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Senior Living Jan. 21-27

Thursday/Jan. 22

Talk. Virginia Cooperative Extension educator Jennifer Abel will present a program, Learning to Enjoy Exotic Fruits and Vegetables, Thurs., Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Language Talk. Improve English and Spanish vocabularies with social conversations for adults 55+ at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 1 p.m. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Health Class. Seniors low impact aerobics class, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions, taught by Irena Woodruff. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Games. Beginners pickleball for adults 55+, 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For details, 703-228-0955.

Woodcarvers. The Lee Woodcarvers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will meet 1– 3 p.m., for chips relief and round carving. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Experiences. Seniors will meet to share holiday experiences, 10:30 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Technology Change. Information for adults 55+ regarding the switch from analog to digital television broadcasting, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill Senior Center (temporarily located at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.). Free. Call to register, 703-228-7791.

Friday/Jan. 23

Health Talk. Stroke prevention discussion for adults 55+, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free. Call for information, 703-228-4403.

Technology. Information about Metro’s SmarTrip farecard for seniors and reduced fare for individuals with disabilities will be presented 11 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Computer Training. Intergenerational computer training program with five different four-hour courses for beginners (55+) available at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $20 per course. Call to sign up or drop in, 10 a.m. – noon, 703-228-6425.

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

Walkers. The C&O Canal River Trail, D.C., is the destination of the Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 10 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to sign up, 703-228-0555.

Music Appreciation. The music of Poland will be discussed by the music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 1 p.m., 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, 703-228-4403.

Games. Wii Sports and Games for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, 703-228-5722.

Monday/Jan. 26

Trip. Afternoon Tea for seniors at Tea, Lace and Roses, Culpeper, Va. Cost is $35. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Technology Session. Two information sessions regarding the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting will be held 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway and 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program conducted by Francesca Cavallaro. Free. Register, 703-228-0555 (Lee), 703-228-5722 (AH).

Brain Help. Brain aerobics to challenge mental capabilities for adults 55+, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Scrabble for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.. Free. Details, 703-228-5722.

Chess. Chess games for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Players at all levels are welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Seated exercise class for adults 55+, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class; drop-in; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Walkers. Constitution Gardens, D.C. is the destination of the Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Ice Skating. Ice skating for adults 55+, 8– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (includes skates). Lessons for beginners available. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Games. Newest Wii sports and games for adults 55+, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Also Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-5722 (AH), 703-228-5321 (L-B).

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Donations of washable yarn appreciated. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Technology. Register early for program about SmarTrip, Metro’s rechargeable plastic fare card, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call for more information and to register, 703-228-4403.

Tuesday/Jan. 27

Documentary. Seniors will view documentary on Nobel Prize winner and neuroscientist Eric Kandel at the Carnegie Institute in D.C. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Mental Games. Introductory mental exercise classes using systematic approach to solving Sudoku puzzles, for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Small classes. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Language. English/Spanish dialogue sessions for adults 55+ to improve vocabularies, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Details, 703-228-5321.

Aerobics. Low impact aerobics for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Exercise. Drop-in full fitness exercise class for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per class. Details, 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Kettlebell exercise classes for adults 55+ begin noon Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Easy to use, quick workout program. Cost is $25 for five sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4771.

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

Outdoor Games. Pickleball for beginners, adults 55+, 12:30 p.m.- 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Volleyball for adults 55+, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Beginners welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Table Game. Table tennis for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. All levels of players welcome. Details, 703-228-0955.

Walking. Indoor senior walking program will meet 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Game. Pickleball for adults 55+, 12:30– 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., 703-228-0955. Free. Also available daily, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center (small fee), 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. 703-228-4745.

Art. Color Me Mine, paint-your-own ceramic studio, will provide pottery and design materials at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 10 a.m. Call early to register, 703-228-4403.

Wednesday/Jan. 28

Practice. Women’s 55+ basketball practice, 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Bring a basketball, practice skills, play 3 on 3 half court scrimmages. Free. Details, 703-228-6745.

Health Talk. Physical therapist Laura Probert will discuss the benefits of craniosacral therapy, 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/Jan. 29

Demonstration. How to give a simple massage will be demonstrated 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Conducted by certified massage therapist Bo Lindberg. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Volunteering. Volunteer opportunities for adults 55+ with CrisisLink will be discussed, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Games. Mah Jongg for adults 55+, American and Chinese style, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-5321.

Health Talk. Lee Senior Center will host an informational program on osteoarthritis and knee pain, 11 a.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Learn how to manage pain, hear about treatment options and resources. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Friday/Jan. 30

Lunch and Entertainment. Annual Chili Lunch and Bingo plus musical entertainment, noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $6. Register by Jan. 28 by calling 703-228-5722.

