Senior Programs

MYSTERY MOVIES AND MUNCHIES                    

Additional Information: Join us for Monday movies and refreshments. This program is FREE. Register by the Monday before each movie. The program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. 

Registration EligibilityDateTimeFee
Spet. 6 - Oct. 450 & overMonday, Oct. 1011 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free
Sept. 6 - Nov. 1650 & overMonday, Nov. 2111 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free
Sept. 6 - Dec. 1450 & overMonday, Dec. 1911 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free


FLU SHOTS-CHRISTIANSBURG PHARMACY                    

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center front lobby   Provider: Christiansburg Pharmacy    Additional Information:  Christiansburg Pharmacy will be offering flu shots. 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. 

DateTimeFee
Tuesday, Sept. 279 - 11 a.m. Free with Medicare Part B; see additional information above
Monday, Oct. 39 - 11 a.m.Free with Medicare Part B; see additional information above
Wednesday, Oct. 125 - 7 p.m.Free with Medicare Part B; see additional information above


SENIOR MOTIONS                

Additional Information: A less strenuous chair level exercise class designed for seniors who may have physical limitations. Registration is required prior to joining the class. As with any exercise regimen, we advise you to talk with your doctor before joining the class. Note: Class is free with a valid membership; otherwise, $2 per class. A 12-class pass can be purchased at the administrative window and front desk Participants can only sign up for one time slot. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25

RegistrationDateDayTimeWeeks
Sept. 19 - Oct. 3Monday, Oct. 17M/W/F7:30 - 8:30 a.m.6
Nov. 16 - Nov. 30Monday, Dec. 5M/W/F7:30 - 8:30 a.m.3


SENIOR MOTIONS                

Additional Information: A less strenuous chair level exercise class designed for seniors who may have physical limitations. Registration is required prior to joining the class. As with any exercise regimen, we advise you to talk with your doctor before joining the class. Note: Class is free with a valid membership; otherwise, $2 per class. A 12-class pass can be purchased at the administrative window and front desk Participants can only sign up for one time slot. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25

RegistrationDateDayTimeWeeks
Sept. 27 - Oct. 11Tuesday, Oct. 18T/TH11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.6
Nov. 10 - Dec. 1Tuesday, Dec. 6T/TH11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.3


SENIOR AEROBICS               

Additional Information: A six week low-impact aerobics class designed for the more physically fit senior. Registration is required prior to joining the class. As with any exercise regimen, we advise you to talk with your doctor before joining the class. Note: Class is free with a valid membership; otherwise, $2 per class. A 12-class pass can be purchased at the administrative window and front desk.    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 25

RegistrationDateDayTimeWeeks
Sept . 19 - Oct. 3Monday, Oct. 17M/W/F7:30 - 8:30 a.m.6
Nov. 16 - Nov. 30Monday, Dec. 5M/W/F7:30 - 8:30 a.m.3


MOVE AND GROOVE                

Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Room 2   Additional Information: This workout program will get you up moving and grooving using various genres of music with steps that are easy to follow. Come enjoy this dance class that provides joy, fun and fitness! Pre–register.   Minimum: 8 Maximum: 20

RegistrationDateDayTimeTR/NRWeeks
Sept. 8 - Oct. 10Monday, Oct. 17M/W11 a.m. - Noon$25/$456


SHRED-A-THON                      

 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot            Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft and 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 is a drive- through 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 car.  Please make sure you only have documents to be shredded. Items that can’t be shredded include: Metal, including 3 ring binders, composition notebooks, hanging file folders, paint brushes, padlocks, hardback books, keys, eyeglasses, bungee cords, etc.

