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Senior Living Aug. 6-12

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Arlington Senior Centers are collecting items for wounded troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Provide urgently needed items such as toothpaste, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, Gatorade and bottled water plus new T-shirts and flip-flops. Items can be dropped off at the following senior centers: Lee, 5722 Lee Highway, Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St. and Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th Street. For more information and other suggested items for donation, call 703-228-5722.

Thursday/Aug. 7

Music Lesson. One-on-one piano lessons for seniors with Ruthann Pipenger for “Piano on the Go,” begin 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. $25 per half hour class. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Games. Summer volleyball for seniors, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Dancing. Intermediate line dancing class for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for information,, 703-228-4745.

Video Trip. Video visit to historic hotels in America, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. A discussion about long-term care insurance with elder law attorney Leda Gottleib, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Travel. World travelers will share their experiences in South America and Europe with seniors, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Friday/Aug. 8

Garden Techniques. Feng shui concepts for gardens featuring techniques to create sanctuaries, inspiration and balance, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Computer Course. Five computer courses for seniors, $20 each (textbook) with Cybersenbiors/Cyberteens are offered at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call for information, 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-6425.

Games. Scrabble for seniors, 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Fast Walkers. Fast Forwards walking group for seniors will meet 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Saturday/Aug. 9

Brain Fitness. Famous neuroscientist Dr. Michael M. Merzenich will address seniors, 10 a.m., Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., about the latest in brain research and brain fitness programs. No fee. Call to register 703-228-0948 or 703-228-4878.

Monday/Aug. 11

Exercise. Arlington County fitness instructor Linda Bell conducts seated exercise classes for adults (55+), 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. Cost is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome; drop-in. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice for adults (55+), 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. and 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

Games. Chess club for adults (55+) will meet 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome; instruction available. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk in Green Springs Garden Park, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 7034-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Exclusive ice skating time for adults (55+), 7 – 8:30 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington Cost is $1 which includes skates; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Yarn Crafters. Join the Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center to knit and crochet items for local charities, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Yarn and patterns provided. Call for more information, 703-228-5722.

Games. Social bridge for adults (55+), 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Games. Bingo for adults (55+), 1– 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $2. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Health Talk. Individual appointments available for seniors to discuss Medicare and Medicaid updates with Martha Trunk, Arlington Agency on Aging, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0555.

Book Fair. Week-long Book Fair at Culpepper Garden Senior Center starts 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and continues through Friday, Aug. 15, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. All types of books, magazines and collections. $1 and up. Call for more information, 703-228-4403.

Language. Linguist Dr. Merton Bland teaches ESL classes for seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5721.

Tuesday/Aug. 12

Event Tips. Learn how to plan and implement a special event with tips from a professional event planner, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-4403.

Games. Introductory Sudoku puzzle exercise class using systematic approach to solving puzzles, 1– 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Pre-requisite for extended mental workout sessions. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

Games. Pickleball for adults (55+), beginners, 1– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Balanced exercise class for adults (55+) with low impact aerobics, dance and strength training, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Book Discussion. “Housekeeping” by Marilyn Johnson will be discussed by Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s book club, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Games. Friendly wild card poker games for adults (55+), 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Come and learn, socialize and vie for prizes. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Games. Table tennis for adults (55+), all levels of play, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Come and practice for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. No fee. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Music Performance. Singer and musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Come and sing, dance or just tap your toes. No fee; newcomers welcome. For details, call 703-228-0955.

Legal Talk. Private appointments with lawyers from Legal Services of Northern Virginia available to Arlington seniors, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. or 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to make appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B), 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Tour. Seniors will tour the 60 room Walsh-McLean House (Embassy of Indonesia), in the District. Cost is $8. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Wednesday/Aug. 13

Health Check. Free blood pressure check for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Bird Watchers. Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s bird watching club will meet 11 a.m., to watch and learn about local birds, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults (55+) will travel to lake Accotink Park, Springfield, 9:30 a.m., for its weekly walking program. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Games. Wii bowling for adults (55+), 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Practice for upcoming leagues and tournaments; great exercise. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Talk. Dr. James Geer will discuss the field of chiropractic, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Hear about problems that can be treated and treatment procedures followed by Q&A session. Free. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Trip and Tour. Arlington Seniors will travel to Richmond for a docent led tour of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Spotlight loan exhibit of American artists, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns and Sol LeWitt. Cost is $60 which includes lunch at The Tobacco Company Restaurant. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Thursday/Aug. 14

Volunteer. Learn about volunteer opportunities in Arl.’s Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Meet volunteer coordinator, Janice Covert. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Workshop. Travel journaling workshop with senior adult specialist Nancy Connors, 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Tips to create permanent record of upcoming travel. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

State by Video. Dr. Dexter Hinckley, entomologist and photographer will present a virtual tour of several Hawaiian islands, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Dance Class. Intermediate level line dancing classes for adults (55+), 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Friday/Aug. 15

Trip. The National Theatre in D.C. will host seniors for a behind-the-scenes tour. Cost is $8; lunch on your own at nearby eateries. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Overnight Trip Registration. Arlington Senior Adult Travel’s last 2008 overnight trip is a three night holiday stay at Oglebay, W.V. resort, Dec. 9-12. Mountaineer breakfast, nightly buffets, Stifel Museum & Tea, Winter Festival of Lights and more. Call by Fri., Aug. 15 for reservations, costs and full itinerary, 703-228-4749.

