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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: November 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast November 30 - December 6, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Nov 30 – Dec 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.”  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! 


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 more.  Time allotted to examine the purpose of Colorado’s Proposition 113 – the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum passed this year.  This is a non-political, educational presentation by Brenda Hoke, a former high school teacher and instructor for Eagle View’s Constitution class.  Click below to register and a Zoom link will be sent. 


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Dec 3 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We’re playing Bingo with Barbara as our caller.  Download a bingo card by clicking the link or call 303-655-2075 and we will mail you a card.   One bingo card per player.  Prizes sponsored by United Power.  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.


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 


North Pole Post Office – Share the Love! 

Are you missing an Eagle View friend that you saw every day/week at exercise, bingo, or lunch?  Don’t know their address to reach out?   Santa’s helpers are here to help!  Since we can’t gather at Eagle View or give out addresses, we would like to help connect you with your friends.  Just fill out a greeting card addressed to your friend and mail to Eagle View.  Example:   Jane Doe, c/o Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton, CO  80601.  We will forward it to their address.  Questions or need help with a last name?  Call 303-655-2075 and we will do our best to help you spread holiday cheer!   


Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars and Register NOW!


Special - 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.

Dementia Conversations   (Mon. Dec 14 @ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable.  This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal 

and financial plans for future care.  Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.  Registration link available next week.  


Saving the Giants (Tues. Dec 15 @ 2:30 p.m.)

Dave Johnson is a local zookeeper who has been taking care of the pachyderms in Denver for the last 22 years.  He is also the Executive Director of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, a group of community members who work on global conservation initiatives.  They are trying to save wildlife and help the people who live near these amazing animal species.  Dave will be speaking with us on their work with elephants and rhinos around the planet.  Join us for a look into their world when he shares "Saving our Giants".  From Colorado, to the forests of Nepal, and on to the savannas of Tanzania, come take a peek at how the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund fuses cultures to aid conservation.  Click the link below to register for this free event.  You’ll receive a confirmation email to join the meeting.


Active Minds: Holiday Customs & Traditions    (Wed. Dec 16 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

Why do we have Christmas trees?  Or for that matter holiday lights, eggnog, holly, or mistletoe.  Join Active Minds as we seek to explain the origins of a wide variety of holiday traditions and customs.  Our focus will be mostly upon secular winter holiday traditions, many of which are associated with the winter solstice.  Zoom link will be available closer to the program date.


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We are playing Bingo every first and third Thursday of the month 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 sponsored by United Power.  The Zoom link will be able in the E-Blast the week of the program.  


More Upcoming Programs:  

TBA - Brighton’s Storied Past – 11 Significant Historical Properties

Mon. Dec 21   Christmas Sharing Zoom Party with Donna

Tues. Dec 22   Todd Creek Crooners DVD Holiday Concert 

Tues. Dec 29   Feathered Friends

Thurs. Dec 31 Noon Year’s Eve Zoom Party


Have a Programming Idea?  

Looks like Zoom programs will be continuing in the foreseeable future.  If you have program ideas you would like to see us offer through Eagle View, please email Donna at  Donna and Calvin will do their best to make them happen. 


If you need help to set up an email account or start using Zoom to access our virtual programs, we can help.  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.


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


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Dec 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: 870 6638 9280

Passcode: 210263


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Dec 1 @ 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: 837 3087 7476

Passcode: 975765


Zumba Gold Zoom   (Thurs. Dec 3 @ 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: 820 6385 3723


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Dec 3 @ 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: 818 5057 4507

Passcode: 605570


Line Dance   (Fri. Dec 4 @ 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: 817 6094 7779

Passcode: 903530






Around Town:  City of Brighton


Sponsor a Wreath for Wreaths Across America - Deadline:  Mon. Nov 30

The City of Brighton is again joining Wreaths Across America on Sat. Dec 19 to lay remembrance wreaths on the graves of our local fallen military heroes at Elmwood Cemetery.  You can help with this special tradition by sponsoring a $15 wreath.  The deadline for sponsorships is Mon. Nov 30.  To sponsor a wreath(s), go to  Volunteers will lay the wreaths on Dec. 19.  Due to amazing community support for this project, all volunteer spots have been filled.  If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Corr at or 303-655-2060.

