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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: November 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast November 2 - 8, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Nov 2 - 8

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.”  All programs are offered FREE of charge.                                                                                                  

                                                                                                Your Eagle View Team


Eagle View Adult Center Updates:   

No opening date yet.  Front desk staff are available by phone Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  at 303-655-2075.  For help finding needed services or resources call Evon Benitez at 303-655-2079.  


Eagle View Special Happenings:   Don’t miss these great programs! 

You can now click on a registration link for special programs and register today.  A zoom link will be sent to you which can stay in your inbox until program time.  No more pulling up the E-Blast to sign into Zoom.  You can also add the event to your Google/email calendar.  Don’t wait - sign up TODAY!   


Veterans – We Salute You!   RSVP by phone before Friday, Nov 6 @ 2:00 p.m.

Attention Veterans!   We want to show you our appreciation for your service to this country!  City staff will deliver an American-themed thank you to your home, which includes a piece of delicious apple pie, on Monday, November 9 between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  We are delivering to veterans, 55 or older, who reside within the Brighton zip code 80601.  Reservations are required by calling 303-655-2075, no later than Friday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 p.m.  Don’t wait – sign up today.  Sponsors for the event:  Linda Jones/A Perfect Location Realty and Allstate/Cummings Insurance Agency.  


History Documentary: How Hitler's Paranoia Cost Him the War   

(Tues. Nov 3 @ 1:00 p.m.)

The personalities and specters of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin loom large in the events of the twentieth century.  They were similar in some respects and yet very different in others.  This program looks at the nature of the relationship and interaction of these two “warlords.”  The use of primary materials and memoirs as sources gives the psycho-historical analysis substance.  Discussion to follow the film.    Please click below to register - a Zoom link will be sent to you.


Rocky Mountain National Park through Time  (Wed. Nov 4 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Rocky Mountain National Park was created to preserve and protect wild mountain scenery and a rich cultural history - but how much has it really changed since its inception in 1915?  Join a National Park Service ranger to uncover the stories and challenges Rocky has faced through time and discover how we're all tied to our National Parks across the country!  Please note:   The rangers recently had to evacuate RMNP due to wildfire dangers.  If the program has to be rescheduled we will contact you - so please register early.  Please click below to register - a Zoom link will be sent to you.


Five Ways to Plan Your Estate   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 1:30 p.m.)

There are only 5 methods for transferring your assets on death.  Attendees will learn the benefits and drawbacks of each strategy and gain an understanding about the tools used, like wills and trusts.  An attorney from Dolan & Associates, P.C. will lead the webinar.  Click on link before the start time.

            Enter Passcode: 24681012

 Join by phone: 346-248-7799    Webinar ID: 826 6856 3672      Passcode: 2468101


 Ongoing EVAC Programs - These programs happen weekly!



Zoom and Email Drive-Thru Help   (By Appointment) 

Do you need help to set up an email account or start using Zoom to access our virtual programs?   Don’t worry!  Eagle View offers drive-thru help from your car with technology instructors. You must remain in your car, wear a mask, and stay socially distant.  Call Calvin at 303-655-2187 to set up an appointment.


Writing Group   (Wed. Nov 4 @ 9:30 a.m.)   

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.  Facilitator: Shari Coren.  Click on link a few minutes before start tine.

Meeting ID: 820 3080 1140

Passcode: 412099

Join by phone: +1 253-215-8782


Medicare 1-on-1 Counseling   (Wed.  Nov 4, 11 & 18 @ 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

Benefits in Action can help you understand the different Medicare options and help you determine which plans are best for you in 2021– including a review your Part D (drug plan).  Meet 1-on-1 with a Benefits Medicare counselor by phone and/or video.   Call Benefits in Action for an appointment at 720-221-8354. 


Stay Fit Programs   The fitness classes are ongoing; however Zoom links change weekly.


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Nov 3 @ 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: 857 3753 1524

Passcode: 574387


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Nov 3 @ 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: 883 6292 7598

Passcode: 296583


Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

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: 873 5125 8441

Passcode: 865759


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 10:00 a.m.)

 “Move It or Lose It” is a 45-minute class focusing on strength, flexibility, proper alignment, and balance to help keep you mobile.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles), and a fitness have fun and get healthy.  Questions?  Call instructor Dottie LaFleur at 303-907-5339.


