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Senior Living

<cal2>A few openings are left for the senior trip to Niagara Falls and Ontario June 19-25. Daily breakfasts and dinners, sightseeing on Maid of the Myth, the Minolta Tower, guided tours and entertainment are on the agenda. Cost is $790 per person in a double room, $995 for a single. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4748. Reserve by Friday, April 22.

It’s off to Virginia Beach for Arlington seniors May 23-27. Trip features a dinner cruise, a dolphin-watching boat tour, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, the Chrysler Museum, an evening of jazz, four buffet breakfasts and a seafood buffet. Sign up by Friday, April 22. The cost is $539 per person in a double room, $695 for a single. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4748.

<<cal1>Wednesday/April 20

<cal2>A community educator from the Arlington Red Cross discusses “Man-Made Disasters” with seniors at 10:45 a.m. at Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors picnic and walk at Bull Run Park, Manassas, at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, at 703-228-4403 to register.

Chincoteague Island is the destination of Arlington seniors, who tour the Oyster and Maritime Museum and Refuge Decoy Museum, plus take a fishing trip or cruise. Cost $34. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

Mental health therapist Rachel Thompson presents "Laughing is Good for Your Health" at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., at 1:45 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Thursday/April 21

<cal2>Dawson Terrace Senior Center’s walking group meet at 9:30 a.m. No fee. All levels of walkers welcome. The Center is located at 2133 N. Taft St. Call 703-228-6300.

Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., hosts a 21-week motivational Active for Life Program for Arlington seniors 60 years of age and over, starting today at 10 a.m. Designed for seniors who don’t like to exercise. Free to qualified participants. Call 703-807-5855.

Public health nurse Mary Lou Mayfield, R.N., demonstrates assistive devices for seniors with low vision, diminished hearing and arthritis at 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700.

Katherine Dunham, “Matriarch of Black Dance,” demonstrates an inspirational dance at The Kennedy Center. Cost is $19. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

The Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, travel to Eakin Community Park, Fairfax, for its weekly walking program at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555 to register.

<cal1>Friday/April 22

<cal2>The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, discusses American composer Charles Ives at 1:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Renowned storyteller Jon Spellman, former host of WRC-TV’s, Three Stories Tall, conducts a senior stories project at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., at 10:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

An eye care professional meets with seniors to discuss cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eyes at 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Saturday/April 23

<cal2>Hawaiian dance show to honor world-renowned Hawaiian dance teachers, Howard and Olana Ai, is held at 7:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Arlington seniors attend a matinee performance of “The Piano Lesson” at Arena Stage, D.C. Cost is $49. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Advance registration required.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 26

<cal2>"Ask an Expert." The Arlington Agency on Aging offers this new session in its free information series. It is conducted in Spanish only. The topic scheduled is “An Overview of Services Available for Older Arlington Residents.” The session will be held at the Warren G. Stambaugh Department of Human Services building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., on the seventh floor at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. For more information or to register, contact the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700 or e-mail arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

<cal1>Sunday/May 1

<cal2>The Little Theatre of Alexandria hosts Arlington seniors for a matinee performance of “Biloxi Blues.” Cost is $26. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

<cal1>Monday/May 2

<cal2>Seated chair exercise classes for seniors offered at Fairlington Community Center, 3305 S. Stafford St. Mondays and Thursdays, beginning today at 10 a.m. Improves overall muscular strength and flexibility. Nine weekly sessions, $27; 18 twice-weekly classes, $51. To register call 703-228-4745.

The Walter Reed Walkers from Walter Reed Senior Center walk around the Tidal Basin in D.C. at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 3

<cal2>Trumpeter and keyboardist Fred Brooks entertains seniors at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., at 10:15 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700.

The Arlington County Fire Department presents a Fire & Falls Prevention Program for seniors at 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Interactive presentation with simple safety tips. Call 703-228-0555.

Senior Law Day. 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Department of Human Services building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor. Speakers, financial and legal workshops, Q&A with lawyers, free photo ID’s and emergency cell phones. Call 703-228-1700 to pre-register.

Arlington seniors travel to Philadelphia , Pa., for a QVC Studio Tour. Cost is $48. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

An eight-week series of classes for seniors who "know nothing" about computers, at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, starting today at 10 a.m. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays; no fee. Registration required. Call 703-228-4403.

The Travel Viewers group at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., will visit Russia via video at 1 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

First game of the Arlington Senior Golf Club’s 2005 season at Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Chantilly. Pre-registration required. Call 703-536-5916. Call for complete list, tee times and fees.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 4

<cal2>The Arlington County Fire Department presents a Fire & Falls Prevention Program for seniors at 10:45 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Interactive presentation with simple safety tips. Call 703-228-6300.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors walks in Lyon Village at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, at 703-228-4403 to register.

Jane Franklin Dance troupe conducts a creative movement workshop for seniors at 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5700.

Yoga classes for seniors at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., begin today at 10 a.m. Cost for six weekly sessions is $18. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Thursday/May 5

<cal2>The Langston-Brown Senior Center Walkers meet at 9:30 a.m. for a walk in the neighborhood. The center is located at 2121 N. Culpeper St. All level of walkers welcome; no fee. Call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Friday/May 6

<cal2>The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will discuss the introduction of keyboards at 1:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., plans a special tribute to Mothers at noon. Lunch and entertainment by The Songfellows. Cost is $5; pre-registration required by May 4. Call 703-228-5722.

Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk at the National Arboretum in D.C. at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The 66th annual Washington Cathedral Flower Mart in D.C. is on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

<cal1>Thursday/May 12

<cal2>Open House at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, from 1-3 p.m. Call 703-228-0555.

