Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Mar. 2019

Looking for something fun to do?  The Aurora Center for Active Adults, at 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora Colorado 80011, offers a large variety of classes, activities and programs to choose from.  Call 303.739.7950 for details and to register.

CROCHET & KNITTING

Ages 16 & older

Anyone can learn to knit or crochet.  You can too!  Class covers basic & advanced skills. Pattern reading, & finishing.  Bring a skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. Crochet: bring H-8 aluminum hook.  Knitters: bring 10-inch size #8 needles.

  • $60 ($48 Resident)

6622 Mar. 4-Apr. 8    

  • Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

6624 Mar. 5-Apr. 9

  • Tue., 6-8 p.m. 

6626 Mar. 7-Apr. 11

JAPANESE BUNKA 

This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle and a unique thread from Japan. 

*Kit must be ordered prior to class.  Call 303.739.7961for information.

6635 Mar. 5-26

  • Tue., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $13 ($10 Resident)
  • *$10 ($7 Resident)

SIMPLE JEWELRY I  

Learn simple techniques to make your own jewelry. Instruction will include the correct way to string and weave the beads to create earrings for yourself or gifts. * Supply List must be purchased prior to class start.

6643 Mar. 4 & 11

  • Mon., 1-3 p.m.
  • $25 ($20 Resident)

QUILTING 

Learn an art that lasts a lifetime & create beautiful pieces. Learn & develop your skills as you work on a different quilt block & technique each month.  You will soon have a quilt ready to finish. Join the class at any month.  Supply list provided with registration.

Monday Quilt Block

This class is intended for beginner quilters.

6659 Mar. 4

  • Mon., 1-4 p.m.
  • $15 ($12 Resident)

Saturday Quilt Block

This class is intended for more advanced quilters.

6662 Mar. 9

  • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon
  • $15 ($12 Resident)

INTRO TO WINDOWS 10

Take the mystery out of Windows 10.  Learn the basics to get going: start up/shut down, navigate the Start & Desktop screens, adding & using apps & programs. 

6669 Mar. 27

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $19 ($15 Resident)

MICROSOFT WORD 1

Create & edit documents. Learn how to use different fonts, cut, copy & paste, align pages, save, files & folders, print. Prerequisite: comfortable with using a mouse & typing.

6703 Mar. 9-23

  • Sat., 9-11 a.m.
  • $48 ($38 Resident)

CYBERSECURITY & INTERNET SAFETY

Learn how to safely navigate the internet. This class will touch on making safe purchases, password security & how to avoid security risks to personal information.

6713 Mar. 21

  • Thu., 9-11 a.m.
  • $19 ($15 Resident)

SMARTPHONE BASICS

Learn tricks to help operate your smartphone more effectively. Class topics include making calls, creating a contact list, connecting to Wi-Fi, taking & sending photos, email, and social media & using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class.

6717 Mar. 4-18

  • Mon., 1-3 p.m.
  • $48 ($38 Resident)

PURCHASING A COMPUTER

Desktop or Laptop?  What features do you want in a computer? Learn how to understand specifications, extra hardware, software & which computer is best for your needs before you buy your next computer.

6748 Mar. 13

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $19 ($15 Resident)

INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS & BOOSTING VITALITY

Join us to discuss essential oils, how they work, what they do, and where they come from! This class will review several specific essential oils & immune system boosting properties. Create a custom chest rub to experience some hands-on blending fun!

6800 Mar. 20

  • $16 ($13 Resident)
  • Wed., 1-2:30 p.m.
  • ACAA

BUYING THAT HOME – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thinking of buying a home?? Come learn the process, whether is it your first home, upsizing or downsizing.  Sunny Banka & Ann Bagwell will help you learn where to start & what you need to do as you move forward in the buying process. Topics include loan options, the market, & what to look for as you move forward with your purchase. 

6756 Mar. 7

  • Thu., 6-7:30 p.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

Spanish – Beginner  

This class level will introduce the language, alphabet, colors, basic greetings, foods & culture. No prior experience necessary. *Required text: Spanish in Ten Minutes a Day

6770 Mar. 9-Apr. 13

  • Sat., 8-10 a.m.

Spanish – Intermediate

This class level will provide instruction on proper Spanish grammar including how to conjugate verbs & distinguish between nouns & pronouns. *Required text: Spanish Now!

6772 Mar. 9-Apr. 13

  • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spanish – Advanced 

This class level will promote a conversational Spanish style of learning amongst classmates, while delving further into the culture of Spanish speaking countries.* Required text: Spanish Conversation

6774 Mar. 9-Apr. 13

  • Sat., 1-3 p.m.
  • $60 ($48 Resident)

 

SIGN LANGUAGE

Expose yourself to a whole new way of communicating through sign language. This class will teach the basic principles of communicating through American Sign Language. Please purchase required text prior to class start.

6762 Mar. 7-Apr. 11

  • Thu., 6-7:30 p.m.
  • $63 ($50 Resident)

Social Security 101: Retirement, Disability, Survivors & Dependent Benefits

This class will cover the basics of Social Security, including retirement, disability, survivors’ & dependent benefits. The class speaker is a representative from the Social Security Administration (SSA), a federal agency.   

