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Health and Fitness

Ageless Grace

Every Wednesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Every Thursday at 9:00am-10:00am

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40’s big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor!

A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.  What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise.  Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital. 

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

Tuesday, September 12
Kate Tamarkin, is the “Musician in Residence” at the UVA Medical Center, and program coordinator for “Music by the Bedside” for Hospice of the Piedmont. She has also served as music director of the Charlottesville Symphony at UVA.  Join her for a discussion of therapeutic music as it relates to healing. The presentation will include a demonstration of the Celtic harp, and musical meditation. 

Tuesday, October 9
Planning a Meaningful, but Cost Effective Funeral
Life Transitions was born out of Rene Sanchez’s frustration in seeing families misinformed and/or misguided by too many funeral providers during their time of grieving.  He can help you plan a cost effective but meaningful funeral for yourself or a loved one.  He is a licensed funeral director and has been in the business for 15 years. 


At The Good Life Design Collaborative, our mission is to make life easier and more fun for people of all ages and abilities by educating, connecting, and inspiring both consumers and service providers. 

We Serve:
  Anyone planning smart ways to live a long and vital life
  People encountering health difficulties and the people who love them and care for them
  Providers of products and services designed to make life better for people encountering health problems
  or frailty

The Good Life Design network is an inter generational collaboration between Seniors and professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org.  It offers monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services and 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)


10 Things You May Not Know That Will Help You Live Better

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

This is not about exercise, sleep or nutrition (although those are important!) This presentation touches on ten emotional, economical, physical and environmental factors that impact wellbeing. Find out about these less frequently thought of insights that contribute to good health. Katie Caverly, managing director of IKOR Charlottesville will lead the discussion.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


A Matter of Balance

Every Tuesday at 1:00pm-3:00pm
Every Thursday at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Details:

 

 

 

 

 


According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is for you.
Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. 
A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

This 8-session workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 24-November 16 from 1-3 pm. The total cost is $20 and participants are requested to attend at least 5 of the sessions. We can not accept new participants after session 2.  A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

A Matter of Balance

Member and guest price $20.00


ACTIVE AGING FAIR 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:30pm

Details:

The 14th Annual Active Aging Fair is sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, and by The Laurels of Charlottesville.
The Senior Center will showcase the resources available in our community to help seniors live life to the fullest. We expect to have more than 40 vendors and 200 plus attendees. Interesting speakers have been booked. Valuable door prizes and free reusable shopping bags will be given away. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie Food Truck will also be on-site from 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

1:00 pm: Charlie Mas, Client Service Manager for Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisor practice of Ameriprise Financial discusses “Creating Your Retirement Paycheck” 
2:00 pm: Dr. Brandy Patterson, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UVa will address “Aging and Your Heart.”  Dr. Patterson is a frequent presenter on NBC 29’s House Call
2:30 pm: Krista Carter, Marketing Director at the Laurels of Charlottesville will discuss “Skilled Care and the Active Aging Process”
3:00 pm: Elizabeth Meade Howard will discuss her new book “Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well”

Additional Bonuses:
*Special early bird vendor price if we receive your reservation and payment by August 15
*Valuable door prizes
*A reusable shopping bag that attendees can use to collect vendor handouts
*A program listing all vendors with company bio and contact information to be given to all attendees as they enter the hall so they can refer to your services both during and after the fair
*Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie, a food truck providing delicious meals so folks can come and make a day of it

Location: Senior Center


Aerobic Dance-YMCA Partner Program

Every Monday, Friday at 10:00am-11:00am
Every Thursday at 10:15am-11:15am

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:15am

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: Thursday, August 17, 2017 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

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Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise

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


Ballroom Dance Lessons

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

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New classes!
Cathleen is teaching classes in both Beginning Ballroom and Intermediate Ballroom Dance depending on students need. The Intermediate class will have more of an emphasis on technique and you will learn more dance patterns. Register and pay at the front desk or online.  NOTE: Calling all ladies!  The 1st Tuesday of every month is “Ladies’ Tuesday” and the ladies do NOT have to pay. 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Member per Month $28.00
Guest per Month $40.00


BeMoved®

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

Monday BeMoved classes will NOT meet August-October.
BeMoved® is a dance-fitness experience, designed by Sherry Zunker a well-known choreographer, a professional with over 30 years of training. Classes begin with easy to follow movements that integrate the upper and lower body. The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of dance genres such as Rat Pack, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel, Pop and Latin. BeMoved® is designed to inspire participants to experience dance as a means to health, joy, and fulfillment. This Wednesday morning class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member. 

