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Senior Living July 2-8

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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/July 3

Celebration. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will celebrate Independence Day, noon, with a program of patriotic songs and picnic lunch. Pianist Milton Nelson will entertain. Cost is $6. Register by July 1 by calling, 703-228-5722.

Picnic. Early Independence Day picnic for seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Reserve by July 1 by calling 703-228-4403. Cost is $4.

Trip. Arlington seniors will visit the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, Md., plus a buffet lunch at the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant. Cost is $28. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/July 4

Senior centers are closed for Independence Day.

Monday/July 7

Writer Group. A new group of writers (55+) is meeting regularly at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, to share and discuss various styles and types of writing. Call Peaches Joyal for starting time, 703-528-4291. No fee.

Exercise. Aqua aerobics classes for seniors begin 8:40 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Washington-Lee High School pool, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise class for seniors returns to Fairlington Community Center beginning 10 a.m., 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Taught by fitness instructors, Jill Kern and Dana Lawrence. Cost is $28 for eight weekly classes or $56 for 16 classes, twice a week. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Yoga. Yoga for seniors begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $24.50 for seven classes. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to River Farm Park, for their weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for seniors at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (new summer hours). Cost is $1 for skate rental. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Bowling. Armchair bowling for senior adults (55+), 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Legal Chat. Elder law attorney Ed Zetlin will discuss how seniors can protect themselves from legal and financial burdens of long term care costs, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Bingo. Bingo games at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $2. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/July 8

History Lesson. The history and culture of Ethiopia will be explored at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10:15 a.m. Guest speaker, Father Clement M. Aapengnuo, former director of the Center for Conflict Transformation in Ghana. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Workshop. “Grandparenting without Batteries” is the topic of a workshop for seniors, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Learn how to keep grandchildren interested in activities that don’t need batteries. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Introductory mental exercise class for seniors using systematic approach to solving Sudoku puzzles, 1 – 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Pre-requisite for attending sessions on solving Sudoku puzzles. No fee; small classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Training. Core stability training classes for Arl. seniors to strengthen muscles of the torso, begin 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Cost is $28 for eight classes; stability ball required. Taught by fitness instructor Bernadette Cheatham (sp). Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Water Class. Water exercise classes for seniors begin 11:20 a.m. – noon, Wakefield High School pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road, Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Games. Pickleball for seniors (beginners), 1 – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Book Discussion. The Culpepper Garden Senior Center book club will meet 1:30 p.m., to discuss, “So Long, See You Tomorrow” by William Maxwell, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Bingo. Senior bingo, bi-lingual, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Music Performance. Local singer and musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $1, refreshments included. Details, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Northern Virginia Legal Services are available to meet one-on-one with seniors to offer advice on a wide variety of senior issues, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee. Call to make appointment, 703-228-0555.

Tour. Arlington seniors will visit the Voice of America broadcasting studios in D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/July 9

Theatre Performance. The National Theatre in D.C. will host Arl. seniors for a performance of “Mamma Mia!” Cost is $45. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Health Monitoring. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Details, 703-228-0555.

Bird Watchers. New Bird Watchers club starting 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Group will meet every Wednesday. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk around Kenilworth Gardens, D.C., 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. Children portrayed in art by artists Mary Cassatt, Augusta Renoir and Winslow Homer will be discussed 1 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Wii Bowling Practice. Wii bowling practice for seniors, in preparation for tournaments and leagues in the Fall, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/July 10

Trip. Hoopers Island, Md. is the destination of seniors. Narrated boat cruise, tour of Phillips Crab factory and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, plus seafood buffet meal at Old Salty’s Restaurant. Cost is $76. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Marriage Discussion. The pros and cons of getting married, particularly in later life, will be examined 1 p.m., Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discussion led by Legal Services attorney Meredith Mackay. No fee; newcomers welcome. Registration not required. Details, 703-228-0955.

Legal Talk. Two day seminar on financial planning to meet retirement needs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Conducted by Terry Trenchard. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register by July 8 by calling, 703-228-0555.

Games. Summer volleyball for seniors, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Air conditioned gym. All levels of players welcome; free. Call for more information, 703-228-6300.

Dancing. Intermediate line dancing classes for seniors returns to Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., 10 a.m. Taught by Isabelle Nguyen. Cost is $3.50 per class. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Disorder Discussion. Lupus and other autoimmune disorders will be discussed with seniors 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Aleena Trueheart, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/July 11

Music Performance. Seniors will attend Jazz Night at Westminster Church, D.C. Cost is $12. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Feng Shui. Eileen Conti Welker, expert in the design principles of feng shui, will discuss the use of essential oils, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Discussion. Intergeneration current events roundtable discussion noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center with seniors and teenagers, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Scrabble players (55+) are invited to test their skills at Walter Reed Senior Center, 10:15 a.m. – noon, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Fast Paced Walkers. Fast paced 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.

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

Card Game. The popular card game of Canasta is being revived at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10 a.m. – noon. Coaching available. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Monday/July 14

Celebration. Seniors will celebrate Bastille Day at La Bergerie restaurant in Alexandria. Lunch plus entertainment by French chanteuse Simone Marchand. Cost is $54. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Volunteering. The Arlington Senior Adult Council is recruiting volunteers to help staff its booth at the Arlington County Fair, Aug. 6-10. Interested parties are asked to call Jennifer Collins on Mon., July 14 at 703-228-4745.

