The Town of Blacksburg has a very active and involved senior citizenry, with programs and activities to match.
For fun and adventure, senior citizens can sign up for a trip, program or special event, or just get out of the house for a little while by meeting friends at the senior center.
Stay tuned in to the latest news and happenings at the Blacksburg Senior Center by reading "The Good Times newsletter" (1mb pdf).
Ongoing programs that DO NOT require registration
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
Dealing with medical insurance and bills can be a headache. VICAAP can help you. A representative from Agency on Aging will educate, counsel, and assist you regarding medical benefit programs, long-term care insurance, and problems with Medicare, Medicaid, and medical bill paying.
Appointments can be arranged by calling the Agency on Aging at 540-980-7720. Cost is free, however, a voluntary donation to the Agency on Aging will be appreciated.
The next best thing to reading a great book is talking about it with friends. Come and join us on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.
Check the About Town for list of books scheduled for reading
Join us on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. to play this very popular game. It combines skill and luck. It’s fun and a great way to socialize. The program is free and registration is not required. A game set is available. Program is free.
Sanctioned Duplicate ACBL Game
Group meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the senior program room. Master points are awarded. Donations appreciated. Contact Richard Huber at 304-466-0341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A room is available for anyone or group to meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Program is free.
Join fellow writers or would-be writers for opportunities to share and talk about your writing: essays, memoirs, poetry, stories, plays, letters, or a chapter from your great American novel. This is definitely not a class; there is no instructor. There are no obligations. Readings are purely voluntary. Give it a try. You may enjoy it. Group meets at 2 p.m. the first Friday of each month except holidays. Program is free.
AARP Chapter #2613
AARP has general membership meetings at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. These are usually luncheon meetings with everyone bringing a bagged lunch. Interesting and informative presentations follow. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Bring your project and learn from others or share your skills. This informal group meets for socialization while knitting. Other varieties of needle work are welcome. Group meets Wednesdays 10 a.m. - noon. Program is free.
AARP Driver Safety Course
This eight hour classroom course assists drivers age 50 and over in refining current driver skills and developing defensive driving techniques. Course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, payable by cash or check to AARP on the first day of course.
For next scheduled class call Joy at 540-443-1142 or check out the About Town for registration information.
Instructor Cass Long
Line Dance to a variety of music, (50s to current). No partner needed. No prior dance experience required. Fun and good exercise. Come join us. Program is ongoing and meets Thursday. Beginners to intermediate levels.
Time Beginners: 1 p.m., Intermediate 1:30 p.m.
Cost Pay instructor $5 per class that you attend.
Registration not required.
The Virginia Tech student organization, Computer Science Community Service, is running an ongoing Friday afternoon program to send volunteers to the Blacksburg Community Center to share their computer skills with the community. Volunteers will be in the computer lab from 2-4 p.m. to help you learn how to use your computers, smart phones, and tablets. Planned lessons, from 3:15-3:45 p.m. will be listed on flyers posted in the community center. Bring questions and suggestions for what kind of material you would like them to present, and help steer the program towards what you, the community, would like to learn.