DateTimeFee
Tuesday, Oct. 113 - 6 p.m.Free


SILENCE ISN'T GOLDEN                      

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room    Additional Info: This program, developed by the Southwest Virginia Elder Justice Task Force, will focus on elder abuse public education and elder abuse prevention. This session will highlight various types of elder abuse, awareness of the indicators of elder abuse, and utilization of community resources and supports to identify, prevent, and intervene when situations of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation occur.  Lunch provided.     Minimum: 5           Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Sept. 7 - Oct. 5 Wednesday, Oct. 1211:30 a.m.Free


HOW TO NOT GAIN THE HOLIDAY 10                      

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 2   Additional Info: You may have seen the statistics that the average American gains 8-10 pounds through the holidays between Halloween and New Years. Join Angel in a discussion about how to avoid the weight gain while enjoying your holiday season.   Minimum: 3         Maximum: 15

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 1 - Oct. 12Tuesday, Oct. 185:30 - 6:30 p.m.$5/$10


VETERAN'S CAFE                 

Additional Information: Thanks You for your Service! Join us either in person or virtually by calling in or on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Participants will need to call and register for us to be able to provide you with joining information. Pre-register. Co-sponsored with Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice "Level 5 We Honor Veterans participate" Minimum: 4 Maximum: 6

Registration endsDateLocationTimeFee
Oct. 26Wednesday, Nov. 2Senior Activities Room11 a.m. Free


BIBLE STUDY                 

Additional Information: Revolving pastors provide non–denominational devotions.    Maximum: 6

DayTimeLocation
Thursdays10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Senior Activities Room


GOSPEL SING                  

Additional Information: Vanessa Eason leads an inspirational sing-along.    Maximum: 6

DayTimeLocation
Thursdays9:30 a.m.Senior Activities Room


MAHJONG                  

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Lounge        Additional Information: Mahjong is a tile-based game, originating in China. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Mahjong is an easy game to learn. Come out and spend the afternoon learning a new game and making new friends. The group meets every Monday, 1 - 4 p.m. There is no fee to play. For more information, plase contact Tammy Caldwell at 540-382-2349 ext. 2003 or email tcaldwell@christiansburg.org

SCRABBLE                   

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Lounge        Additional Information: Do you enjoy a good friendly game of scrabble but not the competiveness? Come out and play with other scrabble players. The group meets the 1st Friday each month and the 3rd Sunday each month from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. There is no fee to play. For more information, plase contact Tammy Caldwell at 540-382-2349 ext. 2003 or email tcaldwell@christiansburg.org

BASKET WEAVERS                       

Additional Information: Group meets the second Monday of each month. Maximum: 6         

DateLocationTime
Oct. 10Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov. 14Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 12Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.


CHRISTIANSBURG/MONTGOMERY TRAID 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 & overOct. 113 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Technology or Crypto Currency50 & overNov. 151:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Christmas Lunch50 & overDec. 2011 a.m.Holiday Inn, beside Walmart


HIKES                        

 Eligibility:   Ages 18 and over Additional Information: Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors! We will go to lunch after the hike. Participants are responsible for paying for their lunch.  Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRLocationDifficulty
Aug. 9 - Oct. 5Friday, Oct. 14Leave rec. ctr. @ 10 a.m. $7/$14Bisset ParkEasy to Moderate
Aug. 9 - Nov. 28Monday, Dec. 5Leave rec. ctr. @ 10 a.m.$5/$10Section of Huckleberry Trail Easy to Moderate


LUNCH BUNCH                   

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outings to various restaurants in the area.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
Sept. 6 - Oct. 5Monday, Oct. 10The Dutch PantryLeave rec. ctr. @ 10 a.m.$9/$18
Sept. 6 - Nov. 9Wednesday, Nov. 16Dale's DinerLeave rec. ctr. @ 10 a.m.$9/$18
Sept. 6 - Dec. 14Wednesday, Dec. 21Soup ShopLeave rec. ctr. @ 10:15 a.m. $9/$18
Sept. 6 - Dec. 27Wednesday, Jan. 4It's a surpriseLeave rec. ctr. @ TBA$7/$14

MYSTERY SERIES                   

Additional Information: Join us for this new mystery series, each month will be a different program. Pre-register      Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Oct. 3 - Oct. 19Thursday, Oct. 279 - 10:30 a.m.$8/$16
Oct. 3 - Nov. 1Thursday, Nov. 109 - 10:30 a.m.$8/$16
Nov. 22 - Dec. 14Thursday, Dec. 229 - 10:30 a.m. $8/$16


