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Senior Living

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 21

<cal2>The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors walks from River Farm to Belle Haven, Alexandria, and enjoys a picnic at 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center at 703-228-4403.

Medicare Discussions. Arlington seniors are invited to discussions about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D), which becomes effective this January, at 10:30 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., or 1 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Program and question-and-answer are conducted by Medicare experts from Arlington Agency on Aging. No fee. Call 703-228-1700.

Community Preparedness. Speakers from the Office of Emergency Management and Citizen Corps meet with seniors at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., to discuss community preparedness. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call703-228-6300.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 22

<cal2>Crafts Workshop. Seniors make fragrant potpourri pouches at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., at 10 a.m. Class is conducted by crafts instructor Phung Nguyen Luong. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

Senior musicians are invited to join the New Horizons Band, conducted by Paul Norris. First rehearsal is at 2 p.m. today at the Levine School of Music in Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Drive. Call for fees and schedule, 703-237-5655.

The walking club at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., meets at 9:30 a.m. for a walk in the neighborhood. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

An Autumn Afternoon Tea at the Commodore Joshua Barney House Bed and Breakfast in Savage, Md., is planned for Arlington seniors. Cost is $37. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Eating Healthy, Living Longer is a special program at Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St. Clara Schneider, RN, who recently wrote "The Disease Prevention Cookbook," speaks about how to prevent and manage disease. Her specialty is diabetes in seniors. A noon worship service and $4 hot lunch at 12:30 p.m. precede the program, which begins at 1:15 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Jane Dixon at 703-465-0341.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 23

<cal2>The Lee Walkers at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, walk in Glen Carlyn Park at 10 a.m. Newcomers welcome; fee is $2.50. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The Caroleers, an informal senior singing group for people who enjoy the oldies, meets at 10:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Group meets weekly. No experience necessary. No fee. Call 703-228-05555 or drop in.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, discusses Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda at 1:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

A Welcome-Back Brunch for seniors is being held at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., at 11 a.m. Program includes a discussion of the center’s fall and winter activities. Cost is $5. Register by Sept. 21. Call 703-228-5722.

The Happy Hearts Social Club for seniors meets at 1:30 p.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-356-8142.

Hearing loss is being discussed at 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Program presented by Bonnie O’Leary of the Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Helping those with Alzheimer’s disease is being discussed at 1:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 24

<cal2>Hershey, Pa., is the destination of Arlington seniors. Trip includes buffet lunch and train ride through the countryside to a Civil War re-enactment. Cost is $79. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Medicare Part D information sessions. Part D is the new prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. 10:45 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Call 703-228-1700.

Video Travelers. Seniors at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., visit Yellowstone Park via videos narrated by travel expert Karen Lewis, at 11 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

Pinky O’Neill, renowned line dancing instructor, begins drop-in classes for seniors at 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $3.50 per class. Beginners welcome; partners not required. Call 703-228-0555.

Cameron Run Park, Alexandria is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Group leaves at 9:30 a.m. from 2909 S. 16th St. (trailer). Call to register, 703-228-5703.

“Puttin’ On The Ritz,” a big band salute, is attended by Arlington seniors at LaFountaine Bleu dinner theater in Glen Burnie, Md. Features the Skyline City Band and special guest singers. Cost is $49 and includes lunch. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Medicare Part D information sessions. Part D is the new prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Call 703-228-1700.

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics’ pickleball competition is at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. Today through Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No admission fee; the public is invited. Call 703-228-4721.

Basic drawing class for seniors begins today at 1:30 p.m at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Learn fundamentals of perspective, line and value. Fee is $28 for four sessions; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Lasagna lunch and entertainment for seniors at noon at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Cost is $3.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

National Grandparents Day is celebrated with a brunch for grandparents at 11 a.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Grandchildren welcome. Cost is $5 per person (children under 5 eat free). Register early at 703-228-5285.

Staying mentally fit workshop for seniors at 11 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Conducted by Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Medicare Part D information sessions. Part D is the new prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. 1 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call 703-228-1700.

A program featuring the culture and history of Brazil is being hosted by Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., at 11 a.m. Conducted in both English and Spanish. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

The genealogy group at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, holds its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Members share experiences in tracing ancestries from Eastern and Western Europe, North America and Africa. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors walk along the Anacostia River Trail in D.C. at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, at 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 29

<cal2>Medicare Part D information sessions. Part D is the new prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. 1:30 p.m. at the DHS building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., seventh floor. Call 703-228-1700.

Sign language class begins today at 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Taught by sign language professional Jessica Vanquez. Eight weekly classes cost $16. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The walking group at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., take a walk in the neighborhood at 9:30 a.m. Seniors are welcome to join. All levels of walkers welcome; no fee. Call 703-228-6300.

Volunteers at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., are being honored at 10:15 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5700.

Safe Driving Course. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., hosts AARP’s two-day safe driving refresher course for seniors today and tomorrow from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. Cost is $10 per person. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

The annual Virginia State Fair in Richmond is the destination of Arlington seniors. Cost is $18. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 30

<cal2>The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, discusses German composer Johannes Brahms at 1:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

The Lee Walkers at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, at 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50 for transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Hands-on cooking class for seniors at 10:45 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., featuring Gazpacho soup. Taught by nutrition educator, Ana Moran. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

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

Up-to-date discussion of arthritis symptoms, causes and treatments at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Conducted by Mary Belanich, senior health manager at Virginia Hospital Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 1

<cal2>Anson Art Auction. The paintings of local artist Abe Anson (1912-2005) are being offered at a benefit auction at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. The auction will begin at 11 a.m., preceded by a 10 a.m. preview. Anson’s portfolio of nearly 300 watercolor and acrylic paintings begins in the 1930s and includes seascapes, landscapes, small-town America and scenes from the WWII era. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the residents at Culpepper Garden Retirement Community and programs at the senior center. Total Crafts will be on-site to offer discounted framing for paintings not already framed. A light lunch ($4) is available. Purchases can be made by check or cash only. Call Beth Vick, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, at 703-228-4406.

Arlington seniors travel to Alexandria for the “Art on the Avenue” festival with vendors, demonstrations, musical performers and food. Cost is $8. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Arena Stage, D.C., hosts Arlington seniors for a matinee performance of “Born Yesterday.” Cost is $46. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 3

<cal2>The National Arboretum in D.C. is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers of Walter Reed Senior Center. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5703. Group leaves at 9:30 a.m. from 2909 S. 16th St.

A Southern Caribbean Cruise is being offered by Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, from March 14-25, 2006 on the Holland-American Cruise Line’s popular Maasdam cruise ship. Ship sails from Norfolk, VA. Cost $1,390-$2,025 per person. Reservations and deposit are due by today. Call 703-228-4748.