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October activities for adults 55+

posted Sep 28, 2013, 6:59 AM by Class Videos Test

“Flourishing After 55”

Office of Senior Adult Programs

Department of Parks and Recreation

300 N. Park Dr., Arlington, VA  22203            703-228-4744

e-mail:  enter in search box  55+ Pass


Senior center locations:

Arlington Mill (AM) 909 S. Dinwiddie St. (Columbia  Pike & S. Dinwiddie) 22206 

             Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 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              


  2013 OCTOBER TRIPS BY  ARLINGTON  COUNTY  “55+ TRAVEL,” 703-228-4748

Tues., Oct. 1                Cloisters Museum, NYC, $111

Fri., Oct. 4                   Waterford Homes Tour, $26

Sat., Oct. 5                  “Million Dollar Quartet,” Kennedy Center, $96

Sun., Oct. 6                  Fall Foliage Train Ride, $40

Mon., Oct. 7                Lincoln’s Cottage, D.C., $26

Wed., Oct. 9                Supreme Court Tour, $8

Thurs., ct. 10                Pinkadilly Tea Room, Fredericksburg, $41

Sat., Oct., 12               Merrifield Post Office & shopping, $11

Wed., Oct. 16              Historic Homes, Fredericksburg, $27

Thurs., Oct. 17             Doylestown, PA, Moravian Pottery, Fonthill Castle, $54

Sat., Oct. 19                Graves.Mountain Apple Harvest Fest, Syria, VA, $26

Tues., Oct. 22              Tour pearl S. Buck House, Perkasie, PA, $26

Fri., Oct. 25                 Hollywood Casino, Charles Town, WVA, $12

Sat., Oct. 26                Dutch Country Farmers market, Laurel, MD

Tues., Oct. 29              Weems-Botts Museum, Dumfries, $12

Thurs., Oct. 31 Boyce, VA, Long Branch Estate, lunch, $19

OCTOBER CALENDAR of EVENTS at Senior Centers  (Highlights)

(No fee unless specified; registration required)  Call to register for each activity.

Wed., Oct. 2                Levels of care explained, 10 a.m., Walter Reed

                                    Cooking with root vegetables, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills

                                    AARP driver safety, 2 day course, fee, Langston-Brown

Thurs., Oct. 3               Hearing loss discussion, 10 a.m., Walter Reed

                                    Planning for incapacity, 1 p.m., Walter Reed

                                    Arlington Poets Group, 3 p.m., Langston-Brown

Fri., Oct. 4                   Armchair tour of  Southern India, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills

Sun., Oct. 6                  50+ Expo, Ballston Mall, noon – 4 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 7                Tom Cunningham Orchestra open rehearsal,8 p.m., Culpepper Garden

Tues., Oct. 8                History roundtable, 11:15 a.m., 1800’s, Lee

                                    Keeping important papers, 1 p.m., Lee

                                    Medicare Plan Finder, online, demo, 3 p.m., Human Services

Wed., Oct. 9                Hearing loss info, 10 a.m., Lee

                                    Learn Sudoku, 10 a.m., Walter Reed

                                    Investment strategies for evolving market, 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 10             Facts about incontinence, 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown

                                    Health care and retirement, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden

                                    Transitions and mental health concerns, 1 p.m., Walter Reed

                                    Maximize happiness, 1 p.m., Lee

Fri., Oct. 11                 Intro to Microsoft Excel, 10:30 a.m., Lee

                                    Comedy Club, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills

                                    Lewis & Clark Journey West, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden

Mon., Oct. 14              Cell phone basics, 10 a.m., Langston-brown (by appt.)

                                    Reducing energy bills, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills

Tues., Oct. 15              Exploring Burma, 10 a.m., Walter Reed

Wed., Oct. 16              Pumpkin painting, 10:30 a.m., Lee

                                    Creating a family history, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills

Thurs., Oct. 17             Making retirement money last, 1 p.m., Walter Reed      

                                    Identity theft tips, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown

Fri., Oct. 18                 10 things happy people do, 12 p.m., Walter Reed

Sat., Oct. 19                Spanish Club, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden

Mon., Oct. 21              Hydration does a body good, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden

Assisted living vs living with assistance, 1 p.m., Lee

Tues., Oct. 22              Individualized economic advice, 11:30 a.m., Lee

                                    Transitions for couples in retirement, 7 p.m., Walter Reed

Thurs., Oct. 24             Become a Spellbinding Storyteller, 1 p.m., Walter Reed

Fri., Oct. 25                 Myths of Aging, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown

Mon., Oct. 28              Living on a fixed income, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden

Tues., Oct. 29              What is normal memory loss, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown

                                    Cell phone workshop, 6 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 30              Origins of Jewish foods, 2 p.m., Aurora Hills

Thurs., Oct. 31             Maximize health, wealth, happiness, 1 p.m., Walter Reed

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

Call for a complimentary copy or go to 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 703-228-4878.


See below for regularly scheduled events—55+Pass required


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


***Table tennis *** Pickleball***Volleyball***Golf***Tennis***Women’s Basketball

***Biking***Ice Skating***Wii Bowling***Chess***Scrabble***Canasta***Cribbage

***Mah Jongg***Bingo*** Bridge***Poker***Computer Training***Crafts***Painting

***Performing Arts groups*** Ballroom Dances***TOPS and more.