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Senior Living Aug. 20-26

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Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs is a unit of the Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. OSAP coordinates the activities at the County’s six seniors centers, senior programming at community centers and operates the Senior Adult Travel office. Arlington residents, 55 years of age and older, can access all the activities by registering with OSAP and paying an annual fee of $15. For more information and a registration application, call 703-228-4744.

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 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.

Monday/Aug. 25

Tour. Arlington seniors will tour George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, followed by lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. Cost is $39. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Language. Linguist Dr. Merton Bland will conduct English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults (55+), and Thurs., Aug. 28, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Weights. Exclusive hours for adults (55+) to use weight rooms at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Certified fitness professionals onsite to assist with machines. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Seated exercise class for adults (55+), Wednesday, Aug. 27, Friday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice for adults (55+), Mon., Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 703-228-5722 and 9 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403; Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-4745. No fee; newcomers welcome.

Games. Chess club for adults (55+) will meet 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. All levels of player welcome. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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

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

Senior Olympics. Registration forms available for 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics by calling 703-228-4721, through Friday, Aug. 29. Over 25 events held Sept. 20-Oct. 2. $10 registration fee includes one event; deadline Sept. 5.

Games. Aurora Hills Senior Center is hosting Wii bowling games for adults (55+), 1 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Crafters. 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 local charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Games. Social bridge games for adults (55+), 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722 (AH), 703-228-0955 (WR).

Tuesday/Aug. 26

Legal Help. Attorneys from Northern Virginia Legal Services are available to meet one-on-one with seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Legal Talk. Individual consultations available for seniors regarding Medicare and Medicaid issues with Martha Trunk, Arlington Agency on Aging, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-4403.

Nutrition. Nutrition educator Tricia Collins will discuss keys to losing weight for adults (55+), 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Tour. Docent led tour of the historic Congressional Cemetery, D.C., followed by lunch at the Market Inn Restaurant. Cost is $34. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Exercise. Full fitness exercise class for adults (55+), beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop-in; newcomers welcome; $3.50 per class. Call for details 703-228-0555

Games. Beginners’ pickleball, the fastest growing sport for adults (55+), and Thurs., Aug, 28, 1– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Table tennis games for adults (55+), and Thurs., Aug. 28, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/Aug. 27

Potluck & Bingo. Register by Wednesday, Aug. 27 for end-of-summer Potluck & Bingo for adults (55+), to be held Friday, Aug. 29, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Fee is salad items to share. White elephants for bingo appreciated. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Bird Watchers. The Bird Watchers Club at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet 11 a.m. to study local birds in Culpepper’s gardens, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Games. Duplicate bridge games for adults (55+), 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; Friday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $4. Call Anne Gress for more information, 703-243-7714.

Walking. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults (55+), will walk in Upper Rock Creek Park, D.C., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Local pianist Jerry Falstrup will entertain seniors with music from Ragtime to the 50’s, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For information, call 703-228-0955.

Art Tour. The National Gallery of Art is the destination of Arlington seniors for an audio tour of the “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul Exhibit.” Cost is $14. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/Aug. 28

Talk. Kimberly Acquaviva (sp), Ph.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services, will discuss accepting gays and lesbians into community programs and social activities, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Games. Summer volleyball for adults (55+), 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Art Talk. Art educator Joan Hart, Museum One, will present a slide presentation on paintings by Jacob Lawrence depicting the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North after WW I, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Line dancing class for adults (55+), intermediate level, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-4745.

Games. Mah Jongg games for adults (55+), American and Chinese styles, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/Aug. 29

Health Talk. Video presentation about causes of strokes, lifestyle changes and medications, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Drop-in; no fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Computer Training. Drop by Lee Senior Center to discuss computer training programs for adults (55+) through Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, 10 a.m. – noon, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five four-hour courses available; $20 each. Call for more information, 703-228-6425.

Games. Scrabble games for adults (55+), 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Fast Walkers. Fast Forwards walking group for adults (55+), fast paced, will meet 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk from Lubber Run to Long Branch Nature Center, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Monday/Sept. 1

Senior Centers closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday/Sept. 2

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet 9:30 a.m., for a walk in and around the Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Games. Table tennis for adults (55+), and Thurs., Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Bingo. Bi-lingual bingo for adults (55+), 10 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $1; drop-in; newcomers welcome. For more details, 703-228-5321.

