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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: September 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast September 14 - 20, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Sept 14 – 20

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 15 @ 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: 883 9057 7817  Passcode: 078409

Yoga for All Levels   (Tues. Sept 15 @ 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: 821 0830 5966   Passcode: 141677

Walk On!  Veterans Park   (Wed. Sept 16 @ 8:00 a.m.) 

Join us as we talk and walk Brighton area trails while maintaining social distancing.  This week the walkers will meet at the parking lot of Veterans Park (405 W. Bridge Street, Brighton).  Drop in to join this fun group.  Wear layered clothing, good walking shoes, and bring water and a mask.  Wear a mask any time you are unable to keep 6 feet apart or more.  Restrooms are unavailable.  Leader: Olly Ramirez.

Writing Group   (Wed. Sept 16 @ 9:30 a.m.)   NEW

If you like writing, be it your memoirs, stories, legacy letters, or whatever you wish, join our Zoom writing group.  We will share our writings with the group, who will then offer whatever input you wish to improve your works.  Instruction is available if desired.  The goal is to write something you are happy to share with friends and family.  Facilitator: Shari Coren

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

            Meeting ID: 850 3299 0094   Passcode: 201360

Active Minds:  Women’s Suffrage in U.S.   (Wed. Sept 16 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified.  Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later.  We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership.

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

            Meeting ID:  848 6087 6247  Passcode: 432081

Connect by Phone (audio only):  1-312-626-6799  or 1-346-248-7799  (2 numbers in case one is busy)

Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Sept 17 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

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: 882 3401 4215   Passcode: 924575

Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Sept 17 @ 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: 897 0157 0000 Passcode: 383785

Painting Skills: Preparing to Paint   (Thurs. Sept 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)

If you have just taken up painting as a hobby or have been painting for a long time without instruction learn some helpful hints to improve your oil or acrylic painting in this free tutorial class of basic skills.  We will cover how to choose and prepare a canvas, how to choose what you want to paint so you keep within your ability, and planning out your painting.  This is an educational class on Zoom for all levels of painters.  Watch and learn from veteran artist and instructor Judy Schissler.

            Meeting ID: 874 5825 5337  Passcode: 945369

Tai Chi Basics - Outdoors   (Fri. Sept 18 @ 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 18 @ 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

Tues. Sept 22 @ 2:00 p.m.  History Documentary:  The Manhattan Project - Race for the Atomic Bomb Wed. Sept 23 @ 1:30 p.m.  World War II Internment in U.S. – Brianne Schreck, Brighton City Museum

Thurs. Sept 24 @ 1:30 p.m.  Painting Skills: Brushes and Paints - More tips from Judy Schissler.

October 6 – 27:  Medicare Series by Benefits in Action - Annual classes covering all aspects of Medicare.

Coming late September and October:  Downsizing and Decluttering, Alzheimer’s programs, Brighton Historic Preservation programs, Feathered Friends –Barred Owl, and much more.

Helpful Resources:
Via Mobility 

These buses provided 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.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Sept 14 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Sept 15 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Sept 15 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Senior Wellness Clinic

The Senior Wellness Clinic focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for seniors 55+.  Operated by Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), services include foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks.  Fee for foot care is $30 ($40 for first visit) payable at the time of your appointment.  Foot care is Kaiser covered with pre-approval.  The clinic is currently being held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 to make an appointment.

PVMC Flu Shots

Nurses from Platte Valley Medical Center will provide flu shots (the Quadrivalent flu vaccine and the Senior High Dose vaccine) at community flu clinics.  Several clinics will be offered using COVID safety practices.  Most insurances are accepted or there is a self-pay option.  A drive-thru clinic will be offered at Eagle View Adult Center on Thurs. Oct 8 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  See attached flyer for details. 

Around Town:  City of Brighton Services 

Trash Bash  (Fri/Sat. Sept 18-19 @ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

The City of Brighton Trash Bash offers residents with the opportunity to dispose of large trash items.  Bring items to the Brighton Wastewater Treatment Facility (325 N. Kuner Road) along with proof of residency, and a suggested donation of $5.  The City will provide pick-up service Sept 16-17 for the elderly and those with special needs.  Call 303-655-2087 for a list of accepted items or to request pick up.

