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Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

A Matter of Balance

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

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

PLEASE NOTE: WORKSHOP IS FULL! PLEASE CALL THE WELCOME DESK AT (434) 974-7756 TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST!

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.

The Senior Center is offering this 8-session workshop each Monday and Wednesday, June 6-29 from 9-11 am. The total cost is $20 and participants are requested to attend at least 5 of the sessions.  A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


AARP Smart Driver Course

Monday, July 18, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

July 18th and 19th, 12:30pm. AARP Driver Safety first launched in 1979 to help to keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through leading educational programs that include the AARP Smart Driver™ Course.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Aerobic Dance-YMCA Partner Program

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

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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.  NOTE: Calling all ladies!  The 1st Tuesday of every month is “Ladies’ Tuesday” and the ladies do NOT have to pay. 

Dance Schedule:
April 2016:  Tango/Cha Cha
May 2016:  Fox Trot/Swing
June 2016:  Waltz/Rumba

November 2016:  Fox Trot/Swing
December 2016:  Waltz/Rumba
January 2017: Tango/Cha Cha
February 2017: Fox Trot/Swing
March 2017:  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


BeMoved® Dance

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10:30am

Details:

FREE “TRY IT OUT” CLASSES!
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 class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member. Take advantage of three FREE opportunities to try it out: Tuesday, July 5, at 10:30 am; Wednesday, July 6, at 1:30 pm; and Thursday, July 7, at 5:30 pm. 

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


Bowling Club

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 28, 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
Every Thursday at 12:00am-12:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 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, June 29, 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


Diabetes Nutrition

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Join us for a conversation about healthy eating for managing diabetes with Certified Diabetes Nutritionist, Viola Holmes from UVa.  “Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Having diabetes shouldn’t keep you from enjoying a wide variety of foods including some of your favorites. People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. Learn to plan your meals to help you manage your diabetes, and you can thrive with diabetes.” American Diabetes Association.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Fashion Square Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 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, June 28, 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.

CANCELED FRIDAY, MARCH 11, DUE TO YARD SALE

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Healing Meditation Circle

Every Monday at 12:30pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

Every Monday at 12:302:00pm, learn and practice meditation techniques, breathing techniques and how to remove obstacles in the way.  This program is open to beginners and advanced students.  Free and Open to the Public.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:


Do you think it’s just about your hearing?

Research shows there are many reasons why wearing hearing aids are beneficial for your overall health and mental fitness. From decreasing your risk of depression to keeping you steady on your feet, your hearing impacts your health every day. Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, for an educational class focused on improving your health!

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, June 27, 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

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:  Ramseys’ Draft area on Rte 250 / Chimney Hollow trl to end /  5,6 m / 1,500 ft / in/out

JUL 4th   : fr Humpback picnic area / map 12/  MP 8.9,/ AT S to 1rst view point/  5m / 1,500 ft / in/out

JUL 11th : fr Dundo picnic area/  map 11 / MP 83.8 /AT N to Doyles Riv trl junction / 5.9 m / 1,300 ft /  in/out

JUL 18th : fr Loft Mtn Wayside / map 11 / MP 79.2 / AT N to Ivy Creek Ovrlk /  6.2 m /  2,100 ft /  in/out /via Frazier Discovery trail

JUL 25th: fr Panorama prkg at Thornton Gap/  map 10 /AT S to Mary’s Rock + Byrd Nest /  6.3 m / 1,500 ft /  in/out. / Short version starts from Spring Meadows prkg

AUG 1st: fr Humpback Gap prkg / map 12 / MP 6 / AT S to Humpback Rock +Humpback Mtn / 6 m / 1,500 ft / in/out

AUG 8th:  fr Jarman Gap / map 11 / MP 96.8 / AT S to Beagle Gap / 6 m / 1,800 ft / in/out

AUG 15th:fr Dundo picnic area/  map 11 / MP 83.8 / AT S to Blackrock Gap prkg /  6 m /  1,200 ft / return on Trayfoot Mtn trl /  lollipop

AUG 22nd: fr Sth Riv picnic area / map 10 / MP 62.8 / AT N to Pocossin Cabin / 6.6 m / 1,850 ft /  in/out

AUG 29th: fr Spitler Knob Ovrlk / map 10 / MP 48.2 / AT N to Hawksbill Summit via AT N, Salamander trl to summit, Lower Hawksbill trl, AT N to Crescent Rock to Betty’s Rock, return on AT all the way /  6.2 m / 1,500 ft /  lollipop

SEP 5th: fr Rtes 231, 681, 600 /  map 10 / Hazel Riv + Sams Ridge trls via Hazel Riv trl, Hazel Mtn trl, return on Sams Ridge trl, / 5.6 m / 1,900 ft / loop

