Health and Fitness

Tai Chi Mornings - July (ON SITE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 26

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings - July (ON SITE)

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

Hiking-Monday

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, in Shenandoah National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We meet at The Center and carpool to the trailhead. Hikes are chosen by hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 to 7 miles on Mondays and 6 to 9 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range anywhere from 600 to 2500 feet.

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 the winter. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, a change of shoes, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Dogs are not allowed.

We usually carpool from The Center, leaving at 9:00 am and returning around 3:00-4:00, but times may vary. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and always welcome new hikers. The Center hiking group is primarily for members only but if you are not currently a member you are welcome to join us for a couple of trial hikes.

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.

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

If you have questions or would like to be put on our email list for the most up-to-date hike details, please click on our hiker email address: sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:30 AM

 

BEGINNING JULY 1, 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.

To join in the class, click here:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74847944682?pwd=U3FBald6U1kwb2EyNFlIUGJzUUlxQT09

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (July) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (July) $0.00
Primetime Fitness - July  (ON SITE)

Primetime Fitness - July (ON SITE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  This class 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.  It 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - July (ON SITE)

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

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 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 th class.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 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.  

BEGINNING JUNE 1, REGISTRATION AND CLASS FEE ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Non-members (July) $40.00
Standard members (July) $30.00
Prime members $0.00

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 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

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 8:00-9:00am

Looking to enjoy a nice ride? Join Center member, Bob Lorish for an active ride through the surrounding areas of Belvedere. The ride begins at the Center’s parking lot. Ride at your own speed and take in the neighborhoods and trails around The Center. It’s BYOB (bring your own bike!) Make sure you bring some water and your love of cycling for this enjoyable biking experience!  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 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

Arthritis Exercise (July) ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise (July) ON SITE

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (July) ON SITE

Standard Members (July) $30.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!

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, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, in Shenandoah National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We meet at The Center and carpool to the trailhead. Hikes are chosen by hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 to 7 miles on Mondays and 6 to 9 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range anywhere from 600 to 2500 feet.

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 the winter. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, a change of shoes, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Dogs are not allowed.

We usually carpool from The Center, leaving at 9:00 am and returning around 3:00-4:00, but times may vary. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and always welcome new hikers. The Center hiking group is primarily for members only but if you are not currently a member you are welcome to join us for a couple of trial hikes.

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.

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

If you have questions or would like to be put on our email list for the most up-to-date hike details, please click on our hiker email address: sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net
 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Senior Fitness Online

Wednesdays, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm (NEW TIME!)

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! Cick on this link to join each class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83794869062

Open to all.

Location: Online

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 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

OVER 50 PILATES (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Beginning in July the class will meet only on Wednesdays. The fee will be $25/month for standard members. It is free for Prime/Charter members.

Each class will provide instruction in traditional Pilates mat exercises as well as some modern interpretations of them. These are designed to assist with improving strength, particularly of core muscle groups (abdominals, back, shoulders, and hips), flexibility, balance, posture, and harmonious movement.  For those with joint issues, osteoporosis, etc. modifications are provided so each participant can work safely at their own level. For this class, suggested supplies include a mat, 1-3 lb. weight, rubber resistance band, small 5-8” diameter ballball, foam roller or pool noodle. Free and open to the community. 

TO JOIN IN, CLICK HERE:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84383502721?pwd=RE5PZGxFeTUrU3Y5REpXRU8vdjljUT09

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

OVER 50 PILATES (ONLINE)

Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00
Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 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 -July (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons -July (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

All levels: 10:30am - 11:30 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. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons -July (ON SITE)

Standard Members - July $40.00
Prime Members - July $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 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

BEGINNING JUNE 1, REGISTRATION AND CLASS FEE ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Non-members (July) $35.00
Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime members (July) $0.00
Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 1:00-1:45pm

 

 
 
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.  Health & wellness topics include posture, movement, balance, health & wellness. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, July 10, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, (STARTS APRIL 24), 11:00 AM

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization (one of the new classes that will be taught at The Center)! 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

Open to all.

Location: Online

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

SATURDAYS

Beginning July 1, the class will be $25/month for Standard Members. (It is free for Prime/Charter members).

As taught in the Viniyoga tradition, this class will be a mindful, breath-centered, vinyasa class including postures, breathing technique, guided meditation and visualization.  Class is paced to allow time to warm up joints and move through a logical sequence of postures toward more challenging poses in a gradual way. Students will learn to coordinate movement with breath in a way that works with their own capacity, learn to use props appropriately to provide support, as needed, develop somatic awareness and modify postures to avoid strain, and obtain skills in reducing stress.  Suggested supplies: mat, block, strap, blanket—some items can be substituted with home items!

