“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55”

“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.

Fire safety for older adults presented by Fire Station and Rescue 109 members, Wednesday, March 27, 

11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Tour of firetruck if weather permits. Registration # 913400-11.

Emergency preparedness, presented by Arlington County Dept. of Public Safety Communications and 

Emergency Management, Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Tips on creating an 

emergency contact list, how to build an emergency kit including supplies for pets. Registration # 913400-12.

Women in the kitchen, in honor of Women’s History Month Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food 

Volunteers will demonstrate recipes from talented women chefs in history, Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913501-04.

Local history discussion, Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Recollect and learn about Arlington’s history. Registration # 913402-14.

Absolute beginners art class starts Wednesday, March 27 – Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Four two-hour sessions taught by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Registration # 913303-09.

Let’s talk gardening, meet fellow gardeners to discuss plants for spring and winter seed sowing, Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Make plans to develop a community container garden at the 55+ center. Registration # 913401-02. 

55+ Travel group will travel to Chadds Ford, PA to explore the “Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled” exhibit at the

 Brandywine Museum of Art, Wednesday, March 27. Cost $110, Arlington resident; $127, non-resident.

Registration # 902403-10.

Friendly, no stakes poker games, Thursday, March 28, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. All levels of

experience welcome. No instruction provided. Registration # 913600-16.

Fraud alert: ways to reduce and prevent imposter scams, Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m., virtual and in-person at Walter Reed 55+ Center. Presented by VICAP and representatives from Senior Medicare Patrol, Arlington County Police Dept. and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. To register, call 703-228-1725.

Creating your next chapter, what to do after retirement, Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration #913404-06 or Friday, March 29, 10 a.m., Lubber Run, registration # 913404-07. Presented by career counselor Sallie Wiley.

An overview of Uber and Lyft and other ride sharing apps, Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m., virtual. Presented by  Tech Guru Nick Englund. Registration # 913403-03.

Matinee showing of “Living” (2022) (PG-13), Friday, March 29, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center.

Registration # 913804-04.

Wildlife walk along the Long Branch Trail, led by Bobbi Farley, Long Branch Nature Center Naturalist,

Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 913106-17.

55+ Travel group will visit “Composing Color: Paintings by Alma Thomas” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C., Saturday, March 30. Led by Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen. Feel free to bring a sketchbook and colored pencils. Cost $11, Arlington resident; $13, non-resident. Registration # 902403-11. 

CANCELED: 55+ Travel group will explore the “Forces of Nature: Voices that Shaped Environmentalism” exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in D.C., Monday, April 1. Fee $11, Arlington resident; $13, non-resident.

The Yarn Crafters of Aurora Hills 55+ Center knit and crochet items for Arlington charity organizations,

Monday, April 1, 10a.m.- 12 p.m. Drop-in.

Jeopardy games with monthly themes, Monday, April 1, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration

# 913600-13.

What is aquafaba? Walter Reed 55+ Center Director Jennifer Weber will explain it results from cooking 

legumes in water and can be used in plant-based recipes which she will demonstrate, Tuesday, April 2, 

6:30 p.m. Dairy free and eggless chocolate mousse is on the menu. Registration # 913501-01.

Langston-Brown 55+ Center’s book club will discuss “A Most Intriguing Lady” by Sarah Ferguson,

Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 p.m. Drop-in.

55+ Game Room at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Tuesday, April 2, Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Volleyball, friendly co-ed games, all skill levels welcome, Tuesday, April 2, 3:30 p.m., Langston-Brown

55+ Center. Drop-in.

Spring ephemeral wildflowers, tiny flowers braving the chilly weather, Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.,

 Aurora  Hills 55+ Center. Learn more from Gabby Hrycyshyn, Gulf Branch Nature Center naturalist.

Registration # 913400-26.

Opera appreciation group to hear musical selections from “The Maid of Orleans” by Russian composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Wednesday, April 3, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Professional commentary by George Cecchetti. Registration # 913300-08.

Bunco games starting up at Arlington Mill 55+ Center, Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m. A dice game of luck where having fun is the number one objective. Registration # 913600-06.

Vinyl records and root beer floats, sip and listen to favorite music, Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Feel free to bring records or just come to listen. Registration # 913801-02.

At home with eight Virginia Presidents, Thursday, April 4, 1:30 p.m., virtual. An exploration of their lives and historic sites that shaped them. Presented by Heather Cole, author of “Virginia Presidents: A History Guide.”  Registration # 913400-33.

Keeping finances organized, presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Financial Educators,

Tuesday, April 4, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Learn how to store financial information for easy access during emergencies. Registration # 913404-08.

Five artists, five works, learn about the common themes and symbols of these artists from Community Arts Programmer Jennifer Droblyen, Thursday, April 4, 8:30 a.m., virtual. Registration # 913302-03.

First Friday Social with local and organic snacks to celebrate Earth Day, Friday, April 5, 12 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 913801-05.