Boulder Senior Services – June 2018

East Boulder Senior Center: 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 – 303-441-4150
West Boulder Senior Center: 909 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 – 303-441-3148

T’ai Chi
Begins Friday, June 1
East Senior Center
Resident/nonresident Fee: $90/$95
Member/Member nonresident Fee: $80/$85
T’ai Chi Level 1 – Beginning
Course #12371
9:45 – 10:40 a.m.
Learn and review the basics, including breath, mental focus, postural awareness and correct mechanics of each move. Attention is given to relaxation, mind-body connection, and the first third of the 37-posture Yang short form.
T’ai Chi Level II – Intermediate
Course #12372
Noon – 1 p.m.
This class expands on what was learned in Level I Beginning class by continuing with the 37-posture Yang short form. Students must have completed Level I or been given instructor approval to enroll at this level.
T’ai Chi Level III – Advanced
Course #12373
10:45 – 11:40 a.m.
The Level III Advanced class will review and complete the entire 37-posture Yang short form. Students must have completed Level II or been given instructor approval to enroll at this level. Instructor: Steve Arney

Intermediate Bridge
Course #12507
Tuesdays beginning June 5
East Senior Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident fee: $50/$55
Participants will improve their bridge skills while having fun. This class continues from the beginning classes. Topics include: jump shift, Jacoby 2NT, balancing, signaling, play of the hand, etc., in addition to a review of overcalls and take out doubles.

Community Conversations
Course #12512
Tuesday, June 12
East Senior Center
3 – 5 p.m.
In 2014, the strategic plan for aging well in Boulder County was published. “Age Well Boulder County” was the result of information and feedback gathered from hundreds of people across the county. It’s time to refresh the plan, gather input for the 4-year plan, and focus on action steps that individuals and communities can take to ensure that all age well in the future. What is the future of our aging community? What does our community have to offer as one ages? Please join us in an interactive Community Conversation to share visions of the future and offer opinions, concerns, and suggestions.

Twitter 101
Course #12503
Tuesday, June 12
West Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Resident/nonresident Fee: $19/$23
Twitter, the online news and social networking site where individuals broadcast short messages or tweets, has grown in popularity in recent years. This workshop explores the basics of using Twitter including hashtags, tweets, retweets, and following and mentioning others. Students may bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone and set up a Twitter account during class.

Effective Communication Skills
Course #12509
Monday, June 18
West Senior Center
1 – 3:30 p.m.
In this workshop, students will learn how to become better listeners and communicate with confidence. The instructor will also demonstrate tools to effectively handle situations that may seem difficult or impossible.

SPARK! Warm Water Class – New Time
Course #12370
Second Wednesday of the month, June 13
East Senior Center
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This unique class provides enjoyable water-assisted movement to music that stimulates neural pathways, brain activity, muscular strength, and some cardiopulmonary response. Specifically designed for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, who are accompanied by their caregiver or partner. Classes held in warm water leisure pool less than 4 feet deep. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association SPARK, City of Boulder Senior Services, Boulder Parks & Recreation, and Boulder Seniors Foundation.

Pinterest 101
Course #12504
Tuesday, June 26
West Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Resident/nonresident Fee: $19/$23
Learn how to use Pinterest, the digital scrapbook, to keep recipes, gardening tips, decorating ideas, crafts, fashion, pets, and other favorite items in one place on the Internet. Organize online discoveries and more in Pinterest.

Food Safety
Course #12525
Tuesday, June 26
West Senior Center
1 – 2 p.m.
One in six Americans get sick from food poisoning each year. Older adults are at an even higher risk of serious complications from food borne illness. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is offering “Food Safety 101” in order for older adults and food service volunteers to learn some great tips for staying safe from foodborne illness.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Meet Up Tour
Course #12517
Wednesday, June 27
NCAR – 1850 Table Mesa Dr.
10 a.m. – noon
This tour will provide a basic description of NCAR as an organization, the research completed there, and an in-depth exploration of the Mesa Lab exhibits. Topics will include weather, climate and climate change, Sun-Earth interactions, supercomputing, and the unique architecture of the building. Lunch on your own at the NCAR cafeteria.

Women’s History Tour with DHT
Course #12526
Friday, June 29
East Senior Center, Pool Lobby
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Resident/nonresident Fee: $30/$35
Fri. June 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., meet at the East S.C. In the history of Denver, women ventured out of the home, across the prairie, up the mountains, and into history. Denver History Tours will review what they wore, what they cooked, where they went, and what they did. Meet the noble and notorious women of Denver. Lunch on your own $$ at a restaurant mid-way through the tour. Minimum registration by June 8th.