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Flourishing After 55

posted Mar 6, 2011, 2:33 PM by L M   [ updated Mar 6, 2011, 2:36 PM ]

TO:       Civic Association Presidents/Newsletter Editors

Subject: Senior activities in April 2011


Please share with seniors (55 years of age and older) and members  with senior friends and family. Senior adults  may participate in all of  the following activities by registering with the Office of Senior Adult Programs. ($15 annual fee which includes a 36 page bi-monthly publication, “Arlington County 55+ Guide.”)  Registration forms available by calling 703-228-4721 or by visiting a senior center. Additional information may be found on the following website:  type senior activities in search box. Members of the OSAP staff are available  to speak at civic association meetings.

Senior center locations:

Arlington Mill (AM) at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. (off Quaker Lane) 22206  Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      703-228-7791  

Aurora Hills, (AH) 735 S. 18th St. (near Pentagon City) 22202    703-228-5722

            Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-3                                      

Culpepper Garden, (CG)  4435 N. Pershing Dr. (off Geo. Mason Dr.) 22203   703-228-4403

            Mon.-Fri.,  9-3                                              

Langston-Brown,  (L-B) 2121 N. Culpeper St. (corner of Lee Hwy.) 22207    703-228-6300

            Mon-Fri., 9-3                                     

Lee,  (Lee) 5722 Lee Hwy. (corner N. Lexington) 22207   703-228-0555

            Mon.-Fri., 9-3                                  

Walter Reed, (WR) 2909 S. 16th St.  (off Walter Reed Dr. between Columbia Pike & S. Glebe) 22204         Mon.-Fri., 9-3         703-228-0955                        


APRIL  2011 TRIPS BY  ARL. COUNTY 55+ TRAVEL, 703-228-4748

Fri., Apr. 1                  Hexagon show, Silver Spring, $43

Sat., Apr. 2                  Natl. Capital Trolley Museum, Silver Spring, $13

Mon., Apr. 4                Nina’s Dandy Cherry Blossom Cruise& lunch, $50

Wed., Apr. 6                NY City Ballet Rehearsal, TKC, D.C., $19

Thurs., Apr. 7              Natl. Symphony Rehearsal, TKC, D.C., $36 (incl. lunch)

Sun., Apr. 10               Paradiso Brunch, Alex., $31

Wed., Apr. 13              Natl. Symphony pops Concert/Pink, TKC, D.C., $50

Thurs., Apr. 14            Tea at Reynolds Tavern, Annapolis, $39

Fri., Apr. 15                Cirque du Soleil, Balto., $68

Sat., Apr. 16                Annual Garden Week, Alex., $46

Wed., Apr. 20              DAR Library, Ebbitts Grill lunch, D.C., $18

Thurs., Apr. 21            VA Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Picasso & lunch, $89

Tues., Apr. 26              Hagerstown Outlets, $12

Thurs., Apr. 28            NY, NY, Metro Museum of Art & Hurley’s, $103

Fri., Apr. 29                Baseball, D.C., Nats vs Giants, $56




May 22-24, Roanoke/Bedford, VA

July 8-July 22,  Baltic Cruise

Aug. 12-14, Pittsburgh, PA history and heritage

Sept. 18-25, Mackinac Island & Chicago


APRIL  CALENDAR of EVENTS at Senior Centers  (Highlights)

(No fee unless specified)

