Past Events at Lutheran SeniorLife

Below is a listing of past events hosted at on- and off-campus locations.
For a list of upcoming events, visit our Events page.

Summer Grief Education and Support Classes

When: 
Monday, July 08, 2019 - 6:30pm to Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
Where: Locations, times and dates are as follows:

Please join us for VNA’s summer Grief Education and Support Classes!

• Listen to grief specialists

• Share your experiences

• Connect with others who have experienced loss

• Discuss topics customized to the group’s interest and needs

 

Butler - VNA Office, Hindman Road

Mondays • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

July 8 - August 26

 

Butler - First United Methodist Church

Thursdays • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

July 11 - August 29

 

Grove City - Grove City Medical Center

Wednesdays • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

July 10 - August 28

 

Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP a week before the scheduled class start date by calling 724-431-3520.

Forever Young 1 Mile & 5K Walk/Run

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Where: Irvine Park Gazebo, 799 Corporation Street, Beaver, PA 15009

Come and support Senior Center at the Mall during their Annual 1 Mile & 5K Family Walk/Run on Saturday, June 29th!

5K will begin at 10 a.m. and the 1 Mile will begin at 10:05 a.m. Early registration before June 1st is $15. Pre-registration is $20. Same day is $25.

Race will include 5K Overall $50 Cash Prize for Top Male & Female.

5K awards will be given for top three winners in each age group.

Sign up at www.runsignup.com or email tracy.costo@lutheranseniorlife.org for a registration form.

 

Passavant Community Summer Concert Series

When: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:30pm to Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
Where: Passavant Community (105 Burgess Dr, Zelienople, PA 16063)

Bring your friends, family and anyone else you can find for this free summer concert series featuring a variety of genres ranging from calypso music to 1920's jazz!

Dates, times and locations are as follows:

·         May 25th - Dixieland Band at 2:30 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         May 31st - Gene Testa on the Keyboards at 1 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         June 2nd - TMG Jazztet at 2:00 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         June 20th - Duane Davis on Guitar - “The Harmony Drifter”- at 6:00 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         July 21st - Zelie Blenders at 6 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         August 25th - Marsha Goulding and the Jazz Group at 7:00 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         September 2nd - Labor Day with the Red Hot Ramblers at 2:30 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

·         Sept. 11th - Gene Testa on Keyboards at 1 p.m. inside the Centennial Gardens

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside Scholl Conference Center.

For additional information, please contact Cathy Reid at 724-452-3431.

 

VNA Friendship Luncheon

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Butler Country Club (310 Country Club Rd. Butler, PA 16002)

Please join us for a great day with friends at our annual VNA Friendship Luncheon!

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. which gives you plenty of time to browse our vendors and participate in the basket raffles. Lunch begins at noon. Tickets are $40 per person.

Please call 724-453-6014 or email foundation@lutheranseniorlife.org for more information.

See the full event flyer here.

Anointing & Appreciation Program - 10th Anniversary Event

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland - 311 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

At this year’s Anointing & Appreciation event on Wednesday, May 15th, we are pulling out all the stops! It’s the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Health & Wellness Ministry program!

We'll have a "Blessing of the Hands" ceremony as part of worship, a short video presentation, refreshments, giveaways, a mini resource fair, and more!

This event will be the most meaningful to ministers, health care professionals, and volunteers in all areas of congregational ministry.

The afternoon includes:

3:00PM
Worship, presided by Bishop Kurt F. Kusserow
of the SWPA Lutheran Synod

4:00PM
Video Presentation & Recognition Program

4:30PM
Fellowship, Refreshments, and Mini Resource Fair
Our mini resource fair will feature representatives from many of our programs and facilities, as well as the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program and the Synod Resource Center.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 8th, to 412-367-8222 or patricia.davidson@lutheranseniorlife.org.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Open House Series at Passavant Community

When: 
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 4:30pm to Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 10:30am
Where: Passavant Community - 105 Burgess Dr, Zelienople, PA 16063

April 29th at 4:30 p.m. - Abundant Life Center

We’ll start the evening off by meeting you inside the Abundant Life Center lobby, where there is plenty of parking available outside.

From there, our friendly driver will take you to one of our beautiful apartments for hors d’oeuvres, happy hour, and a meet and greet with our residents.

Afterward, rub shoulders with some of our gifted residents during a talent show in Scholl Conference Center at 6 p.m.

