Senior Programs

CHRISTIANSBURG/MONTGOMERY TRIAD 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
Triad Christmas Lunch50 & overTuesday, Dec. 18 11 a.m.Holiday Inn Christiansburg-beside Walmart
2019 Planning Mtg. 50 & overTuesday, Jan. 151:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Triad Meeting50 & overTuesday, Feb. 191:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Craft Project50 & overTuesday, Mar. 192 p.m.English Meadows Nursing Home
Shred-a-thon50 & overTuesday, Apr. 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center


HIKES  

Additional Information: 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: 4          Maximum: 8       Eligibility: 18 & over           Difficulty of all hikes: Flat

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Sept. 4 - Dec. 13Wednesday, Dec. 19Leave Rec. Center 8 a.m.
*will be stopping for breakfast after the hike, participants responsible for paying for their breakfast.
$6/$12Jingle Bell Breakfast, Radford (Flat)
Dec. 3 - Mar. 6Tuesday, Mar. 12Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$5/$10Polar Bear Hike
TBA  (Flat)
Dec. 3 - April 4Wednesday, April 10Leave Rec. Center at 8:30 a.m.$6/$12Smart View Loop
Blue Ridge Pkwy. (Easy to Moderate)


SUPER BINGO AND HEALTH TALKS   

Additional Information:  Join us for everyone’s favorite game, bingo.  Each month there will be a different health topic prior to playing bingo. Lunch provided to registered participants.  This program is FREE; registration is required before deadline. Transportation provided from recreation center.   Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8                                        Location: Commonwealth Senior Living Christiansburg 

RegistrationEligibility DateTopic Time
Dec. 10 - Dec. 2750 & overThursday, Jan. 3Fixed Rate CD's, Long Term Care policies/Critical Illness RidersNoon - 2 p.m.
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2950 & overMonday, Feb. 4Valentine's button craftNoon - 2 p.m. 
Dec. 10 - Feb. 2750 & overMonday, Mar. 4TBANoon - 2 p.m.
Dec. 10 - April 1850 & overThursday, Apr. 25 TBANoon - 2 p.m.


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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Sept. 5 - Dec. 2718 & overThurs, Jan. 3Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m. $6/$12Great 611 Steak Co., Roanoke
Dec. 10 - Jan. 3018 & overThursday, Feb. 7Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Anna's-Narrows
Dece. 10 - Mar. 2018 & overTuesday, Mar. 26Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Mexican Buffet-Roanoke
Dec. 10 - April 1818 & overTuesday, April 23Leave Rec. Center at 10:30 a.m.$6/$12Roma's - Pembroke


MYSTERY MOVIES AND MUNCHIES

Additional Information: Join us for Monday movies and refreshments. This program is FREE, register by the Monday before each movie.
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1050 & overMonday, December 1711 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE
Dec. 12 - Jan. 750 & overMonday, Jan. 1411 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
Dec. 12 - Feb. 850 & overMonday, Feb. 1111 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
Dec. 12 - Mar. 1550 & overMonday, Mar. 1811 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
Dec. 12 - Apr. 1250 & overMonday, Apr. 1511 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: 12

EligibilityDateTimeFeeLocation
50 & overSaturday, Jan. 1210 a.m.FREEChristiansburg Rec Center - Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, Feb. 910 a.m.FREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, Mar. 910 a.m.FREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2
50 & overSaturday, April 1310 a.m.FREEChristiansburg Rec Center-Classroom 2


STAMPIN UP

Location: Radford Recreation Center
Additional Information: Join us at the Radford Senior Center spending time relaxing, making new friends and making handmade cards to give to the special people in your lives. When registering, please check to see if transportation will be provided.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 5 - Dec. 1350 & overThursday, Dec. 2010 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Dec. 10 - Mar. 750 & overThursday, Mar. 1410 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class


HOLIDAY COOKIES        

Additional Information: Too busy to bake your holiday cookies? Come learn fun and easy ways to decorate pre-packaged cookies that will make a great splash at a holiday gathering or can be used as a special gift. Supplies provided.                         Pre-register.     Minimum: 6                  Maximum: 8     Location: Meadowbrook Library

