Boulder Older Adult Services – Dec. 2020

Online Programs. Visit bouldercolorado.gov/older-adults to view our complete monthly Program Guide, register for programs, and subscribe to our free weekly email newsletter.  Call 719-985-1367 for information or to register for programs by phone.

Simple Home Remedies for Common Ailments. Dec. 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This online class will review herbal, dietary, and lifestyle solutions for everyday symptoms of digestive discomfort, aches, pains, and anxiety, and will cover easy strategies for people of all ages. Instructor: Norah Charles, MSOM, L.Ac.

Fall Prevention during the Time of COVID. Dec. 9, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The biggest threat to the independence of an older adult is a simple slip and fall. This online presentation will review fall statistics, strategies, techniques to elevate safety, resources for falls prevention, Q&A, and a short meditative exercise.  Co-sponsored with  Boulderwith Boulder Community Health.  Instructor: Joan DePuy, RN, BSN.

Healthy Holiday Cooking:  Simple but Special. Dec. 10, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Simple dishes can easily be made festive during this year’s unique holiday season by

including a special ingredient or two. This online cooking class will focus on brightening meals without extra work. Participants are encouraged to cook along with Mary Collette Rogers, healthy cooking instructor during class or may watch the demonstration and cook the recipes later. Sponsored by the Boulder Seniors Foundation. 

The Problem with Plastics. Dec. 11, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish if humans continue the current path of single-use plastic consumption. Participate in this Eco-Cycle discussion to learn which plastics can and cannot be recycled in Boulder County, why plastic is a global environmental issue, and what can be done about it. Presenter Rosie Briggs, Eco-Cycle outreach educator.

Nutritional Strategies to Support the Immune System. Dec. 15, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

The immune system protects the human body through a series of networks which require a variety of nutrients to be present.  This class will review the benefits of a healthy balanced diet, the nutrients needed, and simple lifestyle strategies to decrease stress, lift moods, and increase resiliency. 

Instructor: Erin Williams, MSN, CN is a Certified Nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Nutrition.

Tuesday, December 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Process 2020 With Creative Expression. Dec. 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

This online program will guide participants on an hour-long journey in processing the year 2020 through guided meditation, singing, and simple drawing. No meditation, singing, or drawing experience required, and vocal expression may be muted. Facilitator Rebecca Abraxas has a BS in Wellness Education has worked with older adults for more than 25 years. Sponsored by the Boulder Seniors Foundation.

Pioneer Schools of Boulder County. Dec. 30, 11:00 a.m. – noon 

Review the history of early schools in Boulder County through early photographs and oral history interviews collected over many years by local historian Anne Dyni.

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