Health and Fitness

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS IS $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS) 

Join this Primetime Fitness class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday and Friday classes will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

 YOU WILL RECEVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (August) $38.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:15 AM

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS IS $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS) 

Join this Primetime Fitness class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday and Friday classes will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

 YOU WILL RECEVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Primetime Fitness

Standard Members (August) $38.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

WILL NOT MEET IN JULY!

A collaboration between Alzheimer's Association, JABA and The Center

3rd Tuesday of every month, 9:30-11:00AM).

Are you providing caregiving for someone with Alzheimers?  This monthly program will enable you to build a support system with people who understand.  Alzheimer's Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers to develop a support system, exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.

Free and open to all.  Register below. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

RSVP (August 16)
Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm (May meet earlier in summer months depending on heat)

Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+. We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases! There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses. For more information visit  www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Water Workout at ACAC

Water Workout at ACAC

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 10:25am-11:20am

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:25AM - 11:20AM

 

Don't let the cold weather keep you from enjoying the benefits of a water workout.  The Center at Belvedere has partnered with ACAC to make this possible for you.  Join instructor Beth Nissen at the ACAC's Albemarle Square location.

The cost is $47/month for Prime and Standard members payable at ACAC. Contact Beth for details and to register elizabethn@acac.com 

When you arrive for class, be sure to let the ACAC staff know you are a Center member attending the water class.

Members only.

Location: ACAC Albemarle Square

Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-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.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

 

Members only.

Location: Online

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Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Standard members per month (August) $30.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-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.

Register below. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Arthritis Exercise

Standard Members (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Massage Appointments with Chase Walters

Massage Appointments with Chase Walters

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Outgoing and healing-oriented, Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With his natural affinity for massage and deep desire to help others, he adapts each massage to his clients' needs. In 2018 Chase became director of the Massage Clinic for the Virginia School of Massage and also trained students until the school closed. While working locally at Cityspa and Heppner Family Chiropractic, he refined his techniques and now incorporates blading and cupping in his work. To schedule an appointment, call 434.953.6986 or email chasewalterslcmt@gmail.com.

Services Include:   
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Movement & Structural Alignment
• Blading
• Cupping
• Reflexology
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue
• Swedish Massage
 
Massage Rates for both full bodied and chair massages:
30 minutes for $50
45 minutes for $75
60 minutes for $100
75 minutes for $125
90 minutes for $150

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cardio Strength

Cardio Strength

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 1:15pm-2:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15–2:15 pm 
This class with instructor Morgan Steele uses a variety of equipment to increase endurance, strength, and core stability.

Morgan grew up in Scottsville and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics, which she has been teaching for over 14 years. In high school, she ventured to cheerleading, dance, soccer, and basketball, which led her passion for fitness. Morgan is now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist who teaches group exercise classes and helps individuals with their fitness goals.

Prime members - free. Standard members - $35 per month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Cardio Strength

Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Standard Members (Aug) $35.00
Core Stability

Core Stability

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15-3:15pm

This class with Morgan Steele will help improve your core strength (shoulders to knees), posture, and overall stability.

Morgan grew up in Scottsville and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics which, she has been teaching for over 14 years. In high school she adventured off to cheerleading, dance, soccer, and basketball, which led to her passion for fitness. Morgan is now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist who teaches group exercise classes and helps individuals with their fitness goals.

Prime members free. Standard members $35/month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Core Stability

Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Standard Members (Aug) $35.00
Tai Chi - Afternoon

Tai Chi - Afternoon

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, beginning March 8. (This replaces the 5:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday class)

Tuesdays class is online; Thursdays class is on-site at The Center

Join instructors from the Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center for 6-step T'ai Chi for Health. This class will focus on improving balance, coordination, and promoting stress reduction.
For Center members. Please register below.
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL GET A "THANK YOU FROM THE CENTER" RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD FOR TUESDAY'S CLASS.

Standard members will be $35 per month; Prime members are free.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi - Afternoon

Standard Members (Aug) $35.00
Prime members (Aug) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party - ONLINE

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party - ONLINE

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE BELOW. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party - ONLINE

Standard Members (Aug) $25.00
Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Standard Members (August) $25.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

New Time! Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

Boot Camp  
An intense group workout that combines both cardio and strength/resistance training to tone and tighten from head-to-toe. Although physically demanding, participants of all fitness levels work together to achieve the results they deserve using well-researched methods like calisthenics and plyometrics. Join The Center's fitness coordinator, Alex for this class!

