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Senior Living July 3-9

Wednesday/July 4

Senior centers closed for Independence Day.

Thursday/July 5

Games. Mah Jongg for seniors (Chinese version), 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

Holiday Event. Celebrate a post holiday event, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Enjoy patriotic songs by the Songfellows Barbershop Chorus. No fee. Register by July 2 by calling 703-228-0955.

Shopping Trip. Arlington seniors will travel to Frederick, Md. for shopping at "Great Stuff by Paul," the Catoctin Mountain Orchard and dinner at the Old South Mountain Inn. Cost is $47. Call Arlington Co. Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/July 6

Games. Scrabble for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Drop in, or call 703-228-0955.

Bridge Games. Bridge enthusiast Anne Gress will conduct duplicate bridge games, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $4. Call 703-228-5285.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in George Washington Forest, Arlington, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Group will leave from Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Call to register, 704-228-5285.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will discuss incomplete works by famous composers, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Lunch Party. Lunch of hot dogs and ice cream, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Entertainment by the Songfellows Barbershop Chorus. Cost is $5. Register by July 2 by calling 703-228-5722.

Yoga. Yoga classes for seniors begin at 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $24.50 for seven sessions; taught by Shaye Moore. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Monday/July 9

Water Exercise. Aqua aerobics for Arlington seniors begin at 8:40 a.m., Washington & Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy St., pool. $28 for eight sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

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

Walk Along. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, for their weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Yarn Group. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet at 10:30 a.m., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Call 703-228-5722.

Health Group. TOP (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. $24 annual dues. Call 703-228-4403.

Money Talk. Learn about a rental subsidy program for income qualified Arlington seniors (62+) and disabled persons, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Tuesday/July 10

Legal Answers. Legal Services of Northern Virginia representatives will meet with Arlington seniors, one-on-one, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 1–3 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B) or 703-228-5285 (Mad.).

Aqua Exercise. Water exercise classes for seniors begin noon, at Wakefield High School pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road. $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Sudoku. Seniors can learn how to approach and solve Sudoku puzzles, 1–3 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Classes are small; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Drug Talk. Martha Trunk, Arlington County Dept. of Human Services, will meet with seniors, one-on-one, to discuss ways to handle expensive costs of prescription drugs, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Rental Talk. Amy Yorczyk, Arlington County Dept of Human Services, will explain the County’s rental subsidy program for income qualified seniors (62+) and disabled persons, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Community Service Time. The community service circle at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., will meet at 1 p.m., to make pillows for cardiac patients at local hospitals. No sewing experience necessary. Call 703-228-5285.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 2 p.m. (practice), 2:30 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4745.

Wednesday/July 11

Garden ABC’s. Learn the ABC’s of herbs, including how to start an herb garden, the uses of common herbs, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Presentation by Maria Harp, volunteer coordinator, George Washington River Farm. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Money Talk. Langston-Brown Senior Center will host a four part series on money management beginning with Banking Basics, 11 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Sessions presented by David Romney, financial education specialist. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from the Long Branch Nature Center to Shirlington, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Art Class. Oil and acrylic painting classes for seniors from 10 a.m.–noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., taught by Blanche Kirchner and Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., taught by Larry Isham. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955 (WR) or 703-228-4403 (CG).

Dine Out. Lee Senior Center’s Dining Out Club will meet Wed., July 11 for an excursion to a local restaurant. Call 703-228-5285.

Habit Talk. Kara Vangraafeiland, Arlington County Fire Dept., will meet with seniors for a fun and interactive program on ways to modify habits to avoid falls and fires, at 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Thursday/July 12

Tea and Tour. The Maryland Antiques Center, Leonardtown, Md., will welcome seniors for browsing and touring plus an Afternoon Tea. Cost is $35. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Lunch, Travel, Videos. Travel and historical videos, at 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Lunch available at noon, $4. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Comedy Time. Rachel Thompson, Arlington senior adult specialist, will conduct a session of laughter, at 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Bring a joke or funny story to share. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Music. Local musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. No need to register; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Chantal Middleton, R.N., will meet with seniors at 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., to discuss recent technological advances in diabetes, heart disease and orthopedics. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Tax Relief. Real estate tax relief for seniors (65+) and disabled persons, will be explained, from 10 am.-2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Program presented by Lori Hughes, Arlington Agency on Aging. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Friday/July 13

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will travel to Tudor Place, D.C., for their weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Group will leave from Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

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

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

Legal Talk. The importance of having a Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney will be discussed with seniors, at 10:30 a.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee. Call to register,

703-228-5722.

Celebration Lunch. A pre-Bastille Day Lunch at LaFerme Restaurant, Chevy Chase, Md., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $48. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/July 16

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

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

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), national weight loss support group, will meet 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Private weigh-ins, interesting programs. $24 annual dues. Call 703-228-4879.