To RSVP, please call Sherri at 724-452-1609 or email to rsvp@lutheranseniorlife.org.    

 

May 7th at 1:30 p.m. - Newhaven Court

Join us on May 7th as we enjoy tours and refreshments within our lovely community.

Currently more than 85 residents call our Newhaven Court Personal Care Apartments home.

At NHC, our residents’ wide variety of ever-changing, individual needs are met by experienced and caring staff. 

To RSVP, please call 724-452-1609, or rsvp@lutheranseniorlife.org

Can’t make this date? Call Barb Weaver at 724-452-3587 and ask about personal tours.

 

May 8th at 10:30 a.m. - Scholl Conference Center

Learn how to downsize while preserving your most precious memories through this presentation delivered by Sandy Kutchman of Discover Organizing and former television and radio personality, Larry Berg.

Afterward, enjoy a luncheon at 11:45 p.m. followed by community tours.

Please RSVP to Sherri by April 24th at 724-452-1609 or rsvp@lutheranseniorlife.org.  

We Gather Together: A Celebration of Us

When: Friday, April 26, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Carnegie Science Center (1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)

It’s a new way to celebrate an Abundant Life®!

Join us for a fresh, less formal approach to our annual charity event at Point View Hall, Carnegie Science Center. This year, we’ll mix, mingle, nibble and nosh while thanking our extraordinary partners and honoring those we serve every day.

Tickets are $200 per person. Proceeds benefit Lutheran SeniorLife Mission Fund.

Reservations can be made by contacting Jane Bittcher at bittcherj@lutheranseniorlife.org or 724-453-6014 by April 15th.

Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

When: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 2:30pm
Where: Prime Time Senior Center (440 Lincoln Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15202)

Put "life" back into your life.

All are welcome to attend Better Choices, Better Health at our PrimeTime Senior Center location!

We can help you take back control of your life with this free, six-week workshop designed for older adults with ongoing health issues.

The following topics will be covered:

·         Pain Management Skills

·         Breathing Techniques

·         Relaxation Methods

·         Healthy Eating Guidelines

·         Future Healthcare Planning

·         And much more…

Classes will be held every Wednesday from April 17 – May 22, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will also be provided throughout, with a graduation celebration at the end! Please contact Mary Herman at (412) 307-1782 to register.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall (284 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061)

Love dinner, raffles and supporting our seniors?

Don’t miss out on Center at the Mall’s Spaghetti Dinner Benefit on Thursday, March 28th from 5-7 p.m.!

Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children six years and under. The meal includes house salad, bread, spaghetti with meatballs, dessert and a beverage.

Take-out orders are also available starting at 4:30 p.m.

For ticketing information please call Center at the Mall at 724-774-5654.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Series

When: 
Friday, March 08, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:00pm
Where: Valley Care Adult Day Services in Moon Township Pa. (650 Cherrington Pkwy. Moon Township, PA 15108)

Caring for YOURSELF is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver.

Explore the tools necessary for the task during this six-week series which will be held at Valley Care Adult Day Services in Moon Township Pa.

Below is a list of dates and topics for the series:

·         March 8th - Taking Care of You

·         March 15th- Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress

·         March 22nd- Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns

·         March 29th- Communicating in Challenging Situations

·         April 5th- Learning from Our Emotions

·         April 12th-  Mastering Caregiving Decisions

Caregivers will meet Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Class sizes are limited and registration is required. Please contact Janice Palucis at (412) 350-7228 or Janice.Palucis@alleghenycounty.us to register. Read more event details here

6th Annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash

When: Saturday, March 02, 2019 -
11:00am to 2:30pm
Where: Shakespeare’s Restaurant and Pub (1495 Mercer Road Ellwood City, PA 16117)

ATTENTION: THIS IS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Missed your chance to purchase event tickets but still want to show your support?

Purchase a Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM raffle ticket!

For just $10 your name will be entered into an exclusive Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM handbag drawing. Winner of the bag need not be present to win.

Click here to see the bag.

To purchase tickets please call the location closest to you:

Armstrong County contact Julie Pella at 724-545-8035

Allegheny and Beaver Counties contact Stephanie Murdoch at 412-529-1215

Butler and Lawrence Counties contact Brianne Hrabosky at 724-698-1503

*Please Note* Purchasing a Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM ticket does not include admission into the event. It is an entirely separate drawing. All proceeds go to the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation to benefit the LIFE Programs and Valley Care Adult Day Services.

