Special Events

Active Aging Week

Active Aging Week

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 12:01-11:59pm

ACTIVE AGING WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 23–29! TRY A CLASS FOR FREE!

Active Aging Weekaims to celebrate aging and active living.We all know physical activity is a key component in the process. The Center has many fun ways to keep moving. All first-time participants are invited to try any of our fitness classes for free the week of Sept. 24-28! This is the perfect opportunity to try out some of our newer exercise classes and to bring a friend to enjoy the class as well.  To learn more about BeMoved®, Essentrics, NIA Moving to Heal, PrimeTime, Ageless Grace, Tai Chi, or our Arthritis Class, just click on the class.  Then on Friday, September 28, wrap up the week by coming to the Active Aging Fair.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

US Immigration: The Basics

US Immigration: The Basics

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

Learn the history of US immigration. Find out the responsibilities of the federal government in the process. Why do we have unauthorized residents, and what’s going on in Virginia? Join Alyson Ball, independent researcher and outreach specialist for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for this informative session. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 4:00-5:00pm

Square Dance Lessons are canceled for the month of December and will resume in January.

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

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 11:30-1:30pm

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!

September 27: Taste of Home Southern Cuisine
October 25

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Member September Event

Member September Event

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 5:30-7:30pm

Do you know someone who is not a member of The Center but who would enjoy the people, programs, and fun of Center participation?  He or she is your ticket to the Member September Wine & Cheese Social on Thursday, September 27, at 5:30 PM.  RSVP by September 20 with your name and the name of your guest to Judy Gardner.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Contact Judy Gardner, Member & Guest Relations Coordinator, at judy@thecentercville.org or call 434.974.7756. 

Fee: free

Investing to Retire

Investing to Retire

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 5:30-7:30pm

CLASS IS FULL! STAY TUNED FOR SPRING DATES!

This is a 4-week series on Thursdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18

Learn how to put together a team of trusted advisors and understand the role each plays in investment planning. Learn about the different types of investments, investment principals and strategies and ways to align investments with your financial goals. 

Participants will understand the process of creating a retirement budget that plans for inflation and predicts future income and expenses. They will gain an ability to estimate retirement income and calculate net worth. 

In this 4 week workshop (2 hours each week) discover:

  • How to prepare for life after paid work
  • How to incorporate tax and inflation assumptions decades ahead
  • How to asses and use various investment options in your portfolio
  • ...and much more!

(This is a repeat of the August 15 - September 5 series.)

 

ABOUT THE SERIES - The goal of the Financial Wellness Series is to help seniors increase their financial understanding, helping them become better stewards of their own resources. Lectures on managing money and investing will be offered free of charge during the summer and early fall. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for retirement will be offered in the late summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Location: The Center

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

Active Aging Fair 2018

Active Aging Fair 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 12:00-3:30pm

Sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, & by The Laurels of Charlottesville a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Enjoy raffle prizes, door prizes, free reusable grocery bags, interesting speakers and of course our vendors!  (Download a PDF of the Active Aging Flyer)

Vendors & Service Provider Expo  12:30 – 3:30 pm

Food Truck:

11:30 – 1:30 - Bavarian Chef

Speakers: 

12:00:  Simple Solutions for Better Sleep: Tips for Common Sleep Challenges - Tricia Lucas, Holistic Health Care Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Wellness, addresses sleep issues.

1:00: Health, Wealth, and a Confident Retirement - Charlie Mas, Associate Financial Advisor for Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisor practice of Ameriprise Financial, discusses creating income for retirement.

2:00:  Plants Not Pills with Melissa Healy, Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator - Learn how a plant-based lifestyle can reduce your need for medication, heal chronic illness, and dramatically improve your overall health. Food demos and free samples of delicious food will be provided.

3:00  Reflexology and Energy Balancing - Refelxologist and Reiki master Kathy McConnin will discuss the art of reflexology which deals with areas on the hands and feet that correspond to the major glands and organs of the body. She will also discuss the principle of Reiki, a process where energy is channeled into a person by touch to activate the natural process and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Vendors:

There is still space available!  Just download and complete the Registration Form and return. 

Early Bird Rates expire August 15.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@thecentercville.org or (434) 974-7756 Tuesday through Thursday

Silver Swans Ballet Class Demo

Silver Swans Ballet Class Demo

Monday, October 1, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm

An encore of the September presentation!

 

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. Silver Swans incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Join Emily Pozek from Charlottesville Ballet to see what's it all about. A professional dancer, Emily has taught numerous classes for the senior population. Free and open to the community. No registration necessary. (Look for recurring classes beginning Monday, Nov. 5!)

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch generously donated by Whole Foods and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about the Senior 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

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 1:00-3:30pm

Live Well, Virginia! workshops empower adults to achieve a better quality of life while living with health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, memory loss , and much more. This workshop which includes the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, helps you build skills and gain confidence to better manage chronic conditions and take control of your health! Some topics covered include how to manage symptoms such as pain, fatigue and stress; problem solving; how to increase your physical activity and more! Free and open to the community. Space is limited; register online or by calling The Center Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756. This workshop is a partner program with JABA, Anthem and The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

RSVP $0.00
Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, October 9, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Learn what to use and what to refuse!  In these sessions you'll find out how to do more with less, and how to save time and energy.  Learn new ideas in each session.  Dr. Jill McCollum is the facilitator.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Paint Night

Paint Night

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and a painting of pumpkins to start their fall decorating!

Class size is limited to 14 participants. Members: $25, Guests: $35

Please register at the Welcome Desk or online. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Paint Night

Member $25.00
Guest $35.00
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

Bracelets, A Necklace, and Beads - Oh My!

Bracelets, A Necklace, and Beads - Oh My!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

Tuesdays, November 6, 13 and 27; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Get a head start on making some fashionable holiday gifts or just take home some bling for yourself!  Bobbi Hughes will teach you how to make a stack of trendy beaded bracelets, an easy wire wrap bracelet, and/or a beaded infinity necklace.  You may attend one session or all three – see schedule below.  Open to the community, but space is limited to 10 participants.  All tools and materials provided. Please register at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bracelets, A Necklace, and Beads - Oh My!

Nov. 6 - Stack Bracelets (Member) $10.00
Nov. 6 - Stack Bracelets (Guest) $15.00
Nov. 13 - Wire Wrap Bracelet (Member) $10.00
Nov. 13 - Wire Wrap Bracelet (Guest) $15.00
Nov. 27 - Necklace (Member) $10.00
Nov. 27 - Necklace (Guest) $15.00