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Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Every 1st Wednesday at 9:30am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

kingfishers A co-ed group of anglers, from novice to expert, that meets monthly to share information and ideas, learn from guest speakers, and make plans for fun and skill development opportunities. Members of the group lead a variety of fishing trips, near and far, in search of a variety of fish.  The club maintains a pond in Free Union for the use of members and guests, and offers fishing instruction to new anglers. Our July program will include a presentation on a Minnesota fishing expedition by some of our members.  Free for Members

We will plan a couple of club trips including at least one to our pond focusing on helping new anglers with the basics.  We will have a short fishing lesson and reports of member’s fishing trips. Please join us! Members Free

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall, 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 10, 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.  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


Try It Out Tuesday

Every 1st Tuesday at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 12:00pm

Details:

TIOT_logo Have you recently retired or have retired family members moving to the Charlottesville area? Perhaps you are a new member or thinking about joining -  or you just want to learn more about the Senior Center?  If so, please join us at 12:00 noon on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch generously donated by Whole Foods and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00am to 2:00pm, and a nurse to take blood pressure readings from 10:00am till noon. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30am-noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about the Senior Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

Every 1st Monday at 1:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


All Things Digital

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

Details:

This group will be on vacation July and August.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Bridge players at all skill levels are welcome to join the easy-going atmosphere. No partner needed. To reserve a seat, contact Edith Kelly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call her at (434) 964-1218.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:


Do you think it’s just about your hearing?

Research shows there are many reasons why wearing hearing aids are beneficial for your overall health and mental fitness. From decreasing your risk of depression to keeping you steady on your feet, your hearing impacts your health every day. Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, for an educational class focused on improving your health!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


Food Trucks

Every 4th Thursday at 11:30am-1:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of each month.

July’s edition is Farm Fresh Fixin’s. 

Food trucks set up in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Pepsi Place. You can eat here (inside or out) or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am
Every Thursday at 12:00am-12:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, July 11, 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


Swing Dance Lessons

Every Thursday at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

swing_dancaers Dance Lessons are available free for Center Members. Come join the fun group from Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed.  Club members are great about making sure everyone gets to dance. No registration needed, it’s all free, just show up and have fun. Swing Swap offers free dancing for all levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced.  You can learn a lot by dancing with others in this relaxed atmosphere.  We provide mostly West Coast Swing music, but with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and even a Waltz.  There is a charge for Guests of the Center of $10 paid at the door..

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Swing Dance Lessons




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


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 12, 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.

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


BeMoved® Dance

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10:30am

Details:

FREE “TRY IT OUT” CLASSES!
BeMoved® is a dance-fitness experience, designed by Sherry Zunker a well-known choreographer, a professional with over 30 years of training. Classes begin with easy to follow movements that integrate the upper and lower body. The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of dance genres such as Rat Pack, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel, Pop and Latin. BeMoved® is designed to inspire participants to experience dance as a means to health, joy, and fulfillment. This class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member. Take advantage of three FREE opportunities to try it out: Tuesday, July 5, at 10:30 am; Wednesday, July 6, at 1:30 pm; and Thursday, July 7, at 5:30 pm. 

Chicago Tribune “Numerous studies and experts have touted the health benefits of dance for seniors, including the National Institute of Aging, which counts dance among the activities that can prevent or reduce afflictions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s”.

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


GIVE65

July 11, 2016 - July 14, 2016

Details:

GIVE65 is the first crowd-fundraising platform that is exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise money online for programs and services that create hope for seniors, and is a program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.

Nearly10,000 people are turning 65 years old every day in the United States. With the senior population growing faster than any other age group, organizations like the Senior Center are experiencing an increased demand for programs focused on seniors. Unfortunately, only 2 percent of funding from the nation’s largest grant makers is specifically focused on seniors (Foundation Center). The Center relies on the generous support of the greater Charlottesville community to continue programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and enhance their quality of life.

On July 12 to 14, the Senior Center will participate in the first-ever GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online giving event to help nonprofit organizations serving seniors raise funds online and increase awareness. Sixty-five nonprofits from 31 states are participating in the inaugural event.

The 65-hour GIVE65 Event begins 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, and continues until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The virtual event is an initiative of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® and the nation’s first and only crowd-fundraising platform focused exclusively on helping nonprofit organizations across the country raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.

“Every gift will go toward helping seniors at the local level in communities across the country,” said Roger Baumgart, executive director of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. “We’re excited to partner with the Senior Center for the inaugural GIVE65 EVENT, which we hope will engage the nation and shine a light on the need for financial support for senior-focused nonprofit programs and services. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for seniors around the country, especially those who are most in need of our help.”

Beginning July 1, anyone who wants to support the mission of the Center can visit our page on the GIVE65 site to preschedule a secure, online donation. Through GIVE65, donations will support programs that help with physical and mental well-being, social and civic engagement, and independence.

Thank you!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Dealing With Diabetes

Cases of Diabetes are skyrocketing in the United States. We will talk about why Type II diabetes may be becoming an epidemic, the dangers of being “borderline” diabetic, and what you can do to prevent, reverse, and manage this debilitating disease.  Please register online or at the Welcome Desk at the Center.

