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Senior Programs

AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM 

Registration Begins: January 6

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 at 382-2349. NO WALK INS. 

Date

Day

Time

Location

February 2-April 13

Mondays

1:00pm-4:00pm

Senior Activities Room

February 3-April 14

Tuesdays

1:00pm-4:00pm

Senior Activities Room

February 5-April 9

Thursdays

1:00pm-4:00pm

Senior Activities Room

February  7- April 11

Saturdays

9:00am-1:00pm

Senior Activities Room

HIKE  

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-Feb. 27

Wednesday, Mar. 4

Leave Rec. Center @ 9:00AM

$7/$14

Polar Bear Hike –TBA

TBA

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

TR/NR

Location

January 5-Feb. 3

18 & over

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Leave Rec. Center @ 11:00AM

$7/$14

Hales Restaurant, Shawsville

January 5-March 19

18 & over

Thursday, Mar. 26

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

The Roanoker, Roanoke

January 5-April 7

18 & over

Tuesday, April 14

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30am

$7/$14

Dave’s Good Food, Salem

MEDICARE DECISIONS MADE EASY

Additional Info: You and a guest are invited to an education workshop where you can get answers to your Medicare questions. You’ll have 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 & over

Saturday, February 10

10:00am

FREE

Classroom 2

50 & over

Saturday, March 14

10:00am

FREE

Classroom 2

50 & over

Saturday, April 11

10:00am

FREE

Classroom 2

MYSTERY MOVIE AND MUNCHIES

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

December 9-February 3

50 and over

Monday, February  9

11am-1pm

FREE

Conference Rm

 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

Dec. 1-Feb. 23

18 & over

Thursday, Feb. 26

Leave Rec. Center @ 3:30pm

$5/$10

Mt. View Italian Kitchen

Dec. 1-Mar. 6

18 & over

Wednesday, Mar. 11

Leave Rec. Center @ 4:00pm

$7/$14

Longhorn Steakhouse

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!

Minimum: 12   Maximum: 25

Registration

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

January 26-March 2

March 9

M W F

9:00-10:00am

$25/$45

6

WHAT IS A HOME STAGER & A MOVING SPECIALIST  

Location: Senior Activities Room/Classroom 2

Minimum: 6        Maximum: 15

Additional Information: Whether you’re moving to a bigger home, a smaller home, or to a retirement community, we can help with the process!  Come learn how a home stager and a moving specialist can help make any move run smoothly.  Refreshments will be provided.   Must Pre-Register.

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1-Feb. 4

Ages 21 and over

Tuesday, Feb. 10

6:30-7:30PM

FREE

Dec. 1-Feb. 4

Ages 21 and over

Wednesday, Feb. 11

10:15-11:15AM

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.  Documents to be shredded will need to be in a box or plastic tote.  BAGGED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  BUSINESSES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE, THIS INCLUDES 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, April 21

3:30-6:30pm

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking lot

BREATHE, STRETCH & RELAX

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                  

Additional Information: This class will help in developing longer deeper breaths that will help create more energy for you   throughout the day. We will explore gentle slow stretches and techniques that bring you into deeper states of relaxation to  promote calmness and wellness. Pre-register

Minimum: 5   Maximum: 10

Registration Ends

Eligibility

Date

Time

Days

Weeks

TR/NR

January 5-February25

Ages 50 & over

March  3

2:00-3:00pm

Tues/Thurs

6

$25/$45

CPR/AED AND FIRST AID RE-CERTIFICATION COURSE 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                  

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 and child CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to respond to choking victims and basic first aid. Recertification students must bring proof of certification to show within 30 days before/after of their expiration date.

Minimum: 3   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1-Jan. 28

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, Feb. 3

1:00-3:00PM

$30

Dec. 1-April 1

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, April 7

1:00-3:00PM

$30

EATING ON THE RUN  

Location: Senior Activities Room                     

Additional Information: Are you always rushing around and have no time for a healthy meal? This presentation will                    provide you with information; tips and simple recipes for grab and go to help you while you’re on the run. Pre-Register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 10

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5- February 10

18 and over

Tuesday, February 17

10:00am

FREE

CANDY BAR BINGO   

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                

Additional Information: Bingo is an old-fashioned game that never goes out of style and we will add 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. Depart recreation center at 12:30pm Please indicate if you will need transportation to program when registering. Pre-register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 6-February 13

50 and over

Thursday, February 19

1:00pm

See note above

CHOCOLATE BASKET CLASS  

Location: Senior Activities Room                     

Additional Information: Join us as we make an edible chocolate basket.  Fee includes all supplies. Pre-Register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5- February 17

18 and over

Tuesday, February 24

10:00-12noon

$20/$40

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PRESENTATION  

Location: Senior Activities Room                     

Additional Information: Have you wondered how to start a neighborhood watch?  This informative presentation will answer all your questions. Speaker: Sgt. Phillip Townley, CDP

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 10

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5- February 17

18 and over

Wednesday, February 25

10:15am

FREE

NRV HEALTH FAIR 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center  

Additional Information: Over 25 vendors offering information to promote health and well-being, interactive activities to test your memory, grip strength and mobility, plus BP, vision, and hearing screenings. Door prizes will be awarded, healthy snacks will be available.
Presented by: Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

18 and over

Thursday, February 26

9:00am-12noon

Free

BOOK SWAP  

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1

Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8:00AM-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

Dec. 1-Feb. 24

Monday, Mar. 2

5:15PM

$1 non-refundable

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WREATH   

Location: Senior Activities Room                     

Additional Information: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath to hang on your door.  Fee includes all supplies. Pre-Register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5- March 2

18 and over

Monday, March 9

10:00-12noon

$20/$40

CPR/AED AND FIRST AID CERTIFCATION COURSE  

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                  

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 and child CPR, how to use a defibrillator, how to respond to choking victims and basic first aid.  