Trip. It’s off to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, Del. for seniors. Cost is $24. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

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

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will walk along the Urban Heritage Trail, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; 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 to discuss Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev, 1 p.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Monday/Feb. 2

Crafters. The Yarn Crafters at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., will meet 10:30 a.m., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. Yarn and patterns provided. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Brain Exercise. Cranium Crunches for adults 55+ to exercise the brain and enhance memory, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Brain Academy. Lee Senior Center’s Big Brain Academy for adults 55+ offers challenges to improve mental skills, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Small classes; free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Games. Improve Scrabble skills or learn the game for the first time, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Fun and mental exercise. Free. Details, 703-228-5722.

Games. Chess games for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Players of all levels welcome. Free. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Exercise. Wii Fit interactive exercise video system for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 B. Culpeper St., Arlington. Combination of fun and fitness. Free. Details, 703-228-5321.

Strength Class. Strength training classes for adults 55+, intermediate and advanced, 9 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions or $3.50 drop-in class. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Exercise. Full fitness class for adults 55+ including half hour cardio workout, exercises to improve range of motion, strength training to enhance muscle tome, bone density and balance, 10 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Intermediate and advanced; $3.50 per drop in class. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Seated Class. Seated exercise classes for adults 55+, 9 a.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

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

Ice Skating. Ice skating for adults 55+, 8– 9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Mall, Arlington. Cost is $1 (skates included). Lessons also available. For more details, call 703-228-4745.

Art Viewing. Armchair viewing of current National Gallery of Art Monet exhibit, conducted by Joan Hart, Museum One, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Card Games. Friendly poker games for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Tuesday/Feb. 3

Art Trip. Seniors will visit the National Portrait Gallery, D.C., for a docent-led tour of “One Life: The Mask of Lincoln” exhibit. Cost is $8. Call Arlington Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Job Hunting. Job hunting skills for adults 55+ will be discussed 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Find out how to match skills and experience with the right job. Session conducted by Haile Waldu Arlington Employment Center. Free. Call to register, 703-238-0955.

Aerobics. Low impact aerobics for adults 55+, 9:30 a.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Includes dance and strength training. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Fitness. Beginners full fitness classes for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $3.50 per drop-in class. For more information, call 703-228-0555.

Walkers. The Langston Walkers Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., will meet for an indoor walk, 9:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Games. Pickleball, the country’s fastest growing sport for adults 55+, 12:30 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Beginners welcome; no fee. For more information, call 703-228-0955.

Outdoor Games. Volleyball for adults 55+, 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m., (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Table Games. Table tennis for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. All levels of players welcome. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Health Talk. Adults new to Medicare or soon to be eligible are invited to a free session about the basics of Medicare, 6 p.m., Arlington Agency on Aging, DHS building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th floor, Arlington. Free. For more information, 703-228-1700.

Wednesday/Feb. 4

Health Lecture. Updates on latest brain health research, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. Call to register by Feb. 2, 703-228-5722.

Celebration. Black History Month celebration, 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Program to feature writings of award winning African-American writers, Toni Morison and Maya Angelou plus discussion panel with longtime residents Craig Syphax and Noni Dabney. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Card Games. Duplicate bridge games for adults 55+, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Cost is $4.50. For more information, call Anne Gress, 703-243-7714.

Walking Club. The Walking Club of Arlington for adults 55+ will walk along the C&O Canal from Carderock to Seven Locks, Md., 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Group leaves from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, 703-228-4403.

Sports. Women, age 50+, interested in basketball are invited to participate in an open practice, 3x3 half court scrimmages, 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-228-4745.

Dance Workshop. Jane Franklin Dance workshops for adults 55+ begin 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No dance experience necessary. Free. For more information, call 703-228-5321.

Art Class. Oil painting classes for adults 55+ begin 10 a.m., Culpepper garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $24 for four two-hour sessions, taught by Larry Isham. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Video Games. Nintendo Wii sports and games days for adults 55+, 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center. Free. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Jewelry Class. Valentine jewelry beading class for adults 55+, noon– 3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Cost is $5; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Thursday/Feb. 5

Hobby Group. The Woodcarvers group at Lee Senior Center will meet to do chips relief and round carving, 1 p.m., 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-0555.

Gardening. Expert gardener Peter Jones will meet with adults 55+ to discuss growing plants from seeds, 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Learn when to start, supplies needed and types of plants to try. Free. Details, 703-228-0955.

Friday/Feb. 6

Music Group. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, will meet 1 p.m., to discuss preludes and prologues. No fee; newcomers welcome. Details, 703-228-4403.

Health Talk. Medicare recipients are invited to meet with Martha Trunk, Arlington Agency on Aging, for one-on-one discussions, 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. Call for appointment, 703-228-0955.

Computer Class. Beginners computer classes for adults 55+, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Drop-in or call 10 a.m. – noon for details, 703-228-0555. Five four-hour classes, $20 each.

Health Class. Weekly Core training classes for adults 55+ to improve posture, balance and stability, begin 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Cost is $28 for eight classes. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Fast Walkers. Fast paced walking group for adults 55+ will meet 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Walkers. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, will travel to Arlington Cemetery for their weekly walking program, 10 a.m. Cost is $2; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.