Boulder Senior Services – Feb 2017

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

Reverse Mortgages – What You Need to Know
Wednesday, Feb. 1
West Senior Center
1 to 2:30pm
This workshop will feature a HUD-certified reverse mortgage counselor who will lead a discussion about the facts of reverse mortgages, their costs, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these types of loans. The workshop will also include an update on recent loan changes including non-borrowing spouses and disbursement limits. Program sponsored by Boulder County Housing and Human Services.

Monthly Hearing Clinic
Wednesday, Feb. 1
West Senior Center
2 to 4pm
The staff of Family Hearing holds a monthly hearing clinic to provide free audiology services such as hearing screening, ears checked and cleaned, and hearing aids inspected and cleaned. If you would like to have a full hearing test and/or hearing aid adjustment, they can do that as well and bill Medicare or your health insurance. Now at West too! Call for an appointment: 303-441-3148

The Death Café
Monday, Feb, 6
West Senior Center
10:30am to Noon
A Death Café is a respectful, enlightening and thought provoking space within which to help each other increase awareness of our ‘finite’ lives. The Death Café is held on the first Monday of each month at the West Senior Center. Presenter: Reva Tift, M.A.

This Full House
Thursday, Feb. 9
East Senior Center
3 to 4:30pm
This Full House is a discussion/support group for people who have accumulated various items over the years and want to discuss practical ways to de-clutter, streamline, and organize. Different strategies and topics will be presented as well as sharing of ideas and situations among group members. Meets the second Thursday of every month. Call 303-441-4388 for more information. Free of charge; registration requested.

Variety of Theatrical Performances
Tuesday, Feb 14
East Senior Center
2:30 to 3:45pm
Come for an afternoon of theatrical performances and a opening act dance demonstration. The Blooming of Ivy, Steering Into the Skid and the opening act of One Billion Rising dance demonstration, in support of ending violence towards women, by Judy Kreith’s dance students.

Which Computer Should I Buy?
Thursday, Feb. 23
East Senior Center
9:30 to 11:30am
This class will provide an overview of popular features on mobile computers: laptops, tablets and smartphones. Explore specific devices (brands/models) popular with older adult users. Use an assessment tool to help determine which device will best fit your personal digital needs. This class is demonstration style, and a handout will be provided.

Chautauquan Series – Abe Lincoln
Friday, Feb. 24
West Senior Center
12:45 to 1:45pm
Step back in time and hear John Voehl, as Abraham Lincoln, delivers his 2nd inaugural speech- a speech that was unique in all of USA history. A victory speech was expected, yet Lincoln details what he has learned; a higher deity was right and both North and South were wrong. Abe uses humor as a tonic for his own melancholy and humor was a strong tool to impart his message.

Get Acquainted! East
Monday, Feb. 27
East Senior Center
3 to 4:30pm
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.

Paint Like the Masters
Mondays, starting Feb. 27
West Senior Center
9:30 to 11:30am
Take your inner artist to new levels and paint a different plate each week inspired by famous works of art by some of the great masters such as Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and O’Keefe. Step by step instruction provided. Non-toxic paint on ceramic plates or bowls that are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

History Behind the Headlines: Philosopher Writes Children’s Books
Tuesday, Feb. 28
East Senior Center
10 to 11am
Professor Claudia Mills, emerita from CU Boulder’s Philosophy Department and author of almost 60 books for young readers, will explore what children’s literature and Plato have in common. She will share how she navigates the territory between philosophy and literature as well as the challenge of crafting stories about the everyday lives of third, fourth, and fifth graders that include ethical and philosophical dimensions.

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