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Senior Programs

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

Dec. 1 – Feb. 21

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.

$5/$10

Polar Bear Hike–Bissett Park

Flat

Dec. 1 – April 11

Tuesday, April 17

Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.

$6/$12

New River Trail – Pulaski

Flat


LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 

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.

Please review specific class dates included in each course description before you register.
Registration Begins January 8 at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearing

Start

Date


Class Name


Day


Time



Weeks


Location

March

12

Nurturing Pollinators: Planting for Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Monday

3 – 4:30

p.m.

6

VT Public Safety Bldg, 153


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

Dec. 11 – Mar. 14

18 & over

Wed. March 21

Leave Rec. Center at 11 a.m.

$5/$10

Romas Family Restaurant

Dec. 11 – Mar. 28

18 & over

Tuesday, April 3

Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.

$5/$10

Village Grill


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

Dec. 12 – Feb. 8

50 & over

Monday, Feb. 26

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

Dec. 12– Mar. 15

50 & over

Monday, Mar. 19

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

Dec. 12 – Apr. 12

50 & over

Monday, Apr. 16

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, March 10

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, April 14

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2


 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.

Date

Time

Fee

Monday, April 16

3 – 7 p.m.

FREE


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: . This will be a drive-thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Please put documents to be shredded in a box or plastic tote, limit 3 per car. BUSINESSES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE, INCLUDING HOME BASED BUSINESSES. 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.

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, April 17

3 – 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot


STAMPIN UP

Location: Radford Recreation Department.
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

Dec. 11 – March 8

50 and over

Thursday, March 15

10 a.m. – noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class


SUPPER CLUB

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

Dec. 11 – Mar. 15

18 & over

Friday, March 23

Leave Rec. Center at 4:15 p.m.

$5/$10

Mountain Lake Seafood Buffet


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

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Dec. 12 – March 2

50 & over

March 5

MW

9– 10 a.m.

$20/$40

6


EVENING TABATA

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi–Purpose Room 2
Minimum: 9       Maximum: 25
Additional Information: Tabata is one of the newest and most unique approaches to hit the fitness world with fantastic results! Tabata workouts are short in duration and designed to boost post-exercise caloric burn so your metabolism keeps burning long after the exercise is over. The class contains structured interval workouts using little to no equipment. Great class for all ages to get fit!

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Session II

Feb. 1

March 8

March 12

Mon/Wed.

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6


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


Jan. 3 – Apil 10


50 & over


April 16 & 17


Mon. & Tues


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$15 AARP Members

$20Non AARP Members



WELLNESS WORKSHOP

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Additional Information: Join us the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for a one-hour wellness workshop! Attendees will learn the skills needed to make healthy eating and regular physical activity a part of their lifestyle. Participants that attend all six workshops will receive a free biometric screening! MUST PRE–REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP
Minimum: 9          Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Topic

Dec. 11 – Feb. 27

18 & over

Thursday, March 1

6:30 p.m.

FREE

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Dec. 11 – March 28

18 & over

Thursday, April 5

6:30 p.m.

FREE

Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Dec. 11 – April 26

18 & over

Thursday, May 3

6:30 p.m.

FREE

Making Healthy Eating a Part of Your Total Lifestyle

Dec. 11 – May 24

18 & over

Thursday, June 7

6:30 p.m.

FREE

Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well



BOOK SWAP

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at least two days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 4 p.m. on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 – Feb. 21

Monday, Feb. 26

4 p.m.

$1 non–refundable



KEEPING YOUR BRAIN SMART

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center—Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Disease like Alzheimer’s and dementia develop as a result of complex interactions from a variety of factors – including lifestyle choices. Join us for a one—hour presentation about what you can do now to help reduce your risk and keep your brain sharp!
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – Feb. 13

18 & over

Tuesday, Feb. 20

6 – 7 p.m.

FREE; pre–register



FREEZER MEALS

Additional Info: We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we don’t always have time to fix breakfast. This class will offer you simple, healthy breakfast options that you can make ahead and freeze.
Pre–register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 6

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee


Dec. 11 – Feb 14


50 & over


Wednesday, Feb. 21


9 a.m.


$5/$10



NRV COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR 2018

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center– Gymnasium
Additional Information: Join us for our annual Senior Health fair co–sponsored with Radford University School of Nursing. There will be door prizes, raffles, health screenings and refreshments and beverages. Please note inclement weather date will be Thursday, March 1.

Date

Time

Thursday, Feb. 22

9 a.m. – noon


DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

Additional Information: Most people don’t like to talk about it, but having a GI problem is more common that you might think. digestive Disorders affect 60 to 70 million people and include a variety of diseases. Several disorders we will touch on include: gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), irritable bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease and diverticulitis.
Pre–register.
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – Feb. 21

50 &over

Tuesday, Feb. 27

10:15 a.m.

