Fitzgerald Announces Special Events in Celebration of Older Americans Month

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today proclaimed May “Older Americans Month” in Allegheny County and announced six special events to celebrate and show appreciation for older adults in our community.

“Older Americans Month was first proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and we are proud to continue the tradition of acknowledging and honoring the contributions of older adults in Allegheny County,” said Fitzgerald. “The theme for Older Americans Month 2012 is ‘Never Too Old to Play,’ and we have a number of fun and engaging events planned for our older residents.”

The following special events are free and open to all older adults:

Salute to the Oldies – Sunday, May 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Musical entertainment featuring Cher, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra impersonators

Location: Brookline Senior Center, 1900 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsoring Agency: Seton Center Inc.
Event Contact: Julie Jedlick, 412-344-4777

Picnic at the Lodge – Wednesday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Healthy aging expo, demonstrations, information booths, presentations

Location: Forest Hills/Westinghouse Lodge, 799 Barclay Avenue, Forest Hills
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Area Adult Services
Events Contact: Donna McLaughlin, 412-829-9250

Senior Games Hot Dog Roast – Friday-May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Senior games and activities and hot dog roast

Schenley Park Skating Rink, Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh
Sponsoring Agency: Citiparks
Event Contact: Ray Fisher, 412-422-6405

Spring Fling – Saturday, May 19, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Dinner dance with entertainment

Location: Hill House Association Auditorium, 1835 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsoring Agency: Hill House Association Senior Services
Event Contact: Dawn Owens, 412-392-4492

Playing in the Park – Thursday, May 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Picnic with fun, food, entertainment and prizes

Location: Renzie Park Blue Pavilion, McKeesport
Sponsoring Agency: LifeSpan Inc.
Event Contact: Kim Rollinson, 412-464-1300

Senior Day at Highland Park – Wednesday, May 30, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Senior community day and old-fashioned picnic

Location: Highland Park Rhododendron Pavilion, Pittsburgh
Sponsoring Agency: Lemington Community Services
Event Contact: Grace Kizzie, 412-362-7301

In addition, many senior community centers through Allegheny County are holding special events in celebration of Older Americans Month. For information on these events, visit the Department of Human Services Senior Community Centers.

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