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.

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

Holiday Grief: Embracing the Season

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Grove City Medical Center, 631 North Broad Street Grove City, PA 16127

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:

 

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Grove City Medical Center

631 North Broad Street

Grove City, PA 16127

To register call 724-431-3520

 

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

Caregiver Support Group Session #2

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: 650 Cherrington Pkwy. Moon Township, PA 15108

Valley Care Adult Day Services understands that before caregivers can offer their compassionate services to others, they must first take care of themselves. As a caregiver, this means taking full responsibility for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Valley Care in Moon Township will touch base on all of these topics and more during their monthly caregiver support group held at their 650 Cherrington Pkwy. location.

Future support group dates are as follows:

• November 29 from 5-6:30 p.m.

• December 13 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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.

Food Truck Festival

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
Where: 650 Cherrington Parkway Moon Township, PA 15108

CALLING ALL FOODIES!

Valley Care Adult Day Services in Moon Township is hosting a Food Truck Festival Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Four trucks will be participating in the event:

·         Maryland Street Pittsburgh Peddlers

·         Cousins Maine Lobster

·         Pigs in Paradise

·         Doce Taqueria

Whether you enjoy tacos, BBQ, pierogis or even lobster, there’s definitely something for everyone’s palate at this event.

Fall for LIFE Open House

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Have questions about LIFE Armstrong? Join us for a community open house on Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. to learn more about the program and how our services can benefit you or a loved one. Take a tour, talk with staff members and enjoy refreshments as you get answers to all of your senior related questions. Please call 724-545-8000 for more event details.

LIFE Butler County’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

When: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: LIFE Butler County (231 W Diamond St, Butler, PA 16001)

Curious about LIFE Butler and how the program can help seniors live a more Abundant Life®? Join us on Oct. 3 from 2-5 p.m. during an open house celebration to learn more about our program and services. Take a tour, meet our participants and talk with staff members as they celebrate 10 years of providing older adults with the support necessary to lead independent lives.

Caregiver Workshop

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
11:45am to 2:00pm
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Old Clairton Rd, Pittsburgh (Pleasant Hills) PA 15236

This 2-hour workshop is perfect for anyone in the "sandwich generation," who is caring for parents while also tending to kids, grandkids, and/or facing your own concerns about aging.

Topics to be covered:

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

Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am.

There is no charge for the luncheon or workshop, which are being presented by Lutheran SeniorLife and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; however, registration is required.

For more information or to register, please contact Patricia Davidson, Health & Wellness Ministry Coordinator, at (412) 367-8222 or patricia.davidson@lutheranseniorlife.org.

Caregiver Support Group Sessions

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: (650 Cherrington Pkwy. Moon Township, PA 15108)

Valley Care Adult Day Services understands that before caregivers can offer their compassionate services to others, they must first take care of themselves. As a caregiver, this means taking full responsibility for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Valley Care in Moon Township will touch base on all of these topics and more during their monthly caregiver support group held at their 650 Cherrington Pkwy. location.

Support group dates are as follows:

• Sept 27 from 5-6:30 p.m.

• October 25 from 5-6:30 p.m.

• November 29 from 5-6:30 p.m.

• December 13 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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.

A Taste of Life at Overbrook Pointe

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe 1500 Graham Way Mars, PA 16046

Overbrook Pointe will celebrate five years of providing seniors with residential living opportunities during an open house event on Sept. 20 and we would love for you to attend!

From 3-7 p.m. the public is welcome to join us at 1500 Graham Way in Mars for a fun evening showcasing the culture, talents and lifestyle of Overbook Pointe.

Please come and enjoy a bite to eat while you mingle with the featured residents and browse their amazing exhibits. There will even be a 1960s style DJ spinning vinyl records. You know as well as we do that life at Overbrook Pointe has a lot to offer and everyone deserves a taste.

If you would like to attend, please call 724-687-3372 by September 13 to make reservations as space is limited.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:30am
Where: Butler County Community College (107 College Dr. Butler, PA 16002)

Together we can end Alzheimer's!

Join team RoseCrest at Butler County Community College as they walk to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association on Sept. 15.

To join team RoseCrest go to www.alz.org, find your walk with the zip code 16001, Butler PA, select the date Sept. 15, click on Register then Join a Team.

Under Local Companies, Schools and Organizations select RoseCrest Assisted Living.

Please contact Debbie Serafine with any questions: (724)-687-3370

Beyond Memories: Community Celebration of Life and Butterfly Release

When: Sunday, September 09, 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Preston Park 415 S.Eberhart Rd. Butler PA 16001

***Butterfly Release Cancelled***
Due to many unforeseen reasons, we have made the decision to cancel the butterfly release scheduled for today. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

If you would like to pick up your butterfly to release on your own, you can pick them up at Preston Park or The Old Meridian Elementary School (135 Sparks Avenue, Meridian Pa.) where staff will assist you between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Butterflies can also be picked up from 12:30 - 2:30 P.M at the VNA Hospice Office (154 Hindman Road, Butler Pa.)

If you would rather we release the butterfly for you, we can do so and send you the program with your loved one’s name in the mail to the address we have on file.

For further questions, please contact Debbie Kaylor at 724-496-6568. Thank you. 

Family Fun Day

When: Saturday, September 08, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: St. John Specialty Care Center (500 Wittenberg Way Mars, PA 16046)

Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 8 for a celebration of family, friends and fun at St. John Specialty Care Center! Family Fun Day will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. in the St. John Specialty Care Center parking lot. There will be food, games, music, a balloon artist, face painting and so much more! If you live in the area or have family at St. John Community, you won’t want to miss this exciting, free event. For more information contact Skyler Bartley at skyler.bartley@lutheranseniorlife.org or call (724)-625-4712.

Music in the Garden: The Last Concert

When: Monday, September 03, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Where: Passavant Community (105 Burgess Dr, Zelienople, PA 16063)

It’s the last concert in Passavant’s summer concert series and we want you to attend! Dixieland Band-North Pittsburgh Symphonic will be performing your favorite Dixieland and New Orleans style music at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. It's FREE. Please call 724-452-3534 for more information.

Music in the Garden Cont.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: Passavant Community (105 Burgess Dr, Zelienople, PA 16063)

The fun continues with Bay Allen on August 18! Family, friends and residents are all welcome to attend this FREE summer concert. The last concert date for this series is September 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Please call 724-452-3534 for more information.

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