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Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Join us at noon on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch courtesy of Whole Foods Market and a brief presentation about the Center, along with a chance to meet staff, program leaders, and other new members. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about the Center. Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home. 

PLUS: Take advantage of free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Advanced Hearing Group.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

September 28: Spice Sea Gourmet

October 26: The 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


Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 25, 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! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Every 4th Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

 

Dr. Bernard Beitman is a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. He will discuss his book Connecting with Coincidence.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806


What's in Your Attic?

Every 3rd Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Skip Usry, appraiser with Quinn’s Auction Galleries brings his “What’s In Your Attic” series to the Senior Center! 

No sign up necessary this month. You are welcome to bring an item to be appraised; please note that because of time constraints, he can’t get to all items. Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

What's in Your Attic?



Round Dancing Lessons

Every Thursday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

Details:

Thursdays, September 21 – November 9
Beginner 7:00-8:00pm;
Intermediate: 8:00-9:00pm
Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover 8 weeks and are due on the first Thursday. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing Lessons

Members (for 8 weeks) $72.00
Guests (for 8 weeks) $80.00


A Matter of Balance

Every Tuesday at 1:00pm-3:00pm
Every Thursday at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

CLASS IS FULL! PLEASE CALL OUR WELCOME DESK TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST.

 

 

 

 

 

 


According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is for you.
Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. 
A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

This 8-session workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 24-November 16 from 1-3 pm. The total cost is $20 and participants are requested to attend at least 5 of the sessions. We can not accept new participants after session 2.  A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Paper Shredding

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

It’s time to start gathering your documents for destruction! The shredding truck is a state-of-the art, high speed shredding truck and a member of the National Association for Information Destruction. Certificates of destruction are available. All shredded paper is recycled. No need to sign up, just show up. Open to the community. Cost: $5 for up to 5 paper grocery bags; additional bags are $1 per bag.  This event is open to all from 10am - 1pm.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Pneumonia and Flu Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Prepare and protect yourself from winter flu and pneumonia! Please bring your Rx insurance card or Medicare card (part B). Rite Aid will be hosting the clinic at the Senior Center. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk to receive additional information and a consent form.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Poetry Workshop

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

Join author Rose Williams for this 8-week workshop. All levels welcome! Improve your writing skills and learn how to better express yourself. Classes will be held Wednesdays and Fridays on the following dates;
November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29, December 1.
No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Poetry Workshop

Members $35.00
Guests $45.00


Yard Sale

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:


The Senior Center’s November Yard Sale is around the corner and everyone is sure to find a much needed treasure!  It all kicks off with the early-bird sale, Friday, November 3, 5 – 7 pm with $5 entrance fee.  Free to all on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm.
We have great items, especially for the holiday: luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, puzzles, home décor, kitchenware, outdoor lights, and all the decorations you need for trimming your tree, plus specialty items, 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):
April 2018


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


Intergenerational Craft Workshop

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

Sunday, November 5
Calling grandparents and school-aged grandchildren!  Spend time with your “grands” while creating a meaningful project. Participants will generate a meaningful project.  Participants will generate a meaningful letter to a veteran and also work on a Thanksgiving project.  Children should be accompanied by an adult and are asked to bring scissors and a glue stick. Fee for additional materials is $3 per child, payable to the instructor.  Jill McCollum leads the workshop.  Open to the community; please register online or at the Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Intergenerational Craft Workshop

Register $0.00


Annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck Community Event

Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

  Have a favorite Thanksgiving dish you would like to cook? Come share our annual Thanksgiving Potluck. Friends and family are welcome. Home Instead Senior Care is generously donating the turkeys, so all you have to do is make a side dish to share. We will open at noon on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), for a social hour, with feasting from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. We need an approximate head count to ensure enough turkey and tables for everyone, so please sign up at the Senior Center Welcome Desk or register below. Along with a side, we ask that you volunteer to help with carving, table setting, or other tasks. If you have questions, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Margaret Fitch or call her at 434.974.7756.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville

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

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Annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck Community Event

Register


Holiday Band Concert 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

Enjoy the sounds of the season from the Second-Wind Band, with appearances by the Flashbacks and the First-Wind Band. Free and open to the public; donations appreciated!

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free