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.

 Fox Chapel Area School District senior citizens are invited to attend the high school fall play dress rehearsal of The Imaginary Invalid, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 7, high school auditorium.  Requested reservations.  Call: (412) 967-2443.

 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.

 Gateway North AARP #3586 trips – Dec. 10 Oglebay Resort for “Magic of Christmas.”  For info, call Rose (724) 452-4049.

 Glenshaw AARP #3744 meeting, 7 p.m., Oct. 9, Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, 3200 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw.  Octoberfest theme.  A rep from Rite Aid will administer flu shots.

 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group meets 1 p.m. Thurs., Family Resource Center, 216 North Washington Street, Butler.  Sponsored by Butler Memorial Hospital.  For info, call (724) 284-4894.

 GriefShare, 6:30-8:30 p.m., thru Nov. 15, Hampton Presbyterian Church, 2942 E. Hardies Rd., Gibsonia.  To register, call (724) 443-3201 or

 Home Instead Senior Care® is offering a unique approach to help area families in Northwest Allegheny County manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  Free training is available for families at

 Nu-Beginnings II, a social group of widows and widowers meets at Christ Church Grove Farm.  For meeting times, call (412) 741-6248 or

 Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring, help your child learn to read. If you’re 50 or older you’ll be trained. Tutor training sessions are Dec. 4 & 11, downtown Macy’s. For details, call John (412) 232-2021 or

 Open Your Heart to a Senior (NCHO program), needs substitute drivers & ride-along dispatchers for the Free Rides for Seniors shuttle.  For details, contact Kerry, (412) 449-0151.

 Open Your Heart to a Senior (NCHO program), has volunteer opportunities – leaf raking & snow shoveling for seniors.  For details, contact Nancy, at (412) 307-0069 or

 Parkwood Suburban North Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals to the elderly, homebound and disabled.  Meals on Wheels services Hampton & southern Richland townships.  Call (412) 486-7115.

 Perrymont North AARP #2291 meeting, 11:30 a.m., 3rd Thurs, of the month, Nov. 15, basement of Northmont United Presbyterian Church, Rt. 19, McCandless.  Prospective members are invited to visit and consider becoming members.

 Primetimers, noon, first Thurs of the month, Christ Church Grove Farm, Ohio Twp.  Meetings include a meal, a devotion and a program.  For info, call (412) 741-4900 or visit

 St. Alexis Over 50 Trips, November, Light-Up Night on the Majestic; November, Chadwick 20-piece Orchestra Christmas Show; December, Meadows & Oglebay Lights.  For info, call Rose (724) 728-2563.

 UPMC Senior Communities offers independent living & personal care.  For details, call 1-800-324-5523.