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Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Aerobic Dance-YMCA Partner Program

Every Monday, Thursday, Friday at 9:50am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 30, 2015 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: Thursday, July 30, 2015 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, August 4, 2015 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:

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


Bones & Balance Introductory Workshop

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:30am

Details:

Osteoporosis or “porous bones” affects 55% of Americans aged 50 and over.  It’s a condition where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone. If you are a man or woman concerned about, or in treatment for osteoporosis, you are invited to take part. Space is limited in this professionally designed, evidenced-based, introductory series. For more information and to reserve your spot, please call the Senior Center at 434-974-7756.  This 5-week series is a prerequisite for a 24-week extensive evidence-based program that will most likely be offered at the Center in the near future. Anyone interested in the more comprehensive program is strongly urged to attend this workshop.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Bowling Club

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 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, August 3, 2015 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, July 29, 2015 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


Chasing Life

Every 1st Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Details:

Chasing Life is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

Chasing Life will return the first Tuesday of October.  Stay tuned for more information in September!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Fashion Square Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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: Friday, July 31, 2015 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 Friday at 3:00pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:00pm

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, September 16, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hiking - Mondays

Every Monday at 8:00am-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

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

General Guidelines:

Hikers meet on Mondays in the Senior Center parking lot and leave at 9 am. Driving time to the head trail varies between ½ hour to 1½ hours. The Monday group hikes roughly 6 miles. We climb between 1,200 ft and 3,000 ft, but most hikes are between 1,500 ft and 2,500 ft. Bring lunch, water, a change of shoes to wear in the car so as not to soil car carpeting, a bag to put your boots in, and $5 for the carpool driver. Wear appropriate clothing. Sneakers are not adequate. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie in our group and love to see new hikers, but please bear in mind that hiking is a strenuous exercise and you should have prior experience either in hiking or other somewhat strenuous sports—walking is not hiking. In the winter, we require snow-traction devices, such as Yaktrax. Dogs are not allowed. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like to receive hiking emails with hike specifics or last-minute changes due to weather. 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:

June 2015

6/1/2015 The Slacks Ovrlk l MP 22.2 l map 12 l The Slacks trl to White Rock Gap, cross BRP, White Rock Falls trl, down and up to the Slacks Ovrlk, The Slacks trl to Torry Ridge trl (opposite direction from start) , left on Torry Ridge trl to FR 162, left on FR 162, to Bld Mtn Ovrlk. ll shuttle l 6.7 m l 860ft

6/8/2015 Fork Mtn Ovrlk l MP 23.1 l map 12 l Mine Bank trl and St. Mary’s Riv trl north ll in/out l 6 m l 1,200ft

6/15/2015 Jarman Gap l MP 96.8 l map 11 l AT N to Turk Gap, Turk Mtn trl to summit, stop at Sawmill Run Ovrlk..on the return MP 95.4 ll shuttle l 6 m l 1,900ft

6/22/2015 Blackrock Gap prkg l MP 87 l map 11 l Pain Run trl ll in/out l 6 m l 1.500ft

6/29/2015 Pocossin Cabin l MP 59.6 l map 10 l AP N to Slaughter House trl ll in/out l 6 m l 1,200ft

July 2015
7/6/2015   fr Humpback picnic area l map 12 l MP 8.9 l blue trl to AT N to Humpback Rockll in/out l 6.5m l 1,500 ft  

7/13/2015   fr Loft Mtn Waysidel map 11 l MP 79.2 l maintenance rd to AT S around camping area to 4th access trl through camping area and back with return on Discovery trl south half ll lollypop l 6.5 m l 1,400 ft    

7/20/2015 fr Spitler Knob Ovrlk l map 10 l MP 48.2 l AT N to Hawksbill summit via: AT N, Salamander trl, Lower Hawksbill trl, AT N to Crescent Rock + Betty’s Rock and return all the way on AT S ll lollypop l 6.4 m l 1,600 ft

7/27/2015   fr Simmons Gap l map 11 l MP 73.1 l AT N to Powell Gap ll in/out l 6m l 1,600 ft

August 2015
8/3/2015   fr Panorama prkg l map 10 l MP 32.6 l AT S to Mary’s Rock and Byrd’s Nest ll in/out l 5.6 m l 2,000 ft   Shorter version fr Meadow Spring prkg l MP 33.6 l on Meadow Spring trl to AT N to Mary’s Rock and back, fewer miles and less climb ll in/out

8/10/2015 fr Blackrock Gap prkg l map 11 l MP 87.2 l AT N to Browns Gap ll in/out l 6.8 m l 1,800 ft

