Walter Reed Newsletter October 2009 by jazz84


									     Walter Reed Senior Center
                 2909 16th Street South
                Arlington, Virginia 22204
                                                                        Nelly Urbach                          703-228-0949
                          703-228-0955                                  Senior Center Director
                                                                        Lillian Blanco                        703-228-0951
                      Monday – Friday                                   Program Coordinator
                    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     ** Weekend and Night programs as scheduled **                      Meaza Beraki                          703-228-0955
                                                                        Lunch Program Assistant
             Website:                                Jessica Vasquez                       703-228-0948
   Arlington County Office of Senior Adult Programs                     Area IV Senior Center Supervisor

                                            OCTOBER 2009
                                                    NEW FOR OCTOBER
Stretching for Back and Neck Pain: Dr. Cynthia Hey, a                Skype Around the World for Free!: Do you know about
chiropractor, will instruct participants in various stretches for    Skype? By using a computer and web camera you can talk to
neck and back pain relief in a class that is both informative        people all around the world at any time of the day and it’s
and fun. Some stretches are done standing, some seated and           quick, easy and free to use. See a live demonstration and try it
some on the floor. Bring a mat and wear comfortable                  out yourself. Hear about this new way to connect with others
clothing. Those who were turned away from the July session           in a session led by Office of Senior Adult Programs staff
know that this class is limited in size and fills up quickly.        member Jennifer Collins.
Registration is essential.                                           Thursday, October 22 at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, October 6 at 10:15 a.m.
                                                                     Sudoku Workshop: This workshop is for people who have
How to Use Your Cell Phone: Do you have a new cell phone             attended the introductory Sudoku class. Nort Beckerman will
that you can’t figure out? Do you know how to make and               lead a stimulating mental workshop that is an extension of his
receive a call but are still mystified by all the other things the   systematic approach to solving Sudoku puzzles, and will
phone could do but you can’t? Help is at hand in two evening         enhance your cognitive abilities by presenting new and
workshops run by those technology experts known as TEENS!            increasingly difficult challenges. Registration is essential as
Bring your cell phone and instruction book to this second of         the class is limited to 10 people. 2 hours.
two workshops where one-on one help will be available.               Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is essential.
Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.                                      What To Do With a Smart Phone: Tech-savvy Shettima
                                                                     Abdulmalik will describe the many ways that smart phones
Lifeline: Have you heard horror stories of people who fall,          can be used for navigation, for checking movies and
cannot get to the telephone and lie on the floor for hours or        restaurants and lots of other information that you might want
even days? Lifeline is a user- friendly personal response            to access on the spot. Shettima will also describe what you
service that ensures quick assistance to adults in case of           need to look for when you buy. Please register.
emergency. Virginia Hospital Center is one of the local              Tuesday October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
providers of this service. Mary Belanich, Lifeline Manager
from the hospital, will describe Lifeline, its costs and its         Online Resources at Your Library: Whether you are
benefits, to seniors living alone and to their families.             interested in business information, book groups or birding, the
Thursday, October 8 at 10:15 a.m.                                    Arlington Public Library has online resources to help you find
                                                                     the information you need. Librarian Amy Ordoveza from the
Trick or Treats: Ways to Control Obesity: The simple                 Central Library staff will describe some of the rich resources
definition of obesity is having too much body fat.                   available to you online. All you need is a library card.
Unfortunately, there is nothing simple about obesity. Not only       Thursday, October 29 at 10:15 a.m.
is it uncomfortable and embarrassing, but being obese
increases the risk of an alarming array of diseases and health       Jane Franklin Dance: Arlington choreographer Jane
conditions, including certain types of cancer, heart disease,        Franklin will lead a series of four creative movement
respiratory problems, and hypertension. Margie Cockrill,             workshops. Jane especially welcomes people who think they
R.N., from the Department of Human Services in Arlington             don’t know how to dance. She and her dance troupe have a
will discuss ways to control obesity.                                way of involving people in dance with infectious vitality.
Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 a.m.                                   Wednesdays, October 7–28 at 11:00 a.m.
Connections Café Programs Thursdays, 1:00pm
We invite active adults 55+ to enrich this phase of your life and connect with others in Arlington. Come
discover opportunities for volunteer service, learning, recreation and social connections.
October 1              Great Grains
October 8              Estate Planning: Will or Trust?
October 15             Budgeting for Tight Times
October 22             Volunteer Opportunities with the Agency on Aging
October 29             Let Senior Employment Resources (SER) Help You Find a Job
November 12            Family Conversations on End of Life Issues
November 19            Protecting Your Back                                                              Save
                                               November Highlights                                        the
 Tuesday, November 10                     Relations with Adult Children
 Thursday, November 12                    What’s in the National Archives
 Tuesday, November 17                     Arlington’s Native Americans
 Wednesday, November 18                   Can Alzheimer’s Disease be Prevented?
 Thursday, November 19                    Diabetes
                                                Walter Reed Advisory Council
The Walter Reed Advisory Council welcomes new members. It meets at Walter Reed at 3:00 p.m. on the first
Tuesday of the month. If you have ideas about the Center and its programs, please come to an Advisory Council
meeting or call Center Director Nelly Urbach at 703-228-0949.
              LUNCH and transportation SERVICE
                Lunch                                                                              Transportation
Served Monday -Friday by reservation                                                       Sign up for Senior Center Adult
(703-228-0955). Lunch costs $5.95. For                                                   Transportation (SCAT) and get to an
   seniors 60 and over, a voluntary                                                      Arlington County Senior Center for
   contribution of less than $5.95 is                                                              $2.50 each way.
We cannot provide lunch to take out of                                                  For people 60 and over, transportation
           the dining room.                                                                 to our lunch program may be
     A monthly menu is available.                                                                     available.
                                         Happenings at Aurora Hills Center **
                 **Center newsletter is available. Call Julie Albers at 703-228-5722 to make a reservation
Greeting Cards Made By You, Wednesday, October 14, 1-3 p.m.
Create greeting cards using rubber stamps and personalize them for your specific needs. Supplies provided. Local
instructor will guide you in completing 2 cards. Class size is limited. Cost $5. Please register.
Oktoberfest Luncheon, Friday, October 16, noon
Join us for the rousing sounds of German oompah music and bratwurst as we celebrate Oktoberfest! Mike Surratt will
delight us with his music. Come on over to the Aurora Hills Senior Center and enjoy the taste of German favorites like
knockwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and more. Cost $6 Register by October 14
Medicare Workshop Friday, October 30, 11 a.m.
Explore the details of Medicare 2009 in a free workshop sponsored by Cornerstone Senior Financial. Subjects to be covered
include Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, supplemental coverage options and long term care. Register.
South Pacific Luncheon Luau, Friday, October 30, 12 p.m.
Grab your sunscreen, Hawaiian shirt, straw hat, and beach towel for a Luau as Aurora Hills becomes Bali Hai. Join the
characters of "South Pacific": "Honey Bun" Les Albers hosts this costumed adventure. Cost is $6. Registration and payment
are due by Oct. 28.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, in an effort to eliminate barriers, develop skills, and promote
inclusion and positive attitudes, is committed to promoting participation by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals
with disabilities upon request. TTY: 703-228-4743

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