Seniors - Oct. 2

Published Sep 25, 2013 at 5:32 am (Updated Sep 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm)

Senior fair

State Sen. Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) will hold a Senior Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.

More than 100 exhibitors will provide information on services, products and programs specifically geared to older adults. Area seniors will be able to speak with representatives from federal, state and local agencies and receive information including applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and the state’s prescription programs, PACE and PACENET. Light refreshments will be provided along with entertainment and educational demonstrations.

Free health screenings and seasonal influenza immunizations will be available for individuals 65 and older. Individuals interested in the flu shot should bring their Medicare or supplemental insurance card.

Free events

Vanadium Woods, Scott Township, will sponsor Understanding Medicare and Your Options at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4. To register, call 412-221-2900.

Seniors gather

Adult Interest Center at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon, meets at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Lunch is served at noon for $6. On Oct. 4, Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus will entertain with barbershop four-part harmony. For details, call 412-343-8900.

Pancake brunch

Dormont AARP’s Autumn fundraiser with a Pancake/Sausage Brunch will be held 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dormont Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Espy and Potomac avenues.

Cost is $5/adults, $2/children under age 10. Proceeds benefit hospice care.

AFSCME meets

AFSCME Retired Chapter 13, sub-chapter #8402, will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at Frank Sarris Public Library, Canonsburg. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month, except January and February when no meetings are held.

All state retired employees welcome.

Retired Men meet

Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills will meet at noon Oct. 17 in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church (corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive).

Doug Harbach, director of communications for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, will discuss “Legalized Gambling in Pennsylvania” and how senior citizens are affected.

Cost for the lunch is $6.

Call the church office at 412-655-2000 by Oct. 11 to be included in the lunch order.

Veterans gather

The Veterans Breakfast Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Salvatore’s in Baldwin and Oct. 16 at Robert Morris University in Moon Township. No membership dues or requirements. Breakfast is $10 and free to those attending without breakfast. RSVP to 412-623-9029.

Columbus Day

Hilltoppers of Scott Township will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Covenant-Community Presbyterian Church. Bring lunch to eat at noon. Dessert is provided. Celebrate Columbus Day with patriotic songs presented by singer Joe Moratto. For details, call 412-341-8640.

Classes for seniors

Chartiers Houston Community Library plans the following classes for ages 50 and older:

• Basic computer, 6 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30. $3 per class.

• Lunch & Learn-Understanding Medicare, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11.

For details, call 724-745-4300.

Senior driving

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

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

Senior events

The Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park, Upper St. Clair, offers the following events:

• Card & Game Club meets 1:30-4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. Tables and refreshments provided. The club is free and open to the public.

• Pickleball, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays. C&RC members and USC residents: punch card for 10 sessions or drop-in fee of $3 per session. Surrounding community residents: punch card $35 for 10 sessions, drop-in fee of $4 per session.

Call Amy Kerman at 412-221-1099 ext. 603 with questions.

Pickle Ball

Collier Township Parks and Recreation offers pickle ball for seniors ages 60+, 2-3 p.m. Mondays, through Oct. 21 at the new courts in Collier Park.

Learn the game and strategy while getting exercise. Both singles and doubles are welcome. Cost is $50 for residents, $60 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required.

Visit or sign-up at the parks office.

Caregiver training

Home Instead Senior Care will sponsor Alzheimer’s care training at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the center in Bethel Park. Caregivers will learn to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for a loved one. To register, call 412-595-7554.

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