Here is what’s happening at the Center the week of September 28:

  • New classes added to the group ex schedule
  • Last week to order for Celebrate the Center at Home fundraiser
  • How your support is changing lives
  • Mindfulness moment
  • Looking for volunteers this Wednesday

This week at the Community Center:

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Classes highlighted in green are new! Our October group ex schedule includes even more new classes that will all begin next week. Don’t forget, reservations are still required in Mindbody for all group ex classes.

Reminders about our new fitness policies starting 9/28:

  • Mindbody reservations are no longer required to use the fitness center, however we are still enforcing a capacity limit of no more than 20 people at a time. Check our website to see our live capacity and how much space is available.
  • The fitness center will close from 12:00-12:30pm, Monday-Friday for sanitizing. 
  • 12:30-1:30pm, Monday-Friday is recommended for seniors or compromised members.
  • Temperature checks are no longer required when you enter the building. Please do not visit the Center if you answer yes to any of these questions.

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Last chance to support the Community Center and enjoy a great meal this weekend!

Two meal options are available for curbside pickup at the Center this weekend. In addition to a delicious meal, we’ll also send you home with a special treat, some reminders about what makes the Community Center so special, and how your contribution is making a difference when we need it most.

Family Dinner for four on Friday
Pan fried chicken
Penne pasta with tomato basil sauce
Tossed salad with dressings
Garlic bread
Purchase a family dinner

Date Night for two on Saturday
Charcuterie box
Marinated chicken breast and herb orzo
Assorted grilled vegetables
Rolls and butter
Brownie and macaroon
Purchase a date night

Proceeds from Celebrate the Center at Home will help us sustain programs that are important to our community right now, especially our new Full Day Learning Pods for dozens of local students who need a safe place to learn virtually. Ticket sales will help to fund scholarships for several of these students along with other costs to sustain the program for as long as our community needs it. The event will also help our after school program. Even with strict capacity limits, we’ve still been able to accommodate every family who needs the program. However, many of our fixed costs, including busing, remain the same despite a much lower enrollment.

We understand that there is so much going on right now and a lot of important needs in our community, so we truly appreciate your support of this fundraiser.

Many thanks to our Celebrate the Center at Home sponsor:
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We’ve heard great stories about the impact the Community Center has on people’s lives, especially now. This is just one of them. Liz’s health took a backseat to family issues for several years, but she was ready to make a change. When she started coming to the Center, even walking on our indoor track was a challenge. But this January, she tried every single exercise class that we offered and found a lot of options that she loved.

Right before we closed due to COVID-19, Liz decided to invest in personal training sessions with our trainer, Theresa. Liz later told us, “Even when you were closed, I refused to stop. I walked every day and Theresa would personally send me workout videos that she knew I could do. Those videos were my salvation.” Since January, Liz has lost 58 pounds and is on track to reach her goal weight by her birthday. Thank you, members and donors, for making successes like this possible! You can see more stories like this in our new annual report.

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From the Fox Chapel Area High School Counseling Department:

This week focuses on journaling. Visit this page; pick some prompts; and write down your thoughts and feelings. This will help you organize your thoughts and hopefully help to alleviate some of the stress you’re feeling. After you finish, consider sharing some of these thoughts with family or friends. Many of them are probably feeling the same way.

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”  – Germany Keny

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We’re looking for volunteers this Wednesday!

Some members are teaming up with our personal trainer, Theresa to pull weeds to get our patio and flower beds looking their best again. 

Meet them on our back patio this Wednesday, September 30 at 1:00pm if you’re interested. The more the merrier!