With the number of recreation programs sponsored by community centers and non profit groups, there is no reason for a senior citizen to feel that there is no place for them to go and just have a good time or get information they need regarding government programs. Senior Citizens have a lot to give and these agencies give them the opportunity to do some volunteer work and share their life experiences. Take a look at the ones here and you will get a good idea on what you will find in the senior citizen centers in Pittsburgh. If these are not convenient for you, contact your local community center, YMCA or other local organization and see what they have to offer. They can also refer you to other centers if they do not have programs available. So no more sitting around. Get out and show just what senior citizens can do.
Vintage East End
401 N. Highland
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Ph: (412) 361-5003
Fx: (412) 361-2737
Vintage East End has a lot of opportunities for senior citizens to learn new things, have a good time and make some new friends. Activities and Classes there is a wide choice to choose from including oil painting, low impact aerobics, billiards and book reviews.
Arbor Café, Dining Room & Home Delivered Meals Lunch is served in the dining room 5 days a week and delivered to home bound senior citizens.
They also have special performances and trips and a volunteer program where seniors can help other seniors.
They have a referral service to different services for senior citizens in Pittsburgh
Plum Senior Community Center
499 Center – New Texas Rd.
Plum, Pennsylvania 15239
They have plenty of special events going on, both fun and informational and overnight trips. And parties on holidays like St Patrick’s Day. And classes- Tai Chi Class Beginners Class, Computer Class, Book Club and Water Aerobics. They also deliver meals to the homebound senior citizens.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Squirrel Hill Location
5738 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
Phone: (412) 521-8010
Fax: (412) 521-7044
The programs at JCC are open to all senior citizens, 60 or older. Lunch is served daily. Reservations must be made by 1Pm the day before.
Strong Seniors Stay Young, strength-training class with light weights, Wednesdays, 10 am, $1/class.
T’ai Chi for Seniors, Wednesdays, through August 2, 1-1:45 pm, $30.
Beginner’s Drop-in Class, 1:45-2:30 pm, $1/class suggested donation, Sponsored in part by ACAAA.
This exercise program using hand-held weights, resistance bands and balls is free to seniors who use Highmark Security Blue, Freedom Blue, or Medigap Blue as their insurance provider. Participants receive a general membership to the JCC which includes the walking track, pool, weight room, and general locker rooms. Advance registration required.
AgeWell Pittsburgh offers a one-stop resource that links older adults, their family members, friends and caregivers to solutions for issues related to aging such as Recreational, social and wellness activities, Geriatric assessment, Care management, Adult day services, Caregiver services, Assisted living, nursing, rehabilitation or other residential care options, Transportation-Elder Express, Lunch programs, food pantry or home-delivered meals and Counseling and support groups.