“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55”

Senior Living

“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.

Hearing Aids—Beware and Be Wise! Bonnie O’Leary, outreach manager, NVRC, will discuss hearing loss, how to interpret audiograms and the differences between over-the-counter aids and prescription aids, Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914500-15.

A virtual trip to the farmer market, with tips on what to shop for and hear about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 914501-03.

That’s Not My Debt! Staff from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will discuss rights regarding medical billing and debt collection, Thursday, June 20, 2:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration #914400-11 or virtual, registration # 914400-12.

Introduction to basic Spanish, five-part series begins Thursday, June 20, 12:45 p.m., virtual. Taught by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Learn basic vocabulary, grammar and conversational phrases.Registration # 914650-01. Register separately for each class.

June is Pride Month, celebrate with a Dance Party, Friday, June 21, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Lots of diverse music and snow cones to keep cool. Registration # 914899-01.

The art of downsizing, an interactive class presented by realtor Philippa Main, Friday, June 21, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914404-02.

History Hikes: Ball’s Crossroads, join park historian John McNair for a two-mile hike following the path of Union and Confederate skirmishes, Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m., Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester St.)

Registration # 914106-14.

Dementia friends information session, Monday, June 24, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Training class on how to improve interaction with those displaying signs related to dementia. Registration # 914500-05. Presented by Caitlin Stauffer with Dementia Friendly Arlington.

55+ Travel group will visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA,  to see the museum’s striking architecture and its 240,000 sq. ft. facility housing world class interpretive exhibits, artifacts and more, Monday, June 24. Cost $13, Arlington residents; $15, non-residents. Registration # 902406-11.

Travel enthusiast Susan Court will share experiences traveling in Ireland, Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Learn about accommodations, foods to eat and things to do. Registration # 914400-36.

Opera appreciation group to discuss and hear musical selections from “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 914300-02.

Karaoke for 55+ participants, sing-along with volunteer musician Carl Gold, lyrics projected on large screen, Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 914304-16. 

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore, a virtual discussion and presentation by Jill Peters, senior tour guide and reenactor, Thursday, June 27, 3:15 p.m. Learn about the history of the flag and the women who sewed this iconic national symbol. Registration # 914400-30.

Columbia, second in a five-part tour of Spanish speaking countries, history, culture, food, geography, politics and more, Thursday, June 27, 12:45 p.m., virtual. Presented by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Registration # 914400-39.

The art of downsizing, decluttering tips and insights into market trends from realtor Philippa Main, Thursday, June 27, 3 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914404-03

Spanish 101 with native Spanish speaker and Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez, Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m. Learn fundamentals for essential vocabulary to basic grammar and conversational phrases. 

First of three sessions. Registration # 914650-06. Register separately for each session.

The 55+ Travel group will visit the National Portrait Gallery’s “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon: James Baldwin and “The Voices of Queer Resistance” exhibition, including the “Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900-1939” exhibit, Friday, June 28. Cost $11, Arlington resident; $13, non-resident. Registration # 902406-13.

Early Fourth of July celebration of America’s Independence, Friday, June 28, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914899-05.

Movie matinee, “Monster” (2023) (PG-13), Friday, June 28, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914804-03.

Senior Housing Fair, valuable resources to help with a move or make a home safer, Friday, June 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914404-04.

Join 55+ Center Director Jennifer Weber at the 3rd annual Arlington Pride Festival, Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m., Long Bridge Park.  Registration # 914899-03. Those who register will be contacted with information on how to meet up with fellow 55+ participants.

Community opioid awareness, learn how everyone can play a part in mitigating the risks and consequences of the opioid epidemic, Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Presentation for the whole family. 55+ pass not required.

Monthly social at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Monday, July 1, 1 p.m., patriotic theme; wear red, white and blue.

Registration # 914801-02.

Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove, presentation by Scott Hill from National Park Service, Monday, July 1, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 914400-24 or virtual, registration # 914400-25.

Absolute beginner pickleball with volunteers to answer questions, limited paddles and balls available, Monday, July 1, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

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 nvso1982@gmail.com.

Jeopardy, America’s favorite quiz game with monthly themes, Monday, July 1, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Registration # 914600-16.

Chess games, players of all levels welcome, Monday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Movie matinee, “Air” (2023) (R) Tuesday, July 2, 1 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914804-01.

Introduction to the ukulele, no experience required, taught by Sandy O’Shea, Tuesday, July 2, 4 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914304-03.

Croquet games, beginners welcome, equipment provided, Tuesday, July 2 and Friday, July 5, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Play Ticket to Ride, a cross-country train adventure board game, Tuesday, July 2, 6 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914600-01. Instruction by Center Director Jennifer Weber.

55+ Travel group will visit the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA, Tuesday, July 2. Tour its 50 galleries of over 30,000 artifacts. Cost $86, Arlington resident; $99, non-resident. Registration # 902407-01.

Partner dance practice, grab a partner and practice ballroom moves, bring your own music, Tuesday, July 2, 2:15 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center.  No instruction provided. Drop-in.

Give line dancing a try, learn the basics prior to joining an introduction to line dancing class, Wednesday, July 3, 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Partner not required; drop-in.

Movie matinee at Aurora Hills 55+ Center, American history drama, “Glory” (l989) (R), Wednesday, July 3, 12:30 p.m. Registration # 914804-04.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “Eugene Onegin” by Russian composer Tchaikovsky, Wednesday, July 3, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti.

Registration # 914300-03.

55+ Travel group will experience High Tea at Lady Camellia nestled by the waterfront in Alexandria, Friday, July 5. Cost $107, Arlington resident; $123, non-resident. Registration # 902407-02.

Arlington Spellbinders, folks who enjoy telling stories and engage intergenerational audiences, Friday, July 5, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center.Newcomers welcome. Drop-in.

Intermediate Gyrokinesis exercise classes begin Friday July 5, 8 a.m. and continues through Friday, Aug. 30, Lubber Run 55+ Center. Build on seated stool exercises from beginner class and increase in intensity, rhythm and flow. Cost $45, nine sessions. Registration # 914100-02.

55+ Travel group will visit the Museum of the Bible in D.C. to see its “Billy Graham’s Canvas Cathedral” exhibit, Saturday, July 6. Cost $31, Arlington resident; $36, non-resident. Registration # 902407-03.