Boulder Senior Events – Oct. 2014

Aging Wisely; Loving Well
East Senior Center
Saturday, Oct.25
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$50 to $60
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
What does it really mean to love well and live wisely?  This daylong workshop will explore what it means to become spiritually mature individual through guided meditation practices, experiential exercises and talks by the instructor.

Community Mediation Services for Seniors
East Senior Center
Wednesday, Oct. 1
1 to 2 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Clay Fong of the City of Boulder’s Community Mediation Services will discuss mediation resources available to seniors living in Boulder.  The session will also cover tips for reducing interpersonal conflict as well as long term strategies for improving communication.

Denver Botanic Gardens “Chihuly” Waitlist
Tentative date:  Tuesday, Oct.28
TBA
$30 to $45 includes transportation, trip escort and admission.
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to get on wait list
Our first trip sold out so quickly, we’re looking at booking another to see the first outdoor exhibition in the Rocky Mountain Region of artwork by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly in a botanical setting.  Call now to get on the wait list!

Denver Theatre Group “Kinky Boots”
Thursday, Oct. 30
12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
$100 to $105 includes transportation, trip escort, parking and theatre admission.
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, this musical is based on the 2005 film “Kinky Boots” and tells the story of a struggling British shoe factory’s young, straitlaced owner’s unlikely partnership to save the business.

The Importance of Being Creative – Coffee Talk Introduction
West Senior Center
Thursday, Oct. 2
10 to 11 a.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Creativity is like a super multi-vitamin to help us age gracefully and positively. Discover the role of creativity in your own life and learn how to be more creative. This is an introduction to the six-session “Creativity Circle” series scheduled for Oct. 9-Nov. 20.

Matter of Balance Series
West Senior Center
Wednesdays, Oct 1 to Nov. 19
10 a.m. to noon
Free, donations accepted
Call the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging at 303-441-3599 to register
This eight-week education series is designed to reduce fear of and diminish the risk of falling for older adults.  Includes group discussion, mutual problem solving, identification of fall hazards and an introduction to exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance.

Medicare Part D Counseling and Enrollment
East Senior Center: Thursdays, Oct 16, Oct. 30 or Nov. 20
West Senior Center: Wednesdays, Oct. 29 or Dec. 3
9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only
Free, appointment required
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to make an appointment
Do you know if you can save money by changing your Medicare drug or health plan?  Open enrollment for changing plans is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.  Reserve an appointment to meet with a Boulder County Medicare Counselor for a free, unbiased health insurance plan comparison.

National Depression Screening Day
West Senior Center
Thursday, Oct. 9
1 to 4 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
See and discuss the film “The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression” – an intimate look at how depression affects individuals and their families.  Free depression screenings will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Denver
Friday, Oct. 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tentative)
$20 to $25 includes transportation, trip escort and Circus admission.
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
See the “Greatest Show on Earth” – a three-ring circus at its best with elephants, tigers, lions, dogs, clowns trapeze artists and much, much more!

Storytelling – Coffee Talk Introduction
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Oct. 8
1 to 2 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Storytelling, one of the oldest folk art forms, has the power to connect one person to another and one generation to the next. Join us for an introductory presentation from Ann Cress, a storyteller for over 40 years.  A six-week series follows from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19.

Why Understanding Science is Hard, and Evolution is Harder
East Senior Center
Friday, Oct. 10
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$5
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Part of the popular “History Behind the Headlines” program developed with the University of Colorado – find out why the U.S. is behind other developed countries in its view on evolutionary theory – is this problem both more serious and more hopeful than it appears?

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