ANV All Hands Meeting, Saturday September 23
ANV is hosting an in-person All Hands meeting on Saturday, September 23; this is your opportunity to share your perspective on ANV operations and plans for the future. We will gather at our offices at the Church of the Covenant Fellowship Hall at 2666 Military Road. The meeting will run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and coffee will be available at 9:30 am for those who would like a little extra time to socialize. If you plan to attend, please email or call the ANV Office at 703-509-8057 by September 19. Members who need a ride should let us know.
Encore Learning Fall Semester
Encore Learning’s Fall 2023 semester Fall Preview via Zoom is on Thursday, September 7 at 9:30 am. See details below.
Falls Prevention Health Fair, Friday September 15
Come to the Falls Prevention Health Fair at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Learn from experts about fall risks and prevention strategies. Details below.
Roosevelt Island Walk: September 21
The summer seasonal walk at Theodore Roosevelt Island takes place September 21 at 11:00 am. Remember, walks this year are on Thursday, not Saturday. Details below.
ANV is accepting donations of canes, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and similar mobility support items for redistribution to members in need. Contact the ANV Office to discuss, donate and/or request an item.
Walking School Bus
The Alliance for Arlington Senior Programs is looking for adult volunteers to help lead Walking School Buses at elementary schools around the Arlington County. Walking School Buses are a great way to make walking to school easier for families while maximizing the health benefits of walking for students and reducing congestion and pollution in neighborhoods around schools. After seeing success at Oakridge Elementary, the program is looking to expand around the County. Each “bus” requires only one hour of your time.
- Shirley Brown
- Janet Deitz
- David Gray
- Kathleen Price
- Emily Barger
- Jaclyn Callahan
- Liam Collins
- Mackenzie Kramer
- Rebecca Kupper
- Coby Levit
- Amanda Merkin
- Janet Siddle
Please join us in remembering Miriam Balutis who passed away on August 22. Miriam was a long-time ANV supporter and created our Volunteer Training materials. Her service is on September 9 at noon at Lady Queen of Peace.
ANV Events are posted on our online calendar at www.ANVarlington.org/events so you can always easily find the Zoom link for any scheduled event.
Coffee and Conversation on Wednesdays at 10 am
- September 6: Arlington’s Poet Laureate
- September 13: Capital Caring Hospice
- September 20: Saving Claire
- September 27: Pirouette Café & Wine Bar
- Tai Chi
- Bocce and Boules
- Happy Hour
- Board Games
- Men’s Lunch Bunch
- Ladies Lunch
- Pop Up Picnic
- Page Turners
Also of Interest
Coffee and Conversation: Wednesdays at 10 am
Coffee and Conversation occurs on Wednesdays, 10–11 am. Join our weekly conversations via Zoom:
You also have the option to dial in by phone to participate without video. For that, dial: 929-205-6099. The meeting ID is 889 4857 7106 and the passcode is 872327.
Wednesday, September 6: Arlington’s Poet Laureate. Recently Courtney Le Blanc was appointed Poet Laureate for Arlington County. But what is a Poet Laureate and what do they do? Dan Brady, Literary Specialist for Arlington Cultural Affairs, and Courtney Le Blanc will join us to talk about the program and share some of Courtney’s writings.
Wednesday, September 13: Capital Caring Hospice. Increasingly people are choosing hospice care and focusing more on quality of life at the end of life. But what is hospice care? And how does it differ from palliative care? Steve Cone from Capital Caring will talk to us about hospice care and provide an update on the renovation of the Halquist Center.
Wednesday, September 20: September 18-22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Week! Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary, Saving Claire, followed by an interactive Q&A with local experts. The film explores the complex nature of aging, resistance to change and all the relatable patterns that increase fall risk. Claire’s journey is a cautionary tale. The film explores Claire’s attitudes and actions, the spiral after her fall, and the dramatic events that follow. ANV is proud to be a sponsor of this important project in our region.
