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Senior Living March 12-18

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The deadline to enter the 2008 Ms. Virginia Senior America competition is April 4. Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs is encouraging Arlington women, 60 years of age and older, to enter the competition. Contestants will compete in four categories which include an interview (5 minutes), a statement of philosophy of life (35 seconds), talent (2 minutes, 45 seconds) and evening gown. Contestants must also be a resident of Virginia for at least six months and a U.S. citizen. For more information, visit www.msvirginiasenior.com or call pageant co-directors, Jackie Bong-Wright, 703-989-1149 or Suzann Howe, 703-425-7258.

Thursday/March 13

Volunteer. Peace Corps recruiter, Dorothy Schoeneman, age 64, will meet with seniors to discuss opportunities for older volunteers, 1 p.m., Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Garden Talk. Expert gardener Peter Jones will discuss plant propagation, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Walking Group. New fast paced walking group for seniors will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details and to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Group. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will meet with seniors to discuss ways to prevent, recognize and treat blood clots, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Trip. Madame Tussaud’s wax museum is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $19. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Friday/March 14

Celebration and Trip. Seniors will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early at the Shamrock Inn, Thurmont, Md. Traditional Irish lunch. Cost is $29. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway will walk through Dumbarton Oaks Park, D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss 20th century English composer Malcolm Arnold. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games, Music, Lunch. Baked Potato Bingo combines lunch, bingo and entertainment with Irish music, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Health Check. Free blood pressure checks for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Q&A session with Diane Hendel, R.N. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Health Talk. Medicare, Medicaid and Medication updates presented 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Individual counseling available. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955. Free.

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts will meet 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. All levels of players welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Saturday/March 15

Driving Class. AARP offers Saturday classes on safe driving techniques for seniors, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $10. Participants must attend both classes to receive certificate. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Show. Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus will present a show, “Whistle Stop Barbershop,” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Musical story of the cross country excursion by politician Henry K. Holiday running for president. Tickets, $12-$15; call for information, 703-521-9331.

Monday/March 17

Lecture. Free presentations for seniors on changing from analog to digital TV, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Call to sign up, 703-228-4403.

Presentation. Learn about the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlngton. Program includes discussion about volunteer opportunities and special adoption policy for seniors. Free. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Language Discussion. Linguist Dr.Merton Bland will teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Chess games for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlignton. Instruction available; free. Call for details, 703-228-5285.

Exercise. Senior strength training classes to preserve and strengthen bone density and flexibility, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for information, 703-228-4745.

Ice Skating.

Ice skating for seniors only at Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall, 8–9:15 a.m. Cost is $1 (includes skates). Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk in Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Art Class. Oil painting classes for seniors taught by Larry Isham, begin 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Cost is $24 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Celebration. Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration for seniors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Games. 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.

Commission on Aging Public Hearing. The Arlington Commission on Aging will hold its annual Public Hearing on the Area Plan for Aging Services, from 9 a.m. to noon. Representatives from organizations providing services to Arlington's older residents will make short presentations on the unmet service needs they observe as they work with their clients. Held at the Warren G. Stambaugh Department of Human Services building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor. For more information, call the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Tuesday/March 18

Exercise. Full fitness exercise classes for seniors, specialized for beginners, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Improve muscle tone, bone density and balance. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 1:30 p.m. (skills practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Free Tai Chi demonstration for seniors, 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Drop-in; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet for an indoor fitness walk, 9:30 a.m. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Games. Table tennis for seniors from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Stamp Club. The Rubber Stamp Club at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring a new circle-spinner card. Fee is $1; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Tax Discussion. Seniors are invited to a discussion regarding Arlington’s Real Estate Tax Relief program, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Presentation by Lori Hughes. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Health Lecture. Medicare, Medicaid and Medication updates and one-in-one counseling, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321 (L-B), 703-228-4403 (CG). Free.

Trip. Afternoon Tea and Tour of John Hopkins University’s Homewood Museum, Baltimore, for seniors. Cost is $34. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Wednesday/March 19

Walking. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk the Goldmine Route in Great Falls National Park, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Poetry. Poetry writing workshop for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Taught by senior adult specialist, Nancy Connors. Free. Register, 703-228-0955.

Thursday/March 20

Games. Duplicate bridge games for seniors 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Walking Group. New fast paced senior walking group will meet at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 9 a.m., for a three to four mile loop in the area. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Buffet. Egg-Stravaganza Easter theme buffet for seniors, noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $4; newcomers welcome. Register by calling, 703-228-4403.

