Special Events

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 11:30-1:30pm

SpiceSea Gourmet Food Truck will be here on Thursday, January 23rd, from 11:30–1:30 pm. Come enjoy their delicious, home cooked dishes with ingredients sourced from land and sea! 

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of (almost) every month. Look for them in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Hillsdale Drive. You can eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

Check out the menu here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Let's Talk About Your Feet

Let's Talk About Your Feet

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

For Your Aging Feet and Plantar Fasciitis. Dr. Amanda Lutter is a board certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in private practice. Join her as she discusses a variety of foot conditions affecting patients 50+ years old. These include bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, neuromas, ingrown nails, fungal nails, Athlete's foot and causes of heel pain, in particular, plantar fasciitis. Dr. Lutter will be available following the presentation for individual Q&A. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:30-4:00pm

Please see the schedule below for dates and times regarding appointments and walk-in availability.

DMV Connect will be at The Center and will be available to provide the following services to our senior community: Driver’s licenses and ID cards, Real ID's, titles and registrations, driver transcripts, disabled parking placards or plates, address changes, E-ZPass transponders, and hunting and fishing licenses.  Open to those 50 and better in the community.

For those interested in obtaining a Real ID, the following documentation is required: 

1) ONE proof of Identity. This can be a valid (unexpired) passport with current legal name OR official birth certificate from a state vital records department (not from a hospital with little footprints on the paper.) If you have changed your name as a result of marriage you will need your official marriage license (again, not from the church, but the official one issued by the Clerk of Courts.)  

2) ONE proof of Social Security Number. The only documents you can use for this criterion are your Social Security card OR a 1099 statement OR a W-2

3) TWO (1 primary and 1 secondary) proofs of current residency/address. (Some examples: Primary- VA driver's license, utility bill, bank statement, lease agreement, medical or dental bill, voter registration card. Secondary-ANY piece of mail with your name and address on it.)

For more details, consult www.dmvNOW.com

 

DMV Connect will return to The Center on:

Wednesday, January 29 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  This session is open to the community on a walk-in basis; no appointments will be taken.

Wednesday, February 26, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  This session is open to the community on a walk-in basis; no appointments will be taken.

Open to all.

Location: The Center 491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Questions about membership or programs at the new Center at Belvedere?  Join Program Coordinator Lani Hoza and Membership Director Judy Gardner for a Town Hall discussion.

Free and open to the community. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Senior Council is comprised of program leaders and is a liaison group between members, staff, and the Board of Directors. The president of the Council sits on the Board. The mission of the Council is to communicate the policies, plans and decisions of the Board of Directors to the membership; to inform the membership about activities and events of all groups/programs at The Center; and to act as an advisory council to The Center staff and Board of Directors on membership, programming, and other issues. The Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. All Center members are welcome to attend.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company's operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.  These criteria examine how various companies perform in relation to the environment, their relationships with employees and customers, and their internal leadership structures and rights of shareholders.  A local financial advisor will introduce key ESG investing concepts, and introduce how to align your portfolio with your values.  

Free and open to the Community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

Join the UVA dietetic interns and find out how to prepare some healthy dishes. And you’ll get to sample them!  Free to members. 

February 5:  Healthy Valentine's Day Dinner.  Get into the kitchen with your loved ones. Join the UVA Dietetic Interns for a cooking demonstration that includes a satisfying and healthy meal full of protein, antioxidants, and many nutrients.

During this event, you will be introduced to scrumptious, healthy recipes that are sure to leave your taste buds dancing. On the menu: Cheesy Chicken Parmesan with Spinach and Whole Wheat Pasta, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries.  Recipes will be provided at the end of the session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

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Everything You Want to Know about Marijuana (But Are Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Want to Know about Marijuana (But Are Afraid to Ask)

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Dr. James Avery is a triple-Board Certified physician and Visiting Assistant Professor at the UVA School of Medicine.  He will be at The Center to discuss his recently published book about marijuana and to answer any questions you may have about it and related products like CBD.  Come learn what you always wanted to know.

Free and open to the public.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

February Luncheon

February Luncheon

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

Deadline to register is 12 noon on Friday, February 14. 

Join us for a delicious meal catered by Harvest Moon:

 

MENU
 
Mixed Greens Salad
Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
Creamy Whipped Potatoes
Roasted Acorn Squash
Rolls with Whipped Butter
Lemon Meringue Pie

 

VEGETARIAN OPTION

Butternut Squash Lasagna

 

THERE WILL NOT BE A LUNCHEON IN JANUARY.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

February Luncheon

Member $15.00
Guest $16.00
Member (Vegetarian) $15.00
Guest (Vegetarian) $16.00
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Do you have a friend or loved one in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility? Did you know there is a free Ombudsman Program (run by the Administration on Aging) available? Ombudsmen advocate for older persons receiving long term care, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. Join Cheairs Graves from JABA for information on how to access and use this service. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Golf Meeting

Senior Golf Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

SENIOR GOLF ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Monday, March 2, 10:00-11:30 AM

Spring is in the air and that means golf! The primary goal is to have fun, so the seniors play Ready Golf, loosely organized into "Equally Capable 4somes" on Monday mornings from April through September.  If you’re already an active part of the group or are new to the area and looking for some golf partners, you’re invited! Find out what’s in store for the upcoming season.  For more info please contact Ryan Hanson, Senior Golf President, at 434-202-8279 or ryanhan66@hotmail.com. Meeting is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 10:00-1:00pm

No need to sign up, just show up with your paper to be shredded.  For safety and to keep the line moving, please stay in your car and a volunteer will collect your bag(s) of paper.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the-art, high speed shredding truck from 1st Choice Shredding, an NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified company. All shredded paper is recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag.

Open to all.

Location: The Center