aarp.org/virtual-community-center “Designed to be like your local brick-and-mortar community center in that if offers a wide variety of interesting experiences “. All virtual entertainment and event: Hear talks from popular writers, get cooking lessons from well-known chefs, take a yoga class, watch movie screenings, attend a virtual museum tour, learn about finances, etc. Each day has a different calendar of events - view the schedule on the website. You may be asked to register for the link info, but the programs are generally free.
the foundation for art and healing
www.artandhealing.org/stuck-at-home-resources This website includes a number of resources for activities while staying at home. How about “94 Things to Do at Home”, “The Unlonely Film Festival”, “MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses (all free!)”, to name just a few. Check it out and explore!
www.ted.com/talks Pick a subject - any subject...TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED.com is building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long. Search for a topic you are interested in, or just browse their subject catalog.
Activities and Exercise page
Go to Aging Together's Activities and Exercise page for more ideas that help combat social isolation, boredom, and that promote healthy lifestyles.
Culpeper Literacy Council www.culpeperliteracy.org 415 South Main Street, Suite 204. Culpeper 540-825-5804 Classes for students who wish to learn English or learn about United States Citizenship. CLC also provides free one-on-one tutoring to adults who want to learn to read, or improve their basic math skills.
Madison literacy council
www.madisonliteracy.org 540-948-5514 Provides education services to adult residents of Madison County to enhance their quality of life as jobholders, parents, and life-long learners. Help with GED, math, reading & writing. Computer skills, English language.
literacy volunteers of fauquier county
lvfc.net 320 Hospital Drive, Suite 10, Warrenton 540-422-8465 English language and basic education for adult learners.
germanna community college
www.germanna.edu 540-891-3000 Germanna’s Workforce and Community Education programs offer online classes to learn new skills or for personal development and enrichment. You will need to create an account and there is a fee structure for classes. You may earn a certificate at completion of some courses. Campuses in Culpeper and Locust Grove.
Lord Fairfax community college
www.lfcc.edu Take online classes, learn new job skills, or work toward a degree. GED classes also offered here.
Piedmont regional adult & Career Education Progams (PRACEP)
www.pracep.org 540-717-4200 or 540-718-8228 or 540-881-0587 For GED classes or English language classes. Classes have moved virtually during the pandemic so you will need a computer and Wi-Fi. Normally has in-person class programs. Contact them for further info and updates. Serves the entire region.
County Parks & Recreation
Contact your county's Park & Recreation Office (part of the county government) and find out what programs they are offering. Most offer classes, travel experiences, recreational activities, and other programs, including some geared specifically to older adults. Some programs are limited due to the pandemic, so be sure to call in advance or check their websites doe updates.
www.aarp.org/jobs AARP offers tip sheets on employment transitions. AARP’s Job Board can filter by employers who are pledged to hiring those 50 and over, and Veterans.
Culpeper career resource Center (CCRC)
www.ccrc-jobs.com 210 E. Stevens Street, Suite 300, Culpeper 540-727-1055 In the town of Culpeper, the CCRC is a community resource serving workers looking for employment and employers seeking employees. Computers are available to help job seekers find the right online resources. Please visit their website for more info.
Virginia Career Works Centers
vcwpiedmont.com Culpeper Center: 210 E Stevens St., Suite 200, Culpeper 540-212-4570 Orange Center: 127 Belleview Ave, Orange 540-661-3419 Offers job search and resume writing assistance, as well as job skills training. Call for an appointment and more information.
virginia employment commission
www.vec.virginia.gov State government site that offers resources, locations of regional workforce centers, job fair listings, and more. Also has information about unemployment benefits.
Exercise & Fitness
healthy steps chair exercises
www.tinyurl.com/Healthysteps1 www.tinyurl.com/healthysteps2 Designed to maximize participation and activity, regardless of physical ability, Healthy-Steps is fun and easy to do, and no special abilities are required. Grab a chair and go to the YouTube links above. Do the first one first, as it's designed as a warmup.
Powell wellness center
powellwellnesscenter.org 1005 Golf Drive, Culpeper 540-445-5406 Part of Culpeper Wellness Center. Offers exercise and pool facilities, personal training, health education and nutrition services.
