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Senior Living May 14-20

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.

Monday/May 26

Senior centers will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday/May 27

Trip. Arlington seniors will travel to Newburg, Md. and Capt. Billy’s Seafood Restaurant. Cost is $17 for charter bus transportation. For more information, call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Exercise. Low impact aerobics and strength training for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $56 for 16 classes, taught by Irena Woodruff. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Volleyball for seniors, 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 meet 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. For details, 703-228-5321.

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

Games. Friendly poker games for seniors, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Beginners welcome. Call for more information, 703-228-0555.

Legal Advice. Arlington seniors can meet individually with attorneys from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/May 28

Card Games. Duplicate bridge for seniors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4. Call Anne Gress for more information, 703-243-7714.

Exercise. Senior strength training exercise class, designed to preserve and gain new muscular strength and flexibility, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 per class. Call for more information, 703-228-4745.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to the National Harbor, Prince George’s County, Md., for its weekly walking program, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Music Performance. Virginia State Champion Fiddle Player Speedy Tolliver and the Just Playin’ Country group will entertain seniors, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee. Call to sign up, 703-228-5722.

Music Performance. Trumpeter, keyboardist and singer, Fred Brooks, will entertain seniors, 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Cooking. Cooking demonstration for singers to illustrate nutritious stir fry recipe, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5321.

Thursday/May 29

Employment. Part-time employment as school crossing guards for Arlington seniors will be discussed, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Details, 703-228-0955.

Trip. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Philadelphia plus the Real Pirates Exhibit at the Franklin Institute of Science are on the agenda for Arlington seniors. Cost is $68. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Art Discussion. The life and works of Donald Drake, 19th Century African-American artist, poet, craftsman and potter, will be explored Thurs., May 29, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Mah Jong games for seniors, American and Chinese style, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Friday/May 30

Games. Seniors who enjoy the game of Scrabble and would like to improve their skills are invited to join enthusiastic players at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 10:15 a.m. No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Walkers. Constitution Gardens in D.C. is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

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 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. for a program entitled, “Big Time Losers.” No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Yard Sale. Annual yard sale, bake sale and auction at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

Last Day to Donate. Donate purses to Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, community outreach program of collecting purses for a local battered women’s shelter. For more information, call 703-228-4403.

Cooking Demonstration. In observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., is hosting a cooking demonstration of traditional Chinese recipes using tofu, 1:30 p.m., by Franklin Fung Chow. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

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.

* 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.

* 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.