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1 September/October September and October 2012 Highlights Sign Up for Special Programs on the First Floor Sign Up Board. Sign Up for Trips in Main Office. (RR) = Reservations Required Please Note: We support and appreciate all of our community guest speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise with our membership. Hollin Hall Senior Center is a Fairfax County Center with the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Our guests are informed in advance that they may not take names, phone numbers, addresses or hold a drawing while here at the center. They MAY distribute business cards and handouts upon request. Hollin Hall Senior Center, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services does not and cannot endorse the businesses presenting at the center. Thank you. Highlights for September 2012 Hollin Hall Senior Center for Creative Retirement Mondays Note: On third Mondays held in p.m. Room Tuesdays 9:15 a.m. Room 216 Drop in for a game of Scrabble! Challenge your vocabulary and strategy skills with friends. Boards and tiles provided! Meditation with Marsha Conway For all the activity of modern society, many still feel a fundamental need for silence, inner peace, and a moment of reflection. Meditation can reduce stress and help us relax; but, it can also give us a lot more.* Try it out on Tuesdays with Marsha. * Fridays 9:00 a.m. Room 109 Open Art Room Use the new art tables to create a masterpiece like Monet, Remington, and Picasso!

2 September/October Monday, September 3 Thursdays 2 p.m. Room 216 Hollin Hall Senior Center will be CLOSED in honor of Labor Day. Lee Taylor s Spanish Class returns from Summer Break! Improve use of present and past tenses. Develop comprehension and conversational skills. Newcomers Welcome! (RR) Thursday, September 6 September 13 September 20 September 27 October 4 1:00 p.m. Room 103 Lee s Tea Program: 2 nd Series Quench Your Curiosi-Tea Join Lee Maguire, HHSC Assistant Director and tea aficionado, for this interesting and funfilled five-part series that has even been mentioned in the Washington Post. (RR) All of the tea being used in the second series has been donated by John Harney, founder of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Friday, September 7 9:00 a.m. Room 215 Group Leader Tech Support Training Discover the fundamental components of effective use of technology for your group/club. Learn the equipment options, reservation procedure, and how to set up and clean up the room and equipment. If you have used, are using, or are planning on using equipment from the center, this training cannot be missed! Sign-up Sheet is on Activity Board. (RR)

3 September/October Monday, September 10 10:00 a.m. Room Monday, September 10 10:15 a.m. Rooms 201/203 Military History Discussion Group returns from the summer vacation to discuss the Mighty Eight Air Force in the Unfriendly Skies Over Europe. Skin Care presentation and Skin Screening with Dermatologist, Dr. Joseph Kaufman. No appointments; sign-up sheet on Activity Board. Thursday, September a.m. Room Friday, September a.m. Room 201 Friday, September a.m. Room How would you like to stay with a local expert wherever you travel in the U.S. and overseas? How would you like to stay with this expert for little or no money? You can!, says member, June Malina, through several safe and interesting travel clubs. Find out how in this photo-filled presentation. Ms. Malina has stayed with more than 75 local experts in the United States and overseas for FREE or as little as $10 per night. (RR) Travels with Conne is Back! Cruise around the Baltic Sea (RR) A technically sophisticated and entertaining video, produced by Conne Rubinstein, herself, chronicles her travels to Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Visby in Gotland, Sweden; Gdansk, Poland; the island of Bornholm in Denmark; and Berlin and Rostock in Germany. Don t miss this one! Turning Points In American History 1862 Go West, Young Man! The Homestead Act & 1862 The Terrible Reality The Battle of Antietam

