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 ext. 404 on Tues/Wed/Thurs to pay with credit card.
  • In person registrations for Senior Connection programs takes place on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm at the Carriage House.
  • Please register online or call the Moon Park office at 412-262-1703 ext 403. 
  • The Robin Hill Center is closed to the public, for classes on the Robin Hill Patio, please walk around the main building to the back patio where the class will be held. Public bathrooms are available at the entrance of the park. 
  • 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+ in Moon Township as well as all surrounding communities.  Membership is FREE with the purchase of a membership card ($10). 



Registering for Programs and Events:

Event and program registrations are currently made by calling Moon Parks and Recreation at 412.262.1703 ext. 404 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. In person registrations occur on Wednesdays from 10-2 at the Carriage House. Payment is due at the time of registration. A full listing of current information, program guides, and monthly newsletters are always available at the Carriage House in Robin Hill Park in our Senior Connection Information Box. The box is located just outside the Carriage House entrance. Information is also available at moonparks.org.



Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made less than 7 days before the event will incur a 25% cancellation fee.  Refunds will be made to your account.  No Show - No Refund.



Center Locations/Hours:

Robin Hill Park Carriage House
949 Thorn Run Road, Moon Township, PA 15108
This location is offering a variety of programs and events. Please see below for more information.


Tapestry Senior Living
Tapestry Senior Living, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Township, PA 15108. 
This location is temporarily closed and will reopen once the COVID-19 guidelines allow.


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


 


 

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

 


Fee:           Most Programming is Free
Register:   No Registration unless Specified
Location:  The Carriage House in Robin Hill Park, 949 Thorn Run Rd. Moon Township
The Robin Hill Carriage House will be open for use by all members from 10am until 3pm on Tuesdays through Fridays. Feel free to stop in or stay all day. Meet friends to socialize and have some fun. Cards, books, puzzles, games, ping pong, shuffleboard, crafts/coloring, and music are always available. Coffee, tea, water, and hot chocolate provided.

CURRENT DAILY SCHEDULE (Through May 31):

Tuesdays - (Closed 5/17)
10am - Pokeno Games
11:30am - Spinning the Oldies - Bring your albums & cd’s or enjoy ours. 

Noon - Brown Bag Lunch Bunch - Bring your lunch and dine with friends. 
1pm - Tuesday Tea Parties
2pm - Card Games & Jigsaw Puzzles


Wednesdays
10am - Coffee & Conversation 

11am - LCR Game (Left, Center, Right dice game)
Noon - Brown Bag Lunch Bunch - Bring you lunch and dine with friends. 
1:30pm - Creativity Time (crafts and more)
2pm - Ping Pong & Shuffleboard table games. Walk in and join the fun.

Thursdays (Closed 3/17)
10am - Coffee & Conversation 
11am - Bingo with sweet prizes

12pm - Brown Bag Lunch Bunch- Bring you lunch and dine with friends. 
1pm - Group Trivia Game
2pm - Starting March 3rd - Puzzles galore - crossword,  word search, brain busters...


Fridays 
10am - Senior Chair Yoga
11am - Ping Pong and Shuffleboard games. Walk in and join the fun.

Noon - Brown Bag Lunch Bunch - Bring your lunch and dine with friends
Noon-3:00pm  - Peace and Quilt Club 
2pm - Starting March 4th - Painting and Coloring


NEW Schedule Beginning June 1:

Tuesdays 
  10:00am - Pokeno Games
  11:30am - Painting for beginners
  12:00 Noon - Brown Bag Lunch Bunch-Bring your lunch and dine with friends.
  1:00pm - Tuesday Tea Party
  2:00pm - Crosswords and coffee

Wednesdays
  10:00am - Poker & various card games
  11:00am - LCR Game (Left, Center, Right dice game)
  12:00 Noon - Brown Bag Lunch Bunch-Bring your lunch and dine with friends.
  1:30pm - Creativity Time (crafts and more)
  2:00pm - Ping Pong & Shuffleboard Table Games- Bring a partner and play.

