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
Dec. 1 - Feb. 9Wednesday, Feb. 16Gina's-SalemLeave rec. ctr. @ 10:30 a.m.$7/$14
Dec. 1 - Mar. 15Wednesday, Mar. 22Mystery Lunch BunchLeave rec. ctr. @ 10 a.m.$7/$14
Dec. 1 - April 6Wednesday, April 13Mabry MillLeave rec. ctr. @ 10 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
Dec. 1 - Feb. 2150 & overMonday, Feb. 2811 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free
Dec. 1 - Mar. 1450 & overMonday, Mar. 2111 a.m. - 1 p.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
Feb. 2 - Mar. 1Monday, Mar. 7Mon/Wed$25/$4511 a.m. - Noon6


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
Feb. 23Wednesday, Mar. 2Senior Activities Room11 a.m. Free


BASKET WEAVERS                       

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

DateLocationTime
Feb. 14Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mar. 14Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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
2022 Planning Meeting50 & overJan. 181:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Triad Meeting50 & overFeb. 151:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Triad Meeting50 & overMar. 151:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Shred-a-thon50 & overApril 263 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center


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
Dec. 1 - Feb. 23Wednesday, Mar. 2
Polar Bear Hike
Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 1 p.m.$7/$14
*snacks & hot chocolate at Rec. Ctr. afterwards
Huckleberry TrailEasy to Moderate


SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES                       

Additional Information: Social Media has become a huge part of interacting and sharing with others. It helps keep long distance friends and family members connected. This series will explore the many mediums that help us express our lives to the online world. Instructors: Amy Southall, Public Relations Specialist   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room

FACEBOOK                            

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room Additional Information: First, we will give an overview of the features and use of Facebook, one of the first social media sites and longest running. We’ll help you create an account, learn how to adjust your privacy settings, and teach you how to share content about your life with friends. We’ll even discuss the use of Facebook stories and filters. Participants must pre-register. Minimum: 3 Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateEligibility TimeTR/NR
Dec. 1 - Mar. 24Wednesday, Mar. 3018 & over5:30 - 7 p.m.$2/$4


TIKTOK, INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT                            

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Information: In this class, we’ll focus on Instagram and Snapchat. Do you like taking photos and want to share them with the world? Then come learn about Instagram. Want to take silly pictures using filters? We’ll teach you the similarities and difference between Instagram stories and Snapchat stories. Like taking fun videos or just want to know how to watch viral trends? We’ll show you how on TikTok, the fastest growing app of 2020, and how those videos are often incorporated and shared for even more views. Participants must pre-register.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateEligibility TimeTR/NR
Dec. 1 - April 21Wednesday, April 2718 & over5:30 - 7 p.m.$2/$4



WELLNESS BOOK CLUB                         

Eligibility: Ages 18 and over     Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center - Classroom 2                                         Additional Information:  Make healthy steps in your own life by joining the Wellness Book Club! The club is for adults and will meet at the recreation center each month. Book discussions will be led by a library employee on topics of health, fitness, nutrition and wellness.  For more information on the monthly book selection, etc. contact the recreation department at 382-2349.   If available, we might have some copies of the book available for check-out at the recreation center. Also, if you are a member of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library you can access audiobooks as well.  Participants must pre-register.                      Minimum: 6             Maximum: 20

RegistrationDateTimeFeeBook
Dec. 1 - Jan. 19Tuesday, Jan 255:45 - 6:30 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Maria Kondo
Jan. 19 - Feb. 18Tuesday, Feb. 225:45- 6:30 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"The Mamba Mentality" by Kobe Bryant
Mar. 30 - April 22Monday, Mar. 295:45 - 6:30 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"Total Money Makeover: by Dave Ramsey
Mar. 30 - April 22Monday, April 255:45 - 6:30 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"Finally Free" by Michael Vick


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. 21Friday, Jan. 2811 a.m. 50 & over$5 includes lunch and prizes


SPAGHETTI WESTERN DAY                     

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   Additional Info: Dress up in your western wear and enjoy a spaghetti lunch while watching a good ole western movie. This is a co-sponsored program between Christiansburg Parks Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Parks and Recreation.      Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
Dec. 1 - Dec. 28Friday, Feb. 11Noon50 & over$8



