“Flourishing After 55”

“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 registration.arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-4747.

Arlington’s 55+ Centers will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day

Traveling on a budget, presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Financial Educators, Wednesday, May 22, 1 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913400-17.

Local history buffs learn about Arlington’s rich past, Wednesday, May 22, 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Registration # 913402-09.

Popular magazine articles discussion facilitated by Vicky McCaffrey, Aurora Hills Adult Services Librarian, Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Copies of the articles available at the Center. Registration # 913402-16.

Book exchange at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m. Bring books in good condition and take home some new reading material. Registration # 913801-07.

Smartphone photography class to learn how to maximize use of cameras in your mobile devices Thursday, 

May 23, 10 a.m., virtual. Taught by photography enthusiast Nick Englund. Registration # 913403-06.

Friendly no-stakes games of poker, Thursday, May 23, 2 p.m., Arlington Mill 55+ Center. All levels

of experience welcome. Registration # 913600-18.

Jewelry swap with 55+ volunteers, chance to refresh your jewelry collection, Friday, May 24, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. More information will be e-mailed to you prior to event. Registration # 913801-08.

55+ Travel group will tour the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, DE, Friday, May 24. Discover the rich history of military aviation. Cost $19, Arlington resident; $22, non-resident. Registration # 902405-09. 

Movie matinee, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (2023) (PG-13), Friday, May 24, 12:30 p.m., 

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-06.

Arlington’s 55+ Centers will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day

The brilliance of Bluetooth, a wireless technology that facilitates the exchange of data over short distances

 between devices, presented by 55+ volunteer Ben Childers, Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m., Walter Reed 55+

 Center. Registration # 913403-07.

Enjoy the outdoors with a game of croquet, beginners welcome, equipment provided, Tuesday, May 28 and 

Friday, May 31, 2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

Full fitness exercise classes at Lubber Run 55+ Center, Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30, 

 10 a.m.; strength training, Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May 31, 9 a.m. Drop-in. Cost $4 per class or

$60 for a 15-session punch pass. Pay at front desk at Lubber Run.

Mah Jongg, American style, Tuesday, May 28, 1:30 p.m., Madison Community Center. Beginners welcome

and will master basic principles easily. Drop-in.

55+ Fitness Day and Health Fair, Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center. Open to the public; free for all ages. Vision and hearing screenings, fall risk assessments, fitness class demonstrations, Q&A with dieticians, pharmacists, insurance counselors and more. Drop-in.

Apple device basics explained by experienced Apple user Lowell Nelson, Wednesday May 29, 1 p.m., 

Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Come with questions. Registration # 913403-08.

Listen of sing along at open rehearsal of the Off  Our Rockers grown-up garage band, Wednesday, May 29, 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Madison Community Center. Drop-in.

Scrabble games, competition is friendly, coaching available, Wednesday, May 29, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown

55+ Center and Friday, May 31, 10 a.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Both are drop-in.

55+  basketball games, full court press, all skill levels welcome, Wednesday, May 29, 12-2 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Drop-in.

55+ women’s basketball games, Wednesday, May 29, 7:15-8:45 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Bring both white and dark shirts and a basketball. Drop-in.

Woodcarvers use carving techniques and tools to turn wood into objects of beauty, Thursday, May 30, 1 p.m., Langston-Brown 55+ Center. Members of the group are available to provide instruction. Drop-in.

Native American Soldiers’ Path to Citizenship, virtual presentation by educator from the National Museum of  the U.S. Army, Thursday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. Registration # 913400-37.

Introduction to streaming services and how to use them, presented by Lubber Run 55+ Center Director Ashley Gomez, Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m., Lubber Run. Bring your laptop or other devices and questions. Registration # 913403-09.

Movie matinee, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (2016) (PG-13), Friday, May 31, 12:30 p.m., Aurora Hills 55+ Center. Registration # 913804-07.

Crafternoon social group of experienced yarn crafters, knitting and crocheting followed by a stroll

around Lubber Run’s indoor track, Friday, May 31, 3-4:30 p.m. Drop-in.

55+ Travel group will board the Choptank Sightseeing Cruise, Hurlock, MD and cruise to have lunch at Suicide 

Bridge Restaurant, Saturday, June 1. Cost $107, Arlington resident; $123, non-resident. Registration 

# 902406-01.

Advanced Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) classes begin Monday, June 3, 1 p.m., Lubber Run

55+ Center. Improve overall fitness and reduce risk of falls,  21 sessions, Mondays and Thursdays, ending 

Aug. 22. No fee. Registration # 914502-01.

Around the world to Greece with public diplomacy counselors from the Embassy of Greece, Monday, June 3,

 1:30 p.m., Lubber Run 55+ Center, registration # 914400-33 or virtual, registration # 914400-34.

Fitness equipment orientation by fitness programs manager Michelle Atkin, Monday, June 3, 10 a.m., Arlington 

Mill 55+ Center. Registration # 914100-06.

55+ Travel participants will travel to Harpers Ferry, WV, Tuesday, June 4. Guided tours include tales of 

geography, natural history, Civil War, Storer College and more Cost $23, Arlington resident; $26, non-resident.

Registration # 902406-02.

Partner dance practices, Tuesdays, beginning June 4, 2:15 p.m., Walter Reed 55+ Center. Bring your own 

music. If you need a partner email 55+ Center Director Jennifer Weber at jweber@arlingtonva.us.


Summer nature walk with certified Master Naturalists Stephanie Martin and Carolyn Haynes, Tuesday, June 4,

 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Amphitheater. Registration # 914106-13.


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.