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Arlington Mill 55+ Senior Center

Photo: Jennifer WeberJennifer Weber, Director

“People in Arlington really are active, they take care of themselves” says Jennifer Weber, Director of the Arlington Mill 55+ Senior Center. She thinks it may be because of the programs here.

“Those who come here always impress me” she added.

Arlington Mill, as well as the five other senior centers in the county, offer a number of fitness, recreation, education and social programs. Popular fitness programs at Arlington Mill include Pilates, Healthy Hips and Shoulders and a gentle yoga class. Weber says that Arlington’s seniors benefit from having wonderful instructors who would be in high demand at any fitness facility.

Arlington County residents who are 55 and older can get a 55+ Pass for $20/year. It entitles them to free or discounted classes, programs and trips.  The new 55+ Gold Pass at $60/year for Arlington seniors allows access to all Arlington fitness facilities when they are open, as well as the discounted and free classes, programs and trips.

One of Arlington Mill Senior Center’s members, Sandi Sternberg, frequently uses Arlington’s bus system, especially along Columbia Pike. She’s lived in the county a long time and can recite the bus schedule from memory. But Sandi wants to have transit options. She looks forward to getting a bicycle to get around on nice days or just ride for fun.

Unfortunately living on a fixed income makes the purchase of a bicycle difficult for Sternberg. She hopes there’s an opportunity to get a bicycle through Phoenix Bikes’ Give-a-Bike program where youth refurbish a bike to donate to someone in the community. Arlington Mill has created a list of seniors who want bikes, and the executive director of Phoenix Bikes has visited the center.

Photo: Arlington Mill Community Center
Arlington Mill 55+ Senior Center

Jennifer appreciates Sandi’s desire to have multiple transit options available. Coming home from a festival in DC one day Jennifer noticed that the next Metro train was arriving in 20 minutes. She thought to herself, “you know what, it’s such a beautiful day, why not take Capital Bikeshare home?” The ride from the Mall took her over the Memorial Bridge then up the hill to a dock near her home in Clarendon.

She also uses bikeshare to get to Shirlington for lunch.

“It’s very reassuring having multiple ways of getting around town,” Weber says. “I save money by taking bikeshare when the trip is under 30 minutes.”

Arlington Mill 55+ Senior Center
909 S. Dinwiddie Street
703.228.7790
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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
945
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
777
Clarendon EB bike lane
195
Custis Bon Air Park
806
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
128
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
23
Key Bridge East
908
Key Bridge West
163
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
0
Quincy NB bike lane
84
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
305
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1021
WOD Bon Air Park
689
WOD Bon Air West
1117
WOD Columbia Pike
821
WOD East Falls Church
871
Wilson WB bike lane
272

Peds counted

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110 Trail
474
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
727
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
535
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
2113
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
107
Key Bridge East
1782
Key Bridge West
916
MVT Airport South
0
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
606
WOD Bon Air Park
669
WOD Bon Air West
585
WOD Columbia Pike
29789
WOD East Falls Church
702

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