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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: May 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast May 10 - 16, 2021


Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of May 10 - 16


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


At long last!  The Eagle View Adult Center will re-open on a limited basis on Monday, May 17.  Due to restrictions, all programs and activities will require advanced registration by calling 303-655-2075.  Hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  All patrons will be required to wear masks inside the facility at all times.  We can’t wait to see you!!!


The May/June Senior Pride newsletter lists all programs and classes.  It will be mailed to participants on our current mailing list on Friday, May 7, so you should receive it next week.  If you are not on our newsletter mailing list you can be added by calling Eagle View at 303-655-2075 or you can download the newsletter at:


For details about our four-phase re-opening, COVID protocols for the building, and much more, please join our Zoom “EVAC Reopening Table Talk” on Tuesday, May 11 @ 1:30 p.m. (see Happenings below).  Eagle View staff will be discussing the “new normal” for the center and there will be time for questions.   


We need your mailing address!  In May we will be transitioning back to mailing out the bi-monthly Senior Pride Newsletter and moving away from a weekly E-Blast.   Future E-Blasts will be sent, but they will mainly contain links to programs that we will continue to offer by Zoom.  If you are not on our Senior Pride newsletter mailing list, please call the center at 303-655-2075 to give us your home address.


Pass it On Quote of the Day:  


“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

-Jimmy Dean


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


Historical Myths #2 w/Elizabeth Nosek   (Mon. May 10 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join us for Part 2 of Historical Myths, Fact or Fiction where we continue our exploration of some of our favorite history.  We will delve into why our ancestors thought tomatoes were poisonous, the true origin of Hawaiian quilts, what type of hats cowboys actually wore, and what the pilgrims really looked like.  Elizabeth Nosek has worked as a museum curator for 20+ years at history museums across the nation.   Those experiences have fed her passion for learning and sharing that knowledge with others 


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:    851 5678 2968          Passcode:  988541


EVAC Reopening Table Talk   (Tues. May 11 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

The time as finally come!  Join the EVAC staff on Zoom or by phone to hear details about our reopening. We will provide information about our four phases for a gradual transition back to normal and COVID protocols we will be required to adhere to in order to open.   Plenty of time to ask questions!  We look forward to seeing you!  Register in advance for Zoom link or join by phone a few minutes before start.

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:  813 9964 0978              Passcode:  146976


Lost Lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park    (Wed. May 12 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Do you know there were more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park?  Can you envision large resorts where elk and moose now graze in pristine meadows?  “Lost Lodges of Rocky” explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park in an entertaining one-hour program. Learn about the thought-provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to the first automobile based U.S. National Park.  Register in advance for Zoom link or join by phone before the start.


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:  861 9906 2098              Passcode:  134150

Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars and register early!

Medicare 101   (Tues. May 18 @ 2:00 p.m.  - Again at 6:00 p.m.)

This very informative Zoom program is an overview of 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.  Register in advance for Zoom link or join by phone a few minutes before start. 


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


Active Minds: The U.S. Electric Grid   (Wed. May 19 @ 1:30 p.m.)

The U.S. Electric Grid is one of the largest, most complex system in the world - one that we utilize every day!  Learn how the system works, its current challenges of being antiquated and vulnerable to cyber-attack, and its future opportunities as we move to renewable energy.   Join by Zoom 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. May 20 @ 12:30 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 303-655-2075 and we will mail you one.  One bingo card per player and you must play your own card.  Prizes sponsored by EVAC Senior Advisory Board. 


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   Most June programs will be available both live and on Zoom.

  • How the 1920’s Roared w/Paul Flanders         (Tues. May 25 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • Feathered Friends: Great Horned Owl w/Anne Price         (Wed. May 26 @ 1:00 p.m.)  
  • Bingo In-Person!   (Thurs. May 27, June 10 & June 24 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • The Story of Lucille Ball w/Evan Weiner         (Wed. June 2 @ 1:00 p.m.)
  • Bingo by Zoom   (Thurs June 3 & 17 @ 12:30 p.m.) 
  • The Great Depression w/Paul Flanders   (Tues. June 8 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • The 10th Mountain Division   (Wed. June 9 @ 12.30 p.m.) 
  • Medicare 101 w/Lisa Asmussen   (Tues. June 15 @ 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.) 
  • Active Minds: History of Sugar   (Wed. June 16 @ 1:30 p.m.) 
  • Dam It!  w/Denver History Tours   (Tues. June 22 @ 12:45 p.m.) 
  • Feathered Friends:  Peregrine Falcon w/Anne Price   (Wed. June 23 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • Tinnitus Talk w/John Wilson - Blue Ribbon Hearing         (Tues. June 29 @ 12:30 p.m.)