Minimum: 3   Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1-Mar. 4

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, Mar. 10

1:00-5:00PM

$45

ST. PATRICK’S DAY BINGO  

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                  

Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo. Bring $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes.

Pre-registration is required. Pre-register.

Minimum: 10    Maximum: 20

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

December 11-March 10

50 and over

Tuesday, March 17

11:00am-1:00pm

$4.00, & $1.00 in quarters for prizes

LIMA BEAN AUCTION   

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center

Additional Information: Southern Care will host a lima bean auction. This fun auction will feature a “certified Southern                   Care lima bean auctioneer” who will give each participant a bank of lima beans to bid with. Items for auction may include       personal care items, cleaning products, candy, and food items. Pretty much anything someone may find useful and want                   to bid on! Enjoy this fun, competitive event as you plan your strategy to acquire unique items in the auction. Bring a dish to         share for the luncheon. Depart recreation center at 10:30am. Pre-Register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5- March 16

50 and over

Thursday, March  19

11:00am

FREE

HOME FIT WORKSHOP 

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center  

Additional Information: If you are like most Americans, you want to continue living in your current home and community as long as you can. But are you and your home a “good fit?” Will you be able to enjoy your home and will it continue to meet your needs as your lifestyle and abilities change? Learn how to make simple modifications to your home in the Home Fit workshop presented by AARP.  You will get advice, tips, and checklists for getting your home in top form for comfort, safety and long-term livability and you’ll learn about some resources to fund home renovations both large and small. In an AARP survey, 8 out of 10 people age 45 and older say they want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible.  If you're one of them, this workshop is for you! Refreshments provided. Pre-register

Presenter: Susan Wilson

Minimum: 6   Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

TR/NR

February 2-March 17

Ages 50 & over

Tuesday, March 24

11:00am-1:00pm

FREE

EASTER CRAFT  

Location: Senior Activities Room                     

Additional Information: Make an Easter craft to display in your home. Fee includes all supplies. Pre-Register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5- March 24

18 and over

Tuesday, March 31

11:00am

$20/$40

WHATS NEW AT THE TRANSIT  

Location: Senior Activities Room                     

Additional Information: Blacksburg Transit continues to develop more efficient options for the townspeople of Christiansburg to travel. Supervisor Jenny L. Mills will present a seminar on the new updates that have already shown increased ridership for the Explorer route and the Go Anywhere Service. Please come join Jenny and learn what the Town of Christiansburg and Blacksburg Transit have to offer for public transportation. Pre-Register.

Presenter: Jenny Mills, Blacksburg Transit

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 10

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

January 5 – April 7

50 and over

Tuesday, April 14

10:00am

FREE

SPRING TEA AT ROCKWOOD MANOR 

Additional Info: Enjoy a delicious tea, scones, cookies and tea sandwiches while visiting the Rockwood Manor.

Price includes the Spring Tea and transportation.

Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Dec. 1-April 15

21 and over

Thursday, April 23

Leave Rec. Center @ 11:00AM

$15/$30

Dublin,Va

SENIOR GOLF LEAGUE   

Location: Auburn Hills Golf Club      

Additional Information: Format will be stroke play, handicaps established after the 2nd week.  1st and 2nd place winners for gross score and net total score.  Awards will be presented at the end of league, lunch provided for awards presentation. Pre-register

Minimum: 6   Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

 Date

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

TBA

Ages 50 & over

TBA

TBA

TBA

8

“SMORE” GASBORD 

Additional Info: Bring your sweet tooth and have a great time roasting marshmallows and making s’mores with                         toppings from our “s’more bar”.

Minimum: 8 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Dec. 1-April 9

21 and over

Wednesday, April 15

2:00PM

$6/$12

Rec. Center Patio

EATING ON A BUDGET 

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center

Additional Information: When you are shopping on a budget there is no need to sacrifice quality, flavor or nutrients.

There are amazing items at the grocery store that offer quality nutrition for a fraction of the cost. You just need to know               what to look for.  We will discuss tips and strategies to make healthy choices while staying within your budget. A fun game of       bingo will follow with prizes being on some of healthy choice items. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon.  When registering please indicate whether or not you will need transportation.  Depart recreation center at 10:30am. Pre-Register.

Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

March 2-April 13

50and over

Thursday, April 16

11:00am

FREE

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

TR/NR

Monday, April 20

3:00-7:00PM

FREE