Broomfield Senior Services – Mar. 2018

All support groups are open to the public at no cost. Registration is not required. Please call 303-464-5543 for more information. Broomfield Community Center (BCC).

 
Group Date Time Location
 Cancer  1st Thur  5:30-7 pm  HHS
 Dementia Caregiver  3rd Tue  10-11:30 am  BCC
 Diabetic  4th Mon   1-2 pm  BCC
 Grief*  1st & 3rd Wed  10:30 am-12 pm  BCC
 Low Vision Peer/Tech  2nd Tue  1-3 pm  BCC
 Multiple Sclerosis  1st Tue  10-11:30 am  BCC
 OLOC**  2nd Sat   Noon-3 pm  Varies
 Parkinson’s  1st Tue  10:30 am–12 pm  BCC
 Parkinson’s Carepartners  1st Fri/Varies  10:30 am–12 pm  BCC
*Grief – please call 303-717-1635 prior to attending the first time.
**OLOC-Older Lesbians Organizing for Change, please email: olocincolorado@comcast.net for more information and location.

Functional Medicine: Stress – The Biology of Recovery
Join us for a brief review of the body’s response to stress, followed by a more extensive exploration of the physiological benefits of stress reduction and how to implement stress reduction via practical diet and lifestyle changes. Presented by Andrea Crane, MS HNFM, BS, In All Your Ways Functional Medicine. FREE
Monday, March 5, 6:30-8 p.m.

Colorado History Talks – The Colorado Carnation Industry
Nearly 200 Colorado Greenhouses produced Carnations that were trademarked ‘Colorado Carnation.’  The industry had more sales than the Colorado wheat industry in 1970 when the first imports from Colombia started.  Today, no carnations are grown in Colorado.  This is the story of that industry. Presented by Bob Briggs. FREE
Tuesday, March 13, 1-2:30 p.m.  

Colorado History Talks –  When Newspapers Went to War: The Stars and Stripes in WWI
From 1917 to 1919 U.S. soldiers published a newspaper for the American Expeditionary Forces in France. By and for the troops, the newspaper was not censored by the U.S. government.  Many of the paper’s contributors went on to become famous literary figures. Original copies of the Stars and Stripes will be available for viewing. Presented by Colleen Sawyer. FREE
Tuesday, April 10, 1-2:30 p.m.  

Alzheimer’s Association Series – Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s—this program provides information on detection, possible causes and risk factors, stages, treatment and more. FREE
Wednesday, March 21, 3-4:30 p.m.  

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body—for centuries we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. This class provides insights on how to optimize our physical/cognitive health as we age. FREE
Wednesday, April 18, 3-4:30 p.m.

Planning a Good Goodbye – Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die
An informative and (hopefully) an entertaining presentation from David Heckel and Deb Wines from Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery on the many reasons why it is a wise and loving thing to plan your own goodbye. FREE
Wednesday, February 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Bonfils Blood Drive –City and County of Broomfield
The best things in life are free and donating blood is one of them. When you donate blood, you just might save a life; you also get to participate in this life-changing act without spending a dime! Your donation can be used in surgeries, car accidents, to treat illnesses; in times of war, for natural disasters and much more. To schedule an appointment visit bonfils.org and use site code 1426 or call Bonfils at 303-363-2300. Held at BCC. FREE
Wednesday, April 19, 9am-4 pm

 AARP Smart Driver Course –AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. You may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance carrier for details). This course is instructed by an AARP volunteer. Fees: $15 per person for AARP members; $20 per person for non-members, payable by check only and payable to AARP. Third Thursday of the month, 1-5pm.

OTHER SERVICES
Caregiver Respite Information. Are you providing care for someone 60+ in Broomfield County? Please call or email Senior Services to find out how the Caregiver Respite program may be able to assist you with no cost, temporary, in-home services.
Loan Closet. The Loan Closet is available for Broomfield residents 60+ and/or individuals with disabilities. Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches and bath benches are available for short-term loan. Monetary donations accepted to maintain the equipment. Call 303.464.5529. FREE
Handyman Program. Minor home repairs and maintenance services are provided by City and County of Broomfield volunteers, assisting Broomfield residents 60+ to remain safe and independent. Monetary donations accepted. FREE
Newcomers Coffee. Are you new to Broomfield or maybe don’t know what Broomfield Senior Services offers? Please come by for a cup of coffee or tea while our staff explains the variety of choices available such as: classes, trips, programs, volunteering, and much more! Fourth Friday of the month 9-10:30am. Reservations can be made on line at B-Rex.com. FREE.
Wellness Program – VNA. Services are provided by registered nurses and include health history and assessment, blood pressure, and foot care. Third Tuesday of the month. Please call Visiting Nurse Association at 303.698.6496 for more info or to schedule an appointment. Financial assistance is available for those qualified thanks to the SRB Support Fund. Fees Vary.
Medical Foot Care – Dr. Taylor. Services provided by Dr. Scott Taylor, Podiatrist, the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Appointments can be made on line at B-Rex.com. $25 cash or check only payable to Dr. Taylor. $6 payable to BCC.
Hearing Clinic. The Family Hearing Center provides a hearing clinic including: ear wax removal, hearing screening and hearing device maintenance & repairs. Appointments can be made on line at B-Rex.com or by calling 303-464-5526. Fourth Monday if the month with appointments between 9am-noon.FREE.
Tech Café. We’ve got answers. This program provides drop-in assistance for brief questions about your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or e-reader (Kindle or Nook). First Friday of the month. 12:30-2:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. Call 720-887-2350 for more information. FREE
For more information call BCC at 303.464.5526 or email
senior-services@broomfield.org


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