Senior Living: “Flourishing After 55”

Senior Living: “Flourishing After 55”

Senior Living

“Flourishing After 55”    

Office of 55+ Programs

Department of Parks and Recreation

300 N. Park Dr., Arlington, VA 22203            703-228-4747

55+ Programs are in person at 55+ Centers unless otherwise noted. A 55+ Pass is required to participate starting at a $20 annual fee. To join or register, go to or call 703-228-4747.

Arlington’s 55+ Centers will be closed Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth

Boosting brain health, presented by Stephon Hall, outreach specialist with Cherry Blossom PACE, Wednesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Registration # 914500-09.

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church (SCMAFC) provides free transportation for qualifying adults to medical and dental appointments. Hear more about this non-profit group from Jan Auerbach, ride coordinator, Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914400-07.

Piano lounge and sing along with pianist Valerie Welsh, June’s theme love and marriage, Wednesday, June 5, 4 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 914304-18.

From pixels to prints, how to get photos printed from a smartphone, Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by tech guru Nick Englund. Registration # 914403-01.

What’s in a Will? Virtual presentation by Elder Law Attorney Ed Zetlin, Wednesday, June 5, 11 a.m.

Registration #914404-01.

55+ Travel group will travel to Fredericksburg for the Bluegrass in the Burg festival, Thursday, June 6. A celebration of musical tradition. Cost $54, Arlington resident; $62, non-resident. Registration # 902406-03.

Building memories with LEGOS, presented by Loretta Veney, certified LEGO serious play facilitator, Thursday, June 6, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Adults with dementia or cognitive decline will use LEGOS to build past events alongside a caretaker. Registration # 914500-01.

Create a friendship bracelet from paracord nylon rope, Thursday, June 6, 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Supplies provided. Registration # 914310-01.

Learn Chinese style Mah Jongg from a 55+ volunteer, combine elements of skill, strategy and a touch of luck, Thursday, June 6, 12:30 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Interactive session, supplies provided. Registration # 914600-20.

Preventing fraud and identity theft, with the AARP Fraud Watch Network, Friday, June 7, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Presented by Trudy Marotta, AARP Virginia volunteer ambassador. Registration# 914400-09.

Preventing cognitive decline by Dr. Mikhail Kogan, George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine, Friday, June 7, 10 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Dr. Kogan will discuss using a Personalized Functional Medicine Approach program to treat people with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration # 914500-02. 

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is on the agenda for the 55+ Travel group, Saturday, June 8. Explore “The Art of the Brick” exhibit of sculptures crafted entirely from LEGO bricks. Cost $107, Arlington resident; $123, non-resident. Registration # 902406-04.

Arlington’s 55+ Centers will be closed Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth

Assistive devices for the deaf and hard of hearing, Monday, June 17, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. 

Learn about latest technology, smartphone apps and the Technology Assistance Program from Debbie Jones, tech manager for Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC). Registration # 914500-14.

Dementia Support Program,  RAFT, a short-term program that assists people with dementia, their families and caregivers with tools and information to live with dignity, respect and meaning, Monday, June 17, 10 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by Sydney Palinkas, dementia education and outreach coordinator. Registration # 914500-04. 

Acoustic Afternoon with live, acoustic music performed by PhEd-Up with Phriends, Arlington residents Phil Rosen, Ed Girovasi, Judy McVerry and Cameron Fletcher, Monday, June 17, 1 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Music features classic pop, folk and blues. Registration # 914301-01.

55+ Travel group will travel to Mill Run, PA for a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, Fallingwater, Tuesday, June 18. Cost $150, Arlington resident; $173, non-resident. Includes box lunch. Following the tour, group will stop for dinner at Cracker Barrel (on your own). Registration # 902406-09.

Fundraising event at Rocklands Barbecue, 3471 Washington Blvd., Tuesday, June 18, 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Family and friends welcome to engage in games and drawings. 15% of proceeds for the day will benefit the 

Alliance for Arlington Senior Programs at 55+ Centers. For more information visit the website at

Genealogy 101, learn to use primary sources, grave sites, family records, DNA services and more to explore family roots, Tuesday, June 18, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. For more information email Center Director Ashley Gomez at Registration # 914402-01.

Acoustic Café, enjoy the vibe of a 1960’s coffee house with live music performed by local musicians Mark Sylvester and Shannon Leigh, Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Open to all ages. 

Registration # 914301-02.

Hearing Aids—Beware and Be Wise! Bonnie O’Leary, outreach manager, NVRC, will discuss hearing loss, how to interpret audiograms and the differences between over-the-counter aids and prescription aids, Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m., virtual. Registration # 914500-15.

A virtual trip to the farmer market, with tips on what to shop for and hear about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. Presented by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteers. Registration # 914501-03.

That’s Not My Debt! Staff from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will discuss rights regarding medical billing and debt collection, Thursday, June 20, 2:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration #914400-11 or virtual, registration # 914400-12.

Introduction to basic Spanish, five-part series begins Thursday, June 20, 12:45 p.m., virtual. Taught by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez. Learn basic vocabulary, grammar and conversational phrases.Registration # 914650-01. Register separately for each class.

June is Pride Month, celebrate with a Dance Party, Friday, June 21, 11:30 a.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Lots of diverse music and snow cones to keep cool. Registration # 914899-01.

The art of downsizing, an interactive class presented by realtor Philippa Main, Friday, June 21, 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 914404-02.

History Hikes: Ball’s Crossroads, join park historian John McNair for a two-mile hike following the path of Union and Confederate skirmishes, Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m., Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester St.)

Registration # 914106-14.