Eagle View E-Blast Week of Nov 23 - 29
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.
City buildings will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday – Thurs. Nov 26 and Fri. Nov 27.
May you be reminded of all your blessings during this difficult time. The Eagle View staff is so blessed to work with all of you – even when we can’t see you in person. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust.
Eagle View Special Happenings: Don’t miss these great programs!
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 (Tues. Nov 24 @ 1:30 p.m.)
This is not your Thanksgiving turkey! 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, 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, tune in to find out why “bald is beautiful!” Click below to register and a Zoom link will be sent to you. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuduCopzooHtEOhCflut5TddHcD0iitlUf
Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars and Register NOW!
Electoral College Explained (Tues. Dec 1 @ 1:30 p.m.)
Confused about the Electoral College? Wondering why it exists? Instructor Brenda Hoke will discuss the history of the Electoral College and the reason it was an important inclusion in the U.S. Constitution. Learn how the Electoral College works, how electors are chosen, and much more. A short time will be allotted to examine the purpose of Proposition 113 - the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum passed this year in Colorado. This is a non-political, educational presentation by Brenda Hoke, a former Weld Central High School teacher and instructor for Eagle View’s U.S. Constitution class. Time available for questions and answers. Click below to register and a Zoom link will be sent to you. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdOCuqDItGN2v_r0jRLebLvdOWEm3HrCI
Bingo by Zoom or Phone (Thurs. Dec 3 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)
We’re playing Bingo the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month with Barbara as our caller. Download a bingo card by clicking the link https://bingobaker.com/#1228516 or call 303-655-2075 and we will mail you a card. One bingo card per player. Prizes sponsored by United Power. Zoom link available next week.
Special Program - Christmas in the Lincoln White House (Wed. Dec 9 @ 1:30 p.m.)
Experience five Christmases with the Lincolns (1860-1864). Learn how Abe and Nancy Lincoln spent Christmas; celebrating, giving, working to save the country, and how they had a key role in the image of Santa Claus we have today. Presented by Abe Lincoln (aka John Voehl) from his Lincoln office, the program includes a Lincoln oral history, slides, artifacts, and a question/answer period. John is a nationally recognized Abraham Lincoln Presenter/Historian, having done over 1,400 living history shows in 45 states. He was a huge hit at EVAC and puts on a professional show you are sure to enjoy! Click the link below to register for this free event. You’ll receive a confirmation email to join the meeting.
More Upcoming Programs:
North Pole Post Office - Opportunity to send greetings to your Eagle View Friends.
Mon. Dec 14 Dementia Conversations w/Alzheimer’s Association (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
Tues. Dec 15 Saving the Giants with Dave from the Katie Adamson Conservation (2:30 p.m.)
Wed. Dec 16 Active Minds: Holiday Customs and Traditions (1:30 p.m.)
Thurs. Dec 17 Bingo by Zoom or Phone (12:30 p.m.)
Stay Fit Programs The fitness classes are ongoing; however Zoom links change weekly.
Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie (Tues. Nov 24 @ 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: 882 7837 3798
Yoga for All Levels (Tues. Nov 24 @ 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: 882 4817 2962
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 a fundraiser for the Eagle View Adult Center, sponsored by the Brighton Recreation Department. Register for the event and then walk or run a 5-K course on your own (or safely with family or close friends) anytime from 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: https://www.brightonco.gov/398/Turkey-Trot-5k-RunWalk-Race. See attached 5-K maps.
Mobile Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Brighton
Due to demand for testing, the City of Brighton is extending its mobile COVID-19 rapid testing site at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road) through Saturday, Dec. 5. Testing days and hours will remain on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Due to capacity and safety concerns of the park, testing is limited to the first 200 vehicles each testing day. The no cost, drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing is available 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. Documentation is required (i.e. an ID card, utility bill, etc. for residents; a paycheck stub, work badge, etc. for employees). People being tested must remain in their vehicles and masks are required. No restrooms are available. Test results will be delivered through text message or email. For questions - call 303-655-2180.
Level Red – Severe Risk COVID Restrictions:
Effective Nov. 20, Adams County has gone to Level Red – Severe Risk restrictions due to the rise in COVID cases. With positive case levels rising at an alarming rate, Tri-County is asking everyone to limit activities with members outside of their immediate household and stay home as much as possible. 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. To learn more about the CDPHE Level Red restrictions click here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial-dashboard
Thanksgiving Meal Delivery (Thurs. Nov 26 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
If you signed up to receive a Thanksgiving meal from Elks Lodge # 1586 and the Brighton Kiwanis Club make sure you are at home between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and that you answer your phone. 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.
VOA Meals: Delivery Thanksgiving Week – Tues. Nov 24
Volunteers of America is 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. Call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number. Note: Boxes are normally delivered on Thursday, but due to Thanksgiving they will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov 24.
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. Nov 23 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.) Tues. Nov 24 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2) Tues. Nov 24 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Chapel Hill (10 Chapel Hill Drive) Wed. Nov 25 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
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? Eagle View offers drive-thru help from your car with technology instructors. Call Calvin at 303-655-2187.
