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Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

4th Year UVa Nurses 4 U

Every Tuesday at 10:00am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Fourth year UVa Nursing students will be at the Center to take blood pressure, discuss healthy eating, exercise and healthy life-style choices.  You can also ask questions and have a one on one conversation on any concerns you may have.  Take this opportunity to meet, enjoy, and learn from these “ready-to-graduate” students.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Aerobic Dance-YMCA Partner Program

Every Monday, Thursday, Friday at 9:50am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:50am

Details:

Offsite at the YMCA, Carver Center, Jefferson School Fitness Room. 233 4th Street, NW,  Charlottesville, VA 22903   (434) 970-3053

Fee $30/month, regardless of YMCA membership status, is collected by the 15th of the month by instructor to cover costs (Checks to Y.M.C.A.)

Location: Senior Center


Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise

Every Tuesday, Thursday at 10:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:30am

Details:

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again. A chair is used for balance.  Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise

Members (per month) $28.00
Guests (per month) $35.00


Ballroom Dance Lessons

Every Tuesday at 2:00pm-3:00pm
Every Tuesday at 3:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

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New classes!
Cathleen is teaching classes in both Beginning Ballroom and Intermediate Ballroom Dance. The Intermediate class will have more of an emphasis on technique and you will learn more dance patterns. If you decide to take both classes , there is a discount.  Register and pay at the front desk or online.

Dance Schedule:

November 2015:  Fox Trot/Swing
December 2015:  Waltz/Rumba
January 2016: Tango/Cha Cha
February 2016: Fox Trot/Swing
March 2016:  Waltz/Rumba
April 2016:  Tango/Cha Cha
May 2016:  Fox Trot/Swing
June 2016:  Waltz/Rumba

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Member per Month - One Class $28.00
Member Per Month Both Classes $40.00
Guest per Month - One Class $40.00
Guest per Month - Both Classes $60.00


Bowling Club

Every Wednesday at 10:00am-11:30am
Every Tuesday at 9:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler’s.  If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954.  Fee:  Kegler’s Lane fees apply.  Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:30am

Details:

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available.  Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class.  Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures.  Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair.  This class is taught by member Julie Horne.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm-8:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

Beginning dances are taught by experienced teachers.  Community dances from Eastern Europe are primarily the focus.  Please join us for these communal village dances and enjoy the friendship of a small group.  For information, please call Susan Roberts at (434)409-0264 or go to the web site:  seniorcenter.org/calendar/events/54/ or charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Every Thursday at 9:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) workshops are designed to empower adults to better manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease with the goal of giving individuals confidence and skills to allow them to actively manage their health care. The 6 week program is facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
One of the major benefits for those who attend the workshops is the support that is available from other community members coping with similar issues.
The workshops are based on a program originally developed by Stanford University that has been tested over the past decade to assure that it is effective. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program has been proven to help older adults better manage chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower health care costs. Free and open to the public, but please register with the Senior Center Welcome Desk by calling (434) 974-7756.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

RSVP for this event online

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

RSVP


Dog Talk

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Sundays, February 21st, March 20th, and April 24th, 1:30-2:30pm

Come join us for group discussions about dogs and things pertaining to their well being.  Dogs are welcome and must be leashed.  Please sign up at the Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Fashion Square Walking Group

Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9:15am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:15am

Details:

Join our new group of walkers who want to socialize and get moving in a climate controlled atmosphere.  Join us at 9:15 a.m. in the mall entrance between Belk and Penney’s in front of the Lenscrafter’s doors. 

Members only.

Location: Fashion Square Shopping Mall

Contact: Marion Turk, (434)973-9242

Fee: free


Full Life Fitness

Every Tuesday, Friday at 9:00am-10:00am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

This is a member-led group that consists primarily of stretching and light weightlifting following instructions from an audiotape. Bands and hand weights of 1, 2, or 3 pounds are furnished; you may also bring your own equipment. Our program has no upper age limit and works with most physical challenges. This friendly bunch welcomes new participants.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Gentle Yoga

Every Thursday at 3:30pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 3:30pm

Details:

Stretching for the body, relaxation for the mind, and rejuvenation for the spirit! Member Julie Horne teaches a class that follows the Integral Yoga outline of a gentle yoga for seniors with ways to accommodate body structure and stiffness due to aging. You must be able to go to the floor for stretching. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hearing Health

Every 3rd Wednesday at 10:00am-11:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Learn the Top 10 Reasons You Should Have a Hearing Test!

