Lifelong Learning

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

This series has started.  Registration is now closed.

Six Wednesdays from  June 16-July 21 

This six-week online photography class will help you learn and apply aesthetic decisions during the process of shooting photographs. These decisions will help you achieve more dramatic, dynamic and interesting photographs. Technical decisions, such as proper exposure, sharp focus and white balance, are important and are the areas of concentration for most photography instruction. This class, however, will concentrate on artistic qualities and principles that can make the difference between just technically good photographs versus visually strong and interesting images that attract the viewer. These qualities include such important principles as composition, quality of light, format, angle of view, tonality, contrast, use of color versus black and white, and timing. Lecture time during the class will focus on these aesthetics with images of the instructor and those from your weekly shooting assignments that will be presented and discussed by the full class (Participation limited to 12-15 persons). 

Join Ben and other photography enthusiasts to learn the differences between technical and aesthetic photography decisions, to recognize the opportunities to apply artistic principles to your photographs and to capture images that reflect the important decisions you make during the process of shooting and processing your images.

About The Instructor:

Ben Greenberg is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He has photographed scenic vistas in Virginia, the mid-Atlantic area and many locations in the United States for more than fifty years, the last forty-five as a professional photographer. His carefully crafted images have won local and national awards and competitions. Ben's photographs have been exhibited in numerous individual and group shows, featured in diverse publications and purchased by thousands of Virginians.

Ben's first photography book, Natural Virginia, celebrates the natural beauty of Virginia with 122 panoramic landscape photographs from throughout the state. Natural Virginia highlights dedicated state organizations committed to preserving Virginia's fragile environment for future generations. It is dedicated to all who take pleasure in these scenic locations. A veteran photography teacher and lecturer for camera clubs, OLLI, the Charlottesville Photography Initiative,and other organizations, Ben has two websites showcasing his landscape and wildlife images www.bengreenberg.com and his book www.naturalvirginiabook.com.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Nutrition Series w/UVA Dietetic Interns (ONLINE)

Nutrition Series w/UVA Dietetic Interns (ONLINE)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Five talks given on various days throughout June from 5:30-7pm (see dates below)

Members of the UVA Health System Dietetic Intern class of 2021 will present a variety of topics on nutrition support. Free and open to all – come to one or all the sessions.

Join Zoom Meeting (same for all sessions)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85791035893

Meeting ID: 857 9103 5893

Tuesday, June 15   -    Vegan and Vegetarian Diets  

In this third nutrition series, UVA dieticians Madison Gorton and Rachel DuVivier will discuss all things vegan and vegetarian. You will learn the difference between the two disciplines, the health benefits and potential risks of these diets, and reasons one might opt to become a vegetarian or vegan. Making healthy plant-based choices can be nutritionally beneficial as well as challenging - nutritional supplementation and optimal eating habits will also be outlined.

Thursday, June 17  -    Diabetes Nutrition Management 

Megan Tincher and Agape Gooden, UVA dietetic interns, will cover the basics of Type 2 Diabetes, including ways to manage this chronic condition through diet and lifestyle changes. Diabetes management can be confusing and overwhelming, but you can adopt effective management strategies and enjoy greater health and wellbeing.

Wednesday, June 23 - Six Main Nutrients/Intro to MyPlate 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed trying to eat a “healthy” diet based on what you hear from the doctor, on the TV, and on nutrition labels? During this series talk UVA Health dietetic interns Emily Hockstad and Olyvia Norton will simplify nutrition by identifying the six main categories of nutrients in foods and demonstrate how to build a balanced meal using the MyPlate model.

 

Greek Pizza Ingredients (https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/greek-pizza/)

- pre made crust

- 1/2 cup mariana sauce

- 3/4 tsp greek seasoning herb blend

- 1 1/2 cups shredded half skim mozzarella cheese

- 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, reduced fat

- 1/4 cup sliced roasted red pepper

- 1/4 cup greek black olives, pitted and chopped

- 1/8 cup thinly sliced red onion

- 2 tbsp sliced fresh basil

 

BBQ Chicken Pizza Ingredients (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-bbq-chicken-pizza-weeknight-dinner-recipes-from-the-kitchn-149070?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed&utm_content=custompin&crl=)

- pre made crust

- 2 tsp olive oil

- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

- 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese

- 8 oz cooked chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces

- 1/4 cup thinly slice red onion

- Chopped fresh cilantro

Open to all.

