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20th Annual Senior Amateur Golf Classic 137 golfers participated in the 20th Annual Senior Amateur Classic held at Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run. Four Women’s teams and fifteen Mixed teams played on the Cardinal Course while Men’s teams competed on the Deer Run Championship Course. The Classic was post-flighted; covering three men’s age brackets and mixed teams. The women’s bracket, and Men’s 80+ bracket were not post-flighted. Men 50 – 69 played from the white tees, while men 70+ and women played from the green tees. It was the perfect weather for playing golf - sunny skies with a high of 72.

August - November 2019

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First Flight Men’s Division Players 50 – 59 with their score 1st: Vic Tanner & Tee Robinson - (65) 2nd: Michael Houk & Jeff Clemmons - (67) 3rd: Danny Hilling & Steve Laxton - (69) Players 60 – 69 with their score 1st: Kim Williams & Steve Williams - (63) 2nd: Rodney Russell & Donald Beasley - (65) 3rd: Jeff Fleishman & Steve Griggs - (67) Players 70-79 with their score 1st: Don McMahan & Frank Yarborourgh - (62) 2nd: Mike Cone & Wayne Schwartz - (62) 3rd: Garland Rigney & Donnie Hancock - (65) Players 80+ with their score 1st: Bob Lewis & Bill Oblien - (72)

Score Awards Second Flight Men’s Division 50 – 59 with their score 1st: Bill Haynes & Jerry Haynes - (72) 2nd: John Clark & George Bradby - (75) 3rd: Wayne Deviley & Bob Trujillo - (77)

Women’s Division 1st: Rita Prendergast & Marcia Maynard - (74) 2nd: L. Diane Harwood & Nora Lambiotte - (76)

Players 60 - 69 with their score 1st: Travis Quesenberry & Jim Tobler - (73) 2nd: Dale Cruz & Berry Lowe - (76) 3rd: John Ferreira & Mike Marshall - (79) Players 70-79 with their score 1st: Steve Iseley & John MaCrino - (69) 2nd: James Diggs & Bill Keeton - (69) 3rd: Robert Askew & James Royal - (70)

First Flight Mixed Player’s Division 1st: Mike Ancel & Tammy Bouchard - (63) 2nd: Sharron K. Miller & Bill Cowardin - (68) 3rd: Pat Millerleile & Edwina Millereile - (71) Second Flight Mixed Player’s Division 1st: Dan Demuling & Mary Ann Demiling - (75) 2nd: Gene Thornton & Louise Mozingo - (77) 3rd: Amy Laing & Jim Laing - (77)

Skill Awards Skill Awards on the Deer Run Course White Tees (Players 50 - 69) Closest to Pin, Hole 16 - Gil Kennedy Longest Drive, Hole 13 - Bill Haynes

Skill Awards on the Cardinal Course White Tees (Players 50 - 69) Closest to Pin, Hole 5 - Rick Pittenger Longest Drive, Hole 14 - Chris Jones

Green Tees (Players 70+) Closest to Pin, Hole 12 - John Larson Longest Drive, Hole 10 - Earl Nightengale

Green Tees (Players 70+) Longest Drive, Hole 2 - Mike Ancel

Straightest Drive (All Players) Straightest Drive, Hole 18 - Steve Griggs

Beverage Cart Sponsor

Green Tees (Women) Closest to Pin, Hole 7 - Sharron K. Miller Longest Drive, Hole 16 - Tammy Bouchard Straightest Drive (All Players) Straightest Drive, Hole 10 - Rick Biege

Special Competitions Sponsors

Door Prize / In-Kind Sponsors Hayashi Sushi & Grill • Ferguson Center for the Arts • Peninsula Fine Arts Center • Salsa’s Mexican Grill • Virginia Living Museum • Mr. Boil - Cajun Seafood • Nauticus • Tucanos Brazilian Grill • Walgreens

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors

Providing Opportunities for Active Living


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Active Lifestyles Program

August, September, October & November 2019 Like us on Facebook

The Mission of the Active Lifestyles Program is to Provide Opportunities for Active Living.

- Supervisor Catharine Yusuf - 926-1446 cyusuf@nnva.gov - Coordinator Angelia Edwards - 591-4853 aedwards@nnva.gov - Coordinator Barbara Hutchko - 926-1465 bhutchko@nnva.gov - Promotions Specialist Krystal Searcy - 926-1445 searcykd@nnva.gov - Transportation & Recreation Program Facilitator Beverly McGowan - bmcgowan@nnva.gov E-mail: activelifestyles@nnva.gov Website: www.nnva.gov/922/Active-Lifestyles-50 Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism website: www.nnva.gov/parks-and-recreation The City of Newport News Organizational Values Commitment: excellence, responsive public service, leading by example, and ethical culture Caring: customer service, responsive decision making, and maximize employee potential Collaboration: communication and teamwork Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Inside this Issue

2. Citizens Advisory Committee Center’s Location Guide 3. Community Special Events and Program Highlights 4. Bringing Mental Health to the Forefront of Well-Being 5. Meetings & AARP Defensive Driving Classes 6. Trips 7. New Programs 8 & 9. Classes 10. Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 11. Courthouse Way Community Center 12. Denbigh Community Center 13. Doris Miller Community Center 14. Hilton Senior Center 15. North Newport News Community Center 16. Items of Interest

Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Administration Fountain Plaza Two, 700 Town Center Dr., Suite 320 Newport News, VA 23606 926-1400 / Fax 926-1460 For Telecommunication Assistance use: VA Relay 7-1-1 for instructions go to www.varelay.org/tty.htm

DMCC - Doris Miller Community Center 2814 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 Ph. 247-8622

Created in 1992 to address major issues, enhance public awareness, assist staff with program planning and improvement projects, and to promote a positive image of aging through education. The citizens on the Committee share a concern for others and provide a means by which participants can address issues pertinent to services provided by Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism. • Catherine Askew (BMCC) • Mabel Guthrie (BMCC) • Estella Brown (HSC), Chair • Alberta Hatcher (NNN) • Iris Allen-Brunson (BMCC) • Donald Livingston (DCC) • Bessie Burke (DMCC) • Mary Mills (DCC) • Eva Forehand (BMCC) • Clarice Moody (DCC) • Delores Griffith (BMCC) • Sheila Willis (BMCC) • Vera Willis (DCC)

The Advisory Committee is welcoming new members. To better serve its participants, the Active Lifestyles Program maintains membership in, and the support of, local and national organizations.

