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Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 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. 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, February 23, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Coming in February: 106 Street Food

And for March: Farm Fresh Fixins

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


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 14, 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!

Our artist for March and April is Norma Tornabene. Mrs. Tornabene grew up in east Texas and says her love of painting began at age three—“When my mother bought my my first box of Crayolas, I saw all those colors and I was gone!” She went on to study painting with private instructors in Texas and New Mexico. Oil is her favorite medium, though she often works with acrylic paint. Mrs. Tornabene traveled and often lived abroad for years, following her husband’s military career as he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. She pursued graduate studies in art and education, raised her children, and worked as the Dean of Women at McNeese University. These days, Mrs. Tornabene enjoys teaching students from her home studio in Charlottesville, while continuing to produce beautiful new work. Recent paintings include the James River and other features of the local Virginia landscape.

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


AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

Every Wednesday at 12:30pm-4:30pm
Every Monday at 12:00pm-3:00pm
Every Friday at 12:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

AARP Tax Preparation

February 1st-April 17th
Mondays:  12:00 noon-3:00pm + 2 appts at 4:00pm
Wednesdays:  12:30pm-4:30pm
Fridays:  12:00 noon-3:00pm + 2 appts at 4:00pm

Free, but you must register with the Senior Center Front Desk for your time slot.  At the time of your session, bring the following:  1) Last year’s tax return, 2) Social Security documents for all people listed on the return, 3) Your picture ID, and 4) All tax information and forms you have received.  (Software has changed, last year’s information does not transfer to this year!)

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Artist, poet, and writer Joan Z Rough will talk about her journey of wrath, forgiveness, and growth, detailed in her book, Scattering Ashes: A Memoir of Letting Go.  As always, free and open to the public.  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free


Grand Gala 2017: Moonlight in Paris

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

Details:

Save the Date!

Our Grand Gala 2017 has us headed to France for “Moonlight in Paris.” This benefit for the Center includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing to the swinging sounds of Big Ray & The Kool Kats.

Please click here for more information about tickets, raffles, and event details.

Presented by Virginia National Bank.

Open to all.

Location: The Boar's Head Inn Pavilion - 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903


UVa Dietetic Intern Cooking Demo

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:

St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Demo with UVA dietetic interns Abby Crosby, Rachel Vanderpool, and Jackie Zema 

As March is well known for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to make a savory shepard’s pie for the main course and a lemon-berry trifle for dessert. Join us for some history and cultural perspective on these delicious dishes, with lots of good samples to enjoy as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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UVa Dietetic Intern Cooking Demo

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Gentle Yoga

Every Tuesday at 2:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm

Details:

Gentle Yoga is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow paced, well-supported and relaxing practice.  Postures are approached in gradual steps with plenty of time to focus on breathings and repetition so the practice is easy to do and simple to remember.  We focus on adaptation of yoga to the individual and not the other way around.  The practice of Gentle Yoga leads to increased mobility, better balance and ease in the body.

Location: Senior Center

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Gentle Yoga

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $35.00


Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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 Virginia. Join long-term care professional, Tracy Meade for this informative discussion. Questions welcome.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Family Caregiving 101

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

Are you providing care to a loved one at home?  Or looking after an aging parent?  Every day family members become family caregivers.  If you have been called down this noble path and would like to learn some practical skills to providing better care and protecting yourself, please join us.

Elderly couple sitting together

What You Will Learn:

Feeding a Loved One
Helping with Range of Motion Exercises
Helping a Loved One to Walk
Helping Take Medication
Transferring Your Loved One
Repositioning Your Loved One in Bed
Providing Mouth Care
Caregiver Self-Care
Tips on Hand and Foot Care
Community Resources
Helping Dress a Loved One
Fall Risks and Prevention

Free, but Space is Limited so please register now for your chair in this class.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Why People Fall

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Accidental falls are a critical risk for injury and hospitalization, and it is well worth learning about strategies to minimize them.  Kate Armstead, OTR/L from HealthSouth, will share with us ways to think about and reduce factors that contribute to accidental falls. Come learn how you can help boost your quality of life by reducing the fall risks in your own situation.  Free and open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Overwhelmed to Underwhelmed

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

OVERWHELMED TO UNDERWHELMED
All about Downsizing and Decluttering
Wednesday, March 22, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stephen Landis and Brandon Lloyd with AskLandis will discuss downsizing and preparing your home to move.  You will learn what items to keep and what to dispose of when moving.
Free and Open to the Community

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Yard Sale

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:


The Senior Center’s Spring Yard Sale is here and everyone is sure to find a much needed treasure!  It all kicks off with the early-bird sale, Friday, March 24, 5 – 7 pm with $5 entrance fee.  Free to all on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm.
We have some great items: luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, hardware, vases, games/puzzles, and too much more to mention! All merchandise is in good condition.  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 sale (dates may be subject to change):
June 16 - 17, 2017


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


UVA Sleep Apnea Support Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:15pm

Details:

Dr. Mark Quiqq, MSC, FANA, Professor of Neurology, Director EEG, UVA School of Medicine, will share his presentation on Parasomnias: “Things That Go Bump In The Night”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Death Cafe

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

What is a Death Café? 
A Death Café is simply an informal sharing of ideas about death over coffee/tea and cookies. Why would we want to talk about death? Death is a normal part of life, not a failure to be avoided or hidden ... not talking about it can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering for the living and the dying: we can’t plan; we can’t prepare, we can’t express our thoughts, feelings, and fears. At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and talk about death. Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. They are being held all over the world after starting in the UK. This group will be led by Hospice of the Piedmont. Please call our Welcome Desk 434.974.7756 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register. For more information on a death cafe click here.  Free.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

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Death Cafe

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AARP 55-Alive Safe Driver Program

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 2:30pm

Details:

Monday, April 17th, 2:30-4:30pm AND Tuesday, April 18th, 2:30-4:30pm.

The AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program 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.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center