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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

Guest Speaker for February 10:
Ann Battle Macheras, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, vice president of the Research Department’s Regional Economics Division.

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, March 1, 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 11:00am 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


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


All Things Digital

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

The Mac Photo app and Picasa 3 for Windows will be demonstrated by Tom Cross and Bruce Saunders.  These free apps allow one to organize their pictures and do picture editing.  Pictures can be imported from your camera or phone and then uploaded to share online.  After the demos there will be time to discuss the future of this group

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 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


Hearing Health

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Learn the Top 10 Reasons You Should Have a Hearing Test!

Please join us to hear Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, give her entertaining Top 10 list!  She will review why it’s so important to have an annual hearing test.  We promise you’ll learn something new.


This is one subject of many that are covered at these monthly discussions focused on hearing health with Evolution Hearing.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 25, 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.

On February 25, look for Farm Fresh Fixins!
Farm Fresh Fixins is locally owned and operated in the Shenandoah Valley. They take pride in using the freshest ingredients, and they work to educate customers about the link between farmers, farm communities, and the food we eat. The menu of Appalachian-inspired cuisine changes based off what is looking its freshest. The company’s mission is to provide the community with a quick and convenient way to obtain healthy, locally inspired food at an affordable price.

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


Chair Yoga

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

Next Meeting: Monday, February 15, 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, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

DORIS GELBMAN, ESQ, ELDER LAW ATTORNEY:

Life Planning for Older Adults: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives
Find out what every adult should know – and put in place - to ensure property and healthcare decisions are carried out as you wish when you grow older. Learn how to dispose of your property when you die, avoiding (not evading!) taxes and probate

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Windows Workshop

Every 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 10 and then answer any questions that you have.  Features and setup will be covered and there will be a handout for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  If you have a laptop, bring it to the session.  Free for members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bruce Saunders (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:


How to Deal with Medical Emergencies: When should you call 911 & hand yourself over to rescue personnel or go to an urgent care clinic, or wait to go to your regular doctor?  If you call the rescue squad, where will they find medical information, DNRs, advance medical directives, etc.? When you get to hospital, how long should you expect to wait before being treated?  What do they mean when they designate your condition as a level I, II or III emergency? Dr. William Brady, Emergency Medicine at UVA Medical Center, & Medical Director for Albemarle County Fire & Rescue personnel will answer these concerns & any others you may have.  Free.
Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design network is an intergenerational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  It offers
monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services & 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


4th Year UVa Nurses 4 U

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Fourth year UVa Nursing students will be at the Center to take blood pressure, discuss healthy eating, exercise and healthy life-style choices.  You can also ask questions and have a one on one conversation on any concerns you may have.  Take this opportunity to meet, enjoy, and learn from these “ready-to-graduate” students.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


American Maj Jongg: Beginner Lessons

Every Wednesday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Move up from playing Rummy to Mah Jongg!  Please register at the Front Desk.  Questions? Email or call Joyce Nunge:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (434) 975-5312 (evenings)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Every Thursday at 9:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) workshops are designed to empower adults to better manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease with the goal of giving individuals confidence and skills to allow them to actively manage their health care. The 6 week program is facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
One of the major benefits for those who attend the workshops is the support that is available from other community members coping with similar issues.
The workshops are based on a program originally developed by Stanford University that has been tested over the past decade to assure that it is effective. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program has been proven to help older adults better manage chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower health care costs. Free and open to the public, but please register with the Senior Center Welcome Desk by calling (434) 974-7756.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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February Birthday Luncheon

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

Happy 56th Birthday Senior Center!
Come celebrate the center’s 56th birthday with a wonderful lunch.  Our menu will be Minestrone Soup, Garden Salad, Baked Salmon with lemon dill sauce, Glazed Baby Carrots, Rolls and Birthday Cake!  There will be piano music as you dine and we hope to have some our Founding Mothers attend.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

February Birthday Luncheon

Members $12.00
Guests $13.00


UVa Dietetic Intern Cooking Demo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

A National Heart Healthy Month Celebration

Come share a meal brought to you by dietetic interns from the UVA Health System.  Who knew heart healthy could taste so good?  Draw near as they prepare the meal right in front of you.  Questions about nutrition are encouraged.The menu is:  Baked Salmon, Roasted Garlic and Herb Asparagus, Whole Wheat Biscuits, Yogurt and Mixed Berry Parfait.  Register at the Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

