Health and Fitness

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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, 8:30am-9:30am., 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.

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
Wednesday Hiking

Wednesday Hiking

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 9:00-3:00pm

Welcome Wednesday hikers!

We meet at the Center parking lot, leaving promptly at 9AM: in the summer (June-September), 8AM. Return times vary: 2-6PM depending on distance from Charlottesville & hike length. Notify the hike leader when you plan to meet the group at the trailhead or a convenient waypoint. Arrange any shortened version of these hikes in advance with the hike leader.

Elevation changes range from 1200'-3000' with an average of 1500'-2500'; distances, about 8 miles with some at 10.

Bring lunch, snacks, ample water, change of shoes with a bag for muddy boots and $5 for the carpool driver.

Wear and bring appropriate clothing: hiking boots or shoes, rain-gear, and spare socks. Traction devices like Stabilicer ice cleats are mandatory for wintery conditions. Consider trekking poles for stream crossings & steep descents.

Rambling about the Blue Ridge can be a vigorous and taxing enterprise even for the experienced. We gladly welcome new hikers and encourage a spirit of camaraderie with a touch of laughter & much joy.

Dogs are not allowed.

Contact Anne Colgate at amc16633@hotmail.com or 301-938-9741 (cell) for inclusion on the email list for final updates or changes; before a hike, check your email the previous night & early morning.

Hike leaders
Anne Colgate  amc16633@hotmail.com
Maynard Davis  davismk@sbcglobal.net
Pete Fink  roughnrocky@gmail.com

SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY HIKES

Date TBD—Three Ridges Overlook, Bushwhack through Wintergreen trail onto Old AT, to Dripping Rock, to Overlook on New AT south, 9-mile loop, 1000' elevation, PATC Map12 park-Three Ridges Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway MP13.3, Leader-Pete Fink

2017 SCHEDULED HIKES

SEPTEMBER

September 6 Ramsey's Draft Wilderness, 8-mile out and back, 2200', Road Hollow, Shenandoah Mtn., Jerry's Run, cabin chimney ruins, follow VA250W of Staunton: park at picnic grounds and trailhead, National Geographic map #791 East Side. Leader-Irene Burke.

September 13 Brown Mtn. Overlook, Brown Mtn. trail. Rocky Mtn. Run trail, Big Run Portal, Brown Mtn. trail: park Skyline Drive 76.8, PATC map 11. Leader-Peter Fink

September 20 Fortune's Cove, 5.3-mile loop, 1420', Lovingston, Nelson County; a short steep ascent with a mix of gentle and steep descents ending with a BYO Lunch to Anne Colgate's nearby historic homestead with dessert provided: park at trailhead. Leader-Anne Colgate

September 27 Bootens Gap, 8-mile loop, 1200', AT northbound, Laurel Prong trail, Cat Knob trail, Jones Mtn. trail, Fork Mtn. trail, Laurel Prong trail, Camp Rapidan, Laurel Prong trail, AT southbound, Bootens Gap: park Skyline Drive 55.1, PATC map 10. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

OCTOBER

October 4 Buck Hollow, 10 mile-shuttle, 2600', Mountain Spring, AT northbound, at Mary's Rock a 180° Shenandoah River Valley view, continue on the AT north, crossing Skyline Drive to Pass Mtn. trail and the US211 terminus: park US211 Buck Hollow trailhead, PATC map 10, H-2. Leader-Steve Braintwain

October 11 Weakly Hollow fire road, 8.3-mile out and back, 1420', Nicholson Hollow trail, Corbin Cabin: park at fire road trailhead, PATC map 10, L-7. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

October 18 Broad Hollow, Sam's Ridge, Hazel Mt., Pine Hill Gap, 7-mile loop, 1800', pass by tumbling cascades and 19th century cabin ruins: park at trailhead VA681 Rolling Rd., PATC map 09. Leader-Irene Burke