Calls from Santa - Register by Fri. Dec. 4 

Do you have a grandchild living in Brighton that would enjoy a personal phone call from Santa Claus this holiday season?  The City of Brighton is accepting requests for its “Phone Calls from Santa Program,”     a new tradition taking place in December for Brighton residents only.  During the personalized phone call, Santa will talk directly to children between the ages of 18 months and 10 years old.  Santa and his elves will make calls on Dec. 16 and 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Dec. 18 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Registration forms MUST be received by Fri. Dec 4.  To register, please complete the online form by clicking the link.

Festival of Lights - Drive-Thru Parade   (Sat. Dec 12 @ 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

The City of Brighton Festival of Lights will be a drive-thru parade in east Brighton on Sat. Dec 12 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Due to COVID-19, the City will not be able to host its traditional parade, but this drive-thru format will allow residents the opportunity to enjoy the dazzling floats from the comfort and safety of their cars.  All floats will be parked along the parade route for the community to drive by and enjoy.  

The City will release the details of this event on Mon. Nov 30.  It’ll include the parade route and the link for spectators of the drive-thru to RSVP.  More information will also be available in future E-Blasts.  


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 Sat. Dec 5. Testing days and hours will remain on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 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 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:  

Helpful Resources:


Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance - Ends on Mon. Dec 7

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.


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


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


ElderWatch - The Basics of Peer-to-Peer Payment Apps   (Wed. Dec 2 @ 10:00 a.m.)

P2P (peer-to-peer) payment apps like Venmo and Cash app have made paying friends and family more convenient than ever.  The problem is that scammers have also picked up on this payment trend.  Join AARP ElderWatch for a short informative session about P2P payments apps and how to stay safe when using them.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Fiske Planetarium - A Soft Landing   (Wed. Dec 2 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Flying over 24,000 mph to Mars will get Perseverance there in about 7 months, but how will it land softly?  We'll explore the variety of ways in which rovers have landed on Mars and how Perseverance's landing will compare.


Senior Planet – Afternoon Stretch   (Thurs. Dec   3 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Join Senior Planet for this afternoon stretching and breathing session, which will include 30 minutes of simple stretches and breathing meditations.  Please click the link a few minutes before the start time.


Caregiving During Uncertain Times:  Finding Support   (Fri. Dec 4 @ 12:00 noon)

We know that caring for a loved one is challenging during the best of circumstances.  Navigating what to do and how to do it is harder now than ever before.  Join AARP for a virtual workshop where they’ll help you through the journey by sharing tips and resources to help you and your loved one.  Register in advance to get 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. 


 John Denver: Country Roads   (Mon. Nov 30 @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

Join one of the best-loved recording artists of the 20th century at a concert filmed in 1986 in the UK.  The concert showcases John Denver's fine voice and easygoing manner on fan favorites including "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and "Rocky Mountain High."


Nova:  Mysteries of Sleep   (Wed. Dec 2 @ 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.)

Like virtually every other animal, humans need sleep to survive.   But why?  Scientists peer into the brain to see what happens while we snooze and understand the powerful role that sleep - or lack of it - plays in memory, trauma and emotion regulation. 


Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs   (Thurs. Dec 3 @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

Enjoy the romantic crooner's biggest hits and best-loved ballads including "Moon River," "Love Story," "Dear Heart" and "Born Free."  His hugely successful career bridged the generations, with repertoire ranging from classic standards to modern pop songs.


Josh Groban: An Evening of Harmony   (Sat. Dec 5 @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

Join the global superstar for a concert of timeless songs and new music from his upcoming album Harmony.  Songs include "Bring Him Home," "Over the Rainbow," "The Impossible Dream" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."

Rick Steves’ European Christmas    (Sun. Dec 6 @ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) 

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, Rick Steves celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent.  In this Christmas special, Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy during the holiday season.  Rick Steves’ European Christmas offers a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas where viewers will learn about customs from "the old countries," hear local choirs, and discover holiday family traditions.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


          “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”

                                                            —Roy T. Bennett,  Author


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