Senior Programs

CHRISTIANSBURG/MONTGOMERY TRIAD S.A.L.T.

Additional Information: The Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T. (seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together) Council works on various projects to benefit senior citizens in the community. The council meets every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center; meetings are open to all senior citizens to attend. For additional information, please contact Tammy Caldwell, 540–382–2349, ext. 2003

ProgramEligibilityDateTimeLocation
Shred-a-thon50 & overTuesday, Apr. 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Senior Care Fair50 & overTuesday, May 219 a.m. - noonChristiansburg Recreation Center
Home Security Presentation50 & overTuesday, June 181:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Senior Police Academy50 & overM-F July 15-199 a.m. - 3 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Annual Summer Picnic50 & overTuesday, Aug. 2011 a.m.Mid-County Park
Patriot's Day50 & overWednesday, Sept. 11TBAChristiansburg Recreation Center
Triad Meeting50 & overTuesday, Sept. 171:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center


HIKES  

Additional Information: Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors! We will stop for lunch after the hike. Participants are responsible for paying for their lunch.    Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8       Eligibility: 18 & over           Difficulty of all hikes: Flat

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 3 - April 15Thursday, April 18Leave Rec. Center at 8:30 a.m.$6/$12Smart View Loop
Blue Ridge Pkwy. (Easy to Moderate)
April 1 - May 13Thursday, May 16Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$6/$12Mill Creek Nature Park
Narrows. (Easy to Moderate)
April 1 - Aug. 8Tuesday, August 13Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$6/$12Segment of Roanoke Valley Greenway (Flat)


SUPER BINGO AND HEALTH TALKS   

Additional Information:  Join us for everyone’s favorite game, bingo.  Each month there will be a different health topic prior to playing bingo. Lunch provided to registered participants.  This program is FREE; registration is required before deadline. Transportation provided from recreation center.   Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8                                        Location: Commonwealth Senior Living Christiansburg 

RegistrationEligibility DateTopic Time
Dec. 10 - April 1850 & overThursday, Apr. 25 Importance of Proper GuardianshipNoon - 2 p.m.
April 10 - May 1650 & overThursday, May 23Coping Techniques of Proper GuardianshipNoon - 2 p.m.
April 10 - June 2050 & overThursday, June 27Staying Home vs. Senior LivingNoon - 2 p.m.
April 10 - July 550 & overFriday, July 12TBANoon - 2 p.m.
April 10 - Aug. 2250 & overThursday, Aug. 29TBANoon - 2 p.m.
April 10 - Sept. 1250 & overThursday, Sept. 19TBANoon - 2 p.m.


LUNCH BUNCH

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outings to various restaurants in the area. Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch and any additional expenses.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 10 - April 1818 & overTuesday, April 23Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Roma's - Pembroke
April 10-April 2618 & overWednesday, May 8Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:00 a.m.$7/$14Walker Valley Market-Pearisburg
April 10-May 3018 & overThursday, June 6Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:00 a.m.$7/$14Hometown Restaurant-Peterstown
April 10-July 318 & overTuesday, July 9Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14Lydia's Restaurant-Salem
April 10-Aug. 2118 & overWednesday, Aug. 28Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14The Barn-Rich Creek
April 10-Aug. 2918 & overThursday, Sept. 5Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14Sagebrush Steakhouse-Wytheville


MYSTERY MOVIES AND MUNCHIES

Additional Information: Join us for Monday movies and refreshments. This program is FREE, register by the Monday before each movie.
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 12 - Apr. 1050 & overMonday, Apr. 1511 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE
April 10 - May 1750 & overMonday, May 2011 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
April 10 - Aug. 1650 & overMonday, Aug. 1911 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
April 10 - Sept. 1350 & overMonday, Sept. 1611 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE


MEDICARE DECISIONS MADE EASY

Additional Information: You and a guest are invited to an educational workshop where you can get answers to your Medicare questions. You’ll have a better understanding of Medicare and how it works so you can make the right choice for your needs. Speaker: Linda Walker, Humana
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

EligibilityDateTimeFeeLocation
50 & overSaturday, May 1110 a.m.FREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, June 810 a.mFREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, July 1310 a.mFREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, Aug. 1010 a.mFREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, Sept. 1410 a.mFREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2


BOOK SWAP          

Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 – 5 p.m. at least two days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 5:15 p.m. on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.  Location: Recreation Center- Classroom I

