Health and Fitness

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk walk in nature, and stimulating conversation, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot and walk the trails for approximately one hour. This is an ideal transition group for those who want to begin hiking.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot

Contact: Patty Kalbfleisch, 434-270-7990, PLK092015@outlook.com

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 10:15-11:15am

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 10:30-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again.

A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

The class will be taught by Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.  

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts & healing arts (mindfulness). It is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience that will leave you feeling energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. It is non-impact, done barefoot and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Nia Moving to Heal is a modified Nia experience, designed for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This class will help you feel better move by move, breath by breath. Each class has a focus & intention to assist you in “Dancing Through Life”.

For over 35 years Nia has been helping people use movement to feel better. Your body is designed to move! No matter what your physical circumstances, you can use movement as medicine.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

NIA Moving to Heal

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $30.00
Essentrics Exercise

Essentrics Exercise

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM, begins August 2  (fee covers a full month of classes)

Essentrics is a slow and gentle, full body stretch and strengthening workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility, and relieving chronic aches, pains, and joint stiffness.  Reawaken the power of your 650 muscles while slowly building strength in your body.  Bring your exercise mat and join us for this fun, flowing workout set to inspiring music.  Sign up at the welcome desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Essentrics Exercise

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $35.00
Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 3:15-4:15pm

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne.

Also see Monday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm

Are you ready for Medicare? Do you need help navigating the system? Do you have lots of questions? Do you know when and where to sign up? Phyllis Payne, licensed insurance agent, will answer your questions. Phyllis Payne will assist with health insurance claims and long term planning care and to answer questions about medical insurance. Call Phyllis at 434.960.5833 to schedule an appointment

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:00-9:00pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 8:45-9:45am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45am-9:45am - beginners should start on a Monday.

Background The Senior Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at the Senior Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Brian McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Brian is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Brian leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00
Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

This is a member-led group that consists primarily of stretching and light weightlifting following instructions from an audiotape. Bands and hand weights of 1, 2, or 3 pounds are furnished; you may also bring your own equipment. Our program has no upper age limit and works with most physical challenges. This friendly bunch welcomes new participants.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 9:45-10:45am

 
 

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The class series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 9:45-11:00am

A slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills. Meet in the lobby at the Center. For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 1:00-2:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 2:15-4:15pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 1:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 9:00-3:00pm

The senior center hiking group hikes Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in Shenandoah National Park along skyline drive and south along the blue ridge parkway. We meet at the senior center and carpool to hiking trailhead. Hikes are chosen by the Hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 miles- 7 miles on Mondays and 5.5 miles-8 miles on Wednesdays. Elevation changes range from 1200 ft. to 2500 ft. Please bring lunch, snacks, water , and a change of shoes, plus $5.00 for carpool driver.


Please dress appropriately for mountain weather, including rain gear, and hiking shoes. Trekking poles are suggested, as are traction devices for boots in winter. Dogs are not allowed.
We usually leave the senior center at 9:00 am and return by 3:00-4:00 though times may vary. We encourage a spirit of comrade and always welcome new Hikers. Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail, but everyone is responsible for their own safety and well being. Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

Please contact our hiker email address for a list of current hikes or with questions:
Sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Hike Leaders:

Anne Colgate- amc16633@hotmail.com 301-938-9741

Gabriel Garretson-ghb2011@hughes.net

Pete Fink- roughnrocky@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain-sbraintwain@comcast.net               

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 9:45-10:45am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 10:30-12:00pm

In 4-week series, you will learn strategies to integrate into your daily life that will help minimize the dependence on traditional health care. Simply learn how to eat smart, exercise smart and reduce stress. Jim Nelms is the facilitator. He is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, graduate of both the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Primal Health Coach Institute, and an OLLI faculty member.  Open to the community. Center Members - free; Guests - $15.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Members $0.00
Guests $15.00
Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 10:45-11:45am

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne.