8/17/2015 fr Humpback Gap prkg l map 12 l MP 6 l AT N via Albright trl return on AT S and Old Howardsville turnpike ll lollypop l 6 m l 1,000 ft

8/24/2015 fr McCormick Gap l map 11 l MP 102.1 l AT N to Calf Mtn shelter ll in/out l 6.3 m l 1,800 ft

8/31/2015 fr Whetstone Ridge trl head l map 13 l MP 28.6 l Whetstone Ridge trl ll in/out l 6 m l 1,500 ft  

September 2015
9/7/2015   fr Sugar Hollow Res l map 11 l S Fork Moormans Riv FR + Turk Br trl ll in/out l 6 m l 1,800 ft    

9/14/2015 fr Rte 600 l map 10 l Hazel Riv + Hazel Mtn + Sams Ridge trls ll loop l 5,6 m l 1,900 ft  

9/21/2015 fr Twomile Run Orvlk l map 11 l MP 76.2 l Onemile Run trl ll   in/out l 5.8 m l 1,600 ft ( 8 stream Xings )    

9/28/2015 fr Rte 230 + 667 l map 10 l past Fletcher to: Pocossin Hollow trl to Pocossin FR ll in/out l 6.1 m l 2,200 ft      

October 2015
10/5/2015   fr Blackrock area prkg l map 11 l MP 84.9l Furnace Mtn trl to summit ll   in/out l 6.8 m l 1,900 ft

10/12/2015   fr Rte 250 in Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness l Chimney Hollow trl to end ll in/out l 5.6 m l 1,500 ft

10/19/2015   fr Bootens Gap l map 10 l MP 57.7 l AT S + Bearfence Mtn to Lewis Mtn campground ll in/out l 6.1 m l 1,800 ft

10/26/2015   fr Rte 600 to Berry Hollow trailhead l map 10 on Rte 600 l Old Rag Mtn to summit ll in/out l 5.6 m l   1,800 ft    

November 2015
11/2/2015 fr Turk Gap l map 11 l MP 94.2 l Turk Gap trl + S Fork Moormans FR to Jarman Gap + AT N to Sawmill Run Ovrlk MP 95.4 ll shuttle l 5.5 m l   1,500 ft  

11/9/2015 fr Rte 751 to Shamokin Falls trl head l map 12 S of Nelly’s Ford l Shamokin Falls trl to Upper Falls ll in/out l 5.7 m l 1,500 ft

11/16/2015 fr Blackrock Gap prkg l map 11 l MP 87 l Pain Run trl ll in/out l 6 m l   1,600 ft  

11/23/2015 fr Skyland N entrance l map 10 l MP 41.7 l Little Stony Man + Stony Man trls return on Passamaqoddy, Skyland FR,Furnace Spring trl, ll loop views l 6 m l 2,000 ft

11/30/2015 fr Browns Mtn Ovrlk l map 11 l MP 76 l Rocky Mtn trl to Browns Mtn trl to peak ll in/out l 5.5 m l 1,600 ft

December 2015
12/7/2015 fr Browns Gap l map 11 l MP 82.9 l AT N, Big Run Loop, AT S ll loop l 7 m l 1,700 ft

12/14/2015 fr Wildcat Ridge prkg l map 11 l MP 92.1 l Wildcat Ridge + Riprap trls to Riprap prkg MP 89.9 ll shuttle l 6.8 m l 2,400 ft

12/21/2015 fr S.C.:  Rivanna trl eastward to Riverview Park ll shuttle l 7 m l   insignificant ascent  

12/28/2015 fr Brown Mtn Ovrlk l map 11 l MP 76.9 l Brown Mtn + Rocky Mtn Run + Patterson Ridge trls to Loft Mtn Wayside MP 79.2 ll shuttle l 6.5 m l 1,800 ft  


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, July 29, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

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

General Guidelines:
Hikers meet on Wednesdays in the Senior Center parking lot and leave at 8am for June, July and August (9am for the fall and winter) Driving time to the head trail varies between ½ hour to 1½ hours. The Wednesday group hikes roughly 8 miles. We climb between 1,200 ft and 3,000 ft, but most hikes are between 1,500 ft and 2,500 ft. Bring lunch, water, a change of shoes to wear in the car so as not to soil car carpeting, a bag to put your boots in, and $5 for the carpool driver. Wear appropriate clothing. Sneakers are not adequate. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie in our group and love to see new hikers, but please bear in mind that hiking is a strenuous exercise and you should have prior experience either in hiking or other somewhat strenuous sports—walking is not hiking. In the winter, we require snow-traction devices, such as Yaktrax. Dogs are not allowed. Please contact Elisabeth de Maynadier if you would like to receive hiking emails with hike specifics or last-minute changes due to weather. Car pool and gas fees possible.  For more information you may also contact the hike leaders:

