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Senior Living: Oct. 31-Nov. 7

<b>Friday/Nov. 2

</b>Computer Courses. Seniors can sign up for five basic computer courses at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, led by a skilled instructor and teen-age coaches, Call between 10 a.m.-noon for details, 703-228-6425. Cost is $20 for a textbook.

Home Services. Home care services for seniors will be discussed 11 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Fairview Park, Falls Church, 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will discuss 20th century Czech composer, Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Music Concert. Arlington seniors will attend an Air Force Jazz Concert featuring the Airmen of Note at the Lisner Auditorium, D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 3

</b>Trip Time. The Eastern Market and Southwest Wharf are food shopping destinations of Arlington seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Hearing Workshop. Workshop to help hearing people communicate better with hard of hearing people, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Workshop topics will include myths and truths about hearing loss, factors affecting lip reading, how to identify hearing loss and communication strategies. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

<b>Mon/Nov. 5

</b>Workshops. Information workshops planned on Brain Sizzlers program, 3 p.m., Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Workshop offered prior to four part Brain Sizzlers programs starting Nov. 13 at Walter Reed. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Ice Skating. Senior ice skating at the Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8:30-10 a.m. Cost is $1 for skate rental and $1 to park on the roof level. Call 703-228-4745.

Water Class. Aqua exercises for seniors begin 8:40 a.m., Washington & Lee High School pool, 1300 N. Quincy St. and Classes at W&L available Mon., Wed., Fri. through Dec. 14, cost is $17.50 for five sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Dance Club. Join Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s seasoned square dance club, 10 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Calling by Decko. No fee. Call 703-228-4403.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk in Ft. Hunt Park, Alexandria, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50 for transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Art in Photos. "Around the World in Art," a four part series presented by Joan Hart, begins at 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Programs will include a photo journey across America, a voyage through the Mediterranean and Aegean Islands, impressionists by the sea and the art of Russia. Cost is $14 for the series. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

Book Discussion. Book discussion at Langston-Brown Senior Center about "Bless Me, Ultima" by novelist Rudolfo Anaya, 10 a.m., 2121 Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5321.

<b>Tuesday/Nov.6

</b>Volunteer Opportunities. Join seniors at the Wisdom Works Connections Café, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discuss opportunities for volunteer opportunities plus recreation, learning and social connections. Computers available. Free. Call 703-228-4745.

Outdoor Games. Join a growing group of senior volleyball players, 1:30 p.m., practice, 2 p.m., games, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Call 703-228-4745.

Health Group. Beginner/intermediate Pilates class begins 9:15 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Challenges mind and body; cost is $38.50 for 11 classes. Call to register, 703- 228-5285.

Dance Classes. Jane Franklin Dance will teach a series of four classes to seniors featuring modern dance techniques beginning 5:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Free. No experience necessary. Call o register, 703-228-0955.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 7

</b> Meeting. Commission on Aging’s Advocacy Network is having a forum at 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discuss senior issues with Arlington and Alexandria’s General Assembly officials. Contact Terri Lynch at the Arlington Agency on Aging, 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or via e-mail at Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Health Topic. The topic of organ donation will be discussed 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program will explore aspects of family, religious and legal issues with local attorney. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Free Sudoku introductory class, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. $2.50. Learn about brain function and how to approach solving Sudoku puzzles. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Class. Yoga classes for seniors begin 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Instructor, Peggy Finn; cost is $21.50 for six classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

Food Art. Three part series on Food Art begins 1 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program led by Elizabeth Dale, graduate student, George Washington University. Series will include visit to National Gallery of Art. Cost is $3. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Fair. Intergenerational Health Fair, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Sponsored by Georgetown Nursing faculty. Blood pressure checks, vision screenings, giveaways, for all ages. No fee. Call 703-228-5321.

Forum. 3rd Annual Day-After-The-Election Senior Forum will be held 10a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, with seniors and Arlington and Alexandria General Assembly members. Call 703-228-1700 or 703-228-4403.

</b>Thursday/Nov. 8

</b>Meeting. Arlington County senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson will meet one-on-one with seniors to discuss the next steps in their lives after retirement, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

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

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance of Arlington is presenting a community performance, 11 a.m., Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St. Among the performers will be seniors who took part in a creative movement workshop at Langston-Brown and Walter Reed Senior Centers. Cost is $5. Call 703-298-3235.

Woodcarvers. The woodcarvers group at Lee Senior Center will meet Thurs., Nov. 8, 1 p.m., for an open workshop. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

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

Health Talk. Mind-body healing program exploring holistic therapies and medicinal herbs, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Tour Time. Arlington seniors will tour the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rockville, Md. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

<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.