Thursdays
   10:00am - Poker and various card games
   11:00am – SCRABBLE game time
   12:00 Noon -Brown Bag Lunch Bunch-Bring your lunch and dine with friends.
   1:00pm - Classic movie and TV shows with popcorn and beverages
   2:30pm - Trivia and brain games
    
Fridays
   10:00am - Let’s reminisce (various subjects to talk about & share memories.)
   11:00am - Jigsaw Puzzle Time
   12:00 Noon - Lunch and a movie. Bring your lunch and enjoy a classic movie.
   12:00 Noon - 3:00pm- Piece and Quilt Club
    1:30pm - Walking group, meet at the Carriage House
    2:00pm - Shuffleboard and Ping Pong-Bring a partner and play.


 

 


 

Programs and Events
(Senior Connection Members Only 55+)

*All Programs listed below require registration to attend.



Drop in Women’s Grief Support Group
Beginning Monday March 7th and meeting every first and third Monday
Time:
1:30pm
Registration: NO registration required, stop in when it’s right for you
Location: The Carriage House at Robin Hill Park

                    

Springtime in Amish Country Bus Trip
Date: Tuesday, May 17th
Fee: $116.00 - Full payment due at time of reservation. No refund for cancellation 29 days or less prior to departure.
Includes- Transportation via Lenzner, lunch, touring, all admissions, tour guide, meal gratuity and taxes.
Register by: Wednesday, April 13th (minimum 30 registrations needed to operate trip)
Time:  Departure from the Robin Hill Park Carriage House promptly at 7AM
            Return to the Carriage House at approximately 8PM
Come enjoy a full day of springtime in the Ohio countryside. You will start at Heritage Village at the Craft Mall for a scavenger hunt, a Lunch feast at the Der Dutchman, onto Coblentz Chocolates for a sweet treat, a candle carving demonstration at Lamp & Light candle, next onto Walnut Creek Brooms to watch old fashioned straw broom making, and last stop of the day will be at Swiss Heritage Winery for a complimentary glass of wine then the Broad Run Cheese Shop.
* Shopping time allowed at all stops.
*This tour requires walking reasonable distances and possible stair climbing. Also, uneven walking surfaces. All COVID 19 rules and guidelines will apply.


50’s Themed Diner Lunch
Date: Tuesday, May 24th
Time: Noon-2:30pm
Fee: $15.00
Register by: May 12th
Location: Robin Hill Center
Let’s travel back to the 50’s. Get out your poodle skirts, leather jackets and letterman sweaters. Enjoy a diner style meal of hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes, a contest for the best 50’s get up and music of the era to sing to, dance to and enjoy.

 

Senior National Health and Fitness Day Festivities

Date: Wednesday, May 25th
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Fee: FREE
Register by: May 17th @ 412/412-262-1703 ext. 404
Location: Carriage House and Robin Hill Grounds
This is a FREE event with fun outdoor activities planned, a grilled chicken salad lunch, beverages & prizes for participating in the various activities.
Sponsored by-


Historical Speaker Series Part 6
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Date: Wednesday, June 1st
Time: 11:00am
Fee: FREE
Register by: Wednesday, May 25th
Location: Robin Hill Center
A family member of a survivor from the Holocaust will speak.

Thank you to our generous sponsor:  Dunkin'
 

Cowboy Picnic is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Date: Thursday, June 23rd
Time: 3:00pm
Fee: $21
Register by: Friday, June 10th
Location: Rotary Pavilion in Moon Park
It’s that time of year again cowboys and cowgirls. Dust off your cowboy hats & join in the fun! Great hot buffet meal, Live music by the returning John Parrendo Trio, dancing, dessert, and cold beverages are included. This will be one you don’t want to miss. There will be a FREE gift for every participant.

Music sponsored by - Encompass Health


Encompass Rehabilitation of Sewickley FREE Presentation- on Healthy Eating
Date: Wednesday, June 29th
Time: 11:00am
Fee: FREE
Register by: Wednesday, June 22nd
Location: Robin Hill Park - Carriage House
It’s never too late to start eating healthier. With Summer upon us, fresh fruit and vegetables are plentiful. Get some information and tips and maybe some recipes too. Healthy snacks and refreshments after the presentation.


