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Active Wellness Program at St. Alban's

This free program is a classroom for lifelong learning, a refuge for meditation and exercise, a parlor for engaging conversation and discussions, and a place for dear friendships to grow. It attracts older adults from the neighborhood and beyond who are drawn to the delicious (and nutritious!) daily lunch and diverse activities — such as a farmer’s market with free produce, exercise classes, and field trips.

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Adas Israel Behrend Senior Fellowship Lunchtime & Exercise Program

Participate in fitness classes, a delicious lunch and cultural programs. All DC residents 60 years and up welcome.

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Adult Activities at St. Columba's Episcopal Church

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church offers many activities for all ages.

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American University Community Audit Program

American University’s Community Audit program allows individuals ages 55 and older who live in the 20016, 20015, 20008, and 20007 zip codes to audit one course per semester. Read more.

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American University Katzen Arts Center

The Katzen Arts Center brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one 130,000 square foot space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the new center provides state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines. Free yoga classes, exhibits, openings, and lectures.

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Anacostia River Explorers

Check out some of the free options to explore and maintain the Anacostia River.

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Around Town DC Art and Other Classes

Learn more about these art, improv, music classes. Most of these classes run in 8-12 week sessions. Some need pre-registration. Let us know if you have questions by emailing Community@iona.org.

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Asbury Methodist Church/Downtown Clusters Day Care

The Downtown Cluster’s Geriatric Day Care Center is a non-residential, community-based day center, which provides therapeutic person-centered care and supportive services by professionally trained and caring staff. Contact them for more information about participation. Downtownclusters@gmail.com .or Tel: (202) 347-7527.

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Asian Pacific Islander Senior Services Center

DC Office on Aging funded site open to any DC resident 60+. Focusses on an Asian and Pacific Island DC residents 60+ and provides exercise, coffee and lunch, English classes, and other events.

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Balance Gym

Balance gym offers a health assessment, and 3 individualized personal training sessions with their membership.

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Brain Health (Iona Senior Services)

Iona’s Take Charge/Age Well Academy gives healthy and proactive adults time to focus on the future. Studies reveal that older adults who plan ahead need fewer intensive services later.

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Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures

Get more information about The Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures!

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Byte Back Computer Classes

Byte Back’s mission is to improved economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC metro area residents.

Volunteers also welcome.

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Chevy Chase Community Center

The Chevy Chase Community Center offers a number of classes and programs for seniors. Pick up their schedule at the Chevy Chase Community Center or email Brittany.miller@dc.gov.

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Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library

The Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library offers free films, book groups, board games and trivia nights and many other activities.

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Claridge Towers Community Dining

Provides coffee, lunch, entertainment to DC seniors in the area. Open from 11-2 pm. See individual schedule at the site.

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Cleveland and Woodley Park Village

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village helps senior neighbors live safely and confidently in their homes and engage in community events through the support of a network of dedicated neighborhood volunteers. Cleveland & Woodley Park Village, a nonprofit membership organization, serves the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods and welcomes your participation and support.

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Cleveland Park Congregational UCC Adult Activities

Cleveland Park Congregational UCC offers book groups, choir, bible study, poetry groups, and other discussion groups.

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Cleveland Park Congregational UCC: Adult Activities

Cleveland Park Congregational UCC
Cleveland Park Congregational UCC has coffee hour conversations, small group meetings, and intergenerational events great for seniors. Go to www.cpcchurch.org for more information.

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Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library

The Cleveland Park Library supports older adults through wise aging seminars, book clubs, yoga, art education.

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Confused about Health Insurance? Medicare Part D Discussion

Cheryl Smith from the Department of Aging and Community Living will help us understand the variety of services and policies need to know in advance of the Medicare Part D Open Season. Join us at the Tenleytown Neighborhood Library on Monday, September 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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Cultural Tourism DC

Cultural Tourism DC offers many programs in DC that are low-cost and free. There are also lots of opportunities to volunteer for programs. Visit their website to learn about  walking tours, PorchFest, Passport DC, DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails, African American Heritage Trails, and see their events calendar.

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DC Office on Aging

The DC Office on Aging has a vast network of programs serving older adults in the District of Columbia.

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DC Row - Indoor Rowing Classes

Register for DC Row’s scull & sculpt class, senior row, row flow, or crew clinic. Classes for older adults.

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DC Urban Gardener's Network

Ready to get your hands dirty? Welcome to the DC Urban Gardener’s Network, your hub and guide to a wealth of urban agriculture, environmental, sustainability, food access and nutrition organizations, events and resources in our community. 