Chicago Tribune “Numerous studies and experts have touted the health benefits of dance for seniors, including the National Institute of Aging, which counts dance among the activities that can prevent or reduce afflictions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s”.

Click here to view BeMoved® video

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

Members per month $20.00
Guests per month $35.00


Bowling Club

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 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
Every Thursday at 3:15pm-4:15pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3:15pm

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, August 23, 2017 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


Full Life Fitness

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

Next Meeting: Friday, August 18, 2017 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


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

August 16 - LINK BETWEEN HEARING LOSS AND MEMORY LOSS
New research is emerging showing a strong link between untreated hearing loss and a greater likelihood of dementia.
Join Dr. Kristin Koch from Evolution Hearing to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. This interesting presentation will guide you through the latest complex research. 

Wednesday, September 20
New Technology in Hearing Aids - The hearing aid world is a confusing and exciting one!  Technology is always changing.  Did you know that some hearing aids are now waterproof, can have Bluetooth and can communicate directly with your TV and/or cell phone?  Come learn about game changing technology featured in today’s aids!  Whether you’ve been wearing hearing aids for years or just learning about what could work for you, please join us to learn more. 

Wednesday, October 18
Top 10 Reasons You Should Have a Hearing Test! Join Dr. Kristin Koch for her entertaining Top 10 list!  She covers why it’s so important to have an annual hearing test.  We promise you’ll learn something new. 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


Hiking - Mondays

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 21, 2017 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   For more information please contact Elisabeth de Maynadier 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
Steve Braintwain.: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Schedule for Monday Hikes:


2017 SCHEDULED HIKES

JULY 2017:

July 3rd: from Humpback picnic area, map 12, MP 8.9, AT N to Humpback rock, 5.6 m, 1,500 ft in/out

July 10th: from Loft Mnt Wayside, map 11, MP 79.2, AT S to picnic area, 6.3 m,1,400 ft in/out

July 17th: from Pocossin cabin, map 10, MP 59.6, AT N to Bearfence Mtn hut, 6 m, 1,300 ft in/out

July 24th: from Swift Run Gap, map 11, AT S to Powell Gap,  MP 73.1, 6.2 m, 1,500 ft shuttle

July 31st: from Panorama prkg at Thornton Gap, map 10, AT S to Mary’s Rock and Byrds Nest, 6.2 m, 1,800 ft in/out


AUGUST 2017:

Aug 7th: from Simmons Gap, map 11, MP 73.1, AT S to Loft Mtn Wayside, MP 79.3, 6.8 m, 1,500 ft shuttle

Aug 14th: from South River picnic area, map 10, MP 62.6, AT N to Pocossin cabin, 6.6 m, 1,850 ft in/out

Aug 21st: from Blackrock Gap, map 11, MP 87.2, AT N to Dundo picnic area, 6.8 m, 1,200 ft in/out.

Aug 28th: from Timber Hollow Ovrlk, map 10 MP 43.3, AT S to Hawksbill summit, 5.2 m 1,600 ft, lollipop

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SEPTEMBER 2017:

Sept 4th: from Old Rag prkg at Weakley Hollow FR, map 10, Hot-Short Mnt trl to outcropping, 6.6 m, 1,300 ft in/out

Sept 11th: from Dundo picnic area, map 11, MP 83.8, AT N to Doyles Riv cabin, 6.5 m 1,000 ft in/out

Sept 18th: from Sugar Hollow Reservoir sth prkg, map 11, N Firk Moormans Riv FR to Shop un tributary, 7 m, 1,337 ft in/out

