Senior Programs

AARP DRIVER CLASS 

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 the WeekTimeFee
Aug. 20 - Oct. 2250 & overOct. 29 & 30Mon. & Tues.9 a.m. - 1 p.m.$15 AARP Member/
$20 Non-AARP Member


FLU SHOTS  

Additional Information: Information: Wal-Mart will be providing immunizations (flu and general health vaccines), education on the importance of immunization, $4 lists of generic prescriptions available along with some door prizes. Walk-ins welcome. FREE with Medicare Part B, must present card at time of shot. Participants with/without Medicare Part B must present their insurance card prior to receiving their shot. Most insurance accepted. Exact cash or check only.                    Provider: Walmart Pharmacy   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center front lobby

DateTimeCost
Thursday, Oct. 1810 a.m. - noonFree with Medicare Part B
Tuesday, Oct. 235 - 7 p.m.Free with Medicare Part B


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, Oct. 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Drug Recognition-What you need to know when taking over the counter medicines50 & overTuesday, Nov. 201:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Triad Christmas Lunch50 & overTuesday, Dec. 18 11 a.m.Holiday Inn Christiansburg-beside Walmart


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
Sept. 4 - Oct. 26Wednesday, Oct. 31Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$6/$12Wasena, Park, Roanoke
Sept. 4 - Nov. 2Thursday, Nov. 8Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.$6/$12Pandapas Pond, Blacksburg
Sept. 4 - Dec. 13Wednesday, Dec. 19Leave Rec. Center 8 a.m.
*will be stopping for breakfast after the hike, participants responsible for paying for their breakfast.
$6/$12Jingle Bell Breakfast, Radford


IMPORTANT TOPICS OF INTEREST 

Additional Information: Valerie Whitsett of Amedisys Home Health will provide valuable information on important topics of interest to your or those you know. Programs are free, but registration is required. Participants will need to drive themselves to programs   Minimum: 5             Maximum: 8  Location: Blacksburg Community Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTopic
Sept. 5 - Oct. 1650 & overTuesday, Oct. 231 p.m. Infection Control for the Flu Season
Sept. 5 - Nov. 650 & overTuesday, Nov. 131 p.m.Cognitive Impairments - What you should know


LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE FALL 2018 SPECIAL EVENTS

Additional Information: The Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech is a member-driven, volunteer organization that draws on the wealth of academic and community resources in the New River Valley to provide intellectual, cultural, and social experiences for curious adults 50 and over.  To register please go to: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearing

DateDay and TimeTopic

October 16

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.,

Warm Hearth Village Ctr

Gone with the Wind: A New Look at Bird Migration

October 17

Wednesday,2 –3:30p.m., Smithfield

Plantation

Private Tour of Historic Smithfield

October 19

Friday, 9:30 a.m.– 3 p.m., Pulaski/Draper

Red Sun Farms and Pulaski Grow Field Trip

October 24

Wednesday,9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m., Craig County

Bus Tour of Craig County Barn Quiltsand Lunchatthe Old

Brick Hotel

November 1

Friday,9:30a.m.–noon, Blacksburg

Blacksburg History by Bus

November 1

Thursday,5 –7:30p.m., Whitebarrel

Winery

Wine Tasting and Social at Whitebarrel Winery

November 6

Tuesday,10:30a.m. –11:30p.m., Warm Hearth

Village Ctr

Know Your Community: Time Banking

November 7

Wednesday,9:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., Wytheville

Field Trip to Edith Bolling Wilson Home

November 9

Friday, 1 – 3 p.m.,

Kroehling Foundry, VT

Make a Metal Casting with VT FIRE

November 12

Monday, 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Blacksburg

PublicLibrary

Enjoy Movies, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks, and Moreon Your

Devices (Apple)

November 12

Monday, 2 – 4 p.m., Blacksburg Public

Library

Enjoy Movies, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks, and Moreon Your

Devices (Android)

November 12

Monday, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Warm Hearth

Village Ctr

Disrupting Pipelines of Inequality – Dialogue on Race

November 13

Tuesday,10 –11:15a.m., Warm Heath

Village Ctr

Using Science to Overcome Educational, Health, and

Social Disparities

November 14

Wednesday,6 – 7p.m., Moss Arts Center

Pre-performance Panel: What Is Memory?

December 3

Monday, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Smithfield Plantation

Holiday Tea at Historic Smithfield


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
Sept. 5 - Oct. 1118 & overThurs, Oct. 18Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Ballest Point Brewery, Daleville
Sept. 5 - Nov. 1918 & overMon, Nov. 26Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12CJ's Pizza and Subs, Wytheville
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1018 & overMon. Dec. 17Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Shakers
Sept. 5 - Dec. 2718 & overThurs, Jan. 3Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m. $6/$12Great 611 Steak Co., Roanoke


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
Sept. 5 - Nov. 1350 & overMonday, November 1911 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1050 & overMonday, December 1711 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, November 1010 a.m. FREEChristiansburg Rec Center- Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, December 810 a.m.FREEChristiansburg Rec Center- Classroom 2


SUPER BINGO AND HEALTH TALKS  

Location: Commonwealth Senior Living Christiansburg  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  

RegistrationEligibilityDateTime
Sept. 5 - Oct. 1850 & overMonday, Oct. 22Noon - 2 p.m 
Sept. 5 - Oct. 2550 & overMonday, Nov. 5Noon - 2 p.m.
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2850 & overMonday, Dec. 3Noon - 2 p..m.