4 September/October Northern Virginia Senior Olympics September 15-26, 2012 NVSO is open to residents 50 years of age and older. Online registration: New Events include: 20K Cycling, 400 M walk, high jump, Mexican Train dominos, football throw, basketball field goals. Hollin Hall Senior Center hosts BUNCO! Wednesday, September 19 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Room Monday, September 17 1:00 p.m. Room 203 Mini Open House. Tour the center with Jan Kestyn and peek in on some ongoing sessions. Bring a friend! An opportunity to participate in programs on this day! Questions, Julie Ellis, Director Tuesday, September 18 10:00 a.m. Room 109 Bazaar Craft Workshop: Complete any unfinished projects. (RR) Tuesday, September 18 10:30 a.m. Room Wednesday, September 19 9:30 a.m. Room 216 Thursday, September 20 10:00 a.m. Room 213 Friday, September 21 10:30 a.m. Room Mount Vernon SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together): Emergency Preparedness and Response to Local Disasters with Marcelo Ferreira, Community Liaison, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management. (RR) The Alexandria/Mount Vernon Antiques Club resumes with members bringing Treasures from Home or a Summer Find Public is invited (RR) Model Railroad Club will examine the history of AMTRAK High Speed Rail on the NorthEast Corridor (NEC). New York Memories presents The Arts in New York with Judy Bromberg. (RR)

5 September/October Friday, September 21 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Room Third Friday Dance with the Mount Vernon Swing Band Open to All in the Community! $4 at the door! Lee Maguire, Maître d hôtel Live Band Owen Hammett, conductor Refreshments graciously provided by Arden Courts Memory Care Community Call for more information Friday, September Noon Room 109 Welcome Football Season Tailgate Party! Come, wearing your favorite team colors as we break in the Center s new hot dog griller. $1. Buys you a hotdog and cold soda! Redskins play the Cincinnati Bengals at FedEx Field on Sunday, September 23 rd. Sign up on Activity Board Pay the Day of! (RR) Monday, September 24 10:00 a.m. Room Military History Discussion Group meets to discuss the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Tuesday, September 25 October 2 October 9 October 23 October 30 November 13 1:00 p.m. Room 109 Creativity Six Part Part Series starts up again on Tuesday, September 25. Did you know that for the first time research shows that American CREATIVTY is declining? So, we ask, what has gone wrong? In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, How to Be Creative it states, creativity is not magic, and there is no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It s a skill. Anyone can learn to be creative, Join this seven-part series with Julie Ellis, Facilitator, to explore our own CREATIVITY and learn to Fuel a creative life out loud! (RR) Begin with first session as we all, in the group, get to know one another from the first class. {Recommended reading, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael Gelb} Coffee and Tea Available.

6 September/October Thursdays Beginning Thursday, September 13 1 p.m. Room 109 PLAY LAB Throughout your life there s a voice that only you can hear. It s a call to the true value of your life-a call to make a difference that only you can make. If you never hear it, something magical will be lost. But if you hear it and heed it, then your LIFE will become a wonderful romance and adventure. NOW is the time. JUMP in! MAKE A SPLASH. CHANGE THE WORLD! Create personal art pieces through artistic experimentation with Julie Ellis and Nick Marin in the OPEN ART LAB on Thursday afternoons. (RR) Wednesday, September noon Room Autumn Pot Luck Spaghetti and meatball entrée, with salad and garlic bread sides. Ice cold beverages served. Sign up in the office and pay $4. Bring fresh fruit, cookies, or another dessert item for the dessert table and a non-perishable canned food item to be donated to U.C.M.

7 September/October Guest Speaker: Tehani Mundy, MPH, CHES Community Health Specialist Fairfax County Health Department Tehani will speak about preparations for the up-coming flu season, common-sense prevention, questions or concerns about the flu vaccine, itself..is it the flu? Or the common cold? and more! With interesting information to take home with you! Wednesday, September 26 9:00 a.m. Sherwood Library Farmers Market Meet HHSC member Peter Lattu at the market to select produce for his Friday Cooking Demo! Friday, September 28 12:30 p.m. Kitchen Visiting Chef, Phase II welcomes back Peter Lattu as he makes a white bean squash sauteé and a squash casserole with ingredients from the local Farmer s Market. Friday, September a.m. Room Turning Points in American History 1868 Equal Protection The 14 th Amendment & 1872 Open Spaces The National Parks

