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Senior Programs

Trip Takers-A-Blast From the Past

Mileage for each senior trip taker will be logged in after each trip. At the end of the year, the senior who has traveled the most miles will be awarded a prize. The winner will be announced at our annual luncheon in January.

Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T. Council

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

Lions Club

50 and over

Tuesday, September 20

1:30 p.m.

Montgomery Sheriff’s Office

Shred-a-thon

50 and over

Tuesday, October 18

3 - 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec. Center parking lot

Triad Meeting

50 and over

Tuesday, November 15

1:30 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec. Center Classroom 2

Christmas Lunch

50 and over

Tuesday, December 20

11 a.m.

Holiday Inn-beside Walmart, Christiansburg

Connections Seminars

Additional Info: Warm Hearth Village and the Warm Hearth Foundation are pleased to host Connections, a series focused
on 
connecting you with financial, legal, health care and everyday resources in your community.  All seminars will be held at the Village Center at Warm Hearth Village.  Connections is free and open the public.  For directions or reservation information call 443-3406 or visit www.retire.org.  
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 10

            Location: Village Center at Warm Hearth    

Date

Time

Topic

Speakers

Wednesday, September 14

2 p.m.

Healthy Mouth-Happy Smile Complete Dental Care for the Retirement Years

Dr. Christopher Huff, DDS

Thursday, October 13

10 a.m.

Investing in an Election Year-First Citizens Bank

Adam W. Workman, Assistant VP, Financial Sales Manager II

Sara R. Bohn, CFP, CLU, Senior Financial Advisor

Thursday, November 10

10 a.m.

Appalachian Power -Energy Efficiency Tips

Zack Baxon, Coordinator/Energy Efficiency      Alternative Energy Initiatives                                                                                                                                       

Flu Shots-Rite Aid Pharmacy

Provider: Rite Aid Pharmacy
Additional Information: 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. Walk-ins welcome.  Exact cash or check only.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Front Lobby

Date

Time

Cost

Tuesday, October 11

9 - 11a.m.

FREE WITH MEDICARE PART B,  see additional information above

Tuesday, October 18

4 - 6 p.m.

FREE WITH MEDICARE PART B,  see additional information above

Flu Shots-Walmart Pharmacy

Provider: Walmart Pharmacy
Additional Information: FREE 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.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Front Lobby

Date

Time

Cost

Thursday, October 6

9 - 11 a.m.

FREE WITH MEDICARE PART B,  see additional information above

Thursday, October 20

10a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE WITH MEDICARE PART B,  see additional information above

Tuesday, October 25

5 - 7p.m.

FREE WITH MEDICARE PART B,  see additional information above

Hikes

Eligibility:  Ages 18 and over
Additional Info: 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: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Difficulty

Sept. 1-Oct. 6

Monday, Oct. 10

Leave Rec. Center @ 9 a.m.

$7/$14

New River Trail

Flat

Sept. 1-Oct. 27

Wednesday, Nov. 2

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

$7/$14

Greenway Park

Flat

Sept. 1-Dec. 14

Monday, Dec. 19

Leave Rec. Center @ 10 a.m.

$5/$10

Jingle Bell Hike - TBA

TBA

Lifelong Learning Institute Fall 2016 Courses

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.

Most classes will begin the week of October 3; Backpacking begins September 27 and iPad begins October 31. Thursday classes will not meet on October 20 due to space conflicts with the VT-Miami football game. Please review specific class dates included in each course description before you register.

Registration Begins September 7 at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearing

Start Date

Class Name

Instructor

Day

Time

Weeks

Location

Sept 27

Backpacking for Age 50+ Note: There will be a 2 day trip Oct. 7-8

Reisinger & Skinner

Tuesdays

3:30 - 5 p.m.

2

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 3

Living Well to the End Creating a Better End-of-Life Path

Campbell, Smusz, Niles

Mondays

9 - 11 a.m.

