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Senior Living June 4-10

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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/June 12

Antiques and Stories. Seniors will bring personal antiques and accompanying stories to Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 1 p.m. Share with antiques expert Jean Jackson from Antiques Associates. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

History Talk. The life and legacy of artist Grandma Moses will be discussed, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program conducted by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Clarissa Roger, R.N., will discuss ways to prevent falls with seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Problem Solving. Seniors will share problem solving experiences at 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center with Rachel Thompson, senior adult specialist, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Friday/June 13

Fast Walking Group. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s fast paced walking group will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., for a 3-4 mph loop in S. Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Local Trip. Seniors will visit The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington, D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Games. Scrabble is a brain exercise for seniors and a new event this year in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Walter Reed Senior Center is a Scrabble site for players, 10:15 a.m. – noon. Coaching available; no fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will travel to Annandale’s Eakin Park East, for their weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Discussion. The works of Czechoslavakian composer Antonin Dvorak will be discussed 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. 703-228-4403.

Celebration. Early Father’s Day celebration at Aurora Hills Senior Center, at noon. Lunch and entertainment by musician and singer, Fred Brooks. Cost is $6. Register by June 11 by calling, 703-228-5722.

Culture Performance. Hawaiian Extravaganza, 7 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Performed by Arlington County Hawaiian and Tahitian Dancers. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register by calling, 703-228-4403.

Saturday/June 14

Weight Training. Exclusive hours for seniors at the Madison Community Center weight room with certified fitness coaches, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Monday/June 16

Culture Talk. Coping and interacting with different cultures will be discussed with seniors, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program conducted by Arlington transition counselor, Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Myths, Folklore and Superstition. Dr. Doris Bitler, Assoc. Dean, George Mason University, will present a program about lunar myths, folklore and superstitions, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

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

Games. Chess club for seniors, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome; instruction available; no fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Seated exercise class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop-in class; $3.50 per session. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Full fitness exercise class for seniors, intermediate and advanced, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Improve muscle tone, flexibility, balance, strengthen heart and increase stamina. Drop-in class; $3.50 per session. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will travel to Ft. Hunt, for their weekly walking program, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. The Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, welcomes senior (55+) ice skaters, 8– 9:15 a.m. Cost is $1 for skate rental. For information, call 703-228-4745.

Art Class. Oil painting classes for seniors, taught by artist Larry Isham, begin at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Bowling. 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.

Performance. Arlington seniors will attend a performance of “An American Journey--Celebrating the Heritage of the American People,” at the LaFontainbleu Dinner Theater, Glen Burnie, Md. Cost is $55. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Tuesday/June 17

Antique Sharing. Arlington seniors are invited to share antique objects and accompanying stories with Jean Jackson, Antiques Associates, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program will include brief appraisals. Call to register, 703-228-0955. Space is limited.

Games. “Trivial Pursuit,” designed for Baby Boomer generation, Tues., June 17, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Stamping Club. The Rubber Stamping Club, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will make dimensional cards with a summer theme, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Ice Cream and Music. Ice Cream with Chopin event at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 1 – 3 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Listen to classical music and enjoy generous helpings of ice cream and toppings. Cost $1. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Games. Ping pong for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching available; no fee. Drop-in or call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice, 10 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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. Call for information, 703-228-5321.

Games. Volleyball games for seniors (55+), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games). All levels of players welcome. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Market. Fisherman’s Crab Deck & Seafood Market, Kent Narrows, Md., is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $57 (includes all-you-can-eat buffet). Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/June 18

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

Thursday/June 19

Tea. An Afternoon Tea at the Inn at Brookville Farm is planned for seniors. Cost is $47. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749; Registration required.

Music Performance. The Songfellows, daytime men’s chorus, invites new members, 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call director Carlton Blake, 703-536-5160 , for details.

Health Talk. Ana Rivera, Capital Hospice, will discuss Advance Medical Directives with seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Friday/June 20

Game. Senior scrabble players (55+) will convene 10:15 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Instruction/coaching available. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in Potomac Overlook Park. 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walkers. The fast paced walking group at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 9 a.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Newcomers welcome; no fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Tour. Guided tour of the National Wildlife/Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Md., focusing on bird life. Cost is $16. Lunch separate at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss Russian pianist Anton Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist, Artur Rubinstein, Russian ballet dancer, Ida Rubinstein and historian Nikolai Rubinstein. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 1 p.m., to discuss “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Euginides (sp). No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-5722.

Saturday/June 21

Trip. The Rosecroft Raceway, Ft. Washington, Md. is the destination of seniors. Cost is $35, which includes buffet dinner. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Trip

Outside Excursions. 2008 overnight excursions for seniors through Arlington Senior Adult Travel include The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, N.Y., June 9-13; 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.

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<lst> 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.

* Volunteers. Arlington County is hosting the opening ceremonies and track and field events on Sat., Sept. 15 for the 2007 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Volunteers are needed for a cheerleading squad to support senior athletes from all parts of Northern Virginia. Contact Jennifer Collins, fitness coordinator, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4745.* English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors offered every Monday, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.