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Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Every 1st Wednesday at 9:30am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

kingfishers A co-ed group of anglers, from novice to expert, that meets monthly to share information and ideas, learn from guest speakers, and make plans for fun and skill development opportunities. Members of the group lead a variety of fishing trips, near and far, in search of a variety of fish.  The club maintains a pond in Free Union for the use of members and guests, and offers fishing instruction to new anglers.Our August program will feature a talk by Dan Mahan, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor with the Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department. He will discuss current and planned fishing access in the county.  Free for Members

We will plan a couple of club trips including at least one to our pond focusing on helping new anglers with the basics.  We will have a short fishing lesson and reports of member’s fishing trips. Please join us! Members Free

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall, 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:


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.  September’s meeting will host Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick as the guest speaker.  Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate, and hosts the podcast Amicus.

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, September 6, 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, September 5, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 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 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, September 21, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:


New Relief for Annoying Tinnitus

Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise…anything you hear that really isn’t there is called tinnitus.  Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist and Owner of Evolution Hearing, will review tinnitus, why it happens and new treatment options.  Free and Open to the Public.

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, September 22, 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.

AUGUST FOOD TRUCK - 106 Street Food
Join us on Thursday August 25, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, for a kicked-up lunch menu to include: big, awesome burgers, beef brisket, chicken pita, and lots more, plus mac-n-cheese and all the fixin’s! 

After working on the culinary scene for two decades, chef Will Cooper has opened his own business. Hitting town about two months ago, 106 Street Food dishes up classic American fare with a dash of Southwest-, Latin- and Asian-inspired flair. Cooper was so gung-ho about opening his own mobile kitchen he built the truck himself. In between his stints at Bella’s Restaurant, the Glass House Kitchen and Rapture, Cooper also worked in construction, and knew enough to put his truck together in four months.

On the menu you’ll find massive, mouthwatering sandwiches, like the 16-hour smoked brisket. But Cooper’s favorite is the pork schnitzel. Inside a hearty pretzel bun lies a deep-fried, panko-crusted pork loin topped with an egg, arugula, white cheddar and lemon caper aioli.

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!

On September 22, “Eat to the Beat” 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, August 29, 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, September 20, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

There will be no class in August.                                                                           

September’s topic:  Lions! Tigers! Bears! - Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

A difficult subject for all to discuss, but-sunlight being the best antiseptic-a necessary one to open to the light of day.  As more Americans age, a crime wave is breaking, too.  Financial exploitation, assaults (physical, emotional and yes, even sexual), medical and practical neglect-lack of food, water, medicine and failure to provide needed care and providing for basic human subsistence, financial fraud and scams are all rampant.  Prevention begins with awareness.  Prosecution depends upon evidence and knowledge that a crime is taking place.  There is much to learn and some new and positive developments to share!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

How to Create a Safe and Beautiful Bathroom

Marta Tice, Designer and Tina Ross from Simple Comforts Home Medical Supply Store will tell you how to prevent falls in the bathroom, while making your bathroom still look beautiful.

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


PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

September 28th’s PT Plus Topic:  Bone Health10:00-11:00am

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.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator, 434-974-7756 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Recorder Lessons

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

NEW MUSICAL OPPORTUNITY!
Begins August 4th

Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, longtime musician and teacher in the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it.

No experience is necessary, new members to the group are accepted at any time. Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required to begin. Students will use a soprano recorder with C fingering to begin, and lessons from the Suzuki Recorder School. The lesson book will be augmented with appropriate recorder solos and duets. As players gain experience, tenor and alto recorders may be used as well. Students will play a variety of music, learning proper breathing skills, beautiful expression, and good intonation. There is a one-time fee of $15, payable to the instructor on the day of your first class. This fee includes a soprano recorder and lesson book. (Fees can be waived if necessary; talk to Gary.)

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 975-7756 or register here for class. The one time fee is payable to the instructor on the first day you attend class.

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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Recorder Lessons

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What You Need to Know About the Bond Referendum

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

For the first time in more than 35 years, voters in Albemarle County will be voting this November on a bond referendum for its public schools.  If approved, the referendum will have a significant impact on the quality of local public education.  Albemarle County School Board Chair, Dr. Kate Acuff will be providing specific information about the referendum, how it will affect seniors in the county and other residents, and will answer any questions.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


In Transition: Now What?

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Many transitions take place in our lives including moving or downsizing, losing a spouse or loved one, dealing with health issues, and retirement. Find out tips on how to navigate these changes and make choices for the “next chapter” in life. You will have a chance to create a personal eco-map. Register online or at the Welcome Desk.

Marguerite David 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

In Transition: Now What?

Members $12.00
Guests $15.00


UVA Sleep Apnea Support Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:15pm

Details:

This month’s meeting of the UVa Sleep Apnea Support Group is the annual equipment fair featuring major companies who make and sell CPAP machines presenting the newest equipment and masks.  We have refreshments, and after the presentations, guests can walk around and speak with the vendors individually.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

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

Next Meeting: Friday, September 16, 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


Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 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 the state of Virginia, and answers to other question you might have. Join long-term care professionals, Linda Caruthers and Tracy Meade for this informative discussion. Free and open to the public. (This is a repeat of their July 26 presentation).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


September Silver Anniversary Luncheon

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

Let’s celebrate together the 25th Anniversary of the Senior Center at 1180 Pepsi Place!  Our special guest speakers will be Hi Ewald, Board Member, and Nancy Damon, Program Director when we moved into 1180 Pepsi Place.  Our luncheon will be catered by Simply Delicious, and our menu is:  Mixed Green Salad, Chicken Marsala, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Rolls and Anniversary Cake.  Please make reservations by Friday, September 16th!

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

September Silver Anniversary Luncheon

Members $12.00
Guests $13.00


Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

According to the National Council on Aging, 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.Falls can be prevented! Join University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, and the Senior Center for a very informative program. Ta’i Chi instructor Hiromi Johnson will demonstrate exercises that are beneficial for balance. Emily Pelliccia from the Charlottesville Fire Department and Dr. David Weiss, UVA Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, will also provide vital information for fall prevention. Bring a friend!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


ACTIVE AGING FAIR 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

The 13th Annual Active Aging Fair is sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, and by The Laurels of Charlottesville and Albemarle Health & Rehabilitation Center.

The Center will showcase the resources available in our community to help you live life to the fullest. We expect to have more than 40 vendors, speakers, and three mini-workshops, plus valuable door prizes, free reusable shopping bags and free chair massage from Alexa Matthews, CMT.  Bavarian Chef Food Truck will also be here from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. 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 2-4 pm to discuss your individual situation.

1:00-3:00 pm: How Old Are You Really?  There will be an online questionnaire 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 questionnaire.

2:10-2:50 pm Mini Workshops on Financial Issues.  David Barrett-Johnson of Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise, will offer workshops on “Investing For Income in a Perilous World”.

3:00 - 3:30 Beating Stress & to be Healthier & More Alert Through Emotional Brain Training & the Mind Diet.
Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, Assistant Clinical Nutrition Manager at UVA Nutritional Counseling Center at Northridge will discuss how emotional brain training & the right diet can beat stress, make you more alert & healthier.


We still have tables available.  Please click here to download a reservation form.  If you have any questions, email Margaret Fitch, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (434) 974-7756


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


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