6

Blacksburg Presbyterian Church

Oct. 3

Drawing from Observation

Scully Boucher

Mondays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

4

Community Arts Information Office CAIO

Oct. 3

The NRV Livability Initiative

Wirgau

Mondays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

4

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 3

Appreciating John McPhee

Metz

Mondays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

4

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 31

iPad for Beginners

Rude

Mondays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

3

Corporate Research Center

Oct. 3

Presidential Selection: Theory & Development

Pearson

Mondays

1 - 2:30 p.m.

6

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 3

How to Collect Everything

Miller

Mondays

3 - 4:30 p.m.

4

Miller off Main Gallery

Oct. 3

Wine Appreciation

Horst Vintage Cellar

Mondays

3 - 4:30 p.m.

6

Horst Vintage Cellar

Oct. 4

The Arab Spring: Causes, Developments & Consequences

Ochsenwald

Tuesdays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

6

German Club

Oct. 4

Sounds of the South

Straw

Tuesdays

1 - 2:30 p.m.

6

German Club

Oct. 4

Relief printmaking

Ghezzi

Tuesdays

1 - 4 p.m.

6

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Oct. 4

Virginia Woolf

Squires

Tuesdays

1:30 - 3 p.m.

6

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 5

VT Class Sampler

 

Wednesdays

9 - 10 a.m.

6

Warm Hearth

Oct. 5

Portrait Painting

Pace, Berkeley

Wednesdays

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

6

Blacksburg Community Ctr

Oct. 5

Rise and Fall of Vaudeville

Distler

Wednesdays

10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

4

Warm Hearth

Oct. 5

Simple Ways to Improve Your Financial Well being

Williams & Coake

Wednesdays

1 - 2:30 p.m.

4

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 6

Global Change The Science of Physical & Biological Global Changes

 

Thursdays

9 - 10:30 p.m.

6

German Club

Oct. 6

Rich History of Montgomery County

McClintock

Peterson

Thursdays

10 - 11:30 a.m.

6

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 6

Editorial Cartoons and the Presidential Election 2016

Sewell

Thursdays

1 - 2:30 p.m.

6

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 6

Capital Punishment in America

Call & Atwell

Thursdays

3 - 4:30 p.m.

6

VT Public Safety Bldg.

Oct. 7

Ethical Dilemmas in Life or Death Medical Decisions

Benoit

Fridays

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

4

Corporate Research Center

Oct. 14

Oil Painting Basics

Stephens

Fridays

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

6

Blacksburg Community Center

Lifelong Learning Institute Fall 2016 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.

Registration Begins September 7 at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearing

Date

Event Title

Day

Time

Location

Sept 29

Call 911! Call 911!

Presentation and tour of new Rescue Squad Facility

Thursday

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

EMT Bldg. on Patrick Henry Drive

Oct. 4

Anger, Frustration and the 2016 Presidential Election

Panel Discussion, co-sponsored by League of Women Voters

Tuesday

7 - 8:30 p.m.

German Club

Oct. 12

South Pacific Preview with  Artistic Director Scott Williamson

Wednesday

6 - 7 p.m.

The Cube, Moss Arts Center

Oct. 14

Preserving History Field Trip to Ingles Ferry Farm- Field Trip with owner/expert talks

Friday

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Ingles Farm, Radford

Oct. 21

Don Giovanni Preview- Pre-performance talk for HD Live opera at Regal

Friday

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

P. Buckley Moss Gallery   223 Gilbert St. Blacksburg, Va.

Nov. 2

How to Protect Yourself from Scams Online, on the Phone or Anywhere

Wednesday

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Warm Hearth Village Ctr

Nov. 4

A Galactic Experience at Radford University’s New Planetarium

Friday

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Radford university Campus

Nov. 7

Case Studies in Terrorism-Lecture

Monday

1 - 2:30 p.m.

German Club

Nov. 9

Going Out Green-Lecture

Wednesday

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Warm Hearth Village Ctr.