FREE



STROLLING BINGO

Additional Information: Put on your walking shoes and join us for this interactive game of bingo. Participants will play five rounds of bingo and then walk one lap around the track. Refreshments and drinks provided. This program is co–sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Pre–register.
Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – Feb. 13

50 & over

Wednesday, Feb. 28

11 a.m.

$4 + four quarters for prizes


MUSIC AND MEMORIES

Location: Radford Senior Center
Additional Information: Radford Senior Center will offer Music & with Good Samaritan Hospice at 1 p.m. Music is a thread that runs through life. Its impact is undeniable. Experience its transcending power through the eyes of “Henry,” an Alzheimer’s patient whose memories are awakened through a personalized music playlist. You’ll discover how you, too, have a deep emotional response to various music genres and how research is tapping into these memory/music connections to awaken the minds of those struggling with cognitive issues. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre–register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 5

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – Feb. 22

50 & over

Thursday, March 1

1 p.m.

FREE


SUNDAY BRUNCH

Location: Al’s on First in Pulaski
Additional Information: Enjoy a beautiful spring day with Sunday brunch at Al’s on First in Pulaski. The bountiful buffet features a caring bar and all of your favorites for breakfast and lunch. Salad and dessert bars, coffee, tea or juice. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks and recreation. Pre–register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – March 5

21 & over

Sunday, March 11

Leave Rec. Center at 10:15 a.m.

$40 all-inclusive


     BALANCING YOUR LIFE

Additional Info: A light-hearted approach to stress management, focusing on the importance of taking good care of your health so you can effectively manage stress. Pre–register.

    Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – March 7

21 & over

Wednesday, March 14

10:15 a.m.

FREE


ST. PATRICK'S DAY BINGO

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center—Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo. The following program is co–sponsored with Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre–register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Jan. 9 – March 13

50 & over

Friday, March 16

11 a.m.

$4 & four quarters for prizes



LUNCH AND LEARN: SGT. PHILLIP TONWNLEY, COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT;CPD

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center
Additional Information: Enjoy live music and light refreshments as we celebrate all things Emerald. The music will feature a wee bit of Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Please pre-register for this event so we can make ample arrangements for refreshments. The following program is co–sponsored with Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre–register.
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – March 15

50 & over

           Sunday, March 18

2 p.m.

FREE


BONE HEALTH/OSTEOPOROSIS 

Location: Recreation Center
Additional Information: 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

Dec. 11 – Mar. 28

21 & over

Wednesday, April 4

10:15 a.m.

FREE



WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT TOUR

Additional Info: The Town of Christiansburg Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) and collection system are critical parts of the Town infrastructure and play an essential role in providing many of the services necessary for daily life in Christiansburg. Every day the collection system collects over 2.5 million gallons of wastewater from citizens and businesses and transports it through a series of pipes and pump stations to the WWTF. The WWTF is designed to treat 6 million gallons per day (MGD) and a peak of 15 MGD. The WWTF operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to treat wastewater and discharge a high–quality effluent (reclaimed water) to the New River. The treatment system utilizes physical, microbiological, chemical, and biosolids processes to remove organics, nutrients, and disinfect harmful bacteria, viruses and protozoa. This tour will provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at the different treatment processes utilized every day to treat wastewater within the Town. Pre–register.
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee


Dec. 11 – March 29


21 & over


Friday, April 6


9:30 – 11: 30 a.m.


FREE


SPRINGTIME BINGO

Location: Montgomery County Community Center
Additional Info: Celebrate springtime with Candy Bar Bingo. Participants should bring two full-size, wrapped candy bars to be used as bingo prizes and a dish to share for the lunchroom. This program is co–sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre—register.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee


Dec. 11 – April 3


50 & over


Tuesday, April 10


11 a.m.


FREE


FATS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Location: Senior Activities Room
Speaker: Carey Peerman, MBA, BSN-RN, LNHA, FACHE Director, Healthcare management; Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic.
Additional Info: Dietary fat is necessary for healthy body and function, but too much or the wrong kind can lead to health problems. In discussing fats, we will talk about the good fats, the bad fats and how they impact your health. Pre—register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – April 17

50 & over

Tuesday, April 24

10:15 a.m.

FREE


STAFF VS SENIORS POOL TOURNAMENT

Additional Info: Sharpen your pool skills as we bring back the staff vs. seniors pool tournament. Refreshments and drinks provided.
Pre–register.
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – April 17

50 and over

Tuesday, April 24

10: a.m.

FREE


     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 value. Minimum: 2          Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 – April 18

18 & over

Tuesday, April 24

6 – 8 p.m.

FREE



SPRINGTIME LUAU

Location: Meadowbrook Library
Additional Info: How low can you go? Celebrate spring with lots of games and fun at the Meadowbrook Library. Wear your festive tropical attire and come join the fun. Light refreshments will be served. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre—register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee


Dec. 11 – April 17


50 & over


Tuesday, April 25


2 p.m.


FREE; see note in additional information