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Senior Living

<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.

Informational discussion about Medicare Part D at 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Meetings conducted by experts from Arlington Agency on Aging. No fee. For information call 703-228-1700.

A program on the history and cultures of Chile will be presented in both English and Spanish, at 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. To register, call 703-228-6300.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk and picnic at Burke Lake. Leave from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 9:30 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive; fee is $4; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

The Happy Hearts Social Club for seniors meets today at 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For information, call 703-356-8142.

"Broadway Melodies," featuring the music and songs from Tony award-winning shows, plus an all-you-can-eat buffet at Lorenzo’s Timonium Dinner Theatre in Maryland, are on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Cost is $38. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 20

<cal2>Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment's executive director will be the guest speaker, starting at 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, to discuss volunteer opportunities and ways to protect Arlington streams and promote the health of the Chesapeake Bay. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The Langston-Brown Senior Center walking group at 9:30 a.m., for its weekly neighborhood walk, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. All levels of walkers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Hearing Loss Discussion. Drop in today at 10 a.m., for informal discussion on coping with hearing loss, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

The careful use of medications and drug interactions will be discussed, Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington, by Mary Lou Mayfield, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5700.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 21

<cal2>The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee

Highway, Arlington, will travel to Montrose Park in D.C., for a weekly walking program, starting at 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington, meets today at 1 p.m. to discuss "Ali and Nino," by Kurban Said. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

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

Free blood pressure screening for seniors at 10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Question and answer session with Diane Hendel, R.N. about health and nutrition related questions. No fee; newcomers welcome Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Progressing forward with purpose instead of looking back with regret is the topic of a program for retirees starting at 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Conducted by Rachel Thompson, Arlington County senior adult specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Arlington seniors tour the U.S. Supreme Court. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

The popular Middle Eastern tabouli salad will be featured at 10:45 a.m., during a nutrition class at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, conducted by nutrition educator, Ana Moran, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Langston-Brown Senior Center will host AARP’s two day, safe driving refresher course for senior on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. , 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 23

<cal2>Arlington seniors will travel to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, for a concert performance by country singer, Kenny Rogers. Cost is $40. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<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.

Join the travel viewers group at Madison Senior Center at 11 a.m., as they explore, via video, the animals of Africa, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

The Walter Reed Walkers from Walter Reed Senior Center walk in Long Branch Nature Center, Monday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington.

Get tips on reducing risk of Alzheimer’s disease at, 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Program presented by senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Tuesday/ Oct. 25

<cal2>Mental fitness workshop for seniors with activities and games, at 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, conducted by Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Arlington County Park Naturalist Amanda Campbell presents a historical program on Native Americans of Arlington, at 1 p.m., at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

<cal1>Wednesday/ Oct. 26

<cal2>The Office of Emergency Management and volunteers from Citizen Corps meet with seniors at 11:30 a.m., Arlington Mill Senior Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, Arlington, to discuss Arlington County’s emergency plans and what to do in an emergency. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-7791.

A day at the races for Arlington seniors at Laurel Park in Maryland. Cost is $39 and includes lunch. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

The music, food and history of Mexico will be discussed starting at 10:30 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Program presented in English and Spanish by host Flor Fiallos. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5700.

The genealogy group at Lee Senior Center will meet at 1 p.m., at 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Newcomers welcome to learn from members’ experiences in researching ancestries from Eastern and Western Europe, North America and Africa. No fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

The National Zoo in D.C. will welcome members of the Walking Club of Arlington for seniors,at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, for details, 703-228-44403.

<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.

The Langston-Brown Senior Center’s walking group will walk in the neighborhood, 9:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-6300.

Langston-Brown Senior Center hosts a crafts workshop to make potpourri pouches, at 10 a.m. with Phung Nguyen Luong, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

The Lee Walkers at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, will travel to Brendan Park, Alexandria at 10 a.m., for their weekly walking program. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 28

<cal2>The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center meets, at 1:30 p.m., to discuss French-Belgian composer and organist Cesar Franck, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Local historian Les Albers conducts an interactive program on "The Adventures of Robin Hood," at noon, at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Costumes, music and lunch. Cost is $5; newcomers welcome. Register by Oct. 26 by calling 703-228-5722.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center will host a program featuring free services available from the Metropolitan Washington Ear for blind, visually impaired and physically disabled people, at 10:30 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Saturday/ Oct. 29

<cal2>Senior Information Fair, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Learn about the valuable County services available to seniors and caregivers. Free senior ID cards, emergency 911 cell phones, smoke detectors and more. Call for details, Arlington Agency on Aging, 703-228-1700, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4745 or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Arlington seniors will attend a matinee performance of "Evita" at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore. Cost is $76. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Sunday/ Oct. 30

<cal2>The National Academy of Sciences, D.C., will host Arlington seniors for a concert by The Osiris Trio from Holland. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Monday/ Oct. 31

<cal2>The Walter Reed Walkers from Walter Reed Senior Center, will walk in Potomac Overlook Park. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves from 2909 S. 16th St., Arlngton at 9:30 a.m.

Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s annual Halloween Party with a costume parade by children from Barrett Elementary School, will be held at 1:15 p.m. at 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Music and refreshments; seniors also invited to wear costumes. Fee is $1. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Bob Smith, former U.S. Army Band and White House pianist will entertain seniors at Langston-Brown Senior Center’s first Monster Ball, to celebrate Halloween starting at 11 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Costume contest with prizes, dancing (The Monster Stomp), lunch with ghoulash and creepy desserts. Cost is $4. Call for reservations, 703-228-6300.