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Ongoing Events

Healthy Beginnings

USC Community & Recreation Center – Programs for Older Adults
If you are interested in meeting people your age we invite you to participate in the variety of programs offered through the C&RC and USC Recreation department. There are many activities to choose from such as exercise classes, weekly luncheons, walking, yoga, cards and games, arts and crafts, and much more.

For more information, contact Lynn Walcoff at (412) 221-1099 ext. 655.

Fitness Classes
The C&RC Fitness Department offers a wide range of programs designed with all ages and fitness levels in mind. The C&RC group exercise classes provide a great opportunity to reach your fitness goals. Each class is taught by excellent certified fitness instructors with a passion for fitness. For class schedules, visit the website http://www.twpusc.org

Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center

Smoking Cessation Classes
Learn to overcome barriers that have kept you from quitting in the past; develop a customized “quit-plan” that will lead to success; learn the art of positive self-talk and watch it work for you; understand how to control your weight during and after the program; practice sound techniques to manage stress; develop strategies that will prevent relapse; five and receive support in a positive and comfortable environment.
For more info, contact Stephanie Bartlam at (724) 250-5258.

Yoga & Pilates Workshops

Core Training Pilates Studio
Interested in trying out a Pilates Class? Members, your first Pilates Classes is FREE for first time participants. Class size is limited. Sign up at the front desk.

Community Yoga
Every Friday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE and open to the public. This introductory class focuses on basic poses that stretch and strengthen our bodies. All levels of practitioners are welcome, however, emphasis will be placed on the novice student.
For more information, contact Marissa Watson at (724) 250-6209.

Support Groups

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. We are a 12-Step Program based upon the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no fees, dues, weigh-ins or diets. We are not affiliated with any public or private organizations. To learn more about Overeaters Anonymous, or to find a meeting visit OA.org or GPIOA.org; or call (412) 765-3004.

January 2019

January 19
Parent’s Night Out: New Year’s Pool Party!
5:30 - 8:30 pm at Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center. Enjoy a night out while your kids are having a great time at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center. Let your children join us for a night of safe and fun exercises, activities, and healthy snacks! Activities begin with a swimming pool party as well as New Year’s themed crafts, games and more!
Pre-Register at the front desk

January 20
Bend, Brews and Brunch at Spoonwood Brewing Company By Pure Power Yoga
Join Annie Federoff of Pure Power Yoga for Bend, Brews, and Brunch at Spoonwood Brewing Company. Your ticket will get you 75 minutes of vinyasa yoga, your choice of 3 brunch options, and a beer flight tasting of 3 beers.
8am - 8:25 am: Check In
8:30am - 9:45am: 75 Minute All Levels Flow
10am - 11:30am: Brews, Brunch and Tour
Ticket includes yoga, brunch selection, beer flight and brewery tour; additional beer tastings available for purchase by attendees. Although beer will be provided, this event is BYOM (bring your own mat).

January 28
Innovations in Medicine: “Tomorrow’s Orthopedics Today”
6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about Tomorrow’s Orthopedics Today. Ari Pressman, M.D., will discuss new advancements in orthopedics, focusing on joint replacements. To register, call 724-258-1333. Monongahela Valley Hospital Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC).

January 29
The Ethics of Engaging Client Spirituality: A Mental Health Viewpoint Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Cost: $45 FThis Seminar will be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Parish Hall:
315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
This course will teach participants to consider the ethical implications of integrating a client’s spirituality into their psychotherapy work with the client.  This course will also help clinicians think through how their own spirituality will impact their work with clients. 
or more information visit www.pittsburghpastoralinstitute.org.

January 29
PA Breast Cancer Coalition – Palliative Care and Breast Cancer Free Webinar
7 pm. 1 Free Continuing Education hour for nurses. For more information, visit www.pabreastcancer.org.

January 31
Blood Drive
Sponsored by the American Red Cross  from 10-2:30 at Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Greater Pittsburgh, 890 Weatherwood Lane, Greensburg.  Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.organd enter:  Rehab&NursingGP to schedule an appointment.

February 2019

February 5
Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
4:30 - 6:00 pm, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, The Atrium at Westminster Place, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont
The Dining Services Team at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, will host an engaging cooking demo that will focus on heart healthy foods. Learn better ways of eating healthy that both your heart and stomach will thank you for!
Free. Register by January 29, email OakmontEvent@SrCare.org or call 412-435-8955.