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

PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

Register


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


July Luncheon

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

Menu for July 2016 Luncheon:

VA Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette/Ranch Dressing
Lemon Basil Chicken
Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
Italian Vegetable Saute
Cake
Coffee/Iced tea/lemonade

Reservation deadline at the front desk or online by Friday, July 14th

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

July Luncheon

Members $12.00
Guests $13.00


Diabetes Nutrition

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Join us for a conversation about healthy eating for managing diabetes with Certified Diabetes Nutritionist, Viola Holmes from UVa.  “Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Having diabetes shouldn’t keep you from enjoying a wide variety of foods including some of your favorites. People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. Learn to plan your meals to help you manage your diabetes, and you can thrive with diabetes.” American Diabetes Association.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Indo Bengali Cooking Demonstration and Meal

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1:00pm

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: :  Chicken Curry, Rice with sweet peas, and Pink Lentil Soup Register at the Front Desk or Online: Deadline to Register is Wednesday, July 20.  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


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


July Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:00pm

Details:

“I scream, You scream, We all scream for Ice Cream” Join us to cool off on a hot day with ice cream with all the fixin’s.  Join your Senior Center “family” for some old fashion fun.
Members, Free

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Summer Art Class (Painting and Drawing) with Mike Uriss

Every Tuesday at 6:00pm-8:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Do you prefer drawing, painting (acrylic or oil) or just want to try something new? This 5-week course (Every Tuesday evening in August)  is for you! All levels welcome and the choice is yours.  Instructor Mike Uriss explains and demonstrates the basic precepts that allow you to build upon and develop your own voice. We learn to make art by thinking about our visual experiences, and what is most important about what we see. Bring what supplies you like and bring your sense of humor.

Below is a list of recommended materials. It will suffice for you to begin with what ever is affordable or attainable, then, add materials as needed to support your means level of interest.

• Colors pencils or paints:
    Cool colors
Ultramarine blue, Alizarin crimson, Yellow cadmium light
    Warm colors
Cerulean blue, Cadmium red light, Yellow cadmium medium

If paints, then a tube of flake white (not zinc or titanium)

If drawing, then the list below

• Small kneaded erasure
• White rubber erasure, used for drafting
• Cotton swabs for blending
• Graphite pencils (one each) 4H , 2B, 6B
• One stick of compressed charcoal.
• Canson (brand) Bristol drawing paper, 96 Lb, 11” x 14” 
• A small mirror – approx. 8” x 10” 
• A good pencil sharpener or X-acto knife

If oil painting, then the list below

• Filbert bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6
• Wooden palette
• Palette knife
• Palette cups w/ lids
• Paper towels
• Small container and OMS (odorless mineral spirits – solvent)
• Pad of canvas paper, or canvas boards no smaller the 11” x 14”, not larger that 16” x 20”
• Small bottle of linseed or stand oil

Please note: professional–grade quality materials are not necessary for beginners, but if you think you may continue painting after the class (and we hope you do), then invest in mid-grade or better paints and brushes. Better brushes cost a bit more, but if you take good care of them, they’ll last a long time.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Summer Art Class (Painting and Drawing) with Mike Uriss

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


Senior Center Recorder Players

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

NEW MUSICAL OPPORTUNITY!
Thursdays, 10-11am, beginning August 4th

Let us make music together, learn the recorder and have great fun while we do!  Gary Porter, longtime musician and teacher in the American Recorder Society (ARS) will share her love of the recorder and the music it can play with us.  No experience is necessary, new members to the group are accepted at any time.  Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required to begin.  Students will use a soprano recorder with C fingering to begin, and lessons from the Suzuki Recorder School.  The lesson book will be augmented with appropriate recorder solos and duets.  As experience and progress is gained, tenor and alto recorders may be used as well.  Students will play a variety of music, learn good breathing skills with this instrument, and learn beautiful expression and good intonation. Only fee is Materials cost of $15, one time only for new participants.  This includes a soprano recorder and lesson book.  (Fees can be waived if necessary; talk to Gary).

Location: Senior Center


Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

Susan Patrick is back with another great abstract class series!  This workshop is an introduction to the series of 8 classes. Due to space requirements this workshop is limited to 10, so sign up early!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop

Workshop - Members $10.00
Workshop - Guests $15.00


Yard Sale

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:


Come one; come all to the Senior Center end of summer yard sale! We have a little bit of everything to turn into your treasure. It all kicks off with an early-bird sale on Friday, August 26 from 5:00–7:00 pm.  Admission is $5 at the door. On Saturday, August 27, doors open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, with free admission.
You’ll find books, home décor, kitchenware and utensils, glassware, serve ware, dishes, knick knacks, artwork, puzzles, jewelry, games, silver and much, much more!  You can help this sale succeed by donating gently used possessions, volunteering your time and shopping the sale. Proceeds help support the Center’s operating budget.


Please note our upcoming sales:
December 2-3, 2016


De-clutter and donate items for the Yard Sales:
We gladly accept items that are in good working order and are most beneficial for our program. It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation when those donations help to fund the Center’s operating budget and programs. However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable or being hazardous. Other times, the item must be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or refurbish than it can be sold. We do not repair broken items, and the disposal of such items takes away from our mission and programs. Please click here for our donation list.  Your opinion is important to us. We invite you to share your comments by calling 434.974.7756. 

Thank you for understanding and donating to the Senior Center!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA

Fee: free


Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

Every Friday at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Details:


Starts September 16. In this series of classes, students will develop abstract composition skills, learn the characteristics and techniques of acrylic paint and incorporate principles of design with this medium. Students will abstract an object, draw it several times and paint with different techniques and color schemes.  Techniques and topics include, but are not limited to: masking, washes, stencils, sgraffito, scumble, impressionism or pointillism, underpainting and washes, collage paint and independent painting.  Class goals are for students to develop critical composition skills, learn various techniques and begin to develop their own personal painting styles. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online. Due to space requirements, class is limited to 10, so sign up early!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

Members $65.00
Guests $75.00