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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

SENIOR STATESMEN OF VIRGINIA
Wednesday, November 12, 1:30 – 3:00 P

Our speaker for November is Allen Lynch, who is a professor at the UVa Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, and a specialist on Putin and Russian politics.  He will be speaking on the Ukrainian Situation.  Free and open to the public


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

1st Tuesday of the month (all day)

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Details:

TIOT_logoThe first Tuesday of each month is our Open House. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for free blood pressure screening, free diabetes testing, an orientation presentation at noon, AND all of our regularly scheduled programs and events. Orientation is open to new members, guests, and volunteers. Come learn about our programs and services, have fun, meet new people, enjoy refreshments from Whole Foods, and win prizes. Join us for Try It Out Tuesday!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Chasing Life

1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10:00am

Details:

Chasing Life, our newest health series is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

CHASING LIFE                                          
Tuesday, November 4, 10:00-11:30am                                                                      
Better Eating for Active, Healthy Longevity

Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, Clinical Dietician with the UVA Health Systems, will discuss the top 10 strategies for enjoying food, beverages, and savoring a long life.  She will explore some of the research and strategies that help people succeed in feeling vibrant, coping with osteoarthritis, enjoying clear vision, and keeping a health brain and body.  We all hope to “live long and die short,” and this presentation will help you do just that.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

th Monday of the month at 1:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Carolyn Nolen 434-202-1438, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Edith Kelly, 434-964-1218 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Windows 8.1 Workshop

3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

WINDOWS 8.1 WORKSHOP
Wednesday, November 19, 2014,  1:30–3:00 PM

We will start with a Q&A session on anything relating to Windows 8.1.  Then, there will be some computer setup activity for the new folks attending.  Bring your laptop and try some things at the workshop. Please register at the front desk or by email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Bengali Indian Vegan Class and Lunch

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Details:

Mahabuba Akhter grew up in Bangladesh and India, and has lived in the US for almost 20 years, and has had opportunity to experience food from all over the world.  Recognizing a need for people, especially seniors, to learn about healthy, quick ways to cook, she designed a program that predominantly uses nutritious and fibrous vegetables combined with Indian spices that provide both flavor and proven health benefits The menu for October is:  Khituri, made of rice and lentil with spices; Shrimp Vapay with lots of shallots; Eggplant Fry with tumeric; and tomato and cucumber salad.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Bengali Indian Vegan Class and Lunch

Members $15.00
Guests $18.00


The Rotunda Fire

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

THE ROTUNDA FIRE                                                                                    
Monday, October 27th, 1:30-2:30pm, Room C, Senior Center

On October 27, an audience at The Senior Center will be taken back 119 years to October 27, 1895, one of the most dramatic and tragic days in the history of the University of Virginia.  It was the day that the largest building at the University and the legendary Rotunda were both destroyed by fire.

Senior Center member, Al Highsmith, will introduce you to several people:  “Uncle Henry Martin,” born a slave at Monticello on the very day that Jefferson died, who at 19 years of age, was charged with keeping the University running on time, the professor who dropped dynamite from the roof of the Rotunda in an effort to create a fire break and save the Rotunda, and the student who carried a marble bust down stairs and out of a burning building by himself, despite the fact that the bust was too heavy for one human to lift.  Free and open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Halloween Costume Dance

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:00pm

Details:

HALLOWEEN COSTUME DANCE
Friday, October 31, 8:00-11:00 pm

Ghosts and Goblins, Skeletons and Witches, Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh! My!  We just don’t know who will show up on this bewitching night!  Dress as your favorite character or your favorite spooky costume.  We will have prizes for scariest, funniest and most original.  Judging will be by applause.  “Salute to Swing” will play for your listening and dancing enjoyment.  Light appetizers, punch, mixers and soft drinks will be served. BYOB.  Costumes not required but strongly encouraged.  When is the last time you played dress up?  Tickets available at the front desk or on line.
Open to all:  M $16 G $20

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Halloween Costume Dance

Members $16.00
Guests $20.00


Staying Active Longer: Fall Prevention

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:30am

Details:

