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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.

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Coraopolis

Reduce Your Stroke Risk Through Exercise
May 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Try simple exercise routines, participate in blood pressure screenings, and learn how to reduce your risk of stroke.

Exercise as Medicine in Type 2 Diabetes
May 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Participate in sensation screening of lower extremities and learn lifestyle changes to help prevent or manage diabetes. To RSVP, please call (412) 269-7062. Space is limited.

Carnegie Library of McKeesport

Sit and Be Fit
Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00am.
Spend a half hour working on movement, strength and balance.

Wisewalk
Tuesdays, April 22 – June 25, 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Renzie Park
Walks around the park for 1 hr., count your steps then enjoy a healthy snack. 

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Last Tuesday of each month
3-4:30 pm, Woodside Place, Presbyterian SeniorCare, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont
Free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Marcy Keibler at 412-826-6536.

2nd Wednesday of each month
4:30-6:00 pm, Presbyterian SeniorCare, Southminster Place Private Dining Room, 835 South Main Street, Washington
Free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Jennifer Marasco Kuhn at 412-826-4059 or jmarasco@srcare.org.

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.

Dementia Support Group
1st Thursday of the Month, 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Church, One Grove Place, Pittsburgh
2nd Friday of the Month, 1:00 p.m., Zacharia Brown Elder Law, 2427 W. McMurray Rd., Canonsburg
4th Wednesday of the Month, 10:00 a.m., Bethel Park Public Library
4th Thursday of the Month, 12:00 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh
Especially designed for families and caregivers.

To RSVP, call 412-384-0300 or e-mail JeffersonHills@arden-courts.com.

May 2019

May 1 - June 20
Delay the Disease™ - Fitness Class for those managing Parkinson's Disease
2:00 - 3:00 pm
This Parkinson's specific fitness program is designed to proactively minimize tremors and improve flexibility, stability, balance, and strength.
For more info, visit wroc.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630 ext. 200 (Kathy)

May 1, 8, 15
Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Series
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Join Mary Jo Costello, MPM, RDN, to learn the basics of plant-based diets, sorting fact from fiction as it relates to optimal nutrition.
Free; registration required, call 412-835-6630 ext. 200 (Kathy)

May 4
Free Cancer Screenings
9 am - 11:30 am, AHN Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, 12311 Perry Hwy, Wexford
Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Call 412-469-7002

May 7
Accelerating Stakeholder-Driven Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI)and Comparative Effectiveness Research in a Learning Health System
Marriott City Center, downtown Pittsburgh
Hosted by the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care and the Wolff Center UPMC
For more information about the conference and a link to the livestream for virtual viewing, visit https://www.learninghealthsystemconference.com/ or email LrningHealthSysConf@upmc.edu.

May 7
Making Aging Easier®: Ask the Expert Panel
4:30-6:30 pm, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, Hillsview Chapel, 835 South Main St, Washington
Ask a local panel of experts on aging about a variety of topics from elder law to health care and finances. Free and open to the public. Register by May 1 by calling 724-250-5001 or by emailing WashingtonEvent@SrCare.org.

May 8
Bridging the Gap
5:00-7:00 pm, Sienna Skilled and Rehab, 250 Cadiz Rd, Wintersville, OH
Join us as we look for ways to reduce preventable re-admissisons for the patient. Free CEUs. RSVP to 740-317-9004 or tcutri@acuityhealthcare.net.

May 10
Students, Sleep and Safety: Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Teen Suicide Risk
8:30 am - 3:30 pm, William Pitt Union (University of Pittsburgh Campus), 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh
Register online at https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=194751

May 11
Inquirers' Gathering
9:00 - 11:30 am, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Explore what it means to be a faithful follower of Christ in the Presbyterian tradition. Registration required by calling 412-835-6630.

May 11
38th Annual Ohio Valley Hospital and Kennedy Township 5K Run/Walk
Join us at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine at Ohio Valley Hospital: 25 Heckel Road, Kennedy Township, PA 15136 for your annual 5K Run/Walk. For more information call 412-777-6365 or visit ohiovalleyhospital.org/5k-2

May 11
Document Shredding
10 am – 2 pm, USC Municipal Bldg Parking Lot, 1820 McLaughlin Run Rd

May 14
Resource Networking: Senior Technology in the Care of Older Adults
9-11 am, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr, Allison Park
Exchange ideas and resources with your professional peers from other organizations who support seniors in our region.
RSVP to aging@umpc.edu

May 15
Stroke Education
6 pm, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital
To register, call 724-258-1333.  

May 21
Let’s Talk About Stroke
6 – 7 pm, Western Allegheny Community Library, 181 Bateman Rd, Oakdale
Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke, how to identify if someone is having a stroke and what you can do to reduce your risk factors for a stroke. Call 724-773-2045 to register.

May 21
Is It Time For a New Hip or Knee?
6 pm, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital
To register, visit the program registration page at monvalleyhospital.com or call 724-258-1333.

May 28
American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED
8 am – noon, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital
To register, call 724-258-1333.

4 – 6 pm, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital
To register, call 724-258-1333.

June 2019

June 9
Autism Speaks Walk
9 am, Schenley Park
Register online at AutismSpeaksWalk.org.

June 24-28
Barefoot School (Vacation Bible School)
9:00 am - noon
Join us for "Roar!" - A world where kids learn that Life is Wild, but God is Good. For children entering grades K through 6 in the fall. Online registration available at wroc.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630 ext. 200 (Kathy)

October 2019

October 1
Are You Considering a Total Joint Replacement?
6:00 pm, Kiski Park Plaza, 1001 S. Leechburg Hill Road, Leechburg
To register, call (724) 337-6522 or email administration@westarmtherapy.com.

November 2019

November 19
Treating Dizziness & Vertigo using Physical Therapy
6:00 pm, 3160 Kipp Avenue & Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell
To register, call (724) 337-6522 or email administration@westarmtherapy.com.

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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