Special Events

Stroke Symptoms and Prevention

Stroke Symptoms and Prevention

Monday, May 21, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Monday, May 21, 10:00 - 11:00 am

May is National Stroke Month.  Join the Stroke Team from UVA Health System as they discuss potentially life-saving information.  Learn to recognize the symptoms, and also ways to help prevent strokes.  Free and open to the community.

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  Must Attend Both Sessions

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

Staying Home VS Moving to Senior Living Facility

Staying Home VS Moving to Senior Living Facility

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am

This program is presented by Diedra Massie of Commonwealth Senior Living.  The presentation is a comprehensive comparison for seniors staying in their homes versus moving into a senior living community.  What are the pros and cons?  Why move to a Senior Living Community?  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

So Your Grandchild Is Gay....

So Your Grandchild Is Gay....

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

Tuesday, May 22, 12 noon - 1:00 pm

Has someone in your life recently come out?  Are you afraid you might say the wrong thing?  Do you want to be supportive but aren't sure what's next?  Join us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that arise when someone you love comes out to you as LGBTQ.  This will be a safe place to ask questions, share experiences and information, and explore ways you can play a positive role in your loved one's life.  Amy-Sarah Marshall with C'ville Pride facilitates this important discussion.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Signs and Symptoms of Memory Loss

Signs and Symptoms of Memory Loss

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join Deidra Massie of Commonwealth Senior Living as she discussses what the signs of memory loss are and what is normal.

This is a free event and is open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free

Photography For Mindfulness:  15 Exercises in Perception

Photography For Mindfulness: 15 Exercises in Perception

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Alexandria Searls has taught filmmaking, photography, and video production at the University of Virginia and other colleges.  Her book, Fifteen Exercises in Perception, teaches new ways of learning about nature and yourself through photography.  Alexandria is also the Executive Director of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center where she leads nature hikes, photography workshops and kayaking excursions.  Join us for a slide show presentation where Alexandria will talk about her book and introduce her methods of teaching and assignments you can try out yourself.  The slide show will include nature photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains and closer to home in Charlottesville parks.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, May 23, 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

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 11:30-1:30pm

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of (almost) every month. Look for them in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Hillsdale Drive. You can eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

April 26: Spice Sea Gourmet

June 28: Bavarian Chef

May 24: Catch the Chef

July 26: Fardowners Mobile
Fardowners offers a variety of pub fare, along with a rotating menu of wraps, sandwiches, chili, Cuban quesadillas, chickent tenders, mac and cheese, and BBQ. Samples from their menu include: Cheese Steak, Thai Chicken Spring Rolls, Veggie Burger, House Smoked Wings, Hippy Wings and Chicken Quesadilla.

August 23: 106 Street Eats

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, May 25, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

Friday, April 27

Joe Harman, retired teacher and local storyteller, will talk with us about his craft and entertain us with some of his favorite tales.  Free and open to the community.

Friday, May 25, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

J. Thomas Brown, author of hot-off-the-press, his novel The Land of Three Houses is the guest speaker.

Friday, June 22, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

John Guzlowski, author of Echoes of Tattered Tongues, is the guest speaker.  He was last year's winner of the Ben Franklin Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Award for these memoirs.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.9973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Senior Health and Fitness Day

Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 10:00-2:00pm

Wednesday, May 30, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation's largest older adult health and wellness event.  On May 30, organizations across the country will host events for more than 100,000 seniors.  Here is just a sample of what's planned for the day!

10:00 am:  Senior Fitness presented by Phil Wendel, owner of ACAC.  Driven by the knowledge that exercise is medicine, Phil strives to share this powerful message with community members of all ages and stages of life.  Phil is a strong advocate for family health and fitness.

11:00 am  Walk the "Humphries Trail" with Chuck St Clair.  This is a pleasant stroll on a paved pathway that will be 35 to 45 minutes.  We will car pool to the trail that is approximately one half mile from the Center.

12:00 noon Plants not Pills presented by Melissa Healy. Contrary to the advice of many medical doctors, prescription drugs are not the only way to combat illness and disease. In this engaging talk, you will learn how a plant-based lifestyle can reduce your need for medication, heal chronic illness, and dramatically improve your overall health. A food demo and free samples of delicious plant-based food will be provided. Melissa is passionate about plant-based health, healing, and wellness. She holds a certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell and is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator.

1:00 pm Join us at the Regal Theater in Stonefield for a surprise example of Seniors Aging Actively.  

Free Blood Pressure Screening by Home Instead Senior Care from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch generously donated by Whole Foods and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about the Senior Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Money Matters—Becoming Resource-FULL

Money Matters—Becoming Resource-FULL

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 10:30-12:00pm

Money Matters 1—Becoming Resource-FULL with the Help of Benefits & Peace of Mind Savings—is designed for those struggling to make ends meet on a fixed income. Buck Klintworth, portfolio manager with Chase Investment Counsel Corporation, facilitates this series.