Location: Online

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

You will learn how to use iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks and other Apple devices. Topics will include using the internet, photos, email, texting and other Apps such as Maps, Calendar, Music, Contacts (Address Book) the Phone, FaceTime, Reminders and word processors. You will see techniques displayed on classroom TV monitors. Ample time will be allowed for questions and repeat demonstrations as needed. Contact Clay at SiskVA@Mac.com for more information.

 Free for Center members, but first time guests are welcome! PLEASE RSVP BELOW!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event online

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

RSVP (June 24)
RSVP (July 1)
Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 12:15-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-1:30pm

Every Friday the Writing for Pleasure group meets to share their thoughts by writing them down, either following a prompt or choosing their own subject. It's fun, moving, interesting and enlightening to hear, discuss and understand another human being's viewpoint of life as it is, as it had been or how it could be.

Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only. Sandra Garret is the program leader.  

On the last Friday of the month, the group enjoys a film.

Come to one session and you'll be hooked!

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

This class is currently full.

Every Friday for eight weeks - May 14-July 2

Local award-winning artist Ann Cheeks will instruct this 8-week class in oil painting for beginners. Working from photographs (your own or ones provided) you will set up your palette, learn to mix color, simplify shape, and create the illusion of depth while discovering the luscious feel of oil paint. Odorless mineral spirits will be used, which eliminates the harmful agents typically associated with oil painting. At the end of the class, you will have 2 or more finished paintings. Class fee: Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 80.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at the first class. 

A graduate of VCU and former graphic designer, Ann has been painting and teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Her award-winning landscapes have been exhibited throughout the US and are in multiple corporate and private collections.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 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 weekly workshop. The emphasis is on—but is 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. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates. Members only, limited availability. Fee is $15/month for standard members; free for Prime members. 

PLEASE EMAIL JENNIFER CREWS at jennifer@thecentercville.org IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THIS GROUP. CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.

Members only.

Location: Online

Diabetes Management  (Online)

Diabetes Management (Online)

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Mondays, June 7-28, 1:00-2:30 pm

Presented by The Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention & Education (VCDPE)

VCDPE will be offering four diabetes education classes for anyone who is interested in attending and learning how to better manage their diabetes. Don’t miss this opportunity to get reliable, research-based information on how to better care for diabetes and to get your questions answered. You can attend one class or all the classes. Free and open to all.

To register, please contact Viola Holmes at vjf7j@virginia.edu or (434)982-0173

 

Class #1 - The Basics of Diabetes (June 7)

This class is an overview of diabetes and covers areas identified by the American Diabetes Association as essential to successfully manage diabetes. Topics include: what is diabetes, blood glucose monitoring goals, medications, treatment of hypoglycemia, sick day guidelines, and preventing complications.  Physical activity is also discussed, and a certified wellness coach gets everybody moving with a brief resistance band workout. 

Class #2 - Nutrition Basics (June 14)

Get up-to-date information that can be readily used to plan meals that will improve blood glucose control and overall health. Topics include nutrient effects on blood glucose, healthy food and snack choices, serving sizes, reading food labels, and meal planning strategies.

Class #3 - Diabetes Self-Management Skills (June 21)

Discussion will include insulin and blood glucose pattern management, and how eating, activity, and medication can be adjusted to improve glucose. Stress management techniques are also discussed. 

Class #4 - Healthy Eating Lifestyle Changes (June 28)

This class will focus on the “how to” aspects of changing what you eat. Topics include shopping and preparing healthy meals, ways to cut calories, avoiding common eating traps.  At the end, participants set a goals for improving their lifestyle.

 

Classes are taught by Certified Diabetes Educators from the University of Virginia Diabetes Education and Management Program and are broadcast live from UVA.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays, June 7-August 2 (8 weeks), 1:00-2:00 pm (will not meet July 5)

This series has alreday started.  Registration is now closed.

