Senior Programs

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 providing their own transportation. Must Pre-Register to be included in the lunch count. Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateLocationTimeTR/NR
Sept. 7 - Oct. 5Tuesday, Oct. 12TGI Fridays-RoanokeLeave rec. ctr. @ 10:30 a.m.$7/$14
Sept. 7 - Nov. 3Wednesday, Nov. 10Mystery RestaurantLeave rec. ctr. @ 10:30 a.m.$7/$14
Sept. 7 - Dec. 15Wednesday, Dec. 22Cheddars-RoanokeLeave rec. ctr. @ 10:30 a.m.$7/$14


MYSTERY MOVIES AND MUNCHIES                    

Additional Information: Join us for Monday movies and refreshments. This program is FREE. Register by the Monday before each movie. The program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. 

Registration EligibilityDateTimeFee
Aug. 9 - Sept.  750 & overMonday, Sept. 1311 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free
Sept. 7 - Oct. 450 & overMonday, Oct. 1111 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free
Sept. 7 - Nov. 850 & overMonday, Nov. 1511 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free
Sept. 7 - Dec. 650 & overMonday, Dec. 1311 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free


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: 6

Eligibility DateLocationTimeTR/NR
50 & overSaturday, Sept. 11Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-Classroom 210 a.m.Free
50 & overSaturday, Oct. 9Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-Classroom 210 a.m.Free
50 & overSaturday, Nov. 13Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-Classroom 210 a.m. Free
50 & overSaturday, Dec. 11Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-Classroom 210 a.m.Free


MOVE & GROOVE               

Additional Information: This workout program will get you up moving and grooving using various genres of music with steps that are easy to follow. Come enjoy this dance class that provides joy, fun and fitness! Pre-register. 

RegistrationDateDayFeeTimeWeeks
Aug. 17 - Sept. 2Wednesday, Sept. 8Mon/Wed$25/$4511 a.m. - Noon6
Sept. 8 - Oct. 27Monday, Nov. 1Mon/Wed$25/$4511 a.m. - Noon6


LEAVE THE DRIVING TO US SERIES- VIRTUAL TRIPS                 

Additional Information: Leave your bags at home and join us for this virtual travel series. Our first destination will be Alaska. Participants will receive a “passport” to get stamped for each destination, prizes will be awarded in December. Lunch will be provided. Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg.  Lunch provided by Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg Campus. Pre-register. The following program co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation Minimum: 4  Maximum: 6     Location: Multipurpose Rm. 2

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Aug. 16 - Sept. 3Friday, Sept. 10 
12:30 p.m.Free; Lunch provided
Sept. 7 - Nov. 12Friday, Nov. 1912:30 p.m.Free; Lunch provided


VETERAN'S CAFE                 

Additional Information: Thanks You for your Service! Join us either in person or virtually by calling in or on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Participants will need to call and register for us to be able to provide you with joining information. Pre-register. Co-sponsored with Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice "Level 4 We Honor Veterans participate" Minimum: 4 Maximum: 6

Registration endsDateLocationTimeFee
Sept. 13Wednesday, Sept. 15Senior Activities Room11 a.m.Free
Nov. 1Wednesday, Nov. 3Senior Activities Room11 a.m.Free


FLU SHOTS                        

Additional Information: Christiansburg Pharmacy will be offering flu shots. Walk-ins welcome. Free with Medicare Part B, must present card at time of shot. Participants with/without Medicare Part B must present their insurance card prior to receiving their shot. Most insurance accepted. Exact cash or check only.       

DateTime
Fee
Wednesday, Sept. 89 - 11 a.m. Free with Medicare Part B
Tuesday, Sept. 289 - 11 a.m.Free with Medicare Part B
Monday, Oct. 189 - 11 a.m. Free with Medicare Part B


BASKET WEAVERS                       

Additional Information: Group meets the second Monday of each month. Maximum: 6         

DateLocationTime
Sept. 13Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Oct. 11Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov. 8 
Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 13Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.


HIKES                        

 Eligibility:   Ages 18 and over Additional Information: Join us for some exercise in the beautiful outdoors! We will go to lunch after the hike. Participants are responsible for paying for their lunch.  Minimum: 4    Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRLocationDifficulty
Aug. 9 - Sept. 22Monday, Sept. 27Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 9 a.m.$7/$14New River Trail-
Pulaski
Easy to Moderate
Aug. 9 - Oct. 1Wednesday, Oct. 6Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 10 a.m.$7/$14Greenhill Park-
Salem
Easy to
Moderate
Aug. 9 - Oct. 27Wednesday, Nov. 3Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 10:30 a.m.$7/$14
*hobo lunch included afterwards
Pandapas PondEasy to Moderate


CHRISTIANSBURG/MONTGOMERY TRAID 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

ProgramEligibilityDateTimeLocation
Computer Viruses Presentation50 & overSept. 211:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Shred-a-thon50 & overOct. 193 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Covid 19 & Flu Update50 & overNov. 161:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Christmas Lunch50 & overDec. 2111 a.m.Great Roads Coffee


GRANDPARENTS DAY CRAFT                      

Additional Information: Celebrate grandparent’s day with your grandchild/children creating a kite to enjoy outdoors or indoors. Pre-register.                        

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
April 12 - Sept. 1Wednesday, Sept. 811 a.m. Grandparents and children ages 3 - 5Free; pre-register


BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE -VIRTUAL PROGRAM                     

Additional Information: Discover great recipes by throwing in your favorite mix of sweet juices, tangy fruits, fresh vegetables, and surprise ingredients to create easy breakfast on the go or fast snack. Pre-register.                               

