Boulder Older Adult Services – Feb. 2020

Age Well Center – East: 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 – 303-441-4150
Age Well Center – West: 909 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 – 303-441-3148

Staying Healthy Through the Year with Chinese Medicine Course # 20556 Monday, February 3 Age Well Center-West 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join Norah Charles, MSOM, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, for a presentation on using the wisdom of Chinese medicine and the Five Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water to stay healthy and happy year-round. 

Ballroom Dance: Hustle Line Dancing and Partner Dance Course # 19891 Tuesdays, February 4 – February 25 Age Well Center-East 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. From the days and nights of Disco, this class will include both Hustle as a partner dance, and Line Dances from the 70’s. 

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Course # 20562 Monday, February 10 Leaves from Age Well Center-East 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. A knowledgeable School of Mines student guide will lead the group around the school’s museum in Golden, presenting on Earth Science topics and sharing the study of local geology during a 45- minute tour. Afterwards, participants will have time to explore parts of the museum on their own as well as visit the gift shop. Transportation will be provided to Sassafras American Eatery for lunch before returning to Boulder. Deadline to register is Thursday, February 6. 

An Introduction to the Ancient Art of Feng Shui Course # 20575 Tuesday, February 11 Age Well Center- West 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore how to use Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese system that incorporates a flow of energy in physical spaces to improve health, wealth, and overall well-being by activating our living and working environments. Presenter: Brigitte Mars is an author, herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health. She teaches herbal medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Weight Room Training for Older Adults – Morning Course # 19840 Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 18 – March 26 EBCC Weight Room 11 a.m. – noon Join this class to learn safe weight training protocols specifically designed for older adults. Build muscular strength and endurance and improve flexibility, balance and coordination while using free weights and machines in the weight room. Emphasis is on safety, posture, body control and awareness.

Weight Room Training for Older Adults – Afternoon Course # 19839 Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 18 – March 26 EBCC Weight Room 2 – 3 p.m. Join this class to learn safe weight training protocols specifically designed for older adults. Build muscular strength and endurance and improve flexibility, balance and coordination while using free weights and machines in the weight room. Emphasis is on safety, posture, body control and awareness. 

The Secret Lives of Bears Course # 19995 Tuesday, February 18 Age Well Center-West 10 – 11:30 a.m. There are many questions surrounding the life and behavior of bears, possible dangers, relocation when found in neighborhoods, and military and NASA interest. Learn from OSMP naturalist Betty Naughton about these fascinating animals including behavioral motivations, what can be learned, and how to behave when one is present. 

Colorado Geologic History Course # 20573 Wednesday, February 19 Age Well Center-West 1 – 2 p.m. Explore Colorado’s geologic history from the formation of the state’s first continental crust 1700 million years ago to today. Trace the rise and fall of several mountain ranges, learn how deserts and seas encroached on the state and then receded, and understand more about the early inhabitants. Instructor: Dr. Lon Abbott is a senior instructor in the CU Geological Sciences Department and has published numerous books and articles. 

Riding Sharing Apps Course # 19945 Monday, February 24 Age Well Center-West 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Apps have changed the way many people get around. This presentation will review ride sharing apps, also known as e-hailing apps. Learn about the two most popular, Uber and Lyft, and the pros and cons of each. A device is not required to participate, and a handout will be provided.

Active Minds-Martin Luther King Course # 19811 Monday, February 24 Age Well Center-East 3 – 4 p.m. In this session, Active Minds will review Dr. King’s life and legacy, from Baptist pastor to Nobel Prize winner and leader of the civil rights movement. How Dr. King’s historic, impactful efforts and ideas continue to influence our society today will also be explored. 

Guided Tour of the Colorado State Capitol Course # 20239 Tuesday, February 25 Leaves from Age Well Center-East 11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Head to lunch at the Delectable Egg in Denver before starting a 2 p.m. tour at the Colorado State Capitol, a working statehouse and the seat of state government. A guide will share information with emphasis on history. An optional dome tour (there are only elevators to the 3rd floor; to reach the dome there are an additional 90 steps) is also available. After the 45-minute tour, look around on your own, followed by the return trip to Age Well Center-East at 3:15 p.m. Deadline to register is Thursday, February 20. 

Learn about Extended Travel-NEW Course # 20580 Wednesday, February 26 Age Well Center-East 1 – 2 p.m. Meet our Collette Travel representative, Joshua Ogden and learn about a 10-day escorted tour to Rome and the Amalfi Coast. This is also an opportunity to connect with other travel-minded folks.

Boulder Dinner Theater Glenn Miller Orchestra Meet up Course # 20563 Saturday, February 29 Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder noon – 3:30 p.m. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently, playing an average of 300 live dates a year around the world. Meet at the Boulder Dinner Theater for a noon seating at the matinee show which includes lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuity. Deadline to register is February 12 to receive advertised price.


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