February 5
Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
4:30 - 6:00 pm, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, Hillsview Chapel, 835 South Main Street, Washington
Chef Ray Fonner, supervisor of Dining Services at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, will host an engaging cooking demo that will focus on a few snacks your heart (and stomach) will thank you for!
Free. Register by January 29, email WashingtonEvent@SrCare.or or call 724-250-5001.

February 9
2019 Cupids Chase Set for February 9 – 5K Event Benefits Local Community – Options Programs
5K Event Benefits Local Community Options Programs. Once again, western Pennsylvania runners are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving their heart—and their legs—to help others by participating in the annual Cupid’s Chase to support Community Options, Inc., an organization that provides residential and employment support services to individuals with disabilities. Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The event, open to runners, walkers and rollers (baby strollers, wheelchairs). For information of how to register, make a donation or become a Cupid’s Chase sponsor, visit http://imatter.comop.org/site/TR/Race/General?fr_id=1713&pg=entry. | More Information

February 9
Beauty, Health & Wellness Business Expo & Luncheon
SHOP, LEARN, EAT AND NETWORK WITH MANY LOCAL VENDORS
In honor of Heart Disease Awareness Month and just in time for Valentines Day:
HEALTHY HEARTS AND HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS PRESENTS:
BEAUTY HEALTH AND WELLNESS LUNCHEON
Enjoy music, light lunch, door prizes and giveaways.  FREE SCREENINGS (including HIV/Aids, Diabetes, Blood Pressure & Cholesterol), Zumba/Yoga/exercise Demos, Healthy Eating Tips, A POP-UP EXPERIENCE WITH SHOPPING, BEAUTY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS TIPS FOCUSED ON YOU!! FREE ADMISSION... PLEASE R.S.V.P, VENDING SPACE IS AVAILABLE, IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL: Healthyhearts2114@aol.com or call (412) 712-3276

February 9
Safe Families Host Family and Family Friend Training
9:00 am – 1:30 pm. Come to learn more about Safe Families and to take your next step to joining the Safe Families for Children movement!
www.eventbrite.com/d/pa--pittsburgh/events/

February 10
East End Food Coop – Dining with Plant-Based Doctors
Join Plant-Based Pittsburgh and local physicians for light fare and an informal discussion on how to adopt and sustain a healthy plant-based lifestyle. Ask questions about the potential benefits for your health. Participating physicians include Drs. Keith Somers, Natalie Gentile, Anthony Gentile, and Lela Dougherty. Included with admission is a copy of Sally Lipsky's book, Beyond Cancer: The Powerful Effect of Plant-Based Eating. Location: East End Food Coop.

February 13
Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program
6 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. The screening and education program will be conducted by staff from the  Monongahela Valley Hospital  Medical Staff and Regional Cancer Center. For more information and to register, call 724-258-1333.

February 13
Heart Healthy Education
4:30 - 6:30 pm, Lauri Ann West Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Road, Pittsburgh
Join us as, Michael J. Curren, MD, cardiologist at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC St. Margaret, talks about setting a strategy for a strong heart.
Free. Register by February 8, email OakmontEvent@SrCare.org or call 412-435-8955.

February 28
Heart Healthy Education
4:30 - 6:00 pm, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, Hillsview Chapel, 835 South Main Street, Washington
Join us as Mary Relich, CRNP of Washington Health System Cardiovascular Care, shares her many years of knowledge and experience with cardiovascular disease.
Free. Register by February 21, email WashingtonEvent@SrCare.org or call 724-250-5001.

March 2019

March 13-15
Disability & Mental Health Summit
An event at the Beth El Congregation that has become the pre-eminent collection of disability and mental health resources in Western PA!
www.eventbrite.com/d/pa--pittsburgh/events/

March 21
Ohio Valley Hospital's Diabetes Day
9 am-1 pm Free Community Event featuring:

  • The ABC's of Free Testing: A1c, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and many more screenings, including a Dexa Scan and Glucose!
  • Choose This, Not That: Live Grocery Shopping Demonstration
  • Cook This, Not That: Live Healthy Foods Chef Demonstration
  • Expert Lectures, Vendor Booths, and Community Room
  • Free Samples and Raffles

To RSVP: OhioValleyHospital.org/events/category/diabetes-day/
For more information: 412-777-6205

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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