Senior Programs


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

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Day of Week
Time
Fee
June 25 - July 27
50 & over
Aug. 6 & 7
Mon & Tues
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$15 AARP Member/$20 Non Member


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

Program
Eligibility
Date
Time
Location
Senior Police Academy
50 & over
M-F July 16-20
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Christiansburg Recreation Center
Summer Picnic
50 & over
Tuesday, Aug 21
11 a.m.
Mid County Park


HIKES

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
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

Registration
Date
Time
TR/NR
Location
Difficulty
Ends Aug. 10
Thursday, Aug. 16
Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.
$6/$12
Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Moderate


LUNCH BUNCH

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

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Location
April 2 - July 2
18 & over
Wednesday, July 11
Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.
$7/$14
The Depot Grille
April 2 - August 7
18 & over
Wednesday, August 15
Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.
$7/$14
Fishin Pig


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

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 16 - July 19
50 & over
Monday, July 23
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE
April 16 - August 16
50 & over
Monday, August 20
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
FREE
April 16 - September 13
50 & over
Monday, September 17
11 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

Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Location
50 and over
Saturday, July 14
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2
50 and over
Saturday, August 11
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2
50 and over
Saturday, September 8
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2


RSVP MEET & GREET

Location: RSVP Office
Additional Information: Are you 55 or older? If so, come by for a meet and greet at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office at 210 S. Pepper Street, Suite D, Christiansburg to learn more about our program, how to volunteer with non-profit organizations, and the benefits of being a member of a nation-wide senior organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact Mandy Hayes, Coordinator at (540) 382-5445 or hayesaw@montgomerycountyva.gov

Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
50 and over
Thursday, Sept. 6
10 a.m. - noon
FREE


STAMPIN UP

Location: Radford Recreation Center
Additional Information: Join us at the Radford Senior Center spending time relaxing, making new friends and making handmade cards to give to the special people in your lives. When registering, please check to see if transportation will be provided.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - Aug. 9
50 & over
Thursday, Aug. 16
10 a.m. - noon
$12 to be paid to instructor at class
April 4 - Sept. 13
50 & over
Thursday, Sept. 20
10 a.m. - noon
$12 to be paid to instructor at class


ZUMBA GOLD

Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Room 2
Additional Information: This is a workout program based on Latin dances and steps that are easy to follow. Come enjoy this dance class that provides joy, fun and fitness! Pre–register.
Minimum: 12        Maximum: 25

RegistrationEligibilityStart DateDays of the WekkTimeFeeWeeks
May 2 - June 2550 & overJuly 2Mon/Wed/Fri9 - 10 a.m.$30/$606


EVENING BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING/INFORMATIONAL TABLE

Sponsored By: Carilion New River Valley Medical Center Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Lobby
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 numbers are important and just because one is normal doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Come get checked!

Date
Time
Fee
Wednesday, July 11
Between 5 - 7 p.m.
FREE


LOVE YOUR BRAIN

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: June is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. A speaker with the Alzheimer’s Association will present a fun and informative program discussing the signs of cognitive decline by knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s and 10 ways to Love your Brain. The ribbon color of Alzheimer’s is purple, and a prize will be given to the “purplish” person! Join the fun games, music bingo and other activities to promote your brain health. Join Heather Gearheart, Vice President of Health Care Services, as she talks about the Alzheimer’s and the Memory Care Units at Warm Hearth Village. A light lunch will be provided by Warm Hearth. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.Pre-registration is required
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - June 7
50 & over
Thursday, June 14
11 a.m.
FREE; see note above


HERE'S THE SCOOP

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Come mingle with old friends and new at this fun ice cream social, win summer prizes, play bingo and indulge in the ice cream bar. We will provide the ice cream and you are requested to bring a topping to share. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4- July 5
50 & over
Thursday, July 12
1 - 3 p.m.
FREE; see note above


BUTTON CRAFT

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for this interesting craft using buttons. Supplies and lunch included in the fee. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - July 18
21 & over
Wednesday, July 25
11 a.m.
$15 all inclusive


