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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


All Things Digital

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-2:15pm

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Cville TimeBank

Do you have a service that you could provide to others?  Is there a service that you need?  The Cville TimeBank connects people.  You can bank hours by providing services, and then tap your banked hours when you are in need.  Charlotte Drummond, member and treasurer of TimeBank, will tell us the requirements to join this community, and of the many services that are popular.  This group will be on vacation July and August.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 30, 2016 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.

In the first hour, some Mac basics and utilities for new users are covered, and then other topics as detailed on their email announcement.  In the second hour, iPad and iPhone basics and accessories are covered.  If you want to be on the Apple/Mac email list, send a message to Clay Sisk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) This mailing has many valuable links for Apple/Mac users.  Free for Senior Center members.

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, August 3, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:


July 6 No meeting.

Stay tuned for August’s book to begin reading!

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, July 6, 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


Current Affairs Discussion Group

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

Next Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016 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


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

ELDER LAW: Why Do I Need A Special Kind Of Lawyer Now That I’m Older?
Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 – 11:30am

There’s all kinds of lawyers around, criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, corporate and many more.  In law school, lawyers learn about all those things. Elder Law is a relatively new distinction, one NOT generally taught in most law schools. If you’ve wondered if you might need an elder law attorney, but are not quite sure if that’s appropriate for your concerns, here’s your chance to find out. Come listen to a FREE session with the Senior Center’s monthly speaker, Doris Gelbman, talk about her practice area and what kinds of issues and cases come under the heading “Elder Law”—- bring your questions! Very interactive (but no specific, individual “legal advice” sorry!)Free and Open to the Public

There will be no class in August, but will resume in September.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Duplicate Bridge Forum

Every 1st Thursday at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:00pm

Details:

Come join the Forum! We will meet monthly after the duplicate bridge game, on the first Thursday of each month.  Various topics about Duplicate Bridge will be presented and discussed.  Attendee questions are welcome.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center


Investment Visions Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 14, 2016 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, July 1, 2016 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 2:00pm-4:00pm
Every 4th Thursday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday.. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 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. “Moments,” an exhibit of original artwork by Lorraine Momper will be featured in the Senior Center lobby during July and August.  At the gallery talk on July 5 at 1:30pm, Lorraine will speak about her work and answer any questions pertaining to technique, mediums, and subject matter.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30pm

Details:

Learn about the types of long-term care insurance available, how to determine if someone needs and can afford it, what assets can be protected from Medicaid in the state of Virginia, and answers to other question you might have. Join long-term care professionals, Linda Caruthers and Tracy Meade for this informative discussion. Free and open to the public.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Money & You With Jorgen Vik

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

  Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss “Fund investing.”  Mutual funds, index funds, exchange traded funds, hedge funds.  How are they different? How are they similar?  And how may they fit your portfolio?  Free and open to the Public. As a Senior Financial Advisor, and as a partner in the SKV Group, Jorgen works with a select group of individuals and families in developing strategies to manage their wealth. The services are aligned with the goals of each client and allow strategies to go beyond the single dimension of investments. Jorgen’s focus areas include social security and retirement income planning, and philanthropic planning. Jorgen holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He and his wife Laura live with their three children in Charlottesville, VA. Jorgen has worked in the financial services industry since 2001.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

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

Next Meeting: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

How Trade Shaped World Religions via the Silk Road

While Europe was still in the Dark Ages, established Churches with Bishops, & Ecclesiastical organization, existed in the East from Iran to Western China.  And Islam had 400 years of almost uninterrupted rise, while Europe still languished in primitive tribal societies.  For centuries, world religions intermingled across the Silk Road.  Why did world religious leaders put a stop to it, causing Islam to decline, & Christianity to be less of a world religion than it could have been?  And why did China pull back from becoming a worldwide empire when it was well on the way to being one? Come learn a different history of world religions.  Free & open to all. Limited Seating.  Please Register below.

No meeting in August, but will resume in September!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 1:30pm

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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.  No meeting in July, but back on August 10th with all the Congressional Candidates.

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: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:30am

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


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

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

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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


Windows 10 Workshop

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 10 and the apps that come with it. He’ll show some of the settings to enhance usability, with a handout for more detail. You’ll also learn some tips and tricks! If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it to the session.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016 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. CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Writing for Pleasure

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

Next Meeting: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 12:00pm

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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. 

Friday, July 29th, 12:00-2:00pm                                                                               July’s Coffeehouse speaker will be multi-faceted Dr. Harold Bare, pastor, social worker, teacher, whose advanced training includes criminology.  For this presentation, he will talk about his soon-to-be released crime novels.  With such a diverse background, the discussion promises to be wide-ranging and fascinating.  Free and open to all.  Iced tea will be provided.  Potluck snacks to share welcomed.

Monthly Coffee House is free and open to the public.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free