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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)

November 2018

November 1
13th Annual Immunization Update
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Monroeville - 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Register Here! More information is on the websiteExhibitor Opportunities are available:
Please contact Mary Rodgers Schubert, 412-624-9079 or  mschuber@pitt.edu for information.

November 1 - December 20
FITNESS FOR SENIORS (55+) Barre Pilates Fusion
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. – This fun, energetic workout fuses classical ballet and Pilates that will strengthen and tone your lower body and core. Class includes 30 minutes of barre work followed by 30 minutes of mat work. No experience necessary! Westminster Recreation and Outreach Center (WROC), 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, Kathy Long - 412-835-6630x200. wroc.westminster-church.org

November 1 - December 20
FITNESS FOR SENIORS (55+). Delay the Disease(tm)
Thursdays and Thursdays: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. – This Parkinson's specific fitness program is designed to proactively minimize tremors and improve flexibility, stability, balance, and strength. Westminster Recreation and Outreach Center (WROC), 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, Kathy Long - 412-835-6630x200. wroc.westminster-church.org

November 5
Modern Day Ethics: Guns, Social Media and Clinical Dilemmas
A three-hour ethics course - 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 PM - (registration begins at 12:15 PM) - UPMC Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 - Additional Information and registration can be found at: https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=175079  

November 5
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT SPENCER
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit vitalant.org, click on the purple Donate button and search with group code C4030033, or Download the Central Blood Bank Mobile App for your smart phone, or Call 1-877-25-vital or Kathy at 412-209-7622. Spencer Y can be reached at 412-347-6565

November 5 - December 17
FITNESS FOR SENIORS (55+) Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Mondays: 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Westminster Recreation and Outreach Center (WROC), 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, Kathy Long - 412-835-6630x200. wroc.wroc.westminster-church.org

November 5 - December 17
FITNESS FOR SENIORS (55+) Gentle Yoga Morning & Evening Classes
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Westminster Recreation and Outreach Center (WROC), 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, Kathy Long - 412-835-6630x200. wroc.westminster-church.org

November 9
Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program’s Dinner and Gathering Focuses on Fruitful Health Ministries in Tri-State Area
The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, will host a Dinner & Gathering, “Health Ministry: Success in Church and Community,” in the Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Uptown). Registration starts at 5 p.m. The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program. The event is scheduled to conclude by 8 p.m. Registration is accepted by U.S. mail only. Seating capacity is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Registration ends Friday, October 26, 2018. To register, visit https://www.pittsburghmercy.org/faith-communities/education/#dinner-and-gathering. For more information, contact the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program at 412-232-5815 or email ParishNurse@pittsburghmercy.org.

November 12
Innovations in Medicine: “Freeze Your Pain Away”
6 p.m., ECC. This education program at Monongahela Valley Hospital is designed to educate you about Celiac Disease. Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph. D., will discuss cryoneurolysis, the process of blocking nerve conduction through a procedure that freezes a targeted nerve. To register, call 724-258-1333.

November 14
“Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?”
6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., at Monongahela Valley Hospital as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333.

November 15
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR COMMUNITY...WHAT HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) are collaborating to present this learning activity to increase awareness of the human trafficking problem in our area. Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Visit our webpage for more information! 

November 16
35th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference
Additional information and online registration can be found at  https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=183456

November 19
The “35th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference” Sheraton Station Square
Please sign up for our newsletter at http://tiny.cc/OERPnewsletter to be the first to know when registration is open.

November 19
Annual Light-Up Night
6:30 p.m. Join Monongahela Valley Hospital as they kick-off the holiday season with their 34th Annual Light-Up Night in the Hospital’s Central Plaza. Enjoy entertainment, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and an opportunity to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what’s on your Christmas list. Homemade baked goods and raffle tickets for decorative Christmas items will be sold by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. in the hospital’s main lobby beginning at 5 p.m.

November 26
Weight Control and Wellness Support Group
6 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. Professionals such as dietitians, psychologists and fitness instructors may be invited to speak. Other presenters may discuss topics such as grooming, dating and cooking. The sessions are designed to educate, inform and provide a well-rounded foundation of knowledge for long-term success. The ultimate purpose of the support group is to help participants achieve and maintain their goal weights in a way that is as physically and mentally healthy as possible. Registration is recommended, but not necessary. To register, call 724-258-1333.

December 2019

December 1
Integrative Approaches in Pain Management
Herberman Conference Center.  Discounted parking is available. Additional information and online registration can be found at https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=184713

December 9
Pittsburgh Mercy Presents the 15th Annual Reindeer Ball and Holiday Auction
4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh. Tickets to the Reindeer Ball are $115 per adult and $60 per child. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. To purchase tickets, please visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=b17e5. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Connie Murray at CMurray@pittsburghmercy.org or 724-934-3537.

February 2019

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

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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