Senior Center of Greater Richmond

Creating Opportunities for Healthy Aging Through Social Engagement

News for PrimeTimers & Active Adults

from the Senior Center of Greater Richmond

Sept 2017

Full Day "Try Us Out" OPEN HOUSE

On Tuesday, September 26th the Senior Center of Greater Richmond will host an Open House in celebration of Age Wave's Active Aging Week at one of our locations. You are invited to 'Try Us Out' anytime from 10am to 3pm, enjoy our programs, exercise and join us for a light lunch.  At 11am we will learn about Eating Well on a Budget followed by Lunch at noon. At 1pm, enjoy Ageless Grace Chair Exercise with Sharon Brewer.   At 1:45 you can find out How Much Mystery Writers Know About Murder with some real Richmond authors.  Our Open House will be at Battery Park Christian Church at 4201 Brook Road, Richmond 23227 (Northside). Our members enjoy a wide variety of programs, trips, arts and crafts and more.  Sample our programs, meet our members, enjoy our fun. As a member of the Senior Center, you can register/choose activities at any of our four locations in and around Richmond.  If you have any questions about membership, please call the Senior Center Office at 804-353-3171.  

Volunteer Luncheon - Recognition & Training - Wednesday, September 20th

Meet our new Volunteer Coordinator, current volunteers and learn about available volunteer opportunities.  Learn about the perks of volunteering and how the new program will work.   We will start at 11:30 and will be finished by 2:30.   Battery Park Christian Church.  RSVP for a seat at the table.  Call for more info.  353-3171.  

Coming In September

66th  Annual Chickahominy Pow Wow and Fall Festival - Enjoy this family friendly event  with native dancing and singing, shopping vendor arts.  We will meet inside the tribal ground event entrance at 12:30 pm, individuals should car pool. 8200 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140, 557-3775. Seating is limited bring a lawn chair!

How Much Do Mystery Writers Know About Murder?  The Cabernet Authors.  Sept. 26th, 1:45 pm, BPCC.

American Women Series with Sue Nelson looks at Ella Fitzgerald, known as the First Lady of Song.  On Sept. 28th, 1pm, at FBC, introduces us to this lady who was born in Virginia.  This series introduces us to a different American woman every month.  Don't miss this program at the First Baptist Church in September.

Health Options Series

  • "Home Care vs. Home Health Care" What are the Differences? 10:30am, Sept. 21st, FBC.
  • "Preventing Shingles & Importance of Testing for Hepatitis C". Nan Grotenelli (CareMore) Sept. 22, 1:45pm

"Eating Well on a Budget" Sept. 26, 11am, BPCC. Linda Rubin with the Healthy Habits program at Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging, brings us a personal look at how we can change old habits and create good new habits to help us stay healthy. BPCC.    

Lucy Corr Dental Clinic Examinations, Sept. 22, 10am to 12 noon. Must register in advance and qualify for their FREE dental services.

  Four forms need to be completed in advance.  Participants must qualify for service: be age 65+, have no dental insurance, not seen by dentist within one year, can be on Medicaid, No Medicare Advantage participants are eligible.  Register ASAP. 804-353-3171. 

More information Available on Dental Clinics:  Printed information on other free dental clinics, and discount dental plans will be available from the Senior Center office.  Contact Ann 804-353-3171.

Crafts:  Visual Arts Clay Jewelry Making starts Friday Sept. 15 -  October 19, 10am -12noon,  Visual Arts Center 1812 W. Main Street Richmond, VA 23220.  Fall Mason Jar Candle Holder w/Ann, Sept. 11th, 11am, The Arbors; AND Decorated Mason Jar Candle Holders w/Ann, Sept. 29th 11am, BPCC.

Cards:   Explore Canasta with Kitty, Learn a NEW game! Sept. 15th or Sept. 29th, 1:45 pm, BPCC.  New Beginner Bridge Group starts Sept. 14th, 10am, FBC.      Bridge Continues at BPCC on Fridays.

Two Feature Presentations

  • "How Energy Assistance Impacts Seniors" Leroy Adkins, Dominion Energy, Sept. 12th 11am, BPCC.
  • "Be Prepared for All Disasters" w/Anthony McLean, City of Richmond, Sept. 19th, 1:45pm, BPCC

Just for Fun:   "Put Your Game Face On" Sept. 14th,  11am, FBC.

                        "Trivia: How Much Do You Know?" Sept. 15th, 1:45 pm

                        "Setting the Table Right - Fancy Napkin Folding" Sept. 28th 11am, FBC.

Financial Topics: "Reverse Mortgages" with Ann Manalo Sept. 19th, 11am, BPCC

Conversational Spanish Workshop $10.  Lisa Zajur will teach us more about Conversational Spanish.  Join us at 1:45pm to learn.  BPCC, 1:45-3pm. 


"Meet the Possibilities - FUN Resources for Seniors in the Richmond Area Panel" with Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens; The Valentine Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, Virginia Rep Theatre and more. Wednesday, Oct. 25th, Note New Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am, Brookdale Imperial Plaza Auditorium.   Reservations Requested:  804-353-3171.

Special Events in September

Full Day "Try Us Out - OPEN HOUSE Introduction to the Senior Center of Greater Richmond" is a peek at a day in the life of the Senior Center of Greater Richmond, on Tuesday, Sept. 26th from 10am to 3 pm at BPCC.  This is our event celebrating Active Aging Week Sept. 25 to Sept. 29th.  The center at BPCC will be open to the public for them to experience who we are and what we do.  Please invite any individuals you feel may be interested in becoming members or anyone needing to get out into the world.