8 September/October Hollin Hall senior center Message board A Message from the Wednesday Afternoon Dancers Join Us for a pleasant afternoon of dance and camararaderie--- for the Guys and Dolls A Message from Dave Shenkenberg, Stamp Club Leader Got stamps? If you find a stamped envelope or two in your mail, the STAMP CLUB would love to have the stamps. Simply cut the stamp from the envelope and bring them to Hollin Hall Senior Center. There is a stamp box on the table in the front entrance lobby, straight ahead as you come in the front doors. Just drop the stamps in the slot. We thank you in advance ~ Dave Shenkenberg, Stamp Club Leader Coming in November Watch for Details! HELP THE HOMELESS WALKATHON for Good Shepherd Housing. The event raises funds to support organizations working to prevent and end homelessness. GSH will once again be a beneficiary of the Walk..Stay Tuned for Details. Hollin Hall Hosts: Your Next Chapter: Charting Your Course for Retirement, Thursday, November 15, a.m. 5 p.m. In a recent national survey, only 16% of businesses offer a plan to employees to ease the transition to retirement. In most cases, employees receive information on financial aspects of retirement, but not the social implications of this pivotal transition period. A persons career has given them social contact, recognition, a daily routine, a chance to use their skills and opportunities to be productive. The "what's next" can be daunting and uncertain for many individuals. This class sponsored by Fairfax County Dept. of Neighborhood and Community Services in partnership with GMU will provide you with tools to create a successful retirement plan that will fulfill many of these needs. Fairfax County recognized the need for educating those who are transitioning into retirement (and/ or a "next chapter" )and partnered with GMU to develop a curriculum for such an offering. The class will provide individuals with the tools needed to create a unique, individual, customized retirement plan. Your choices may include community involvement, a new career, leisure enrichment, healthy aging and lifelong learning. This class is interactive and a great opportunity to chart your own course for a successful next chapter. The class is offered in a variety of modules, totaling 8 hours of instruction. Class materials will be provided. Fee: $40. Per person. Classes are taught by educators and professionals who are certified 2 Young 2 Retire facilitators. Registration Info to follow.

9 September/October September 5 th September 12 th September 19 th September 26 th October 3 rd October 10 th October 17 th October 24 th October 31 st Shop and Nosh Trips NOW Every Wednesday! Get a bunch of your friends together and take your get-together on the road! 10:15 a.m. 2 p.m. Sign up In Main Office, $1 pay on day of trip SEPTEMBER 2012 Shops at Bailey s Crossroads Shops at Kingstowne- World Market, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Panera and more! Shop, Have Lunch in eclectic Del Ray, Alexandria. Drop off at Not Too Shabby Antiques and Consignments. Pentagon City Mall OCTOBER 2012 The Village at Shirlington in Arlington Shop, grab a bite to eat at the German Gourmet in Falls Church! Tons of Shopping at the Potomac Yard Center, and lots of eateries, too! The Buzz Café, then, lunch at Vasco s Restaurant in North Old Town, Alexandria Spend a Spooky Halloween touring the Carlyle House in Alexandria: $4. Or $5. Admission, depending on # going on trip. = Low Amount of Walking = Moderate Amount of Walking = High Amount of Walking

10 September/October Highlights for October 2012 Mondays Note: On third Mondays held in 201 Wednesday, October 3 1 p.m. Room 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room 203 Drop in for a game of Scrabble! Challenge your vocabulary and strategy skills with friends. Boards and tiles provided! Annual Flu Clinic w/maxim Health Care Sign-up sheet on activity bulletin board (no actual appointments) Maximum. $30. Is out-of-pocket cost for flu vaccine w/out Medicare. No pneumonia vaccines available. (RR) Friday, October 5 9:00 a.m. Room 215 Group Leader Tech Support Training Discover the fundamental components of effective use of technology for your group/club. Learn the equipment options, reservation procedure, and how to set up and clean up the room and equipment. If you have used, are using, or are planning on using equipment from the center, this training is cannot be missed! Sign-up Sheet is on Activity Board (RR) Monday, October 8 ALL DAY Hollin Hall Senior Center will be CLOSED in honor of Columbus Day. Tuesday, October 2 October 9 October 16 October a.m. Room A Four Week Brush Up Your Bridge with Barbara Steingaszner. Must know the basics of Bridge for this class. Space is limited. Sign up on first floor Sign-Up Board. (RR)

