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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)

May 2018

May 1-11
Westmoreland County Senior Games
The 2018 Westmoreland County Senior Games will take place at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland area locations. Any person 50 years of age or older is eligible to participate in any of the 32 events. Westmoreland County residency is not required to participate in the events.

Registration for the Senior Games costs only ten dollars. All pre-registered participants will receive a Senior Games t-shirt and a free picnic lunch will be provided for athletes at Mammoth Park on Thursday, May 3 and Monday, May 7. To request a registration booklet, call the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950, or download one online by visiting the County Parks' website at www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.

May 4
Spring Conference 2018
“Biomedical and Mental Health Aspects of Autism” 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Monroeville Convention Center for more information

May 5
St Clair Hospital Free Vein Screening
St Clair Hospital will conduct a free vein screening from 9 am – 2 pm at St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center – Peters Towship, 3928 Washington Road, McMurray. Please call 412-942-8414 to schedule an appointment for the free screening.

May 10-June 14
Delay the Disease(tm) – Fitness Class for those managing Parkinson's Disease
This Parkinson's specific fitness program is designed to proactively minimize tremors and improve flexibility, stability, balance, and strength. Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center (WROC)
wroc.westminster-church.org - 412-835-6630x200 (Kathy)

May 12
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Come join JRS at the Highmark walk for a healthy community. You can register to walk with JRS at www.walkforahealthycommunity.org and select Jewish Residential Services. Online registration is available until noon the day prior to the Walk. You can register as an individual, with a team or a virtual walker. On-site registration begins at 7:45. Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

May 12
Inquirers' Gathering
Explore what it means to be a faithful follower of Christ in the Presbyterian tradition. Registration required by calling Peg at 412-835-6630x211. Westminster Presbyterian Church www.westminster-church.org  - 412-835-6630

May 14
Beyond the Bars: Reducing the Impact of Incarceration on Children and Families
The Center for Public Service Psychiatry Annual Conference, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, Hill House, 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

May 15
Safe Travels: Traveling with Someone Who Has Dementia
1130 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in the Atrium at Westminster Place.
Presenter: Carrie Chiusano, executive director, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Dementia Care Center of Excellence . Discussion topic: how to safely travel with someone with dementia. Resources will be available to help ensure safety.  To register, please call 412-435-8955 or email OakmontEvent@srcare.org.

May 15
Free Skin Cancer Screening
St. Clair Hospital is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at the Hospital’s Sipe Infusion Center on the Third Floor. Screenings will be conducted by clinicians of Mt. Lebanon Dermatology and are by appointment only. Space is limited. Register online at stclair.org/programs&events or call 412.942.5082 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

May 20
Westminster Blood Drive
Register online at www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630

May 23
Long-term Care: Legal and Financial Solutions for Families – Continuing Education Series
Registration 4:00 pm. Presentation 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Understand the various ways to finance long-term care through resources such as home care assistance, medical Assistance, and through the Department of Veterans Affairs. RSVP to 412-350-9654 or slauer@baptishomes.org. Baptist Homes: 489 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. Providence Point: 500 Providence Point Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA.

May 24
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? Join us as we support each other on this road that can be a combination of sadness and joy. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church www.westminster-church.org  - 412-835-6630

May 30
Give Blood, Get Pirate Tickets!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317. To schedule your life-saving appointment, please call 1.866.366.6771 or log onto www.centralbloodbank.org, click Donate Blood. Appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome.

May 30
Westminster Book Group
Noon - 1:15 p.m. We will be discussing Help, Thanks, Wow:  The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott. We invite you to bring a brown bag lunch and join us. Westminster Presbyterian Church www.westminster-church.org  - 412-835-6630

 

June 2018

June 2-23, July 10-31
Introduction to Ballet: Incorporating Faith and Dance!
Session 1: June 2 - 23, Saturdays: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Session 2: July 10 - 31, Tuesdays: 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Children will celebrate God's love for them while learning basic ballet technique. Kids will leap, jump, turn, and smile for God's love! Participants will receive 30 minutes of introduction to ballet, which consists of short ballet barre, stretching, and beginner ballet steps. At the end of each class children will hear and explore a short Bible verse that relates to class.Westminster Presbyterian Church wroc.westminster-church.org  - 412-835-6630, Kathy Long

June 12
Introduction to Autism
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
For Parents and Caregivers of Children. Presented by Autism Connection of PA Staff. 35 Wilson Street #101. Pittsburgh, PA  15223. Phone 412-781-4116. Website: autismofpa.org

June 19
Initiating Conversations about End of Life
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Evelyn Allan, LSW, Family Hospice and Palliative Care 
Discussion topics: when to start the discussion, hospice in the home, hospice in the nursing community.   Event will be held at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in the Atrium at Westminster Place. To register, please call 412-435-8955 or email OakmontEvent@srcare.org

 

September 2018

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.

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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