6778 Mar. 7

  • Thu., 9-11 a.m.
  • Free, Registration Required

Medicare Basics 101: Eligibility & Coverage

This class will cover the basics of Medicare, including the four parts of Medicare—parts A, B, C and D—eligibility, coverage choices & costs. The class will also discuss how Medicare works with other insurances & provide additional informational resources. The class speaker is a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

6779 Mar. 14

  • Thu., 9-11 a.m.
  • Free, Registration Required

Medicare 102: Beyond the Basics

This class adds to the basics covered in Medicare 101 and utilizes real world examples. It will cover how to use MyMedicare.gov, commonly used terminology (coinsurance, copays, deductibles), the different types of Medicare providers (participating and nonparticipating) & assigned & non-assigned claims. It will also discuss private contracts, the claims processing process (Medicare Summary Notices), mandatory claim filing & beneficiary notices (ABNs, notice of non-coverage, etc.). The class speaker is a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   

6780 Mar. 21

  • Thu., 9-11 a.m.
  • Free, Registration Required

Power Against Fraud: Fighting Back Against I.D. Theft

Identity theft affects 10 million Americans each year. The crooks are predators who know peoples’ vulnerabilities & prey upon them. This class will provide attendees with a concrete understanding of Federal &state law to empower them to take the steps to put layers of insulation between themselves and crime. Be proactive; be safe! The class will be taught by, Barbara Martin-Worley, Director of Consumer Fraud Protection for the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office.

6781 Mar. 28

  • Thu., 9-11 a.m.
  • Free, Registration Required

Understanding & Responding to Dementia- Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers & learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

6790 Mar. 13

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • No Fee; Registration Required

WILLS, TRUSTS & POWER OF ATTORNEY

Find out what you need to know.  Lots of time for questions & answers!  Presented by Wayne Stewart, Elder Law Attorney.

6794 Mar. 13

  • Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $10 ($7 Resident)

BEGINNING PILATES

6807 Mar. 5-26

  • $31 ($25 Resident)

YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS AND BACK CARE

This mat yoga class offers gentle, mindful movement to ease muscular tension & reduce joint stiffness & other chronic pain & discomfort.  Intended to promote overall well-being with practices to calm the mind, improve posture & balance, increase flexibility and build strength, this class is suitable for anyone who prefers a relaxed pace & a quiet, mindful yoga practice.

6825 Mar. 5-26

  • Tue., 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • $31 ($25 Resident)

SHAMROCK SOCKHOP

Dig out your bobby socks, poodle skirts & green to shake, rattle & roll!

6828 Mar. 15

  • Tue., 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

BEGINNING YOGA

Easy-to-Learn yoga movements that improve flexibility, posture & strength. Good for chronic back pain, pre/post pregnancy or injury recovery.

  • $25 ($20 Resident)

6878 Mar. 6-27

  • Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

6881 Mar. 3-31

  • Sun., 10-11 a.m.

YOGALATES

Tone and sculpt your entire body as you combine yoga & Pilates together.   

6885 Mar. 7-28

  • Thu., 7-8 p.m.
  • $25 ($20 Resident)

HATHA YOGA

Bring your body & mind together into one harmonious experience. Improve your strength, flexibility & balance while experiencing the stress relieving benefits of yoga.

3662 Mar. 4-25

  • $45 ($36 Resident)
  • $33 ($27 Resident)
  • Mon., 9:15-10:45 a.m.

SPERO WINERY WINE TASTING & LUNCH

An old favorite of ACAA patrons is back!  After our tour and wine tasting we will enjoy a special Italian lunch.

7054 Mar. 21

  • Thu. 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • $55 ($44 Resident)

DENVER FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM

The purpose of the Museum is to educate the public about the history of firefighting in Denver from its inception to the present.

6991 Apr. 1

  • Mon. 9:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • $30 ($24 Resident)

DHT:  DENVER ORIENTATION TOUR

Think you know the city of Denver?  Think again!  Presented by Denver History Tours.  (Tour includes a break for lunch which is on your own).  Fee includes escort, tour guide and transportation.

Menu Range:  $10-15

6979 Mar. 20

  • Wed.  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • $49 ($39 Resident)

PEARL STREET EXPERIENCE

A street lined with restaurants, shops and people watching, four blocks of which have been closed to traffic, Pearl Street is the heart and soul of Boulder—and has been for 40 years!   Participants will enjoy a day to shop, browse and eat!  Fee includes escort and transportation.  Lunch is on your own.

Menu Range:  $10-$20

6985 Mar 28

  • Thu.  9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • $23 ($18 Resident)

MAGGIE SMITH’S IRISH PUB

Maggie Smith’s brings a little bit of Ireland to Centennial!  Enjoy comfort food and daily drink specials—served with Irish hospitality.  Fee includes transportation and escort.

Menu Range:  $15-$20

7052 Mar 13

  • Wed., 11:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • $21 ($17 Resident)

AURORA COMMISSION FOR SENIORS

The mission of the Aurora Commission for Seniors is to improve the quality of life for seniors in Aurora.  As part of its outreach effort, the Commission is interested in hearing ideas and suggestions about needs and issues of seniors living in Aurora. If you would like a member of the Aurora Commission for Seniors to be a guest speaker at your community organization, please call the Commission at 303.739.7945 or email:acs@auroragov.org. If you would like to be on an email list to receive important information on senior issues, please send your email address to the acs@auroragov.org. The Commission meets at the Aurora Center for Active Adults the 1st Monday of month, 1 p.m.  Guests are welcome.


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