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Senior Programs


Evening Blood Pressure Screening/Informational Table
Sponsored By:  Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Location:  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

Tuesday, April 22

Between 5:00-8:00PM

FREE

Tuesday, August 19

Between 5:00-8:00PM

FREE

Financial Planning Seminar
Location: Village Center at Warm Hearth    Minimum: 5      Maximum: 10
Additional Info: Warm Hearth Village and the Warm Hearth Foundation are pleased to host the 6th annual series of seminars used on financial and retirement planning topics to help you make smart choices to protect your future and achieve your goals.

For additional information or to register please call 443-3406 or visit www.retire.org

Date

Time

Topic

Speakers

Thursday, April 17

2:00PM

Making a Difference in your Community with Charitable Giving

Karen Nelson, Associate Director of DeveloPMent

Brian Smith, President Warm Hearth Foundation

Lunch Bunch
Additional Info: 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

TR/NR

Location

April 7-April 30

18 & over

Tuesday, May 6

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Mexican Buffet, Roanoke, Va

April 7-June 4

18 & over

Thursday, June 12

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Miko Italian, Roanoke, Va

April 7-July 7

18 & over

Monday, July 14

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Steak and Shake, Roanoke, Va.

April 7- August 12

18 & over

Wednesday, August 20

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Hometown Family Rest., Roanoke, Va

April 7-Sept. 16

18 & over

Tuesday, September  23

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:15AM

$7/$14

Joppy’s, Bedford, Va.

Mondays at the Movie
Additional Info: Join us for Monday 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 7-May 5

50 and over

Monday, May 12

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

Shred-A-Thon
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot
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. Please bring papers to be shredded in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags .

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, May 3, 2014

9:00AM-12:00noon

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot

Saturday, November 1, 2014

9:00AM-12:00noon

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot

Zumba Gold-Instructor: Jancil Wooge
Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Rm 2
Minimum: 12   Maximum: 25          Weeks: 6
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.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Session I

April 1

May 16

May 21

MWF

9:00AM-10:00AM

$25/$45

Session II

May 19

July 17

July 21

MWF

9:00AM-10:00AM

$25/$45

Session III

July 28

September 11

September 15

MWF

9:00AM-10:00AM

$25/$45

Richfield Retirement Community Presentation
Location: Senior Activities Room                     
Speaker: Renee R. Williams, Admissions Counselor
Additional Information: Richfield is a not-for-profit community offering a full continuum of senior living and health care services.   Our purpose is to help individuals rediscover their quality of life, regardless of where they are in their journey.  Located in Salem, Virginia, on 50 acres with stunning mountain views, Richfield is home to approximately 700 residents with the support of 550 employees.  From its initial start as a public health center in 1934, Richfield has grown into a leader in retirement living, assisted living, rehabilitation services and nursing care and is recognized for excellence both locally and statewide.  To learn more, please visit www.richfieldliving.com. Pre-register
Minimum: 4   Maximum: 25

Registration Ends

Eligibility

 Date

Time

TR/NR

April 15

Ages 50 & over

  Tuesday, April 22

10:15AM

FREE, pre-register

Welcome Spring Luncheon
Location: Blacksburg Community Center                       
Additional Information: Join us for a special event to welcome the spring season.  The Senior Center will provide a delicious glazed spiral ham accompanied with dinner rolls and beverages. You bring a side dish or dessert to share. Those of you who want additional fun, we’ll have bingo to follow the event. Bring $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes.  Participants will need to drive themselves to the event. Pre-register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

January 6- April 16

50 and over

Thursday, April 24

12noon, luncheon Bingo from 1-2PM

See note above

Take Back Drug Day
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking lot
Time: 10:00am-2:00PM
Fee: FREE
Additional Information: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Date

Time

Saturday, April 26

10:00AM-2:00PM

CarFit Check
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking lot
Provider: The Department of Occupational Therapy at RU
Additional Information: Trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked: Correct position of driver’s seat, Driver’s ability to easily reach pedals and proper adjustment of mirrors. Space is limited, register early.

Date

Time

Cost

Location

Friday, May 2

1:00 – 3:00PM

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Front Parking Lot

VIN Etching
Co-Sponsored By:  Christiansburg Recreation Dept., Christiansburg Police 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

TR/NR

Monday, May 12

3:00-7:00PM

FREE

Safe Today..Healthy Tomorrow
Additional Info: In honor of Older Americans Month celebrated in May, the New River Valley Agency on Aging and Christiansburg Parks & Recreation Senior Programs are joining together to present a panel presentation on this year’s theme 
Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. Representatives from local law enforcement, local fire department and home health services will be present on the panel to discuss various topics to help older adults continue being healthy, active, and safe. These educational topics will include fire, fall, and scam prevention methods highlighting the overall in-home safety. The public are invited to attend. Refreshments provided by Warm Hearth at Home.  Pre-register.
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 30

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

April 1-May 6

50 and over

Tuesday, May 13

9:30AM-11:30AM

FREE

Park Street United Methodist Church, Cburg.


