Health and Fitness

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 8:45-9:45am

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

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

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

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

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

Full Life Fitness

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:45-11:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:45-10:45am

 
 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 1:00-2:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 2:15-4:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 1:00-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 9:00-3:00pm

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


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

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

Hike Leaders:

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

Gabriel Garretson-ghb2011@hughes.net

Pete Fink- roughnrocky@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain-sbraintwain@comcast.net               

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 9:45-10:45am

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

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 10:45-11:45am

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

Also see Thursday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Seated Massage (Monday)

Seated Massage (Monday)

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Ageless Grace - Monday

Ageless Grace - Monday

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 1:15-2:15pm

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Monday

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

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 1:15-2:15pm

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 6:45-7:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 9:00-11:30am

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

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 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.  Cooler spring weather start time 10 AM — 1 PM.Once a month two Senior teams from Richmond, one from Altavista, and one from Lynchburg  travel here for two 7 inning double headers. Games are followed by lunch.  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 their website www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

May 1 – Lynchburg here

May 8 – Old Folks here

May 15 – Lunch games Altavista, Old Folks, Patriots

May 21 – Retreads travel to Altavista

June 5  – Lynchburg here

June 12  – Old Folks here

June 19 – Lunch Games

June 25 – Travel to Altavista

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Fee: free

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 9:00-1:45pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

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

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Autumn World of Walking

Autumn World of Walking

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

The Autumn World of Walking

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

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

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek

Fee: free

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 10:15-11:15am

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 10:30-11:30am

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 2:00-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 8:00-3:00pm

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


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

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

Hike Leaders:

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

Gabriel Garretson-ghb2011@hughes.net

Pete Fink- roughnrocky@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf-kerroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain-sbraintwain@comcast.net               

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

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

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

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

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

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch margaret@seniorcenterinc.org

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

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

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 9:30-12:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Tap Dancing Lessons

Tap Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons

Beginner/Member $40.00
Beginner/Guest $50.00
Intermediate/Member $40.00
Intermediate/Guest $50.00
Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

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

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 12:00-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Wednesday

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

Ping Pong

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

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

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

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

Also see Tai Chi morning classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

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Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00
Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot

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

Fee: free

Health Series presented by Phoenix Rehabilitation

Health Series presented by Phoenix Rehabilitation

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Health Series presented by Phoenix Rehabilitation

Thursdays, September 6, 13 and 27, 10:00-11:00 am

Join Casey Gioeli from Phoenix Rehabilitation for some informative health topic discussions. Free and open to the community.

September 6: Better Balance – Learn how vision, inner ear function, strength, flexibility are important factors.  Choose to participate in a balance assessment and balance displacement activity.

September 13: Know Your Knees – Find out basic knee anatomy and how core and lower extremity strength can impact knee function.

September 27: Aging Should Not be a Pain in the Neck (or Back!) Understand age-related changes that can cause neck and back pain and how to minimize it.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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NIA Moving to Heal

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

Essentrics Exercise

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Essentrics Exercise

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $35.00
Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 2:00-3:30pm

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 3:15-4:15pm

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

Also see Monday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 4:30-6:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 5:00-9:00pm

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Silver Swans Ballet Class Demo

Silver Swans Ballet Class Demo

Monday, October 1, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

An encore of the September presentation!

 

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. Silver Swans incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Join Emily Pozek from Charlottesville Ballet to see what's it all about. A professional dancer, Emily has taught numerous classes for the senior population. Free and open to the community. No registration necessary. (Look for recurring classes beginning Monday, Nov. 5!)

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hearing Screening

Hearing Screening

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 11:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

RSVP $0.00
Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Monday, October 8, 2018 | 10:30-12:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Guests $15.00
The Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design Collaborative

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

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

Reverse Mortgages-  How old must I be to qualify for a reverse mortgage? Can I purchase a new home with a reverse mortgage? What are the costs associated? What happens to my home if I have to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home? Will my children be able to inherit my home with a reverse mortgage? John O’Connor of Monticello Reverse Mortgage answers these questions and more! Free and open to the community.

 

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

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

 

 

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

We serve:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

Imagine Your Healthiest Self

Imagine Your Healthiest Self

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

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

Open to the community.  Please register at the Welcome Desk by Thursday, November 1.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free