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.

Health & Wellness Ministry Training

When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, Butler, PA

Patty Davidson, Health & Wellness Ministry Coordinator for Lutheran SeniorLife and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will present the "ins and outs" of health ministry. This training is especially for those in the congregations (including pastors) who are interested in or are already involved in outreach or health ministry activities. Those completing the training will be commissioned as health ministers. A second date for the training may be offered if enough interest is expressed. For more information or to register, please call Patty Davidson at (412) 367-8222 or by email at There is no cost for registration.

Alzheimer's Support Group

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:30pmWhere: St. John Specialty Care Center

Family members, friends and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's disease are invited to join us for a support group. The group will meet the last Wednesday of every month, and will alternate between St. John and RoseCrest assisted Living, both of which are located on the St. John Community campus in Mars, PA. Contact Jamie Pease, dementia program coordinator at (724) 625-4770 for more information.




VNA Grief Classes

Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 7:00pm to Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:30pm
Where: Faith Fellowship Alliance Church, Butler, PA

VNA, Western Pennsylvania will hold grief classes and support sessions Thursdays in July (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th). Space is limited and registration is required by calling (724) 431-3520 by June 30th.

Free Alzheimer's Association Presentation

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: LIFE Lawrence County, New Castle, PA

The Alzheimer's Association will present "Effective Communication and Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors." Please call (724) 698-1504 to register. A light dinner will be provided at no charge.

SilverSmart Technology Fair

When: Friday, June 17, 2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us at Passavant Community for a Technology Fair!

We will be introducing and demonstrating technology items that can help older adults stay safe, active, healthy, connected and live a more Abundant Life®. Items to assist with vision, hearing, memory, comfort and everyday living will be available for you to try out. 

LIFE Lawrence County Community Day

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Where: LIFE Lawrence County, New Castle, PA

LIFE Lawrence County is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a Community Day, which will include a craft show, art show (featuring art created by our participants), and open house. Visitors can also enjoy a free caricature drawing, refreshments, tours and participate in an auction. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call (724) 657-8800.

US Open Volunteer Opportunity

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 9:00pm
Where: Oakmont Country Club

The US Open Men's Golf Championship will be at Oakmont Country Club this year, and Lutheran Service Society invites you, your family, and friends to join us for a volunteer opportunity of a lifetime.

Lutheran Service Society has partnered with the PROM Management Group, the USGA, and many other local non-profit organizations to take advantage of a fundraising opportunity that mingles fun, service and financial gain for our organizations.

By volunteering for one shift at the Lutheran Service Society refreshment tent, located at the 16th tee, you can watch the rest of that day's tournament for free! It will involve serving beverages, snacks, and light foods such as hot dogs and hamburgers.

Parking will be free off site, with a shuttle directly to the front entrance. Food and beverages will be provided to you on the day you are volunteering.

For additional details or to participate, please contact Jenn McIntire at the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at (724) 453-6015 or by May 19th.


When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Where: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

Our fitness center specialists invite you to come to the Center for a variety of fitness classes for varying ability levels. In addition to a morning of healthy fun, visitors can take part in a basket auction and enjoy refreshments. Your $10 donation will benefit the Center at the Mall programming. Contact the Center at the Mall for more information at (724) 774-5654.

Senior Day at the Mall

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

The Beaver County Office on Aging and the Center at the Mall present a special Pittsburgh Pirates themed Senior Day at the Mall. Visitors can browse vendor tables and exhibits featuring senior-related materials and displays, and be entertained by CoCo the Clown. Put on your black and gold and stop in! Contact the Center at the Mall for more information at (724) 774-5654.

Lunch and Learn

When: Friday, June 03, 2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

Lutheran SeniorLife physical therapist Christine Namey will be discussing Osteoarthritis and how you can complete everyday activities while keeping your joints healthy. Call the Center at the Mall for more information at (724) 774-5654.

2016 Excellence is Ageless Gala

When: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:00pmWhere: Heinz Field

This elegant evening will feature Gala Honoree R. Bruce Bickel, senior vice president and managing director of the Private Foundation Managment Services Group of Hawthorn, PNC Financial Services Group, and President, Transformational Leadership Group. Attendees will enjoy dinner, entertainment, a gift basket raffle and silent auction. To purchase tickets, please call the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation at (724) 453-6014.