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Dorot University School Without Walls

DOROT University School Without Walls offers phone and online courses for older adults and caregivers who speak English or Russian. All you need is a phone, computer, or table to join lively discussions on a range of entertaining or educational topics. Gain friendship, support, intellectual stimulation, community, and more! Visit their website or call 1- 877–819–9147 for more information and to see a full catalog of conversation topics.

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Dupont Circle Village

Membership levels include associate members, full members, and household members, including reduced rates. There are also activities available for non members, including yoga, and lectures.

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Encore Chorale

Encore Chorales are non-auditioned choral groups for adults over the age of 55. There are currently fifteen Encore Chorales in the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington area. For each fifteen-week semester (Sept-Dec and Jan-May), all Chorales rehearse the same music. Upon completion of the semester, multiple chorales come together to perform concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public, and are held at prestigious high-visibility locations such as the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and DAR Constitution Hall. Singers are seated for rehearsals; they may also be seated for concerts if preferred. Rehearsals are 90 minutes.

Encore Chorale’s repertoire may include selections from the American Songbook, Broadway show music, classical and opera, and secular or religious holiday music.
Encore is tuition-based. Tuition varies with locations. In addition to the fifteen weeks of rehearsals, led by a professional choral conductor, tuition covers all sheet music and a rehearsal CD highlighting the singer’s voice part.

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Excercise for Parkinson's- Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

This program brings together people impacted by Parkinson’s Disease to participate in various physical exercises aimed at improving posture, balance and circulation and increasing strength, muscle control and mobility.  Various activities designed to engage participants mentally are also incorporated.

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Fall Concert, Conversation, and Lunch Series

Please come to hear a delightful live music performance, enjoy a delicious boxed lunch, and participate in a facilitated conversation with people from your community. This program is intended for DC residents age 60 plus. Register a week before the program is offered so we know how many lunches to order.

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Field Trip: American Art Museum--Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 am

Join us for this guided tour of a new exhibit at the American Art Museum which features history and Vietnam on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Please let us know if you have any special concerns or needs.

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Field Trip: Frederick Douglass Historical Site

Join us on June 24 for a field trip to Frederick Douglas Historical Site! Take a guided tour through the home where Frederick Douglass, one of America’s most influential social reformers and abolitionists, spent his last years writing and advocating for civil rights.

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Field Trip: Peirce Mill--Friday, April 19 at 9:00 am

Join us for a field to Peirce Mill–Friday, April 19 at 9:00 am. Register to let us know you are coming. Please let us know if you have any special concerns or needs.

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Field Trip: U.S. Botanic Gardens--Monday, April 15 at 10:00 am

Join us for our FIRST field trip–Field Trip: U.S. Botanic Gardens–Monday, April 15 at 10:00 am. Register to let us know you are coming. Please let us know if you have any special concerns or needs.

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Field Trip: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Join us on Monday, October 7th when we will be taking a private tour of the “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This exhibit aims to shed light on the American mindset during the Holocaust and the socio-economic factors that contributed to it. Register!

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Foggy Bottom West End Village

Foggy Bottom West End Village is a nonprofit membership organization that provides services for its members to help them comfortably age in their community by supplying social events, health support, and many other offerings.

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Foundry United Methodist Church

The Foundry United Methodist church has many activities for the community, including lectures, volunteer work, and music. Check out the Calendar page to see what is going on!

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Friday Midday Music at National City Christian Church

In addition to a food pantry and worship activities, the National City Christian Church offers music Fridays at 12:15 pm.

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Friendship Terrace: Second Saturdays Free Senior Zumba Class

Second Saturdays, 2:30 PM – Senior Zumba led by  Yolanda Dowe.

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Friendship Terrace: Senior Yoga

Join this free yoga class on Tuesday mornings.

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Friendship Terrace: Stronger Seniors

Free Friday yoga class from 11:00-noon.

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George Washington University Auditing Program

George Washington University offers residents 60+ who live in the neighborhoods surrounding GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, specifically zip codes 20037 and 20006 the opportunity to audit classes.

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Georgetown Chorale

Join the Georgetown Chorale to sing with a group of enthusiastic singers who practice Wednesday evenings near to the Bethesda metro stop. Proceeds from some concerts benefit a variety of local organizations.

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Georgetown Neighborhood Library

The Georgetown library engages the community through movies, publishing discussions, English conversation, poetry workshops, yoga, book groups, art classes, music, and other activities.

