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.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

Don't miss out on the Center at the Mall Spaghetti Dinner benefit on Wednesday, October 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $9/adult and $5/kids age 6 and under. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, house salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. There will also be raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. Take out is available. Call the Center at the Mall for information, directions and tickets at (724) 774-5654.



Cooking for One

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe

Grace Bickert, author and Weight Watchers leader, will present "Cooking for One" as part of our Overbrook Pointe Speaker Series. All are welcome!

Reflective Pastoral Training and Care Course

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 10:45am to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Where: Seaman Memorial Chapel, Passavant Community/VNA Inpatient Hospice

Lutheran SeniorLife is offering a seven-week Reflective Pastoral Training and Care Course, now at TWO locations. This course is ideal for caregivers, pastors and church leaders, visitors of patients/shut-ins, and other Christians interested in improving or gaining new "helping" and relating skills.

Tuesdays, October 3 through November 14, 10 a.m. to Noon

Seaman Memorial Chapel at Passavant Community

105 Burgess Drive

Zelienople, PA 16063

Thursdays, October 5 through November 16, 10 a.m. to Noon

Volunteer Room, VNA Inpatient Hospice

117 Technology Drive

Butler, PA 16001


This course will help participants to:

  • practice reflecting upon God and His call upon our lives
  • learn to value our own feelings as we minister to others
  • focus on the Biblical view of people and relationships
  • benefit from research in the area of Family Systems
  • develp a personal self-care plan
  • become equipped to visit with congregation members or other individuals in need of emotional and spiritual support.

The $25 registration fee covers the course materials.

For more information, contact Rev. Valerie G. Schubert, course facilitator and Hospice Spiritual Counselor for Lutheran SeniorLife/VNA at (724) 431-3352 or

Skin Care for Seniors

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Where: St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland

As we age, the changes in our skin make deeping it healthy more and more difficult. Please join us as we welcome Andrea Jackson, RN, to the Healthy Start Cafe at St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, for this educational presentation on how we can address those challenges and keep our skin looking and feeling as healthy as possible.


Estate Planning and Elder Law

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe

Join us for "Estate Planning and Elder Law" presented by Tim Sechler of Sechler Law Firm, LLC, as part of our Overbrook Pointe Speaker Series. All are welcome!

VNA, Western PA Annual Community Celebration of Life and Butterfly Release

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Preston Park, Butler

Join us as we honor and memorialize our loved ones by releasing butterflies into the air at Preston Park. Uplifting entertainment will be provided by the Circle of Friends Choir, singer Chloe Fritch and the SheLor School of Dance.

Admission is free. Butterflies for release are $25 each and can be purchased by calling (724) 431-3372 by September 1. On the day of the event, butterflies will be distributed beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Please note that there is no seating available. For your convenience, we suggest you bring a chair or blanket. Transportation will be available from the parking lot for those needing assistance.

St. John Community Family Fun Day

When: Saturday, September 09, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: St. John Specialty Care Center

Friends and families of St. John Community residents (including St. John Specialty Care Center, RoseCrest and Overbrook Pointe) are invited to spend the afternoon with your loved one at our Family Fun Day. Activities will include carnival games, various entertainment, and of course, free food! The event will take place in the St. John Specialty Care Center visitor parking lot.

Please RSVP to Pam Hayward by September 4 at (724) 625-4712.

Hearing Technology Presentation

When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe

Dr. Sharon Russo, audiologist, will present "The Latest Developments in Hearing Technology" as part of our Overbrook Pointe Speaker Series. All are welcome!

LIFE Armstrong County Open House

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: LIFE Armstrong County

Curious about the LIFE Programs and how they can help you live a more Abundant Life? Join us for an Open House at LIFE Armstrong County in Kittanning for a tour and explanation of our programs and services.


How to Determine the Best Time to Collect Social Security

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe

Join us for "How to Determine the Best Time to Collect Social Security," presented by Josiah Hoffman of Creese, Smith and Co., as part of our Overbrook Pointe Speaker Series. All are welcome!

Grief Education and Support Summer Class Schedule

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Where: Various

Please join us for VNA's series of free Grief Education and Support Classes, where you will get to listen to our grief specialists, share your ecperiences, connect with others who have experienced loss, and discuss topics customized to the group's interests and needs. Please register a week prior to your class by calling (724) 431-3520. 


Butler - VNA Community Bereavement Center

Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2 and 9


Kittanning - Armstrong County Memorial Hospital

Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10


Grove City - Grove City Medical Center

Mondays fro 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Forever Young Walk/Run

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Where: Brady's Run Park

Lace up your running shoes and support participants at the Center at the Mall senior center in the Beaver Valley Mall!

All ages are welcome to walk the one-mile course or to compete in the 5K race. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at the South Drive Trail Horse Arena.

Awards will be announced at 10:45 a.m. There will be a $50 cash prize for the top overall male and female 5K finishers.

Registration is $25 on the day of the event, but a discount is given when you register in advance at

For more information or to register by phone call (724) 774-5671 or email



VNA Friendship Luncheon

When: Saturday, June 03, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Butler Country Club

Grab some friends and join us at the VNA, Western Pennsylvania Friendship Luncheon! Enjoy shopping, dining and a basket raffle. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling (724) 453-6014 or by email at Proceeds benefit the VNA Charitable Care Fund.

History of the North Hills & Southern Butler County

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Overbrook Pointe

Local historian and author, Joe Bullick, will present "The History of the North Hills & Southern Butler County" as part of the Overbrook Pointe Speaker Series. All are welcome!

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.


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