Center at the Mall Art Exhibition

When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00amWhere: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

Local artists and Center at the Mall members are invited to participate in the 4th annual art exhibition. The public is welcome to visit the display as well. The art entry fee is $5 per piece or $20 for five pieces. Art must be submitted to the Center by Tuesday, April 12. Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories. For more information, call the Center at the Mall at (724)774-5654.

VNA Hospice Friendship Luncheon

When: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 11:00pmWhere: Butler Country Club

Pull out your poodle skirt, saddle shoes and bobby socks and join us for a Sock Hop at the 11th annual VNA Hospice Friendship Luncheon to benefit the VNA Hospice Homecare and VNA Inpatient Hospice. Tickets are $40 and include lunch and a basket raffle. The basket preview begins at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Please RSVP by March 25 to Tammie Cramer at (724) 431-3502 or

Art History Lecture

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 2:00pmWhere: Passavant Community, Scholl Conference Center

Join us for a lesson in art history, featuring Norman Rockwell - The American Storyteller. For more information, contact Cathy Reid at (724) 452-3431.

Third Annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash

When: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 11:00amWhere: Shakespeare's Restaurant and Pub, Ellwood City

Join us for this exciting afternoon to benefit the LIFE Programs in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawerence Counties. Tickets are $25 and include admission, food and beverages and four chances to win an authentic designer bag from top designers such as Coach, Michael Kors, Dooney & Bourke and more. To purchase tickets, please call the LIFE Program nearest you: Armstrong County (724) 545-8035  /  Beaver County (724) 302-2487  /  Butler County (724) 431-3939  /  Lawrence County (724) 698-1503.


Reflective Pastoral Training and Care Course

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 10:00am to Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Where: Christ the Mediator Prayer Chapel, Passavant Community

Lutheran SeniorLife VNA, Western Pennsylvania will hold a Reflective Pastoral Training and Care Course on Tuesdays, beginning March 1st. The course is ideal for pastors, church visitors and other Christians interested in improving or gaining new "helping" skills and/or visiting with individuals in need of emotional and spiritual support. Participants may register for Part I (first six weeks) or Parts I and II. Those completing all 12 weeks are invited to participate in a "next steps" graduation brunch, including final reflection, evaluation and commissioning service. A $25 registration fee covers both Parts I and II. 

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

Black Tie Bingo and Dinner Gala

When: Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 5:00pmWhere: The Fez, Hopewell

Join us for an elegant evening to benefit the Center at the Mall senior center. The gala includes entertainment, dinner buffet, basket raffles, door prizes and a live auction. Local celebrity guests will call six games of bingo for $100 cash prizes. 

Early ticket sales begin Tuesday, December 1 for $35 per person, $60 per couple. Tickets ordered after January 15th will be $40 per person.

Abundant Life Wellness Fair

When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 9:00amWhere: Center at the Mall, Beaver Valley Mall

Come meet Lutheran SeniorLife's Rehab Services new physical therapist and get expert advice about physical therapy, balance, fitness, technology, vision, health, diet, vein screening and blood pressure.

Joyful Sounds Holiday Concert

When: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 2:30pmWhere: Passavant Community, Scholl Conference Center

Joyful Sounds of Passavant will ring in the season with new handbells. They will be joined by St. Richard's Handbell Choir of Gibsonia for an exciting celebration of holiday music. Both ensembles will present individual selections along with several collaborative works. There is no admission fee, but a "free-will" offering will be accepted that will benefit the benevolent care fund. The concert is open to the public, so invite family and friends to join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer!

LIFE Armstrong County Community Open House

When: Friday, December 11, 2015 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: LIFE Armstrong County, Kittanning, PA

As we and our loved ones age, we face new challenges in caregiving and fostering independence. Lutheran SeniorLife has partnered with ACMH Hospital to help older adults and their families love life again, with the knowledge that support and help is available through LIFE Armstrong County. Come visit our newest LIFE Center, and learn how LIFE programs and services can help you and your loved one live your Abundant Life.


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