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Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 6, 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, May 25, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Two Brothers Southwestern Grill returns on May 25th with wonderful nachos, tacos, quesadillas, and more. The ingredients are fresh and the portions more than ample! Open to all.

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


Caregiver Support Group

Every 2nd Friday at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Every 4th Friday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

This support group is for seniors with loved ones in care facilities or in need of home care. It is designed to encourage, support, and educate caregivers and family members. Some of the things that will be discussed are self-care techniques, patient-rights and empowerment and up to date topics related to caregiving and advocacy. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

RSVP for this event online

Caregiver Support Group

RSVP $0.00


Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 24, 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


Calcium Challenge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Tuesdays, May 23rd and 30th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Eggs, milk, and cheese.

Calcium is important for strong bones and proper body functions. Are you getting enough in your daily diet? During the May 23rd class, learn how to identify calcium in your daily menu. You will then track your intake for a few days and then return for the May 30th class to discuss the results. Take the challenge! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Closed for Memorial Day

May 28, 2017

Details:

The Senior Center will be closed Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Location: Senior Center


National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8:30am

Details:

It’s the nation’s largest older adult health and wellness event, with more than 1,000 local organizations hosting events for more than 100,000 seniors across the country. The Senior Center will celebrate by offering complimentary fitness classes that day (signed waiver is required prior to participating in a class). Enjoy a yogurt and bagel bar, nutrition lecture, and more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:30 am-12 Noon Blood Pressure Readings by T & L Companions
8:45 am-9:45 am Tai Chi with Bryan McKenzie
9:00 am-9:30 am “Aging Beautifully with Healthy Eating” by Alejandra Rodriquez of Interim Healthcare
Healthy Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bar sponsored by Interim Healthcare
9:30 am-10:30 am BeMoved® with Elly Tucker
9:45 am -10:45 am Primetime with Faith Minyard
11:00 am -12 Noon Taekwondo Demonstration by Grand Master Thomas Henzey of 7 Tigers Taekwondo and Hapkido
12 Noon-1:00 pm Light Lunch for participants
1:30 pm -2:30 pm Ageless Grace with Sheila Queen

This event is free and open to the community.

Blue fitness equipment

 

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


AARP 55-Alive Safe Driver Program

Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:30pm

Details:

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.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE CALL THE WELCOME DESK FOR FUTURE AVAILABLE DATES.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


What is a Timebank?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

piggy bank with clocks

Maybe you have seen “Timebank” on the Senior Center Calendar or heard the term and wondered exactly what is a Timebank?  Octavia Allis of Cville Timebank will discuss Timebanking concepts, values and the exchange process.  You will understand how Timebanking can benefit you.  You will experience a positive “live” Timebank exchange through identifying and matching requests, services and skills.
Please sign up on line or at the Senior Center Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Birding - Meet the Grays

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Jill McCollum will lead this lecture. In this one and a half hour lecture, you will learn how to identify four birds by their look and behavior—how they fly, what they eat, when they eat, the shape of their beak, and their unique call. The importance of birds will be covered, as well as what we can do for them. Door prizes will be given. You will need to bring a notebook, pen, and your curiosity. Free and open to the community.

A gray bird.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Yard Sale

Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:

The Senior Center’s June Yard Sale is almost here and everyone is sure to find a much needed treasure!  It all kicks off with the early-bird sale, Friday, June 16, 5 – 7 pm with $5 entrance fee.  Free to all on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm.
We have some great items: luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, hardware, vases, games/puzzles, 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):
November 3 - 4, 2017


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


Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:30pm

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