SUPPORT GROUP FOR LOVED ONES   

Additional Information: : Help the veterans with your donations during the month of November by dropping off needed supplies at the Meadowbrook Public Library. The donations will be given to the VA Medical Center in Salem. Items needed are deodorant, denture adhesive, 3-in-1 body wash, body lotion, toothpaste, nail clippers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts (size M, L, XL) and new baseball caps. This program is co-sponsored by Elliston-Shawsville Post 4920 & Auxiliary.

TAI CHI "NO PAIN, LOTS OF GAIN"

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi-Purpose Room
Additional Information: Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation that originated in China and is practiced by millions of people around the world. Tai Chi will help you experience a deep sense of flow within your body by connecting your movement with your mental focus and breath.  This class teaches the basic movements and mindfulness skills know as Hunyuan Gong (Essential Skills).  These moving meditations are gentle exercises that are open to all levels and provide a great morning wake up routine.
WHAT CAN TAI CHI DO FOR ME?  The most frequently reported benefits and research findings include:
-Stress relief and chronic pain management.
-Improved range of motion, core and lower extremity strength.
-Improved coordination, balance and body awareness.
-Strengthened memtal acuity, memory and focus.                Minimum: 8 Maximum: 25

ClassReg. BeginsReg. EndsStarting DateDay of WeekTimeTR/NRWeeks
Session IISept. 24Oct. 25Oct. 25Mon/Wed7 -8 a.m.$60/$806


VETERAN ASSISTANCE  

Additional Information: : Help the veterans with your donations during the month of November by dropping off needed supplies at the Meadowbrook Public Library. The donations will be given to the VA Medical Center in Salem. Items needed are deodorant, denture adhesive, 3-in-1 body wash, body lotion, toothpaste, nail clippers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts (size M, L, XL) and new baseball caps. This program is co-sponsored by Elliston-Shawsville Post 4920 & Auxiliary.

ZUMBA GOLD  

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

RegistrationEligibilityStarting DateDays of the WeekTimeFeeWeeks
Sept. 5 - Oct. 2450 & overMonday, Oct. 29M/W/F9 - 10 a.m. $30/$606


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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Oct. 1150 & overThursday, Oct. 1810 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Sept. 5 - Nov. 850 & overThursday, Nov. 1510 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1350 & overThursday, Dec. 2010 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class


FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY  

Additional Info:Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner for older adults. That’s why Carilion Trauma Services is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for people 65 years of age and older, they are not an inevitable part of aging. This year’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall- related injury among older adults. Take initiative in your health and help prevent falls.

EligibilityDateTimeFee
50 & overFriday, Nov. 29 a.m. - noonFREE


SHRED-A-THON   

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot                                                                                                           Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, shred unwanted documents and protect your personal information. For more information contact Tammy Caldwell, (540) 382-2349 ext. 2003 or email: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. This is a drive thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Papers to be shredded are preferred to be in plastic storage bin or box, no bigger than 22.5x18x11.5, limit 3 per vehicle.

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, Oct. 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Rec Center Parking Lot


OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE    

Additional Information: Everyone who has a Medicare Part D drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan should use this opportunity to make sure that his or her plan is the best one for 2019. Counseling sessions will be held on a regular basis at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Call the NRV Agency on Aging after October 1st at (540) 980-7720 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins cannot be accepted.

DatesEligibilityTimeFee
Mondays, Oct. 15 - Dec. 750 & over9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE, must schedule apt. no walk-ins


HOME EMERGENCY WOUND CARE   

Additional Information: Would you know what to do if you were to get a deep cut if you were home alone; before help gets to you? Learn what to do in case of an emergency for yourself and others.  Minimum: 6               Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 4 - Oct. 1050 & OVERWednesday, Oct. 1710 a.m. FREE


FRAUD & SCAMS IN THE CYBER AGE   

Additional Information:This exciting presentation will be geared toward how you can stay street smart! From discussing the makings of a predator, to talking about common narratives used to lure potential victims, to talking about the dangers of social media, you won’t want to miss this informative discussion. Presentation will include a review of “Money Smart for Older Adults”, designed to provide you with information and tips to help prevent common frauds, scams and other types of elder financial exploitation in your community. Refreshments provided by Richfield Living. Please call (540) 382-2349 to register for this event.

