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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: January 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast February 1 - 7, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of Feb 1 -7 


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.  

If you are 70+ see page 5 for details on how to get a COVID vaccination in the Brighton area.


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


Staying Centered Through the Storm    (Tues. Feb 2 @ 1:00 p.m.)
 There has been so much turmoil and so many challenges throughout this COVID pandemic. We could say that things have been very stormy!   While there is hope on the horizon, things could be stormy for a bit longer.  Come hear about ways to stay centered and calm in the middle of a storm.   Presenter: Jody Pierce, ED, Pennock Center for Counseling.  


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.


Join by Phone:  Dial a phone number below a few minutes before start time and enter ID and Passcode         +1 346-248-7799 OR   +1 669-900-6833 OR  +1 253-215-8782 
            Meeting ID: 856 4481 8099

            Passcode: 180004


The History of the Super Bowl    (Wed. Feb 3 @ 9:00 a.m.)

The Super Bowl is much more than a football game - it is the only sports event that impacts every community in the United States.  But, did you know that the Super Bowl rose out of the civil rights movement, specifically the African American boycott of the AFL All Star Game in New Orleans?  Veteran sports broadcaster Evan Weiner will take us on a journey from the birth of the Super Bowl to talk about the halftime shows and everything in between, including how the famed football game got its name.


Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 874 3612 8853               Passcode: 977846

Join by Phone:  Dial one of the numbers listed below a few minutes before start time.
             +1 669-900-6833 OR   +1 253-215-8782 OR  +1 346-248-7799 


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We play Bingo the first and third Thursday of the month with Barbara as our caller.  Download a bingo card by clicking here .  Or call us at 303-655-2075 and we will mail you one.  One bingo card per player and you must play your own card.  Prizes sponsored by United Power.   


Join by Zoom:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.  (Never played?  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)


Upcoming Programs:  


Abe Lincoln Oral History “Log Cabin to White House”   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join Abe Lincoln (aka John Voehl) as he takes us on a historical journey of his life from “Log Cabin to White House.”  Find out about Lincoln’s educational experiences and life-long passion for learning.  Hear the wonderful true story of the 11-year old girl who wrote to Lincoln before the 1860 election, saying he needed whiskers.   Learn about Lincoln’s presidential election highlights, his inaugural speech, and the infamous Gettysburg address.  The program includes an authentic Lincoln oral history, slides, and a question/answer period.  John Voehl is a nationally recognized Abraham Lincoln Presenter/Historian, having done over 1,400 living history shows in 45 states.  He has been a huge hit at EVAC!


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

Join By Phone:   Dial +1 669-900-6833   OR +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799
            Enter Meeting ID: 833 6436 8557      Passcode: 719206  


Top 5 Most Effective Presidents w/Paul Flanders (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 1:30 p.m.)

In honor of the upcoming President’s Day holiday, Paul Flanders will do a presentation on the five most effective Presidents in the history of the United States.  There will be room for lively discussion afterwards.  Instructor:  Paul Flanders, former high school teacher and frequent Longmont Senior Center speaker.


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Join By Phone:   Dial +1 669-900-6833   OR +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799
             Enter Meeting ID: 892 4874 3231      Passcode: 262012


Love Stories and Songs   (Fri. Feb 12 @ 1:00 p.m.)   

We all need to be reminded of the love in this world.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, join us in sharing your best “Love Stories” followed by entertainment.  Participants are encouraged to share their own stories of love - how you have stayed married for 50 years, how you met a recent "second time around" sweetheart, a love story from your past, or your parent's story.   Love stories can also include a child/parent bond, the special love of a pet, or the kindness of a neighbors or friend.   Please join even if you don’t want to share - it should be an uplifting day!  Our entertainment will be a streamed video performance of love songs by Kent Rautenstraus.  Kent is a professional pianist whose performances are always well prepared, elegant, and they touch audiences emotionally and musically.  Kent has played for many political dignitaries, including two U.S. Presidents, at events in his home state of Colorado, and throughout the United States. 


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Join By Phone:   Dial +1 669-900-6833   OR +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799
             Enter Meeting ID: 895 8357 3075      Passcode: 868793


More Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars! 

Venice: Biography of a City w/Active Minds  (Wed. Feb 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Bingo   (Thurs. Feb 18 @ 12:30 p.m.) 

Feathered Friends w/Anne Price of Raptor Education Foundation   (Tues. Feb 23 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Denver History Tour w/Kevin Snow   (Wed. Feb 24 @ 2:00 p.m.) 

Denver Mob Talk - Rescheduled TBA 

Stay Fit Programs   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Feb 1 @ 8:30 a.m.) 

Trainers refer to mobility as the most overlooked skill in fitness.  Just like strength and power - you can improve your mobility with exercises.  The use of various exercises and cardio movements, along with some modified kickboxing moves, will strengthen your core and other muscle groups.  All exercises can be modified for your fitness level.  Instructor: Elizabeth Barczak or Lili Trevizo.  