Warrenton aquatic & Recreation facility (WARF)
https://www.warrentonva.gov/201/WARF (or go to warrentonva.gov and search for Parks under “Our Community”) 800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton (540) 349-2520 Features an indoor competition pool, therapeutic spa, and a leisure pool with water slide, lazy river, vortex and zero depth entry for easy access by toddler, seniors and those in wheelchairs. The WARF also has a well-equipped fitness room and a multi-purpose room where fitness classes are held.
Out and About
Library of Congress, Packard Campus theater
https://www.loc.gov/programs/audio-visual-conservation/events-and-screenings/screenings/packard-campus-theater/ 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper Home to more than 1.1 million film, television, and video items from the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center stored underground on 90 miles of shelving. The campus hosts a regular series of film and television programming and occasional concerts in its 205 seat theater. The state-of-the-art projection booth is capable of showing everything from nitrate film to modern digital cinema. All programs at the Campus are free and open to the public. Limited seating means first-come, first-served. Movie schedule is on their website. (Movie showings may be temporarily suspended because of the pandemic. Check their website for updates.)
Culpeper https://www.culpeperva.gov/Community/Parks There several parks in Culpeper County. Discover them on the website above. Many have great walking trails!
Fauquier www.fauquiercounty.gov Click on “Living” tab and then go to “Parks” under Parks and Recreation for a complete list of parks in the county.
Madison Hoover Ridge www.hooverridge.com Primary School Dr, Madison
Rappahannock The Rappahannock County Park rappahannockcountypark.weebly.com 7 Park Ln, Washington
State of Virginia (& National) National Park Service www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm Extends the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. We are blessed with a number of the national parks at our doorstep. Search them out on the website above.
Senior Gold Card (Fauquier County Public Schools)
www.fcps1.org (found under “community”) Available to any Fauquier County senior citizen age 60 and older, is an admission ticket to almost any FCPS school event that charges admission. This benefit is an expression of gratitude for the contribution senior citizens make to the local community.
Five fabulous Bike Routes around Culpeper
From the Culpeper Tourism Office, here are some really nice bike rides around Culpeper, from 27 to about 60 miles long. Great exercise, a little outdoors, and some pretty views. Wear your helmet and enjoy! https://visitculpeperva.com
Tourism Offices - a great place to seek out current things to do
www.drethelspeaks.com firstname.lastname@example.org 301-520-8983 Through individual coaching, Dr. Ethel encourages older adults to Start Now and assists in setting clearly defined and achievable goals in order to better their lives while she encourages them to celebrate milestones. See her website for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services runs the regional senior centers, located in all five counties. They provide nutritious meals and fellowship for eligible seniors age 60 and over. In addition to a lunch, participants enjoy the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends, experience educational opportunities, participate in wellness programs, and enjoy interesting and fun activities. Door-to-door transportation can be provided in most cases. Suggested donations are collected to help cover the costs of the meals. Senior Centers also conduct fundraising programs throughout the year to generate revenue for a wide variety of socialization and recreational activities, including trips. During the COVID-19 Pandemic activities of the Senior Centers are limited or temporarily halted. To find out the latest information or go to the RRCS website. www.rrcsb.org
Schedule (Verify prior to going) Monday through Thursday / 10:00am to 2:00pm Closed Fridays
LOWLINC (Lake of the woods , living independently in our community)
www.lowlinc.org 855-LOWLINC (569-5462) Lake of the Woods seniors can connect for social activities, friendly visits, and more.
Rapp at Home
rappathome.net 567 Mount Salem Avenue, Washington, VA 540-937-HOME (4664) email@example.com Membership-based non-profit serving the health, safety, and social need of seniors. Contact Rapp at Home for physical and social activities.
path Volunteer Hub
www.letsvolunteer.org firstname.lastname@example.org 540-680-4148 Find volunteer opportunities throughout the region within a vast network of different nonprofits who post opportunities on the PATH online volunteer database system. Search for opportunities to help, whether it’s a big project or small task, and based on your interests, skills and amount of time you’d like to spend.
Young at heart - Fauquier County
For those age 55 and over. Meets monthly for lunch with speakers and activities. For more info or to join, contact Marianne Boston at 540-347-5718.