LEWIS GALE- MONTGOMERY HEALTH SERIES                    

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room    Additional Info: FREE, Must Pre-register.    Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeTopicSpeaker
Dec. 1 - Jan. 20Wednesday, Jan. 205:30 - 6:30 p.m.Acid Reflux & Treatment OptionsDr. Fowlkes
Dec. 1 - Mar. 9Wednesday, Mar. 1610:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Total Joint ReplacementDr. O'Neil


NAVIGATING A CANCER DIAGNOSIS                             

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room         Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeFee
Dec. 1 - Jan. 3Tuesday, Jan. 1110:30 a.m.Free; pre-register
Dec. 1 - Jan. 18Wednesday, Jan. 266 p.m.Free; pre-register


MEATLESS MONDAYS                            

Additional Information: Meatless Monday encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays, this not only can improve your health but also the health of the planet. Participants will sample tasty meatless foods and recipes they can try at home. Must Pre-register.   Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
Dec. 1 - Jan. 24Monday, Jan. 319 a.m.21 & over$8


BRUNCH AND A MOVIE                           

Additional Information: Join us as we enjoy a tasty brunch at the First Watch Café and then travel to Regal Theatre to watch an afternoon movie of your choice. Participants are responsible for their meal and movie. Pre-register.   Minimum: 6 Maximum: 16

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 1 - Jan. 28Wednesday, Feb. 2Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 10 a.m.$2/$4Christiansburg


GO RED FOR WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH LUNCH AND LEARN                            

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room Speaker: Dr. Patterson, Lewis Gale Montgomery Additional Info: February is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health join us for a heart healthy lunch. Learn ways to help have a healthy heart, other symptoms of heart attacks in women and the importance of getting care if you suspect you are having a stroke or heart attack. Free blood pressure checks available and door prizes. Pre - register.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 - Jan. 28

Friday, Feb. 4

10:30 - noon

Free, pre-reister

 

EATING FOR CANCER                          

Location: Senior Activities Room    Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1 - Feb. 1

Tuesday, Feb. 8

10:30 a.m. 

Free; pre-register

Dec. 1 - Feb. 3

Thursday, Feb. 10

6 p.m.

Free; pre-register

 

 VALENTINE JUST DESSERTS                         

Additional Information: This trip is just for desserts. We will stop at a couple of restaurants to satisfy your sweet tooth. Participants are responsible for paying for their own desserts. Minimum: 2 Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1 - Feb. 2

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 1 p.m.

$7/$14

 

INTERMITTENT FASTING                                             

Join Angel Chadwell, Certified Nutrition Coach, in this informative seminar. Learn what “Intermittent Fasting” is and how it is used as a tool and not a diet.  Minimum: 3 Maximum: 12

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1 - Feb. 17

Thursday, Feb. 24

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$5/$10

 

LYMPHEDEMA & FALL PREVENTION                                                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of lymphatic fluid in the tissues just beneath the skin. This swelling commonly occurs in the arm or leg but can occur in other areas of the body. Lymphedema Therapy, a form of massage uses techniques called Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Therapeutic Vibration, and Multi-Layer Compression Wrapping to help move the swelling out of your body. Pre-register.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1 - Feb. 23

Thursday, Mar. 3

10:30 a.m.

Free; pre-register

Dec. 1 - Mar. 8

Tuesday, Mar. 15

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Free; pre-register


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. Must Pre-register.   Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 - Mar. 8

Tuesday, Mar. 15

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Free


 LUNCH AND LEARN: EATING DISORDERS-FACTS AND MYTHS                    

Location: Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 - Mar. 11

Friday, Mar. 18

10:30 a.m.

Free; pre-register

 

WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION                       

Location: Recreation Center - Classroom 2   Additional Information: Join Angel Chadwell, Certified Nutrition Coach, for this informative seminar. What is Whole Food Nutrition? Learn the difference between whole food, processed food and easy tips to incorporate it into your nutrition plan.   Minimum: 3 Maximum: 12

Registration

Date

Time

TR/NR

Dec. 1 - Mar. 17

Thursday, Mar. 24

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$5/$10

 

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, Mar. 28

3 - 6 p.m.

Free

 

NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH                         

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   Additional Info: This program will discuss the nutrition of purchased frozen food, things to consider when freezing foods and leftovers. Pre-register.   Speaker: Dawn Barnes, Va Extension Office   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

Registration

Date

Time

Fee

Dec. 1 - Mar. 23

Tuesday, Mar. 29

10:30 a.m.

Free; pre-register