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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

SENIOR STATESMEN OF VIRGINIA                                                                 Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm

The public is welcome to our meetings at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 1180 Pepsi Place in Charlottesville — http://www.seniorcenterinc.org.

Wednesday, June 10: Kerin Yates, president, League of Women Voters
July 2015:  There will be no meeting — the next meeting in on Wednesday, August 8.

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.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org

Fee: free


Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 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


Chasing Life

Every 1st Tuesday at 10:00am-12:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Chasing Life is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

CHASING LIFE
Tuesday June 2, 10:00-11:30am
Regaining and Sustaining a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Dr. Sula Mazimba, UVA Heart and Vascular Center will present current findings regarding what you can do to sustain a healthy heart as well as speak to regaining heart strength.  90% of risks for all heart attacks can be eliminated through a healthy lifestyle!  Associate Professor for Heart Failure and Transplant, Dr. Mazimba will focus on how, with healthy habits, the heart is able to sustain your ability to age well, & stay engaged with life for your entire life.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 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 Social Bridge chairperson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or call her at 434-202-1438.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Windows 8.1 Workshop

Every 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

WINDOWS 8.1 WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, 1:30-3:00PM

After an introduction to Windows 8.1, Bruce Saunders will discuss a method to clean your computer and various backup options.  A screen capture program will also be demonstrated.  Excellent programs for all these things can be obtained free on the Internet.  If you have a laptop, bring it to the session.  Questions are welcome! 

WINDOWS 8.1 WORKSHOP
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 8.1 and then answer any questions that you have.  He will work with you on your laptop, if you bring it to the session.  If anyone would like a July workshop, please let Bruce know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Perhaps we should skip workshops in July and August.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


In Transition - Now What?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:00pm

Details:

IN TRANSITION:  NOW WHAT?                                                                       
Sunday, May 31, 2015; 2:00-3:30pm
                                                             
Marguerite David, LCSW, of The Center of Wellness, will provide useful information to people who are in many types of life transition.  She will discuss the ‘transition process’ we all go through in our lives.  Specifically, she will identify the elements common to life transitions such as retirement, moving, health challenges, loss of a spouse, etc.  Participants will have the opportunity to do a personal ecomap which will give them the opportunity to identify areas of strength and areas for support.  Lastly, resources and ideas that are useful during transitions will be provided.  Free and open to all.

Marguerite has a Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia.  She has had 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

Fee: free


Quilting Class

Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

Instructor Sharon Kindall, a talented and historical quiltmaker from Centerville, Va, will be coming to share her 20+ years of sewing and quilting expertise with us in 4 class sessions.  She specializes in early African American quilt patterns, including “The Underground Railroad Quilt” and in working with fabrics that are not typical in quilting, such as Malian mud cloth;  Classes will be held monthly.  (Dates June 7, July 12, August 2, August 2, September 13, October 11 and November 8) First class will be a discussion on what attendees would like to learn and the class structure will be based on class interests class is limited to 6 people. Please sign up at the front desk before the start of the series.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Quilting Class

Fee for 6 class sessions per person $55.00


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

HEARING HEALTH

NEW RELIEF FOR ANNOYING TINNITUS
Wednesday, May 20th, 10:00-11:00am  

Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise….anything you hear that really isn’t there is called tinnitus.  Kathleen Culbertson, an Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, will review tinnitus, why it happens and new treatment options. 

This is one subject of many on hearing health, presented monthly by Evolution Hearing at the Senior Center.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


AARP Safe Driver Partner Program

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

AARP Safe Driver Partner Program

June 10,11, 2015; 12:30-4:30pm, or
August 12,13, 2015; 12:30-4:30pm, or
November 10,11, 2015; 12:30-4:
30pm

This refresher course in defensive driving is for those ages 50 and better is offered by AARP.  You will earn a reduction on your automobile insurance upon completion of the two day, 8 hour course—offered 4 different times this year.  The course cost is $20, payable directly to the AARP Driver Safety Instructor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 28, 2015 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, weather permitting.

On May 28th, our most popular truck returns! Bavarian Chef brings its famous Oompah Shrimp, Red Pepper Soup, Jagerschnitzel, Schnitzel Sandwich, Sausage im Brotchen, potato pancakes, and more. Everyone is welcome!

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. We’re spreading the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!  Different food trucks come each month; check with the front desk to see which one is coming next!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Masters Wellness Workshop Series

Every 6th Tuesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

Held on the last Tuesday of every month

This monthly wellness series is lead by Albert Wong, PT, CSCS, Clinic Director, Full Potential Physical Therapy.  Al will present a new subject each month or invite a specialist to speak.

Upcoming speakers and dates:

May 26, 6:00 p.m.                                                                                   
Dr. Ellis Johns, MD, of Family Medicine of Albemarle, will present:  “The Benefits of a Half Hour of Daily Cardio.”
Dr. Johns will discuss the cardio component of regular exercise, which helps improve your mood, promotes a healthy heart, and fights chronic disease.

Max Prokopy M. Ed, CSCS, Director of UVA Speed Clinic, will present:  “Common Running and Golfing Injuries,” on June 30th, 6:00pm.

Kat Draego, personal trainer at ACAC will present:  “The Egoscue Method,” on July 28th, 6:00pm.

