Seniors - Sept. 4

Published Sep 4, 2013 at 5:51 am (Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm)

Piano favorites

Adult Interest Center, Southminster Presbyterian Church, meets at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Lunch is served at noon for $6. Joe Lege will play piano and accordion favorites Sept. 6. For details, call 412-343-8900.


Collier Township Parks & Rec will hold its monthly senior luncheon and movie beginning at noon Sept. 10. Register at 412-279-2525.

Pickle Ball

Collier Township Parks & Recreation will offer Pickle Ball for Seniors ages 60+, 2-3 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21 at the new pickle ball courts at Collier Park.

Learn the game and strategy while getting exercise. Both singles and doubles are welcome.

Cost is $50 for residents, $60 nonresidents. Preregistration is required at or at the Parks office.

VA benefits seminar

Collier Township Parks & Recreation will hold the seminar “VA Benefits and Asset Protection” at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Collier Community Room for all Collier Township residents.

Veterans Administration accredited attorney Cindy Alvear, an elder law attorney with Julian Gray Associates, will discuss the basic eligibility requirements for Veterans Pension; how the veteran, widow or spouse can stay at home and still receive VA benefits; what can be done with excess resources under the current and proposed VA rules; and why a lawyer is needed to plan for VA benefit eligibility.

To register, call Collier Parks & Recreation at 412-279-2525.

Community Day

Baptist Homes Society will hold its annual Community Day noon-3 p.m. Sept. 21 at its senior community on Castle Shannon Boulevard. This year’s theme is “Discover Your Community.” Area businesses and service agencies will be on hand with services such as paper shredding by Business Records Management, safety information by Mt. Lebanon Fire Department, and eye glass collection by the Rotary. Elected officials, Mt. Lebanon Police, Mt. Lebanon Library and others will also be on hand.

Free hot dogs and lemonade. Entertainment includes a petting zoo, Cura Hospitality healthy food demos, area dance troupes, sign language demos by Baptist Homes residents and more.

For more information, contact Marilyn Walsh at or call 412-572-8258.

Alzheimer’s care

Home Instead Senior Care Center, Bethel Park, will sponsor Alzheimer’s Care training workshops at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 24. Caregivers learn to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves. Call 412-595-7554 for more information.

Seniors travel

Active Christian Seniors at Canonsburg U. P. Church will sponsor a three-day trip to Lancaster County Sept. 24-26. Travel to see “Noah” and then on to Gettysburg for its 150th Memorial Year. For more information, call 724-745-0800.

Bus trips

Peters Township Parks & Recreation will sponsor a senior bus trip to Seven Springs on Sept. 30. Enjoy lunch, Tahitian drums, primitive Samoan fire dance and ancient untamed Hawaiian hula.

For more information, call 724-942-5000.

Senior driving

Seniors for Safe Driving will present a highway safety education program for seniors 55 years of age and older. The class will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Rec Department of Upper St. Clair.

Successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years.

If you have never participated in a senior driving program before, you must attend a two-day class.

To register, call 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245, or visit

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