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Senior Living June 11-17

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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.

New to Medicare Seminar. Attend a free session about the basics of Medicare at 2 p.m. at the Arlington Agency on Aging, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor. For further information or to pre-register, contact the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700.

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.

Monday/June 23

Tour. Arlington seniors will tour the newly opened National Museum of Crime and Punishment in D.C. Cost is $23. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Games. Chess for seniors, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

Language Class. ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for seniors, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by Dr. Merton Bland. Free. Call for information, 703-228-5321.

Health Class. Open Tai Chi practice 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 730 S. 18th St., 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Free. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

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

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

Yarn Group. 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. No fee; newcomers welcome. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/June 24

Health Exercise. Fun sessions of low impact aerobics, dance and strength training for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. $56 for 16 classes. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Language. English/Spanish dialogue exchange to improve vocabularies, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Weights. Madison Community Center weight room is available to seniors, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Certified staff onsite to assist with equipment. $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, Tues., June 24, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

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 details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Ping pong for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

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

Music Event. Summer classical music event, Ice Cream with Bach, 1– 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N., Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia will be available to meet with seniors, one-on-one, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Health Centers. Learn about the purpose and functions of an adult day health center, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S.16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/June 25

Trip. It’s off to West Chester, Pa. and a behind the scenes studio tour of QVC for Arlington seniors. Cost is $45. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Card 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 Anne Gress for details, 703-243-7714.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk from Long Branch Nature Center to Shirlington, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Movie Screening and Discussion. Miriam Miller, Opera Guild of Northern Virginia, will host a screening and discussion of the movie, “Show Boat,” 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Music Performance. Local musician and singer, Fred Brooks, will entertain seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Langston-Brown Senior Center’s series on eating and living well, concludes 11 a.m., with a garden vegetable pizza cooking class, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by Hareg Tecklu, Virginia Cooperative Extension office. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Celebration and Lunch. Mama’s and Papa’s Day celebration and barbeque lunch, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $6. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/June 26

Trip. The “Washington Post” printing plant in Springfield is on the agenda for Arlington seniors, followed by lunch at Mike’s American Grill. Cost is $27. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Music Performance. The Songfellows, a daytime men’s a capella chorus, is looking for new members. Visit a rehearsal, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call for more information, Carlton Blake, 703-536-5160.

Hearing Loss. Useful strategies for communicating with people with hearing loss, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Workshop conducted by Gay Nagy and Bonnie O’Leary, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Poetry. Poetry writing workshop, 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Friday/June 27

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

Baseball Game. Arlington seniors will watch the Washington Nationals take on the Baltimore Orioles at the new National’s stadium in D.C. Cost is $52. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Games. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., is the site of scrabble competition with seniors, 10:15 a.m. Coaching available. Free. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along Holmes Run Trail, Annandale, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50 for van transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Discussion. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet to discuss French composer Claude Debussy, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

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.