Seniors – Feb. 26

Published Feb 19, 2014 at 6:05 am (Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm)

Musical memories

Adult Interest Center at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon, meets at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Lunch is served at noon for $6.

Singer Steve Tori will sing oldies and romantic classics on Feb. 28. For details, call 412-343-8900.

Eldercare

American HealthCare Group will sponsor a free Eldercare & Wellness Lunch & Learn for caregivers at noon Feb. 27 at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District.

Strabane Trails

The River City Brass Band will perform at Strabane Trails Village at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. The event is free.

Seniors connect

Mt. Lebanon Public Library plans the following programs:

• Book Chat, 10 a.m. Feb. 28 and March 28.

• Conversation Salon, 10 a.m. March 4.

• Creative Connections, 2 p.m. March 5.

Nominees sought

The deadline to nominate and vote for Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer for its Salute to Senior Service program is March 1. Home Instead, Inc. recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.

To complete and submit an online nomination form, and to view official contest rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms can also be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

Caregiving series

Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Plan will sponsor Powerful Tools for Careivers, a six-week class starting March 3 and Inspiring New Solutions and Providing Individualized Resources and Education starting April 14 at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Classes are free. To register, call 412-864-2092.

Computer classes

Castle Shannon Library plans the following computer classes for age 50 and older:

• Intro to computers, 10:15 a.m. March 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14.

• Windows 8, 10:15 a.m. March 18, 19, 20. Bring your laptop.

• Skype, 10:15 a.m. March 26, 27. $5 for both classes.

Register at the library.

AFSCME meet

AFSCME Retired Chapter 13 sub-chapter #8402 will meet at 1 p.m. March 11 at the Frank Sarris Public Library, N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg. All retired state and municipal employees are welcome.

Senior lunch

Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, will hold a seniors lunch at noon March 11. Lunch will include hamantashen, musical entertainment and a special Purim craft. Suggested donation is $5. Wheelchair accessible. RSVP to Barb at 412-278-2658 or barb@chabadsh.com.

Hilltoppers meet

The Hilltoppers of Scott Township will meet March 12 at Covenant-Community Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for fellowship. Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at noon. Dessert will be provided and beverages will be available.

After lunch and a brief business meeting, the Keystone Choir will entertain. Visitors welcome; new members needed. For more information, call 412-341-8640.

• “Best of Broadway Show” day trip with The Lettermen on March 14. Travel to Eastlake, Ohio. Cost is $93. For details, call 412-279-0406.

Luncheon/movie

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department announces a senior luncheon and movie matinee on March 18 at the Rec Center for seniors and their adult guests (Mt. Lebanon residency not required).

Speaker Kevin Kramer will discuss memory maintenance and brain exercises.

Check-in is at 10:30 a.m.

Fee of $6, due by March 14, includes a hot lunch buffet, speaker, 50/50 raffle and movie. Preregistration is a must. Walk-ins are not encouraged and will only be accepted if space permits. A late fee will be charged.

Call 412-343-3409 for more information.

Free events

Vanadium Woods Village, Scott Township, plans the following free events:

• Johnny Angel will sing songs from the Great American Pop Song Boon at 2:30 p.m. March 14.

• Credit and Debit Card Fraud Seminar at 2:30 p.m. March 27.

To register, call 412-221-2900.

Alzheimer’s Care

Home Instead Senior Care will sponsor an Alzheimer’s Care training workshop at 6 p.m. March 25. Learn to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for a loved one. RSVP to 412-595-7554.

Bus trip

Peters Township Parks and Rec Center will sponsor a senior bus trip, “Bundles of Fun,” on March 27. Tour the Bedford area: Fisher’s Country Store, Oak Spring Winery, Marzoni’s Brick Oven, Boyer Candy Company, Benzel’s Pretzel Bakery, and more. Depart at 6:30 a.m., return about 7 p.m. Cost is $116. For details, call 724-942-5000.

Tax help

AARP tax help will be available from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through April 7 at the Bridgeville Public Library.

Must present a social security card, photo ID and proof of bank account number.

Call 412-221-3737 or visit the library to register. Arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a new IRS form that is required this year.

Senior support

Senior Social & Support Network is a new group meeting at the Bethel Park Public Library. To register, call Pat Hirsh at 412-854-8166.

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