Senior Programs and Activities
Effective Thursday, March 12, until further notice, we have decided to cancel all community classes and events at Sibley out of an abundance of caution. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and look forward to resuming classes when we feel it is safe to do so. Please check Sibley.org and our Facebook page for ongoing updates.
Reservations or questions: call the Sibley Senior Association at 202-364-7602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Driver Safety
Join AARP Driver Safety Instructor Bob Reed and brush up on your driving skills in the AARP’s Driver Safety Program. Get a discount on your auto insurance too (check with your insurer)! The class will focus on the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust appropriately.
- Friday, Feb. 19 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (4 hour class)
- Friday, Mar. 25 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 hour class)
- Friday, Apr. 22 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 hour class)
- Friday, Sept. 23 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (4 hour class)
- Friday, Oct. 21 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 hour class)
- Friday, Nov. 11 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (4 hour class)
Classes will be held in the Renaissance Building, Conference Room 2. Registration is required.
Please Note: The six hour class is for people who have not taken the AARP Smart Driver Course before. The four-hour class is a refresher for people who have already taken the 6-hour AARP Smart Driver Course class. Anyone is welcome to take the 6 hour course.
Registration: Contact Bob Reed at 202-244-4750. The Sibley Senior Association does not take registrations for this class. Participants must call Bob Reed directly.
Please bring a pen or pencil to class and arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in.
Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members, due before the class. Make check payable to AARP. To receive the AARP rate, bring your membership card to class.
Club Memory — Providing Hope for People Living With Early Cognitive Impairment
Club Memory is an informal social organization for memory and cognitively impaired individuals and their caregivers. Our purpose is to provide hope for people living with early cognitive impairment.
Club Memory is open to people experiencing a form of cognitive impairment, their caregivers, family and friends.
We welcome those in the early stages of cognitive impairment to include Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), various types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Frontal Temporal Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.
Club Memory is not an Adult Day Care program. The Club is for those able to drive themselves or be accompanied by a caregiver during their visit to the Club.
The Club is an “open house” model with independent activities for those seeking information, resources, and fellowship.
This program does not provide medical care and will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, except for major holidays.
Senior Cinema Thursdays
The Cool Place To Be
Sponsored by the Avalon Theatre in partnership with the Sibley Senior Association and the Methodist Home
Mark your calendars for the third Thursday of each month to see the Avalon’s current feature on the big screen. Meet new friends, have breakfast before or lunch after the movie in the Avalon Cafe, and enjoy a morning of entertainment. Discounted price available.
We are grateful to the Methodist Home for offering transportation. However, because so few people have taken advantage of this service, we are discontinuing it for the present.
Third Thursday of the Month at 10:30 a.m.
Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC
The Walking Club
We keep walking—join us inside the mall year round. The Walking Club meets at Mazza Gallerie on the Concourse level, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Free parking for Walking Club members.
Join us at the Sibley Senior Association Book Club and enjoy the company of book lovers. We have read books like:
- Mornings On Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough.
- Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
- Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies by Kristie Miller
- Cleopatra by Stacey Schiff
The Book Marks meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact the Senior Association Office at 202-364-7602 for more details. All are welcome.
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