11 September/October Friday, October a.m. Room Monday, October 15 1 p.m. Room 203 Wednesday, October 17 9:30 a.m. Room 216 Turning Points in American History 1873 Bloody Sunday Ending Reconstruction & 1876 How the West Was Won and Lost - Custer Mini Open House. Tour the center with Jan Kestyn, enjoy refreshments, and peek in on some ongoing sessions. Bring a friend! An opportunity to participate in programs on this day! Questions, Julie Ellis, Director The Alexandria/Mount Vernon Antiques Club will feature their member, Carolyn McDonald, with her collection of Decorative Tiles. Ms. McDonald started collecting tiles in 1970 from her travels, yard sales, antique shows, and even from fireplaces in the old Capitol Hill houses. She has about 50 of them with interesting stories to tell about each one. The Public is invited (RR) Thursday, October 18 10:00 a.m. Room 213 Friday, October 19 ALL DAY Rooms 102, 109, Model Railroad Club meets to discuss the report on the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society s Annual Meeting and the history of the C&O s famous passenger train The George Washington. Annual Bazaar Set Up All activities in Rooms 102, 109, and are cancelled for the day.

12 September/October Saturday, October 20 9 a.m. 2 p.m. First Floor Annual Bazaar 30 crafters, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Door Prizes, Lunch. All proceeds benefit the Hollin Hall Senior Center Advisory Council. Monday, October 22 10:00 a.m. Room Friday, October a.m. Room Military History Discussion Group will be discussing Relax Men It s Only the President! Lincoln s Approach to Personal Security. Turning Points in American History 1886 The First Red Scare Haymarket & 1898 The End of Isolation War With Spain Friday, October a.m.- 2 p.m. Room 215 Computer Lab Open House An informative morning and afternoon in Hollin Hall's computer lab where you'll be able to meet the instructors and one-on-one volunteers, preview their curriculum, and familiarize yourself with the lab terminals. Open to the community! Bring a friend. Light refreshments served. (RR)

13 September/October Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. October 29 and 30 th 1:30 p.m. Monday Room 201 Tuesday Room 216 Tuesday, October 30 10:30 a.m. Room 201 AARP Safe Driving Course (RR) A refresher course to improve driving skills and possible decrease auto insurance costs. $12 for AARP Members and $14 for nonmembers. Ask your Agent! Register in Main Office Must attend BOTH sessions to receive certificate. Checks payable to AARP at time of sign-up Another in a Series of Poetry Readings and Discussion led by a local writers group entitled Tuesdays at Two, showcasing talented local writers and poets, including Hollin Hall member, Peter Lattu. This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! (RR)

14 September/October Third Friday with the Mount Vernon Swing Band Friday, September 21 st, :30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Community Room - Open to All in the Community! $4 at the Door! Live Band Owen Hammett, conductor Lee Maguire, Maître d hôtel Refreshments graciously provided by Arden Courts Memory Care Community Call , TTY 711 for more information Thanks to all Dance Sponsors for being such a Caring Community! Mark Your Calendar! Friday Night with the Mount Vernon Swing Band: 2012 November 16

15 September/October Fitness Space Training Schedule*, Room 102 Watch for Details-Celebrating ACTIVE AGING WEEK, SEPTEMBER 23-29, 2012 *In order to use the Fitness Room at Hollin Hall, you will need to sign up and receive the 15 to 30 minute Orientation. Below is the schedule for September and October 2012 Sign up on first floor activity bulletin board. Wear sneakers and dress comfortably. SEPTEMBER Wednesday, September 19 at 1 p.m. Monday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. OCTOBER Friday, October 12 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 30 at 1 p.m. TAKE months and 12 easy steps for you and your community to take on a journey to a healthy and active lifestyle. Each step focuses on a different area of community wellness, such as fitness, nutrition, volunteering, ecoconsciousness, safety and more! Check it out

