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Senior Living: Nov. 8-15

<b>Friday/Nov. 9

</b>Celebration. Register by Nov. 7 for Aurora Hills Senior Center’s annual Veterans Day celebration which will be held at noon., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Activities will include recognition of all veterans with emphasis on the American Civil War veterans, the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac plus a color guard, music, historical discussion with historian Les Albers and lunch. Cost is $5. Call for reservations, 703-228-5722.

Health Class. A Core and More exercise class for seniors to improve posture, balance and stability begins at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cost is $17.50 for five sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk at the National Zoo, D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50 for transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Art Class. Drawing classes for seniors begin at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Learn the basics and start a sketch book. Four class series; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Group. The Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, is hosting a program by The Arthritis Foundation, 12:30 p.m. Program will highlight preparing for doctor’s visits and the role of arthritis health professionals. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register 703-228-0555.

Health Lecture. The latest Medicare provisions will be discussed 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, with Martha Trunk. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 10

</b>Current Events. Current events discussion group will meet 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Discuss local, national and world affairs in a congenial atmosphere. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

Art Show. The works of local senior artists in a variety of media styles and sizes will be on display and for sale, 10 a.m.-4p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No admission fee. Call 703-228-0955.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 11

</b>Music Performance. The New Zealand Quartet will entertain seniors at the National Academies’ auditorium, D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Monday/Nov. 12

</b>Arlington senior centers will be closed in observance of Veterans’ Day.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 13

</b>Games Series. Can working crossword puzzles prevent Alzheimer’s disease is the topic of a four part series beginning 1:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Programs presented by Heather Greenwood. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Technology Talk. MP3s, iPods and other new gadgets will be examined with seniors, 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Four-part series of Brain Sizzlers exercises to maximize brain power, begins 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register 703-228-4745.

Outdoor Games. Seniors interested in playing volleyball are invited to join a growing group of enthusiasts 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Health Talk. Medicare updates for 2008 will be presented 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Programs presented by Martha Trunk, Arlington Agency on Aging. No fee. Call 703-228-1700.

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will be available for confidential appointments with seniors, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N, Culpeper St. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Book Club. "Bless Me, Ultima," by Rudolfo Anaya will be discussed by members of Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s book club, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 14

</b>Bridge Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Fee is $4. Call 703-228-7714.

Exercise Class. Seated exercise class for seniors begins 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington Four classes, $14, taught by Ruth Nielson. Full body workout. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Health Class. Making informed food choices to enhance seniors’ health and well-being will be explored in a four part series beginning 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Group. Free blood pressure screening for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Healthy Eating. Eating healthy during the holidays will be discussed with seniors, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Trip Time. It’s off to Luray, Va. for a "Fantasy Victorian Afternoon Tea," at the Woodruff Inn. Cost is $34. Call Arlington Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 15

</b>Health Screening. Free blood pressure screening, for seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Heart attack symptoms will be discussed 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program presented by Ana Rivera, Capital Hospice. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Dance Class. Explore dance forms from Africa to Japan plus an introduction to Shibashi, a dance-like martial art form, 3:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Presented by Elisabeth Larson, creative arts director, Museum One. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Seeking Opportunities. Seniors (55+) seeking volunteer opportunities, recreation, part-time employment, social events are invited to the Wisdom Works Connections Café, 1-3p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Talk with consultants, search options on the internet. Call for further information, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Langston-Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet 9:30 a.m. for a walk in the neighborhood (indoors if weather is bad). No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

Woodcarvers. The Woodcarvers group at Lee Senior Center will meet 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Open workshop. No fee. Call 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. A tour of the Water Processing System in D.C., the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment facility, is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $8. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

<b>Friday/Nov. 16

</b>Presentation. In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., is hosting a special presentation by Michael Nephew, a Seneca Indian, 10:30 a.m., to discuss historical and present day issues. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Parrot Volunteer Group. A representative from the Virginia chapter of Phoenix Landing will present, "From a Parrot’s Point of View," 1 p.m., Aurora Hill Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Phoenix Landing is an all-volunteer group striving to help parrots both in captivity and in the wild. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

Walkers. The Arlington National Cemetery is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 10 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

<b>Monday/Nov. 19

</b>Games. Chess for seniors, 10 a.m. (instruction), 10:30 a.m. (games), Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-5285.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for seniors (55+), 8– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. All levels of skaters welcome. Cost is $1 which includes skates. Call 703-228-4745.

Health Time. Certified fitness coaches available to work with seniors at the weight rooms at Madison senior centers, 3829 N. Stafford St. Fee is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for appointment, 703-228-4745.

Strength Training. Strength training classes for seniors available at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., 9 a.m. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Yoga for seniors begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by Shaye Moore; cost is $17.50 for five sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Art Class. Oil, acrylic and watercolor painting classes for seniors begin 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Taught by Larry Isham. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Lecture. Exploring the way memory works is a presentation by Dr. Doris Bitler, professor, George Mason University, to be held 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

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

Music Performance. Local 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 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Drop-in line dancing class, noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No experience necessary; partners not required; taught by Pinky O’Neil. Cost is $3.50. Call 703-228-0555.

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

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 20

</b>Art Talk. A discussion and photo exhibit of Joe Rosenthal’s famous photo of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

Animal Talk. What’s happened to honeybees will be discussed, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program presented by park naturalist Marty Pross. No fee. Call to register 703-228-0955.

Games. Friendly games of poker at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No fee; Call 703-228-0555.

Games. Volleyball for seniors (55+), 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All level of players welcome. Call 703-228-4745.

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

Games. Table tennis for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-0955.

Stamping Club. The Rubber Stamping Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11:30 a.m.-3p.m., to review and practice embossing basics. Cost is $1. Call 703-228-0555.

Trip Time. Arlington seniors will attend an open rehearsal of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company at The Kennedy Center. Cost is $18. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 21

</b>Exercise Plan. Seniors can create an individualized fitness plan with a certified fitness coach at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Plan includes personal fitness assessment, orientation to the weight room plus three fitness classes. Cost is $130. Call 703-228-4771, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Ft. Washington, Md., for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3.Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Health Group. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call 703-228-5321.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 22

</b>Senior Centers will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Dinner. Join Arlington seniors for Thanksgiving dinner (buffet) at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, Frederick, Md. Cost is $52. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Friday/Nov. 23

</b>Senior Centers will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 24

</b>Discussion. Current events discussion group for seniors, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

<b>Ongoing Events

</b>* Classes in English as a Second Language, for seniors, are offered at Langston-Brown Senior Center, every Monday, 10 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. To register, call 703-228-5321.

* Friendly poker games for seniors, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Beginners welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

* Table tennis for seniors, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

* 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.