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Allegheny County Senior Celebration in the Park

The first Allegheny County Senior Celebration in the Park was hosted by Allegheny County in May 2009 to celebrate Older American’s Month. The theme for the month, “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow,” prompted a celebration that included activities, food and demonstrations that promote a healthy lifestyle. The event enticed more than 2,500 older adults and 150 volunteers to the County’s South Park fairgrounds. Most of the guests arrived by ACCESS from one of 61 area Senior Centers. Nearly 100 providers of services of interest to older adults were present to inform. Entertainers, including headliner The Rick Purcell Band featuring Shari Richards, took the stage or performed among gathered guests. Guests had the opportunity to win donated prizes by visiting provider tables. Sponsors of the event included the Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging, and the County departments of Parks, Public Works and Special Events. Highmark contributed breakfast fare for those in attendance. The Senior Celebration in the Park was discontinued after 2011.

Senior Celebration 2011, Allegheny County Senior Celebration in the ParkBack to the Swingin' 60s, was a rockin' success!

More than 2,300 participants took advantage of FREE 

~ Transportation to and from the event from the 61 Allegheny County Senior Centers!
~ Morning refreshments and enhanced boxed lunch!
~ Health screenings and demonstrations!
~ On-going LIVE entertainment, and much, much more…

Enjoy a video of the 2011 Senior Celebration in the Park
Back to the Swingin' 60s Celebration Idol

Congratulations to Russell Bowe, the winner of the 2011 Celebration Idol contest.  Russell won

  • the 2011 Celebration Idol crown, sash and trophy and
  • a recording session at the Emmy Award-winning recording studio, Ya Momz House, LLC located in East Liberty to create a CD of the 60’s single he performed at the Senior Celebration, My Girl, by the Temptations.

Celebration Idol Contestents videos:

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Winning Performance

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Event Sponsors

Dignity and Respect Campaign
Fifth Third Bank

2010 Senior Celebration Event 

Event Sponsors

Fifth Third Bank
Dignity and Respect Campaign

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2009 Senior Celebration Event 

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