RCAC Mask Policy is as followed:
MODERATE RISK IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY: RCAC requests that you wear your mask while moving throughout the Center. RCAC also requests that those that are not vaccinated, always wear your mask while in Center.
SUBSTANTIAL RISK IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY: RCAC Staff and Volunteers will always wear mask while in Center. RCAC HIGHLY RECOMMENDS that those who are vaccinated wear a mask while inside building. RCAC also REQUIRES those who are not vaccinated, always wear a mask while in Center.
HIGH RISK IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY: RCAC will require that every person to wear a mask while in the Center, no matter vaccination status.
RCAC Executive Director will review the CDC Covid Data Tracker—COVID-19 Integrated County View weekly. As Level of Transmission changes so will the mask requirements.
RCAC BUS SERVICE
Riverview Community Action Corporation (RCAC) bus service for all Oakmont and Verona residents is back in operation. Service is available by reservations Monday – Friday from 9:00 am –3:00 pm. The following rules and procedures are still in effect at this time.
- Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 412-828-1062
- 3 people are allowed on the bus at a time.
- Face mask MUST be worn when on bus, no matter vaccination status.
- Drivers may refuse service if they feel you are sick.
- No one will be picked up without a reservation, no exceptions
- Trips to the Center are $2.00 ROUND TRIP!!!
Please call us with your questions or more information at 412-828-1062
From the Desk of the Director…
- In need of a Christmas gift…stop down to the center and check out the homemade crafts in the dining room.
- I just wanted to let everyone know there is no membership fee to come to the Center. If you see an activity you would like to attend, please come on down. Everyone is Welcome!
- Please remember to check the door to see our mask policy, Remember that the mask policy changes as the level of transmission changes in our area. I make sure to check the CDC Covid Tracker weekly.
- Just a reminder if you are using the RCAC bus to come to the Center it is ONLY $2.00 roundtrip!
- Watch your mailbox for our Annual Mail Appeal letter. Remember , RCAC is responsible for raising over 40% of its funding for program and services.
Have a great month!
RCAC will be closed on the following days:
Friday, December 24
Friday, December 31
There will be no home delivered meals and the RCAC bus will not run those days.
RCAC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Celebrate the Season with your RCAC friends and family. Michael A’s will be catering the lunch while the Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts string quartet fills the room with holiday music. Christmas Carols will be sung, games will be played with prizes awarded and everyone will receive a holiday treat bag. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the RCAC Food Pantry.
Thursday, December 16 at 12:00 pm
Reservations must be made and paid for by Thursday, December 9, 2021
New Year’s Lunch and Movie
**We fixed the sound so everyone will be able to hear.
Thursday, December 30 at 12:30pm
Cost: $10 per person.
The Movie – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase.
Kielbasa, hot dogs, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes is on the menu to bring you luck in the new year.
Reservations must be made and paid for by Monday, December 27.
Center Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 14 @ 12:00 pm
If you have an idea for a program, activity or a trip please come to the meetings. Meetings are open to everyone.
Minutes from the previous meeting can be found on the Center bulletin board.
RCAC offering Grab ‘N Go meals
Riverview Community Action Corporation (RCAC) is offering Grab ‘N Go meals for people 60 or older. Meals are sent to the Center in 5 day packs that must be picked up at the Center on Monday. Meals come with fruit juice and cheese sticks. We can also add milk at your request.
The meals are frozen and can be heated in the oven or microwave.
Suggested donation $1.25 per meal.
**Please register by the Thursday before by calling the Center.
Tuesday, December 7
11:00 am– 12:00 pm
Eye Care Clinic
Wednesday, December 15
9:15 am-1:15 pm
- Ocular health examination with dilation
- Evaluation and management of glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration
- Diabetic eye exams
Medicare Part B accepted, UPMC, and Cigna. Copays may apply. Self-pay also accepted
Please register or sign up at RCAC or call 412-828-1062.
UPMC Chronic Pain/ Chronic Conditions in the Senior Population
Thursday, December 9 at 11:30 am
“Strategies for improved self-management of chronic pain and other chronic conditions to maintain independence and promote a better quality of life.” Presented by a physical therapist from UPMC Centers for Rehab services.
Monday, December 6 and 20
Join Geri Sollinger as she teaches you the art of calligraphy.
Tuesday at 12:30 pm
RCAC has a variety of games from Twister Trivia, Ladder Ball, assorted board games and cards. Come join the fun and choose the game of your choice.
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS
Friday, December 10 @ 12:00 pm
Please call the Center if you are planning on attending so that we may make reservations.