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

Meeting ID: 865 0459 7081

Passcode: 918437


Line Dance   (Fri. Nov 6 @ 9:00 a.m.)  - NOW A ZOOM PROGRAM

We have changed Line Dancing to a Zoom program for the winter.  Get moving and have fun by line dancing in this one-hour class for beginners and advanced beginners.  No prior line dance experience needed.  Instructor:   Rosalie Farrer.  


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

Meeting ID: 881 1049 4575

Passcode: 412995


Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!



Library Services during “Safer at Home”   (Tues. Nov 10 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Not just for books anymore!  Librarians from the Anythink Brighton Library will tell you about the many services they offer during this time of COVID requiring us to stay safer at home.  The library is open for limited hours, but is also providing curbside services. We're all spending a lot of time at home, and the library can help keep you entertained with the latest books, movies, and online classes. They are a wonderful service - find out what they can do for you!   Registration link available in the next E-Blast. 


Winter Waterfowl   (Thurs. Nov 12 @ 1:00 p.m.) 

Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies to learn about the variety of waterfowl we have here in Colorado and how to identify them throughout the winter!  In this interactive program, there will be time for questions.  This virtual program is suitable to those new to birding, as well as those interested in learning more about waterfowl!  If you have questions, contact Kelsey Mazur, Bird Conservancy's Program Coordinator at  Registration link available next E-Blast. 


More Upcoming Programs:

Tues. Nov 17  Hearing Loss & the Brain w/John Wilson from Blue Ribbon Hearing   (1:30 p.m.)

Wed. Nov 18   Active Minds: China’s Belt and Road Initiative   (1:30 p.m.) 

Fri. Nov 20      Effective Communication Skills (with someone with dementia)   (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon)


Around Town:  City of Brighton


Turkey Trot Race   (Nov 21 - 28)   Proceeds benefit the Eagle View Adult Center!

The "Turkey Trot 5-K Race" is an annual fundraiser for the Eagle View Adult Center.  Due to current COVID restrictions the actual race will not be held, but you can still participate on your own or safely with family/friends to support Eagle View!   Register for the event and then walk a 5-K course anytime between Nov. 21 - 28.  Registration cost $13.  First 200 registrants will receive a beanie.  To register or to get more information click here:    or call 303-655-2200.  More details, including maps of several 5-K courses, to come in future E-Blasts! 


Level 3 “Safer at Home” Restrictions:  

Adams County has gone to Phase 3 Safer at Home restrictions due to the rise in COVID cases in the county.  To learn more about the CDPHE Phase 3 designation click here: Level 3 of Safer at Home.  With COVID cases rising at an alarming rate, Tri-County is asking everyone to limit activities they participate in with members outside of their household.  The City of Brighton is also following the requirement for masks for all adults and children 10 or older in indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces whenever six-foot distancing is not maintained.


Mobile Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Brighton

The City of Brighton offers no cost, drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing to residents who reside within the 80601, 80602, 80603 zip codes or employees of a Brighton business currently working in the same zip codes.  Testing is held in the Eagle View Adult Center 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.  


Helpful Resources:


VOA Meal Delivery

Volunteers of America are offering senior citizens a box of five frozen meals delivered to your home.  You must be 60 or older and be a resident of Brighton. The suggested contribution for the meals is $2.50 meal/$12.50 per box, although the ability to pay is not the deciding factor if you are eligible. Boxes are delivered on Thursdays. Call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number. 


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. Nov 3 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Nov 3 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Free Legal Services

Metro Volunteer Lawyers provides free legal services to qualifying applicants for a variety of issues, including medical and financial powers of attorney, living wills and/or declarations of disposition of last remains.  If you are interested in learning more about these documents or seeing if you qualify for a volunteer attorney to assist you in completing these documents, contact Anne Zogg at (303) 837-1551.


Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

Open enrollment for Medicare is Oct 15 – Dec 7.  It is the time when you can review and change your Medicare options and pick a new plan for 2021.  It is also important to review your Part D drug plan annually to make sure it covers your current prescriptions at a price you can afford.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get help.   Benefits in Action is an unbiased, non-profit resource for Medicare help.          Set up a 1-on-1 phone or video appointment with a Medicare counselor by calling 720-221-8354.


