Boulder Senior Services – Jan. 2018

Interested in Senior Softball? New Teams Are Organizing for 2018!
Men’s slow-pitch softball teams, aged 50+ and 70+ are organizing to represent Boulder in the Colorado Senior Softball Association (CSSA). CSSA plays games from April – August 2018 with 50+ play on Wednesday mornings, and 70+ play on Monday mornings. Fourteen home games will be played in Boulder; away games will be played throughout the Front Range. All games are doubleheaders starting at 9:00 am. Team dues are $60 – $75 per player (depending on roster size). For more information or to express interest, please contact Don McGill at <themcgills5@gmail.com>.

Death Café
Course #9311
1st Monday of the month, except January 8th
West Senior Center
10:30 – noon
At some time or other many of us wish or need to talk about death. A Death Café is a place to do this in a relaxed and agenda-free setting over tea and cake. It’s a place for respectful, serious, meaningful, tender, and funny conversations. The Death Café is held on the first Monday of each month at the West Senior Center. Presenter: Reva Tift, M.A.

Intro to iPhone and iPad: Part 1
Course #9906
Tuesday, January 9
West Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fees: $17 Res $21 Non Res
This beginner to entry level course will help participants understand the key functions of the iPhone and iPad. Instruction includes use of home screen icons, apps, phone contacts, email, texting, Facetime, basic Internet browsing using Safari, navigating Settings including accessibility settings. Instruction is through demonstration but students are encouraged to bring their devices to follow along and practice.

Healthy Latin Meals
Course #10280
Wednesday, January 10
West Senior Center
2 – 4 p.m.
In this cooking class participants will discover how cooking with the Latin Diet may have an impact on lowering weight by cooking healthier meals with recipes full of vegetables using traditional ingredients and flavors. Join this class to cook in good company and engage in great conversation. Bring an apron to class. This workshop is co-sponsored by Meals on Wheels and the Boulder Seniors Foundation. Limited seats. Please register. Instructor Mary Collette Rogers has been teaching cooking classes for over 20 years.

SPARK Warm Water Class
Course #10182
2nd Wednesday of the month beginning January 10
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.

This Full House
Courses #9279 & 9280
2nd Thursdays beginning January 11
East and West Senior Centers
3 – 4:30 p.m.
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.

Brain Enrichment
Course #942
Each Monday starting January 22
East Senior Center
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Brain Enrichment is an interactive educational experience for adults with normal age-related memory changes. Research shows that continued participation in mentally stimulating activities throughout the lifespan can help slow cognitive decline and has the potential to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This course provides guided cognitive exercises to help the brain maintain thinking and memory skills, or to slow decline in these skills that may otherwise occur with normal aging. Sponsored by Boulder Seniors Foundation.
Instructors: Christine Rhoda, retired professor from Thomas Jefferson University, College of Allied Health and 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry, managing clinical trials. Maureen Dobson, MSW, Senior Programs Manager for City of Boulder Senior Services

Where to Start for Heart Health
Course #10194
Wednesday January 24
West Senior Center
12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Participants attending this presentation will start a journey toward heart health by learning about three simple dietary strategies and three supplements to support a healthy heart. This presentation will also discuss some common heart care myths. A healthy snack will be provided.
Instructor: Aryn Doll, Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach

Get Acquainted
Course # 9734
Wednesday, January 24
West Senior Center
10 – 11 a.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.

How to Use Uber and Other Ride Shares
Course #10112
Monday, January 29
West Senior Center
9:30 – 11;30 a.m.
Fees: $17 Res $21 Non Res
This class will show students how to use a smartphone to hire a driver and join the rapidly expanding world of ridesharing. In this combination of demonstration and hands-on class, the instructor will explore how ridesharing works, what is available locally, getting started, pricing and safety. Bring a smartphone, and get started by downloading one of the apps and setting up basic account information. Pre-requisite: knowledge of personal app store account information is necessary in order to download apps. A handout will be provided.
Instructor: Diana DeBrohun.


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