Beginning Bridge
Additional Info: New to bridge?  Haven’t played in a while and would like to brush up on your playing skills? 
This class will teach the basics of Bridge. Pre-register.
Instructor: Ruth Lefko
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Weeks

April 7- May 13

50 and over

Monday, May 19

1:00-3:00PM

$15/$30

Senior act. room

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Skin Cancer Awareness Seminar
Additional Info: While being outside and enjoying summer activities is enjoyable, too much exposure can be dangerous. Overexposure to sunlight as we all know can cause serious health effects including skin cancer.  Currently, one in five Americans develops skin cancer during their lifetime. Every hour one person dies from this disease.  You can all take small precautions that will make a difference.  This presentation will help educate participant’s effects from the sun and the steps for sun protection.
Speaker: Dr. Sandra Brown, River Ridge Dermatology. Pre-register.
Minimum: 6   Maximum: 10

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- May 13

50 and over

Wednesday, May 21

11:00AM

FREE

Senior activities room

Gardening 101
Additional Info: New to gardening? Want help starting? Tips for starting a home garden, practice as we establish
a garden at the rec. center. Pre-register.
Instructor: Denise Dodd
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- May 14

18 and over

Thursday, May 22

5:30-7:30PM

$6/$12

Christiansburg Recreation Patio


Cascades Hike - Instructor: Gary Brumfield
Location: Pembroke, VA
Minimum: 4      Maximum: 8
Additional Information: Enjoy this scenic hike to the falls at the Cascades.  Hike is moderate in difficulty.  Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant.  

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  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-May 22

Ages 18 and over

Wednesday, May 28

Leave the Rec. Center at 8:00AM

$7/$14

Creative Ways to Tie Scarves - Instructor:Ruth Lefko
Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 15
Additional Information: Learn how to tie your scarves to accessorize your outfits!  Participants need to bring their own scarves to work with.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time


TR/NR

April 1-May 28

13 and over

Monday, June 2

6:00-7:00PM

$12/$24


Container Gardening
Additional Information: Ideas for growing herbs, fruit and vegetables in confined spaces.  
Instructor: Denise Dodd
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 10











Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- May 27

18 and over

Wednesday, June 4

5:30-7:30PM

$6/$12

Christiansburg Recreation Patio

Falls Ridge Preserve Hike - Instructor: Gary Brumfield
Location: Elliston, VA
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8
Additional Information:  Enjoy this lollipop loop hike including great scenery and a waterfall.  Hike is moderate in difficulty.  Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant.

  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-June 5

Ages 18 and over

Monday, June 9

Leave the Rec. Center at 8:30AM

$7/$14

Crocheting and Knitting Day
Additional Info: Join us for a day of crocheting or knitting. Whether you are a beginner or just wanting to learn
how to make the ruffle scarves or need help with another project. 
Instructor: Reba Smart
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- June 3

21 and over

Tuesday, June 10

10:00AM-4:00PM

FREE

Senior activities room

Cholesterol Screening - Instructor: Amy Epperley
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.

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, June 10

6:30AM-8:30AM

$15

Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room

Debt/Checking Cards vs Prepaid Cards
Additional Info: This seminar will discuss the pros and cons of using debit/checking cards and prepaid cards. Pre-register
Presenter: Steve Simmons, National Bank
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7-June 4

50 and over

Wednesday, June 11

10:15AM

FREE, pre-register

Senior Activities room

Medicare- What you should know
Location: Blacksburg Community Center       
Additional Information: Whether you are new to Medicare, are thinking about a new drug plan for next year, or just have questions about how Medicare works, this 2 hour session is for you.  A Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) representative from the NRV Agency on Aging will give a comprehensive talk on Medicare, including how to avoid fraud and scams, and be available for questions afterward.  This is an opportunity to learn more about Medicare as it affects yourself or your family members and to set up free one-on-one meetings at a later date. Transportation not provided.  Pre-register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

Fee

April 1- June 4

Ages 50 & over

Wednesday, June 11 & Tuesday, August 12

1:00PM-3:00PM

FREE

Celebrate Father's Day
Additional Info: Teresa Arney with Home Instead Senior Care will discuss the 70/40 Rule which focuses on programs that help develop open conversation and bridges the communication gap between adult children and their senior loved ones on topics relating to care for parents.
Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. An ice cream social will follow to celebrate Father’s Day. Wear or bring a tie to enter in the “ugly tie contest”. Pre-register
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 9

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7-June 16

50 and over

Thursday, June 19

Leave rec ctr. @ 10:15AM

FREE, pre-register, see note above

MCC

Senior Citizen's Police Academy
Additional Info:
The Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg Recreation Department and Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T Council are taking names for the 2014 Spring Senior Citizen’s Policy Academy to be held June 23-27 from 9:00am-3:00PM. The program is designed to provide a better understanding between citizens and the police through education. This is a FREE program open to any citizen 50 years and older. If you are interested in participating in our Spring Academy please contact Tammy Caldwell @ 382-2349 or email: . PRE-REGISTER

