Active Minds re-creates lectures as webinars

Active Minds has been working hard to transform itself in the last few months from a live, in person series of lectures to a web experience that adds value to the day to day lifestyle of seniors. When the quarantine came into effect Active Minds patrons were one of the most hard hit groups. Seniors are more at risk from COVID-19 but also need to be engaged in the world for physical and mental health. Active Minds keeps seniors’ brains engaged with lectures on topics ranging from music to history, current events to foreign affairs. Our webinars have been going from day one of the quarantine but have increased in numbers as facilitators realize the importance of creating engaging activities for their communities. Please call Wynne Reynolds at 303-656-8807 with questions about how Active Minds has been continuing to provide stimulating material for seniors throughout the quarantine and safer at home stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are our webinars for the month of August

See below for descriptions and details.

Wednesday, August 5, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30)
The Challenges of Mexico

Thursday, August 6, 3:00-4:00 pm
History of the Atomic Bomb

Tuesday, August 11, 12:30-1:30 pm
Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday, August 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm (program from 11:00 am-noon)
The American West

Wednesday, August 12, 2:00-3:00 pm
London: Biography of a City

Wednesday, August 12, 3:00-4:00 pm
America’s Pastime: Baseball!

Wednesday, August 12, 1:00-2:00 pm
William Shakespeare

Thursday, August 13, 1:00-2:00 pm
Prohibition

Thursday, August 13, 3:00-4:00 pm
The U.S. Internment of Japanese-Americans

Friday, August 14, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm
Pakistan

Monday, August 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
America’s Pastime: Baseball!

Tuesday, August 18, 1:00-2:00 pm
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

Wednesday, August 19, 1:30-2:30 pm
Take a Bite of the Big Apple

Thursday, August 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
History of the Atomic Bomb

Thursday, August 20, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll

Monday, August 24, 2:30-3:30 pm
Spices

Monday, August 24, 3:00-4:00 pm
Spices

Tuesday, August 25, 5:00-6:00 pm
California

Thursday, August 27, 1:00-2:00 pm
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

Thursday, August 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (program from 2:30-3:30 pm) (webinar)
North Korea
Tensions between North Korea, the United States, and much of the East Asian region are longstanding with no clear path for resolution. Join Active Minds for a discussion of recent developments as well as a review of North Korean history. We will cover the dynastic leadership of the Kim family as well as the country’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation continues to unfold.
HostBrookdale Parkplace, 111 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218… map; 303-744-1950; video
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (program from 2:30-3:30) (webinar)
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security.
HostBrookdale Meridian Englewood, 3455 S Corona St, Englewood, CO 80113… map; 303-761-0300
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
History of the Atomic Bomb
August 6th and 9th mark 75 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ushering in the nuclear age. Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and history of atomic weapons. We will discuss the achievements of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent nuclear arms race during the Cold War. We will end with a discussion of current nuclear proliferation concerns.
HostApplewood Place, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215… map; 303-233-4343
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12:30-1:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Alexander Hamilton
The blockbuster musical Hamilton has ignited considerable interest in the man and his story. And it is quite a story. Join Active Minds as we journey back to our nation’s early history and visit the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, his friends, his enemies, and the principles he fought (and perhaps died) for. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Belleview Station.
HostThe Tattered Cover Bookstore
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Mountain Time (program from 11:00 am-noon) (webinar)
The American West
Join Active Minds for an exploration of how the West was opened and won. We’ll tell the story from a variety of perspectives–from the early explorers who ventured into the unknown to the fortune seekers who raced to the Gold Rush. We’ll also include the often brutal elements of what was known at the time as “Manifest Destiny” including conflicts with Native Americans as well as Spanish Mexico, all of which added significant territory to the United States.
Host16 Penn Apartments, 1615 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203… map; 720-269-4380
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
London: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of one of the world’s greatest cities. From the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons, the Norman Conquest, and more, we will tell the story of London right up to the present day. Along the way, we’ll visit some of London’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Tower of London, where Elizabeth I was held before becoming queen. Come float with us down the river Thames for a front row seat. It’s the next best thing to being there! This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement VillageSpringbrookeFive Star Residences of Dayton PlaceGarden Plaza of Aurora, and HealthONE.
HostHeather Gardens, 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014… map; 303-751-1811
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
America’s Pastime: Baseball!
A brief history and selected stories from the game of baseball. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of baseball from its disputed origins to the present day.  We will look at the way that “America’s Game” is often reflective of the nation itself.  Baseball has often been plagued by scandal, from the 1919 Chicago Black Sox to the “Steroid Era” and the recent revelation of cheating by the Houston Astros.  At the same time, Baseball has also seen transcendent figures such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and the man who broke down Baseball’s color line, the heroic Jackie Robinson. Bring your own favorite baseball story to share with the group.
HostRiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123… map; 303-797-0600
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
William Shakespeare
Born in 1564, William Shakespeare is regarded by many as the greatest writer in the English language. Although he is most famous for his plays, he rose to fame in his life as a poet, writing 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems. Most of his plays were not published until after his death in 1616, leading some to question his authorship.  Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Shakespeare’s life and connect his story to his plays and poems. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
HostWest Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302… map; 303-441-3148
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The U.S. Internment of Japanese-Americans
Months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this dark chapter in American history and what we learned as a nation from this experience.
HostBrookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501… map; 303-525-9408
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Prohibition
The production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was constitutionally outlawed in the U.S. from 1920 to 1933. Join Active Minds as we review the origins and history of prohibition, the rise of bootleggers and organized crime, and the persistence of “dry” counties in the U.S. that still exist to this day. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
HostStapleton Master Community Association and Denver Public Libraries
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

