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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
March 29, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Try simple exercise routines, participate in blood pressure screenings, and learn how to reduce your risk of stroke.

Joint Pain
April 26, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Participate in exercise session to help strengthen your legs and reduce pain. Learn what to expect following a joint replacement.

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

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.

March 2019

March 5
Are You Considering a Total Joint Replacement?
6:00 pm, 3160 Kipp Avenue & Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell
To register, call (724) 337-6522 or email administration@westarmtherapy.com.

March 5
Have the Talk: Making Sure Your Goodbye Goes as Planned
11 am, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park
A light approach in discussing ways of talking about the untalkable with family.  A look at what decisions can be made before and how to make sure your wishes are fulfilled.  We will also explore trends in funeral service and answer questions. RSVP to 412-635-8080

March 6
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?
6 pm, Mon Valley Hospital, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.
To register, call 724-258-1333.

March 9
Healthy Foods & Wellness Expo
10 am – 2 pm, Community College of Beaver County Dome, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca
Learn more about healthy eating and living.
For more information and a list of exhibitors, visit www.heritagevalley.org/expo.

March 9
The Spirituality and the Science of Self-Compassion Retreat
Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Avenue, Pittsburgh
Participants are invited to a time of prayer, solitude, quiet reflection, learning, and fellowship.
For more information, contact ParishNurse@pittsburghmercy.org or 412-232-5815.

March 9
Annual Kidney Gift of Life Gala
6 – 11 pm, Heinz Field
This glamorous event will raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation and increase awareness about the prevention and treatment of kidney disease. 
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.kidney.org/PittsburghGala

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 15
Caring for the Patient with Dementia
8:30-10:30 am, Locust Grove Personal Care and Memory Support, 4043 Irene St, West Mifflin
RSVP to 412-400-9574

March 19
Charity Fraud
11 am, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park
We will discuss the steps to take before making your charitable contribution and what you can do if you do become a victim of charity fraud. RSVP to 412-635-8080

March 19
A Taste of the Mediterranean
6 – 7 pm, Western Allegheny Community Library, 181 Bateman Rd, Oakdale
Come for a presentation on the popular Mediterranean diet, recipe suggestions, healthy meal ideas and “Ask the Dietician” session. Call 724-773-2045 to register

March 20
Colorectal Education and Screening
1 p.m., Mon Valley Hospital, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center
For additional information or to register, call 724-258-1333.

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

March 21
What is Diabetes and How Can it Affect Your Feet?
12:30 pm, Monongahela YMCA
To register, call 724-258-1333

March 21
Pittsburgh Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care Conference
8:00 - 4:30 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe/Canonsburg
Register here.

March 26
Innovations in Medicine: “Advances in Foot and Ankle Treatment”
6 pm, Mon Valley Hospital, Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center
To register, call 724-258-1333.  

March 26
The Power of Music
4:30-7:00 pm, Washington Elks Club, 138 East Maiden Street, Washington
Join us for an informational session about how music influences many aspects of life, especially memory.
To register, call 724-884-1312 or visit SrCare.org/Music

 

April 2019

April 1
Sex and Intimacy After a Cancer Diagnosis
6:30-8:30 pm, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr, Allison Park
Call 412-622-1212 to register

April 6
Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action 10th Anniversary Wellness Day Party
11 am – 2 pm, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh
Free health screens, music, food, giveaways, cooking demos and more.

April 11
Taste for Pace
6-8:30 pm, The LeMont
Proceeds benefit the students of Pace school. For more information, visit www.tasteforpace.org.

April 11-13
The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Annual Conference
The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Register online at www.nasspd.org

April 27
TRPIL Capital Campaign Walk, Run, Roll
Register at http://www.trpil.com/calendar/wrr2019/register/

April 30
Treatment Options for Hand & Thumb Arthritis
6:00 pm, Cheswick Plaza, 1316 Pittsburgh Street, Cheswick
To register, call (724) 337-6522 or email administration@westarmtherapy.com.

May 2019

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
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 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.

June 2019

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

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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