City of Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Aug. 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.

 JAPANESE BUNKA WORKSHOP* 

This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle & a unique thread from Japan. This group is a student-led workshop. Call for information. *Kit must be purchased prior to workshop.

11103 Aug. 6-27

  • Tue., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $10 ($8 Resident)

 SIMPLE JEWELRY II*   

This class will provide instruction to create a simple, beautiful bracelet.* Supply List must be purchased prior to class start.

11110 Aug. 5-19

  • Mon., 1-3 p.m.
  • $38 ($30 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 

11114 Aug. 5

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

Saturday Quilt Block

11118 Aug. 3

  • 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. 

11130 Aug. 7

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

ADVANCED WINDOWS 10

Would you like to learn more to Windows 10 beyond the Intro class?  This class will explain in more detail apps, programs & more.

11131 Aug. 21

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $16 ($13 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.

11149 Aug. 14

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

 INTERNET BASICS

This class will do a basic introduction of how to access and navigate the internet, a.k.a. World Wide Web. Orient yourself to a web browser, search for information safely, save websites for easy access, and learn how this valuable resource can be helpful to you in your daily life.

11208 Aug. 10

  • Sat., 9-11 a.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

SMARTPHONE BASICS-ANDROID

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 & social media & using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class, Android operating system only.

11211 Aug. 5

  • Mon., 9-11 a.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

 SMARTPHONE BASICS-APPLE

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 & social media & using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class, Apple operating system only.

11214 Aug. 19

  • Mon., 9-11 a.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

 SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn the tips & tricks to help take wonderful photos with your smartphone. This class will review how to get the best images from shooting to editing & review storage &printing platforms.

11218 Aug. 28

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

 

REAL ESTATE

Join Sunny Banka of Sunny Homes & Assoc., Inc. & learn from her 39 years of experience in the realty world.

THE ART OF HOME STAGING

Come and hear a professional home stager, Mico Smith, owner of Metamorphing Interiors and Sunny Banka of Sunny Homes and Associates Inc.  Talk about best practices for staging your home. These tips and tricks are perfect if you are looking to prepare your home to sell. If you would simply like some design tips, Mico is great with suggestions on what’s hot & what’s not. 

11226 Aug. 1

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

 Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet & nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity & social engagement, & use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

11275 Aug. 19

  • Thu., 10-11:30 a.m.
  • No fee, registration required.

WILLS, TRUSTS & POWER OF ATTORNEY

Find out what you need to know. Come learn the basics of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives & probate in a casual, approachable manner from an expert estate planning attorney. Appropriate for individuals & families of all kinds, there will be best practices and pitfalls to avoid in planning for death and disability whenever it may strike. Special emphasis for seniors with tips & pitfalls to avoid in probate avoidance, asset protection, long term care & benefits planning. Lots of time for questions & answers! Presented by Chris Gordon, of Stewart & Gordon, Elder Law Attorneys.

11313 Aug. 7

  • Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $7 ($5 Resident)

DAY TRIP

COLORADO BOULEVARD TOUR

12403 Aug. 21

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

DINING ADVENTURES

NORTHSIDE TAVERN

11134 Aug. 5 

  • Mon., 10:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • $21 ($17 Resident) 
  • Meal range $10-$20

TUPELO HONEY RESTAURANT

11136 Aug. 28

  • Wed., 12:15-4:15 p.m.
  • $20 ($16 Resident)
  • Menu Range $15-$20           

 FITNESS CLASSES

BEGINNING PILATES

13298 Aug. 8-29

  • Thu., 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • $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 & build strength, this class is suitable for anyone who prefers a relaxed pace & a quiet, mindful yoga practice.

13291 Aug. 6-27

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

 HULADAY DANCE

Join us as we celebrate the summer coming to an end with a taste of the islands. We will have a blast learning simple and fun hula choreography. Be sure to bring your colorful clothes and your bright smiles. Aloha!

13385 Aug. 2

  • Fri., 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

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 theacs@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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