Boulder Senior Services – April 2018

East Boulder Senior Center: 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 – 303-441-4150
West Boulder Senior Center: 909 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 – 303-441-3148

ReSource Yard Tour with Ellen Orleans
Course: #11638
Wednesday, April 11
ReSource yard 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder
11 a.m. – noon
Boulder has a thrift store for appliances, landscaping materials, power tools and much more. Join us for a private small group tour of Boulder’s ReSource Yards. Organized and managed by the Center for Resource Conservation (CRC), the Yards offer salvaged and overstocked construction and landscaping materials, including appliances, cabinets, doors, windows, reclaimed lumber, hardware, and thousands of other unique items. Learn about the CRC’s tool sales, tool rental programs and the spring Garden-in-a-Box program as well. No food service on this trip. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the ReSource Yard 6400 Arapahoe Rd. Plenty of free parking. Minimum registration by Mar 26.

SPARK Warm Water Class – New!
Course #11678
Begins Wednesday, April 11
East Senior Center
2 -3 p.m.
This unique class provides enjoyable water-assisted movement to music that stimulates neural pathways, brain activity, muscular strength, and some cardiopulmonary response. Specifically designed for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, who are accompanied by their caregiver or partner. Classes held in warm water leisure pool less than 4 feet deep. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association SPARK, City of Boulder Senior Services, Boulder Parks & Recreation, and Boulder Seniors Foundation. Classes held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Spring classes are April 11 and May 9, 2-3 pm

Living with Low Vision (Two-part series)
Course #11310
Begins Wednesday, April 18
East Senior Center
10 – 11:30 a.m.
This series focuses on major vision disorders, effects on daily life, and living well with low vision. There will be discussion on adaptations, assistive devices, and coping with the loss of vision as well as the low vision resources available in the community. Led by Lynda McCullough, Outreach Coordinator for Ensight Skills Center. Lynda has 7 years of experience teaching low vision skills and providing support for people experiencing vision loss. Each session is 1.5 hours long.
Session One: Major causes of vision loss and its effects. There are many practical and logistical effects of vision loss, from losing the ability to read labels to being prone to automobile collisions because of loss of central or peripheral vision. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, for example, affect daily life in very different ways. This session will help participants learn how to adapt to loss of central vs. peripheral vision and remain safe as well as how to use remaining vision to continue to stay active. In addition to creating these practical challenges, vision loss has profound emotional and social effects. Those who lose vision often experience grief, depression and isolation. It can be reassuring and helpful to learn that many others are experiencing vision loss and that there are numerous helpful resources and adaptations as well as sources of support. The session will conclude with refreshments and time to talk with Lynda one-to-one.
Session Two: Experience vision rehabilitation and experimentation with assistive
technologies. An Ensight consumer will discuss her own experience with vision loss and the ways she
learned to adapt and to continue to perform daily tasks, to work, and to participate in
activities in the community. Lynda will discuss and demonstrate many of the low and high-tech devices available to accomplish tasks such as reading, writing, cooking, working on a computer, and minimizing
glare. Participants will have opportunities to try a range of magnifiers and other devices. This session will conclude with refreshments and time to socialize at the end.

Get Acquainted!
Courses: #11947, #11946
Wednesday, April 25
West Senior Center
1 – 2 p.m.
Get acquainted with others who are new to the area, new to Senior Services, or interested in making new connections with others. Join us to learn more about the many opportunities and resources offered through our East and West Senior Centers. Facilitated by Senior Services staff members. There is no charge, but please pre-register to reserve your space.

Resource Navigation on BoulderCountyHelp.org
Course: #11316
Wednesday, May 9th
West Senior Center
10 – 11:30 a.m.
This comprehensive, Internet-based resource is supported by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Center. Older adults, family members, caregivers, veterans, and professionals can benefit from the wide variety of resources, services, tools and information included in the BoulderCountyHelp.org website. This class will give an overview of the website and how to use it. Presented by Boulder County AAA Options Counselors.


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