Senior Programs



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Program Categories:

Senior Connection    Athletics/Fitness    Art/Education/Nature       
 


Register: 

  • Programs with a drop-in option do not require pre-registration.
  • Limited online registration is open HERE   
  • Call the Parks and Recreation office at 412-262-1703 to pay with credit card.
  • In person registrations are currently by appointment only except for Senior Connection programs (please see the Senior Connection Program section below for additional details).  Please call Senior Connection at (412) 305-4090. Payment is due at the time of registration.
  • For classes at Moon Park, multiple public bathrooms are available in the park.

Program Waiver: Program Waiver


 





What is the Senior Connection?
The Moon Township Senior Connection offers senior programming to anyone 55+ to residents, and non - residents, of Moon Township. Membership is free with a one time $10.00 purchase of a membership card. 

Program and Event Information:
Current program guides and information are available at the Senior Connection (see below for address).  The guides are located in the Senior Connection blue information box located accross from the registration desk.  Information is also available at moonparks.org.



Registering for Programs and Events:

ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION


In person:
Registrations can be done in person at the front desk of the Senior Connection Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Phone: Call the Senior Connection front desk at (412) 305-4090. 

Online:
The majority of our events and programs are available for online registration and payment.  Please click on the "Register Now" button below to register.


 

  



Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made less than 7 days before the event will incur a 25% cancellation fee. Your refund will be made directly to your account. A no show will result in no refund unless otherwise specified.



Center Locations/Hours:
Location: Tapestry Senior Living, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Township, PA 15108. 
Date: Monday through Friday

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presenting Sponsors:
UPMC for Life and Encompass Health Rehabilition Hospital of Sewickley


 


 

Daily Drop-In Programming at the Senior Connection (Senior Connection Members Only - 55+)

 
The Senior Connection is open for daily programming, for all members, Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet friends to socialize and enjoy cards, books, puzzles, ping pong, shuffleboard, crafts and much more! There is always complimentary coffee, tea and water provided! 

Fee: Specified if there is a fee associated
Registration: No registration unless specified
Location: Tapestry Senior Living, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Township, PA 15108

 

Monday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open programming to come and enjoy all that we have to offer! Come to meet new friends or bring someone with you! 
10:00 a.m. Balance and Stretch class (MUST BE REGISTERED)
10:00 a.m. Monday Mornings for Men! Get together to talk, play games, and enjoy each others company!
11:00 a.m. Pay Me Card Game
1:30 p.m.  Grief Support group meetings (Bi- weekly check center for dates)


Tuesday 
10:00 a.m. Senior Chair Yoga (MUST BE REGISTERED)
11:00 a.m. Jigsaw Puzzle Group
11:30 a.m. Senior Chair Yoga (MUST BE REGISTERED)
12:00 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch- Enjoy your lunch with friends- new and old
1:00 p.m. Brain Games (a member favorite)  
2:00 p.m. Cooking Club - All foodies welcome! Exchange/Discuss recipes, sample different foods and cook! **Charges are dependent on food supplies needed for class**


Wednesday
10:00 a.m.  Poker Games (Dealers Choice; Members play with pennies)
11:00 a.m. LCR Game (Left, Center, Right dice game ** Members play with quarters)
12:00 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch- Enjoy your lunch with friends- new and old! 
1:00 p.m. Billiards! Participate in all our game room has to offer(Pool table,shuffleboard,darts) 
1:00 p.m. Group Games (Uno, Giant Crossword, Trivia, etc.) 
2:00 p.m. Jigsaw puzzle group


Thursday
10:30 a.m. Senior Chair Yoga (MUST BE REGISTERED)
10:00 a.m. Poker games (Dealers Choice; Members play with pennies) 

12:00 p.m. Senior Chair Yoga (MUST BE REGISTERED)
12:00 p.m. Pokeno (Similiar to bingo; Members play with nickels)
1:30 p.m. Sit and Stitch (crochet and knit your own project; This is not a class)
   

Friday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Piece and Quilt Club
10:00 a.m. Balance and Stretch class (MUST BE REGISTERED)
11:00 a.m. Mexican Train Dominoes (Experienced and Beginners Welcome!)
12:00 p.m. Pay Me Card Game
1:30 p.m.   Jigsaw Puzzle 


