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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV


Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm
Kat Imhof, president of James Madison’s Montpelier will speak.

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, May 5, 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, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Chasing Life is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

Tuesday, May 5th, 10:00-11:30am
“More Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy”

Continuing our focus on brain health, 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 and Alzheimer’s disease are unfounded.  Come learn more on encouraging healthy brain connections for a cognitively healthy and engaged life.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 5, 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, April 22nd, 2015, 1:30-3:00PM

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 8.1 (with handout) and then demonstrate using a spreadsheet program.  Open Office, which is very similar to Excel, will be used.  He will show how to get a printer operational also.  If you have a laptop, bring it to the session.  Questions are welcome.

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! 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

HEARING HEALTH

NEW RELIEF FOR ANNOYING TINNITUS
Wednesday, April 15th 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 April 23rd, Two Brothers Southwestern Grill will be serving up a menu of seriously delicious southwestern inspired/flavored dishes. 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:

MASTER WELLNESS WORKSHOP: SERIES

Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2015 and the last Tuesday of the month thereafter, 6:00pm

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

April 28th topic is: “Crossfit for Masters and Seniors” with guest specialist Michael Towne of Solidarity Crossfit. 
CrossFit is many things.  Primarily it is a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades.He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measureable way.  In CrossFit, we use movements that mimic the way the body was meant to work, training multi-joint functional movements readily applicable to everyday life, and ensuring that range of motion and mobility are preserved as we age, as well as strength and cardiovascular conditioning. For seniors, the goal is to increase and preserve fitness, while scaling movements and intensity appropriate to current abilities. 

Upcoming speakers and dates through the end of Summer 2015:                                                                                     
Dr. Ellis Johns, MD, of Family Medicine of Albemarle, will present:  “The Benefits of a Half Hour of Daily Cardio,” on May 26th, 6:00pm.

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


Think Quick, Act Smart: 50 and Wiser Self-Defense

Every Wednesday at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

Details:

THINK QUICK, ACT SMART:  50 and Wiser Self-Defense
Wednesdays, from April 1, 2015 through May 20, 2015, 4:00-5:00pm

This 8 week session teaches specific, practical, everyday ways to keep you SAFE and UNHARMED without being threatened with CIVIL LIABILITY or ARREST, enhances your Mental Preparedness for the unexpected threat, and assists you to enhance your Physical Preparedness to deal with threat situations.  Patrick Lawrence, self-defense instructor, is a Specialty Certified Trainer, a 3-Degree+ Black Belt, and has shared this presentation with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County TRIAD with great success!  He is also a retiree himself!  Sign up at the Front Desk. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Think Quick, Act Smart: 50 and Wiser Self-Defense

Members for 8 week session $30.00
Guests for 8 week session $40.00


Chair Yoga

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 4, 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 7, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

DREAMS, CREATIVITY and WRITING
Thursdays, April 16th through June 4th, 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


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