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.

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.

First Annual LIFE Program Purse Bash

When: Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 11:00amWhere: Center Social Hall, Aliquippa, PA

The LIFE Programs in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties will hold the first annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Center Social Hall in Aliquippa. Doors open at 11 a.m. All proceeds are directed toward the LIFE Blessings Program, which benefits the more than 400 seniors enrolled in the LIFE Programs.

Tickets are $25 and include lunch and five chances to win authentic designer purses as well as other opportunities to win purses and accessories by Coach, Vera Bradley and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase unique gift and craft items and to enter to win a gift basket.

To purchase tickets, please contact the location nearest you: Beaver County, Mary Lou Harju (724) 302-2021; Butler County, Julie Pella (724) 431-3939; Lawrence County, Brianne Hrabosky (724) 698-1503.

Wine and Cheese Socials

When: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:30pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

All residential living residents are invited to gather for a nice afternoon of food, fun and fellowship. Additional dates include: February 28, March 28 and April 25. Contact Jody Gulish at X3534 with questions.

'The Bible' Miniseries

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:00pmWhere: Wittenberg Activity Room, Passavant Retirement Community

'The Bible' is an epic 10-part miniseries re-telling stories from the scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, 'The Bible" features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects.

Mardis Gras Celebration

When: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:00pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

Celebrate this traditional New Orleans event, complete with beads and entertainment by ragtime piano player and singer Ray Ryan.

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