Stay Fit Programs   NEW:  Use same Zoom link for each class the entire month!


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. May 11 @ 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 4562 4315              Passcode:  850559


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. May 11 @ 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 or belt, two yoga blocks or books, and a blanket.

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

Meeting ID:  858 7259 6751              Passcode:  717744


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. May 13 @ 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:  817 5017 1759              Passcode:  075470


Move It or Lose It!   (Thurs. May 13 @ 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.  Substitute Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer. 

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


Meeting ID:  847 0391 2293              Passcode:  928262


Line Dance   (Fri. May 14 @ 9:00 a.m.)  

Get moving and have fun by line dancing in this one-hour class for both 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:  839 1991 1901              Passcode:  617655


Around Town - Brighton Summer Festivities Return   Mark your calendar!

Summerfest:  The City of Brighton’s largest community festival, Summerfest, returns to Carmichael Park (650 E Southern Street) on Saturday, June 5, from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy children’s activities, vendors, live music, and more.  All activities and concerts at Summerfest are free, so bring the family! 


Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park - Open daily 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. from June 5 to August 8.  More information available at the Brighton Recreation Center.


Flix & Kicks 2021 - Movie & Concert Series in the Park 2021 schedule still to be announced.  Admission is free.  Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic supplies/food, bug spray, and other amenities.  For more information, please call the City’s Special Events Division at 303-655-2126 or keep checking back on the City of Brighton website.


COVID Information


Mask Requirements

Each person over ten (10) years old, when in Adams, Arapahoe, or Douglas County must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when entering or within any Public Indoor Spaces.  Face coverings should be worn regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status except in settings designated as not needing such by CDC guidance.  In addition, masks are still required in all counties in all government facilities.  


COVID Vaccinations for People Age 16+ 

  • All Coloradans age 16 and above are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Click here for a listing of all vaccination sites:  Individuals 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).  
  • The Colorado Vaccine Hotline is 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
  • Tri-County Health - If you have questions about the vaccine, or would like help finding or making a vaccine appointment, please contact the Tri-County Health call center at 303-220-9200, email us at or visit our vaccine webpage.

Walk-in Vaccination Clinics 

Tri-County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine clinics are now open for walk-in clients 16 and older; no appointment necessary.  There are free clinics in Aurora, Castle Rock, Englewood, Lone Tree and Westminster.  You can print a flyer with locations and times.  There are many options to choose from. Appointments can still be scheduled as well through the TCH website. All sites are closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.  Find nearby locations and vaccine providers at  In addition, all six large state community vaccination sites are also offering walk-in and drive-thru vaccinations, along with the ability to still make an appointment in advance.


Where to Get Vaccinated Locally:  

 If you are 50+ years oldlive 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. 


  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way) in Commerce City:  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - Thursday.   This is now a walk-in/drive thru clinic or you can schedule an appointment at
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Thornton Fire Department operates a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd.  You must pre-register. Each week a new schedule of appointments will be made available


Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Testing is still important as one of the key preventive measures we can all continue to do to prevent the spread of COVID.  If you have been exposed to someone who is sick or you are not feeling well get tested.  

You can get tested at one of these nearby sites:

Find additional free COVID-19 testing site details at or click


Helpful Resources:


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. May 10 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. May 11 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. May 11 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

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.  Please note these meals will continue to be available until we resume the VOA meal program at Eagle View. 


Via Mobility Riders Can Book a Trip to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 

Via will work with riders (60+) 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.   


Just for Fun - Other Sources:


CarFit Virtual Workshop: Vehicle Safety and Comfort    (Mon. May 10 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Learn about the actions you can take to improve your fit in your personal vehicle.   It sounds simple, but there are many tips and tricks that can help you be more comfortable and safe.  The proper fit in your vehicle may increase your safety and the safety of others on the road.  In this 90-minute workshop, you will connect with professionals and trained volunteers who can help you achieve a better fit.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Caregiving in Uncertain Times: 

Finding Support & Connection (Tues. May 11 @ 11:00 a.m.)

