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Senior Citizens

"Flourishing After 55"

Eleven members of the Arlington 55+ Biking Group made an 80 mile roundtrip ride from Rosslyn to Leesburg, on June 8. Jennifer Collins, sports coordinator for the Office of Senior Adult Programs, said  the ride was scheduled to take 10 hours from start to finish and included pedaling on hilly two-lane roads in Montgomery County, Md. and many miles on the W&OD bike trail. For more information about the 55+ Biking Group, email, 55plusbikinggroup@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4771.

Eleven members of the Arlington 55+ Biking Group made an 80 mile roundtrip ride from Rosslyn to Leesburg, on June 8. Jennifer Collins, sports coordinator for the Office of Senior Adult Programs, said the ride was scheduled to take 10 hours from start to finish and included pedaling on hilly two-lane roads in Montgomery County, Md. and many miles on the W&OD bike trail. For more information about the 55+ Biking Group, email, 55plusbikinggroup@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4771.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for Sept. 4-8.

Arlington senior centers: Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St.; Walter Reed, 2909 S. 16th St.; Culpepper Garden, 4435 N. Pershing Dr.; Langston-Brown, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; Lee, 5722 Lee Hwy.; Arlington Mill at Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St.; also Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; TJ Comm. Center, 3501 S. 2nd St.

Senior trips: George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, $20, Wednesday, Sept. 5; WV BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, Back Creek Valley, W.Va., $42; Liberty ship cruise on Chesapeake Bay, food, entertainment, $160, Saturday, Sept. 8. Call Arlington County 55+ Travel, 703-228-4748. Registration required.

Encore Chorale rehearsals begin, no auditions, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown. Details, 703-228-6300.

Piano lessons, half hour sessions, $20, Tuesdays, 12 p.m.- 3 p.m., Culpepper Garden. Call for appt., 703-228-4303.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics information weekdays, 703-228-4721 or email NVSO1982@gmail.com.

Beginners full fitness exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Lee. $4 per class. Register, 703-228-0555.

55+ Biking Group, 20 mile loop to visit senior centers, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. Details, 703-228-4745.

Duplicate bridge players welcome, singles or partners, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills. $5 flat fee. Details, 703-243-7714.

Microsoft’s new Senior Surfer program details, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills. Register, 703-228-5722.

The art of clay building classes begin Thursday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown. $48/6 sessions. Register, 703-228-6300.

Community Health Fair, Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Aurora Hills. Free. Details, 703-228-5722.

Pickleball demonstration, Friday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Walter Reed. Free. Register, 703-228-0955.

Social Ballroom Dance, Friday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m., Lee. Free. Details, 703-228-0555.

Painting classes, intermediate, begin Friday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown. $42/7 two hour sessions. Register, 703-228-6300.

Open Tai Chi practice, Saturdays, 9:15 a.m., Langston-Brown. Free. Details, 703-228-6300.

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At the Leadership Recognition Luncheon on June 6 are, from left, Dinesh Tiwari, director of parks and recreation; Betty Hayes; Laura Lazour, division chief for parks and recreation; Dr. Merton Bland, and Cheryl Johnson, Office of Senior Adult Programs manager. The luncheon, organized annually by OSAP, also highlighted the installation of new officers of the Senior Adult Council. The 2012-2013 officers are chair, Jerilyn Andrews; co-chair, Vera Libeau; vice chair, Virginia Blake; secretary, Daena Kluegel, and treasurer, Milton Nelson. Johnson presented special awards to three volunteers who are “committed and dedicated stalwarts of senior programs:” Hayes from Culpepper Garden Senior Center, Bland from Langston-Brown Senior Center and Ken Milow, past chair of the Senior Adult Council and founding member of the Arlington Alliance for Senior Programs. For more information about OSAP and senior center programs, call 703-228-4744 or check the website at www.arlingtonva.us, click on 55+ Guide.