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Senior Living April 23-30

Thursday/April 24

Gardening. Expert gardener Peter Jones will teach seniors how to make Azalea Bonsai, 1:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0955.

Health Discussion. A discussion with seniors about Alzheimer’s, 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.

Trip. Seniors will travel to Shenandoah, Va. to attend the Shenandoah Caverns-Virginia Senior Day. Cost is $35 (includes lunch). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/April 25

Technology Training. Seniors and teens join together at the Cyberseniors/Cyberteens computer training lab at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, 10 a.m. – noon, to examine five courses offered to seniors who will be assisted by teens. Cost is $20 for each course text book. For more information, call 703-228-6425.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts (55+) will meet 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Coaching available. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Walking Group. A fast paced walking group for seniors will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, for their weekly walking program, 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 p.m., to discuss French composer Frances Poulenc (sp) who was also a member of the well-known group of young French composers, Les Six. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Comedy Group. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s Comedy Club program, led by comedy book author Mike Bloom, will meet 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., to share funny stories and listen to classic radio shows. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Trip and Tea. The Inn at Buckeystown, Md., will host seniors for an Afternoon High Tea with 65 varieties of tea. Cost is $45. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Saturday/April 26

Trip. The Eastern Market in D.C. is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Sunday/April 27

Trip. Arlington seniors will attend a Bach concert by the New Dominion Chorale, Bach soloists and renowned organist William Neil, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria. Cost is $30. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/April 28

Ice Skating. Ice skating for seniors, 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 which includes skates. Senior ice skaters will be competing for the first time in the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in September. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Drop-in seated exercise classes, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Cost is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5285.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk along the Tidal Basin in D.C., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Discussion. Monday Morning Roundtable, discussion of local news events, 9 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-4403.

Yarn Group. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call for information, 703-228-5722.

Games. Friendly poker games for seniors, , 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Games. Social bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/April 29

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; all levels of players welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Games. Pickleball for seniors, beginners, age 55 and over, 1 – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Paddles and balls provided; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Performance. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will present its 5th Spring Concert event, 1 p.m., with a performance by the Arlingtones, a barbershop harmony group. No fee. Call for more information, 703-228-4403.

Games. Seniors practicing table tennis skills, 10 a.m. – noon, at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., for competition in the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in September. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Comedy. Seniors will laugh and learn at a session about how humor plays a valuable role in people’s well-being, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Discussion . Culpepper Garden Senior Center will host a discussion on Medicare, Medicaid and Medicine updates, 11 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Individual appointments available. Program presented by Martha Trunk, Agency on Aging. Free. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Legal Discussion. Attorneys for Legal Services of Northern Virginia are available for free, individual legal consultation with seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/April 30

Trip Time. It’s off to the Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack in Bensalem, Pa., for seniors. Cost is $26. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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

Art Discussion. “Who’s Afraid of Modern Art” is the title of a four part slide tour of great art works, presented by Joan Hart, beginning 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $14 for the series or $5 per class. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Crafters. Senior crafters will meet 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, to share ideas, projects, hobbies. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Thursday/May 1

Senior Law Day. 31ST Annual Law Day for Seniors, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Dept. of Human Services, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor, Arlington. Speakers, workshops, hands-on demonstrations. Call for details, 703-228-1700.

Games. Mah Jongg for seniors, American and Chinese styles, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Poetry. Poetry writing workshop for seniors, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Friday/May 2

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will discuss “Dream Theme” music by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and others, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Seniors scrabble enthusiasts will meet 10:15 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Players practicing to play in Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in September. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Discussion. Fun with Feng Shui discussion 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Designer Eileen Conti Welker describes how color, sounds, plants and decluttering create positive living and working spaces. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk amongst the azaleas at the National Arboretum in D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.,50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s fast paced walking group will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., for a three mile walk in the area. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Trip. The National Cathedral Flower Mart, D.C., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Sunday/May 4

Music Performance. Seniors will attend a concert by the U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, NOVA Community College. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/May 5

Games. Brain aerobics session for seniors featuring puzzles, games and quizzes, led by adult specialist Rachel Thompson, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Chess club for seniors will meet 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. Instruction available. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. The newly renovated Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., is the site of a seated exercise class for seniors beginning 10 a.m. Cost is $28 for eight weekly sessions or $56 for 16 twice-weekly sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

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

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance, a local modern dance company, will perform, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Dance Class. Line dancing instructor Pinky O’Neil will teach three, weekly, one hour classes at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, noon. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Yoga series for seniors begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by Shaye Moore; $24.50 for seven sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Games. Armchair bowling for seniors at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 9:30 a.m. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Volunteers. Trained volunteers to help seniors with paperwork regarding the economic stimulus payments, will be available 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5321 or the Agency on Aging, 703-228-1700.