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Georgetown University Auditing Program

People over 65 years can audit undergraduate level courses at Georgetown University for $50 a class.

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Georgetown Village

Membership levels include individual and social memberships. There are also activities available for non members, including yoga, and lectures.

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Get help with your Income Taxes

Visit the pages of these two organizations that may be able to help you with your tax preparation.

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Glover Park Community Center (Stoddert Recreation Center)

Check out some of the intergenerational activities offered at this site.

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Glover Park Village

A small group of neighbors and volunteers has been working hard since 2010 to create a supportive community for seniors who need help accessing services and those who would like to volunteer to help.

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Guy Mason Recreation Center

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers many great programs at Guy Mason Recreation Center, including:  Cooking Classes, Bingo, China Painting, Enamels & Fused Glass, Pottery, Yoga, and Zumba.

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Guy Mason Recreation Center: Free Special Events and Programs

Guy Mason offers many activities and special events. Press “Read more” for a list of this month’s events and activities.

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Hardy Recreation Center

Enjoy visiting Hardy Recreation Center. They have tennis and soccer fields.

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Hearst Recreation Center

Hearst Recreation Center offers basketball and zumba for adults. See their website for more information. Or visit the facility.

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Income Tax Help at Local Libraries

Beginning Feb. 1, 2019, local libraries will host income tax return preparation for qualified residents at many of our locations. The library partners with AARP to provide service to seven of our neighborhood locations.

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Iona Senior Services - Fitness classes

From yoga to weight training, Iona’s fitness classes are designed to help you maintain or improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. Led by professionals with experience teaching older adults, our classes are open to newcomers and fitness pros alike looking to stay active as they age. Plus, all classes and routines can be modified to fit your fitness abilities and goals.

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Iona Senior Services: LGBTQ Programming

See what Iona Senior Services is doing to support older adults who identify as LGBTQ..

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James Apartment Building Senior Living Community

Provides coffee, lunch, entertainment to DC seniors in the area. Open from 11-2 pm. See individual schedule at the site.

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Jelleff Recreation Center

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington manages the Jellef Recreation Center on behalf of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The Jelleff Recreation Center Branch provides a safe, comfortable, …

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Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center offers a wide array of fitness classes, educational programs, films, discussion groups. You don’t have to be Jewish to participate. The Center is currently under renovation, but many of the programs are being held nearby.

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Knitting in the Portrait Gallery

Join a group of knitters every Thursday and Saturday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

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Levine School of Music

Learn an instrument, enjoy the many performances and programs the Levine School offers.

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Libby? Kanopy? RDdigital Magazines?

Libby? Kanopy? RDdigital Magazines?
 
Confused by all of these applications? It’s time to be confused no more.  
 
On Wednesday, September 11 from 10:00 -11:30 am, bring your “smart” device and learn how to use some of these free services offered by the DC Public Library. During the workshop you’ll learn how to access/use Libby (e-books/audio books), Kanopy (movies), and RBdigital Magazines..  
 
You will need your device, password to device, Apple username and password (where/if applicable), and your library card.  Participants should have a working knowledge of their particular device (for example, know how to download an app). 

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Live and Learn Bethesda

Live & Learn Bethesda was created to enrich the communities by offering interesting, informative and stimulating classes with a wide range of topics including Exercise & Fitness, Arts & Music, History & Literature, Computers & Technology, and Local & General Interest. They are just over the DC line, but not far away!

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Macomb Recreation Center

Macomb playground can be a nice place to visit and enjoy fresh air.

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Marie Reed Aquatics Center

Come swim at the Marie Reed Aquatics Center.

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Marie Reed Recreation Center

See what the Marie Reed Recreation Center has to offer.

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Mather LifeWays Telephone Topics

Mather LifeWays Telephone Topics is a great way to connect with others, learn new things, or enjoy musical performances–all from your home! You can even access guided chair yoga or meditation sessions over the phone. To participate, dial 1-888-600-2560.

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Memory Lab: Preserve and Play -- Collaboration with the DC Public Library

Learn the best practices and start archiving your important documents and photos in this collaboration with the DC Public Library.

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Mindful Movement hosted by YogaWorks

Join this free mindful movement class on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm. Class runs February 13-April 3, 2019. This class will be hosted by YogaWorks at 1632 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Minyan Oneg Shabbat

Minyan Oneg Shabbat is Washington, DC’s Jewish renewal community. Free and open to the public.

