Lifelong Learning

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

After general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic. No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.531.2870 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

What you have to say matters ... Why not say it in writing? Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only, but monthly coffeehouses are open to all.  As always, free and open to the communities. Coffee provided. Munchies to share welcomed.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.9973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Fee: free

Current Affairs Discussion Group

Current Affairs Discussion Group

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 9:00-10:00am

Bright minds gather weekly to tackle the issues of the day—local, national, and international. Opinions may vary, but lack of knowledge is never a problem. If you’re a member who is in touch with what’s happening and have something to share, join us!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jerry Granroth (434) 305-8926

Fee: free

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST. MEMBERS ONLY. FEE is $15/MONTH.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Writing for Healing and Growth

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Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

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.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Bridge Tune-Up

Bridge Tune-Up

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

Do informal play to improve your skills.  Players help each learn new bidding conventions and play-of-the-hand strategy in a non competitive, relaxed setting.  Contact Meg Robinson.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

NEW! Taste of Spanish for Beginners

NEW! Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 1:00-2:00pm

NEW IN SEPTEMBER! Please note there is also a 12 noon beginner's class!

September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27, December 11, 18 (class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA)

This class is for the beginner with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. The recommended book for class is Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boos.  This book can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon for under $10. Free and open to the community!

Helen Ida Moyer is the instructor.  She is a graduate of UVa with a doctorate in Spanish and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. The classes are free (except for materials) and open to the community. Space is limited; registration requested online or through the Center Welcome Desk.

Location: The Center

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 2:00-3:00pm

NEW CLASS - BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER! 

September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27, December 11,18 (class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA)

This class is for those who have completed the " Taste of Spanish" class or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.  Prospective students should know the present, present perfect, future and simple past tenses as well as how object pronouns are used.  The text to be used in the class is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates ($16, available from Barnes & Noble  or on line from them or Amazon).   

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER HERE OR AT THE CENTER WELCOME DESK.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginner’s Spanish

Register $0.00
Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesdays, 3:15 pm (New time beginning in September) - Register below for class beginning in September

September 11, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 27, December 11, 18 (class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA)

This class is for intermediate and advanced students to give Spanish speakers in our community the opportunity to become acquainted, whereby any native speakers would be helping non-native speakers develop their skills in the language and culture. The recommended workbook is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Reading and Comprehension by Myrna Bell Rochester with Deana Smalley ($15 - $16 and can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon ). Free and open to the community.

Helen Ida Moyer facilitates the class. She holds a PhD in Spanish from UVa and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. 


 

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
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

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 1:00-4:00pm

 Apple/Mac classes are held for both new and experienced Apple product users. Clay Sisk coordinates meetings; contact him via email to receive weekly program announcements. In the first hour, some Mac basics and utilities for new users are covered, and then other topics as detailed on their email announcement. In the second hour, iPad and iPhone basics and accessories are covered. If you want to be on the Apple/Mac email list, send a message to Clay Sisk at siskva@mac.com This mailing has many valuable links for Apple/Mac users. Free for Senior Center members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 2:00-4:00pm

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday..

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

Friday, August 31, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Change in program!

This month's speaker is Ellie White, poet, nonfiction editor at Four Ties Literary Review, author of Requiem for a Doll, and creator of the online comic "Uterus and Ellie."

Coffee is provided. Muchies to share are welcomed.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.9973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

This enthusiastic group meets monthly to discuss items of current mutual interest – mainly contemporary works, fiction and non-fiction.  Participants make suggestions, the group selects the books for group reading, and everyone enjoys sharing their impressions and feedback on the work of the month. 

August 1 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marilyn Aho, Book Group Leader mgaho@yahoo.com

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

 Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group. Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions. To learn more about the concept, visit www.philosopher.org.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, October 5, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

After general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic. No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.531.2870 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, October 8, 2018 | 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, October 8, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Dr. Shelley Murphy, aka "familytreegirl" has been an avid genealogist for over 25 years. Join her as she discusses how to get started in researching your genealogy online. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 -11:30 am
Should you convert to a tax-exempt Roth IRA? Is it worth the price to pay taxes now in order not to pay later? What are the rules for Roth conversions?

Jorgen Vik, CFP®, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and partner of the SKV Group, LLC, a Charlottesville based wealth management company. Jorgen has worked in the financial services industry since 2001. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 10:30-11:30am

Tracy Meade will guide you through any questions you have about long term care insurance. If you have inquiries about an existing policy, you are welcome to bring the policy with you. Please note that space is very limited; there are only 2 appointments available each month. Please register at the Welcome Desk. (434) 974-7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

NEW! Taste of Spanish for Beginners

NEW! Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

NEW IN SEPTEMBER! Please note there is also a 1:00 pm beginner's class!

September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27, December 11, 18 (class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA)

This class is for the beginner with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. The recommended book for class is Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boos.  This book can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon for under $10. Free and open to the community!

Helen Ida Moyer is the instructor.  She is a graduate of UVa with a doctorate in Spanish and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. The classes are free (except for materials) and open to the community. Space is limited; registration requested online or through the Center Welcome Desk.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 1:30-3:00pm

Join Professor George Yin with the UVa Law School as he discusses the likely effects of the 2017 federal tax law changes on individuals, businesses and the economy. 

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 2:00-4:00pm

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday..

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

Friday, October 12, 10:00-11:30 am
Is War a Force that Gives Us Meaning? Protests against the governmental policies cause escalating street violence. Refugees flee as their leaders glorify and escalate war.  Violence and war have been around since Biblical times, and in many eras violence was glorified in the name of religion.  Are there any answers or is violence an addiction we will never break free of? Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 1:15-3:00pm

Dowsing is an ancient art of searching for information with or without the assistance of a tool such as a forked stick or pendulum. Surveyors, archaeologists, health practitioners, business men and women and more use this art for information and to solve problems. The Central Virginia Dowsers invite you to learn about the art of dowsing and how it can be used in almost every aspect of life.  Beginners and experienced welcome! For more information, contact Roxanne Louise at 434-263-4337. 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, October 16, 10:00-11:30 am
More on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: Beyond the Basics Many people have no idea of the complications that can arise when you don’t plan for your “stuff” when you die. It can be expensive– attorney’s fees, taxes, fines - to sort these things out. While you may have a simple will already, that is unlikely to help your heirs avoid the process of probate. What’s probate? What’s the difference between a will and a trust? Gain an understanding of more than the basics and perhaps have a much clearer idea of your own needs to plan for the transfer of your property in the future. Free and open to the community.
 
Will not meet in November or December.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group. Any source is fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the topic. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions.

To learn more about the concept, visit www.philosopher.org.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Create Your Plan For Extended Care

Create Your Plan For Extended Care

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

 Tracy Meade, certified long-term care consultant and Elizabeth Swider, owner of Care is There will discuss what you need to put a long-term care plan in place.  Learn the cost of extended care in the community, who pays for it, and what resources are available.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free