Dr. Andrew MacFarlan, MD, of Albemarle Square Family Healthcare, will present: “Supplements for Health and Performance,” on August 25th, 6:00pm.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:30am

Details:

CHAIR YOGA
Beginning April 6th, 2015, and Mondays after from 10:30-11:30am

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


Dreams, Creativity and Writing

Every Thursday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

DREAMS, CREATIVITY and WRITING
Thursdays, April 30th through June 17th, 2015, 1:00-2:30pm

Have you ever wondered how to harness the creative energy of your dreams for writing?  Linda Levokove, author of two poetry books and a work in progress of poetry and flash fiction, will teach how to use the energy and creativity from your dreams as inspiration to write, and to better understand your dreams as they apply to your life.  Sign up at the front desk for the 8 session series; class is limited to 10, so don’t wait to join in! 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Dreams, Creativity and Writing

Members $60.00
Guests $80.00


Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:30am

Details:

SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015; 8:30am-1:30pm

2015 Theme:  “If You Keep Moving…You’ll Keep Improving!”

100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, as we celebrate the 22nd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day.  The common goal for this day:  to help keep older Americans healthy and fit.  Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

The Senior Center has an exciting program for you and this year, the Senior Center has joined with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation to bring you additional programs.  In addition to our regular exercise programs:  8:45am Tai Chi, 9:45 Prime Time Fitness, from 10am to 12:30pm (all free for this day) we will have a number of tables with all sorts of goodies available.  Specifically:
Kevin Gentry, Home Instead, will do blood pressure screening
Evolution Hearing will address hearing concerns and will have on hand a self-testing kiosk so you can test your own hearing.
Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, of UVA Northridge Nutritional Counseling Center, will showcase their Living Well Programs and offer one on one nutritional advice.
Leticia Murray of UVA Health System will be recruiting subjects for various health related projects, many which offer remuneration.
Joe Gieck, former USA Athletic trainer and physical therapist will give Orthopedic Injury and Posture Assessments.
Hallie Nessar from Morningside will be helping you find out how old you are really? (real vs chronological age)
Morningside will do Diabetes testing.

Scheduled Speakers and Events:
10:00am, Beginners’ Golf Clinic for Seniors 60 and Better, sponsored by Charlottesville Parks and Recreation at Meadowcreek Golf Course.  CP&R will furnish gold clubs if you don’t have your own.  Limited spots available; sign up before May 20th. (434-970-3260) or online (http://www.charlottesville.or/parksandrec)
($10 fee payable to Charlottesville Parks and Rec).

11:00am Ray Sprouse.  With over 25 years in the technology industry, Ray will discuss a dozen fun ways you can monitor your health with your smart phone or smart watch.

12:00pm:  A light lunch from Wholefoods will be served for all who have visited the tables and/or been to a lecture.

12:45pm:  Pete Cross and Beth Valorz from ACAC will conduct a balance test.

2:30pm:  Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will offer Introduction to Pickleball at Key Recreation Center, 800 East Market Street.  Limited spots are available so register before May 20th.  CP&R will furnish all the equipment.  To sign up call April Baber at 434-760-0702 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Wired for Joy-Emotional Brain Training

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

In Collaboration with UVA Health System:
WIRED FOR JOY - EMOTIONAL BRAIN TRAINING
Orientation Class June 4th, 10:00-11:30am, followed by weekly classes on Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am, June 18th through July 30th, 2015

Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, whom everyone met at the March meeting on brain training, will be teaching this course.

Stress has a powerful influence on our eating and physical activity, as well as our overall vibrancy and zest for life.  We offer EBT, a comprehensive program for managing stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle.  EBT: 1) Is a systematic approach to changing neural networks that favor balance and joy vs the effects of stress, 2) Interrupts chronic stress response so helps reduce depression and anxiety, and provides the skills to improve physical health issues/disease, reducing weight/eating, spending, and other pursuits humans engage in when under stress, 3) Provides a framework for working with all three parts of neural/brain circuitry:  the initial response or emotion (1), thoughts (2), and behavior (3).

The cost for the entire 6 week course, including the orientation, is $180 for Senior Center Members, and $225 for non-members, and includes the class workbook.  This is about $100 less than the regular price for this course, as not only is the course discounted for the Senior Center, but UVA has donated the workbooks to us.

Space is limited to 15 people, so please sign up as soon as possible.

We ask for $100 deposit when you sign up, and the rest is due on June 4th at the Orientation.

For more information, or for questions email Cynthia Moore at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call her at 434-243-7313

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Wired for Joy-Emotional Brain Training

Members $180.00
Guests $225.00


Quilting Classes

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

QUILTING CLASSES
Sundays, 06/07,  07/12, 08/02, 09/13, 10/11, 11/08 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor Sharon Kindall, a talented and historical quiltmaker from Centerville, Va. will be coming to share her 20+ years of sewing and quilting expertise with us in 4 class sessions.  She specializes in early African American quilt patterns, including “The Underground Railroad Quilt” and in working with fabrics that are not typical in quilting, such as Malian mud cloth. Cost for the 4 classes is $55 per person; class is limited to 6 people. Please sign up at the front desk before the start of the series.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Quilting Classes

Members and guests $55.00


Paper Shredding

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

PAPER SHREDDING                                                                                       Wednesday, June 10th, 10:00am-1:00pm

Professional document shredding at the Senior Center parking lot for Senior Center members.  Up to 5 paper grocery bags full for $5; additional bags are $1 each.  Time to clean out old records, etc. with your personal information on them in a safe, professional manner!  No need to remove staples, clips, or other binding devices.  State-of-the-art shredding truck shreds 3,000 to 6,000 lbs per hour.  Certified Member National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).  A Certificate of Destruction is available if you wish.  Shredded paper is recycled.  No sign up, just show up with your paper to shred. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Ice Cream Social-June 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 3:00pm

Details:

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, June 19, 3:00-4:00 pm

Let’s start the summer off right!  Join us for a good old fashion Ice Cream Social!  Join us for ice cream and all the toppings. 
Members Free

Location: Senior Center