Sept 25th: from Brown Mnt Ovrlk, map 11, MP 76.9, Patterson Ridge trl to Loft Mtn Wayside, MP 79.2,  6.5 m, 1,800 ft shuttle


OCTOBER 2017:

Oct 2nd: from Old Rag prkg at Weakley Hollow FR, map 10, Corbin Mtn trl, 6 m, ???? in/out
Oct 9th: from Old Rag prkg at Berry Hollow FR, map 10, Old Rag Mtn to summit, 5.6 m, 1,800 ft in/out
Oct 16th: from Bearfence Mtn prkg, map 10, MP 56.9, AT N to top of Hazel Mtn, 5.4 m, 1,400 ft in/out
Oct 23rd: from Hog Camp Gap, map 13, Cole/Cold Mtn + Old Hotel trls, 6.3 m, 1,400 ft loop
Oct 30th: from bottom near Crimora, map 11, Riprap trl to Chimney Rock, 6.6 m, 1,400 ft in/out

NOVEMBER 2017:


 
Nov 6th: from Humpback picnic area, map 12, MP 8.9, AT S to rock outcrop, 5.6 m, 1,500 ft in/out
Nov 13th: from Meadow Springs prkg, map 10, MP 33.7, Hazel Mtn + White Rocks trls to summit + caves + waterfall, 6 m, 1,200 ft in/out
Nov 20th : from Blackrock prkg, map 11, MP 84.9, Trayfoot Mnt trl to peak, 6.1 m, 1,650 ft in/out
Nov 27th: from Braley Pond in Ramseys Draft area, Bald Ridge trlto Bridge Hollow trl, 6 m, 1,700 ft in/out

DECEMBER 2017:

Dec 4th: from Browns Gap, map 11, MP 83, Rockytop trl to Lewis Peak trl, 6.8 m, 1,400 ft in/out
Dec 11th: from Blackrock Gap prkg, map 11, MP 87, Paine Run trl, 6.8 m, 1,000 ft in/out
Dec 18th: the Skyland N entrance, map 10, MP 41.8, Stony Man + Little Stony Man to Crusher Ridge trl, 5.9 m, 1,500 ft loop
Dec 25th: no hike

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, August 23, 2017 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


Date TBD—Three Ridges Overlook, Bushwhack through Wintergreen trail onto Old AT, to Dripping Rock, to Overlook on New AT south, 9-mile loop, 1000’ elevation, PATC Map12 park-Three Ridges Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway MP13.3, Leader-Pete Fink

2017 SCHEDULED HIKES:

JUNE                                                                               
June 7  Wildcat, Riprap: 9.5-mile loop, 2300’; descend Wildcat to the hollow then up Riprap past Chimney Rock to the AT & back to the Wildcat trailhead. Along the way feel the forest hushed, primeval with ferny growth, hidden pools & gentle cascades, Park MP 92.1, Skyline Drive, PATC map11. Leader-Maynard Davis

June 14  Mine Bank, Mary’s River, 9.7-mile loop, 2200’. Oh to be in St. Mary’s Wilderness now; lush rhododendrons’ deep purple blooms cascading beside every path, dappled with oaken light, their favorite haunt; The parking area is receded on a gravel road 70 yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway, MP23, PATC map 12. Leader-Pete Fink

June 21  Graves Mill, Bear Church Rock, 8.6-mile loop, 2200’; Rapidan & Staunton Rivers: falls & pools, low-hanging, mountain laurel tunnels, thick club moss groundcovers & 19th century walled homesteads line both sides of this trail before you lunch at the Bear Church Rock overlook with its unobstructed 360º views of the Appalachian folded, green-forested mountains; park at end of VA662 in the Graves Mill Parking area, PATC map 10. Leader-Pete Fink

June 28  Stony Mountain circuit, 10.1-mile loop, 1840’. This secluded hike passes through the Rapidan State Wildlife Management Area offering rock-topped views, a cemetery abandoned since the 1920’s, hidden swimming holes & a trek that climbs at the beginning, ending with a cooling descent; park where VA670/Old Blue Ridge Tpke ends, at the Rose River, PATC map10. Leader-Anne Colgate