DCC - Denbigh Community Center 15198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608 Ph. 812-7900

HSC - Hilton Senior Center 605 Hilton Blvd., Newport News, VA 23605 247-2451 or 247-2453 NNN - North Newport News Community Center 605 South Avenue, Newport News, VA 23601 Ph. 591-4850

Inclement Weather Policy: All Active Lifestyles programs, classes and senior centers will be closed when City Offices are closed or delayed. In addition, the Active Lifestyles Program will be closed when all Parks, Recreation & Tourism programs are closed. Please call 926-1400 or 926-1446 for program-specific closings and updates. All Senior and Community Centers’ Active Lifestyles Program will be closed on the following dates. • September 2, 2019 - Labor Day • November 5, 2019 - Election Day (Centers open - Limited activities) • November 11, 2019 - Veterans Day (Limited programs) •   November 28-29, 2019 -Thanksgiving Holiday

Shawn Jackson Active Lifestyles Program Facilitator

Phone: 591-4850 or 591-4851 Fax: 591-4901

DAILY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS Closed - Monday 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday TUESDAY 10:00 A - 5:00 P Pinochle & Card Players Domino Players WEDNESDAY Pinochle Players Domino Players

12:00 - 5:00 P 10:00 A - 3:00 P 10:00 A - 3:00 P 12:00 P

THURSDAY Picture Passion (Scrapbooking) All levels welcome FRIDAY Mahjong Card Players

Active Aging Week

Mahjong Tournament

BMCC - Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601 Ph. 591-4853 CWCC - Courthouse Way Community Center 14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23602 Ph. 886-7929

ACTIVE LIFESTYLES ~ CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

605 South Avenue · Newport News, VA 23601

Active Lifestyles Center's Location Guide

Michael D. Poplawski - Director Tammy Jordan - Assistant Director - Recreation William Roche - Assistant Director - Parks Meghan Reed - Superintendent of Recreation Programs

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North Newport News Community Center (NNN)

Carla Veney Active Lifestyles Recreation Specialist e-mail: cveney@nnva.gov

Active Lifestyles Program Administration

Active Lifestyles Program

October 4, 2019 10 A - 3 P Pre-registration required.

Meals from the Root Thursdays 12:00 - 2:00 P August 8, September 12, October 10 & November 14 Cooking Demo & Meal Preparation Registration Required Call Carla at 591-4850

Let’s Get Cooking!

Picture Passion!! 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursday of the month 10 A - 3 P Scrapbooking with friends is a great way to learn new skills and share ideas.

Weekend rental space is available for parties, meetings and celebrations. Resident and non-resident rates and Sunday hours Looking for meeting and event space during the week? Call Carla at 591-4850 or 591-4851. (Tuesday - Friday from 10 A - 5 P)

MahJong - 10:00 A on Fridays MahJong is a tile-based game dating back to the early 1900’s. It involves skill, strategy, calculations, and a degree of chance. Beginner & Intermediate players are welcome.

Space available for sewing groups! Contact Carla at 591-4850


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Hilton Senior Center (HSC)

2019 ~ Community Special Events

Lucy Vann - Active Lifestyles Center Supervisor e-mail: lvann@nnva.gov ph: 757-247-2451 605 Hilton Blvd. · Newport News, VA 23605

DAILY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 11 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday 11:00 A 11:00 A 11:00 A 11:00 A

Monday Line Dance Class Open Table Games, Billiards, Cards All Spade Players Welcome! Pinochle & Bid Whist

10:30 A 11:00 A

Tuesday All Spade Players Welcome Pinochle, Bid Whist, Billiards

10:30 A 10:30 A 11:00 A

Wednesday All Spade Players Welcome Koffee Klatche & Chat (Every 3rd Wednesday) Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea Pinochle, Bid Whist, Billiards

11:00 A 11:00 A 1:00 P

Thursday Pinochle, Bid Whist, Billiards All Spade Players Welcome Pokeno

11:00 A 11:00 A 11:00 A

Friday Pinochle, Bid Whist, Billiards, Cards Sportsman Player’s Day All Spade Players Welcome

Needed

Beginner level instructor to teach novice players the game of Pinochle. Weekends or week nights. Submit qualifications (to include number of years teaching), methods taught, completed volunteer application, and background check submission form. Location: Hilton Senior Center, 605 Hilton Blvd For information and application call 926-1465 or email: bhutchko@nnva.gov

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Program Highlights

See individual Center calendars for more events.

Fax: 928-6977

Peninsula Dance Party

• Saturday, August 17, 2019 • Thursday, September 12, 2019 • Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:30 - 9:30 PM Denbigh Community Center • Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Tea Dance | 2:00 - 5:00 P FREE Admission Reservations required - Call 812-7905

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Maryland Live! Cost TBD

• Saturday, September 14, 2019 Casino & Shopping! More information TBA.

