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.

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.

Super Food Presentation

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:30pmWhere: Overbrook Pointe Cafe

Overbrook Pointe residents are invited to "Legumes: Plant Power," a tasting and educational experience given by the Overbrook Pointe dining staff.

Heart Healthy Living

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 1:30pmWhere: Overbrook Pointe Multi-Purpose Room

Overbrook Pointe residents are invited to receive free blood pressure screenings and information on heart healthy living from staff from the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association), western Pennsylvania.

Intergenerational Tea

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 1:15pmWhere: Scholl Auditorium, Passavant Retirement Community

We will meet once a month for tea with our personal care residents and children from Portersville Christian School. Additional dates include March 25 and April 15.

Jazz Band Concert

When: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:00pmWhere: North Allegheny Senior High School

Passavant Retirement Community residents are invited to enjoy an evening of jazz with the Jazz Band students at North Allegheny High School. Cost of transportation is $8 and the show is free. Sign up at the Travel and Events Office.

St. Valentine's Day Party

When: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 5:30pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Scholl Auditorium

We bring you the old love songs that are near and dear to our hearts. Come and sing along as Joe Lege plays the piano and accordion. A special dessert will be served.

Travel the World Dining Journey

When: Friday, February 14, 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.

February's theme is Paris, The City of Love.

Be My Valentine Cookie Drop-Off

When: Thursday, February 13, 2014 (All day)Where: Fitness Center, Passavant Retirement Community

This Valentine's Day, show your love for our first responders. The Fitness Center is coordinating a "Be My Valentine" Cookie Drop-Off to show our appreciation for our local Harmony Emergency Medical Service. We're asking residents and employees who enjoy baking to consider bringing two or three dozen homemade cookies to the Fitness Center by 3 p.m. Feel free to include a card or note with your cookies to show your affection for those who run to our aid when there is an emergency. Please package the cookies in sturdy disposable wrapping. Contact the Fitness Center if you plan to participate.

Pittsburgh Banjo Club

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:00pmWhere: Pittsburgh, PA

Passavant Retirement Community residents are invited to the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 to see the Pittsburgh Banjo Club. Enjoy a great evening of entertainment and fun with your friends. This is a popular trip destination, so sign up at the Travel and Events Office as soon as possible. Cost of transportation is $8 and the show is free. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

Open Interview Day

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Where: Passavant Retirement Community, Lower Level Conference Room

BeHome PartnersTM, an agency of Lutheran SeniorLife, is looking for caregiers to work in our clients' homes in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties. Join us for our Open Interview Day to see if this is the opportunity you have been looking for! We offer paid training for Home Health Aide Certification. For questions, please contact Mary Jane McAdams, recruiter, at (724) 720-9209 or by email at or

Joe Diamond, Entertainer

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pmWhere: Passavant Retirement Community, Wittenberg Place

Enjoy a fun evening with Entertainer Joe Diamond. Joe will sing, play guitar and interact with the audience. For more information, contact Cathy Reid at X3431.

NAMI Family Support Group

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:30pmWhere: Beatitudes Room, Passavant Retirement Community

This group is in support of families and friends of persons with a serious mental illness. We will be meeting in a confidential setting for support of one another. Learn of resources, training and education available in the community. Occasionally, there will be speakers who are experts in the field of serious mental illnesses. Family members and friends will be given information on any conferences, workshops and webinars locally and throughout the state that they can attend. Additional dates include March 11 and April 8. For more information, contact Joan Gill at (724) 453-1090.


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