Boulder Events for March 2013

Medicare Basics Classes
East Senior Center
Thursday, March 7, or
West Senior Center
Thursday, April 4
2 to 4 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-1546 to register
Free monthly classes are offered by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Medicare Counselors for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of the Medicare program. Information is provided about Medicare eligibility, enrollment, benefits, costs, plan choices, and prescription drug coverage.

Ageless Grace
West Senior Center
Thursdays, March 7 to May 30
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
$52 to $66
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program consisting of 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease. It is designed to be practiced in a chair so that almost anyone of any age, ability, body type, size, or with any physical challenge, can participate and benefit from these simple anti-aging exercises.  Come enjoy the music, movement, conditioning, and comraderie while strengthening your body for the activities of daily living.

Active Minds: The Emancipation Proclamation
West Senior Center
Monday, March 11
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
The Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect 150 years ago, changed the course of the United States while it was embroiled in the Civil War. Join Active Minds as we explore what this historic proclamation did and did not do. We will examine its impact, both immediate and long term, from the perspective of slaves, slave owners, Northerners, Southerners, and the country as a whole.

Natural Meditation Class
West Senior Center
Wednesdays, March 13 to April 17
10 to 11:30 a.m.
$15 to $38
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
This meditation class is simple, easy to practice and presents no conflict with any religious or spiritual beliefs or practices. There will be ample time in each class for instruction, practice, feedback and questions. Participants will be able to utilize this form of meditation in their daily lives, whether sitting in silence or going about their normal routine.

Owens-Illinois Bottling Co., Windsor
Thursday, March 14
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$25 to $30 – Includes transportation, escort, tour, lunch, non-alcoholic beverage and gratuity
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for a tour of the Owens-Illinois Bottling Company.  This $140 million facility supplies glass bottles to local breweries. Note:  the tour is on concrete floors in a loud area.  You will be required to wear safety glasses and a hat or hair net.  We will have lunch afterwards at Okole Maluna.

The AlzheimerÕs Association Colorado Chapter presents:
The Savvy Caregiver
West Senior Center
Fridays, March 15 to April 19
9 to 11:00 a.m.
Free
Register on-line at www.alz.or/co under Classes & Workshops or by calling 303-813-1669
Caring for someone with AlzheimerÕs or other dementias requires knowledge, special skills and a unique outlook to enhance the well-being of the person with dementia as well as the caregiver. This program is designed for family members, friends, neighbors and partners, who either provide direct care locally or support from afar. It is beneficial to take either ÒThe Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and AlzheimerÕsÓ or the ÒLiving With AlzheimerÕsÓ series offered regularly through the AlzheimerÕs Association before taking this more in-depth course.

Active Minds: Brazil
East Senior Center
Monday, March 25
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the country that covers nearly half of South America: Brazil. We will examine key issues in Brazilian relations with the U.S. such as trade, energy, and the environment. Additionally, we will address the expansion of Brazilian economic influence globally under former President Lula and his successor Dilma Rousseff, the first female President of Brazil.

Awakened Aging: Cultivating a Wise Heart
East Senior Center
Saturday, April 13
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$40 includes continental breakfast and lunch
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register by March 15
In this workshop, we will identify essential human qualities that enable us to transform the aging process into a curriculum for living fully and loving well.  In a caring, supportive environment, weÕll use short didactic presentations, experiential exercises, and guided discussions to cultivate the qualities of compassion, mindfulness, joy, and equanimity.  Join us for a day filled with fresh insights, new friends, and a life affirming vision of growing older. Presented by David Chernikoff, M.Div., L.C.S.W.

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