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.

Free Posture Screenings

When: Friday, May 05, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: Passavant Community, Fitness Center

Stop by the Fitness Center at Passavant Community on Fridays during May to receive a free posture screening from a member of our Physical Therapy department.

May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26

Lunch & Learn

When: Friday, May 05, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall

The Red Cross will discuss safeguarding your home against potential disasters as well as cover techniques and services you can use to be ready in various situations. Complimentary lunch is provided. Call the Center at the Mall to sign up at (724) 774-5654

My Day Out Open House

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Passavant Community, Abundant Life Center

Join us for a tour of My Day Out, an adult day support program.

My Day Out gives seniors living at home a place to come and spend the day socializing with friends and much more. Other services include:

  • nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack
  • medication management
  • assistance with obtaining required therapies in the outpatient gym
  • physicians appoints at Passavant's clinic
  • personal care assistance
  • assistance to beauty or barber appointments
  • social service assistance

Please RSVP to (724) 452-3611 by April 28.


2017 Excellence is Ageless Gala

When: Friday, April 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Heinz Field, East Club Lounge

You are cordially invited to join us in honoring Mark Nordenberg, chancellor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, at the Excellence is Ageless Gala.

The Excellence is Ageless Award celebrates the spirit and vitality of individuals 55 years and older who have made significant contributions to the community through profession, service, philanthropy or leadership. 

The evening includes a reception and silent auction, featuring several original art pieces created by residents, friends and staff of Lutheran SeniorLife, beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner and the award presentation will follow at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $200 per person, and can be purchased by calling (724) 453-6014.

Proceeds benefit Lutheran SeniorLife benevolent care, which supports our residents who have outlived their financial resources.

For additional information, please email


Grief Education and Support Classes

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 8:00pm
Where: Armstrong County Memorial Hospital & Grove City Medical Center

Please join us for VNA's free series of Grief Education and Support Classes. Participants will have the chance to get advice from grief specialists, share your experiences, connect with others who have experienced loss and discuss topics customized to the group's interests and needs.

RSVP one week before your class start date at (724) 431-3520.

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital

Thursdays beginning April 27th through May 25th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Grove City Medical Center

Tuesdays beginning May 2nd through June 6th from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Health and Wellness Fair

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Moon Township

Stop by this free event presented by Valley Care Adult Day Services, to receive health screenings, view vendor exhibits and listen to guest speakers on a variety of topics. There will also be giveaways, door prizes and refreshments! For additional information, call (724) 302-2090.

Overbrook Pointe Speaker Series

When: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:30pmWhere: Overbrook Pointe

The public is invited to attend these new, monthly programs sponsored by Lutheran SeniorLife at Overbrook Pointe. The series, "Come. Learn. Grow," will feature speakers who are experts in a variety of fields. 

Each free program will begin at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to suggest future topics, call Lauri Becker at (724) 687-3372.

April 25 - Seasonal Gardening Tips and Plant Care presented by Randy Soergel from Soergel Orchards in Wexford.

May 23 - History of the North Hills and Southern Butler County presented by local historian Joe Bullick.

June 20 - How to Determine the Best Time to Begin Collecting Your Social Security presented by Josiah Hoffman, independent financial advisor with Creese, Smith and Co.

August 22 - Timothy Sechler of Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning, LLC will discuss elder laws and estate planning tips.

Grief Education & Support Classes

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: VNA Hospice Bereavement Center

Please join us for this free series of support classes, beginning March 30th and running every Thursday until April 27th. You will have the opportunity to listen to grief specialists, share your experiences, connect with others who have experienced loss and discuss topics customized to the groups interests and needs. Space is limited and registration is required by March 23 by calling (724) 431-3520.

Spring Forward at Overbrook Pointe

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: St. John Community - Overbrook Pointe

Not all retirement communities are the same - learn how to choose the right one for you at this free educational seminar. Space is limited, so please call (724) 687-3372 to make a reservation by March 23rd.

Center at the Mall Art Exhibit

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 3:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

We are pleased to present our 5th Annual Expressions Juried Art Show! 

A "Meet the Artists" reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 30th.

This is an opportunity to enjoy the work of local artists and for artists in and around the area to showcase their talents and have their work juried for cash awards. All types of artwork are accepted, and artists in a variety of categories will be recognized.

To enter your art, you must reserve your space no later than March 24th. Entry fees for art are $5 per piece or $20 for five pieces. Payment is due upon registration. All art must be delivered to the Center at the Mall no later than 7 p.m. on March 28th. Selling art is permitted.

For more information, call (724) 774-5654.







