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Senior Living Dec. 5-12

Thursday/Dec. 6

Senior Employment. A representative from Senior Employment Resources will meet with retired or semi-retired seniors (50+) in the Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 1:30 p.m., to discuss employment opportunities in Northern Virginia. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Volunteer. Brown bag lunch and discussion at Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., noon, about volunteer opportunities in Arlington with representatives from Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network and Arlington Food Assistance Center. No registration necessary. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Games. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will host Chinese and American style Mah Jongg games, 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet 9:30 a.m. for a walk in and around the Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Home Care. Learn how to de-clutter and organize your home or apartment during a two part series by Heather Greenwood, Virginia Cooperative Extension office, beginning 1:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Friday/Dec. 7

Trip Time. Gunston Hall’s Plantation Christmas, Mason Neck, Va., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $55 which includes a Holiday Buffet. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to the grounds of the Shrine of Immaculate Conception, D.C., for its weekly fitness walk, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Talk. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m. to discuss concertos for orchestra. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Pizza Party. Aurora Hills Senior Center is sponsoring a pizza party for volunteers who help decorate the Center for the holidays, 10 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Sign up by Dec. 5 by calling 703-228-5722.

Decorate. Help deck the halls at Lee Senior Center, 10:30 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Elves get treated to pizza after decorating is done. Call 703-228-0555 to sign up.

Holiday Party. Annual Holiday Party at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, Fri., Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Entertainment by the Celebration Singers. Cost is $3 or $1 plus $2 worth of non-perishable food for Secret Santa food basket. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Computer Course. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens offers five four-hour computer courses for seniors at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. 10 a.m.-noon to review course materials and ask questions. Fee is $20 for individual course textbook. Call for information, 703-228-6425.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to play 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; coaching available. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Monday/Dec. 10

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk in Barcroft Park, 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Square dancing for seniors, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Good fun and great exercise. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Ice Skating. Senior ice skaters (55+) are invited to skate at Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8-9:15 a.m. Fee is $1 which includes skate rental. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Health Lecture. A discussion about managing arthritis pain, presented by the Arthritis Foundation, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), national weight loss support group, 9:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. $24 annual dues includes newsletter. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/Dec. 11

Safety Talk. Capt. Michelle Nuneville (sp), will meet with seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., to discuss pedestrian safety. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will be available for individual appointments with Arlington seniors to offer advice, counsel and services on a wide range of issues, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., and 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B) and 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Gardening Talk. Expert gardener Peter Jones will discuss how to grow orchids, 4:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Join a group of senior volleyball enthusiasts at Langston-Brown Senior Center for practice at 1:30 p.m., games, 2 p.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Coaching on-site. No fee. Call 703-228-4745 for more information.

Book Group. The book discussion group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N, Pershing Drive, will meet to discuss, "Over the Edge of the World" by Laurence Bergreen. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Crafts. The annual Making of the Greens at Lee Senior Center, 11:15 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Lee supplies the greens to make wreaths and centerpieces; seniors bring containers and candles; Cost is $1. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Wednesday/Dec. 12

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk along King Street, for their weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Holiday Tea. Holiday Tea at Lee Senior Center, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway. Bring a plate of cookies to share. Entertainment by pianist Milton Nelson. Cost is $3.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. A day in New York City for seniors, to shop, tour or take in a show on your own. Intergenerational trip. Cost is $56. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4748. Registration required.

Thursday/Dec. 13

Volunteer Discussions. Representatives from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will meet with seniors at the Connections Café at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., at noon to discuss needs and volunteer opportunities. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Movie Screening. A screening of "51 Birch Street," a documentary about parents’ lives by filmmaker Doug Block, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. A discussion will follow led by attorney Leda Gottleib. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet 9:30 a.m. at the Center for a social walk in the neighborhood. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

House Cleaning. Learn how to de-clutter and organize home or apartment, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Holiday Spirits. How to keep your spirits up during the holidays will be discussed, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, public health nurse, Chantal Middleton, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/Dec. 14

Holiday Music. Winter holiday luncheon with musical entertainment, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Register by Dec. 12 by calling 703-228-5722. Cost is $5 plus donation for Doorways Women’s Shelter.

State Travel. Travel the state of Alabama, via video, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Dance Presentation. Elisabeth Larson, creative arts educator, Museum One, will present a program on holiday dance customs from different countries, featuring Japan and Africa, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5321.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 572 Lee Highway, will walk from Union Station to the U.S. Botanic Garden, D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1:30 p.m., to discuss Viennese composer, Alban Berg. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Trip. Enjoy the cultural traditions of the Emerald Isle at a presentation of "Irish Christmas in America," at National Geographic headquarters, D.C. Cost is $31. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Health Group. Tai Chi practice, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Singing Group. Informal singing group, The Caroleers, will meet 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Strictly for fun; hummers and toe tappers welcome. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Monday/Dec. 17

Exercise Class. Drop-in seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Classes available three times weekly. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Dancing. Square dancing for seniors, 10 a.m., Culpepper garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to the National Zoo, D.C., for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Music Performance. Musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Trip Time. Dinner at The Inn at Brookville Farms, Md., followed by an evening tour of the Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple for seniors. Cost is $58. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Tuesday/Dec. 18

Language Group. English/Spanish conversation group, to improve language skills, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Poker Games. Friendly poker games for seniors at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise Group. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training class, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Classes held twice weekly. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Games. Table tennis for seniors, 9 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Growing group of regulars seeking new players. Coaching available. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Stamp Club. The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center will meet 11:30 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, to make greeting cards. Cost is $1. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Talk. Complicated family gatherings during the holidays will be discussed, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register. 703-228-5321.

Health Talk. Keeping spirits healthy during the holidays through good nutritional choices will be discussed, 10:15 a.m. with public health nurse, Chantal Middleton, R.N., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/Dec. 19

Trip Time. The Maryland Antiques Center, Leonardtown, Md., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $34, which includes an Afternoon Tea. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

State By Video. Seniors will visit the state of Massachusetts, via video, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Social bridge games for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walking Club. The Walking Club for seniors will walk from the White House to the U.S. Botanic Garden, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Crafters. Crafters open workshop, 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Share hobbies, crafts, ideas. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/Dec. 20

Volunteer Opportunities. The Connections Café at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will be open 1 – 3 p.m., for seniors (55+) to discuss ways to connect with volunteer, educational and social opportunities in Arlington. No fee; free parking. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Games. Sudoku puzzle workout session for seniors, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, will meet 9:30 a.m. for an indoor walk at the Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Christmas Celebration. Christmas celebration featuring Christmas carol sing-along and entertainment, led by Sherri Clark and Fred Brooks, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/Dec. 21

Health Talk. Ask the Nurse session for seniors with Diane Hendel, R.N., 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free blood pressure monitoring. Details, 703-228-5285.

Trip Time. The Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, Thurmont, Md., will host seniors. Trip includes driving tour of Watkins Regional Park’s "Winter Festival of Lights." Cost is $26. Call Arl. Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Games. Seniors who enjoy the game of Scrabble or would like to learn will meet 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk around the World War II memorial and Ellipse, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N., Pershing Drive, will discuss music based on the works of Italian poet Dante Alighieri, 1:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Music Group. A new singing group of seniors who enjoy international songs will meet 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Book Club. The book club at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 1 p.m., to discuss, "Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Comedy. Relive bygone days of classic comedy, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program presented by comedy author Mike Bloom. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.