(Previously Known as East Vandergrift Senior Center)
Notices and Upcoming Events
Winter is Here! For Closings Watch: WTAE Channel 4 or Click Here.
Line Dancing Returns
Monday March 10 @ 1:00 p.m.
Mondays @ 9:30 a.m.
Blood Pressure Checks
are available on the first Monday and the second and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Beginning Feb. 7, 2014 thru April 11, 2014
FRIDAY’S ONLY - 9 a.m. to Noon
By Appointment Only! Call Now.
Activities and News
The Prime Time Health Program focuses on health promotion and disease prevention activities for older Pennsylvanians. The overall goal is to promote optimum health and well being with a special focus on exercise, nutrition, chronic conditions, injury prevention and medication management.
The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults.
Mondays @ 9:30 a.m.
Mondays @ 1:00 p.m.
Seated exercises geared toward seniors.
Tuesdays @ 10:15
Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many of the health
challenges facing seniors. Wednesdays @ 10:00
Wednesdays @ 10:00
Tai Chi is the most popular form of exercise on the earth. The millions of people who practice it are living a more active life than those who don't. Western doctors are now recommending it to their patients, especially the elderly. Thursdays @ 10:00
Strong Bones Exercise
Participants do range of motion exercises with or without leg and hand weights.
Fridays @ 10:15
Follow along with a video that gives you an alternate workout to walking around a track.
AARP Driver Exercise
Daily flexibility exercises as recommended by the AARP Driver Safety Program.
Play bowling, tennis or baseball.
Blood Pressure Checks
Keep tabs on your blood pressure. Consider some of our exercise and nutrition to help maintain good pressure.
Ask the Nurse
Identify health problems early. Find needed health care and social services. Learn preventive health practices and stay as healthy as possible.
Get advice as to managing your medications.
Learn about healthy cooking and eating.
Although January's winter weather and closings dampened activities a bit, we bounced back with a good February and March. Congratulations to all.
4/12/2013 - Taxes
We again thank the AARP, Trish, and all of her team for providing free income tax service. 132 members and guests received tax preparation and filing while others had questions answered.
Keep your mind sharp and your spirits high by participating in our social activities.
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Regular games $1.00 per lap board
Two $200 Progressive Jackpots (paper)
Magic Number Bingo
Five Specials (paper)
Also check our calendar for a free bingo sponsored by West Haven Manor.
Second Friday of the month 500 Card Party at 1:00 PM. Cost is $2.00.
Fourth Friday of the month Variety Card Party at 7:00 PM. Cost is $2.00.
Rivers Casino Trips
Music Jam Sessions
1st and 3rd Friday at 1:00 p.m. - Listen to a variety of music.
4th Friday at 1:00 p.m. - Enjoy a Country Jam Session.
A game of cards or other games often take place before or after lunch.
The Center needs volunteers to operate. From fundraising, helping with meal distribution, decorating, and paperwork, your help is appreciated.
You must be 50 years or older to join. A yearly $20 membership donation will give you a membership card and the monthly newsletter will be mailed to you.
Lunch reservations are needed no later than 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, before the week you plan to attend.
Lunch is served:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Noon.
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Pickup your daily meal ticket at the front desk.
5/29/2013 - Commissioner Ted Kopas stops by for a visit.
We were very pleased to welcome Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas to our Center. Following lunch, Commissioner Kopas gave a short speech reflecting how we prevailed against the threat of closing just one year ago.
"You really came a long way and answered the challenge that was presented to you, and that doesn't happen all of the time. So congratulations, thank you, and keep it up. Everyone thinks this is a special place." Those were very kind words from Commissioner Kopas and we thank him for all of his support.
1/6/2014 - Zumba Gold Has Arrived
We had a successful start for our new Zumba Gold Class. There were good reviews from the participants. Come and give it a try and bring a friend. Zumba is on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
12/12/2013 - Special Turkey Dinner
Last year, an anonymous donor(s) provided the $6,000 of additional funding needed to keep our Center open. This year that same donor treated our members to a catered turkey dinner. We thank him, her, or them.
It was the second time in a month our dining hall was full. We would also like to thank Ed Kolakowski who brought his accordion and provided us with live holiday music, as well as Patty, John and Shirley, who decorated the hall and upper room.
11/14/2013 - Members Appreciation Dinner
We were pleased to offer our
members a free spaghetti dinner. About 70 dinners were served. The food was donated by Naser Foods and cooked by our volunteers. A large dessert assortment was supplied my our members. It was a great evening for our organization.
9/27/2013 - Hours of Operation
The Westmoreland County Commissioners have voted to amend our fiscal contract to reinstate our previous hours of operation. We will go from the current 32.5 hours to 37.5 hours. We have been researching new activities and the extended hours of operation should help with scheduling.
You may have noticed the name change at the top of this page. Our Board of Directors have adopted a name change from Senior Center to Adult Activity Center. As our Director Kathy Mazur said, "The name Adult Activity Center reflects our diverse adult population." It is a challenge for most centers to find programs that attract and bring in younger seniors who are needed for the sustainability of those centers.
9/4/2013 - Today we were visited by Congressman Keith Rothfus. He was presented with a "Champion of Seniors" plaque by the National Grange.
8/30/2013 - It was quite a week. We made it through the August 25 deluge that flooded roads and homes in the area. Over two inches of the four plus inch rain storm fell in one hour during bingo. On Friday we had our Annual Indoor Picnic. We had a good crowd and, with temperatures nearing 90, everyone was glad it was an indoor picnic.
8/18/2012 - Pirate Baseball Trip - The game was 16 innings long and the Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In spite of that, it was a great outing. Thanks to Avonmore's Karen for spearheading this trip that included us and New Kensington.
6/18/2013 - It's been a busy month. We had the Farmers Market distribution listed below, served about 60 for the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, went to the Rivers Casino, and finished the five week Penn State Nutrition Program. The recipes can be found on our Links Page.
6/6/2013 - We were happy to assist the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging in the distribution of Farmer's Market Vouchers to nearly 120 qualifying residents of Westmoreland County.
The East Vandergrift Adult Activity Center, (previously known as the East Vandergrift Senior Center) is part of the Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation.
1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington, PA 15068
Kathy Mazur, Director email@example.com
For information and services available to Seniors see: www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/aging
This project is funded in part by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, the PA Department of Aging and the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Current hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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