Find out what your money style personality is. Get tips for budgeting, goal setting and avoiding money drains. Receive guidance on benefiting from benefits both local and federal. 

Training objectives include:

  • Top 10 Things All Seniors Should Consider
  • Become a Savvy Saving Senior: Money Management Tips & Tricks
  • Top Budget Busters to Avoid Money Drains
  • Becoming Resource-FULL: Benefitting from Benefits

This is a free, educational event—NO financial products will be sold.

The class will be offered again on Tuesday, June 12, from 5:00—6:30 pm.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES - The goal of the Financial Wellness Series is to help seniors increase their financial understanding, helping them become better stewards of their own resources. Lectures on managing money and investing will be offered free of charge during the summer and early fall. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for retirement will be offered in the late summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

June Ice Cream Social

June Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 3:00-4:00pm

Come celebrate the first Ice Cream social of the summer. We'll have all the fixings to go on your sundae! This is a free event for members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Investing 101

Investing 101

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Investing 101 will be facilitated by Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner and partner with SKV group.  

So you have some money tucked away and it's not making any interest and you're not familiar with investment options.  What types of investments should you consider?  How does your personal situation impact how to invest?  How can you avoid common investment mistakes?  How do taxes, inflation, and investment expenses impact your investments?  Learn all this and more!  

Participants will learn to understand how compounding interest affects investment growth. Tools and formulas will be introduced. The benefits and risks of investing will be examined. 

Discover:

  • What does financial freedom mean to you?
  • What is equity?
  • What is a stock?
  • What is dollar cost average?
  • What are the drawbacks and benefits of a diversified portfolio?    

This is a free, educational event—NO financial products will be sold.  

Repeated Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 pm—7:30 pm

ABOUT THE SERIES - The goal of the Financial Wellness Series is to help seniors increase their financial understanding, helping them become better stewards of their own resources. Lectures on managing money and investing will be offered free of charge during the summer and early fall. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for retirement will be offered in the late summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 11:30-12:30pm

LUNCH AND A SHOW

RESERVATIONS CLOSED!

Enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by Harvest Moon Catering and then  prepare for belly laughs and giggles as you enjoy the Encore Players presentation of “EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN”

Menu

  • Mixed Greens, Shaved Seasonal Vegetables, Feta, Toasted Pepitas, and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Quiche with Asparagus, Leek, and Fontina
  • Ham and Swiss Quiche
  • Herb Roasted Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Bites:  Chocolate Brownies OR Blondies
  • Coffee and Tea

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@seniorcenterinc.org

Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 12:30-1:00pm

The 35 members of the Still Sharp Singers under the direction of Mike D'Antoni will be entertaining after the monthly luncheon on June 20. Featured also will be the Barbershop Belles and Beaux with June Andrews directing. This will be their farewell to Spring as well as welcome to Summer with very familiar melodies for all. This event is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

50 & Better Job Fair

50 & Better Job Fair

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 1:00-4:00pm

The Daily Progress, the Senior Center and www.charlottesvillejobnetwork.com are sponsoring the first annual 50 & Better Job Fair!

We’re bringing together high-quality, active senior applicants who have a desire to work, real world/life experience, a great work ethic, and are punctual, honest, mature and take great pride in their work with local employers who value and are seeking these types of candidates!

For more information, or to participate as a hiring employer, visit http://www.dailyprogress.com/jobfair/

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Money Matters—Steps to Avoiding Scams

Money Matters—Steps to Avoiding Scams

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 5:00-6:30pm

Money Matters 2—Steps to Avoiding Scams—provides participants with a basic understanding of the types of scams targeting seniors and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim. This training is designed for those struggling to make ends meet on a fixed income. Buck Klintworth, portfolio manager with Chase Investment Counsel Corporation, facilitates this series.

Have you ever been taken advantage of or know someone who has been scammed? Did you or the person you know report the scam or fraud incident to authorities?

If you haven’t experienced a scam or swindle, unfortunately, there’s a very good chance you will face one at some point in your life. It might be as simple as a phone or email scam, but if your don’t know what to look for, the scam can spiral out of control.

Objectives of the training are:

  • How Much Do You Know About Scams & Swindles?
  • Why You’re at Risk for Financial Scams
  • The Usual Suspects & Types of Scams
  • Protecting Yourself & Loved Ones from Scams & Swindles
  • Resources to Report Scams & Financial Abuse

This is a free, educational event—NO financial products will be sold.

The class will be offered again on Tuesday, August 14th 5pm—6:30pm.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES - The goal of the Financial Wellness Series is to help seniors increase their financial understanding, helping them become better stewards of their own resources. Lectures on managing money and investing will be offered free of charge during the summer and early fall. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for retirement will be offered in the late summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free