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Senior Living June 18-24

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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 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.

Monday/June 30

Performance and Dinner. Well known Washington satirist Mark Russell will entertain seniors, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, preceded by dinner in the hotel’s Robert’s Restaurant. Cost is $77. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Health Class. Beginner and intermediate Yoga classes for seniors, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details and starting times, 703-228-4403.

Government Talk. Langston-Brown Senior Center will host an assistance session for seniors needing to file a 1040A tax form to receive a stimulus payment rebate check, 10 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Trained volunteers will be available on a one-on-one basis. Call for appt., 703-228-5321.

Ice Skating. Ice skating time exclusively for seniors at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 7 – 8:30 a.m. Cost is $1 for skate rental; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4745.

Art Talk. Great snow scenes in art by Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissaro will be discussed 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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

Health Exercise. Open Tai Chi practice for seniors, free, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 2 p.m. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Seated Exercise. Arlington County fitness instructors Linda Bell and Ruth Nielson conduct seated exercise training for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison

Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50per class. Call for information, 703-2280-0555.

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

Tuesday/July 1

Trip Experiences. Memorable experiences traveling in North America will be shared with seniors by experienced travelers, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Games. Beginners pickleball for seniors, 1-3p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Instructor on site; no fee. Details, 703-228-0955.

Arts Performance. One of Arlington’s senior performing arts groups, The Merry Makers, will entertain, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $1, refreshments included. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Lunch and Talk. Arlington seniors are invited to bring a bag lunch to Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, noon, for a new monthly lunch and chat group. No fee. Details, 703-228-0555.

Games. New crossword puzzle challenge for seniors begins 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Dining Out Club. Seniors’ Dining Out Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway meets monthly for lunch or dinner. Newcomers welcome; call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise Class. Full fitness exercise class for seniors, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Designed for beginners, conducted by fitness instructor, Andrea Baumann. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Games. Volleyball for seniors at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. No fee. For information, call 703-228-4745.

Games. Table tennis for seniors, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/July 2

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

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk along the Shaw Urban Trail in D.C., 9:30 a.m. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome.

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

Wii Practice. Wii bowling practice for seniors in preparation for Fall tournaments and leagues, begin 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music. Musical hour with singer and trumpeter Fred Brooks at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 11 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

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.

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.