To have community health events listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to email@example.com or fax to 703-917-0991. This free community listing is reserved to events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.
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Senior Olympics. Arlington County hosts three Northern Virginia Senior Olympics events: backgammon, Monday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m., at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive; chess, Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; pickle ball, Sept. 28-30, 9:30 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Centers, 3501 S. 2nd St. For more information call, 703-228-4721.
Indoor Walking for seniors at Thomas Jefferson Community Center's indoor track, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The community center is located at 3501 2nd St. Free to seniors registered with the Office of Senior Adult Programs. Call 703-228-4744 for details.
Bi-lingual bingo every Tuesday at 10 a.m., at Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. Fee is $1. Call 703-228-6300 for details.
Senior pickle ball players meet at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St., from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Free to seniors registered with the Office of Senior Adult Programs. The 2004 pickle ball competition of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be held at the community center Sept. 28-30. Call 703-228-4721 for details.
Morning tennis games for Arlington seniors, Mondays through Fridays, beginning Aug. 30 through October at N. Quincy St. Park, 1201 N. Quincy St., Virginia Highlands Courts, S. Hayes and S. 18th streets. No fee, except $10 registration fee with Office of Senior Adult Programs. For more details, call 703-228-4746.
Senior adult water exercise classes at Washington and Lee Pool, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington, include swing rhythm, 12 sessions, Sept. 20-Dec. 13, $40; aqua aerobics, 13 sessions, Sept. 22-Dec. 15, $43 or 12 sessions, Sept. 14-Dec. 17, $40. Aqua aerobics are also offered at Wakefield pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road, Arlington, for 23 sessions, Sept. 21-Dec. 14, $72. Seniors required to have an OSAP registration card, $10 annual fee, to participate. For more information call Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4744.
<cal2>The Old Opera House Theatre, Charlestown, W.Va., will host Arlington seniors for a performance of “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” a musical. Cost is $47 which includes buffet dinner. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.
Horticulture agent, Tom Tyler, Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, will discuss beautiful bulbs for spring with seniors. 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Arlington. No fee. For details, call 703-228-4839.
Balance classes. Classes for seniors to improve balance and prevent falling begin at 1:45 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Twelve-class series focuses on balance, posture, strength improvement. Fee is $40. Call 703-228-4403 to register.
The senior walking group from Walter Reed Senior Center will walk along Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington.
<cal2>Beginners Pilates Mat class for seniors starts at 9:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 B. Stafford St., Arlington. 30 minutes mat, 30 minutes workout. Fee is $30 for 10-class series, conducted by Arlington County fitness instructor Cindi Shore. To register call 703-228-5285.
Intermediate Pilates mat exercise class for seniors to meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10:45 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Fee is $30 for 10 classes. To register call 703-228-5285.
Senior Singers Chorale resumes rehearsals after summer hiatus, 2 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway,
Arlington. No fee; audition not required. For more information call 703-228-0555.
Meditation. Seniors can experience the physical and mental benefits of meditation, beginning at 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Eight sessions, $40. Early registration required, 703-228-5285.
Investment management workshop for seniors, conducted by local financial expert, 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.
Arlington seniors will tour the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Air and Space Museum in Fairfax, Tuesdays, Sept. 21. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.
<cal2>The genealogy group at Lee Senior Center begins its eight year anniversary at 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Discussions cover research strategies, Web sites, software. No fee. For information call 703-228-0555.
The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors, sponsored by Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, will travel to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for its weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3 for transportation. Call to register, 703-228-4403.
Hearing assistive devices. Bonnie O’Leary, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, discusses wide range of assistive devices beyond hearing aids. 10:30 a.m. at the Walter Reed Senior Center (trailer), 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-5703 to register.
Rehoboth Beach trip. Final beach trip of the year. Cost is $29. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.
<cal2>“Gods & Generals,” will be shown two consecutive Thursdays, Sept. 23 and 30, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Lunch available prior to movie, $3.50. Call 703-228-4403 to sign up.
Dawson Terrace Senior Center’s walking group will meet at 9:30 a.m., 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. All levels of walkers welcome to join weekly walking program. No fee. Call 703-228-6300 for details.
First rehearsal of new senior band, 2 p.m., Levine School of Music, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive, Arlington; co-sponsored by Office of Senior Adult Programs. For details call 703-237-5655.
Crafts workshop. 10 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center. No fee. Call 703-228-6300 to register.
<cal2>Nutrition educator, Ana Moran, Virginia Cooperative Extension office, will conduct a class for seniors, 10:45 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-6300.
Brunch at Aurora Hills Senior Center to welcome newcomers, 11 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program highlights activities. services, events. Cost is $5. Early registration required, 703-228-5722.
Old Town Alexandria is the destination of the Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50 for transportation. To register call 703-228-0555.
German art songs will be discussed by the music appreciation group, Culpepper garden Senior Center, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-4403 for details.
Musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.
<cal2>Discussion of Current Events. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Stimulating conversation in a friendly atmosphere. No fee. Call 703-228-4403 for details.
Ongoing Spanish Club for seniors will meet Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-4403 to register.
Six Arlington senior centers will offer the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active for Life program beginning in September. The free motivational program is a 20-week course designed for seniors, 50 and above, who don’t like to exercise. The curriculum is called, “Active Living Every Day" and will be conducted by Sharlene P. Hirsch, EdD, director, Active for Life Center of the National Capital Region. Orientation meetings will be held Sept. 15 at Langston-Brown and Walter Reed; Sept. 21 at Madison; Sept. 22 at Lee; and Sept. 28 at Culpepper Garden. Information and prescreening may be obtained by calling 703-807-5855 or check the Web site at www.activeliving.org.
The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family will hold a symposium on family theory and family psychotherapy on Nov. 5-6, at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. For more information, contact Marjorie Hottel at 202-965-4400 or visit www.thebowencenter.org.
HIV/AIDS Support Groups. Sponsored by the Whitman-Walker Clinic. Includes groups for women, Latinos, heterosexuals and those newly diagnosed. Call Ron Redfoot at 703-531-4979.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Family Support Group. Meets first Monday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Call 703-978-6425 for details.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Group for Consumers. Meets every Monday night 7:30-9:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Call 703-535-6575 for details.
Odyssey Healthcare, a hospice provider, seeks volunteers in the Northern Virginia community to visit and assist terminally ill patients and their families. Training will be provided. Call Karen Baroody at 703-821-9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org