September • Celebrate National Senior Center Month Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well! • Fashion Elegantés International Fashion Extravaganza Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, Friday, September 13, 4:00 - 7:00 P. $10pp. • Lifelong Citizenship Awards Ceremony, September 17, 2019 Nomination deadline August 2, 2019. Call 926-1400.

Harrington Raceway & Casino (DE)

Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well

According to the National Council on Aging, senior centers are the most widely used service among older adults and are recognized by the Older Americans Act as a community focal point. There are over 10,000 centers serving over 1 million older adults in the United States. Over 70% of those participating are women with an average age of 75. Programs for older adults began over fifty years ago and are still going strong today. The City of Newport News currently utilizes one senior center and five community centers for daily programming. What is most striking about center participation is that center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction, and life satisfaction than their counterparts.

A Brief History of the

Cost TBD

• Saturday, November 9, 2019

Program

Payment in full required one month in advance. 6:00A departure Estimate 10:00 P return

Contact Lucy at 247-2451

Bus departs from Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

Active Aging Week Active, Fun & Health Events held at each Center.

Hampton Roads Doll Club Wednesdays @ 11:00 A September 25, 2019 October 23, 2019 New members welcome!

Join JenCare for Bingo & More Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30 P August 26, 2019 October 28, 2019 November 25, 2019 Lunch and Prizes

Monday - September 30 High Noon Line Dance Party 11 A - 12 P

• Monday, September 30 Hilton Senior Center | High Noon Line Dance Party, 11 A - 12 P Courthouse Way Community Center | Fall Prevention BINGO | 11 A • Tuesday, October 1 Brittingham-Midtown | Pickleball Social | 9 A - 1 P • Wednesday, October 2 Doris Miller Community Center | Senior Fun Day | 11 A - 3 P • Thursday, October 3 Denbigh Community Center | Pickleball Challenge | 1 P - 4 P • Friday, October 4 Denbigh Community Center | Flash Mob | 10:05 A North Newport News | Mahjong Tournament | 10 A - 3 P

2020 Newport News One City Marathon, March 1, 2020

The sixth annual Newport News One City Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2010. The event returns with a full line-up of activities for people of all ages and abilities. In addition to the marathon and relay events, 2020 races include a half marathon, 8k Run/Walk, and Nautical Mile Kids Fun Run. Registration is now open at onecitymarathon.com.

1967 - First senior programs established in downtown Newport News. 1974 - Two senior centers opened a short time apart: Washington Senior Center opened on 4800 Washington Avenue, and Hilton Senior Center at 10224 Warwick Blvd. 1978 - Washington Senior Center relocated from Washington Avenue to 5012 Huntington Ave. 1981 - Hilton Senior Center relocates from Hilton Village to 605 Hilton Blvd. 1984 - The Denbigh/Lee Hall area began offering senior programs at Denbigh Lanes. 1985 - Denbigh/Lee Hall Senior Center relocated to the Disabled American Veterans building at 15460 Warwick Blvd. 1987 - North Newport News Community Center opened at 605 South Ave. 1990 - Until the early 1990s, programs were called Senior Citizens Programs and/or Senior Adult Programs. 1994 - Programs for seniors began at Doris Miller Community Center. Prior to that time, programs were offered at various housing facilities and churches. 1998 - Seniors attend the Mature Adult Program at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center. 2007 - Washington Senior Center relocates from Huntington Avenue to Hilton Senior Center; keeping the Hilton Senior Center name. 2007 - Programs are renamed Active Lifestyles 2013 - Denbigh Community Center opens. Programs at Denbigh/Lee Hall relocate to Denbigh Community Center and Courthouse Way Community Center.


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Ann Jordan - Active Lifestyles Recreation Specialist e-mail: hajordan@nnva.gov

Mental health care is an important component to maintaining a joyful and balanced life. Conditions such as anxiety and depression can have tremendous impacts; yet are often ignored for fear of the stigma associated with them. Many people may not even recognize a problem or associate their symptoms as a common aging process. Feelings of chronic sadness, depression, worry, or anxiety can happen at any age and are not considered a normal part of aging. There are many causes of depression and anxiety including lifelong trauma, stressful events, drug interactions, substance abuse, chronic medical conditions, physical limitations, loss, and even isolation. Promoting mental health self-care, intervention, and education are empowering techniques for one’s well-being. These efforts reduce the social stigma and normalize mental and emotional checkups. Prevention begins with recognizing the problem and understanding that mental health conditions are real health concerns in which treatment options do work.

Where do you fall? Geriatric Depression Scale: Short Form The Geriatric Depression Scale is a screening tool and should not be used for diagnosis. Choose the best answer for how you have felt over the past week:

Yes

No

1. Are you basically satisfied with your life?

YES

NO

2. Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?

YES

NO

3. Do you feel that your life is empty?

YES

NO

4. Do you often get bored?

YES

NO

5. Are you in good spirits most of the time?

YES

NO

6. Are you afraid that something bad is going to happen to you?

YES

NO

7. Do you feel happy most of the time?

YES

NO

8. Do you often feel helpless?

YES

NO

9. Do you prefer to stay at home, rather than going out and doing new things?

YES

NO

10. Do you feel you have more problems with memory than most?

YES

NO

11. Do you think it is wonderful to be alive now?

YES

NO

12. Do you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?

YES

NO

13. Do you feel full of energy?

YES

NO

14. Do you feel that your situation is hopeless?

YES

NO

15. Do you think that most people are better off than you are?

YES

NO

Scoring: First complete the checklist by circling your answers. For every bold answer that you circled, give yourself one point. A score of 0 to 5 is normal. A score greater than 5 suggests depression and you may want to follow up with your doctor.

2814 Wickham Ave. · Newport News, VA 23607

*This is for educational purposes only. Please seek the advise of a licensed healthcare provider.