Also see Thursday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Seated Massage (Monday)

Seated Massage (Monday)

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. $15 for 15 minutes/$30 for 30 minutes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Ageless Grace - Monday

Ageless Grace - Monday

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 1:15-2:15pm

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40's big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor! A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.

What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise. Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital.

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator. Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator margaret@seniorcenterinc.org, 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Monday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 1:15-2:15pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 6:45-7:45pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 9:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 9:00-1:45pm

Wendy Sacra visits the Center to provide this service. Appointments are encouraged, with walk-ins accommodated as available. Call the front desk at 434.974.7756 to schedule an appointment. Appointment options:

  • 15-minute Basic Manicure ($17) – polish removal; clip; file & shape
  • 15-minute Basic Pedicure ($20) – polish removal; clip, file & shape; massage
  • 30-minute Special Manicure ($22) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)
  • 40-minute Special Pedicure ($32; $30 without polish) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; pumice scrub and filing to smooth out corns and calluses; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)

Members only.

Location: The Center

Autumn World of Walking

Autumn World of Walking

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

The Autumn World of Walking

Tuesdays during September and October, 10:00-11:30 am

We all need to walk, just as most birds need to fly. But there’s more to walking than walking. Join Dan Kulund for a 90-minute activity where you’ll weave simple movements, called Motos, into a woodland walk. You’ll also practice good hiking form and try out many hiking stick maneuvers. Next, you’ll learn how to select a “sit-spot” and review what to do there. And lastly, you’ll master the alphabet walking challenge to fortify the “adult 3R’s” of recalling, retrieving, and remembering. Dr. Kulund is a nature field trip guide and was the orthopedic fitness advisor to Air Force Basic Military Training. Meet at the kiosk near the parking lot at Ivy Creek Natural Area on Earlysville Road. Free and open to members of all walking abilities.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek

Fee: free

Type 2 Diabetes: What You Can Do

Type 2 Diabetes: What You Can Do

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 1:00-2:00pm

Dr. Daniel Cox, Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and himself managing type 2 diabetes, will talk and answer questions about the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes among seniors.  He will address how the modern lifestyle triggers diabetes in humans, how you can reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, and how to better manage the condition.  He will also describe a study that provides free treatment, medical evaluations, blood glucose meters and supplies, FitBit activity monitors, and up to $300 compensation.  For more information e-mail t2dm@virginia.edu

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm

WORKSHOP IS FULL!

 

Live Well, Virginia! workshops empower adults to achieve a better quality of life while living with health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, memory loss , and much more. This workshop which includes the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, helps you build skills and gain confidence to better manage chronic conditions and take control of your health! Some topics covered include how to manage symptoms such as pain, fatigue and stress; problem solving; how to increase your physical activity and more! Free and open to the community. Space is limited; register online or by calling The Center Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756. This workshop is a partner program with JABA, Anthem and The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 2:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

The senior center hiking group hikes Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in Shenandoah National Park along skyline drive and south along the blue ridge parkway. We meet at the senior center and carpool to hiking trailhead. Hikes are chosen by the Hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 miles- 7 miles on Mondays and 5.5 miles-8 miles on Wednesdays. Elevation changes range from 1200 ft. to 2500 ft. Please bring lunch, snacks, water , and a change of shoes, plus $5.00 for carpool driver.


Please dress appropriately for mountain weather, including rain gear, and hiking shoes. Trekking poles are suggested, as are traction devices for boots in winter. Dogs are not allowed.
We usually leave the senior center at 9:00 am and return by 3:00-4:00 though times may vary. We encourage a spirit of comrade and always welcome new Hikers. Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail, but everyone is responsible for their own safety and well being. Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

Please contact our hiker email address for a list of current hikes or with questions:
Sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Hike Leaders:

Anne Colgate- amc16633@hotmail.com 301-938-9741

Gabriel Garretson-ghb2011@hughes.net

Pete Fink- roughnrocky@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain-sbraintwain@comcast.net               

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

BeMoved® is a dance-fitness experience, designed by Sherry Zunker a well-known choreographer, a professional with over 30 years of training. Classes begin with easy to follow movements that integrate the upper and lower body.

