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
April 4 - July 1Friday, July 8Tye Dye PigLeave rec. ctr. @ 10:45 a.m.$9/$18
April 4 - Aug. 3Wednesday, Aug. 10It's a surpriseLeave rec. ctr. @ TBA$9/$18
April 4 - Sept. 7Wednesday, Sept. 14Swinging Bridge Rest.Leave rec. ctr. @ 10 a.m.$9/$18


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
April 4 - Aug. 850 & overMonday, Aug. 1511 a.m. - 1 p.m.Free
April 4 - Sept. 1250 & overMonday, Sept. 1911 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. 

RegistrationDateDayTimeTR/NRWeeks
June 1 - June 29Wednesday, July 6Mon/Wed.11 a.m. - Noon$25/$456


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 administrative window and front desk Participants can only sign up for one time slot. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 25

RegistrationDateDayTimeWeeks
June 1 - June 28Tuesday, July 5T/TH11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.6


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 administrative window and front desk.    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 25

RegistrationDateDayTimeWeeks
May 2 - May 27Wednesday, June 1M/W/F7:30 - 8:30 a.m.6
July 13 - Aug 1Monday, August 15M/W/F7:30 - 8:30 a.m.6


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES-BLACKSBURG OFFICE                 

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services has opened an office at 700 University City Boulevard in Blacksburg. This office is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The office location replaces the monthly visit to the Christiansburg Armory in order to provide more access to the veterans and families in our community. Matthew Wright is the local Virginia Department of Veterans Services representative. He is from Pulaski County and served 20 years in the Army. He is a dedicated professional who is ready and eager to help our veteran community. Dr. Wright offers services and supports to aid in filing claims for benefits through the Veterans Administration and can be reached at 434-215-9068 or through the Virginia Department of Veterans Services website https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/dvs/locations/wytheville-field-office or https://business.google.com/dashboard/l/10060545836200139763.

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
June 29Wednesday, July 6Senior Activities Room11 a.m. Free
August 31Wednesday, Sept. 7Senior Activities Room11 a.m.Free


BIBLE STUDY                 

Additional Information: Revolving pastors provide non–denominational devotions.    Maximum: 6

DayTimeLocation
Thursdays10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Senior Activities Room


BASKET WEAVERS                       

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

DateLocationTime
July 11Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aug. 8Classroom 210 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sept. 12Classroom 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
Senior Police Academy 50 & overJuly 18 - 221:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
TBA50 & overAug. 171:30 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
April 1 - Aug. 24Tuesday, Aug. 30 
Leave rec. ctr. @ 9 a.m.$7/$14Glen Alton Recreation AreaEasy 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

STREAMING SERVICES                              

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   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

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 1 - July 21Wednesday, July 275:30 - 6:30 p.m.$2/$4


CELL PHONES 101                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   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

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 1 - Aug. 25Wednesday, Aug. 315:30 - 6:30 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
April 1 - July 21Tuesday, July 265:45 - 6:45 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"They Joy of Work" by Maria Kondo
April 1 - Aug. 25Tuesday, Aug. 305:45 - 6:45 p.m.Free, Must Pre-Register"Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change Your Life" by Admiral William McRaven
April 1 - Sept. 22Tuesday, Sept. 275:45 - 6:45 pmFree, Must Pre-Register"The Gifts of Imperfections" Brene Brown


LEWIS GALE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH SERIES                            

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: FREE; Pre-register.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeTopicSpeaker
April 4 - Aug. 10Wednesday, Aug. 1711 a.m.HerniasDr. James Fowlkes


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.

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 1 - Aug. 19Wednesday, Aug. 244:30 - 5:30 p.m.$1 non-refundable

 

ROSIE'S GAMING EMPORIUM                          

Location: Vinton   Additional Information: Join us as we visit the non-stop gaming facility in Vinton.   Lunch will be on your own while we are at Rosie's.  Minimum: 6            Maximum: 16

RegistrationDateTimeEligibilityFee
April 4 - Aug. 10Monday, July 11Leave rec. ctr. @ 9 a.m.21 & over$9/$18



 



SIGNS THAT IT'S TIME FOR SENIOR LIVING                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: Come learn the signs that your loved one may need senior living support and the steps you should take now as a concerned family member or friend. Co-sponsored between Christiansburg Parks and Recreation and Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg Campus. Pre-register with Christiansburg Recreation: 540-382-2349. Lunch provided.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 4 - May 12Thursday, May 19NoonFree


CRAFT CAMP                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: Join us for this weeklong craft camp where we will make crafts that can be used as gifts, decorate your home, or make some extra money. Co-sponsored between Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, Montgomery County Parks and Recreation and Radford Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Parks and Recreation: 540-382-2349.  Minimum: 6 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
April 4 - May 17May 23 - 279 a.m. - 2 p.m.$125 includes all supplies & lunch


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES LUNCH & LEARN SERIES                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: The Christiansburg Rec Center is partnering with Dr. Matthew Wright, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, to provide a Veterans “Lunch and Learn” series from May through November. This series of workshops will be a chance for the local community to come and learn about the many benefits available for veterans and their families. Speaker: Dr. Matthew Wright, local VDVS representative. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 12

