Boulder Senior Services – Aug. 2016

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

Putting on the Ritz: Jazz Dance for Seniors
East Senior Center
Tuesdays, starting Aug. 2
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Come and learn the fundamentals of this fun and invigorating dance style called jazz. This class begins with a slow and gentle warm up and stretch, and a fun and uplifting choreography for all. Dance props are available for use as participants dance their way through time with big band music from the 1940s all the way through popular music today. This class can also be done while seated. Instructor: Judy Kreith, M.A.

Holistic Healing (Senior Reach Education)
West Senior Center
Tuesday, Aug. 9
3 to 5 p.m.
Learn about alternative and natural ways to heal including meditation, yoga, and natural remedies. Sponsored by Mental Health Partners

Denver Divinity Tour
Leave from the East Senior Center
Saturday, Aug. 13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Not everyone came to Denver to strike it rich with gold. Some came to save souls in generosity, good works and ministry. See Denver’s houses of worship from many different religions and denominations. Go on an architectural journey with Kevin. Hear about the growth of Denver and a few stories that have linked the people of Denver with their faiths. Denver boasts many historic buildings devoted to religion. Break for lunch on your own.

Climate Commitment What Can You Do?
West Senior Center
Tuesday, Aug. 16
10 to 11:30 a.m.
The burning of coal, oil and gas for energy is warming Earth’s atmosphere and changing the climate. We can address climate change and create a healthier, safer and more prosperous community. Hear how to use energy more wisely and transition to clean, renewable power. Discover the importance of restoring the health of the urban, farming and natural ecosystems. Instructor: Brett Ken Cairn, City of Boulder’s Senior Environmental Planner

Pine Needle Casting
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Aug. 17
1 to 4 p.m.
Come and cast your own pure silver pendant with Don Norris. We will melt pure silver, and you will pour it into a bundle of pine needles, which forms your pendant. The needles are removed to reveal your unique pendant. Don will solder a bail onto your pine needle casted pendant, so you can wear it home on a 20-inch sterling silver box chain.

Amazing Pet Expo
Leave from the East Senior Center
Saturday, Aug. 20
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come to this mega PET-acular event! View live pet events where your applause will determine the pet winner, including pet talent and costume contests. Watch live obedience demonstrations. Visit and pet animals saved by the many animal rescue organizations. Shop the unique pet vendors for your non-human family or for Christmas gifts for loved ones with pets.

West Senior Center
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2 to 4 pm
call 303-441-3148 for appointment
CarFit offers drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them. Developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), CarFit’s trained professionals take older drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle and recommend minor adjustments that help make their cars “fit” better for comfort and safety. An occupational therapist is also on hand to explain how to maintain and strengthen driving health. Limited appointments available.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle Stage Caregivers
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Aug. 24 and 31
9 a.m. to noon
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Rosie the Riveter
East Senior Center
Wednesday, Aug. 24
1 to 2 p.m.
During World War II, “Rosie the Riveter” was the name given to a woman war worker. At the Ordnance Plant in Denver “Rosies” produced as many as six million bullets a day. “Gail Murphy” is a composite character drawn from the records of these women.

Getting Started with Social Networking
West Senior Center
Thursday, Aug. 25
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This class will demonstrate the basics of setting up and using a personal Facebook account including posting and sharing photos, finding friends, commenting on posts and managing your privacy settings. Will include time for Q & A. Instructor: Diana DeBrohun

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