Seniors living in the South Hills will have access to some new services and programming, thanks to a pilot project of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.
Through the support of the Jack Buncher Family Foundation, a new Senior Center will launch at the JCC South Hills this month.
Called AgeWell at the JCC-South Hills, the center will be based in a newly renovated space at the South Hills JCC and offer low-cost kosher-style grab-and-go lunches as well as a wide variety of services, classes and opportunities for socializing, according to JCC officials. The pilot is modeled and adapted from the Allegheny County-supported Senior Center, AgeWell at the JCC, which launched more than 40 years ago at the JCC’s Squirrel Hill facilities.
“With the growing number of seniors we’ve seen from community data, we believe this expansion of AgeWell at the JCC South Hills will provide vital and life-changing resources for our seniors and improve their overall well-being,” said Sharon Feinman, division director of AgeWell at the JCC, in a prepared statement.
AgeWell at the JCC-South Hills will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. The program includes:
• Kosher-style, grab-and-go lunches from 12:30-1:30 p.m. There will be seating options available. $3. Registration is required.
• Information and referral services
• Wellness programming
• Evidence-based and evidence-informed programs such as HomeMeds, Chronic Disease Management and Aging Mastery series
• Educational opportunities
• Social programs and volunteer opportunities
Those 60 and older can register to participate beginning on Feb. 14. Lunches and programming will begin on Feb. 21. PJC