Language Class. Linguist Dr. Merton Bland teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Games. The chess club for seniors will meet at Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise Boot Camp. Senior boot camp begins 8:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Safe and fun 45 minute combination class featuring cardio and strength techniques that target the whole body. Cost is $24.50 for seven classes, taught by Dana Lawrence. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Drop-in seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class, taught by Linda Bell. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Exercise Class. Intermediate and advanced full fitness exercise classes for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Drop-in class taught by Andrea Baumann. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

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

Ice Skating. Seniors only ice skating, 7-8:30 a.m. (summer hours), Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1, includes skates. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Artist Registration. Monday, July 14 is the deadline for Arlington County artists to register to participate in Aurora Hills Senior Center’s Dog Days of Summer Art Salon to be held Fri., Aug. 15, 738 S. 18th St., Arlington. Artists can display anything from paintings to jewelry. No fee. To register, call 703-228-5722.

Art Class. Artist Larry Isham will teach oil painting classes for seniors beginning 10 a.m. – noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. 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. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Explore Countries. Explore Norway, the Azores and Fiji, via video, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; drop-in. Details, 703-228-5321.

Health Discussion. One on one counseling for seniors to discuss Medicare, Medicaid and medication updates, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0555.

Tuesday/July 15

Trip Experience. Experienced world travelers in the Near East and Africa will share their experiences with seniors, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Class. Beginners and intermediate Pilates classes for seniors, begin 9:15 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $42 for 14 classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Class. Beginners’ full fitness exercise class for seniors, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop-in class taught by Andrea Baumann. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Games. Pickleball for seniors (beginners), 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Class. Modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training for seniors, taught by Irena Woodruff, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Stamp Group. Lee Senior Center’s Rubber Stamping Club will meet to make greeting cards, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. Pianist Jerry Fastrup will entertain seniors with music from ragtime to the 50’s, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Wednesday/July 16

Bird Watchers. The new Arlington Bird Watchers Club will meet 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

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

Games. Wii bowling games for seniors offered at Lee Senior Center, 1 p.m. Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

All Around America. Langston-Brown Senior Center’s All Around America program will feature the state of Nevada, via video, 10 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome; drop-in. Details, 703-228-5321.

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center. Discussion and tips for seniors on coping with hearing loss. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Social Club. Senior social clubs to meet 1:30 p.m., Happy Hearts at Langston Brown Senior Center. Information and registration by calling 703-228-5321.

Law Discussion. Elder law attorney Ed Zetlin will meet with seniors to discuss legal and financial issues regarding long term care costs, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is $4. Call Anne Gress for details, 703-243-7714.

Thursday/July 17

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

Library Volunteering. Seniors interested in volunteering at a County library are invited to a program presented by Barbara Den, volunteer coordinator for the library system, 1 p.m. in the Connections Café at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Art Discussion. Simulated art auction and discussion of the value of great artists’ works, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Poetry Workshop. Poetry sharing workshop, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955. Program conducted by senior adult specialist Nancy Connors.

Dancing. Line dancing class for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., taught by Isabelle Nguyen; newcomers welcome. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Health Discussion. Walter Reed Senior Center will host a health program about lupus and other autoimmune disorders, 10:15 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discussion led by Aleena Trueheart, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Friday/July 18

Discussion. Current events roundtable with teenagers and seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

National Park Discussion. Learn the secrets of Alexandria’s Ft. Hunt Park, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program presented by National Parks Ranger Jenna Skogg. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Computer Training. Lee Senior Center offers intergenerational computer training through its Cyberseniors/Cyberteens program, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Five courses, each if four hours over two weeks. Cost is $20 per course for text book. Call or stop by 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. Lincoln Cottage in D.C., is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. Registration required for this special walking tour by calling 703-228-0955. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome.

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

Senior Olympics Registration. Registration forms available for the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Call 703-228-3600, ext. 9996 or download from www.novaseniorolympics.com. Over 25 events; must be 50 years of age or over and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction. Registration fee $10 which includes one event; $1 for each additional event.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 1 p.m., to discuss “Waiting for Snow in Havana” by Carlos Eire. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

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

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

*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.

* Friendly poker games for seniors, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Beginners welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

* Table tennis for seniors, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0955.

* Trip Planner. Branson, Mo. is the destination of Arlington seniors, Oct. 15-21. Round trip by motor coach, meals, shows, tours and more. Call for details, Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4748.

* Dining Out Club. Lunch is held the first Thursday of the month and dinner is on the second Wednesday at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call 703-228-0555. Newcomers welcome.

* Golf. The 2007 Arlington Senior Golf Club season begins Tues., Apr. 3 at the Old Hickory Golf Course, Woodbridge. The group plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays at various golf courses in Northern Virginia. Seniors interested in joining should call Karl VanNewkirk, 703-536-5916.

* Exercise. Exclusive days and hours are available to Arlington seniors at the weight rooms at Langston-Brown and Madison Senior Centers. Strength training, using varied types of cardio equipment, supervised by a certified personal trainer, is offered at Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Mon., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and Madison, 3829 N. Stafford St., Tues., Wed., Thurs., 7-11 a.m., Sat., 7–10 a.m. The cost is $56 for a 16-session ticket. Call 703-228-4745.