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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: January 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast January 4-10

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Jan 4 -10, 2021

Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and resources for things to do as you continue to 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 is 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.  Please note: Evon will off the week of Jan 4 - 8.   You can leave a message for her to call you when she returns on Mon. Jan 11, or call the front desk number above if you need more immediate assistance.   


Senior Advisory Board

The purpose of the EVAC Senior Advisory Board is to advise and assist in the needs and operations of Eagle View.  Elections were held in December for new board members.   The newly elected members are George Phillips and Olly Ramirez.  Other members are:  Fran King, Dave Thomas, Steve Yarish, Peggy Jarrett, Dan Buckner, Bill Alsdorf, Heidi Storz, Judy Schissler, Ellie Davis, and Gayle Shibao.  Members leaving the Board are:  Jane Talbot who served twelve years, eleven of those as chairperson; Jo Overall who served four years.  The Board will meet virtually on January 19 and will hold officer installments.


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


Getting Fit in 2021    (Wed. Jan 6 @ 11:00 a.m.) 

Join Brighton Recreation Fitness Supervisor Lili Trevizo and Fitness Coordinator Elizabeth Barczak via Zoom as they discuss how to keep those resolutions to get healthier in 2021 through exercise.  They will provide tips on how to pick a fitness routine that fits your lifestyle and fitness level, how to start slow if you have never exercised, and modifications to exercises and equipment.  The program is interactive so plenty of opportunities to ask questions. They will also be letting you know about the new Zoom exercise classes starting next week - Power & Mobility and Cardio Fit.  Click the link below to register for this program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link.


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

Cooking healthy for your heart doesn’t mean you lose out 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 this knowledge into your daily lives.  Stephanie was a frequent speaker for our evening programs at Eagle View before the closure.  She has a wealth of knowledge on good nutrition and the positive effects it has on your health.   Register today to receive the Zoom link.


Getting Started with Library eBooks   (Thurs. Jan 7 @ 10 - 11 a.m.)
Did you know that you have access to thousands of eBooks with your Anythink library card? Walk through the process of getting books loaded onto your Kindle, iPad, etc. from start to finish with Brighton Anythink Library staff available to help along the way. The program is interactive. They will tailor the content to the participants in the group and what you are hoping to learn. Register in advance and a link will be sent to you to join.


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)


Noon Year’s Eve Entertainment - Available on YouTube through Sun. Jan 31

If you missed the Noon Year’s Eve program or would like to enjoy our entertainment a second time, click on the link below to watch the performance on YouTube through Sun. Jan 31.   Our entertainment was Jim Kurty.  He plays a variety of music from oldies to country western to current pop hits!  The Affix Group provided us the use of the link.   Jim Kurty: Music Winter 2021


A Look Back at 2020 – There is still time

We will publish “Look Back at 2020” as an attachment to the E-Blast next week.   Email your 6-word statements of gratitude and the names of those we lost in 2020 to or with “Look Back 2020” in the subject line.  Or call EVAC at 303-655-2075.  


Upcoming Programs:   


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

If you are looking for the tales of well-mannered gentlemen and swooning ladies with rose-scented handkerchiefs, this isn’t it.  Denver’s earliest tales were almost never written by gentlemen, and polite company doesn’t even discuss those kinds of ladies.  Fortunately, Denver History Tours is not a polite company, at least not this time around.  Rope burn and lead poisoning helped Denver fill its coffers and its coffins.  The shady ladies and killer cowboys are gone, so let’s dig into their stories in safety!  Kevin Snow from Denver History Tours did many van tours for EVAC before our closure.  He is full of fun facts! 


To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time (no pre-registration):

            Meeting ID: 975 9260 4246

            Passcode: 773059

Join by Phone:   Same Meeting ID and Passcode

        +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-9128 


The Discovery of the South Pole   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

Baby, its cold outside - but never as cold as it gets at the South Pole!  The South Pole was discovered by Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings," in 1911.  The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races prior to the race to the moon and was full of tragedy and triumph.  It featured tiny, newly independent Norway against the British Empire.  It was David vs. Goliath story.  Join us as we tell the gripping story of those who perished and prevailed in this epic quest.            Meeting ID:  848 6087 6247

            Passcode: 432081

Join by Phone (audio only):     Dial 720-707-2699  

Enter the Meeting ID: 848 6087 6247 #    Then press again when it asks for participant number.

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.


Two New Zoom Exercise Programs:  You must register in advance for these programs!

The Eagle View Adult Center and the Brighton Recreation Center are joining forces to provide you with two more Zoom exercise classes in 2021.  These classes will be free to ALL seniors even if you do not belong to Silver Sneakers; however the Recreation Center needs to know who is a Silver Sneakers participant.  To do that ALL participants will need to register in advance for the class each week so we have a roster of attendance.  A Zoom link will be sent to you to join the class after you register.   


NEW - Silver Sneakers Power and Mobility   (Mondays @ 8:30 a.m.)  Starting Jan 11 

Trainers often refer to mobility as the most overlooked skill in fitness. That’s right - just like strength and power - you can improve your mobility with exercises.  The use of various exercises and cardio movements, along with some kickboxing, will strengthen your core and other muscle groups.  All exercises can be modified for your fitness level.  Instructor: Elizabeth Barczak or Lili Trevizo.  Sign up soon after receiving your E-Blast since class in held on Monday mornings.   Registration begins on Friday, Jan 7.