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Mitchell Park

The Mitchell Park Recreation Center is a smaller site, located in Ward 2.  The site offers summer camp programming and Cooperative Play. Visit their website for more information.

 

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Music & Melodies

Join this group of people who enjoy singing at “Music & Melodies”. They meet in the basement game room at the Chevy Chase Community Center 1-2 pm Mondays. No experience or talent is required, just a desire to sing. Participants use binders of lyrics to many familiar songs, and they  are accompanied by a musician on a keyboard. Dropping in is fine: there is no need to register. Come check them out!

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Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV)

The Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV) is a community-based nonprofit that helps residents of northwest DC remain independent at home as long as they can safely do so.

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Not Ready to Retire?

You’re in your fifties, sixties or beyond and have saved nothing or not nearly enough to retire. You don’t want to be blamed or shamed about it. Too late for that. What you want to know is whether there is anything you can do now to intercept the precarious financial path you’re on. Join us at either Cleveland Park or West End to hear acclaimed author, Elizabeth White, speak about some strategies to help you cope in this time of your life.

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Oasis Senior Center for the Homeless

Provides coffee, lunch, entertainment to DC seniors in the area. Open from 11-2 pm. See individual schedule at the site.

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Ongoing Around Town DC Fitness Classes

Learn more about these ongoing fitness classes! If there is no registration information, just arrive a little early to get a space in the class. No classes on federal holidays or if DC schools are cancelled due to weather. See the schedule here.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University (OLLI at AU)

Membership in OLLI provides a daytime opportunity for increased social interaction and new friendships through participation in study groups. Gathering in social spaces and attending trips provide additional opportunities for socializing. Cost is $300 for a semester or $550 for both fall and spring semesters. Members can take up to three classes a semester. Free lectures. Scholarships available.

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Palisades Neighborhood Library

Visit the the Palisades Library to participate in French conversation, book club, writers workshops and other activities.

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Palisades Recreation Center

The newly-renovated Palisades Community Center offers fitness classes and walking groups, as well as other programs. Sign up through the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) website.

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Palisades Village Ongoing Classes and Games

Palisades Village proudly serves the six neighborhoods of Berkley, Foxhall, Kent, Palisades, Spring Valley and Wesley Heights.

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Rose Park

Rose Park Recreation Center is nestled in historic Georgetown, bounded on the East side by Rock Creek Parkway.  The center is a very small field house (home to DPR’s cooperative …

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Scrabble Fun

Come join us for some Scrabble fun — everyone welcome! Boards and tiles will be provided. Hosted at Iona Senior Services and the Tenley-Friendship library by Charles Lee and Sammy Taubman, rising 10th graders at Wilson and long-time Scrabble players. Coaching provided upon request.

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Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library

The Shaw library offers English conversation, adult learning, GED, writing, improvisation, and other programs. Intergenerational programs abound.

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Sibley Senior Association

Sibley Memorial Hospital invites you to become a member of the Sibley Senior Association, to help you maintain your good health. With over 7,000 members the annual fee for new members is $20 for one person and $38 for two people at the same address. They offer a wide range of classes, seminars, events, and discounts.

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Sibley Seniors

A wellness program for those over 50 including support groups, exercise classes, free seminars and events, periodic health screenings, and much more.

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Sibley Seniors Association: Aquatic Therapy

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers aquatic physical therapy and aquatic exercise in a warm water pool. Their pool is 20 feet by 40 feet with a maximum depth of 4½ feet. A chair lift for easy entry is also located in the center.

The aquatic environment is helpful for the following:

Joint pain
Cardiovascular fitness
Balance and agility
Neuromuscular coordination
Muscle strength and endurance
Flexibility
Postural stabilization

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Sibley Seniors at Metropolitan Memorial Church

Classes originally designed for Sibley Senior Assoc members but non-members also welcome. …

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Sibley Seniors at Palisades Community Church

Classes originally designed for Sibley Senior Assoc members but non-members also welcome. Quarterly $10 administrative handling fee.

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Silver Sneakers Fitness Program

SilverSneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+ that’s included as a benefit in many Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Spring Lunchtime Music Programs

Please come to hear a delightful live music performance, enjoy a delicious boxed lunch, and participate in a facilitated conversation with people from your community. This program is intended for DC residents age 60 plus. Register a week before the program is offered so we know how many lunches to order.

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church Prime Time Senior Ministry

Join us every Wednesday for Food and Fun with Prime Time Senior Ministry!
Every week Prime Time gathers to watch an interesting program or lecture, followed by lunch and exercise class. There are always new friends to meet and new things to learn, so we hope you’ll join us! Transportation is available if needed, Please contact Deaconess Cassie Brown for more information.

