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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: December 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast December 7 - 13, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Dec 7 - 13 

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! 



Brighton’s Storied Past – 11 Significant Properties   (Tues. Dec 8 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Kim Bauer, Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Brighton, will take you on a virtual tour of eleven significant historic properties of the Brighton area.  Join Kim on Zoom to learn more about Brighton’s vintage buildings and their storied past!  Kim is a fun speaker who presented a virtual tour of Brighton’s Downtown Historic District in September.  Click the link below to register for this free event.  You will receive a confirmation email to join the meeting.

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 will receive a confirmation email to join the meeting.


How to Love Enemies – Wise Words from Abe Lincoln    (Thurs. Dec 10 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Abraham Lincoln provides all of us a guidebook on “How to Love Enemies” which is one of the reasons he is considered by many as the greatest President in history.  President Lincoln was in office during one of the most divided periods of American history.  This is a message we can all reflect on this holiday season and in the upcoming year.   Paul Flanders is a former high school teacher and a beloved speaker at the Longmont Senior Center.  Click the link below to register for this free event and receive a confirmation email to join the meeting.


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 you connect!   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!   Or would you like to reach out to a senior who we know will be alone this holiday season?  Send a card to North Pole Project c/o the address above and we’ll do the rest.


Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars and Register NOW!


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.  This program is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.  Click the Alzheimer’s Association link below to register for this free event.  You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.


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 will be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom link and reminder 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 in the E-Blast next week.


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 to join Bingo will be in the E-Blast next week.  Plan to join 15 minutes early if you have never played before.   


More Upcoming Programs:   

Mon. Dec 21   Christmas Sharing Zoom Party with Donna  (Time TBA) 

Tues. Dec 22   Todd Creek Crooners DVD Holiday Concert (Time TBA)

Tues. Dec 29   Feathered Friends: Harris’s Hawk by the Raptor Education Foundation  (1:00 p.m.)

Thurs. Dec 31 Noon Year’s Eve Zoom Party  (Time TBA) 


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 (corrected email address) or call 303-655-2075 and leave a message for Donna.  Donna and Calvin will do their best to make your program ideas a reality.   



Zoom Help 

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 8 @ 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: 823 4657 5143

Passcode: 330279


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Dec 8 @ 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: 889 6778 9416

Passcode: 937574


Zumba Gold Zoom   (Thurs. Dec 10 @ 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: 884 1842 0684

Passcode: 070045


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Dec 10 @ 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: 822 2923 4564

Passcode: 831707


Line Dance   (Fri. Dec 11 @ 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: 850 3777 6785

Passcode: 025580


Around Town:  City of Brighton


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

The City of Brighton 2020 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.  Registration is required for drive-thru spectators (one RSVP or ticket per car).  Four time slots are available: 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.  Deadline to RSVP is Dec. 12 at 1:00 p.m.  The parade route is available on the registration site. To reserve a spot, click on the link below.


Mobile Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Brighton - Extended to Sat. Dec 19

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 19. 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:  

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:


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 8 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Dec 8 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill (10 Chapel Hill Drive)  Wed. Dec 9 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)  Sat. Dec 12 @ 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration   (Mon. Dec 7 @ 10:30 a.m.)

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans will be hosting a live stream as we remember Pearl Harbor.  The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, forever known as a "day of infamy," plunged the United States into World War II.  Each year, the National WWII Museum commemorates the lives lost on December 7, 1941.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Your Encore Life:  Some Assembly Required   (Tues. Dec 8 @ 10:00 a.m.) 

Longevity has provided the potential for a wonderful gift - second growth.  This represents a new option for all of us in creating the second half of our lives.  “Encore Life” is a second harvest of creative potential in work, play, relationships and caring, sometimes in a way that was just not possible in the first half of life.  In this presentation, you will learn about the five tools necessary for building an Encore Life, think some new thoughts, and begin to use these tools to determine what Encore Life you might like to assemble.  There will be some time to swap thoughts and ideas with each other.  We are all great resources for each other in building the next chapter!  Please register in advance and the Zoom link will be sent to you on Mon. Dec 7.


AARP - There's Gold in Them Thar Hills!   (Tues. Dec 8 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Let’s head into the hills to see the boomtowns that filled the Front Range, and the mines that gave them their reason to be!  Cities like Idaho Springs and Georgetown got rich on metals, and on mining the men who mined the mountains, honestly and not!  They will strike it rich in some of the mountain boomtowns that have given Colorado so much of its history.  Please register in advance to receive the zoom link.


Raising Hell:  Discussion on Advocacy/ Social Change   (Wed. Dec 9 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Raising Hell is a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring some of America’s most influential older adult activists.  From racial equity, to environmental justice, to LGBTQ protections, to contemporary feminism – the panelists and the moderator will discuss the intersection of modern civic movements and how older adults are at the center of social change.   After the panel, you can join them for small group discussions with other Senior Planet community members.  You’ll be able to share what you learned and what steps you’d like to take to be the change you want to see in the world!  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Dome to Home - Preparing for Humans on Mars   (Wed. Dec 9 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Perseverance, like many robots before it, will help us learn even more about the Red Planet. What steps are needed in order for, not robots, but humans to travel to Mars?  What will it look like to bring people to Mars?   Join Fiske Planetarium for this educational talk on how likely it will be to see a human on Mars.  Please click the link a few minutes before the start time.




No Technology:  TV Programs  


Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs!   People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides.   Note:  This is PBS Pledge Week featuring great musical performances, but longer commercial breaks asking for PBS sponsorship. 


Red, White, and Rock (My Music)   (Mon. Dec 7 @ 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.)

Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis, and more for a 2002 patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music.  Featuring a dream lineup of artists from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s.


Peter, Paul & Mommy, Too   (Tues. Dec 8 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Take a magical journey through a timeless repertoire of children's songs with America's most popular folk trio - Peter, Paul, and Mary.  Taped at a concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Majestic Theater in 1992, the program features new numbers along with old favorites.


John Sebastian: Folk Rewind (My Music)   Wed. Dec 9 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Folk legend John Sebastian presents the best of the Folk Years in a show which airs archival folk era classics (traditional, pop, and folk rock).  Program also features a live reunion of folk singers Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn (Byrds), Chad Mitchell Trio, Chad & Jeremy, and Jesse Colin Young. 


Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show   (Fri. Dec 11 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Celebrate the magic in this powerful and stirring reinvention of the groundbreaking show.  Catapulting Riverdance into the 21st century, this new cinematic experience immerses viewers in the extraordinary energy and passion of Irish music and dance.


A Charlie Brown Christmas   (Sat. Dec 12 @ 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.)  

A Christmas classic sure to make you laugh and warm your heart.


70s Soul Superstars (My Music)   (Sat. Dec 12 @ 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.)

Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B, and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps, and the Emotions.


Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold Tour   (Sat. Dec 12 @ 9:30 - 11:00 p.m.)

Stay up late to grab a front-row seat for the Grammy Award-winning Stevie Nicks’ epic concert. Featuring hits from her Fleetwood Mac and solo careers, with introspective stories about her life. 


Peter Bence: Around the World   (Sun. Dec 13 @ 10:00 - 11:30 p.m.) 

Discover the expressive style of the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso, whose arrangements of The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Queen, and more took the Internet by storm - over 800 million YouTube video hits.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“Believe in yourself and all that you are. 

Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

—Christian D. Larson

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