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Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 4, 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:

April 27th’s Food Truck is:  Bavarian Chef

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


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

Every 2nd Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

The “Talk” is informal conversation among members, staff, and visitors about the artwork hung in the Senior Center Lobby. A new show is hung every two months, so there are always new perspectives to gain!

Our artist for March and April is Norma Tornabene. Mrs. Tornabene grew up in east Texas and says her love of painting began at age three—“When my mother bought my my first box of Crayolas, I saw all those colors and I was gone!” She went on to study painting with private instructors in Texas and New Mexico. Oil is her favorite medium, though she often works with acrylic paint. Mrs. Tornabene traveled and often lived abroad for years, following her husband’s military career as he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. She pursued graduate studies in art and education, raised her children, and worked as the Dean of Women at McNeese University. These days, Mrs. Tornabene enjoys teaching students from her home studio in Charlottesville, while continuing to produce beautiful new work. Recent paintings include the James River and other features of the local Virginia landscape.

We also have a wonderful display of paintings by our talented Friday morning Art Group in our second floor hallway. These paintings are switched up every other month. Please come up and enjoy!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:30am

Details:

Come to our open forum meeting; we want to hear from YOU! 

Join our Executive Director, Peter Thompson, for one of our periodic Town Halls to hear what’s happening with our Senior Center and share your comments as well.  In true Town Hall fashion, any topic is open for discussion.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


AARP Tax Preparation Assistance

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-4:30pm
Every Monday at 12:00pm-4:00pm
Every Friday at 12:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

AARP Tax Preparation

February 1st-April 17th
Mondays:  12:00 noon-3:00pm + 2 appts at 4:00pm
Wednesdays:  12:30pm-4:30pm
Fridays:  12:00 noon-3:00pm + 2 appts at 4:00pm

Free, but you must register with the Senior Center Front Desk for your time slot.  At the time of your session, bring the following:  1) Last year’s tax return, 2) Social Security documents for all people listed on the return, 3) Your picture ID, and 4) All tax information and forms you have received.  (Software has changed, last year’s information does not transfer to this year!)

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Gentle Yoga

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 28, 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


UVA Sleep Apnea Support Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:15pm

Details:

Dr. Mark Quiqq, MSC, FANA, Professor of Neurology, Director EEG, UVA School of Medicine, will share his presentation on Parasomnias: “Things That Go Bump In The Night”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Golf Spring Meeting

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

Calling all golfers and those who want to be! Find out updates and the schedule for the upcoming golfing season.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Death Cafe

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

What is a Death Café? 
A Death Café is simply an informal sharing of ideas about death over coffee/tea and cookies. Why would we want to talk about death? Death is a normal part of life, not a failure to be avoided or hidden ... not talking about it can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering for the living and the dying: we can’t plan; we can’t prepare, we can’t express our thoughts, feelings, and fears. At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and talk about death. Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. They are being held all over the world after starting in the UK. This group will be led by Hospice of the Piedmont. Please call our Welcome Desk 434.974.7756 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register. For more information on a death cafe click here.  Free.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

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Death Cafe

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AARP 55-Alive Safe Driver Program

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:30pm

Details:

Monday, April 17th, 2:30-4:30pm AND Tuesday, April 18th, 2:30-4:30pm.

The AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member, payable by check only to the course instructor (not the SC front desk).  Participants must sign up at the Senior Center Front Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


April Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Yellow daffodils.

Menu: TBA

Location: Senior Center

Fee: To be announced


How to Make the Most Out of Social Security

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:

Jorgen Vik, a Certified Financial Planner™, with extensive experience in the social security retirement program, will lead a workshop training future recipients how to maneuver the complex rules of the program. Married? Divorced? Widowed? Also covered by government pension programs? There may be special rules available to increase your income. It is also important to allow for other income sources and their potential taxation, and to let personal goals guide participants’ financial decisions. This workshop is primarily suited for people age 58 – 70 who have not yet filed for social security retirement income.  Free and Open to the Community.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


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


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


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