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Senior Programs


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Additional Information: Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

Date

Day

Time

Location

July 10

Monday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Classroom 2 – Christiansburg Recreation Center

August 14

Monday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Classroom 2 – Christiansburg Recreation Center

September 11

Monday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Classroom 2 – Christiansburg Recreation Center


CHRISTIANSBURG/MONTGOMERY TRIAD S.A.L.T COUNCIL

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, Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, 540-382-2349, ext. 2003, Nathan Delp CPD Crime Prevention Specialist, 540-382-3131, Master Deputy Chris Lucas 540-382-6915 ext. 44415 or Kemvia Adams-Bush, Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, 382-6975.

Program

Eligibility

Date

Time

Location

New Law Updates 

50 and over

Tuesday, June 20

1:30 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Senior Citizens Police Academy

50 and over

M-F July 17-21

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center

Triad Summer Picnic- Companion Animals

50 and over

Tuesday, August 15

11 a.m.

Mid County Park

Montgomery County Animal Care & Adoption Center Tour

50 and over

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Leave rec. ctr @

1:30 p.m.

Christiansburg Recreation Center


HIKES –INSTRUCTORS: GARY BRUMFIELD/PAM PEYTON

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 3- Aug. 17

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Leave Rec. Center at 8:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Carvins Cove Hike

TBA

LUNCH BUNCH

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

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

Location

April 11 – July 5

18 & over

Tuesday, July 11

Leave rec ctr @ 10:45 a.m.

$7/$14

Steer House, Pulaski

April 11 – Aug. 15

18 & over

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Leave rec ctr @ 10:30 a.m.

$7/$14

Bent Mtn Bistro, Roanoke

April 11 – Aug. 30

18 & over

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Leave rec ctr @ 11 a.m.

$5

Franks-lunch and movie

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

FEE

Location

50 and over

Saturday, July 8

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Recreation Center

50 and over

Saturday, August 12

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Recreation Center

50 and over

Saturday, September 9

10 a.m.

FREE

Christiansburg Recreation Center

MYSTERY MOVIE & MUNCHIES

Additional Info: Join us for Mystery movies and refreshments. This program is FREE. Pre-register by the Monday before each movie.
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Conference Room
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 11 – August 14

50 and over

Monday, August 21

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

April 11 – September 11

50 and over

Monday, September 18

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE

STEP ON IT 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, including staying active and eating healthy. There will be awards given to those who 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

April 11 –  July 26

50 and over

Monday, August 7

8:30 a.m.

Sun protection for Fall

CHAIR YOGA-INSTRUCTOR- KIMBERLY PUGH

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center –Multipurpose Rm 2                            
Additional Information: Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 12                                                                                                                                           

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Days of the Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

May 2-June 28

50 and over

Monday, July 10

M/W

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

$35/$55

6

June 13 – Aug. 14

50 and over

Monday, August 21

M/W

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

$35/$55

6

CHAIR YOGA-INSTRUCTOR KAREN CHAFETZ

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center –Multipurpose Rm 1                            
Additional Information: Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. Pre-Register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 12                                                                                                                                           

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Days of the Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

May 2-June 13

50 and over

Thursday, July 6

T/TH/Sat

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

$35/$55

6

June 13 – June 27

50 and over

Tuesday, August 29

T/TH/Sat

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

$35/$55

6

KEEP BALANCED- INSTRUCTOR: JANCIL WOOGE

Location: Recreation Center –Multipurpose Room 2
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

FEE

Weeks

June 6 – July 5

50 & over

Tuesday, July 11

T/TH

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$20/$40

6

July 5 – August 22

50 & over

Tuesday, Aug. 29

T/TH

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$20/$40

6

Gentle Tai Chi-Instructor Chris Saeger   

Additional Information: Studies have shown tai chi to be effective in relieving pain, improving physical ability and balance. Tai Chi helps increase flexibility, strengthens muscles and improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Instructor: Chris Saeger, Certified Instructor.
Minimum: 10     Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

May 24-July 5 

50 and over

Tuesday, July 11

T/TH

1 – 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6

July 11 - August 24

50 and over

Tuesday, August 29

T/TH

1 – 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6

 Gentle Tai Chi-Instructor Chris Saeger 

Additional Information: Studies have shown Tai Chi to be effective in relieving pain, improving physical ability and balance. Tai Chi helps increase flexibility, strengthens muscles and improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Instructor: Chris Saeger, Certified Instructor.