Donzella Knight - Active Lifestyles Program Facilitator dknight@nnva.gov Phone: 247-8622 ext. 308 Fax: 247-8728

SPECIAL DATES

DAILY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 10 am - 4 pm Monday through Thursday Monday

10:00 - 11:00 A Walk With Ease, FREE (Registration Required) 11:00 A - 1:00 P Arts-n-Crafts / Puzzles / Adult Coloring 1:00- 4:00 P Table Games / Cards

Tuesday

Open Recreation (First Floor) 10:00 - 11:00 A 11:00 A - 1:00 P 1:00 - 4:00 P 1:00 - 2:00 P

Wednesday

Walk With Ease, FREE (Registration Required) Arts-n-Crafts / Puzzles / Adult Coloring Table Games / Cards Computer Basics Beginner Class FREE (Registration Required)

Thursday

10:00 - 11:00 A Walk With Ease, FREE (Registration Required) 11:00 A - 1:00 P Arts-n-Crafts / Puzzles / Adult Coloring 1:00 - 4:00 P Table Games / Cards

Friday

Open Recreation (First Floor)

Wednesday - October 2

Senior Fun Day | 11 A - 3 P Experience corn hole, bowling, and Connect 4 & more! with light refreshments & door prizes Pre-registration required by September 20, 2019

SEPTEMBER 11 - Wed

10:30 A

Community Outreach Health Care Seminar

OCTOBER

2 - Wed 23 - Wed

11:00 A 11:30 A

Senior Fun Day - Prizes Crafts-n-Arts Fun Day

Community Outreach Health Care Seminar Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:30 A - 12:20 P Individual Health Plans • Benefit Plan Services • Medicare Plans • Healthcare BINGO Pre-registration required. Presented by Kenneth B. Hodge

AARP Defensive Driving Class August 21-22 & October 16-17, 2019 Pre-registration required

Sunshine Reflection Group

Movie Time and Bowling! Movies: September 18 & November 20 Pre-Registration Required. Bring $20 for movie and lunch Ready to bowl with us? Dates to be announced soon! Call Ann at 247-8603 to register.

Life events can affect our moods and thoughts and change they way we feel from week to week. Retake the test periodically and if the score is greater than 5, you should follow up with your doctor. Source: Sheikh, J. I., & Yesavage, J. A. (1986). Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): Recent evidence and development of a shorter version. Clinical Gerontologist, 5, 165–73.

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Doris Miller Community Center (DMCC)

Bringing Mental Health to the Forefront of Well-Being Mental Health Component to Well-being

Active Lifestyles Program

Six-Week Sessions

October 7 - November 14, 2019 10:00 - 11:00 A Monday, Wednesday & Thursday FREE with Pre-Registration! Call: 247-8603

Mondays, 11:00 A - 12:00 P September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18, 2019 The Sunshine Reflection Group is designed to accommodate ladies fifty and older. Sessions provide opportunities to choose topics of interest to reflect on.


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Denbigh Community Center (DCC)

Chona Thomas Active Lifestyles Recreation Specialist e-mail: cthomas@nnva.gov 812-7905

Steven Landers Active Lifestyles Program Facilitator e-mail: landerssw@nnva.gov 812-7909

15198 Warwick Blvd. · Newport News, VA 23608

SPECIAL DATES

DAILY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 9 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday MONDAY 9:00 A Morning Stretch (Low Impact Exercise) 10:00 A Pinochle Card Game 10:00 A Dominoes Club TUESDAY 10:30 A Boredom Busters - Stop in and play SkipBo, Mexican Train, Scrabble & unexpected games. WEDNESDAY 9:00 A Morning Stretch (Low Impact Exercise) 10:00 A Pinochle Card Game 10:00 A Dominoes Club 12:00 - 3:00 P Indoor Pickleball & Cornhole THURSDAY 10:00 A Learn to play Bridge 1:00 - 4:00 P Indoor Pickleball, Cornhole FRIDAY 9:00 A Morning Stretch (Low Impact Exercise) 10:00 A Dominoes Club 10:30 A Bridge Club Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 A - 5:30 P

AUGUST

17 - Sat 6:30 - 9:30 P 19 - Mon 10:30 A

Peninsula Dance Party, FREE RSVP by Aug 5 BUNCO Blast Dice Game ($5 lunch)

SEPTEMBER

12 - Thu 6:30 - 9:30 P Peninsula Dance Party, FREE 23 - Mon 10:30 A BUNCO Blast Dice Game ($5 Lunch)

OCTOBER

3 - Thu 1 - 4 P Pickleball Challenge 4 - Fri 10:05 A Flash Mob 8 - Tues 9 A - 1 P AARP Defensive Driving Course (Day 1 of 2) 9 - Wed 9 A - 1 P AARP Defensive Driving Course

(Day 2 of 2)

21 - Mon 10:30 A BUNCO Blast Dice Game ($5 Lunch) Veteran Appreciation (Veterans Day)

18 - Mon 10:30 A 10:30 A

BUNCO Blast Dice Game ($5 Lunch) BINGO (Turkey Edition)

Fire Prevention Register by going to: www.lifelinescreening.com/community-circle

National Smile Day

Friday, October 4, 2019

Fire safety for adults and seniors l How to prevent a fire l What to do in the event of a fire l Fire safety essentials

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:30 AM

Bunco Blast Dice Game Monday, Aug 19, 2019 Monday, Sept 23, 2019 Monday, Oct 21, 2019 Monday, Nov 18, 2019 Do an act of kindness today and make someone smile! Visit: www.worldsmileday.com

