“Flourishing After 55”

Post date: Aug 15, 2010 11:25:46 AM

Office of Senior Adult Programs

Please share with seniors (55 years of age and older) and residents 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.

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 evalencia@arlingtonva.us

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

Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-3 jalber@arlingtonva.us

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

Mon.-Fri., 9-3 cbluford@arlingtonva.us

Langston-Brown, (L-B) 2121 N. Culpeper St. (corner of Lee Hwy.) 22207 703-228-5321

Mon-Fri., 9-3 emayor@arlingtonva.us

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

Mon.-Fri., 9-3 aperet@arlingtonva.us

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


Mon., Sept. 6 Maryland Renaissance Festival, $27

Thurs., Sept. 9 Nationals vs Mets, $56

Fri., Sept. 10 Rehoboth Beach, $44

Fri., Sept. 17 National Geographic, D.C., $12

Sat., Sept. 25 Kalorama House & Embassy Tour, $79

Tues., Sept. 28 Virginia State Fair, $27

Thurs., Sept. 30 Workhouse Museum, $12


Thurs., Sept. 23- Sat., Oct. 2 New England and Canadian Cruise, board Royal Caribbean Cruise ship in Baltimore; meals and entertainment onboard. Rates begin at $1,364 per person, dbl. occupancy

Thurs., Dec. 2- Mon., Dec. 6, San Antonio, TX, museum tours, famous Riverwalk, authentic dude ranch, dinners and more. $1599 per person double, $250 more for single.

Tues., Dec. 14-Wed., Dec. 15, New York City and the Rockettes, $381, dbl., $481, single.

July 8-July 22, 2011, Baltic Cruise, call for details.

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR of EVENTS at Senior Centers (Highlights)

(No fee unless specified)

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

Wed., Sept. 1, 11 a.m. Vision Loss assistance, L-B

Fri., Sept. 3, 3 p.m. Poets Group, L-B

Tues., Sept. 7, 2 p.m. Encore Chorale, L-B

Wed., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. Nutrition series, AM

Wed., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. Beading, Lee

Wed., Sept.8, 10:30 a.m. Learn Spanish, WR

Wed., Sept. 8, 1 p.m. Watercolor Techniques, WR

Thurs., Sept. 9, 1 pm All About Composting, WR

Thurs., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Writers Group, L-B

Fri., Sept. 10, 1 p.m. Green Cleaning Tips, 1 p.m., AH

Mon., Sept. 13, 10 a.m. Employment Counseling, WR

Mon., Sept. 13, 11 a.m. News about Falls, CG

Mon., Sept. 13, 12:30 p.m. Eating for Brain Health, AH

Mon., Sept. 13, 1 p.m. Holistic Health series, L-B

Tues., Sept. 14, 9:15 a.m. Pilates series begins, $64/16 classes, MCC

Tues., Sept. 14, 11:15 a.m. What Papers to Keep, Lee

Tuyes., Sept. 14, 11:15 a.m. History Roundtable, Lee

Wed., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. Medicare Updates. DHS

Thurs., Sept. 16, 1 pm Cooking Garden Vegetables, WR

Fri., Sept. 17, 10 a.m. Splatter Dye T-shirts workshop, L-B

Fri., Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m. Origami, CG

Fri., Sept. 17. 11:45 a.m. Belly Dancing, $44/8 classes, Lee

Sat., Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. N. VA Sr. Olympics opens, TJ

Mon., Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. Senior Boot Camp, $36/8classes, WR

Mon., Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Palliative Medicine, L-B

Mon., Sept. 20, 3 p.m. Tai Chi, $76/19 classes, L-B

Mon., Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Norman Rockwell Stories, $6, AH

Tues., Sept. 21, 2:15 p.m. Zumba series begins, $31.50/6 classes, Lee

Tues., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. What’s New in Cell Phones, WR

Thurs., Sept. 23, 1 p.m. Starting a Business, WR

Fri., Sept. 24, 11 a.m. Spelling Bee, CG

Mon., Sept. 27, 1 p.m. Personality Profile, L-B

Tues., Sept. 28, 1 p.m. Stroke Prevention, CG

Thurs., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Personal Advocates, 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, www.arlingtonva.us , and click “Seniors” under Services on the home page.

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. Call for details, 703-228-0955.

Pickleball is available for adults in the mornings, 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, 703-228-5722; Thursdays,

American and Chinese style, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown, 703-228-5321. No fee.

Scrabble, Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, Aurora Hills, 703-228-5722, 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, 703-228-5722; Thursdays, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden, 703-228-4403.

Wild Card Poker, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 703-228-0555.

Computer training, Cyberseniors/Cyberteens, five four hour classes, $20 each, Lee Senior Center, 703-228-0555

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. Call for details, 703-228-5321.

English/French, English/Spanish, dialogue sessions, Wednesdays, 1 p.m. (French), Tuesdays & Thursdays (Span.),1 p.m. No fee. Langston-Brown, 703-228-5321

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 for details, 703-228-5285.

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. Call for information, 703-228-5722.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), national weight loss support group, meets every Monday, 9:30 a.m. a.m., Lee Senior Center. $24 annual dues includes monthly newsletter. Call for details, 703-228-0555.

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. Call for details, 703-228-4403.

Performing Arts Groups

Lee Jammers, Lee Senior Center, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 10:15 a.m., 228-0555

Just Playin’ Country, Lee Sr.Center, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 10:15 a.m., 228-0555

Caroleers, informal, sing the Oldies, Lee, Fridays, 10:30 a.m., 228-0555

Encore Chorale, L-B Senior Center, every Tues., 2 p.m., 228-5321

Merrymakers, TJ Comm. Center, every Wed., 10:30 a.m., 228-5920

Songfellows, Culpepper Garden Sr. Center, every Thurs., 10:00 a.m., 228-4403

Voices of Arlington, Walter Reed Sr. Center, every Fri., 10:00 a.m., 228-0955

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