If you can play a few guitar chords and strum, this class is for you!  In this class you will learn more advanced chords, fingerpicking and strum patterns while having funs and with familiar songs. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. BYOG (bring your own guitar!) This class is open to all! Prime members $40 for the 8-week session; Standard members and guests $64.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Series has started.  Registration is closed.
 
Tuesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm

In this year long course we use Conversational Spanish in 7 Days  by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boas since it focuses on the most common, everyday situations you’ll encounter in Spanish-speaking countries.  Everything is explained in clear, concise English so if you have to miss a class, you can easily keep up with what we are doing in class.  We are meeting on line every week, and cover about a lesson a month:  during September-December we work with learning the present tense of regular verbs, in January we learn how to use object pronouns, and then in February add irregular verbs, in March stem-changing verbs, and in April reflexive verbs as we talk about daily activities.  In May we turn to a past tense, the present perfect, and then in June look forward, to the future tense.  Finally in July and August we end our year’s study of Spanish by working with the two simple past tenses.

 If you are looking for a basic course in Spanish, and can commit to spending at least two to three hours a week (ideally 20-30 minutes a day!) studying Spanish, then this is the course for you!  But if you just want to learn a few phrases for travel, this course is more than you really want.

Students supply their own materials. For more information,contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer.

Members only.

Location: Online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 2:10-3:10pm

Series has started.  Registration is closed.

Tuesdays 2:10pm - 3:10pm

In this year long course we use McGraw Hill’s Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates in the series of “Practice Makes Perfect”.  The text serves as a guide for expanding your conversational fluency through the use of realistic everyday dialogues.  The exercises in the text will be complemented by handouts that include personal questions which make use of the expressions presented in each lesson.  During September and October we shall be reviewing the two key simple past tenses, the preterit and imperfect, which were introduced at the end of the Beginning Spanish course.  In this course the student’s knowledge of the basic structure of the language will be expanded to include complex sentences with dependent noun, adjective, and adverbial clauses which often require the use of the subjunctive mood. 

We are meeting on line every week and cover about a lesson a month:  working with the exercises in the text, as well as with questions on handouts, plus taking some time for grammar review; the final exercise in the text entails writing a short paragraph using as many of the expressions presented in the lesson as possible.

Students supply their own materials. For information on the class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer

Open to all.

Location: Online

New Class! Beginners Guitar Lessons (Onsite)

New Class! Beginners Guitar Lessons (Onsite)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

This series has already started.  Registration is closed.

Tuesdays, June 1-July 20 (8 weeks) 

It’s not too late to learn a new instrument! If you’ve never touched a guitar or only know that it has strings, this class is for you! It’s also a good refresher if you played many moons ago and might need a do over. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. It’s BYOG (bring your own guitar!) Open to Center members. Prime members – $40 for the 8-week session; Standard members- $64. Space is limited. Please register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesdays 3:20pm - 4:20pm

This is an informal course for students who are fairly fluent in Spanish, designed to give them the opportunity to keep up their Spanish skills.  We meet on line every week in a tertulia like format.  The materials we use will vary, including both articles on current events and short one act plays from a book entitled En un acto: diez piezas hispanoamericanas, 3rd edition, 1990, edited by Frank Dauster and Leon  F. Lyday.  It contains ten plays, followed by questions on the content and themes for discussion.  No registration necessary. 

Students supply their own materials. For information on the class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pelvic Floor Function (Online)

Pelvic Floor Function (Online)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sits like a bowl within your pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles have attachments to your pubic bone, tailbone and pelvis. They are working throughout your day in many ways you may not have ever realized. Find out what you can do to keep those muscles strong to avoid leaking, pain and pressure. Join Caitlin Warner, Doctor of Physical Therapy with Spectrum Physical Therapy who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction and orthopedics for this important topic. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Click on the link below a few minutes before 2 pm:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78229392181?pwd=U3FjZmdKdHNOWGtFTnFtRFlvQ2lkQT09

Passcode: 0eYcS3

Meeting ID: 782 2939 2181

Open to all.

Location: Online

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm

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 http://www.socratescafe.com

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Howard Horn howard.1938@comcast.net

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

Friday, July 2, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Fridays, 3:00pm-4:30pm

This support/work group focuses on those who are still adjusting to loss after a year or more. If you are feeling stuck and need additonal support in reestablishing peronal contacts, connections and a sense of purpose, you will benefit from the sessions. 

