Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Jan. 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.

Alzheimer’s Education

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Each month various topics related to Alzheimer’s disease are discussed.

Effective Communication Strategies 

Teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle and late stage dementia.

21191 Jan. 9   

  • Thu., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • No fee, registration required.

 Medicare 102: Beyond the Basics

This class adds to the basics covered in Medicare 101 and utilizes real world examples. It will cover how to use MyMedicare.gov, commonly used terminology (coinsurance, copays, deductibles), the different types of Medicare providers (participating and nonparticipating) and assigned & non-assigned claims. It will also discuss private contracts, the claims processing process (Medicare Summary Notices), mandatory claim filing and beneficiary notices (ABNs, notice of non-coverage, etc.). The class speaker is a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.   

21545 Jan. 9

  • Thu., 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.

21549 Jan. 16

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

Medicare Supplemental Insurance 101: Medigap

This class will cover Medigap policies and go over other supplementary health insurance available to people who are enrolled in Medicare. The class speaker is a representative of the Division of Insurance, a state agency.     

21552 Jan. 23

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

 Medicare Part C 101: Medicare Advantage

This class will provide information about Medicare Advantage plans—also referred to as Medicare Part C—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 and provide resources, such as information on where people can go to get help or get their questions answered. 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.

21554 Jan. 30

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

 Welcome Coffee

Enjoy light refreshments while learning about the valuable programs and services offered at the Aurora Center for Active Adults.

21186 Jan. 17

  • Fri., 9:30 a.m.
  • Free, registration required.

 WILLS, TRUSTS & POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

21565 Jan. 15

  • 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. For more information, call 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.

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

22584 Jan. 13

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

22591 Jan. 15

  • Wed., 9-11 a.m.
  • $16 ($13 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)

21102 Jan. 23-Feb. 27

  • 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.

21167 Jan. 25-Feb. 29

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

 BRIDGE FOR PLAY

Brush up on some of the 21st century conventions, learn some new techniques by playing with different players and asking questions about various hands as they come up.  A comfortable environment if you’ve been away from playing for a while, or if you need some direction on curing bad habits.

21088 Jan. 8-Feb. 12

  • Wed., 10 a.m.-noon
  • $53 ($42 Resident)

 BRIDGE FOR PLAY 

Bidding & Response II

Learn the advantages of bidding, how to lead in trump and no trump, watch for signals, discern interferences and more!

21089 Jan. 8-Feb. 12 

  • Wed., 1-3 p.m.
  • $53 ($42 Resident)

 Mah Jongg

Learn to play mahjong or refresh your skills. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation. It also involves a certain degree of chance. Take the class, meet new friends and play at the ACAA!  Student may need to purchase annual game card.

21090 Jan. 16-Feb. 20

  • Thu., 1-3 p.m.          
  • $58 ($46 Resident)

 Japanese Bunka

This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle and a unique thread from Japan. Kit must be ordered prior to class. This class is a student-led workshop. For more information, call 303.739.7961

20959 Jan. 7-28

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

Jewelry I*

Join our in-house jewelry artist and create lovely pieces for yourself or as a gift! *Supply list provided with registration.

20962 Jan. 6-27 (No class on Jan. 20)

  • Mon. 1-3 p.m.
  • $38 ($30 Resident)

 Basic Sewing

Instruction will include basic sewing skills, sewing machine and tool basics and sewing seams, while constructing simple sewing projects. * Supply List must be purchased prior to class start.

20992 Jan. 9-23

  • Thu., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $58 ($46 Resident)

Spanish – Beginner  

This class level will introduce the language, alphabet, colors, basic greetings, foods and culture. No prior experience necessary. *Required text: Spanish in Ten Minutes a Day  (ISBN #: 978-1-931873-30-7)

21093 Jan. 25-Feb. 29

  • 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)

21098 Jan. 25-Feb. 29

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

Spanish – Advanced 

This class level will promote a conversational Spanish style of learning amongst classmates, while delving further into the culture of Spanish speaking countries.* Required text: Spanish Conversation (ISBN 978-1-259-58637-8)

21101 Jan. 25-Feb. 29

  • Sat., 1-3 p.m.
  • $75 ($60 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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