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Senior Living June 25-July 2

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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 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.

Monday/July 7

Writer Group. A new group of writers (55+) is meeting regularly at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, to share and discuss various styles and types of writing. Call Peaches Joyal for starting time, 703-528-4291. No fee.

Exercise. Aqua aerobics classes for seniors begin 8:40 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Washington-Lee High School pool, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Seated Exercise. Seated exercise class for seniors returns to Fairlington Community Center beginning 10 a.m., 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Taught by fitness instructors, Jill Kern and Dana Lawrence. Cost is $28 for eight weekly classes or $56 for 16 classes, twice a week. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Yoga. Yoga for seniors begins 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $24.50 for seven classes. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

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

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

Bowling. Armchair bowling for senior adults (55+), 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Legal Chat. Elder law attorney Ed Zetlin will discuss how seniors can protect themselves from legal and financial burdens of long term care costs, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Bingo. Bingo games at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $2. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/July 8

History Lesson. The history and culture of Ethiopia will be explored at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10:15 a.m. Guest speaker, Father Clement M. Aapengnuo, former director of the Center for Conflict Transformation in Ghana. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Workshop. “Grandparenting without Batteries” is the topic of a workshop for seniors, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Learn how to keep grandchildren interested in activities that don’t need batteries. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Introductory mental exercise class for seniors using systematic approach to solving Sudoku puzzles, 1 – 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Pre-requisite for attending sessions on solving Sudoku puzzles. No fee; small classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Training. Core stability training classes for Arl. seniors to strengthen muscles of the torso, begin 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Cost is $28 for eight classes; stability ball required. Taught by fitness instructor Bernadette Cheatham (sp). Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Water Class. Water exercise classes for seniors begin 11:20 a.m. – noon, Wakefield High School pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road, Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Games. Pickleball for seniors (beginners), 1 – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Book Discussion. The Culpepper Garden Senior Center book club will meet 1:30 p.m., to discuss, “So Long, See You Tomorrow” by William Maxwell, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Bingo. Senior bingo, bi-lingual, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-5321.

Music Performance. Local singer and musician Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $1, refreshments included. Details, 703-228-4403.

Legal Talk. Attorneys from Northern Virginia Legal Services are available to meet one-on-one with seniors to offer advice on a wide variety of senior issues, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee. Call to make appointment, 703-228-0555.

Tour. Arlington seniors will visit the Voice of America broadcasting studios in D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/July 9

Theatre Performance. The National Theatre in D.C. will host Arl. seniors for a performance of “Mamma Mia!” Cost is $45. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Health Monitoring. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Details, 703-228-0555.

Bird Watchers. New Bird Watchers club starting 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Group will meet every Wednesday. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk around Kenilworth Gardens, 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.

Art Discussion. Children portrayed in art by artists Mary Cassatt, Augusta Renoir and Winslow Homer will be discussed 1 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program presented by Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Wii Bowling Practice. Wii bowling practice for seniors, in preparation for tournaments and leagues in the Fall, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/July 10

Trip. Hoopers Island, Md. is the destination of seniors. Narrated boat cruise, tour of Phillips Crab factory and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, plus seafood buffet meal at Old Salty’s Restaurant. Cost is $76. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Marriage Discussion. The pros and cons of getting married, particularly in later life, will be examined 1 p.m., Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Discussion led by Legal Services attorney Meredith Mackay. No fee; newcomers welcome. Registration not required. Details, 703-228-0955.

Legal Talk. Two day seminar on financial planning to meet retirement needs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Conducted by Terry Trenchard. No fee; newcomers welcome. Register by July 8 by calling, 703-228-0555.

Games. Summer volleyball for seniors, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Air conditioned gym. All levels of players welcome; free. Call for more information, 703-228-6300.

Dancing. Intermediate line dancing classes for seniors returns to Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., 10 a.m. Taught by Isabelle Nguyen. Cost is $3.50 per class. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Disorder Discussion. Lupus and other autoimmune disorders will be discussed with seniors 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Guest speaker, Aleena Trueheart, R.N. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/July 11

Music Performance. Seniors will attend Jazz Night at Westminster Church, D.C. Cost is $12. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Feng Shui. Eileen Conti Welker, expert in the design principles of feng shui, will discuss the use of essential oils, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Discussion. Intergeneration current events roundtable discussion noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center with seniors and teenagers, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games. Scrabble players (55+) are invited to test their skills at Walter Reed Senior Center, 10:15 a.m. – noon, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Fast Paced 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 for details 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the C&O Canal, Lock 10, Md., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Card Game. The popular card game of Canasta is being revived at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10 a.m. – noon. Coaching available. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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.