Minimum: 10 Maximum: 16


Registration

Eligibility

Dates

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- June 16

50 and over

 M-F June 23-27

9:00AM-3:00PM

FREE

CDPR

Easy Summer Snacks
Additional Info: This fun program will show tweens and teens how to make easy no-bake summer snacks that are both nutritional and yummy to eat! This program is designed for children 8-16 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.  Carolyn Hall, Nutritionist with the VA Extension Office will give you tips and recipes for easy summer snacks.  
Pre-register
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7-June 19

50 and over

Thursday, June 26

6:00PM

FREE, pre-register

Meadowbrook Library


Salad in a Jar
Additional Info: Enjoy a fresh summer salad and a fun game of bingo! Participants to bring a pint jar
and a fresh produce item (cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, etc.) to be used for the salads.
Drinks, dessert, lettuce and condiments will be provided. Carolyn Hall, Nutritionist with VA Extension
Office will discuss fun and nutritional ways to enjoy fresh vegetables and you will assemble your salad in
a jar for lunch. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes.  Pre-register
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 9

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7-July 8

50 and over

Tuesday, July 15

Leave rec ctr. @ 11:00AM

$4 & $1 in quarters for  bingo prizes


Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.

Ice Cream Social
Additional Info: Come out and celebrate Ice Cream month! We will provide the ice cream and
everyone is to bring your favorite topping to share. Enjoy a fun game of bingo and win some fun
summer prizes. PRE-REGISTER. Transportation not provided.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- July 21

21 and over

Thursday, July 24

6:30PM

FREE

Meadowbrook Library

Breakfast on The Grill- Instructors: Tammy Caldwell and Pam Peyton
Additional Info: Join us for a delicious breakfast prepared on the grill. PRE-REGISTER.  Minimum: 6 Maximum: 10

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 1- August 8

21 and over

Wednesday, August 13

9:00AM

$6/$12

Recreation Center Patio

Rewards from your garden
Additional Info: Come enjoy what we've grown this summer and share recipes for summer produce.
PRE-REGISTER.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 1- August 8

21 and over

August-TBA

5:30-7:30PM

$6/$12

Recreation Center Patio

Hoop Hole Trail Hike- Instructor: Gary Brumfield
Location:  Botetourt County
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8
Additional Information:  Enjoy this 4 mile hike on Pine Mountain in Botetourt County.  Hike is moderate difficulty.  Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant.

  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-Aug. 14

Ages 18 and over

Monday, August 18

Leave the Rec. Center at 8:00AM

$7/$14

Birthday Bingo Bash
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                  
Minimum: 10   Maximum: 25
Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate birthdays for the months of July-September. Bring a $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes. Refreshments, drinks and birthday cake will be served. Pre-register

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

TR/NR

April 7-August 12

Ages 50 & over

Tuesday, August 19 (July-September Birthdays)

11:30AM

$4.00 & $1.00 in quarters

Silver Turtle Lunch - Instructor: Gary Brumfield
Location:  Kiwanis Park
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 15
Additional Information:  Gary Brumfield will discuss cooking in the outdoors while camping or in your own backyard.  A “silver turtle meal” will be prepared for lunch.

  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-Aug. 20

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, August 26

11:00AM

$7/$14

Book Swap
Location:  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-Aug. 20

Wednesday, August 27

5:15PM

$1 non-refundable

Virginia Creeper Hike - Instructor: Gary Brumfield
Location:  Virginia Creeper Trail
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8
Additional Information:  Join us as we hike to complete another “leg” on this 34.3 mile trail.  Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant

  Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-Aug. 28

Ages 18 and over

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Leave the Rec. Center at 8:30AM

$7/$14

Patio Bingo
Location: Senior Patio, weather permitting
Additional Information: Join us for bingo on the patio. Refreshments provided.  Bring $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes.  Pre-register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 1-August 13

50 and over

Thursday, September 9

11:00AM

$4.00  plus $1.00 in quarters

Lunchtime Bingo
Additional Info: Let’s play some bingo. Lunch to follow.
Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Bring $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes.  Pre-register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- September 10

50 and over

Thursday, Sept. 11

Leave rec. at 10:15AM

$2.00

Bburg Comm. Ctr.

Sleep Disorders
Additional Info: Nancy Schuessler, with Carilion NRV Sleep Center will help you identify things you do that interfere with getting a good night’s sleep and what to do to get a good night’s rest. Nancy will also discuss some of the common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and REM sleep disorders and what to do if you suspect you have such a problem.
Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Pre-register.
Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- September 15

50 and over

Thursday, Sept. 18

Leave rec. at 10:15AM

FREE


Meadowbrook Comm. Ctr.

Fall/Winter Gardening
Additional Info:
Learn how to extend your gardening season and prepare for next spring. Pre-register.
Instructor: Denise Dodd
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 7- September 4

21 and over

Thursday, September 11

5:30-7:30PM

$6/$12

Senior Patio

One on One Computer - Instructor: Molly McClintock
Location: TBA
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 6
Additional Information: This is a one-on-one computer class; instruction will be based around the participant’s skill level and individual specifications. Class days and times will be scheduled with instructor.

Registration

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

April 1- September 23

The week of September 29

Monday - Friday

TBA

$50/$90

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