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Sept. 5 - Dec. 450 & overWednesday, Dec. 121 p.m.Free


TACO BOUT A PARTY         

Additional Information: Put a new twist on Taco Tuesday with bingo and taco bar. Bring 4 quarters for bingo prizes. The following program is co-sponsored with Commonwealth Senior Living.  Pre-register  Minimum: 4    Maximum: 10               Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-MPRM2

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Jan. 250 & overTuesday, Jan. 8 
noon $4 plus 4 quarters for bingo prizes


SUPPER CLUB        

Additional Information: Join us for a supper outing to various restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own supper and any additional expenses.  Minimum: 5   Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Dec. 10 - Jan. 218 & overThursday, Jan. 10Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 3:30 p.m.$5/$10Homeplace Restaurant
Dec. 10 - Feb. 1218 & overTuesday, Feb. 19Leave Rec. Ctr. @ 5 p.m.Free-TransportationFarmhouse Restaurant


NATIONAL CROCKPOT MONTH          

Additional Information: January is National Crock Pot Month, join for healthy crock pot recipes and samples. Pre-register.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10  Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 10 - Jan. 818 & overTuesday, Jan. 156 - 8 p.m.$6/$12


SOUPS, STEWS AND CHILI IN THE INSTANT POT         

Additional Information: In this class the instructor will demonstrate a soup, stew and chili recipe for you to taste test and add to your winter recipe rotation.  You will also go home with a full belly and a copy of the recipes.  The recipes will consist of one with beef, one of turkey and one vegetarian.   All recipes will be less that 500 calories per serving.  Feel free to bring your own Instant Pot with you for hands-on instruction.    Minimum: 4           Maximum: 8                                 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen 

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 3 - Jan. 1118 & overThursday, Jan. 176:30 - 8 p.m.$13/$23


TAX TIPS SEMINAR          

Additional Information:Tax season is just around the corner. This informative seminar will provide you with tax tips and tax law changes. Pre-register.     Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 10 - Jan. 1518 & overTuesday, Jan. 226:30 p.m.Free
Dec. 10 - Jan. 1518 & overWednesday, Jan. 2310:30 a.m.Free


BIRTHDAY BINGO BASH            

Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate birthdays for the months of January –April. Bring a $1.00 in quarters for bingo prizes. Refreshments, drinks and birthday cake will be served. Pre-register   Minimum: 10   Maximum: 25              Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-MPRM 2

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2350 & overTuesday, Jan. 291 p.m.$4 & $1 quarters


BREAKFAST BUNCH           

Additional Information: Start your day off with friends and breakfast. Pre-Register                                                                                    Minimum: 5           Maximum: 8    Location: Roanoke Restaurant

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2318 & overWednesday, Jan. 301 p.m.$6/$12


VALENTINES DAY BUTTON CRAFT        

Additional Information: Create a Valentine's Day picture using buttons. This program is co-sponsored with Commonwealth Senior Living.   Pre-register.      Minimum: 4          Maximum: 8    Location: Classroom 2

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2950 & overMonday, Feb. 42 p.m.Free


VALENTINE WREATH        

Additional Information: Make an easy Valentine wreath for your front door or wall in your home.  Supplies included in class fee. The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation  Pre-register.      Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - Feb. 118 & overTuesday, Feb. 511 a.m. $10, supplies included


MUSIC WITH RICKY COX         

Additional Information: Be entertained by Ricky Cox, instructor of Appalachian Studies at Radford University, as he sings and plays the guitar and a bit of banjo, in a fun celebration of love –or the lack thereof.  Come laugh and sing along with others as you learn a bit about Appalachian music, Appalachian folklore and enjoy light refreshments on a winter afternoon.  A bit of love and laughter are good for the heart and soul! The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation.                                   Location: Montgomery County Government Center 

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - Feb. 450 & overWednesday, Feb. 61:30 p.m. Free, pre-register 


