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Senior Programs

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: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

Difficulty

April 1-May 27

Monday, June 1

Leave Rec. Center @ 8:30AM

$7/$14

New River Trail

Flat

April 1-Aug. 14

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Leave Rec. Center @ 8:00AM

$10/$20

Fairy Stone Park Hike

Moderate

Lunch Bunch
Additional Information: Join us for our monthly lunch outings to various restaurants in the areaParticipants are responsible for paying for their own lunch. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

Location

April 6-May 5

18 & over

Monday, May 11

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

TGIFriday’s

April 6-May 25

18 & over

Tuesday, June 2

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Thelma’s Chicken & Waffles

April 6-July 8

18 & over

Tuesday, July 21

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:45AM

$7/$14

Jimmy V’s

April 6- August 24

18 & over

Monday, Aug. 31

Leave Rec. Center @ 10:30AM

$7/$14

Ray’s Restaurant


Mystery Movies and Munchies
Additional Info: Join us for Mystery  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

March 2-April 13

50 and over

Monday, April 20

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-May 11

50 and over

Monday, May 18

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-June 15

50 and over

Monday, June 22

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-August 10

50 and over

Monday, August  17

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

April 6-September 14

50 and over

Monday, September 21

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE

Conference Rm

Preparing Your House to Sell
Location: Recreation Center- Classroom 1
Minimum: 2 Maximum: 15
Additional Information: Things to do before putting your house on the market and how to increase your homes selling value.

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-May 14

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, May 19

6:00-8:00PM

FREE

April 1-Aug. 13

Ages 18 and over

Tuesday, Aug. 18

6:00-8:00PM

FREE



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

April 6- May 8

18 & over

Friday, May 15

Leave Rec. Center @ 3:45Pm

$7/$14

Pine Tavern

April 6- July 8

18 & over

Wednesday, July 15

Leave Rec. Center @ 4:30Pm

$5/$7

Zeppolis

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

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

April 6-April 28

Monday, May 4

M W F

9:00-10:00AM

$25/$45

6

May 4-June 22

Monday, June 29

M W F

9:00-10:00AM

$25/$45

6

June 22- August 10

Monday, August 24

M W F

9:00-10:00AM

$25/$45

6


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

3:00PM-7:00PM

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, limit 3 per car. 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

3:30PM-6:30PM

Christiansburg Rec Center Parking Lot

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

Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information:  Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo day enjoying Mexican food and fun. Pre-register.
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- April 28

21 and over

Tuesday, May 5

11:00AM

$6/$12

Getting the Most of Your Zzzzz’s
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Speaker: Shenika Dillard, Community Health Educator, CNRVMC                        
Additional Information:  Sleep is a necessity of life, yet so many of us have trouble sleeping. This informative presentation will discuss the basics of sleep and learn to identify sleep stealers. Pre-register.
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 20

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- May 5

21 and over

Tuesday, May 12

10:15AM

FREE

CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Course
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom 1     
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

FEE

April 1-May 6

Ages 18 & over

Tuesday, May 12

5:30PM-9:00PM

$45

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

April 6-May 5

18 and over

Wednesday, May 13

10:15AM

FREE

Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD S.A.L.T. Senior Care Fair
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Gymnasium         

Additional Information: The Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T Council will be sponsoring its annual Senior Care Fair. The care fair is open to any senior citizen or those interested in issues involving seniors. Local agencies, businesses and organizations that provide services to senior citizens will be on site as exhibitors. Refreshments will be provided at the seminars for participants at no charge. Door prizes donated by exhibitors will be given through the day. For more information or to participate as an exhibitor, please contact: Tammy Caldwell, 540-382-2349 or .  Exhibitors must contribute a door prize valued at $25 to be given away day of fair there will also be a $25 vendor fee.

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 1-May 15

50 and over

Tuesday. May 19

8:30am-12noon

Free to the public

RSVP Celebration
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                                
Additional Information: Celebrate Older American’s Month by learning about the many volunteer opportunities through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County and Radford.  A great opportunity to meet other volunteers, hear their positive experiences and learn ways you can use your skills and life experiences to make a  difference by enriching lives and helping others in the community. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6- May 18

50 and over

Thursday, May 21

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE, pre-register

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.