The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of dance genres such as Rat Pack, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel, Pop and Latin. BeMoved® is designed to inspire participants to experience dance as a means to health, joy, and fulfillment.

This Wednesday morning class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member.

Chicago Tribune  says: "Numerous studies and experts have touted the health benefits of dance for seniors, including the National Institute of Aging, which counts dance among the activities that can prevent or reduce afflictions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's".

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch margaret@seniorcenterinc.org

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

Members per month $20.00
Guests per month $35.00
Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:30-12:30pm

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. $15 for 15 minutes/$30 for 30 minutes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Tap Dancing Lessons

Tap Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

All levels: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  If you "used to" tap, it's not too late to dust off your tap shoes and re-learn this skill.

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online.  Members $40/month; Guests -$50/month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons

Beginner/Member $40.00
Beginner/Guest $50.00
Intermediate/Member $40.00
Intermediate/Guest $50.00
Caring for Your Wellbeing

Caring for Your Wellbeing

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, October 24, 11:00 am- 12 noon   
Explore The Benefits of Qigong
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention to open blockages in the body based on the same meridian system used in acupuncture. The movements are easy to learn and anyone can do them. To begin to benefit from Qigong you do not have to be fit, you don’t have to be flexible; you don’t even have to be able to stand up. Join in this fun and beneficial class.  
 
Monday, November 12, 11:00 am -12 noon
Clean Out Your Closet and Care for the Charlottesville Community!
Piedmont Virginia Community College’s (PVCC) Network2Work program identifies people who need quality jobs using a peer network of well-connected individuals on the front lines of the neighborhoods where families struggle. The program connects job-seekers to local employers. Collaborating with partner agencies, Network2Work helps people get the skills and resources they need to become valued employees. Job seekers usually have clothing needs for job interviews and on-the-job. We invite to clean out your closet and donate any unused business clothing! (Business clothing for this project will be collected on Nov. 12 only).

Items needed include the following (In excellent condition, please. No rips or stains)

  • Khaki pants (all colors and sizes)
  • Solid-colored ties
  • Men’s dress coats, sizes 34 to 48
  • Coats for men and women

The Shelter for Help in Emergency works to support and empower victims of domestic violence through a combination of residential, community-based and outreach services. If you have a coat in good condition that you no longer wear, we invite you to drop it off at The Center between Nov. 12 and Dec. 21.

Representatives from each agency will discuss their mission and volunteer opportunities.  Come drop off items, learn more and enjoy light refreshments!  

 Will not meet in December

 

A Partnership for Stress Reduction & Wellness
Caring Transitions of Charlottesville (CTC) wants to be of assistance and a resource for seniors as they move through change, and whatever transitions that come about in their lives. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40's big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor! A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.

What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise. Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital.

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator. Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator margaret@seniorcenterinc.org, 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

We've got the ping pong tables, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. More advanced players will play at 3 pm; beginners play at 4 pm. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 4:00-5:00pm

Square Dance Lessons are canceled for the month of December and will resume in January.

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm

Beginning dances are taught by experienced teachers. Community dances from Eastern Europe are primarily the focus. Please join us for these communal village dances and enjoy the friendship of a small group. For information, please call Susan Roberts at (434)409-0264 or go to the web site: seniorcenter.org/calendar/events/54/ or charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps.

Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

This is a great way to relax after a hard day, as this class teaches calmness in addition to balance and flexibility.

