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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

“SSV”

Wednesday, April 9th, 1:30–3:00 PM
Charlottesville and Albemarle Delegates will report on the Virginia 2014 Legislative Session.
A Free


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, May 6, 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

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

Details:

We begin a new health series on April 1…get ready! .
There have been so many advances in science and medicine over the last few years, so with the collaboration of UVa Health Systems we hope to present some of them to you. Future topics will include:  pain management, brain fitness and memory training, and how to get a good night’s sleep.  We will also have speakers to remind us of health rules we have known for centuries, like our first speaker who will talk about home safety and decluttering your home and life.

How to Create a Safe, Organized, and Stress Free Home
In our first program of the series, Kathryn McMillan from Clutter Conversions will help us organize our lives and make our homes safer, stress free and easier to manage.  She will show us how to organize the space within our homes to make it easier and safer to move around, and how being organized can save us money and cut down on stress levels.  If you are thinking of downsizing to a smaller home, Kathryn can help with that as well.

Also, Norman Dill, who runs an antique gallery offering space to local antique dealers in Ruckersville, will help you find an appraiser for any treasures you want to dispose of that are too valuable to give to charities as donations.  Space is limited, so please sign up at the Senior Center Front Desk, or email Dawn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Council

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

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


NAPFA Financial Series with Marotta Wealth Management

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:30pm

Details:

KIVA - Micro loans that change lives  Thursday, April 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Come learn about KIVA, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty by leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions.
A Free

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Indo-Bangla Cooking Demo and Lunch

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Details:

INDO-BANGLA COOKING DEMO & LUNCH  
Tuesday, April 29th, 11am-1pm
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 health, 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.  She will show us how to prepare three things in this April demonstration:  Dalpuri (stuffed lentil fried flat bread), Potato, sweet pea and tomato curry, and Cilantro, onion and tomato chutney. 

Monday, May 19th , 11am-1pm,  In this month’s cooking demo and lunch, Mahabuba will show us how to prepare three more things:  Chicken Korma-chicken dish braised in yogurt and spices, Rice with Carrots and Peas, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion and Chili Pepper Salad.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Indo-Bangla Cooking Demo and Lunch

Members $15.00
Guests $18.00


AARP Virginia- You’ve Earned a Say

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm

Details:

You’ve earned a say about the future of Social Security, but too many politicians aren’t listening.  AARP believes you’ve paid into Social Security and you deserve a voice in the future of the program.  That’s why we are fighting to protect your hard-earned Social Security benefits and ensure the system stays strong for future generations.  Join us for a discussion about the future of Social Security.  We’ll be providing straightforward information about Social Security proposals that are being debated in Washington-the pros and the cons-without the political jargon and spin.  Have your say about the benefits you’ve earned through years of hard work.

The program is free, but space is limited.  Please register by calling 877-926-8300 or online at http://aarp.cvent.com/ESCCharlottesville5714

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Encore Players Present: KIDS, CALLS, CUPCAKES and KOOKS

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00pm

Details:

The Encore Players will present their Spring 2014 staged readings entitled:  “KIDS, CALLS, CUPCAKES and KOOKS,” on Sunday, May 18th at 3PM and Wednesday, May 21st at 1PM.  The Drama Group is starting its 11th year and there will be something for everyone:  a melodrama with the usual characters and comedies, divine and human, that will surely make you laugh.  It is free to members and the public alike..  All are welcome!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Hearing Aids

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:00am

Details:

TOP 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE PURCHASING HEARING AIDS,  Wednesday, May 21st , 10:00-11:00am                                                                            
The world of hearing aids is often a confusing one.  Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, to learn the most important questions you should ask before making the investment in your hearing health.  Whether you’ve been wearing hearing aids for years, or are just thinking about it now, you’ll benefit from attending! Free

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


May Luncheon

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:30am

Details:

MONTHLY LUNCHEON-MAY,  Wednesday, May 21st, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Reservation Deadline:  Friday, May 16th
Menu for May:  Greek Menu- Greek Salad, Spanakopita (spinach cheese pies), Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Grilled Gyro, Pita Triangles, Tzaziki Sauce (cucumber yogurt), Baklava, Iced Tea

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

May Luncheon

May Luncheon $12.00


Workshop: Windows 8 and Android Operating Systems

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:00pm

Details:

WORKSHOP:  WINDOWS 8 and ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEMS   Friday, May 23rd, 1:00-2:30pm
We welcome the return of John Lytle and Michael Gibson of Samsung to explain how to get the most out of Windows 8 and Android devices. 
If you already own a Windows 8 or Android device and are struggling to learn the operating systems, or are wondering whether to upgrade your existing device to Windows 8 (now that XP is no longer supported), this workshop is for you. Free

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:30am

Details:

SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY  Wednesday, May 28th, 8:30 am-2:00 pm  

Come celebrate National Senior Fitness Day with us.

As well as our regular fitness classes, from 9am-12:30pm there will be a series of tables where you can:
• Discuss hearing concerns with an expert
• Get your blood pressure tested
• Have diabetes screening
• Orthopedic injury and posture assessments
• Use a computer program to assess you real age versus your chronological age
• UVA Health System research project recruiters will be on hand signing up participants for their latest series of studies, some of which offer payment for participation
• UVA Aging, Cognition and Emotion Group’s project recruiters will also be on hand for their study on thoughts and feelings through the age groups

In addition, we have several major events:

11am:  Lyn Van Der Sommen, MD, CPP will discuss:  Healthy Aging:  What’s Normal and What’s Not – How the body changes over time and when you should or should not seek medical help.

11:45am:  Back by popular request, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz from ACAC will conduct a balance class.

12:30pm:  A ticket only light lunch, to people who have attended at least one other major event during the morning.  During lunch we will play a 60 minute DVD on how to control your emotions for better health and how to cut your risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free