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See all the great classes, events, trips, and special events for adults age 50 and over in Newport News, Virginia.


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    Active Lifestyles Program ~ City of Newport News, Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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    To better serve its participants, Newport News Parks, Recreation Tourisms Active Lifestyles Program continues to maintain membership and involvement in the following local and national organizations:

    Active Lifestyles Centers Active Lifestyles Centers are PADRN Partners. are PADRN Partners.

    Contact Bobbi Hutchko at 926-1465 for Contact Bobbi Hutchko at 926-1465 for more information.more information.

    Active Lifestyles Center's Location GuideActive Lifestyles Center's Location GuideBMCC - Brittingham-Midtown Community Center BMCC - Brittingham-Midtown Community Center (pg. 5)(pg. 5)

    570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601 Ph. 591-4853 HSC - Hilton Senior Center HSC - Hilton Senior Center (pg. 8)(pg. 8)

    605 Hilton Blvd., Newport News, VA 23605 247-2451 or 247-2453DMCC - Doris Miller Community Center DMCC - Doris Miller Community Center (pg. 9)(pg. 9)

    2814 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 Ph. 247-8622NNN - North Newport News Community Center NNN - North Newport News Community Center (pg. 9)(pg. 9)605 South Avenue, Newport News, VA 23601 Ph. 591-4850

    DCC - Denbigh Community Center DCC - Denbigh Community Center (pg. 10)(pg. 10)15198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608 Ph. 812-7900

    CWCC - Courthouse Way Community Center CWCC - Courthouse Way Community Center (pg. 11)(pg. 11)14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23608 Ph. 886-7929

    The Mission of the Active Lifestyles Program is to enrich the environment of the mature adult community with programs that will heighten the participants quality of life.Our Vision:Our Vision: Creating the best opportunities for adults over fi fty.

    Active Lifestyles ProgramActive Lifestyles Program

    NEWPORT NEWS PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISMMichael D. Poplawski - Director

    Tammy Jordan - Assistant Director - RecreationSean Clark - Superintendent of Recreation Programs

    Parks, Recreation & Tourisms AdministrationFountain Plaza Two, 700 Town Center Dr., Suite 320

    Newport News, VA 23606 926-1400 / Fax 926-1460For Telecommunication Assistance use: VA Relay 7-1-1

    for instructions go to

    The City of Newport News Organizational ValuesCommitment: excellence, responsive public service, leading by example, and ethical cultureCaring: customer service, responsive decision making, and maximize employee potentialCollaboration: communication and teamwork

    Catharine Yusuf - Active Lifestyles Program Supervisor 926-1446

    Angelia Edwards - Active Lifestyles Senior Coordinator 591-4853

    Barbara Hutchko - Active Lifestyles Coordinator 926-1465

    Juli Street - Active Lifestyles Promotions Specialist 926-1445

    Beverly McGowan and Ann Jordan - Transportation


    ACTIVE LIFESTYLES ~ CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEECreated 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 and disabilities 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. The committee members are: Catherine Askew (BMCC) Dee Baucom (Instructional) Estella Brown, Chair Flora Brown Bessie Burke (DMCC) Willie Edwards (RSVP) Geraldine Freeman (Denbigh) Delores Griffi th (BMCC) Pat Haley (Denbigh) Alberta Hatcher (North NN)

    Eric Jackson (HSC) Lynette Kelly (VA Coop Extension) Donald Livingston (DCC, DAV) Shelley Troutman-Hackworth (Peninsula

    Health Ctr) Kristina Warren (SNAP Food Bank of

    VA Peninsula) Vera Willis (Denbigh) Debbie Wilson

    E-mail: activelifestyles@E-mail: activelifestyles@nnva.govnnva.govWebsite: Website: News Parks, Recreation & Tourism website:New News Parks, Recreation & Tourism website:

    New Inclement Weather Policy: All Active Lifestyles programs, classes and senior centers will

    be closed when City Offi ces 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 specifi c closings and updates.