16 September/October Hollin Hall Senior Center Inclement Weather Policy REVISED 2011 When Fairfax County Public Schools cancel classes for the day: Senior Programs and Senior Centers: All senior programs, activities and events, including lunch and transportation by FASTRAN at all senior centers are cancelled. Hollin Hall Senior Center will open for self- guided activities, resource and weather emergency information. Please call the center before leaving your home for updated center information and possible cancellations: When Fairfax County Public Schools have a delayed opening: Senior Programs and Senior Centers: Senior centers will be open. There will be no transportation by FASTRAN and no lunch service at sites served by Fairfax County Public Schools. Activities prior to 10:00 am are cancelled. Other activities and classes may also be cancelled. Please call the center before leaving your home for updated center information and possible cancellations: When Fairfax County Public Schools have early release: Senior Programs and Senior Centers: All afternoon senior programs, activities and events are cancelled at the senior centers beginning at noon. Senior Centers will remain open. Lunch will be served as early as possible. If participants have been brought by FASTRAN, they will be picked up at noon. If participants have not yet been picked up from their homes when an early release is announced, FASTRAN is cancelled for the day. When Fairfax County Government offices are closed: Senior Programs and Senior Centers: All senior centers will be closed.

17 September/October When Fairfax County Government offices have a delayed opening: Senior Programs and Senior Centers: All senior centers will open with a delay. Please call the center before leaving your home for updated center information and possible cancellations: SNOW AND BAD WEATHER CONTACT INFORMATION: Hollin Hall Senior Center Neighborhood and Community Services Main Office TTY 711 Fairfax County Emergency Information Line TTY 711 Television (Local Stations) Cable Channel 16, 21 County Website Neighborhood and Community Services Website Fairfax County Emergency Radio 1670 AM N/REGIONAL/REGION1/HHSC/NCS/Hollin Hall Inclement Weather Policy2/2011

18 September/October Daily Programs September-October 2012 Hollin Hall Senior Center for Creative Retirement Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 Billiards Open 9:00 Beg. Strength Training w/patty 9:00 Exercise w/elena 10:00 4-H s Bridge Club 10:00 V.I.P. Group 10:00 Jazzercise Lite 10:30 Piano Club 11:00 Low Impact Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Pinochle 1:00 Scrabble 1:00 Art w/irinea 1:00 Beg. Tap Dance w/maureen 2:00 Spanish w/harry 2:00 Billiards Boutique :10 Tai Chi, Intermediate 9:00 Billiards Open 9:00 Meditation 9:15 Exercise for Men with Celez 9:30 Strength Training 9:30 Computer Discussion w/bob 10:00 Gwen s Exercise with Rosita 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Chicago Bridge 1:00 Mah Jongg 1:00 The Needleworkers (Kaps for Kids) 1:00 Table Tennis 1:00 Conversational Spanish with Humberto 2:30 Shuffleboard** :10 Tai Chi, Advanced 9:00 Billiards Open 9:00 Beg. Strength Training w/patty 9:00 Exercise w/laura & Judy 10:00 Canasta 10:00 Exercise w/gloria 10:00 V.I.P. Group 11:00 Low Impact Exercise# 11:00 Exercise w/elena 11:45 Duplicate Bridge 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Music Appreciation 1:00 Cribbage 2:00 Conversational French 2:00 Billiard Boutique 2:00 Ballroom & Latin Dancing :10 Tai Chi, Beginning 9:00 Billiards Open 9:15 Exercise for Men with Celez 9:30 Strength Training 10:00 Gwen s Exercise with Rosita 10:00 Wii Bowling 11:00 Jazzercise Lite 11:45 Duplicate Bridge 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Pinochle 2:00 Spanish w/lee # No 11 a.m. exercise on Pot Luck day ** Shuffleboard, weather permitting :00 Art Room: Open 9:00 Billiards Open 9:00 Exercise w/laura & Judy 9:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 10:00 Exercise w/gloria 10:00 Art with Judy 11:00 Exercise w/elena 11:00 Jazzercise Lite 11:00 Harmonica 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Line Dance w/paula 1:00 Hawaiian Dance 1:00 Mah Jongg 1:00 Party Bridge 1:00 Table Tennis 2:00 Billiards Boutique 2:30 Shuffleboard**