The group will focus on steps to take rather than a cure. Learn to determine what you want different in your life, what might be blocking you and what you can do to overcome the challenges.  

The program will meet for 10 weeks (July 2-Sept. 10; will not meet August 6) and is facilitated by a counselor from Hospice of the Piedmont. It is ideal to attend from the beginning but all are welcome at anytime. For more info, contact Rene Bond. Space is limited. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

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The Good Life Series (On site)

The Good Life Series (On site)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

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

 
Tuesday, July 6
Join a representative from Simple Comforts for information on the latest medical equipment available to help you age in place more confidently and comfortably. 
 
Tuesday, August 3
John O'Connor with Monticello Reverse Mortgage will discuss the options available to Seniors for freeing up the equity in their homes to provide liquidity during retirement.  He will also provide information regarding the option Seniors have to use a reverse mortgage to purchase a new home if the need arises. 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series (On site)

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Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am - ON-SITE at The Center

Welcome to the program! Meetings are designed to encourage an enjoyable discussion about important issues. The discussion leader will keep the conversation balanced, making sure that all who wish to speak have the opportunity. We are committed to sponsoring friendly and civil discussions. We want to respectful of all opinions, different points of view.  

CURRENT EVENTS IS CURRENTLY NOT MEETING. STAY TUNED....

 

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

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Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

1st Wednesday of each month

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.

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89087762468

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

June 2   The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

July 7   Greenlights   Matthew McConaughey

August 4   No Ordinary Time   Doris Kearns Goodwin

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Rosemary Connelly, Book Group Leader rdconnelly@embarqmail.com

African American Authors Book Club (ONSITE)

African American Authors Book Club (ONSITE)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm

Second Thursday of each month

The African American Authors Book Club (AAABC) has been reading books by African American or African authors since 1996.  While selected books are by African American authors, the club members are racially and culturally diverse and join together each month to enjoy intellectual discussions and camaraderie. All are welcome.  The selected book for July is “The Death of Vivek Oji” by Akwaeke Emezi.

Thursday, August 12 - Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

Thursday, September 9 - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Thursday, October 14 - Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, November 11 - Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Bridge Lessons  (Onsite)

Intermediate Bridge Lessons (Onsite)

Friday, July 9, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Fridays, July 9, 23, August 6, 20, 1:00-2:00 pm (4-part series)

Join experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino for this series of 4 classes. These lessons are intended for experienced bridge players. Take one class or take them all.  Free for Center members (Prime and Standard); Guests are $10 per class. Please register in advance at thecentercville.org 

July 9  Advanced Stayman plus  -  Puppet and garbage Stayman, responder rebids after the Transfer, opener rebids after Jacoby 2NT, and Splinters.

July 23  Conventions I – Drury, New Minor forcing, inverted minors, reverses, and help-suit game tries

Aug. 6   Conventions II – Cue bid raises, Michael's cue bid, Unusual Notrump,  DONT, and forcing bids.

Aug. 20 The Squeeze Play – One of the most elegant plays in bridge that empowers you to “force” an opponent to discard a winning card during the end play.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Intermediate Bridge Lessons (Onsite)

RSVP (July 9) - Prime and Standard Members $0.00
RSVP (July 9) -Guests $10.00
Money and You  (ON SITE)

Money and You (ON SITE)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Second Tuesday of each month 10:00am - 11:30am

 
Tuesday, July 13, 10:00am-11:30am
Data Deluge -We get inundated with numbers pertaining to our money. But which data points matter – how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group, LLC, will share thoughts on which data to consider when constructing your own portfolio.
 
Tuesday, August 10, 10:00am-11:30am
International Investing -U.S. stocks fared significantly better over the last ten years. Will this trend continue? Or reverse? And what types of investments may fit your portfolio if you wish to include overseas investments. Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group, LLC, will lead the discussion.
 

* Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and SKV Group, LLC are not legal or tax advisors. You should consult with your attorney, accountant and/or estate planner before taking any action.