October 25 Two Mile Run Overlook, Rocky Mount trail, Gap Run trail, Rocky Mount trail, 9.7-mile loop, 2900': park Skyline Drive MP76, Two Mile Run  Overlook, PATC map 11. Leader: Anne Colgate

NOVEMBER

November 1 Cole Mountain, AT northbound, 10-mile out and back, 2500', unobstructed 50-mile, 360 views: park where Appalachian Trail crosses US60 west of Amherst, PATC map 13. Leader-Anne Colgate

November 8 Rocky Mount, 10.2-mile lollipop loop, 2600', walk north .2 mile along Skyline Drive to Rocky Mount trail, to the summit at 2500', descend Gap Run trail returning to Rocky Mount trail: park Two Mile Run overlook, Skyline Drive 76.3, PATC map 12. Leader-Peter Fink

November 15 Jarman Gap, 8-mile loop, 2030', Moormans River Road, AT north, Turk Mtn., AT northbound, Turk Branch trail, Moormans River Road, Jarman Gap: park Skyline Drive 97.3, PATC map 12. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

November 22 Humpback Rocks Gap, 5.4 out and back, 425', AT north to Paul Wolfe shelter, Albright trail loop with AT return to Humpback Rocks Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway 6.0, PATC map 12. Leader-Irene Burke

November 29 Jones Run/Doyle's River Falls, 8.4-mile loop, 1800', Jones Run parking, Skyline Drive 84, Jones Run trail, Doyle's River trail, AT southbound to start, PATC map 12. Leader-Steve Braintwain

DECEMBER

December 6 Big Run 7-mile loop, 1600'; AT northbound, Madison Run fire road at Browns Gap, Madison Run Spur trail, Big Run Loop trail: park Big Run Loop overlook, Skyline Drive 82.8, PATC map 12. Leader-Peter Fink

December 13 Rocky Mountain/Brown Mountain, 10.1-mile loop, 2100', clockwise on Brown Mtn. trail, Rocky Mtn. Run trail, Big Run Portal trail, Brown Mtn. trail: park Brown Mtn. overlook, Skyline Drive 76.9, PATC map 12. Leader-Anne Colgate

Please visit the Monday Hiking page for information on Wednesday hikes.

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Seated Massage

Seated Massage

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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
Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 9:45-10:45am

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W)
Faaith Minyard and Jeanmarie Badar (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. Two qualified instructors (Jeanmarie Badar and Faith Minyard) will allow for more individualized attention and increased variety.  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) $36.00
Guests (per month) $46.00
Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 12:00-4:30pm

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.

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 3:00-5:00pm

NEW! Informal Ping Pong play beginning on May 10th Ping Pong table, paddle, and ball. We've got the ping pong table, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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.

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
Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Monday Hiking

Monday Hiking

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 9:00-3:00pm

Hiking Protocol:

Monday hikers meet in the Senior Center parking lot and leave at 9 am. Driving time to the trailhead varies between 1/2h to 1 ½ hour. Return time is generally between 3 pm and 4 pm. We hike roughly 6 miles with an elevation change between 1,200 ft to 2,500 ft. Bring lunch, water, a change of shoes with a bag for muddy boots, plus $5.00 for the carpool driver. Wear appropriate clothing. Sneakers are not adequate. For wintry weather we require traction devices. Trekking poles are also quite helpful. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers, but bear in mind that rambling about the Blue Ridge can be a rigorous enterprise   Contact Anne Colgate at amc16633@hotmail.com or 301-938-9741 (cell) for inclusion on the email list for final updates or changes; before a hike, check your email the previous night & early morning.

