Special Events

Cracking the Code to HSA, FSA, and HRA

Cracking the Code to HSA, FSA, and HRA

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

What is the difference in an HSA (Health Saving Accounts), FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) and HRA (Health Reimbursement Accounts)? Learn how you can pay for more of your out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax dollars. Find out what qualified expenses are covered, and that massages, gym memberships, health insurance premiums and sunscreen night be deductible depending on the plan that you have! What happens to funds that are unspent each year? Join Tracy Meade, certified long-term care consultant, independent financial planner, and licensed insurance agent and consultant for the commonwealth of Virginia.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Heart Healthy Smoothies

Heart Healthy Smoothies

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join registered dietitian and nutritionist, Emma Hickey, and Anna Morrow with Albemarle Health and Rehab and sample smoothies that are delicious and nutritious. Learn easy ways to make your diet healthier.  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 24

Pay for this event online

Heart Healthy Smoothies

Members only register $0.00
Let's Talk About Your Feet

Let's Talk About Your Feet

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

Tuesday, April 28 

Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle. Join Dr. Amanda Lutter as she discusses the different types of arthritis in the foot including post-traumatic, osteo, rheumatoid, gout, and psoriatic. Dr. Lutter is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in private practice. She will be available following the presentation for individual Q&A.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

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

Please see the schedule below.

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.)

 

 

NO DMV AT THE CENTER IN MARCH

Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Walk-ins only.

Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.   By appointment only. Call the Center's Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 to sign up.

Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.   By appontment only. Call the Center's Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 to sign up

Open to all.

Location: The Center 491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, April 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

Investment Basics

Investment Basics

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 10:30-12:30pm

This course is a 2-week program meeting on consecutive Thursdays, April 23 and April 30, 10:30am-12:30 pm

This program will be repeated on Tuesdays, June 2 and 9, 6:00-8:00 pm

If you’d like to take positive steps towards understanding how your investments may support your goals and wishes, Investment Basics is for you. Learn basic vocabulary related to investing and investment growth opportunities like mutual funds, IRAs, and the stock market. Gain knowledge of fundamental investment principles, like compound interest and diversification. Find out the benefits and risks associated with various basic investment concepts. Jorgen Vik, certifies financial planner professional and partner with SKV group is the facilitator. Free and open to the community; no registration necessary.  

*Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

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 spring. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for and maintaining their resources throughout retirement will be offered in the summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Thursdays Around 5

Thursdays Around 5

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 5:03-7:00pm

Thursdays, beginning April 23-September 24, 5:02-7:00 pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own answer to Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five.  Like its popular predecessor, this live concert series will offer a chance for members and guests to meet and socialize with friends in our beautiful atrium or on the back patio, sample tasty food and beverages (available for purchase) from our on-site Greenberry’s, and enjoy the sounds of various local performers every Thursday evening.  This series, an expansion of our current performing arts programing, seeks to showcase area musicians and provides another opportunity for the Charlottesville music-loving community to hear some of their favorite bands or be introduced to new ones. Thursdays Around Five will run from 5-ish to 7:00 PM every week from April through September and once per month from October through March.

 

MOJO PIE
Thursday, April 23, 5:03-7:00 pm
Mojo Pie is Susan Munson and Frank Bechter on acoustic guitar and bass, playing their fun filled originals and eclectic covers. Their voices meld in rich harmony and they’ll have you singing along with them!  Thank you to 20 South Productions for sponsoring this performance!   
 
REAL TIME
Thursday, April 30, 5:04-7:00 pm
Silas Frayser (guitar) and Luke Neer (banjo) of Charlottesville recently began their musical journey together and quickly grew into what they like to call a dynamic duo. Playing a mix between Bluegrass/Folk and Country, they provide a wide variety of music. Both enjoy artists such as the Infamous Stringdusters, Tony Rice, and The Grateful Dead. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

American Mah Jongg: Beginner Lessons

American Mah Jongg: Beginner Lessons

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 6:30-8:00pm

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, April 16-May 21 (6 weeks)

