Health and Fitness

Tai Chi Mornings  (ONLINE ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 25)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 25)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

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.

Email Alex for link to ZOOM class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 25)

Standard Members (per month) - January $36.00
Prime/Charter Members -January $0.00
Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6-10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule

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. Dogs are not allowed.

During this time of Covid, some of our procedures are very different.  We are only having nine hikers plus the hike leader on every hike. This is for the safety of everyone. Physical distancing is practiced throughout the day. We have a hikers email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays for the Monday hikes and Sundays for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. There is no carpooling and everyone is responsible for meeting at the trailheads. We meet at the trailheads at 9:00 am. This time may change in winter. Directions are included in the hike emails.  

We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try it out. Due to the smaller groups during the pandemic, 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 everyone is responsible for their own safety. Since hiking is such a vigorous activity, we do send a more detailed description of our hiking group and the expectations to all new hikers. 

If you have any questions or would like to be put on the email list, please contact Anne Colgate at annecolgate@gmail.com

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

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

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

Join certified instructor, Maggie Schmidt for this 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.

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Wednesday's Online class will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

"see email reciept for link information"

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (January) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

Join certified instructor, Maggie Schmidt for this 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.

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00
Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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.

Members only.

Location: Online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Standard Members (January) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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.

CLASS SIZE IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Meets every Monday and Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 pm

Ageless Grace® class is now available via Zoom! To join, please contact Sheila Queen at squeen125@gmail.com

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.  

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (January) $30.00
Prime members (January) $0.00

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 6:15-8:15pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 pm
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Clear out a space in your home and join in the fun!
For instructions on how to join in, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 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.

 

CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Standard Members per month (January) $30.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
 Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

The weekly class will take you through 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. For Center Members. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month (January) $25.00
Prime/Charter Members - (January) $0.00

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

WILL MEET ON-SITE at THE CENTER ON FRIDAYS! No need to sign up if you plan to attend on-site.

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Clear a space in your home and join in the fun! For instructions on how to join in via ZOOM, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Members only.

Location: Online

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83919817100

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

By alleviating stress, meditation can improve your physical health. One of the physical benefits includes reducing the risk of stress-related illnesses.  Medical researchers and doctors have reported the effects that stress has on the body. A number of illnesses are the result of stress. For this reason, medical practitioners recommend meditation to their patients to reduce stress levels. This includes meditating to decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. They recommend meditation to enhance the body’s immune response. Hospitals and medical clinics even offer classes in meditation to patients.

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a calm mind, providing mental benefits.  Studies have shown the positive effects meditation has on the brain and on improving memory. It also enhances concentration, attention, and focus. Meditation can improve concentration, whether one needs to concentrate for sports, education, work, or hobbies. When focused, we can increase our effectiveness and productivity. Sports figures and champion athletes have reported that meditation helps them to improve their focus to prepare for competing in their sport at the highest level.

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

Your emotional wellness, too, can be enhanced through meditation, resulting in inner tranquility and joy. Through meditation, you can reduce anxiety and depression that are caused by feelings of hopelessness and disappointments in life. When these are the result of emotions, such as feeling isolated or lonely, or a sense of sadness from dealing with life’s losses, meditation can supplement the support received from professionals.

When you meditate, you tap in to a place of happiness and peace. This increases a sense of positivity.  You realize that, beyond your daily problems that cause emotional pain, there is a pool of joy within that you can access and feel more joyous.  Meditation helps you to recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate.  When you feel happier, you are calmer and more balanced. This creates a ripple effect that will radiate to others.

Gerry Gorman, recently retired engineer, engineering manager, and business development executive has been a student and practitioner of meditation for over 40 years. He describes a very practical form of meditation and explores how a meditation practice can help each of us develop a healthier perspective to fully appreciate life. He and his wife, Penny, have been married for 38 years and have two grown sons. 

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

It’s exercise and it’s fun! Move to a mixture of African rhythms and “old school” grooves. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this low-mid impact aerobic class that focuses on balance, flexibility, and cardio. For instructions on how to join in the class with ZOOM, please email Denise prior to the class time.

For Center members; please register below if you will be participating online.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) - January $25.00
Prime Members - January $0.00

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

It’s exercise and it’s fun! Move to a mixture of African rhythms and “old school” grooves. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this low-mid impact aerobic class that focuses on balance, flexibility, and cardio. 

For Center members; please register below if you will be participating on-site.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from  approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6 -10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule.

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. Dogs are not allowed.

During this time of Covid, some of our procedures are very different.  We are only having nine hikers plus the hike leader on every hike. This is for the safety of everyone. Physical distancing is practiced throughout the day. We have a hikers email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays for the Monday hikes and Sundays for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. There is no carpooling and everyone is responsible for meeting at the trailheads. We meet at the trailheads at 9:00 am. This time may change in winter. Directions are included in the hike emails.  

We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try it out! Due to the smaller groups during the pandemic, 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 everyone is responsible for their own safety. Since hiking is such a vigorous activity, we do send a more detailed description of our hiking group and the expectations to all new hikers. 

If you have any questions or would like to be put on the email list, please contact Anne Colgate at annecolgate@gmail.com

 

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

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE) Wednesday

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

Join certified instructor, Carolyn Altenderfer for this 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.

Email Alex for the link to join the class. The link to class will also be included in your email receipt when you register.

Wednesday's Online class will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a separate online access link.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Standard Members (January) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00

Tone and Groove (On site)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 am

In this class you will gently strengthen your stabilizing muscles and core, shake off tension, exercise your cardiovascular system, but most importantly, have fun! Join Christine Bostic.

