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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: November 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast November 16 - 22, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Nov  16 - 22

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! 


Hearing Loss & the Brain   (Tues. Nov 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)  

Learn about healthy aging and the ear-brain connection.  As we age, the "use-it or lose-it" principal applies to nearly every function of our bodies.  Learn about the auditory system and the connection between hearing and brain diseases such as dementia, and what experts have recommended you can do about it.   A question and answer session will follow.  Speaker: John Wilson, Blue Ribbon Hearing and Tinnitus Center.  Click link below to register - a Zoom link will be sent to you.


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

In 2013, China announced a massive $1 trillion international transportation and trade infrastructure construction program known as the Belt & Road Initiative.  This program, which is well underway, aims to finance, build, and supply material for roads, bridges, tunnels, railway lines, sea ports, and airports for over 100 countries.  China is billing this as a modern version of the ancient Silk Road.  Join Active Minds to explore the history of the Silk Road as it provides a basis for understanding this contemporary effort.  


To join Zoom meeting: click on link a few minutes before start time.          Meeting ID:  848 6087 6247

            Passcode: 432081

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


Writing Group   (Wed. Nov 18 @ 9:30 a.m.)   - Ongoing Program

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 the Zoom link a few minutes before start tine.

Meeting ID: 828 5480 9885

Passcode: 859688

Join by phone:    +1 346-248-7799  OR  +1 669-900-6833 


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

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.  This is our last dedicated appointment slot for EVAC participants, but you can make appointments at other times.


Turkey Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We can’t play Turkey Bingo in person so we are playing via Zoom or phone with Barbara as our caller.   Download a bingo card by clicking the link or call us at 

303-655-2075 and we will mail you a card.  One bingo card per player.  Prizes this year will be gift cards, thanks to Mike D’Epagnier of Mutual Asset Advisors and his financial sponsorship of this event for 20 years!  Click link below to join on Zoom or call one of the numbers.  If you have not played bingo with us before please join early so we can assist you with logging in.


Join on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 823 6983 4188

Join by phone:    +1 253-215-8782   OR   +1 346-248-7799    OR   +1 669-900-6833 


Effective Communication Strategies   (Fri. Nov 20 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Communication with someone with dementia can be difficult.   Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each disease stage.   Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.  Click on the link to register.  


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.


Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars and Register NOW!


Positively Adapting to Changes in the Holidays   (Mon. Nov 23 @ 11:00 a.m.)

Everything is different now and we can't celebrate the holidays like we have for years.  Feeling sadness and disappointment with the changes?  Most of us do!  Working on our perspective helps, as can finding ways to help others.   Join the program to hear more and learn about some ways to structure your holidays in spite of the changes.  Program facilitator: Jody Pierce, Pennock Center for Counseling in Brighton.  


To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:
            Meeting ID: 833 6167 2219
            Passcode: 247986
Join by Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR   +1 346-248-7799   OR    +1 669-900-9128


Feathered Friends:  Turkey Vulture   (Tue. Nov 24 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Join Ann Price to meet the Raptor Education Foundation’s turkey vulture.  This is the only vulture native to Colorado, and a close relative of the largest raptor in the U.S., the California condor.  The turkey vulture is a highly-adapted and unusual raptor that fills a crucial niche in our state’s ecosystem.  Not only are they nature’s clean-up crew, but they also keep the environment and humans healthier via their unusual diet and lifestyle!  Often mistaken for eagles when soaring in the sky, be sure to tune in to find out why “bald is beautiful!”  Click registration link below and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

More Upcoming Programs:

Thurs. Dec 3   Bingo by Phone or Zoom  (12:30 p.m.) 

Wed. Dec 9     Christmas in the Lincoln White House presented by “Abe Lincoln”  (1:30 p.m.) 

Mon. Dec 14   Dementia Conversations w/Alzheimer’s Association  (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Wed. Dec 16   Active Minds - Topic to be announced   (1:30 p.m.)


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


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Nov 17 @ 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: 811 9097 1916

Passcode: 296125


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Nov 17 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Carolyn Priola leads this yoga class both beginning and intermediate level participants.  The ability to get on the floor is required.  You will need a yoga mat; a strap/belt, two yoga blocks or books; and a blanket.


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

Meeting ID: 822 8654 0839

Passcode: 345664


Zumba Gold Zoom   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Zumba Gold is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  This is a modified class that uses easy-to-follow moves focusing on balance, range of motion, and fun.  Instructor Rosalie Farrer.


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

Meeting ID: 876 6103 8381

Passcode: 684933


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 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: 815 5909 1047

Passcode: 909880


Line Dance   (Fri. Nov 20 @ 9:00 a.m.)  

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: 892 8651 6902

            Passcode: 934131


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, sponsored by the Brighton Recreation Department.  Due to current COVID restrictions the actual race will not be held, but you can still participate on your own or safely with family or close 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 call 303-655-2200 or click here:  Support Eagle View!!


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, and 80603 zip codes or employees of a Brighton business currently working in the same zip codes.  NEW LOCATION:  Testing is held at the Riverdale Regional Park/Adams County Fairgrounds (9755 Henderson Road).  Testing is done on Tuesdays and Saturdays through Nov 21, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (or until test kits run out).   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.  


