Flourishing After 55 in Arlington

Flourishing After 55 in Arlington


“Flourishing After 55”    

Office of 55+ Programs

Department of Parks and Recreation

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

55+ Programs are in person at 55+ Centers, unless otherwise noted. 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+ Centers will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Beginner quilling class led by instructor Joni Leonardo,  Learn to create images from coils of paper to decorate note paper, Thursday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912310-08.

MLK’s  “I Have A Dream” speech and what made it so inspiring and powerful, Thursday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m. Presented by retired GMU Professor Don Boileau, virtual. Registration # 912899-03.

Movies and munchies at Walter Reed 55+ Center, Thursday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., watch “The Descendants” (2011) (R). Registration # 912804-10.

What is acupuncture? Learn about this traditional Chinese medical practice from acupuncturist Becky Reynolds FNP, L.Ac, Thursday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 912500-18.

55+ Travel group will tour The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Saturday, Jan. 14. A docent led tour of one of world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, modern paintings and much more. Cost $54, Arlington resident; $62 non-resident. Registration # 902301-03.

Rock music legends Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and The Temptations will be featured Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 912400-40 or virtual, registration # 912400-41. Musician Carl Gold will discuss and play examples of their music.

Genealogy 101, learn about family’s roots, share information and tools, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Led by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff. Registration # 912402-05.

Dementia 101, basic information and latest progress in science and medicine, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by Kay Yong, Insight Memory Care Center. Registration # 912500-09.

The Lost City of Jackson, the story of a federal city once planned on the south side of the Potomac River,  presented by nature center staff, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m., virtual. Registration # 912400-31. 

Current magazine articles discussed in a group facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 912402-18.

What’s in a Will? Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin will discuss the importance of having a will, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912404-02.

Opera appreciation, discuss the Life of Mozart through the prism of opera, led by volunteer George Cecchetti, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 912300-06.

Free orientation at Langston-Brown’s fitness center, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. Sign up by emailing Fitness Program Manager Michelle Atkin at matkin@arlingtonva.us.

Arlington Senior Golf Club  informational meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome. For more information, contact Membership Chairman Dennis MacDonald at dkmacdonald@att.net or visit arlingtonseniorgolfclub.org.

Vinyl records and rootbeer floats, sip a tasty treat while listening to favorite music, Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring some of your own records to share or just come to listen. Registration # 912801-03.

Movie showing, “Father Stu” (2022) (R), Thursday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 912804-07.

An explanation of the features and symbolism of the new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in D.C. honoring the nation’s 34th President and WWII Supreme Allied Commander, Thursday, Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m., virtual. Presented by a National Park Ranger. Registration # 912400-32.

Library of Virginia’s Genealogy Series focuses on estate and inventory records, deeds and unclaimed personal property records, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m., virtual. Presented by Community Outreach Specialist from the Library of Virginia. Registration # 912400-37.

Recreate artworks on display at area museums with Community Arts Programmers, from the comfort of home, Thursday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 912303-10.

Behind the scenes and beneath the surface of three famous artists, Friday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m., virtual. Presented by Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran. Registration # 912302-02.

Acoustic Hour with music from the 50s and beyond provided by local musicians Carl Gold, Ed Girovasi and Phil Rosen, Friday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 912301-03.

55+ Travel group will lunch together at Peking Gourmet Inn, Friday, Jan. 20. Cost $48, Arlington resident; $55, non-resident. Registration # 902301-05.