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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

CANDIDATES FORUM
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council
Candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council will present their views on many of the issues and priorities for the County and City.  All candidates will participate except Wes Bellamy who has a prior obligation and Ann Mallek who is running unopposed for the White Hall District seat.  Scheduled are Norman Dill (D), Richard Lloyd (R) and Lawrence Gaughan (I) from the Rivanna District, Rick Randolph (D) and Earl Smith (R) from the Scottsville District.  Candidates for the Charlottesville City Council scheduled are Alvin Bandy (I), Kathleen Galvin (D), Anson Parker (R), and Michael Signer (D).

The program will be moderated by Chris Callahanm senior reporter for 1070 WINA News Radio.  Chris has been with the station for 41 years and was honored in 2014 by the Associated Press Broadcasters for the Best News Operation of the Year.


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


Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 1, 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-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Chasing Life is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

Chasing Life will return the first Tuesday of October.  Stay tuned for more information!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 1, 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, September 23, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

There will be no workshops in July and August; however, one-on-one sessions are offered and available.  If you are interested in the one-on-one sessions please let Bruce know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 24, 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.

Next up: Yum Yum Xpress Eastern European Mobile Food Trailer on Thursday, August 27th. This new mobile kitchen is a complement to the restaurant, which features Turkish-Russian dishes. Mobile dishes include freshly made Piroshkis (Russian pastry dough filled with seasoned beef and onions or spinach and cheese option or potato and onions options); Kebabs (chicken, lamb, or beef kebabs, marinated 24 hours before charcoal grilling); Khinkali (Georgian dumplings filled with seasoned beef and onions or parsley and cheese); Dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with beef and rice or rice and parsley, served cold or hot); and Pilaf (an ancient recipe of Uzbekistan served with seasoned rice, carrots, onions, sumac, and kishmir).

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 Last Tuesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

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:

August 25 Double Header!

Max Prokopy M. Ed, CSCS, Director of UVA Speed Clinic, will present:  “Common Running and Golfing Injuries,”  Dr. Andrew MacFarlan, MD, of Albemarle Square Family Healthcare, will present: “Supplements for Health and Performance,”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Chair Yoga

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 31, 2015 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


Quilting Class

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

Instructor Sharon Tindall, a talented and historical quilt-maker from Centerville, Va, will be coming to share her 20+ years of sewing and quilting expertise with us in 6 class sessions; Sept 13, Oct 11 and Nov 8 remaining.  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. 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

Members 6 classes $55.00
Guests 6 classes $65.00


AARP Safe Driver Partner Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

Upcoming dates:
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 $15, payable directly to the AARP Driver Safety Instructor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

DORIS GELBMAN, ESQ, ELDER LAW ATTORNEY:

September’s Topic-Life Planning for Older Adults: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives
Find out what every adult should consider setting in place to facilitate property and healthcare decisions as you grow older, and how to dispose of your property when you die, avoiding (not evading!) taxes and probate.  Free, Open to All

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Indo Bangla Cooking Demo and Lunch

Every 3rd Sunday at 1:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

Mahabuba Akhter grew up in Bangladesh and India, has lived in the US for almost 20 years, and has had opportunity to experience food from all over the world.  Recognizing a need for people, especially seniors, to learn about healthy, quick ways to cook, she designed a program that predominantly uses nutritious and fibrous vegetables combined with Indian spices that provide both flavor and proven health benefits.  The menu for September is:  1)Rice with Coconut, 2) Fish Curry/catfish with tomato, 3) Mango Lassi.  Sign up at the Center Front Desk or on line.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Indo Bangla Cooking Demo and Lunch

Members $15.00
Guests $18.00


Member September Event

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 12:00pm

Details:

Are you a new member? Rejoining? Interested in learning more about the Center for yourself or a family member or friend?