STAYING ACTIVE LONGER:  FALL PREVENTION
Friday, November 7, 10:30am-11:30am

Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of falls and possible debilitating injuries, so common as we age?  Dr. Frank Layman, of Atlantic Sports and Rehab, will offer safety tips, practical approaches you can adapt and use to minimize falling, and tests to evaluate your risk of falling.  Demonstration is part of this presentation.  Free and open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Fall Charity Day at Belk

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 6:00am

Details:

Love to shop?  Love a bargain?  Love the Senior Center?
Then you’ll love Belk’s Fall Charity Day – a private, ticketed, shopping event to benefit local non-profits, including the Senior Center.  Fall Charity Day is Saturday, November 8, from 6:00 am until 10:00 am only.  Yes, that’s before the store normally opens!

You can purchase tickets for this special sale at the Senior Center through Friday, November 7.  Just stop by the Front Desk.  Tickets are $5 each; we accept payment by cash, check or credit card.  The best part is that 100% of ticket sales made through the Senior Center benefit the Senior Center.

Your $5 ticket qualifies you to shop during the special event at any physical Belk store, not just the one in Charlottesville, and take advantage of discounts on both regular- and sale-priced merchandise.  Almost the entire store will be priced at 20-70% off.  Plus you’ll receive $5 off your first purchase during Fall Charity Day.  Talk about guilt-free shopping: your ticket purchase supports the Senior Center and gains you access to a morning of great deals.

Can’t make Fall Charity Day on November 8?  No problem.  Belk allows you to pre-select what you want between October 31 and November 7 and pick it up after the sale ($100 minimum purchase).  But you still need a Fall Charity Day ticket.  So purchase yours at the Senior Center before they sell out!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Rally with Your Dog

Every Sunday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

RALLY WITH YOUR DOG
Sunday afternoons 1:30pm-2:30pm, November 16th and 23rd

Rally is a team sport for you and your dog.  In each class you will learn how to maneuver through a course of 12 signs.  We will cover proper heeling techniques, recalls, handling challenges, course reading, and games to help stimulate your dogs mind and yours.  This is a class designed to help build a positive relationship with your dog while having fun.  Sign up registration at the front desk.  Limited to 6 teams.  Chris and Sky will teach; they have also recently received the AKC Silver Therapy Dog, Excellent and Rally titles!  Free and open to all.

What to bring to training:  1) a flat collar (buckle or snap), 2) 6 foot leash (no flexi’s or chain leashes), 3) soft treats for your dog, and 4) clean up poop bags for your dog

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Improve Your Listening Experience

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00am

Details:

IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING EXPERIENCE
Wednesday, November 19, 10:00-11:00am

Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, and Larry Herbert, expert on assistive listening devices and telecoils (T-coils).  We will demonstrate some easy changes you can make to hear better in noisy places and have devices for people to try during the presentation.  Hearing aids or no hearing aids, please join us!.
Free and open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


November Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:30am

Details:

NOVEMBER MONTHLY LUNCHEON
Wednesday, November 19, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Reservation Deadline:  Friday, November 14th
Our annual Thanksgiving luncheon will be:
Sliced Turkey Breast with stuffing & gravy
Cranberry Relish
Roasted Potatoes
Green Beans
Rolls
Pecan Pie
Iced Tea

Tickets at the Center Front Desk or on line.  Open to all. $12

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

November Monthly Luncheon

Members and Guests $12.00


Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00pm

Details:

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK
Thursday, November 27,  12:00 Noon – 3:00 pm

Don’t have family in town?  Just the two of you?  Have family, but don’t want to cook a big meal and clean up the mess?  None of the above, just want to meet your Senior Center family for Thanksgiving?  These are all very good reasons to join in our annual Thanksgiving celebration at the Center.  It makes Thanksgiving easy, simple and fun.  Just bring a dish or two to share and our friends at Home Instead are donating Turkeys again this year. Thank you Home Instead!  You will need to sign up at the Center front desk with the dish you will bring and a volunteer job, (set-up, clean up, turkey carving, play the piano)  Doors will open at Noon with our meal beginning at 1:00 pm.  Bring family, friends’ neighbors!  The more the merrier!
Free and open to all

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free