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Senior Living Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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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. 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.

Monday/Sept. 8

Health Counseling. One-on-one counseling for seniors regarding Medicare, Medicaid and medication cost issues, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call for appointment with Martha Trunk, Arlington Agency on Aging, 703-228-0555. No fee.

Health Group. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Details, 703-228-0555.

Fair. Antarctica Information Fair opens at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, and runs through September. Books, maps and recorded music by the Sinfonia Antarctica. Special programs slated throughout the month. Free. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Big Brain Academy. Adults (55+) are encouraged to enroll in Lee Senior Center’s Big Brain Academy and sign up for Nintendo games to improve mental skills, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Space is limited, call early to register, 703-228-0555. No fee.

Boot Camp. Senior Boot camp for adults (55+) begins 8:50 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 45 minute combination of cardio and strength exercises. Cost is $28 for seven classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for adults (55+), 8 – 9:30 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (includes skates). Details, 703-228-4745.

Yoga. Yoga for adults (55+), 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Previous experience recommended. Cost is $30 for six classes; taught by Shaye Moore. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

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

Culture Video. Video program featuring the culture and scenery of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Tuesday/Sept. 9

Music Rehearsal. The Arlington unit of the metropolitan Encore Chorale (adults 55+), will begin rehearsals, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. New members are encouraged to attend the first session of the fall-winter semester; no auditions required. For more information , call 301-261-5747.

Video Tour. A video tour of Yellowstone National Park, 1 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4878.

Country Learning. Walter Reed Senior Center will host an evening about Australia with Raino Perring from the Australian Embassy, 7 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Video Trip. Video excursion of a trip by train across Asia from Myanmar (Burma) to Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Beijing and ending in Moscow, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Technology Lesson. Two tech-savvy Arlington librarians, Shari Clayman and Amy Ordoveza will conduct a session for adults (55+) on the next step after taking digital pictures, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Learn how to edit and send pictures; and how to use Photoshop Express. Bring your camera. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Computer Class. Computer class for adults (55+), beginners, starts 12:30 p.m. at Mt Olivet Baptist Church, 1601 S. 13th Road, in partnership with Walter Reed Senior Center. No fee. Register early by calling, 703-228-0955. Class size is limited.

Sudoku. Introduction to solving Sudoku puzzles for adults (55+), 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Small class; no fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Learn how to exercise with kettlebells, a traditional Russian cast iron weight, in an easy-to-learn workout program, noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $32 for eight classes plus $30 for a kettlebell. Call to register or for a demonstration, 703-228-4771.

Exercise. Core and More training begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Improve posture, balance and stability. Cost is $28 for eight classes; a stability ball is required for class. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Dance Class. Beginners line dancing class for adults (55+), drop-in, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class for six weeks. Details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Pickleball for adults (55+), beginners, and Thurs., Sept. 11, 1– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Yoga. Intermediate Yoga for adults (55+), 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight classes; taught by Ines Alicea. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Health Exercise. Beginners Yoga for adults (55+), 11:15 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Persing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight classes, taught by Ines Alicea. Register, 703-228-4403.

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. Details, 703-228-5321.

Music. The Voices of Arlington Chorus for adults (55+) will meet 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Table tennis for adults (55+), and Thurs., Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching available. No fee. Details, 703-228-0955.

Contest. Arlington seniors are invited to a Taste of the Antarctica contest, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Details, 703-228-4403.

Music. The music of Dean Martin, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $2, includes dessert. Details, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Free legal consultation for seniors with attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Trip. Arlington seniors will travel to Rehoboth Beach, Del. Cost is $27. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/Sept. 11

Language Class. Nine month class to learn conversation Spanish for adults (55+) starts 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Yoga for adults (55+), 10 a.m., all levels, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight classes; taught by Peggy Finn. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health. Meditation classes for adults (55+) , 2 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $21 for six sessions; taught by Shaye Moore. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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

South American Art. Discover South American art including paintings, sculptures, architecture and artists, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Health Group. Hearing loss support group will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. The Walter Reed Senior Center will host a barbershop concert by the Songfellows, 11 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Snow Cones. Snow cone day at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 1 p.m., 50 cents, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Program highlights the Center’s month-long celebration of the Antarctica.

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

Thursday/Sept. 11

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

Tour. Docent led tour at the National Portrait Gallery, D.C. of “Herblock’s Presidents: Puncturing Pomposity,” for Arlington seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Life Discussion. Planning for retirement will be discussed 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Session conducted by Alan Dubow, National Association of Retirement Counselors. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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

Armchair Activities. Armchair getaway to Antarctica Adventures, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Hearing Talk. Hands on demonstrations of assistive listening devices for adults (55+) with hearing loss, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call by Sept. 10 to register, 703-228-0955.

Hair Loss. Causes and ways of preventing and reversing hair loss will be discussed, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program presented by public health nurse, Margie Cockrill, R.N. No fee. Details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/Sept. 12

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

Music Exploration. Explore the rhythms of South American music, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details 703-228-5321.

Music Appreciation. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will discuss famous pianists, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Healthy Homes. Creating healthy homes using feng shui will be discussed with adults (55+), 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program presented by Eileen Conti Welker, feng shui consultant, educator and writer. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Great Falls Park, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Yoga. Yoga for adults (55+), 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight classes; taught by Peggy Finn; all levels welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Trip. The National Cryptological Museum, Ft. Meade, MD, is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $9. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.