Riverview Community Action Corporation is closed until Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Staff will be available via phone at 412-828-1062 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.
If you are in need of lunch and you are 60 and older, please call the Center 48 hours in advance. All lunches will be take out only. They will only be offered Monday-Friday.
Home Delivered Meals will continue as normal.
There will be no bus services.
From the desk of the Director…
I cannot believe Spring is already around the corner! I am looking forward to seeing the sun! Here are a few reminders
1 Remember to leave a message. Sometimes we are unable to answer the phones but we all have voicemails and will return your calls as soon as we can.
- A reminder to our home delivered meal clients: You MUST be home to receive your meal. We cannot leave it. Please do not place a box or cooler on your porch.
- Please remember to sign up for OPT Trips at least one week in advance, unless otherwise noted in the newsletter. If you need to cancel a trip, please remember to call the Center. If the trip has already been sent to OPT we will ask you to call and cancel your trip with them also.
- Remember to watch KDKA for Center Closing due to bad weather. JUST IN CASE!!
Have a great month!
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.
Are you on top of your medications? Are your medications working for you? Do you understand your medications? If you answer “no” to any of these questions, we have a program for you!
HomeMeds Medication Assurance, Partners in Care Foundation, is a consultation that addresses medication safety by identifying potential adverse medication effects due to duplication of medications.
- Medication errors can be serious, costly, common and preventable.
- If you have multiple doctors prescribing medications
- If you use more than one pharmacy to fill your prescriptions
- If you take over-the-counter vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies, creams, gels or lotions
- If you take any over-the-counter remedies with medications prescribed by a physician
Medication errors are serious, costly, common and preventable. Bring in your prescription and over-the-counter medications and home remedies to RCAC on Friday, March 20th at 1:00 PM.
**Please call center to make an appointment.
Now available at RCAC:
NEW PAT CONNECT CARDS
RCAC is now able to process applications for the new photo PAT CONNECT CARDS.
This service will be available:
Monday: 10:00 am— 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am—2:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am—2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am—12:00 pm
Please call Center in advance for an appointment.
Please bring with you a copy of your photo id or drivers license. If you do not have either please contact the Center for acceptable paperwork.
Staff from State Representative Frank Dermody’s office will be at RCAC to assist with rent rebates.
Friday, March 13
Monday, March 16
Please call the Center for an appointment at 412-828-1062.
Tuesdays, March 3, 10,& 17
Fridays at 10:00 am
NO CLASS FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Begins Thursday, March 12
MEET & GREET
Wednesday, March 18
Join us for coffee, a donut & good conversation.
Everyone is invited;
Bring a friend & meet new friends.
POTLUCK LUNCH SOUP & SALAD
Friday, March 20 at 12:00 pm
Sign up & let us know what you are bringing
Presented by Dick Williams
Monday, March 30 at 1:00 pm
BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH
Coming in May
This programs is for older adults with chronic medical conditions to learn to: manage pain and stress, what exercise is for you, healthier eating and positive thinking.
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS
This is a 6 week program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend
Program begins Friday, May 1 at 12:30pm
Please make sure to reserve your spot by Friday, April 24th
Elaine’s Homemade Soup is Back!
March 3rd—-Beef Barley
March 10th—Olive Garden’s Sausage and Greens
March 17th—Broccoli Chowder
March 24th—Cheeseburger Soup
March 31st— SURPRISE!!!
(This is the last month for Homemade Soup, it will be back in the fall)
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.
Exercise class for everyone!!
You can sit or stand,
Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
No Age Limit.
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm
No Age Limit.
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
March 12 and 26
Thursdays at 1:00 pm
**Except the last Thursday of the month it will be at 10:00 am
Center Council Meeting
Monday, March 9 @ 1:00 pm
Monday, April 6 @ 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.
St. Patrick Earring Class
Wednesday, March 11 @10:30 am
Easter Bracelet Class
Wednesday, April 18 @10:30 am
Please register for the class at the Center.
Friday, March 13 at 12:30 PM
MOVIES AND HORS D’OUVRES
Monday, March 16
Monday, March 23 at 1:00 pm
MONTHLY CALLIGRAPHY CLASS
Thursday, March 26 at 1:00 pm
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.
Tuesday Music Club
Tuesday, March 10
‘Works for Clarinet, Violin & Piano’
Music 101-’Chasing a Concept’
Wednesday, March 11
Friday, March 13
Piper’s Pub-Lunch Trip
Monday, March 16
Limit 12—sign up by March 11
Tuesday, March 24
10:00 am—3:00 pm
Minimum of 10– you will receive $10 free play & $5 food
You must be registered w/OPT &
Present a valid photo ID at the
YOU MUST RSVP BY MARCH 17
Spring Flower Show –Phipps
Friday, March 27
10:00 am-1:00 pm
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.