Eligibility

Date

Time

Fee

Location

Ages 18 and over

Wednesday, June 3

6:30AM-8:30AM

$15

Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room

Celebrate National Fruit and Vegetable Month
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information:  Join us as we celebrate National Fruit and Vegetable month with recipes and samples. Learn easy ways to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Pre-register.
Minimum: 10    Maximum: 20

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- May 26

50 and over

Wednesday, June 3

9:00AM

FREE, pre-register

Mind and Body Connections
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information:  Learn how our mind and bodies respond to each other.  Learn several relaxation techniques thru guided imagery, breathing exercises and muscle relaxation that can help lower stress, get better sleep and improve our health.
Pre-register.
Speaker: Shenika Dillard, Community Health Educator, CNRVMC
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 20

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- June 16

21 and over

Tuesday, June 23

10:15AM

FREE

Commonwealth Coordinate Care
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: Information will be given on the Commonwealth Coordinated Care program for duals, those with full coverage Medicare and Medicaid.  During a presentation, we will go over the benefits, eligibility criteria, options, enrollment process and rights of individuals who are eligible for the program. Light refreshments provided.  Pre-register.
Speaker: Anita Squire, Coordinated Care Educator Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 20

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- June 17

50 and over

Tuesday, June 24

10:30AM-12:00NOON

FREE

New Law Changes
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                                
Additional Information: Join Christopher Lucas, Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and learn about new laws that go into effect on July 1 and how they impact you.  Deputy Lucas will also discuss personal safety issues, things you can do to safeguard yourself and your family. Enter a chance to win some fun door prizes.  Bring a dish to share for the luncheonPre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6- June 22

50 and over

Thursday, June 25

11:00AM-1:00PM

FREE, pre-register

Internet Safety for Seniors
Location: Senior Activities Room                    
Additional Information: Technology has become an integral part of every day life.  This program will address internet safety, trending fraud alerts, and general practices to safely navigate online. Refreshments provided.
Pre-Register.
Speaker: Nathan Delp, CPD Crime Prevention Specialist
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 25

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6-June 23

50 and over

Tuesday, June 30

10:00AM

FREE

Healthy Breakfast on the Grill
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information:  Learn how to use the grill for more than grilling hotdogs and hamburgers. We will prepare simple healthy meal on the grill. Pre-register.
Instructors: Pam Peyton and Tammy Caldwell
Minimum: 5    Maximum: 15

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- June 24

21 and over

Thursday, July 2

9:00AM

$6/$12

Beach Basket Bingo
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information: Fill a medium size basket with summer goodies: sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, crossword puzzle book, water bottle, etc. and join us for bingo on the patio, weather permitting. Baskets will be used for bingo prizes.  Refreshments provided.    Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 10

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6-July 7

50 and over

Tuesday, July 14

10:00AM-12:00NOON

FREE, pre-register

Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center                                
Additional Information: 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.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6- July 13

50 and over

Thursday, July 16

1:00PM-3:00PM

FREE, pre-register

Human Trafficking Presentation
Location: Senior Activities Room                    
Additional Information: This introduction to human trafficking will be eye-opening as we discuss an ever-growing
concern in our nation and world.   Refreshments provided. Pre-Register.
Speaker: Nathan Delp, CPD Crime Prevention Specialist
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 25

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6-July 14

21 and over

Wednesday, July 22

10:00AM

FREE

Navigating Medicare
Location: Senior Activities Room                     
Additional Information: Nearing 65? Have Medicare eligible parents? Just want to know more about how to use the Medicare.gov website? VICAP counselors from the NRV Agency on Aging will be onsite to show you how to go from Medicare A through B, C, and D with Medigap on the side.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 25

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6-July 14

21 and over

Wednesday, July 22

1:00-3:00PM

FREE

Living Life on Purpose
Eligibility: Women Ages 50 and over
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 20
Additional Information:  Join Janelle Anderson, a Life Coach at “Emerging Life Coaching” for this informative class.  This a  free workshop for women 50 and older who want to find meaning in everything they do, experience dynamic growth and venture into new ways of being.  Participants will gain valuable tools and strategies that will enable them to thrive during this transitional season of life. 

