Health and Fitness

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Monday, February 19, 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
Hiking

Hiking

Monday, February 19, 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-davismaynard9@gmail.com
Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com
 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, February 19, 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) $36.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $46.00
Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, February 19, 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

Parkinson's Yoga

Parkinson's Yoga

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

A certified instructor 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
Seated Massage Monday

Seated Massage Monday

Monday, February 19, 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

Ageless Grace - Monday

Ageless Grace - Monday

Monday, February 19, 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
Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, February 19, 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

Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, February 19, 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

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Tuesday, February 20, 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

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, February 20, 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

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, February 20, 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) $36.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $46.00
World of Walking and Motos

World of Walking and Motos

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

Dan Kulund welcomes Senior Center members to Ivy Creek for an indoor winter version of the World of Walking and Motos. In this 90-minute workshop you will learn how to weave simple movements (Motos) into an otherwise ordinary walk. You will also practice turning natural features and man-made objects into movement props. Dr. Kulund is a former Air Force Chief of Health Promotion. Meet in the Education Building.

 

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

December 19, 26

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Meet in the Education Building at the Ivy Creek Natural Area

1780 Earlysville Road

Charlottesville, VA

Open to all.

Location: Ivy Creek

Fee: free

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, February 20, 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

Tuesday, February 20, 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) $28.00
Guests (per month) $35.00
Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 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.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 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

Seated Massage

Seated Massage

Wednesday, February 21, 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, February 21, 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
Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, February 21 

Learn the Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Purchasing Hearing Aids -Where do you begin?  Find out what 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 and open to the community.

Wednesday, March 21

How to Clean and Maintain Your Hearing Aids - Learn quick tips and tricks to keep your hearing aids in top condition for optimal performance!  Whether you've been wearing hearing aids for years, or are just thinking about it now, you will see how easy and quick it is to take care of your hearing aids!  Free and open to the community.

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

Understanding Your Hearing Test - Confused about what your hearing test results have shown?  High tones, low pitch, decreased volume...the terms can be overwhelming and often are misunderstood.  Join us for a plain and simple explanation of hearing test results and what it means for you.  We'll have examples, but feel free to bring a copy of your own hearing test.  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

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 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

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 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.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—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

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 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
Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, February 21, 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, February 21, 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

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, February 21, 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

Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, February 21, 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
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, February 21, 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
Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, February 22, 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

Parkinson's Yoga - Thursday

Parkinson's Yoga - Thursday

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 10:45-11:45am

A certified instructor 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 - Thursday

Per month for all sessions $65.00
Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, February 22, 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

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, February 22, 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

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, February 22, 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

Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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) $36.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $46.00
Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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
Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 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.

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

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, February 23, 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, February 24, 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

Fall Control Workshop

Fall Control Workshop

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

In case you missed the January presentations, don't miss this encore! In case you did attend one of the presentations in January, you're welcome to attend again!

A fall takes less than a second, but it can shatter your life. Dan Kulund shows you how to be a “fall traffic controller.” In this workshop you will learn how to fall safely, and much more. Dr. Kulund practiced orthopedic surgery for forty years and served as the Air Force Chief of Health Promotion.  Free and open to the community. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 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. 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

Hearing Screening

Hearing Screening

Tuesday, March 6, 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

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm

Tuesdays, March 6-April 10

Step up to a healthier life by learning to improve your daily control of diabetes. In this six-week  workshop, you will better learn how diabetes affects you, learn ways to stay healthy, and have more energy. You will meet other people with diabetes to problem solve and support each other. Register at the Senior Center Welcome Desk (434) 974-7756 or online. Free and open to the community; space is limited. This program is a community partnership with JABA.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Register $0.00
The Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design Collaborative

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 9:00-10:30am

Tuesday, February 13  

Judi Cleary, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Trainer, and Executive Director of Branchlands, will discuss how increasing knowledge about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will enable Seniors to improve their brain health with lifestyle changes. Service providers can also improve their care giving techniques with knowledge of the illness. 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, March 14, 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. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Getting Better About Getting Older

Getting Better About Getting Older

April 10-24, 2018

Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24 3:00 - 4:30 pm

As our bodies age, there are some things we can't change but there are ways to manage those changes.  Licensed physical therapist, Jamie Collins discusses healthy aging strategies base on current research.  Free and open to the community.

April 10:  Dizziness and Fall Prevention

April 17:  Why Should I Exercise? :  Learn key exercises for better health

April 24:  Discussion of Injuries, Back and Shoulder Pain and Arthritis.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Holistic Aging:  Mind, Body And Soul

Holistic Aging: Mind, Body And Soul

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, April 18 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Holistic aging is a philosophy that looks at all aspects of a person as they age.  Learn to recognize physical and emotional signs that a person's well-being is at risk.  Tips and resources to promote holistic aging will be discussed.  Presented by Home Instead Senior Care.  

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

AARP Smart Driver Course - May 2018

AARP Smart Driver Course - May 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 | 12:30-4:30pm

Meets Monday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 23 from 12:30—4:30.

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member, payable by check only to the course instructor (not the SC front desk).  Participants must sign up at the Senior Center Front Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free