JULY

July 5th Graves Mill, Staunton River Trail to Fork Mt. 9.6-mile, out and back, 2200’. Rapidan & Staunton Rivers, falls and pools, arching mountain laurel tunnels, thick club moss groundcovers and 19th century walled homesteads; park Graves Mill trailhead, VA662, PATC map 10. Leader-Pete Fink

July 12 Cedar Run, Big Meadows Horse trail, White Oak Canyon, 9.6-mile loop, 3200’; best approach to this memorable hike: park White Oak Canyon entrance, VA600, PATC map 10, K-10 inset. Leader-Irene Burke

July 19th Hazel Mtn., White Rocks + Falls, Hazel River, Hazel Mtn. Trail, 8.7-mile loop, 2500’, cooling stream-side hike; follow VA231, VA681, right 600: park at trailhead, PATC map 10. Leader-Anne Colgate.

July 26 St.Mary’s River trail to Mine Bank trail junction, newly added 8-mile out and back in the St. Mary’s Wilderness along the St. Mary’s River trail; (trail markings not permitted in wilderness areas), from US340 follow VA608/41: park at trailhead, PATC map 12, 19C, just south of Stuarts Draft. Leader-Peter Fink

AUGUST
 
August 2 Two Mile Run Overlook, Rocky Mount trail, Gap Run trail. Rocky Mount trail arduous but rewarding 9.7-mile loop, 2900’: park Skyline Drive 76, Two Mile Run Overlook PATC map 11. Leader-Steve Braintwain

August 9 Camp Todd Hardscrabble Knob summit, 7-mile, out and back, 2050’, follow VA715, off US250 to trailhead parking in W. Augusta County, National Geographic map #791 East Side. Leader-Anne Colgate

August 16 Hazel Mtn. territory, 8.9-mile loop, 2575’ with dense, welcome tree-cover, Buck Ridge trail, Hazel Mtn. trail, White Rocks trail intersection, Buck Ridge Hollow trail: park at trailhead US211 between Sperryville and Thornton Gap, PATC map 09. Leader-Anne Colgate

August 23 Whetstone Ridge, 11.9-mile shuttle, 2000’, descend along the undulating ridge to Irish Creek Road VA603; begin at Blue Ridge Parkway 29, Ranger Station, PATC map 13. Leader-Irene Burke

August 30 Brown’s Gap, 9.4-mile out and back, 1950’, AT northbound, Austin Mt., Rockytop, Lewis Peak and spur, 360° views including Rockytop and the Big Run watershed: park Skyline Drive 83, PATC map 11. Leader-Peter Fink.

SEPTEMBER

September 6 Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness, 8-mile out and back, 2200’, Road Hollow, Shenandoah Mtn., Jerry’s Run, cabin chimney ruins, follow VA250W of Staunton: park at picnic grounds and trailhead, National Geographic map #791 East Side. Leader-Irene Burke.

September 13 Brown Mtn. Overlook, Brown Mtn. trail. Rocky Mtn. Run trail, Big Run Portal, Brown Mtn. trail: park Skyline Drive 76.8, PATC map 11. Leader-Peter Fink

September 20 Fortune’s Cove, 5.3-mile loop, 1420’, Lovingston, Nelson County; a short steep ascent with a mix of gentle and steep descents ending with a BYO Lunch to Anne Colgate’s nearby historic homestead with dessert provided: park at trailhead. Leader-Anne Colgate

September 27 Bootens Gap, 8-mile loop, 1200’, AT northbound, Laurel Prong trail, Cat Knob trail, Jones Mtn. trail, Fork Mtn. trail, Laurel Prong trail, Camp Rapidan, Laurel Prong trail, AT southbound, Bootens Gap: park Skyline Drive 55.1, PATC map 10. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

