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NHCO Millvale Hosting No-cost MOVE UP Weight Loss Program

North Hills Community Outreach’s Millvale office is hosting MOVE UP,  a no-cost behavioral weight loss intervention program for older adults. Sessions will be held in NHCO’s Millvale office, 416 Lincoln Avenue, 9:15 -10:15 a.m., Mondays beginning in August contingent on number of enrollees. The program is offered by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Aging and Population Health Prevention Research Center and includes healthy eating, physical activity and behavior modification techniques.

Interested, qualified adults are invited to enroll. Requirements include: adults aged 60 to 75 who are interested in weight management or weight loss in a community setting; meet a certain BMI; medical clearance; no active cancer treatment; no hospitalization within the past 6 months; no active participation in another weight loss program.

The study is limited to 15 participants and there is no cost. To enroll or learn more, please contact Project Director Lori Kieffer at lak103@pitt.edu or 412-383-1306. -30-

About NHCO:

North Hills Community Outreach addresses the needs of people in hardship, crisis and poverty. In FY 2015-16, NHCO served 3,804 families in northern Allegheny County. Established in 1987, NHCO has grown to five sites offering 20 programs ranging from emergency assistance to those that help families regain self-sufficiency. 

 About MOVE UP:

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Aging and Population Health Prevention Research Center (CAPH-PRC) received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to conduct a program called MOVE UP – Mobility and Vitality Lifestyle Program. MOVE UP is designed for adults aged 60-75 who are interested in an evidence-based weight management or weight loss program in a community setting.  The grant will run from 2013-2018.

27th Annual Saint Sebastian Parish Festival July 10-15

It’s THE Place for Summer Fun! It’ll soon be time again for one of the summer’s best places for friendship, food, fellowship, faith and family fun – the 27th Annual Saint Sebastian Parish Festival in Ross Township – July 10-15! It’s one of the summer’s “must attend” events for families, tots, grandparents, teens – and… Continue Reading

NHCO Presents Free Concert With “Under the Covers” February 18

NHCO Presents Free Concert With “Under the Covers” February 18

North Hills Community Outreach will present  a free concert featuring Pittsburgh cover band “Under the Covers” at The Center of Bellevue, 2 N. Sprague, Bellevue, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday,  February 18. The all-ages, family-friendly concert is a “wraparound” event to kick off NHCO’s participation in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community May 13. Admission to… Continue Reading

Experience the Flavors of the Continents at Wines Under Glass

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will take guests on a culinary journey around the globe on Thurs., Oct. 27, at its annual Wines Under Glass Gala. Visitors to this elegant event can experience the flavors of the continents and revel in an evening of delicious wines and festive live entertainment. The V.I.P reception begins at… Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed to Help Children Learn to Read

Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program – An Hour A Week Can Change A Child’s Life—Help A Child Learn to Read The OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program is seeking volunteers (age 50+) to tutor in the Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School districts. Students are in grades K-4. A two day training class will be conducted on Tuesday,… Continue Reading