Monday leaders:  

Anne Colgate: amc16633@hotmail.com     
Chuck Hughes - 434.823.1797
Steve Braintwain.: sbraintwain@comcast.net

2017 SCHEDULED HIKES

SEPTEMBER 2017:

Sept 4th: from Old Rag prkg at Weakley Hollow FR, map 10, Hot-Short Mnt trl to outcropping, 6.6 m, 1,300 ft in/out
Sept 11th: from Dundo picnic area, map 11, MP 83.8, AT N to Doyles Riv cabin, 6.5 m 1,000 ft in/out
Sept 18th: from Sugar Hollow Reservoir sth prkg, map 11, N Firk Moormans Riv FR to Shop un tributary, 7 m, 1,337 ft in/out
Sept 25th: from Brown Mnt Ovrlk, map 11, MP 76.9, Patterson Ridge trl to Loft Mtn Wayside, MP 79.2,  6.5 m, 1,800 ft shuttle

OCTOBER 2017:

Oct 2nd: from Old Rag prkg at Weakley Hollow FR, map 10,  Corbin Mtn trl, 6 m, ???? in/out
Oct 9th: from Old Rag prkg at Berry Hollow FR, map 10, Old Rag Mtn to summit, 5.6 m, 1,800 ft in/out
Oct 16th: from Bearfence Mtn prkg, map 10, MP 56.9, AT N to top of Hazel Mtn, 5.4 m, 1,400 ft in/out
Oct 23rd:  from Hog Camp Gap, map 13, Cole/Cold Mtn + Old Hotel trls, 6.3 m, 1,400 ft loop
Oct 30th: from bottom near Crimora, map 11, Riprap trl to Chimney Rock, 6.6 m, 1,400 ft in/out

NOVEMBER 2017:
     
Nov 6th: from Humpback picnic area, map 12, MP 8.9, AT S to rock outcrop, 5.6 m, 1,500 ft in/out
Nov 13th: from Meadow Springs prkg, map 10, MP 33.7, Hazel Mtn + White Rocks trls to summit + caves + waterfall, 6 m, 1,200 ft in/out
Nov 20th : from Blackrock prkg, map 11, MP 84.9, Trayfoot Mnt trl to peak, 6.1 m, 1,650 ft in/out
Nov 27th: from Braley Pond in Ramseys Draft area, Bald Ridge trlto Bridge Hollow trl, 6 m, 1,700 ft in/out

DECEMBER 2017:

Dec 4th: from Browns Gap, map 11, MP 83, Rockytop trl to Lewis Peak trl, 6.8 m, 1,400 ft in/out
Dec 11th: from Blackrock Gap prkg, map 11, MP 87, Paine Run trl, 6.8 m, 1,000 ft in/out
Dec 18th: the Skyland N entrance, map 10, MP 41.8, Stony Man + Little Stony Man to Crusher Ridge trl, 5.9 m, 1,500 ft loop
Dec 25th: no hike

Please visit the Hiking-Wednesdays page for information on Wednesday hikes.

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 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

Parkinson's Yoga

Parkinson's Yoga

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 11:00-12:00pm

Certified instructor Sharon Honeycutt leads participants through various exercises designed to promote ways of moving and speaking to better cope with the many symptoms of Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Bring an exercise mat and wear comfortable clothing. Offered in partnership with UVa’s Adult Neurology Department.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Parkinson’s Yoga

Per month $65.00
Ageless Grace - Monday

Ageless Grace - Monday

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 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

Pickleball

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 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

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 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

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 9:30-10:30am

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W)
Faaith Minyard and Jeanmarie Badar (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. Two qualified instructors (Jeanmarie Badar and Faith Minyard) will allow for more individualized attention and increased variety.  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 $36.00
Guests per month $46.00
Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 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) $28.00
Guests (per month) $35.00
Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 2:00-4:30pm

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.

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 2:00-3:00pm

Dance Schedule: 

  • November 2017: Fox Trot/Swing
  • December 2017: Waltz/Rumba
  • January 2018: Tango/Cha Cha
  • February 2018: Fox Trot/Swing
  • March 2018: Waltz/Rumba

NOTE: Calling all ladies! The 1st Tuesday of every month is "Ladies' Tuesday" and the ladies do NOT have to pay.

