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Ongoing Events

KidneySmart® Classes 
Take control of your kidney health by attending a 90-minute Kidney Smart® class led by expert educators in your community. RSVP at kidneysmart.org/class or call 855-343-4951

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)

Tuesday Night Meditation and Mindfulness with Felicia Palazzola
Come join us every Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:00pm for weekly meditation and mindfulness with Felicia Palazzola. Experience guided and silent meditations. Pittsburgh Integrative Mental Health, 160 N. Craig Street, Suite 212. For more information, call (412) 687-1234 or www.pimhservices.com.

June 2017

June 3
Walk for Children’s
For more information, log on to givetochildresn.org/walk

June 7
Ursuline Talks 2017: Caregivers, Caregiving ... and Common Threads
Nikolas Jintri, who challenges audiences through storytelling, music and illusion to "explore the spiritual, social and practical benefits of placing interesting questions above easy answers. Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside, beginning with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding sponsorships, advertising or ticket purchases, call 412-224-4700 or visit www.ursulinesupports.org.

June 7
Dis+Abilities Awareness Picnic
Sponsored by Westmoreland County Dis+Abilities Task Force, volunteers and agencies will hold an awareness picnic on June 7, 2017, at Twin Lakes Park, pavillion 7 & 20, 219 Twin Lakes Road, Greensburg. The event will take place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is free admission for this event as well as food, fun, and facts! For more information, please call 724-219-3290.

June 7
Overdose Prevention Class with Naloxone Training
7 pm at Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center, 701 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park.

June 7, 14, 21, 28
Bridge To Hope
Every Wednesday at 7pm. Held at Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center at Cumberland Woods Village, UPMC Passavant McCandless Campus. The Bridge to Hope is an educational and support program, free of charge, for families and friends whose loved ones are affected by substance abuse.

June 10
ManUp Pittsburgh
Join over fifteen hundred other men for an encouraging day of worship, prayer, dynamic breakout sessions, and powerful messages. This year we’ve added an afternoon breakout session just for veterans. We’re also offering breakout sessions specifically for young adults ages 15 – 25 and coaches again this year.Event at Victory Family Church. For more information, call Alex at 412-321-3811 x 104.

June 10
Gateway Medical Society Community Healthcare Symposium Keep It Moving - Dance: Take Steps to a Healthier Life
The goal of this symposium is to encourage the participants to believe they have the ability to incorporate movement into their daily living. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. At Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Shadyside Hospital Campus, 2nd floor. Parking provided free at the Centre Avenue garage. Free Health Screenings. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or visit http://www.gatewaymedicalsociety.org/Module/Events/UpcomingEvents/default

June 10
Free Stroke Risk Assessment Screening
9 am to 12:30 pm at Baldwin United Presbyterian, 201 Knoedler Roadk.No insurance required. Free parking. Registration preferred, Call 412-469-7100. Clinical Support and staff by Jefferson Hospital and Duquesne University.

June 14
Treatment Options for Hand & Thumb Arthritis
Held at WESTARM Physical Therapy in Natrona Heights at 6:00 pm. Join us for a free lecture on how you can take control of your arthritis through a multi-faceted approach of conservative treatment options including joint protection techniques, exercise, and splinting / bracing options. These topics will be presented by WESTARM Occupational Therapists / Certified Hand Therapists Colby Neubauer and Jennifer Ravotti. Together with your doctor we can create an arthritis management plan that can help you get back to doing the things that you enjoy.

June 15
Degenerative Arthritis of the Knee
Orthopaedic surgeon David Stapor, MD.discusses conservative and surgical innovations at the Bethel Park Health + Wellness Pavilion from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. To register, call 412-469-7100 or got to AHN.org/events.

June 16
Grief and Loss Dinner and Seminar
Canonsburg Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, will host a grief and loss dinner open to the public in the McNary Center of Canonsburg Hospital on June 16 at 6 p.m. Sharing a meal with someone who understands the loss of a loved one can be of great benefit. Many times, family members have difficulty talking with each other. These dinners offer a safe place to share your feelings. To make reservations for this event, please call 724-745-6100 Ext 4118. If you would like to bring a covered dish, there would be no charge; however, if you'd like to attend but do not want to prepare a dish, we will provide for the dinner and charge $8 for the meal.

June 17
Family Hospice Offers Free Camp Healing Hearts for Grieving Children
Family Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes grieving children and their family members to participate in Camp Healing Hearts, a free one-day bereavement camp. Camp Healing Hearts will be held Sat., June 17 at Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers this free camp for children ages six to 12 and their parents/guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one (such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, or friend). For more information, visit FamilyHospicePA.org or call 412-572-8829.

