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Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Every 1st Wednesday at 9:30am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

kingfishers A co-ed group of anglers, from novice to expert, that meets monthly to share information and ideas, learn from guest speakers, and make plans for fun and skill development opportunities. Members of the group lead a variety of fishing trips, near and far, in search of a variety of fish.  The club maintains a pond in Free Union for the use of members and guests, and offers fishing instruction to new anglers.  Free for Members

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall, 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:


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. For December 14 there will be an annual business meeting just prior to the 1:30pm program, “Unpacking the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Election,” with Democratic and Republican consultants. Speakers will be Jim Hobart, a vice president at the leading Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, and Terry Cooper who is a native of Charlottesville and a veteran opposition researcher for Republican campaigns.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org


Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 3, 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 and a nurse to take blood pressure readings from 10:00am till noon. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 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


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 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, December 21, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:


Help Your Balance and Prevent Falls- It’s a startling fact that falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults.  You may not realize that part of your balance system is in your ears!  Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, for simple exercises and tips that can help anyone who is worried about falling and their balance. Free and Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

Food trucks are on holiday hiatus for November and December, but will resume in January!

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


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am
Every Thursday at 3:15pm-4:15pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:15pm

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, January 17, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Taking a break November and December!  Back in the New Year!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Sally Day of Service Dogs of Virginia will discuss 3 places dogs are trained to help humans:

1.  For people in wheelchairs, dogs are trained to open doors, picking up dropped items and much more.
2.  Dogs are trained to help children with autism to calm them down in public places, and when needed.
3.  Dogs can alert Type 1 Diabetics that their blood sugar is dropping.  Sally will also bring at least one dog with her, and explain how they are trained.

At The Good Life Design Collaborative, our mission is to make life easier and more fun for people of all ages and abilities by educating, connecting, and inspiring both consumers and service providers. 

We Serve:
  Anyone planning smart ways to live a long and vital life
  People encountering health difficulties and the people who love them and care for them
  Providers of products and services designed to make life better for people encountering health problems
  or frailty

The Good Life Design network is an inter generational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org.  It offers monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services and 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


Ageless Grace

Every Wednesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Every Thursday at 9:00am-10:00am

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40’s big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor!

A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.  What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise.  Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital. 

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00


All Things Digital

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

Next Meeting: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

ALL THINGS DIGITAL (ATD) is back!
Attaining Health and Fitness Goals through wearable technology.
Monday, December 12, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Come listen to subject matter experts, including Ray Sprouse who has 30 years’ experience in technology, discuss how to select the right wearable (fitness trackers, smart watches and beyond) for your particular needs and goals.  Learn about the differences in current functionality and how to get the most out of your wearable.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

PT Plus Mini Med School’s Topic will be “Preventing Falls.” 

Falls can be devastating to older adults, causing injury and even death.  Many falls can be prevented with safety education, awareness, and maintaining good strength and balance.  Participants will learn their personalized level of Falls risk as well as strategies for preventing falls. 
Please Register on line below or at the Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator, 434-974-7756 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Pay for this event online

PT PLUS MINI MED SCHOOL

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Grand Gala 2017: Moonlight in Paris

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:

Save the Date!

Our Grand Gala 2017 has us headed to France for “Moonlight in Paris.” This benefit for the Center includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing to the swinging sounds of Big Ray and Kool Kats.

Please check back in January for tickets, raffles, and more.

Presented by Virginia National Bank.

Open to all.

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

Fee: free