**Please Note: Availability of the Senior Center, and daily programming, could be interrupted, or cancelled, due to Senior Connection schedule**
 

Programs and Events
(Senior Connection Members Only 55+)

*ALL programs listed below require registration to attend*


Italian Wine Tasting and Pasta Lunch
An afternoon for members who are serious about their wines. Enjoy Italian wine country via an informative presentation by Jill Kummer, a local wine expert. The tastings will be paired with a delicious pasta lunch which includes dessert. 
Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $22.00
Location: Senior Connection - Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2024


St. Patrick's Day Lunch & Bingo
Wear your green today, maybe it will bring you luck. A delicious buffet lunch with beverages and dessert. Followed by a CASH prize bingo. 
Date: March 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $21.00
Location: Senior Connection- Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2024


Potluck Lunch
Enjoy a wide array of delicious food and friendship. Please mark your dish with your name and provide serving utensil. No walk-ins for this event please. 
Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Fee: Free to Senior Connection Members ( Registration Required)
Location: Senior Connection at Tapestry Kitchen
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2024
Note: The start time for 2024 potlucks has moved from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

Bus Trip to Seneca Allegheny Casino
Our first casino bus trip in a long time. Join in on this exciting day of travel, gambling, dining and hopefully WINNING! This trip will also include a $20/person free slot play and $10 dining dollars. 
Date: March 25, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. departure from the Carriage house with appx. return of 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $120.00 (All taxes and gratuities are included in the price)
Location:Salamanca, NY
Registration Deadline: March 4, 2024
Note:Full payment for the trip is due at the time of registration and there is no refund for cancellations. ALL participants must present a valid photo ID to receive casino bonuses. 30 participants are needed for the trip to remain scheduled.


Senior Yoga at Tapestry/ 6 weeks or 12 classes
Come prepared to practive yoga postures, breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques while improving your balance, strength, and flexibility. 
Date: April 2, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. (Choose class time when registering)
Fee: $45.00 
Location: Senior Connection at Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2024
Note: Must be a member of senior connection to register. No refund for unused or unattended classes. This is a 6 week class that meets twice a week: Tuesday and Thursday. 


Speaker Series: Ashgrove old time soap making
Time travel and discover the process of making handcrafted soap from colonial times to modern day. Our presenter, Lori Chandler, is a certified make and instructor. Each participant will receive a free gift and have the opportunity to purchase handcrafted items!
Date:April 3, 2024
Time:11:00 a.m.
Fee:Free to Senior Connection Members (Registration Required)
Location: Senior Connection - Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: March 27, 2024


"Save a Life" CPR Training
Join us and learn CPR, First Aid, and AED usage taught by Valley Ambulance. After the training, a pizza lunch will be provided by Valley Ambulance.
Date: April 8, 2024
Time:11:30 a.m.
Fee: Free to Senior Connection Members (Registration Required)
Location: Senior Connection - Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2024


Bus Trip to tour Tara-A Country Inn and The Academy Theatre
A day packed with history and entertainment. We will take a deluxe motorcoach and tour Tara-A-Country Inn, enjoy lunch, and be entertained by a performance of "Fiddler on the Roof". 
Date: April 14, 2024 * Please see payment/cancellation notice
Time:8:30 a.m. departure from the Carriage house with appx. return of 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $140.00 ( All taxes and gratuities are included in the price)
Location: Clark/Meadville, PA
Registration Deadline: March 21, 2024
Note: Full payment for te trip is due at the time of registration and there is no refund for cancellations. 30 participants are needed for the trip to remain scheduled.