SEP 12th: fr Smith Roach Gap / map 11 / MP 68.2 / AT N to Hightop Mtn prkg / 3 m / 920 ft / shuttle / lunch and swim at Terry’s house

SEP 19th: fr bottom (VA 340 to Grottoes, # 663 ) / map 11 / Furnace Mtn trl, /  6 m 2,000 ft /  in/out

SEP 26th: fr Sugar Hollow Reservoir / map 11 /  N Fork Moormans Riv FR and trl to Shop Run tributary /  7m / 1,300 ft / in/out

OCT 3rd: fr bottom (VA 340 to Harriston, # 718, #661) / map 11 / Paine Run trl to Blackrock Spring / 5.4 m /  1,400 ft / in/out

OCT 10th: fr Berry Hollow trl, rte 600 / map 10 / Old Rag Mtn trl / 5.6 m / 1,800 ft /  in/out

OCT 17th: fr Lewis Mtn campground / map 10 / MP 57.7 / AT N + Bearfence Mtn to Bootens Gap / 6.1 m / 1,200 ft /  lollipop

OCT 24th: fr bottom ( VA 340 to Crimora, #612 etc..) / map 11 /  Riprap trl to Chimney Rock /  6.6 m / 2,000ft /  in/out

OCT 31st:fr bottom (VA 340 to Harriston, #661) / map 11 / Trayfoot trl to 2nd summit / 5.8 m / 2,000 ft /  in/out

NOV 7th: fr bottom (VA 340 to Crimora # 612 to dirt rd) / map 11 / Wildcat Ridge trl by way of Riprap trl /  6m / 2,000 ft /  in/out

NOV 14th : fr VA 751 in Nelly’s Ford / map 12 / Shamokin Falls trl to upper falls / 5.7 m /  1,500 ft / in/out

NOV 21st:fr Loft Mtn Wayside, / map 11/  MP 79.2 to Browns Mtn Ovrlk MP 76.9 / Patterson Ridge, Rocky Mtn Run, Brown Mtn trls / 6.5 m / 1,800ft / shuttle

NOV 28th: fr bottom (rte 667 off VA 230) // map 10 / Pocossin Hollow trl to Pocossin FR / 6 m / 2,000ft / in/out

DEC 5th :fr Skyland N entrance /  map 10 /  MP 41.8 /  Stony Man & Little Stony Man trls to summit return on Passamqqody, Skyland FR, Furnace Spring trl /  loop

DEC 12th: fr Browns Gap / map 11 /  MP 82.9 /  Rockytop trl via AT N, Big Run Loop trl, Rockytop trl, /  6 m / 1,400 ft /  in/out

DEC 19th:  special hike

DEC 26th: 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 8:00am-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8:00am

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


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

July 6—Twomile Run to Rocky Mount crest; see the burn & spectacular Twomile Run Valley, 7-mile loop, 2300’, park-Skyline Drive MP76, Twomile Run Overlook, Leader-Maynard Davis

July 13—Meadow Springs, Hazel Mt., Catlett Spur, Catlett Mt., Hazel Mt., 8.1-mile loop, 1500’, secluded, hushed hike with mountaintop views, park-Skyline Drive MP 33.4, Leader-Irene Burke

July 20—Mt. Pleasant & Pompey Mt., Henry Lanum, 6-mile loop, 1500’, east-west summit with awesome 30 to 50-mile sights, George Washington National Forest, PATC Map 13, park-Mt. Pleasant trailhead Leader-Pete Fink

July 27—Thornton Gap/Panorama, AT South to Byrd’s Nest #3 hut, 6-mile O&B, 2900’, breathtaking scenes west to the Alleghenies, park-Skyline Drive MP31.5, Leader-Anne Colgate

August 3—Little Devils Stairs, Pole Bridge Link, Piney Branch Upper, Hull School, Keyser Run fire road, 7.7-mile loop, 2200’, hidden, narrow, mossy gorge, PATC Map 9, park-Little Devils Stairs trailhead         Leader-Lance Lauer Lauerhass
                                                                                                          August 10—Jones Run/Doyles River, AT North, Doyle’s River, Jones Run, AT North to Brown’s Gap, 6.4-mile shuttle, 1800’, brilliant waterfalls, tumbling about massive, black boulders, begin-Skyline Drive MP 84-end MP 81, Leader-Maynard Davis

August 17—Torry Ridge, west Blue loop Sherando Lake, 6.4-mile O&B, 2000’, weave among ancient telegraph poles through blueberry thickets, with east-west aspects, PATC Map 12, park-Torry Furnace, Rte.664, Leader-Irene Burke

