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Senior Programs

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

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 1:30pm at the Christiansburg Recreation Center; meetings are open to all senior citizens to attend. For additional information please contact Tammy Caldwell, Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, 540-382-2349, ext. 2003, Nathan Delp CPD Crime Prevention Specialist, 540-382-3131, Master Deputy Chris Lucas 540-382-6915 ext. 44415 or Kemvia Adams-Bush, Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, 540-382-6975.

Program

Eligibility

Date

Time

Location

Senior Care Fair

50 and over

Tuesday, May 17

8:30AM-12NOON

Christiansburg Recreation Center

New Law Changes

50 and over

Tuesday, June 21

11:00AM

Meadowbrook Community Ctr

Senior Citizens Police Academy

50 and over

M-F July 18-22

9:00AM-3:00PM

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Triad Summer Picnic

50 and over

Tuesday, August 16

11:00AM

Mid County Park

Lions Club Presentation

50 and over

Tuesday, September 20

1:30PM

Christiansburg Recreation Center


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

April 1-May 20

Thursday, May 26

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:00AM

$7/$14

New River Trail - Draper

Flat

April 1- July 19

Tuesday, July 26

Leave Rec. Center @ 8:30AM

$5/$10 includes transportation back

Huckleberry Trail

8 mile hike, water stop on the way

April 1- Aug. 18

Thursday, Aug. 25

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:30AM

$8/$16 Includes: Silver Turtle Lunch at Rec. Center

Pandapas Pond

Flat


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 lunches (+ the movie on April 12).
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 4-May 4

18 & over

Wednesday, May 11

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Isabella’s Lynchburg, VA

April 4-June 7

18 & over

Tuesday, June 14

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Billy’s Barn – Salem, VA

April 4-July 20

18 & over

Thursday, July 28

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:00AM

$7/$14

Stuart Family Restaurant

April 4-Aug. 12

18 & over

Monday,August 22

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Annie Moores Irish Pub


Mystery Movie and Muchies

Additional Info: Join us for Mystery movies and refreshments. This program is FREE, pre-register by the Monday before each movie.
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 6-May 11

50 and over

Monday, May 16

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-June 6

50 and over

Monday, June 13

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-August 10

50 and over

Monday, August  15

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-September 14

50 and over

Monday, September 19

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm


Stampin Up

Locations: Radford Recreation Department. 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.
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-May 12

50 and over

Thursday, May 19

10:00AM-12:00NOON

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

May 2-June 9

50 and over

Thursday, June 16

10:00AM-12:00NOON

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

June 1-July 7

50 and over

Thursday, July 14

10:00AM-12:00NOON

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

July 5- August 11

50 and over

Thursday, August 18

10:00AM-12:00NOON

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

August 1-Sept. 8

50 and over

Thursday, Sept. 15

10:00AM-12:00NOON

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

Supper Club 

Additional Info: Join us as we travel to various restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own dinner.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 4-May 5

18 & over

Friday, May 13

Leave the Rec. Center at 4:30PM

$5/$10

Mountain View Italian Kitchen - Ironto

April 4-Aug. 16

18 & over

Wednesday, August 24

Leave the Rec. Center at 4:00PM

$7/$14

La Petite Fondue



Chair Yoga

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi-Purpose Room 1     
Additional Information: Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 12                                                                                                                                           

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Days of the Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

April 4- April 28

50 and over

Monday, May 2

M/W

7:15AM

$35/$55

6

May 9-June 29

50 and over

Wednesday, July 6

M/W

7:15AM

$35/$55

6

July 11-August 22

50 and over

Monday, Aug. 29

M/W

7:15AM

$35/$55

6


Tai Chi for Arthritis

Additional Information: Studies have shown tai chi to be effective in relieving pain, improving physical ability and balance. Tai Chi helps increase flexibility, strengthens muscles and improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Pre-register.
Instructor: Chris Saeger, Certified Instructor. Please note the May 24 session will only be a 4 week session.
Minimum: 10     Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

