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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

The public is welcome to our meetings at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 1180 Pepsi Place in Charlottesville — http://www.seniorcenterinc.org.

July 2015:  There will be no meeting — the next meeting in on Wednesday, August 8.

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

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 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 11:00am to 2:00pm, and a nurse to take blood pressure readings from 10:00am till noon. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30am-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


Chasing Life

Every 1st Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Chasing Life is generously sponsored by UVa Health System.

July’s Topic:  Exercise – The Best All Purpose Medicine in the World
Exercise can boost your immune system, & drastically reduce your risk for most major ailments from heart disease to diabetes. It will prevent some forms of cancer, improve your mood and boost energy. But most important, physical activity can improve brain health, and help prevent or stall dementia. “A healthy mind” predates Socrates! Yet few of us heed it. If exercise could be put in a pill every pharmaceutical company would be marketing it!  Phil Wendel, ACAC founder, will discuss how exercise can help you.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

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

Next Meeting: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 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 call her at 434-202-1438.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Windows 8.1 Workshop

Every 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Details:

There will be no workshops in July and August; however, one-on-one sessions are offered and available.  If you are interested in the one-on-one sessions please let Bruce know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Hearing Health

Every 3rd Wednesday at 10:00am-11:00pm

Details:

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:30am

Details:

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, weather permitting.

Coming on July 23rd, we have Two Brothers Southwestern Grill!  Enjoy!

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. We’re spreading the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!  Different food trucks come each month; check with the front desk to see which one is coming next!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Masters Wellness Workshop Series

Every Last Tuesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

This monthly wellness series is lead by Albert Wong, PT, CSCS, Clinic Director, Full Potential Physical Therapy.  Al will present a new subject each month or invite a specialist to speak.

Upcoming speakers and dates:

July 28 Kat Draego, personal trainer at ACAC will present:  “The Egoscue Method,”

August 25 Double Header!

Max Prokopy M. Ed, CSCS, Director of UVA Speed Clinic, will present:  “Common Running and Golfing Injuries,”  Dr. Andrew MacFarlan, MD, of Albemarle Square Family Healthcare, will present: “Supplements for Health and Performance,”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:30am

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


Wired for Joy-Emotional Brain Training

Every Thursday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

In Collaboration with UVA Health System:
Orientation Class June 4th, 10:00-11:30am, followed by weekly classes on Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am, June 18th through July 30th, 2015

Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, whom everyone met at the March meeting on brain training, will be teaching this course.

Stress has a powerful influence on our eating and physical activity, as well as our overall vibrancy and zest for life.  We offer EBT, a comprehensive program for managing stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle.  EBT: 1) Is a systematic approach to changing neural networks that favor balance and joy vs the effects of stress, 2) Interrupts chronic stress response so helps reduce depression and anxiety, and provides the skills to improve physical health issues/disease, reducing weight/eating, spending, and other pursuits humans engage in when under stress, 3) Provides a framework for working with all three parts of neural/brain circuitry:  the initial response or emotion (1), thoughts (2), and behavior (3).

The cost for the entire 6 week course, including the orientation, is $180 for Senior Center Members, and $225 for non-members, and includes the class workbook.  This is about $100 less than the regular price for this course, as not only is the course discounted for the Senior Center, but UVA has donated the workbooks to us.

Space is limited to 15 people, so please sign up as soon as possible.

We ask for $100 deposit when you sign up, and the rest is due on June 4th at the Orientation.

