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Senior Living May 7-13

Thursday/May 8

Trip. The Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer’s Market in Annapolis is the destination of seniors. Trip includes Colonial High Tea at Reynolds Tavern. Cost is $38. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Reading Group. The intergenerational Walter Reed Play Reading group will introduce its new selection, “Our Town,” 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Readers of all ages welcome to participate. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Volunteers. Seniors interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to an informational presentation by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (www.ivcusa.org), 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-228-0955. No need to register.

Animals. Everything you ever wanted to know about turtles, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Guest speaker naturalist Rachel Tolman. Indigenous turtles to watch and pet. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Photo Workshop. Photo workshop planned featuring portraits, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Learn scratchboard techniques; taught by Jim Halloran. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Chorus. Daytime men’s chorus, the Songfellows, looking for new members, will meet 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call Carlton Blake, 703-228-536-5160.

First Aid Lesson. First aid at home and what to include in first aid kits will be discussed with seniors by Cori Jorgenson, R.N., 10:30 a.m., Langston Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlngton. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Friday/May 9

Games. Scrabble players (55+) are invited to play and train for the 2008 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; coaching available. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

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

Fast Walkers. The Fast Forwards, a new fast paced walking group for seniors, will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Group will walk a 3-4 mph loop in the neighborhood. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss 19th Century French composer Charles Gounod. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Exercise. Yoga series for seniors begins 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Taught by Peggy Finn; $24.50 for seven sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Performance. The Voices of Arlington, a multi-cultural singing group at Walter Reed Senior Center, will perform 11 a.m., 2909 S. 16th St., in early celebration of Mother’s Day. No fee. For more details, call 703-228-0955.

Celebration. Early Mother’s Day celebration at Langston-Brown Senior Center featuring mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers, 11:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Cost is $5. Register by May 5 by calling 703-228-5321.

Celebration. Aurora Hills Senior Center will celebrate Mother’s Day, noon with lunch and entertainment, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6. Register by May 7 by calling 703-228-5722.

Tea Party. Old-fashioned Tea Party to celebrate Mother’s Day, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Semi-formal attire suggested. Free. Call to make reservations, 703-228-4403.

Monday/May 12

Paper Topic. Controlling paper clutter will be the topic 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Learn what papers to keep and for how long. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Exercise. Senior Boot Camp consisting of 45 minute cardio and strength workouts without harsh stress on joints and muscles, 9 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cost is $21 for six classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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

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

Dancing. Senior tap dancing group, The Diamonds, will perform, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/May 13

Traveling Tips. Tips and techniques for seniors on foreign travel and cruises by world travelers, Andrea and Walter Baumann 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Technology Class. Tech savvy teenagers will coach seniors on the use and features of cell phones, 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Hands on learning; participants bring own cell phones. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Exercise. Core training for seniors to improve posture, balance and stability 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.

Exercise. Yoga classes for seniors begin 11:15 a.m. (beginners), 10 a.m. (intermediate), Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $21 for six sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Exercise. Beginner and intermediate Pilates classes for seniors start 9:15 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $42 for 12 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Walking. Informal walking group for seniors will meet 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; walk indoors and out. Call for information, 703-228-5321.

Garden Flower Talk. Arlington park naturalist Amanda Campbell will meet with seniors to discuss wildflowers and how to make potpourri and sachets, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Book Discussion. Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s book club will discuss, “Brother I’m Dying,” by Elwidge Dantcat, 1:30 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Dancing. Line dancing workshop for seniors, taught by expert Pinky O’Neil, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Grant Discussion. Langston-Brown Senior Center will host a discussion about Arlington County’s housing grants program for seniors (62+) who are renters, 11 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Legal Discussion. Attorneys with Legal Services of Northern Virginia will assist seniors individually who need advice on a variety of issues, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. and 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center., 5722 Lee Highway. Appointments necessary by calling 703-228-5321 (l-B), 703-228-0555 (Lee). No fee.

Wednesday, May 14

Exercise. Tai Chi classes for seniors (beginners), taught by Take Toma, begin 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $35 for 10 classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walking Club. Meadowlark Garden in Vienna is the destination of the Walking Club of Arlington for seniors, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. 703-228-4403.

Health Series. Seven part series on healthy nutrition begins with registration 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Blood Pressure. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Government Paper Help. Trained volunteers can assist seniors with paperwork regarding the U.S. governments stimulus payments, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington.. Call for appt., 703-228-1700.

Music Discussion. Seniors will meet ASCAP’s Michael Kerker at The Kennedy Center to discuss the music of Charles Strouse, “Up Close and Personal.” Cost is $29. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Thursday/May 14

Trip. It’s off to Baltimore and the Annual Preakness Crab Derby Day at the Lexington Market. Cost is $8. Registration required. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Retirement. Retirement transitions counselor, Rachel Thompson, will conduct a three part series on personal life planning beginning 9 a.m.-noon, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. No fee. Register early by calling, 703-228-4746.

Program. Central Library will recognize Older Americans Month with a two hour program showcasing its services and resources, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 1015 N. Quincy St. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-5960.