Fast Walking. Fast Forward, a fast paced walking group for adults (55+) at Aurora Hills Senior Center, will meet 8 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers,, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Scotts Run Nature Preserve, McLean, 10 a.m. – noon. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Art Display. Dog Days of Summer Art Salon, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Display of art works by Arlington County’s artistic seniors from paintings to jewelry. No fee. Call for more information, 703-228-5722. Some items for sale.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 1 p.m. to review, “Life of Samuel Johnson” by James Boswell. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Comedy. Comedy Club at Aurora Hills Senior Center featuring old-time classic radio and TV shows, 10:30 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Hosted by Mike Bloom, comedy book author. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Card Game. The card game of Canasta is making a comeback at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Players will meet 10 a.m. – noon. Learn or brush up on skills. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Monday/Aug. 18

Weight Room Hours. Weight room hours at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., for adults 55+, have been extended. Now open Mondays, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Certified fitness professionals onsite to assist with machines. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call Jennifer Collins, fitness coordinator, for more information, 703-228-4745.

Chess. Chess club for adults (55+) will meet 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3328 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee. Practice for Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Open Tai Chi practices for adults (55+), 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; Mon. and Wed., Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive; Tues., Aug. 19, Thurs., Aug. 21, 10 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No onsite instruction. Free. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Drop-in seated exercise class for adults (55+), Wed., Aug. 20, Fri., Aug. 22, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

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

Games. Tennis for adults (55+), through Friday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. – noon at Quincy courts (N. Quincy & Washington Blvd.) and Bluemont courts (N. Manchester & Wilson Blvd.). No fee. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Senior Olympics. Northern Virginia Senior Olympics registration forms available by calling 703-228-4721, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Full details online at HYPERLINK "http://www.novaseniorolympics.com/"www.novaseniorolympics.com

Ice Skating. Exclusive hours for adults (55+) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 7– 8:30 a.m. Cost is $1 which includes skates. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Games. Armchair bowling for adults (55+), 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-5321.

Registration. Register by Mon., Aug. 18 for Lee Senior Center’s Chicago Pizzeria and Brewery Day, Wed., Aug. 20, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Pizza, root beer and dessert followed by bingo. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Trip. A trip to Natural Bridge of Virginia is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $92, which includes buffet lunch and museum tours. Intergenerational event. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4849. Registration required.

Language. ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for seniors, and Thurs., Aug. 21, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Tuesday/Aug. 19

World Travels. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, is hosting its final summer series on world travels, 11:30 a.m. with a program on traveling through Asia. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Games. Pickleball for adults (55+), beginners, Thurs., Aug. 21, 1– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Intermediate and advanced players, Mon., - Fri., 9 a.m. – noon, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street. Call for details, 703-228-0955 (WR), 703-228-5920 (TJ).

Exercise. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, and Thurs., Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-5722. Cost is $56 for 16 classes.

Club. Rubber Stamping Club for adults (55+), 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Counseling. Individual counseling for seniors regarding Medicare and Medicaid issues, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for appt., 703-228-5321.

Wednesday/Aug. 20

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group for adults (55+), 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Bird Watchers. Members of Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s bird watching club will meet 11 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For details, call 703-228-4403.

Bridge. Duplicate bridge games for adults (55+) at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Fri., Aug. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Practice for Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Cost is $4. For more information, call Anne Gless, 703-243-7714.

Walking. The Congressional Cemetery, D.C., is the walking site of the Walking Club of Arlington for adults (55+), 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 painting classes for adults (55+), start 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to sign up, 703-228-0955.

State by Video. Langston-Brown Senior Center’s All Around America video program will feature the state of New Hampshire, 10 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Music. Music with local entertainer Fred Brooks, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

The Happy Hearts social club for adults (55+), will meet 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Trip. Water taxi ride from Alexandria to The Gaylord National Resort, Ft. Washington, Md., for Arlington seniors. Cost is $20; Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/Aug. 21

Discussion. An information discussion about the full services provided by Hospice, including palliative care, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Grandchildren Discussion. Relating to grandchildren will be discussed 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Tracy Kretzer, parent educator and founder of HYPERLINK "http://www.parentchildu.com/"www.parentchildu.com No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Summer volleyball for adults (55+) at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2 p.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Club. The Fair Golds, lively social club for adults (55+) will meet noon, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; brown bag lunch. Details, 703-228-5722.

Health Check. Free blood pressure check for seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. For information, call 703-228-0955.

Trip. Seniors are off to the Caesar Resort and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ. Cost is $47. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/Aug. 22

Tea. Afternoon Tea at Normandie Farm, Potomac, Md., for Arlington seniors. Cost is $38. Call Arlington Senior Adult travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Training. Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, intergenerational computer training for adults (55+), Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five different four hour courses, $20 each. Call 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-6425 for details.

Games. Scrabble games for adults (55+) , 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Fast Walkers. Fast Forwards, adult (55+) fast paced walking group, will meet 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to National Harbor, Md., for its weekly walking excursion, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Trip

Outside Excursions. 2008 overnight excursions for seniors through Arlington Senior Adult Travel include 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.

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.