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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: March 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast March 3-13, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of March 8 - 14 


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 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.   Your Eagle View Team       


Eagle View Adult Center Updates

Many of you have asked for an update on opening Eagle View.  Adams County is in Level Yellow.  Under that restriction, 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! 



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


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body   (Fri. Mar 12 @ 4:00 p.m.)

Join the Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with the Eagle View Adult Center, for tips from the latest research on how you can keep your brain and body fit to help ward off diseases and dementia.  For centuries, we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected.   But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.  Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement.  Use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  For more information go to Alzheimer’s website at  To Register call 1-800-272-3900 or click on this direct link and click “Register Now” button at the bottom of the page:  


Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars! 


Medicare 101   (Tues. Mar 16 @ 2:00 p.m.  - Again at 6:00 p.m.)

This very informative zoom program is an overview of Medicare.  Learn about signing up for Medicare, when, how, and why to sign up BEFORE 65 or IF you should wait to sign up.  Learn the basics of Medicare - Part A & B, supplemental insurance, drug coverage, and advantage plans.  Our presenter is Lisa Asmussen, a Medicare specialist and licensed insurance broker.  This educational presentation is general in nature and there will be no solicitation.  Time available to ask questions.  Join via Zoom or by phone. 


Register in Advance - 2:00 p.m. class:   Click on the link below - confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

Register in Advance for 6:00 p.m. class:  Click on the link below - 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  

            For 2:00 p.m.  Meeting ID:   854 2204 1581    Passcode:  574491

            For 6:00 p.m.  Meeting ID:  873 1906 1691    Passcode:  588594


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.


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Mar 18 @ 1:00 p.m.)  - Links will be available next week.


The History of Colfax Avenue   (Fri. Mar 19 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Take a virtual tour of Denver’s famous Colfax Avenue along its entire 26-mile length from Golden to Aurora.  Presented by Denver History Tours, you will learn about the evolution of this avenue from neighborhood street to its designation as US Highway 40.  Each city along the route has something to share about the rich history of Colfax.  Lakewood retains many of the motor hotels servicing auto traffic from the early to mid-20th century.  Learn about the city’s efforts to improve Colfax’s image along major stretches of the avenue.  Continue along into Aurora to learn about the redevelopments occurring at the old Fitzsimons Hospital.  Colfax is a microcosm of Denver society and this talk will help us learn about ourselves.   


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:  
817 5707 6340     Passcode:   255287


Stay Fit Programs   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Mar 8 @ 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 9 @ 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:  854 5572 7204              Passcode:  454074


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Mar 9 @ 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:  872 4265 7160              Passcode:  283231


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Mar 10 @ 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 11 @ 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:  823 0473 4647              Passcode:  738696


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Mar 11 @ 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:  829 0524 6932              Passcode:  425418


Line Dance   (Fri. Mar 12 @ 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:  843 8623 0437              Passcode:  279139


Around Town:  Brighton Area


Elks Lodge Bingo 

Bingo lovers, are you missing live bingo?  If you are looking for a place to play, the Brighton Elks Lodge has started Bingo sessions on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome.  The Elks Lodge is located at 101 N. Main Street.  Masks, social distancing, and capacity protocols set by the Tri County Health Department will be followed.  Questions? Call the Elks Lodge at 303-659-2802.  Ya’ll come!


Cemetery staff to begin Spring Cleanup in March

Starting in March, City of Brighton Cemetery staff will begin removing decorations from graves in order to make way for cemetery maintenance like mowing, aerating, and over-seeding.  Out of respect to those laid to rest and their families/friends, nothing affixed to the headstone itself 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 left on the grave yourself.  Otherwise, items that are removed will be collected and placed around a tree in the area where a loved one is buried. After two weeks, staff will properly dispose of the items.  Questions - please contact Aaron Corr, Manager of Brighton Cemeteries, or 303-655-2060.


COVID Information


COVID Vaccinations for People Age 60+ opens March 5  

  • People ages 60+ and those 16-59 with 2 or more high risk conditions are next in line to receive a vaccine starting March 5, however older individuals will be a priority.   Individuals 60+ 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).  
  • 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.  
  • Thornton Fire Department operates a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd.  You must pre-register for an appointment before arriving at the site.  Each week a new schedule of appointments will be made available on this link.
  • If you are 60+ 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 

Via will work with riders to schedule their second trip to get a vaccination as soon as the rider knows the appointment date.  Registered riders can schedule a trip by calling 303-447-9636.  If you are not a registered rider, call Via’s Mobility Specialists at 303-444-3043 to get signed up.   Via’s services are available to older adults (60+) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson counties, and parts of Weld County.  


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.  The Adams County Treasurers tax assistance program is taking appointments for their wait list.  Call 720-523-6771 to schedule an appointment and to verify that you qualify.  Appointments are made in the order of the calls received, including voice messages.   Appointments are for dropping off tax paperwork only – no in-person consultations.  The Adams County website has information on eligibility and the Intake form that can assist your volunteer in preparing your taxes. If you don’t have internet access the Intake form can be filled via phone.  


