Aurora Center for Active Adults – Mar. 2020

Looking for something fun to do in the new year?  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.

BINGO

Play a lively game of bingo for donated prizes.

  • Every Thu., 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Free

DROP IN CARDS

Various groups use the ACAA card area for Hand and Foot, Bridge and Mah Jongg weekday afternoons.

  • Free

PINOCHLE 

  • Drop in Wed. & Fri., 1-3 p.m.
  • Free

QUILT BEE VOLUNTEERS

Beautiful, handmade quilts are made by the talented members of the ACAA Quilting Bee and are available for purchase year-round. Special orders accepted. Biannual sales on the first weekends of October and May.

  • Bee meets every Wed., 12:30-3 p.m. 
  • Free

KRAFTY KORNER

Join this group to knit or crochet articles to be distributed to Veterans at various locations. Experienced volunteers with crochet and knitting experience are welcome.

  • Every Tue., 9-11 a.m.
  • Free

WRITERS’ SUPPORT GROUP

Come, join other writers dedicated to supporting, encouraging and helping each other reach their writing goals.

  • Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15
  • Fri., 1-3 p.m.
  • Free

COMMODITIES

Rocky Mountain Food Bank

  • 1st Tue. of month, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • 720-473-6323
  • Free

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP

  • Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18
  • Mon., 10 a.m.
  • 720-849-0675/info
  • Free

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

The free, 15- week Citizens’ Police Academy provides citizens with hands-on knowledge, experience and understanding of what it means to be a police officer.

  • Spring (Feb.-May) & Fall (Aug.-Nov.) Classes
  • 303-739-1922/register
  • Free

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LUNCH PROGRAM

Hot meals served to seniors 60+ by the Volunteers of America.

  • Mon.-Thu., meals served at 11:45 a.m. 
  • Donations requested

SOCIAL SECURITY 101: RETIREMENT, DISABILITY, SURVIVORS & DEPENDENT BENEFITS 

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

24376 Mar. 19

  • Thu., noon-2 p.m. 
  • Free, registration required

MEDICARE BEYOND BASICS: 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 and costs. Then move on to cover the different types of Medicare providers, the claims process, notices sent by Medicare, commonly used terminology (coinsurance, copays, deductibles), how to utilize the Medicare.gov website and much more. 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.   

24377 Mar.10 (Dennis & Gloria)

  • Tue., 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 and prey upon them. This class will provide attendees with a concrete understanding of federal and 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. 

24382 Mar. 26

  • Thu., 9-11 a.m. 
  • Free, registration required

MEDICARE CHOICES: SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE (MEDIGAP) & MEDICARE ADVANTAGE 

This class will cover your Medicare options; Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policies and Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plans including what they are, how they work, who is eligible and how to enroll. The speaker will also discuss costs, how to compare plans and coverage options. The class speaker is a representative from the State Health Insurance Program.

24383 Mar. 31 

  • Tue., 9-11 a.m. 
  • Free, registration required

ALZHIEMER’S EDUCATION   

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 and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

24385 Mar. 11

  • Wed., 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Free, registration Required

HAND-PAINTED NOTECARD WORKSHOP

Engage your creativity and create something practical at the same time! Explore a simple, versatile card-making technique using hand carved wood block stamps from India and colored inks. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

24168 Mar. 4 

  • Wed., 9-11 a.m.
  • $31 ($25 Resident)

JAPANESE BUNKA *  

This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle and a unique thread from Japan. This class is a student-led workshop. *Kit must be ordered prior to class.  Call 303-739-7961 for information.

24190 Mar. 3-24

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

SIMPLE JEWELRY I*    

Explore simple techniques to make your own jewelry. Instruction will include the correct way to string and weave the beads to make simple, beautiful creations. * Supply List must be purchased prior to class start.

24197 Mar. 2 & 9

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

Spanish – Beginner  

This class level will introduce pronunciation of the language, alphabet, colors, basic greetings, foods and culture. No prior Spanish experience necessary.

 *Required text: Spanish in Ten Minutes a Day (ISBN #: 978-1-931873-30-7)

24832 Mar. 7-Apr. 11

  • Sat., 8-10 a.m.
  • $75 ($60 Resident)

Spanish – Intermediate

This class level will provide instruction on proper Spanish grammar including how to conjugate verbs and distinguish between nouns and pronouns. *Required text: Spanish Now! (ISBN-13:978-0-4380-7523-5)

24834 Mar. 7-Apr. 11

  • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $75 ($60 Resident)

Spanish – Conversation in Film

This class level will promote a conversational style of learning the Spanish language amongst classmates, while delving further into the culture of Spanish speaking countries via film, music and other programs. Students should be comfortable forming sentences & understand the basic concepts of the language prior to registration. No required text for this class. 

24837 Mar. 7-Apr. 11

  • Sat., 1-3 p.m.
  • $75 ($60 Resident)

SIGN LANGUAGE*

Expose yourself to a whole new way of communicating through sign language. This class will teach basic concepts and encourage conversation. * Recommended Text: Signing Made Easy by Rod R. Butterworth & Mickey Flodin. (ISBN:0399514902)

24318 Mar. 5-Apr. 9

  • Thu., 6-7:30 p.m. 
  • $75 ($60 Resident)

ESL- ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE*

This class will focus on improving English vocabulary and grammar. Students will learn to create clear sentences in speaking and writing. Through conversation, students will also practice pronunciation of the vocabulary they learn.  *Recommended Textbook: Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition: Monolingual Dictionary ISBN#: ISBN-13:978-0194505291.

24319 Mar. 14-Apr. 18

  • Sat., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $75 ($60 Resident)

MEDITATION

MEDITATE ANYWHERE

Learn to meditate anywhere, anytime, release thoughts that burden you and rob you of energy. This class will aid in calming and lifting your spirit allowing gentle way to learn to let go.

24321 Mar. 4-Apr. 8

  • Wed. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $30 ($24 Resident)

NEW! BABY BOOMER BELLY – Part 1

Are you familiar with the famous quote attributed to Hippocrates over 2000 years ago:  “All disease begins in the gut”? Join us for this workshop and gain insight into personalized healing from the inside out! Your gut is Grand Central Station to multiple body systems controlling energy, mood/cognition, immunity and of course, digestion.  This system is also highly sensitive to external inputs, stressors and foods.  Join us to learn health secrets unique to the boomer generation. You’ll walk away with three keys to personalize your own self-care plan to optimize digestive fire leading to greater overall vitality.

24323 Mar. 14

  • Sat., 10-11:30 a.m.
  • $16 ($13 Resident)

WILLS, TRUSTS & POWER OF ATTORNEY 

Find out what you need to know. Lots of time for questions & answers! Presented by Chris Gordon & Wayne Stewart, Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys.

24396 Mar. 11

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

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER LEARNING 

Customize your Computer learning experience. The ACAA offers one-on-one computer training on a variety of topics.  By appointment. $25/hour. Please call to schedule your session or for more information at 303-739-7961.

COMPUTER LAB-OPEN LAB

  • Mon-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
  • 30-minute increments only 
  • Open to the public. 
  • Lab included with membership; Drop-in fee applies otherwise
  • One-on-one lessons available for a fee. 
  • Call 303-739-7961 for more information.

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 and sending photos, email, social media and using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class, Android operating system only.

24214 Mar. 9

  • 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 and sending photos, email, social media and using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class, Apple operating system only.

24216 Mar. 11

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

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

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

24219 Mar. 7-21

  • Sat., 9-11 a.m.
  • $48 ($38 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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