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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 12, 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. October’s meeting will feature Albemarle County Supervisor Chair Liz Palmer and Planning Commission Chair Tim Keller, who will speak on the topic of growth in this community.  Free and Open to All

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org


Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 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 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and a nurse to take blood pressure readings from 10:00am till noon. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 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


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1:00pm

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Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 1:00pm

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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


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


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00am

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Learn about the Startling Link between Hearing Loss & Dementia

New research is emerging showing a strong link between untreated hearing loss and dementia.  Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.  This interesting presentation will guide you easily through the latest complex research and give you some practical tips and tricks for everyday life.

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, October 27, 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.

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!

As part of the Active Aging Fair on Friday, Sep 30th, yummy Bavarian Chef Food Truck will be here!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am
Every Thursday at 3:15pm-4:15pm

Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 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


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

OCTOBER 20th

I Have a Diagnosis. Now What?

Have you or a loved one just been diagnosed with a progressive, chronic or potential terminal illness? Alzheimer’s? Parkinson’s? Cancer? Many other medical diagnoses affect how we think of our futures. There’s a host of worries and fears surrounding your diagnosis and medical treatment and care that are overwhelming you.  Often placed on a back burner are some of the practical decisions. One of them is the ability to make decision itself if some form of dementia or cognitive impairment is part of your diagnosis. Often, mental capacity is still present, but is likely to deteriorate, so you may need to look at this – and take action – sooner rather than later. Who will make decisions for you when you can no longer do so? Consider these things now, in a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask as many questions as you like and get answers from a professional. Without the expensive visit to the law firm. (Note: specific, individual legal advice cannot be provided in this setting)
                                                                     

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

“Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Older Adults”                    
Susan Carol Stone, PhD, who teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at UVa, middle schools, and prisons, will share her thoughts and experiences on the application of mindfulness techniques and stress reduction as it applies to older adults and their needs.  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

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


Ageless Grace

Every Wednesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Every Thursday at 9:00am-10:00am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40’s big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor!

A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.  What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise.  Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital. 

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00


Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

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

Next Meeting: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:


SOLD OUT!
Starts September 16. Our Susan is back with another great abstract class series!  In these 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!

SUPPLY LIST
140 lb 12” x 18” paper
assortment of acrylic paints
palette knife
water container
variety of soft and stiff brushes
palette- white ceramic plate or white paper plate, not plastic
sharpee marker
optional - sponge, stick, crayons, old credit card
scissors
glue

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Retirement: Now What?

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Marguerite David of The Center of Wellness will discuss the new retirement.  What changes when one retires?  What do you say goodbye to and what do you take with you?  Participants will have an opportunity to create a personal eco-map to help identify areas of purpose and meaning, and areas where information or support is needed. 

Marguerite has a masters in social work and has much professional experience in counseling, life coaching, and consulting with many social and educational organizations.  Her intention in her work is for you to have the tools you need to make healthy and empowered choices for your life.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Retirement: Now What?

Members $12.00
Guests $15.00


Seniors Connect Technology Workshops

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Clara Duffy & Leela Ghaemmaghami, High School Seniors from St. Anne’s- Belfield have created their own company, Seniors Connect. Their goal is to teach the senior population how to use technology. Join them for these very informative workshops. Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, October 4, 5:00-6:00 PM
Intro to Email Safety and General Computer Questions  - Bring your own iPad, laptop computer, Smart phone, etc.

Tuesday, November 1, 5:00-6:00 PM
Ins and Outs of the Internet : From YouTube to Facebook – Bring your own iPad, laptop computer, Smart phone, etc.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Pneumonia & Flu Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Prepare and protect yourself from winter flu and/or pneumonia!  Please register at the Welcome Desk and request a vaccine waiver form.  You will also need a copy of your Rx insurance card or Medicare card.  Jefferson Pharmacy will be hosting the clinic here at the Senior Center.  Open to the public.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Women Who Beat the Odds

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Artists From the Renaissance To The 19th Century, A Series of 4 Lectures             

Join art educator Leslie Ava Shaw for a series of four lectures about the life and work of a selection of women artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.  Learn how women overcame major challenges to achieve careers as artists. We will explore the unique qualities of their art and the stunning accomplishments they achieved as exceptions to the rule.  Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Mary Cassatt are just a few examples of the extraordinary women artists who will be considered. Lectures, short films and hand-outs will be included. Must have 10 participants to hold the class. Open to the public.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Women Who Beat the Odds

Members $50.00
Guests $60.00


PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

PT Plus Mini Med School’s Topic will be Bone Health

Participants will learn the difference between Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, and why bone health is so important.  We will also discuss ways you can improve your bone health, and take care of yourself while living with osteopenia/osteoporosis.  Please Register on line below or at the Welcome Desk.

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

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