Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Feb 2017

COMPUTERS

COMPUTER BASICS for Newer Users
Terminology, navigating around the desktop, internet, using the mouse, Microsoft Word & more using Windows 10.
238281 Feb. 8-22
Wed., 9-11 a.m.
$49 ($38 Resident)

INTRO TO WINDOWS 10
Learn the basics to get going: start up/shut down, navigate the Start & Desktop screens, adding & using apps & programs.
238287 Feb. 15
Wed., 1-3 p.m.
$17 ($13 Resident)

BUYING A COMPUTER
Desktop or Laptop? What will you be using your computer for? Learn how to understand about specifications, extra hardware software & more before you buy.
238282 Feb. 3
Fri., 1-3 p.m.
$17 ($13 Resident)

MICROSOFT WORD 1
Create & edit documents. Learn how to use different fonts, cut, copy, & paste, align pages, save, files & folders, print. Pre-requisite: comfortable with using a mouse and typing.
238303 Feb. 7-21
Tue., 6-8 p.m.
$49 ($38 Resident)

MICROSOFT WORD 2
Take Word 1 a step further learning bullets, tabs, page breaks, borders, symbols, headers & footers, plus more. Pre-requisite: Word 1 or knowledge of basic word functions.
238304 Feb. 10-24
Fri., 1-3 p.m.
$49 ($38 Resident)

MICROSOFT EXCEL
Excel 1 will begin learning about columns, rows, cells, editing, worksheets, format, simple formulas & more.
238300 Feb. 4-18
Sat., 9-11 a.m.
$49 ($38 Resident)

ADVANCED EMAIL
Take email basics one step further: review email basics, organize emails, address book, attach pictures, email etiquette, and manage saved emails, review security, SPAM/junk email & more.
238290 Feb. 16
Thu., 1-3 p.m.
$17 ($13 Resident)

SOCIAL INTERNET
FACEBOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Learn to use Facebook as a useful business tool. Pre-requisite: Facebook 101 or feel comfortable with a current personal Facebook account. Bring login & password for personal account.
238289 Feb. 8-22
Wed., 6-8 p.m.
$49 ($38 Resident)

Logo Design
Design logos, create business cards, letterhead, graphics & more. Bring a USB to save your creations.
238298 Feb. 23-Mar. 2
Thu., 6-8 p.m.
$34 ($26 Resident)

ART WORKSHOPS

Dream Catchers
Learn to make beautiful dream catchers. Supply fee of $15 payable to instructor day of class.
238311 Feb. 2
Thu., 9 a.m.-noon
$15 ($12 Resident)

Mosaic Mirror
Create a truly one-of-a-kind mirror using a variety of glass, tile, and found objects. Supply fee of $20 payable to instructor day of class.
239787 Feb. 11
Sat., 9 a.m.-noon
$15 ($12 Resident)

Metal Arts
Learn about metals, how they are mined & used. Students will then make a metal work of art. Supplies included in fee.

Pewter Casting
Cast your own pewter hummingbird and flower.
238333 Feb. 13
Mon., 1-4 p.m.
$55 ($42 Resident)

Rubber Stamping
Rubber Stamping is a fun and creative way to make cards or decorate scrapbook pages. Join the class and make three cards to send with your best wishes.
238355 Feb. 14
Tue., 1-3 p.m.
$13 ($10 Resident)

Japanese Bunka
This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle and a unique thread from Japan. Kit needs to be ordered prior to class. Call for information.
238323 Feb. 7-28
Tue., 10 a.m.-noon
$13 ($10 Resident)

The Bunka Bunch
If you can’t make every class, just drop in.
$3/session if not enrolled.

Quilting – Block of the Month

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 time. Supply list provided with registration.

Monday Quilt Block
238345 Feb. 6
Mon., 1-4 p.m.
$16 ($12 Resident)

Saturday Quilt Block
238349 Feb. 4
Sat., 8:30-11:30 a.m.
$16 ($12 Resident)

Quilt for the Day
Join the fun making a simple project in this all day class.
238346 Feb. 25
Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
$27 ($21 Resident)

BRAIN BOOSTERS

Alzheimer’s Education
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association
Various topics related to Alzheimer’s disease are discussed each month.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
238264 Feb. 2
Thu., 10-11:30 a.m.
Rosalyn Reese
No fee, registration required.

Fun & Informative

AARP – Income Tax Assistance
On-site help in completing Federal & State Income Tax returns for 2016 available to seniors over age 50 who have a low to moderate income (generally less than $50,000) & no business or rental property income of any kind. Appointments are required & must be made in advance beginning Jan. 17, 2017 by calling 303.739.7962 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. No call backs will be made this year. Remember to bring all income reporting forms for interest, dividends, pensions, wages & social security, as well as a list of potential deductible items. Also bring copies of your 2015 tax returns & your packet for 2016 tax filing.
This service is sponsored by AARP & is coordinated by volunteers.
Feb. 6- April 11
Mon. & Tue.
Appointments required.

The Brain and Alzheimer’s
Presented by Blue Sky Neurology.
New technology is helping scan for brain issues. Come learn about the newest advances in fighting Alzheimer’s disease.
238315 Feb. 16
Thu., 10-11:30 a.m.
No fee, registration required.

Medicare Benefits
Each month a new topic concerning Medicare Benefits will be presented.
238328 Feb. 9
Thu., 10-11:30 a.m.
No fee, registration required.

Wills Trusts & Power of Attorney
Presented by Wayne Stewart, Elder Law Attorney.
Find out what you need to know. Lots of time for questions & answers!
238387 Feb. 8
Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
$7 ($5 Resident)

ACAA SERVICES
AARP – Safe Driving Course
Feb. 3
Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
1.888.227.7669/register

Commodities
Rocky Mountain Food Bank
1st Tues. of month, 9-11 a.m.
720.473.6323/register

Family Caregiver Support Group
2nd Fri., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Morning Star
303-326-8323/register

Low Vision Support
Colorado Council of the Blind
Feb. 20
Mon., 10 a.m.
303.831.0117/info

Medicare Counseling by S.H.I.P.
By appointment at the ACAA.
720.321.8850/appt.

Senior Resources
This service connects seniors to needed resources. Call Senior Solutions at 303.426.4408

VOA Lunch Program
Hot meals served to seniors 60+ by the Volunteers of America.
Mon.-Thu., 11:45 a.m.
Donations requested.

VNA Health Clinics
Feb. 13 & 27
Mon., 9 a.m.-noon
To schedule an appointment, call VNA, 303.698.6496.

DAY TRIPS

FOREVER PLAID @ CANDLELIGHT
239291 Feb. 4 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $95 ($75 Res.)

MOB NIGHT
239296 Feb. 8 4:30-9:15 p.m. $65 ($50 Res.) $8-$14

DHT: DENVER DIVINITY
239297 Feb. 9 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $52 ($40 Res.) $7-$12

CRIPPLE CREEK ICE SCULPTURES
239294 Feb. 14 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. $52 ($40 Res.) $8-$13

DHT: LONGMONT JOURNEY
239301 Feb. 24 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $52 ($40 Res.) $8-$13

SNOWSHOES

WILD BASIN
239326 Feb. 7

BIERSTADT LAKE
239323 Feb. 14

GLACIER GORGE
239470 Feb. 21

MYSTERY SNOWSHOE
239471 Feb. 28

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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