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.

Music in the Garden

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:00pmWhere: Passavant Community (105 Burgess Dr, Zelienople, PA 16063)

Please join us for this fun summer concert series featuring a variety of genres ranging from New Orleans style music to Rock and Roll. The Sanctuary Jazz band will be performing Swing style music and Rock and Roll on July 14 at 2 p.m. Family, friends and residents are all welcome to attend this FREE event. Other concert dates include August 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. and September 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Please call 724-452-3534 for more information.

Elder Law Educational Workshop

When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Valley Care Moon Township (650 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Township, PA. 15108)

Please join us at Valley Care in Moon Township for an Elder Law Educational Workshop with Sechler Law Firm, LLC.  This event is perfect for caregivers and those who have questions about navigating care. The presentation will start off with a brief overview of the Valley Care program and move into covering some of the most frequently asked questions. A light dinner will also be provided during the event. This event is FREE to attend but registration is required as seats are limited. Please call 724-841-1393 or email to register.


Forever Young Walk/Run

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00amWhere: Irvine Park Gazebo, 799 Corporation Street, Beaver, PA 15009

Help support the Center at the Mall by participating in the Forever Young 1 Mile & 5K Family Walk/Run. The 5K begins at 10:00am, and the 1-mile will follow at 10:05am.

Register online by clicking here or stop by the Center - located inside the Beaver Valley Mall - for a registration form.

Early registration (by June 2nd) = $15

Pre-registration (by June 22nd) = $20

Event Day registration = $25

5K includes cash prizes for the overall top male and female finishers and awards for top 3 finishers in all age groups.

Please contact Stacie Shearer at the Center with questions at (724) 774-5654 or

All proceeds benefit the participants served by the Center.

Health & Wellness Fair

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: St. Andrew Lutheran Church - 987 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108

You and your family and friends of all ages are invited to SPRING into better health at this health & wellness fair featuring a variety of health screenings and more than 20 interactive vendor exhibits on topics such as:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Personal Fitness
  • Disease Management
  • Caregiving
  • Home Safety
  • Healthy Aging

At 10:30am, 11:00am, and 11:30am, you can also drop in on a guest speaker presenting information on timely subjects like “Care Options for Seniors.”

This FREE event, presented by Valley Care Adult Day Services and St. Andrew Lutheran Church, includes all vendor exhibits, guest speakers, multiple door prizes, and refreshments!

For more information, please call Valley Care at (724) 302-2090.


VNA Friendship Luncheon

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Butler Country Club

Please join us at the annual VNA, Western PA Friendship Luncheon. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. to give you plenty of time to share with friends, browse our vendor tables and participate in the basket raffle. Lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $40 per person. Proceeds benefit the VNA Charitable Care Fund. RSVPs are required by May 4 by calling (724) 453-6014.


Local Historic Destinations

When: Friday, May 18, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Where: PrimeTime Senior Center, 440 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Visit the PrimeTime Senior Center Friday, May 18th at 12:30pm for the final lecture in a local history series the center is hosting! This lecture, presented by Community College of Allegheny County, will highlight historic destinations right in our own backyard. No registration necessary.

Please call the center at (412) 307-1782 for more information.

Local History: Notable People

When: Friday, May 11, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Where: PrimeTime Senior Center, 440 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Visit the PrimeTime Senior Center Friday, May 11th at 12:30pm for the next lecture in a local history series the center is hosting this spring! This lecture, presented by Community College of Allegheny County, will highlight notable people whose influence made the Pittsburgh region what it is today. No registration necessary.

Please call the center at (412) 307-1782 for more information.




Anointing & Appreciation Program

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland - 311 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Please join the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod and Lutheran SeniorLife for an afternoon of renewal and inspiration in honor of the people who make health and wellness ministry a part of congregations throughout the region.

The program will begin with a worship service in the sanctuary of St. John's, where Bishop Kurt F. Kusserow will preside. Worship will include Holy Communion and the opportunity to be blessed and anointed with oil.

Immediately following worship, we will recognize health ministry volunteers and health care professionals for their hard work and dedication. (It is no accident that this event falls during National Nurses Week!)

Even if you are not directly involved in health ministry, your presence can be a blessing to the individuals who strive to improve the health of our congregations and communities.

The afternoon will conclude with a reception in Highland Hall, which is adjacent to the sanctuary.


During the reception, take advantage of our mini resouce fair! Learn how Lutheran SeniorLife's services can benefit you and other members of your congregation. See what's available in the Synod Resource Center for your ministry. Chat with staff from the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program about the training and resources they offer.

Plan to walk away motivated for ministry!

Please RSVP by Friday, May 4th to Health & Wellness Ministry Coordinator Patty Davidson at (412) 367-8222 or

Local History: Inventors

When: Friday, May 04, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Where: PrimeTime Senior Center, 440 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Visit the PrimeTime Senior Center Friday, May 4th at 12:30pm for “Local History: Inventors,” one of four local history lectures the center is hosting this spring. This lecture, presented by Community College of Allegheny County, will highlight people from western Pennsylvania whose inventions changed the world forever. No registration necessary.

Please call the center at (412) 307-1782 for more information.

2018 Excellence is Ageless Gala

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Heinz Field, East Club Lounge





Join us for An Evening of Harmony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Excellence is Ageless Gala.

This year, we are proud to be honoring the Rev. Kurt Kusserow, Bishop of the Southwest PA Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Most Rev. David Zubik, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh for their ecumenical service and gift of leadership they provide throughout western PA. 

Tickets are $200 per person. Proceeds benefit Lutheran SeniorLife benevolent care. 

Additional information and tickets are available by calling the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at (724) 453-6014.