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Stead Park

Stead Park offers many activities and common spaces for children of all ages.

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Summer II and early Fall Class Schedule

Please see the upcoming class descriptions below.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library        3310 Connecticut Ave. NW

Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes
Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm                   July 17-Sept. 25 (no class Sept. …

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Summer-Fall 2019 Ukulele Class

You can learn how to play the ukulele!

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Temple Sinai Daytimers Program

Temple Sinai offers a wide array of education opportunities during the day which are open to the public, including a lunchtime lecture series.

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

The Tenleytown Library offers many activities for older adults including a knitting group, yoga, book clubs, author talks, book talks, job seekers clinics, career change groups, english language, conversation, and fitness classes.

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The Avalon Movie Theatre's Senior Cinema Thursday

A monthly event where current features are screened every third Thursday at 10:30 am in partnership with the Sibley Senior Association. $5.

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The Center for Mindful Living

The Center for Mindful Living is a sanctuary in the city, offering meditation classes and special events related to the practice of Buddhism, mindfulness, healthy living, kindness and community. Many classes are offered on a drop-in basis, including Daily Meditation from 7:30 – 8:15 am Monday through Friday. All are warmly welcome to learn, practice and gather in fellowship here.

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The DC Center for the LGBT Community

The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

To fulfill their mission, they focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & peer support, and advocacy and community building.

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The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center offers many cultural events, including free concerts every evening on their millenium stage, and live streamed performances.

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The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

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The Open Mind Discussion Group

The Open Mind is an informal group offering a series of discussions on important ideas and issues.

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The Residences at Thomas Circle: Dance for Parkinson's Weekly Class

People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers are welcome to participate in this dance for Parkinson’s class.

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The Residences at Thomas Circle: Singing Circle

Join this singing circle!

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Think Tank Lecture Series

Think tanks and other organizations that host lecture series. Get on their email lists to keep up with their offerings.

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Thompson Boat Center

Kayak, canoe, row, paddleboard, bike or even hydro bike to your heart’s content in our nation’s capital. Classes and boat rental.

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United States Botanic Garden

Visit the Botanic Gardens and enjoy their vast collection. Free of charge. Tours and programs available.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Aqua Aerobics Class

Join this Aqua Aerobics class offered at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) pool located on UDC’s campus in Building 47

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Aquatics Program

The UDC pool is open to the public. There is a water wise aqua exercise class. Hours are on the website. The pool features a 25 yard pool with six lanes, a separate diving well with two 1 meter diving boards, a spectator grandstand, offices, and locker rooms. Individuals not belonging to the University may use the pool during designated hours through purchase of a 20-use pass for $100.00. Passes may only be shared by immediate family members, and all family members wishing to use the pass must be identified on the form at the time of sign-up. All users must bring a lock and towel. Locks must be removed after each use.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Institute of Gerontology: Bodywise Program

The Bodywise Health and Fitness Program is a free program designed to promote health, wellness, and fitness for DC residents 60 years of age and older. Some of the benefits which may be achieved include: an increase in participants’ cardiovascular efficiency, improved muscular strength and flexibility, and increased knowledge of physical activity. The BODYWISE program consists of water aerobics, yoga, low-impact aerobics, and movement/chair exercise. Classes are conducted by certified instructors.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Institute of Gerontology: Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program touches the lives of adults who need extra assistance to live independently in their homes and communities. The program serves frail older adults, adults with disabilities, and those with terminal illness. Senior Companions assist their adult clients in basic, but essential ways: by offering companionship and friendship to isolated older adults, assisting with simple chores, providing transportation, and adding richness to their client lives.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Institute of Gerontology: The Respite Aid Program

The Respite Aide Program provides in-home assistance to seniors living alone. The program also provides support to caregivers. This service helps the individual and/or families deal with the challenges of living independently in older adulthood.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Senior Tuition Program

Tuition and fees normally required for students will be waived for qualifying seniors, 65 years or older and a resident of the District of Columbia on a space availability. Courses are held at the Community College and the University.

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Vita Tax Clinic

Individuals and families who need help with income tax return preparation can visit the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site on the Van Ness campus.

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Volta Park

Volta Park is part of the Department of Parks and Recreation system.

