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Senior Programs

AARP Tax Aide Program 

Registration Begins: January 9
Additional Information: IRS trained tax volunteers assist senior citizens with their personal tax returns. No business returns will be prepared.  You must call and schedule an appointment at382-2349.  NO WALK INS.

Date

Day

Time

Location

Feb. 6 – Apr. 11

Mondays

1 – 4 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center – Senior Activities Room

Feb. 7 – Apr. 12

Tuesdays

1 – 4 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center – Senior Activities Room

Feb. 2 – Apr. 14

Thursdays

1 – 4 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center – Senior Activities Room


 Feb. 4 – Apr. 9

 
Saturdays
 
9 a.m. – Noon
 
Christiansburg Rec Center – Senior Activities Room


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

Date

Time

Program

Eligibility

Location

Feb. 21

1:30 p.m.

Triad Meeting

50 & over

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Mar. 21

2 p.m.

Craft Project

50 & over

English Meadows Nursing Home

Apr. 18

3 – 6 p.m.

Shred-a-thon

50 & over

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Connections Seminar 

Location: Village Center at Warm Hearth
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 to the public. For directions or reservation information call 443-3406 or visit www.retire.org.
Minimum: 5       Maximum: 10

Date

Topic

Time

Speakers

Apr. 27

Living in Retirement – How Working With A Financial Advisor Can Help You

10 a.m.

Victoria B.W. Rycroft, MBA, Wealth Management Representative

Hikes  HIKES –INSTRUCTOR: GARY

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

Dec. 1-Mar. 13

Thursday, Mar. 16

Leave Rec. Center @ 9 a.m.

$5/$10

Polar Bear Hike - TBA

TBA


Lifelong Learning Institute Fall 2017 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 February 17 at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearing

Date

Event Title

Day

Time

Location

Feb. 17

The New NRV Time Bank, How  to

Give Your Time and Talent and Get Services You Need in Exchange

Friday

TBD

Warm Health

Feb. 24

Know Your Community: Tour the New Regional 911 Call Center and Sheriff’s Office

Friday

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Christiansburg Offices

Mar. 3

Preview La Traviata with Ariana

Wyatt

Friday

1 – 2 p.m.

Moss Gallery

Mar. 17

Lessons Learned from South Africa

Friday

1:30 – 3 p.m.

TBD

Mar. 31

All Aboard! Exploring Roanoke’s Railroad History

Friday

TBD

Roanoke

April 11

Tastes of Appalachia: Lunch, Music, and More!

Tuesday

11:30 a.m. – 2

p.m.

German Club

April 17

Historic McDonald’s Mill

Monday

12:15 – 3:30

p.m.

Catawba Valley

April 28

Ecology and Natural History of Virginia Tech’s Old Growth Forest: A Walk through Stadium Woods with Alumni Distinguished Professor John Seiler

Friday

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

TBD

May 5

HMS Pinafore, Pre-performance Reception and Talk

Friday

6 – 7 p.m.

Moss Arts Center


Lunch Bunch 

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

Dec. 12 – Mar. 7

18 & over

Tuesday, Mar. 14

Leave Rec. Center @

10:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Red Rooster/Blue Apron,

Salem

Dec. 12 – Apr.  4

18 & over

Monday, Apr. 10

Leave Rec. Center @

11 a.m.

$3/$6

Fat Back Soul Shack,

Christiansburg


Mystery Movies & Munchies 

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec.  12- Mar. 15

50 & over

Monday, Mar. 20

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

Dec.  12 – Apr.  12

50 & over

Monday, Apr. 17

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

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 Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

50 and over

Saturday, Mar. 11

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center - Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, Apr.  8

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center - Classroom 2


Senior Aerobics 

Additional Information: An ongoing low impact aerobics class designed for the more physically fit senior. Registration is required prior to joining the class. As with any exercise regimen, we advise you to talk with your doctor before joining the class. Note: Class is free with a valid membership otherwise $2 per class a 12-class pass can be purchased at the front desk.

Registration

Day

Time

Location

Dec. 21 - Jan. 6

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center - MPR 2

Senior Motions 

Additional Information: A less strenuous chair level exercise class designed for seniors who may have physical  limitations. Registration is required prior to joining the class. As with any exercise regimen, we advise you to talk with your doctor before joining the class. Note: Class is free with a valid membership otherwise $2 per class a 12-class pass can be purchased at the front desk.

Registration

Day

Time

Location

Dec. 27 - Jan. 6

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:45 a.m. -  11:45 a.m.

MPRM 2


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. Papers to be shredded must be in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags.

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, Apr.  18

3 – 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot


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

TR/NR

Location

Dec. 12 – Mar.

16

18 &

over

Friday, Mar.

