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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

SENIOR STATESMEN OF VIRGINIA
Wednesday, November 12, 1:30 – 3:00 P

Our speaker for November is Allen Lynch, who is a professor at the UVa Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, and a specialist on Putin and Russian politics.  He will be speaking on the Ukrainian Situation.  Free and open to the public


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

1st Tuesday of the month at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 6, 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

1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00am-11:30am

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

Details:

Chasing Life, our newest health series is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

Chasing Life:  Local Resources to Enable You to Engage Fully in Life, All Your Life
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00-11:30am

Most of us, if we eat right, exercise regularly and stay connected to other people, can live in our own homes most of our lives.  But, if we do need help to remain in our homes, or decide to move into a retirement community, what does it cost?  Where do you start looking for options?  And how do you know what sort of help you need?  Elizabeth Swider, owner of Care is There, a care coordination company, will give an overview of the services available locally and discuss which might be right for you.  Dr. Kristin Koch, owner of Evolution Hearing, will introduce you to the website http://www.cvilleseniors.org with ,extensive descriptions of local resources.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

th Monday of the month at 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Carolyn Nolen 434-202-1438, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Edith Kelly, 434-964-1218 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Windows 8.1 Workshop

3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

WINDOWS 8.1 WORKSHOP
Wednesday, December 17, 2014,  1:30–3:00 PM

This will be a ‘help session’ by Bruce Saunders and other who are familiar with Windows 8.1.  So, you who are familiar, please come.  Questions will be handled on a one-on-one basis.  Bring your laptop and show us the situation you are dealing with.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Subaru "Share the Love" Event

November 20, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Details:

Brown Subaru “Shares the Love” with the Senior Center

The Senior Center is excited to be the designated 2014 Hometown Charity for the Browns Subaru “Share the Love” event this year!  For this event, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased from November 20, 2014, through January 2, 2015 to participating charities (both National Charities and retailer-selected Hometown Charities like the Senior Center) designated by the purchaser or lessee. 

So if you know someone who plans to buy a Subaru this holiday season, remind them that they can give back to our community by designating their Hometown Charity, the Senior Center, for Subaru’s donation! 

National Charities for 2014 are ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals On Wheels®, and National Park Foundation.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Quilting Class

Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

QUILTING CLASS                                                                                    
Sundays, January 4, February 1, March 1st, and April 12th, 1:30-3:30pm

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 by Dec 22, so everything will be in place in time for class in January.  Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Quilting Class

Fee for 4 class sessions per person $55.00


Aging in Place with Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:54pm

Details:

Part 1:  Staying in Your Home
Doris Gelbman, ESQ, Elder Law Attorney, will begin a new series on Aging in Place with the first in the series discussing staying in your home.  What are the practical, health and financial considerations that you need to think about in order to stay in your home as you grow older?  What resources need to be researched and planned for?  Will you need to move or modify your home?  What community resources are available to help you stay home and independent longer?  What sort of additional costs should one plan for?  We may also discuss some alternative ideas, such as ‘homesharing’ or “Village” options if time allows.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Writing a Legacy Journal

Every Tuesday at 1:58pm-1:58pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:58pm

Details:

WRITING A LEGACY JOURNAL                                                                    
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, from January 13th through March 31st

In this free 12 week course, we will write about the things that mattered most to us in our lives.  The class goal is to create a booklet that might be a gift to a friend, relative, or perhaps a wonderful gift to ourselves.  Each person will develop their pages according to their interests.  For example, one might emphasize the important teachers and mentors in their lives.  Someone else might like to include travel postcards or photos and speak about what places shaped their values and/or attitudes.  Another might use photos to trigger memories of changes and how they felt about them.  Maybe there were inspirational lines of poetry to include.  During this course, we will encourage each to express and celebrate the people, places, and events that gave depth and meaning to our years.  Near the end of each presidency, questions get asked about what this person will be remembered for during those 4-8 years; here, we will discuss the unique crafting of how we came to be as we are after many years of experience.  Bring a notebook for this class and writing implements.  Later, we will embellish the pages with borders, photos, collage or some image to make each book special.  The books can be duplicated in case you want multiple copies.

While this 12 week course is free to members, it is limited to 10 people.  Please sign up at the front desk.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


January Luncheon

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:30am

Details:

Join us for a winter comfort food luncheon.  Our menu: Pork Chops, Salad, Creamed Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Parker House rolls, Iced Tea and for dessert, Baked Cinnamon Apples.
Tickets at the Center Front Desk or on line.  Open to all. $12

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

January Luncheon

$12.00


Great Decision Series

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:30am

Details:

GREAT DECISIONS SERIES                                                                            
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am, beginning February 11, and going through March 5th, 2015

America’s largest grass roots discussion program on world affairs returns to the Center on February 11, 2015!  Great Decisions is the name given to the series by the Foreign Policy Association.  The 2015 Briefing Book that supplies background information on the 8 topics to be covered can be obtained from http://www.fpa.org/greatdecisions  The 2015 Senior Center will adopt a new format for this series alternating outside speakers with DVDs – followed by a discussion.  Program Leader Inge Hull is working to coordinate speakers and plan the program.  For updates on this program, check http://www.seniorcenterinc.org or the February Senior Times.

Program topics include:  Russian and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Towards Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free