Boulder Senior Events for October 2013

Matter of Balance Series
East Senior Center
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, eight classes
1 to 3 p.m.
Free, donations accepted
Contact Boulder County Area Agency on Aging at 303-441-3599 to register
This eight-week education series is designed to reduce fear of falling and to diminish the risk of falling for older adults (60+). The format of this series includes group discussion, mutual problem solving, identifying fall hazards in the environment; and an introduction to exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance.

Creativity Circle
West Senior Center
Thursdays, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14, four sessions
(Free introductory class Thursday, Sept. 19)
10 a.m. to noon
$30 to $35
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join a circle of like-minded spirits to explore the nature of creativity.Ê Spark your creative imagination through collaboration. Discover and develop your individual form of creative expression. Participate and play in safe, non- judgmental, supportive creative sharing.Ê Open to all Ð art experience welcomed, but not required.

Balistreri Harvest Party Day Trip
Sunday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$75 to $80 includes transportation, trip escort and Harvest Party admission
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Balistreri Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery located in Denver. Join Boulder Senior Services for their 11th Annual Harvest Party which will include a commemorative wine glass, wine tasting samples, antipasti, artisan cheeses, wood-fired pizza, pig roast and desserts.

Georgetown Loop “Moonlight in the Mountains” Trip
Friday, Oct. 11
4 to 10 p.m.
$90 to $95 includes transportation, trip escort, dinner and gratuity
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for a trip to Georgetown. “Moonlight in the Mountains” are catered, casual dinners aboard the train, served high above clear Creek Canyon. While enjoying the gorgeous mountain scenery, we will savor a delicious lobster and steak dinner with all accompaniments.

Active Minds: Cuba
West Senior Center
Monday, Oct. 14
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Less than 100 miles from the United States, Cuba remains a mystery to many in the U.S. Join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guant‡namo Bay and take a look at what the future holds for Cuba after Fidel and Raœl Castro. Sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.

Walmart Distribution Center Day Trip
Tuesday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$25 to $40 includes transportation, trip escort, tour, lunch and gratuity
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join us for a trip to the Walmart distribution center in Loveland. The center serves Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana in 1.2 million square feet of space. We won’t walk it all, however, please wear comfortable shoes. Afterwards, we will have lunch at Okole Maluna in Windsor, a popular lunch spot.

Free Medicare Part D Counseling and Enrollment
East Senior Center
Wednesdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 or 20, or Dec. 4
9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only, 303-441-4150
Or
West Senior Center
Thursdays, Oct. 24 or 31, Nov. 7, 14 or 21, or Dec. 5
9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only, 303-441-3148
Many seniors have Medicare but are also in need of Part D which provides for prescription drug coverage. It can be a daunting process to choose which plan is right for you. If you have Medicare, do you know if you can save money by changing your drug or health plan? Medicare Open Enrollment Period for changing plans is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Make an appointment with a Boulder County Medicare Counselor for your free, unbiased health insurance plan comparison.

Contemplative Living: Thomas Merton in Asia
West Senior Center
Thursday, Oct. 24
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Thomas Merton, an American writer and Trappist monk, traveled to Asia during the final year of his life to better understand Asian approaches to spirituality while identifying common ground among Eastern and Western philosophies and religions. Along the way he met the Dalai Lama and Trungpa Rimpoche, and had his trip cut short with his death in Thailand during a conference with other monks and nuns where he was filmed for the first and only time. There is no charge, but please register to reserve your space.

Encore/SilverSneakers® Member Potluck Social
East Senior Center
Friday, Oct. 25
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Encore and SilverSneakers members free, all others $5
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join our Encore and SilverSneakers members for a Fall Potluck and Music Social. Bring your favorite appetizer to share. Entertainment provided by Anne Gifford’s Wallpaper House Band, a four-piece acoustic band featuring four guitars, mandolin, banjo, viola, and memorable harmonies. Their repertoire includes many popular and familiar songs from the 1950’s Ð 1970’s. Socialize with your friends and make some new ones. SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc.

Active Minds: The Story of Beer
East Senior Center
Monday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections. Sponsored by Balfour Senior Living.

Day of the Dead Celebration
West Senior Center
Friday, Nov. 1
1 to 3 p.m.
Free
Come celebrate the Day of the Dead with us. People of all cultures honor the memories of their ancestors. In many parts of Mexico, South America and the United States, El D’a de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun.

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