                                    Register in Advance:  Click link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Feb 2 @ 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.


            Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 880 1322 2887               Passcode: 654662


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Feb 2 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Carolyn Priola leads this yoga class for 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.

                                    Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 876 1511 5266               Passcode: 997373


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Feb 3 @ 11:00 a.m.)  

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.  

            Register in Advance:  Click link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is modified class that uses easy-to-follow moves focusing on balance, range of motion, and fun.  Instructor Rosalie Farrer.

                                    Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 883 0286 1059               Passcode: 275677


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 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.

            Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 813 0037 1724               Passcode: 026089


Line Dance   (Fri. Feb 5 @ 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. 

          Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.

Meeting ID: 835 4604 0957               Passcode: 029910


Volunteer Opportunities:  You can do these from HOME!


Volunteers Needed:  One Kind Word Project - Card Making

Anythink Library is launching a card making project to spread joy to individuals that may be isolated due to the pandemic.  For this project, Anythink is asking for your help and will provide the following: 

·         Full kits with art supplies and 5 blank cards – one per person 

·         Additional blank cards if you have art supplies or want to make more than 5

The card can be anything that sparks joy or provides encouragement – a picture, a poem, a quote, a sweet message broad enough to go to anyone.  Anythink Brighton will be creating cards for Meals on Wheels and VOA Meal Delivery.  Supplies will be available the week of February 8 and cards should be returned by February 27.  Pickup supplies and drop-off cards at the Brighton library (327 E. Bridge St.), either in-person or through curbside service.  Contact Catherine Odson with questions at or call 303-405-3267.  Help brighten someone's day!   


Pen Pals Needed    (RSVP by Wed. Feb 3)

Brighton High School Honor Society has asked if we had any seniors who would be interested in being a Pen Pal with their members.  This is an incredible group of young people looking to reach out to our community.  You would need to write one to two short letters Feb - May.  If you would be interested, please contact Sue Corbett 303-655-2076 by Wednesday, February 3. 


Around Town:  Classes By Local Providers


Chair Yoga   (Wed. Feb 3 @ 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.)


Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment with seated and optional standing poses.  Build strength, flexibility, and balance while reducing stress and calming the body and mind.  You can do this class all seated or seated and standing.  All you need is a sturdy chair and clothes you can move in. Instructor: Catherine Odson from Anythink Brighton library, used to teach at the Brighton Recreation Center.  This program will be held online using Zoom.  Register and advance and a link will be sent to you to join.


Adams County CSU Extension - Spring Vegetable Gardening Classes

Join the annual Adams County Vegetable Garden Series, a partnership with Brighton Shares the Harvest and CSU. Learn the skills to succeed in vegetable gardening whether you're a newbie or veteran gardener! Gardening experts will share science and fact-based information, with some real-life experiences mixed in.  

·       Sat. Feb 6 @ 10:00 a.m. - Intro to Vegetable Gardening 

·       Sat. Mar 6 @ 10:00 a.m. - Caring for Your Vegetable Garden & Tomato Tips and Tricks

·       Sat. Apr 3 @ 10:00 a.m. - Maximizing Yields, Harvesting, and Growing for Others

Cost is $12.24 for all three Zoom classes. Register in advance at:


Around Town:  Brighton Area


Vietnam Veterans eligible to be honored at “The Wall That Heals” exhibit 

Vietnam Veterans who died after returning home from Vietnam are eligible to be honored at “The Wall That Heals” exhibit in Brighton September 2 - 5.  Coloradans are encouraged to submit names and photos of veterans who have passed away from causes related to their service (such as Agent Orange or PTSD) for the “In Memory Honor Roll” digital display.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s program is accepting applications through March 5.  There is no cost to have a veteran honored and the application process is simple.  Additional information on the In Memory program and the application form can be found here:  Council Member Tim Watts, who has been involved in the effort to bring “The Wall That Heals” to Brighton, says “I encourage members of the community to submit the names of Vietnam Veterans who have passed so that we can honor that sacrifice and help keep their memory alive.”


COVID Vaccinations for People Age 70+ 

Individuals 70+ who have not been contacted by their health care system should contact a vaccine provider listed on the state’s website or call CO-HELP (303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911).                                    

-   Salud Family Health Clinic is offering vaccines in Brighton.  People do not have to be Salud patients.  To register online go to then on the home screen click on the COVID VACCINE tab.  

-   SCL Health/Platte Valley Medical Center has opened a clinic at the Adams County Government Center.  Vaccination appointments may be self-scheduled through MyChart.  Patients may also fill out the online form at to be notified when a vaccine appointment is available for them based on state guidelines.  Outreach will be randomized and equitable.   

-   If you are 70+ years old, live in the Brighton area, and are having trouble making an appointment or need assistance call the Eagle View Adult Center at 303-655-2075 and we will try to help.  


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.


Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Adams County has partnered with Advanced Urgent Care to offer FREE COVID-19 rapid testing at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road, Brighton) through March.  This testing site is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and free to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.  Water World in Westminster and Salud in Brighton also provide free testing, pre-registration is required.  For details about other testing sites click here:


Helpful Resources:


2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

Call the site directly for more information.  Program is free to those who income qualify. You can also go to Find a free tax site – Tax Help Colorado or where you can book an appointment online for many of the sites.    


Brighton Food Pantries

In need of food?   Obtain food at these pantries.   Don’t get out of your car; they will give you instructions.

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Feb 2 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Feb 2 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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. 


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:       


AARP - Managing Debt so You Can Thrive   (Tues. Feb 2 @ 5:00 p.m.)

Explore ways to improve your financial situation, manage your debt, and prepare for a financially secure retirement.  Plus, you could schedule a live, one-on-one call with a volunteer Certified Financial Planner® professional!  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=9B38C7B2-95FF-4EBC-8B5D-297167893AFD&AffiliateData=cvntnr


Make Your Own Tanka Bar w/ Lisa & Arlo Iron Cloud   (Wed. Feb 3 @ 12:00 noon)

Wasna or pemmican, a traditional Native recipe of dried buffalo meat and cranberries, has long been a mainstay in Lakota culture.  No one knows the name of the first Lakota to make wasna, but the basics of preparing the dish have been passed down, generation to generation.  Today, you can try wasna by enjoying a Tanka Bar.  Join Lisa & Arlo Iron Cloud and Dawn Sherman, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, for a demonstration of the traditional process of making wasna and learn more about the role of wasna in the Lakota Nation’s history and future.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Drawn to Figures: Working on Portraits from Photos   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 9:00 a.m.)

Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop.   There are many techniques artists can use to work on portraits using a photograph.  In this lesson you'll take a look at several of those techniques and talk about the difference of working from life.  They'll be focusing on the artist Kadir Nelson's portrait of Henrietta Lacks.  You can find the portrait and a photograph used to create the portrait on the Smithsonian Learning Lab.  The supplies you'll need for this lesson are pencil and paper.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


How to Research City Directories of Colorado   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 12:00 noon)

Learn how to unlock the research potential of city directories to explore the stories of people and places in Colorado before everything went digital.  Dr. Tamar McKee, manager of the Stephen H. Hart Research Center, will present on the history of city directories as well as walk through various activities and exercises that will demonstrate how directories - particularly in Colorado - can yield helpful clues and context to urban areas, their residents, and businesses during specific historic eras.


Emotional and Mental Health Wellness in Older Adults   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 2:00 p.m.)

In the last of the series, the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging will discuss living with dementia.  Register in advance to receive the link.  If you’ve registered for previous sessions, you’ll automatically receive it.


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.   


Love Wins Over Hate   (Wed. Feb 3 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Learn about the transformations of six former neo-Nazis and white supremacists that went from agents of anger and bigotry to advocates for empathy and inclusivity.  Hear them talk honestly and openly about the pain they willfully caused others, their changing beliefs, and their fight for a more compassionate world. 


Europe's New Wild:  The Missing Lynx   (Wed. Feb 3 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Rewilding efforts in the Iberian Peninsula allow the Iberian lynx -- the rarest cat in the world -- to flourish.  


Nature:  Pumas - Legends of Ice Mountains   (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

In the mountains of Chile, discover the secrets of the puma, the area's biggest and most elusive predator.  


Count Basie -Through His Own Eyes    (Thurs. Feb 4 @ 9:30 -10:30 p.m.) 

This biography (in Count Basie's words) uncovers the private passions of the world-famous bandleader and pianist.   Basie was the first African-American to win a Grammy, he brought the Blues to the stage, and was the “King of Swing.” Included are rare performances by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and Sammy Davis Jr.


Jazz:  Swing - Pure Pleasure (1935-1937)   (Fri. Feb 5 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Big band jazz "swing" becomes the most popular music in America. Sensation clarinetist Benny Goodman becomes the first white bandleader to hire black musicians.  Swing bands headed by Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Lunceford, and Artie Shaw, achieve enormous popularity. Also on Thurs. Feb 4 @ 8:00 p.m.


Concert at Hollywood Bowl:  Fireworks!   (Fri. Feb 5 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Bring home the fireworks with Katy Perry, Pink Martini, and flamenco singer Diego El Cigala. The LA Philharmonic Orchestra plays Igor Stravinsky's "The Firebird" and iconic music from "Star Wars."


Marching Forward   (Fri. Feb 5 @ 10:00 -11:00 p.m.)

The story of two high school band directors in the segregated south - one black, one white - whose love of music and dedication to their students inspired an atypical collaboration at the 1964 New York State Fair.


Kitchen Queens: New Orleans    (Sat. Feb 6 @ 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.)

The 26-episode series shares the food and stories of female chefs and offers dishes that reflect the Big Easy's diverse cultural heritage, including Creole, Cajun, Latin American, and Vietnamese.



Pass it On Quote of the Day


“What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”


—Brené Brown  (American Scholar, Author, and Public Speaker)


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