Wednesday leaders:
Irene Burke - 434.964.7264
Anne Colgate - 434.263.4504
Pete Fink - 434.202.8259
Roger Ingenthron - 434.973.6836
Jack Turnbull - 434.975.0399

Schedule for Wednesday Hikes

June 2015
6/3/2015 Map 13 l U.S. Route 60 to Salt Log Gap, Key Swap, AT North or South l 8.5 miles l Anne, Maynard

6/10/2015   Map 10 l Graves Mill, Graves Mill Trail, Staunton River Trail, McDaniel Hollow Trail, Jones Mt. Trail, to Bear Church Rock ll in/out l 8.6 miles l2200’ l Irene

6/17/2015 Map 11 l Grottoes, Austin Mtn Trail, Rockytop Trail, Big Run Loop Trail, AT South to Brown’s Gap ll Key Swap l 5.5 miles l 2000’, , 500,’ l Anne, Jack

6/24/2015 Map 10 l Old Rag Trail and Saddle Trail from Nethers Parking ll 10 miles l 2200’ l Maynard   Shorter hike: Map 10 l Old Rag from Berry Hollow to summit ll 5.6 miles l 1700’ l Jack

July 2015
7/1/2015 Map 11 l Riprap/ Wildcat Ridge, from MP 89.9 Rip Rap Parking ll Hike 1- Shuttle to Wildcat Ridge l MP 93 l 6.8 miles l 2300’ l Jack Hike 2, Close loop on AT, N, back to Rip Rap Parking l 9.3 miles l 3000’ l Irene

7/8/2015   Map 11 l Jarman’s Gap l MP 96.8 l AT North, Turk Branch Trail, Moorman’s River Fire Road ll 2000’ l 7.3 miles l possible add on of Turk Mountain Trail,  1.8 miles total addition l Anne

7/15/2015 Map 11 l Meadow Springs Parking l MP 33.4 l Hazel Mtn. Trail, Catlett Spur Trail, Catlett Mtn. Trail, return via Hazel Mtn. Trail to parking ll 8.1 miles l 1500’ l Irene

7/22/2015 Map 13 l Mt. Pleasant and Pompey Mt. Trails, Henry Lanum Trail ll 6 miles l 1500’ l Jack

7/29/2015 Map 10 l Thornton Gap/Panorama l MP 31.5 l AT South to Little Stony Man Parking l MP 39.4 ll Key Swap l 7.9 miles l 2900’ l 1900’ l Anne and Irene

August 2015
8/5/2015   Map 12 l Three Ridges Overlook l MP 13.3 BRP l Bushwhack through Old AT through Wintergreen Trails on Old AT, to Dripping Rock, return to Overlook on New AT South ll 9 miles l Anne

8/12/2015 Map 12 l Bald Mountain Overlook l MP 22.3 BRP l to Torry Furnace (Rt. 664) on Torry Ridge Trail ll Key Swap l 8.4 miles l 1100’, 2800’ l   Jack, Pete

8/19/2015 Map 12 l St. Mary’s River Trail from Route 608/41 to mine and St. Mary’s River ll Out/ back l 8 miles l Anne

8/26/20125 Map 12 l Jones Run/Doyles River Loop, Brown’s Gap l MP 83 l AT North, Doyles River Trail, Jones Run Trail, AT North to Brown’s Gap ll 8.4 miles l 1800’ l Anne

September 2015
9/2/2015 Map 12 l Mine Bank Creek Parking l BRP- MP 23 l Mine Bank Creek Trail, St. Mary’s River Trail, Forest Road 162, Bald Mtn. Trail ll 9.7 miles l 2200’ l Maynard   Short hike- same as above but return on BRP l 9 miles l 1600’ l Jack

9/9/2015 Braley Pond Bald Ridge trail, Ramsey’s Draft ll out/back l Long: 10 miles l Irene   Short: 7 miles l Jack

9/16/2015 Map 10 l Nethers Parking, Nicholson Hollow Trail to Corbin Cabin and return ll 9 miles l 1400’ l Maynard

9/23/2015 Parking Route 211, or MP 25.4 Thornton River Trail Parking l Key Swap l Pass Mountain trail, to AT North from Route 211 or reverse ll 9.8 miles l Anne, Maynard