Level 3 “Safer at Home” Restrictions:  

Adams County has gone to Phase 3 Safer at Home restrictions due to the rise in COVID cases.  To learn more about the CDPHE Phase 3 designation click here: Level 3 of Safer at Home.  With 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 following the requirement for masks for all adults and children (10+) in indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces whenever six-foot distancing is not maintained.


Helpful Resources:


Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

The Elks Lodge # 1586 and the Brighton Kiwanis Club will be teaming up again this year to prepare and deliver hot meals to seniors, shut-ins, and those in need in the Brighton and the 27J area.   Our organizations and mission are designated as Critical Business operations under all existing State and County Public Health Orders relating to COVID-19, and we will be observing social distancing and public health directives throughout our project.  They will be delivering hot meals on Thanksgiving Day between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon.  Deliveries will be NO-CONTACT; families will be called before delivery and meals will be left outside the front door.  YOU MUST BE HOME TO ACCEPT DELIVERY.  To reserve a meal, call Evon at 303-655-2079 - no later than Thurs. Nov 19


Volunteers Needed to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

Drivers are needed to deliver hot meals to approximately 1000 Brighton and School District 27J residents on Thanksgiving morning.  They will start handing out meals and assignments at the Brighton Elks Lodge, 101 North Main Street, around 10:00 a.m. on Nov 26 and you should be done in an hour or so.  This year we will be following strict COVID - 19 protocols including masks for all, 6’ distancing in the assignment line, and no-contact delivery – calling ahead and leaving meals by the front door.  Call Bob Grant at 303-902-0586 if you want to volunteer.


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 17 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Nov 17 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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.


Free Legal Services

Metro Volunteer Lawyers provides free legal services to qualifying applicants for a variety of issues: medical and financial powers of attorney, living wills, and more.  Contact Anne Zogg at (303) 837-1551.


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


CarFit Virtual Workshop   (Mon. Nov 16 @ 12:00 p.m.)

If you’ve missed the in-person CarFit at Eagle View, attend this free, 90-minute workshop and learn:

  • Actions you can take to improve your fit in your personal vehicle.
  • How getting the proper fit in your vehicle may increase your safety and that of others on the road.
  • How to connect with professionals and trained volunteers who can help you achieve a better fit.

Register today! Workshop space is limited.


Mindful Looking Online   (Tues. Nov 17 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Mindful Looking invites you to slow down and spend time with a single work of art from the Denver Art Museum.  Discover overlooked details, pose questions, and explore ideas as we linger, look, and connect from home with art and with each other.  Take a moment to relax and reset with a visual stroll through Sven Birger Sandzen’s A Mountain Symphony (Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park).   Revel in the vibrant palette and textured dabs of paint, which tell a story of the changing seasons in Colorado.


Chaat - One of India’s Most Popular Snack   (Wed. Nov 18 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Maneet and Jody will discuss chaat, the iconic savory snacks that they tasted in the kitchens, markets, and train stations of India on an epic cross-country railway journey.  The will demonstrate how to throw a chaat party, discussing lesser-known ingredients, and the variations in chaat from different regions of India.

Fiske Planetarium - Carrying out the Mission   (Wed. Nov 18 at 1:00 p.m.)

Did you know that the Mars rover Perseverance will have a sidekick helicopter named Ingenuity?  In this live Dome to Home, you will learn about the challenges and solutions to operating a rover that's 50 million miles away and how Perseverance will collect and analyze samples of Martian ground.


Managing Depression During Challenging Times   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Join the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging in the last session of this 4-week webinar series.  Learn strategies to improve emotional and mental health and well-being for older Adults.  This is session will discuss managing depression during challenging times.   Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


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. 


Frontline: Supreme Revenge/Battle for the Court  (Tues. Nov 17 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

How a partisan war for the Supreme Court culminated in Amy Coney Barrett's controversial nomination.  An investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance sparked an epic and bitter political struggle for control of the country's highest court.


Nature:  Primates - Protecting Primates   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

More than half of the world's primates are under threat.  Meet the scientists making ground-breaking discoveries to safeguard their future.


Speaking Grief   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Speaking Grief explores why the pain of losing a loved one can be so difficult to understand and discuss.  The film interviews grieving families and ask grief experts to address common misconceptions about grief.  The film presents ideas on how family and friends can better support each other through loss.


Great Performances:   Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical 

(Fri. Nov 20 @ 8:00 - 10:30 p.m.)

Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical Holiday Inn!  The Broadway musical version showcases the Irving Berlin score, including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas," with big dance numbers, comedy, and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.


In The Americas: The Shadow of the Volcanoes   (Sat. Nov 21 @ 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.)

Guatemala has more active volcanoes than any other country in North America.  This portion of the famed "Rim of Fire" has left an indelible imprint on the landscape and on the cultures of the nation.  With volcanoes come earthquakes and Antigua illustrates a heritage of both.  And no volcano has left a finer landscape than Lake Atitlan.  Volcanoes also destroy - visit a town recently overwhelmed by a volcano.


Pass it On Quote of the Day

            “Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make a change.”

                                         —Barbara Mikulski (born 1936)    Politician and Social Worker

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