Lifelong Learning

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm

If you enjoy robust literature written by a variety of authors but only have a little extra time to read each week, this may be the program for you.  Participants read the week's selection at the start of each session, then discuss their thoughts on the piece. Free to members, but first time guests are welcome! Sandra Garret is the program leader.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

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Apple Class with Clay Sisk

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Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm

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. Sandra Garret is the program leader.  

On the last Friday of the month, the group will meet at 12 noon and watch a film until 2 pm.

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 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 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

Money and You  (ON SITE)

Money and You (ON SITE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Free and open to all. Registration required below:

 

Tuesday, May 11, 10:00am-11:30am
Pros & Cons of Fund Investing - There are many types of pooled investments including mutual funds, ETFs, UITs, and Separate Accounts. Jorgen Vik, partner with SKV Group, LLC, will discuss pros and cons of each.

 

Tuesday, June 8, 10:00am-11:30am
Generating Income with investments -Interest rates are historically low. How can you invest to earn income in this environment. 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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Train Your Brain (ONLINE)

Train Your Brain (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, through May, 11:00 am 

Cognitive decline doesn't have to be inevitable. You can build a better brain at any age. Join Michelle Rocker, a LearningRx Master Brain Trainer for cognitive exercises that can strengthen memory and attention.  Free for Center members. Registration is required below for the date you wish to attend. Space is limited! Please register for only one session.

 

Click here to register for May 11 

Click here to register for May 25

Members only.

Location: Online

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

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.

This course is free and open to Center members, but please register below. The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the class.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Five week series, May 11-June 8, 2:00-3:00 pm

Revisit song hits from the 1940’s through the present.  We’ll listen to, and analyze what makes these songs memorable, both lyrically and musically.  Rogers and Hart, Lionel Ritchie, Taylor Swift, and many other songwriters will be included. Join local musician, music teacher and songwriter Mike D’Antoni for commentary and discussion on what makes a great song great!

Open to all. Free for Prime members; $25 for Standard members and guests. Registration required below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Standard Members $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the 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

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 3:20-4:20pm

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

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.    

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Medicare 101 (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Medicare 101 (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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. 

This program will be repeated on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Free and open to the community.  

Click on this link a few mintues prior to the program:  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98516388197?pwd=MUFOZXoxUFRkc3FEQUNURm1XcnVKUT09

Meeting ID: 985 1638 8197

Passcode: 457927

 

Register below if you plan to attend on-site.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE and ONLINE)

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Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

 

May 12:  Virginia Assembly Report

Our May program will be our annual recap of the recently concluded session of the Virginia General Assembly with reports by our local legislators.
All of our local representatives were invited. The legislators who have confirmed are Senator Creigh Deeds (D) and Delegates Rob Bell (R), Matt Fariss (R), Sally Hudson (D) and Chris Runion (R).
Get the latest on COVID impact, marijuana, death penalty, voting, redistricting, and more! The program will be moderated by SSV Vice Sue Friedman.

The program will be held via Zoom. 
 
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

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Every 2 weeks, beginning March 5 through June 11, 1:00-2:00 pm

Classes are intended for those with no bridge experience or if you need a refresher. Classes are offered a la carte. All classes are open to all and are taught by experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino. Free for prime and standard members; each class is $10 for guests. Please register in advance below 

May  14     Defensive bidding

May 28      Opening bids of 2, 3, or 4

June 11      Common conventions

 

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Prime and Standard Members (May 14) $0.00
Guests (May 14) $10.00
Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

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Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $80.00
Prime Members $0.00
Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Pollinator Gardening with Three Flower Pots

Growing native plants is one of the best ways to promote biodiversity and create healthy habitat for wildlife, including pollinators. Even if you live in an apartment or townhome that lacks a garden space, you can still support pollinators by growing native plants on a patio or balcony. Join in this online presentation by the Piedmont Master Gardeners to learn how you can create a beautiful garden with as few as three flowerpots that will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other vital pollinators.    

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83586305086

Meeting ID: 835 8630 5086

If joining by telephone:
        +1 301 715 8592  
      

Open to all.

Location: Online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ONLINE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, May 18

Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorneys Joe Platania, Cooper Vaughn (prosecutors) and Elder Law Attorney Doris Gelbman will discuss the most common financial scams that con-artists are using, including new developments during Covid, and how to prevent them. They will also discuss financial exploitation and physical abuse—crimes often perpetrated by people we know and trust— and how to spot and prevent the abuse.