Mon., Apr. 4 & 18       Employment counseling, 10 a.m., WR

                                    Healthy eating, 10:30 a.m., L-B

                                    Seniors personal safety issues, 10:30 a.m., Lee

                                    Birth order discussion, 2 p.m., AH


Tues., Apr. 5                Celebration Singers concert, 11 a.m., CG

                                    Digital cameras workshop, 7 p.m., WR


Wed., Apr. 6                Jane Franklin Dance workshops, 9:30 a.m., L-B

                                    Sleeping disorders, 10:30 a.m., Lee


Thurs., Apr. 7               Banking 101, 10 a.m., WR

                                    Cooking Asian Vegetables, 1 p.m., WR

                                    Pickleball instruction, 9 a.m., WR $24/4 clinics


Fri., Apr. 8                   Vegetable gardening, 10 a.m., AM

                                    Comedy Club, 10:30 a.m., AH


Mon., Apr. 11              Osteoporosis & arthritis discussion, 11 a.m., CG

                                    Paul Gauguin program, 1 p.m., $6, AH


Tues., Apr. 12              Hearing loss info, 10 a.m., Lee

                                    History Roundtable, 11:15 a.m., Lee


Wed., Apr. 13              The attitude of gratitude, 1 p.m.,  L-B


Thurs., Apr. 14 & 15    AARP driver safety, 9 a.m., $14, WR

                                    Anti-aging skin care, 10:30 a.m., L-B

                                    Adopt a Street info, 1 p.m., WR


Fri., Apr. 15                 Whimsical wind chimes, 10 a.m., L-B


Tues., Apr. 18              Modern dance class begins, 2 p.m., WR


Tues., Apr. 19              Seniors’ services roundtable, 11 a.m., CG

                                    Reverse mortgage info, 7 p.m., WR


Thurs., Apr. 21             Anti-aging skin care, 10:15 a.m., WR

                                    Writing poems, 1 p.m., WR


Mon., Apr. 25              Decluttering  101, 1 p.m., Lee



Tues., Apr. 26              Art fakes & forgeries, 11:30 a.m., Lee

                                    Transition Time workshop, 1 p.m., L-B


Wed., Apr. 27              New science of happiness, 11 a.m., CG


Thurs., Apr. 28             Living healthier, 10:15 a.m., WR

                                    How to network, 1 p.m., WR


Additional activities listed in “Arlington County 55+ Guide,” 703-228-4721.

Call for a complimentary copy or go online. Go to the Arlington County

website, , and click “Seniors” under Services on the home page.


Peer Transition Guide Program offers retirees ways to build connections through a variety of opportunities. If you’re considering volunteering, employment or seeking new, fun hobbies, call 703-228-4759.


See below for regularly scheduled events:


All levels and types of exercise classes and programs are offered at senior centers including aerobics, pilates, tai chi, yoga, strength training, flexibility, balance, walking clubs, water exercises, personal trainers and weight rooms. Call for information, 703-228-4745.


Table tennis, 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center. Group plays Mon.-Fri.

Newcomers welcome with or without experience. No fee.


Pickleball is available for adults 7:30 a.m.. – 2:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Tuesdays  and Thursdays (beginners), 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center. Sport is similar to tennis with a low net, paddle and plastic ball. No fee except annual OSAP registration. For more information, call 703-228-4745.


Volleyball for seniors every Tuesday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2 p.m.

Great exercise; all levels of players welcome. No fee. Details, 703-228-4745.


Are you interested in golf, tennis, women’s basketball,  biking?  If so, call  Jennifer Collins, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-4745.


Ice skating, Mondays, 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m., seniors only, Kettler Iceplex, Ballston Mall. Fee is $1 which includes skate rental.  For information call 703-228-4745.


Wii Sports & Games, including Wii Bowling,  Mon., Wed., Fri., 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown.


Join seniors at the Wisdom Works Connections Café, Thursdays, 1p.m.-2p.m., Walter Reed

Senior Center.  Explore volunteer opportunities plus recreation, learning and social connections.

Computers available. Free. Call for details, 703-228-4745.


Chess club , Mondays, 9:30 a.m., discussion, 10:30 a.m., games, Madison Senior Center.

No fee. Call for details, 703-228-0555.


Mah Jongg, Mondays, American style, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills; Thursdays,

American and Chinese style, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown. No fee.


Scrabble, Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills,  Fridays, 10:15 a.m.- noon,  coaching available. Call for details, Walter Reed , 703-228-0955.


Bingo, Mondays and Fridays, 1 p.m.,  $3 for 4 cards, Culpepper Garden; Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown, $1 card


Duplicate bridge, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills; Fridays, 10:00 a.m., Madison Comm. Center; $5. Information, 703-243-7714.                   


Social bridge, Mondays, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills; Thursdays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden.


Wild Card Poker, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center,.


Computer training, Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, five four hour classes, $20 each, Lee.


Classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) for seniors, are offered at Langston-Brown Senior Center, every Mondays and Thursdays,  11 a.m.. No fee..


English/French, English/Spanish, dialogue sessions, Wednesdays, 1 p.m. (French), Tuesdays & Thursdays (Span.),1 p.m. No fee. Langston-Brown.


Dining Out Clubs  The Lunch group dines out on the first Thursday and the dinner group dines on the second Wednesday of each month.  Call Lee Senior Center.


Yarn Crafters, Aurora Hills Senior Center, meets every Monday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., to knit and crochet items for charities. Yarn and patterns provided.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), national weight loss support group, meets every Monday, 9:30 a.m. a.m., Lee Senior Center. $26 annual dues includes monthly newsletter. 


Oil and acrylic painting classes, taught by Larry Isham, Mondays, 10 a.m.- noon, Lee Senior Center and Wednesdays,  10 a.m. – noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center; Wednesdays, taught by Blanche Kirchner, 10 a.m. – noon, Walter Reed.  Cost is $24 for four two hour classes.


Performing Arts Groups                   

                        Lee Jammers, Lee Senior Center, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 10:15 a.m.

                        Just Playin’ Country, Lee Sr.Center, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 10:15 a.m.

                        Caroleers, informal, sing the Oldies, Lee, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

                        Encore Chorale, L-B Senior Center, every Tues., 2 p.m.

                        Merrymakers, Culpepper Garden Sr. Center, every Wed., 10:30 a.m.

                        Songfellows, Culpepper Garden Sr. Center, every Thurs., 10:00 a.m.

                        All groups welcome new members. Call for more information, 228-4721.