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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: December 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast December 29 - January 3

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Dec 29 - Jan 3

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.  

Happy New Year!   City of Brighton buildings will be closed on Friday, Jan 1. 



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


Feathered Friends: Harris’s Hawk   (Tues. Dec 29 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation for a great program on the Harris’s hawk, an inhabitant of the desert southwest.  They are one of the few social raptors in the world - living in small groups like a pride of lions or pack of wolves.  Intelligent and with a diet ranging from scorpions to jackrabbits, these interesting hawks are at home in the prickly deserts of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.  Our raptor guest will be a charismatic “senior” male, named Harris.  Click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting.  You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom meeting link. 

To Join By Phone - No need to pre-register.  Just call a number below a few minutes before start time.

1-253-215-8782  or  1-346-248-7799  or  1-669-900-6833  

When prompted:  Enter the Meeting ID: 827 1567 8622 and then Passcode: 713269  


Noon Year’s Eve Zoom Party   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 11:45 a.m.) 

Don a party hat, grab a noisemaker, and join our countdown at noon to ring in the New Year!  Be sure to join at 11:45 a.m. so we can see everyone and be ready for the 12:00 countdown.  Immediately following we will have Zoom musical entertainment by Jim Kurty - the "Musical Guru Uncle" who is the hit of family holiday events.  Jim is an amazing performer who plays with a holiday sense of humor.  Whether he is urging you to sing along, playing the clarinet, sax, or trumpet, or humoring the audience …he is a barrel of fun.  He will play a variety of music from oldies to country western to current pop hits!  Stay for the whole party and be eligible for prizes.

To Join By Phone :  No need to pre-register.  Just call a number below a few minutes before start time.

            1-669-900-6833 OR  1-253-215-8782 OR 1-346-248-7799

When prompted:  Enter the Meeting ID: 863 0167 9288 and then the Passcode: 504030


A Look Back at 2020 – Please help us!  DEADLINE:  Tues. Dec 29

We need your help compiling an end-of-year look back of 2020.  

1) Send us SIX WORDS that capture thankfulness and positivity you have experienced in small or large ways in 2020 - such as a time that made you feel good, a funny or unexpected encounter, a gesture of kindness, goals you’ve met, or something reminiscent of 2020.  Submit more than one! 

2) We also want to honor those we lost this year, so if you know of any members of Eagle View that passed away in 2020, please let us know.  We don’t want to omit anyone, so we need your help!  

We will publish the “Look Back” as an attachment to the E-Blast to close out the year.  Please email your sharing statements and the names of those we lost to with “Look Back 2020” in the subject line.   If you don’t have internet, please call EVAC at 303-655-2075.   


El Javi Holiday Program - Available only through Sat. Dec 26

The Affix Group (Entertainment and Enrichment for Seniors) has given us a free link to listen El Javi on the acoustic guitar performing to a holiday concert with a fun Latin flair.  Available through Sat. Dec 26.


Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!


Heart Healthy Cooking   (Wed. Jan 6 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Cooking healthy for your heart doesn’t mean you lose on flavor!  Join us for a very special talk with Nutritionist Stephanie Ashby.  She will provide important nutritional information and discuss ways in which you can incorporate them into your daily lives.   Register today to receive the Zoom link.


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Jan 7 @ 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.   To join Zoom meeting: click on link a few minutes before start time.   If you have never played before join 15 minutes early.

Meeting ID: 823 6983 4188

Join by Phone:   +1 253-215-8782 OR  +1 346-248-7799 OR  +1 669-900-6833 (in case one is busy)


More Upcoming Programs:   

Thurs. Jan 14   Bad Boys and Bawdy Girls  (2:00 p.m.)

Wed. Jan 20     Active Minds:  South Pole   (1:30 p.m.)


Have a Programming Idea?  

Zoom programs will continue to be in our foreseeable future.  If you have program ideas you would like to see us offer through Eagle View, please email Donna at (best) or call 303-655-2077 and leave a message.  Donna and Calvin will do their best to make your ideas a reality.    


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


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Dec 29 @ 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: 898 8914 2770

Passcode: 016482


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Dec 29 @ 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: 893 0232 3979

Passcode: 854606


Stay Fit Programs   (cont.)


Zumba Gold Zoom   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 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: 837 6734 6831

Passcode: 624427


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 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: 893 0557 1364

Passcode: 074830



Around Town:  City of Brighton


Go Green and Recycle Your Christmas tree 

The City of Brighton will offer Christmas tree recycling from Dec. 26 - Jan. 15 at the following locations:

            •Brighton Park south parking lot (9th Avenue and Midland Street)

            •Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judicial Center Drive)       

            •Ken Mitchell Park (889 Kinglet Court)

Christmas trees only can be dropped off at any time of the day.  No yard waste or lumber is allowed.  Residents are asked to remove everything from their tree before dropping it off.  Trees will be chipped and mulch will be available Jan. 18 on a first-come, first-serve basis at each location listed above.  For more information, contact the Brighton Parks Department at 303-655-2048.


