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"John Tyler" by Al Highsmith

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:00am

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If you have not been to an Al Highsmith presentation, you do not know what you are missing!!  Al’s research on a subject is unbelievable!  He delivers little known facts about his subject.  This one is on John Tyler, who became the 10th President in 1841 when President William Henry Harrison died 30 days after taking office.  Tyler had many “firsts”.  He was the first vice president to be president because of the death of the president.  He served three years and 11 months. He was the first president and only president to invalidate most of the party platform on which he was elected.  He was the first president and only president to be kicked out of his political party.  Al has found many, many more “firsts” for this president.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


AARP Safe Driver Partner Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

Upcoming dates:
November 10,11, 2015; 12:30-4:30pm

This refresher course in defensive driving is for those ages 50 and better is offered by AARP.  You will earn a reduction on your automobile insurance upon completion of the two day, 8 hour course—offered 4 different times this year.  The course cost is $15, payable directly to the AARP Driver Safety Instructor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Active Aging Fair

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

Sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, & by The Laurels of Charlottesville.

The 12th annual Active Aging Fair celebrates that we are healthier, living longer, and are more active and involved in our communities than we have ever been.

Vendor tables still available.  Click here to download a vendor application or contact Margaret Fitch via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please come and visit our vendors and attend the following programs:

From 12:30-4:30pm, the Center will showcase the resources available in our community to help you live life to the fullest.  We’ll have more than 40 vendors, two speakers, and three mini-workshops, plus valuable door prizes, free reusable shopping bags courtesy of Whole Foods Market, and free chair massage from Alexa Matthews, CMT.  Spike Food Truck will also be here from 1:00-4:00pm.  Bring your friends and have a great afternoon.

 

1:00 pm:  The Ruthless Reality of Letting Go. Kathryn McMillan of Clutter Conversions will discuss what and how to let go of things in our home as we age, whether we are downsizing, moving or just want to simplify our lives: how to declutter with as little stress as possible, & where to sell or dispose of things you don’t need, so you get the best price for your treasures or see they get a good home with people who need them.  After her talk Kathryn will be available from 2-4pm to discuss your individual situation.

1:00-3pm: How Old Are You Really? There will be an online questionaire to tell you your real age based on lifestyle habits, as opposed to chronology.  A professional will be on hand to guide you through the questionaire.

2:10-2:50 pm Mini Workshops on Financial Issues.  Barrett-Johnson & Associates offer workshops on Long Term Care Planning; Wealth Preservation in Uncertain Times; and Tax Planning.

3:00 pm More Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy
Dr. Erin Foff of the UVA Medical Center, will discuss her research and clinic care, on cognitive changes with time and when it crosses the line.  You will be surprised to learn that many of the fears Seniors have about dementia & Alzheimer’s disease are unfounded.  Come learn more on encouraging healthy brain connections for a cognitively healthy & engaged life, including breakthrough research that UVA has done that shows that the brain is directly connected to the immune system!  It’s early days yet, but it offers new hope for curing neurological diseases from Autism to Alzheimers. 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


All Things Digital

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

apple_mac_group Apple/Mac classes are held for both new and experienced Apple product users. Clay Sisk coordinates meetings; contact him via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to receive weekly program announcements.

Apple computers (MacBook Laptops & iMac Desktops) occupy the first hour; Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch the second hour. The first Thursday each month is “Basic” week for people new to their device or planning to get one.

If you are interested in Apple’s Mac computers, MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, or iPods, and want help solving a problem or just learn some new “tricks & tips” please join us. Meeting topics include setting up your device, organizing and using its features. There are discussions of the many applications (Apps) such as Photos, iTunes, Mail, iCloud, iBooks, Maps and surfing the Internet. We also provide assistance on an individual basis to address problems or interests of the group member.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Book Group

Every 1st Wednesday at 11:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00am

Details:

On 1st Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

August 5th - no meeting

September 2nd book is:  Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King, call # 305.896.  Linda is the discussion leader.  There are 2 copies in the library.

The library can always get you a copy of a book through inter-library loan for a $3 mailing charge.