WELLNESS BOOK CLUB                         

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over     Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 2                                               Additional Information:  Make healthy steps in your own life by joining the Wellness Book Club! The club is for adults and will meet at the recreation center each month. Book discussions will be led by a library employee on topics of health, fitness, nutrition and wellness.  For more information on the monthly book selection, etc. contact the recreation department at 382-2349.   If available, we might have some copies of the book available for check-out at the recreation center. Also, if you are a member of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library you can access audiobooks as well.  Participants must pre-register.                      Minimum: 3            Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeFeeBook
April 1 - Sept. 22Tuesday, Sept. 275:45 - 6:30 pmFree, Must Pre-Register"The Gifts of Imperfection" Brene Brown
Aug. 1 - Oct. 18Tuesday, Oct. 254:30 - 5:15 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age" by Sanjay Gupta
Aug. 1 - Nov. 25Tuesday, Nov. 294:30 - 5:15 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day" by Benjamin Spall
Aug. 1 - Dec. 13Tuesday, Dec. 204:30 - 5:15 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"Stronger" by Jeff Bauman
Aug. 1 - Jan. 24Tuesday, Jan. 314:30 - 5:15 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"Thinner in 30" by Jenna Wolfe






VIN ETCHING                       

Co-Sponsored By:  Christiansburg Recreation Dept., Christiansburg Police Dept., Christiansburg Fire Dept. and Virginia State Police        Location:  Christiansburg Fire Dept.    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.

DateTimeFee
Monday, Oct. 173 - 6 p.m.Free


OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE                        

Location:  Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room.    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 2022. 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 ac

DateTimeFee
Mondays  and Wednesdays (Oct. 15 - Dec. 7) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free, must schedule an appointment, no walk-ins


MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT WORKSHIP                     

Location: Recreation Center- Senior Activities Room   Additional Information: Are you turning 65 within the next 12 months? Did you delay Medicare enrollment because you we're still working? You already know about Medicare Parts A B C D but how much do you know about Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans? Do you know the difference between Plans, G K L and N Make time to attend this workshop where we will explore you Medicare Supplement Options? Your presenter, Linda Walker is a local, licensed sales agent/broker with 15 years of experience. This is an educational event. Please pre-register by calling 540-382-2349.  Minimum: 4  Maximum: 9

DateTimeFeeLocation
Saturday, Oct. 810 a.m. FreeChristiansburg Recreation Center Lobby
Saturday, Nov. 1210 a.m. FreeChristiansburg Recreation Center Lobby


LOSING MENOPAUSE BLOAT                    

Location: Recreation Center- Classroom 2   Additional Information: Are you dealing with hormonal issues due to pre-menopause or menopause?Join me for a discussion on how to tame those hormones and balance them naturally, through nutrition principles that are easy to incorporate. Decrease the bloat, reduce the hot flashes, live your best life!    Minimum: 3 Maximum: 15

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 1 - Sept. 23Thursday, Sept. 295:30 - 6:30 p.m.$5/$10


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE                                  

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Information: During the American Sign Language Class, you will learn about deaf and hard of hearing community and learn how to communicate using ASL. Each week we will have a topic and will learn signs related to that topic. There will be handouts and pictures of the signs to take home & practice. In the class, you will learn ASL alphabet, numbers, common everyday words and phrases & much more.  Minimum: 4   Maximum: 8    Eligibility: 15 & over

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRWeeks
Aug. 26 - Sept. 26Monday, Oct. 36 - 7 p.m.$154


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES LUNCH & LEARN SERIES                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: The Christiansburg Rec Center is partnering with Dr. Matthew Wright, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, to provide a Veterans “Lunch and Learn” series from May through November. This series of workshops will be a chance for the local community to come and learn about the many benefits available for veterans and their families. Speaker: Dr. Matthew Wright, local VDVS representative. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeThemeFee
April 4 - Oct. 21Friday, Oct. 2811 a.m. Review of Veterans ServicesFree; pre-register
April 4 - Nov. 10Friday, Nov. 1811 a.m. Hero's LuncheonFree; pre-register
April 4 - Nov. 30Wednesday, Dec. 711 a.m. Christmas SocialFree; pre-register


HALLOWEEN MYSTERY T-SHIRTS                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room   Additional Information:  Create a fast and easy Halloween t- shirt. Please provide your t-shirt size when registering. This is a co – sponsored program between Christiansburg Parks Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg   Parks and Recreation Center at 540-382-2349.  Participants must pre-register. Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Aug. 26 - Sept. 27Tuesday, Oct. 41 p.m.$10 all inclusive


BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY                     

Additional Information: Stop by our Breast Cancer Awareness table and pick up information on the importance of early detection, self-exam. Register for our door prizes also.   

