Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington


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.

55+ Tour de Friends Bike Club, Wednesday, Mar. 16, 11 a.m., ride from Bluemont Park to Vienna. Registration # 913206-02.

Early St. Patrick’s Day party with live music and packaged snacks, Wednesday, Mar. 16, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills  55+ Center. Registration # 913890-01.

Opera appreciation group to discuss “Don Carlo” by Giuseppe Verdi, Wednesday, Mar. 16, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary, hear musical selections. Registration # 913300-03.

Through an Irish emigrant’s eyes, a hypothetical yet historically inspired story of Irish Americans, presented by Jon Vrana, Pres., Burke Historical Society, Thursday, Mar. 17, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, Registration # 913400-12 or virtual, same time, registration # 913400-13.

Fast Forwards, fast paced walking group, Friday, Mar. 18, 9 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Two to five mile loop, some hills. Drop in.

Movie enthusiasts to view “No Time to Die” (2021), Friday, Mar. 18, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-05.

Kukuwa dance workout, low impact, high energy choreography, begin Friday, Mar. 18, 8:45 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, nine sessions, $45. Registration # 913100-02.

Pruning principles, outdoors (weather permitting), learn how to prune shrubs, Monday, Mar. 21, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913401-04.

Community engagement forum, Monday, Mar. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Virtual interactive discussion on what matters most to older Arlingtonians. Sponsored by Arlington Area Agency on Aging & Disability Services. To register email, arlaa@arlingtonva.us.

Short story reading and discussion of “The Last Spin” by Evan Hunter, Monday, Mar. 21, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913300-08.

Visit the National Gallery of Art’s special exhibit, “James Van Der Zee’s Photographs, A Portrait of Harlem,” Tuesday, Mar. 22, $11. Registration # 902203-04. Leave from Madison Community Center, 11:40 a.m.; Barcroft Sports & Fitness, 12 p.m.

Virtual tour of a Giant Food store to identify healthy items with dietician Kristen McGill, Tuesday, Mar. 22, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+Center. Registration # 913500-06.

Women’s drop-in basketball games, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Bring basketball and dark and white shirts.

Discuss magazine articles from “The Atlantic,” facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Vicky McCaffrey, Wednesday, Mar. 23, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-19.

Acoustic afternoon, live music performed by Arlington residents Ed Girovasi and Phil Rosen, Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-05.

Strength training, work with weights, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Cost $60, 15 session punch pass or $4 drop in.

Tai Chi practice, Taoist style, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m.; Yang style, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Drop in.

55+ “Tour de Friends” Bike Club will tour Del Ray, Alex., Thursday, Mar. 24, 11 a.m. Registration # 913206-03.

Meditate and create relaxation, learn experimental meditation techniques, Thursday, Mar. 24, 6 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Eight sessions, $60. Registration # 913500-02.

Do you have money waiting for you? A representative from Virginia Treasury Department’s Unclaimed Property Division will discuss how money can be recovered, Thursday, Mar. 24, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 913400-02.

New genealogy series from Library of Virginia’s outreach specialist Ashley Ramey, begins Thursday, Mar. 24, 3 p.m. Registration # 913400-232.

Paint along with community arts programmers, recreate artworks on display at area museums, Thursday, Mar. 24, 10 a.m. Registration # 913303-06.

Take steps to protect yourself, Friday, Mar. 25, 11 a.m., Virginia Hospital Center. Presented by Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) and Arlington Police Department. To register, email, MedicareHelp@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1725.

Live acoustic music by 55+ member Chuck Vasaly, Friday, Mar. 25, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-06.

Just beneath the surface and behind the scenes of famous artists techniques, Friday, Mar. 25, 10 a.m. Registration #913302-01. Presented by Jim Halloran, community arts programmer.

Memory-What’s Normal Anyway? Dr. Christina Prather, George Washington University for Brain Health and Dementia will discuss how to identify normal aging memory changes and when there might be a problem, Monday, Mar. 28, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 913500-03 or virtual, 6 p.m. Registration # 913500-04.

The Aurora Hills Book Club will discuss “The Professor and the Mad Man” by Simon Winchester, Monday,  Mar. 28, 11:30 a.m. Drop in.

55+ Ice Skating, MedStar Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Common Mall, roof level 8, parking, $l; skates, $1, Mondays, 8:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Drop in.

Chess players of all levels meet Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center. Meet Chess Master Macon Shibut and hear a discussion on strategies and famous moves. Drop in.

55+ Bike Club will cycle through Rosslyn and follow an Arlington loop, Tuesday, Mar. 29, 11 a.m. Registration  # 913206-04.

Volleyball games, both beginners and experienced welcome, Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center and Thursdays, Lubber Run 55+ Center, 2-4 p.m. Both are drop in.

Trip to Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Wednesday,  Mar. 30. Cost $11. Leave from Madison Community Center, 12:40 p.m., Barcroft Sports & Fitness, 1 p.m. Registration # 902203-05.

Understanding dementia, presentation by Kay Yong, Insight Memory Care Center, Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913500-05.

How to recognize and avoid fraud, Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by officers from the Arlington County Police Department. Registration # 913400-03.

The first African American female forester in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Melody Starya Mobley, will discuss her journey to accomplish a series of firsts that paved the way for women in natural resources careers, Wednesday, Mar. 30, 11 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-10.

Matter of balance, practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels, Thursday, Mar. 31, 2-4 p.m., eight sessions, Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913502-03.

Senate historian Daniel S. Holt will discuss conflict, rivalries and violence in Senate history, Thursday, Mar. 31, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 913400-11.

Jennifer Lynn Bartlett, professional astronomer and President of the Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, will discuss how the ancient Egyptians and Romans decided their years and what the movement of the sun and moon have to do with Ramadan, Passover and Easter, Thursday, Mar. 31, 11 a.m. Registration # 913400-20.

Arlington Mill 55+ Center’s walking group, the Trekkers, meet Thursdays, 9 a.m., easy paced  walk along the W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails. Drop in.

Spellbinders, volunteer storytellers, meet to discuss traditions of oral storytelling, newcomers welcome, Friday,  Apr. 1, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 913301-10.

Spring Fling, Friday, Apr. 1, 1-3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Live music, dancing, crafts, packaged refreshments. Registration # 913899-01.

Senior Center Adult Transportation (SCAT) is Arlington’s transportation service for all residents 55+ years of age. Through SCAT seniors can take pre-arranged taxicabs to and from senior (55+) centers for $2.50 each way. Call 703-228-1900 or 703-228-4747 for an application.

Fee reductions available for Arlington County residents for all fee-based programs, 55+ Pass, 55+ Gold Pass and/or 55+ trips. For more information, call 703-228-4747.