9/30/2015 Map 11 l Grottoes l Furnace Mountain to Trayfoot Mountain intersection with spur trail to Furnace Mt. peak ll out/back l 8 miles, optional Add on to Blackrock and back, 10 miles l Anne

October 2015
10/7/2015   No Hike, trip to Abingdon

10/14/2015 Old Rag, two ways, from Nethers Parking, up Rock Scramble or from Berry Hollow Parking l Pete/ Jack

10/21/2015 Map 10 l White Oak Parking, Route 600, Cedar Run Trail, Big Meadows Horse Trail, White Oak Canyon trail ll 8 miles l 2800’ l Anne

10/28/2015 Map 10 l Booten’s Gap l MP 55 to South River Overlook l MP 63.1 l AT North or South, over Bear Fence Mountain ll Key Swap l 8.4 miles l 1900’, 2200’ l Irene/Maynard

November 2015
11/4/2014 Map 13 l From Montebello Fish Hatchery (Route 56) l Fish Hatchery Road to AT to Lovingston Spring Trail to AT and South to Salt Log Gap l Key Swap l 8 miles l Anne/Jack

11/11/2015 Map 11 l From Two Mile Run Overlook lMP 76.2 l Rocky Mt. Trail, Gap Run Trail, Rocky Mt. Trail, to start ll 9.7 miles l 2900’ l Anne   Short hike: Rocky Mt. Trail to top of Rocky Mt. and back ll 6.8 miles l 2100’ l Jack

11/18/2015 Map 10 l From Nethers Parking, Nicholson Hollow Trail to Hot/Short Trail, Hazel Mt. Trail, Catlett trail, Hannah trail, Nicholson Hollow trail ll 2100’ l Pete Short hike:  Nicholson Hollow trail ll in/ out l 7 miles l Jack

11/25/2015 No Hike, Day before Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving

December 2015
12/2/2015 Fortune’s Cove, Lovingston, Nelson County ll 5 mile loop or 3 mile loop if desired ll Followed by BYOL to Anne Colgate’s for lunch and dessert

12/9/2015 Map 10 l Broad Hollow Trail, off Route 231 and Route 681 l Broad Hollow Trail, Sam’s Ridge Trail, Hazel Mt, Trail, Pine Hill Gap ll 7 mile loop l 1800’ l Irene

12/16/2015 Map 11 l AT North from Rockfish Gap to McCormick Gap ll In/Out l 7 miles l Jack OR: AT North to Bear Den Mt.ll 10 miles l Anne

12/2/2015 No Hike, Merry Christmas

12/30/2015 Annual New Year’s Hike from Berry Hollow Parking up to Old Rag ll 5.6 miles

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


Indo Bangla Cooking Demo and Lunch

Every 3rd Sunday at 1:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

Mahabuba Akhter grew up in Bangladesh and India, has lived in the US for almost 20 years, and has had opportunity to experience food from all over the world.  Recognizing a need for people, especially seniors, to learn about healthy, quick ways to cook, she designed a program that predominantly uses nutritious and fibrous vegetables combined with Indian spices that provide both flavor and proven health benefits.  The menu for August:  Khituri comfort food with rice and lentils; Eggplant fry and Chicken Curry.  Sign up at the Center Front Desk or on line.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Indo Bangla Cooking Demo and Lunch

Members $15.00
Guests $18.00


Ivy Creek Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 30, 2015 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 10:45am-11:45am
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:15am-9:15am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:15am

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-Advanced

Every 1st & 2nd & 3rd & 5th Wednesday at 7:30pm-8:25pm
Every Friday at 2:30pm-3:30pm
Every 4th Wednesday at 6:30pm-8:25pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Details:

Line dancing burns calories, increases metabolism, stimulates endorphins (the body’s feel-good hormone), relieves depression and anxiety, and in addition, is a general all-around stress reducer. Also, you will find that the Senior Center line dancers care more about having fun than how accurate the dance steps are.

If you are just starting out, we also have a beginner’s group.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Dot Cagley 434.973.3030 or Sylvia Lord 434.973.3974

Fee: free


Line Dancing-Beginner

Every Friday at 1:00pm-2:30pm
Every 1st & 2nd & 3rd & 5th Wednesday at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

Details:

line_dancingLine dancing burns calories, increases metabolism, stimulates endorphins (the body’s feel-good hormone), relieves depression and anxiety, and in addition, is a general all-around stress reducer. Also, you will find that the Senior Center line dancers care more about having fun than how accurate the dance steps are. Join advanced line dancing when you’re ready!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Dot Cagley 434.973.3030

Fee: free


Masters Wellness Workshop Series

Every Last Tuesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

This monthly wellness series is lead by Albert Wong, PT, CSCS, Clinic Director, Full Potential Physical Therapy.  Al will present a new subject each month or invite a specialist to speak.