Nov. 11

Blacksburg History, The Middle Years 1774-1862-Lecture

Friday

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Warm Hearth Village Ctr.

Nov. 14

Resistance Training-A More Effective Way to Improve Health for Older Adults-Lecture

Monday

3 - 4:30 p.m.

153 Public Safety Bldg.

Nov. 15

Blacksburg History, The Middle Years 1774-1862- Repeat Lecture from Nov. 11

Tuesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Alexander Black House

Nov. 16

Life Reimagined Workshop

Wednesday

1 - 3 p.m.

Corporate Research Ctr.  1880 Pratt Drive, Suite 2018

Nov. 18

Enjoying eBooks and Audio books on your Apple Device with OverDrive-

Hands on demo/instruction

Friday

2 - 4 p.m.

Blacksburg Public Library

Dec. 5

Smithfield Holiday Tea

Monday

3 - 4 p.m.

Smithfield Plantation

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

Ends August 30

18 & over

Tuesday, September 6

Leave Rec. Center @ 11 a.m.

$7/$14

Blue Apron, Salem, VA

Sept. 6-Sept. 28

18 & over

Monday, October 3

Leave Rec. Center @ 10 a.m.

$7/$14

Chili’s , Princeton, WV

Sept. 6-Nov. 9

18 & over

Wednesday, Nov. 16

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

$7/$14

Roanoke Market

Sept. 6- Dec. 14

18 & over

Thursday, Dec. 22

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

$7/$14

Cheddars, Roanoke, VA

Mondays at the Movie @ Christiansburg Recreation Center

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

TR/NR

Location

September 6-September 15

50 and over

Monday, September 19

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE

Conference Rm

September 6-October 12

50 and over

Monday, October 17

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE

Conference Rm

September 6-November 16

50 and over

Monday, November 21

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE

Conference Rm

September 6-December 16

50 and over

Monday, December 19

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE

Conference Rm

Medicare Decisions Made Easy

Additional Info: 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
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 12

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

50 and over

Saturday, September 10

10 a.m.

FREE

Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, October 8

10 a.m.

FREE

Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, November 12

10 a.m.

FREE

Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, December 10

10 a.m.

FREE

Classroom 2

Shred-A-Thon

Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, 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 is  a drive thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed.  No businesses please. Papers to be shredded  must be in  a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags .

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, October 18

3 - 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking lot

Stampin Up

When registering please check to see if transportation will be provided.
Additional Info: Spend time relaxing and making handmade cards to give to the special people in your lives.
Locations: Radford Recreation Department.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

August 1-Sept. 8

50 and over

Thursday, Sept. 15

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$12 to be paid to instructor at class

Sept. 6-Oct. 12

50 and over

Thursday, Oct. 20

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$12 to be paid to instructor at class

Sept. 6- Nov. 10

50 and over

Thursday, Nov. 17

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$12 to be paid to instructor at class

Sept. 6- Dec. 8

50 and over

Thursday, Dec. 15

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$12 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

Sept. 6- November 15

18 & over

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Leave Rec Center @ 3:15 p.m.

$6/$12

Harbor Inn Seafood, Salem, Va.

Gentle Tai Chi

Additional Information: Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being.  We use gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level.  Medical studies confirm the Tai Chi Program relives pain, reduces falls and improves quality of life.
Instructor: Chris Saeger, Certified Instructor
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

August 22- September 6

50 and over

September 13

T/TH

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6

September 6- November 1

50 and over

November 8

T/TH

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6

Keep Balanced

Minimum: 12        Maximum: 25          Weeks: 6
Additional Information: This balance program will improve your flexibility, increase muscle strength and improve your ability to respond more quickly to movement.  Those three components will keep you safer on your feet and help prevent falls.  Various equipment and light weights will be used. Pre-register.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center -Multipurpose Rm 2

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

Ends Sept. 6

50 and over

September 13

T/TH

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$20/$40

6

Mini Session

50 and over

November 8

T/TH

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$20/$40

6

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.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center -Multipurpose Rm 2
Minimum: 12        Maximum: 25         

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

Sept. 6-Oct. 12

50 and over

Monday, Oct. 17

MW

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

$20/$40

6

Mini Session

50 and over

TBA

MW

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

TBA

6

Tabata

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
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 after 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!
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Multi-Purpose Room 2
Minimum: 9          Maximum: 25

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

Session I

Aug. 29

Sept. 23

Sept. 28

Wed/Fri.

