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
Patriot's Day50 & overWednesday, Sept. 117 - 10 a.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Triad Meeting50 & overTuesday, Sept. 171:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Shred=A-thon50 & overTuesday, Oct. 153 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Human Security Presentation50 & overTuesday, Nov. 191:30 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center
Christmas Lunch50 & overTuesday, Dec. 171:30 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. 3 - Sept. 13Tuesday, Sept. 17Leave Rec. Center at 10 a.m.$5/$10Segment of Huckleberry Trail
Sept. 3 - Sept. 30Thursday, Oct. 3Leave Rec. Center at 9:30 a.m.$7/$14Segment of Greenway Trail


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
Sept. 9 - Oct. 1750 & overThursday, Oct. 24TBANoon - 2 p.m.


LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATIONS    

Additional Information:  Come out and learn something new and exciting with our lunch and learns. There will be a different topic each time. Lunch is provided, Free                     Minimum: 5 Maximum: 15                                        Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Senior Activities Room 

RegistrationEligibility DateTopic Time
End: Sept 1850 & overWednesday, Sept. 25Veteran's Cafe11 a.m.
Sept. 9 - Oct. 950 & overWednesday, Oct. 16InnovAge Virginia Pace11 a.m.
Sept. 9 - Oct. 1450 & overMonday, Oct. 21Robotic Knee Replacement11 a.m.
Sept. 9 - Nov. 650 & overWednesday, Nov. 12Time Bank & Tool Cafenoon
Sept. 9 - Nov. 650 & overWednesday, Nov. 13SNAP Program & VA Navigator11 a.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
April 10-Aug. 2118 & overWednesday, Aug. 28Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14The Barn-Rich Creek
April 10-Aug. 2918 & overThursday, Sept. 5Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14Sagebrush Steakhouse-Wytheville
Sept. 9 - Oct. 1518 & overWednesday, Oct. 23Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14Big Belly Restaurant
Pulaski
Sept. 9 - Nov. 718 & overThursday, Nov. 14Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14Mansion at Fort
Chiswell
Sept. 9 - Dec. 918 & overMonday, Dec. 16Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14Ballest Point Brewery
Daleville


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
April 10 - Sept. 1350 & overMonday, Sept. 1611 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
Sept. 9 - Oct. 1450 & overMonday, Oct. 2111 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
Sept. 9 - Nov. 1250 & overMonday, Nov. 1811 a.m. - 1 p.m.FREE
Sept. 9 - Dec. 950 & overMonday, Dec. 1611 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    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

EligibilityDateTimeFee
50 & overSaturday, Sept. 1410 a.mFREE
50 & overSaturday, Oct. 1210 a.m.FREE
50 & overSaturday, Nov. 910 a.m.FREE
50 & overSaturday, Dec. 1410 a.m.FREE


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

RegistrationDateTimeFee
April 1 - Aug. 21Monday, Aug 265:15 p.m.$1 non-refundable


ZUMBA GOLD          

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: 12 Maximum: 25         6 weeks                                    Location: Multipurpose Room 2

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRDays
Ends Aug. 2150 & overMon. Aug. 269 - 10 a.m. $35/$65M/W/F
Sept. 9 - Oct. 1650 & overMon. Oct. 219 - 10 a.m.$35/$65M/W/F


ONLY PLACE TO KNOW          

Additional Information: Changes are taking place daily, from new buildings to expanding trails. This program will help inform participants whether a new resident to Christiansburg or a lifelong resident by providing them with information they need to know from the town's citizen alert program to senior lock boxes and everything in between. We will meet at the recreation department before departing for a driving tour of Christiansburg.  Pre-register.    Minimum: 5       Maximum: 16

Registration endsEligibilityDateTimeFee
 Sept. 521 & overThursday, Sept. 12Leave Rec. Ctr. at 8:30 a.m.FREE


FAST, SIMPLE, AND EASY BREAKFAST           

Additional Information: Do you struggle with eating a balanced breakfast, never know what to fix for breakfast? Join us as we make some simple and healthy breakfast you can make ahead and grab and go. Recipes will be provided.             Pre-register.    Minimum: 5       Maximum: 8

Registration endsEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 1018 & overTuesday, Sept. 1711 a.m. $6/$12


SENIOR SOCIAL            

Additional Information: Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and friendship on the patio.       Pre-register.    Minimum: 10       Maximum: 15

Registration endsEligibilityDateTimeFee
Sept. 1350 & overWednesday, Sept. 186 p.m.Free


FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY             

Additional Information: Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be just around the corner for older adults. That’s why Carilion Trauma Services is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition.  While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for people 65 years of age and older, they are not an inevitable part of aging. This year’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injury among older adults.  Take initiative in your health and help prevent falls.    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center-Court A

EligibilityDateTimeFee
50 & overThursday, Sept. 199 a.m. - noonFree

     

RADFORD'S MASON BLOOD DRIVE              

Together, we can save a life! Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:00-6:00 p.m. we welcome Radford’s Mason Blood Drive at Radford Parks & Recreation Dept. in Multi-purpose rooms 3 and 4. Your blood donation can be transfused in its original form, or it can be used to help multiple people when technicians separate it into its specific components of red cells, plasma and platelets. Every day, blood donations help save the lives of children and adults fighting to survive cancer, blood disorders, traumatic injuries and more. Walk-ins welcome or call 1-800-733-2767 for availability

