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Senior Living

<cal1>Wednesday/July 6

<cal2>Drop-in classes offered to seniors at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., for seated strength training beginning today at 9 a.m. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-5285.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors walk from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; registration not required. For details call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, at 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Thursday/July 7

<cal2>Arlington seniors get a grand tour of the Washington Post’s Springfield printing plant. Cost is $8. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

A nine-week series of seated exercises for seniors to improve overall muscular strength and flexibility starts today at 10 a.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Weekly classes on Thursdays cost $31.50; twice-weekly classes on Mondays and Thursdays cost $59.50. To register call 703-228-4745.

Yoga classes for seniors begin today at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Eight weekly sessions cost $28. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The Langston-Brown Senior Center walking club meets at 9:30 a.m. for a fitness walk in the neighborhood. All levels of walkers welcome. No fee. The center is located at 2121 N. Culpeper St. Call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Friday/July 8

<cal2>Registration deadline is today for a Patriotic Picnic at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, to be held Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Summer fare, karate demonstration and a sing-along. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Gentle aerobics combined with seated strength training for seniors begins today at 9 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Six classes cost $21. To register, call 703-228-5285.

The Lee Walkers at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, walk in Potomac Overlook Park at 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The DuPont Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Del., hosts Arlington seniors for a tour of the historic property, plus a catered lunch. Cost is $54. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Sonatinas — short Sonatas. Discussion led by Joe Suchomel, U.S. Marine Band (Ret.). No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s is being discussed by Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist, at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Ana Moran, nutrition educator with Virginia Cooperative Extension, meets with seniors to discuss healthy eating at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Sunday/July 10

<cal2>The Charlestown Races in Charlestown, W.Va., are the destination of Arlington seniors. Cost is $26. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

<cal1>Monday/July 11

<cal2>Beginning Tai Chi classes for seniors start today at 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Ten classes cost $35. Newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The Walter Reed Walkers from Walter Reed Senior Center walk in Eakin Community Park, Fairfax, at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St.

A mini home bulletin-board-making workshop for seniors is being held at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, meets at 1 p.m. to create a “Garden of Rubber.” Creating tips will be shared on three-dimensional effects. Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Arlington seniors are invited to join a mosaic art project at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, to make a large mosaic piece for the grounds at the newly landscaped center. Resident artist Alfredo Ratinoff is designing and coordinating the project. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 12

<cal2>The book club at the Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, meets at 1:30 p.m. to discuss “Ali and Nino” by Kurban Said. Discussion led by librarian Carolyn Barton. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Arlington County crafts instructor Phung Luong Nguyen leads a workshop on beading at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., at 10:15 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5700.

The music appreciation group at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., meets at 1 p.m. to discuss folk songs and war songs, facilitated by senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

The community service circle at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., meets at 1 p.m. to make heart pillows for cardiac patients at area hospitals. No sewing experience necessary. No fee. Call 703-228-5285.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, hosts a program for seniors on safety tips for the summer and how to prevent common accidents and ailments at 10 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Arlington seniors travel to the Baltimore Science Center to see the Titanic Artifact Exhibition and view the IMAX film, “Titanic.” Cost is $26. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 13

<cal2>The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors travels to Reston to walk along the Glade Stream West trail at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Local musician Fred Brooks entertains seniors at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., with a morning of music and fun at 10:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700.

<cal1>Thursday/July 14

<cal2>Bistro 123 French restaurant, Tysons Corner Center I, hosts Arlington seniors for a Bastille Day celebration. Entertainment by French chanteuse, Simone Marchand. Cost is $41. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson leads a discussion on the roles and expectations of grandparents at 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700.

The Langston-Brown Senior Center walking club meets at 9:30 a.m. at 2121 N. Culpeper St. All levels of walkers welcome to join for a group-walk in the neighborhood. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

“Nickel and Dimed,” by Barbara Ehrenreich, is being discussed by the book group at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., at 11 a.m. Conducted by Susan Kaminov, manager of Westover Branch Library. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4879.

Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., hosts a presentation on urinary tract problems at 10:30 a.m., conducted by a registered nurse. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Friday/July 15

<cal2>Scotts Run Nature Reserve, Fairfax, is the destination of the Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Librarian Martha Tansey, of Aurora Hills Library, leads a discussion on “Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larson, at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Sergei Rachmaninoff, is the subject of the music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discussion led by Joe Suchomel, U.S. Marine Band (Ret.). No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Nationally acclaimed storyteller Jon Spellman facilitates an informal story swap with seniors at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Choosing and preparing healthy foods for seniors is being discussed by Ana Moran, nutrition educator from Virginia Cooperative Extension, at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. To register, call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Saturday/July 16

<cal2>The U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra entertains Arlington seniors at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria campus. Cost is $8. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

<cal1>Moday/July 18

<cal2>The Walter Reed Walkers travel to Lake Accotink, Springfield, for their weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St.