Tuesday/May 6

Games. Introduction to Sudoku puzzles for seniors, 1 – 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Pre-requisite for regular Sudoku Mental Workout Sessions. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Language. English/Spanish dialogue especially for seniors, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Tai Chi classes for seniors taught by Richard Gramman begin 11 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $49 for 14 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet at the Center for an indoor walking program, 9:30 a.m. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

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

Wednesday/May 7

Trip. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsales at The Kennedy Center is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $80, which includes Happy Hour at the 600 Restaurant at the Watergate. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Gardening. Lee Senior Center will host its 2nd Annual Plant Exchange, 1:30 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Swap cuttings with other gardeners; visit with Master Gardener Pam Stratton. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Games. Senior adult specialist Nancy Connors will meet with seniors for a program of Cranium Crunches, activities for the mind, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walking. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Reston to walk along the Glade Stream West Trail, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Art Lecture. Three informational programs on modern art by Joan Hart, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $5 per session. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Dance Workshops. Choreographer Jane Franklin leads a series of workshops for seniors featuring dance and creative movement, beginning 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5321 (LB), 703-228-0955 (WR).

Art Class. Oil and acrylic painting classes for seniors, taught by Larry Isham, begin 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Thursday/May 8

Trip. The Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer’s Market in Annapolis is the destination of seniors. Trip includes Colonial High Tea at Reynolds Tavern. Cost is $38. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Reading Group. The intergenerational Walter Reed Play Reading group will introduce its new selection, “Our Town,” 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Readers of all ages welcome to participate. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Volunteers. Seniors interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to an informational presentation by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (www.ivcusa.org), 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-228-0955. No need to register.

Animals. Everything you ever wanted to know about turtles, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Guest speaker naturalist Rachel Tolman. Indigenous turtles to watch and pet. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Photo Workshop. Photo workshop planned featuring portraits, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Learn scratchboard techniques; taught by Jim Halloran. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Chorus. Daytime men’s chorus, the Songfellows, looking for new members, will meet 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call Carlton Blake, 703-228-536-5160.

First Aid Lesson. First aid at home and what to include in first aid kits will be discussed with seniors by Cori Jorgenson, R.N., 10:30 a.m., Langston Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlngton. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/May 9

Games. Scrabble players (55+) are invited to play and train for the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; coaching available. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the C&O Canal, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. The Fast Forwards, a new fast paced walking group for seniors, will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Group will walk a 3-4 mph loop in the neighborhood. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss 19th Century French composer Charles Gounod. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Exercise. Yoga series for seniors begins 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by Peggy Finn; $24.50 for seven sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Performance. The Voices of Arlington, a multi-cultural singing group at Walter Reed Senior Center, will perform 11 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., in early celebration of Mother’s Day. No fee. For more details, call 703-228-0955.

Celebration. Early Mother’s Day celebration at Langston-Brown Senior Center featuring mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers, 11:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $5. Register by May 5 by calling 703-228-5321.

Celebration. Aurora Hills Senior Center will celebrate Mother’s Day, noon with lunch and entertainment, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6. Register by May 7 by calling 703-228-5722.

Tea Party. Old-fashioned Tea Party to celebrate Mother’s Day, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Semi-formal attire suggested. Free. Call to make reservations, 703-228-4403.

Trip

Outside Excursions. 2008 overnight excursions for seniors through Arlington Senior Adult Travel include The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, N.Y., June 9-13; Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands of S.D., Sept. 8-17; Cape Cod, Mass., Oct. 20-24; Oglebay Resort, “Festival of Lights,” Wheeling W.V., Dec. 9-12. Call for costs and details, 703-228-4748.

Trips

Seniors will tour the Ohio Amish Country, April 28-May 1. Trip will include stops at the Longaberger Basket Factory, Hieni Cheese House, Historic Roscoe Village, Canal Boat Cruise and Yoder’s Amish Farm Tour and Buggy Ride. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel for information, 703-228-4748.

The Rocking Horse Dude Resort, Highland, N.Y., will host seniors, June 9-13. Full scale dude ranch and year round resort. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel for information, 703-228-4748.

Ongoing Events

*Caregivers’ Workshop. The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring a workshop for caregivers of seniors at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month through May covering topics such as “Caring, Coping and Understanding Dementia,” “Healthy Brain Aging,” and “Managing Caregiver Stress.” Located at Brighton Gardens of Arlington, 3821 Wilson Blvd. Free. Refreshments provided, call to RSVP, 703-294-6875.

* Seniors (55+) are invited to register with Arlington County’s Office of Senior Adult Programs and participate in fitness, education, arts, social and travel programs at seven senior centers. The cost is an annual $15 registration fee which includes a bi-monthly program guide .Transportation options to the centers are available. For more information, call OSAP at 703-228-4744.

* Free federal and state income tax preparation for seniors every Tuesday and Friday until April 15 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, by certified AARP Taxaide counselors, Appointments necessary by calling 703-228-4403.

* Arlington County’s Public Health Division is asking seniors and all county residents to participate in a survey to help determine where the local public health system should focus its efforts over the next 10 years. The survey is part of a process called MAPP, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. Survey results will also provide valuable information in measuring perceptions of the quality of life and health in Arlington. For more information and to obtain a survey, call 703-228-1795 or go to www.arlingtonva.us/mapp.

* 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.