2019 - AARP Smart Driver Courses $15 for AARP Member and $20 for Non-AARP Member. NO MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT CLASSES! (Fee made payable to AARP) Time: 9:00  A -1:00  P (All locations & dates unless noted) A refresher course for all registered drivers. No minimum age requirement to take this two-day course. To register, call the Center directly. Visit: www.aarp.org Hilton Senior Center, Ph 247-2451 • October 9 & 10 - Wednesday & Thursday Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, Ph 591-4853 • August 6 & 8 - Tuesday & Thursday • October 8 & 10 - Tuesday & Thursday Denbigh Community Center, Ph 812-7905 • October 8 & 9 - Tuesday & Wednesday Doris Miller Community Center, Ph 247-8622 10:00A - 2:00P (Note time difference.) • August 21 & 22 Wednesday & Thursday • October 16 & 17 Wednesday & Thursday

NOVEMBER

11 - Mon

22 - Fri

All About Driving and Safety

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM $ 5 - Lunch | Reservations Required

Celebrate Senior Center Month

Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well!

Use our programs to learn the key to aging well. Need to exercise more; activate more brain cells; relax with friends - or make new ones? There are six Centers offering what you need to age with grace. 60th Annual Denbigh Days September 21, 2019 10 A - 2 P

Enjoy the annual parade, childrens’ activities and vendors. Courthouse Way Community Center 14302 Old Courthouse Way

Active Lifestyles Program

Meetings Active Lifestyles Advisory Committee (BMCC) Mondays - 9:30 A • September 9 & November 4 Alcoholics Anonymous (HSC) Wednesdays - 7:00P • August 7, 14, 21 & 28 • September 4, 11, 18 & 25 • October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • November 6, 13, 20 & 27 Daily Press Retirees Board (NNN) Thursdays - 5:30 P • Sept 19, Oct 17 & Nov 14 Fashion Elegantés (BMCC) Tuesdays - 1:30 P • August 6, September 3, October 1 & November 5 Hampton Roads Doll Club (HSC) Wednesdays 11:00 A • September 25 & October 23 Narcotics Anonymous (NNN) Fridays - 7:00 P • August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • September 6, 13, 20 & 27 • October 4, 11, 18 & 25 • November 1, 8, 15 & 22 NARFE (Nat. Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees) (BMCC) Mondays - 10:00 A • September 9, October 14 & November 18 North NN Civic League (NNN) Mondays - 7:00 P • August 5, September 2, October 7 & November 4 Virginia Cooperative Extension (CWCC) Wednesdays 5:45 - 7:45 P • August 21 & 28 • September 4, 11, 18 & 25 • October 9, 16, 23 & 30 • November 6 Planning a Reunion?

Volunteer Opportunities Looking to spend more time outdoors, possible even working with animals? Newport News Park has the following volunteer opportunities that just might fit your skills. • Wildlife Rehab Volunteer • Interpretive Programs Leader • Nature Center Operations • Trail Maintenance

Training and supervision are provided. Call 886-7912.

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Let the Tourism Office Help Visit: www.newport-news.org/planners/ wedding-and-reunion-planning Contact: Andrea Moran, 757.886.7777 amoran@nnva.gov


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Upcoming Trips! Out of Town Trips

Casino Trips

August, September, October & November 2019

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Courthouse Way Community Center (CWCC) Janel Grant - Active Lifestyles Recreation Specialist 14302 Old Courthouse Way · Newport News, VA 23602

Phone: 886-7929; ext. 302

9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday

SPECIAL DATES AUGUST

Fall Foliage Tour & Monticello Saturday, October 12, 2019 $104 per person

Visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and enjoy lunch at Michie Tavern. There will be a stop for fresh apples and cheese.

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Maryland Live!

Cost TBA • Saturday, September 14, 2019 Casino & Shopping!

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This high-energy concert will put you in the holiday mood. Riverside Performing Arts Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg Enjoy dinner and the show.

Call (757) 247-2451 for more information The Active Lifestyles is forward looking; into 2020 and beyond! Look for some of your old favorites: Maryland LIVE!, Riverside Dinner Theater and Lancaster PA as well as motor coach trips to major cities both north and south of Newport News. We are working on fair pricing to suit your budget; while offering overnight trips that will have a payment plan. Listed are trips that we are looking into offering. No dates or prices have been finalized. Please be patience with us and feel free to offer suggestions as to where you would like to travel to.

• Lancaster,

PA • New York City • Edenton, NC • Richmond, VA • Washington, DC Registration: Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and is accepted in person at Active Lifestyles locations, over the phone or by going directly to https://apm.activecommunities.com/nnparksrectourism/Home# and search for “trips.” The following is required when registering for trips, classes and programs: name, address, phone #, date of birth, e-mail address, and emergency contact’s name and phone #. Wait List: If a trip is full; please request that your name be added to the wait list.

SEPTEMBER

12 - Thu 2:00 P Afternoon Tea Social 26 - Thu 12:00 P Day Party in the Secret Garden $5 30 - Mon 11:00 A Fall Prevention BINGO

OCTOBER

10 - Thu 2:00 P Afternoon Tea Social 17 - Thu 11:00 A Secret Recipe Thursday, $5

Christmas Spectacular Friday, December 20, 2019 $TBA

8 - Thu 2:00 P Afternoon Tea Social 15 - Thu 11:00 A Secret Recipe Thursday, $5

Harrington Raceway & Casino (DE) Cost TBA • Saturday, November 9, 2019

Payment in full required one month in advance. 6:00 A departure Estimate 10:00 P return

Contact Lucy at 247-2451

Bus departs from Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

International Restaurant Tours Tours offer a taste of foods from the Tidewater area. Fee covers transportation only. Lunch on your own. Lilly’s Corner (Norfolk) Tuesday, August 20, 2019 ~ $15 The Old Chickahominy House (Williamsburg)