Upcoming speakers and dates:

July 28 Al Wong will conduct a workshop on “Sitting Posture and Fixing Its Problems.” 
August 25 Double Header!

Max Prokopy M. Ed, CSCS, Director of UVA Speed Clinic, will present:  “Common Running and Golfing Injuries,”  Dr. Andrew MacFarlan, MD, of Albemarle Square Family Healthcare, will present: “Supplements for Health and Performance,”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Meditation Cultivation

Every Sunday at 2:00pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, August 2, 2015 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-10:45am

Next Meeting: Friday, July 31, 2015 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: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:45am

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: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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 9:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:00am

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

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Seated Massage

10 Minutes $10.00
15 Minutes $15.00


Senior Golf Group

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:30am

Details:

Mondays, through October 2015.

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.  See the Senior Center TIMES or the website for monthly starter contact information and other details.  A bi-annual meeting will be held at 12:30pm on a Monday 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 Mike Garstang at 296-4003 or Tommy Clark at 973-3667.

Open to all.

Location: Meadowcreek Golf Course


Senior Softball: The Retreads

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

       
2015 Season began March 3, and will continue through October 2015.

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


Shake Your Booty Fitness

Every Tuesday at 1:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

This is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.  This is a fun way to exercise if you love to dance.  The dances are easy to follow and geared toward the above 50 population. 

Why Should you Dance?

1.  Your brain loves dance and produces the “happy hormones” while you move!

2.  Your heart and lungs dilate and send extra oxygenated blood, aka energy, to your muscles and you burn calories!

3.  A 30 minute session of dance counts as your daily cardio and slays belly fat.

4.  Improves balance, posture and coordination.  Keeps you from falling!

5.Mood - you literally shake off your worries and feel better fast!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Shake Your Booty Fitness

Members $5.00
Guests $7.00


Silver Steppers, Tap Dance Lessons

Every Tuesday, Thursday at 1:30pm-2:45pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

If you’ve always wanted to learn to tap, now’s the time.  For information about lessons for beginners, call Bonnie Williams at 973-3408.  If you like to tap and have previous experience, this is also the group for you.  These classes are also for students interested in learning original choreography to a variety of musical styles.  Instructor Bonnie Williams, a professional dancer has trained in both the United States and Europe.  She has been performing, teaching and choreographing jazz, tap and ballet for over forty years. Open to all.


Tap Lessons on vacation June and July.  Will begin again in August

Silver Steppers: T/TH 1:30pm
Intermediate:  M/W 11:00am


Private classes available by request.  All class fees due the first class of the month.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Silver Steppers, Tap Dance Lessons

Members $15.00
Guests $18.00


Tai Chi (Evening)

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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 8:45am-9:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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), 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 $36.00
Guests $49.00


Tennis

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

Next Meeting: Saturday, August 1, 2015 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: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 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


Wired for Joy-Emotional Brain Training

Every Thursday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

In Collaboration with UVA Health System:
Orientation Class June 4th, 10:00-11:30am, followed by weekly classes on Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am, June 18th through July 30th, 2015

Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, whom everyone met at the March meeting on brain training, will be teaching this course.

Stress has a powerful influence on our eating and physical activity, as well as our overall vibrancy and zest for life.  We offer EBT, a comprehensive program for managing stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle.  EBT: 1) Is a systematic approach to changing neural networks that favor balance and joy vs the effects of stress, 2) Interrupts chronic stress response so helps reduce depression and anxiety, and provides the skills to improve physical health issues/disease, reducing weight/eating, spending, and other pursuits humans engage in when under stress, 3) Provides a framework for working with all three parts of neural/brain circuitry:  the initial response or emotion (1), thoughts (2), and behavior (3).

The cost for the entire 6 week course, including the orientation, is $180 for Senior Center Members, and $225 for non-members, and includes the class workbook.  This is about $100 less than the regular price for this course, as not only is the course discounted for the Senior Center, but UVA has donated the workbooks to us.

Space is limited to 15 people, so please sign up as soon as possible.

We ask for $100 deposit when you sign up, and the rest is due on June 4th at the Orientation.

For more information, or for questions email Cynthia Moore at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call her at 434-243-7313

Location: Senior Center

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Wired for Joy-Emotional Brain Training

Members $180.00
Guests $225.00