24

Leave Rec. Center @ 4:30

p.m.

$6/$12

Mountain Lake Seafood

Buffet


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 relieves pain, reduces falls and improves quality of life.

Instructor: Chris Saeger, Certified Instructor

Minimum: 10    Maximum: 20                          

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Dec.  12 – Mar. 1

50 & over

Mar.  7

T/TH

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6


Keep Balanced 

Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Room 2
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.

Minimum: 12   Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Dec. 12 – Mar. 3

50 & over

Mar.  7

T/TH

11:30 a.m. - 12:15

p.m.

$20/$40

6

  Zumba Gold  
Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Rm 2
Additional Information: This is a workout program based on Latin dances and steps that are easy to follow. Come enjoy this     dance class that provides joy, fun and fitness!  Pre-register.
Minimum: 12   Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Dec. 12 – Mar. 2

50 & over

Mar.  6

M/W

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

$20/$40

6

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

Session II

Feb. 1

Mar. 3

Mar. 8

W/F

10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

$20/$40

6

Spring

Mar. 13

Apr. 28

May 3

W/F

10:10 – 10:40 a.m.

$20/$40

6

Evening 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

Session II

Feb. 1

Mar. 10

Mar. 13

M/W

6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6


AARP Driver Safety Program 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. The program has helped millions of drivers protect their safety on today’s roads. AARP has offered its classroom course since 1979. The training is designed to help you: Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road. Learn about normal, age-related physical changes. Find out how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes. Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries. Drive more safely. Get an insurance discount.  Auto insurance companies in most states provide multiyear discounts to AARP members!
Pre-Register.  Minimum: 10   Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Jan. 3 – Apr.  10

50 & over

Apr.  17 & 18

Mon. & Tues

9: 30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$12 AARP Members

$14.Non-AARP Members

Step On It!  Walking Program 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: The Christiansburg Parks and 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. For more information or to register, please contact Tammy Caldwell at 540-382-2349, ext. 2003 or email
Minimum: 10    Maximum: 50

Step On It! Senior Wellness Program Monthly Meeting

Additional Information: Join us for our monthly meeting for Step On It! walking program. Each month there will be a presenter discussing various topics on staying active, nutritional information, along with awards given to those that have reached their miles. Light breakfast provided. If you have not signed up for the walking program, please stop by the administrative office to get registered.  PRE-REGISTER.
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Topic

Dec. 12 – Mar. 1

50 & over

Monday, Mar. 6

8:30 a.m.

Health Benefits of Walking

Adult Paint Party 

Location: Honeysuckle Studio – 202 South Main St, Suite #10, Blacksburg, VA
Additional Information: Honeysuckle Studio is more than the average paint party studio. They offer paint parties for adults to enjoy a glass of wine and learn step-by step techniques to paint on a canvas that you can take home. Price includes: transportation, instruction and supplies, 2 glasses of wine (21 and over, ID is required). If Montgomery County Schools are closed or released early due to inclement weather, class will not meet.
Minimum: 5        Maximum: 9

Class

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Mar.

Dec. 1 -  Mar. 8

21 & over

Monday, Mar. 13

6 – 8 p.m.

$35

Senior Paint Party 

Location: Honeysuckle Studio
Additional Information: Bring out your inner artist while enjoying a morning outing with friends.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – Mar.  15

50 & over

Wednesday, Mar. 22

Leave the Rec. Center @ 9:15 a.m.

$25 all supplies included


The Only Place to Know-Christiansburg, VA

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Changes are taking place daily in Christiansburg, 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 lockbox and everything in between. We will meet at the Recreation Department before departing for a tour of several town facilities. There will be some walking and standing involved in the program, please take this into consideration when registering for the program  Lunch will be at the Holiday Inn in Christiansburg, participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch.
PRE-REGISTER.
Minimum: 5   Maximum: 16

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – Feb. 21

21 & over

Tuesday, Feb. 28

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please see note above

Apr.  10 – May 25

21 & over

Thursday, June 1

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please see note above

Aug. 7 – Sept. 28

21 & over

Thursday, Oct. 5

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please see note above


Candy Bar Bingo 


Location: Meadowbrook Community Center

Additional Information: Bingo is an old-fashioned game that never goes out of style and we’ve added a chocolate twist for our annual Valentine’s celebration. Each participant brings two wrapped, full sized candy bars to be placed in the prize pool. Participants are requested to bring their favorite chocolate confection to share for refreshments. This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County & Radford RSVP, Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation and the Meadowbrook Library.
Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – Feb. 6

50 & over

Thursday, Feb. 16

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

FREE, please see not above

The Importance of Creating a Family Health History 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Speaker: Carey H. Peerman, MBA, BSN-RN, LNHA, FACHE, Director, Healthcare Management, Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic.
Additional Information: Knowing your family health history can save your life! A family health history can provide information about common and rare disorders that have been passed down through your family genetics. Knowing your family history can help you reduce your risk of developing these health problems and help you make healthy choices.
Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 15

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – Feb. 14

50 & over

Tuesday, Feb.  21

10 a.m.