Brighton Food Pantries

Are you or someone you know in need of food?  All locations listed below ask that you do not get out of your car, they will give you instructions when you arrive.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Mar 8 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Mar 9 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Mar 9 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Seventh Day Adventist (567 E. Bromley Lane)   Thurs. Mar 11 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Mar 13 @ 9:00 - 10:30 a.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.



National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 

Mon. Mar 8     International Women’s Day - Tell a woman in your life how much you admire her!

Tues. Mar 9     National Meatball Day - Italian?  Swedish?  BBQ?   Have some for dinner tonight!

Tues. Mar 9     National Get Over It Day - Something bothering you?  Angry?  Try to get over it today.

Fri. Mar 12      National Girl Scout Day - Order cookies on line at

Sat. Mar 13     National Good Samaritan Day - help someone in need. 

Sun. Mar 14    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS - Set your clocks forward on Sat. night. 


Just for Fun - Other Sources:


Denver Art Museum’s Drop-In Drawing   (Tues. Mar 9 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join Denver Art Museum's instructor Anna Kaye for technique demonstrations on how to draw the lustrous texture of gold and creating illusions of depth with linear perspective.  You are invited to create artwork using your choice of materials, methods, and subjects.


Dome to Home - Where Did It All Come From?   (Wed. Mar 10 @ 3:00 p.m.)

If water is so common in our solar system, where did it come from in the first place?  And how do we have so much liquid water on Earth?  Join Fiske Planetarium to learn more about the origins of water in space and on our planet.   Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


AARP - The Fascinating Lives of America's First Ladies    (Wed. Mar 10 @ 3:30 p.m.)

Whether editing speeches and appearing on the campaign trail, presiding over White House renovations and social events, championing important causes, or functioning as the president’s most trusted adviser, first ladies have made significant contributions to the heads-of-state’s careers and to the nation. Yet, the accomplishments of those who have acted as the power behind the presidency have gone largely unreported and under-appreciated.  Systematically profiling six first ladies, Professor Watson will take a careful and illuminating look at some of the women who have served the United States.


Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice   (Thurs. Mar 11 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history, and material culture.  Educators from the National Portrait Gallery partner the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects speak to today’s social justice issues.  Joined by educators from the National Air and Space Museum and the National Women's History Museum, explore the question “What does a leader do?” in relationship to portraits of activists Sojourner Truth and Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman.  Register by Mar. 10 to receive the Zoom link.


Pursuing Citizenship in an Era of Enforcement   (Sat. Mar 13 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Associate Professor Ming Hsu Chen, an expert in immigration law, will discuss the “spectrum of citizenship,” a concept that explores what membership and belonging mean for immigrants seeking to become citizens.  Chen supports pathways to citizenship that enhance equality for immigrants and through her research has built a case that formal citizenship status matters more than ever during times of immigration enforcement.  Please click on the link in advance to register for Colorado University’s lecture.


TV Programs on PBS  


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. Please note:  It is PBS pledge week.  Many of the programs provide good entertainment or useful information, however long breaks are taken to promote supporting PBS with a donation and to obtain books or musical DVDs as gifts for your support.   


Joyful Pain Free Living with Lee Albert   (Tues. Mar 9 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Learn to operate your body optimally with minimal/no pain and maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle as you age.  Lee's holistic approach combines the wisdom of neuromuscular therapy, stress management, and yoga.


50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary   (Tues. Mar 9 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America's soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.


My Music:  This Land Is Your Land   (Tues. Mar 9 @ 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.)

Take a musical journey through the evolution of American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to Greenwich Village clubs. Also on Sat. Mar 13 @ 7:00 p.m.


Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Grief   (Wed. Mar 10 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

People have been brought to their emotional knees with COVID, the economy, racial tensions, and political divide.  But you do not have to feel unhappy and stressed even when it seems like the world is falling apart.  Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Your Brain Is Always Listening will show you how to tame your emotions in order to feel more positive and more in control of your life.  Also on Thurs. Mar 11 @ 3:00 p.m.


John Denver: Country Boy   (Thurs. Mar 11 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

The life and legacy of popular singer-songwriter John Denver are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.


My Music:   Carpenters: Close to You   (Fri. Mar 12 @ 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.)

This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and friends in the music business.  Featuring top recording hits, "Close to You," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." 


Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace   (Sat. Mar 13 @ 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.)

Nancy Zieman, host of Sewing with Nancy, inspired sewing and quilting enthusiasts for decades.  Nancy's life was marked by personal and physical challenges, which she shared with fans. 


Carole King & James Taylor Live   (Sun. Mar 14 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

Carole King and James Taylor reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Troubadour.  This memorable show includes hits such as "So Far Away," "It's Too Late," "Something in the Way She Moves," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," and “Fire & Rain." 


Pass it On Quote of the Day:  Making a Difference


“But where was I to start?  The world is so vast; I shall start with the country I know best, my own.  But my country is so very large.  I had better start with my town.  But my town too, is large.  I had best start with my street.  No: my home.   No: my family.  Never mind, I shall start with myself.”                                                                                                             Elie Wiesel, Write

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