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Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Aerobic Dance-YMCA Partner Program

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 2, 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, May 3, 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, May 3, 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


Bowling Club

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 3, 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


Caregivers Workshops

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

If you take care of a family member or loved one with dementia, these workshops are for you. They are presented by Megan Bailes and Kevin Grunden from Blue Ridge PACE who specialize in the care of Dementia patients. Attend one or both. Free and open to the public; no registration necessary.

Understanding and Maintaining a Relationship with Someone with Dementia
Friday, May 6, 1:00-2:30 PM
In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of dementia, from diagnosis to treatment to progression. Learn how to communicate with someone with dementia and find out ways to minimize agitation and aggression.

Keeping Someone with Dementia Safe and Independent at Home
Friday, May 20, 1:00-2:30 PM
In this session, you will learn how to assist someone with activities of daily living (i.e., bathing, dressing, etc.) Also, learn fall prevention strategies and ways to make the home safer.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am
Every Thursday at 3:15pm-4:15pm

Next Meeting: Monday, May 2, 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, May 4, 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


Fashion Square Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 2, 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, May 3, 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


Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Celebrate an early Cinco De Mayo with a healthy cooking demonstration from Megan, Monica and Jacqueline, UVA Dietetic Interns.  The menu is Chili-Lime Shrimp, Vegetable Quesadillas with Greek Yogurt Guacamole and Fresh Salsa and Pineapple-Coconut Chia Pudding.  Seating is limited.  Please sign up below.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Register


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Confused about what your hearing test results have shown?  High tones, low pitch, decreased volume…the terms can be overwhelming and often are misunderstood. Join Dr. Kristin Koch from Evolution Hearing for a plain and simple explanation of hearing test results and what it means for you.  Common examples will be shared, but feel free to bring a copy of your own hearing test, if you have it available.

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

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Hiking - Mondays

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

hiking_group Senior Center volunteers plan and lead the hikes.

Hiking Protocol:

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

For more information you may also contact the hike leaders:

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

Schedule for Monday Hikes:

 

 

2016 SCHEDULED HIKES

FEB 1rst : fr Rte 661 / map 11 /  Trayfoot Mtn trl to 2nd summit / 5.8 m / 2,300 ft / in/out
APR 4 th:    fr Hog Camp Gap / map 13 / Mount Pleasant summit via Henry Lanum / 6.2 m / elevation difference 536 ft / loop
APR 11th :    fr S Riv Picnic Area / map 10 /  MP 62.8 / S Riv Falls via S Riv Falls trl to observation point, to bottom of falls and back to observation pnt, return on S Riv FR and AT S to picnic area /  6 m /  2,200 ft / lollipop // (short option to observation pnt only and       back on S Riv FR and AT S to picnic area, /  loop)
APR 18th:    fr Twomile Run Ovrlk / map 11 / MP 76.2 / Rocky Mount trl to summit /  6.8 m / 1,200 ft /  in/out
APR 25th:    fr Browns Gap /  map 11 / MP 82.9. /  Rockytop trl via AT N, Big Run Loop trl, Rockytop trl /  6m /1,400 ft /  in/out

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

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

 

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

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


Hiking - Wednesdays

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

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

Welcome Wednesday hikers!

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs are not allowed.

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

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

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY HIKES


2016 SCHEDULED HIKES


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free


In Transition: Now What?

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Many transitions take place in our lives including moving or downsizing, losing a spouse or loved one, dealing with health issues, and retirement. Find out tips on how to navigate these changes and make choices for the “next chapter” in life. You will have a chance to create a personal eco-map. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

Marguerite David has a masters in social work and has much professional experience in counseling, life coaching, and consulting with many social and educational organizations.  Her intention in her work is for you to have the tools you need to make healthy and empowered choices for your life.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Indo Bengali Cooking Demonstration and Meal

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:30pm

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:  (Vegetarian) Khituri ( rice, lentils, sweet pea, cauliflower, and potato), Eggplant fry, Pakora, Papadam (lentil chips ). Register at the Welcome Desk or online.  Deadline to Register in Wednesday, May 18.  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, May 5, 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, May 2, 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


Learn How to Meditate

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

THIS CLASS HAS NOW FILLED.  YOU MAY REGISTER FOR A POSSIBLE CLASS IN JUNE.  PLEASE BE SURE TO TYPE IN YOUR EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER FOR NOTIFICATION.

This four week course is taught by Gloria BatEl,  a certified Hatha Yoga, Stress Management and Meditation Teacher.  This course will equip students with information, experience and motivation needed to develop a regular meditation practice.  This course will help you to understand the purpose of meditation and learn practical guidelines to begin a meditation practice.  You will also learn different meditation techniques.

Stress reduction could be the key to meditation’s beneficial effect on health. “We know stress is a contributor to all the major modern killers,” Raison points out. More studies have shown improvement forfibromyalgia and even psoriasis in patients who meditate. “It’s hard to think of an illness in which stress and mood don’t figure,” Raison says.
Science hasn’t yet connected the dots between what happens in the meditating brain and the immune system. But a University of Wisconsin study saw increased electrical activity in regions of the left frontal lobe, an area that tends to be more active in optimistic people, after eight weeks of training in meditation.
For the rest of this interesting article, go to :
http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/meditation-heals-body-and-mind

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Learn How to Meditate

Register


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, May 4, 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


Meditation Cultivation

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

Next Meeting: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

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

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Northside Walking Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, May 6, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 2016 at 9:45am

Details:

“primetime-fitness” 

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

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

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

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


Racquetball-Partner Program

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 2, 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


Retirement: Now What?

Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Marguerite David of The Center of Wellness will discuss the new retirement.  What changes when one retires?  What do you say goodbye to and what do you take with you?  Participants will have an opportunity to create a personal eco-map to help identify areas of purpose and meaning, and areas where information or support is needed. Free and open to the public.

Marguerite has a masters in social work and has much professional experience in counseling, life coaching, and consulting with many social and educational organizations.  Her intention in her work is for you to have the tools you need to make healthy and empowered choices for your life.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Seated Massage

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

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

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Seated Massage




Senior Softball: The Retreads

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00am

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


Tai Chi (Evening)

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:30pm

Details:

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00


Tai Chi (Morning)

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 2, 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, April 30, 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, May 10, 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.

Our educational presentation for May 10th will be: “Understanding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders”, presented by Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. No registration required, just come!

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, May 2, 2016 at 1:15pm

Details:

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989


Zumba Gold®

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:30pm

Details:

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

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

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

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

Location: Senior Center

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

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Zumba Gold®

Members per month $20.00
Guests per month $35.00