AgeWell Pittsburgh

AgeWell Pittsburgh, a collaborative program of the JCC, the Jewish Association on Aging and Jewish Family & Children’s Service, offers a one-stop resource that links older adults, their family members, friends and caregivers.
Call 412-422-0400 or visit AgeWellpgh.org

AgeWell at the JCC

February 2017 Program Calendar

 

News!

Senior Center Accreditation Logo

The JCC and Familylinks are pleased to announce that their respective Senior Centers, AgeWell at the JCC and Vintage Inc., have achieved National Senior Center Accreditation, making these two centers the first in western Pennsylvania to have achieved such a milestone. Read more about our Senior Center Accreditation

NCOA News: Three Centers Earn Accreditation


 

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AgeWell at the JCC formerly receives senior center accreditation plaque at the recent National Institute for Senior Center’s conference in Philadelphia.

 

 

Allegheny County Senior Centers
Meet Our New Staff

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Marsha Mullen has been appointed to the newly created position within the AgeWell office as: Program Coordinator for Healthy Aging.  Prior to joining the AgeWell office, she served as the Assistant Fitness Director at the JCC for the past 10 years.  In her new role, Marsha will be coordinating new and ongoing  health and wellness programs for older adults through Agewell, while also continuing her work with the  phase III Cardiac Rehab program, personal training and teaching group exercise classes within the Fitness & Wellness Department.


 

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Debbie Marcus, originally from England, joins the AgeWell at the JCC Staff as a part-time Program Coordinator. In this newly established position, Debbie will be drawing from her experience as an entrepreneur, having managed her own business, combined with her considerable experience with communal groups to introduce new, exciting evening events and day trips for our 60+ year old participants. Debbie can be reached at: [email protected], 412-339-5405, or feel free to stop in and meet her in the AgeWell at the JCC Program Office, Room 201.

 

The following programs are supported by Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging (ACAAA) and are open to anyone who is 60 years of age or older and a resident of Allegheny County. A one-time registration must be completed in Room 201. Bring a photo ID with your date of birth.

Information and Assistance
Hours
Got questions? We have answers! Come to the Adult Office, Room 201, if you need assistance. Walk-ins welcome; appointments preferred.
Monday through Friday 9-11 am and 1-3 pm

Voter Registration
Register to vote, change your party or change your address with the Department of Elections in Room 201.

Mind-Full Monday Lectures
Guest speakers on pertinent subjects.
Mondays, 1:15 pm
Levinson B. No fee

Wednesday Afternoon at the Cinema
Watch newly released or classic movies on our 52-inch plasma screen television.
Wednesdays, 1:15 pm
Room 202. No fee

PALS Book Club
Join in monthly discussions. Books are supplied at the beginning of the month.
Last Thursday of the month,1:15 pm
Room 204. No fee
PALS Book Clubs are supported by Highmark® and the Allegheny County Library Association.

Got Shabbat Spirit?
Welcome the Sabbath with your friends and the children of the Early Childhood Development Center.
Fridays, 10:30 am.
Ostrow Palm Court

Tablet Café
Open Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11am. On Thursday, “Ask Kathy”–Bring a question to Kathy for Technical advice.

Darlene Cridlin is contact for that program [email protected] 412-697-3517

Call Sybil Lieberman 412-697-3514.

Jewish Aging Mastery Program

JAMP, through the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Mondays and Wednesdays, November 7 December 19. 6:30-8 pm. $118. (Register with a friend by October 28 and pay $118 for two.) Contact Marsha Mullen, 412-339-5415

Hebrew Literature
Readings from a variety of Hebrew periodicals with Dave Dinkin. Tuesdays, 10-11 am. No fee

Schmooze about Jews
in the News
Join Dave Dinkin as he discusses the latest local, national and international news… with a Jewish twist.Tuesdays, 11 am-noon. No fee

Yiddish Conversation
Join Group Leader Mary Marks and speak Yiddish with your friends. Tuesdays, 10-11 am. No fee

Israeli Folk Dancing
Cherie Maharam and Lynn Berman lead a class for beginners and then a dance-by-request session in the Kaufmann Dance Studio. Thursdays, ongoing, 7:30 pm
$3 suggested donation

Jewish History Class
Led by Professor Alex Orbach. Ongoing class, Fridays, 9:30-10:20 am. No fee

Current Events Class
Hear guest rabbis and speakers discuss politics and current events. Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am. Ostrow Palm Court. No fee

JCC Choral Group
Open to JCC members who like to sing. We are looking for new
participants. Join us! Thursdays, 10 am. No fee

Wechsler Bridge Program
Duplicate Bridge: Advanced bridge for serious players. Please bring a partner. Gary Goetz, Director. Wednesdays, ongoing, 12-3:30 pm. $7

Elder Express
Call 412-422-0400.
Elder Express provides regularly
scheduled van service to people
age 65 and older. If you live in the 15217 zip code and are registered with Access, you are automatically registered for
Elder Express. Round trip for $3. Get a schedule in Room 201.

Register in Room 201 for:

  • OPT/ACCESS
  • Bus passes
  • Elder Express

Bring photo ID with your date of birth.

What: The course combines trainer presentations with group discussions, memory checks, and skill-building exercises and provides an innovative educational program for people with mild memory concerns. The course is taught by certified volunteer trainers in a fun, interactive classroom environment.

When: Each course is two hours, once per week, for four consecutive weeks.
$35
Next session coming soon!

Where: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh-Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations.

Please contact Ellie Bruner at 412-904-5960 for more information.

What: This program promotes successful physical activity for people with arthritis, arthritis self-management and walking safely and comfortably. Walk with Ease encourages participants to continue their walking program and explore other exercise and self-management programs that deliver proven benefits for people with arthritis.

When: Each course is one hour, three times per week, for six consecutive weeks.

Where: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Please contact Marsha Mullen at 412-339-5415 for more information, or to sign up for an interest list.

Are you on top of your medications? Are your medications working for you? Do you understand your medications? If you answer “no” to any of these questions, we have a program for you!

HomeMeds Medication Assurance, Partners in Care Foundation, is a consultation that addresses medication safety by identifying potential adverse medication effects due to duplication of medications. Medication errors can be serious, costly, common and preventable.

  • If you have multiple doctors prescribing medications
  • If you use more than one pharmacy to fill your prescriptions
  • If you take over-the-counter vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements,homeopathic remedies, creams, gels or lotions
  • If you take any over-the-counter remedies with medicationsprescribed by a physician

What: Medication errors are serious, costly, common and preventable. Bring in your prescription and over-the-counter medications and home remedies to the JCC.

When: By appointment only

Where: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Please contact Sharon Feinman at 412-697-3533 for more information, or to sign up for an interest list.

 

If you are an adult with an ongoing health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety or any other chronic condition, we can help you take charge of your life. View PDF

Sponsored by: United Way of Allegheny County, Highmark, and the Allegheny County Medical Society
Click here to register

Please contact Amy Gold, 412-697-3528.

Contact Us

Squirrel Hill

Sybil Lieberman: 412-697-3514

South Hills

Elaine Cappucci: 412-446-4773


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