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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: February 28, 2021

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

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


Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and 

resources for things to do.  All programs are offered FREE of charge.  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.           Your Eagle View Team            


Eagle View Adult Center Update

Many of you have asked for an update on the re-opening of Eagle View.  Adams County is at COVID Level Yellow.  Under that restriction level, older adults and those in high risk populations are advised to “Stay at Home.”  Staff continues to plan for a safe opening when given the go-ahead.  In the meantime, get a vaccination when your time comes, wear a mask, and continue to stay socially distanced.  We are in this together – we miss you as much as you miss us!


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



Important Medicare Supplement Regulation Change   (Tues. Mar 2 @ 5:00 p.m.) 

There is a time-sensitive and incredibly important regulation change for folks in Colorado who have a Medicare Supplement Plan F, Plan C, or High Deductible Plan F.  Sadly, few people know about this one-time opportunity to make a change in your supplemental insurance and it ends June 30, 2021.  Everyone who is eligible (even if health conditions have prevented previous change attempts), should be informed about this opportunity offering to change to a Plan G, Plan D, or Plan G High Deductible.  Colorado enacted a new regulation that allows you a ONE-TIME opportunity to change from Plan F to G, Plan C to D, or High Deductible Plan F to High Deductible G.  Lisa Asmussen, an independent insurance broker and Eagle View instructor, will share the details of the regulation change, how it is designed to offer you choices, and what you should do and when you should act in order to not miss this opportunity.  This educational presentation is general in nature and there will be no solicitation.   Join by zoom or phone on Tuesday March 2, at 5:00 or tune in any Tuesday to hear details about this change and get any Medicare related questions answered.


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


Join By Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833  

            Meeting ID:  869 5768 4243              Passcode:  716505


Sisters of Courage   (Wed. Mar 3 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

March is Women's History Month and we will kick it off with a great tale of two Colorado pioneer women. The Civil War, westward expansion, and the Panic of 1893 are all well-known historical events. They take on a new meaning with this story of their impact on the Harbison family.  Walk with sisters Kittie and Annie from Denver as they cross Berthoud Pass to create a successful dairy ranch in the hostile environment of Kawuneeche Valley to supply milk to the expanding Grand Lake population.  Come and enjoy their story and learn how the Harbison Ranch led to the development of the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond.  Presenter Dave Lively is a professional tour guide and speaker who resides in Grand Lake.  


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


Join By Phone:    +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 

            Meeting ID:  871 0603 0844              Passcode:  465862


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Mar 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)


More Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars! 


Five Most Influential Women in American History   (Tues. Mar 9 @ 1:30 p.m.)

In honor of Women’s History Month, Paul Flanders will introduce you to the most influential women in the history of the United States.  There will be time 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: 870 5066 9811     Passcode:  661286


Denver Mob Talk   (Thurs. Mar 11 @ 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.)

Let’s try this again!  Join mob historian Tom Hackett on a photo tour of North Denver’s Little Italy.  View photos and enjoy the stories of former social clubs, homes, and haunts of some of Denver’s most influential crime families.  Learn the truth behind many of the legends.  Tom Hackett's Denver Mob Tour was one of Eagle View's most popular day trips, so if you were never able to go, or want to experience it all over again, take this Zoom “tour through pictures.”   Time after for questions.  This is fascinating Denver history!


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:  
821 9216 0192     Passcode:   119764


Ireland & Northern Ireland w/Active Minds   (Wed. Mar 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Join us to learn about Ireland on the most Irish day of the year - St. Patrick’s Day!  Active Minds will discuss the history of Ireland and explore its cloudy future.   In January 2020, the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) completed the first stages of its exit from the European Union.  Given that the Republic of Ireland remains a member of the EU, the exit deal has significant implications for the lasting peace on the island of Ireland.  This, combined with Sinn Fein’s recent surprise electoral victory in Northern Ireland, has raised uncertainties about the political future of Ireland.


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


Stay Fit Programs   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Mar 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: Elysia Seymour. 