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 12 - Sept. 15Wednesday, Sept. 2211 a.m. Free; pre-register


IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN TO WATERCOLOR                     

Additional Information: Have you always wanted to learn watercolor? Now is your chance to take a beginner's adult class taught by local artist Harriet Anderson. Classes will begin with basic techniques and build new compositions each week. Participants will pay instructor $60 for the class at the first class.   Pre-register.           6 week class                    

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Aug. 9 - Sept. 15Wednesday, Sept. 229:30 - 11 a.m.$8


PINTEREST WITH FOOD & CRAFT                           

Additional Information: Always wanted to get into cooking or crafting, but you weren’t sure where to start? Well, Pinterest is the place for you! This platform allows you to search picture content that takes you to recipes or how-to tutorials. You pin posts that are of interest to you or your board so you can remake that delicious recipe and recommend that fun craft to others. Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6   Ages: 18 & over

Registration

Date

Location

Time

TR/NR

April 1 - Sept. 24

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Senior Activities Rm.

3 - 4:30 p.m.

$2TR/$4NR


TACO-BOUT A PARTY                            

Additional Information: Join us for bingo, taco bar and prizes. Minimum: 6  Maximum: 15

Registration

Date

Location

Time

Fee

Sept. 7 - Oct. 6

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Christiansburg Recreation Center

11 a.m.

Free


SHREDATHON                            

 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: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. This is a drive thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Papers to be shredded are preferred to be in plastic storage bin or box, no bigger than 22.5x18x11.5 limit 3 per car. 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.

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, Oct. 193 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Rec. Ctr. Parking Lot


HALLOWEEN BINGO                             

Additional Information: Join us for bingo, refreshments, and fun with your friends.   Minimum: 5  Maximum: 25

Registration

Date

Location

Time

Fee

Sept. 7 - Oct. 15

Friday, Oct. 22

Senior Activities Room

11 a.m.

$5; plus 4 quarters for prizes


STREAMING SERVICES                            

Additional Information:  This class is less about social media but still relevant because social media users are always discussing the original content produced by the many streaming services that are available to consumers today.  Learn about the differences between Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO, Amazon prime, Sling and more! Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 4            Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateEligibility TimeTR/NR
Aug. 9 - Oct. 21Wednesday, Oct. 2718 & over3 - 4:30 p.m.$2TR/$4NR


THANKSGIVING DECORATION CRAFT                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center -Senior Activities Room 

Additional Information: Create a beautiful Thanksgiving center piece for your table.   Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
Sept. 7 - Oct. 6Monday, Nov. 810 a.m.50 & over$8 includes all supplies


ENHANCING CAREGIVING FOR AGING ADULTS                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center -Classroom 2 

Additional Information: This series of workshops will facilitate discussions relating to effective strategies to address the needs of aging adults. These workshops will also provide opportunities for caregivers to enhance their caregiving role on various topics through interactive sessions with other caregivers and community-based professionals. Pre-Register

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
Sept. 7 - Oct. 27Tuesday, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 7 and 146 - 7:30 p.m.21 & overFree


MYSTERY GAME DAY                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center -Senior Activities Room                                                                                              Additional Information:  Enjoy socializing with friends, fun games, prizes and refreshments.    

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
Sept. 7 - Nov. 3Tuesday, Nov. 911 a.m. - 1 p.m.50 & over$4


CELL PHONES 101                            

Additional Information: In this final class of the series, we’ll discuss how social media can be used on your smart phone and take a look at the other features of your phone that you may not be utilizing.  For example, ever wondered what the iCloud is and how to use it?   Look no further, we will discuss the basics and answer any lingering questions you may have about your devices. Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 4            Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateEligibility TimeTR/NR
Aug. 9 - Nov. 23Wednesday, Dec. 118 & over3 - 4:30 p.m.$2TR/$4NR

BOOK SWAP                            

Location: Recreation Center – Classroom 1    Additional Information: Drop off a maximum of 10 books between the hours of 8 – 5 p.m. at least two days before the scheduled Book Swap. From 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on the day the swap is held, you will be allowed to select different books to take home to enjoy. 

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Aug. 9 - Dec. 3Thursday, Dec. 94:30 - 5:30 p.m.$1 non-refundable


UGLY SWEATER                             

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room                                                                                                          Additional Information: Dress up in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and accessories. Prize will be given to the best ugly sweater. Enjoy bingo prizes and Christmas inspired refreshments.                                                                                       

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Sept. 7 - Dec. 6Monday, Dec. 1312:30 p.m.$8 includes prizes and food


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. Participants can only sign up for one time slot.  Minimum 5:  Maximum: 9                    Instructor: Sonia Badillo           

Registration

Date

Location

Time

Days

Sept. 27 - Oct. 11

Monday, Oct. 18

Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-MPR 2

9 - 10 a.m.

M/W/F

 

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. Participants can only sign up for one time slot.       Instructor: Jancil Wooge           

Registration

Date

Location

Time

Sep
Sept. 14 - Sept. 30

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-MPR 2

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

T/TH

Oct. 26 - Nov. 23

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Christiansburg Rec. Ctr.-MPR 2

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

T/TH

 

SENIOR AEROBICS                     

Additional Information: A six week 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. Participants must call and register for the class as space is limited to 9 people per class.                Instructor: Sonia Badillio          

Registration

Date

Location

Time

Days

Sept. 27 - Oct. 1

Monday, Oct. 18

Christiansburg Rec. Ctr. -MPR 2

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

M/W/F


BAKED POTATO BAR BINGO                           

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Multipurpose Rm 2   Additional Information: Participants will enjoy baked potatoes and all the toppings while playing bingo.   Minimum: 6            Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
Sept. 7 - Dec. 21Tuesday, Dec. 2811 a.m. 50 & over$5 includes lunch and prizes