Antique Appraisal. Jean Jackson, Antiques Associates, will meet with seniors to appraise antique objects, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Cell Phone Help. Seniors baffled by the features on their cell phones are invited to an instructional session, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Music Rehearsal. Daytime men’s chorus, the Songfellows, looking for new members. Rehearsal, 10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee. Call for more details, 703-228-4403.

Blood Pressure. Free blood pressure monitoring for seniors, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Program. Ana Rivera, Capital Hospice, will meet with seniors to discuss the Five Wishes program, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Social Club. Senior social club, The Fair Golds, will meet noon, Fairlington Community Center. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Friday/May 16

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, will walk along Embassy Row in D.C., 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Fast Walking. A fast paced walking group for seniors will meet at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 9 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details 703-228-5722.

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center will meet 1 p.m., to discuss music composers who were also music critics. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Book Discussion. Aurora Hills Senior Center’s book discussion group will meet Fri., May 16, 1 p.m., to discuss, “Brother, I’m Dying.” No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5722.

Saturday/May 17

Traditional Hatha Yoga classes for seniors begin 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Appropriate for both beginners and advanced. Cost is $30 for six 90 minute sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Monday/May 19

Health Lecture. Attend a free session about the basics of Medicare at the Agency on Aging, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor, Arlington at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. For further information or to pre-register, please contact the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or via e-mail at Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Sunday/May 18

Theatre Performance. Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater will host seniors for a performance of “The Color Purple.” Cost is $85. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Monday/May 19

Exercise. Drop-in seated strength training class for seniors, 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise Class. Full fitness exercise class for seniors, taught by Andrea Baumann, TJ Community Center, 10 a.m., 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Drop-in. Cost is $3.50 per class. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. Dyke Marsh, is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50 for transportation to walking site; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Dancing. Square dancing exhibition by seniors, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Games. Armchair bowling for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Yarn Crafters. The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arl., will meet Mon., May 19, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., to knit and crochet items for local charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/May 20

Health Talk. Langston-Brown Senior Center will host seniors wishing to meet individually with Martha Trunk, Area Agency on Aging, regarding Medicare, Medicaid and Medicine issues, 9:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-5321.

Antiques. What makes an object an antique will be discussed 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Guest speaker, Jane Jackson, Antiques Associates.. Free. Details, 703-228-0555.

Trip. The new National Harbor and Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center are on the agenda for seniors. Take a water taxi from Alexandria, enjoy a buffet lunch and browse shops. Cost is $60. Call Arl. Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Aging. Myths and Misconceptions about aging will be explored, Tues., May 20, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Program conducted by senior adult specialist, Rachel Thompson. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Exercise. Beginners Tai Chi, taught by Take Toma, starts 4 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cost is $42 for 12 classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Games. Volleyball for seniors (55+), 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4745.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will walk in and around the Center, 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Music Performance. The Encore Chorale, 170 member group of seniors singers, will present a free concert in recognition of Older Americans Month, 7 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theater., 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington. 301-261-5747 or 703-228-4744.

Art. Expressive artist Jim Halloran, will create Alebrijes (sp), brightly colored Mexican sculptures of fantastical (sp) animal creatures, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

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

Stamping Club. The Rubber Stamping Club for seniors will meet 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Group will make cards with a flower theme. No fee; bring tools and skills to share. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

Wednesday/May 21

Trip. It’s off to Dover Downs Casino and Slots, Dover, Del., for seniors. Cost is $22. Call Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will walk and picnic at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, 9:30 a.m./ Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., 703-228-4403.

Art Tour. Informative on-screen tour of “Art in the 21st Century,” by Joan Hart, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

State Discussion. The Travel Viewers group at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet 10 a.m., for a discussion about the state of Montana. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Health Talk. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and nutrition will be discussed 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Hearing Group. Hearing loss support group for seniors will meet 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0555.

Health Talk. 10 a.m. at the Carlin, 4300 N. Carlin Springs Road. Discuss Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs. Free. 703-228-1733.

Thursday/May 22

Travel Session. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., will host an information session about Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 1 p.m. with S.A.T. manager, Judy Craig. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-0955.

Golf Tournament. Members of the Senior Golf Club will participate in a tournament at Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Chantilly. For more information, call 703-228-4744.

Program. A celebration/program of Norman Rockwell’s famous “Saturday Evening Post” covers, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Grief. Dealing with loss and grief will be discussed 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Senior adult specialist Rachel Thompson will assist seniors in finding ways to make grieving more complete and positive. Free. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Friday/May 23

Games. Scrabble enthusiasts (55+) will meet for friendly games, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Coaching available; free. Details, 703-228-0955.

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

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss 19th Century Austrian composer, Anton Bruckner. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-4403.

Salute to Soldiers. Annual Memorial Day salute to soldiers and veterans at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., noon. Lunch plus program by veteran Les Albers. Cost is $5; newcomers welcome. Early registration required by calling, 703-228-5722.

Trip. First trip of the season to Rehoboth Beach, Del. for seniors. Cost is $27. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

Saturday/May 24

Broadcast. Wolf Trap in Vienna will host seniors for a live broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Cost is $59. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749.

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.

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.