Boulder Older Adult Services – Jan. 2021

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.

Appropriate Exercise Intensity for Older Adults 60+. Jan. 12, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Review how to exercise safely, the benefits of exercise, the drawbacks of not exercising, how to determine the right exercise intensity, how often and how much to exercise. 

An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Comedies.  Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 13 – 29, 9:30 – 10:20am. 

During six classes, learn about Shakespeare’s comedies by examining the aspects that have kept audiences and readers fascinated for over four hundred years. Presenter Lori Lucas teaches Shakespeare courses at CU Boulder.

What’s NEW with Collette Travel. Jan. 19, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Meet Collette representative Mandy, hear what this travel company does to keep their guests safe, and learn about trips to the Canadian Rockies, Glacier National Park, and to Costa Rica offered through Older Adult Services in 2021. 

Tech Series: Exploring Social Media. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20 – Feb. 24, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

In this 11-session series, Senior Planet instructors will provide information about the most popular social media platforms and participants will have the opportunity to sign up for the platforms they are interested in. 

Activities of Daily Living for Older Adults Experiencing Low Vision. Jan. 20, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

This presentation covers ways to modify and accomplish tasks performed in daily life for older adults experiencing low vision. Presented by Ensight Skills Center.

The Biology of Aging. Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Review the biological processes of aging in an easy to understand format, learn what happens when the body ages, and the healthy lifestyle practices proven to slow the aging process. Presenters: Dr. Craighead, PhD and Narissa McCarty of CU Boulder.

COVID-19 Advanced Care Planning Conversations. Jan. 27, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This one-hour webinar covers advance care planning basics, documents, how COVID-19 has raised the stakes, and how to start these important conversations with those that matter most to ensure that wishes are respected. Presented by Amanda Meier with The Conversation Project, a program of TRU Community Care.

Trust and Mistrust in the U.S. Election Process. Jan. 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m.  

This online presentation reviews various factors affecting voter trust and mistrust in the process, results, and aftermath of U.S. elections, including the role of increasing partisanship, corporatized media, racial divides, and political institutions influencing Americans’ trust.  

BIFF Short Films and Discussion. Jan. 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

A BIFF representative presents each short film and facilitates discussion online. Before the program, participants receive an email with a link to view the short films. 

Progressive Meditation. Wednesdays, Jan. 6 – Mar. 31, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Meditation increases focus and mindfulness through different techniques that help participants experience a calm and peaceful state. This virtual class will begin with muscle relaxation using guided meditation, breath, and imagery

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