June 20
Innovations in Thyroid Disease
6 p.m., This education program is designed to help you with thyroid disease. Are you tired or cold all the time? Could you be hypothyroid? What is hyperthyroid? Join endocrinologist Alexander Tal, M.D., when he discusses the symptoms of thyroid disease and learn how it is treated. Monongahela Valley Hospital Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

June 21
Twilight Wish
Learn more about the Twilight Wish organization. Enjoy the party in honor of this charity which works to grant wishes to seniors. Aracri’s Greentree Inn, 5:30 pm-7:30 p.m.

June 22
The Lunch & Learn Series
Creating Your Professional Bio Workshop Join Betty Karleski as she shares the steps to creating your professional "Bio" (a short reume of your professional accomplishments) for use online, promotional materials, introductins and media appearances at HCR ManorCare (Whitehall) from 11:30-1:00. Lunch provided. RSVP t 412-352-0703. Must register by June 19. $20 per peson.

June 23
Allegheny YMCA- Reds, whites and Brews
Join us for an evening of fun and celebration at the Rivers Casino. Tickets are $75/Person. 7:00 pm.For more information, visit http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/allegheny/

June 28
Oncology Symposium
Registration/breakfast 7:30 a.m. Program 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. As part of MVH's continuing education program for medical professionals, the hospital is hosting its Annual Oncology Symposium. Physicians will receive 4.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours and nurses will receive 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending. Featured topics on Gastric Cancer Surgery, Lung Immunotherapy, Multiple Myeloma, Biosimilars: a new class of Biologics and OPTUNE: Increasing survival for patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) will be presented by national oncology experts. The education program is also open to the public and reservations are required. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) To make a reservation, call 724-258-1750.

 

August 2017

August 3
Asthma Day at Kennywood Park
10:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Take a ride with us at Kennywood and enjoy a day of education and recreation! For: Parents/caregivers and children with asthma in grades 4th-6th grade. Cost: $20.00 Asthma Day registration includes tickets to the Park for one (1) child with asthma and two (2) guests, lunch, and plenty of FUN! Any additional guests will be charged $40.00 to cover the cost of admission and lunch.

Any questions? Call Breathe Pennsylvania at 724.772.1750, or email: info@breathepa.org. For more information visit: https://store.breathepa.org/collections/asthma/products/asthma-day-registration

 

September 2017

September 20
Ursuline Talks 2017: Caregivers, Caregiving ... and Common Threads
Richard Schulz, PhD, the University of Pittsburgh's internally recognized professor recognized for his research in both aging and caregiving. For more information regarding sponsorships, advertising or ticket purchases, call 412-224-4700 or visit www.ursulinesupports.org

 

October2017

October 25
2017 Health and Education Expo
Accessing Information for Caregivers, Senior and Disabled Persons 9:00 am-2:00 pm. For more information call Milene Brennan at mbrennan@co.westmoreland.pa.us or 724-830-1827.

 

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

KIDNEY SMART® EDUCATION CLASSES
Take control of your kidney health by attending a 90-minute Kidney Smart® class led by expert educators in your community. RSVP at kidneysmart.org/class or call 855-343-4951

AGH Nephrology Associates Office
320 North Ave, 4th floor, South Tower, Pittsburgh 15212
1st Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm

DaVita Jefferson
14 Clairton Blvd (Rt. 51), Pittsburgh 15236
1st Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am

DaVita Lincoln Way
1303 Lincoln Way, Suite A, White Oak 15131
2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm

DaVita Monroeville
2690 Monroeville Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15146
4/12/16 at 1:00 pm
5/10/16 at 1:00 pm, 6/14/16 at 5:00 pm
7/12/16 at 1:00 pm, 8/9/16 at 1:00 pm
9/13/16 at 5:00 pm, 10/11/16 at 1:00 pm
11/8/16 at 1:00 pm, 12/13/16 at 5:00 pm

DaVita Northside Clinic
930 Madison Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
1st Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm

DaVita Oak Springs
764 Locust Ave, Washington 15301
1st Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm

DaVita Steubenville Clinic
1799 Sinclair Ave, Steubenville, OH 43953
Last Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm

Meadville Mind & Body Wellness Center
18201 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335
2nd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm

Moon Township Public Library
1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 100, Moon Twp., PA 15108
4/11/16 at 2:00 pm, 5/18/16 at 6:00 pm

Pittsburgh Center of Excellence
Liberty Square, Suite A, 5171 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 15224
1st Wednesday of every month at 10 am

Weirton Medical Center
Starvaggi Board Room, 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062
2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm

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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