Programs & Support

Programs & Support

Acrylic Painting Class

Creative arts are a great outlet for people of any age. The acrylic painting class is a 10 week course offered periodically throughout the year. Participants will learn mixed media techniques and collage. The class has an exhibition of their work every August in the American Jewish Museum space at the JCC.

AgeWell Visits

AgeWell Visits is a volunteer-based friendly visitor program in which volunteers visit with senior hosts (age 65 and over) in the hosts’ own homes. These visits combat loneliness and isolation, which in turn keep older adults more connected and healthier while remaining independent.

Better Choices Better Health

Better Choices Better Health is an Evidence Based program that helps older adults who are experiencing any type of chronic health problem, to learn new or better ways to manage those symptoms so that they can enjoy a better quality of daily life. Currently only being held virtually.

CheckMates

Many older adults live alone and may worry that no one knows what is going on in their lives. CheckMates provides an opportunity to those identify older adults who may be at risk or in need of services to help them remain independent. CheckMates is a volunteer peer-led telephone reassurance program. 

CheckMates

HomeMeds Medication Assurance Program

A consultation with the HomeMeds Medication Assurance Program, through the Partners in Care Foundation, can help clarify what people are taking and how it affects them. The consultation addresses medication safety by identifying potential adverse medication effects due to duplication of medications and medication errors.

Ongoing Programs

Monday through Friday you can find all kinds of programs and classes going on at AgeWell at the JCC. Most of these courses have no charge or just a nominal fee. Participants must be 60+, a resident of Allegheny County and be registered in the AgeWell at the JCC Program office.

Senior Adult Group Exercise Classes

SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® are insurance based incentive programs that grant a complimentary general fitness membership to its participants. These members can enjoy the gym, aquatics, walking track, and fitness classes that are sponsored by their insurance programs.

Socialization

A variety of programs and activities are available to help older adults remain active and engaged with their peers in the community. Educational, recreational, cultural and social opportunities are plentiful every weekday. Day trips, SilverSneakers Fitness program, book reviews, lectures and classes are just a few of the activities available.

UCLA Longevity Center Memory Training Program

This innovative, research-based program is for adults over age 60. The four-week program focuses on strategies that develop good memory habits and techniques to improve memory.

Walk with Ease

Fitness is important to staying healthy as we age. But it can be hard to do it on your own. Walk with Ease was developed through the Arthritis Foundation to help people with overall wellness and promote successful physical activity for people with arthritis. The program consists of three weekly one-hour classes with health-related discussion topics followed by self-paced group walks.

Caregiver Aging Mastery Program® (AMP)

AMP for Caregivers is a 12-week course that will “wrap around” the successful Aging Mastery Program® (AMP). The program provides caregivers with tools to stay healthier and happier in the caregiving journey. This is a virtual program.

Caregiver Support Group

A Caregiver support group is a place where family caregivers are welcome to come and learn from one another, lend support to one another, and help each other through the stresses of caregiving. It is a confidential space for all issues regarding giving care to another person in your life. 

Counseling and Psychiatry

Older adults are not immune to changes in mood and other mental health issues as they age. AgeWell Pittsburgh therefore offers psychotherapy and psychiatric services to seniors who could benefit from such programs.

Family Consultation

Often the hardest part of caregiving is getting your loved one to accept help—from you or from professionals. Family/sibling dynamics may also be a challenge. AgeWell’s Licensed Clinical Social Workers can help you begin the process of using a consultation about the current status of your loved ones and the next steps to take.

Virtual Senior Academy

If you’re looking to expand your horizons and make new friends, the Virtual Senior Academy is for you! We offer live learning experiences using video chat software that cover topics like health and wellness, arts and music, book clubs, history, current events, and much more. 

Holocaust Survivor Services

Holocaust Services address and support the unique psychological and emotional needs of the aging Jewish Holocaust survivor population.