August 24—Austin Mt., Rockytop, 6.5-mile O&B, 2000’, fantastical pink & green rock-falls etched with prehistoric wormhole grooves, park-Grottoes fire road, PATC Map 11, Leader-Pete Fink

August 31—Shenandoah Mt., 7-mile O&B, 1000’, section-hike one of the premier, long-distance (>50 miles) ridge-top trails in Virginia, clear views of the West Virginia Alleghenies, park-Rte250, historic Confederate Breast Works site, Leader-Anne Colgate

September 7—AT North from Jarman Gap to Turk Branch, Moorman’s River fire road, 7.3-mile loop 2000’, ramble through lush hardwoods ending with a gentle ascent beside the tumbling Moorman’s River, take on Turk Mountain peak with a 180° view of the Shenandoah Valley for an additional 1.8-mile O&B trek, park-Skyline Drive MP96.8, Leader-Lance Lauer Lauerhass

September 14—Big Run, 6-mile loop, 1400’, stunning views at the beginning & end of this impressive circle of the Big Run Basin watershed, park-Skyline Drive, Big Run Overlook just south MP81, Leader-Maynard Davis

September 21—Whetstone Ridge, 7-mile O&B, 1170’, explore the north end of one of the longest, solitary trails in the Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger Districts with views of the Three Ridges/Priest Wildernesses, & Adams Peak, park-Ranger Station, Blue Ridge Parkway MP29, Leader-Irene Burke

September 28—Furnace Mt. to Trayfoot Mt. intersection 7-mile O&B, 2200’ elevation, ascend through dense mountain laurel over an easy sandy tread a now mountain-high beach, top Furnace Mt. for an extra O&B mile, park-Grottoes fire road, PATC Map 11, Leader-Pete Fink

October 5—AT north to South River Road, descend to falls then ascend South River Falls to AT & South River picnic grounds, 7.5-mile shuttle, 2300’ elevation, blazing fall forest arches over 83’ falls, 3rd largest in SNP, begin-Swift Run Gap, AT north, end-South River picnic grounds AT north, Leader-Anne Colgate

October 12—Braley Pond, Bald Ridge trail, 7-mile O&B, 1800’ elevation, ascend Shenandoah Mt. to the edge of Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness Area dense with wildlife: great-horned owls, pileated woodpeckers, eastern box turtles, newts, efts, crimson & indigo berried shrubs, park-Braley Pond recreation area, 1.1 miles left from right turn off Rte.715 off Rte.250W, Leader-Lance Lauerhass

October 19—Reeds Gap, AT south, ascend Meadow Mt., Bee Mt, then the northern knoll of Three Ridges (best view-3970’) at Hanging Rock, 7.5-mile O&B, 2150’ elevation, rocky & rough but rewarding east/west scenes of blue-green ridge after ridge after ridge, park-Reeds Gap, Rte.664, Blue Ridge Parkway MP13.5, Leader-Maynard Davis

October 26—Montebello Fish Hatchery, Fish Hatchery Road to AT north, Spy Rock scramble, then 1.9 miles to another one of those lunch-time views of endless folds of blue-green ridges, 7-mile O&B, 1250’, from Spy Rock a 360º spectacle of the Religious Range: The Priest, The Little Priest, The Friar, The Little Friar, & The Cardinal, park-end of Fish Hatchery gravel road, Leader-Irene Burke

November 2—Cedar Run, Big Meadows Horse, White Oak Canyon, 8-mile loop, 2800’, best approach to this imposing hike with mega bragging rights, lots of rest stops for pics with oohs & ahs, park-White Oak Canyon entrance, Rte.600, Leader-Pete Fink

November 9—Fortune’s Cove, Lovingston, Nelson County, 5.3 mile loop, 1420’ elevation, a short steep ascent with a gentle descent, followed by BYOL to Anne Colgate’s historic homestead for lunch & dessert, Leader-Anne Colgate

November 16—Nicholson Hollow to Hot/Short, Hazel Mt., Catlett, Hannah, Nicholson Hollow, 8-mile loop, 2100’, park-Nethers Rd. same as for Old Rag ridge scramble, Leader-Lance Lauerhass

November 23—Humpback Rocks Gap, AT north to Paul Wolfe shelter, 5.4-mile O&B, 425’ elevation, get in shape for that Thanksgiving Day fiesta with a short, challenging trek on the AT, serene hardwood forests, an easy descent to the shelter’s stream crossing & heaps of burned calories, park-Humpback Rocks Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 6, Leader-Irene Burke

November 30—AT south from Bootens Gap, Skyline Drive MP55 to Pocosin parking, MP 59.5, unmarked, east side of Drive, including Bear Fence scramble, 5-mile shuttle, 1330’ elevation, view Cat Knob & Fork Mt. from atop Bear Fence Rock; according to dictionary.com pocosin is likely a southern Eastern Algonquian term for an upland wetland with no inlet, Leader-Maynard Davis

