Boulder Older Adult Services – May 2023

West Age Well Center: 909 Arapahoe Ave. | 303-441-3148 | Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

East Age Well Center: 5660 Sioux Dr. | 303-413-7290 | Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

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Popular Line Dances. West Age Well Center, Tuesdays, May 2 – 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Fees: R/NR $32/$40.

Line dancing is a fun and invigorating activity that utilizes music from around the world. Individuals and beginners welcome. 

Move With Ease: A Series to Introduce Feldenkrais. East Age Well Center, Tuesdays, May 2 – 23, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Fees: R/NR $40/$50. The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education® helps participants learn to move with ease using slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of balance, flexibility, and coordination.

NEW! MHP Peer Counseling: Women’s Support Group. West Age Well Center, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2:00- 3:30 p.m. beginning May 3. This group meets twice monthly for a confidential, emotionally supportive conversation about the challenges associated with aging. For more information or to register, contact MHP Senior Peer Counseling Program at 303-402-8022. 

Ballroom Dancing. East Age Well Center, May 4 – 25, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Fees: R/NR $32/$40. Learn ballroom dance fundamentals including leading and following and traveling around the floor with dance steps. 

Chair Yoga and Balance Series. West Age Well Center, Fridays, May 5 – 26, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Fees: R/NR $32/$40. This class brings together postures and techniques of yoga with the support of a chair. All levels welcome.

Jazz Dance. East Age Well Center, Fridays, May 5 – 26, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Fees: R/NR $32/$40. Jazz is a fun, invigorating dance style with movements designed to show stylish expression. 

SPARK and Studio Arts Boulder Pottery Class. West Age Well Center, 2nd Tuesdays, May 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of pottery to make functional and whimsical pieces. SPARK programs are designed for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, who are accompanied by their caregiver or partner. 

Exploring Plant-Based Diets. Online, Thursday, May 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This presentation will address how to meet protein needs in a plant-based diet, micronutrients of concern, risks and benefits, and where to find tasty and easy recipes to get started. 

Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”. Online, Wednesdays and Fridays, May 17 – June 7 (No class on May 19), 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Fees: R/NR $60/$50. Lecturer Lori Lucas will lead a review of this tragicomedy.

Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers. West Age Well Center, Wednesday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle, and late-stage dementia. Sponsored and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels” film viewing, discussion, dance demonstration. West Age Well Center, Tuesday, May 23, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. View this documentary film about WWII Jewish refugees escaping from Nazi-occupied Europe to Cuba, followed by a discussion and dance demonstration of 1940’s-style Cuban dance.

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