BROWN BAG SHIFT BINGO

Location: Bisset Park
Additional Information: Do you enjoy suspense? How lucky are you? Whose card will you win bingo on? Join us for a few unique games of bingo. Light snacks and drinks will be served. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A BINGO PRIZE VALUED NO MORE THAN $5 IN A SEALED BAG, NO PEEPING!! Pre-registration is required
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 25

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - July 27
50 & over
Wednesday, August 1
1 - 3 p.m.
FREE; see note above


LUNCH AND LEARN: LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for this informative presentation on the Lifelong Learning Institute. After the age of 50, one in three women and one in five men will suffer from a broken bone caused by osteoporosis. Join us to learn how to keep your bones healthy and reduce your risk for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.
Minimum: 10         Maximum: 25

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - July 27
50 & over
Wednesday, August 8
10:15 a.m.
FREE


SUMMERTIME BINGO

Location: Recreation center – patio
Additional Information: Celebrate the last days of summer with everyone’s favorite game. Refreshments and drinks will be served on the patio, weather permitting. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 10

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - Aug 9
50 & over
Thursday, Aug 9
10 a.m.
$4 plus 4 quarters


LEARN TO FLY FISH

Location: Duck pond – VT
Additional Information: Ever wanted to learn how to cast a fly rod? Well this is your chance to learn the basics in a fun environment with you fellow peers. We will cover casting, shooting line, mending, roll casts, and retrieving. After that we'll move to the pond for an opportunity to practice hooking, fighting, landing and releasing fish. Lunch will be on your own at a local bistro. Register early, space is limited. Participants will need to have a valid fishing license to participate in this program. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5         Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - Aug 6
50 & over
Tuesday, August 14
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$15


PREPARING YOUR HOUSE TO SELL

Location: Recreation Center- Classroom 1
Additional Information: Learn things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your home selling value. Minimum: 2       Maximum: 15

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - August 9
18 & over
Tuesday, August 14
6 - 8 p.m.
FREE


GRANDPARENTS DAY

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Do something grand to celebrate being a grandparent. Enter a pretty apron contest, pass on your secret grandma recipe and play a few games of bingo. Bring a covered dish for the luncheon that your grandma use to make or one that you make to share with your grandchildren. Feel free to bring the recipe if you have one and we will make copies. Enter one of your vintage aprons in the Pretty Kitchen Apron Contest. If you are not a grandparent, come join the fun anyway! This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 10       Maximum: 15

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - Aug 9
50 & over
Thursday, Aug 16
11 a.m.
FREE


PATRIOT DAY CELEBRATION

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Observe the country’s National Day of Service and Remembrance with a celebration honoring veterans age 50+ and their spouses with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony. Learn about the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture located at the front entrance of the Government Center made from pieces of the World Trade Center steel, honoring the lives of those lost on 9/11. Please register both you and your spouse for this program. Space is limited, register early. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
April 4 - Sept 4
21 & over
Tuesday, September 11
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
FREE


CHOLESTEROL SCREENING

Additional Information: Call Carilion to register at (800) 422-8482. A 12-hour fast is required! A lipid profile is a quick screening and includes total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose. The results from this test can help
determine your risk of coronary heart disease. MUST PRE-REGISTER.

Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Topic
18 & over
Wednesday, September 5
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
$15
Rec. Ctr.-Senior Activities Room


HANGING ROCK RAPTOR OBSERVATORY/HIKE

Additional Info: The Hanging Rock Observatory has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, and falcon and osprey migration along the birds’ eastern route. Join us as we travel to Monroe County, West Virginia for a fun filled day of bird watching. There is a 20-40 minute walk up the mountain to the observatory. Participants should bring binoculars, sunglasses, hat, comfy walking shoes, and jacket and pack a lunch/drink to be enjoyed during the day at the observatory.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 16

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Location
April 4 - Sept. 1921 & overWednesday, Sept. 26Leave Rec. Center @ 9 a.m.$10/$20WVA