Background The Senior Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at the Senior Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Brian McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Brian is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Brian leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Also see Tai Chi morning classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00
Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 2:00-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

Upcoming class dates are as follows:

November 5, November 12, December 3, December 10

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. Silver Swans incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Join Emily Pozek from Charlottesville Ballet to see what it’s all about. A professional dancer, Emily has taught numerous classes for the senior population.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests $25.00
Hearing Screening

Hearing Screening

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 11:00-2:00pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Advanced Hearing Group.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Imagine Your Healthiest Self

Imagine Your Healthiest Self

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

Learn how to turn your health into your hobby by utilizing your internal pharmacy, reducing pain and inflammation, and moving waste from your waist.  Join Master Certified Health Coach Enetta Pong for an informative and interactive session offering tips, strategies, and sustainable solutions for aging well. 

Open to the community.  Please RSVP online or at the Welcome Desk by Thursday, November 1.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Imagine Your Healthiest Self

RSVP $0.00
The Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design Collaborative

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

Tuesday, October 9, 9:00-10:30 am

Navigating the Healthcare System - Learn how to better prepare yourself an encounter with the healthcare system. What is necessary to move more smoothly through the healthcare system?Learn how to get the right service at the right time. Anthony Nappi from Blue Ridge PACE will lead the discussion. Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, November 13, 9:00-10:30 am

Dan Smith from Artistic Memories Video Productions will be the guest speaker.  With the holidays coming, he can interview and record a video history of your loved one/ones, and can create custom video productions for important family and/or life events with professional results!  He can also help you to preserve existing videos that you and your family may have. Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, December 11, 9:00-10:30 am

Peter Thompson, executive director of The Center will give updates on the new Center at Belvedere. Free and open to the community.

 

At The Good Life Design Collaborative, our mission is to make life easier and more fun for people of all ages and abilities by educating, connecting, and inspiring both consumers and service providers. 

We serve:

  • Anyone planning smart ways to live a long and vital life
  • People encountering health difficulties and the people who love them and care for them

Providers of products and services designed to make life better for people encountering health problems or frailty.  The Good Life Design network is an inter-generational collaboration between Seniors and professional caregivers. It offers monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services and life choices that are right for you.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Sherrill at pcnblssngs@gmail.com or Tracy Meade at tracy@tracymeade.com

Functional Evaluations:  Prevent Problems Before They Start

Functional Evaluations: Prevent Problems Before They Start

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 10:30-12:00pm

Functional evaluations assess posture, flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, cardio endurance and gait.  Join staff from Pivot Physical Therapy for a brief presentation on why these evaluations are important and can help to prevent injuries.

Free and open to the community, but if you would like to take a functional evaluation after the presentation, please register online or at the Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Functional Evaluations:  Prevent Problems Before They Start

RSVP $0.00
Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

This program will not meet in October.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 10:00-11:00 am
Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market - There are several new options for hearing better without the help of a provider.  Learn the advantages and disadvantages with Dr. Kristin Koch, Owner and Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.  Hint- most of these devices are not worth the money (and time) spent on them!  

 

Wednesday, December 19, 10:00-11:00 am
New Technology in Hearing Aids - The hearing aid world is a confusing and exciting one!  Technology is always changing.  Did you know that some hearing aids are now waterproof, can have Bluetooth and can communicate directly with your TV and/or cell phone?  Come learn about game changing technology featured in today’s aids!  Whether you’ve been wearing hearing aids for years or just learning about what could work for you, please join us to learn more.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

To Salt Or Not To Salt:  Why Ask The Question?

To Salt Or Not To Salt: Why Ask The Question?

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

Should you reduce salt in your diet since some studies show harmful health effects at both ends of the salt concentration spectrum?  Dr. Robin Felder is one of the Directors of Laboratory Medicine and a Professor of Pathology at UVa Medical Center.  He has been practicing laboratory medicine and doing basic biomedical human research for over 40 years.  Join him as he discusses the credible scientific evidence from his research group as well as others that explain why there is conflicting scientific data regarding dietary salt.  Learn how the body processes salt and why it is important to know your personal "salt index".

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free