Participants will:


-          Receive inspiration to step out and reach for those dreams that seemed to be long gone.

-          Gain insight into the strengths, talents and gifts that reside inside of them.

-          Have access to the Strengths Finder assessment to reveal the top 5 talent themes.

-          Create a personal Life Purpose Statement

-          Learn practical tips and tools to help them set goal, plan action steps and move forward

-          Receive a useful list of resources for further exploration and discovery.

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

 Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

April 1

July 20

July 23

Thursday

6:00-8:00PM

Free -must pre-register

Grocery Store Tour
Additional Information: Join us for this informational program on what to look for when reading labels, how to shop the perimeter of the grocery store and some money saving tips. Pre-Register
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6- August 4

21 and over

Monday, August 10

10:00AM

FREE, pre-register

Gang Awareness for Seniors
Location: Senior Activities Room                    
Additional Information: Please join us as we cover information on gang history, identifying possible gang members and activity, and current gang trends.  This will be both informative and practical to our region. 
Refreshments provided. Pre-Register.
Speaker: Nathan Delp, CPD Crime Prevention Specialist
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 25

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

TR/NR

April 6-May 19

50 and over

Tuesday, August 12

10:00AM

FREE

New River Valley Agency on Aging 40th Celebration
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information: You are cordially invited to join the New River Valley Agency on Aging as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past 40 years and look forward to the opportunities ahead. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered throughout the day.  There will also be an exhibitor showcase from the AOA.   Pre-Register.
Minimum: 10    Maximum: 50

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6- August 5

50 and over

Thursday, August 13

9:00AM-2:00PM

FREE

30 Day Jumpstart to a Healthy Mindset
Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 2
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 20
Additional Information:  Join Janelle Anderson, a Life Coach at “Emerging Life Coaching” for this informative class.  This free workshop for women over 50 who desire to get off the “dieting roller coaster”.  This workshop will lead participants to discover what has influenced their perceptions and beliefs about health, wellness and body image and will learn how to develop a healthy mindset.  They will learn tips on how to create a plan that fits the way they live, with a focus on being strong and healthy.

                Participants will:

-          Learn practical tools to help raise awareness of thoughts, beliefs and behaviors.

-          Discover how to set achievable and reasonable goals.

-          Receive tips and ideas about how to design a personal plan to develop a healthy, strong lifestyle.

-          Have an opportunity to sign up for one free wellness coaching session.

-          Receive a useful resource list for future exploration and discovery.

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

 Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

April 1

Aug. 10

Aug. 13

Thursday

6:00-8:00PM

Free -must pre-register

TRIAD Summer Picnic
Additional Information: Come and join us for a picnic lunch at Mid-County Park sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD Council. Deborah Bell with the Attorney General’s Office will discuss bullying. Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. The issue of bullying affects everyone, this is an opportunity to discuss the impact bullying has on others and how to stand up safely. The discussion will be followed by a picnic lunch provided by Highland Ridge.  Transportation provided, will depart recreation center at 10:30am, please indicate if you will be riding the van when registering. Pre-Register
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 16

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6- August 11

50 and over

Tuesday, August 18

11:00am

FREE, pre-register

National Peach Month
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information: Enjoy peach inspired refreshments while playing bingo. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6-August 28

50 and over

Tuesday, August 25

10:00AM-12:00NOON

$1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes

Lunch Time Bingo
Location: Blacksburg Community Center                     
Additional Information: Let’s play some bingo!  Lunch to follow.  Bring a $1 in quarters for Bingo prizes Transportation provided, seating is limited.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6-August 24

50 and over

Monday, August 31

11:00AM-1:00PM

$2.00 for lunch

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. 27

Tuesday, September 1

5:15PM

$1 non-refundable

Vegetarian Awareness
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center                 
Additional Information: Learn the benefits of being vegetarian and  sample vegetarian recipes.  Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 6- September 2

50 and over

Wednesday,  September 9

10:00AM

FREE, pre-register