14 - Thu 2:00 P

NOVEMBER

Afternoon Tea Social

MONDAY & THURSDAY 10:00 A - 12:00 Noon ~ Denbigh Craft & Knitting Club Call 886-7929 for more information

Denbigh Crafters Need Yarn! Crafters meet weekly at Courthouse Way Community Center and donate all of their projects (hats, scarves, blankets, and mittens) to Disabled Americans Veterans (DAV), Hospitals, Healthy Families, Inc, and as far away as the West Virginia mining families. They are in need of Red Heart brand yarn and baby yarn. For more information or to drop off yarn call Janel at 886-7929; ext. 302.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 ~ $15

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Doumars (Norfolk) Saturday November 16, 2019 ~ $15

Register by going to: lifelinescreening.com/ community-circle

La Terraza Mexican Grill (Williamsburg) Tuesday, December 17, 2019 ~ $15

A lunch full of seasonal surprises.

11 A - 1 P

$5 pp

August 15 & October 17, 2019

Reservations required.

Call Janel at 886-7929; ext. 302 MONDAY: 12 - 3pm & TUESDAY: 3:30 - 5 pm COMPUTER CLASSES - Beginner Level Pre-registration required. Call 886-7929 for more information

Learn Your Gadget Mondays 11:00 A - 12:00 P Drop in and ask questions on using your smart phone.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

IT’S GAME DAY!

Join us for a fun morning with a variety of games. Bring a friend! Bring your favorite game to share! Call 886-7929 for more information

Afternoon Tea Social

Thursdays 2:00

- 3:30 pm

Join us at our monthly social and spend time with old and new friends. Discussion topics & guest presenters Bring a dish to share.

Contact Angelia @ 591-4853 Trip Refund: No refunds are available after the deadline date unless a trip is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, or when cancellations are filled from the wait list. Refunds will not be given to participants who fail to show up for a registered trip or activity. Travel Insurance For extended tours; it is highly recommended to purchase trip insurance as the Active Lifestyles Program cannot be responsible for refunding your money.

Secret Recipe Thursday

Six-Week Sessions

9:45A - 10:45A

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

October 7, 2019 - November 14, 2019 FREE with Pre-Registration! Call 886-7929

August 8, 2019 September 12, 2019 October 10, 2019 November 14, 2019 Call Janel at 886-7929 to make reservations.


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Active Lifestyles Program

August, September, October & November 2019

August, September, October & November 2019

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center (BMCC) Angelia Edwards Active Lifestyles Coordinator e-mail: aedwards@nnva.gov

570 McLawhorne Drive · Newport News, VA 23601

7:00 A 7:00 - 8:00 A 8:00 - 9:00 A 10:30 A

MONDAY

Walk with Ease* Indoor/Outdoor Track Walking Club Boot Camp for Seniors Bridge (All Levels Welcome)

TUESDAY

7:00 A Indoor/Outdoor Track Walking Club 9:00 - 1:00 P Indoor Pickleball* 9:00 - 10:00 A Morning Chat (Coffee & Social Hour) 7:00 A 7:00 - 8:00 A 8:00 - 9:00 A 9:00 - 10:00 A 9:00 A - 2:00 P

WEDNESDAY

Walk with Ease* Indoor/Outdoor Track Walking Club Boot Camp for Seniors Brain Trivia & Board Games Pinochle (double deck)

THURSDAY

7:00 - 8:00 A Indoor/Outdoor Track Walking Club 9:00 - 10:00 A Brain Trivia & Board Games 7:00 A 7:00 - 8:00 A 8:00 - 9:00 A 9:00 -1:00 P

FRIDAY

Walk with Ease* Indoor/Outdoor Track Walking Club Boot Camp for Seniors* Indoor Pickleball*

* Call to confirm schedule

Healthy Living

On June 19, 2019, Catharine Yusuf joined over 160 colleagues from 43 states in visiting over 200 Hill offices in Washington, DC to educate members of Congress and their staff about the important work of aging services across the country. Catharine met with staff members in the offices of Senator Tim Kaine, Senator Mark Warner, and Congressman Bobby Scott to discuss the impact that communitybased programs have on the well-being of older adults in our community.

Phone: 591-4853 Fax: 591-4568

Special Dates

7 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday

Investing in community-based programs is crucial to improving the lives, health, independence, and economic security of the citizens. Investments in these initiatives save taxpayer dollars by reducing expenditures for mandatory programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Priority programs include falls prevention, chronic disease self-management education, the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program, among others.

August

2 - Fri 10:30 A 6 - Tue 10 - 11 A 8 - Thu 2 - 3 P 9 - Fri 10 A

Rubber Stamping Club (All Levels) In Honor of National Lighthouse Day Creative Escape, RSVP by July 30 Mind, Body & Spirit Meditation Series, RSVP by Aug 1 Hawaiian Bingo Blast - $8 for lunch & prizes RSVP by July 26 No tickets sold the day of event

6 - Fri 10:30 A 12 - Thu 2 - 3 P 13 - Fri 4 - 7 P 17 - Tue 11 A 19 - Thu 10 - 11 A 27 - Fri 10 A

Rubber Stamping Club (All Levels) Mind, Body & Spirit Meditation Series, RSVP by Sept. 5 Fashion Show “An Elegante International Extravaganza”, $10 per person 12th Annual Lifelong Citizenship Awards Ceremony; By Invitation Only Creative Escape, RSVP by Sept 12 Bingo Blast - Bring 3 $1 Prizes

4 - Fri 10:30 A 17 - Thu 2-3 P 29 - Tue 10-11 A 25 - Fri 10 A

Rubber Stamping Club (All Levels) Mind, Body & Spirit Meditation Series RSVP by Oct 10 Creative Escape, RSVP by Oct 22 Bingo Blast - Bring 3 $1 Prizes