Health Talk. Public health nurse Karen Smith, R.N., will discuss ways to prevent, recognize and treat blood clots, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center., 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Grief Talk. Ana Rivera, Capital Hospice, will meet with seniors to discuss grief, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/March 21

Computers. Intergenerational computer training for seniors through Cyberseniors/Cyberteens at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Drop-in 10 a.m. –noon. Five courses offered at no cost except $20 for text books. Call for information, 703-228-6425.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will walk in the Lady Bird Johnson Park, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Book Discussion. The book discussion group at Aurora Hills Senior Center will meet 1 p.m. to discuss, “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Comedy Time. Comedy book author Mike Bloom will host a program of video and audio selections of old-time, classic radio and television shows, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hill Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Join Scrabble lovers 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Friendly games; newcomers welcome. No fee. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Monday/March 24

Trip. Arlington seniors will tour the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Brain Games. Brain aerobics for seniors, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Mind stretching puzzles, games and quizzes conducted by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson. Free. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for seniors, 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1, which includes skates. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Gentle Yoga classes for seniors begin 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Classes include Qigong energy practices; taught by Unyong Kim. Cost is $60 for eight sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4740.

Walkers. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will walk on Roosevelt Island, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Health Lecture. Medicare, Medicaid and Medication updates will be given 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center. 735 S. 18th St. Program presented by Martha Trunk. Free. For more information.. call 703-228-5722 (AH), 703-228-0555 (Lee).

Tuesday/March 25

Opera Class. Italian classes for opera lovers, 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Taught by Elizabetha Hary, six sessions, free. Learn words and phrases of popular arias. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Arlington County fitness instructor Irena Woodruff teaches seniors modern approach to low impact aerobics, dance and strength training, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet at the Center for an indoor fitness walk, 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Music Presentation. Seniors are invited to join Jeanne Kelly, past conductor of the U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, Georgetown University Concert Choir and currently conductor of the Encore Chorale, for an “Anyone Can Sing” presentation, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Local musician and singer Fred Brooks will entertain seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

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

Tax Preparation. Income tax preparation assistance for seniors available at Culpepper Garden Senior Center by AARP Taxaide consultants, 9 a.m.-2p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call for apptointment, 703-228-4403. Appointments through April 15.

English Lesson. Practice English/Spanish conversation and vocabulary, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

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

Wednesday/March 26

Cleaning Lecture. Spring cleaning made safer using common household products will be discussed, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Get the latest information on cleaning products. Free. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

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

Art Performance. Arlington’s popular senior performing arts group, The Merrymakers, will perform 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

State Via Video. The Langston Travel Viewers at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will visit the state of Mississippi, via video, 11 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-5321.

Theatre Performance. Arena Stage, temporarily located at the Crystal City Forum, will host seniors for a matinee performance of “A View from the Bridge.” Cost is $66, which includes late lunch at King Street Blues. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Thursday/March 27

Music Performance. A rehearsal by the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center is on the agenda for seniors. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Golf Class. Golf conditioning classes for senior golfers begin 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Specific exercises to improve swing plus toning, strengthening, flexibility and balance. Cost is $45 for eight sessions plus stability ball. Call to register, 703-228-4745.

Art Lecture. Joan Hart, art educator, Museum One, will present an illustrated lecture on African American artists, 10:15 am., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-0955.

Lecture. An elder law attorney will meet with seniors to discuss wills and estates, 1:30 p.m., Connections Café, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Friday/March 28

Intergenerational computer training program Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, available at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Meet to discuss program, 10 a.m.-noon. Five separate courses, $20 each for text book. Details, 703-228-6425.

Games. Senior Scrabble players in Arlington will compete in the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Practice at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10:15 a.m.. Free. Call for more information, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk in the Palisades area of D.C., 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Walking Group. The new, fast paced walking group for seniors at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 9 a.m., for a three to four mile walk. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Music Talk. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet, 1 p.m., to discuss German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Trip Time. It’s off to Atlantic City, N.J. for Arlington seniors. Cost is $46. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Saturday/March 29

Weight Training. Seniors (55+) are invited to use the weight room at Madison Senior Center for cardio and strength training, 7– 10 a.m., 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Certified fitness professionals on-site. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Saturday/April 19

Open House. Free open house, lots of refreshments and live entertainment. Drawings for prizes and free gift for everyone. Tours of model rooms available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Brighton Gardens of Arlington, 3821 Wilson Blvd. 703-294-6875.

Trips

Seniors will tour the Ohio Amish Country, April 28-May 1. Trip will include stops at the Longaberger Basket Factory, Hieni Cheese House, Historic Roscoe Village, Canal Boat Cruise and Yoder’s Amish Farm Tour and Buggy Ride. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel for information, 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

*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.

* The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will celebrate its 25th anniversary, Sept. 15-27. Opening day ceremonies, Sat., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. will be followed by track and field events at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. A mini health fair will also be held on opening day from 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center.

In addition to track and field, other events include swimming, bowling, tennis, table tennis, golf, miniature golf, pickleball, eight ball pool, board games, card games, bait casting, Frisbee throw, shuffleboard, horseshoes, basketball, basketball free throw, team line dancing, softball hit and throw and yo-yo tricks.

Registration is $10 which includes one event; additional events are $1. Registration forms are available at senior centers or by calling 703-228-3600, ext. 9996. They can also be downloaded from www.novaseniorolympics.com. Registration deadline is Sept. 1.

* 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.