From the desk of the Director…
Another year has come and gone and now the joyous holidays approach. At this special time of year, the board, staff and volunteers of RCAC are very thankful for another year of friendship, support and growth. With the help of many supporters, donors and volunteers, RCAC proved once again that when we work hard together, we can accomplish spectacular goals.
Now it is time for us once again to appeal to you for support. This past year, we were able to provide approximately 12,000 home delivered meals and over 5,400 meals were served at the Center. Monthly, over 1,000 people came through our doors and we provided over 700 trips on the Twin Boro Bus. Our participants have also been busy this year. They are meeting monthly with the staff to plan activities. They have traveled to different events all over Pittsburgh, they learned line dancing, tai chi, Zumba, and many other classes. Others came to RCAC just to be with others, to play cards or make crafts.
With every donation, you are helping RCAC to continue to provide meals, socialization, recreation, friendship, help and much, much more to the seniors and everyone in our community. With less than half of our funding coming from Allegheny County, RCAC is responsible for raising over 50% of monies needed to operate. RCAC asks that you look deep into your hearts and remind yourself of the importance of your donation to RCAC and how much can be accomplished with your gift. With your help, we will be able to continue to expand services to meet the ever changing needs of the community.
RCAC will be closed on the following days:
Tuesday, December 24,
Wednesday, December 25
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
There will be no congregate or home delivered meals and the RCAC bus will not run those days.
On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 the Center will close at 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served.
The winter months are here, so tune into KDKA TV for RCAC closings/delays.
If Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed, OPT/ACCESS does not run.
RCAC Christmas Party
Monday, December 16 at 5:00 pm
Includes dinner, dessert and entertainment
There will be a Chinese Auction
Reservations must be made and paid for by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Ugly Sweater Party
Friday, December 20
Wear your ‘sweater’ and enjoy pizza and a movie.
Sign up & pay by December 18
Elaine’s Homemade Soup is Back!!
December 3—Beef Barley
December 17—Curry Chicken
EAT IN—$3/8 OUNCE BOWL
TAKE OUT -$7/QUART
TAKE OUT CONTAINERS WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE DO NOT BRING IN CONTAINERS
** Please order your soup by the Friday before, this way Elaine knows how much to make.
Wednesday, December 18 @ noon
You MUST pre-register by Wednesday, December 11, 2019
There will be a list on bulletin board to sign your name & type of cookie.
10 people to a group. You will need to bring 6 dozen cookies on your group’s day/time. If you cancel, you MUST find a replacement.
Group 1—Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 pm
Group 2—Friday, December 13 at 1:00 pm
‘LET’S GET MOVIN’
Exercise class for everyone!!
10:45 am – 11:30 am
You can sit or stand,
Classes will concentrate on strength, endurance & balance. You are invited to observe or participate in the first class.
**NO CLASS: Monday, December 2
Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm
2nd and 4th Thursdays
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
MONTHLY ORNAMENT CLASS
Friday,December 6 at 1:00 PM
Class fee is $5.00
Class limited to 8
Center Council Meeting
Monday, December 9 @ 1:00 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.
Wednesday, December 11 at 10:30am
You will be making Earrings.
Friday, December 13 at 12:30 pm
Monday, December 17 at 1:00 pm
MONTHLY CALLIGRAPHY CLASS
No Class till January
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.
Lighthouse Point Programs
Tuesday, Dec. 3– Johnny Angel Trio
All trips 1:30pm—4:30pm
Nationality Rooms Open House
Sunday, December 8
River City Brass Band
Thursday, December 12
6:30 pm—9:30 pm
**We will not be ordering tickets; they may be purchased at the door
Katherine Hepburn Exhibit at The Frick
Tuesday, January 7
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.