Please join us to hear Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, give her entertaining Top 10 list!  She will review why it’s so important to have an annual hearing test.  We promise you’ll learn something new.


This is one subject of many that are covered at these monthly discussions focused on hearing health with Evolution Hearing.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Hiking - Mondays

Every Monday at 9:00am-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

hiking_group Senior Center volunteers plan and lead the hikes.

Hiking Protocol:

Monday hikers meet in the Senior Center parking lot and leave at 9 am. Driving time to the trailhead varies between 1/2h to 1 ½ hour. Return time is generally between 3 pm and 4 pm. We hike roughly 6 miles with an elevation change between 1,200 ft to 2,500 ft. Bring lunch, water, a change of shoes with a bag for muddy boots, plus $5.00 for the carpool driver. Wear appropriate clothing. Sneakers are not adequate. For wintry weather we require traction devices. Trekking poles are also quite helpful. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers, but bear in mind that rambling about the Blue Ridge can be a rigorous enterprise Please contact Elisabeth de Maynadier if you would like to receive hiking e-mails with updates on our schedule at 295-9805 or: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more information you may also contact the hike leaders:

Monday leaders:     
Chuck Hughes - 434.823.1797
Elisabeth de Maynadier - 434.295.9805
Marylu Barker - 434.977.5680
Dennis Burget - 540 447 4609

Schedule for Monday Hikes:

 

 

2016 SCHEDULED HIKES

FEB 1rst : fr Rte 661 / map 11 /  Trayfoot Mtn trl to 2nd summit / 5.8 m / 2,300 ft / in/out
FEB 8th   : fr Torry Furnace / map 12 / Torry Ridge trl / 6 m / 2,200 ft / in/out
FEB 15th : fr Rte 661 /  map 11 / Paine Run trl /  6 m / 1,500 ft /  in/out
FEB 22nd : fr Rte 629/624 / map 11 /  Browns Gap FR to Doyles Riv trl /  7.4 m /  1,600 ft /  in/out
FEB 29th : fr Rte 718 / special map / Fortune’s Cove big loop /  5.1 m /  2,000 ft; // small loop: 3,7 m /
    less ascent /  in/out

MAR 7th   :  fr BR Pkwy / map 13 / MP 29 / Whetstone Ridge /  6 m /  1,500 ft / in/out
MAR 14th :  fr Fishers Gap Ovrlk / map 10 / MP 49.4 /  Lewis Spring via AT S, Lewis Spring trl and return on AT all the way /  6 m / 2,000ft /           lollipop
MAR 21rst:  fr Doyles Riv prkg / map 11 / MP 81.1 /  Doyles Riv + Jones Riv trls return on AT N to Browns Gap / MP 82.9 /  5,6 m / 1,700 ft / shuttle
MAR 28th   :  fr Fishers Gap / map 10 /  MP 49.4 / Rose Riv Loop Trl + Dark Hollow Falls return on Story of the Forest trl and AT N /  6,5 m / 1,800 ft // (short option: shortcut by returning on the horse trl )  /  loop

APR 4 th:    fr Hog Camp Gap / map 13 / Mount Pleasant summit via Henry Lanum / 6.2 m / elevation difference 536 ft / loop
APR 11th :    fr S Riv Picnic Area / map 10 /  MP 62.8 / S Riv Falls via S Riv Falls trl to observation point, to bottom of falls and back to observation pnt, return on S Riv FR and AT S to picnic area /  6 m /  2,200 ft / lollipop // (short option to observation pnt only and       back on S Riv FR and AT S to picnic area, /  loop)
APR 18th:    fr Twomile Run Ovrlk / map 11 / MP 76.2 / Rocky Mount trl to summit /  6.8 m / 1,200 ft /  in/out
APR 25th:    fr Browns Gap /  map 11 / MP 82.9. /  Rockytop trl via AT N, Big Run Loop trl, Rockytop trl /  6m /1,400 ft /  in/out