Space is limited; registration is required below.  

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (On site)

Standard members -January $25.00
Prime Members - January $0.00
Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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!

REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON SITE!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard and Prime Members (January) $0.00

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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!

 Email Alex for link to join class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (January) $0.00

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

 

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. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month - January $40.00
Prime Members - January $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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. For instructions on how to join in the ZOOM online class, email Sheila at squeen125@gmail.com

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (January) $25.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
Unwind Yoga (ON SITE)

Unwind Yoga (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

New weekly class begins January 7

In this class you will use various movement approaches including: somatics, qi gung, restorative and hatha yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release tight muscles, connect with our respiratory systems via the practice of both control and release of breath. Christine Bostic is the instructor. Space is limited. For Center members. Prime members - free; Standard members - $25/month. Currently limited to 10 participants.  

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Unwind Yoga (ON SITE)

Prime Members (January) $0.00
Standard Members (January) $25.00
Zumba!

Zumba!

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 4:30-5:15pm

Ditch the workout, join the party! Often called “exercise in disguise”, Zumba is a dance party inspired by Latin and international moves and music. The steps are easy to follow and adaptable to all fitness levels. Improve cardiovascular fitness, de-stress, and have fun! Join certified fitness instructor, Christine Thalwitz who has been dancing and teaching group exercise in the Charlottesville area for more than 30 years. Standard members and guests- $25/month; Prime members are free!

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba!

Standard Members and Guests (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Friday, January 29, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

In this class we use gentle pilates-based movements and some yoga stretching to ignite the deeper postural muscles of the core and girdle stabilizers; release and stretch major muscle groups; create potential for increase confidence, strength and resillience in body-mind. Join instructor Christine Bostic who has over 14 years of teaching experience.  For Center Members.

Registration required below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Standard members -January $25.00
Prime Members - January $0.00
Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, January 29, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Enjoy a slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills every Friday morning, rain or shine. If it's pouring rain or too cold for the outdoor paved trails, the group heads to Fashion Square Mall for protection from the elements. Participants wear masks and maintain appropriate physical distance. Meet in the parking lot of the 491 Hillsdale (former site of The Center). For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: 491 Hillsdale Drive Parking Lot

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, January 29, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

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. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85305419455

Members only.

Location: Online

Original Strength (On site)

Original Strength (On site)

Friday, January 29, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

From the design of your original blueprint, you were meant to move with grace, fluidity, strength and power. This class helps you regain original movements that you developed early in life. Learn to breathe properly, gain head and neck strength, increase your mobility and more!  Join Beth Valorz, personal trainer and certified original strength practitioner. For Center members.

 

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Original Strength (On site)

Standard members (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's (Online)

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's (Online)

Monday, February 1, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources that are available. 

Richard Huang and Michael Lin are both first-year medical students at UVA and are excited to bring this program to you! They are representatives with the Alzheimer’s Association who support the Central & Western Virginia Chapter by providing educational opportunities and bringing awareness to the community.

Click here to join the program:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://alz-org.zoom.us/j/99513401368?pwd=Q2dLZnNTanYzU29nU3Y5MGwzRWxiQT09

Meeting ID: 995 1340 1368
Passcode: 052696

Dial by your location
833 548 0282 US Toll-free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE and ON-SITE)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE and ON-SITE)

Friday, February 5, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!
 
February 5 - Love in the Time of COVID
Joni Dr. Andy Macfarlan as he discusses how relationships can flourish during times of cultural and social stress.
 

If joining by Zoom, click here:

ZOOM LINK COMING SOON!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE and ON-SITE)

RSVP - Feb. 5
Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ONLINE)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

Thursday, January 14, 1:00 -2:00 pm

Pain Control without Medication - Pain Science for Your Body and Your Mind

Will be presented via ZOOM only!

 

Click here to join in the program:

https://zoom.us/j/7372071984?pwd=dnJjUEsvME1tWVNPVEdVUVVZU2U3dz09

 

Darcy Higgins, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Human Movement Specialist.  He is a clinician and the Regional Director of Operations for SPECTRUM Physical Therapy, part of the Ivy Rehab Network. Darcy has enjoyed supporting the Charlottesville community as a speaker and class instructor over the past 30+ years with SPECTRUM.  

Open to all.

Location: Online

Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Monday, February 15, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

USDA Organic: What does it Really Mean?  Organic foods are a growing part of the US food chain.  Join us to learn what "organic" means and how USDA organic products compare to conventionally grown foods. Free and open to all.

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Location: Online

Women's Place in Marathon History ONLINE

Women's Place in Marathon History ONLINE

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Long time Charlottesville resident and marathon runner Beverly McCoid will share with us the history of running – from the first Marathon in 2500 B.C. to present day. Beverly and her husband moved to Charlottesville in 1957, and she started running in the mid 1960’s. In her talk, Beverly will highlight the struggle of women to be accepted as runners and will recount some of her marathon adventures along the way. Free an open to all; click on the link below to join:

 

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Location: The Center

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Richard Huang and Michael Lin are both first-year medical students at UVA and are excited to bring this program to you! They are representatives with the Alzheimer’s Association who support the Central & Western Virginia Chapter by providing educational opportunities and bringing awareness to the community.

 

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Location: Online

Hearing Health (ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ONLINE)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

New Relief for Tinnitus - Wednesday, February 17 

Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise... anything you hear that really isn’t there is called tinnitus. Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, will review tinnitus, why it happens, and new treatment options. 

 
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Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

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Location: Online

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 9:00-11:00am

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday from March until mid October. The warm ups are followed by a 9 inning scrimmage game with first pitch at   9:30.  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