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.

Air Heritage Museum Trip

When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:00amWhere: Beaver County Airport

Passavant Retirement Community residents are invited to visit Air Heritage Museum, where aircraft from the past will guide you through the rich history of flights. Images of wings, beating propellers and blaring radial engines send some visitors reeling into memories of challenges bravely met in the past, while others are able to admire the acts that have led to today's flight technology. There are wonderful artifacts which include aviation-related displays from the early days of aviation to the present; civilian, commercial and military artifacts; Japanese and German artifacts from WWII. The cost of transportation is $8, museum tour is free. Sign up at the Travel and Events Office.

VNA 9th Annual Friendship Luncheon

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:00amWhere: Butler Country Club

Join us for the 9th annual Friendship Luncheon to benefit VNA Hospice and VNA Inpatient Hospice patients and their families. This year's luncheon will feature a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme, so come dressed in your best for a divine and utterly happy time! Tickets are $40 per person. Reservation deadline is March 31, 2014, and seating is limited. Call (724) 431-3502 to reserve your seat.

Mozart Festival

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:00pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

We will be celebrating the opening production of the Mozart Festival with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with our very own Mozart Festival. Erin Lynn, group sales director for the Orchestra, will join us in celebrating. There will be food, giveaways and much more. Then on April 28, you have the chance to attend the Mozart Festival at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle, PA.

Phipp's Conservatory Trip

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00amWhere: Pittsburgh, PA

It is time to look forward to new growth at the Spring Flower Show. Cost of transportation is $8 and tickets are $11. We will have lunch at the cafe at Phipp's, the cost is on your own. This is a Passavant Retirement Community Personal Care/Newhaven Court outing, but others are welcome if space allows.

Excellence is Ageless Artist Reception and Art Display

When: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 -
11:30am to 2:30pm
Where: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

Please plan on coming to the Artist Reception and Artwork Display honoring the residents and friends that created the artwork and/or gifted items for the Excellence is Ageless silent auction. Artists will be on hand, as well as their work which includes original paintings; photographs; knitted, crocheted and stitched items; sewing; pottery; hand-crafted wood work and metal work items and much more. This artwork magnificently demonstrates the abundant life experienced by friends and residents at Passavant Retirement Community. These items will enhance the charitable contributions received from the Excellence is Ageless Gala and thereby strengthen the mission of Lutheran SeniorLife to elders. Light refreshments will be served.

Pittsburgh Zoo Presentation

When: Friday, April 04, 2014 - 2:30pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

Furs, pelts, skills, skins, feathers and other touchable animal biofacts will provide participants with the opportunity to feel different textures, observe different patterns and learn more about animals from all over the world. The audience will then be introduced to three small live animals from the Zoo's education department.

House of Chen Trip

When: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 10:30amWhere: Cranberry Township, PA

Passavant Retiement Community residents are invited to join us on this trip to a local Chinese restaurant with great atmosphere. Transportation is $4, lunch is on your own.

Southern Airs Gospel Music

When: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 7:00pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Wittenberg Activity Room

Enjoy a great evening of Gospel music with the Southern Airs Gospel singing group. Their music will lift your spirits and bring joy to your heart.

BG Book Fair

When: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:00amWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

Come and browse the latest books, CD's, gifts and spring items at discount prices. This is a fundraiser and the proceeds will benefit our residents in personal care and nursing at the Christmas Shops in 2014. The book sale is open to all residents, staff, family and friends.

Brown Bears of Alaska

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 1:00pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

Katmai Alaska has the world's highest concentrtion of brown bears per square mile. Travel there for a slide show adventure you will never forget. Presentation by Linda Thompson.

Kraynak's Trip

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:00amWhere: Hermitage, PA

We will go to lunch at Bob Evans in Hermitage, then head to Kraynak's to view the Easter display. Come and enjoy this annual tradition and take a walk down Bunny Lane. There is a store with toys, gifts, flowers and candy. Transportation is $8 and lunch is on your own.