For more information, or for questions email Cynthia Moore at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call her at 434-243-7313

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Wired for Joy-Emotional Brain Training

Members $180.00
Guests $225.00


Quilting Class

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

Instructor Sharon Tindall, a talented and historical quilt-maker from Centerville, Va, will be coming to share her 20+ years of sewing and quilting expertise with us in 6 class sessions.  She specializes in early African American quilt patterns, including “The Underground Railroad Quilt” and in working with fabrics that are not typical in quilting, such as Malian mud cloth;  Classes will be held monthly.  (Dates June 7, July 12, August 2, September 13, October 11 and November 8) First class will be a discussion on what attendees would like to learn and the class structure will be based on class interests class is limited to 6 people. Please sign up at the front desk before the start of the series.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Quilting Class

Members 6 classes $55.00
Guests 6 classes $65.00


AARP Safe Driver Partner Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

Upcoming dates:
August 12,13, 2015; 12:30-4:30pm, or
November 10,11, 2015; 12:30-4:
30pm

This refresher course in defensive driving is for those ages 50 and better is offered by AARP.  You will earn a reduction on your automobile insurance upon completion of the two day, 8 hour course—offered 4 different times this year.  The course cost is $20, payable directly to the AARP Driver Safety Instructor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

DORIS GELBMAN, ESQ, ELDER LAW ATTORNEY:

NO MEETING IN JULY!

August’s Topic:  ELDER LAW: Why Do I Need A Special Kind Of Lawyer Now That I’m Older?
There’s all kinds of lawyers around, criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, corporate and many more.  In law school, lawyers learn about all those things. Elder Law is a relatively new distinction, one NOT generally taught in most law schools. If you’ve wondered if you might need an elder law attorney, but are not quite sure if that’s appropriate for your concerns, here’s your chance to find out. Come listen to a FREE session with the Senior Center’s monthly speaker, Doris Gelbman, talk about her practice area and what kinds of issues and cases come under the heading “Elder Law”—- bring your questions! Very interactive (but no specific, individual “legal advice” sorry!)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Watercolor Workshop for Beginners

Every Tuesday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

Details:

EVENT FILLED       REGISTER FOR NEXT ONE IN SEPTEMBER
This Watercolor class geared for beginners, you will learn to see color, how to mix color, understand color theory, what makes a good composition, sharpen your drawing skills and learn how to handle the materials to achieve desired results.  The goal will be to create two or more finish paintings with additional painting and sketchbook exercises.  Fee covers all four (4) classes in July.

Watercolor paintings have a striking luminous look, different from either acrylics or oils, because they create transparent washes and glazes that let the lightness of the paper create the bright areas in your drawing. In the beginner class, we will work from still life objects, flowers, fruits and photographic reference; instructor will do lots of demonstrations and guide beginners to discover how to control watercolor (and when to lose control!) using layering and glaze techniques, when to use different brushes and how to fix “mistakes” and how to mix colors to achieve the most vibrancy

Watercolor supplies
Tubes of paint: get the best brand that you can afford,  Cotman (student grade Windsor and Newton) is OK but you will have better results with professional grade (for example, Daler-Rowney, Holbein). This list is a suggestion, so ok to substitute.
Cadmium Red medium
Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Sienna
Paynes Gray
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Indigo
Sap green
W & N Masking Fluid

Brushes
#6, #12 Round synthetic (Princeton series synthetic or similar)
1” or larger flat brush
Optional brushes that are helpful: fan brush, liner.
Inexpensive round brush that can be used for masking fluid (be sure that it comes to a tip for detailing)

Paper
sheets* of 22 x 30” 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. ~ Or a watercolor block, 12"x16” or similar, which eliminates the need for sheets and a drawing board ~
Small sketch pad 3”x 5” to test colors and do thumbnail sketches 60-80 lb.
Helpful: drawing board that is larger than your paper size, masonite or gatorfoam board. *The sheet of 22” x 30” can be torn in half or quarters and can be stretched on drawing board.*

2B Pencil
Kneaded Eraser
Palette: Something with a white base is best. Can be a china plate if you don’t want to buy a traditional watercolor palette.
Roll of tape. Can be masking tape or gummed artist tape.
Sponge and 2 water receptacles.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Ice Cream social July 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3:00pm

Details:

Friday, July 17th, 3:00-4:00 pm

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!!!! Join us for ice cream and all the toppings. 
Free

Members only.

Location: Senior Center