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Senior Living

Wednesday/Oct. 18

Social bridge for seniors 12:30-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0949.

The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Kenilworth Gardens, D.C., for a fitness walk at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Cal Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, for details, 703-228-4403.

Hearing loss support group for seniors will meet from 10 a.m.-noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington.  No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/Oct. 19

The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, will meet at 9:30 a.m., for a walk in the neighborhood. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Walter Reed Senior Center joins the Arlington Public Library’s “one book, one community” project with a discussion of Anne Tyler’s novel, “Digging to America,” at 1 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0949.

Public health nurse Aleena Truehart, R.N., will present an overview of alternative medicines such as acupuncture, homeopathy, massage therapy, herbal medicine and more at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0949.

Dorotea (sp) Gonzalez, Capital Hospice, Washington D.C,, will meet with seniors to discuss grief and the grieving process at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Arlington seniors will travel to Glen Burnie, MD for a buffet lunch at the La Fontaine Bleu and a performance by The Platters. Cost is $58. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/Oct. 20

The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, will walk from Nottoway Park to Blake Park, Vienna at 10 a.m. for their weekly walking program. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet at 1 p.m., to discuss “Saturday” by Ian McEwan with librarian Martha Tansey, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Training to become a volunteer member of Arlington Spellbinders begins at 9 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Training conducted by noted storyteller and drama educator, Judy Thibault. Four sessions; no fee. To register, call 703-228-4755.

Watercolor painting classes for seniors, taught by Sam Nash, begins at 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $20 for four two hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet at 1:30 p.m., to discuss German composer, Paul Hindemuth, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Trumpeter, keyboardist and singer Fred Brooks, will entertain seniors at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper  St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Saturday/Oct. 21

It’s off to the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival, Syria, VA, for Arlington seniors. Apple picking, blue grass music, apple butter making demonstrations, home-style lunch at the Lodge. Cost is $24. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Ongoing</b>

Pinky O’Neil teaches beginners and advanced line dancing classes for seniors, Thursdays, 10 a.m. (adv.) and 11 a.m. (beg.), Thomas Jefferson Community Center., 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Eight week seated strength training classes for seniors begin Fri., May 5, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington.  Also includes easy dance steps, stretching and relaxation routines. Cost is $28 for the series; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Drop-in, seated exercise classes, taught by fitness instructor Linda Bell, Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Improve muscle strength and flexibility. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Exercise with Irena at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, designed for seniors to increase flexibility and strengthen total body. Fee, $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training for seniors, taught by Irena Woodruff, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th Street, Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Appointments are available for help with Medicare's new prescription drug benefit (part D). Contact the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us. A phone consultation may be all that is needed. For help with enrollment, call to schedule a free one-on-one appointment with a Medicare counselor. Appointments must be pre-scheduled. May 15 is the deadline to sign up without penalty.

* Woodcarving group meets on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Lee Senior Center meets. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

* Informal singing group meets every Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Lee Senior Center. Sing the Oldies. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

* Pickleball for seniors is played daily from 9 a.m. to noon at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington.

The tennis-like (lower net) sport welcomes both men and women. No cost except annual registration fee with Office of Senior Adult Programs ($10). For more information, call 703-228-5920.

* Billiard games for seniors are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. at Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. and Thomas Jefferson Comm. Center. 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington.  Ping pong is available on Mondays, 9:00 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Comm. Center. No cost except annual registration fee with the Office of Senior Adult Programs ($10). For more information, call 703-228-5700 (Carver), 703-228-5920 (TJ).

* Card games for seniors at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arl., include pinochle, Mondays, 12;30 p.m.; canasta, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and poker, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

* The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics committee is looking for volunteers to serve on its committee and assist with events and promotion.  Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Annandale. Access to e-mail helpful. For more information, call 703-228-4721.

* Survival English classes for seniors are held Mondays, 11:00 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. and Saturdays, 11:00 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-6300 (L-B) or 703-228-4403 (CG).

* Oil painting classes for Arlington seniors, with artist Larry Isham, are held Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Five classes $25, newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

* Sam Nash conducts watercolor painting classes for seniors, Fridays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center,  4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Five classes $25, newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

* The Senior Singers Chorale rehearses Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Arlington. Newcomers welcome; $25 materials fee. Call for details,

703-228-6300.

* Free chess instruction for seniors, Mondays, 10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Regular games begin at 10:30 a.m. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

* Cribbage for seniors, Thursdays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

* Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, Saturdays, 9 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. All levels; no instructor. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

* 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.

* 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., Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Taught by Arlington County fitness instructor, Irene Woodruff. 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.

* 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. Culpepper 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.