Wednesday, September 27: Pirouette Café & Wine Bar – Many of us dream of owning our own business, but few of us ever do. Philippe and Jackie Loustaunau will join us to talk about how they combined their love of food and wine with their friendships with suppliers to go all-in to create their own restaurant and wine bar in Ballston.
ANV’s YouTube channel
If you miss a Coffee and Conversation speaker, be sure to check out ANV’s YouTube channel where we are posting some of our Coffee and Conversation speakers and other special events. Sit back and enjoy!
Falls Prevention Health Fair
Friday, September 15, 2023
10 AM – 12 PM
Come to the Falls Prevention Health Fair at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Learn from experts about fall risks and prevention strategies. Informational booths, activities and screenings will be available, including fall risk assessment, balance screening, medication review with a pharmacist (bring a list of prescriptions and supplements), home modification techniques, grip strength assessment, exercise demos, blood pressure and vision screening. The fair is hosted in partnership with VHC Health, the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance and the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation. No registration required; free; 4 hour free parking available in Lubber Run garage.
Encore Learning Fall Semester Course Preview, September 7
Encore Learning’s Fall 2023 semester is offering 35 courses including 28 new courses, 17 in-person courses, 15 virtual courses, and 3 hybrid courses offered simultaneously in-person and virtually. Join them on Thursday, September 7 at 9:30 am for the Fall Course Preview via Zoom where you can learn more about courses you might be interested in and meet your instructors. Fall 2023 course registration begins at 10:00 am on Monday, September 11. Classes will begin on Monday, October 2. To review all of the information about the Fall semester check out the courses page and the online catalog.
Roosevelt Island Walk, September 21 at 11:00 am
The fall seasonal walk at Theodore Roosevelt Island takes place at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 21. Please note that the walks this year are on Thursdays not Saturday. This easy community walk takes about one hour. You, your family, friends and nice dogs on leash are invited and RSVP is not needed. The 11:00 am meeting point is at the landward end of the footbridge to the island. Access by auto to the island parking lot is only from the northbound George Washington Parkway. In addition, paid parking is available in Rosslyn on the street and in garages. The meeting point is a 15-minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro and bus stop. As usual this is a rain-or-shine event; no rain date. Questions, call David Christian at 703-785-3434 or email email@example.com.
Zoom Practice Session
If you need some extra help getting familiar with ZOOM, just call or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set you up with a volunteer who can help you.
Tai Chi: Tuesdays at 9:30 am
ANV Tai Chi practice meets outdoors every week, weather permitting. Meet the group in the parking lot at Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly Arlington Arts Center) at 3550 Wilson Blvd. If the forecast is too cold or wet, we will meet indoors. If you are interested in joining this practice (not instruction), please contact Anita Wallgren at email@example.com or (202) 674-5553 to get the weekly location email.
Bocce and Boules, Mondays at 6:00pm
ANV members, volunteers, and friends enjoy weekly outdoor bocce every Monday in Ballston at 6:00pm. Games last approximately one hour. In addition to the two sets of bocce balls, we have two sets of boules. Bocce is played at the courts on the corner of Randolph St. & N. Glebe Rd. Parking is available in the Ballston Quarter parking garage for $1. All levels of bocce skills and experience are welcome. Everyone gets to play. Contact John Thomas for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANV Board Games Day, Thursday, September 7 and September 21 at 2pm
Do you like board games? Join ANV members and volunteers for Games Day at Ballston Quarter Food Hall (lower level). Look for players at the tables near the elevators. Play games like Scrabble, Mexican Train Dominoes, Cribbage, Ticket to Ride, Quiddler, and more. We play every other Thursday at 2pm. Parking is available in the Ballston Quarter parking garage for $1. Contact John Thomas for more information at email@example.com .
