Boulder Senior Events for June 2013

CU Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, June 12
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$10 to $15 includes transportation, escort and museum admission
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services as we take “the Best of the CU Museum: Highlights of the Collection” guided tour. The CU Museum has the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountain region with more than 4 million objects. Sample the best from each of the exhibit galleries in this hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum. Afterwards, you can have lunch at the UMC Food Court (on your own).

Encore Garden Club
West Senior Center
Thursdays, June 13 to Aug. 8
9 to 11 a.m.
Free to Encore members
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Are you a gardener and like getting your hands dirty? Do you have some time to help transform a lonely bed into a lovely garden at the West Senior Center? If you’ve answered yes, come and join us as we beautify the West Center by planting and cultivating a spaghetti garden.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings
East Senior Center
Thursday, June 13
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Call 303-441-4150 to register
or
West Senior Center
Wednesday, June 19
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Call 303-441-3148 to register
There are many ways to maintain good health, but what about the health of our skin? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Kallgren Dermatology Clinic of Boulder is offering free skin cancer screenings for seniors on two days in June at the East and West Senior Centers. Screenings are free, but please pre-register to reserve your space.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter
West Senior Center
Tuesday, June 18 1 to 3 p.m.
Free
Register on-line at www.alz.or/co under Classes & Workshops or by calling 303-813-1669
Learn about typical age-related changes we experience as we get older and what is not typical. Review the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll learn how research is providing hope for earlier diagnosis, when treatments are the most effective, and how to plan for the future.

Optimum Balance Class
East Senior Center
Tuesdays, June 18 to July 23
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$24 to $42
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
This six-week balance class will be taught by a licensed Physical Therapist from the Avanti Therapy Clinic of Boulder. Class exercises will focus on hip and leg strengthening, trunk/hips/lower extremity flexibility, overall balance, and core strength. General education on balance systems, safety, and risks will be included. Participants need to be able to stand alone with or without an assistive device, or should bring a caregiver with them.

History Colorado Center Day Trip
Thursday, June 20
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$30 to $35 includes transportation, escort, guided tour, lunch and gratuity
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
We are headed back to the History Colorado Center, an ever-evolving destination for things both old and new in Colorado. After our guided tour, we will have lunch in their new cafŽ.

The Aging Eye: Understanding Visual Impairment in Seniors
West Senior Center
Tuesday, June 25
3 to 4 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join us for a discussion about diseases that are common in the aging eye, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, and receive advice on proper screening, treatment, and follow up, and information about the prognosis of each. Have your eye care questions answered by a prominent community ophthalmologist in a casual setting. Please register to reserve your space.

Loveland Arts Tour Day Trip
By Denver History Tours
Wednesday, June 26
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$25 to $30 includes transportation, escort and Denver History Tours guide
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
In 1985, Loveland became the first city in the state to set aside money for art in public places. Now valued at more than $6 million, Loveland’s wide array of outdoor art includes more than 250 pieces. Join Boulder Senior Services on this five-hour tour as we explore a wide sampling of the city’s art. We will also stop for lunch (on your own).

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