 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 2, 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


Current Affairs Discussion Group

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

Next Meeting: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Details:

Bright minds gather weekly to tackle the issues of the day—local, national, and international. Opinions may vary, but lack of knowledge is never a problem. If you’re a member who is in touch with what’s happening and have something to share, join us!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Pat Cook (434)973-0799

Fee: free


Dog Talk

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

DOG TALK
Sundays, September 20, October 18, November 22, December 20, 1:30-2:30pm
Group discussions about dogs and things pertaining to dogs, including training, behavior, nutrition, health, and other subjects related to the well being of our dogs.  Each meting is about learning and sharing ideas pertaining to building a positive relationship with our dogs.  Dogs are welcome and must be leashed. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk.  This workshop will be conducted by Chris VonFrieling and Sky.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Every 3rd Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

DORIS GELBMAN, ESQ, ELDER LAW ATTORNEY:

September’s Topic-Life Planning for Older Adults: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives
Find out what every adult should consider setting in place to facilitate property and healthcare decisions as you grow older, and how to dispose of your property when you die, avoiding (not evading!) taxes and probate.  Free, Open to All

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


First Thursday Poetry Group

Every 1st Thursday at 3:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:00pm

Details:

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Members and friends are encouraged to bring their own poems or their favorite ones from English language or foreign literature.  Once a month there is an open mike event.  Free. Questions? Contact: Marie Keese, 434-979-1725.

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 434.974.7756

Fee: free


Investment Visions Group

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

investment_visionsThe original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free


Investors Forum

Every 1st & 3rd Friday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Charts projectedAfter general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic.  No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.  A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.  A list of favorite investment websites can be found here

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free


Le Cercle Français

Every 2nd Thursday at 12:30pm-2:30pm
Every 3rd Wednesday at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

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LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd Thursday and 3rd Wednesday. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

Every 2nd Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

The “Talk” is informal conversation among members, staff, and visitors about the artwork hung in the Senior Center. A new show is hung every two months, so there are always new perspectives to gain! Meet in the Senior Center lobby.  September’s featured artist is Marie Keese.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Merrill Lynch Financial Series

Every 2nd Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Alternative investments

Jorgen Vik,, Senior Financial Advisor with the SKV Group at Merrill Lynch, will discuss “Investing for Income”.  Free.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

Every 2nd Friday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

                                                                                       
HOW SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE SEE GOD & GREATER REALITY

In the beginning everything was verbal, so truth was fluid as each person who passed along the culture changed details of the grand narrative Then came writing, & later printing, with new cheaper ways of making paper, & eventually electronic media.  And as science discovered more about the universe, it gave us different ways to visualize God.  Each leap forward in science or technology caused a cultural & religious shift on how we see ourselves, our relationship to one another & the greater reality.  The history of God is a history of science & technology.  Come join the discussion.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Every 2nd Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

CANDIDATES FORUM
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council
Candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council will present their views on many of the issues and priorities for the County and City.  All candidates will participate except Wes Bellamy who has a prior obligation and Ann Mallek who is running unopposed for the White Hall District seat.  Scheduled are Norman Dill (D), Richard Lloyd (R) and Lawrence Gaughan (I) from the Rivanna District, Rick Randolph (D) and Earl Smith (R) from the Scottsville District.  Candidates for the Charlottesville City Council scheduled are Alvin Bandy (I), Kathleen Galvin (D), Anson Parker (R), and Michael Signer (D).

The program will be moderated by Chris Callahanm senior reporter for 1070 WINA News Radio.  Chris has been with the station for 41 years and was honored in 2014 by the Associated Press Broadcasters for the Best News Operation of the Year.


SSV is a Virginia non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to a better informed and involved citizenry. Programs include candidate forums, expert speakers, a wide range of views, real questions, and real answers.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org


Socrates Cafe™

Every 2nd Thursday at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Every 1st Tuesday at 9:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Details:

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Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group.  Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion.

Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It’s a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.”  Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions.  To learn more about the concept, visit http://www.philosopher.org

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Windows 8.1 Workshop

Every 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

There will be no workshops in July and August; however, one-on-one sessions are offered and available.  If you are interested in the one-on-one sessions please let Bruce know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Women Who Beat the Odds:

Every Wednesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:

A Selection of Women Artists from the Renaissance to the 20th Century
This six-week course will focus on the art of women artists who worked in the 16th through 20th centuries. We will explore the lives and works of a range of artists working in Europe and the U.S., including Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo,  Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, and many more.  Lectures, short films, and hand-outs will be included.  Participants will be given the chance to analyze works of art and share their views with others.  The instructor is, Leslie Ava Shaw, art educator, independent curator and writer.  Sign up at the Welcome Desk or on line

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

Women Who Beat the Odds:

Members $60.00
Guests $70.00


Writing for Healing and Growth

Every Monday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

Pay for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

8-week session $30.00


Writing for Pleasure

Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:00pm

Details:

What you have to say matters ... Why not say it in writing?  Come discover and share your best style!  All genres and experience levels welcome. 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free