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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: March 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast March 15-21, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of March 15 - 21


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 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! 


 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.)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day so join us to learn about Ireland!  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 @ 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)

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, learn about the evolution of this avenue from a 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 Denver’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.  


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


Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars! 


 Feathered Friends:  Broad-Winged Hawk   (Tues. Mar 23 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation is back with another great Zoom program, this time featuring the smallest soaring hawk found in the United States. The broad-winged hawk mainly breeds on the east coast, but a few migrants are seen during this time of year and in the fall, as they make their way north and south traveling between the eastern U.S. and South America. This tiny cousin of the red-tail hawk hunts everything from worms to small mammals, and is a common sight in New England and the Deep South.

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:  865 7253 4877  Passcode:  689989


Returning to Fitness after a Long Break   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 12:00 noon) 

Brighton Recreation Center fitness staff is hosting a live discussion via Zoom on returning to fitness after a long break.  They will be discussing this topic and answering any questions.  Link available next week. 


Seed Starting with CSU Master Gardener   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Vegetable gardening grew tremendously in 2020 and is expected to do so in 2021.  Learn what you need to successfully start seeds indoors from an Adams County Colorado Master Gardener.  Buying seedlings may seem easier, starting your own seeds can be both rewarding and save you money once you get set up.


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:  896 4563 8246              Passcode:  146445

Rockies History   (Week of March 29 - Date/Time TBA)

It’s the Colorado Rockies home opener week so let’s start the baseball season learning about our hometown team!  Scott Perry, a local sports historian, has an interactive presentation on Rockies history, how baseball came to Denver, and the teams that lead up to us finally becoming a Major League City.  Do any of you remember the Denver Bears?  It will be fun program no matter how big a fan you are!   Zoom registration link will be available next week.  


More Upcoming Programs

Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Apr 1 @ 12:30 p.m.) 

Legendary Ladies - Enacted Portrayals of 3 Amazing Women   (TBA - Early April) 

Who Was the Sculptor in Buckskin? w/Dave Lively    (Wed. Apr 8 @ 1:30 p.m.)   

Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stages - For Care Partners   (Mon. Apr 12, 19, 26 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)


Stay Fit Programs    


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Mar 15 @ 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 16 @ 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:  870 9078 4144              Passcode:  162375


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Mar 16 @ 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:  857 8196 6176              Passcode:  057248


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Mar 17 @ 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 18 @ 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:  820 1361 3024              Passcode:  215953


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Mar 18 @ 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:  865 3921 2378              Passcode:  456751


Line Dance   (Fri. Mar 19 @ 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:  864 6213 2544              Passcode:  024882

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 - phone is answered during open hours so keep trying at different times if you don’t get through.  Ya’ll come!


Helpful Resources:

2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

You can  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 get on the wait list 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.

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Mar 16 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Mar 16 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Senior Wellness Clinic

The Senior Wellness Clinic focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for seniors 55+.  Operated by Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), services include foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks.  Fee for foot care is $35 payable at the time of your appointment.  Sliding scale for payment is available. Foot care fee is Kaiser covered with pre-approval.   Appointments are being held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call EVAC at 303-655-2075 for appointment.


Help for Homes Community Project Accepting Applications Beginning March 8

The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. will begin accepting applications for the 15th Annual Help for Homes community project.   The Help for Homes (HFH) program brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterior repairs and perform general yard clean up.  This year, the community-wide project will be held on Saturday, June 12.


Qualifications for this free program are as follows:

  1. The homeowner is a senior (age 60 or older) or is permanently disabled and must live in the home.
  2. The homeowner is a Brighton resident.
  3. The homeowner earns no more than $44,750 for a household of one person or $51,150 for a household of two persons.
  4. The homeowner has no short-term plans to sell the home or move.
  5. The completed application and required documentation are submitted and received by Friday, April 23 to the Eagle View Adult Center in order to be considered. 
  6. All applications and documentation you submit will be strictly confidential and will only be used to make sure that each household receiving materials and services during this project qualifies under the program guidelines and regulations.

Homeowners in need can submit applications through Friday, April 23.   Of the applications received, 10-15 homes may be selected. Once approved, materials and labor will be provided to get necessary repairs done at no charge to the homeowner.  Applications are available by calling Evon or Sue at 303-655-2075.  Or apply online at:

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.


COVID Information


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.   For vaccinations, Via is able to cross into other counties within the service area. 


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).  (See attached flyer)
  • 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.  


Just for Fun - Other Sources:


Senior Planet’s Creative Creations   (Tues. Mar 16 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Do you knit?  Embroider?  Draw?  Whatever craft you enjoy in your free time bring the piece you’re currently working on to Creative Creations!  You will (virtually) sit in a circle, work together, chat, and learn from one another.   Click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Lessons from Pandemic Histories with Mariam Ghani    (Wed. Mar 17 @ 3:30 p.m.)