Open to all. Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month: Guests $45/month. Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Boot Camp

Prime members free (Aug) $0.00
Standard members (Aug) $30.00
Guests (Aug) $45.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members. The fee is included with a prime membership. The fee is $15 per month for those with a standard membership and payment can be made below. You do not need to register for a specific time to use the equipped fitness room; you are welcome to exercise anytime between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Standard Members (July) $15.00
Standard Members (August) $15.00
Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am

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. 

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.

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tai Chi

Standard Members (Aug) $36.00
Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30am-9:30am

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 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 Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan 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.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE

Standard Members (Aug) $36.00
Prime/Charter Members (Aug) $0.00
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 9:00am-3:00pm
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can
range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not suited for beginner hikers.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the “leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow
social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at 5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other
hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact Anne Colgate  

Click here to view the July-September 2022 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Massage Appointments Available with Chase Walters

Massage Appointments Available with Chase Walters

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 9:00am-2:00pm

Appointments are avilable on Tuesdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Outgoing and healing-oriented, Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With his natural affinity for massage and deep desire to help others, he adapts each massage to his clients' needs. In 2018 Chase became director of the Massage Clinic for the Virginia School of Massage and also trained students until the school closed. While working locally at Cityspa and Heppner Family Chiropractic, he refined his techniques and now incorporates blading and cupping in his work. To schedule an appointment, call 434.953.6986 or email chasewalterslcmt@gmail.com.

Services Include:   
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Movement & Structural Alignment
• Blading
• Cupping
• Reflexology
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue
• Swedish Massage

Rates for full body and chair massages:
30 minutes for $50
45 minutes for $75
60 minutes for $100
75 minutes for $125
90 minutes for $150

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tone and Groove

Tone and Groove

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 9:45am-10:45am

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45-10:45 am

Class is also held on Mondays at 10:30 am

Tone & Groove

In this class you will hear great music that will motivate you to exercise your cardiovascular system, shake off tension & regulate your nervous system. We start & end class by gently strengthening our stabilizing muscles and core. The instructor creates space for all to be uplifted and relaxed as we are accompanied by a lovely music list.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tone and Groove

Standard Members (Aug- M, W, and F) $40.00
Prime Members (Aug - M, W and F) $0.00
Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am
Free and open to all. Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.
 
Wednesday, August 17 
How to Clean and Maintain Your Hearing Aids - Learn quick tips and tricks to keep your hearing aids in top condition for optimal performance. Whether you've been wearing hearing aids for years, or are just thinking about it now, you will see how easy and quick it is to take care of your hearing aids.
 
Wednesday, September 21
New Relief for Tinnitus - Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise... anything you hear that really isn’t there is called tinnitus. Dr. Koch will review tinnitus, why it happens, and new treatment options.
 
Wednesday, October 19 
Comparing Apples to Oranges in Hearing Aids - The hearing aid world is a confusing one.  Top of the line, middle level technology...how do you know what to do?  Join Dr. Koch, and educate yourself about the hearing aids that are available and what you get for your money
If joining by Zoom, click on this link a few minutes prior to the program.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81550481374

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is an active class that instructs functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

 ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Standard and Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Senior Fitness

Senior Fitness

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is a moderately intense class that focuses on functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Senior Fitness

Standard and Prime Members (August) $0.00
Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

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. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm 

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.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED EACH MONTH! YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Standard members per month (August) $30.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

We've got the ping pong tables, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.  No registration necessary.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Foam Rolling Class

Foam Rolling Class

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm 

This class will cover the basics of using the foam roller and other self-myofascial release tools.  Participants will learn proper foam rolling technique to release tension from the major muscle groups. In the class, we will go over the main principles of foam rolling, including timing, how long to stay on a particular muscle group, adjusting intensity, finding snd addressing tender “hot” spots, breathing techniques, and enhancing foam rolling using stretching.

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness and wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker. Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health and wellness coach.   