Trip. The newly renovated and historic Baltimore Basilica, Baltimore, Md., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $10. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Tuesday/July 17

Health Talk. The use of aromatherapy for healing will be discussed at 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program presented by registered aromatherapist, Dee Oldham. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Community Service. Arlington seniors can get connected to community service opportunities by visiting the Wisdom Works Connection Café, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Talk with volunteer consultant or search options using computers. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, Tues., July 17, 2 p.m. (practice), 2:30 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of skills welcome. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Stamp Club. Lee Senior Center’s Rubber Stamping Club will hold an open workshop, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Attendees should bring their own supplies and projects. No fee. Call 703-228-5285.

Health Practice. Seniors will learn and practice techniques for relaxation and reducing stress, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Session conducted by senior adult specialist and music therapist, Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/July 18

Clean-Up Time. Time to get organized and get rid of "good" clutter by attending Decluttering 101 for seniors, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program offered by Jennifer Abel and Heather Greenwood, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Travel by Video. Arlington seniors will visit the state of Indiana, via video, 11 a.m., Langston Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk around Lake Anne, Reston, 9:30 a.m. Fee is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

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

Social Club. The Happy Hearts social club for seniors will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Lunch available at noon with reservations. Call 703-228-5321.

Hearing Loss Group. Hearing loss support group for seniors, 10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in discussion about coping with hearing loss with Bonnie O’Leary. No fee. Call 703-228-5285.

Health Screening. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Conducted by Rosalie Georgeadis, R.N. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Broadway Trip. Arlington seniors are Broadway bound, to see Angela Lansbury in "Deuce," followed by dinner at Broadway Joe’s Steakhouse. Cost is $188. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/ July 19

History Lecture. Learn about the Jamestowne Settlement from the Native Americans’ view, 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Program with artifacts presented by Alonso Abugattas, Long Branch Nature Center. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Community Service. Arlington seniors can get connected to community service opportunities by visiting the Wisdom Works Connection Café, 1– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Talk with volunteer consultant or search options using computers. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Music. Local musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321 (L-B).

Comedy Time. Seniors are invited to share jokes and funny stories at Madison Senior Center’s "comedy club," 11 a.m., emcee’d by Rachel Thompson, sr. adult specialist, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Social Club. The Fair Golds senior social club will meet noon, North Fairlington Community Center, 3001 S. Abingdon St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Health Talk. Recent technological advances in diagnosing diabetes, heart disease and orthopedics will be discussed with seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Presentation by public health nurse, Chantal Middleton, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Trip. Arlington seniors will browse through historic Annapolis and shop at the Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/July 20

History. King Tut visits Walter Reed Senior Center in the form of a slide presentation by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One, 10:30 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program will highlight artistic legacy of King Tut and other Egyptian Pharaohs. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will walk around the Palisades Loop, D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Group will leave from Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will discuss the German and American compositions of Kurt Weill (1900-1950), 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Book Discussion. The Aurora Hills Senior Center book discussion group will meet 1 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., to discuss "Love and Hate in Jamestown," by David Price. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Picnic. Register by July 18 for Aurora Hills Senior Center’s annual indoor picnic, Friday, July 20, noon, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

The Evening Parade. At the Marine Barracks in D.C., featuring the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Team, will be attended by Arl. seniors, Fri., July 20. Cost is $8. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.v

Ongoing Events

* Trip Planner. Branson, Mo. is the destination of Arlington seniors, Oct. 15-21. Round trip by motor coach, meals, shows, tours and more. Call for details, Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4748.

* Dining Out Club. Lunch is held the first Thursday of the month and dinner is on the second Wednesday at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call 703-228-0555. Newcomers welcome.

* The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will celebrate its 25th anniversary, Sept. 15-27. Opening day ceremonies, Sat., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. will be followed by track and field events at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. A mini health fair will also be held on opening day from 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center.

In addition to track and field, other events include swimming, bowling, tennis, table tennis, golf, miniature golf, pickleball, eight ball pool, board games, card games, bait casting, Frisbee throw, shuffleboard, horseshoes, basketball, basketball free throw, team line dancing, softball hit and throw and yo-yo tricks.

Registration is $10 which includes one event; additional events are $1. Registration forms are available at senior centers or by calling 703-228-3600, ext. 9996. They can also be downloaded from www.novaseniorolympics.com. Registration deadline is Sept. 1.

* Golf. The 2007 Arlington Senior Golf Club season begins Tues., Apr. 3 at the Old Hickory Golf Course, Woodbridge. The group plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays at various golf courses in Northern Virginia. Seniors interested in joining should call Karl VanNewkirk, 703-536-5916.

* Exercise. Exclusive days and hours are available to Arlington seniors at the weight rooms at Langston-Brown and Madison Senior Centers. Strength training, using varied types of cardio equipment, supervised by a certified personal trainer, is offered at Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Mon., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and Madison, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tues., Wed., Thurs., 7-11 a.m., Sat., 7–10 a.m. The cost is $56 for a 16-session ticket. Call 703-228-4745.

* Volunteers. Arlington County is hosting the opening ceremonies and track and field events on Sat., Sept. 15 for the 2007 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Volunteers are needed for a cheerleading squad to support senior athletes from all parts of Northern Virginia. Contact Jennifer Collins, fitness coordinator, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4745.* English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors offered every Monday, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.