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Enjoy increased flexibility, strength, balance and energy as you challenge yourself, while respecting and honoring your body. You'll need a yoga mat, strap and block, a resistance band, a set of 1- to 2-lb. hand weights and water.

Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

Virtual

12 lessons @ 55 mins $205/$170 MCC district residents
1861.221          M, 9/13–12/6          11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
No lesson on 10/11.

In-Person

11 lessons @ 55 mins $190/$155 MCC district residents
1862.221          Th, 9/16–12/9          11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
No lesson on 11/11 and 11/25.

Stretch and strengthen your body in this combination class. The first half of the class includes yoga stretches, poses and flows. The second half focuses on Pilates and core exercises. No previous experience is necessary – all levels of experience are welcome. Bring a Yoga or exercise mat, and a bath or beach towel.

Instructor: Mary Elizabeth Beim.

In-Person
13 lessons @ 1 hr, $326/$270 MCC district residents
1968.221          M, 9/13–12/13          7:45–8:45 p.m.
No lesson on 10/11.

Virtual
13 lessons @ 1 hr, $286/$237 MCC district residents
1967.221          M, 9/13–12/13          7:45–8:45 p.m.
No lesson on 10/11.

Includes warm-up, strength-building, balance exercises, gentle stretches, and chair-based options. Bring water, dumbbells, resistance “stretchy” bands, and a 6-8-inch diameter ball. Bring a mat. Some exercises will be on the floor.

Instructor: Linda Bernstein.

Virtual
10 lessons @ 55 mins $175/$140 MCC district residents
1900.221     Tu, 9/14–12/7     1–1:55 p.m.
No lesson on 9/28, 11/2 and 11/23.

No previous experience is necessary; all levels of experience are welcome. Stretch and improve your range of motion! Breathe and meditate for clarity and calm. Bring a yoga or exercise mat and a beach or bath towel.

Instructor: Mary Elizabeth Beim.

In-Person
13 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $326/$260 MCC district residents
1970.221         Tu, 9/14–12/14          7:30–9 p.m.
No lesson on 11/2.

Virtual
13 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $286/$234 MCC district residents
1969.221          Tu, 9/14–12/14          7:30–9 p.m.
No lesson on 11/2.

Learn how to play bridge or get a refresher if you haven’t played in years and want to start over again. You will learn cover point count evaluation, opening bids, no trumps and basic conventions. There will be a lecture, then you will play bridge hands to practice what you have learned.

 

Instructor: Marilyn Golias, American Contract Bridge League Director.

8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $200/$165 MCC district residents

1400.221       Th, 9/16-11/4            4-6 p.m.

For students who have taken Bridge I. Class consists of a lecture followed by playing bridge hands. Let's compete with overcalls-responses and more basic conventions (Stayman, weak twos, transfers, unusual NT and more).

 

Instructor: Marilyn Golias, American Contract Bridge League Director.

8 lessons @ 2 hrs, $200/$165 MCC district residents

1403.221       F, 9/17- 11/5             1-3 p.m.


Come be a part of MCC’s new Seniors in Action (SIA) program, Mondays through Fridays! There are fun social activities for patrons ages 55+ to keep you engaged, educated, and having fun.


Seniors in Action
1960.221          M-F, 9/20–12/17          $40/$30 MCC district residents

Seniors in Action PLUS - Includes SIA membership and registration for Strength & Balance - Virtual (1900.221)
1961.221          M-F, 9/20–12/17          $170/$120 MCC district residents (spaces are limited for this pass)

Seniors in Action Activity Schedule

Monday
Coffee Talk with SIA, 9–10:30 a.m.

Games, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tuesday
Book Club (Second Tuesday of the Month), 9:30–11 a.m.

Drop-In Bridge, 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.

OFC Option
Games (Pool, Table Tennis, Wii), 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday
Morning Mah-Jongg, 9:30 a.m.–noon

Crafts & Social Speakers, 10 a.m.–noon
See the full list of SIA speakers here


Thursday
Video Yoga, 9–10 a.m.

Drop-In Bridge, 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.


OFC Option
Games (Pool, Table Tennis, Wii), 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.


Friday
Tea & Trivia, 11 a.m.–noon

Bingo! (First Friday of the Month), 12:30–2 p.m.


Potluck (Last Friday of the Month), 12:30–2 p.m.


No SIA Programs on 11/2, 11/11, 11/12, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 12/2 and 12/3.

Dementia Friends Information Session
The one-hour session has information and activities that cover the five key messages everyone should know about dementia, what it is like to live with the disease and how to turn your understanding into action that supports people living with dementia. This session is offered by Dementia Friendly Fairfax. Speaker: Lindsey Vajpeyi.

Virtual
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
1455.221          W, 10/6          11 a.m.-Noon


Good/Better/Best: Options for Keeping Your Family History Safe
Most of us have “stashes” of family history items in our attics, spare rooms, basements and storage units that we don’t have time, or know-how to deal with. Yet, they are being lost to decay with each passing year. Come to this informative talk and discover some basic steps you can take right now to preserve all kinds of materials that you have in your home and help ensure they will be there for generations to come! Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
 W, 9/22          10 a.m.–Noon


Picture This: What to Do with All Those Photographs?
From the earliest unsmiling photographs to Instamatics and today’s digital collections, this fun, engaging and informative talk will share information on the various types of photographs found in family collections. We will discuss what they can tell us about the past, and how best to care for photographs whether we have them in boxes, frames or scrapbooks. Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
 W, 9/29          10 a.m.–Noon


 

You and Your “Stuff” – How to Successfully Transition your Memories to the Next Generation
We’ve all heard the repeating phrase “Your kids don’t want your stuff”—and to an extent that is very true. Each generation embraces only those aspects from the previous generation that resonates with them. But, there IS a way to work with that fact to help ensure you not only successfully transition the “stuff” of your history, but also help the next generation not regret their hasty decisions. Speaker: Terri Blanchette.

In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
W, 10/20          10 a.m.–Noon



Digital Photographs Part One: Keeping/Naming/Sharing
Since the invention of the digital camera, we have all become collectors of instant images. So now what? How do you organize those images to make accessing them easier? Keep them safe in the ever-changing digital age? Share them effectively? Join us for a talk to find out—and bring your questions! Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
W, 10/27          10 a.m.–Noon


 

Digital Photographs Part Two: Workshop
Taking what was learned in Part One, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, phones, digital cameras, memory cards, flash drives – anything that has digital pictures on it. We will walk through moving, renaming and filing digital images and provide a hands-on opportunity to sort and organize their digital photos. Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
W, 11/3          10 a.m.–Noon

 

In addition, the Alzheimer’s Association will present these workshops:

Effective Communication Strategies
W, 9/27          11 a.m.-noon

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
W, 10/8          11 a.m.-noon

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
W, 11/10          11 a.m.-noon

To Your Vitality!
Led by a registered dietitian-nutritionist for Giant, Kristen McGill, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, this three-week series covers key concepts for brain health, quick and easy meal solutions for one or two, and how to maintain healthy lifestyle factors, no matter what stage of life you’re in!

In-Person and Virtual (via Zoom)
3 sessions @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required
1920.221     
Registration for SIA Members opens Monday, 8/9

Registration for the public opens M, 9/13 
   
Week 1: The MIND Diet
Tu, 10/5          6-7 p.m.
Week 2: Cooking for One or Two

Tu, 10/12          6-7 p.m.
Week 3: Healthy Lifestyle Factors 
Tu, 10/19          6-7 p.m.