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 1 - Aug. 21Monday, Aug 265:15 p.m.$1 non-refundable


STAMPIN UP                

Additional Information:Have you always wanted to try painting on canvas, but aren’t very artistic?  Then this is the class for you.  Learn to paint using simple step by step instructions and patterns.  Pre-register  Minimum: 8       Maximum: 15  

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Ends April 1150 & overThursday, April 1810 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
April 10 - May 850 & over
Thursday, May 1610 a.m. - noon
$12 to be paid to instructor at class
April 10 - June 1250 & over
Thursday, June 2010 a.m. - noon
$12 to be paid to instructor at class
April 10 - July 1050 & over
Thursday, July 1810 a.m. - noon
$12 to be paid to instructor at class
April 10 - Aug. 750 & overThursday, Aug. 1510 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
April 10 - Sept. 1150 & overThursday, Sept. 1910 a.m.  - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class


VIN ETCHING           

Additional Information:All vehicles carry a federally-assigned number known as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Making sure those numbers are marked permanently on a vehicle’s windows steers thieves away. The windows of stolen VIN etched vehicles must be stripped and replaced before a thief can get rid of the car, a costly and time - consuming process.  VIN etching is simple, fast, safe and won’t mar the look of the vehicle.  Numbers are etched into the glass with a chemical solution and those numbers will be there for good.  Location: Christiansburg Fire Department                               Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Recreation Center, Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg Fire Department and Virginia State Police

DateTimeFee
Monday, April 153 - 6:30 pm.Free


AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM  

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older.  The program has helped millions of drivers protect their safety on today’s roads.  AARP has offered its classroom course since 1979.  The training is designed to help you:  Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.  Learn about normal, age-related physical changes.  Find out how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.  Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries.  Drive more safely.  Get an insurance discount.  Auto insurance companies in most states provide multiyear discounts to AARP members!  Pre-Register.   Minimum: 10   Maximum: 25

RegistrationEligibilityDateDay of WeekTimeFee
Jan. 2 - Apr. 1050 & overApr. 15 & 16Mon & Tues9 a.m. - 1 p.m.$15 AARP Members
$20 Non AARP Members


SHRED-A-THON           

Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, shred unwanted documents.  Protect your important information and clean out the clutter. For more information contact Tammy Caldwell, 540-382-2349 ext. 2003 or email: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. This will be a drive-thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Please put documents to be shredded in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags.  Location: Recreation Center Parking Lot

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, April 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot


HEALTH CARE DECISIONS: PREPARE YOUR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE AND ASK THE EXPERTS             

Additional Information: Christiansburg recreation staff is ready for another showdown vs. senior pool players.  Refreshments and drinks provided. Pre-register.    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - April 950 & overTuesday, April 168:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free


LUNCH AND LEARN: WHAT IS A HERNIA           

Additional Information: What’s a hernia? A hernia occurs when tissue pushes through a weak spot or opening in abdomen or groin area. They are caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain. Hernias can occur in men and women of all ages and a wide array of treatment is available. Did you know that even heartburn can be caused by certain types of hernias? You’re invited to attend our free Lunch & Learn, along with a free hernia screening, to educate you on the types of hernias, causes and symptoms and how the most advanced technology available today is being used to treat this disease ROBOTICALLY. Please join us to learn about hernias, acid reflux, and if we can help you. As a bonus lunch will be provided! Pre-register.   Minimum: 6 Maximum: 15

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Ends Apr. 1150 & overFriday, April 1911 a.m.Free


STAFF VS SENIORS POOL TOURNAMENT            

Additional Information: Christiansburg recreation staff is ready for another showdown vs. senior pool players.  Refreshments and drinks provided. Pre-register.  Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12                                                                Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Pool Room

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 11 - Mar. 2850 & overThursday, April 259 a.m.Free


PAPER CRAFTING           

Additional Information:Everyone loves to go to their mailbox to find that someone has remembered them with a handwritten letter or a greeting card with a personal message inside. Many people treasure these remembrances and tuck them away for later reflection.  This is especially true today when email and texts are short-lived and phone calls disappear when the connection ends.  Join this paper crafting class where we hand make beautiful greeting cards ready to send when you leave class. In addition, in these classes you will make three projects:  small boxes for treats, boxes of gift enclosure cards, small gift bags and the like.  All materials   are provided, no artistic talent is needed.                    Minimum: 3           Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Ends April 2421 & overWednesday, May 16-8 p.m.$60 includes all materialsSenior Activities Room


