometimes makeup games on Fridays.  Normal season runs through July. Games are played in Bethel Park or Bridgeville. Contact Bob Keibler, League Commissioner at 724-518-6072 or rkeibler@nacahtech.com.

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)

June 2018

June 30
40TH ANNUAL PETERS TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia. Over 150 food, craft, game and vendor booths. Included are children’s activities and games plus entertainment for the whole family. Don’t forget the evening fireworks display. Limited parking available at Peterswood Park. Shuttle service is available from the Peters Township Middle School (625 East McMurray Road). Visit www.peterstownship.com for more info.

June 30
ROCKIN’ ON THE MON: BRUCE IN THE USA! A TRIBUTE TO SPRINGSTEEN
Gates open 6 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monongahela Aquatorium. Admission: $10 for each event and you can pay at the gate. Purchase tickets ahead of time at www.monaquatorium.org. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Aquatorium so no outside food or beverages are permitted. Please leave your pets, large bags or backpacks at home. You may bring your own lawn chair.

 

July 2018

July 10
AARP Smart Driver™ Course
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (includes ½ hour break for lunch, on your own). AVH Charles W. Young Conference Center Room 4CD. FEE: $15.00 per person for AARP members, $20 per person for non-AARP members. Please make checks payable to “AARP”. Current PA Driver’s license required to attend; bring proof of prior attendance and proof of AARP membership, if applicable. AARP’s easy-to-follow format provides opportunities for participants to learn state-specific information throughout the course. Reservations required: 1-877-284-2000, option 2.

*PA DOT regulations now mandate that in order to take the four-hour refresher course, participants must have a certificate dated within three years.

July 16
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network hosts Teepa Snow, leading Alzeimer’s and Dementia Educator
8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Longwood at Oakmont, Commons Ballroom 500 Route 909, Verona, PA  15147.  If you want to learn more about Alzheimer ’s disease and other related dementias you don’t want to miss this educational event. All sessions are free and open to the public. Healthcare professionals needing CEU credits: two hours will be offered at each session for a total of six CEU’s. You may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Register by July 11, 2018 to OakmontEvent@SrCare.org or by calling 412-435-8955.

July 17 & 19
AARP Smart Driver™ Course
9 a.m.-1 p.m. AVH New Kensington Outpatient, 651 Fourth Ave., Auditorium. FEE: $15.00 per person for AARP members, $20 per person for non-AARP members. Please make checks payable to “AARP”. Current PA Driver’s license required to attend; bring proof of prior attendance and proof of AARP membership, if applicable. AARP’s easy-to-follow format provides opportunities for participants to learn state-specific information throughout the course. Reservations required: 1-877-284-2000, option 2. 

*PA DOT regulations now mandate that in order to take the four-hour refresher course, participants must have a certificate dated within three years.

July 18
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network hosts Teepa Snow, leading Alzeimer’s and Dementia Educator
8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, Hillsview Chapel, 835 South Main Street, Washington, PA  15301. If you want to learn more about Alzheimer ’s disease and other related dementias you don’t want to miss this educational event. All sessions are free and open to the public. Healthcare professionals needing CEU credits: two hours will be offered at each session for a total of six CEU’s. You may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Register by July 16, 2018 to WashingtonEvent@SrCare.org or by calling 724-250-5001.

July 18
KidneySmart.org
Learn how kidneys function, the causes of chronic kidney disease, and how to maintain healthy kidneys. Call 412-926-4875 or visit www.KidneySmart.org/Class to register. 1 p.m.AVH Charles W. Young Conference Center-4A

July 19
Ask the Orthopaedic Surgeon: Answers about joint surgeries
6 p.m. AVH Charles W. Young Conference Center. Join Michael Miller, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, as he hosts a special question and answer session about surgical solutions to your joint pain issues. Hips, knees and more…Come prepared with your questions; the program is about what you want to learn. Dr. Miller is on staff at Allegheny Valley Hospital and practices with Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates in Brackenridge. To make a reservation, please call 1-877-284-2000 or 412-330-4469 and press option 2, unless otherwise indicated below. If you prefer to register via email, contact nicole.loeffler@ahn.org.

 

August 2018

August 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Introduction to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)”
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST) South University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Room S120, Pittsburgh, PA  15213. Additional Information and registration can be found athttps://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=175183

August 7
The Will to Plan
2 p.m. AVH Charles W. Young Conference Center, Natrona Heights, Why doesn’t everyone have their final affairs in order, especially in light of the likelihood of incapacity and the certainty of death? Research shows that the chief culprit is simple procrastination. Everyone needs some basic legal tools such as a will and a living will. Join Attorney Timothy Sechler, of  Sechler Law Firm, LLC, as he explains the fundamentals of protecting yourself and your family. Mr. Sechler focuses on estate planning, elder law, veterans’ benefits, wills and trust planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid application and qualification, long-term care planning, probate and estate administration, and more. To make a reservation, please call 1-877-284-2000 or 412-330-4469 and press option 2, unless otherwise indicated below. If you prefer to register via email, contact nicole.loeffler@ahn.org.

 

September 2018

September 14
7th Annual Conference on ADHD and Executive Function
Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe/Canonsburg, PA
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  Continuing education credits for other professionals, including Act 48, are also available. For additional information and/or to register, please go to: https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=175964

September 18
Baptist Homes Society 4th Annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair
10 am – 2 pm at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information contact Sue Lauer at 412-350-9654 or slauer@baptisthomes.org.

September 19
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Twin Lakes Park. Westmoreland County walk.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities or creating our own team visit als.org/walk.  Questions? Contact Brittany Coulter at bcoulter@alz.org or 412-261-5040 x 3111

 

October 2018

October 16
2018 SWPPA Annual Conference “Embracing Aging.”
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
In conjunction with a new location this year, we have an expanded conference format with morning and afternoon concurrent sessions. We are excited to offer additional sponsorship and promotional opportunities to maximize the exposure for those who support the conference. Please take a moment to review the new opportunities and deliverables included here in our exhibitor prospectus.  Space is limited; submit your application early. All opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline is August 1, 2018.  Contact us at conference@swppa.org or 412-344-1414 with any questions.

October 20
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Annual Pennsylvania Blood Cancer Conference
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. This is a wonderful educational event for blood cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and their families to learn more about the latest disease-specific breakthroughs and current treatments from local and national experts. This is a FREE program, but registration will be required. For information on how to register, please contact Angela Austin at 412-395-2882 or Angela.Austin@lls.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

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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