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Senior Living

<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.

Learn about Brazil. 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.

Geneology meeting. 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.

Walking Club. 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.

Learn sign Language. 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.

Neighborhood walk group. 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.

Honoring Volunteers. 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.

State Fair. 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>Johannes Brahms discussion. 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.

Lee Walkers. 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.

Learn to make Gazpacho soup. 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.

Discuss assistive devices. 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.

Arthritis discussion. 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.

Art adventure. Arlington seniors are traveling 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 for more information or to register. Registration required.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Special matinee for seniors. 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>Walk to National Arboretum. 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.

Sail to the Caribbean. 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.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 4

<cal2>Video train ride. The travel viewers group at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., take a train ride through Scotland and Wales via video at 1 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 5

<cal2>Walk in Rock Creek Park. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors walks in Rock Creek Park, D.C., at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center at 703-228-4403.

See Monet's London. A major exhibition of Monet’s London at the Baltimore Museum of Art is on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Create movement and poetry. The Jane Franklin Dance Company conducts a workshop for seniors on how to create movement out of personal experiences and poetry at 8:45 a.m. at Arlington Mill Senior Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, and at 10:30 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. No fee; no experience necessary. Call 703-228-5700.

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

Learn how to be prepared. The Arlington County chapter of the Red Cross presents an overview on preparing for natural disasters at 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dri ve. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 6

<cal2>The Langston-Brown walkers. The Langston-Brown Senior Center walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. All levels of walkers welcome. No fee. The center is located at 2121 N. Culpeper St. Call 703-228-6300.

Hispanic potluck. A Hispanic potluck lunch is being held to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., at 10:30 a.m. Spanish and Latin America attire encouraged. Fee is a potluck dish. Call 703-228-6300.

Frieda Butler talks about major issues. Guest speaker Frieda Butler, from George Mason University, visits Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, at 11:15 p.m. Butler is providing training for seniors on major issues in quality end-of-life care. No fee; newcomers welcome. To register, call 703-228-0555.

<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