Black Tie Gala

When: Saturday, February 09, 2019 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: The Fez in Hopewell Township (2312 Brodhead Rd, Aliquippa, PA 15001)

Come dance the night away with Casanova ensemble and celebrate our love for seniors on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5 – 10 p.m. at the Fez in Hopewell!

Senior Center at the Mall’s annual Black Tie Gala event includes dinner, dancing, live entertainment, cash bar, prizes, raffle baskets and silent auctions.

We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance for the discounted prices of $40 per person or $70 per couple.

After January 25th prices increase to $45 per person or $80 per couple.

Tickets can be purchased at the center or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3816383.

This event is open to the public and all proceeds benefit all classes, programs and activities at Senior Center at the Mall in Monaca Pa.

Caregiver Seminar

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

If you are caring for your parents while also tending to kids, grandkids, and/or facing your own concerns about aging, please join us for this free seminar brought to you by Lutheran SeniorLife and Hope Lutheran Church!

Topics to be covered include:

  • Care Options for Older Adults
  • Preparing for the Future
  • Care for the Caregiver

A light lunch will be provided.

Please register by calling the church office at (724) 776-3141.

People with any or no faith background are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Questions can be directed to Pastor Amy Michelson at the church or Patricia Davidson, Health & Wellness Coordinator for Lutheran SeniorLife and the SWPA Lutheran Synod at (412) 367-8222 or patricia.davidson@lutheranseniorlife.org.

Grief Education & Support Classes

When: 
Monday, January 07, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:30pm
Where: Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Please join us for VNA’s series of FREE classes.

• Listen to grief specialists

• Share your experiences

• Connect with others who have experienced loss

• Discuss topics customized to the group’s interest and needs

Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Butler

VNA Office, Hindman Road

Mondays • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

January 7 - February 25

Butler

First United Methodist Church

Thursdays • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

January 10 - February 28

Kittanning

ACMH Hospital

Mondays • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

January 7 - February 25

Grove City

Grove City Medical Center

Tuesdays • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

January 8 - February 26

Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP a week before class start date by calling 724-431-3520.

Caregiver Support Group Session #4

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: 650 Cherrington Pkwy. Moon Township, PA 15108

Valley Care in Moon Township will touch base on a variety of topics during their final caregiver support group held at their 650 Cherrington Pkwy. location.

Refreshments and senior care will be available for anyone who is interested. During the meeting, caregivers will be invited to sit and learn about educational topics followed by a one-hour discussion led by certified recreational therapists.

Please join us in a welcoming setting that encourages the sharing of information while gaining a new perspective on caring for the caregiver themselves. 

For more information please contact Maria Galicic at 412-264-0104 or Cassie Bearfield at 724-266-9626.

Blue Christmas and Longest Night Services

When: 
Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Where: Times and locations are as follows:

If the holidays are tough on you, you might find hope and healing at a Blue Christmas or Longest Night service.

We've compiled this list of free services happening in the region:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd - 7:00PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
St. John's Lutheran Church
2601 Highland Avenue, New Castle, PA 16105
(724) 654-2642 - http://stjohnsncpa.org/

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th - 7:00PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
St. John Lutheran Church
601 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106
(412) 279-2952 - http://www.saintjohncarnegie.com/

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th - 10:00AM
BLUE CHRISTMAS GRIEF PROGRAM
"Embracing the Season in the Shadow of Loss"
BridgePoint Church
400 E. 9th Avenue
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 671-7580 - www.bridgepointpgh.com
A 1-hour program featuring Lutheran SeniorLife/VNA, Western Pa.'s Bereavement Coordinator Kelli Connolly, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Lutheran SeniorLife/VNA, Western Pa.'s Hospice Spiritual Counselor Rev. Valerie G. Schubert will be on hand for a time of prayer. Refreshments provided. RSVP to the church or (724) 431-3520.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th - 4PM Service / 5PM Dinner
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Ingomar Church
1501 W. Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-3613 x206 - ingomarchurch.org/blue-christmas-2018/
Dinner RSVPs required by December 7th.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th - 3:00PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
St. John Lutheran Church
420 Beaver Street, Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-1830 - www.stjohnchurchmars.org
Parking is available behind the church, off of Pine Avenue.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th - 6:00PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Hope Lutheran Church &
Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church
8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
(724) 776-3141 (Hope Office Phone) - http://www.hlc.church
Childcare will be provided, and a cookie reception will follow the service.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17th - 7:30PM
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE

Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 963-8243 - https://www.fcpc.us/events/the-longest-night-worship-service

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st - 6:30PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS / LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
St. Paul's Highfield Lutheran Church
1595 Dime Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690
(724) 567-7462 - http://stpaulshighfield.org/

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st - 7:00PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS / LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
Harrold Zion Lutheran Church
671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 837-7327 - http://www.harroldzion.net/
At the conclusion of the service, you are welcome to come to a designated room for additional prayers. You also can stay in the pew for as long as you like just to pray, think, etc.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st - 7:30PM
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
822 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
(724) 547-5941 - http://goodshepherdlutheranmp.weebly.com/
A time of light refreshment and fellowship will follow the service, and clergy will be available for conversation.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22nd - 5:30PM
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
Trinity Lutheran Church
120 Sunset Drive, Butler, PA 16001
(724) 287-1977 - www.trinityalive.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22nd - 5:30PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
105 Gateshead Drive, McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 941-7467 - ourredeemer-peters.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd - 6:00PM
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
House of Prayer Lutheran Church
2100 Irwin Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001
(724) 375-2033 - www.hoplutheran.org

Abundant Lights Christmas Festival

When: Saturday, December 01, 2018 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Passavant Community 105 Burgess Dr. Zelienople, PA 16063

Once again, an old-fashioned glow will be a part of our annual Abundant Lights Christmas Festival at Passavant Community!

Residents, families and friends are invited to join us on this special evening as we usher in the holiday season with entertainment, children's activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, a tribute ceremony and so much more.

Attendees are encouraged to light a luminary in remembrance of a loved one by sponsoring a lantern. All lantern proceeds will support the benevolent care fund for Passavant Community.

In addition to the names of your loved ones being printed on lantern tribute tags and placed on a tree, your loved one’s name will also be read during a beautiful tribute ceremony.

If you would like to sponsor a luminary, please contact the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at 724-453-6014 by November 26, 2018.

For the full event schedule, click here

 

Caregiver Support Group Session #3

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: 650 Cherrington Pkwy. Moon Township, PA 15108

Valley Care in Moon Township will touch base on a variety of topics during a caregiver support group held at their 650 Cherrington Pkwy. location.

Refreshments and senior care will be available for anyone who is interested. During the meeting, caregivers will be invited to sit and learn about educational topics followed by a one-hour discussion led by certified recreational therapists.

Please join us in a welcoming setting that encourages the sharing of information while gaining a new perspective on caring for the caregiver themselves. 

The last support group date in the caregiver series is December 13 from 5-6:30 p.m.

For more information please contact Maria Galicic at 412-264-0104 or Cassie Bearfield at 724-266-9626.

Holiday Grief: Embracing the Season

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Bauer Funeral Home, 515 North McKean Street Kittanning, PA 16201

Holiday Grief: Embracing the Season is a community outreach program for those facing the holiday season after a loss. Please join Lutheran SeniorLife’s VNA Hospice as Kelli Connolly, grief recovery specialist and medical social worker, leads a 45-minute presentation which will include a remembrance ceremony and light refreshments. There is no fee to attend but we please ask that you make your reservation according to the location's phone number below. 

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Bauer Funeral Home

515 North McKean Street

Kittanning, PA 16201

To register call 724-545-9464

Holiday Grief: Embracing the Season

When: Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Buzard Funeral Home, 201 Wayne Street Parker, PA 16049

Holiday Grief: Embracing the Season is a community outreach program for those facing the holiday season after a loss. Please join Lutheran SeniorLife’s VNA Hospice as Kelli Connolly, grief recovery specialist and medical social worker, leads a 45-minute presentation which will include a remembrance ceremony and light refreshments. There is no fee to attend but we please ask that you make your reservation according to the location's phone number below. 

 

Dates, locations and contact information are as follows:

 

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Buzard Funeral Home

201 Wayne Street

Parker, PA 16049

To register call 724-791-2484

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Bauer Funeral Home

515 North McKean Street

Kittanning, PA 16201

To register call 724-545-9464

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