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Walking Club - Sibley Seniors

Tuesday and Thursday ongoing, arrive anytime between 8:30 am-9:30 am. Members walk in a temperature-controlled, safe and dry environment. Free blood pressure checks are provided. Cancellations for bad weather follow the Montgomery County school schedule. The Walking Cub is a free community service sponsired by Sipley Hospital and Mazza Gallerie. Meets on teh councourse level of Mazza Gallerie. Free parking in the underground structure. If you drive to Mazza, please pull the ticket and bring it with you to get it validated at the Walking Club.

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Wanderbirds Hiking Club

Founded in 1934, the Wanderbirds Hiking Club is a 501 (c) non-profit, all-volunteer club that organizes day hikes every Sunday, year-round, for folks in the Washington, DC area. With only a couple of exceptions during the year, you do not have to be a member of the Club to hike with them.

Our hikers range in age from 7 to over 80, and we welcome fast, experienced hikers as well as slower or beginning hikers. There’s room for all on the trail! Beginning hikers please click here for more information.

Just about every Sunday hike goes by chartered bus; occasionally we go by car pool. Just relax, while our experienced coach driver transports you to the trailhead, and enjoy snacks, beverages, and maybe a snooze on your way home. It sure beats driving yourself!

Costs
The bus fare for this all-day outing is $20 for Wanderbirds club members. Fare for non-members is $25. Both fares are reduced from our earlier prices. Payment can be made via cash or check and it will be collected by the hike leaders on the bus. What else do you know that has gone down in price recently?! When we use carpools, hikers pay a $5.00 administrative fee to the club, and $10.00 to their driver to defray expenses.

For hikes beginning inside Shenandoah National Park, the Park Service collects an individual entrance fee of $15.00 per non-commercial bus passenger. This is separate from the Wanderbirds hike fee. Valid, signed, Interagency-Annual (IA-Annual), IA-Senior (formally Golden Eagle or Golden Age) and Shenandoah Annual passes are accepted for entry. Pass holders must have the pass and photo ID ready when entering the park. Pass-holders are allowed 3 guests. This rule typically allows the bus to enter the park without an additional fee. Frequent hikers are urged to invest in a National Park Pass.

They offer at least two hikes each Sunday
A moderate, comfortably paced hike of 7 – 10 miles which may have up to 2000 feet of ascent, but generally less. Easier hikes can usually be arranged. A longer, faster paced hike of 10 – 13 miles with more climbing, but usually less than 3000 feet. Extensions can be arranged for very fit, fast, experienced hikers. Our hikes will take you to:

Virginia, including Shenandoah National Park and Massanutten Mountains
West Virginia, including Harpers Ferry and George Washington National Forest
Maryland, including Catoctin National Park, Cunningham Falls State Park and the Appalachian Trail
Pennsylvania (various state parks, the Appalachian and Tuscarora Trails
Local hikes in Rock Creek Park, along the C&O Canal, and elsewhere.
For every hike, they provide experienced hike leaders, red arrow trail markers and trail maps. Refreshments are available on the bus after the hike and during the ride home.

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Well Connected

Well Connected offers activities, education, support groups, and fun conversation over the phone or online. You can connect no matter where you are and at no cost to you. Conversations run the gamut, with past topics covering everything from art and zoology to meditation. Well Connected also meets 365 days a year, so there’s always a lively conversation for you to join. Most groups last about 30 minutes to an hour. Newcomers are always welcome! And, if you don’t feel like talking at first, you’re welcome to just listen as long as you let the group know you’re there. If you’re ready to register, please contact 877-797-7299 or email coviaconnections@covia.org.

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West End Neighborhood Library

The West End Library offers many activities for older adults, including a movie night, coloring club, art club, writing club and intergenerational activities.

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Wilson Aquatic Center

Pool hours Mondays-Fridays 6 am-9 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 9 am-5 pm. Beautiful facilities with leisure pool and whirlpool in addition to lap swimming. Sign up for classes on the DPR website. Free aerobics classes offered through the Bodywise and UDC.

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Woodworking with Tom

Tom has a small shop in his garage where he makes picture frames, bird houses, etc. and repairs furniture. He would be interested in meeting others in DC who share this hobby. Contact Tom. 

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YMCA - Fit and Well Seniors

The YMCA offers classes at several sites throughout the District, as well as financial assistance.

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YMCA Fitness Classes

The YMCA offers adult swim, strengthening, exercise, nutrition, cooking classes.

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Yoga District Yoga classes

Yoga district strive to offer affordable classes to a wide variety of students. They offer weekly beginning classes and workshops.

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Yoga Works

If you want to do yoga, at any age, weight, or strength level, Yoga Works welcomes you.

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