Prime members - Free.  Standard Members - $25/month      Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Foam Rolling Class

Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Standard Members (Aug) $25.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Evening Line dance will move to WEDNESDAY EVENINGS beginning June 15

Tuesday evenings, 5:00pm-6:00pm

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Join in the fun!  For more information contact program leader, Celia Pfautz. No registration needed. For Center members, but first time guests are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

 Line Dance - All Levels - Evening

Line Dance - All Levels - Evening

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Evening Line Dance now on Wednesdays begining June 15
 
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Join in the fun! Open to all!
For more information, email program leader, Celia Pfautz 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

International Folk Dance (Beginner and Intermediate)

Folk dancing is a great exercise and a fun recreational activity for people of all ages. It’s beneficial for stress-reduction, cardiovascular stimulation, and protects against dementia.

Anyone can learn to folk dance as no formal dance experience is necessary and no partner is required.

Come and learn a wide variety of international folk dances with music from many countries around the world, have fun and meet new people.

Dance along or just come, watch and listen to the music.  No registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk hike on nature trails, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot at 9:00AM  every Thursday morning and return at 10:00 AM. Ivy Creek walks are energetic and fast-paced over approximately two miles of various trails. Some areas are steep, rocky and narrow so good hiking shoes and a walking stick are recommended, as well as a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Not recommended for anyone with balance or health issues.

Walkers must be members of The Center. Per Ivy Creek requirements, which are based on Albemarle County Parks and Recreation regulations, groups with programs affiliated with Ivy Creek must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to walk without a mask.

 

Point of contact is Patty Kalbfleisch, email: PLK092015@outlook.com; phone: (434) 270-7990 .

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

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. Please email Sam Johnson for instuctions on how to join the class. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Online

Intermediate Tap Class

Intermediate Tap Class

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

This class is for those who have tap experience or who have already taken the beginners class for a while and are ready for the next "step." Classes are 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.   

Standard Members - $40/month; Prime Members - included in membership

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Intermediate Tap Class

Standard Members (Aug) $40.00
Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
 Advanced Tap Class

Advanced Tap Class

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

This class is for those who know basic steps, have no physical contraints and are ready for a challenge! 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.  

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Tap Class

Standard Members (Aug) $40.00
Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization

Balance and Stabilization

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am - 12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

This class will be taught on-site and also ZOOMED. If you plan to join by ZOOM, email Alex at least one day prior to the start of the first class to obtain the link.

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Balance and Stabilization

Standard Members (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Standard Members (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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.

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW (IN ADVANCE), YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

Standard Members (August) $25.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00 pm

Come and learn an International Folk Dance or two!  You’re invited to learn and dance along to a few easy to learn folk dances. This is a great class for beginners! Dance along or just watch and listen to the music.  We’ll have dances from countries such as Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and others. Free and open to the community. No regsitration needed.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Evening Square Dancing

Evening Square Dancing

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Every Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm

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. No registration or partner necessary!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Balance with Beth

Balance with Beth

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. In this class, you will practice exercises, both standing and seated, that will help improve your balance. You will gain confidence in your ability to move well and not fall!

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Balance with Beth

Standard Members (Aug) $25.00
Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization. Join Alex for a combination of both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. Free for Center members

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Standard and Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:45pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-1:45pm

If you are fairly new to the world of line dance or have never tried it out, this class is for you. The beginner's class is for Center members. No registration necessary.

EMAIL instructor CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 1:45pm-4:15pm

Fridays, 1:45pm-4:15 pm

This class is for those with some line dancing experience. Open to all.  No registration necessary.

Contact Celia Pfautz  for more information.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: ckpfautz@gmail.com

Senior Golf Group

Senior Golf Group

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 7:30am-12:00pm

This group is open to all senior golfers (men & women) from beginner to advanced levels playing at Meadowcreek Golf Course every Monday, May through October. We welcome folks who have just learned the game and want to learn more while having fun; however, this is not an “instructional” league. It is assumed that everyone knows the basics of golf as well as the etiquette and rules. We play Ready Golf, loosely organized into “Equally Capable Foursomes” and our tee times begin at 7:30 am. Walk, ride, play the back nine or go for the full eighteen! Come enjoy meeting new players or old friends while taking in the fresh air and the beautiful Virginia scenery. We try to match players of similar abilities, and no one takes the game too seriously. To speed up play and for the benefits of all players, please review the rules of Ready Golf before participating.  A $20 season fee applies, plus Meadowbrook green fees each week.  If you love the game of golf and would like to join like-minded folks, you are invited!  For more information, please contact Denny Berry, Senior Golf President, at 202-468-8441 or dennymberry@gmail.com

Open to all.

