Health and Fitness

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 9:00-11:00am

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday from March until mid October. The warm ups are followed by a 9 inning scrimmage game with first pitch at   9:30.  Cooler spring weather start time 10 AM — 1 PM.Once a month two Senior teams from Richmond, one from Altavista, and one from Lynchburg  travel here for two 7 inning double headers. Games are followed by lunch.  Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+. We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases! There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses. For more information visit their website www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

May 1 – Lynchburg here

May 8 – Old Folks here

May 15 – Lunch games Altavista, Old Folks, Patriots

May 21 – Retreads travel to Altavista

June 5  – Lynchburg here

June 12  – Old Folks here

June 19 – Lunch Games

June 25 – Travel to Altavista

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Fee: free

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk walk in nature, and stimulating conversation, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot and walk the trails for approximately one hour. This is an ideal transition group for those who want to begin hiking.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot

Contact: Patty Kalbfleisch, 434-270-7990, PLK092015@outlook.com

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W,F)
 

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

The Friday Primetime Fitness class will be PrimeTime Plus! The PrimeTime Plus class will add the important components of balance, coordination, agility, and quickness to your fitness routine. Participants use a variety of equipment to do 'functional exercises' (movements that mimic the activities of daily living), specifically targeted to the senior population, to reduce risk of falling and maintain independence. Bring a mat and wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 10:15-11:15am

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise

Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 10:30-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again.

A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

The class will be taught by Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.  

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts & healing arts (mindfulness). It is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience that will leave you feeling energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. It is non-impact, done barefoot and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Nia Moving to Heal is a modified Nia experience, designed for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This class will help you feel better move by move, breath by breath. Each class has a focus & intention to assist you in “Dancing Through Life”.

For over 35 years Nia has been helping people use movement to feel better. Your body is designed to move! No matter what your physical circumstances, you can use movement as medicine.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

NIA Moving to Heal

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $30.00
Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 3:15-4:15pm

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.

Also see Monday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting

Medicare Consulting

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm

Are you ready for Medicare? Do you need help navigating the system? Do you have lots of questions? Do you know when and where to sign up? Phyllis Payne, licensed insurance agent, will answer your questions. Phyllis Payne will assist with health insurance claims and long term planning care and to answer questions about medical insurance. Call Phyllis at 434.960.5833 to schedule an appointment

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 5:00-9:00pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Swing Dance Lessons

Swing Dance Lessons

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

Join this fun group from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and learn how to have some real fun exercising. No experience necessary.  Dance Lessons are available free for Center Members. Come join the fun group from Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed. Club members are great about making sure everyone gets to dance. No registration needed, it’s all free, just show up and have fun. There is a charge for Guests of the Center of $10 paid at the door.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Swing Dance Lessons

Guests $10.00
Members $0.00
Swing Dance Swap

Swing Dance Swap

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

Join the fun group from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed and all levels are welcome. Dance to mostly West Coast Swing, with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and even a Waltz. All free and open to the community, just show up and have fun!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 8:45-9:45am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45am-9:45am - beginners should start on a Monday.

Background The Senior Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at the Senior Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Brian McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Brian is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Brian leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00
Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

This is a member-led group that consists primarily of stretching and light weightlifting following instructions from an audiotape. Bands and hand weights of 1, 2, or 3 pounds are furnished; you may also bring your own equipment. Our program has no upper age limit and works with most physical challenges. This friendly bunch welcomes new participants.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 9:45-11:00am

A slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills. Meet in the lobby at the Center. For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W,F)
 

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.  

The Friday Primetime Fitness class is PrimeTime Plus! The PrimeTime Plus class will add the important components of balance, coordination, agility, and quickness to your fitness routine. Participants use a variety of equipment to do 'functional exercises' (movements that mimic the activities of daily living), specifically targeted to the senior population, to reduce risk of falling and maintain independence. Bring a mat and wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 1:00-2:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 1:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 9:00-3:00pm

The senior center hiking group hikes Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in Shenandoah National Park along skyline drive and south along the blue ridge parkway. We meet at the senior center and carpool to hiking trailhead. Hikes are chosen by the Hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 miles- 7 miles on Mondays and 5.5 miles-8 miles on Wednesdays. Elevation changes range from 1200 ft. to 2500 ft. Please bring lunch, snacks, water , and a change of shoes, plus $5.00 for carpool driver.


Please dress appropriately for mountain weather, including rain gear, and hiking shoes. Trekking poles are suggested, as are traction devices for boots in winter. Dogs are not allowed.
We usually leave the senior center at 9:00 am and return by 3:00-4:00 though times may vary. We encourage a spirit of comrade and always welcome new Hikers. Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail, but everyone is responsible for their own safety and well being. Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

Please contact our hiker email address for a list of current hikes or with questions:
Sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Hike Leaders:

Anne Colgate- amc16633@hotmail.com 301-938-9741

Gabriel Garretson-ghb2011@hughes.net

Pete Fink- roughnrocky@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain-sbraintwain@comcast.net               

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 9:45-10:45am

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W,F)
  

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

The Friday Primetime Fitness class is PrimeTime Plus! The PrimeTime Plus class will add the important components of balance, coordination, agility, and quickness to your fitness routine. Participants use a variety of equipment to do 'functional exercises' (movements that mimic the activities of daily living), specifically targeted to the senior population, to reduce risk of falling and maintain independence. Bring a mat and wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 10:30-11:30am

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.