Then please join us at the Senior Center for one of three fun, informal gatherings—offered on different days and different times of day, so we hope one fits your schedule.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Susan Watts, Membership Coordinator

Pay for this event online

Member September Event

RSVP - Tue, Sept 1 at Noon
RSVP - Wed, Sept 9 at 10 am
RSVP - Thu, Sept 24 at 5:30 pm


Yard Sale

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:


Our Fall Yard Sale is almost here and everyone is sure to find a treasured piece they’ve been looking for! It all kicks off with an early-bird sale on Friday, September 4 from 5:00–7:00 pm. Admission is $5 at the door. On Saturday, September 5, doors open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, with free admission.

You’ll find books, kitchenware, and glassware, serve ware, collectibles, artwork, puzzles, some children’s accessories & 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 4 - 5, 2015


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

Fee: free


Art Class (Painting and Drawing)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

Instructor Mike Uriss guides each student in this mixed class (drawing or painting—student’s choice!). Participants will have the opportunity to choose their path. Work from real-life observation in the form of still life, landscape, and figure study. To begin, you’ll establish large forms within an image to create a composition. Next, concentrate on light and atmosphere, and learn to take artistic license to establish mood. We will discuss color theory, and the importance of being able to control the palette to attain whatever outcome you desire.
Space is limited; sign up at the front desk or on line and get a list of supplies needed (choice of drawing or painting supplies).
 
Supplies for Drawing
(Supplies should be less than $20 which should include a cheap mirror)
Studio Arts in Charlottesville carries these *items. The store offers a 25% student discount.

• Small kneaded eraser - (95 cents - .71)
• White hard-rubber erasure (used for drafting) - ($1.60 - $1.20)
• Cotton swabs OR a paper stump for blending - (65 cents - .49)
• Graphite pencils (one each) H, 4H - (Kimberly brand is the cheapest, 90 cents - .68)
• Canson (brand) Bristol drawing paper, 96 lb., 25 sheet pad, XL series. 11” x 14”, A smooth-surface paper.  - ($12.50 - $9.38)
• * A small mirror – approx. 8” x 10” - not a stock item
• A pretty good pencil sharpener   - ($1.50 - $1.13)
or X-acto knife - ($2.95 - $2.2

BELOW ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL
• Colored pencils:
  General’s Pastel Chalk (recommended brand)  - ($1.50 - $1.13 ea.)
4403 Indigo Blue
4405 Scarlet
4417 Yellow Ochre
4429 Sanguine
4439 Lt Flesh
4440 Dk Flesh
4445 Vermilion
4451 Van Dyke Brown
4453 Burnt Sienna
4463 Beige
4481 Black

Supplies For Oil Painting
Available at the following:
• Studio Arts in Charlottesville – most helpful staff – offers a 25% student discount
• Michaels (Barracks Rd Shopping Cntr) – local but not as attentive a staff
• Online:  Utrect,( http://www.utrechtart.com/products/)
                Dick Blick (http://www.dickblick.com/)
          Cheap Joe’s

Warm red – Azo red light
Cool red -alizarin crimson
Warm blue – cerulean blue hue
Cool blue – ultramarine blue
Warm yellow - raw sienna
Cool yellow - Azo yellow light
Titanium white
Wooden palette
Paper towels (mid-grade, or better – from the grocery store)
Palette knife
Gesso-primed; canvas-paper – approx. ten sheets at approx. 11 x 14”
Drawing board (18” x 24”) (w/out built-in clips)
Bulldog clips -2 (office supply stores carry these)
Bristle brushes (2 ea.) #6 filbert, #4 filbert. large versions:  e.g. #6 is approx. ½” wide.
For ACRYLICS
• Approx 1qt plastic bowl for water (a used yogurt container works well)
• A small spray bottle (to keep the paint moist on the palette)
For OILS
• Small can of odorless mineral spirits (Hardware stores offer low prices)
• Palette cups with lids
• Small bottle of linseed 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 care of them, they’ll last a long time. Better paints usually mean better color, and better results when tinting (adding white). Don’t forget to bring your sense of humor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Art Class (Painting and Drawing)

