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East Vandergrift Adult Activity Center

400 McKinley Ave, East Vandergrift, PA  15629

Supervisor:  Linda Wirtz-Conrad  lwirtzconrad@comcast.net   Phone: 724-568-2692   Fax: 724-567-2230

Notices and Upcoming Events

Check below to keep informed about the East Vandergrift Sewer Project

and how it might impact Center access.

No Zumba

on August 4

Rivers Casino Trip

August 21

Beginner Bridge Classes

Fridays @ 12:30

The Next Regular Bike Riding Day will be on July 31 @ 8:30 @ Roaring Run. 

Activities and News

PrimeTime Health

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.

 

Zumba Gold

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.

 

Line Dancing

Mondays @ 1:00 p.m.

 

YMCA Exercise

Seated exercises geared toward seniors.

Tuesdays @ 10:15

Yoga

Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many of the health challenges facing seniors.  Wednesdays @ 10:00

 

Tai Chi

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

 

Indoor Walking

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.

 

Wii Games

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.  Checks are available on the first Monday and the second and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:30 a.m

 

Ask the Nurse

Identify health problems early.  Find needed health care and social services.  Learn preventive health practices and stay as healthy as possible.

 

Pharmacist

Get advice as to managing your medications.

 

Nutrition

Learn about healthy cooking and eating.

 

Older News

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.

 

9/4/2013 - Today we were visited by Congressman Keith Rothfus.  He was presented with a "Champion of Seniors" plaque by the National Grange. 

 

Social Activities

Keep your mind sharp and your spirits high by participating in our social activities.

 

Bingo

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 free bingos. One is sponsored by West Haven Manor,

the other by Saxony Health Center.

 

Card Parties

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.

 

Card Games

A game of cards or other games often take place before or after lunch.

 

Volunteering

The Center needs volunteers to operate.  From fundraising, helping with meal distribution, decorating, and paperwork, your help is appreciated.

 

Membership

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

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.

 

Older News

  

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.

 

Name Change

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.

 

E.V. Sewer Project

7/24/2014 - The sewer project is working on Chambers St. near the railroad tracks.  The Gas Company is still a block or two away.  We are still able to enter the church parking lot from either Kennedy or McKinley Avenues.

7/8/2014 - The gas line work has just entered the far end of our block. Those who need to do so may still park on the street near the Center.

6/29/2014 - McKinley Ave was closed while the contractor was saw cutting the pavement.

6/27/2014 - We have been told that the Gas Companyís Contractor will start the McKinley Ave project on Monday, June 30.  We have not been told where on McKinley they will start or when they will actually start digging. That be followed by the Sewer Line Construction.  We do not know if any of this will require our Centerís closing but it will affect access to the Center.   We expect detours, parking limitations, and some difficulty crossing streets.  We will keep you informed as the construction progresses. The entire project will take nine months to complete.

 

Volunteer Program

Much of what we do here at the center is accomplished by our members and volunteers. We ask our members and volunteers to help make a difference for everyone at the center. There are opportunities in many areas and programs for people to lend a helping hand. There is no greater reward than the smile on someone's face for helping to make a difference in their life.

If you are interested in volunteering or lending a helping hand, please contact the Supervisor at (724) 568-2692.

             Volunteer Programs

         Assist in serving lunch at the Center

         Building Maintenance

         Clerical and Office Work

         Hospitality

         Fund Raising

         Center Advisory Committee

 

News

5/3/2014 - Trash 'N Treasure Sale

We had to rush our sale to match the town's yard sale.  They had to rush their date because they will soon be digging up the town to install a new sewer system.  Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and generosity of donors, we had a very productive day.

 

4/11/2014  - Taxes

We again thank the AARP, Trish, and all of her team for providing free income tax

 

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.

 

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  ksmazur@comcast.net

Phone:   724-335-8597

Fax:       724-335-3075

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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