NEW - Silver Sneakers Cardio Fit   (Wednesdays @ 11:00 a.m.)  Starting Jan 13 

Designed for active adults who desire a safe and effective low-impact cardiovascular workout.  Hand held weights and elastic tubing with handles are used for progressive resistance training.  Chairs can be used for stability and/or support for upper body strength exercises and abdominal conditioning.  Modifications of exercises and equipment substitutions will be shown in class.  Instructor: Karen Carlson.  Registration begins on Friday, Jan 7.


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Jan 5 @ 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: 862 1350 2628

Passcode: 865852


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Jan 5 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Carolyn Priola leads this yoga class for 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: 834 9241 1473

Passcode: 879744




Stay Fit Programs (cont.)


Zumba Gold Zoom   (Thurs. Jan 7 @ 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 3677 1253

Passcode: 858024


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Jan 7 @ 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 band to 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: 852 0236 1916

Passcode: 644755


Line Dance   (Fri. Jan 8 @ 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: 869 3747 2607

            Passcode: 920576


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 can be dropped off at any time of the day.  Only trees are allowed - no yard waste or lumber.  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.


Helpful Resources:


Senior Wellness Clinic

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


Brighton Food Pantries

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

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Jan 5 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Jan 5 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Jan 9 @ 9:00 – 10:30 am


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 delivered on Thursdays.  If you would like VOA meals, call 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number. 


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       



Pandemic Perspectives: Racing for Vaccines   (Tues. Jan 5 @ 2:00 p.m.) 

Join the American History Museum for an engaging series offering perspectives on the current pandemic.  Panelists will share objects from the past as a springboard on how to better understand the present.  Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in a moderated dialogue.  Panelists will discuss vaccine invention, testing, marketing, and distribution from a historical perspective and will comment on current vaccine developments since COVID-19 was first identified.  Please register in advance by clicking on the link.


AARP Smart DriverTEK – Virtual Workshop    (Fri. Jan 8 @ 8:00 a.m.)

Attend this free, 90-minute Smart DriverTEK workshop and learn:

  • How to utilize the latest high-tech safety features in your current car.
  • What technology to look for when shopping for a new car.
  • The safety benefits of blind spot warning systems, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, smart headlights, and more!

Register today by clicking on the link below! Workshop space is limited.


Virtual Village Helping Hands   (Fri. Jan 8 @ 7:00 p.m.)

This program will focus all on self-care and natural remedies to get and keep yourself in top shape for 2021!  El Pueblo History Museum will be hosting a panel of experts who focus on alternative healing and wellness.  Experts include Dr. John Thomas who focuses on the benefits of healthy eating; Chela Lujan who will speak about Native American health and wellness practices; and Jenna Walters who will talk about the benefits of yoga and meditation.  Please register in advance by clicking on the link below.


January Moon: The Northern Cheyenne Breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878 -1879 (Sun. Jan 10 @ 2:00 p.m.)

The Colorado History Center welcomes Jerome Greene for in depth discussion of the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877.  The U.S. Government expelled Northern Cheyenne Indians from their northern homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma.  Register in advance to find out how this story unfolds.


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.   


PBS American Portrait - I Dream #101   (Wed. Jan 6 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Self-shot stories explore the hard work, opportunities, and barriers that come with pursuing the American dream today - from the desire to own a home, to ambitions for higher education or career success.


Nature: A Squirrel's Guide to Success    (Thurs. Jan 7 @ 3:00- 4:00 p.m.)

The squirrel family - from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs - is one of the most widespread on Earth.  There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal.  What is the secret to their success?


Colorado Experience: Fannie Mae Duncan    (Thurs. Jan 7 @ 7:00- 8:00 p.m.)

The inspiring Fannie Mae Duncan, an African American nightclub owner, brought the motto “Everybody Welcome” to her Colorado Springs Cotton Club despite the volatile Civil Rights Movement of her day. 


Jazz:  Gumbo - Beginnings to 1917   (Fri. Jan 8 @ 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.) 

Learn the history of Jazz and meet its earliest stars.  Jazz was born in the unique musical and social cauldron of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century, emerging from several forms of music, such as ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, European classical, funeral parade music, and the blues.


Rick Steves' Europe: Austrian and Italian Alps   (Sat. Jan 9 @ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.) 

In the Alps of Austria and Italy, celebrate both nature and culture.  In Austria, conquer the Zugspitze, tour Innsbruck, and join in a Tyrolean village festival. In the Alps of Italy, tour a medieval castle. 


Art of Aging Well    (Sun. Jan 10 @ 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.) 

Features practical tips, real-life success stories, and the latest from leading medical experts on aging, while giving older adults the inspiration they need to live healthier, more satisfying lives.


Voice of America: Lowell Thomas - Broadcast News   (Fri. Jan 8 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

If you watch, listen to, or download the news these days, you are benefiting from the pioneering work of Lowell Thomas.  As host of the first national Radio Newscast carried on both NBC and CBS, as well as the Fox Movietone newsreels shown in every movie theater, Thomas invented what we call traditional journalism and dominated American journalism in the 1930s and 1940s.  He was also a great explorer.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on 

what you bring to the new year.”  —Vernon McLellan, Author

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