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


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Mar 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:  815 4867 9040              Passcode:  716910


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Mar 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:  817 9712 3415              Passcode:  606292


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Mar 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. Mar 4 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is a 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:  893 8530 2862              Passcode:  549233


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Mar 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.  Instructor:  Dottie LaFleur 

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


Meeting ID:  844 9453 5073              Passcode:  121701


Line Dance   (Fri. Mar 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:  893 6405 6198              Passcode:  534715


Around Town:  Brighton Area


Vietnam Veterans “The Wall That Heals” Applications due March 5

Vietnam Veterans who passed away after returning home due to causes related to their service (such as Agent Orange or PTSD) are eligible to be honored at “The Wall That Heals” exhibit in Brighton.  Coloradans are encouraged to submit names and photos of veterans for the “In Memory Honor Roll” on display September 2 - 5.  Applications are being accepted through March 5 at:


Cemetery staff to begin Spring Cleanup in March

City of Brighton Cemetery staff will be removing decorations from graves to make way for cemetery mowing and aerating.  Out of respect, nothing affixed to the headstone will be removed, except for glass items per City code.  If you have a loved one buried at a City cemetery you may wish to remove any items yourself.  Otherwise, items that are removed will be placed around a tree near where a loved one is buried. Staff will properly dispose of the items after two weeks.  Questions?  Call Aaron Corr at 303-655-2060.


Emergency Notifications

The public safety agencies for the City of Brighton use CodeRED, a high-speed notification system, to alert you in an emergency –including important weather notifications.  CodeRED delivers emergency messages to you via a call to your home phone or mobile device and through text and email, based on your preferences. CodeRED is free to Adams County residents. If you do not have internet access, call Eagle View for help.  You can sign up online:  


COVID Information


COVID Vaccinations for People Age 65+  

  • People 65+ can now be vaccinated.  Those who have not been contacted by their health care system should contact a vaccine provider on the state’s website or call 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911.  
  • Or call the Colorado Vaccine Hotline now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).  Vaccine Hotline staff can answer COVID-19 vaccine-related questions and provide information about vaccine providers across the state.   They cannot make appointments.  
  • Salud Family Health Clinic is offering vaccines in Brighton.  Participants do not have to be Salud patients.  To register online go to then click on the COVID VACCINE tab.  
  • SCL Health/Platte Valley Medical Center has a clinic at the Adams County Government Center.   Vaccination appointments may be self-scheduled through MyChart.  Or fill out the online form at to be notified when a vaccine appointment is available. 
  • Advanced Urgent Care at 2801 Purcell Street is accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointment requests - you will be contacted to confirm your appointment time. For questions or help scheduling, use the live chat on the website or send a text to 720-807-1706. Request an appointment clicking here.  
  • If you are 65+ years old, live in the Brighton area, and are having trouble making an appointment or need assistance call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 and we will try to help.  


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 Federal Heights and Salud in Brighton also provide free testing, pre-registration is required.  For details about other testing sites click here:


Via Mobility Riders Can Book a Trip to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 
Because COVID is a two-dose vaccine, Via (transportation service) will work with riders to schedule their second trip as soon as the rider knows their second appointment date.   Registered riders can schedule a trip by calling 303-447-9636.  If you are not a registered rider, call Via Mobility Specialists at 303-444-3043 to get signed up.  Via services are available to older adults (60+) and adults living with a disability.  This service is available in all of Via’s service areas; Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson counties, and parts of Weld County.   For vaccination trips, riders can book trips between counties.  


Helpful Resources:


2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

Locations for tax preparation for the 2020 tax season are listed on the attached flyer.  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.  The Adams County Treasurers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is now taking appointments.  Appointments will be made in the order of calls received, including voice messages.  Call 720-523-6771 for appointment scheduling and to verify that your return will be within the scope of the VITA program (see attachment for an eligibility check-list).  Appointments are for dropping off tax paperwork only – no in-person consultations.   Participants will be called to pick up their taxes when they are completed.  Go to the county website for more information on eligibility and the Intake form that can assist your volunteer in preparing your taxes  


Brighton Food Pantries

Are you or someone you know in need of food?  Both locations listed below 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. Mar 2 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2) Tues. Mar 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

Are you interested in receiving meals delivered to your home? 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. You can get them delivered weekly, every other week, or once a month.   If you would like to start receiving VOA meals or need more information, call EVAC at 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number.


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Receives Medal   (Tues. Mar 2 @ 4:30 p.m.)

