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Senior Programs

FLU SHOTS-WALMART PHARMACY

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center front lobby
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.

Date

Time

Cost

Thursday, October 19

10a.m.-12p.m.

FREE WITH MEDICARE PART B,  see additional information above

Tuesday, October 24

5p.m.-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: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Difficulty

Sept. 1 – Oct. 27

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$6/$12

Green Hill Park – Salem

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 lunch and any additional expenses.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 5 – Nov. 1

18 & over

Wed. Nov. 8

Leave rec ctr @ 10:45 a.m.

$5/$10

Western Steer House

Sept. 5 – Dec. 6

18 & over

Wed. Dec. 13

Leave rec ctr @ 10 a.m.

$5/$10

River Rail

MEDICARE DECISIONS MADE EASY

Additional Info: Join us for Mystery movies and refreshments. This program is FREE. Pre-register by the Monday before each movie.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Conference Room
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 11- November15

50 and over

Monday, November 20

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

Sept. – December 13

50 and over

Monday, December 18

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

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

Sept. 5 – Oct. 16

Ages 50 and over

Oct. 23 & 24

Monday & Tuesday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

$15 AARP Members

$20 Non AARP Members

Oct. 2 – Nov. 6

Ages 50 and over

Nov. 13 & 14

Monday & Tuesday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

$15 AARP Members

$20 Non AARP Members

MORNING TABATA

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

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Winter

Nov. 1

Jan. 5

Jan. 10

Wed/Fri.

10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

$20/$40

6

RSVP MEET AND GREET

Location: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office, 210 S. Pepper Street, Suite D
Additional Information: Are you 55 or older?  If so, come by for a meet and greet at the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program office to learn more about our program, how to volunteer with non-profit organizations, and the benefits of being a member of a nation-wide senior organization.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Contact Mandy Hayes at 540-382-5775 or for more information.

Date

Time

FEE

Thursday, December 7

10 a.m. - noon

FREE

STAMPIN UP

Location: Radford Recreation Department.
Additional Info: 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

Sept. 5 - Oct. 12

50 and over

Thursday, Oct. 19

10 a.m. - noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

Sept. 5 - Nov. 10

50 and over

Thursday, Nov.16

10 a.m. - noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

Sept. 5 - Dec. 8

50 and over

Thursday, Dec. 14

10 a.m. - noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

SUPPER CLUB

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly supper  outing.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper. 
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8                                                            

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

Sept. 5 – Dec. 28

18 & over

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Leave Recreation Center at 3:15 p.m.

$5/$10

Harbor Inn Seafood

Salem, VA


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.  DUE TO VOLUME, 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, October 17

3 – 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE PRESENTATION

Location: Warm Hearth Village
Additional Information: In an effort to support community awareness of the changes that will be coming for the delivery of Medicaid services in Virginia, under managed care (i.e. Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus), Warm Hearth Village, with the support of the Long-Term Care Coordinating Council of the New River Valley, will be hosting representatives from the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services on Wednesday, October 4 for a local “town hall” on presentation on these changes.  For more information, please contact Janet Brennend at 540-994-2629.


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 2018. 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 will not be accepted.
Location: Senior Activity Room      

Dates

Eligibility

Time

fee

Mondays and Fridays October 15-December 7

50 and over

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE, must schedule apt.

DIABETES FOCUSED SHOPPING TOUR

Eligibility: Ages 18 and up
Location: Christiansburg Kroger
Additional Information:  Are you trying to follow a diabetic diet, but feel overwhelmed when shopping for food or preparing meals?  Join Beth Richey, MS,RD for a guided tour designed to answer all your questions.  During our time together we will discuss appropriate food for a diabetic diet, what departments or aisles should be your main focus, how to portion and combine food to optimize blood sugar control, and how to read a food label for your specific needs.  Each participant will receive a packet on how to eat for diabetes including a sample menu, a shopping list based on our tour, and recipes to get you started.
Minimum:  3      Maximum: 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

 Date

Time

FEE

Dec.

