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Senior Living

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 7

<cal2>Celebrate Oktoberfest. Enjoy German food and entertainment at 12:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $5; newcomers welcome. Call to register by Oct. 5, 703-228-5722.

Lee Walkers. The Lee Walkers from Lee Senior Center travel to Great Falls for its weekly walking programs at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Talk Beautiful Music. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, meets at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Beautiful Music. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Learn about assistive devices. Assistive devices to help the deaf and hard of hearing are being discussed at 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403 to register.

Learn how to be prepared for an emergency. Arlington County Office of Emergency Management representatives and volunteers from Citizen Corps visit Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., at 10:30 a.m. to discuss what Arlingtonians can expect from the county in an emergency and how to be prepared. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

See the National Ballet of China perform. Arlington seniors attend an evening performance of “Raise the Red Lantern” by the National Ballet of China at The Kennedy Center. Cost is $49. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 8

<cal2>Apple festival. The Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival in Syria, Va. is the destination of Arlington seniors. Cost is $25 (includes lunch). Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Chinese Orchestra performs. The Kennedy Center will host Arlington seniors for a performance by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Cost is $18. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 10

<cal2>Walter Reed Walkers. Barcroft Lake, Annandale, is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers from Walter Reed Senior Center, starting at 9:30 a.m. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th Street. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 11

<cal2>Discuss how to choose someone to speak for you. An elder law attorney facilitates an informed discussion on "Advance Directives: Choosing Someone to Speak for You When You Can't Speak for Yourself," at 6:30 p.m. at the Department of Human Services building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., seventh floor. Free. Contact the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY: 703-228-1788, or Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Two renowned New Orleanians speak about family tradition. Emeril Legasse, chef and Cokie Roberts, journalist, both from New Orleans will talk about how to preserve family traditions at the Smithsonian. Cost is $28.  Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Respond to dilemmas. Interactive discussion on how to respond to difficult circumstances and daily dilemmas, at 1p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  Program led by Rachel Thompson, Arlington County senior adult specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Create with corn husk. Seniors will learn the art of making corn husk dolls, at 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington.  Presentation by park naturalist, Marty Pross. Fee is $2; all materials provided; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555 to register.

Make bead jewelry. Carver Senior Center will host a program on creating jewelry with beads, taught by Phung Nguyen Luong at 10:15 a.m., 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5700.

Book club meeting. Members of the Culpepper Garden Senior Center book club will meet at1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington, to discuss “Three Junes” by Julia Glass. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403

Learn to drive safely. Madison Senior Center will host AARP’s two day safe driving course for seniors, Tues., Oct. 11 and Wed., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  Participants must attend both days to receive certificate. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 12

<cal2>Shop at Potomac Mills. Shop early for the holidays at Potomac Mills with fellow seniors. Cost is $9. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Balance exercise class. The class, for seniors, begins at 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  Twelve one hour classes taught by county fitness instructor Jill Kern, concentrating on balance, posture and strength improvement. Cost is $42. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Walk to Georgetown. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from North Arlington to Georgetown starting at 9:30 a.m. Newcomers welcome. Fee is $3. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. for details, 703-228-4403.

Be creative and move. The Jane Franklin Dance group will conduct a workshop for Arlington seniors on creative movement at 8:45 a.m., Arlington Mill, 4975 Columbia Pike  and 10:30 a.m., at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen Street.  No experience necessary; open to all levels of physical ability. Call for details, 703-228-5700.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 13

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

Cope with disabilities. Dealing with disabilities in others will be discussed, starting at 10:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington.  Program led by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up,  703-228-5700.

Drug interaction workshop. Medications and drug interactions will be the topic of a workshop for seniors at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  Program conducted by Mary Lou Mayfield, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 14

<cal2>"Medicare Part D: Is It for Me?" Two information sessions will be held about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, which starts Jan. 1, 2006., at 10 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 4854 Lee Highway, and 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Lee walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will walk in Potomac Overlook Park, Arlington at 10 a.m. for their weekly fitness walk. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Discuss Les Six with other music apprciators. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Culpepper St., Arlington,  will meet at 1:30 p.m., to discuss Les Six, a group of six 20th Century French composers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details,  703-228-4403.

Living with hearing loss is the topic of a program starting at 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Presented by Bonnie O’Leary, Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403 to register.

Information on new Medicare prescription. Informational talk and Q&A session on the new Medicare prescription drug benefit at 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center,  735 S. 18th St. and Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington.  Program presented by the Arlington Agency on Aging. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-1700.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 15

Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival. Arlington seniors will travel to the Shenandoah Valley for the annual Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival, wine sampling, specialty shopping, mansion tour, and antique car show. Cost is $31. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 18

<cal2>"Medicare Part D: Is It for Me?" Information session about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, which starts Jan. 1, 2006. Session starts at 10 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., and 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Call 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 19

<cal2>"Medicare Part D: Is It for Me?" Information session about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit starts at 1 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 24

<cal2>"Medicare Part D: Is It for Me?" Information session about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, which starts Jan. 1, 2006. Session starts at 10:15 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Call 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 27

<cal2>"Medicare Part D: Is It for Me?" Information session about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, which starts Jan. 1, 2006. Session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Department of Human Services, 3033 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 28

<cal2>Senior Information Fair in Arlington for Seniors, Caregivers, Families and Friends. The Arlington Commission on Aging; the Department of Human Services; and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources are co-sponsoring a free Senior Information Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. All are welcome. Representatives of over 20 organizations and programs will be in attendance to answer questions and distribute information on services and resources for older persons in Arlington and Northern Virginia. Also featured are short presentations on selected topics by a panel of experts from 9:30-11 a.m.