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.

Alzheimer's Disease Presentation

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:00pmWhere: Scholl Conference Center

The public is welcome to join us for an informative presentation, "Understanding, Supporting and Relating to People with Alzheimer's Disease," given by Judy McClelland of the Alzheimer's Association. 

Open Interviews for Home Care Positions

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:00amWhere: BeHome Partners and VNA Butler Office

VNA, Western PA through BeHome PartnersTM is holding open interviews for homecare positions (caregivers and aides) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. September 21 at BeHome PartnersTM, 317 S. Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063 and September 28 at VNA, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA. 

For more information about the open interviews, please call 877-862-6659.

Click here for all current openings,

Grief Education and Support Classes

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:00pmWhere: Faith Fellowship Alliance Church, Butler, PA

VNA, Western Pennsylvania is holding a series of free Grief Education and Support Classes. Participants will have the oportunity to get advice from grief specialists, share experiences and connect with others experiencing loss. Program dates are as follows:

September 12

September 19

September 26

October 3

Group size is limited, and registration is required. Please register by September 7 by calling Kelli Connolly at (724) 431-3520.

Seniors for Safe Driving Class

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Passavant Community, Scholl Conference Center

Seniors for Safe Driving is the American Automobile Association's highway safety program for drivers 55 years and over. Become a safer driver through taking the class and receive a minimum 5% discount on your auto insurance as mandated by Pennsylvania state law.

No exam will be given, only classroom instruction is provided. Cost for the program is $16. Call (724) 452-3666 for more information.

VNA, Western PA Community Celebration of Life and Butterfly Release

When: Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Preston Park, Butler PA

Bring your entire family to this free community event and celebrate the lives of those we have lost.

The highlight of this uplifting ceremony is the release of butterflies and a reading of the names of those being honored or memorialized. Butterflies are available for purchase for a $25 donation by calling (724) 282-6806.

Other events include performances by the Circle of Friends Choir and a memorial tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 performed by the Meridian Veteran's Club.

For your comfort, we suggest bringing a blanket or lawn chair, as seating is limited. Transportation is available from the parking lots for those who need assistance. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Click here to watch a recap of last year's event.

Family Fun Day

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: St. John Specialty Care Center

St. John Community residents and their families are invited to our annual Family Fun Day. Activities include carnival games, prizes, music, free food and drinks, and an antique car show. We hope to see you there!

Park Memorial Golf Classic to Benefit VNA Inpatient Hospice

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 (All day)Where: Strawberry Ridge Golf Course, Harmony, PA

Join us and our friends at Park United Presbyterian Church for an afternoon of friendly golf competition at Strawberry Ridge Golf Course, to benefit Lutheran SeniorLife/VNA Inpatient Hospice. Click here for a registration form.

The $80 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, team and individual contests, snacks, dinner, door prizes and more. Please register by September 1. For additional information, call (724) 368-8842 or email


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Program

When: Thursday, September 08, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: LIFE Armstrong County, Kittanning, PA

Do you have questions about caring for someone with memory loss?

Join us for Understanding Memory Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, an educational program presented in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Association. There is no fee for the program, but registration is required by calling Julie Pella at (724) 545-8035. A light dinner will be provided, and on-site caregiving services are available.

Reflective Pastoral Training and Care Course

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:00amWhere: Passavant Community

Based on curriculum developed by the Lazarus Center in Ambridge, and facilitated by Lutheran SeniorLife/VNA, Western Pennsylvania, this 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. Classes will be held every Tuesday through November 15th. For more information or to register, please call Rev. Valerie G. Schubert, VNA Hospice spiritual counselor and course facilitator, at (724) 431-3352. The $25 registration fee covers the course and all needed materials.

12th Annual Grandparents Run

When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 11:30amWhere: Passavant Community

Runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels are invited to join us for the 12th annual Passavant Community Grandparents Run. The event will include a Triple Trot Challenge consisting of a 10-mile run, a 5K run and walk, and a 1-mile family fun run and walk. Awards and door prizes will be presented in various categories.

Proceeds benefit the Passavant Community benevolent care fund, which supports our residents who have outlived their financial resources.

Click here for a race application.

For more information or to register, call Jennifer McIntire at (724) 453-6015 or Joella Baker at (724) 321-4265.

Spotlight Sponsor - Northwest Savings Bank

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.


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