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, pick a new plan for 2021, and review your Part D drug plan to make sure it covers your current prescriptions at a price you can afford. Benefits in Action is an unbiased, non-profit resource for Medicare help. Set up a 1-on-1 phone or video appointment with a counselor by calling 720-221-8354.
Just for Fun - Other Sources:
Live a No Barriers Life (Mon. Nov 23 @ 10:00 a.m.)
In this workshop, you'll learn the proven “No Barriers” framework to break through your own challenges and live a driven, purposeful life. It's a process that has helped tens of thousands of people from all walks of life - caregivers, veterans, educators, youth, executives, and many more! Despite the barriers - both big and small - that each of us face, we can learn how to push past them, reconnect with our purpose, and unleash the best in ourselves and others. Please register in advance to receive the webinar link. https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowUUID=AEFB3000-3F56-4F6D-9A05-D67231A5C4A9&LangLocaleID=1033
AARP ElderWatch: Manage your Mail (Tues. Nov 24 @ 10:00 a.m.)
Believe it or not there are still thieves out there who do it the old fashioned way by stealing mail containing bills, checks, W-2s, statements, and other critical information. Join AARP ElderWatch for a quick session about steps you can take to keep your mail safe. Please register in advance to receive the webinar link. https://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-elderwatch-manage-your-mail-11-24-20/registration-5c24d9d56eb94890a4a2f3598522b2b8.aspx
Active Minds – Thanksgiving (Tues. Nov 24 @ 1:30 p.m.)
As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, join Active Minds for a program on the history and origins of the holiday and its associated traditions. They will have some fun as they dress the turkey and open up the cranberry sauce. They will also examine the way in which the celebration of the holiday has changed and continues to change. Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time. https://zoom.us/j/97333673967?pwd=SW1Jdjc0alNHL1QzenNnUUVidzQyQT09
Senior Planet is a national website that helps seniors learn new skills, save money, and get in shape! Online/virtual Senior Planet courses are free. National and Colorado class lists are posted weekly.
Click this link for the Senior Planet website: https://seniorplanet.org/locations/colorado/
- Mon. Nov 23 Person-to-Person (P2P) Payments – Lunch & Learn (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
- Tues. Nov 24 Password Management - Lunch & Learn (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
- Wed. Nov 25 Become a Savvy Technology Consumer by Verizon (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
No Technology – No Problem: Public Broadcast Station 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.
Secrets of the Dead: Gangster's Gold (Wed. Nov 25 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)Join treasure hunters, armed with modern technology and newly uncovered clues, as they set out to find the lost treasure of notorious Prohibition-era gangster Dutch Schultz and solve an 85-year-old mystery.
Public Broadcast Station TV Programs (cont.)
Nature: Santa's Wild Home (Thurs. Nov 26 @ 3:00- 4:00 p.m.)
Get an intimate look into life in Lapland, fabled land of Santa Claus and actual home of tenacious wildlife such as reindeer, wolverines, Brown bears and more.
Nova: Saving Notre Dame (Thurs. Nov 26 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
When the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire in April 2019, Paris came perilously close to losing over 800 years of history. As engineers rebuild, researchers use cutting-edge technology to piece together what happened and restore the cathedral.
Nutcracker from Colorado Ballet (Fri. Nov 27 @ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.)
A seasonal favorite in Denver! Since we can’t watch in person, enjoy this performance on TV. Program also show on Dec 18 @ 9:00 p.m., Dec 24 @ 7:00 p.m. and Dec 15 @ 3:00 p.m.
Keep a Light in Your Window (Fri. Nov 27 @ 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.) “Daddy Bruce” Randolph had a mission to feed 5,000 people. His vision and commitment during the Thanksgiving season changed the way Denver feeds families. Affectionately known as Daddy Bruce, he was born in 1900, but it is not until he is 63 that he opens his restaurant in Denver. Using his own money and time for years, he financially supported his cause until he required outside help, which came from sources like local celebrities and members of the Denver Broncos. Daddy Bruce died in 1994, but his legacy lives on. Over 560,000 individuals have received meals from the Epworth Foundation.
Bee Gees One Night Only (Fri. Nov 27 @ 9:30 - 11:00 p.m.)
This programs features the group's 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including "How Deep Is Your Love," "To Love Somebody,” and many more.
Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (Sat. Nov 28 @ 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
Celebrate the beloved singer-songwriter's career from her early days to her success as a crossover pop superstar. Performances include "Coat of Many Colors," "Here You Come Again," "Islands in the Stream" (with Kenny Rogers) and "9 to 5." Also airs on Dec 4 at 8:00 p.m.
What to Eat When (Sun. Nov 29 @ 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
Discover how the food choices you make each day - and, most importantly, when you make them - can impact your health, energy, waistline, attitude, and the way you age. Hosts Dr. Roizen (Cleveland Clinic wellness officer) and Dr. Crupain (medical director/Dr. Oz Show) demystify the intermittent fasting trend and offer science-based, easy-to-implement strategies about what to eat, and when, for optimal health.
Pass it On Quote of the Day: There is always something to be thankful for!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (35th President of the United States)
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.”
- Melody Beattie