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Friday, August 14, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (program from 2:30-3:30) (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership.
HostThe Carillon at Belleview Station, 4855 S Niagara St, Denver, CO 80237… map; 720-440-8200
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (limit 100 participants).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, August 17, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Pakistan
Formed in 1947 out of the partition of British Colonial territories in South Asia, Pakistan has experienced decades of conflict with India.  More recently, Pakistan has undergone internal conflict between its secular government and the rising tide of Taliban-led Islamic Fundamentalism. As a long-time U.S. ally, Pakistan has been considered a key in the war on terror. With the discovery of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, however, some are questioning the nature of this relationship. Join us as we examine the future of this precarious nuclear nation.
HostKeystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031… map; 303-465-5600
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, August 17, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
America’s Pastime: Baseball!
A brief history and selected stories from the game of baseball. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of baseball from its disputed origins to the present day.  We will look at the way that “America’s Game” is often reflective of the nation itself.  Baseball has often been plagued by scandal, from the 1919 Chicago Black Sox to the “Steroid Era” and the recent revelation of cheating by the Houston Astros.  At the same time, Baseball has also seen transcendent figures such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and the man who broke down Baseball’s color line, the heroic Jackie Robinson. Bring your own favorite baseball story to share with the group. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
HostBemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120… map; 303-795-3961
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
HostLongmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501… map; 303-651-8411
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Take a Bite of the Big Apple
There’s no place in the world quite like New York City. From Broadway to Wall Street, Little Italy to Central Park, New York has a history and an energy all its own. Join Active Minds as we virtually visit one of the world’s most important cities. We’ll explore the city’s past and present, as well as the important people and places that have shaped this unique city. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
HostWashington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209… map; 303-733-4643
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
History of the Atomic Bomb
August 6th and 9th mark 75 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ushering in the nuclear age. Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and history of atomic weapons. We will discuss the achievements of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent nuclear arms race during the Cold War. We will end with a discussion of current nuclear proliferation concerns. This event is sponsored by SpringbrookeGarden Plaza of AuroraFive Star Residences of Dayton PlaceKaiser Permanente, and HealthONE.
HostWindsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247… map; 303-364-7485
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll
Emerging as a powerful force on the American music scene in the 1950’s, Rock music has evolved with the decades and now includes many variations that sound pretty different from the likes of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and the recently deceased Little Richard. Join Active Minds as we return to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and trace its history and cultural impact through the years.
HostLakewood Reserve, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226… map; 303-742-4800
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, August 24, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets.
HostSpringbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224… map; 303-331-9963
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, August 24, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
HostEast Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303… map; 303-441-4150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:00-6:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
California
With more people than any other state and an economy that would put it ninth in the world if it were a country, the importance of California is clear to most Americans. It is, however, a complex state with a colorful history and significant current challenges, including wildfires. Join Active Minds as we explore the Golden State together and learn about what makes it unique! This event is sponsored by HealthONE.
HostThe Tattered Cover Bookstore
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership.
HostCastle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104… map; 303-688-9498
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6:30-7:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Eleanor Roosevelt
As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. Join Active Minds as we examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
HostStapleton Master Community Association and Denver Public Libraries
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.


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