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Try It Out Tuesday

Every 1st Tuesday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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. 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


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Everyone’s favorite food truck is back on April 27th! Jäger Schnitzel, Oompah Shrimp, Schnitzel Sandwiches, Potato Pancakes w/ sour cream & homemade applesauce, Sausage im Brötchen, Pretzels w/ Bier cheese & German mustard, Creamy Red Pepper Soup w/ lump crabmeat ... mmm! Open to all.

Coming May 25: Two Brothers Southwestern Grill


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.

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!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Gentle Yoga

Every Tuesday at 2:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:30pm

Details:

Gentle Yoga is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow paced, well-supported and relaxing practice.  Postures are approached in gradual steps with plenty of time to focus on breathings and repetition so the practice is easy to do and simple to remember.  We focus on adaptation of yoga to the individual and not the other way around.  The practice of Gentle Yoga leads to increased mobility, better balance and ease in the body.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Gentle Yoga

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $35.00


Caregiver Support Group

Every 2nd Friday at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Every 4th Friday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

This support group is for seniors with loved ones in care facilities or in need of home care. It is designed to encourage, support, and educate caregivers and family members. Some of the things that will be discussed are self-care techniques, patient-rights and empowerment and up to date topics related to caregiving and advocacy. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

RSVP for this event online

Caregiver Support Group

RSVP $0.00


Paper Shredding

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

There is no need to sign up, just show up.  You do not need to remove staples, clips or other binding.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the art, high speed shredding truck and a member of the National Association for Information Destruction and certificates of destruction are available.  All shredded paper is recycled.  This event is open to all from 10am - 1pm. Cost: $5 (up to 5 paper grocery bags for $5, additional bags $1 per)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

The speaker for the April Coffeehouse will be Tony Vanderwarker, former “ad man” and lively author of several novels and non-fiction works, including I’m Not From the South But I Got Here As Fast As I Could and Writing With the Master (Grisham!). As always, free and open to the communities.  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free


Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Tracy Meade returns to discuss updated information on long term-care insurance. Learn about the types, how to determine if someone needs and can afford it, and what assets can be protected from Medicaid in Virginia and more. Questions encouraged. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


NEW Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

Details:

Begins May 3rd!
Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Free and open to the community.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Spring Band Concert

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

Spend an afternoon with us and enjoy the Second-Wind Band, The Flashbacks and the First-Wind Band as they present their annual Spring Concert, under the direction of Greg Vaughn. This concert is free and open to the public, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


May Lunch and a Show

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Show at 1:00 PM.

Join us for lunch and stay for our own Encore Players presentation of “Relationships”. Details for lunch TBA.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Calcium Challenge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Tuesdays, May 23rd and 30th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Eggs, milk, and cheese.

Calcium is important for strong bones and proper body functions. Are you getting enough in your daily diet? During the May 23rd class, learn how to identify calcium in your daily menu. You will then track your intake for a few days and then return for the May 30th class to discuss the results. Take the challenge! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Closed for Memorial Day

May 28, 2017

Details:

The Senior Center will be closed Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Location: Senior Center


National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8:30am

Details:

National Senior Health and Fitness Day, the nation’s largest older adult health and wellness event, will take place Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. More than 1,000 local organizations will host National Senior Health & Fitness Day events fro more than 100,000 seniors—across the country on the same day. The Senior Center will celebrate by offering complimentary fitness classes the day. This event is open to the community and is free. Stay tuned for more details!

Blue fitness equipment

 

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Yard Sale

Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:

The Senior Center’s June Yard Sale is almost here and everyone is sure to find a much needed treasure!  It all kicks off with the early-bird sale, Friday, June 16, 5 – 7 pm with $5 entrance fee.  Free to all on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm.
We have some great items: luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, hardware, vases, games/puzzles, and too much more to mention! All merchandise is in good condition.  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 sale (dates may be subject to change):
November 3 - 4, 2017


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, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA

Fee: free


Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

The 35 members of the Still Sharp Singers under the direction of Mike D’Antoni will be entertaining after the Monthly Luncheon on June 21.  Featured also will be the Barbershop Belles and Beaux with June Andrews directing.
This will be their farewell to Spring as well as welcome to Summer with very familiar melodies for all.  This event is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


June Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

Come celebrate the first Ice Cream social of the summer. We’ll have all the fixings to go on your sundae! This is a free event for members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center


July Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

An ice cream sundae.

Come in out of the hot sun and share some cold ice cream with all the fixings. Sit in the air conditioning and enjoy talking with your friends. This is a free event for members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center