Caregiving is challenging in the best of days.  Add COVID-19 to the mix and it’s easy to find yourself becoming burnt out.  Learning where to start and how to plan a loved one’s care is harder in times like these - but AARP is here to lend a hand.  Join them for a virtual seminar where a live instructor will share tips and resources to help you and your loved ones during these difficult times.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Drop-In Drawing Online   (Tues. May 11 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join artist Anna Kaye from the Denver Art Museum for a fun and informal creative art session using supplies you already have at home.  All ranges of drawing experience welcome!  The theme for this session hasn’t been announced.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice   (Thurs. May 13 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history, and material culture.  Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.



Virtual Village: Stop the Stigma   (Fri. May 14 @ 7:00 p.m.)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Colorado History Museum has partnered with Kennedy Pugh, Friendly Harbor, and Impact Youth Initiative in a joint effort to stop the stigma surrounding those living with mental illness.  Through this Virtual Village they are seeking to raise awareness and advocate for those individuals living with mental illness (as well as their families) and bring together experts who can help educate the public on the importance of mental health and the resources available.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.;instance=20210514190000


Public Television 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. Or view at


Animal Babies: 1st Year on Earth - Testing Limits   (Weds. May 12 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Learn about the new challenges baby animals face once they can get around on their own.  Every day brings new trials and tribulations, like searching for food, surviving in harsh environments, and bonding with family members.


Extra Life: History of Living Longer - Vaccines   (Weds. May 12 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Discover the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness.  Travel through the remarkable history of vaccines and learn how new ones are developed when never-before-seen diseases like COVID-19 emerge.  Also airs on Tues. May 11 @ 7:00 p.m.


Human:  Fuel   (Weds. May 12 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Through the worlds of a religious faster, an ultra-marathon runner, a farmer, and a young girl beating allergies, go deep into the world of the human gut, which processes the fuel our bodies need to keep going.


Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World   (Thurs. May 13 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Episode 3:  Join Greta in Switzerland and Denmark to investigate potential solutions to limit climate change. She also explores how everyone can play a role, from what we eat to what we wear.  Finally, she looks for lessons from the world's response to COVID-19.  Also airs: Weds. May 12 @ 7:00 p.m.  


Baseball:  The National Pastime   (Fri. May 14 @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

The sixth "inning" leads off with the baseball season of 1941, one of the most exciting of all time.  Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history.  Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400.  The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years.  Then the war intervenes and baseball's best players become soldiers.  On their return, the game - and the entire country -- are changed forever:  Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947 when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America's national pastime.



Yoga:  Complex to Simple - Chair Yoga   (May 15 @ 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.)

Chair yoga is a practice that helps us to know ourselves better by clearing the clutter of the mind.  As we calm our mind, we can hear an authentic voice within holding the answers to who we are and what we want. 


Rick Steves' Europe:  Highlights of Paris   (Sat. May 15 @ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to crème brulee.  Marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery.  Tracing the steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.


Colorado Experience:  Cheers to Beers   (Sun. May 16 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.) 

The history of Colorado can be seen through the bottom of a beer mug.  From quenching the thirst of 1800s Gold Rush miners to modern craft brews pouring $3 billion into Colorado’s economy, beer has either borne witness to or helped create some of the most interesting chapters in the state’s history.  From stowaway Adolph Coors to craft brew revolutionist Charlie Papazian, meet the pioneers of this now booming industry.  


Mark your calendar!

National Memorial Day Concert   (Sun. May 30 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)  

On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs.  This multi-award-winning television event honors the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country

The concert will remain available for two weeks following the live broadcast.

National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 


Mon. May 10  National Shrimp Day

Mon. May 10  National Women’s Checkup Day – Schedule those annual check-ups today!

Tues. May 11  National Eat What You Want Day - No dieting today!

Wed. May 12  National Limerick Day                     

Thur. May 13  National Apple Pie Day

Fri. May 14     National Decency Day - Be nice to someone today. 

Sat. May 15     National Chocolate Chip Day

Sat. May 15     National Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday in May

Sun. May 16    National Barbecue Day

Sun. May 16    National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day - Ask them to your barbecue!


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