Location: Offsite

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Mondays, 9:00am-3:00pm  
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not not suited for beginner hikers.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the “leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at 5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact AnneColgate

Click here to view the July-September 2022 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Silver Swans Ballet II

Silver Swans Ballet II

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

This class is for those who have ballet experience, or for anyone who has regularly taken the Silver Swans class and is ready for the next level. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*. Center members free; Guests $25/month

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Silver Swans Ballet II

Members (Aug) $0.00
Guests per month (Aug) $25.00
Silver Swans Ballet I

Silver Swans Ballet I

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, or have limited experience or physical constraints, this class is for you. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*.

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Center members free; Guests $25/month. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Silver Swans Ballet I

Center Members (Aug) $0.00
Guests (Aug) $25.00
Stretch Your Limits

Stretch Your Limits

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 2:45pm-3:45pm

Mondays, 2:45-3:45 pm

This class will go through stretches for each major muscle group.  Participants will be able to increase their flexibility and improve posture, balance, and body awareness.  Class will cover effective breathing techniques, how long to hold stretches, and how the stretches should feel. 

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness & wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker.  Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health & wellness coach.  She is married with a teenage son and 3 pets.  

Prime members - free. Standard Members - $25 per month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch Your Limits

Prime Members (Aug))
Standard Members (Aug) $25.00
Stretch for Balance and Strength

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45pm-12:45pm - WILL NOT MEET AUGUST  16

Gentle stretching movements that will help you to become stronger and more flexible. These stretches are appropriate for all fitness levels. Chairs and mats are available. Join Pete Cross, Center Fitness Volunteer and a personal trainer for 22 years. Members only. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.  Class size limited to 14. Please make sure you are on time to this class to ensure your spot. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch for Balance and Strength

Standard Members (August) $25.00
Prime Members (August)
Unwind Yoga

Unwind Yoga

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Yoga to Unwind

In this class we will use various movement approaches including:  hatha yoga, qigong, somatics, restorative yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release and stretch tight muscles, connect with our breath through awareness and connect to a community of other people enjoying yoga. Join Christine Bostic.

Suggested supplies: Hand and Bath towel 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Unwind Yoga

Prime Members (August) $0.00
Standard Members (August) $25.00
Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tap Your Troubles RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER

Every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Join instructor Lynn Divers as she teaches tap dancing with a rousing focus on Broadway style tap.  Learn steps from basics to showstoppers.  Lynn has been teaching dance since she was 13 and majored in Performing Arts with a Dance Emphasis. Some experience is helpful. Come increase your cardio and have fun. 

 Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month; Guests $45/month

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (September) $45.00
Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime Members (September) $0.00
The Good Life Series

The Good Life Series

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

First Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

In this monthly series, you will receive helpful information that all seniors should know! Free and open to all. Registration required below

WILL NOT MEET IN JULY AND AUGUST

Tuesday, September 6 - Navigating Our Local Healthcare Continuum: Tips from the Experts - Healthcare professionals from an area hospital, rehab facility, and homecare agency will share information about how to prepare for the unexpected, when a heart attack, stroke or bad fall lands you in the hospital.  Also, learn how to prepare for a planned procedure like a hip or knee replacement and for the post-procedure rehabilitation care you'll then need.

Tuesday, October 4 - Finding Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities - Looking for meaningful ways to give back to our community?  Join representatives from area nonprofits and learn about the multitude of volunteer positions available.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept.6)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept.6)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 6:45pm-7:45pm

1st Tuesday of each month. 6:45PM - 7:45PM  

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits and reduce procrastination.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change and often reverse, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below.  Class size is limited to 10.

This class is also taught on the 3rd Friday of each month 11:00AM-12:00PM.  Click here for details.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept.6)

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Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 12:00pm-3:00pm

September 13th, 12:00-3:00pm

In this partial online course and 3 hour in-person course, you will learn the basic concepts and skills you need to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The students will learn basic First Aid practices, CPR, and how to properly use an AED. This course will be taught by Red Cross Certified Instructor, Olivia Watts. Passing students will be awarded a certification in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED by the American Red Cross and CPR face mask. $35 for Members, $50 for Guests. 

