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Try It Out Tuesday

Every 1st Tuesday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

TIOT_logo Just for July! TWO different days and times for Try It Out Tuesday—and one is on a Wednesday. 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 for wine and cheese on Tuesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m., or on Wednesday, July 12, at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and conversation.

In August, we’ll be back to the regular schedule of 12:00 p.m. 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 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to 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


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

July 27 - Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie
Dr. Ho’s first visit to the Center! Sample menu offerings include Gyoza Dumplings, Yellowfin Tuna Bahn Mi, General Ho’s Chicken, Local Grass-Fed Burger, Arugula & Watermelon Salad, and House Cut French Fries. Eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome!

August 24: The Bavarian Chef

September 28: Spice Sea Gourmet

October 26: The Bavarian Chef

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.

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


Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

Every Wednesday at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 4:00pm

Details:

Begins May 3rd!
Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


AARP Smart Driver Course

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:30pm

Details:

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member, payable by check only to the course instructor (not the SC front desk).  Participants must sign up at the Senior Center Front Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE CALL THE WELCOME DESK FOR FUTURE AVAILABLE DATES.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


What's in Your Attic?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

August 22 - The New Generation that Doesn’t want Your Antiques or Family Heirlooms

Sign up on at the Center’s Welcome Desk or on the website.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

What's in Your Attic?

Reservation $0.00


10 Things You May Not Know That Will Help You Live Better

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

This is not about exercise, sleep or nutrition (although those are important!) This presentation touches on ten emotional, economical, physical and environmental factors that impact wellbeing. Find out about these less frequently thought of insights that contribute to good health. Katie Caverly, managing director of IKOR Charlottesville will lead the discussion.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Every 4th Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

August 25 - TBA

Friday, September 29
Ella Rea Murphy introduces her 6th romantic historical novel, Rebound. 

Friday, October 27
Dr. Bernard Beitman is a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. He will discuss his book Connecting with Coincidence.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806


Labor Day CLOSED

September 3, 2017

Details:

The Senior Center will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day. See you back here on Tuesday, September 5th!

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

The “Talk” is informal conversation among members, staff, and visitors about the artwork hung in the Senior Center Lobby. A new show is hung every two months, so there are always new perspectives to gain!

Join us for delightful conversation with artist Randy Baskerville. Randy was raised in an Air Force family and has been a lifelong traveler. She worked as an elementary school teacher and mental health counselor before retiring to follow her artistic passions. She loves to paint in oils and derives inspiration from the natural world

We also have a wonderful display of paintings by our talented Friday morning Art Group in our second floor hallway. These paintings are switched up every other month. Please come up and enjoy!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


About Life with Shaman Ross Bishop

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:


Join Ross Bishop, one of the masters of modern shamanism and author of the book, About Life for this workshop based on his book.  Why is your life the way it is?  Gain an understanding of your problems, where they come from, and why they are created. You’ll learn about tools to help you be happier and to manage your life more successfully. Ross brings ancient wisdom in a modern form, and experience from years of helping people make profound changes in their lives. Free!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Round Dancing Lessons

Every Thursday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Details:

Thursdays, September 21 – November 9
Beginner 7:00-8:00pm;
Intermediate: 8:00-9:00pm
Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover 8 weeks and are due on the first Thursday. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing Lessons

Members (for 8 weeks) $72.00
Guests (for 8 weeks) $80.00


ACTIVE AGING FAIR 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:30pm

Details:

The 14th Annual Active Aging Fair is sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, and by The Laurels of Charlottesville.
The Senior Center will showcase the resources available in our community to help seniors live life to the fullest. We expect to have more than 40 vendors and 200 plus attendees. Interesting speakers have been booked. Valuable door prizes and free reusable shopping bags will be given away. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie Food Truck will also be on-site from 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

1:00 pm: Charlie Mas, Client Service Manager for Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisor practice of Ameriprise Financial discusses “Creating Your Retirement Paycheck” 
2:00 pm: Dr. Brandy Patterson, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UVa will address “Aging and Your Heart.”  Dr. Patterson is a frequent presenter on NBC 29’s House Call
2:30 pm: Krista Carter, Marketing Director at the Laurels of Charlottesville will discuss “Skilled Care and the Active Aging Process”
3:00 pm: Elizabeth Meade Howard will discuss her new book “Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well”

Additional Bonuses:
*Special early bird vendor price if we receive your reservation and payment by August 15
*Valuable door prizes
*A reusable shopping bag that attendees can use to collect vendor handouts
*A program listing all vendors with company bio and contact information to be given to all attendees as they enter the hall so they can refer to your services both during and after the fair
*Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie, a food truck providing delicious meals so folks can come and make a day of it

Location: Senior Center


Making the Most of Your Retirement Accounts

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:


Jorgen Vik, Senior Financial Advisor, and partner in the SKV Group will be giving a two night workshop to help you make the most of your retirement accounts. 

Session 1(Sept. 27) will cover the various types of retirement accounts and their specific transfer and withdrawal rules. Some choices are irreversible while others are limited, and all carry tax consequences. Make sure you understand your choices before making transfers and withdrawals.

Session 2 (Sept. 28) will cover how to incorporate your retirement accounts into your overall financial life. From where do you draw income first, and how much? Should you use tax-exempt retirement accounts? What is a tax-smart withdrawal sequence for you? Are your legacy wishes reflected in your account designations? Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Get Your Ducks in a Row

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

The best gift you can leave your loved ones is an organized estate at your journey’s end. Learn how to address important matters that can save you and your family time, money and heartache. The course includes options for preparing a will, financial planning, distribution of belongings, burial preferences and much more. Ducks in a Row was founded by Mary Ann Stripling, Ph.D. who will facilitate the workshop. Her many years of professional experience as both a teacher and a counsellor gave her the practical skills needed for end-of-life planning, while personal experience has provided knowledge and empathy.  Open to the community. Cost of materials includes 2 books.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Cost for materials $40.00


A Matter of Balance

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

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According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is for you.
Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. 
A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

This 8-session workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 24-November 16 from 1-3 pm. The total cost is $20 and participants are requested to attend at least 5 of the sessions. We can not accept new participants after session 2.  A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

A Matter of Balance

Member and guest price $20.00


Paper Shredding

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

There is no need to sign up, just show up.  You do not need to remove staples, clips or other binding.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the art, high speed shredding truck and a member of the National Association for Information Destruction and certificates of destruction are available.  All shredded paper is recycled.  This event is open to all from 10am - 1pm. Cost: $5 (up to 5 paper grocery bags for $5, additional bags $1 per)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center