 COVID Testing

The last Brighton COVID testing site at the Regional Park was December 19.  If you are in need of testing go to the Tri-County website for other locations: Water World is still doing COVID tests through the end of March and Salud in Brighton is still testing as well. 


Tri-County Health Department COVID-19 Email Updates

The Tri-County Health Department publishes COVID-19 updates every Monday and Thursday.  If you wish to receive these email updates, sign up by clicking this link and fill out the form.


COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain very high in Adams County.  In an effort to prevent a possible "surge on surge" during the end-of-the-year holidays, Tri-County Health Department/Adams County public health order will be in effect for until Jan. 7, 2021.  To learn more about the CDPHE Level Red - High Risk restrictions click here:  


Helpful Resources:


Senior Wellness Clinic

The Senior Wellness Clinic, operated by Visiting Nurses Association, provides services for seniors 55+ including foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks.  Foot care fee is $35 payable at the time of your appointment.  Foot care is Kaiser covered with pre-approval.  A sliding fee is available for those in financial need.  Appointments are held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.   Call EVAC 303-655-2075 to schedule a time. 


Brighton Food Pantries

Know of someone in need of food?  Don’t get out of your car; they will give you instructions.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Dec 28 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Dec 29 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Dec 29 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


VOA Meal Delivery

Volunteers of America are offering 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 usually delivered on Thursdays.  Call 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number. 


Via Mobility

These buses provide specialized transportation within the City of Brighton, Monday - Friday.   Via can take you to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands.  Free rides through 2020.  

New Via users - call 303-447-2848 ex 1014 to get started.  To schedule rides, call 303-447-9636.  


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


AARP Livestream Performance featuring Clay Walker   (Mon. Dec 28 @ 7:00 p.m.)       

Join AARP for a concert!  AARP is bringing you information about music and brain health during a livestream performance featuring American country music artist Clay Walker.  Clay Walker is a country music singer originally from Texas with 11 studio albums, four of which have been certified platinum.   Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Morning Stretch with Senior Planet   (Wed. Dec 30 @ 8:00 a.m.)

Stretching and breathing exercises have shown to reduce anxiety and stress. This class will guide you through 30 minutes of simple stretches and breathing meditations to help you start your day.  Please click on the link five minutes before the start time.


Winter Nights and Holiday Lights   (Anytime)

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Longmont Chorale’s virtual concert, offered at no charge to the public.  They filmed this concert individually and arranged the files to create this amazing performance.        Watch at any time by clicking on the link.


Or go to their Facebook page:




No Technology:  TV Programs  


Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs!   People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6 or 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides.   


American Masters:  Laura Ingalls Wilder   (Wed. Dec 30 @ 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.) 

Follow the journey of the award-winning author of the best-selling "Little House" series in this exploration of her life and legacy.  Learn of her little-known, secret collaboration with her daughter on the books that shaped American ideas of the frontier.  Also airs on Tues. Dec 29 @ 7:00 p.m. 


American Masters:  Louisa May Alcott   (Tues. Dec 29 @ 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.)

Louisa May Alcott was the woman behind “Little Women” - a timeless classic.   Examine the literary double life of this celebrated author, who also wrote scandalous works under a pseudonym. 


Nature:  Cold Warriors - Wolves and Buffalo   (Wed. Dec 30 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Uncover the variety of activity, both human and natural, that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes.  See the surprising number of animals that survive and thrive alongside these fiery natural phenomena.


Colorado Experience: Denver Botanic Gardens   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 7:00 -7:30 p.m.) 

Unearth the resilient story of the Denver Botanic Gardens that persevered through grassroots efforts to become an architectural, educational, and scientific pioneer.


Colorado Experience:  The Redstone Castle   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.)

Built by the "Fuel King of the West," John C. Osgood, this "Ruby of the Rockies" represents the exquisite styles and social culture of 20th century American elite.  This castle stands as a monument to the empire built by one of Colorado's most successful entrepreneurs and represents a change in social policy concerning labor management relations.  Explore the extravagant halls of the Redstone Castle and learn of its struggle for survival through multiple owners and flirtation with destruction.


United In Song:  Celebrate American Resilience   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.) 

Say goodbye to 2020 with a concert celebrating the irrepressible strength and resilience of Americans.  From the enormity of COVID-19 to the presence of social injustice, this special evening brings us together in the pursuit of our uniting as one America.


Live From Lincoln Center: New Year's Eve   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 9:30 - 11:00 p.m.)

This is a repeat of the 2019 New Year’s Eve performance live from the Lincoln Center.  The New York Philharmonic and vocalist Katrina Lenk ("The Band's Visit") celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim, performing suites from "Sunday in the Park," "Into the Woods," and "Sweeney Todd." 


Great Performances: New Year's Celebration 2021   (Fri. Jan 1 @ 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.) 

Ring in 2021 with host Hugh Bonneville joined by guest conductor Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic performing a festive selection of Strauss Family waltzes.  Filmed in Vienna. 


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“We can’t heal the world today. But we can begin with a voice of compassion, 

a heart of love, and an act of kindness.”     ~ Mary Davis~

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