10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

$20/$40

6

Winter

TBA

TBA

TBA

Wed/Fri.

10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

$20/$40

6

Lifelong Screening

Additional Information: Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Christiansburg Recreation Center on 9/16/2016.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

Eligibility

Date

Time

Location

Ages 50 & over

Friday, Sept. 16

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MPRM 2

AARP Driver Safety Program

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

Ends Sept. 12

Ages 50 and over

Sept. 19 & 20

Monday & Tuesday

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$12 AARP Members

$14.Non AARP Members

Sept. 6-Sept. 23

Ages 50 and over

Oct. 3 & 4

Monday & Tuesday

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$12 AARP Members

$14.Non AARP Members

Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory

Additional Info: The Hanging Rock Observatory has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, and falcon and osprey migration along the bird’s 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 Ends

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 15

21 and over

Thursday, Sept. 22

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$10/$20

WVA

Falls Prevention Awareness Day Fair

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.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

50 and over

Thursday, September 22

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE, pre-register

Step On It! Walking Program

Additional Info: Christiansburg Recreation Department is partnering with Gentiva Home Health with their Step On It! A Senior Wellness Program.  Participants that register will receive a pedometer, weekly walking dairy as well as other goodies.  This is a FREE program.  Join us for a healthy breakfast and learn more about this NEW program. PRE-REGISTER.
Locations: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 50

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6- Sept. 26

50 and over

Tuesday, October 4

9 a.m.

FREE, pre-register

Breakfast on the Grill

Additional Info: Come out and join us for simple and delicious recipes for making breakfast on the grill.   PRE-REGISTER.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Patio
Minimum:5           Maximum: 15                                                                                                            

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6- Sept. 26

21 and over

Friday, October 7

8:30 a.m.

$6/$12

Healthy Diabetic Friendly Snacks

Additional Information: Enjoy a discussion of healthy snack alternatives.  A few snacks will be prepared for sampling! 
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Kitchen
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1-Oct. 6

Ages 18 and over

Monday, October 10

6 - 7:30 p.m.

$5/$10 Must Pre-Register

What’s All the Hype About Drones!

Additional Info: Unmanned aerial Vehicle (UAV) commonly known as a Drone originated mostly in military applications but their use is expanding commercially, scientifically, recreationally and other applications.  Join Matt Weinberger, owner/videographer of Night fire Productions for an interesting and informative demonstration.  PRE-REGISTER.
Locations: Blacksburg Community Center
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6- Sept. 26

50 and over

Tuesday, October 11

Leave Rec. Center @ 12:15 p.m.

FREE, pre-register

CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Course

Additional Information: Become certified in CPR & First Aid with Lisa Bass, American Red Cross Instructor. This course is designed to help you acquire the skills you will need to effectively respond in an emergency situation. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US, CPR helps to provide critical blood flow to the brain until professional help arrives. You will learn Adult CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to respond to choking victims and basic first aid.  
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Classroom 2
Minimum: 3          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1-Oct. 3

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, October 11

4 - 9 p.m.