Nov. 1

Nov. 30

Tuesday, Dec. 5

10 – 11 a.m.

$15


PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT SUPPLIES FOR SENIORS

Christiansburg Location: Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                     
Additional Information: Please join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County and Radford (RSVP) for a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the 2018 Supplies for seniors program on Thursday, October 19 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.; limited delivery available.  Supplies for seniors provides basic household supplies to seniors and veterans while they struggle with increased food, heating, and medical expenses during the winter months!  Call RSVP at 382-5775 or email

FALL LUNCHEON

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
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 p.m.  Please bring 4 quarters for prize money. If you would like to ride the van please indicate when registering for this program. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County. Pre- register
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 – Oct. 11

50 and over

Thursday, October 19

Leave rec. ctr at 12:15

Please see additional information above

HALLOWEEN BINGO

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 – October 26

50 and over

Tuesday, October 31

11a.m.

$4; plus 4 quarters for prizes

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

Ages 18 and over

Wednesday, Nov. 1

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

$15

Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room

WHITE BARREL WINERY

Additional Information:  A fun evening at the White Barrel Winery with dinner featuring a seasonal menu designed to complement their distinctive Virginia wines.  Wine tasting is available for a $5 fee.  Following dinner you can try your hand at lady luck with a few games of bingo.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own dinner. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 –Oct. 25

50 and over

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Leave rec. ctr @ 3 p.m.

$8 transportation fee

FUN WITH ACRYLICS

Location: Montgomery County Government Center

Additional Information:  Painting with acrylics is easy, fun and rewarding.  Within a couple of hours a local artist, will give you step-by-step instructions, and you will paint and take home your own holiday masterpiece, also learn how to create a unique Christmas card using your painting as the design, by taking a photo of your painting and transposing it onto Christmas cards. No painting experience necessary.  Participants are to bring their own canvas, paints will be provided.  This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 –Oct. 30

50 and over

Tuesday, November 7

1 p.m.

FREE

LUNCH AND LEARN: RAAP HISTORY

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

Presenter: Dennis Kitts, Retired Manager of Training & Development for BAE Systems at Radford Army Ammunition Plant

Additional Information:  The presentation will be on the history of the Radford Arsenal, the Dublin Bagging Plant (New River Ordnance) and Staff Village in Dublin. Lunch will be provided. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 25

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 – November 2

21 and over

Thursday, Nov. 9

11 a.m. -1 p.m.

FREE

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

Location: Montgomery County Government Center

Additional Information: This emergency preparedness sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery TRIAD Council will be taught by Lt. Mark Hollandsworth of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.  Lt. Hollandsworth will present a dynamic and engaging program that provides safety fundamentals and techniques to help keep you safe in the event you are involved in a crisis situation involving an active shooter.  This training is invaluable to anyone attending public events or venues.  A question and answer session will follow discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.  This program is FREE, but pre-registration is required.   Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 –November 17

50 and over

Tuesday, November 21

1 p.m.

FREE

HOLIDAY HIGH TEA

Location: Palisades Restaurant – Eggleston, VA                          
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.
Minimum: 8          Maximum: 16

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 1 - Nov. 28

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Leave the Rec. Center at 12:30 p.m.

$23

HOILDAY GREENERY

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center
Additional Information: Learn how to make your fresh holiday table decoration that will last through the season using fresh aromatic greenery.  You will learn how to assemble the decoration with easy step by step instructions.   Bring a confection to share with others for this holiday gathering.   This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Sept. 5 –Dec. 5

50 and over

Tuesday, December 12

1 p.m.

FREE

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 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

Sept. 1-Dec. 6

Tuesday, Dec. 12

5:15p.m.

$1 non-refundable

CHRISTMAS BINGO

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

September 5 – December 13

50 and over

Thursday, December 21

11a.m.

$4, plus 4 quarters for prizes