DateTimeTR/NR
Wednesday, Oct. 58 a.m. - 2 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Lobby


HALLOWEEN BINGO                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center -  Senior Activities Room  Additional Information: Join us for bingo, refreshments, and fun with your friends. This is a co – sponsored program between Christiansburg Parks Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Recreation Center Bring 4 quarters if you plan to play Bingo.   Pre-Register.    Minimum: 5   Maximum: 25

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Sept. 7 - Oct. 24Monday, Oct. 3111 a.m.$5; plus 4 quarters for prizes

 

HANDMADE CARD WORKSHOP                        

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room Additional Information:  Spend the afternoon making simple holiday cards. Fee includes all supplies.  This is a co – sponsored program between Christiansburg Parks Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Recreation CenterParticipants must pre-register.   Minimum: 4   Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Sept. 6 - Oct. 25Tuesday, Nov. 11 p.m.$10


MEAL PLANNING MADE EASY                       

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 2        Additional Info: Meal prep and planning can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Join me in a discussion about how to make meal planning easy and quick.  Meals don’t have to be hard work or expensive.   Minimum: 3         Maximum: 15

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 1 - Nov. 3Thursday, Nov. 105:30 - 6:30 p.m.$5/$10


THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON                        

Additional Information: Join us for our annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Enjoy spending time with friends and giving thanks. Menu: Turkey, dressing, gravy, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, rolls, dessert, and drinks.    Minimum: 10   Maximum: 50   Location: Multipurpose Room 2

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Sept. 7 - Nov. 11Thursday, Nov. 17Noon$8 pp


CAREGIVERS GUIDE TO WANDERING                       

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Lounge   Additional Info: This event will help caregivers identify aspects of behavioral considerations for persons living with dementia, considerations when wandering/exit-seeking is of concern. and measures that caregivers can implement prior to or when a wandering event occurs.  A light supper will be provided.  Pre - register.

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Sept. 7 - Nov. 10Thursday, Nov. 176 - 7:30 p.m.Free


HOLIDAY APPETIZERS                         

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Senior Kitchen.  Additional Information: With the holidays just around the corner, and not enough time in the day, join us for some easy last minute appetizers you can whip together for all those holiday gatherings. Participants will sample appetizers made during the program as well as recipes to take home. Fee includes ingredients for eppetizers.    Pre-register.   Minimum: 4    Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Oct. 10 - Nov. 15Tuesday, Nov. 2211 a.m.$10


GINGERBREAD HOUSE                     

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Information: Get creative with decorating your own gingerbread house. Fee includes all supplies.  Must Pre-register.   

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Oct. 18 - Nov. 28Monday, Dec. 51 p.m.$20


A LIVE WELL LIVED: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE                          

Additional Information: This session will highlight critical factors/issues for seniors to consider when planning for their future needs. This session will include an overview of the available long-term services and supports critical to advance planning for the financial, legal and personal care needs as we age. A light supper provided.     Pre-register.   

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Oct. 18 - Nov. 28Tues. Dec. 66 - 7:30 p.m.Free


CHRISTMAS BINGO                    

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities RoomAdditional Information:  Join us for Christmas bingo, snacks, and laughter. Participants are asked to bring a wrapped gift, not to be more than $5.  This is a co – sponsored program between Christiansburg Parks Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Recreation Center.   Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Oct. 18 - Dec. 6Monday, Dec. 1211 a.m. $5 plus wrapped $5 gift


BOOK SWAP                            

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1     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. From 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 1 - Dec. 7Monday, Dec. 124:30 - 5:30 p.m.$1 non-refundable


CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON                             

Additional Information: Join us for our annual Christmas luncheon, singing Christmas carols and have your picture taken with Santa Claus.  Menu: Ham, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, dessert, and drinks.  Minimum: 10   Maximum: 50    Location: Multipurpose Room 2

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 7 - Dec. 8Thursday, Dec. 15Noon$8 pp