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ACTIVE AGING FAIR 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

The 13th Annual Active Aging Fair is sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, and by The Laurels of Charlottesville and Albemarle Health & Rehabilitation Center.

The Center will showcase the resources available in our community to help you live life to the fullest. We expect to have more than 40 vendors, speakers, and three mini-workshops, plus valuable door prizes, free reusable shopping bags and free chair massage from Alexa Matthews, CMT.  Bavarian Chef Food Truck will also be here from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. 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 2-4 pm to discuss your individual situation.

1:00-3:00 pm: How Old Are You Really?  There will be an online questionnaire 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 questionnaire.

2:10-2:50 pm Mini Workshops on Financial Issues.  David Barrett-Johnson of Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise, will offer workshops on “Investing For Income in a Perilous World”.

3:00 - 3:30 Beating Stress & to be Healthier & More Alert Through Emotional Brain Training & the Mind Diet.
Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, Assistant Clinical Nutrition Manager at UVA Nutritional Counseling Center at Northridge will discuss how emotional brain training & the right diet can beat stress, make you more alert & healthier.


We still have tables available.  Please click here to download a reservation form.  If you have any questions, email Margaret Fitch, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 1, 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, September 7, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:

September’s book is: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  The House on Mango Street is a 1984 coming-of-age novel by Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros. It deals with Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl, and her life growing up in Chicago with Chicanos and Puerto Ricans.

October’s book is: Old Filth by Jane Gardam. 
Long ago, Old Filth was a Raj orphan - one of the many young children sent ‘Home’ from the East to be fostered and educated in England. Jane Gardam’s novel tells his story, from his birth in what was then Malaya to the extremities of his old age.

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, August 31, 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, August 29, 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, September 20, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

There will be no class in August.                                                                           

September’s topic:  Lions! Tigers! Bears! - Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

A difficult subject for all to discuss, but-sunlight being the best antiseptic-a necessary one to open to the light of day.  As more Americans age, a crime wave is breaking, too.  Financial exploitation, assaults (physical, emotional and yes, even sexual), medical and practical neglect-lack of food, water, medicine and failure to provide needed care and providing for basic human subsistence, financial fraud and scams are all rampant.  Prevention begins with awareness.  Prosecution depends upon evidence and knowledge that a crime is taking place.  There is much to learn and some new and positive developments to share!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Duplicate Bridge Forum

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 1, 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, September 8, 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, September 2, 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, September 8, 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, September 6, 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.  The artist for the months of September and October 2016 will be Lois Kannenshon.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Tuesday, September 20, 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. (This is a repeat of their July 26 presentation).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Money & You With Jorgen Vik

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

  Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss: “Its fun to talk about how much we make on our investments, but in the end we need to allow for taxes, fees, and inflation.  Only then can we get an idea of what investments may serve us best.” 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


NAPFA Consumer Education-Marotta Wealth Management

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:30pm

Details:

NAPFA Consumer Education
Marotta Wealth Management
Wednesday, October 19th, 5:30-7:30 pm

How to optimize your investment portfolio’s asset allocation
ATTEND THIS MEETING TO LEARN:

1. How to find the efficient frontier for common asset categories.
2. Optimum asset location and the use of Roth conversions to minimize taxes.
3. Using forward P/E ratios to dynamical tilt toward undervalued categories.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

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

Next Meeting: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Jesus and the Early Church                                                              Friday, September 9th, 10:00-11:30am

Everything we think we know about Jesus and Christianity comes from tradition and the Gospels.  But, that ‘tradition’ was only invented in the Medieval times and the gospels were not written until 50 years after Jesus’ death.  However, using external sources and archaeology, we can piece together Jesus’ entire life, including the ‘lost years,’ and what happened to the Apostles.  Understanding this early history of the Church can give us a new perspective on coping with events today.  Come join the discussion.

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, September 14, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:


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.  September’s meeting will host Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick as the guest speaker.  Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate, and hosts the podcast Amicus.

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, September 6, 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, September 13, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

How to Create a Safe and Beautiful Bathroom

Marta Tice, Designer and Tina Ross from Simple Comforts Home Medical Supply Store will tell you how to prevent falls in the bathroom, while making your bathroom still look beautiful.

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

The Good Life Design network is an inter generational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org.  It offers monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services and life choices that are right for you.

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, September 28, 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, August 29, 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, September 2, 2016 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. 

Join us for a debut poetry collection as our own Patsy Asuncion reads from her newly published book, Cut on the Bias.  Patsy has written about her experience of home, then and now.  She writes from the viewpoint of a biracial child, raised by an immigrant father and WWII Vet in inner-city Chicago, and relates these to today’s issues of seniors, tech, war and environment.  Free and open to all.
Iced tea will be provided.  Potluck snacks to share welcomed.

Monthly Coffee House on the last Friday of the month is free and open to the public.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free