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Senior Living July 17-22

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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 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.

Saturday/July 19

Health Class. Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No instructor onsite; no fee. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Monday/July 21

Games. Senior adults tennis groups will play at Bluemont Park, through Fri, July 25, 8 a.m. – noon. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Ice Skating. Summer ice skating for seniors, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Cost is $ which includes skate rentals. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

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

Olympic Registration. Registration forms available for 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Call through Friday, July 25, 703-228-4721. Registration fee $10.

Language. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors, taught by linguist Dr. Merton Bland, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Members of the Arlington Chess Club for seniors will play 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Coaching available. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Seated exercise class for seniors for overall muscular strength and flexibility, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in class; newcomers welcome. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-4745.

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

Games. Bingo for seniors, 1 – 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $2. Details, 703-228-4403.

Easy Living Discussion. Tools and devices to make everyday living easier for seniors will be discussed and demonstrated by Lori Hughes, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/July 22

Health Lecture. A series of lectures on good brain health, by researcher Nort Beckerman, begins 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-22-0555.

Exercise. Exercise with Irena Woodruff, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Low impact aerobics and strength training. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.,

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.

Collecting Items. Seniors collecting items for wounded soldiers through August. Call, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arl. for details, 703-228-5722.

Card Games. Wild Card Poker group of coed seniors will meet 10 a.m. –12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center for friendly games, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Instruction available. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Music Performance. The third in a series of summer concerts at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will feature The Arlingtones singing group, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

First Aid. Comprehensive first aid at home class for seniors covers how to care for common injuries, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cori Jorgensen, R.N. will also show what to include in first aid kits. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/July 23

Bird Watchers. Bird watching enthusiasts are invited to join a group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 11 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Walkers. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk along the C&O Canal, Carderock, Md., 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 seniors begin 10a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Classes taught by Blanche Kirchner; familiarity with a painting medium required. Cost is $24 for four two sessions. Call to register. 703-228-0955.

Thursday/July 24

Information Session. Walter Reed Senior Center is hosting an information session about Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute (ALRI), 1 p.m., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. ALRI administrators John Sprott and Marjorie Varner will describe courses, programs, special events. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Walking Trip. Seniors are invited to a slide presentation of a walking trip through Croatia by traveler Ralph Driscoll, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Line dancing for seniors, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; intermediate level; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-4745.

Hospice Discussion. Ana (sp) Rivera, Capital Hospice, will discuss the full range of Hospice services including help with palliative care such as pain management, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-5321.

Tour. Gen George C. Marshall’s former home, Dodona Manor, Leesburg, is on the agenda. Cost is $16. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Friday/July 25

Music Performance. The United States Marine Band, the Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon, will host seniors for a performance and parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington , D.C. Cost is $8. Registration required. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

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

Computer Course. Five different computer courses for seniors, $20 each, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Call or drop by 10 a.m. – noon, to learn about Cyberseniors/Cyberteens program, 703-228-6425.

Fast Walkers. The Fast Forwards, a 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 sign up, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk through the Rock Creek Nature Center, D.C., 10 a.m. Fee is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Games. Canasta instruction and games, 10 a.m. – noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Comedy. The bygone days of classic comedy featuring old time radio and TV shows, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to play 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Practice for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. No fee; details, 703-228-0955.

Party, Dessert and Movie. Pizza party, dessert and movie for seniors, 11:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6 or no fee for movie alone; newcomers welcome. Register by July 23 by calling 703-228-5722.

Monday/July 28

Trip and Tea. Seniors will tour The Textile Museum in D.C., followed by an Afternoon Tea. Cost is $38. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Game Challenge. Seniors are invited to join a Crossword Puzzles Challenge at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., for details, 703-228-4403. No cost.

Games. Chess for seniors, Mon., July 28, 9:30a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; all levels of players welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

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

Exercise Class. Drop-in seated exercise classes for seniors at Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 9 a.m., taught by Linda Bell. $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 738 S. 18th St. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Strength Training. Advanced strength training exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center. 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. $56 for 16 classes or $3.50 per drop in. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

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

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

Wii Games. Wii bowling games for seniors, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Practice for upcoming tournaments. Other games available at Aurora Hills. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Yarn Crafters. The Yarn Crafters 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. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Health Lecture. One on one meetings for seniors to discuss issues involving Medicare, Medicaid and medications updates, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/July 29

Legal Services. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will meet individually with seniors to discuss legal concerns, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Music Performance. Local musician and singer 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.

Health Class. New Pilates class for seniors begins 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $17.50 for five classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Pickleball for seniors, beginners, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 1– 3 p.m.; intermediate and advanced, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. For more information call 703-228-0955 (WR); 703-228-5920 (TJ).

Games. Wild Card Poker games for seniors, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Games. Table tennis for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Music Performance. Final summer concert at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 1– 3 p.m., featuring a classical trio Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Wednesday/July 30

Trip. It’s off to Delaware Park Casino, Wilmington, Del., for seniors. Cost is $23. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Bird Watching. The gardens at Culpepper Garden Senior Center are the site for watching and learning about local birds by members of the new Bird Watchers Club, at 11 a.m., 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 7043-228-4403.

Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call for details, Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will meet to walk along the Capitol Hill Urban Trail in 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.

Senior Olympics. Registration forms available now for 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, to be held Sept. 20-Oct. 2, by calling 703-228-4721, 10 a.m – 3 p.m. Registration deadline, Sept., 5; fee $10. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.novaseni-orolympics"www.novaseni-orolympics.com.

Thursday/July 31

Health Talk. Learn about guided imagery to possible reduce blood pressure and manage pain, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details 7043-228-0955.

Games. Introduction to solving Sudoku puzzles, 1– 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555. Space is limited.

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.

Dancing. Line dancing classes for seniors (intermediate), 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Friday/Aug. 1

Games. Scrabble players (55+) will meet 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

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

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to Fox Stone Park, Vienna, for its weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Poetry Writing. Poetry writing workshop for seniors, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Canasta card games for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Trip and Tour. Lunch at the DuPont Country Club and tour the Nemours Mansion, Wilmington, Del. Cost is $72. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Saturday/Aug. 2

Festival. The Corn Roast Festival including tours and entertainment, Westminster, Md. Cost is $28. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

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.