RegistrationDateTimeLocation
Sept. 4 - Oct. 16Tuesday, Oct. 231 - 4 p.m. Christiansburg Rec Center-MPR 2


PREPARING YOUR HOUSE TO SELL  

Additional Information:Learn things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your home selling value.   Must pre-register.   Minimum: 2          Maximum: 15

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 4 - Oct. 1818 & overTuesday, Oct. 236 - 8 p.m.FREE


WITCHES BREW    

Additional Information:A fun Halloween event not to be missed! Wear your favorite costume and enter the costume contest, enjoy a Witches brew along with beverages and dessert. Participants should bring a can of soup to be used as bingo prizes.   Pre-register    Minimum: 6               Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 4 - Oct. 2450 & OVERWednesday, Oct. 3111 a.m.$5


HONOR OUR VETERANS    

Location: Meadowbrook Library                                                                                                                                                         Additional Information: All veterans and their families are invited to a special program honoring Veterans at the Meadowbrook Library. An early dinner will be served after the program. Co-sponsored by Elliston-Shawsville Post 4920 & Auxiliary and Meadowbrook Library.

DateTimeFee
Saturday, Nov. 33 p.m.FREE


A WALK IN MY SHOES  

Additional Information: "A virtual simulation of the physical and cognitive aspects in caring for persons living with dementia." Sponsored by: Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, New River Valley Agency on Aging and Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg. Refreshments provided. Please call (540) 382-2349 to pre-register for this event.           Minimum: 6               Maximum: 30     

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 221 & overFriday, Nov. 91 p.m.Free


SNOWMAN ART   

Additional Information: Create a winter scene with a snowman and accompanying features in this fun acrylic painting class. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Come join the fun and laughter as our instructor will walk you through the steps to creating your own masterpiece.  Minimum: 6               Maximum: 12   

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 750 & overWednesday, Nov. 141 p.m.$15 includes supplies


GIFTS IN A MASON JAR    

Additional Information:It’s time to think about Christmas gifts for the people in our lives. How about making something not only festive, but very useful and thoughtful too! Pack a mason jar with a fun or unique gift, decorate it and you have a nice gift in a reusable container. Learn fun and great ways you can create a special gift for that loved one. Mason jar gifts will be given as door prizes to participants. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-register.                                                                               Location: Montgomery County Government Center                  Minimum: 6               Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 850 & overFriday, Nov. 161 p.m.$5


LUNCH AND LEARN: MONTGOMERY COUNTY VICTIM-WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Lounge
Additional Information: The Victim – Witness Assistance Program helps victims and witnesses of crimes by providing information, assistance and support throughout the court process. Victims and witnesses play an important role in the prosecution of cases, which can be very frightening and frustrating. Carrie Collier Owens, General District Coordinator will provide a more in-depth program as well as answer any questions. Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living. Pre- register.   Minimum: 6               Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2050 & overTuesday, November 2711 a.m.Free


LUNCH AND LEARN: VETERANS' BENEFITS 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for this informative seminar on veterans’ benefits with Treasa Rigney, Veteran Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator Assistant Carilion Clinic Hospice NRV and Sarah Stevens, Social Worker Carilion NRV Medical.    Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living. Pre-register.

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2050 & overWednesday, November 2810 a.m.Free


QUILTING TREASURES   

Additional Information: Textile artist, Kevin Womack will present examples of his quilting work spanning the last 30 years, including examples of traditional quilting, art quilting, hand dyeing and surface design techniques. Light refreshments will be served. This program is presented by the Meadowbrook Public Library and Meadowbrook Quilters in memory of Linda Wilson. Linda was an avid quilter and gardener who was instrumental in the creation of the Meadowbrook Public Library.   Pre-register. Minimum: 6     Maximum: 12         Location: Meadowbrook Library

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Nov. 1321 & overSaturday, Nov. 172 p.m.Free


DOUBLE FEATURE CHRISTMAS MOVIES         

Additional Information: Bring you favorite Christmas potluck dish to share at lunch and enjoy a great day with friends by the fireplace watching double feature Christmas movies. Get cozy with a cup of fresh hot chocolate and sit back and enjoy A Very Merry Christmas at 10 a.m. and Bride for Christmas at 1 p.m. Pre-register.                                           Minimum: 6               Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFeeLocation
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2650 & overThursday, Nov. 2910 a.m. & 1 p.m.Potluck dish to shareSenior Section


CHRISTMAS BINGO        

Additional Information:Come out for a fun evening of bingo with a twist. The prizes will be cool and unique gifts in a mason jar. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-register. Participants will need to drive themselves to program.   Minimum: 6        Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2950 & overThursday, Dec. 66 p.m.FreeMeadowbrook Library


LUNCH AND LEARN: ESSENTIAL OILS 101       

Additional Information: Learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively and to maintain the health of you and your family in a more natural way. Essential oils can be an invaluable addition to your family’s cabinet. The versatile uses, highly effective properties, and long shelf-life make each bottle a vital resource for everyday life. Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living. Pre-register. Speaker: Sherrie Stratton, doTERRA representative

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Sept. 5 - Nov. 2821 & overFriday, Dec. 711 a.m.FreeSenior Activities Room


HOLIDAY COOKIES        

Additional Information: Too busy to bake your holiday cookies? Come learn fun and easy ways to decorate pre-packaged cookies that will make a great splash at a holiday gathering or can be used as a special gift. Supplies provided.              Pre-register.     Minimum: 6                  Maximum: 8     Location: Meadowbrook Library

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 5 - Dec. 450 & overWednesday, Dec. 121 p.m.Free