RegistrationDateTimeThemeFee
April 4 - May 20Friday, May 2711 a.m. Overview of Veterans ServicesFree; pre-register
April 4 - June 17Friday, June 2411 a.m. Compensation BenefitsFree; pre-register
April 4 - July 15Friday, July 2211 a.m. Survivor BenefitsFree; pre-register
April 4 - Aug. 19Friday, Aug. 2611 a.m. Veteran PensionFree; pre-register
April 4 - Sept. 16Friday, Sept. 2311 a.m. Veteran & Family Support SystemsFree; pre-register
April 4 - Oct. 21Friday, Oct. 2811 a.m. Review of Veterans ServicesFree; pre-register
April 4 - Nov. 10Friday, Nov. 1811 a.m. Hero's LuncheonFree; pre-register
April 4 - Nov. 30Wednesday, Dec. 711 a.m. Christmas SocialFree; pre-register


GRILLING 101/BLACKSTONE GRILL                               

Location: Recreation Center Patio Additional Information: It seems like everyone has a Flat Top Grill these days. Join us for this informative class about Flat Top Grills, grilling safety tips, and enjoy food samples cooked on the grill. Pre-register. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
May 2 - June 1Tuesday, June 7Noon$10/$20


FAST CRAFT SERIES                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   Additional Info: Don’t have a lot of time to do crafts? Then this is the program for you. We will make a craft in 60 minutes.  Co-sponsored between Christiansburg Parks and Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register Christiansburg Parks and Recreation: 540-382-2349.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeThemeFee
April 4 - May 25Wednesday, June 11 p.m.Yarn and Pipe Cleaner Trivet$10 all inclusive
April 4 - June 29Wednesday, July 61 p.m.Summer Hanging Lantern$10 all inclusive
April 4 - July 27Wednesday, Aug. 31 p.m.Reverse Canvas$10 all inclusive
April 4 - Aug. 31Wednesday, Sept. 71 p.m.Fall Mason Jar$10 all inclusive


BOW MAKING CLASS                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room   Additional Info: Learn how to make bows for packages, wreaths, or your front door.   Instructor: Erlene Barber, Gates Flowers and Gift Shop  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeFee
May 2 - June 8Wednesday, June 1510 a.m. Free; Participants will need to bring their own ribbon, 1 1/2 - 3 inch wired ribbon.


PIZZA BINGO                                

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Patio.  Additional Info: Make your own pizza on the grill to enjoy while playing bingo.   Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeFee
May 2 - June 5Wednesday, June 15Noon$10

 

STARTING THE CONVERSATION: SENIOR LIVING                               

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: The best time to start talking about senior living with your loved one is today. Come learn strategies for navigating this challenging conversation, whether you are years away or hours away from needing senior living support. Co-sponsored between Christiansburg Parks and Recreation and Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg Campus. Pre-register with Christiansburg Recreation: 540-382-2349. Lunch provided. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 4 - June 7Thursday, June 164 - 6 p.m.Free


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

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 1- July 6Tuesday, July 126 - 7:30 p.m.Free


SALT PAINTINGS                     

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: Learn how to make salt paintings. Co-sponsored between Christiansburg Parks and Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Parks and Recreation:540-382-2349. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeFee
May 2 - July 5Tuesday, July 1210 a.m. $5 all inclusive


SENIOR CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY                    

Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T Council are now accepting applications for the 2017 Senior Citizen’s Police Academy. Interested applicants may contact the Christiansburg Police Department to obtain an application or applications can be picked up at Christiansburg Recreation Center. All applications are subject for review and approval. This is a FREE program open to any citizen 50 years and older. If you are interested in participating in our Spring Academy, please contact Tammy Caldwell @ 382-2349 or email: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. PRE-REGISTER.   Minimum: 10 Maximum: 16

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 4 - July 5July 18 - 229 a.m. - 3 p.m.Free, pre-register


SANTA'S WORKSHOP                   

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: Christmas is months away but will be here before you know it. Join us for Santa’s Workshop where we will make Christmas crafts, holiday appetizers, creative ways to wrap packages and decorate your home with easy holiday decorations. Pre-register. Minimum: 6 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
May 2 - July 18M/T/W July 25-279 a.m. - 2 p.m.$35 includes all supplies and lunch


BROWN BAG LUNCH & CRAFT                    

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Patio   Additional Info: Brown bag lunch will be provided along with all craft supplies. Co-sponsored between Christiansburg Parks and Recreation and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Pre-register with Christiansburg Parks and Recreation: 540-382-2349.  Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
May 2 - Aug. 2Tuesday, Aug. 911 a.m.$10 all inclusive


VISION BOARDS                   

Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Senior Activities Room  Additional Info: Learn how to make a vison board to keep track of your goals, post positive quotes, etc. Minimum: 5 Maximum: 8

RegistrationDateTimeTR/NR
May 2 - Aug. 16Tuesday, Aug. 2310 a.m.$10 all inclusive