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Senior Living July 23-29

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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 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.

Monday/Aug. 4

Legal Talk. Seniors will meet with elder law attorney Ed Zetlin to discuss legal and estate planning tools, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Games. Chess club for adults (55+), welcomes new members, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

Training. Senior strength training class at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., 9 a.m. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will meet 9:30 a.m. and travel to Potomac Overlook Park, for its weekly walking program. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Drop-in seated exercise class for adults (55+), 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Language. ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for adults (55+), 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for adults (55+), 7– 8:30 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1, includes skate rental. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Senior Olympics. Registration forms available for 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Call 703-228-4721. Over 20 events to choose from. For more information www.novaseniorolynpics.com.

Hobby. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet to knit and crochet items for local charities, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Yarn and patterns provided. No fee; newcomers welcome. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Armchair bowling for adults (55+), 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-5321.

Games. Mah Jongg for adults (55+), American style, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Trip and Lunch. Seniors will travel to Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm Restaurant, Broadlands, Va. for lunch. Cost is $46. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Tuesday/Aug. 5

Animal Lecture. Informative presentation at Lee Senior Center on butterflies and butterfly gardening by Denise Chauvette, Natural Resources Specialist, Gulf Branch Nature Center, 11:15 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Language. English/Spanish dialogue sessions with adults (55+), 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Fitness. Full fitness class for adults (55+), beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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

Wednesday/Aug. 6

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

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

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults (55+) will travel to Oxon Hill Farm, Oxon Hill, Md., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Games. Wii bowling practice for seniors at Lee Senior Center, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Program for upcoming tournaments and leagues in the fall. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Health Screening. Hearing screenings and minor hearing aid repairs for seniors, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Art Class. Oil painting classes for adults (55+) begin 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Trip. Captain Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, Newburg, Md. will host Arlington seniors. Cost is $17. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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.

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).