UVa Dietetic Intern Cooking Demo

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Dog Talk

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Sundays, February 21st, March 20th, and April 24th, 1:30-2:30pm

Come join us for group discussions about dogs and things pertaining to their well being.  Dogs are welcome and must be leashed.  Please sign up at the Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Do-It-Yourself Workshop Series

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Don’t miss the first workshop on February 22- It’s Electric! Join handyman, Bobby Crews for this interactive, hands-on session. You will learn how to replace a light switch and an electrical outlet. Plus, there will be time for Q & A.
Stay tuned for more workshops at 10 am on the 4th Monday of each month (through May). March’s topic – plumbing! Free to members; no registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Social Security Planning: Help Ease Your Retirement Worries

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Social Security is confusing; there are so many rules and options. When should I apply? How much can I expect to receive? How will working affect my benefits? What about taxes? It’s important to know what your options are. Free and open to the public.No registration necessary. The presentation will be repeated again on Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30 pm.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


American Moderns Art Lecture Series

Every Wednesday at 4:30pm-6:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:30pm

Details:

Four lectures (Feb 24th, Mar 2, 9, and 16th) by Leslie Ava Shaw discuss the influences and events that led Arthur Dove, John Marin, Georgia O’Keefe, and Joseph Stella to practice art from a new perspective, along with the biographical moments that shaped their artistic output. Open to the public. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online. 

Radical approaches to the visual arts by modernist pioneers, Cezanne, Matisse, Braque, Picasso, Kandinsky, the Italian Futurists, and others had a tremendous influence on the burgeoning American artists of the early 20th century.  In these early years, a number of American artists pursued an art form that challenged the status quo.  The Armory Show of 1913 and exhibitions of European art at Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery were pivotal to the work of artists Dove, Marin, O’Keeffe, and Stella.  The influences and events that led these artists to practice art from a new perspective along with the biographical moments that shaped their artistic output will be highlighted.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

American Moderns Art Lecture Series

Members $60.00
Guests $75.00


Grand Gala 2016: Havana Nights

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

Celebrate the rich culture, seductive rhythm, and lush beauty of Cuba at the “Grand Gala 2016: Havana Nights”, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, games, and dancing to the swinging sounds of Big Ray and the Kool Kats. This gala evening benefits the nationally-accredited Senior Center, Charlottesville’s center for healthy aging for 55 years.

Click here for more delightful details!

Click here to purchase tickets or tables!

Many thanks to all the Grand Gala sponsors and supporters
who help make healthy aging a priority in our community.

Open to all.

Location: The Boar's Head Inn Pavilion - 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Abstract Art Making Series

Every Friday at 12:30pm-2:15pm

Next Meeting: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

Friday classes from March 4th-April 22nd, 12:30pm-2:15pm. This 8-week course is built on the elements and principles of design. We will study abstract work by 20th Century artists and apply their ideas to our work.  The course will involve abstracting from direct observation. Guidance will be offered for students to find pleasing and unique solutions.  Please bring good paper (at least 80 lbs) and drawing materials (pencil, ink, colored pencil, oil pastel).  registration required.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Pay for this event online

Abstract Art Making Series

Member $65.00
Guest $85.00


Yard Sale

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:


Spring will be sprung soon, so get out and seek great deals at the Senior Center March Spring Yard Sale. It all kicks off with an early-bird sale on Friday, March 11 from 5:00–7:00 pm. Admission is $5 at the door. On Saturday, March 12, doors open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, with free admission.
Come find those must-have treasures featuring small tables, luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, hardware, vases, DVDs, games/puzzles, and too much more to mention. All merchandise is in good condition.  You can help this sale succeed by donating gently used seasonal possessions, volunteering your time and shopping the sale. Proceeds help support the Center’s operating budget.


Please note our upcoming sales:
August 26-27, 2016


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


Roses are Red..Or Pink..Or Yellow

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Dr. Rose Sgarlat Myers, Master Gardener and Senior Center Rose Garden Coordinator, will discuss the rose garden project at the Senior Center.  Learn about the different species that grow there.  You will also get useful tips on how to care for roses and the proper tools needed.  Following the presentation, you will step outside for a tour of the garden.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free