Join internationally exhibited artist, filmmaker, and writer Mariam Ghani for a conversation about two of her upcoming projects developed around the 100th anniversary of the 1918 pandemic.  Watch clips from the film DIS-EASE, which examines themes of illness, otherness, and invasion.  Then enjoy the short film, The Fire Next Time.  This film traces the connection between epidemics and social upheaval from the 1800s to the present.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Photography from the Colville Reservation   (Thurs. Mar 18 @ 6:00 p.m.)

In 1936, Clyfford Still co-founded an artists’ colony in Nespelem, the Indian Agency on the Colville Reservation in the state of Washington.  During his time there, Still sketched and photographed the Native Americans whose livelihoods had been negatively impacted by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam by the U.S. government.  The conversation will shed light on the creation and context of these photographs.


Free Style Salsa Dance Lessons with AARP CO   (Thurs. Mar 18 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Dust off your dancing shoes and join this fun and interactive night of dancing.  Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Colorado instructors Justin and Lyndsy will be leading us through an Evening of Free Style Salsa right in the comfort of your own home.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


The Women's Bank: A Denver Success Story   (Sat. Mar 20 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Since Colorado’s mineral rush, women proved to be better money managers than men.  Yet until the Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act in 1974 women had to have a male co-signer, such as a father or a husband, to get a loan.  This led to a group of women to found what would ultimately be the most successful of all U.S. Women’s Banks, in Denver.  Despite some scoffing males, The Women's Bank opened in 17th Street’s most elegant office building, the Equitable, on July 14, 1978.  The bank took in $1 million its first day and another million in each of its first twelve weeks.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.

National Celebration Days This Week:  

Mon. Mar 15   National Napping Day - Enjoy a good nap today! 

Wed. Mar 17   Saint Patrick’s Day - Don’t forget to wear your green today. 

Fri. Mar 19      National Let’s Laugh Day - Watch a comedy, reminisce with others on fun events, etc.  

Sat. Sat 20       International Day of Happiness - Do something that makes you happy!  Or someone else!


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.   You can also stream many of these shows to watch on your internet devices. Go to


 In Their Own Words:  Queen Elizabeth II   (Mon. Mar 15 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle's abdication, her father's coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne, and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.


10 Modern Marvels That Changed America  (Wed. Mar 17 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam.  Which 10 modern marvels made the list?


Europe's New Wild:  Land of Snow & Ice   (Wed. Mar 17 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

In Lapland, natives and conservation groups work to save an age-old reindeer migration and restore an entire ecosystem in the process.  Lapland is now witnessing wildlife spectacles return. 



Nature:  Fox Tale   (Thurs. Mar 18 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Intelligent and resilient, the red fox can change its behavior to thrive in new environments, from urban locales to the Arctic tundra.   New scientific research offers a fascinating look into foxes.


Nova:  Ghosts of Stonehenge   (Thurs., Mar 18 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Who built Stonehenge and why?  Learn how the last decade of trailblazing archaeological digs has revealed major clues to Britain's enigmatic 5,000-year-old site and the people who built it. 


Queen of Swing   (Thurs. Mar 18 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.) 

This engaging biography highlights the life, career, and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born actress, dancer, and choreographer Norma Miller, known as "The Queen of Swing." During her seven decade career, Miller developed the "Lindy Hop" dance, appeared in the Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races (1937), did stand-up comedy, entertained soldiers in Vietnam, worked with Sammy Davis Jr. and Richard Pryor, and wrote two swing culture books.  Miller influenced the globalization of America's jazz and the breaking down of racial barriers across the U.S. and around the world. 


Jazz:  The Adventure (1955-1960)   (Fri. Mar 19 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

As rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll erode jazz audiences, the music nonetheless enjoys a time of tremendous creativity.  Saxophonist Sonny Rollins, trumpeter Clifford Brown, and vocalist Sarah Vaughan mark the scene.  Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and other "hard bop" musicians play soulful jazz in an attempt to bring the music back to the black audience.  John Coltrane forms a quartet, scores a hit with his version of "My Favorite Things" and creates some of the most intense music in jazz history.  Episode concludes with the arrival of the free-jazz pioneer, Ornette Coleman, whose music challenges all of the conventions of jazz


The Four Sons and All Their Sons:   A Passover Tale  (Sun. Mar 21 @ 10:00 -11:00 a.m.)

The Four Sons are the focus of one of the most beloved and intriguing stories in the Haggadah, the book read and sung at the Passover Seder.  The story is beloved despite being just a short fable about four boys at the Seder table and how they're treated by their father.  It's intriguing because that fable has been revised relentlessly over the centuries--in words, in art, in music. 


Colorado Experience: Denver Botanic Gardens   (Sun. Mar 21 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

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


Pass it On Quote of the Day:  


“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”           - Eustace Budgell (1686-1737) Writer, Politician

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