You will need to complete the online portion of the course prior to the in-person portion of the course. Once you have completed the online portion, the Red Cross will email you a certificate of completion. You will then need to either print off your online certification or email it to Olivia before the in-person portion of the course. If you need a computer to complete the online portion of the course, please let Olivia know and she will schedule a time for you to use one of The Center computers. The online portion contains videos, information, quizes, and tests. The in-person portion contains lecture, skill-practice, questions, and a final test. Please bring pen and paper to take notes. All other equippment will be provided. 

 

For the online porition of the class:

Please follow the directions below to register for the American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course.

You must complete the online course content by September 12th 2022 to attend and participate in the in-person classroom course session(s) scheduled to meet on the following date(s), time(s) and location:

                  Dates and Times: Sept. 13th 12-3pm

             

                  Location: The Center, Learning Center A

To register for and access the online portion of the course:

1.    Click the registration link   https://www.redcrosslearning.com/course/432d2340-4985-11ec-92ad-414a63f5d619

2.    Enter your information in the student details:

·      Enter student first and last name (required)

·      Enter student email address (required)

·      Enter phone number 

3.    Check your email account for an email from The American Red Cross. Click the link provided in the email and enter your Username (provided in the email) and password. If you already have an account in the Red Cross Learning Center, we recommend you use your existing Red Cross Learning Center password. (If you do not see the email, check your junk/spam folders.) 

 

4.    Once in the Red Cross Learning Center, the class(es) you are taking will show on the Home page. Click the American Redcross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course and click the launch button to get started. Digital course materials are available and in the Materials tab. You may also shop for and purchase materials and supplies by clicking the link on your Home page.

 

If you need technical assistance with the Red Cross Learning Center, click on the Questions tab. There you can click to chat with an agent or submit a case with the Training Support Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: olivia@thecentercville.org

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Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course

Members $35.00
Guests $50.00
Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

In partnership with JABA

Thursdays, September 15October 20, 1:00–3:30 pm (6 weeks)

This evidence-based program is for those suffering with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, or other ongoing health problems. Participants will learn to problem-solve, make decisions and find techniques for managing problems common to people with chronic diseases. A book is included for all pariticpants. Free and open to all. Pre-registration is required by September 9.

This workshop will be led by Danny Harris who is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Coordinator for JABA. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

RSVP (Sept. 15-Oct. 20, 1 pm)
A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday September 15, 6:00-8:00pm

Certified and Trusted Cannabis and CBD advisor Peg Bascom will give a 2-hour lecture to provide knowledge, tools, and confidence you need to make informed decisions about cannabis purchases and consumption. Topics will include the difference between hemp, marijuana, and cannabis, how to get your Virginia State medical cannabis card, and more. Free and open to all. 

Topics covered include:

- Difference between cannabis, hemp, & marijuana

- Short lesson on history of cannabis

- Introduction to science of cannabis including the endocannabinoid system

- Potential health benefits including recent scientific research

- Cannabis terms and safe ways to consume

- How to get your Virginia State medical cannabis card

- Recommendations for sources of carefully researched and trusted information

 

Brief bio of Instructor: 

Previous Owner/operator of Cannabis Wellness Tours in California.

Started company after husband diagnosed with Parkinson’s and dementia.

Target demographic is the senior community.

Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians as an Advocate and certified in multiple courses in their clinical training curriculum.

Certified by Dr. Dustin Sulak of Healer.com as a trusted Cannabis and CBD advisor.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

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Level One Walking

Level One Walking

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

Center member and Wellness Counselor Gary Denny is beginning a class for folks who haven’t exercised in a while and would like to begin at an easy pace. Join others at the same level of physical fitness and have a good time outdoors. Locations are TBD – email Gary at garythenutritionguy@gmail.com  for details and any questions you have. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: To be determined

Contact: Gary - garythenutritionguy@gmail.com

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept. 16)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept. 16)

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am-12:00pm

WILL NOT MEET IN AUGUST

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits and reduce procrastination.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change and often reverse, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below. Class size is limited to 10.

This class is also taught the 1st Tuesday of each month 6:45PM-7:45PM.  Click here for details.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

My Life and Wishes

My Life and Wishes

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, September 16–October 7, 2:00–4:00 pm (4-part series)

What if...you are in the hospital for a short-term event or nearing the end of your life, and you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions?  Who do you wish to make those decisions? How do you choose that person? How can you talk to your health care provider about your wishes, and how do you wish to be treated? This series will provide you information and resources to assist you in making these very important decisions.

