From the desk of the Director…
In like a lion and out like a lamb, that’s what we associate with March. The saying has transitioned to be about the weather but originally it dealt with the constellations with the constellation Leo the lion, at the beginning of the month and constellation Aries the ram or lamb, at the end of the month.
Join me and other members at the beginning of the month, Friday, March 3 at 12:30 for our Center Council Meeting so we can hear your thoughts about activities and trips for RCAC. Come for lunch at 12 and stay for the meeting. Your input will help to make RCAC the place you want to come for exercise, food, fun and friends.
FYI there is no membership fee to join RCAC and it is only $2 round trip to take the RCAC bus from your house to the center and back home. Just call the day before to schedule your trip.
We are looking for a part-time bus driver, please contact me if you are interested.
Have a wonderful month!
Every Monday, March 6 – April 27. 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Every Wednesday, March 1 – April 26. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
You will need to bring with you the following items:
Income Verification, if other than Social Security, Rent Certificate or property tax receipts. Checking information for Direct deposit
Please call the Center for an appointment at 412-828-1062.
Thursday, March 2-Cheesburger
Thursday, March 9 – Chicken & Rice
Thursday, March 23 –Baked Potato
Thursday, March 30 – Stuffed Pepper
Please order by Tuesday before 12 noon
$7 a quart
**Please note: Elaine will provide each person a container for soup the first time they order. We asked that you bring back that container each time you order soup. If you forget the container you will be charged $0.50 for a replacement
Hot congregate meals have returned to RCAC. The menu Can be found on page 7 of this newsletter.
As in the past, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by NOON. Remember it is your responsibility to make sure you are signed up. We only order as many lunches as are signed up. There is no extra food.
Reminder if you are unable to attend, please let us know.
10 meals must be reserved for us to order for the day.
Tuesday is CARD DAY
Like to play cards?
Join your friends on Tuesday afternoons to play Pinochle, Poker,
Eucher, 500 or a card game of your choice.
Don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you.
1 Ticket for $5.00
3 Tickets for $10.00
PAYS: $25 each day
Easter Monday- Monday, April 10th
All Other Mondays –pays $50
Everyday pays $10 for the number in reverse
If the number on April 7th was 405, exact number pays $25,
504 would pay $10
Tickets on sale STARTING WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 1st at RCAC FRONT DESK
All unsold tickets become the property of
Riverview Community Action Corporation.
Let’s Talk Food
A UPMC Presentation with lunch
Friday, March 24
Courtney Riedel, a dietitian from St. Margaret, will be joining us to talk about grocery shopping on a budget, resources for getting assistance with food, and meal prep for one or two. Courtney has her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from Pitt and has been working at UPMC St. Margaret for almost 5 years. For over 15 years she has been cooking for two, with some of that time on a very tight budget.
Call by March 17 to reserve space
Getting to the Root of It
A interactive gathering to discuss women related
issues presented by Karen McCue (credentials below).
Topics will include stress
management, nutrition, meditation, balance, sleep, & redefining yourself through life changes.
Tuesday, March 28
Time Change 11:30am-12:30 pm
Register by calling RCAC
Bring lunch if you would like or order lunch at the center
Karen McCue MS, BS, AS, ACE-PT, COTA/L
Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
Bachelor’s in Health Services
Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy
American Council on Education-Personal Trainer
American Council on Education-Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Group Fitness Instructor-10+ years
CCAC Tech Tutoring
Thursday, March 23
10:00 am—12:00 pm
Have questions about how to use any of your electronic devises such as an i-phone, tablet, computer, etc? Make an appointment to get assistance.
Call 412-828-1062, only 4 time slots available.
St. Patrick’s Lunch
Thursday, March 16
Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a day early, with:
Ham, Cabbage, Roasted potatoes,
Green Beans, cookies and one glass of Green Beer
Games and prizes!!
Reservations by March 9
Legacy Line Up at Cumberland Woods
Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm
Johnny Angel and the Halos
Transportation will leave RCAC at 1:00 pm. Must have OPT/Access
Cost 5-9 people—$31 each
Cost 10+ people $26 each
Must have 5 people or the trip will be
Reservations must be made and paid in full by March 1, 2023
Legacy Matinee Movie—FREE
Monday, March 27
About the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English castle when they find out the King & Queen are coming for a visit.
Reservations due by March 21
Bus leaves RCAC at 1:00pm
Must have OPT/ACCESS
Lunch with Friends –Whispers Pub
Friday, March 10
Please call the Center if you are planning on attending by March 7,
so that we may make reservations.
Must have OPT/Access
Bus leaves RCAC at 11:15am
A Tribute To The Beatles
Wednesday, April 19
RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES performs songs from Abbey Road & the Rooftop Concert LIVE, in addition to all your favorites hits. This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles.
Only 8 Tickets available
Reservations must be made by March 15
Must have OPT/Access
Bus leaves RCAC at 7:00 PM
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 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 WEEKENDS, PLEASE CALL OPT DIRECTLY.
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH OPT/ACCESS TO GO ON THESE TRIPS
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.
HOME MEDS at RCAC
Receive a Complimentary Assessment of the medications You Take
Avoid falls and stay out of the hospital!
Medication errors are serious, costly, common and preventable. HomeMeds Medication Assurance program is a consultation that addresses medication safety by identifying potential problems that can be caused by the following:
- If you have multiple doctors prescribing meds
- If you use more than one pharmacy
- If you take over-the-counter remedies along with medications prescribed by a physician
If you are 60 + and live in Allegheny County you are eligible for an assessment.
Participating in this program helps RCAC make money
Call RCAC to participate at 412-828-1062
March 20, 12:oopm
Love to read? Join Elaine and your friends to select books to read and discuss. Book Club meets every month.
Please call and reserve your spot.
Monday, March 6, 2023
11:00 am –2:00 pm
Bus will pick people up at their homes then proceed to the Waterworks Mall. Return trip will pick up at Waterworks at 1:30 and drop people off at homes.
Maximum 6 people
Center Council Meeting – A meeting for EVERYONE
Friday, March 3, 2023
Join us for lunch and tell us what ideas you have for a program, activity or trip for RCAC.
Meeting are open to everyone.
Suggested donation for lunch is $1.25.
CCAC Healthy Cooking
Thursday, March 23
11:30 am-1:30 pm
A CCAC instructor will teach how to prepare your favorite foods in ways that improve nutrition and keep the flavor. This class will help increase your “nutrition IQ” as you learn how to prepare food in more healthy ways for 1-2 people. Learn how to read food labels and shop for foods wisely. A cooking demo and tasting is included.
Reservations are due by March 16
March 1—Felt Flowers
March 8—Bumble Bee
March 15— St. Patrick’s Day Tee Shirt
March 22—Wine Glass Bunny
March 29- Easter Refrigerator Magnet
**NEW: Registration required. 8 people maximum
All crafts are free!
Thursdays at 10:30 am
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
ADDITIONAL CLASS ADDED:
Every Friday 11:15 am –12:00 pm
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 DANCE CLASS
Fridays at 10:00 am
Activity room at RCAC
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.