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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: August 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast August 31 - September 6, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of August 31 - Sept 6

Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and resources for things to do as you stay “Safer at Home.”   Your Eagle View Team

Eagle View Adult Center Updates:   

No opening date yet.  The Eagle View E-Blast will keep you updated as soon as we know.  Front desk staff is available at 303-655-2075 for information by phone Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  For help finding needed services or resources call Evon Benitez at 303-655-2079.

Just for Fun - Eagle View:   

All programs are offered free of charge.  The fitness classes are ongoing; however the zoom link for these classes changes weekly.  Outdoor programs are drop-in. 

Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Sept 1 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Move and be fit with exercises designed to stimulate both brain and body.  Exercise can be done seated or standing.  Improve your leg and upper body strength, balance, and posture.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles), and a fitness band or dish towel.  Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 852 8608 4517

            Passcode: 120582

 Yoga for All Levels   (Tues. Sept 1 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Instructor Carolyn Priola leads you in yoga positions for both beginning and intermediate level participants.  Recent yoga experience and ability to get on and up from the floor are required.  You will need a yoga mat; a yoga strap/belt/necktie; two yoga blocks or sturdy books; a blanket or thick towel.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 860 2168 7092

            Passcode: 350864

Zoom and Gmail Drive-Thru Help

Have you been putting off getting your computer/tablet ready for internet, email, and Zoom? Don’t wait any longer, the one thing we know for sure, virtual programs are here to stay. Receive one-on-one help with our technology instructors by calling EVAC at 303-655-2075 to schedule a 20-minute appointment.  Each drive-thru appointment will help you set up the apps and gain a better understanding of how they work.

 Zoom with Lisa   (Tues. Sept 1 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

   Lisa will guide you through the steps to load Zoom and teach you how to use it.

 Gmail with Calvin   (Wed. Sept 2 @ 8:30 - 12:30 a.m.)

   Learn how to create your own email account, explore settings and notifications, and manage your account.

Walk On!  Eagle View Adult Center   (Wed. Sept 2 @ 8:00 a.m.) 

Want to join a fun walking group?  This week walkers will meet at the Eagle View Adult Center (1150 Prairie Center Parkway).  A great time to join if you are new.  Just meet at the Eagle View front door.  Wear layered clothing, good walking shoes, and bring water and a mask.  Wear a mask when not walking and when unable to keep 6 feet apart.  Restrooms are unavailable.  Leader: Olly Ramirez.

Brighton’s Downtown Historic District Tour (Wed. Sept 2 @ 2:00 p.m.) 

Join Kim Bauer, Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Brighton, as she takes you on a virtual tour of Brighton’s Downtown Historic District! Downtown Brighton is the heart of the city and has been so for more than one hundred years. Join Kim on Zoom to learn about Brighton’s vintage buildings and their histories!

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 872 6812 1542

            Passcode: 515292

Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Sept 3 @ 9:00 a.m.)   NEW TIME!

Zumba has moved to the morning!   Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is a modified class that uses easy-to-follow Zumba choreography focusing on balance, range of motion, coordination, and fun.  Instructor Rosalie Farrer will lead you through a 30-minute workout.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 862 5876 8329

            Passcode: 626304

Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Sept 3 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Dottie’s back with her original 45-minute “Move it or Lose it” class. Strength, flexibility, proper alignment and balance will all help keep you mobile. We’ll use chairs, weights, bands, and paper plates to have fun and get healthy. Questions? Call instructor Dottie LaFleur at 303-907-5339.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles/cans), and a fitness band.  

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 864 6513 5755

            Passcode: 615843


Tai Chi Basics - Outdoors   (Fri. Sept 4 @ 8:00 a.m.) 

Discover the benefits of this ancient form of movement which can improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination, as well as reduce stress.  Tai Chi is easy and enjoyable to learn.  Learn to master the moves and practice at home.  Just drop-in to join the class - held under shade trees at Benedict Park (701 E Southern St, Brighton).  Meet at the parking lot near Southern & Park Place Dr.  Instructor: Saba Obika. 

Line Dance - Outdoors   (Fri. Sept 4 @ 8:30 a.m.)

Get moving and have fun by line dancing outside in this free drop-in class for beginners and advanced beginners.  No prior line dance experience needed.  Class held outside in the shade of the portico at the front entrance to Eagle View.  You must wear a mask when not exercising and always keep 6 feet distancing.  Restroom facilities are NOT available.  Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer.

Upcoming Programs

Wed. Sept 9 @ 9:30 a.m.  Writing Group w/Shari Coren - Join others who love to write and get feedback.

Wed. Sept 9 @ 2:00 p.m.  Rockies West Side Story w/Dave Lively - History of the west side of R.M.N.P. 

Wed. Sept 16 @ 1:30 p.m.  Active Minds: Women’s Suffrage in U.S. - History of women’s right to vote.

September:  Timeline World History Documentaries - Watch together and discuss.

