PUBLIC INVITED TO MARKET HOUSE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Citiparks will host a South Side Market House centennial celebration on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the historic landmark located at 12th and Bingham Streets. The indoor/outdoor block party will feature live bands, ethnic foods, health fair, kids’ corner and much more throughout the day. At 11 a.m., a stage ceremony will include welcoming remarks from a number of VIPs and the unveiling of the contents found in the building’s historical time capsule.
The South Side Market House was built in 1893 and completely rebuilt in 1915 following a fire. In the 1940s the market closed and the building reopened as a community recreation center. Currently the building houses the Citiparks Healthy Active Living center and a gymnasium. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this building is one of the last two remaining 19th-century market houses in the City of Pittsburgh.
BEECHVIEW SENIOR CENTER CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
Beginning on Monday, July 6, the Beechview Healthy Active Living center is closed for renovation.
Healthy Active Living is committed to ensuring that all persons 60 and older live active and healthy lives.
To achieve this goal, Citiparks Community Services operates 14 senior community centers focused on improving the physical, intellectual, social, cultural and financial interests of older residents.
Stretching the Mind
To foster the intellectual interest of seniors, Healthy Active Living offers a variety of classes in conjunction with Community College of Allegheny County.
Class topics include Computers, Exercise, the Arts, Tai Chi, Healthy Cooking, etc.
To address the financial needs of seniors, the Information and Referral program can assist with rent rebates, PACE (pharmaceutical assistance), ACCESS and OPT (transportation arrangements), LIHEAP (energy assistance), etc.
Building the Body
Recognizing that health and wellness is key to the quality of life of our seniors, Healthy Active Living offers a variety of exciting physical activities and sports programs.
Please join us for horseshoe pitching, shuffleboard, bocce, darts, Wii bowling, etc. at our community centers. To enhance healthy, active living, we offer the winter and summer games for people 60+ and the statewide competition in the Senior Games.
Expanding the Knowledge of Others
Recognizing the diverse nature of our community, Healthy Active Living has developed numerous cultural experiences recognizing the vast contributions of the African American, Asian and Latino communities.