OCTOBER

October 4 Buck Hollow, 10 mile-shuttle, 2600’, Mountain Spring, AT northbound, at Mary’s Rock a 180° Shenandoah River Valley view, continue on the AT north, crossing Skyline Drive to Pass Mtn. trail and the US211 terminus: park US211 Buck Hollow trailhead, PATC map 10, H-2. Leader-Steve Braintwain

October 11 Weakly Hollow fire road, 8.3-mile out and back, 1420’, Nicholson Hollow trail, Corbin Cabin: park at fire road trailhead, PATC map 10, L-7. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

October 18 Broad Hollow, Sam’s Ridge, Hazel Mt., Pine Hill Gap, 7-mile loop, 1800’, pass by tumbling cascades and 19th century cabin ruins: park at trailhead VA681 Rolling Rd., PATC map 09. Leader-Irene Burke

October 25 Two Mile Run Overlook, Rocky Mount trail, Gap Run trail, Rocky Mount trail, 9.7-mile loop, 2900’: park Skyline Drive MP76, Two Mile Run Overlook, PATC map 11. Leader: Anne Colgate

NOVEMBER

November 1 Cole Mountain, AT northbound, 10-mile out and back, 2500’, unobstructed 50-mile, 360 views: park where Appalachian Trail crosses US60 west of Amherst, PATC map 13. Leader-Anne Colgate

November 8 Rocky Mount, 10.2-mile lollipop loop, 2600’, walk north .2 mile along Skyline Drive to Rocky Mount trail, to the summit at 2500’, descend Gap Run trail returning to Rocky Mount trail: park Two Mile Run overlook, Skyline Drive 76.3, PATC map 12. Leader-Peter Fink

November 15 Jarman Gap, 8-mile loop, 2030’, Moormans River Road, AT north, Turk Mtn., AT northbound, Turk Branch trail, Moormans River Road, Jarman Gap: park Skyline Drive 97.3, PATC map 12. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

November 22 Humpback Rocks Gap, 5.4 out and back, 425’, AT north to Paul Wolfe shelter, Albright trail loop with AT return to Humpback Rocks Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway 6.0, PATC map 12. Leader-Irene Burke

November 29 Jones Run/Doyle’s River Falls, 8.4-mile loop, 1800’, Jones Run parking, Skyline Drive 84, Jones Run trail, Doyle’s River trail, AT southbound to start, PATC map 12. Leader-Steve Braintwain

DECEMBER

December 6 Big Run 7-mile loop, 1600’; AT northbound, Madison Run fire road at Browns Gap, Madison Run Spur trail, Big Run Loop trail: park Big Run Loop overlook, Skyline Drive 82.8, PATC map 12. Leader-Peter Fink

December 13 Rocky Mountain/Brown Mountain, 10.1-mile loop, 2100’, clockwise on Brown Mtn. trail, Rocky Mtn. Run trail, Big Run Portal trail, Brown Mtn. trail: park Brown Mtn. overlook, Skyline Drive 76.9, PATC map 12. Leader-Anne Colgate

December 20 Wildcat, Riprap: 9.5-mile loop, 2300’; descend Wildcat to the hollow then up Riprap past Chimney Rock to the AT and back to the Wildcat trailhead: park Skyline Drive 92.1, PATC map 11. Leader-Irene Burke

December 27 Old Rag/ New Year’s trek, 5.6-mile out and back, 2415’ from Berry Hollow fire road along the Old Rag Saddle to its peak and spectacular views without the drama of the ridge scramble: park Berry Hollow. PATC map 11. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


Hope for Health

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Tuesday, September 19: 1:00-2:00 pm and repeated 6:00-7:00 pm
How to Get Healthier as You Get Older: Age with Confidence!
Is falling apart with a chronic illness going to happen to most of us? NO, it doesn’t have to!! Dr. Howard will discuss simple lifestyle changes to gain health as you age. 

Monday, October 9, 10:00-11:00 am and repeated
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-7:00 pm

New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease - The Bredesen Protocol
This new therapeutic approach has shown an 88% cure rate for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Howard gives an overview of this new radical approach to reversing Alzheimer’s disease. 


