“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.

Registration opens Monday, July 1 for 2024 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics to be held Sept. 14-29.

Register online at www.nvso.us. Cost $20 for multiple events. For more information, email


Cooking demonstration with fruit, Wednesday, July 10, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center, registration

# 914501-05. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers.

Brain health as you age, tips for healthy practices to keep the brain sharp, Tuesday, July 9, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center, registration # 914500-11 and Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center, registration # 914500-12. Presented by Nina Davis, Insight Memory Center.

History roundtable participants will discuss the impact of the Mexican and Canadian borders on U.S. history,  Wednesday, July 10, 11:15 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914402-05.

Introduction to basic Spanish, second of five classes,  vocabulary, grammar and conversational phrases to start, Thursday, July 11, 12:45 p.m., virtual. Taught by Ashley Gomez, Lubber Run 55+ Center Director. Registration # 914650-02.

55+ Travel group will celebrate Bastille Day with an early dinner at Bistro L’Hermitage in Occoquan, 

Thursday, July 11. Cost $117, Arlington resident; $135, non-resident. Pre-fixed menu. Registration 

# 902407-05.

Records and root beer floats, Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring records to share. Or 

just come to listen. Registration # 914801-05.

Understanding Medicare enrollment presented by Angela Windett of Steinlage Insurance Agency, Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m., virtual. Hear latest regulatory changes that may impact your Medicare enrollment. Registration # 914503-01.

Tech Tunes, celebrate the universal language of music while enhancing tech skills, Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Bring your smartphone to learn how to use music apps. Presented by tech savvy students from Aspire Afterschool Learning Academy. Registration # 914403-02.

Trivia games, fun-filled challenges, Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914600-11.

Fitness equipment orientation presented by Michelle Atkin, Fitness Program Manager, Friday, July 12, 

10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Learn how to use equipment safely and effectively. Registration

# 914100-07.

Cancer prevention 101, strategies for mitigating cancer risk, Friday, July 12, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Explore the 10-step prevention approach outlined by the American Institute for Cancer Research with Bianca Cali, MASM, CDP. Registration # 914500-17.

Games, music and ice cream to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month, Friday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Registration # 914899-06.

New, Crafting Corner with fellow craft enthusiasts, some supplies available or bring your own, Monday, 

July 15, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Absolute beginner pickleball with volunteers to answer questions, limited paddles and balls available, Monday,  July 15, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will embark on an exciting trip to the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV, Monday, 

July 15. Cost $13, Arlington resident; $15, non-resident.  Registration # 902407-07.

Get moving with dance bingo, combines cardio dancing with luck of the draw bingo, Tuesday, July 16,

6:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Led by Center Director Jennifer Weber. Registration # 914802-01.

Genealogy 101, learn how to use primary research sources, grave sites, family records, DNA services and more, Tuesday, July 16, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presented by experienced genealogist Eileen Bogdanoff.Registration # 914402-02.

55+ Travel group will visit the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond to see the “Julia Child: A Recipe for Life” exhibit, Wednesday, July 17. Cost $28, Arlington resident; $32, non-resident. Registration # 902407-08.

Intergenerational dance night celebrating global dance traditions with music and fun, Wednesday, July 17, 

5:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Open to all ages. No 55+ Pass required. Registration # 914899-07.

Six pillars for brain health, interactive session presented by Suba Saty, community ambassador for AARP, 

Wednesday, July 17, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914500-13.

Types of trusts explained by elder law attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m., virtual. Registration

# 914404-06.

Opera appreciation group to discuss and hear musical selections from “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky,

Wednesday, July 17, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti.

Registration # 914300-04.

Book exchange Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Bring books in good condition and take 

home new reading material. Registration # 914801-07.

Introduction to RAFT, a free program which provides support to seniors with dementia and their caretakers, 

Thursday, July 18, 3 p.m., virtual.  Presented by Sydney Palinkas, dementia education and outreach coordinator. Registration # 914500-06.

Virtual South American tour, learn about Argentina’s culture, food, politics and more, Thursday, July 18, 

12:45 p.m., virtual. Presented by Ashley Gomez, Lubber Run 55+ Center Director. Registration # 914400-40.

Preparing to sell your house, what to expect, review selling process, valuable tips from licensed realtor Philippa Main, Thursday, July 18, 3:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914404-07 or virtual, registration # 914404-08.

Friday Fun Day in the Park to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month, Friday, July 19, 1 p.m., Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 S. Hayes Street, adjacent to Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Refreshments and games. Registration # 914899-08.

New crafting corner with fellow enthusiasts, no formal instruction, supplies on hand to try new skills or bring  your own, Monday, July 22, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

55+ ice skating, exclusive hour for senior adults, Monday, July 22, 8:50 a.m. – 10 a.m., MedStar Capitals 

Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Fee $1, includes skates. Register for Senior Public Skate at 

www.medstarcapitalsiceplex.com . Parking on roof level 8, fee $1.

Open game time playing a variety of games from board games to card games, Monday, July 22, 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Chess games, for players of all skill levels, newcomers welcome, Monday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,

Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

ABCs of Medicare, Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.- 12p.m., virtual. Arlington County VICAP counselors to 

discuss Medicare choices, prescription drug coverage and Medigap policies and programs for low-

income people. Call to register 703-228-1725 or email MedicareHelp@arlingtonva.us.

Walter Reed 55+ Center’s bioindicator garden is the topic of discussion Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. with

an Arlington Regional Master Naturalist. Learn about the purpose of the garden and what it has to do with

 satellite launches. Registration # 914400-23.

Read and discuss current articles in popular magazines, Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Facilitated by librarian Vicky McCaffrey. Articles available at the center. Registration # 914402-07.

Open rehearsal of rock-n-roll band called Off Our Rockers, Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. – 1  p.m., Madison Community Center. Music from the 50s through 70s. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will attend the 2024 Twilight Tattoo showcasing soldiers from the U.S. Army Military

District of Washington ceremonial units, Wednesday, July 24. Cost $9, Arlington resident; $10, non-resident.Registration # 902407-10.

Woodcarvers enjoy camaraderie while working on carving projects, Thursday, July 25, 1 p.m., Langston-

Brown 55+ Center. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

Spanish 101, learn essential vocabulary, basic grammar and conversational phrases, Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Taught by Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 914650-07.

Movie matinee, “The Duke” (2020) (R), Friday, July 26, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration

# 914804-05.

Olympic trivia, Friday, July 26, 1 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Learn some fun facts prior to games in Paris. Registration # 914600-13.

Afternoon meetup, connect with 55+ friends for casual conversation, Friday, July 26, 1:30 p.m., 

Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Drop-in.