Pancake Breakfast

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Where: Passavant Retirement Community, Wittenberg Activity Room

Start the day with delicious homemade pancakes with syrup, sausage, juice and coffee all for only $2. Please make reservations in the Wittenberg Activity Room or at the Travel and Events Office.

The Fantasticks

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:00pmWhere: Succop Theater

Passavant Retirement Community residents are invited to see a legend in its own time, "The Fantasticks," the longest running musical in history. A simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, their meddling fathers and the wall that divides them, "The Fantasticks" is crafted with charming simplicity, captivating music and whimsy. This timeless tale, presented in the popular Steampunk style, will ignite your imagination, delight your senses and leave you completely fulfilled. Whether you are revisiting this beloved musical or seeing it for the first time, it guarantees entertainment. Cost of transportation is $8 and tickets are $20. Please sign up at the Travel and Events Office no later than March 19.

Coffee Hour at the Foundation

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:30amWhere: Overflow Dining Room, Olde Main, Passavant Retirement Community

Join the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation staff for coffee and conversation. No need to RSVP. Beverages, fruit and pastries will be provided.

Travel the World Dining Journey

When: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:00pmWhere: Overbrook Pointe Dining Room

Residents at Overbrook Pointe are invited to take part in the Travel the World Dining Journey. Each monthly dinner will feature internationally inspired cuisine. Those who attend all 12 events will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Captain's Dinner for six.

March's theme is St. Patrick's Day in Ireland.

Ryan Stauffer, Bagpipes

When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:00pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Wittenberg Activity Room

Enjoy this special evening in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Ryan Stauffer has been making and playing the bagpipes for 25 years. He will play many Irish and Scottish favorites on the Great Highland Bagpipe, the Border pipe and the Scottish small pipes. You will enjoy a blend of marches, airs, jigs, reels, strathspeys and hornpipes. You don't want to miss this celebration!

Science on the Road

When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 1:30pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

Engineering is all around us. From the things we buy to the services we use, we are touched by engineering every day. Participants in this program will become the engineers, working together to test shapes of bridges for strength, constructing a cantilever, changing supports on a tower, and assembling the parts of a pen. Presented by the Carnegie Science Center.

Wendell-August Forge Trip

When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:00amWhere: Grove City, PA

Out of the ashes the new forge has finally opened. We will travel to Grove City and be able to see the craftsmen working at their benches. The shop will also feature many treasures. Will will have lunch at a local restaurant. Cost of transportation is $8 and lunch is on your own. This is a Personal Care/Newhaven court trip, but others are welcome if space allows.

Carnegie Science Center Trip

When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:00amWhere: Pittsburgh, PA

Passavant Retirement Community residents are invited on a trip to the Carnegie Science Center. Grown-up kids age 65 and above can indulge their youthful spirit on Tuesdays with discounted prices. General admission is $5 and Omni films are just $5 more. Enjoy a special 20% discount for seniors in the River View Cafe all day long. Special exhibits for March include the Miniature Railroad Village opening for its 90th season. It features hundreds of wonderfully realistic animated scenes that illustrate how people lived, worked and played in our region during an era spanning the 1880's to the late 1930's. A replica of the historic Manchester Farms is the latest gem added to this extraordinary display. There is also the Highmark SportsWorks exhibit which includes 30 hands-on exhibits exploring and discovering the physics of sports, nutrition and health. On display also is Roboworld where you will learn how robots sense, think and act. Omnimax Theater featured films are "To the Arctic" and "Flight of the Butterflies." Cost of transportation is $8. You will purchase your ticket when you arrive. Sign up at the Travel and Events Office.

Andora Restaurant

When: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 10:30amWhere: Seven Fields, PA

Let's go investigate this new Italian restaurant in Seven Fields. This is a Passavant Retirement Community Personal Care/Newhaven Court outing, but others are welcome if space allows. Cost of transportation is $4 and lunch is on your own.

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