Musical Café Socials. Culpepper Garden Senior Center is hosting a series of Musical Café socials to begin 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. The first social will feature songs by Frank Sinatra. Cost is $2, which includes special desserts. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Games. Pickleball for beginners, adults (55+), and Thurs., Sept. 4, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Taught by Jan Ferrera. No fee; newcomers welcome; drop-in. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/Sept. 3

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults (55+) will walk around Lake Anne, Reston, 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+) begin 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Taught by Larry Isham; $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403.

Games. Wii games at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 9:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Both physical and mental workout for adults (55+). No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Workshop. Friendly crafters workshop, 11:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Share a hobby with other crafters. Drop-in; newcomers welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Local musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Social Club. The Happy Hearts Social Club for adults (55+) will hold a business meeting at noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Brown bag lunch. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Registration Deadline. Register for mental workout with cranium crunches for adults (55+) to be held, Fri., Sept. 5, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information and to register, 703-228-4403.

Baseball Game. Arlington seniors will attend a Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game. Cost is $52. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Thursday/Sept. 4

Driving Safety. AARP’s two day driver safety class for adults (55+), and Fri., Sept. 5, 10 a.m. –3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both days to receive certificate, which could reduce insurance premiums. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Dancing Class. Intermediate level line dancing class, for adults (55+), 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Drop-in; $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-4745.

Video Visit. Video visit to Australia, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Host Flor Fiallos leads discussion. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Workshop. South American maracas workshop for adults (55+), 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Also create Amerindian bags. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Video Visit. Armchair video adventure to Antarctica for adults (55+), 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers group will meet 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Chips relief and round carving; no fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Social Club. The Fair Golds social club for adults (55+) will meet noon, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Bring brown bag lunch. Details, call 703-228-5722.

Friday/Sept. 5

Computers. Adults (55+) are invited to the computer lab at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. – noon, to learn about Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, an intergenerational computer training effort. For more information, 703-228-6425.

Deadline. Fri., Sept. 5 is the final deadline to register for the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. For last minute information, call 703-228-4721. NVSO will begin Sat., Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 2.

Photo Exhibit. Photo journalist Frank Delano will present an exhibit of photos taken in Prince’s Town, Ghana, Fredericksburg, Va.’s sister city, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center. He will also discuss his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer 40 years ago. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Eakin Park East, Annandale, 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, the Fast Forwards, will meet 8 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. 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 Symphonies with Vocals and composers Gustav Mahler, Karol Szymanowski, Maxim Shostakovich and Hector Berlioz. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Singing Group. Join the Caroleers, an informal group of adults (55+) who enjoy singing (or humming) the oldies at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more infor5mation, call 703-228-0555.

Video. A video featuring the Treasure of the Incas-Peru, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Drop-in; no fee; newcomers welcome. Details 703-228-5321.

Games. Duplicate bridge for adults (55+), 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $4.50; newcomers welcome. For more information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Games. Scrabble for adults (55+), 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Friendly competition; newcomers welcome; no fee. Details, 703-228-0955.

Dancing Registration. Register by Friday, Sept. 5 for six week line dancing series for adults (55+) starting Tues., Sept. 9, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Beginners; cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-4403.

Saturday/Sept. 6

Tour and Lunch. Arlington seniors will travel to Charlottesville, Va., to tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home plus lunch and tour at the historic Michie Tavern. Cost is $68. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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.

Ongoing Events

* 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. For more information and to obtain a survey, call 703-228-1795 or visit www.arlingtonva.us/mapp.

* The Arlington Agency on Aging has received a small grant to purchase fans to give to older Arlington residents (ages 60 and older) during the summer months. For information or to request an application, call 703-228-1700 or visit the Arlington Agency on Aging, located at 3033 Wilson Blvd. (seventh floor).

* Sports for Arlington seniors: tennis (Mon.-Fri.), volleyball (Tues.), ice skating (Mon.) and golf (Tues. & Thurs.) Call for more information, 703-228-4745.