$45

What is a Home Energy Audit & How Can it Help Me

Additional Information: The Value of Home Energy Improvements
Learn the basics of a home energy assessment and how it can reveal cost-effective opportunities to improve the comfort and air quality of your home, while reducing your monthly costs and energy use. BPI certified building analyst Chris Nicholson will explain the inspection and testing process of a home energy audit (assessment) and review common solutions, tips and easy DIY projects that really make a difference. Plus, information and sign-up opportunity for free energy saving products to AEP customers and other incentives that make this Fall the time to have energy saving work done at your home.
Check out their website at: www.wecheckenergy.com Pre-Register.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room
Presenter: Chris Nicholson, We Check Energy Company
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6-October 5

50 and over

Wednesday, October 12

10:15 a.m.

FREE

The Only Place to Know-Christiansburg, VA

Additional Information: Changes are taking place daily, from new buildings to expanding trails.  This program will help inform participants whether a new resident to Christiansburg or a lifelong resident by providing them with information they need to know from the town’s citizen alert program to senior lock box and everything in between.  We will meet at the Recreation Department before departing for a driving tour of Christiansburg.  Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. PRE-REGISTER.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 16        

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6- Oct. 6

50 & over

Friday, October 14

9 a.m.

FREE, participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch

Open Enrollment for Medicare

Additional Info: 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 2017. 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.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activity Room         

Dates

Eligibility

Time

fee

Mondays, October 15-December 7

50 and over

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FREE, must schedule apt., no walk-ins

Vin Etching

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

Date

Time

TR/NR

Monday, October 17

3 - 7 p.m.

FREE

Medicare Part D

Additional Information: What’s New? When can I enroll or change my plan? These and other important questions and information on plan changes and deadlines will be presented by Deena Flinchum, VICAP Counselor with NRV Agency on Aging.  Deena will discuss ways to get coverage, learn what the drug plan covers, the types of costs you’ll pay in a Medicare drug plan and how Part D works with other insurance.  A fun game of “Tell All” will be played following presentation and enter for a chance to win door prizes.  Bring a dish to share for the luncheon.  Pre-register
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6-Oct. 17

 50 & over

Tuesday, October 18

Leave Rec Center @ 10:15 a.m.

FREE, pre-register see note above

Understanding X-Rays, CT Scans and Ultrasounds

Additional Info:  This seminar will help participants have a better understanding of why and what these test are used for and the difference between them.  PRE-REGISTER.
Location: Christiansburg Rec Center - Senior Activities room
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 15                                                                                                            

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6- Sept. 26

50and over

TBA

10:15 a.m.

FREE

Walk-A-Thon
Additional Information: Join RSVP volunteers in the 8th Annual Walk-A-Thon, all proceeds will go to purchase basic household and personal care items for 210 homebound seniors in the New River Valley.  T-shirts and goody bags will be given to all walkers and lunch will be provided. To participate, call RSVP at 382-5775 to register and obtain sponsor sheets. Pre-Register.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Track       

Registration Deadline

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

October 10

50 & over

Thursday, October 20

10 a.m.

FREE

Courthouse/Sheriff’s Office Tour and Lunch

Additional Information: Our day will start with a tour of the courthouse followed by touring the newly opened Sheriff’s Office and Public Safety Building ending with lunch. CELLPHONES, WEAPONS, INCLUDING POCKET KNIVES WILL NEED TO BE LEFT IN YOUR CAR. UPON ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE EVERYONE WILL GO THRU A SECURITY SCREENING.  There will be walking involved please keep this in mind when registering. Pre-register
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 6- October 18

50  & over

Monday, Oct. 24

Leave Rec Center @ 8:45 a.m.

FREE, pre-register

Caregivers Guide to Wandering

Additional Info: Wandering is a constant concern for those who care for people with dementia. Join us for this informative program on how to keep your loved one at home longer and give you peace of mind.  Light dinner provided. Call 540-328-2349 to register.
Location: Pulaski Senior Center
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 30

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Sept. 6-Oct. 17

21 and over

Tuesday, October 25

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

FREE, pre-register

Pulaski Senior Center

Fall Luncheon

Additional Information: A time for great food and fun- Baked spaghetti, drinks and salad will be provided.  Please bring a dessert or bread to share.  For those wanting extra fun, bingo will start at 2:00PM.  Please bring 4 quarters for prize money.  Pre-Register.
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6-October 20

50 and over

Thursday, October 27

Leave Rec. Center @ 11:15 a.m.