This is a series of presentations by Dr. Wes Howard to present clear and helpful information that people can understand and use to make their lives healthier and happier.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Informal Ping Pong Play

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 3:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

NEW! Informal Ping Pong play beginning on May 10th

Ping Pong table, paddle, and ball.

We’ve got the ping pong table, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center


Ivy Creek Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 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


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: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING


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.

Beginners Classes:  Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Advanced Classes:  Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00


Northside Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, August 18, 2017 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 Yoga

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:45am

Details:

parkinsons_yogaCertified instructor Shaaron 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

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Parkinson's Yoga

Per month $65.00


Pickleball

Every Monday at 6:45pm-9:00pm
Every Tuesday at 2:00pm-4:30pm
Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-4:30pm
Every Thursday at 5:00pm-9:00pm
Every Friday at 2:15pm-4:15pm
Every Saturday at 1:00pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors. Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life. Warning—Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program!

The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center). If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center


Primetime Fitness

Every Monday, Wednesday at 9:45am-10:45am
Every Friday at 10:00am-11:00am
Every Tuesday, Thursday at 9:30am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

primetime-fitness

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W)
Faaith Minyard and Jeanmarie Badar (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.

Beginning in July, the Friday Primetime Fitness class will be PrimeTime Plus! The PrimeTime Plus class will add the important components of balance, coordination, agility, and quickness to your fitness routine. Participants use a variety of equipment to do ‘functional exercises’ (movements that mimic the activities of daily living), specifically targeted to the senior population, to reduce risk of falling and maintain independence. Two qualified instructors (Jeanmarie Badar and Faith Minyard) will allow for more individualized attention and increased variety.  Bring a mat and wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

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Primetime Fitness

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


Round Dancing Lessons

Every Thursday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Details:

Thursdays, September 21 – November 9
Beginner 7:00-8:00pm;
Intermediate: 8:00-9:00pm
Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover 8 weeks and are due on the first Thursday. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Round Dancing Lessons

Members (for 8 weeks) $72.00
Guests (for 8 weeks) $80.00


Seated Massage

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 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 Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756


Senior Golf Group

Every Monday at 8:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

Mondays, April 3rd through October 31, 2017

Senior golf is played every Monday morning on the front nine at Meadowcreek Golf Course in Pen Park. Walk or ride. Come enjoy meeting new players or old friends while taking in the fresh air and beautiful scenery. We try to match players of similar ability and no one takes the game too seriously. To speed up play and for the benefit of all players, please review the rules of Ready Golf before participating. Watch the website for monthly starter contact information and other details.

Tee times start at 8:00 AM in April but get earlier as the weather gets warmer.

Season fee applies, plus greens fees. Optional: Pay $25/season for handicapping Keep Swinging at Meadowcreek Golf Course.  Assigned foursomes will start play between 7:30AM and 9:30AM. Cost of play is determined by the Pro Shop. If you are interested in coming out to play, please call Tom Roberts at 434.202.0131.

Open to all.

Location: Meadowcreek Golf Course


Senior Softball: The Retreads

Every Tuesday, Thursday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

       
2017 Season began in March and will continue through October 2017.

Warm ups at 10:00am, scrimmage at 10:30am.  Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+.  We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases!  There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses.  For more information visit their website http://www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Fee: free


Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

Every Wednesday at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 4:00pm

Details:

Begins May 3rd!
Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Swing Dance Swap

Every Thursday at 7:30pm-9:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30pm

Details:

swing_dancaers The Charlottesville Swing Dance Club has its summer home at the Center. Come dance the evening away—no partner needed and all levels are welcome. You can learn a lot by dancing with others in this relaxed atmosphere, and club members are great about making sure everyone gets to dance. Mostly West Coast Swing music, but with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and even a Waltz.
All free and open to everyone, just show up and have fun!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tai Chi (Evening)

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 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) for 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 (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00


Tai Chi (Morning)

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:45am-9:45am

Next Meeting: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:45am

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) for 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 (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00


Tennis

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

Next Meeting: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

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


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: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:15am

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. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989