MAY 2nd:    fr Rte 56 / map 13 / Crabtree Falls to upper Meadows /  5,8 m /  2,000 ft /  in/out
MAY 9th:      fr Bootens Gap / map 10 / MP 55.1 /  Rapidan Camp to Milam Gap / MP 52.7 /  down Laurel Prong trl and up Millprong trl /  5 m /  1,800 ft / shuttle
MAY 16th:    fr spring Meadows prkg /  map 10 /  MP 33.7 / Hazel Mtn + White Rock trls to summit by way of white Rocks falls and caves / distance : 6 m / ascent: 1,200 ft / in/out
MAY 23rd:    fr Rte 600 / Berry Hollow trailhead Old Rag summit /  5.6 m / 1,800 ft /  in/out
MAY 30th:    fr Powell Gap /  map 11 /  MP 69.9 / AT N to Swift Run Gap / 6 m /  2,100 ft /  shuttle

JUN 6th:      fr BR Pkwy / White Rock Gap /  map 12 /  MP 18.7 /  White Rock Falls trl to The Slacks Ovrlk, The Slacks trl to White Rock Gap trl to White Rock Gap /  4.5 m / 860 ft   / loop
JUN 13th:      fr Fork Mtn Ovrlk / BR Pkwy / map 12 / MP 23.1 /  Mine Bank trl + St Mary’s trl N / 6 m / 1,200 ft /  in/out
JUN 20th:      fr Jarman Gap / map 11 / MP 96.8 / Turk Mtn summit via AT N to Turk Gap, Turk Mtn trl, return as far as Sawmill Run Ovrlk only / MP 95.4 / 6 m / 1,900 ft /  shuttle
JUN 27th:      in Ramseys’ Draft area on Rte 250 / Chimney Hollow trl to end /  5,6 m / 1,500 ft / in/out

 

Please visit the Hiking-Wednesdays page for information on Wednesday hikes.

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


Hiking - Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at 9:00am-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

  Return is usually by 4 p.m. Senior Center volunteers plan and lead the hikes.

Welcome Wednesday hikers!

We meet at the Center parking lot, leaving promptly at 9AM: in the summer (June-September), 8AM. Return times vary: 2-6PM depending on distance from Charlottesville & hike length. Notify the hike leader when you plan to meet the group at the trailhead or a convenient waypoint. Arrange any shortened version of these hikes in advance with the hike leader.

Elevation changes range from 1200’-3000’ with an average of 1500’-2500’; distances, about 8 miles with some at 10.

Bring lunch, snacks, ample water, change of shoes with a bag for muddy boots & $5 for the carpool driver.

Wear & bring appropriate clothing: hiking boots or shoes, rain-gear, & spare socks. Traction devices like Stabilicer ice cleats are mandatory for wintery conditions. Consider trekking poles for stream crossings & steep descents.

Rambling about the Blue Ridge can be a vigorous & taxing enterprise even for the experienced. We gladly welcome new hikers & encourage a spirit of camaraderie with a touch of laughter & much joy.

Dogs are not allowed.

Contact Irene Burke .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or telephone (434) 964-6418 for inclusion on the email list for final updates or changes; before a hike, check your email the previous night & early morning.

Hike leaders
Irene Burke .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Anne Colgate .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Maynard Davis .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Pete Fink .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY HIKES


2016 SCHEDULED HIKES


FEBRUARY 3: Loop from Old Rag parking, / Nicholson Hollow Trail, Corbin Mtn. Trail, Old Rag fire road, Corbin Hollow Trail, Weakley Hollow fire road / 10.3 miles / 2500’ / PATC / map10 / L-7 / Leader-Anne Colgate

FEBRUARY 10: Out & Back from US340, Grottoes, VH663 / Furnace Mtn. Trail, Furnace Mt. Peak, Trayfoot Peak / 8 miles / 2100’ / PATC / map11 / D-15 /  Leader-Peter Fink

