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East Vandergrift Center for Active Adults

400 McKinley Ave, PO Box 446, East Vandergrift, PA  15629

Supervisor:  Dee Wilson  dominicawilson@comcast.net   Phone: 724-568-2692   Fax: 724-567-2230


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Notices and Upcoming Events

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Rivers Casino Trip

Special Day!

Tuesday, August 14

Cost $25

Get $30 in Free Play.

Departs at 9:00 a.m.

from the Franklin Avenue parking lot.

Call the Center for more information.

The Rivers is giving the $30 slot play, rather than the usual $15 slot and $5 food, for this special Tuesday date.




Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.


Tai Ji Quan:

Moving for Better Balance.

During the Summer Break, Tai Chi will be offered only on Tuesdays, June 12, 19, and 26 @ 9:30.  These are followed by the YMCA exercise. 

The regular schedule returns on Monday, July 9.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m.



Line Dancing

Mondays @ 11:00


Mahjongg Games

Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30



NO BIKING June 20 - Rain

Regular biking is Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 a.m. @ Roaring Run Parking Lot.


Dates to Remember

Check the Newsletter for more details.

June 25 Farmers Market @ 9:00

June 26 Speaker @ 11:00

June 28 advisory meeting @ 8:30

June 28 - Painting @ 10:30

July 5th Coin Bingo @ 1:00

July 12th Craft @ 11:00 

July 13th Afternoon Cards @ 12:45 

July 17th Sunrise Healthcare @ 11:00 

July 19th Aviary@ 9:00 

July 20th at 1:00 p.m. Bel Air Bingo 

July 26th Carnival @ 9:00 

July 27th Medicare Fraud Talk @ 11:00 



For Westmoreland County Residents

Qualifying details are listed below.


Our Centers


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


Click Here for a list of all distribution locations in Westmoreland County


For our Armstrong County residents:  Armstrong AAA reports that your Farmers Market vouchers will be distributed on Thursday, June 28, from 9:00-11:30, at the Apollo and Leechburg senior centers.  Please contact those centers for more information.


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 eligible

Individuals 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.


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.


Line Dancing

Mondays @ 11:00


YMCA Exercise

Tuesdays @ 10:15



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



Join us at Roaring Run for a morning bike ride.  Wednesdays @ 9:00, weather permitting.  Check above for final go/no go decision.


Tai Chi


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.



Learn about healthy cooking and eating.


Social Activities

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



Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Two $200 Progressive Jackpots

Magic Number Bingo

Five Specials


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.



Casino Trips


Music Jam Sessions

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.


Bridge Lessons


Mah Jongg Games



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


         Fund Raising

         Center Advisory Council



You must be 50 years or older to join.  A yearly $24 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.




The East Vandergrift Center for Active Adults, (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.

The Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center, Inc. is located at:

1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington, PA 15068

Bonnie Dudek, Executive Director   bdudek2@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.


For Closings Watch: 

WTAE Channel 4 or Click Here.

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