INSTANT POT COOKING            

Additional Information:  Do you have an Instant Pot or other brand of electronic pressure cooker and are nervous to use it?  Or are you thinking about getting one and want to learn more? This class will cover the basics of how to use the Instant Pot, as well as providing ideas of what it can be used for.  Several recipes will be demonstrated that you can taste –test. Feel free to bring your own Instant Pot with you for hands-on instruction. Minimum: 4           Maximum: 8                   Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Kitchen

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
TR/NR
Dec. 3 - Feb. 618 & overMonday, Feb. 116:30 - 8 p.m. $13/$23


HAPPY HEARTS            

Additional Information: Donald Chaloupka will entertain you on the piano to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Karr Activity Center in Warm Hearth Village.  Light refreshments will be served and participants are requested to bring their favorite chocolate confection to share with the group. The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation  Pre-register.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8                                 Location: Warm Hearth Village, Karr Activity Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Feb. 1118 & overWednesday, Feb. 131 p.m.Free, please see note above


LUNCH AND LEARN: WATER LEAKS 101             

Additional Information: Not all water leaks are visible, join us for this informative presentation on water leaks and how the town’s metering system functions in notifying public works when there is a leak.  Lunch provide by Commonwealth Senior Living. Pre-register  Speaker: Leon Martin; Christiansburg Public Works Utilities Supervisor  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10     Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Feb. 550 & overTuesday, Feb. 1211 a.m.Free; pre-register


NRV COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR 2019               

Additional Information: Join us for our annual Community Health fair co-sponsored with Radford University School of Nursing.  There will be door prizes, raffles, health screenings and refreshments and beverages.  Please note inclement weather date will be Thursday, Feb. 28.  Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Gymnasium

DateTimeFee
Thursday, Feb. 2110 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free


GADGET SWAP              

Additional Information: Bring in up to 5 unwanted, working gadgets to swap.  Participants will receive up to 5 tickets they can use to for another gadget.  Items will be placed in categories (kitchen, office, car, etc.)  Drop off gadgets by noon on Monday, Feb. 25.   Pre-register.   Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 10 - Feb. 1918 & overTuesday, Feb. 261 p.m.$5/$10


HEARTS MATTER               

Additional Information: Jen Sandifer MS, RD, house dietitian at Warm Hearth Village will discuss what you can do to make heart healthy choices by taking small steps to a healthier you by feeding your heart with whole grain goodness.  You will have an opportunity to sample easy to prepare heart healthy snacks. Just for the fun of it, enjoy a game of candy bar bingo. Participants should bring two full sized wrapped candy bars to be used as bingo prizes. Light refreshments will be served.  Pre-register.    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20  Location: Warm Hearth Village, Karr Activity Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 11 - Feb. 2550 & overThursday, Feb. 281 p.m.Free


CALLIGRAPHY                

Additional Information: Hand lettering, often referred to as “Faux Calligraphy” is used to create unique, expressive text that can be created to fit any style project. Hand lettering uses thick downstrokes and light upstrokes written with pens or brush pens instead of just a nib and ink. Unlike traditional calligraphy, hand lettering is used on many different mediums, including paper, chalkboards, painting and signs. Instructor, Kelley Flinchum will teach you the basic skills needed to start a new hobby while sparking your creativity.  This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.   Minimum: 4 Maximum: 20

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Feb. 2250 & overFriday, Mar. 11 p.m.$10, fee includes supplies


COUNTER ART TRIVETS                

Additional Information: Spend your lunch break learning the fun of painting with acrylics.  Celebrate spring with a trivet decorated with a bird nest filled with robing eggs in an apple tree filled spring blossoms. No experience necessary, our patient instructor will walk you through the steps to create your own masterpiece.  This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8                   Location: Montgomery County Government Center-MPRM 2

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 10 - Mar. 550 & overTuesday, Mar. 1212:30 p.m.$15 fee includes supplies


ST. PATRICK'S DAY BINGO                 

Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo. The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.   Minimum: 8    Maximum: 10  Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - Mar. 1150 & overFriday, Mar. 151 p.m.$4, plus 4 quarters for prizes


HELLO SPRING                  

Additional Information:Get crafty and create a fun spring egg decoration made of paper raffia and mod podge. You will also decorate edible carrot cookies to share with friends and family. This program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation. Pre-register.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8                              Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 10 - March 1350 & overWednesday, Mar. 201:30 p.m.$5


WHAT IS SCHERENSCHNITTE??       