Don’t Forget:

Daylight Savings Time Change:  Sat night, Oct 31 set your clocks back one hour to “fall back.”


Presidential Election Voting:  Turn your ballot into an election drop-box or go to a local polling                                                                    center. Your ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 3.  Vote!


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


AARP ElderWatch - Financial Myths Debunked   (Mon. Nov 2 @ 10:00 a.m.)

It’s too late to save for retirement.  Investing in precious metals is always a good idea.  Carrying credit card balances will boost your credit score.  Join AARP ElderWatch and debunk these common financial myths!  Learn how to combat misinformation and access correct information for financial advice.   Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Lavender Fields of Chatfield Farms Class   (Wed. Nov 4 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Would you like to learn how to grow lavender plants in your garden?  Lavender has been grown for centuries in gardens around the world for its stunning flowers and medicinal purposes.  Discover the rich history behind lavender and how to cultivate this fascinating plant.  In this class, Chatfield Farms will share their experience growing lavender and tips for a successful blooming season.  Learn the favorite varieties that thrive along the Front Range and the uses for each type whether it is crafting, making body care products, or fresh and dried bouquets.   Eagle View has done a day trip to the Lavender Farms in the past and it was enjoyed by all!  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


The Birth of Broadway   (Wed. Nov 4 @ 10:00 a.m.)

The beloved world of Broadway musicals can actually be traced way back to Europe in the early 1700s! They’ll guide you through the beginnings of comic operas, to the charming days of operetta, the naughty songs of the Vaudeville Era, and wind up sampling the ground-breaking shows of Rodgers and Hammerstein.  Please register in advance to receive the AARP webinar link.


Bang Bang Chicken with Cathy Erway   (Wed. Nov 4 @ 4:00 p.m.)

Cathy Erway will demonstrate the recipe for Bang Bang Chicken from her cookbook Sheet Pan Chicken.   Cathy is a Brooklyn food blogger and freelance writer. Her blog,      is based on a two-year mission to forego restaurant and take-out food in place of home-cooked meals.  Please click the link to see the ingredients needed for this recipe and to register for the program.


Maintain Strong Relationships during Difficult Situations  (Thur. Nov 5 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Join the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging in this 4-week webinar series to learn strategies to improve emotional and mental health and well-being for older Adults.   This is the second session of the 4-part series and it will go over how to strengthen your relationship even during a pandemic.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Our Planet  (Anytime)

Are you looking for new documentaries, wildlife shows, or other educational films?  Luckily Netflix has a YouTube channel with a lot of FREE streaming options.  Click the link to access the list of their videos.


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.  


Age of Nature:  Changing   (Wed. Nov 4 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Discover why restoring nature might be our best tool to slow global warming.  From Borneo to Antarctica, the resilience of the planet is helping us find solutions to mitigate climate change. 


Nature:  Primates: Secrets of Survival   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected place.  


Nova:  Colosseum - Roman Death Trap   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

The Colosseum is a monument to Roman power and cruelty, featuring advanced construction methods and a highly efficient design made out of 100,000 tons of stone.  Ancient texts report lions emerging from beneath the floor to ravage gladiators and people condemned to death, and the Coliseum being flooded to stage sea battles. Are these legends true?  Now, with access to one of the world's most protected world heritage sites, archaeologists and engineers team up to re-create ancient Roman techniques to find out!


Colorado Experience:  Forests of Change   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)  

Humans have had a relationship with forests for eons.  But today, Colorado's forests are changing, potentially altering this intrinsic connection.  Follow scientists and historians as they work to understand this transformation.  Decipher tree rings, analyze aerial imagery, and learn of Colorado's long history to uproot the causes and consequences of Colorado's changing forests. 


Colorado Moose   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)   No write-up at this time.


Beyond the Canvas:  Happiness   (Fri. Nov 6 @ 7:30- 8:00 p.m.)

What does it take to be truly happy?  For many artists, taking the stage or singing their hearts out is what brings ultimate joy.  Learn the emotional motivation that pushes some artists to chase their dreams and leads others to decide to give it up.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“You have power over your mind, not outside events.   Realize this and you will find strength.”

-  Marcus Aurelius -

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