1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington, PA 15068
Supervisor: Tara Kazmer
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Tai Ji Quan:
Moving for Better Balance.
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 1:00
Thursdays @ 10:45
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Dates to Remember
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May 14 - Hoagie Delivery
May 15 - Greenwood
May 17 - Talk on Diabetes
May 22 - Westmoreland Community Action
May 25 - Picnic Lunch
May 28 - Center Closed
June 5 - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
June 12 - Care At Home
June 14 - Center Closed
June 19 - Three Rivers Hospice
June 20 - Center Closed
June 21 - Gateway Health
June 26 - Alle-Kiski Foundation
June 27 - Birthday Luncheon
June 29 - Farmersí Market vouchers
Save the date:
July 14 @ 3:00 Pizza Party Bingo
FARMERíS MARKET VOUCHERS DISTRIBUTION
(Qualifying details are listed below.)
Friday June 8 - 9:00am -12:00pm - Avonmore Center for Active Adults
458 Railroad St., Avonmore, 724-697-4014
Monday June 25 - 9:00am -12:00pm - East Vandergrift Center for Active Adults
400 McKinley Ave., East Vandergrift, 724-568-2692
Friday June 29 - 9:00am-12:00pm - New Kensington Center for Active Adults
1039 Third Ave., New Kensington, 724-335-8597
FARMERíS MARKET VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
The 2018 Farmerís Market Nutrition Program provides eligible seniors with vouchers to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provides four $5.00 checks to be used at participating Farmerís Markets from June 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. A list of participating Farmerís Markets will be available at the sign-up sites. Applicants must bring proof of age and residency. Examples of proof are:
∑ Driverís license
∑ Photo identification card
∑ AAA transportation card
∑ Birth Certificate
∑ Utility receipts
Social Security and Medicare cards are not acceptable forms of identification.
Homebound individuals may have someone apply for them with the required documentation of age and residency, as well as a completed proxy form. The proxy form will be available at the sign-up sites and the Area Agency on Aging office. The form requires both the signature of the senior and the individual picking up the vouchers, therefore, the proxy form needs completed prior to receiving the vouchers. Residents of nursing facilities, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes and convents are not eligibleIndividuals must be age 60 or older (as of December 31, 2018), a Westmoreland County resident and meet income guidelines. Income for all individuals residing in a household must be considered. Income for one person cannot exceed $22,459; for a couple $30,451. There is a one-time sign-up per season.
Activities & Programs
Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness 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.
Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many of the health challenges facing seniors. Mondays @ 10-11
and Thursdays @ 9-10:30
Blood Pressure Checks
Fridays at 9-11
Poor blood pressure can be an early indication of serious medical problems. This service is open to the public.
Every Wednesday at 10:30, we hold a Nutrition Education class for our members. There is always an interesting topic to discuss and learn about.
Educational Medical Programs
Some of our educational medical programs that are presented occasionally are listed below
Keep your mind sharp and your spirits high by participating in our social activities.
Table available Mon-Fri 8:30-4:00 PM
Click on the newsletter for this month's selection.
Tuesday @ 12:30 Open to the Public
Jackpot, Magic Number, Specials, Cherries & Cash
Bridge - Wednesdays 9:30-noon
500 - Friday 12:30-3:30
Our Center is more than just a place for a good meal and to meet friends. We run various programs for our members all year long that encourage participation. Our programs are designed based on the various desires of our members. From holiday celebrations to medical discussions, there is always something fun or educational going on at the Center.
∑ Educational Programs - We offer educational programs on a wide variety of subjects from nutrition to exercise classes including Tai Chi
∑ Health Screenings - The Center sponsors annual health screenings from our weekly blood pressure clinic to occasional stroke screenings. There is no cost to our members for these important services
∑ Holiday Celebrations - We have fun holiday celebrations for most major holidays. All older adults are invited to join in on the fun.
∑ Memorial Contributions - A special way to honor someone's memory or other occasion. Gifts of $25 or more will be placed on our Donor Wall. In Memorial are gifts of $50 or more. Gifts of any amount will be acknowledged.
∑ Computer Class - Free computer classes are available based on the fulfillment of 4 class participants. Please call the center for class availability.
∑ Treasure Corner - Our Treasure Corner is a resale shop open throughout the week. All donations of treasures are gratefully accepted ,but please, no shoes or clothing.
∑ Trips - We sponsor and advertise trips for our members to many places. Check with the Center or our newsletter to see what is available for this month.
Much of what we do here at the center is accomplished by our members and volunteers. From our Treasure Corner program to fund raising activities, 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 either the Supervisor or The Director at (724) 335-8597.
∑ Assist in serving lunch at the Center
∑ Building Maintenance
∑ Clerical and Office Work
∑ Assist with Health Screenings
∑ Fund Raising
∑ Center Advisory Committee
Project SEED addresses the problem of childhood hunger. Please learn about this great program.
Lunch reservations are needed no later than 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, before the week you plan to attend.
Lunch is served:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Noon.
Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
The center provides a variety of services and programs for older adults 50 years of age and older. Our current membership stands at approximately 2,000 center participants. Becoming a member of the Center is easy. A short initial application is required. From there, membership dues are $24 per year for full use of the Center and inclusion in all programs. It's that simple.
The Alle-Kiski Center for Active Adults (formerly New Kensington Senior Center) is part of the Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation.
The Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center, Inc. is located at:
1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington, PA 15068
Bonnie Dudek, Executive Director
For information and services available to Seniors see: www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/aging
Serving the communities of...
Allegheny Township, Arnold, Delmont, Export, Lower Burrell, Murrysville, New Kensington, Parnassus, Upper Burrell, Vandergrift, Washington Township, West Leechburg
Our hours are 8:30 am through 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The doors are always open to older adults who want to join the center.
The Alle-Kiski Senior Citizens Activity Center was founded on May 16th, 1975 by the Alcoa Retirees Club, led by T.J. Miller. The center is located at 1039 Third Avenue in New Kensington, PA in the former United Steel Workers building.
We enjoy a large and well furnished building that is easy to get to just outside of downtown New Kensington, PA. It is staffed with professionally trained personnel and volunteers who plan and assist with our variety of programs and activities. We operate outreach sites in 11 different communities and we operate two satellite centers in East Vandergrift (former East Vandergrift Senior Center) and Avonmore (former Avonmore Senior Center). It is our hope that we will be able to provide continuity for our members and continued growth of the center through our programs and volunteers for generations to come.
The center is funded in part by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the U.S. Administration of Aging, local city governments, center membership, and volunteer fundraising projects. Our facilities are in compliance with the "Americans With Disabilities Act" allowing easier access for handicapped and wheelchair bound elders.
Our center is governed by a fifteen member volunteer board of directors that oversees the operations of the center. We also have a member Advisory Committee comprised of center members that come up with new ideas, activities, and programs. We have currently 500 active members in association with the center. Once a month we publish a newsletter with information on future events. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, drop us an email with your mailing address.
Our meeting times are listed below. The public or interested parties are always welcome to attend.
Board of Directors - 4th Tuesday of Every Month at 4:15 pm
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