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Senior Programs

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RECREATION CENTER REFUND POLICY

Partial refunds will not be issued for classes or programs unless the instructor is unable to complete the class. In case of cancelled classes due to inclement weather, partial refunds will not be issued if at least 80% of the scheduled class has met. When possible, a cancelled class or activity will be rescheduled.

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

April 9 – June 5

50 & over

June 11 & 12

Mon. & Tues.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$15 AARP Members $20Non AARP Members

June 25 – July 27

50 & over

  Aug. 6 & 7

Mon. & Tues.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$15 AARP Members $20Non AARP Members


CHRISTIANSBURG/MONTGOMERY TRIAD S.A.L.T


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

Shred-A-Thon

50 & over

Tuesday, Apr. 17

3 – 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Senior Care Fair

50 & over

Tuesday, May 15

9 a.m. – noon

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Pool Party

50 & over

Tuesday, June 19

7 p.m.

Montgomery County Frog Pond Pool

Senior Police Academy

50 & over

M – F, July 16-20

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Summer Picnic

50 & over

Tuesday, Aug. 21

11 a.m.

Mid County Park


HIKES 

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over
Additional Information: 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

Ends April 12

Tuesday, April 24

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$6/$12

Green Hill Park – Salem

Flat

Ends May 17

Tuesday, May 22

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

$6/$12

New River Trail – Pulaski

Flat

Ends Aug. 10

Thursday, Aug. 16

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

$6/$12

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

Moderate

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

April 2 – May 14

18 & over

  Monday, May 21

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$7/$14

Alfredo’s

April 2 – July 2

18 & over

  Wednesday, July 11

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

$7/$14

The Depot Grille

April 2 – August 7

18 & over

  Wednesday, August 15

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

$7/$14

Fishin Pig

MEDICARE DECISIONS MADE EASY

Additional Information: 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

Fee

Location

50 and over

Saturday, April 14

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, May 12

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, June 9

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, July 14

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, August 11

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

50 and over

Saturday, September 8

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Rec Center – Classroom 2

MYSTERY MOVIES AND 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

Fee

Ends April 12

50 & over

Monday, April 16

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

April 16 – May 17

50 & over

Monday, May 21

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

April 16 – July 19

50 & over

Monday, July 23

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

April 16 – August 16

50 & over

Monday, August 20

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

April 16 – September 13

50 & over

Monday, September 17

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

RSVP MEET & GREET

Location: RSVP Office
Additional Information: Are you 55 or older? If so, come by for a meet and greet at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office at 210 S. Pepper Street, Suite D, Christiansburg 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. Questions? Contact Mandy Hayes, Coordinator at (540) 382-5445 or

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

50 & over

Thursday, June 7

10 a.m. – noon

FREE

50 & over

Thursday, Sept. 6

10 a.m. – noon

FREE

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. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate businesses due to limited space. 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, April 17

3 – 6 p.m.

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot

STAMPIN UP 

Location: Radford Recreation Center
Additional Information: 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

April 12

50 and over

  Thursday, Apr. 19

10 a.m. – noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

April 4 – May 10

50 and over

  Thursday, May 17

10 a.m. – noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

April 4 – Aug. 9

50 and over

  Thursday, Aug. 16

10 a.m. – noon

$12.00 to be paid to instructor at class

April 4 – Sept. 13

50 and over

  Thursday, Sept. 20

10 a.m. – noon

$12.00 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

April 2 – May 1

18 & over

Tuesday, May 8

Leave Rec. Center at 4 p.m.

$5/$10

Harbor Inn Seafood

VIN ETCHING

Co–Sponsored by: Christiansburg Recreation Dept., Christiansburg Police Dept., Christiansburg Fire 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

Fee

Monday, April 16

3 – 7 p.m.

FREE

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

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

April 2 – April 25

50 & over

April 30

Mon./Wed./Fri.

9 – 10 a.m.

$30/$60

6

May 2 – June 25

50 & over

  July 2

Mon./Wed./Fri.

9– 10 a.m.

$30/$60

6

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Additional Information: Join us the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for a one-hour wellness workshop! Attendees will learn the skills needed to make healthy eating and regular physical activity a part of their lifestyle. Participants that attend all six workshops will receive a free biometric screening! MUST PRE–REGISTER FOR EACH WORKSHOP
Minimum: 9          Maximum: 25


Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Topic

Ends April 26

18 & over

Thursday, May 3

6:30 p.m.

FREE

Making Healthy Eating a Part of Your Total Lifestyle

Ends May 24

18 & over

Thursday, June 7

6:30 p.m.

FREE

Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well







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 numbers are important and just because one is normal doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Come get checked!

Date

Time

Fee

Wednesday, July 11

Between 5 – 7 p.m.

FREE

BOOK SWAP

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1
Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at least two days before the scheduled Book Swap. At 4 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

Fee

April 4 – May 9

Wednesday, May 16

5:15 p.m.

$1 non–refundable

FATS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Location: Senior Activities Room
Speaker: Carey Peerman, MBA, BSN-RN, LNHA, FACHE Director, Healthcare management; Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic.
Additional Info: Dietary fat is necessary for healthy body and function, but too much or the wrong kind can lead to health problems. In discussing fats, we will talk about the good fats, the bad fats and how they impact your health. Pre—register. Minimum: 5   Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – April 17

50 & over

Tuesday, April 24

10:15 a.m.

FREE

STAFF VS SENIORS POOL TOURNAMENT

Location: Recreation Center – Billiards room
Additional Info: Sharpen your pool skills as we bring back the staff vs. seniors’ pool tournament. Refreshments and drinks provided. Pre–register.
Minimum: 6          Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 11 – April 17

50 and over

Tuesday, April 24

10 a.m.