April 4-May 17

50 and over

May 24

T/TH

1:00PM-2:00PM

$25/$50

4

May 24-July 5 

50 and over

July 12

T/TH

1:00PM-2:00PM

$35/$55

6

July 5-August 24

50 and over

August 30

T/TH

1:00PM-2:00PM

$35/$55

6


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

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

April 4-April 27

Monday, May 2

M W

9:00AM-10:00AM

$20/$40

6

May 2-June 29

Monday, July 11

M W

9:00AM-10:00AM

$20/$40

6

June 6- August 15

Monday, August 29

M W

9:00AM-10:00AM

$20/$40

6


CarFit Education Class

Location: Christiansburg Parks and Recreation
Additional Information: Virginia’s older drivers can improve their safety by ensuring that their personal automobile is properly adjusted to fit them correctly by attending a local CarFit event. In this class, drivers will receive education on the proper adjustment of the side and rear view mirrors for blind spots, safety belt, head restraint, steering wheel height and controls, including turn signals, emergency flashers, parking brake, horn and headlights. Pre-Register  
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 4 – April 28

Ages 50 and over

Friday, May 6

10:00AM-10:45 AM classroom discussion

11:00AM, optional CarFit Checkup

$45



CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Course

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 2        
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.  
Minimum: 3   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 1-May 3

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, May 10

4:00-8:00PM

$45


Candy Bar Bingo

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center
Additional Information: Bingo is a fun game that never goes out of style and we will add a chocolate twist for this fun spring celebration.. Each participant brings two wrapped, full sized candy bars to be placed in the prize pool. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon.  Depart recreation center at 10:15AM Please indicate if you will need transportation to program when registering.
Pre-register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-May 5

50 and over

Friday, May 13

11:00AM-1:00PM

See note above


Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T. Senior Care Fair

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Gymnasium            

Additional Information: The Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T Council will be sponsoring its annual Senior Care Fair. The care fair is open to any senior citizen or those interested in issues involving seniors. Local agencies, businesses and organizations that provide services to senior citizens will be on site as exhibitors. Door prizes donated by exhibitors will be given through the day. For more information or to participate as an exhibitor, please contact: Tammy Caldwell, 540-382-2349 or .  Exhibitors must contribute a door prize valued at $25 to be given away day of fair there will also be a $25 vendor fee.


Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-May 15

50 and over

Tuesday, May 17

8:30AM-12NOON

Free to the public



Raising Backyard Chickens

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 25
Additional Information: Are you interested in learning more about raising your own backyard chickens? Here is a great opportunity for you! The workshop will focus on:

-          The new “Urban Agriculture” ordinance, what is allowed?

-          How to raise backyard chickens.

-          What it takes for chickens to thrive (nutrition and shelter)

-          Egg shelter

-          Questions and answers

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-May 13

Thursday, May 19

6:00-8:00PM

$5



Healthy Grocery Store Tour

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 9
Additional Information:  Join Shenika Dillard, Community Health Educator from Carilion in this informative seminar on how to read food labels, benefits of shopping the perimeter of the grocery store and money saving tips.

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4- May 16

Monday, May 23

6:00-8:00PM

$3/$6


Salad Swap

Additional Info: Bring in your favorite salad and recipe to share and swap with others.  Information will be available regarding nutritional benefits of salads and how to make tasteful and nutritious ingredient swaps.
Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 4-May 17

21 and over

Tuesday, May 24

11:00AM

$6/$12

CDPR


LifeLine Screening

Location: MPRM 2                              
Additional Information: To schedule an appointment go to: www.lifelinescreening.com

Eligibility

Date

Time

Ages 50 & over

Monday, May 30

9:00AM-4:00PM



Court House/Sheriff's Office Tour and Lunch

Additional Information: Our day will start with a tour of the court house 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

April 4- May 24

Ages 21 & over

Tuesday, May 31

Meet @ Sheriff Office Parking Lot 10am

FREE, pre-register


Recipe Rehab

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Kitchen
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8
Additional Information:  Join us as we show you how to prepare your favorite food healthier.  Must Pre-register

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-May 25

Thursday, June 2

6:00-8:00PM

$6/$12



Adult Coloring

Location: Radford Recreation Center
Additional Information: Who doesn’t like to color?  Whether you prefer colored pencils, crayons or markers; adult coloring is the newest craze.   A great way to relax, socialize and chit chat with others while coloring.  We will provide all coloring materials, colored pencils, crayons and markers.  Coffee and donuts will be served.  Transportation provided.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-June 23

50 and over

Wednesday, June 29

10:00AM-12NOON

FREE, pre-register


Birthday Celebration

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                                
Additional Information: Join in some old-fashioned fun with games and refreshments to celebrate that special day in each of our lives. Enjoy a fun game of bingo and other fun games to win prizes.  Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. We will provide ice cream and cake. Transportation provided, seating is limited.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 4-July 6

