Christiansburg Recreation Center willl offer Veteran's Cafe on Wednesday, September 5, and Wednesday, Deceember 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Please join us for a coffee social hour. Sit, relax and share stories with fellow veterans. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored with Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice "Level 4 We Honor Veterans participate" Participants must pre-register at Christiansburg, Recreation Center.
Medicare Decisions Made Easy
You and a guest are invited to an educational workshop where you can get answers to your Medicare questions. You'll have a better understanding of Medicare and how it works so you can make the right choice for your needs. Speaker: Linda Walker, Humana. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Fast, Simple and Easy Breakfast
If you struggle with eating a balance breakfast, and you never know what to fix, join us as we make some simple and healthy breakfast you can make ahead of time then just grab and go. Recipes will be provided on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Fee $6/12
Have you ever been surprised to find a beautifully painted rock hidden somewhere or in plain sight? Now you have the opportunity to surprise someone else with your own painted rock! You will have an opportunity to paint two rocks, one a beautiful sunflower, andone beetle. There will be an inspirational message on the flip side as well. Join us at Montgomery County Parks on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Fee is $10.00 Registration deadline is September 17, 2019.
Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments and friendship on the patio at Christiansburg, Recreation Center on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Advanced Directive Clinic
Rebecca Herbig, MSW Disability Rights Advocate of Disability Law Center of Richmond, Virginia will offer an Advanced Directive Clinic at Radford Parks & Recreation Department located at 200 George Street on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in multipurpose rooms 3 & 4. It is important for you to consider who you would like to appoint as your agent and your preferences regarding medical care. You may want to consider potential scenarios that your may want to include in your advance directive. Please sign up for this informative clinic in advance at 731-5517.
Radford’s Mason Blood Drive
Together, we can save a life! Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:00-6:00 p.m. we welcome Radford’s Mason Blood Drive at Radford Parks & Recreation Dept. in Multi-purpose rooms 3 and 4. Your blood donation can be transfused in its original form, or it can be used to help multiple people when technicians separate it into its specific components of red cells, plasma and platelets. Every day, blood donations help save the lives of children and adults fighting to survive cancer, blood disorders, traumatic injuries and more. Walk-ins welcome or call 1-800-733-2767 for availability.
Virginia Navigator Fraud & Scams
Join us! Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Radford Senior Center. Learn how to connect with a vast array of local programs and services utilizing the VirginiaNavigator family of websites. Additionally, learn tips and information to protect you and your loved ones from financial scams and fraud. Please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517 for further information.
Lunch and Learn Presentations
Join Christiansburg Recreation Center and learn something new and exciting with our lunch and learns. There will be a different topic each week. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Topic: Veteran's Cafe Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Topic: InnovAge Virginia Pace Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Topic: Robotic Knee Replacement Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Topic: Time Bank and Tool Cafe.
Balance and Fall Prevention
Christiansburg Recreation Center will offer Balance and Fall Prevention on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.. This is a 4 week interactive, educational class for Balance and Fall Prevention as well as the importance of strength and conditioning in our aging population. Physical therapists from University Physical Therapy will be conducting these classes. A healthy snack will be provided and you will have time for questions and answers. Free.
Fundraiser for supplies for seniors
Join RSVP volunteers on Thursday, October 10, 2019 att 10:00 a.m. in the 12th Annual Walk-a-thon, all proceeds will go to purchase basic household and personal care items for over 200 homebound seniors in Montgomery County and Radford. To participate, call RSVP at 382-5775 to register and obtain sponsor sheets.
Medicare Part - D
Join us at Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and find out, "What's new"? Where can I enroll or change my plan? These and other important questions and information on plan changes and deadlines will be presented by Deena Flinchyum, VICAP Copunselor with NRV Agency on Aging. Deena will discuss ways to get coverage, learn that the drug plan covers, the types of costs you'll pay in a Medicare drug plan and how Part D works with other insurance. Don't miss out on this important yearly update on Medicare Part D. Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline is October 8, 2019. Free.
Care Giver Support
Christiansburg Recreation Center will meet in the senior lounge to talk about the physical and emotional toll that it takes while caregiving and trying to take care of oneself. The support group will provide participants to have time for themselves, meet others and resources. The support group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.. Please call Christiansburg Parks & Recreation Center to Pre-register.
Prescription Take-Back Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and aims to provide a safe and convenient way to turn in your unused or expired prescription medication, An environmentally sound and responsible way to dispose of perscription drugs is sponsored by Law Enforcement Agences, check with your local pharmacy to see if they are an authorized collector location.
AARP Driver Safety Class
The Radford Chapter AARP will offer a Driver Safety class on Monday, October 21, and on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Radford Parks & Recreation Dept. with instructor, Gene Cielinski. This program will teach attendees road safety and driving tips as well as heighten awareness about the effects of slower reflexes. In addition, attendees can qualify for a certificate that may lower premium rates for auto insurance coverage. Attendees must be present for both classes to be eligible for the certificate. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. AARP members: $15.00 Non-AARP members: $20.00. For further information please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517.
Life Line Screening
Radford Senior Center is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of community based preventive health screenings, will support their affordable, noninvasive, painless health screenings on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00-5:00 p.m. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to a stroke risk; and a bone density screening for men and women used to assess the risk of Osteoporosis. Your health is in your hands, so call 1-866-229-0469 today to set up an appointment. For further information, please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517.
Be entertained at Montgomery County Government Center Multi-purpose room #1 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. by Ricky Cox, Instructor of Appalachian Studies at Radford University, as he sings and plays the guitar and a bit of banjo in a fun celebration of love-or the lack thereof. Come laugh and sing along with others as you learn a bit about Appalachian music, Appalachian folklore and enjoy light refreshements on a winter afternoon. Registration deadline is November 1, 2019. Fee: $3.00.
Michele Dubel, MSOL, MHN, TRC author of treatment manual, "Stress Management: Learning to Live with Ourselves." Michele has created a journey of empowerment to manage and reduce stress beginning with understanding the impact. This four week course will give you the tools needed to reduce the stress level in your life. Registration deadline is October 28, 2019. Join us on Tuesdays November 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019 at 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Montgomery County Government Center. Fee: $15.00.
Personalized Holiday Decor
Join us Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Montgomery County Government Center for this fun festive activity. It will provide an opportunity to customize ornaments for your tree or give as gifts this holiday season. You will paint two ornaments, one snowman and one santa to take home. All supplies are included in the fee. Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline is October 31, 2019. Fee: $15.00