Register and pay at the front desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Member per Month $28.00
Guest per Month $40.00
Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 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
Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 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: Nora Loukides 434.293.7157

Fee: free

Parkinson's Yoga - Thursday

Parkinson's Yoga - Thursday

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 10:45-11:45am

Certified instructor Shaaron Honeycutt leads participants through various exercises designed to promote ways of moving and speaking to better cope with the many symptoms of Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Bring an exercise mat and wear comfortable clothing. Offered in partnership with UVa’s Adult Neurology Department.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 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

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Round Dancing - Beginner

Round Dancing - Beginner

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 7:00-8:00pm

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover 8 weeks and are due on the first Thursday. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Location: Senior Center

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Round Dancing - Beginner

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Round Dancing - Intermediate

Round Dancing - Intermediate

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 8:00-9:00pm

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover 8 weeks and are due on the first Thursday. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 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, December 1, 2017 | 10:00-11:00am

Maggie Schmidt, Instructor (M, T-TH)
Faith Minyard, Instructor (W)
Faaith Minyard and Jeanmarie Badar (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. Two qualified instructors (Jeanmarie Badar and Faith Minyard) will allow for more individualized attention and increased variety.  Bring a mat and wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

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Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $46.00
Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 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, December 1, 2017 | 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

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Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 2:15-4:15pm

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.

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 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

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Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Caring for Your Wellbeing

Caring for Your Wellbeing

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 2:00-3:00pm

Healthy Festive Food and Fun with Hon, Sponsored by Caring Transitions – Honie Ann Peacock will lead this fun, interactive and informative seasonal celebration.  She has more than 30 years in the organic food, health and fitness industries and has been making exciting natural foods since she was a young girl. Her family always had a garden and made all their food from scratch, mainly from local ingredients—all grown without chemical pesticides. Find out how to make some healthy holiday fare and enjoy samples! Register online or at the Welcome Desk. Open to the community. $5 fee, which will go to the Center's Scholarship Fund.

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. We know life’s changes can be stressful so we want to bring fun and informative programs to the Senior Center that encourage stress reduction, wellness and well-being both emotionally and physically. Caring Transitions of Charlottesville also believes knowledge is power and access to new opportunities for self-care and empowerment through education are critical. CTC will develop partnerships with experts in areas such as meditation, acupuncture, yoga, and other forms of stress reduction (and fun!) to bring that programming to Senior Center, as well provide light and healthy refreshments for the members to enjoy during the programs.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Caring for Your Wellbeing

Fee $5.00
The Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design Collaborative

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 9:00-10:30am

How to Winterize yourself and your Home - Allison Farole of the Alvemarle Emergency Communications Center will discuss what Seniors and those who care for them should know about keeping safe during the hazardous winter weather conditions.   

Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, December 12, 9:00am - 10:30am

Making Changes for the New Year - The two most important resolutions we all try to make are to exercise more, and simplify our lives.  Staff from the Boars Head Sports Club will be on hand to show folks who don't like to exercise; that exercise can be more like a spa experience than a visit to the gym.  Allison Mitchell, BSc., BSN, RN, CD specialist will show you how to enjoy simplifying your home and your life.

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. Learn more at 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 Elizabeth@CareisThere.com

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 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. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 10:00-11:00am

The Crazy World of Health Insurance Benefits and Hearing Aids:  Do you have a secondary health insurance company?  Have you been told that you have a "hearing aid discount program" through your health insurance compay?  If so, you may have coverage that helps with the cost of hearing aids.  Learn about how to navigate this challenging and often confusing area of insurance benefits.  

Free and open to the community.

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

Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market:  There are several new options for hearing better without the help of a provider.  Learn the advantages and disadvantages.  Hint - most of these devices are not worth the money (and time) spent on them!

Free and Oen 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