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


"John Tyler" by Al Highsmith

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

If you have not been to an Al Highsmith presentation, you do not know what you are missing!!  Al’s research on a subject is unbelievable!  He delivers little known facts about his subject.  This one is on John Tyler, who became the 10th President in 1841 when President William Henry Harrison died 30 days after taking office.  Tyler had many “firsts”.  He was the first vice president to be president because of the death of the president.  He served three years and 11 months. He was the first president and only president to invalidate most of the party platform on which he was elected.  He was the first president and only president to be kicked out of his political party.  Al has found many, many more “firsts” for this president.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


September Luncheon

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:30am

Details:

Please Make Your reservations online or at the front desk by September 11th!

Menu:
Kale Salad with Red Cabbage and Carrots
Teriyaki Beef and Pepper Kabobs
Potato Wedges
Rolls
Coconut Cream Pie
Iced Tea

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

September Luncheon

members $12.00
guests $13.00


UVa Sleep Apnea Equipment Fair

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:15pm

Details:

Come and hear representatives of CPAP equipment companies present and discuss new CPAP machines and masks.  Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to visit with the representatives one-on-one, see the equipment and enjoy refreshments.  You do not need to be a patient at UVA to attend.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Dog Talk

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

DOG TALK
Sundays, September 20, October 18, November 22, December 20, 1:30-2:30pm
Group discussions about dogs and things pertaining to dogs, including training, behavior, nutrition, health, and other subjects related to the well being of our dogs.  Each meting is about learning and sharing ideas pertaining to building a positive relationship with our dogs.  Dogs are welcome and must be leashed. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk.  This workshop will be conducted by Chris VonFrieling and Sky.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Active Aging Fair

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

Sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, & by The Laurels of Charlottesville.

The 12th annual Active Aging Fair celebrates that we are healthier, living longer, and are more active and involved in our communities than we have ever been.

Vendor tables still available.  Click here to download a vendor application or contact Margaret Fitch via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please come and visit our vendors and attend the following programs:

From 12:30-4:30pm, the Center will showcase the resources available in our community to help you live life to the fullest.  We’ll have more than 40 vendors, two speakers, and three mini-workshops, plus valuable door prizes, free reusable shopping bags courtesy of Whole Foods Market, and free chair massage from Alexa Matthews, CMT.  Spike Food Truck will also be here from 1:00-4:00pm.  Bring your friends and have a great afternoon.

 

1:00 pm:  The Ruthless Reality of Letting Go. Kathryn McMillan of Clutter Conversions will discuss what and how to let go of things in our home as we age, whether we are downsizing, moving or just want to simplify our lives: how to declutter with as little stress as possible, & where to sell or dispose of things you don’t need, so you get the best price for your treasures or see they get a good home with people who need them.  After her talk Kathryn will be available from 2-4pm to discuss your individual situation.

1:00-3pm: How Old Are You Really? There will be an online questionaire to tell you your real age based on lifestyle habits, as opposed to chronology.  A professional will be on hand to guide you through the questionaire.

2:10-2:50 pm Mini Workshops on Financial Issues.  Barrett-Johnson & Associates offer workshops on Long Term Care Planning; Wealth Preservation in Uncertain Times; and Tax Planning.

3:00 pm More Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy
Dr. Erin Foff of the UVA Medical Center, will discuss her research and clinic care, on cognitive changes with time and when it crosses the line.  You will be surprised to learn that many of the fears Seniors have about dementia & Alzheimer’s disease are unfounded.  Come learn more on encouraging healthy brain connections for a cognitively healthy & engaged life, including breakthrough research that UVA has done that shows that the brain is directly connected to the immune system!  It’s early days yet, but it offers new hope for curing neurological diseases from Autism to Alzheimers. 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center