PICNIC PARTY           

Additional Info: Let’s Party, join us for food, fun and friends as we welcome fall.  Lunch will be provided along lawn games, non – cooking demo. Pre-register. Location: Shelter #1 at the Frog Pond Pool – Cinnabar Road                          Minimum: 10 Maximum: 15

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Ends Sept. 1650 & overMonday, Sept. 2310 a.m.$5


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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
April 1 - Sept. 1818 & overMonday, Sept. 236:30-8 p.m.$13/$23Rec. Ctr.-Kitchen


HAPPY ROCKS          

Additional Information: Have you ever been surprised to find a beautifully painted rock hidden somewhere or in plain sight? Now you have the opportunity to surprise someone else with your own painted rock! You will have an opportunity to paint two rocks, one a beautiful sunflower, and one beetle. There will be an inspirational message on the flip side as well. Pre-register. Minimum: 8 Maximum: 10    Location: Montgomery County Gov’t Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Ends Sept. 1750 & overTuesday, Sept. 241 p.m.$10 


SUPPER CLUB          

Additional Information: Join us for an evening outing for supper to various restaurants in the area. Pre-Register    Minimum: 6    Maximum: 16

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
Ends Sept. 1818 & overWednesday, Sept. 25Leave Rec. Ctr. at 4 p.m.$7/$14Open Door Cafe


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

DateTimeFee
Monday, Oct. 143 - 6 p.m.Free


SHRED -A -THON      

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.                 Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, Oct. 153 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot


STAMPIN UP                

Additional Information:Have you always wanted to try painting on canvas, but aren’t very artistic?  Then this is the class for you.  Learn to paint using simple step by step instructions and patterns.  Pre-register  Minimum: 8       Maximum: 15  

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Sept. 1150 & overThursday, Sept. 1910 a.m.  - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Sept. 9 - Oct. 950 & overThursday, Oct. 1710 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Sept. 9 - Nov. 650 & overThursday, Nov. 1410 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Sept. 9 - Dec. 1150 & overThursday, Dec. 1910 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class


STEP BY STEP CANVAS PAINTING               

Additional Information:Have you always wanted to try painting on canvas, but aren’t very artistic?  Then this is the class for you.  Learn to paint using simple step by step instructions and patterns.  Pre-register  Minimum: 8       Maximum: 15  

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Aug. 2818 & overWednesday, Sept. 410:30 a.m.$25 fee includes all painting supplies
Sept. 9 - Sept. 2418 & overWednesday, Oct. 21 p.m.$15 fee includes all painting supplies
Sept. 9 - Oct. 3018 & overWednesday, Nov. 131 p.m.$15 fee includes all painting supplies
Sept. 9 - Nov. 2618 & overWednesday, Dec. 41 p.m.$15 fee includes all painting supplies


WELLNESS WORKSHOPS                

Additional Information: Join us for a one hour wellness workshop!  Attendees will learn the skills needed for a healthy lifestyle! A healthy snack will be provide at each workshop. Participants must sign up for each workshop individually   Minimum: 6             Maximum: 20

RegistrationDateTimeTopicFee
Sept. 3 - Sept. 6Thursday, Sept. 124 - 5 p.m.Understanding StressFree, Must Pre-register
Sept. 3 - Oct. 4Thursday, Oct. 104 - 5 p.m.Bone HealthFree, Must Pre-register
Sept. 3 - Nov. 8Thursday, Nov. 144 - 5 p.m.Healthy Holiday EatingFree, Must Pre-register
Sept. 3 - Dec. 6Thursday, Dec. 124 - 5 p.m.Keeping your Brain SharpFree, Must Pre-register


NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY              

Additional Information: Enjoy all the watermelon you can eat! This juicy wondrous fruit is enjoyed by the young and old alike. Watermelon is filled with Vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants and potassium. Watermelon is fat free and has 40 calories per cup, so eat as much as you want. Enjoy a fun game of bingo and win prizes to celebrate your summer.     Pre-register.   Minimum: 8 Maximum: 10   Location: Montgomery County Government Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Aug. 1550 & overThursday, Aug. 221 p.m.Free


SENIOR SOCIAL               

Additional Information: Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and friendship on the patio.  Pre-register.          Minimum: 10 Maximum: 15    Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
April 10 - Sept. 1350 & overWednesday, Sept. 186 p.m.Free


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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NRLocation
April 1 - Sept. 1818 & overMonday, Sept. 236:30-8 p.m.$13/$23Rec. Ctr.-Kitchen


LUNCH & CRAFT          

Additional Information: Enjoy a delicious lunch before making a unique painting using Q - tips.  Pre-register.        Minimum: 8 Maximum: 10     Location: Commonwealth Senior Living - Christiansburg

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
April 10 - Sept. 1950 & overThursday, Sept. 26Noon - 2 p.m.Free


GERM PREVENTION-STAY HEALTHY AND WASH YOUR HANDS           

Additional Information: Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses, but many people don't practice proper hand washing technique. Come participate in a quick, interactive activity that will show you the places you miss while washing your hands and learn the steps you can take to stay healthy this cold and flu season. All ages welcome! 

EligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
All agesMonday, Oct. 74 - 6 p.m.Free