FEBRUARY 17: Loop from US211 / Buck Ridge, Skyline Drive, Buck Hollow, US211 / 6.2 miles / 1800’ / PATC /  map10/  I-1 / Leader-Anne Colgate

FEBRUARY 24: Out & Back from VH664 / Torry Mt. Furnace, Torry Ridge Trail, West Blue Loop Trail / 8 miles / 2000’ elevation / PATC / map12 / Sherando Lake inset / Leader-Maynard Davis


MARCH 2: Loop from VH231, VH68 / Broad Hollow Trail, Sam’s Ridge Trail, Hazel Mtn. Trail, Pine Hill Gap Trail / 8 miles / 1700’ / PATC / map10 / L-5 / Leader-Irene Burke

MARCH 9: Out & Back from VH662, Graves Mill / Graves Mill Trail, Staunton River Trail, to Fork Mtn. Rd. / 9.6 miles / 2200’ / PATC / map10 / M-17 / Leader-Peter Fink

MARCH 16: Out & Back from VH56 / AT, N, to Three Ridges viewpoint / 8 miles / 2500’ / PATC / map12 / M-16 / Leader-Irene Burke

MARCH 23: Shuttle / Montebello fish hatchery, private road, W, AT, N, to, VH826, E, to Crabtree Meadows, Crabtree Falls Trail / 8 miles / 2000’ / PATC / map12 / J-21 / Leader-Anne Colgate

MARCH 30: Out & Back from BRP milepost 29 / Whetstone Ridge Trail / 8 miles / 2000’ /  PATC / map13 / D-4 / Leader-Maynard Davis


APRIL 6: Loop from US60W, VH634, VH755, Fire Road48 parking / AT, S, Cole Mt., Old Hotel Trail to Fire Road 48 parking / 5 miles /1300’ elevation / PATC / map13 / D-14 / Leader-Irene Burke

APRIL 13: Loop from SNP milepost 83, Browns Gap / AT, N, to Doyles River Trail, to Jones Run Trail, AT, N, SNP Browns Gap / 8 miles / 2400’ / PATC / map 11 / H-14 / Leader-Maynard Davis

APRIL 20: Loop from SNP milepost 51.3 / Big Meadows Wayside, to Lewis Spring Rd., to Lewis Falls Trail, AT, N, Rose River Loop Trail, Dark Hollow Falls Trail, Big Meadows Trail, Big Meadows Wayside / 8 miles / 2400’ / PATC / map10 / H-14 / Leader-Anne Colgate

APRIL 27: Loop from SNP milepost 55.1, Bootens Gap / AT, N, Laurel Prong Trail, Cat Knob Trail, Jones Mtn. Trail, Fork Mtn. Trail, Laurel Prong Trail, to Camp Rapidan, Laurel Prong Trail, AT, S, Bootens Gap / 8 miles / 2200’ / PATC / map 10 / Leader-Irene Burke


MAY 4: Loop from VH231 / VH670, VH643, VH600, Whiteoak Canyon Trail, Limber Lost / 7.2 miles / 2100’ / PATC / map10 / K-10 inset / Leader-Peter Fink

MAY 11: Loop from US211 / VH622, VH614, Little Devils Stairs Trail, Pole Bridge Link Trail, Piney Branch Upper Trail, Hull School Trail, Keyser Run Fire Rd. / 7.7 mi / 2200’ / PATC / map 9 / H-13 / Leader-Irene Burke

MAY 18: Loop from BRP milepost 18.6 / White Rock Gap, White Rock Falls Trail, Slacks Trail, Torry Ridge Trail, Blue Loop Trail, White Rock Gap Trail, BRP milepost 18.6 / 9.5 miles / 2200’ / PATC / map 12 / I-15 /Leader-Anne Colgate

MAY 25: Loop from BRP milepost 23.1 / Mine Bank Trail W, St. Mary’s River Trail, N, Fire Road 162, E, Bald Mtn. Trail, S, BRP milepost 23.1 / 9.7 miles / 2200’ / PATC / map 12 / F-17 / Leader-Irene Burke