Also see Thursday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Seated Massage Monday

Seated Massage Monday

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. $15 for 15 minutes/$30 for 30 minutes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 1:15-2:15pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Ageless Grace - Monday

Ageless Grace - Monday

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 1:15-2:15pm

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 margaret@seniorcenterinc.org, 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Monday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 6:45-9:00pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 9:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 9:00-1:45pm

Wendy Sacra visits the Center to provide this service. Appointments are encouraged, with walk-ins accommodated as available. Call the front desk at 434.974.7756 to schedule an appointment. Appointment options:

  • 15-minute Basic Manicure ($17) – polish removal; clip; file & shape
  • 15-minute Basic Pedicure ($20) – polish removal; clip, file & shape; massage
  • 30-minute Special Manicure ($22) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)
  • 40-minute Special Pedicure ($32; $30 without polish) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; pumice scrub and filing to smooth out corns and calluses; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 8:00-3:00pm

The senior center hiking group hikes Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in Shenandoah National Park along skyline drive and south along the blue ridge parkway. We meet at the senior center and carpool to hiking trailhead. Hikes are chosen by the Hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 miles- 7 miles on Mondays and 5.5 miles-8 miles on Wednesdays. Elevation changes range from 1200 ft. to 2500 ft. Please bring lunch, snacks, water , and a change of shoes, plus $5.00 for carpool driver.


Please dress appropriately for mountain weather, including rain gear, and hiking shoes. Trekking poles are suggested, as are traction devices for boots in winter. Dogs are not allowed.
We usually leave the senior center at 9:00 am and return by 3:00-4:00 though times may vary. We encourage a spirit of comrade and always welcome new Hikers. Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail, but everyone is responsible for their own safety and well being. Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

Please contact our hiker email address for a list of current hikes or with questions:
Sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Hike Leaders:

Anne Colgate- amc16633@hotmail.com 301-938-9741

Gabriel Garretson-ghb2011@hughes.net

Pete Fink- roughnrocky@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain-sbraintwain@comcast.net               

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Seated Massage

Seated Massage

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 9:30-12:30pm

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. $15 for 15 minutes/$30 for 30 minutes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

BeMoved® is a dance-fitness experience, designed by Sherry Zunker a well-known choreographer, a professional with over 30 years of training. Classes begin with easy to follow movements that integrate the upper and lower body.

The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of dance genres such as Rat Pack, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel, Pop and Latin. BeMoved® is designed to inspire participants to experience dance as a means to health, joy, and fulfillment.

This Wednesday morning class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member.

Chicago Tribune  says: "Numerous studies and experts have touted the health benefits of dance for seniors, including the National Institute of Aging, which counts dance among the activities that can prevent or reduce afflictions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's".

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch margaret@seniorcenterinc.org

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

Members per month $20.00
Guests per month $35.00
Tap Dancing Lessons

Tap Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesdays, beginning May 2

Beginners 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Intermediate 11:00 am - 12 Noon

Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  If you "used to" tap, it's not too late to dust off your tap shoes and re-learn this skill.

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online.  Members $40 per month and Guests $50 per month.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons

Beginner/Member $40.00
Beginner/Guest $50.00
Intermediate/Member $40.00
Intermediate/Guest $50.00
Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Caring for Your Wellbeing

Caring for Your Wellbeing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, June 27, 11:00 am- 12 noon

Bollywood Dance Movement & Fitness We all know that movement is important, why shouldn't it also be fun?!  Jess Miles Fitness presents Bollywood Dance Movement and Fitness.  Bollywood Dance is a glamorous style of dance coming out of the Hindi film industry.  Its roots lie in classical Indian dance, but it is a fusion of many different styles from all over the world.  Bollywood Dance is often high energy, but this workshop is adapted to include all skill levels and abilities. Beginners encouraged and welcomed! Join us as we learn some Bollywood basics, get some exercise, and share some laughs among friends!  Free and open to the community.

Thursday, July 5, 11:00 am - 12 noon

Giving back is good for your well-being and our community.  The Cherry Avenue Boys and Girls Club is seeking reading buddies for their summer program for elementary school aged children.  During the summer months, studies have shown that children who do not engage in regular reading activities actually lose some of the literacy that was gained during the school year.  By making time each day for our younger Club members to read, we're helping children stay on level or even improve!  Find out about The Boys and Girls Club's mission, this program and how you (and a friend!) can volunteer this summer to sit down with a good book and an eager child to improve and maintain literacy in the Charlottesville community!  Free and open to the community.