FREE

Indoor Cornhole 

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Corn hole is all about having a good time. Experience or not, come and have fun in our social tournament with door prizes, lunch and plenty of corn hole.
This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County & Radford RSVP, Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation and the Meadowbrook Library.
Pre-register
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – Feb. 14

50 & over

Thursday, Feb. 23

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$5

Senior Health Fair 2017 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center- Gymnasium
Additional Information: Join us for our annual Senior Health fair co-sponsored with Radford University School of Nursing. There will be door prizes, raffles, health screenings and refreshments and beverages. Please note inclement weather  date will be Thursday, March 2.

Eligibility

Date

Time

50 and over

Thursday, Feb.  23

10 a.m.

Fun With Acrylics 

Location: Meadowbrook Community 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 masterpiece of whimsical daisies. No painting experience necessary. Participants are to bring their own black canvas; paints will be provided.
This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County & Radford RSVP, Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation and the Meadowbrook Library.
Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – March 9

50 & over

Thursday, Mar.  16

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:15 a.m.

FREE, please see note above

ST. Patrick's Day Bingo 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes. Pre-register.
This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation
Minimum: 10    Maximum: 20

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Jan.  9-Mar. 13

50 & over

Friday, Mar. 17

11 a.m.

$4 & 4 quarters for prizes

When Aging Steals Your Sense of Smell and Taste 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Speaker: Carey H. Peerman, MBA, BSN-RN, LNHA, FACHE, Director, Healthcare Management, Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic.
Additional Information: As we age our sense of smell and taste diminish. It is important to know how to make meals more enjoyable and how to get the nutrition you need to stay healthy. Pre-register.
Minimum: 8    Maximum: 20

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Jan.  9 – Mar.  14

50 & over

Tuesday, Mar.  21

10 a.m.

FREE


Preparing to Sell Your House 

Location: Recreation Center- Classroom 1

Additional Information: Learn the things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your homes selling value.
Minimum: 2        Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1- Mar. 16

18 & over

Tuesday, Mar. 21

6 – 8 p.m.

FREE

Book Swap 

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

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Jan. 3- Mar. 16

Wednesday, Mar. 22

5:15 p.m.

$1 non-refundable

 The New River Valley Disability Resource Center for Independent Living  Presentation 

Additional Information: The New River Valley Disability Resource Center (NRV DRC) is a center for Independent Living, created to help people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own homes.  The services provided  by the NRV DRC include: information and referral; independent living skills training; peer support; individual and system advocacy; and transition services. NRV DRC can assist people with disabilities with home modifications, assistive technology, technical assistance, and community education.

Speakers: Frank Hayes, NRV DRC Executive Director and Matt Shelor, NRV DRC Independent Living Minimum: 4    Maximum: 16

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

Location

Jan.  9 - Mar.  22

50 & over

Wednesday, Mar. 29

10:15 a.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center – Senior Activities Room


Montgomery County Courthouse Tour 

Additional Information: We will depart from Christiansburg Recreation Center and travel to the courthouse for our tour.
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: 5   Maximum: 9

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Jan.  9 - Mar.  24

50 & over

Friday, Mar. 31

Leave Recreation Ctr. @ 9 a.m.

FREE


Springtime Surprise 

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center
Additional Information: Come out for a fun time as you learn to make a crafty and edible project for Easter then
participate in a surprise activity that is sure to make you laugh. Don’t miss the fun!!

This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County & Radford RSVP, Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation and the Meadowbrook Library.  Pre-register
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 12 – Apr. 10

50 & over

Thursday, Apr. 13

Leave Recreation Ctr. @ 10:15 a.m.

FREE

Quick & Healthy Cooking 

Location: Gourmet Pantry-Blacksburg
Additional Information: Join Roya Gharavi, author and owner of Gourmet Pantry for an afternoon of cooking demonstrations focusing on quick and healthy recipes for one, two, or three. Roya’s focus is on simplicity and nutrition with fresh ingredients. Whatever your skill level, you will learn to make cuisine the way you like it and learn how to season food to your taste. Share Roya’s passion for delicious dishes, a generous sampling of the recipes and learn simple easy techniques to make gourmet food in your own kitchen. Pre-register
This program is co-sponsored with Montgomery County Parks & Recreation
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 6

Registration


Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Jan. 9 – Mar. 24

50 & over

Tuesday, Apr. 4

Leave Recreation Ctr. @ 12:30 p.m.

$75