    May 27, 20158 am Shotgun Start at

    Newport News Golf Club at Deer RunRain Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    1616th th Annual Senior Annual Senior Amateur Golf ClassicAmateur Golf Classic

    $6868 per personTwo Person Captain's Choice

    18 hole tournamentAge Categories: 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

    Event Includes: green fees, cart fees,full course lunch, refreshments, gifts, awards & an additional round of golf!

    Registration information: 926-1400

    May is Older Americans MonthMay is Older Americans Month

    Get into the ActLook for events in May to celebrateOlder Americans Month.

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    Inside this IssueInside this Issue 2. Annual Senior Amateur Golf Classic Center's Location Guide 3. Community Events Newport News Lifelong Citizenship Award Dance Party 4. Trips 5. Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 6. Classes 7. Classes 2015 Virginia Senior Games 8. Hilton Senior Center The Benefi ts of a Pet 9. Doris Miller Community Center North Newport News Community Center 10. Denbigh Community Center 11. Courthouse Way Community Center Meetings AARP Defensive Driving Classes 12. Active Lifestyles Features

    The Active Lifestyles Program will hold its seventh annual Lifelong Citizenship Award Ceremony in September 2015. This program is unique in that it honors people over 90 years of age who have, during their lives, helped to support the citizens of Newport News through their work, volunteerism and contributions. To qualify for the award, persons must at one time have: lived, volunteered, worshipped or worked in the City of Newport News; and have provided or continue to provide a notable service that has benefi tted the quality of life of the citizens of Newport News. Applications for nominating a worthy nonagenarian (those over 90) will be available April 15 at all Active Lifestyles Centers or by calling 926-1465. Nominations must be received by the review panel no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, July 24, 2015.

    Community Special Events Community Special EventsCommunity Special Events

    Dance Party - Two dates Dance Party - Two dates (see below)(see below) Monday, April 27 and Saturday, June 20, 2015 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Free Admission ~ Adults over 21 welcome Denbigh Community Center, Call 812-79052015 Virginia Senior Games 2015 Virginia Senior Games (see page 7) May 13-16, 2015 Various locations throughout Newport News Call 926-1400Virginia Symphony Orchestra Virginia Symphony Orchestra Sunday, May 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free Food vendors ($) City Center at Oyster Point, Call 926-1400Annual Senior Amateur Golf Classic Annual Senior Amateur Golf Classic Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8 am $68 Advance Registration Required, Call 926-1446 Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run, King Lincoln Park DayKing Lincoln Park Day Saturday, June 6, 2015 12 pm - 5 pm Free King-Lincoln Park, Call 926-1400Virginia Symphony Presents JazzVirginia Symphony Presents Jazz Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free Food vendors ($) City Center at Oyster Point, Call 926-14004th of July Stars in the Sky4th of July Stars in the Sky Friday, July 3, 2015 7pm - 10pm Free Victory Landing Park - Newport News, Call 926-1400Line Dance Party Line Dance Party Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm $5 Admission ~ Adults over 21 welcome Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, Call 591-4853

    Lifelong CitizenshipLifelong CitizenshipAwardAward

    Newport News

    Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS, presentsMs. Louise Sears with her proclamation.

    Newport News Sheriff's Office and Stealth Shredding present

    SHRED DAY!SHRED DAY!Saturday, April 18, 2015 11 am - 2 pmSaturday, April 18, 2015 11 am - 2 pm


    Location: Farmers Market on the corner of Jefferson and 29th, Newport NewsFor more information, contact the Sheriff's Department at 926-7017

    Open to the public Over 21 welcome Call 812-7905 to make reservationsOpen to the public Over 21 welcome Call 812-7905 to make reservationsDenbigh Community Center ~ Denbigh Community Center ~ 15198 Warwick Blvd., NN15198 Warwick Blvd., NN


    Enjoy an evening of dancing your favorite waltzes, swing and Cha Cha. Throw in a Salsa and even some Line Dancing for fun! Everyone is welcome to come and listen to the music, dance and socialize. Light

    snacks provided. Dance instruction during the fi rst hour.

    Two Dates!Monday, April 27 & Monday, April 27 & Saturday, June 20Saturday, June 206:30P - 10:00P 6:30P - 10:00P

    Free AdmissionFree Admission

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