Boulder Senior Events for June 2014

Great Conversation of Great Ideas
West Senior Center
Monday, June 2
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Free
This thought-provoking discussion group on the 103 Great Ideas that are the core of everybody’s thinking will be led by facilitator Brian Hansen, who has extensive experience in the “Great Books and Great Ideas” curriculum. He will present the themes which come from philosopher Mortimer Adler. Today’s topic will be “The Passions” – The Range of the Emotions; Fear; Anger; Desire; Hope and Despair. Brief reading materials will accompany each discussion and can be downloaded from Brian’s website: http://home.comcast.net/~pamjhansen/site/?/home/, or picked up at the West center front desk. This is the only class this summer, so come and try it out! We will resume the series again in September.

Ballroom Dancing For Seniors – Swing in June
East Senior Center
Tuesdays, June 3 – 24
1 to 2 p.m.
$16-$28
Come swing into the summer with an introductory Swing dance class. The first two sessions will focus on Jitterbug or Six Count Swing. The next two sessions will continue with the East Coast Swing. Both of these are versatile dances for many social events.

Brittany Hill, Thornton
Sunday, June 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$55-$60
Brittany Hill is just minutes from downtown Denver and overlooks the scenic city skyline. It is primarily a wedding venue but opens to the public for Sunday brunch. The design is warm and cozy and resembles a large mountain home. The brunch is a hot buffet with beverages (alcohol and non-alcoholic) and live music. Come join us for a leisurely Sunday with good food and good companions. Includes transportation, trip escort, buffet, beverages and gratuity. Senior Services bus.

Postural Therapy
East Senior Center
Tuesday, June 10
10. to 11 a.m.
Free
Most of the physical discomfort we experience on a daily basis, including headaches and hip, back and neck pain is caused, perpetuated or made worse by poor posture. Postural Therapy is a blend of massage techniques and exercises that assist in bringing the body into its most functional and restful position.  The presenter, JD Avallone, is a new licensed Massage Therapist working at the East Senior Center. Join us to learn more about postural therapy, or call the East front desk at 303-441-4150 to make an appointment with JD.

Reflexology
East Senior Center
Thursday, June 12
1 to 2 p.m.
Free
Reflexology is a healing system that can benefit the whole body.  It is like a combination of massage and acupressure on the feet and is based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet that relate to every organ and all parts of the body. Come and learn about the many benefits of Reflexology. At the end of the Seminar you will be given a handout with instructions for some simple self help techniques that you can use at home. Alma Dubin is a Certified Reflexologist with 17 years of experience who offers Reflexology appointments on Monday mornings at the East Senior Center.

A Story Circle for Women Coffee Talk
East Senior Center
Thursday, June 12
10 to 11 a.m.
Free
If you are a woman who writes or would like to write, if you have ever kept a journal just for yourself or written family history for your descendants, if you long to tell (record) your own story for you, your family or others, join us to find out more about this new series. Based on the work of Susan Witig Abert, author of “Starting Points” and the Story Circle Network. The story circles Louise leads locally with women are receiving excellent response. Join us to explore what this new class will offer. You won’t want to miss this one.

The Spirit of Service
East Senior Center
Friday, June 13
2 to 4 p.m.
$10-$12
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Whether you are a grandparent, a partner, a sibling, a family caregiver, a volunteer, or a paid professional in aging services, join us on June 13 for this engaging discussion with local author and wisdomkeeper, Robert C. Atchley, PhD. Bob will highlight various qualities and skills needed to elicit joy in our human relations, while positively benefiting the friends, families, communities, and cultures we serve. He is a distinguished professor of gerontology emeritus at Miami University, OH, where he served as the director of the Scripps Gerontology Center. He is the author of “Continuity and Adaptation in Aging: Creating Positive Experiences” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999) and has received more than a dozen awards for his scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the field of aging.

Meditation in Daily Life
West Senior Center
Monday, June 16
1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register

Join us for an informal hour where we will give you a short overview and answer any questions about our four session meditation class. We have used and developed different types of meditation  to enhance relaxation and creativity, reduce mild to moderate pain , work with insomnia and much more.

Diabetic Nutrition
West Senior Center
Tuesday, June 17
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Free
Come learn and converse about Diabetic nutrition and how it affects your health. Learn about the dietary steps you can take to help improve your health. Learn about what foods are important to eat.
We will discuss eating for metabolism; diabetes prevention/management.
We will discuss intestinal health.
We will discuss brain health; foods, nutrients and activity to keep functioning not only strong but optimal!

Nutrición de la Diabetes
Centro Oeste Para El Adulto Mayor
martes, el 17 de junio
6:30 to 7 p.m.
Free
Vengan a aprender y conversar sobre la nutrición de la Diabetes y como les afecta a su salud. Informase sobre cuáles son los pasos de la dieta que les puede ayudar a mejorar su salud. Informase sobre cuáles comidas son importantes de comer.
Hablaremos de la comida para el metabolismo; prevención/control de la diabetes.
Hablaremos de la salud intestinal.
Hablaremos de la salud cerebral; ¡alimentos, nutrientes y actividad para seguir funcionando óptimamente!

Rosen Method Bodywork
East Senior Center – Wednesday, June 18 1 to 2:30 p.m. OR
West Senior Center – Tuesday, July 22 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Free
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. Our guest presenter is Todd Schwartz, licensed massage therapist, psychotherapist, and Rosen Method Bodywork provider in Boulder. There is no charge but please pre-register to reserve your space.

Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art/Assignments Restaurant at Art Institute of Colorado
Friday, June 27
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$40 – $45

We will begin our artistic journey at Assignments Restaurant, located at the Art Institute of Colorado. This restaurant is part of the International Culinary
School, a learning environment run by professional student staff. The visible kitchen gives guests a constant view of the educational experience of
preparing a fine meal at an exceptional restaurant. We will be offered a three-course meal consisting of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients prepared by future chefs. We will tour the Kirkland Museum, home to Vance Kirkland (modernist painter), and view an extensive sampler of Colorado’s art history from the 1870’s to 1980. Included are furniture, tableware, pottery and industrial designs from this period.Includes trip escort, lunch, non-alcoholic beverage, gratuity, Museum admission and tour. Senior Services bus.

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