Minimum: 10     Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Starting Date

Days of the Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

May 24-July 5 

50 and over

Wednesday, July 12

W/ F

1 – 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6

July 11 - August 24

50 and over

Wednesday, August 30

W/ F

1 – 2 p.m.

$35/$55

6

ZUMBA GOLD - INSTRUCTOR: JANCIL WOOGE

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: 13   Maximum: 25

Registration

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

FEE

Weeks

May 2-June 29

Monday, July 10

M /W/ F

9 – 10 a.m.

$30/$60

6

June 6- August 15

Monday, August 28

M /W/ F

9 – 10 a.m.

$30/$60

6


HEALTH TALK: DEALING THE DECK OF NUTRITION- EATING FOR HEALTH

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Speaker: Tammy Reese, Amedisys Home Health
Additional Information:  Do you have questions about your health and want to learn things to help you manage your health better, but you don’t know where to get this information or you think it can’t be fun to learn? Tammy Reese with Amedisys Home Health will host the health talk series with fun events that are packed with good, easy to understand information that is delivered in a fun way.  Bring a friend and join us for this new series. Pre- register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 15

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

June 6 – July 5

50 and over

Tuesday, July 11

10 a.m.

FREE, pre-register

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center, Shawsville
Additional Information: Come out for a fun game of bingo and win some neat summer prizes.  We will provide the ice cream, but bring your favorite topping to share.  This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register Participants will need to drive themselves to the program.

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 11 – June 26

50 and over

Thursday, June 29

1 p.m.

Bring an ice cream topping to share

CREATE A ROADMAP FOR TRANSPORTATION INDEPENDENCE

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior activities room
Speakers: Candice Draper, Senior Services and Jenny Mills, Blacksburg Transit
Additional Information: As we get older many of us become uncomfortable with driving.  Some have noticed their driving skills may not be what they once were or are uncomfortable with other drivers on the road.  This informative presentation will offer suggestions on services available should you choose to give up driving. Pre-register

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 11 – July 18

50 and over

Wednesday, July 26

10 a.m.

$4/$8

SUMMER BINGO

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: Join us for a game of bingo and cool refreshing summer time refreshments.  This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes.  Pre-register

 Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

April 11- July 21

50 and over

Friday, July 28

11 a.m.

$4 + 4 quarters for prizes

HEALTH TALK: YUCKY BUGS- APPROACHING FLU SEASON

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room
Speaker: Tammy Reese, Amedisys Home Health
Additional Information:  Do you have questions about your health and want to learn things to help you manage your health better, but you don’t know where to get this information or you think it can’t be fun to learn? Tammy Reese with Amedisys Home Health will host the health talk series with fun events that are packed with good, easy to understand information that is delivered in a fun way.  Bring a friend and join us for this new series. Pre- register.
Minimum: 4    Maximum: 15

Registration

 Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

July 5 – Aug. 1

50 and over

Tuesday, August 8

10 a.m.

FREE, pre-register

BOOK SWAP

Location: Christiansburg 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

April 3-Aug. 10

Wednesday, Aug. 16

5:15 p.m.

$1 non-refundable

STROLLING BINGO

Additional Info: Put on your walking shows and join us for this interactive game of bingo.  Participants will play 5 rounds of bingo and then walk one lap around the track.  Refreshments and drinks provided.  This program is co-sponsored with Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.
Pre-register.
Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20

Registration

Eligibility

Date

Time

FEE

July 5 – Aug. 22

50 and over

Tuesday, August 29

11 a.m.

$4 + four quarters for prizes

HANGING ROCK RAPTOR OBSERVATORY /HIKE

Additional Info: The Hanging Rock Observatory has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, falcon and osprey migration along the bird’s eastern route.  Join us as we travel to Monroe County, West Virginia for a fun filled day of bird watchingThere is a 20-40 minute walk up the mountain to the observatory.  Participants should bring binoculars, sunglasses, hat, comfy walking shoes, 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

April 1-Sept. 15

21 and over

Thursday, Sept. 22

Leave Rec. Center at 9  a.m.

$10/$20

WVA