Wednesday, February 18, 5:00-6:00 pm
Keeping your heart healthy is not a matter to be taken lightly — it’s a hard-working muscle that powers your every move. This cooking demo with dietetic interns from UVa provides tips for creating healthy meals. Learn to prepare kale chips, stuffed peppers, and honey-mint yogurt with strawberries, plus get answers to questions about your heart and diet. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk. Members free, guests $4.
Tuesday, November 4, 10:00-11:30am
Sponsored by UVA Health System “Better Eating for Active, Healthy Longevity”, with Cynthia Moore, MS, RD, CDE, Clinical Dietician with UVa Health System.
Cynthia offers the top 10 strategies for enjoying food, beverages, and savoring a long life. She will explore some of the research and tactics that help people succeed in feeling vibrant, coping with osteoarthritis, enjoying clear vision, and keeping a healthy brain and body. We all hope to “live long and die short,” and this presentation will help you do just that. Free and open to all.
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ALL THINGS DIGITAL: “Windows What?”Monday, October 13, 1:00 pm
Microsoft has announced a new Windows operating system. It’s the next generation Windows 8-so they’re calling it Windows 10! Bruce Saunders will review the features of Windows 8 and why folks should not fear going to the much faster and more secure Windows 8, then he’ll discuss the features of Windows 10. He’ll also demonstrate of Picasa, a free photo editing and management program. Free and open to all.
ACTIVE AGING WEEK
Sunday, September 21 – Saturday, September 27
This annual health promotion event celebrates adults ages 50 and better as fully participating members of society and promotes the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle. It also highlights the ability of older adults to live well, regardless of age or health condition. The Center is observing this week with special programming (click here for schedule), culminating with our annual Active Aging Fair on Friday. It’s all FREE and open to all!
FEEDING THE BRAIN: FACTS AND FEAST
Wednesday, August 27, 10:00-11:00
Learn What Foods Sustain the Brain and What’s Killing It!
Dr. Brian Prax presents the third of his Brain-Based Therapy workshops. Accounting for only 2% of your body weight and taking up to 20% of all energy available, the brain is an amazing machine that needs proper fuel. Come learn what to eat, how often to eat and what NOT to eat to maximize your brain’s efficiency and production. Please sign up at the front desk so that we have enough handouts and chairs. Free and open to all.
EVENING FRONT DESK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you enjoy meeting people? The Center is looking for evening Front Desk Volunteers that provide excellent customer service, communicate well, and serve as a resource for all who visit the Senior Center. Position times available: Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Please contact Kimberly to be part of the fun and service that define our volunteer corps.
Extra, extra, read all about it! We have a very dedicated corps of volunteers who help distribute copies of the Senior Center Times each month to locations around the community. If you are regularly out and about and would like to help spread the news, we’d love to have your help.
Also, if you cherish your copy of The Chicago Manual of Style and enjoy proofreeding, er, proofreading, we’d happily supply you with a red pen — or a blue pencil. Please contact Kimberly if either of these volunteer positions appeal to you.
via… June 6, 2014
Looking for a way to make a difference in the community you love? Volunteers are needed to maintain and preserve the 469 miles of the Parkway. Positions are available at several visitor centers, along with demonstrators for “mountain homesteading” skills. You can also start a chapter of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway! They are looking for people with a desire to aid in protecting and preserving the historical, cultural, and ecological resources that make up the Parkway. Please contact Kimberly.
via … Senior Center Email Newsletter, July 30, 2014
BE A SUMMER SANTA TO A SENIOR
You’re already familiar with the holiday version of Home Instead’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” program — now there’s a warm-weather opportunity! Home Instead is asking people to volunteer their time this summer with older neighbors or seniors in nursing homes or assisted living communities who may be lonely and need some companionship. Contact Kimberly if you’re interested in helping others even as you find the purpose and joy volunteering brings you.
via Senior Center Newsletter, July 9, 2014.