Legendary Ladies

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Where: PrimeTime Senior Center, 440 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
              ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Visit the PrimeTime Senior Center Friday, April 27th at 12:30pm for “Legendary Ladies,” the first lecture in a local history series the center is hosting this spring. This lecture, presented by Community College of Allegheny County, will highlight women from western Pennsylvania who broke the mold and made history. No registration necessary.

Please call the center at (412) 307-1782 for more information.

Elder Care Seminar

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046

Learn about elder law topics as they pertain to nursing home coverage and the latest news on Community Health Choices during this free half-day seminar including:

Nursing Home Medicaid 101 - presented by Attorney Tim Sechler of Sechler Law Firm, LLC
Community Health Choices: What Have We Learned? - presented by Francesca Chervenak of PA Health Law Project

Social Workers: This is an NASW-PA approved continuing education workshop, providing 4 credits.
Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 4 total participant hourse by NAB/NCERS - Approval #20190423-5-A41644-IN.

This event is free to attend and beverages will be provided.

Space is limited so call 724-841-1393 to register.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

Have a great dinner, participate in raffles and enjoy some entertainment - all while supporting our senior center programming!

Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., and take our orders are available beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for an adult, $5 for children age six and under. The meal includes house salad, bread, spaghetti with meatballs, dessert and a beverage. 

Call the Center at the Mall for directions, additional information or to order tickets at (724) 774-5654.

LIFE Programs Purse Bash

When: Saturday, March 03, 2018 -
11:00am to 2:30pm
Where: Shakespeare's Restaurant and Pub, Ellwood City


Please join us for the 5th annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash to benefit LIFE Programs in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties.

Your $40 admission includes lunch, beverages and four chances to win designer purses. In addition, you will have the opportunity to win beautiful gift baskets and purchase unique gifts from our vendors.

Only 250 tickets will be sold, so reserve yours today by calling Brianne Hrabosky at (724) 698-1503 or email or Stephanie Murdoch at (724) 302-2053 or email

Low Vision Open House

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: LIFE Butler County

Do you or a loved one have age-related vision impairment due to macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy?

Come and meet the Visual Rehabilitation Therapists at LIFE Butler County, to learn which therapies can help you compensate for your vision difficulties - keeping you safe and independent.

Medical professionals are also welcome to attend to learn about this exciting new program. Call (724) 287-5433 for more information.



Black Tie Bingo Fundraiser

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: The Fez, Hopewell Township

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we would love for you to join us for an elegant evening out to celebrate!

Enjoy dancing with live entertainment by the Cassanova Ensemble, dinner buffet and a cash bar, followed by bingo games called by local celebrities for $100 cash prizes. This year's celebrity bingo callers include comedian Tony "T-Robe" Roberson, Beaver County Times Entertainment Editor Scott Tady, United Way of Beaver County Executive Director Mike Rubino, and comedian Rodney Harris.

Also included is a basket raffle and silent auction. 

Proceeds benefit Lutheran Service Society's Center at the Mall senior center.

Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple and can be purchased by January 31 by contacting Stacie Shearer at or by calling (724) 774-5654.




"Home Sweet Home" Gingerbread House Contest

When: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 7:30pmWhere: Passavant Community, Abundant Life Center

Get your gingerbread on!

Passavant Community is holding a Gingerbread House contest as part of its Abundant Lights celebration. All residents, staff, families and members of the Zelienople community are invited to enter.

Completed houses can be brought to the Abundant Life Center between Weendsday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30th at 4 p.m. The houses will be on display in the Music Room during the Abundant Lights festival on Saturday, December 2, beginning at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded that evening at 7:30 p.m.

Click here for contest rules. For additional information, contact Jody Gulish, director of Community Life, at (724) 452-3534.


Abundant Lights Christmas Festival

When: Saturday, December 02, 2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Passavant Community

Everyone is welcome to usher in the holiday season at the Passavant Community Abundant Lights Christmas Festival!

Come and enjoy plenty of holiday entertainment, treats, children's activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, a basket raffle and much more in our Abundant Life Center.

Medicare Presentation

When: Friday, December 01, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe, Mars, PA

Join us for an informal, yet educational Medicare Options presentation at Overbrook Pointe, 1500 Graham Way, Mars, PA.  Brian Gabauer, licensed agent with Insurance Services of Zelienople, will review Medicare Part A Hospitalization, Part B Medical, Part C Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Coverage. 

Longest Night/Blue Christmas Services Offered

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

The holidays are a difficult time for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. The following Blue Christmas services are available to provide comfort. Please join us.

Wednesday, November 29 – 6 p.m. Dinner*, 7 p.m. Candlelight Service

Ingomar Church, 1501 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237   (412) 364-3613 ext. 206

*Dinner is free, but registration is requested by November 26.

Sunday, December 3 - 7 p.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, 2601 Highland Avenue, New Castle, PA 16105   (724) 654-2642

Saturday, December 16 – 7 p.m.

Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217   (412) 422-7100

Sunday, December 17 – 6 p.m.

House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 2100 Irwin Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001   (724) 375-2033

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 6:00PM

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church & Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church (Joint Service)

2662 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066   (724) 776-3141 (Hope Office Phone)

Tuesday, December 19 – 7:30 p.m.

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 590 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221   (412) 242-0643

Thursday, December 21 – 7 p.m.

Christ’s Lutheran Church, 5330 Logan’s Ferry Road, Murrysville, PA 15668   (412) 795-1212

Thursday, December 21 – 7 p.m.

Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA 15601   (724) 837-7327

Thursday, December 21 – 7:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666   (724) 547-5941


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