JUNE 1: Loop from Old Rag parking / Old Rag Ridge Trail, Old Rag Saddle Trail, Weakley Hollow Fire Road / 9.4 miles / 2200’ / PATC / map 10 / L-6, 7, 8, / Leader-Peter Fink

JUNE 8: Out & Back from VH662 / Graves Mill Trail, Staunton River Trail, McDaniel Hollow Trail, Jones Mt. Trail, Bear Church Rock / 8.6 miles / 2200’ / PATC / map 10 / L-17 /Leader-Maynard Davis

JUNE 15: Loop from SNP milepost 90 / Riprap Hollow parking, AT, N, Riprap Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, AT, N Riprap Hollow parking / 9.5 miles / 2300’ / PATC / map 11 / G-19 // also shuttle to Riprap Hollow parking / 6.5 miles / Leader-Anne Colgate

JUNE 22: Shuttle / Thornton Gap/Panorama, SNP / milepost 31.5 / AT, S, to Meadow Springs Trail, Buck Hollow or Buck Ridge Trail, US211 trailhead parking / 8 miles / 2900’ / PATC map10 / H-2 / Leader-Peter Fink

JUNE 29: Out & Back from US250W / Ramsey’s Draft Mt. House Picnic, Road Hollow Trail, Shenandoah Mt. Trail, Jerry’s Run Trail / 8 miles / 1400’ elevation / Natl. Geographic map 791 / East Side / Leader-Anne Colgate

 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


Ivy Creek Walking Group

Every Thursday at 9:00am-10:00am

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

ivy_creekIf you enjoy a brisk walk in nature, and stimulating conversation, join us!  We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot and walk the trails for approximately one hour. This is an ideal transition group for those who want to begin hiking.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot

Contact: Nora Loukides 434.293.7157

Fee: free


Jazzercise Lite - Program Partner

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10:45am-11:45am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:45am

Details:

Senior Center, Inc. and Jazzercise, Inc. team up to bring you a variety of fitness classes geared to those over 50 to meet your needs! Registration fee is discounted for Senior Center Members to $50, then $38/month.  (Fees are collected by instructor to cover facility and instruction)

Location: Offsite at Jazzercise, Inc., Center, 2123 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville


Line Dancing

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Every Friday at 2:30pm-3:30pm
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Every Friday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING
Wednesdays
6:30–7:30 PM:  Beginning
7:30–8:30 PM: Advanced

Fridays
1:00–2:30 PM: Beginning
2:30-3:30 PM: Advanced

If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00


Meditation Cultivation

Every Sunday at 2:00pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Energize your body and quiet the mind through this ancient Chinese practice. Based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance, five exercises are used to open the body’s energy channels and enable energy to circulate while purifying the body and providing relief from stress and tension. The movements are simple and easy to learn, and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Bring a pillow or cushion to class with you. Instruction provided by Carl Moje and Mei Q. Gong.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Northside Walking Group

Every Friday at 9:45am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9:45am

Details:

A slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills. Meet in the lobby at the Center.  For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Parkinson's Exercise

Every Monday at 11:00am-12:00pm
Every Thursday at 10:45am-11:45am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:

parkinsons_yogaCertified instructor Sharon Honeycutt leads participants through various exercises designed to promote ways of moving and speaking to better cope with the many symptoms of Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases. Bring an exercise mat and wear comfortable clothing. Offered in partnership with UVa’s Adult Neurology Department.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Parkinson's Exercise

Per month $65.00


Primetime Fitness

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:45am-10:45am
Every Tuesday, Thursday at 9:30am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:45am

Details:

“primetime-fitness” 

Marcy Parminter, Instructor (M-W), Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (F)

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.  The Friday classes will concentrate on joint range of motion, stretching and strength training.  Light weights and resistance tubing is used.  These classes help to promote and maintain back and core strength, balance, and daily activities.  Bring a mat and wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

Members (per month) $36.00
Guests (per month) $46.00


Racquetball-Partner Program

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:00am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Novices and the experienced convene to play singles, doubles, and cut-throat, as the numbers dictate.  Regardless of ability or fitness level, current participants agree that its a great workout.  Senior Center members are invited to join the fun!  Call Paul Loukides, Program Leader, at 434-293-7157 to let him know that you are coming, and someone will meet you at the door to welcome you! 