Balance and Stretch Class
Professional instruction of balance techniques and stretching exercises. All excercises can be adjusted to individual needs. 
Date: April 8, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $45.00
Location: Senior Connection -Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2024
Note: Must be a member of Senior Connection to register. No refund for unused or unattended classes! This is a 6 week class that meets twice a week: Monday and Friday


Potluck Lunch
Enjoy a wide array of delicious food and friendship. Please mark your dish with your name and provide serving utensil. No walk-ins for this event please. 
Date: April 25, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Fee: Free to Senior Connection Members ( Registration Required)
Location: Senior Connection at Tapestry Kitchen
Registration Deadline: April 18, 2024
Note: The start time for 2024 potlucks has moved from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Real Estate Fraud and Estate planning seminar
Join Berkshire Hathaway's, Ernie Leopold, who will present information on fraud prevention, general information and estate planning. Come join us to learn more and get your questions answered!
Date: April 29, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Fee: FREE to Senior Connection Members
Location:Senior Connection - Tapestry Ballroom
Registration Deadline: No registration required


Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Vintage Debbie will be presenting a mix of 50's, 60's, and Motown music with some Mexican flare. Sing-a-longs, trivia questions and dancing are encouraged! A fiesta lunch buffet of chicken and beef tacos, rice, dessert, and beverages. 
Date: May 3, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00
Location: Senior Connection- Tapestry Ballrom
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2024


Consignment Store Bus Tour
Calling all bargain hunters! We are going to enjoy the day adventuring around as we shop at the four best consignment resale shops, in the Pittsburgh area. Boxed lunch, wine, and chocolate will be provided along with discount coupons!
Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. departure from the Carriage house with appx return of 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $55.00
Registration Deadline: April 19, 2024
Note: Full payment for this trip is due at the time of registration and there is no refund for cancellations. 30 participants are needed for the trip to remain scheduled. 


Pokeno Showdown
If you like BINGO, you're sure to love POKENO! A fun game plaed with a deck of cards. if you get five cards in a row- that's a POKENO! Easy, fun, and cash prizes. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. 
Date: May 16, 2024
Time:1:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 at registration and $2.00 in Nickels are required day of event
Location: Senior Connecton- Tapestry Ballroom 
Registration Deadline: May 9, 2024


Memorial Day Celebration Potluck Lunch 
Enjoy a wide array of delicious food and friendship. Please mark your dish with your name and provide serving utensil. No walk-ins for this event please. 
Date: May 23, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Fee: Free to Senior Connection Members ( Registration Required)
Location: Senior Connection at Tapestry Kitchen
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2024
Note: The start time for 2024 potlucks has moved from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Overnight Bus Trip to Lancaster to see "Daniel" at the Sight and Sound Theatre
Join us on our first overnight trip! Deluxe transportation, admission to the Sight and Sound theatre, followed by dinner at Miller's Smorgasbord. Overnight accomodations at the Heritage Hotel which includes a breakfast buffet, ending the trip to the Turkey Hill ice cream experience.
Date: June 13, 2024 with a return of June 14, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. departure from the Carriage house with appx. return of 7 p.m. on 6/14
Fee: Single Occupancy $551.00
        Double Occupancy $491.00
        Triple Occupancy $468.00
        Quad Occupancy $463.00
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2024
Note: Full payment for the trip is due at the time of registration and there is no refund for cancellations. 30 participants are needed for the trip to remain scheduled. Members booking a room higher than a single must register with all members occupying the room. 


Senior Connection is always looking to add new activities to our programming. If you have any interests, hobbies, talents, please let us know!

We also offer volunteer opprotunities to help with events, crafts, games, etc. Our goal is to get everyone involved that is looking to add something new to their everyday lives. 

With the Senior Connection program in your backyard there is never a reason to be alone or bored! Come join us and have some fun!



 

ATHLETICS/FITNESS  

Beginner Pickleball Clinics
Registration includes complimentary paddle courtesy of Club Pilates
Level 1 Offerings (Intro to Basics)- 6 week sessions beginning the week of 4/28 and 6/23
         Sundays, 9-10AM
         Mondays, 2-3PM
         Mondays, 6-7PM
         Tuesdays, 6-7PM

Level 2 Offerings (Skills & Drills)- 6 week sessions beginning the week of 4/28 and 6/23
         Mondays, 7-8PM
         Tuesdays, 7-8PM
Location: Moon Park- Pickleball Courts
Fee: $120- Moon Resident, $125- Non Moon Resident (per 6 week session)
Instructor: Michael Lechmanik 
     



Barre (Adults & Teens 15+) 
Dates: Wednesdays, April 10th- May 15th
Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee: $45 – Moon Resident $50 Non Moon Resident (Per 6 week session)
Instructor: Judy Elias

This class has a max participation number of 18 people. Please register online. For more information about space availability for drop-ins, please email pilatesbodyj@gmail.com. A total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs, arms, and burns fat. This workout includes elements of ballet, Pilates, and traditional toning exercises. The class starts with standing barre work. The class ends with core work and a series of deep stretches. Bring a mat and a pair of 1-3lb dumbbells. For all fitness levels.


