Boulder Senior Services – April 2019

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

Duplicate Bridge: Introduction and Strategies
Course #15661
Tuesday, April 2
East Senior Center
12:30 – 4 p.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident: $68/$81
This course focuses on competitive bidding where opponents are competing for the final contract. Specific topics include One and Two-sided Overcalls, Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles, Penalty Doubles, Redoubles, Pre-emptive Bidding, and the Law of Total Tricks. Although designed as a continuation of courses offered in the Fall and Winter series, each lecture is self-contained. Participants should be familiar with the basics of constructive auctions such as Hand Evaluation, Opening Bids and Responses and Rebids. Lectures are followed by re-play of hands from actual competition selected to illustrate a particular concept. Come with or without a partner.

Sharing With a Purpose (SWAP) April Topic: Animals
Course #15773
Thursday, April 4
West Senior Center
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Sharing With A Purpose (SWAP) is designed to educate, enrich, and embolden older adults to live their lives with energy, motivation, and gratitude for life, which includes an ongoing sense of purpose and value within the human village. Monthly gatherings will offer welcoming, all-inclusive circles of conversation where participants feel safe and inspired to engage in interactive dialogue on compelling topics. Contact Debra at 303-440-4148 for more information.
Explore how the relationship between dogs and humans has evolved over time. Facilitator: Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Over the course of his career, he has worked with Jane Goodall, written a multitude of books and won numerous awards for his work.

Improving Digestion with Chinese Medicine
Course #16207
Friday, April 12
West Senior Center
1 – 2 p.m.
Join acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Norah Charles, MSOM, L.Ac., to review the principles of Chinese medicine for improving digestion. Long considered the key to achieving vitality in aging years, digestion plays a primary role in reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, and remaining active at any age. Norah will share practical insights for preventing and treating digestive difficulties, as well as recipes and herbal remedies for common digestive complaints.

UNC – The Imaginary Invalid
Course #15726
Sunday, April 21
Meets at East Senior Center
12:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident: $62/$78
The School of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Northern Colorado presents Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid. In this outrageously funny masterpiece, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter, Angelique to marry the very dull son of a doctor to save on medical bills. But Angelique is in love with the young dashing Cléante. Soon the whole household joins Angelique and the wily servant Toinette in a madcap scheme to save true love and give Argan’s greedy doctors a dose of their own comic medicine.

Active Minds – The Struggle of Syria
Course #15662
Monday, April 22
East Senior Center
3 – 4 p.m.
Syria has had a rocky and troubled history since gaining its independence from France in 1946. Beginning in 2011, an effort to overthrow Syria’s current president, Bashar al-Assad resulted in a brutal civil war. Assad, with the financial and military support of Russia and Iran, has been able to resist the demands for political change. The diversity of the forces fighting against Assad, including ISIS and al Qaeda, has made identifying American interests and allies in this region difficult. Join Active Minds in examining Syria’s complex history and in discussing how the past has impacted the current and future challenges of this Middle Eastern country.

Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Course #16424
Tuesday, April 30
West Senior Center
1 – 2 p.m.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour program covers Typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s. how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.