Thursday, August 9, 11:00 am - 12 noon

Explore the benefits of Medical Massage - Massage is often associated with a spa treatment, or something to do leisurely for relaxation.  While this is definitely one of the advantages of getting a massage, there are many other reasons why a medical massage is a health benefit.  Some benefits to receiving medical massage therapy:  stress relief, pain relief, inflammation reduction, increased energy, improved digestion and more.  Join a licensed massage therapist for this very informed presentation.  Free and open to the community.

A Partnership for Stress Reduction & Wellness
Caring Transitions of Charlottesville (CTC) wants to be of assistance and a resource for seniors as they move through change, and whatever transitions that come about in their lives. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

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 margaret@seniorcenterinc.org, 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

We've got the ping pong table, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. More advanced players will play at 3 PM; Beginners play at 4 pm. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 4:00-5:00pm

Square Dance Lessons are canceled for the month of December and will resume in January.

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

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm

Beginning dances are taught by experienced teachers. Community dances from Eastern Europe are primarily the focus. Please join us for these communal village dances and enjoy the friendship of a small group. For information, please call Susan Roberts at (434)409-0264 or go to the web site: seniorcenter.org/calendar/events/54/ or charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps.

Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

This is a great way to relax after a hard day, as this class teaches calmness in addition to balance and flexibility.

Background The Senior Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at the Senior Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Brian McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Brian is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Brian leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Also see Tai Chi morning classes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00
Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 2:00-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

World of Walking and Motos

World of Walking and Motos

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Spring into summer walking with Dan Kulund, who is a retired orthopedic and a proud pedestrian.  Learn good walking form and try out lots of specialty walks.  You'll weave simple movements - called Motos - into otherwise ordinary walks.  You'll also learn how to transform man-made objects and natural features - like benches, walls and trees - into movement props.  As a bonus, you'll master the novel Alphabet Walking Challenge to preserve cognition as you get older.  Free to members of all walking abilities.

Join us on Mondays from 10:00 -11:30 am

June 18 - Fashon Square - meet at the Starbucks

June 25 - Center at Belvedere - meet at the future site on Belevedere Boulevard 

Tuesdays during July and August, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, and 28

Join Dan Kulund (Walkman Dan) in this 90 minute activity and learn how to weave simple movements (Motos) and hiking stick skills into a woodland walk.  As a bonus, you will master the novel "Alphabet Walking Challenge" to preserve cognition as you get older.  Dr.Kulund is the former Orthopedic Fitness advisor to Air Force Basic Military Training.  Free for all members of all walking abilities.  Meet at the kiosk near the parking lot at the Ivy Creek Natural Area on Earlysvill Road for all sessions. 

Members only.

Location: various

Fee: free

Hearing Screening

Hearing Screening

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | 11:00-2:00pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Advanced Hearing Group.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

Monday, July 9, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is for you. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. UVa Health System and the Senior Center are offering this 8-session workshop each Monday and Wednesday, July 9 - August 1 from 10 am - 12 noon (July 18 sesion will meet from 1-3 pm) . The total cost is $20 and participants should attend at least 5 of the sessions. A workbook is provided and refreshments will be served. Space is limited!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

A Matter of Balance

Resgister $20.00
The Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design Collaborative

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 9:00-10:30am

Tuesday, July 10 9:00 - 10:30 am

Finding local support services for seniors, caregivers, people with disabilities, and their families is as simple as a click of a mouse!  Bonnie Scimone, Community Outreach Specialist for The VirginiaNavigator family of websites, will demonstrate how to utilize its comprehensive online informational hub featuring 26,000+ resources and more than 800 educational support articles.  Learn how to find programs and information pertaining to health, financial concerns, housing options, legal questions, transportation, caregiver support, recreation opportunities, and so much more.  Free and open to the community. 

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 and professional caregivers. 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: Mary Sherrill at pcnblssngs@gmail.com or Tracy Meade at tracy@tracymeade.com

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, June 20, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Nutrition and Hearing Health

Dr. Kristin Koch will discuss the link between nutrition and hearing health.  Recent studies have confirmed that diets high in sugars and carbohydrates can negatively impact hearing health.  Help safeguard your hearing by learning beneficial eating strategies and overall gols to improve health hearing.  Free and open to the community.

Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 - 11:00 am

New Relief for Tinnitus - Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise....anything you hear that really isn't there is call tinnitus.  Dr. Koch will review tinnitus, why it happens, and new treatment options.  Free and open to the community.

Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 - 11:00 am

How to Communicate with Hearing Loss - Review statistics and symptoms of hearing loss.  Join Dr. Kristin Koch to learn strategies for improving communication when talking to someone with a hearing loss and understanding when you have a hearing loss.  Free and open to the community. 

Hearing Health with Dr. Kristin Koch, owner/audiologist at Evolution Hearing.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator margaret@seniorcenterinc.org

Essentrics Exercise

Essentrics Exercise

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM, begins August 2

Essentrics is a slow and gentle, full body stretch and strengthening workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility and relieving chronic aches, pains and joint stiffness.  Reawaken the power of your 650 muscles while slowly building strength in your body.  Bring your exercise mat and join us for this fun, flowing workout set to inspiring music.  Sign up at the welcome desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Essentrics Exercise

Guests $35.00
Members $25.00