Class will be taught by Deborah Layton. Deborah has extensive training and instructor experience in Pilates and Yoga. She received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She formerly lived in the Charlottesville area but now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia.

TO JOIN IN THE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83931598042?pwd=djZHc2dmQnhQN2I4cjRITDAwaW0zUT09

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00

Balance and Stabilization Demos (ON SITE)

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Enjoy theses demos for free, but please register below!

Monday, July 13, 11:00 am-12 noon

OR

Monday, July 20, 11:00 am -12 noon

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. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Demos are free and open to everyone.

 

(Beginning in August the class will be available for Center members; free for Prime Members; $30/month for standard members). Registration is required for all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization Demos (ON SITE)

July 13 Demo $0.00
July 20 Demo $0.00

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Meditation is a practical activity that can provide tangible benefits that can improve our outlook on life. This program meets online via zoom on the Third Tuesday of every month, and provides an introduction to meditation - it's nature, general goals, and simple techniques. Benefits of different meditation types will be discussed and participants' experiences are invited. A very simple and gentle form of meditation will be presented that requires no physical flexibility or special capabilities. There will be a short sitting of 10-15 minutes at each program.

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. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting

Https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87345112031

Meeting ID: 873 4511 2031

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

5 Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (ONLINE)

5 Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Five Element Acupuncturist Jamie Paxton will introduce Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. You will learn what to expect from acupuncture treatment, the myriad of symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture treatments are recommended, and how Chinese Medicine can enhance the quality of your life.

Jamie Paxton, M.A. in Acupuncture, embraces a holistic approach to treatment and addresses both physical and emotional well-being in her practice. She has also completed study in Chinese and Western Herbalism and advanced pulse diagnosis. Chinese Medicine has been a great source of healing in her life, inspiring her to share this medicine with others.

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84223467880

Meeting ID: 842 2346 7880
 

phone only
        (646) 558 8656 US 
Meeting ID: 842 2346 7880

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a kayak on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering in a sit-on-top kayak. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  (Min: Participants= 6 Max Participants = 14)

Beaver Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp Parking Directions from Charlottesville: Take State Route 250 West towards Crozet; Cross over Mechums River, take immediate right onto State Route 680 Browns Gap Turnpike; Turn left into Park on Beaver Creek Park Road and follow this road until it ends at the boat ramp parking lot.  (Apparently using the address can be misleading in google maps)

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00

Ping Pong - Sundays

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

Are you looking for a little action on a Sunday afternoon? Drop by The Center for an informal game of ping pong. All skill levels are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. 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 $6/class 

 

*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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 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

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

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, hike at a steady pace for about two miles, and return at 10:00 AM. Please note that the nature trails are uneven and rocky and also quite steep in some places so good hiking shoes, a walking stick, and bottled water are recommended.

Members only.

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

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

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a Standup Paddleboard on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering a standup paddleboard. Participants will first learn to paddle from a kneeling position and then, when they feel ready, will have a chance to try out standing. It is easier than most people think it will be! This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00. 

Walnut Creek Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot Directions from Charlottesville: Take Route 29 South; Turn left onto Route 708 (Red Hill Road); Turn right onto Route 631 (Old Lynchburg Road); The park is 1/2 mile on the left. Follow park entrance road for 1/4 mile to right turn into parking lot at lake.  (4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959)

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek Park - Off Site

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, April 15, 10:00-11:00 AM
Get to know The Center's new Hearing Loop System and How to Use it! 
Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, to learn about the new loop system at The Center.  Dr. Koch will review what a loop system is, how it helps your hearing and how to use it with and without hearing aids.  If you do wear hearing aids, you may want to ask your hearing healthcare provider if you have a T-coil in your devices before you come.  This is an exciting upgrade at The Center!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

(Participants need to sign up in pairs who will paddle the tandem canoes together.)
Learn how to confidently paddle a canoe on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering in a tandem (2-person) canoe. Participants will need to sign up in pairs with someone with whom they are already in close contact. With a little instruction, participants will discover the joy traveling across the water in this classic watercraft. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Register here. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  

Beaver Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp Parking Directions from Charlottesville: Take State Route 250 West towards Crozet; Cross over Mechums River, take immediate right onto State Route 680 Browns Gap Turnpike; Turn left into Park on Beaver Creek Park Road and follow this road until it ends at the boat ramp parking lot.  (Apparently using the address can be misleading in google maps)

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Seats available: 16

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Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00