Week of Aug. 20

Published Aug 20, 2014 at 5:46 am (Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 8:46 am)

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga for Seniors is held 6-7 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 25 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Cost is $63. For more information, call Kathy Long at 412-835-6630.

Mature Driver classes

AAA East Central’s Mature Driver classes will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the South Hills AAA office on Fort Couch Road, Upper St. Clair: Aug. 27-28 (first-time class), Sept. 12 (renewal class), Oct. 16 (renewal class) and Dec. 9 (renewal class). Courses are $18 for AAA members; $25 for non-members. To enroll, call 412-365-7211.

Free home safety inspections

Trained Safety for Seniors volunteers with Open Your Heart to a Senior will conduct a brief but thorough free home safety assessment using a written checklist making recommendations for family members to adjust/remove potential hazards. They install smoke alarms (if needed) and leave seniors with a bag of safety items, including a flashlight and fresh batteries, a bath mat, night light and other helpful items. After the check has been completed, seniors qualify for either a free grab bar or an indoor railing installed at no charge. For information, contact Cathy Pschirer at North Hills Community Outreach at 412-307-0069 ext. 3313 or clpschirer@nhco.org.

• Volunteers are also needed to help with safety inspections. To register for an upcoming service day, contact Jeffrey Holmes at holmesj@fswp.org or 412-661-1670 ext. 613.

• Volunteers are needed to help seniors with light yard work this summer, in all neighborhoods, to help plant flowers and mow seniors’ lawns. Time commitment is flexible. To volunteer, call 412-307-0071 or email allegheny@openyourhearttoasenior.org.

Caregiving series

Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Plan sponsors Inspiring New Solutions and Providing Individualized Resources and Education at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Classes are free. To register, call 412-864-2092.

Hilltoppers meet

The Hilltoppers of Scott Township are planning a day trip, “Fun and Truths of Mid-Life,” to the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown on Oct. 1. Cost of $88 includes bus transportation, lunch at Green Gables Restaurant, the show and all tips. Sign up as soon as possible with a $25 reservation deposit. Full payment due by Sept. 1. For more information, call 412-279-0406.

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