Hip Hop Cardio (Adults & Teens 15+)
Dates: April 4th-May 9th (6-week session)
          May 16th-June 20th (6-week session)
Days/Times: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
Fee: $45 Resident/ $50 Non-Resident (per 6 week session)
       $60 Resident/ $67 Non-Resident (per 8 week session)
Instructor: Amy Humberston

Join Amy for some cardio dance exercise! You can take the moves up to make them harder or modify for any fitness level. Amy will help everyone with fun fitness through dance where everyone can leave feeling like they had a great workout and had fun! Class will include warm up and cool down also.


Pilates (Adults and Teens 15+) 
Tuesday Morning Offerings
   Dates: April 9th- May 14th
   Time: 8:30-9:30am
   Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
   Fee: $45 (Resident)/$50 (Non-Resident) per 6 week session
   Instructor: Judy Elias

Wednesday Evening Offerings
   Dates: April 10th- May 15th
             May 22nd-June 26th
   Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
   Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
   Fee: $45 (Resident)/ $50 (Non-Resident) per 6 week session
   Instructor: Judy Elias

The Pilates method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching/strengthening exercises that work the entire body. Expect to flatten your abs, strengthen your core muscles, increase flexibility, firm buttocks/thighs, and improve your posture. For all fitness levels. Bring a mat, light hand weights (3lbs or less) and water.


Totally Toned (Adults & Teens 15+)
Dates:  Mondays, April 15th- May 20th
                         June 3rd-July 15th
           Tuesdays, June 4th-July 16th
Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
Time: Mondays- 6:30 – 7:30pm or Tuesdays- 7-8pm
Fee: $45 – Moon Resident $50 Non Moon Resident (Per 6 week session)

This class has a max participation number of 15 people. Please register online. There are no drop-ins for this class. This class is designed to help tone your entire body including abs, thighs, back, arms, and glutes. It is appropriate for all fitness levels. Bring hand weights and a mat.


Yoga Beginners and Beyond (Adults & Teens 15+)
Wednesday Offerings
Dates: May 8th-May 29th
          June 5th-June 26th
          July 3rd-July 31st (No class 7/10)
Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Fee: $40(Resident)/$45(Non-Resident)-per 4 week session

Thursday Offerings
Dates: May 2nd- May 23rd
          June 6th-June 27th
          August 1st-August 22nd
Location: Moon Township Schoolhouse Activity Center (120 Mooncrest Dr.)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Fee: $30 (Resident)/ $35 (Non-Resident)- per 3 week session
       $40(Resident)/$45(Non-Resident)-per 4 week session

This class has a max participation number of 16 people. Please register online. Drop-ins welcome ($12 cash or check at the door). If dropping in, please arrive 10 minutes before the class start time. 

Yoga-curious or yoga-nervous? Then this is the class for you...No experience required! Instructor Jen Stratakis E-RYT 500, will lead you through an hour-long class, which includes standing and seated poses, breathwork, and guided relaxation. Modifications are given to accommodate everyone. With regular practice, yoga can improve lung capacity, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, mental calm, and more. Bring a mat, water bottle, and any other yoga props you may have. Blocks are especially helpful.
  
  


ART/EDUCATION/NATURE  


Paint n’ Sip: (Ages 21+)
Join us for an unforgettable evening of creativity, relaxation, and fun at our Paint n' Sip class. This class will guide you through the creation of your very own masterpiece. Painting supplies provided. Bring your own beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) & cups. Themes TBA. Must be at least 21 years of age or older to participate.

Instructor: Kristin Teeple
Dates: May 15th (Butterfly Wings)
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Fee: $45 (Resident)/ $50 (Non-resident)
Location: Robin Hill Center (949 Thorn Run Rd)


To view art samples for upcoming classes: Click Here!


AARP SmartDriver- To Register call 661-330-6182
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