This seminar will be held Jan. 29.
Longwood At Oakmont
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Residents of Longwood at Oakmont in Plum Borough have made sweaters for children in the U.S. and other countries.
Knitters at Longwood at Oakmont, a senior living community in Plum Borough, have taken action to fight poverty and provide sweaters to children nationally and internationally by participating in World Vision’s “Knit for Kids” program. Since 2007, the group of approximately 15 knitters from Longwood have utilized their talents to produce more than 500 sweaters for the program. This year the group donated 100 sweaters. WorldVision’s “Knit for Kids” program distributes sweaters to children in impoverished areas as far away as Armenia, Nicaragua, Swaziland and Tanzania. Approximately 40 percent of sweaters are distributed to children in the United States—for example, victims of Hurricane Sandy benefited from the program. “Upon reading about …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Longwood at Oakmont in Plum and the Oakmont Carnegie Library will be holding technology events.
Want to learn more about connecting via technology? These two events could be what you need. Longwood at Oakmont Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian SeniorCare Continuing Care Retirement Community in Plum, and Senior TechRally, sponsored by AT&T, will help Greater Pittsburgh area seniors learn how to be “tech savvy” during an educational, hands-on seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Senior TechRALLY experts will educate attendees about smart phones and tablets, texting, apps, video calling, picture sharing, social networking, mobile gaming and more. Additionally, attendees will be supplied with a Technology Guide to continue to use as a reference. Refresher courses will also be offered to answer questions after the event. Space is limited for …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Plum senior living community collected more than 650 school supply items.
School is back in session, and residents and staff members of Longwood at Oakmont have helped several students obtain new school supplies. Throughout the month of July, the members of the Plum Borough senior living community collected school supplies as a part the “Project Backpack” initiative. More than 650 pieces of school supplies were collected and donated to the Pittsburgh Public School District’s Faison K-5 Primary School. Those items included: • 30 backpacks • 90 one-subject notebooks • 90 packs of crayons • 90 rulers • 225 folders • 90 packs of pencils • and an assortment of erasers, pens, pencil sharpeners, scissors, construction paper, markers and miscellaneous art supplies. “All of us at Longwood at Oakmont are happy to be able …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Plum Borough senior living community's event will be held Wednesday at Longwood's Commons Ballroom, 500 Route 909.
In recognition of Senior Appreciation Day, Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian SeniorCare Continuing Care Retirement Community in Plum, will host a Better Living Expo. The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Throughout the event, local businesses will provide seniors with tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, downsizing and organizing finances. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions on topics such as educational traveling and guarding against identity theft and scams. In addition, they may learn about preventing vision loss with Dr. John Bissell, a Low Vision specialist. WJAS-AM morning show host Jack Bogut will discuss the importance of communicating and …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Greater Pittsburgh area residents challenged their taste buds at the competition at Longwood at Oakmont earlier this month.
Area residents pronounced Chef Ryle David of Cura Hospitality the Grand Prize winner of the “Cooking from the Garden” competition hosted by Longwood at Oakmont in Plum earlier this month. For the competition, Chef David, Chef Mark Clink of Family Hospice and Chef Kevin Klingensmith of Six Penn Kitchen prepared light, delectable dishes with fresh garden ingredients for over 100 guests. Some of those dishes included: Attendees were then invited to put their taste buds to the test as they judged each meal on entertainment, best overall, presentation and taste. Participants were also able to take home the recipes of their favorite dish to re-create it at home. “As strong advocates of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, we wanted to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Margaret "Peggy" Menges, an 18-year Longwood at Oakmont resident, has watched her daughter and granddaughter compete in the Olympic games.
Margaret "Peggy" Menges, an 18-year Longwood at Oakmont resident, will be boarding a plane to London on Wednesday to attend her third Olympic games—and each time, she's watched a family member compete. This year, Menges, 86, will be cheering on her granddaughter Mariel Zagunis, 27, of Oregon, in her hopes of winning a third Olympic gold medal. Zagunis made her debut as a sabre fencer in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and won the first Olympic Gold medal for an American fencer in 100 years. She also earned a gold at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in China, as Menges watched on. This year's fencing event will take place Aug. 1, and Menges is anxiously awaiting that day. "I'm on countdown," she said. Prior to watching her …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Plum senior housing community is collecting school supplies for children this month.
As much as you don't want to believe it, back-to-school season is on the horizon, and a local retirement community will be helping children this fall. Longwood at Oakmont, a senior housing community in Plum Borough, launched the “Project Backpack” program to provide local elementary school students with various school supplies. Throughout the month of July, the senior living community will be collecting the following new items: All materials can be dropped off at Longwood at Oakmont’s Commons and StoneRidge lobbies. The community is located at 500 Route 909, near the Plum/Oakmont border. “Receiving a good education is important especially with today’s economy and job market,’” said Michael Haye, Executive Director of Longwood at Oakmont. “…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Local expert to provide caregiving advice and tips at Longwood at Oakmont.
Longwood at Oakmont will host an event for caregivers and families on Saturday, May 19. Jennifer Antkowiak, KDKA-TV anchor and Founder of Jennifer Cares, will be at the Plum Borough continuing care and retirement community to provide caretaking tips for families. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the ballroom. Antokowiak will share her personal story with visitors. While caring for her mother and in-laws, Antkowiak has experienced how long- term illness can affect a family. These experiences have fueled her passion to assist caregivers and families, and provide them with the tools to make their lives easier. To read one of her blogs on the issue, click here. Space is limited for this event. To register, visit www.longwoodatoakmont.com …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Dr. Paul Nussbaum provided tips on delaying the onset of brain disease during seminar at Longwood at Oakmont last week.
Last week, about 80 Pittsburgh-area residents gathered to learn facts about the brain and more at Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian Senior Care Continuing Care Retirement Community located along Route 909 in Plum. Longwood at Oakmont hosted an educational seminar entitled “Your Brain Health and Brain Health Lifestyle” with Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh. “Brain health is a topic that concerns many caregivers and older adults, and as a community dedicated to providing our residents with life enriching opportunities and activities, we feel it is important for everyone to be aware of ways to keep their brains fit,” Michael Haye, Executive Director at Longwood at Oakmont…