Ongoing Social Recreation Activities

AARP CHAPTER MEETINGS

AARP’s mission is “Empowering people to choose how they live as they age.” Join us on the second Wednesday of each month and let educational speakers empower you with ideas and suggestions to assist with your daily tasks. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

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11a - 1pEssig Rec CenterFree




BIRTHDAY BANANZA

Join us for a birthday celebration every month! Bring a dish and come enjoy a variety nof birthday activities followed by a birthday treat for the seniors born in that month!

Registration Deadline: One week prior to event

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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11a - 1pEssig Rec CenterFree




BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms but it can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Stay ahead of the game by keeping it checked. Join us at the Essig Center for free blood pressure screenings courtesy of Carilion.

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10a - 11aEssig Rec CenterFree


BRIDGE

Join other experienced Bridge players to play one of the greatest card games of all time-Bridge!

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Every Mon & Wed10a - 2pEssig Rec CenterFree
Every 2nd & 4th Tue


BROWN BAG BINGO

Bring a bagged lunch and drink for yourself and come enjoy a fun filled game of BINGO the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Prizes will be awarded for each game.

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11a - 1pEssig Rec CenterFree




HEARING SCREENINGS

Sit down with one of Connect Hearing’s professionals for a no obligation free physical examination of your ears. They will also test your hearing to find out how well you hear across the noise spectrum.

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1st Thu of every month10a - NoonEssig Rec CenterFree


HOOK & NEEDLE CLUB

If you enjoy cross stitch, knitting or crocheting with like minded needle-crafters, then come join this group! Experienced leaders will be available for assistance, if you would like to learn one of these crafting techniques! Participants should bring their own supplies.

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Every Tuesday1p - 3pEssig Rec CenterFree


LINE DANCING

Join us every Tuesday for a little dancing exercise! No experience needed. Learn the health benefits of line dance, your body and brain will thank you.

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Every Tuesday11:30a - 12:30pEssig Rec CenterFree


LUNCH BUNCH

Do you like a little conversation with your lunch? Join the Senior Lunch Bunch on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We will visit a local restaurant for food, fun and fellowship. Group meets at 11:30am. See you there!

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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Ruth’s Place11:30a

Hometown Diner

Ippy’s

Hemas


MATTER OF BALANCE

Join these 8 consecutive Wednesday mornings to learn how to view falls and the fear of falling as safe and controllable. Along with increased activity comes better balance and stamina. We will also learn how simple changes to your environment that can reduce fall factors.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 26

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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10:30a - 12:30pEssig CenterFree


OPEN GYM FOR SENIORS

Come check out our senior gymnasium at the Essig Recreation Center. It is open Monday through Friday from 11:30am-2:30pm. Come walk a mile or two and shoot some hoops. The only payment required is your signature that you sign in and out at the front desk!


PICKLEBALL

Come join us on Monday, Wednesday & Friday each week to play Pickleball from 11:30am-2:30pm. You have heard all about it so come give it a try! This game is perfect for cardio and eye hand coordination. It’s flexible to anyone’s fitness level and can be as leisurely or fast paced as you desire.


SENIOR CAFE & CONVERSATION

Join us for a hot meal, socialization, education and conversation every Thursday with STEP Inc. There will be a program provided by STEP from 11am-Noon and then lunch served from Noon-1pm.

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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Every Thursday11a - 1pEssig Rec CenterFree



SILVER-CISE EXERCISE ROOM

Come check out our senior only exercise room at the Essig Recreation Center. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm. Whether you would like to walk a few miles on the treadmill, take a ride on a stationary bike or work on your rowing– you can with folks your own age! The only payment required is your signature that you sign in and out at the front desk!


TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS

Join us for 12 consecutive Wednesday mornings and take advantage of this programs natural health benefits. This low impact martial art class is beneficial to students as it focuses on circulation, breathing and stretching techniques.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 16

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11:30a - 12:30pEssig Rec Center$60


TAI CHI FOR ADVANCED

These advanced classes are for those who have taken the beginning Tai Chi classes and want progress through learning more advanced Tai Chi.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 16

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12:30p - 1:30pEssig Rec CenterFree



WATERCOLOR EXPRESSIONS

Join one of these 4 consecutive Tuesday morning classes to experience the beauty and joy of watercolor painting. Includes demonstration, individual assistance and discussion. A loose and free approach, this course is designed to provide the tools needed to begin your artistic journey into self expression. Brushes, palettes and water jars are available for use. Paper and paints can be purchased in class, if needed.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to session start

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Session 1

10:30a -12:30p

Essig Rec Center


$45 Per Person
Session 2
Session 3


WEIGHTS FOR WELLNESS SESSION 1

These classes will be taught by a personal trainer and is an introductory class for seniors. Come for 6 consecutive Wednesday morning classes to circuit through a variety of exercise stations. Tone your body and build strength while learning safe weight lifting strategies.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Jan 15

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10:30a - 11:30aEssig Rec Center$30


WEIGHTS FOR WELLNESS SESSION 2

These classes will be taught by a personal trainer and is an introductory class for seniors. Come for 4 consecutive Wednesday morning classes to circuit through a variety of exercise stations. Tone your body and build strength while learning safe weight lifting strategies.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Mar 4

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10:30a - 11:30a
Essig Rec Center
$20