Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington


Office of 55+ Programs

Department of Parks and Recreation 

300 N. Park Dr., Arlington, VA 22203            703-228-4747

Date: 3-23-22        Contact: Judy Massabny,  jmassa@arlingtonva.us

55+ Programs are virtual, indoors at 55+ Centers and outdoors. A 55+ Pass is required to participate (starting at a $20 annual fee). To join or register, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4747.

Virtual movie discussion of “The Irishman” (2019), Thursday, April 14, 3 p.m. Registration # 913402-04.

Save the planet and your wallet. Learn how to keep cool and manage energy bills, Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m. Registration # 913401-05 

Starting a garden, Monday, Apr. 18, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Learn about plant placement, ways to maximize yield and more. Registration # 913401-06.

Short story reading and discussion of  “A Dark Brown Dog” by Stephen Crane, Monday, Apr. 18, 1 p.m.,  Aurora Hills 55+ Center.  Registration # 913300-10; virtual, # 913300-11.

Step-by-step painting demonstration with a community arts programmer, Monday, Apr. 18, 10:30 a.m., virtual. Picture and supply list sent to participants prior to class.  Registration # 913303-11.

Ukulele class, basic strumming, Tuesday, Apr. 19, 4:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913304-04.

Meal planning with a representative from Virginia Cooperative Extension, featuring repurposing leftovers,  Tuesday, Apr. 19, 11 a.m. Registration # 913501-04.

Consumer scams targeting Medicare beneficiaries, Tuesday, Apr. 19, 10 a.m. Presented by Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). Register by calling 703-228-1725 or email MedicareHelp@ arlingtonva,.us.

55+ Live! Talk Show on YouTube channel, Tuesday, Apr. 19, see recordings of favorite programs, hear updates on 55+ activities. Visit YouTube.com/virtualprograms.

Save or shred certain papers, Tuesday, Apr. 19, 1 p.m. Learn how to manage, prioritize, organize from Kay Blansford, pres., MemoryBanc. Registration # 913404-01. 

Acoustic Café, live, unplugged music from the 50s to today, Tuesday, Apr. 19, 7 p.m.,  Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-02.

Travel to Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond with 55+ Travel, to view “Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France,” Wednesday, Apr. 20. Cost $37 county resident; $39 non-resident. Masks required. Registration # 902204-04. Leave from Madison Community Center, 7:40 a.m.; Gunston Middle School, 8 a.m.

Youthful movement classes highlight fusion of ancient art dancing with low impact moves, Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop in.

Advanced care planning two-part series, presented by Coalition to Improve Advanced Care (CIAC), Wednesdays, Apr. 20 and Apr. 27, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913500-09.

Articles from “The Atlantic” magazine to be discussed, Wednesday, Apr. 20, 11 a.m. Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Registration # 913402-20.

Waste not, want not program features tips and tricks to waste less food and save money, Wednesday, Apr. 20,1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Registration # 913404-02.

Opera appreciation group will hear and discuss selections from “Das Rheingold” by Richard Wagner, Wednesday, Apr. 20, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913300-05.

55+ “Tour de Friends” Bike Club members will ride to Reston Town Center and back, Thursday, 

Apr. 21, 11 a.m. Registration # 913206-07.

Recycling and compost updates presented by representatives from Arlington’s Dept. of Environmental Services, Thursday, Apr. 21, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 913400-01. Program will include how to reduce Arlington’s carbon footprint and the benefits of keeping food waste out of landfills.

 Introduction to line dancing, learn basic steps, Friday, Apr. 22, 10:15 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Drop in.

EarthFest 2022, virtual presentation, Saturday, Apr. 23 starting at 10 a.m. Learn about recycling, how to make recycled planters and upcycled art. All ages welcome. For registration information, call 703-228-7369.