1 - Fri 10:30 A 14 - Thu 2 - 3 P 22 - Fri 10 A 26 - Tue 1 - 2 P

Rubber Stamping Club (All Levels) Mind, Body & Spirit Meditation Series RSVP by Nov 7 (Free) Bingo Blast - Bring 3 $1 Prizes Creative Escape, RSVP by Nov 19

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Donzella Knight Active Lifestyles Program Facilitator e-mail: dknight@nnva.gov

DAILY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

Active Lifestyles Program

The Active Lifestyles Program is a strong supporter in educating citizens of these programs and encouraging older adults to stay engaged and informed with current policies and changes so that access to services continues. For more information, visit the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) website: https://www.ncoa.org . We share in their goal to improve the lives of 40-million older adults by 2030.

September

Check out the following services provided by NCOA: BenefitsCheckUp® - Find benefits that you may be eligible for to help pay for food, medicine, and utilities. My Medicare Matters® - See how to maximize your Medicare benefits and choose the plan that’s right for you.

New Programs!

October

November

Diabetes Self-Management Program Discover better nutrition and exercise choices! Learn to manage symptoms of diabetes by creating a step by step plan to improve your health and enjoy your life!

Put Life Back in Your Life

Thursdays: September 19 through October 24, 2019 10 A - 12:30 P

Call 933-2608 to register. or go online to www.excellenceinaging.com/cdsmp

Pickleball Social Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 9A - 1P Open Art Gallery Art & Artists: Students & their Teachers 10 A - 2 P

Calling all Cast Members! Is acting on your bucket list? Have you always wanted to act or did you enjoy it in your youth and would like to return to center stage? Sessions will cover topics such as improvisation, monologues, and scenes. Discover your own acting ability! The Club will begin with two-hour workshops that will include: acting skills, monologues, performing short skits, going behind the scenes, creating plays, and more.

The goal is to have a working theater club to produce plays and provide opportunities to travel to local productions. All levels of experience are welcome. Workshops will be instructed by Carla Mutone, with possible assistance from a member of the Peninsula Community Theater. Fall session begins in October. For more information and to register, please call 926-1446.


Due to the strenuous nature of some activities, you are urged to consult your physician prior to participating. For fitness classes, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Classes take place at multi-purpose centers throughout the City. At some point classes may see a change in scheduled times or locations. We take into consideration the needs of groups, childcare requirements, and staffing to ensure that classes are offered with least disruption. Your instructor will be able to provide you with the exact dates and location of each class.

MOVIN’ ON!

Movin’ On is geared toward the fit and active adult as well as those who are new to exercise, unfamiliar with exercise or just want to have fun! Modifications are made for all levels. The class is conducted with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball. Seated and standing exercises included. Fee: $60 for 8 weeks Classes: 24 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M141.241 BMCC Mon/Wed/Fri Oct 7-Jun 3 All 9:30-10:15A Dougherty

MINDFULNESS: MEDITATION & YOGA

Focusing on the present moment, being mindful and aware of all that arises, is essential to life without suffering. Meditation trains one to remain in the present and thus have full concentration on what one is doing rather than the distractions of the past and future. Classes start with gentle yoga to increase flexibility and end with guided meditation. Fee: $40 for 8 weeks Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M850.150 DCC Wed Jul 10-Aug 28 All 10:30-11:15A A Sobhan

TAI CHI & BODY-MIND PRACTICES FOR WELL-BEING

Studies show that practicing Tai Chi helps improve your overall well-being, ease chronic disease conditions, and helps prevent falls. Levels I & II help you develop balance, align your body structure, and move more easily. Participants receive both personal and group coaching. Qigong practice provides you with moving meditation and the coordinating of slow, flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm, clear state of mind. Qigong is practiced for health, exercise, relaxation, and meditation for cultivating and balancing qi - “life energy”. Please wear clothing that allows you to move easily. Fee: $65 for Level I, $80 for Level II - Classes: 10 $65 QiGong - Classes: 10 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M201.252 DCC Tue Oct 8-Dec 10 Level I 6:30-7:30P Salgado M201.253 DCC Tue Oct 8-Dec 10 Level II 5:30-6:30P Salgado M201.254 DCC Thu Oct 8-Dec 19 Level I 10:00-11:00A Salgado M201.238 DCC Thu Oct 8-Dec 19 QiGong 9:00-9:45A Salgado M201.240 DCC Wed Oct 8-Dec 18 Beg 2:00-3:00P Salgado

This FREE Walk With Ease (WWE) program specifically targets those with arthritis. Gentle range-of-motion exercises, health education, and warm-up and cool-down exercises are included in addition to walking; all designed and proven to reduce pain and improve overall health. The program will help you learn to walk safely and comfortably, improve your flexibility, strengthen your stamina, and reduce pain. WWE meets three times a week for six weeks. Fee: FREE with Registration Min: 6 Max: 20 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR MWALK.201 BMCC M/W/F Oct 7-Nov 15 ALL 7:00-8:00A Edwards MWALK.202 DMCC M/W/Th Oct 7-Nov 14 ALL 10:00-11:00A Jordan MWALK.203 CWCC M/W/Th Oct 7-Nov 14 ALL 9:00-10:00A Grant MWALK.201 BMCC M/W/F Oct 7-Nov 15 ALL 7:00-8:00A Edwards MWALK.202 DMCC M/W/Th Oct 7-Nov 14 ALL 10:00-11:00A Jordan MWALK.203 CWCC M/W/Th Oct 7-Nov 14 ALL 9:00-10:00A Grant