Bon Secours's Successful Aging Forum will take place at West End Assembly of God on September 25th from 10am - 3pm. Tickets are limited.   The focus this year is the ARTS.  Get your $10 ticket now.  It has been a sell out every year and includes a health expo, wellness education, flu and pneumonia vaccines are available and you will even enjoy a three-course lunch.  Some of us will car pool from both Battery Park and The Arbors to this event.  Make sure you are signed up and have your ticket - $10.  Contact 353-3171.

Popular Activities Continue (Open to the Community)

Sequoia's "Fall into Soups" Cooking Class Series is back on Sept. 22nd at 10:30am BPCC. She will use local ingredients and feature fall ingredients we will all be able to duplicate at home for family and friends. 

Weight Management Group will meet on Sept. 29th at BPCC at 1:45pm. You make the choices and we support your plan.

Diabetes Support Group continues each month at Battery Park CC, Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 10am and also at Peter Paul Development Center on Sept. 14th 11am.  Bring your questions and concerns to find out how to maintain wellness and enjoy good health even with diabetes or the risk of diabetes. Open to members and community. Call 353-3171. 

Practice your Conversational Spanish with Joan and Friends most Tuesday and Friday mornings at BPCC.  Call for information.   

Exercise at all locations more than 8 times each week, including walking, floor exercise, chair yoga, chair exercise, zumba, line dancing, and aquatics. There is something for everyone's taste and ability!

Pot Luck Lunch. On Sept. 19thth we will have a pot luck lunch.  Contributors make sure to sign up with your "dish to share" (to feed 6 to 8 people).  Choose a Main Dish, Casserole or Vegetable. Only a few Desserts are needed.  Sign up at BPCC on your return activity sign-up sheet, by email or by phone.

Members Meeting with the Director, Carolyn Comerford, will be Sept. 12th at 1:45pm BPCC. Lots of information is shared in these meetings, including opportunities for volunteering and fund raising at future events.  Keep up on the latest activities and suggest new ones to try.

Seeking Volunteers

Line Dance Enthusiast & Leader needed...we love to dance.  Help in the Office on Wednesdays and Thursdays or occasionally.   Add activities to a website or help us reach out through social media.   Teach a craft.  Share a travel experience with our Travel Club.  We'd love to hear about your trip!

Have extras? We are Looking for Contributions of:

  • Jewelry Making Supplies or Old Jewelry Pieces
  • Unused Greeting Cards & All Colors of Sequins & "Bling"

September Birthdays

Members of the Senior Center of Greater Richmond are celebrating their birthdays:

Sept 2 Earnest Jean Hudson
Sept 3 Gladys Reynolds
Sept 3 Yvonne Tunstall
Sept 5 Ellen Vann
Sept 9 Jane Mikolajczyk
Sept 14 Ruth Morgan
Sept 17 Donna Marie Moore
Sept 17 Jackie Presley
Sept 17 Mary Jo Presley
Sept 18 Tejuana Patterson
Sept 18 Ulyana Pekar
Sept 21 Dorth Edwards
Sept 22 Margo Lee
Sept 25 Myra Isaacs
Sept 27 Harold Moss
Sept 28 Rosalind Epps
Sept 29 Lenora Taylor
Sept 30 Gail Robinson

Joan's About Town in September

September 2 Harvest Festival 12-5/$20 Hanover: 550-7516, James Rivers Cellars Winery, 11008 Wash.Hwy.23054
September 15-17 

"Field Day of the Past"- Rockville, VA (Goochland County): 804-741-8468; 8 AM-11 PM

September 16 43rd Street Festival of the Arts, Forest Hill at 43rd Street, 233-1758, Richmond
September 16-17 Stratford Hall- Wine and Oyster Festival: 804-493-8038
September 17 Virginia State Fair, Meadow Farms, Hanover, VA
September 19-30 Virginia Jazz: The Early years- Valentine Museum Exhibition; 804-649-0711
September 23 Chickahominy Pow-Wow, 8200 Lott Cary Rd., Providence Forge, 23140, 804-557-3775 
September 30 Festival of Grapes and Hops-Petersburg, VA.: 804-733-8131
All month: Trolley Car Tour of Richmond Murals
Music in the Park- every 2nd Sunday until October- Forest Hill Park
Virginia Safari Park-Drive thru Zoo-Natural Bridge, VA 504-291-3205
Hollywood Casino/Charlestown Races, Charlestown, West VA
City Point/Appomattox House, Hopewell, VA
Henricus Park- 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, VA (804) 748-1613

Thank YOU

To Our Board and Officers for Their Dedication and Support

And our Hosts and Funders

The Senior Center of Greater Richmond appreciates the generous support of:

  • Genworth Foundation
  • Dominion Energy
  • ACECF (Altria Companies Employees' Community Fund)
  • Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging
  • Battery Park Christian Church, our host, for our Tuesday and Friday programs
  • Peter Paul Development Center hosts seniors on Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Richmond's First Baptist Church hosting programs on Thursday
  • The Arbors in South Richmond hosting programs on two Mondays each month

Thank you to all of our members who support our center with love, donations and participation.

We have the VERY BEST MEMBERS!!!!


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