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Senior Living

<cal1>Wednesday/June 8

<cal2>The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors travels to Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Growing Wiser. First of a four-part series conducted by senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson. 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The Wayside Inn Dinner Theatre in Middletown, Va., hosts Arlington seniors for lunch and a performance of "Sister Amnesia's Country Western Nunsense Jamboree." Cost is $47. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/June 9

<cal2>The Senior Walking Group at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., walks in the neighborhood for its weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. All levels of walkers welcome; no fee. Call 703-228-6300.

"Dealing with Difficult People." Conducted by Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist, at 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5700.

Living with Arthritis. Conducted by an Arlington County public health nurse at 10:30 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Friday/June 10

<cal2>The Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, walk along the W&OD Trail at Bluemont Park at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50. Newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Russian composers are discussed by members of the music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive at 1:30 p.m. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Registration deadline is today for a Star-Spangled Jubilee at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. on June 14. Program will highlight Old Glory and other flags in American history. Cost is $5, including lunch. Call 703-228-5722 to register.

<cal1>Saturday/June 11

<cal2>Country-style dinner on the Pioneer Lines Scenic Railways Evening Paradise Dinner Train. Cost is $69. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749 to register.

Cyberseniors/Cyberteens is an intergenerational program with teens assisting in teaching seniors how to use a computer, the Internet, e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets. Classes are held in the Computer Technical Center in Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Textbook fee is $30; no fee for sessions. Call 703-228-6425.

Low-Impact Aerobics. Taught by Arlington County fitness instructor Kai Jones at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $45 for 15 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Monday/June 13

<cal2>Get an up-close look at birds of prey. Kent Knowles of the Raptor Conservancy discusses the importance of protecting the birds while showing their grace and strength. 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

The Walter Reed Walkers walk in Bon Air Park at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5703 to register. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St.

How savvy supermarket shopping can lead to healthier eating is explored at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. at 10:15 a.m. Speaker is from Virginia Hospital Center. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Arlington seniors cruise and fish on the Chesapeake Bay aboard a chartered boat. Cost is $71. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 14

<cal2>Vietnamese Cooking. Phung Luong Nguyen demonstrates Vietnamese cooking and shares recipes and samples. 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5700 to register.

Introductory Tai Chi classes for seniors begin at 11 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Taught by Richard Gramann. Includes Tai Chi walking and sampling of Tai Chi postures. Fee is $36 for 12 sessions. Call 703-228-5285 to register.

The music appreciation group at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., discusses Broadway tunes at 1 p.m. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

"Snow in August," by Pete Hamill, will be discussed by the book club at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Seniors observe Flag Day at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., with a program of patriotic songs. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

Boosting metabolism naturally without the use of supplements is discussed at 11:15 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Conducted by Mary Belanich of Virginia Hospital Center. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 15

<cal2>Autobiography Writing. Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist, leads a four-part series on writing a condensed autobiography of one's life. 10 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 to register.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors walks and picnics in Mason Neck Park, Lorton at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $4. Newcomers welcome. Group leaves from 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Call 703-228-4403 to register.

Countryside Tour. A day in the Virginia countryside, including tours of two museums and an afternoon tea, awaits Arlington seniors. Cost is $59. Call Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749.

<Cal1> Thursday/June 16

<cal2>Cope With Hearing Loss. The program is free and newcomers are welcome. 10 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 North Culppeper St.

Dealing With Arthritis. This program is free. 10 a.m. at the Carver Senior Center, 1415 South Queen St.

<cal1> Friday/June 17

<cal2>Naturalist Alonso Abugattas continues his series on Native Americans at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 North Pershing Drive. This program is free.

<cal 1> Monday/ June 20th

<Cal2>Nature Walk: Join the Walter Reed Walkers for a walk on Roosevelt Island. 9:30 a.m.fee is 2.50$ Call 703-228-5703 for details. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St.

Join the Lee Senior Center Rubber Stamp Club to make moving waterfall cards. 1p.m. Fee is $1. Call 703-228-0555 for details. 5722 Lee Highway.

Trip to Atlantic City for Arlington County seniors. Cost is $41.

<Cal 1> Sunday/ June 19th

Overnight Get-Away For Seniors. Includes a stay at the Jefferson Hotel and a cruise down the James River. Reserve by June 17. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4748. Cost is $295 per person.

cal1> June 21

<cal2> Lee Senior Center hosts program on wildflowers. The program will be hosted by naturalist Alonso Abugattas. 11:15 a.m. 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $1. Call 703-228-4749 .

Video Presentation on Scotland. Sponsored by the Travel Viewers Group at Madison Senior Center. 1p.m. 3829 N. Stafford St. Program is free. Call 703-228-5285 for information.

Join the Carver Senior Center for Their International Day potluck luncheon. 1415 South Queen St. Participants are asked to bring a dish from their native country. Please register by calling 703-228-5700

<Cal1>June 22

<Cal2> Join the Arlington Senior walking club for their weekly walk in Montrose Park and the Georgetown Waterfront. 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3. Call 703-228-4403 for details.

Cal1> June 25

<Cal2>Come see Johnny Mathis and the Baltimore Symphony. Program will be held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. Cost is $59. Call 703-228-4749.

<cal 1> June 23

<Cal2> Flavors of Vietnam cooking class presented by Phung Luong Nguyen. 10a.m. Langston Brown Senior.

Center. Program is free. Call 703-228-6300 to register.

Play Dominos at Culpepper Gardens. No Fee. 10 a.m. Call 703-228-4403.

Woodcarving Group at Lee Senior Center.1 p.m. No Fee. Call 703-228-0555 for information.

See the Songfellows, an award winning four-part harmony group. 10a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Call Carlton Blake at 703-536-5160 for information.

<Cal1> June 24th

<cal2>Join the music appreciation group of the Culpepper Garden Senior Center for a musical menagerie discussion. 1:30 p.m. 4435 N. Pershing Dr. Program is free. Call 703-228-4403 for details.

Come celebrate Summer birthdays with the Madison Senior Center. 1p.m. 3829 N. Stafford St. Cost is $3. Call 703-228-4403 to register.

Join the Lee Senior Center walking club for a walk on Roosevelt Island. 10a.m. Fee is $2.50. Call 703 228-0555 to register. Meet at 5722 Lee Highway.

Learn how to cook nutritously with nutrition educator Anna Moran. 11 a.m. 2121 North Culpepper Street. No fee. Call 703-228-6300 to register.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>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.

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 at 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.