Presents for Patients Celebrating 33 Seasons of Giving

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Nothing lights up the eyes of elderly patients living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities more than the visiting neighbors and children. Individuals, families, businesses and civic groups have long recognized the importance of giving back by simply adding a visit to a local nursing home patient as part of their Christmas tradition.  [Read more…]

Presents for Patients®

Presents for Patients® will kick-off the 29th season on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5  to 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas’ Gibsonia Campus, 5827 Meridian Road.  The free Christmas celebration is open to the community, inviting families and neighbors for a night under the stars as  St. Barnabas lights the 90-foot Christmas tree.

Activities include Zambelli fireworks display, musical entertainment, hot chocolate by a toasty bonfire and sing along to Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served.

Kevin Benson from WPXI-TV will be holding live coverage interviews with Presents For Patients® spokesperson Valerie Wilden. As the night comes to an end, guests can pose with Santa Claus for keepsakes!

PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® was founded in 1984 by St. Barnabas president William V. Day. The program has granted gifts and holiday visits for more than 431,113 patients in facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia and South Carolina. PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® mission is to see that every patient in a long-term care facility receives a holiday visit or a gift.  The goal of PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® has always been to touch the lives of nursing home patients through kindness and generosity of spirit.

The Tree-Mendous Light Up and PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® celebration is open to the public. RSVP by calling 724-443-0700, ext. 5310 or e-mail ltassos@stbarnabashealthsystem.com.

November 2012 Happenings for Seniors

November Happenings for Seniors

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meets at 7 p.m., the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at Orion, 4361 William Flynn Hwy.  Sponsored by Orion Personal Care Residence.  Call (412) 337-6731.

 Alzheimer’s Support Group, meets 10-11:30 a.m., the 2nd Saturday of the month, Christ Church, North Hills, 5910 Babcock Blvd.  For info, call Karen (724) 934-0048.

 Arden Courts, 1125 Perry Highway, offers a support group for families dealing with dementia.  Meets every 3rd Weds. of the month.  Call (412) 369-7887. [Read more…]

Happenings for Seniors

Happenings for Seniors

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meets at 7 p.m., the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at Orion, 4361 William Flynn Hwy.  Sponsored by Orion Personal Care Residence.  Call (412) 337-6731.

 

Alzheimer’s Support Group, meets 10-11:30 a.m., the 2nd Saturday of the month, Christ Church, North Hills, 5910 Babcock Blvd.  For info, call Karen (724) 934-0048.

 

Arden Courts, 1125 Perry Highway, offers a support group for families dealing with dementia.  Meets every 3rd Weds. of the month.  Call (412) 369-7887.

 

Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner & Auction, Oct. 11, at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  For details on sponsorships and tickets, call (412) 622-9239 or vanhornpa@upmc.edu.

 

Friendship Group for Visually Impaired, Men’s Group meets every Weds. 1-3:15 p.m., Knitting & Crocheting Circle meets every Weds.  1-3:15 p.m., Monthly Meeting 2nd Thurs. of each month 1:15-3:15 p.m., The Lunch Bunch meets 4th Thurs. of every month 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Talking Book Club meets 1st Mon. of each month 1-2:30 p.m.  For info, call 724-444-0064. [Read more…]