Jorgen Vik, CFP®, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional™ 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

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Money and You (ON SITE)

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Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

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

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

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

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, July 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, August 10, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Medicare can be so confusing! If you are new to Medicare, or if you already belong but aren’t sure you have registered for everything that you need, this is the session for you. If you have Medicare A & B or Medicare A&B with Full Medicaid (CCC+) then you may be eligible for additional benefits and this is the session for you, too. Find out what you need to do to take full advantage of the Medicare benefits available. Join Sharon Accardo as she quides you through the process. Free and open to all.

This program is repeated the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

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Birds of Prey Live Demonstration  (ONSITE)

Birds of Prey Live Demonstration (ONSITE)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 9:30-10:30am

Join us on the back lawn for this outdoor live demonstration by Earthquest, Inc. that will provide education and wonder beyond the bars of a zoo!  You will witness up to 5 certified non-releasable birds of prey exhibit natural behaviors and fly at their own will. Learn about the special features of each bird species, and how we can learn to live cooperatively with them. Free and open to all. Registration required at thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Birds of Prey Live Demonstration (ONSITE)

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Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 14th (ONSITE)

Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 14th (ONSITE)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Physician Eduardo Castro will describe the major mechanisms underlying aging, and how to improve cellular energy production and cellular repair. Dr. Castro graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency training at the University of Virginia Hospitals. Free and open to all. He has been practicing holistic medicine for over 25 years.

For more information about Dr. Castro, visit his website: https://castrointegrativemedicine.com/

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 14th (ONSITE)

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Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 1:30-3:00pm

 

June 9: Broadband and Internet Access in Virginia

Evan Feinman, Chief Broadband Advisor to Governor Ralph Northam will speak on why broadband internet access is so important to Virginia’s …. AND your…future.
 · WHAT are the plans to expand high-speed internet to every Virginian?
 · WHAT are the greatest challenges?
 · WHERE are the least served areas?
 · HOW can broadband access to internet be accomplished?
 · WHO will make this happen?
 · WHEN will this be done
The program will be moderated by SSV Board Member Norman Dill.

 

Preregistration is required here:  
 

*Please note that Senior Statesmen of Virginia programs are independent of Center programming.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program (ONLINE)

Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Increasing home energy efficiency benefits the environment, reduces living expenses, and helps enhance home comfort. Learn how you and your home can gain from no-cost energy efficiency improvements with the Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program (CGEEP). This information session explains the requirements to qualify for CGEEP, as well as the process involved in the program. Information on other energy saving options offered by Charlottesville Gas will also be provided. 

 

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Meeting ID: 897 5223 6749

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Location: Online

Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 15th (ONSITE)

Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 15th (ONSITE)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Physician Eduardo Castro will describe the major mechanisms underlying aging, and how to improve cellular energy production and cellular repair. Dr. Castro graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency training at the University of Virginia Hospitals. Free and open to all. He has been practicing holistic medicine for over 25 years.

For more information about Dr. Castro, visit his website: https://castrointegrativemedicine.com/

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Location: The Center

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Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 15th (ONSITE)

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Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

Friday, July 16, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

If you are getting older, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor, Pete Cross as he discusses factors of aging that we can change, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more. Learn how you can make changes that can become healthy habits. Free for members. Registration required below. Space is limited.  

 

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Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON-SITE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON-SITE)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

3rd Tuesday of each month

Will meet onsite beginning in July.

Free and open to all.  

Tuesday, July 20, 10:00-11:00 am
Estate Planning 201
ALL NEW! More on wills and trusts. How to avoid probate and why you should.  Understand different kinds of trusts and why someone needs - or may not need - a trust.
 
Tuesday, August 17, 10:00-11:00 am
Paying for Long Term Care – It Costs HOW Much?
Many people have not considered how they will pay for care when they are no longer able to fully take care of  themselves. Whether in your home, in assisted living or in nursing care, learn what it costs and how you might pay for it.  

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Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON-SITE)

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Long Term Care Insurance (On-SITE)

Long Term Care Insurance (On-SITE)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Join Tracy M. Meade, CLTC as she discusses the benefits of long-term care insurance partnership policies. Learn about asset protection from Medicaid recovery, federal “tax-qualified” benefits, “grandfathered” policies and more. Free and open to all.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

4th Tuesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am

Meet one-on-one withTracy Meade as she guides 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; 10:00 and 10:30 am. Please call the Welcome Desk (434) 974-7756 to make an appointment. 