Fees:  $5.00/day for single visits or $30.00/month for unlimited visits (provides use of recreation center courts, locker room and weight room). 

Open to all.

Location: Offsite at Rocky Top Recreation Center on Allied Blvd, Charlottesville


Rice-Silver Exercise Class

Every Monday, Wednesday at 9:00am-10:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Low impact stretching and strengthening, with equal time spent standing and on a mat.  The exercise routine is facilitated through use of a tape or CD.  Bring an exercise mat and wear comfortable clothes.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Seated Massage

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-12:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the front desk.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Seated Massage

10 Minutes $10.00
15 Minutes $15.00


Tai Chi (Evening)

Every Wednesday at 7:30pm-8:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

Details:

This is a great way to relax after a hard day, as this class teaches calmness in addition to balance and flexibility. 

Background
The Senior Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi), 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University.

The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at the Senior Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Brian McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Brian is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Brian leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise
The exercise is simple—in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas “dynamic tension” exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00


Tai Chi (Morning)

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30am-9:30am

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:30am

Details:

Tai ChiStimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day!  If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie.  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am., beginners should start on a Monday.

Background
The Senior Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi), 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University.

The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at the Senior Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Brian McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Brian is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Brian leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise
The exercise is simple—in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas “dynamic tension” exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

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Tai Chi (Morning)

Members $36.00
Guests $49.00


Tennis

Every Saturday at 9:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:30am

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Tennis

Players of all levels are welcome to join us at the corner of Cherry Avenue and Ridge Street—we play year-round.
Cost: A can of tennis balls

Open to all.

Location: Tonsler Park Courts

Contact: Isabelle Smith 434.296.7534


The Good Life Design Collaborative

Every 2nd Tuesday at 9:00am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00am

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How to Deal with Medical Emergencies: When should you call 911 & hand yourself over to rescue personnel or go to an urgent care clinic, or wait to go to your regular doctor?  If you call the rescue squad, where will they find medical information, DNRs, advance medical directives, etc.? When you get to hospital, how long should you expect to wait before being treated?  What do they mean when they designate your condition as a level I, II or III emergency? Dr. William Brady, Emergency Medicine at UVA Medical Center, & Medical Director for Albemarle County Fire & Rescue personnel will answer these concerns & any others you may have.  Free.
Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design network is an intergenerational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  It offers
monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services & life choices that are right for you.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Elizabeth Swider at 434-326-5323 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


UVa Dietetic Intern Cooking Demo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

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A National Heart Healthy Month Celebration

Come share a meal brought to you by dietetic interns from the UVA Health System.  Who knew heart healthy could taste so good?  Draw near as they prepare the meal right in front of you.  Questions about nutrition are encouraged.The menu is:  Baked Salmon, Roasted Garlic and Herb Asparagus, Whole Wheat Biscuits, Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait.  Register at the Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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UVa Dietetic Intern Cooking Demo

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Water Workout

Every Monday, Wednesday at 1:15pm-2:15pm
Every Tuesday, Thursday at 10:15am-11:15am
Every Friday at 11:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1:15pm

Details:

water_workoutACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $47.50 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989


Zumba Gold®

Every Thursday at 5:30pm-6:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:30pm

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Zumba Gold® is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.  The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

Wendy Smith is our new instructor.  She is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and is certified to teach both Zumba® and Zumba Gold®.  Here is what Wendy has to say about Zumba

“I have exercised continuously for the last 20+ years and decided to try Zumba and was hooked.  The choreography is fun, the music is motivating, and you get a great workout. It is an exercise class where you will meet new friends, dance to burn a lot of calories, and want to come back.

We always start the class with warm up songs, warming up the various muscle groups, then proceed into the interval training portion of the cardio segment, and then cool down before we finish with some nice static stretches.  Hope to see you soon!
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Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Zumba Gold®

Members per month $20.00
Guests per month $35.00