DRAWING

Using contour and gesture drawing techniques, students will learn to draw shapes that will become objects. Lessons that incorporate texture and shading will be part of the class. Bring pencils and paper to first class. Instructor will furnish supply list. Fee: $40 (Beg & Int) & $45 (Adv) Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M505.286 BMCC Fri Oct 4 12-Nov 22 Beg 2:00-3:45P F. LaBelle M505.287 BMCC Fri Oct 4 12-Nov 22 Int 12:00-1:45P F. LaBelle M505.288 BMCC Fri Oct 4 12-Nov 22 Adv 9:30-11:30A F. LaBelle

WATER MEDIA

Transparent watercolor has been used for centuries as a preliminary sketching material, and has come into its own popularity. As students progress, they may include other water-based media such as gouache, acrylic, watercolor pencil, etc. The cost for supplies depends on your choice of paint and brush selection. Fee: $60 Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M531.256 BMCC Wed Oct 2-Nov 20 Beg 10:00A-1:00P F. LaBelle

New Classes beginning September 2019!

An Acting Sampler

This class will introduce students to improvisation, monologues, and scene work in a hands on workshop atmosphere. Students will attend at least one live performance in the local area. Discussion of the performance will occur during the next scheduled class. No prior

Genealogy

Growing Your Family Tree Under the guidance of our knowledgeable instructor you will develop your family tree; to include roots and branches representing family members. Computer skills are required in order to do on-line research.

acting skills needed.

En Plein Aire

Leave the four walls of your studio and join us in painting outdoors in natural light; reproducing the actual landscape before your eyes just as the French Impressionists did. Classes begin in September All medium welcome. Must provide own easil & materials. $60 for four weeks.

BEGINNER to ADVANCED PAINTING

This class will provide students with limited or beginner experience the opportunity to build on their emerging talents; learning pigment properties and brush strokes, while utilizing their preferred medium and subject matter - still-life, landscape or portrait. Students at advanced levels will receive guidance enriching their work with strong visual composition, mood, light and shadow contrast, all to bring their art to a competitive level. Fee: $65 Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M515.228 DCC Wed Oct 2-Nov 20 All 1:00-3:00P Davis M515.429 BMCC Wed Oct 2-Nov 20 All 9:30A-11:30P Davis

CERAMICS

Discover how to use patterns, under glazes and glazes when creating ceramic pieces. Beginning students will start with cleaning green ware and applying colors, glazes and stains. Advanced students will learn about majolica, over-glazes, green ware add-ons and more. Materials provided and include ONE piece of green ware. Additional green ware pieces available for purchase. Fee: $35 Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M571.278 CWCC Wed Oct 2-Nov 20 All 10:00A-12:00P Baucom M571.279 CWCC Wed Oct 2-Nov 20 All 1:00-3:00P Baucom

ESSENCE OF MODELING

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING

Students may select which paints to work in – the more scholarly oils, or the fast drying and versatile acrylics. Students will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in which to learn reliable, quick and easy painting techniques. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to sign up for this class. Participants must provide their own supplies. Call 591-4853 for list. Fee: $45 for 2-hr period $60 for 3-hr period $85 for 6-hr period Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M501.285 BMCC Tue Oct 8-Dec 3 Beg 2:00-4:00P F. LaBelle M501.286 BMCC Tue Oct 8-Dec 3 Int/Adv 10:00A-1:00P F. LaBelle M501.287 BMCC Tue Oct 8-Dec 3 All 10:00A-4:00P F. LaBelle

YOGA

The goal of this class is to use relaxation techniques, breath control, and various postures for overall physical and mental well-being; while leading to improved health. These classes include floor exercises. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a Yoga mat and long strap to class. The instructor is nationally certified. Fee: $40 Classes: 8 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M131.275 BMCC Tue Oct 8-Nov 26 All 11:00A-12:15P Ananda M131.276 DCC Mon Oct 7-Nov 25 All 3:00-4:15P Ananda M131.277 BMCC Thu Oct 3-Nov 21 All 11:00A-12:30P Ananda

Learn successful modeling techniques designed for each of the specially staged Elegantés fashion shows. Men and women will benefit from the health and beauty tips, and find that their own closet makes fashion sense. Students will receive fashion advice to match various body types. Upon completion, participants are eligible to join the Fashion Elegantés Modeling Club for the following year and participate in the Fashion Shows. Fee: $45 Classes: 4 CLASS LOCATION DAY DATES LEVEL TIME INSTRUCTOR M440.165 BMCC Fri Oct 4-25 All 2:00-4:00P McCauley

COMPUTERS

Registration for computer classes is ongoing and include PC or Laptop, for both beginner and intermediate students. Students must submit an application before registering in order to insure proper placement to achieve the best learning experience. Basic Computing, 8 weeks: Wed, Sept 4-Oct 23, 9:30-11:00A Basic Computing Review, 4 weeks: Wed, Nov 6-27, 9:30-11:00A Both classes are held at Denbigh Community Center. Call 886-7929 or 926-1400 for application.

LEARN YOUR GADGET

You have a new phone or iPad and you need someone to explain some of the functions that are supposed to make your life easier. Drop in at Courthouse Way Community Center from 11:00am - Noon on Mondays. Bring your phone, iPad, and all of your questions. Call ahead to confirm time. 886.7929 and ask for Janel at ext 302.

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Newport News Active Lifestyles Fall 2019 Newsletter  

Discover all the classes, trips, programs, and events offered for ages 50 & up by the Newport News Active Lifestyles program in Newport News...

Newport News Active Lifestyles Fall 2019 Newsletter  

Discover all the classes, trips, programs, and events offered for ages 50 & up by the Newport News Active Lifestyles program in Newport News...

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