Senior Citizen Social / Recreation Activities

These are just a sampling of activities that are available. Check your community organizations for activities in which you can participate.

Topic Resource Description
Senior Training and Employment Agency on Aging – Senior Training & Employment Work experience and training opportunities are available 
for persons age 55+ who meet income guidelines.
  Foster Grandparent Program 412-263-3163
Seniors who are 60+ and meet income eligibility requirements receive free training and a tax free stipend by working with children.
  AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program 412-434-6533
Seniors who are 55+ and meet income eligibility requirements receive free training and job placement.
Educational Opportunities Carlow College They offer a program Weekend College for non traditional students.
  Carnegie Mellon University Their program Academy for Lifelong Learning provides a variety of learning opportunities for a modest annual fee.
  Community College of Allegheny They offers up to 2 classes free for people age 65+.
  Duquesne University They offers classes at a 50% discount for people age 60+
  Elderhostel Pittsburgh Offers one day trips within the city and its popular week long travel program.
  LaRoche College Their program Senior Enrichment Opportunities offers classes for a non credit fee of $100 for people age 62+.
  University of Pittsburgh Their program Third Age Learning Community provides a variety of learning opportunities for people age 55+ at reduced fees.
  SeniorNet This program provides computer instruction to adults age 50 and older. The Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania is the local sponsor of SeniorNet.
Senior Centers Agency on Aging Senior Community Centers
Senior Centers are places for older adults to make new friends or gather with old friends, share a meal and get involved in a variety of activities. A shared lunch meal is also available Monday through Friday in the senior centers.
The closest centers to Mt. Lebanon are in Carnegie, Bridgeville, Dormont and Bethel Park.

For a list of centers, please click on www.paseniorcenters.org/County/Allegheny/
Many of the centers including the above are affiliated with LifeSpan Community Resource Centers. Lifespan can be contacted at 412-464-1300.

Volunteer Opportunities Senior Companion Program Volunteer to provide companionship for people who live alone. Must be 60+ and in good health. Depending on income you may be eligible to receive a stipend for your services.
  PALs (People Able to Lend Support 800-988-0706
Sponsor by Highmark, this program provides services such as grocery shopping, rides to doctor appointments and friendly phone calls.
  South Hills Interfaith Ministries 412-854-9120
Help is needed to tutor students, in the food pantry, clothing room and office support.
  Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania 412-734-9330
Volunteer to help counsel seniors with handling health insurance issues or with the meals on wheels program.
  SCORE Retired business people counsel individuals interested in starting a business.
  United Way of Allegheny County 412-456-6796
Numerous opportunities exist to volunteer.