July 4th Township Celebration at Moon Park- FREE Hamburgers for Veterans and Active Military
Date: Monday, July 4th
Time: FREE hamburgers will be available from 5pm-8pm.  Event time is 3pm until after the fireworks display
Fee: FREE
Register By: No Registration Required
Location: Rotary Pavilion in Moon Park
All veterans and active or retired Military are invited to stop by for a hamburger, chips & beverage. A military ID must be presented.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: AGX and Encompass Health


Historical Speaker Series Part 7
Moon Township Historical Society’s Carl Griffith presents Moon Township History and Past Moon Residents

Date: Wednesday, July 6th
Time: 11am
Fee: FREE
Registration by: Wednesday, June 29th
Location: Robin Hill Park - Carriage House

Thank you to our generous sponsor: Dunkin'
 

Bingo Hawaiian Style with Lunch
Date: Tuesday, July 12th
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Fee: $10
Register by: Tuesday, July 5th
Location: Clearview Pavilion in Moon Park
Aloha!!! Let’s travel to Hawaii and play Bingo. Tropical attire suggested to go with the inspired beverages and freshly grilled hot dogs. Great prizes and loads of fun to be had.


Oldies Dance - Featuring- The Doo Wop Drs.
Date: Friday, July 22nd
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Fee: $15
Register by: Monday, July 11th
Location: Crescent Township Fire Hall, 79 McGovern Blvd., Crescent, Pa. 15046
Come and enjoy the sounds of the oldies. Dance the night away or just sing along and enjoy. Singles and couples welcomed. Cash bar is available. $1.00 wristband can be purchased at the door for unlimited soda. Bagged snacks are included. Hot appetizers available for purchase.


Senior Connection Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: MOD Car Wash
Show your support for the Moon Township Senior Connection at this bikini car wash fundraiser, hosted at MOD Car Wash in Moon Township! More details to come regarding date & time to come!


Historical Speaker Series Part 8
Heinz History Center presents-“The Power of Steam, Pittsburgh’s Role in the Western Riverboat Trade”
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd
Time: 11:00am
Fee: FREE
Registration by: Wednesday, July 27th
Location: Robin Hill Park - Carriage House

Thank you to our generous sponsor: Dunkin'
 

Senior Connection Summer Day Camp at the Splash Pad
Date: Thursday, August 11th
Time: 2:30pm
Fee: $21.00
Register by: Monday, August 1st
Location: Saturn Pavilion in Moon Park
Yes, it’s camp time kids! Wear casual attire and a bathing suit to partake in camp style games and enjoy getting wet at the splash pad. This cookout will offer hot off the grill hamburgers and cheeseburgers, picnic style sides, beverages, games, prizes and live music by the “Dr. Zoot Duo”. Play, eat, dance, and have FUN! (Towel, sunscreen, and water shoes suggested) Seating will be at picnic tables only. Feel free to bring a folding/lawn chair.


Bus Trip to the North Washington Fireman’s Rodeo in Petrolia, Pa.
*Please read full description & note below

Date: Thursday, August 18th
Time: Depart from the Carriage House at 4:00pm sharp
       Approx. return time to the Carriage House 12midnight
Fee: $ 65.00
Register by: Thursday, July 28th
Travel via deluxe motorcoach to outside of Buter Pa. to this annual event. Upon arrival, enjoy a stuffed pork chop dinner, dessert, and beverages at the Social Hall. Then we’ll take a short stroll to the Outdoor Rodeo Arena for the 8pm start. The event features Jr. Bull riding, Calf roping, Barrel racing, Bareback Bronc riding, steer wrestling and more. Lots of excitement and fun to be had. We will depart and head home at approximately 10:30pm.

NOTE: This is an outdoor rain or shine event, please plan accordingly. Bleacher seating only and a jacket, blanket & seat cushion is suggested. All restrooms are portable potties. Concession stands will be available. I have requested group seating for the dinner as well as the rodeo. Keep in mind folks that this is a livestock event that will come with smells and maybe some dust and dirt.

 


 

ATHLETICS/FITNESS  

 


Hip Hop Cardio Fitness (Adults and Teens 15+) 
Dates: Thursdays  May 5-June 23 (No class 5/19, 6/16)
                          June 30th- August 11th (No class 7/21)
Time: 7:00-8:00pm 
Location: Robin Hill Center 
Fee: $45 Moon residents/$50 non-residents 
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. 
  