Tracy is an independent Financial Planner and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Faberge: Imperial Jeweler to the Czars

Faberge: Imperial Jeweler to the Czars

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 2:00-3:30pm

Between 1885 and 1917 Russian jeweler Carl Faberge made 50 large Easter Eggs for the Russian Royal family.  Opulent and highly personal, these eggs are now among the world’s most valuable treasures.  What was the inspiration? What made them so special?  Why are they valued so highly today?  Join Center Member Karen Oganowski who was a Master Docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science where she regularly interpreted museum collections including one of the largest Faberge collections in the U.S.  Free and open to all. Please register.

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Location: The Center

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Travel Packing Made Easy (ONLINE)

Travel Packing Made Easy (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

This fun, interactive workshop will help you go from over-packer to savvy traveler. Jenny Freeman, former road warrior (business traveler) and globe trotter has a deep love for packing lists, carry-on only travel, and other travel hacks. You will learn how to select the best clothing and toiletries for every occasion, how to breeze through security, and how to develop the perfect packing list. Jenny will share why one-bag travel reduces stress, costs less, and saves your back: which items should always go in the cabin with you; how to create a mix-and-match capsule wardrobe; and different travel products that help keep travelers organized and minimalist. Participants will receive packing lists and site recommendations to plan their next voyage.

Free and open to the community.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497688014

Meeting ID: 874 9768 8014

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Location: Online

A Visit with Sojourner Truth (ONSITE)

A Visit with Sojourner Truth (ONSITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

We invite you to come and learn the fascinating story of Sojourner Truth in this multifaceted program for all ages.

Learn about Truth’s journey from a life of enslavement to becoming a free individual and a passionate advocate for women’s rights. Many of the trials and tribulations she faced along the way through will be presented via thoughtful narration, media, and a live re-enactment by Center member Enid B. Krieger.  Free and open to all

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Location: The Center

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An Evening with Harriet Tubman (ONSITE)

An Evening with Harriet Tubman (ONSITE)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Charmaine Crowell-White, a living history interpreter, will bring Harriet Tubman to life on The Center’s stage. Learn about the woman who rescued more than 300 slaves and was known as “The Moses of Her People” though this rich and vivid program. Ms. Crowell-White has performed with The Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA and other museums, theaters, libraries, schools, churches, colleges and universities across the nation. Her extensive acting credits include pivotal roles in both theater and film. Free and open to all. 

Charmaine Crowell is a graduate of San Jose State University and a former member of the African American Drama Company of San Fransisco. She has performed and directed for many theater companies across the United States of America.

Theater credits include major roles in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf, God's Trombones, A Raisin in the Sun, Home, Death and the Maiden, North Star and others. Film credits include: Peggy Sue Got Married, Major Payne, Hannibal, Thomas Jefferson - An American Scandal, a worshipper in the PBS mini-series The Abolitionists, the role of Minerva in the Spielberg Lincoln film, a free slave woman in Killing Lincoln and a laundry servant in the AMC television series Turn.

Charmaine is a Living History Interpreter. Her presentations celebrat the lives of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Suky, Dolly Madison's personal servant. She resides in Keswick, Virginia.

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Location: The Center

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Investing for Long Term Success

Investing for Long Term Success

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 26, 7:00-8:00 pm, (2 part series)

How have the economy and markets been impacted over the past year? What can we expect in the future?  Learn how you can invest for the long-term through both stable and turbulent market environments. Join Rodney Sullivan, Executive Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.

Free and open to all. Registration required. For maximum benefit it is recommended but not required that you attend both programs.

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Location: The Center

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Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

Charlottesville native Myra Anderson will read her poems depicting an intimate journey of life, of black experience past and present, of trauma and hope, ancestors, mental health, and of healing and resilience. A 7th generation descendant of the enslaved families of Monticello and the Enslaved Laborers of the University of Virginia, Myra has been the featured poet at numerous local events. Come engage in this interactive reading event and experience the value of black culture through poetic prose. Her widely anticipated debut poetry book “Reclaimed Roots” is due for release in Fall of 2021. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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