October:  Medicare Series by Benefits in Action - Our annual classes covering all aspects of Medicare.

Helpful Resources:
Via Mobility 

These buses provide specialized transportation within the City of Brighton, Monday - Friday. Via can take you to medical appointments and grocery shopping. New Via users - call 303-447-2848 (ex 1014) to get started. To schedule rides, call 303-447-9636. Free rides through 2020!

Brighton Food Pantries

Are you, or someone you know, in need of food?  All locations ask that you do not get out of your car; they will give you instructions when you arrive.

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Sept 1 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Sept 1 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Around Town: 

Trash Bash & Eco Event

Trash Bash - The City of Brighton is providing Brighton residents with a trash drop-off program for large item disposal.  All items must be brought to the Brighton Wastewater Treatment Facility, 325 N. Kuner Road.  You must have proof of residency.  A suggested donation of $5 is requested.  The dates will be on Friday/Saturday, Sept. 11-12 and Sept 18-19, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  In addition, the City will provide pick-up service on Wednesday/Thursday, Sept 9-10 and Sept 16-17 for the elderly or those with special needs.  To request pick up or to find out about what items can be disposed, call 303-655-2087.

Eco Event - On Saturday, Sept. 12, Brighton is hosting its Eco Event for electronic device disposal at City Hall (500 S. 4th Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Acceptable items include game consoles, electrical equipment, electric cords, keyboards, computer towers, laptops, cell phones, and other electrical devices. Paper shredding is offered for free.  Disposal cost of TVs/CRT monitors under 22-inches is $20 each, TVs over 22-inches $40 each, and console/projection TVs $70 each.  Light bulbs are not accepted.

Just for Fun - Other Sources:

How to Spot Fake News   (Wed Sept 2 @ 1:30 p.m.)

This workshop will review the ways you can identify misinformation online. You’ll get hands-on practice using fact-checking sites to evaluate and debunk fabricated news about issues that affect older adults.  This workshop is put on by Senior Planet and you must register ahead of time by clicking the link below.

How to Break Down a Chicken   (Wed. Sept 2 @ 5:00 p.m.)

Knowing how to break down a chicken helps save money, makes for more flexible cooking, and doesn’t take any time at all.  It’s a home cooking skills that, once you practice it, makes you wonder why you weren’t doing it all along.  Slow Food Live brings this class to your home via Zoom.  Register in advance to receive the invite link.

The Utility & Complexity of "Hamilton: The Musical"   (Thurs. Sept 3 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join History Colorado for a discussion exploring the brilliance of Lin Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece and its applications for understanding culture and identity.  Simultaneously, they will examine the pernicious erasure of Black and Native peoples.  The dialogue will be led by Roberto Montoya, host of Theory Heads Podcast, West Regional Manager with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), and scholar.  Please register in advance to receive the Zoom invite.

Senior Hub Technology Classes 

Get answers to your technology questions, troubleshoot issues on your device, or learn new technologies!  Every Thursday, join Senior Hub’s Maida Pearce as she leads a free group technology session offered via Zoom.  A variety of topics will be covered each week such as how to video chat, read books online, and more.  Not familiar with Zoom?  Schedule a session for Maida to walk you through how to install Zoom on your device, join a meeting, test your microphone, etc.  Maida taught classes at Eagle View before the pandemic!  To get started, go to the Senior Hub website, complete the form, and Maida will be in touch with you to schedule a session or provide additional details.

No Technology: TV Programs  

Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs for great shows with limited commercials.  People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides.  Note:  This is pledge week – great programs but may be more commercials for PBS support.

  • Dr. Fuhrman’s Food as Medicine   (Mon. Aug 31 @ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Learn how to use food to help prevent disease and improve health with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, expert on nutrition and natural healing, who provides the latest scientific research and practical, easy-to-follow advice.

  • John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind   (Tues. Sept 1 @ 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Join John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful in a special featuring the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 50s & 60s folk era, with historic footage and new performances.

  • Nova:  Dog Tales   (Wed. Sept 2 @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
  • Dogs have not always been man’s best friend.  Their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why.  Researchers reveal how the fearsome canines were tamed over thousands of years, and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.


  • Nova:  Cat Tales   (Wed. Sept 2 @ 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Worshiped as goddesses, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them?  And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions?


  • The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks   (Fri. Sept 4 @ 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
  • Join the three-time Grammy Award nominees for a magical night of music in this stunning natural setting. The band performs an energetic mix of bluegrass, country, pop melodies, folk, indie rock, honky-tonk, and ragtime before a sold-out crowd.


  • 3 Steps to Pain-Free Living   (Sat. Sept 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Eliminate the root cause of many painful conditions with this easy to follow plan from neuromuscular therapist, yoga instructor, and pain specialist Lee Albert, who teaches five simple exercises to correct muscle imbalance.

Pass it On Quote of the Day:  

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, American Author

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