Witness internationally recognized infectious disease scientist and public health official Anthony S. Fauci, M. D., become the seventh recipient of the Smithsonian’s Great Americans Medal.   In a virtual ceremony, the National Museum of American History will honor Fauci for his extraordinary leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and distinguished career leading federal research and policy.  Great Americans Medal is presented to individuals who have made lifetime contributions to the U.S. while embodying American values and ideals.  Please register in advance.


Water, Water Everywhere   (Wed. Mar 3 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Did you know that there's more water on Jupiter's moon Europa than there is on the entire Earth?  We tend to think of the Earth as the only world with water, but water is actually much more common than we originally thought.  From Mercury to Pluto, join Fiske Planetarium to learn about the wide variety of places in our solar system that harbor water.   Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


African American Women’s Activism   (Wed. Mar 3 @ 5:00 p.m.)

This event focuses on African American women’s activism and contributions in a historical perspective.  Each speaker will explore an interesting aspect of African American women’s activism through an extended discussion of one or two objects.  The Center for Colorado Women's History is working with the Smithsonian to spotlight some of the Smithsonian scholars featured in the publication Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision from the National Collection. This talk supports the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, designed to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women.


AARP ElderWatch - Managing Your Phone Calls   (Thurs. Mar 4 @ 2:00 p.m.)

This may sound like a simple task that you’ve been doing for decades, but with new technology comes new ways to manage your phone.  Join AARP ElderWatch to learn ways to manage the calls you want and reduce the ones you don’t.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Modern Art Reframed   (Thurs. Mar 4 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the newly reimagined Museum of Modern Art in New York.  In this virtual keynote lecture, Nzewi will discuss his perspectives on telling an expansive and more inclusive story of 20th and 21st century art and his vision for the next chapter at the Museum of Modern Art.  Register in advance to receive the link.


National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 

Mon. Mar 1     National Peanut Butter Day - Make something yummy with peanut butter!

Thur. Mar 4     National Hug a G.I. Day 

Sat. Mar 6       National Day of Unplugging - For 24 hours unplug your smart phones, computers, TVs, and 

                        Wi-Fi.  Instead, read a book, get outside, take a walk, play a board game.  Can you do 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. 


My Music Presents:  Classical Rewind   (Mon. Mar 1 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

Experience the beauty, romance, and power of musical masterpieces in this joyride through the world of classical hits, with reflections from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland.


American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free   (Tues. Mar 2 @ 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.)

Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, and Pam Grier, who changed American culture. 


The Colorado River   (Thurs. Mar 4 @ 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Explore North America's wildest river in this film narrated by Academy Award winner Mark Rylance.  The film, which takes viewers on a free-flowing journey through the river's diverse history, features a musical score by five critically acclaimed composers.


The Transformational Power of Yoga   (Sat. Mar 6 @ 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

Desiree Rumbaugh, co-author of Fearless after Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit and Yoga and creator of the DVD series Yoga to the Rescue, shares how simple yoga and meditation practices can strengthen, protect, and heal.  Time-tested and scientifically proven to help humans achieve better overall health and happiness these practices helped Desiree to find her way back to a joyful life after her son’s death.


My Music: It's What's Happening Baby   (Sat. Mar 6 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

“Murray the K” hosted a legendary TV special, "It's What's Happening Baby," which will be seen for the first time in 50 years on PBS.   Features over a dozen iconic artists singing some of the greatest hits of all time, including Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Herman's Hermits, The Temptations, Four Tops, Patti LaBelle, and more.


Carol Burnett: A Celebration   (Sat. Mar 6 @ 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.) 

Enjoy the 50th anniversary tribute to the career of a comic genius - filled with pure nostalgia, great clips, and memories from iconic stars.  The program includes exclusive interviews with: Carl Reiner, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Betty White ... and of course, Carol Burnett.


Life's Third Age with Ken Dychtwald   (Sun. Mar 7 @ 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.)

Retirement was viewed as a time to relax and wind down after a life of work, but it is now being reimagined as an unprecedented time for new freedoms, personal reinventions, and renewed purpose.  This original TV special is hosted by Ken Dychtwald, PhD, the iconic thought leader on aging, longevity, and retirement. 


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“We need to remember that circumstances don’t make a person, they reveal a person.”


                                                            —Emma Jameson

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