EVENING BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING/INFORMATIONAL TABLE           

Additional Information: Do you know your numbers?  Blood pressure consists of two numbers. Your systolic pressure measures the pressure of blood against artery walls when the heart pumps blood out during a heartbeat, while the diastolic pressure measures the same pressure between heartbeats when the heart fills with blood. Both of these numbers are important and just because one is normal doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Come get checked!    Sponsored By: Carilion New River Valley Medical Center     Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Lobby

DateTimeTR/NR
Tuesday, May 75-6 p.m.Free


LUNCH & LEARN: GROW YOUR OWN SALAD BOWL            

Additional Information:Information: Don’t get stuck in the same old salad routine.  Shake it up by tossing in some greens and herbs.  Learn how you can create and grow a salad bowl that can be harvested in about a month.  A light salad lunch provided.  Salad garden demo will be given away as a door prize.   Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFeeLocation
April 1-April 3021 & overTuesday, May 710 a.m.$8Recreation Center


MINI GOLF LEAGUE             

Additional Information:Information: Join us on the greens this spring for our mini golf league, there will be a men and women’s division.  Participants must participate in the 4 week league.  Mini golf courses used: Cox’s Driving Range, Putt – Putt and Thunder Valley, we will rotate courses each week.  Lunch on your own each week at a local restaurant. Award presented in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. Pre-register.       Minimum: 10 Maximum: 25

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFeeWeeks
April 10 - May 150 & overFriday, May 10-31Leave rec. ctr. at 8 a.m.$50 includes transportation & mini golf fees4


BIRTHDAY BASH BINGO             

Additional Information:Information: Join us as we celebrate those with birthdays for the months of May – August. Bring $1 in quarters for bongo prizes.  Refreshments, drinks and birthday cake will be served.  Pre-register.                           Minimum: 10 Maximum: 15   Location: Recreation Center-Classroom 2

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - May 750 & overTuesday, May 1411 a.m.$4 plus $1 in quarters for bingo prizes


COOKING DEMO: MEATLESS MONDAY RECIPES                

Additional Information: Move over tofu and faux-meat, come out and try super-satisfying meatless dishes starring fresh and nutritious vegetables and whole grains. Skipping meat one day a week is good for your health, easier on the wallet, and better for the planet. You will take home a copy of the recipes and the opportunity to eat great food.                     Minimum: 4           Maximum: 8      Location-Recreation Center-Kitchen

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
April 1-May 1618 & overMonday, May 206:30-8 p.m.$13/$23


MYSTERY CRAFT                 

Additional Information: Start summer off with friends making a summer themed craft  Location: Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg. Pre-register.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
April 10 - May 2850 & overTuesday, June 4Noon - 2 p.m.Free


STEP BY STEP CANVAS PAINTING               

Additional Information:Have you always wanted to try painting on canvas, but aren’t very artistic?  Then this is the class for you.  Learn to paint using simple step by step instructions and patterns.  Pre-register  Minimum: 8       Maximum: 15  

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - June 2618 & overWednesday, July 310:30 a.m.$25 fee includes all painting supplies
April 10 - Aug. 118 & overWednesday, Aug. 710:30 a.m.$25 fee includes all painting supplies
April 10 - Aug. 2818 & overWednesday, Sept. 410:30 a.m.$25 fee includes all painting supplies


INSTANT POT COOKING         

Additional Information: Do you have an Instant Pot or other brand of electronic pressure cooker and are nervous to use it?  Or are you thinking about getting one and want to learn more? This class will cover the basics of how to use the Instant Pot, as well as providing ideas of what it can be used for.  Several recipes will be demonstrated that you can taste test. Feel free to bring your own Instant Pot with you for hands-on instruction.   Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
April 1-May 3118 & overThursday, June 66:30-8 p.m.$13/$23Rec. Ctr.-Kitchen


LUNCH AND LEARN: LIFE STORY CLASS             

Additional Information:This informative class will help guide you in writing your life story thru journaling, scrapbooking or writing.  Light lunch provided Commonwealth Senior Living.  Participants will receive handouts, tips on how to get started.   Pre-register.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - June 350 & overTuesday, June 1111 a.m.$5


WELLNESS WORKSHOPS                

Additional Information: Join us for a one hour wellness workshop!  Attendees will learn the skills needed for a healthy lifestyle! A healthy snack will be provide at each workshop. Participants must sign up for each workshop individually   Minimum: 6             Maximum: 20