50 and over

Tuesday, July 12

11:00AM-1:00PM

Free, see note above



Genealogy Class

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                  
Additional Information: The class will be focused on internet resources for searching one's ancestors.   The class will have 1 hour of lecture and half hour of trying to answer specific questions. We will cover birth, death and marriage records from several sources as well as a brief discussion on the importance of DNA testing.  Participants can bring their own laptop or tablet to use during the class. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Weeks

June 6-July 6

21 and over

Wednesday, July 13

11:00AM-1:00PM

$15/$30

4



Summer Bingo

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: Join us for a game of bingo and cool refreshing summer time refreshments. Bring $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes.  pre-register

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-July  21

50 and over

Friday, July 29

11:00AM

$4/$8


Concert and Ice Cream Social

Location: Bisset Park, Radford
Additional Information: Radford Senior Center will offer a free concert featuring Cadillac Ranch Band and an Ice Cream Social at Shelter #1 in Bisset Park.  Please bring an ice cream topping of your choice to share with others.  Concert will begin at the Gazebo at 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m., chairs will be provided.  Transportation not provided.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-July 29

50 and over

Tuesday, August 2

6:00PM

FREE, pre-register


Potluck and Cornhole

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center, picnic shelter area
Additional Info: Corn hole is all about having a good time. Experienced or not, come and have fun in our social tournament with fun, food and plenty of corn hole. Bring a dish to share for the brunch.  Transportation provided, seating limited.
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-August 3

50 and over

Tuesday, August 9

Leave Rec. Center @ 8:15AM

FREE, see note above


Book Swap

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8-5:00PM 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.

 Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1- August 9

Monday, August 15

5:15PM

$1 non-refundable



Evening Blood Pressure Screening/Informational Table

Sponsored By: Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Lobby
Additional Information: Do you know your numbers?  Blood pressure consists of two numbers.  Your systolic pressure measures the pressure of blood against artery walls when the heart pumps blood out during a heartbeat, while the diastolic pressure measures the same pressure between heartbeats when the heart fills with blood.  Both of these numbers are important and just because one is normal doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.  Come get checked!

  Date

Time

TR/NR

Monday, August 22

Between 5:00-7:00PM

FREE



A Life Well Lived Workshop

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi-Purpose Room 2                     
Additional Information: Unfortunately, most folks delay making their final arrangements until the need is at hand, which means making some of the most important decisions of their or a loved one’s life at the worst possible time.  One of the many reasons people put off making this decision is that they don’t realize all of the choices that have to be made.  The result is that they are making choices without being prepared whatsoever.  Join us for this informative presentation and get your questions answered by qualified professionals in the field Refreshments provided. Pre-register

Speakers: Janet Brennan, Agency on Aging, Cindy Turner,  Family Services Counselor, Memorial Gardens of the NRV
Minimum: 25 Maximum: 50

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

May 2-August 17

21 and over

Thursday, Aug. 25

6:00PM-8:00PM

FREE, pre-register


Fall Into Flu Season

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center
Additional Info: Influenza is a serious disease. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu and spread it to others. Learn how the vaccines work, what kinds of vaccines are available, what actions you can take to fight the flu.  Discussion will also take place about the shingles vaccine, pneumococcal pneumonia vaccinations.  Enjoy a fun game of bingo and win some interesting prizes.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 9  

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-August 29

50 and over

Thursday, Sept. 1

Leave Rec. Center @ 8:15AM

FREE



Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory

Additional Info: The Hanging Rock Observatory has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, falcon and osprey migration along the birds 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, jacket and pack a lunch/drink to be enjoyed during the day at the observatory.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 16

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 1-Sept. 15

21 and over

Thursday, Sept. 22

Leave Rec. Center at 9:00AM

$10/$20

WVA



Falls Prevention Awareness Day Fair

Locations: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Info: Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner of 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.
Minimum: 20        Maxiumum:100

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 4-September 15

50 and over

Thursday, September 22

9:00AM-12NOON

Free, pre-register


White Barrel Winery Lunch/Wine Tasting

Additional Info: Join us as we travel to Whitebarrel Winery   to sample their wines and order a delicious lunch from the menu.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch and beverages.  Wine tasting is included in the price.
Minimum: 6   Maximum: 9

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 1- Aug. 10

21 and over

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Leave Rec. Center at 10:30AM

$8/$16

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