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Senior Living

<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.

<cal1>Tuesday/ Nov. 1

<cal2>The travel viewers group at Madison Senior Center will visit, via video, The Blue Ridge Parkway, starting at 1 p.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

<cal1>Wednesday/ Nov, 2

<cal2>The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from the Old Angler’s Inn to Great Falls, MD, Wed., starting at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. for more details call 703-228-4403.

National Gallery of Art intern Jenny Wei begins a three part series on American artist, Winslow Homer, at 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N.  Pershing Dr., Arlington. Series will include a field trip to the National Gallery to view exhibit of Homer’s oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Arlington seniors will tour the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Cost is $15 which includes the Gallery’s Wednesday Afternoon  Jazz Program. Call  Arlington County Senior Adult Travel for more information 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Friday/ Nov. 4

<cal2>Seniors will shape up with Beginning Yoga, practicing postures, breathing exercises and meditation, starting at 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $17.50 for five sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Docent led tour of the new Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, is on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Cost is $13. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Gentle, low impact aerobics for seniors combined with seated strength training followed by a stretching and relaxation routine begins at 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington.  Five classes, $17.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will walk in Glover Park, D.C., starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555. Group leaves from 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington,  will meet at 1:30 p.m., to discuss Vices and Bad Habits, music to accompany human weaknesses. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Nutrition educator, Ana Moran, will meet with seniors to discuss food safety at 10:45 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Q&A session about the new Medicare prescription drug plan will be held at 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 for details.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>Yoga classes for seniors begin at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, Tues., Nov. 1, 2:15 p.m., Fri., Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Five sessions, $18; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Drop-in, strength building, seated exercise class for seniors, taught by Arlington County fitness instructor, Linda Bell, Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Oct. 31, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  Fee is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Aurora Hills Senior Center begins winter Yoga classes for seniors with Peggy Finn, beginning Wed., Nov. 2, 10 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington.  Seven classes, $24.50. Call to register, 7034-228-5722.

Ballroom Dance Classes for singles and couples, beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Friday mornings ongoing. Walk in, no registration. $5 for one hour class, free practice sessions and free parking. Sessions at Arlington First Presbyterian Church near Ballston. For directions phone 703-527-4766.

Baking and cake decorating classes are on the horizon at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Seniors will learn how to make a variety of flowers for cake decorating; also take classes in making petit fours, scones and holiday cookies. If interested in future classes, call 703-228-0555.

Free computer classes for seniors are available at Lee, Culpepper Garden and Carver Senior Centers. Learn the basics and more from experts. Call the centers for schedules or the Office of Senior Adult Programs at 703-228-4744. Registration required.

Line dancing classes for seniors on Thursdays at 10 a.m. (intermediate) and 11 a.m. (beginners) at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. second St. conducted by Pinky O’Neil. Partners not required; $3.50 per class. Call 703-228-4745.

Low-impact aerobics classes are offered at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Taught by Arlington County fitness instructor, Kai Bandy. Fee is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Open Tai Chi practices for Arlington seniors are offered Mondays and Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403; Mondays at 1:45 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 703-228-5722; and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-5285. No fee; newcomers welcome.

The Arlington Agency on Aging and the Arlington Commission on Aging are continuing their outreach campaign to educate Arlington's older residents, their caregivers, and the professionals who serve them regarding the new Medicare prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D), which starts January 1, 2006. All Medicare beneficiaries will need to learn about Medicare Part D this year, so that they can make a decision whether or not to take this option. People with lower incomes may qualify for "Extra Help," which could assist them in paying the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays for Medicare Part D. To learn more about Medicare Part D, plan to attend this informal question and answer session, "Ask a Medicare Specialist," Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m. at the Warren G. Stambaugh Department of Human Services building, 3033 Wilson Boulevard, 7th floor, Arlington. The building, located across from the Clarendon Metro stop, is fully accessible. Free parking under the building (entrance on N. Highland St.). To find out more about this or other upcoming sessions, contact the Arlington Agency on Aging, (703) 228-1700, TTY (703) 228-1788, or email Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested at least 5 business days in advance.

CyberSeniors.org will hold computer classes at the Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway and the Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 Culpepper St. Each course topic is taught in four one-hour sessions over a two-week period of time. $30. Course topics include computer basics, how to use email and the Internet, word processing and spreadsheets and are taught by CyberTeens. 703-228-6425.

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.

Arlington seniors can get a private fitness assessment and a personally designed exercise program by a certified fitness professional at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Assessment determines level of fitness for muscle strength, aerobic capacity and body flexibility. Fee is $120 which includes assessment and three sessions with the fitness coach. Register at 703-228-4745.

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.