Join Cindy Sinchak MSN, RN, CHPN and Nancy Zamil MPH, RN, who have a combined 35 years of hospice nursing experience working with and assisting patients and their families with advanced directives. Honor your life and love for your family by putting your healthcare wishes in writing.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

My Life and Wishes

RSVP (Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7; 2:00 pm)
Effective Strategies for Caregivers

Effective Strategies for Caregivers

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9:00am-11:00am

Mondays, September 19–October 24, 9:00–11:00 am (6 weeks)

The Effective Strategies Program for Caregivers (ESP-C) is an evidence-informed group intervention for dementia caregivers that is being developed at UVA Health by Shannon Reilly, PhD, Carol Manning, PhD, and Ishan Williams, PhD. This project is being funded by the Virginia Alzheimer's Disease Center and the UVA Brain Institute through the VADC Transformative Aging and Neurodegeneration Pilot Grant.   

The purpose of this program is to support primary caregivers of individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia. Program goals include providing caregivers with education about memory loss and dementia, emotional support, and evidence-based tools to address dementia-related challenges and to identify resources. The program involves personalized collaboration to develop strategies to navigate the joys and challenges of caregiving while promoting wellbeing for both the caregivers and their family member or friend with dementia. The program will provide care for the care recipient during the caregiver program.

Shannon E. Reilly, PhD, has a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She is currently a second-year postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology at UVA Health in the Department of Neurology and was a Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center (VADC) postdoctoral scholar this past year. She works at UVA Health’s Memory and Aging Care Clinic (MACC), primarily conducting neuropsychological evaluations and clinical interventions with individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia of various etiologies, as well as their families. Dr. Reilly’s research focuses on dementia caregiver science and risk and protective factors for neurodegenerative conditions. In September 2022, she will become an assistant professor in UVA Health’s Department of Neurology and will continue her clinical and research work with individuals with dementia, their caregivers, and their families. 

Free; please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event

Effective Strategies for Caregivers

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Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Friday, September 23, 2022 | 7:30am-9:00am

Join Center member and avid birder Jon Rockett for a bird walk at Foxhaven Farm (directions on website) on September 23rd and/or October 28th (the early birder catches the bird!). Previous knowledge or experience is not necessary, just a desire to learn about birds.   Free and open to all members, register in advance. 

 

You can use Google maps or your GPS and input "Foxhaven Farm" or follow the direction below.

Foxhaven Farm, from US-250West and US 29South:
Take the exit toward US-29 N/Fontaine Ave/Charlottesville from US-29 S (5 min (3.8 mi))
Turn left onto Hydraulic Rd (443 ft)
Turn right onto US-250 W/US-250 BYP W (0.2 mi)
Keep left to continue on US-250 W, follow signs for Lynchburg/Staunton (2.1 mi)
Continue onto US-29 S (1.0 mi)
Take the exit toward US-29 N/Fontaine Ave/Charlottesville (0.5 mi)
Drive to Foxhaven Farm (4 min (1.0 mi))
Turn right onto Fontaine Ave/Fontaine Ave Ext/Fontaine Ave Extended (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Reservoir Rd (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Foxhaven Farm (0.6 mi)
Foxhaven Farm parking lot is on your left.

Members only.

Location: Foxhaven Farm

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Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

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How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Monday October 6, 3:00-4:00pm

Nicolien Wilder, a Certified Foot Nurse, discusses how age influence foot and nail health, what to do and what not to do, and what routine footcare involves and what services are available. Free and Open to all. 

 

Brief Bio on Instructor: Nicolien is a Dutch Nurse, who came to the United States in 1986. I have mostly worked in acute rehab hospitals. She managed a wound care program at Encompass in Charlottesville for 16 years until 2021. During her work there, she started seeing more and more senior feet that needed attention. Not just for their comfort, but also to prevent more serious consequences to their health. She wanted to be able to intervene and provide that service, so she became certified in Foot/Nail Care.

Nicolien Wilder BSN, RN, CWCN, CFCN Certified Wound – and Foot Care Nurse Certified through the WOCNB

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

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Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

January 4, April 5, July 5, October 5, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Delaney Hearing Center. These are offered on a drop-in basis quarterly when we have Try It Out Tuesday at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center