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
Craft Project50 & overTuesday, Mar. 172 p.m.Meet at English Meadows-Cburg
Shred-a-thon50 & overTuesday, April 213 - 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
Dec. 2 - April 2Wednesday, April 8Leave Rec. Center at 9 a.m.$7/$14Black Ridge Trail-Blue Ridge Parkway


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 DateTimeFee
Dec. 4 - Mar. 1750 & overTuesday, Mar. 24Noon - 2 p.m.Free, must pre-register
Dec. 4 - April 1550 & overThursday, April 23Noon - 2 p.m.Free, must pre-register


AARP TAX AIDE   

Additional Information: IRS trained tax volunteers assist senior citizens with their personal tax returns. No business returns will be prepared. You must call and schedule an appointment at 382-2349. NO WALK INS.                 Registration Begins: January 6

DateDayTimeLocation
Feb. 1 - Apr. 11Saturday9 a.m. - noonChristiansburg Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room
Feb. 3 - Apr. 13Mondays1 - 4 p.m.Christiansburg Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room
Feb. 4 - Apr 14Tuesdays1 - 4 p.m.Christiansburg Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room
Feb. 6 - Apr. 9Thursdays1 - 4 p.m.Christiansburg Rec. Center-Senior Activities Room.


CRAFTS

Additional Information: Spend the afternoon with friends and creating themed crafts. Program will be held at Commonwealth Senior Living-Christiansburg Campus. Pre-register    Minimum: 5             Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeThemeFee
Dec. 4 - Mar. 2450 & overTuesday, Mar. 311:30 p.m.SpringFree; pre-register


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
Dec. 4 - Mar. 1850 & overWednesday, Mar. 25Navigating the Cancer Diagnosis11 a.m.
Dec. 4 - April 150 & overMonday, April 20InnovAge Virginia Pace11 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
Dec. 4 - Mar. 518 & overThursday, Mar. 12Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:30 a.m.$7/$14New Yorker-Roanoke
Dec. 4 - April 1418 & overWednesday, April 22Leave Rec. Ctr. at 10:15 a.m.$7/$14Papas-Pearisburg


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
Dec. 4 - Mar. 1650 & overMonday, Mar. 2311 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, Mar. 1410 a.m.FREE
50 & overSaturday, April 1110 a.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
Dec. 2 - Mar. 1918 & overMonday, Mar. 236:30 - 8 p.m.$13/$23Rec. Ctr.-Kitchen


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
Dec. 4 - Mar. 1150 & overThursday, Mar. 1910 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class
Dec. 4 - April 850 & overThursday, April 1610 a.m. - noon$12 to be paid to instructor at class


BLOOD PRESSURE/GLUCOSE TESTING        

Additional Information: Checking up on your health has never been easier! Join Carilion Clinic, in partnership with Christiansburg Recreation Center, as we offer a FREE blood pressure, blood sugar and Diabetes Risk Assessment/ Registration is not required, just show up! Results are available in minutes! For more information, please contact Ashley Hash, Community Health Educator at (540) 731-2027 Pre-register.

EligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
18 & overMonday, Mar. 169 - 11 a.m.Free


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
March 233 - 6 p.m.Free


ST. PATRICK BINGO         

Additional Information: Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo.   Pre-register.                        Minimum: 4            Maximum: 10

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeTR/NR
Dec. 4 - Mar. 1050 & overTuesday, Mar. 1710 a.m.$4 plus 4 quarters


LUNCH AND MYSTERY CRAFT       

Additional Information: Join us for lunch and a mystery craft. Pre-register.   Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 4 - Mar. 3150 & overTuesday, July 281 p.m.$15 includes lunch and craft supplies


CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT & COOKOUT       

Additional Information: Come out for some friendly competition and lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers, baked beans, chips, dessert and drinks.  Awards to 1st and 2nd place winners. Tournament will be double elimination. Pre-register      Minimum: 5       Maximum: 13

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 4 - April 218 & overThursday, April 910 a.m.$7


DIRTY POUR PAINTING    

Additional Information: Dirty pour painting is a technique where all colors are added to a cup or container at the same time and then poured together to create an acrylic pouring paint effect.    Location: Classroom 2                            Minimum: 5         Maximum: 8

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 4 - April 950 & overThursday, Aug. 271 p.m.$10 includes all supplies


AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM                  

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

RegistrationEligibilityDateTimeFee
Dec. 4 - April 1350 & overMonday, April 20 & Tuesday, April 219 a.m. - 1 p.m.$15 AARP Members
$20 Non AARP Members


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, April 213 - 6 p.m.Christiansburg Recreation Center Parking Lot