Additional Information: Scherenschnitte which means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of paper cutting design. Create your own Spring work of art.  Pre-register    Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8    Location: Recreation Center

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 11 - Mar. 2718 & overMonday, April 111 a.m.$5 fee includes supplies


A MATTER OF BALANCE        

Additional Information: Ground-level, fall-related injuries are increasing every day. Admissions for falls have recently surpassed all other reasons for traumatic admissions for the elderly in this area. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is an evidence based program that takes a multi-faceted approach to fall prevention. This program emphasizes practical strategies to help manage the fear of falling and prevent falls.   Pre-register    Minimum: 5          Maximum: 10    Location: Recreation Center-Classroom 2

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 11 - Mar. 2660 & overMonday, April 1 - May 208:30 - 10:30 a.m.Free


CELEBRATE NATIONAL KITE MONTH         

Additional Information: April is National Kite Month join us at Bisset Park to and celebrate a favorite pastime. Kites will be provided.  Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation  Pre-register.                 Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20   Location: Bisset Park Shelter #1, Radford, VA

   Location: Recreation Center-Classroom 2

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - Mar. 2550 & overTuesday, April 211 a.m.$3


BOOK SWAP          

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. 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.  Location: Recreation Center- Classroom I

Registration
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 3 - Mar. 28Tuesday, April 25:15 p.m.$1 non-refundable


CUPCAKES MADE EASY           

Additional Information:You will learn fun and easy ways to decorate cupcakes for Easter of a special springtime occasion. Instruction, cupcakes and decorating supplies will be provided, you bring the inspiration to be creative and fun! A light lunch will be provided. The following program is co-sponsored with Christiansburg, Radford Parks & Recreation, and Montgomery County Parks & Recreation   Pre-Register.    Minimum: 4   Maximum: 6                                                         Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - April 150 & overMonday, April 811 a.m.$5 fee includes supplies


VIN ETCHING           

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.  Location: Christiansburg Fire Department                               Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Recreation Center, Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg Fire Department and Virginia State Police

DateTimeFee
Monday, April 153 - 6:30 pm.Free


AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM  

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center
Additional Information: The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older.  The program has helped millions of drivers protect their safety on today’s roads.  AARP has offered its classroom course since 1979.  The training is designed to help you:  Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.  Learn about normal, age-related physical changes.  Find out how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.  Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries.  Drive more safely.  Get an insurance discount.  Auto insurance companies in most states provide multiyear discounts to AARP members!  Pre-Register.   Minimum: 10   Maximum: 25

RegistrationEligibilityDateDay of WeekTimeFee
Jan. 2 - Apr. 1050 & overApr. 15 & 16Mon & Tues9 a.m. - 1 p.m.$15 AARP Members
$20 Non AARP Members


SHRED-A-THON           

Additional Information: Help prevent identity theft, 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 will be a drive-thru event, no walk-ups will be allowed. Please put documents to be shredded in a plastic tote or box, no plastic bags.  Location: Recreation Center Parking Lot

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, April 163 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot


STAFF VS SENIORS POOL TOURNAMENT            

Additional Information: Christiansburg recreation staff is ready for another showdown vs. senior pool players.  Refreshments and drinks provided. Pre-register.  Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12                                                                Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Pool Room

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 11 - Mar. 2850 & overThursday, April 259 a.m.Free


LUNCH AND LEARN: HEALTH CARE DECISIONS             

Additional Information: Christiansburg recreation staff is ready for another showdown vs. senior pool players.  Refreshments and drinks provided. Pre-register.    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - April 250 & overTuesday, April 911 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free


HEALTH CARE DECISIONS: PREPARE YOUR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE AND ASK THE EXPERTS             

Additional Information: Christiansburg recreation staff is ready for another showdown vs. senior pool players.  Refreshments and drinks provided. Pre-register.    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 12

Registration
Eligibility
Date
Time
Fee
Dec. 10 - April 250 & overTuesday, April 168:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free