Lifelong Learning

Windows 10 Workshop

Windows 10 Workshop

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 1:30-3:00pm

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 10 and the apps that come with it. He'll show some of the settings to enhance usability, with a handout for more detail. You'll also learn some tips and tricks! If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it to the session.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

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

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, November 24, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm

Elizabeth Meade Howard is our guest speaker for the combined Nov/Dec Holiday Coffeehouse. She will discuss her book, Aging Famouslywhich features celebrities who have grown older with notable success and satisfaction.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Current Affairs Discussion Group

Current Affairs Discussion Group

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 9:00-10:00am

Bright minds gather weekly to tackle the issues of the day—local, national, and international. Opinions may vary, but lack of knowledge is never a problem. If you’re a member who is in touch with what’s happening and have something to share, join us!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Jerry Granroth (434) 305-8926

Fee: free

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 10:00-12:00pm

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm

Practice the skills you've learned in lessons and Getting Better at Bridge in this playing/learning environment. Novice players will be paired with experienced players. Players will be encouraged to ask for help with bidding and "play of the hand" in a relaxed, informal setting. When players feel they are ready to play regulations hands, they may transition into the Tuesday Social Bridge group. For more information, contact program leader Art Thorn.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

A Taste Of Spanish

A Taste Of Spanish

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

This class is for the beginner with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. Helen Ida Moyer facilitates the class. She holds a PhD in Spanish from UVa and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America.  The recommended book for class is Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boos.  This book is out of print but can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon for under $10.  Free (except for materials) and open to the community.

September 12,19
October 3,10,17,31 
November 7,21,28 
December 5,12,19

PLEASE NOTE: CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL!

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 3:00-4:00pm

This class is for intermediate and advanced students to give Spanish speakers in our community the opportunity to become acquainted, whereby any native speakers would be helping non-native speakers develop their skills in the language and culture. Helen Ida Moyer facilitates the class. She holds a PhD in Spanish from UVa and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. The recommended workbook is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Reading and Comprehension by Myrna Bell Rochester with Deana Smalley ($15 - $16 and can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon ).  Free (except for materials) and open to the community.

Meeting dates are as follows:
September 12, 19 
October 3, 17, 31 
November 7, 28
December 12, 19 
(will continue into 2018 if enough interest)

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 1:00-4:00pm

 Apple/Mac classes are held for both new and experienced Apple product users. Clay Sisk coordinates meetings; contact him via email to receive weekly program announcements. In the first hour, some Mac basics and utilities for new users are covered, and then other topics as detailed on their email announcement. In the second hour, iPad and iPhone basics and accessories are covered. If you want to be on the Apple/Mac email list, send a message to Clay Sisk at siskva@mac.com This mailing has many valuable links for Apple/Mac users. Free for Senior Center members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Fee: free

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 10:00-11:30am

After general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic. No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm

What you have to say matters ... Why not say it in writing? Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only, but monthly coffeehouses are open to all.  As always, free and open to the communities. Coffee provided. Munchies to share welcomed.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free

Dollars and Sense - December

Dollars and Sense - December

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 1:00-2:00pm

Learn more ideas on how to save money and time. Bring your own tips to share! Jill McCollum, former psychotherapist, leads the discussion. Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 11:00-12:00pm

September 6 A Question of Honor by Charles Todd. Marilyn is the discussion leader.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Nora Loukides

Fee: free

Backyard Birding 101

Backyard Birding 101

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm

Calling all birdwatchers! Join Jill McCollum each month for some feather-filled facts and fun.

Wednesday, November 8
Do Penguins Have Knees? Learn about different types of beaks, feet and feathers.

Wednesday, December 6
Winter bird-feeding and maintenance will be the topic.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 3:00-5:00pm

 Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group. Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions. To learn more about the concept, visit www.philosopher.org.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Duplicate Bridge Forum

Duplicate Bridge Forum

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 4:00-5:00pm

Come join the Forum! We will meet monthly after the duplicate bridge game, on the first Thursday of each month. Various topics about Duplicate Bridge will be presented and discussed. Attendee questions are welcome.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Friday, December 8, 2017 | 10:00-11:30am

Friday, November 10, 10:00-11:30 am

The Difference between Religion, Civic Religion, Ideology, Spirituality, Culture and Politics - Why has the misunderstanding of all these terms led to the secularization of society?  What exactly is the difference between these happening today?  Are we really becoming more secular, or is it religion by other names?  Come join the discussion.