FREE, pre-register

Halloween Bingo

Additional Information: Join us for bingo, refreshments and fun with your friends.  Bring 4  quarters if you plan to play Bingo.  Pre-Register.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 6-Oct. 26

50 and over

Monday, October 31

11 a.m.

$4

Free Vein Screening

Additional Information: If you have varicose veins, your legs may feel tired, restless, heavy, or have cramps.   Standing or sitting may worsen your symptoms over time and you may also experience leg cramps.  Join our Carilion Clinic vascular surgeon for a free presentation and vein screening to determine your risk factors.  Please wear loose fitting clothing - shorts are best.  Participants must pre-register by calling Carilion Clinic at 1-800-422-8482.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 2/Senior Activities Room

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Oct. 25

18 and over

Tuesday, November 1

5 - 7 p.m.

FREE -Must pre-register

 

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

Location

18 and over

Wednesday, November 2

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

$15

Christiansburg Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room

Waffle Iron Cooking

Additional Information: Waffle Irons are not just for cooking waffles anymore.  Join Tammy and Pam as we show you other foods you can cook on there as well.  Great for small kitchens or dorm rooms too!
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen
Minimum: 3          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1-Nov. 2

18 & over

Wednesday, November 2

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$6/$12

National Fun with Fondue Month

Additional Information: Join us for bingo and Fondue.  Bring 4 quarters for bingo prizesPre-Register.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room                      
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Oct. 3-Nov. 15

50 and over

Tuesday, November 22

11 a.m.

$4

Adult Coloring

Additional Information: Who doesn’t like to color? “Coloring mandalas is a peaceful pastime used by a variety of people and institutions to heal the mind and body”.  Mandala coloring is being used in nursing home settings, elementary schools, cancer facilities as well as mental health institutes across the country.  Whether you prefer colored pencils, crayons or markers; adult coloring is the newest craze.  Coloring is a great way to relax, socialize and chit chat with others while coloring.  The coloring materials will be provided or you may bring your own.  Pre-Register.
Location: Radford Recreation Center
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Oct. 3-Nov. 25

50and over

Wednesday, November 30

10 a.m.

FREE, pre-register

Christmas Bingo

Additional Information: Join us for some bingo fun, festive snacks and socializing.  Bring 4 quarters for prizes. Pre-Register.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Senior Activities Room
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Nov. 1-Dec. 1

50 and over

Friday, December 9

11 a.m.

$4

Holiday Fun

Additional Information: Join in a bit of holiday fun as Southern Care hosts the popular lima bean auction.  This fun auction will feature Kathleen, a “certified Southern Care lima bean auctioneer” who will give each participant a bank of lima beans to bid with.  Items for auction may include personal care items, food items and some fun holiday items.  Pretty much anything someone may find useful and want to bid on!  Enjoy this fun, competitive event as you plan your strategy to acquire unique items in the auction.  Bring your favorite holiday treat to share with others. Pre-Register.
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Nov. 1-Dec.  8

50 and over

Monday, December 12

Leave the Rec. Center at 12:15 p.m.

FREE, pre-register

Holiday High Tea

Additional Information:    Get in the festive spirit at the Palisades Restaurants annual “Holiday High Tea”. Enjoy tasty pastries, scones, cookies and finger sandwiches while sipping on delicious tea. Price includes: transportation food, tea, taxes and gratuity.
Location: Palisades Restaurant-Eggleston, VA.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 16

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Nov. 28

18 and over

Tuesday, December 6

Leave the Rec. Center at 12:15 p.m.

$23

Book Swap

Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 - 5 p.m. at least 2 days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 5:15PM on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 1

 Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Sept. 1-Dec. 7

Tuesday, December 13

5:15 p.m.

$1 non-refundable

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