Need a ride, give us a call and we will have the bus available to give you a ride. Cost is $2.00 round trip and we can only take 6 people. The bus leaves the Center at 11:30 am
Please note: If using the bus a mask must be worn, even if vaccinated.
Lunch at the Center
Spaghetti with Meatballs and Salad
Wednesday, December 8 at 12:00 pm
Please register by Friday, December 3rd.
ELAINE’S SOUP IS BACK!!!!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2— CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9— BEEF BARLEY SOUP
**Please order your soup by Tuesday before 12:00 pm.
**Please arrive after 12:00 pm on Thursday to pick up your soup
TAKE OUT CONTAINERS WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE DO NOT BRING IN CONTAINERS
Thursdays at 10:30 am
**No class December 16, 2021
Most chronic pain, joint degeneration, and recurring injuries are caused by the way we use our bodies – the way we sit, stand, and move throughout our lives. And our nervous system is responsible for telling us how to use our bodies. Our nervous system tells us which muscles to contract, when to release them, and how to hold our bodies when we’re just sitting or standing still. Clinical Somatics engages the nervous system in an active learning process that consists of very slow, focused, conscious movements. The movement techniques used in Clinical Somatics teaches the nervous system how to release chronic muscle tension and stand and move in natural, efficient ways so that you aren’t putting yourself in pain or doing damage to your body.
**This class requires a yoga matt and the ability to get up and down from the floor without assistance.
FITNESS CLASSES AT THE CENTER
Chair Yoga with Karen
Every Monday 10:30 am—11:15 am
This class involves moving through both seated and standing yoga poses to increase flexibility, balance, and range of motion.
Proper breathing & relaxation techniques will also be shared.
Tai Chi with Alice
Every Monday at 1:30 pm
*Reservations are required for this class. Please call 412-828-1062
‘LET’S GET MOVIN’ with Karen
Exercise class for everyone!!
Every Tuesday 10:30 am-11:15 am
This 45 minute class focuses on 3 key fitness areas-cardiovascular, strength, & flexibility. Modifications are shown throughout the class.
Cost: $3.00 per class or Purchase a Fitness Pass for $60 for 25 classes.
*Reservations are required these classes. Please call 412-828-1062
Line Dancing W/Roz
Fridays @ 10:00 am
Wednesday, Dec. 3 and 17 at 12:00 pm
Enjoy a boxed lunch with your friends at RCAC. Meals must be eaten at the Center. Menus TBD.
Suggested donation is $1.25.
Please make a reservations one week prior to the lunches.
IN-PERSON CCAC CLASSES
CCAC Boost Your Brain Health
Friday, December 3, 11:30am
Did you know that keeping your brain mentally fit is important to healthy aging? Enjoy fun games and activities that help improve memory, increase attention, and broaden thinking skills.
** Reserve a boxed lunch or bring your own.
Call Center to register 412-828-1062
CCAC CLASSES AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM
Movin’ with Marlon
Every Thursday at 10:00 am
Participants MUST call or email Beth to sign a waiver before your first class!
firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-237-2564
To Join Zoom class:
Meeting ID: 995 3215 8162
Cookin’ With Hilary
Thursday at 2:00 pm
DATES: Dec 9
**Contact RCAC for the recipes.
To Join Zoom Class
Meeting ID 956 0533 7679
Write Your Own Story
Wednesday @ 2pm
DATES: Dec. 8
To Join Zoom Class
Phone 1-301-715 8592
Meeting ID 988 5274 6716
Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:00 am
Cost: $13.00 per person
In the second half of the 19th century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain by engaging and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision inspired by the pre-industrial past. Their work deeply influenced visual culture in Britain and beyond.
Please call Center to register.
Not sure you are signed up for OPT/Access, please call the Center at 412-828-1062, so we can check for you.
If you sign up for an trip, please write it down. If you have to cancel, please call the center and OPT to cancel. We have had several people not show up for trips. We can not call you to remind you. If you can not go on a trip call RCAC Mon-Fri . ON WEEKEND, PLEASE CALL OPT DIRECTLY.
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH OPT/ACCESS TO GO ON THESE TRIPS
WHEN THERE IS A FEE FOR A TRIP, PAYMENT IS BY CHECK ONLY
Times are subject to change. Please call the center to verify times. We can not call each person. Also, if you need to cancel a trip, please call RCAC and let us know. If after business hours or a weekend, call OPT directly.
Our fitness room is ready to use. We have purchased a treadmill and exercise bike. There are also weights and dvd’s.
Before your first time using the equipment you must sign a Riverview Community Action Corporation Fitness Waiver and Release. Once this is on file you are free to use the equipment during our daily operating hours.