FREE

SPRINGTIME LUAU

Location: Meadowbrook Library
Additional Information: How low can you go? Celebrate spring with lots of games and fun at the Meadowbrook library. Wear your festive tropical attire and come join the fun. Light refreshments will be served. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required
Minimum: 5         Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Ends April 17

50 & over

Wednesday, April 25

2 p.m.

FREE


NATURE JOURNALING – NEW

Location: Bisset Park, Radford
Additional Information: Like a personal journal, a nature journal is a place to record our observations and to reflect on them; unlike a personal journal, a nature journal is used specifically to record our observations and thoughts of nature. Take up nature journaling and you can end up learning more about nature and yourself. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required.
Minimum: 4         Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – May 7

50 & over

Friday, May 18

9:30 a.m.

FREE

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 masterpiece. No painting experience necessary. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – May 15

50 & over

Tuesday, May 22

1 p.m.

$15

MYSTERY LUNCH & LEARN – NEW

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for a mystery topic. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required.
Lunch provided by Warm Hearth Minimum: 10           Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – June 6

50 & over

   Wednesday, June 13

11 a.m.

FREE

LOVE YOUR BRAIN

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: June is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. A speaker with the Alzheimer’s Association will present a fun and informative program discussing the signs of cognitive decline by knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s and 10 ways to Love your Brain. The ribbon color of Alzheimer’s is purple, and a prize will be given to the “purplish” person! Join the fun games, music bingo and other activities to promote your brain health. Join Heather Gearheart, Vice President of Health Care Services, as she talks about the Alzheimer’s and the Memory Care Units at Warm Hearth Village. A light lunch will be provided by Warm Hearth. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – June 7

50 & over

Thursday, June 14

11 a.m.

FREE; see note above

HERE’S THE SCOOP

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Come mingle with old friends and new at this fun ice cream social, win summer prizes, play bingo and indulge in the ice cream bar. We will provide the ice cream and you are requested to bring a topping to share. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – July 5

50& over

   Thursday, July 12

1 – 3 p.m.

FREE; please see note above

BUTTON CRAFT – NEW

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for this interesting craft using buttons. Supplies and lunch included in the fee. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – July 18

21 & over

         Wednesday, July 25

11 a.m.

$15 all inclusive


BROWN BAG SHIFT BINGO

Location: Bisset Park
Additional Information: Do you enjoy suspense? How lucky are you? Whose card will you win bingo on? Join us for a few unique games of bingo. Light snacks and drinks will be served. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A BINGO PRIZE VALUED NO MORE THAN $5 IN A SEALED BAG, NO PEEPING!! Pre-registration is required
Minimum: 10        Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – July 27

50 & over

Wednesday, August 1

1 – 3 p.m.

FREE; see note above

LUNCH AND LEARN: LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Additional Information: Join us for this informative presentation on the Lifelong Learning Institute. After the age of 50, one in three women and one in five men will suffer from a broken bone caused by osteoporosis. Join us to learn how to keep your bones healthy and reduce your risk for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.
Minimum: 10         Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – July 30

50 & over

Wednesday, August 8

10:15 a.m.

FREE

SUMMERTIME BINGO

Location: Recreation center – patio
Additional Information: Celebrate the last days of summer with everyone’s favorite game. Refreshments and drinks will be served on the patio, weather permitting. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 10

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – Aug. 9

50 & over

Thursday, Aug. 9

10 a.m.

$4 plus 4 quarters

LEARN TO FLYFISH – NEW

Location: Duck pond – VT
Additional Information: Ever wanted to learn how to cast a fly rod? Well this is your chance to learn the basics in a fun environment with you fellow peers. We will cover casting, shooting line, mending, roll casts, and retrieving. After that we'll move to the pond for an opportunity to practice hooking, fighting, landing and releasing fish. Lunch will be on your own at a local bistro. Register early, space is limited. Participants will need to have a valid fishing license to participate in this program. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5         Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – Aug. 6

50 & over

    Tuesday, Aug. 14

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$15

PREPARING YOUR HOUSE TO SELL 

Location: Recreation Center- Classroom 1
Additional Information: Learn things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your home selling value. Minimum: 2       Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 2 – August 9

Ages 18 & over

   Tuesday, August 14

6 – 8 p.m.

FREE

GRANDPARENTS DAY – NEW

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Do something grand to celebrate being a grandparent. Enter a pretty apron contest, pass on your secret grandma recipe and play a few games of bingo. Bring a covered dish for the luncheon that your grandma use to make or one that you make to share with your grandchildren. Feel free to bring the recipe if you have one and we will make copies. Enter one of your vintage aprons in the Pretty Kitchen Apron Contest. If you are not a grandparent, come join the fun anyway! This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 10       Maximum: 15

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – Aug. 9

50 & over

   Thursday, Aug. 16

11 a.m.

FREE


PATRIOT DAY CELEBRATION

Location: Montgomery County Government Center
Additional Information: Observe the country’s National Day of Service and Remembrance with a celebration honoring veterans age 50+ and their spouses with a Veterans Pinning Ceremony. Learn about the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture located at the front entrance of the Government Center made from pieces of the World Trade Center steel, honoring the lives of those lost on 9/11. Please register both you and your spouse for this program. Space is limited, register early. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

April 4 – Sept. 4

21 & over

  Tuesday, September 11

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

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, Sept. 5

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

$15

Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room

HANGING ROCK RAPTOR OBSERVATORY/HIKE

Additional Info: The Hanging Rock Observatory has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, and 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, and 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

March 26 – Sept. 19

21 and over

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.

$10/$20

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