Reflective Pastoral Training and Care Course

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Seaman Memorial Chapel, Passavant Community

This seven-week course is ideal for pastors, church visitors and other Christians interested in improving or gaining "helping" skills and/or visiting with congregation members or other individuals in need of emotional or spiritual support. The course will be held every Tuesday beginning March 14 through April 25. For more information, contact course facilitator Rev. Valerie Schubert at (724) 431-3352 or


Navigating the World of Medicare and Medicaid

When: Monday, March 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church

Having trouble navigating through the Medicare and Medicaid process? Join us for some free expert advice. A Q & A session will be held after the presentation. Reservations are not required. Call (412) 486-4010 for directions.

LIFE Programs Purse Bash

When: Saturday, March 04, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:30pm
Where: Shakespeare's Restaurant and Pub, Ellwood City

You could win a designer bag, beautiful gift baskets and purchase unique gifts at the 4th annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash! All proceeds benefit the LIFE Programs in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties. This year's title sponsor is Heritage Valley Health System.

The $40 admission fee includes food, beverages and four chances to win designer purses. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at (724) 453-6015 or by email at

Black Tie Bingo Gala

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 5:00pmWhere: The Fez, Hopewell Township

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Black Tie Bingo Gala in celebration of Lutheran Service Society's 110 years of serving seniors in Beaver and Allegheny Counties.

Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner and entertainment. Six bingo games will be called by local celebrities. Cash prizes will be awarded for each game. In addition, beautiful baskets will be up for auction. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Service Society.

To purchase tickets, please call the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at (724) 453-6015 or email Please RSVP by January 25, 2017.

Grief Support Classes

When: Thursday, February 02, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: ACMH Hospital, Conference Room #2

VNA, Western Pennsylvania is offering grief support sessions for those dealing with loss. Additional sessions will be held at the same time and place on February 9, 16, 23 and March 2. Contact Kelli Connolly, bereavement coordinator/grief recovery specialist for more information at (724) 431-3520.

Elder Law Boot Camp for Social Workers

When: Friday, January 27, 2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Double Tree Hotel, Cranberry Township

VNA Home Health and Hospice is hosting a free training session for social workers. This is a NASW-PA approved continuing education workshop. Seven credits will be given upon completion. The presentation will be given by attorney Tim Sechler of Heritage Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC. Beverages will be provided, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling (724) 841-0004.

Downsizing Tips

When: Monday, January 09, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church

It's time to get organized!

Professional organizer Ann Soroka will give helpful information and tips on how to tackle all of that STUFF in your home and rid yourself of clutter. Perfect for anyone planning to downsize to a smaller home!




'Blue Christmas' Services Available

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

Christmas is not a joyous season for everyone. Find comfort by attending a Blue Christmas Service at the following locations:

Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m.

Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church

517 Sangree Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Sunday, December 18 at 7 p.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church

2601 Highland Avenue

New Castle, PA 16105


Sunday, December 18 at 6 p.m.

House of Prayer Lutheran Church

2100 Irwin Street

Aliquippa, PA 15001


Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Waverly Presbyterian Church

590 S. Braddock Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15221


Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

Christ’s Lutheran Church

5330 Logan Ferry Road (next to Dairy Queen)

Murrysville, PA  15668

*Please bring a picture or an object of something that symbolizes the difficulty you are facing this year.


Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

Harrold Zion Lutheran Church

671 Baltzer Meyer Pike

Greensburg, PA 15601


Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The Church of the Redeemer

5700 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

105 Gateshead Drive

McMurray, PA 15317 (Peters Township)


Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

120 Sunset Drive

Butler, PA 16001

Abundant Lights, Passavant Christmas Festival

When: Saturday, December 03, 2016 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Passavant Community

Usher in the holiday season at the Abundant Lights Christmas Festival!

Residents and their families, friends and community members are invited to enjoy entertainment, refreshments, children's activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Celebration of Life ceremony, a basket raffle, a visit with Santa and much more.

New this year, all are invited to participate in the Gingerbread House Contest.

You are also invited to Light a Luminary for a Loved One by sponsoring a luminary in honor or memory of someone special. Luminary proceeds benefit the benevolent care fund.

Free Memory Screenings

When: Friday, November 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Valley Care Ambridge

Valley Care Adult Day Services will host a free, confidential memory screening event at their Ambridge Adult Day Center. These memory screenings, conducted in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Program, promote the awareness of early detection of memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease.

Individuals who may wish to be screened include adults with memory concerns, a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, or those who wish to have the results for future comparison. 

All screenings are free of charge and will be administered by a nurse.

Pre-registration is required by calling (724) 302-2090.


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