Mobile Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site Coming to Brighton

Starting on Tues. Sept. 15, the City of Brighton will offer no cost, drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing to residents who reside within a Brighton zip code and/or employees of a Brighton business who are currently working within the City of Brighton. The mobile testing site will be located in the Eagle View Adult Center (1150 Prairie Center Parkway) parking lot and open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. through Nov. 21.  Documentation is required (i.e. an ID card, utility bill, etc for residents; a paycheck stub, work badge, etc. for employees).  For questions - call 303-655-2180.  See attached flyer.

Just for Fun - Other Sources:

Building a Resilient Future through Responsible Business   (Tues. Sept 15 @ 10:30 a.m.)

A series of mini-conferences offered by the Changemakers Coalition of Colorado explores business driven solutions in the themes of environmental justice, sustainable urban development, climate change, and supply chains.  Attendees can choose topics they find interesting and will walk away with actionable ideas on how to drive change in their business and community.  Register in advance to receive the link.

Mindful Looking Online   (Tues. Sept 15 @ 1:00 p.m.)

In Sierra Leone, senior members of the all-female Sande society sing and dance wearing sowei masks during girls’ coming-of-age ceremonies.  In this program, you’ll take a closer look (with our eyes and with pencil and paper with simple drawing prompts) at the careful and creative artistry of this “helmet mask” from the late 1800s - one element of an elaborate masquerade that includes raffia and fabric - and explore the role of masquerade in cementing social bonds and marking milestones in Mende society.  Click on the link a few minutes before the start time.

Living Longer, Living Smarter   (Wed. Sept 16 @ 11:00 a.m.)

None of us can predict the future, so it is important to create and share your plan with those who need to know.  Learn tips and tools from AARP to help better yourself by listening to your peers.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.

Home Sharing - Opportunities & Affordable Housing  (Thur. Sept 17 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Home sharing creates a mutually beneficial relationship, exchange of supportive services (lawn mowing, household chores, etc.), and companionship for affordable rent.  Home sharing is an international movement changing the way we think about community and aging.  Learn if the nonprofit home sharing model is the right solution for you.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link from AARP.

Greenwood’s Wild Night 2020   (Sat. Sept 19 @ 5:45 p.m.)

The Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is private non-profit organization who purpose is treating injured mammals, birds, and waterfowl. They are the largest wildlife rehab center on the Front Range. They came to Eagle View to present on the amazing work.  Join them for their virtual annual fundraiser event.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.

No Technology: PBS Television 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.  

  • Nova:  Human Nature   (Wed. Sept 16 @ 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Our DNA can determine attributes from eye color to medical predispositions.  An extraordinary technology called CRISPR allows us to edit human DNA, possibly eliminating genetic diseases or choosing our children’s features.  But how far should we go?

  • Madagascar: Islands of Wonder   (Thur. Sept 17 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Journey across ancient Madagascar, the strangest and oldest island on Earth.  Over millennia it has given rise to more unique wildlife than any other island.

  • Colo Experience: Western Water & Power   (Thur. Sept 17 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Ever since Western settlers dreamed of deserts in bloom, men have chased the mirage of more water than these arid lands can provide.  "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting" describes the urgent struggle every generation of Coloradans faces to control this fleeting resource.

  • Rewilding A Mountain   (Thur. Sept17 @ 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.)
  • At Hart Mountain, one of the country’s largest experiments on public land is unfolding.  Outside the wildlife refuge, Great Basin creeks run dry too early, aspen dwindle, and songbirds are harder to hear.  But on the refuge, things are starkly different.  This film follows a team of researchers working to explain the amazing transformation and the man who made this success possible.

  • Beyond The Canvas: All About The Music   (Fri. Sept 18 @ 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Making it as a musician takes talent, ambition, grit, and a good bit of luck.  Bruce Springsteen, Reba McEntire, and others talk about their success and their most vulnerable moments.

  • Great Performances/Now Hear This: Haydn  (Fri. Sept 18 @ 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
  • Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn with host Scott Yoo as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary, and Austria to create his "Emperor Quartet."

  • Colorado Experience/Living West: Water   (Sun. Sept 20 @ 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
  • What happened to the Puebloans of Mesa Verde and Crow Canyon?  After settling in Colorado they abandoned their cliff dwellings, leaving behind archeological treasures. Historians discuss the possibilities that this move might have been due to a drought in the Southwest region.  Discover the similarities in conditions and what the disappearance of water might mean for our state today.


Pass it On Quote of the Day:  “It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” 

Steve Maraboli - Author

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