December 7—Broad Hollow, Sam’s Ridge, Hazel Mt., Pine Hill Gap, 7-mile loop, 1800’, tucked among Old Rag, Catlett, and Hazel Mountains pass by tumbling cascades, 19th century cabin ruins, healthy hemlock & tangled masses of mountain laurel, park-trailhead, Rte.681 Rolling Rd., Leader-Pete Fink

December 14—Buck Hollow, Hazel Mt., Buck Ridge, 6.3-mile loop, 1800’, ascend .3-miles of rock & timber stairs through a narrowing hollow for a short 400’ beside 19th century cabin foundations, homestead walls, a plummeting Thornton River tributary with a hidden view of Oven Top Mt. on the Buck Ridge descent, park-Meadow Springs, US211 between Sperryville & Thornton Gap, Leader-Anne Colgate

December 21—Graves Mill, Staunton River, McDaniel Hollow, Jones Mt. to Bear Church Rock, 8.6-mile O&B, 2200’, Rapidan & Staunton Rivers, falls and pools, arching mountain laurel tunnels, thick club moss groundcovers & 19th century walled homesteads line both sides of this walk in the woods, park-Graves Mill trailhead, Rte.662, Leader-Lance Lauerhass

December 28—Annual New Year’s Hike, Berry Hollow fire road, Old Rage Saddle, Old Rag summit, 5.6-mile O&B, 2415’ little-known ascent of Old Rag avoids the crowds & dicey rock scramble for the incomparable 360º view, park-Berry Hollow cul-de sac, Leader-Irene Burke


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

 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


Indo Bengali Cooking Demonstration and Meal

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

This class offers an entertaining cooking demonstration and delightful meal. Students learn how to prepare a classic Indian cuisine using cooking techniques and tricks of the trade followed by a full meal. Menu of the day: :  Chicken Curry, Rice with sweet peas, and Pink Lentil Soup Register at the Front Desk or Online: Deadline to Register is Wednesday, July 20.  Must have 6 people to hold event.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Indo Bengali Cooking Demonstration and Meal

Members $15.00
Guests $18.00


Ivy Creek Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 30, 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, June 27, 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, June 29, 2016 at 6:30pm

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.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00


Northside Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, July 1, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 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

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Primetime Fitness

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


PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Dealing With Diabetes

Cases of Diabetes are skyrocketing in the United States. We will talk about why Type II diabetes may be becoming an epidemic, the dangers of being “borderline” diabetic, and what you can do to prevent, reverse, and manage this debilitating disease.  Please register online or at the Welcome Desk at the Center.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator, 434-974-7756 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

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Racquetball-Partner Program

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

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 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


Seated Massage

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 6, 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 Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756


Senior Golf Group

Every Monday at 7:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:30am

Details:

Mondays, through October 2016.

Group meets at Meadow Creek Golf Course in Pen Park. Walk, ride, play the back nine or go for a full eighteen!  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.  A bi-annual meeting will be held in May and October.

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 determined by the Pro Shop.  If you are interested in coming out to play, call Wally Downs 973-6510 or Tommy Clark at 973-3667.

Open to all.

Location: Meadowcreek Golf Course


Senior Softball: The Retreads

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

       
2016 Season began in March and will continue through October 2016.

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!  More at:  http://www.CharlottesvilleRetreads.org

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Fee: free


Swing Dance Lessons

Every Thursday at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

swing_dancaers Dance Lessons are available free for Center Members. Come join the fun group from Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed.  Club members are great about making sure everyone gets to dance. No registration needed, it’s all free, just show up and have fun. Swing Swap offers free dancing for all levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced.  You can learn a lot by dancing with others in this relaxed atmosphere.  We provide 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.  There is a charge for Guests of the Center of $10 paid at the door..

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Swing Dance Lessons




Tai Chi (Evening)

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 29, 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

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Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00


Tai Chi (Morning)

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

Next Meeting: Monday, June 27, 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.

CANCELED FRIDAY, MARCH 11 DUE TO YARD SALE.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

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Tai Chi (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00


Tennis

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

Next Meeting: Saturday, July 2, 2016 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


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:


The Good Life Design network is an inter generational 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.

Tuesday, July 12, 9am-10:30am
Dr. Costi Sifri , UVA Professor of Internal Medicine, will talk about Infectious Diseases & international health, including the Zika virus.  How infectious diseases are controlled, internationally, nationally, & locally, with an emphasis on older people. Free and open to the public.

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

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


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, June 27, 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. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989