 CLICK HERE  A FEW MINUTES PRIOR TO 10 AM TO JOIN THE PROGRAM:

Link coming soon!

Password: CENTER

Open to all.

Location: Online

Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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.  

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

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Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

History & Stories of the Original Communities of Free State, Belvedere & Dunlora (ONSITE)

History & Stories of the Original Communities of Free State, Belvedere & Dunlora (ONSITE)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Oops, please click on the link below to register for this event:

https://thecentercville.org/calendar/event/20857

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel with Paul Wagner (ONSITE)

The Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel with Paul Wagner (ONSITE)

Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:15pm

The Tunnel is a 35-minute documentary film about the creation and the re-creation of the Blue Ridge Tunnel.

Located at Rockfish Gap, 25 miles west of Charlottesville, the tunnel, was designed by Claudius Crozet and built by Irish immigrants in the 1850s. When completed in 1858, at nearly a mile long, it was the longest railroad tunnel in America. It was re-opened as an historic site in November of 2020. The film was directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner who has produced and directed more than forty documentary and dramatic films over a forty-year career, and produced by Ellen Casey Wagner.

The Tunnel interweaves two stories: how the tunnel was first built between 1850 and 1858 by the immigrants fleeing the Famine in Ireland, and how it was restored between 2002 and 2021 re-opened as a historic site for public use in November of 2020.

Digging the tunnel was dangerous work and many Irish men and boys were maimed or killed as a result of cave-ins and explosions. The film includes scenes describing Claudius Crozet’s remarkable engineering achievement and the moment that workers drilling from opposite sides broke through the mountain. Also featured are the contributions of enslaved Black workers who built many miles of railroads across Virginia in the 19th century.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel with Paul Wagner (ONSITE)

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The Good Life Series (On site)

The Good Life Series (On site)

Tuesday, June 1, 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.

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan 
Tuesday, May 4
A vast majority of seniors have expressed their desire to remain in their homes for as long as possible, particularly since the COVID-19 outbreak. Should the need for extended care arise, what is your, and your family’s plan? Join Fred D. Jung of Blue Ridge eldercare Advisors, and Tracy M. Meade, certified Long-term care Consultant (This is a repeat of the March presentation)

 

Age in Place Gracefully and Cost-Effectively
Tuesday, June 1
Learn cost effective safety modifications that can decrease your risks of falling at home. Find out 10 important and inexpensive things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing as you age in place. Join Fred Jung and Tracy M. Meade.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series (On site)

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Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 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.

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:

May 5    Wait Till Next Year, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

June 2   The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Nutrition Series w/UVA Diatetic Interns (ONLINE)

Nutrition Series w/UVA Diatetic Interns (ONLINE)

June 3-23, 2021

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

  1. Thursday, June 3rd  -  The Ketogenic Diet and Fluid 
  2. Thursday, June 10  -   Cooking Demonstration 
  3. Tuesday, June 15   -    Vegan and Vegetarian Diets 

We love to chat about all things vegan and vegetarian diet! We will cover topics such as what each is, what the health benefits and potential risks might be, and reasons one might opt for either diet. We will also discuss how to eat a general healthy vegan and vegetarian diet and any additional nutritional supplementation that may be warranted. We love talking about why we love nutrition and would be happy to answer any questions you have about plant-based eating!

  1. Thursday, June 17  -    Diabetes Nutrition Management 
  2. 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? Well, we have a talk for you! During the online nutrition series talk “The Six Main Nutrients and an Intro to MyPlate,” UVA Health dietetic interns Emily Hockstad and Olyvia Norton will simplify nutrition. They will be giving an overview of the six categories of nutrients and demonstrate how to build a balanced meal which includes these nutrients using the MyPlate model.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Diabetes Management  (Online)

Diabetes Management (Online)

Monday, June 7, 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

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

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $50.00
Creating Your Plan for Senior Living (On site)

Creating Your Plan for Senior Living (On site)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Many seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care as they age. Often the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family. This decision brings with it tremendous guilt and unnecessary stress. Learn how to prepare yourself for senior living - financially, logistically, and emotionally.  Presented by Commonwealth Senior Living.

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Creating Your Plan for Senior Living (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....

 

 


      

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Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00