Free and open to the community.

Friday, December 8, 10:00-11:30

Is Modern Technology Changing What it Means to be Human?

Are young people (iGens) losing the ability to connect to the greater diverse society?  Is social media and texting causing depression, stress and loneliness?  Religion is the glue that held society together - a shared view of values, drawn from face-to-face contact and the recoginition that we need one another.  Will society survive wit the lack of social skills?

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 1:15-2:15pm

Dowsing is an ancient art of searching for information with or without the assistance of a tool such as a forked stick or pendulum. Surveyors, archaeologists, health practitioners, business men and women and more use this art for information and to solve problems. The Central Virginia Dowsers invite you to learn about the art of dowsing and how it can be used in almost every aspect of life.  Beginners and experienced welcome! For more information, contact Roxanne Louise at 434-263-4337. 

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, December 11, 2017 | 1:00-2:30pm

Cyber Security

What happens to your Social Security account with online data? How safe is Facebook? Why are all of these major corporate businesses hacked? What happens when you hand over your credit card during a physical or online purchase? How is the government watching over them? These are some of the mundane issues that Daria Brezinski will discuss. Free and open to the community.

Monday, December 11, 1:00 pm - 2:30pm

3D Printing

The JMRL Regional Library will bring heir portable 3D printer to the Senior Center.  The will talk about how the 3D printer works and let you know how to find and create 3D designs freeely and easily on a computer.  They will also bring information about the Northside Library Makerspace (which includes a 3D printer as well) and discuss the ability to submit designs and pick them up after they've been printed.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 10:00-11:30am

Annuities:  Good or Bad? - Annuities come in many shapes and sizes.  Fixed, variable, immediate, deferred, gift.  How do they work?  Are they right for you?  

Free and Open to the community.

 

Tuesday, December 12, 10:00am - 11:30am

Tax-Smart Giving - You don't have to be Jackie Kennedy Onassis to be a philanthropist.  The discussion will cover various ways you can gift your assets and how it may impact your taxes.

Free and open to the community.

As a Senior Financial Advisor, and as a partner in the SKV Group, Jorgen works with a select group of individuals and families in developing strategies to potentially manage their wealth. The services are aligned with the goals of each client and allow strategies to go beyond the single dimension of investments. Jorgen’s focus areas include social security and retirement income planning, and philanthropic planning. Jorgen holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification. Jorgen has worked in the financial services industry since 2001.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 10:30-11:30am

Tracy Meade will guide you through any questions you have about long term care insurance. If you have inquiries about an existing policy, you are welcome to bring the policy with you. Please note that space is very limited; there are only 2 appointments available each month. Please register at the Welcome Desk. (434) 974-7756.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Senior Statesmen of Virginia December 2017

Senior Statesmen of Virginia December 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 2:30-4:00pm

SSV Annual Meeting followed by Mediation in Central Virginia with Robyn Jackson, founder of the Civility School, Richard Balnave, UVa law professor, and the Honorable Jay T. Swett, retired judge.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 2:00-4:00pm

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday..

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 10:00-11:30am

After general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic. No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free

What's in Your Attic?

What's in Your Attic?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 10:00-11:00am

Skip Usry, appraiser with Quinn’s Auction Galleries brings his “What’s In Your Attic” series to the Senior Center!  

No sign up necessary this month. You are welcome to bring an item to be appraised; please note that because of time constraints, he can't get to all items. Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, September 19
Planning for Medicaid: Who Gets the House?  Now, more than ever, the landscape for paying for care is a minefield. Insurance, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits…. how will you pay for YOUR care and will you have to give up your home to do it?  This question and many more answered at this session.

Tuesday, October 17
 Staying in Your Home - According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, right up to the very end. This is sometimes called “aging in place.”  Can it be done? It can! Learn about what it will take to do it.  

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 3:00-5:00pm

Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group. Any source is fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the topic. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions.

To learn more about the concept, visit www.philosopher.org.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 2:00-4:00pm

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday..

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 1:30-3:00pm

NOVEMBER

Key Economic Policy Issues:  A Guide for Investors and Voters.  Nick Sargen, chief economist, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. will speak.  

Free and open to the community.

 

DECEMBER

** Please note that the December meeting will meet from 2:30-4 pm on December 13. ** 

SSV Annual Meeting followed by Mediation in Central Virginia with Robyn Jackson, founder of the Civility School, Richard Balnave, UVa law professor, and the Honorable Jay T. Swett, retired judge.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org