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
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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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 - 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


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


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