Boulder Senior Events for February 2014

“W-D 40” for Joints, Lower Backs, and Power-Brains
West Senior Center
Fridays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 7
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
$24 to $42
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Learn to practice invaluable techniques to help you relax and get from floor to chair, through targeted strength/ flexibility stretches and exercises. Stretches are designed to help reduce pain and inflammation by keeping joints supple, and to enhance mobility. Participants must be comfortable on a mat on the floor and be able to return to a seated or standing position.

Rosen Method Bodywork Demonstration Workshop
West Senior Center
Tuesday, Jan. 7
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Rosen Method Bodywork is a gentle and effective therapy for a broad range of physical and emotional complaints. Done on a massage table, Rosen Method helps people gain awareness of and release tension held in their bodies and supports a deeper, fuller, more relaxed sense of self and connection with others. This workshop will provide information about the work and a demonstration.

Contemplative Living: Seeing that Paradise Begins Now
West Senior Center
Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 27
10 to 11:30 a.m.
$10 to $20
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Contemplative living is a way of responding to our everyday experiences by consciously attending to self, others, and our natural surroundings. We will begin by reviewing the principles of contemplative dialogue, and reading passages from the series “Bridges to Contemplative Living” (booklet provided).

National Western Stock Show and Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza Day Trip
Sunday, Jan. 12
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$35 to $50 includes transportation, trip escort, admission to Stock Show and Mexican Rodeo
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register

Join Boulder Senior Services at the 2014 National Western Stock Show in Denver. Included in the admission are numerous animal exhibits and the thrilling Mexican Rodeo.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Seminar
West Senior Center
Monday, Jan. 13
1 to 2 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Age-related macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness in adults age 60 and older. After discussing the pathogenesis of the disease, we will talk about who is at risk, signs and symptoms, current treatment options and future directions.

Active Minds: Privacy vs. Protection in the War on Terror
West Senior Center
Monday, Jan. 13
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the tension between combating terrorism and protecting individual privacy rights. We will review various domestic surveillance techniques used by the government and explore the implications for how far this power should extend.

Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank and United States Mint Day Trip
Tuesday, Jan. 21
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$20 to $25 includes transportation, trip escort and museum admissions
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank and the United States Mint in Denver. There is an interactive exhibit area which includes $30 million on display and historical currency. We will stop for a quick lunch (on your own).

Looking to ReCareer?
Jobseekers 50+ – Finding a Job in Today’s Market
West Senior Center
Thursday, Jan. 30
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Free
Call Deb Blankenship of Workforce Boulder County at 303-301-2912 to register
This workshop is designed to help you narrow down your options in order to focus your job search. Questionnaires, assessments and resources will be available to help in this process. By the end of this workshop you will have a better idea of what you want to do, what jobs fit your needs, and where to find employers who want what you have to offer.

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