Yoga: Beginners and Beyond (Adults and Teens 15+) 
Dates: Thursdays,    May 5-26 (No class 5/19)
                             June 9-30 
                             July 7-28 (No class 7/21)
                             August 4-25 
Time: 5:30-6:30pm 
Location: Robin Hill Center 
Fee: $30(Resident)/$35(Non-resident)-per 3-week session, $40(Resident)/$45(Non-resident)-per 4 week session
Instructor: Jen Stratakis 

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.    
  
Pound® Fitness (Adults and Teens 15+) 
Dates:  Tuesdays, May 10-June 14
Time: 7:00-8:00pm 
Location: Robin Hill Center 
Fee: $45 Moon residents/$50 non-residents ($10 Drop-In) 
Instructor: Karla Tobias 

POUND® is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, strength movements, plyometric and isometric poses. Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighed exercise drumsticks, called Ripstix, you’ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by! 
  
Totally Toned (Adults & Teens 15+) 
Dates: Mondays, May 9-June 20 (No class 5/30)
Times: 6:30-7:30pm 
Location: Robin Hill Center 
Fee: $45 Moon residents/$50 non-residents (per 6-week session) 
Instructor: Karla Tobias 

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, a mat and water. 
 
Barre (Adults & Teens 15+) 
Dates: Wednesday, May 11-June 15
                             June 22-July 27
                             August 3-September 7
Times: 8:30-9:30am 
Location: Robin Hill Center 
Fee: $45 Moon residents/$50 non-residents (per 6-week session) 
Instructor: Judy Elias 

Barre is 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 and ends with core work and a series of deep stretches. Bring a mat and a pair of 1-3lb dumb bells. This class is for all fitness levels. 
  
Pilates (Adults and Teens 15+) 
Date: Tuesdays,      May 10-June 14
                             June 21-July 26
                             August 2-September 6
Time: 8:30-9:30 am 
Location: Robin Hill 
Fee: $45 Residents/$50 Non-Residents, per 6 week session ($10 Drop-Ins) 
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, hand weights and water. 
  
Pilates with Kimber (Adults & Teens 15+) 
Dates: Wednesday, April 20-June 22(No class 4/27, 5/11, 6/8, 6/15)
          Wednesday, July 6-August 17 (No class 7/13, 8/10)-5 week session
Time: 10:30-11:30am 
Location: Robin Hill Center 
Fee: $45 Moon residents/$50 non-resident (6 week session)
       $37.50 Resident/ $42.50 Non-resident (5 week session)
Instructor: Kimber Waldorf  
This class will incorporate all the key principles of Pilates such as postural alignment, breathing, core stability, controlled movement, and flexibility. The class is low impact. Class format may also be combined with other Club Pilates props such as weights, balls, therabands, and rings.  Bring your ball, mat and water for this fun-lengthening-amazing workout.

Men’s 55+ Softball League -Cancelled
Dates: May 4th-May 25th (Wednesdays) 
Times: 5:30-7:30pm 
Fees: $15 (resident)/ $20 (non-resident) 
Location: Galaxy Field 
Registration: February 1st- April 27th 
  
Whether you miss “suiting up” or want to stay active, this league is a great way to meet new people, share old stories and have fun. Join us for our “Sandlot style” pickup games where teams are picked each week. Equipment provided by Moon Parks & Rec. 

Thank you to our generous league sponsor: Brewer Airport Toyota 


Senior Workout Drop-in (Age 55+)
Dates: May 4th- June 29th (Wednesdays)
Times: 11:00am-12:00pm
Fees: $5/class
Location: Moon Park Amphitheater

This class will help seniors (55+) maintain a fitness level to stay mobile. It is a LOW impact aerobics class that will work on balance and strengthening while having fun and meeting new people. The class will be held outdoors mostly at Moon Park Amphitheater. The class is weather dependent and will have a max capacity of 15 students. 


ART/EDUCATION/NATURE  


AARP SmartDriver- To Register call 661-330-6182
VIRTUAL COURSE-ZOOM
4 HOUR REFRESHER CLASS- MARCH 1 & 8
FULL CLASS- MARCH 22 & 29, APRIL 5 & 12
$20 AARP MEMBERS/$25 NON-MEMBERS (AGE 50+)
For more information and to register,please contact Bob Richard at
661-330-6182