Rosemary Schwartzbard, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, personal trainer and marathoner, discusses the wide-ranging effects of exercise for seniors at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 19

<cal2>Orchid hobbyist Doris Bitler meets with seniors at 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, to discuss the types of orchids best adapted to the average home environment and how to care for them. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Travel the Danube River, Europe’s second largest river, with Steve Guback at 1 p.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., hosts a talk on incontinence, its causes, management and treatment at 10:15 a.m. The program is presented by Suzanne Herd, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700.

Arlington’s Real Estate Tax Relief Program and the new Homeowner’s Grant Program for seniors older than 65 or persons with disabilities (with incomes below $72,000 per year), are discussed at 11 a.m. at the Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4839.

St. Mary’s County, Md., is on the calendar for Arlington seniors. Trip includes lunch in Leonardstown, a tour of the Potomac River Museum and a water taxi tour to St. Clements Island. Cost is $47. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Advance registration required.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 20

<cal2>Jazz concert at the Corcoran Gallery of Art for Arlington seniors. Cost is $8. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Advance registration required.

Military historian Les Albers begins a four-part series on America’s first war battles of the 20th Century at 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Program includes artifacts, uniforms, equipment, slides and music. Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., begins a series of programs highlighting the cultures of North, Central and South America with an opening session on Argentina at 11 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors meet at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, at 9:30 a.m. to walk from Marymount University to Potomac Overlook Park. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Happy Hearts Social Club for seniors meets at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post, 3445 N. Washington Blvd., for a program on the history of Arlington County. No fee; newcomers welcome. To register, call 703-356-8142.

<cal1>Thursday/July 21

<cal2>Public health nurse Aleena Truehart, R.N., meets with seniors at 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., to discuss signs, symptoms and prevention of urinary tract infections. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700.

One-on-one discussion with the cast of “Hairspray” at The Kennedy Center for Arlington seniors. Cost is $20. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Advance registration required.

Local musician Fred Brooks entertains seniors at 10:30 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

The monthly Fair Golds social and business meeting takes place at noon in Room 1 at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. All Fairlington residents 55 and older are invited to attend and bring a bag lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Call Sheila at 703-931-0298 or Vern at 703-548-8571.

<cal1>Friday/July 22

<cal2>The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, meets at 1:30 p.m. to discuss plucked string instruments such as mandolins, guitars, lutes and harps. Session led by Joe Suchomel, U.S. Marine Band (Ret.). No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Seniors interested in learning sign language are invited to a class with a sign language professional at 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The Claude Moore Farm, McLean, is the destination of the Lee Walkers. Meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Nutrition classes for seniors, at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., conducted by Ana Moran of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Saturday classes for AARP’s safe driving refresher course for seniors at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Today and July 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee is $10. Participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>The Office of Senior Adult Programs is sponsoring a community service project to assist the Arlington Chapter of the Salvation Army. Seniors will be dressing dolls and bears, provided by the Salvation Army, to be distributed to underprivileged children in December. Outfits may be purchased or handmade. Call 703-228-4721.

Registration forms for the 2005 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, to be held Sept. 17-29, are available by calling 703-228-4721. Registration fee is $10, which includes one event; additional events cost $1. Information is also available at www.novaseniorolympics.com.

SCAT, Senior Center Adult Transportation, is a taxi service for Arlington seniors, 55 and older, to go to senior centers for a roundtrip cost of $4. Seniors are eligible by registering with the Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) and paying an annual fee of $10. SCAT applications as well as a free brochure titled "Transportation-at-a-Glance," listing additional transportation services for seniors are available at senior centers or by calling OSAP at 703-228-4744.

Beginning and intermediate Pilates classes for Arlington seniors are available at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., taught by Cindi Shore. Summer fee is $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-5285.

Fan Care Program. The Arlington Agency on Aging has electric fans available for Arlington residents age 60 and older whose maximum annual income for a single person is $14,355, or $19,245 for a two-person household. Those eligible can receive one fan per cooling season. A short application is required. The Fan Care Program is open from June 1-Sept. 30 or as long as funds last. For information or to request an application call 703-228-1700 or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Senior adult tennis is played mornings, Monday-Friday, at various Arlington County tennis courts. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4745.

Tenors needed for award winning, senior, four-part harmony group, the Songfellows. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive. Annual performances are at Arlington County Fair and Thomas Jefferson Community Theater. Songfellows also entertain at nursing homes, summer camps, seniors residences and civic associations. Call Carlton Blake at 703-536-5160.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics committee is looking for Arlington volunteers to serve on the 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 seasons. 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.

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.

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 at JYST11004@aol.com or call 703-228-4721.

Low-impact aerobic classes are held for seniors at the Aurora Hills Senior Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. $56 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 $3.50. 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 10-10:30 a.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- 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.

Tai Chi practice sessions are open to seniors every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

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.