Happy Hour: Thursdays, 5–7 pm
Join the ANV Happy Hour Group. The Happy Hour Group will try locations in the Ballston area. For more information and to know the weekly plan, contact Mike Murtha, Happy Hour Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike will add you to his email list and let you know the weekly location on Thursday morning.
Ladies Lunch Bunch Friday, September 8 at noon
The Ladies Lunch will gather at Ragtime, 1345 N. Courthouse Road. Ragtime is a neighborhood favorite. Street parking is available and also at the County parking lots nearby. Please rsvp to email@example.com so we may have an accurate count of attendees for our reservation.
Men’s Lunch Bunch Friday, September 8 at noon
Please join us for the Men’s Lunch at the Brass Rabbit Pub, 1210 North Garfield Street in the heart of Clarendon. The Brass Rabbit offers a pub menu including burgers, sandwiches, salads and even lettuce wraps. Metered parking can be found on the street and the pub is in easy walking distance from the Clarendon metro. Please RSVP to Tim Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 571-224-4546.
Page Turners – September 28 at 11am on Zoom
Share a book that you have read, and you think would be interesting for other people to read. It can be something you are reading now, or a book you enjoyed in the past. Meet up with your fellow bibliophiles, share opinions, and learn about new books to add to your reading list. The group is hosted by Donna Pastore and Beverly Cannizzaro. See August booklist below.
Join the conversation via Zoom:
You also have the option to dial in by phone to participate without video. For that, dial: 301-715-8592. The meeting ID is 896 6678 5566 and the passcode is 007241.
Pop Up Picnic in the Park (PPP), Friday September 29 at noon
Our next Pop Up Picnic will be Friday, September 29 at Arlington Hall West Park, located at 290 S. Taylor St, from noon to 1:00 pm. This neighborhood park is easy to get to. Find it near the intersection of Arlington Blvd & South George Mason Dr. Plenty of free parking. PPPs are scheduled the last Friday of the month at a different Arlington neighborhood park. ANV members and volunteers enjoy PPPs for casual outdoor conversation and fresh air. Bring your own lunch and something to drink. Contact John Thomas, email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Arlington Public Library Programs
The Library has several events planned for September; please visit their website to see the calendar of events. The Library staff have curated events from the 55+ Program, Encore Learning and elsewhere to make it easy to find something that will pique your interest. There are craft programs, book clubs, and more. It’s worth 5 minutes of your time to click on the calendar and see what’s happening at your local branch of the library.
Frequent Visitor to VHC?
Learn about the Senior Associates Program that offers a variety of exclusive Hospital benefits for a low annual membership fee, including complimentary parking and discounts on health classes, the Lifeline program and food court purchases.
Also of Interest
Aging Matters Radio and TV
Aging Matters radio is a weekly program on Arlington’s community radio station WERA Arlington 96.7 FM. Every Tuesday at 2 pm and Friday at 2 pm, host Cheryl Beversdorf interviews experts on topics impacting the lives of older adults and their families. All Aging Matters broadcasts can be found on Apple and Spotify. Aging Matters TV Show offers interviews with aging experts, including demonstrations of aging related subjects. Stories of Life programs feature interviews with older adults who have made a difference in their communities.
Shared Area Village Events Calendar
The Washington Area Villages are sharing their speaker series for all of us to enjoy. Please visit their calendar to see what’s available.
August Page Turners Book List
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
Loyalty by Lisa Scottoline
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Goodnight Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Veghese
Paved Paradise – How Parking Explained the World by Henry Grabar
The Making of Another Motion Picture Master by Tom Hanks
The Last Cruise by KateChristensen
Shipped by Angie Hockman
The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand
Still Life by Sara Winman
Complimentary membership in Arlington’s 55+ Program is available as an ANV membership benefit. If you haven’t yet opted-in and would like to do so, contact our Member Services Director at 703-509-8057. 55+ Program offerings are posted in the quarterly catalogue available online at Fall Guide.
ANV Events are posted on our online calendar so you can always easily find the Zoom link for any scheduled event.