<cal1>Friday/May 13

<cal2>Open House at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 703-228-5722.

Open House at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 703-228-4839.

<cal1>Saturday/May 14

<cal2>Open House at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 703-228-5285.

<cal1>Sunday/May 15

<cal2>Open House at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 703-703-228-4403.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>Open House at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., from May 9-May 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 703-228-5700.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics committee looking for Arlington volunteers to serve on committee and assist with events to be held Sept. 17-29. The committee meets monthly at Wakefield Park, Annandale. Call Judy Massabny at the Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4721.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, welcomes hobbyists every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon to share favorite craft projects. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Beginner tap-dancing classes. For seniors. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. $18 for six sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403 to sign up.

It’s seniors only at the Madison Community Center weight room, 3829 N. Stafford St., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-11 a.m. and Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. Staffed by certified personal trainer. Cost is $45 for a 15-session ticket. For more information call 703-228-4745. Drop-in seated strength training classes for seniors, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 a.m. $3 per class.

The Caroleers, an informal group of seniors who like to sing the oldies, meets Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Computer classes for beginners are available to seniors every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

The Arlington Senior Golf Club is recruiting new members for its Spring and Summer season. Call Karl VanNewkirk for fees and tee-off schedule, 703-536-5916. First tee-off scheduled for March 29, 7:30 a.m. at the Old Hickory Golf Course, Woodbridge.

Seven weekly line dancing classes for seniors on Mondays, March 7-April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, conducted by Pinky O’Neil. Experience not necessary; registration not required. Fee is $3. Call 703-228-0555.

Open Tai Chi practice for seniors at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., on Mondays at 2 p.m., beginning Mar. 7. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 for information.

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Dawson Terrace Senior Center. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300 to sign up.

English as a Second Language class meets every Monday at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4879.

Exercise classes. Dawson Terrace Senior Center. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 10 a.m. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

NOVA United Senior Women’s Basketball, for women 50 and up, practices every Friday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at James Lee Community Center, Rt. 50 and Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Contact Jackie Stephens, JYST11004@aol.com or call 703-228-4721.

Low-impact aerobic classes are held for seniors (55+) at the Aurora Hills Senior Center . Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. $45 for 15 sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 to register.

Cardiovascular exercise classes. Lee Senior Center . Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10: a.m. Fee is $3. Call 703-228-0555 to register.

Card Games. Mondays and Wednesdays it’s pinochle and canasta; Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s poker---all at

Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Friendly games; no experience necessary; instruction available. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Woodcarving enthusiasts are invited to join a group at Lee Senior Center every Thursday at 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway. Lots of fun sharing ideas. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Chess club for seniors meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m.,

Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Free instruction from 10-10:30a.m. Call 703-228-5285.

Computer lab at Lee Senior Center open to seniors (55+) every Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – noon, 5722 Lee Highway. Internet availability; onsite volunteer. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Bi-lingual nutrition classes for seniors are held every Friday, 10:45 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., conducted by Ana Moran, Virginia Cooperative Extension office. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Free assistance with tax return preparations for seniors by AARP tax aides, Tuesdays and Fridays through April 15, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, By appointment only; call 703-228-4403.

Free blood pressure checks for seniors every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. Provided by Arlington County Fire Department. Call 703-228-6300.

Weekly bingo games for Arlington seniors, Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403; Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., 703-228-5700; Tuesdays (bilingual) at 10 a.m. at Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St., 703-228-6300. Call for information; newcomers welcome.

Weekly art classes at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, 703-228-4403. Oil, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and watercolor, Fridays, 10 a.m. Classes are also offered at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-228-0555, oil, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register.

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 Second 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.

The Senior Singers Chorale rehearses every Tuesday, 2 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call 703-228-0555 for details.

Open Tai Chi practices for Arlington seniors are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St; Mondays at 1:45 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; Saturdays at 9 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee. Call the Centers for details or the Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4744.

Senior strength training programs for Arlington seniors are available at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturdays, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Staffed by a certified personal trainer. Cost is $45 for a 15-session ticket. Call for details, 703-228-4879.

Seniors interested in joining a dining out club are invited to call Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, at 703-228-0555. Group meets monthly for lunch and dinner.

Senior pickle ball players meet at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St., from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Free to seniors registered with the Office of Senior Adult Programs.

Drop-in duplicate bridge games are held Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 S. Stafford St. Cost is $3 per game. For information call 703-228-5722 (AHSC) or 703-228-5285 (MSC).

Bridge, Poker and Canasta. Lee Senior Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 703-228-0555.

Musical Groups for Seniors who like to sing, dance or play music. Four groups meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, which includes the Lee Jammers, Just Playin' Country, Senior Singers Chorale and the Caroleers. Three groups rehearse at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, the Songfellows, Diamonds and 60 Karats. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., is home to the Merrymakers. Each group would like new members. For more information, call Lee, 703-228-0555; Culpepper Garden, 703-228-4403 or TJ, 703-228-5920.

Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., offers a personal exercise program for seniors following a strength evaluation and fitness test. The cost is $120 for one-hour sessions with a certified personal trainer. Call for appointment, 703-228-4879.

Senior Travel. The county's Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) offers a variety of travel opportunities and day excursions throughout the year. Trips range in price from $8-$80 and include theaters, museums, sports, outlet shopping, casinos and historic sites. Overnight trips are planned several times a year. Seniors need to join OSAP to access the travel program at an annual cost of $10. Call Mimi Fitzgerald at 703-228-4749.