American Mah Jongg is a “centuries-old version of rummy.”  It is played at three- or four-person tables with a set of 152 Chinese-symbol tiles. The game takes a cumulative of 6 lessons to learn.  It requires A $4 purse plus a 2020 playing card ($9) that can be purchased online from the National Mah Jongg League (www.nationalmahjonggleague.org).  No money or card is required for the first 3 lessons.  Mah Jongg is fun and it stimulates the brain. Please register at The Center’s Welcome Desk or online if interested.  Contact Joyce Nunge (jnunge@comcast.net) if you have questions.  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

American Mah Jongg: Beginner Lessons

Members only (standard and prime) - register $0.00
Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, May 4, 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

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, May 5, 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

Discovering Scuba

Discovering Scuba

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Have you ever thought about adding scuba to your travel activities? Scuba diving is an activity suitable for adventurers of all ages. Come hear Chip Earle, PADI Master Diver Instructor and Owner of Dive Connections, share about the many opportunities and benefits diving provides – physiological benefits, learning about ocean health, local opportunities to experience scuba and weightlessness underwater. Chip has trained over 2,000 students and provided over 200 trips to divers from the Central Virginia area. He also founded SeaDevil, a Charlottesville based dive club, and created and founded Scuba Jam, a Labor Day event for youth divers throughout the area.

Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 60

Fee: free

Retirement: Now What?

Retirement: Now What?

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

While you were working, you may have been counting the days until you could retire. Now that it’s finally here, what do you do with your time, and more important, with the feelings you may not have anticipated?  In this interactive workshop led by Marguerite David (who holds a master’s degree in social work), participants will: discuss how today’s retirement differs from that of previous generations, identify their own personal values and feelings, and examine what gives your life purpose and meaning as you enter this next chapter of your life. What do you want to say goodbye to and what do you want to take with you? You will create a personal ecomap to identify areas of purpose and meaning as well as areas where information or support is needed. Resources, ideas, and support for these next steps in your life will also be provided. This workshop is beneficial for anyone planning to retire or who has already “retired.” For more information, you can contact Marguerite at 434-760-1330 or offtheleashcoaching@gmail.com.

Free and open to the community, but space is limited.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Decluttering 101

Decluttering 101

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Join Nan Coleman and Ester Perry as they walk you through the way to simplifying and decluttering your life. Did you know that downsizing can be done in stages, and that de-stressing your life can help those around you too? Organizing or modifying your belongings can positively benefit your lifestyle and enable you to move forward with a simpler life.

Ester Perry has 20 years’ experience working with seniors in the healthcare industry. She is the sales and marketing manager at Caring Transitions, a downsizing, relocation, and estate sales company here in Charlottesville. Nan is the owner of Caring Transitions. Come learn from these two experts how to increase your peace of mind clearly and compassionately by decluttering your personal space.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Create A Legacy of Love Workshop

Create A Legacy of Love Workshop

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, May 18, 6:00-7:00 pm

8 Powerful Strategies to Instill Lasting Values for Loved Ones and Younger Generations - Years ago, grandparents and grandchildren lived close to one another, were involved in each other's lives, and had deep bonds.  Now, families are more spread out with less contact among the generations, resulting in a loss of valuable stories, family history, and legacies being passed down.  Join local husband and wife attorneys, Lelia and Michael Winget-Hernandez to learn about legacy planning and ideas to make a more powerful connection with the people who matter most to you. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Support

Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

The loss of our beloved pet friends can be painful and challenging to navigate. Long-time social worker Marguerite David is offering this two-hour class for those dealing with pet loss. You will gain understanding of the grieving process and can explore your loss. Resources and ideas for honoring your pet will also be provided.  For more information, you can contact Marguerite at 434-760-1330 or offtheleashcoaching@gmail.com

Marguerite has a master’s degree in Social Work and is committed to helping people create purpose, meaning, and joy, as they make several life transitions – retirement, pet loss, health changes, aging parents, relationship changes, to name a few.

Please leave your pets at home, thank you.

Free, but please RSVP.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Pet Loss Support

RSVP $0.00
PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL II

PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL II

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Packing one bag to travel: Second opportunity to learn. 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free