RegistrationDateTimeTopicFee
April 1 - June 5Tuesday, June 114 - 5 p.m.Wellness 101Free, Must Pre-register
April 1 - July 3Tuesday, July 94 - 5 p.m.How to Maintain a Healthy WeightFree, Must Pre-register
April 1 - Aug. 7Tuesday, Aug. 134 - 5 p.m.Sitting DiseaseFree, Must Pre-register


BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES BINGO              

Additional Information:Discover great recipes by throwing in your favorite mix of sweet juices, tangy fruits, fresh vegetables, and surprise ingredients to create easy breakfast snacks this summer. Enjoy a fun game of summer bingo.  Pre-register.   Minimum: 10 Maximum: 15    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - June 2550 & overWednesday, July 38:30 a.m.$4


PATRIOTIC FLAG CRAFT               

Additional Information:Make a patriotic flag to display all month to celebrate July 4th. Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg.  Pre-register.     Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8  Location: Commonwealth Senior Living - Christiansburg

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - July 150 & overMonday, July 8Noon - 2 p.m.Free


TIME CAPSULE                

Additional Information: Get crafty and create your own time capsule. A box in which you can put personal mementos, a place to put hopes and dreams sending a message to the future about your own life. Participants should bring 5 – 10 items that reflect their life including photos, coins, letters, and other objects that depict daily life in 2019. You will take the time capsule with you and secure it in a location and designate a time when the capsule is to be opened or you can give it away as a really neat gift  Pre-register.   Minimum: 8 Maximum: 10  Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - July 1850 & overThursday, July 2510:30 a.m.$5


MAKE AND TAKE: ESSENTIAL OILS                 

Additional Information: There are so many people who have the seasonal "bug" and this workshop will allow you to experience Essential Oils and their ability to support you and your family through this Cold, Cough and Flu season. We will make blends that support the Immune System, Respiratory, Muscle Ache and Pains and Digestive. Each roller ball is $5-we will have 5 recipe stations set up. If you have your own oils, bring them and learn how to blend them for Wellness. .  Minimum: 4             Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 1 - July 2518 & overFriday, Aug. 211 a.m.$25


LUNCH AND LEARN: EDIBLE ART PROJECT            

Additional Information: Create at artwork using tortillas, and edible paints in this fun activity.  Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg. Pre-register. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8                                          Location: Commonwealth Senior Living - Christiansburg

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Aug. 150 & overThursday, Aug. 811 a.m.Free


BINGO IS JUST PEACH             

Additional Information: August is National Peach Month, celebrate with us with peach inspired refreshments and drinks while playing bingo. Pre-register.    Minimum: 10 Maximum: 15   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Aug. 550 & overTuesday, Aug. 1311 a.m.$4; $1 in quarter for prizes


NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY              

Additional Information: Enjoy all the watermelon you can eat! This juicy wondrous fruit is enjoyed by the young and old alike. Watermelon is filled with Vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants and potassium. Watermelon is fat free and has 40 calories per cup, so eat as much as you want. Enjoy a fun game of bingo and win prizes to celebrate your summer.     Pre-register.   Minimum: 8 Maximum: 10   Location: Montgomery County Government Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Aug. 1550 & overThursday, Aug. 221 p.m.Free


SENIOR SOCIAL               

Additional Information: Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and friendship on the patio.  Pre-register.          Minimum: 10 Maximum: 15    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Sept. 1350 & overWednesday, Sept. 186 p.m.Free


INSTANT POT COOKING         

Additional Information: Do you have an Instant Pot or other brand of electronic pressure cooker and are nervous to use it?  Or are you thinking about getting one and want to learn more? This class will cover the basics of how to use the Instant Pot, as well as providing ideas of what it can be used for.  Several recipes will be demonstrated that you can taste test. Feel free to bring your own Instant Pot with you for hands-on instruction.   Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
April 1 - Sept. 1818 & overMonday, Sept. 236:30-8 p.m.$13/$23Rec. Ctr.-Kitchen


LUNCH & CRAFT          

Additional Information: Enjoy a delicious lunch before making a unique painting using Q - tips.  Pre-register.        Minimum: 8 Maximum: 10     Location: Commonwealth Senior Living - Christiansburg

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
April 10 - Sept. 1950 & overThursday, Sept. 26Noon - 2 p.m.Free