Boulder Senior Services – July 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

This Full House
East Senior Center
Thursday, July 14
3 to 4:30 p.m.
This Full House is a discussion/support group for people who have accumulated things over the years, and want to discuss practical ways to de-clutter, streamline and organize their lives. 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

The Death Café
West Senior Center
Monday, July 18
10:30 a.m. 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. Presenter: Reva Tift, M.A.

Senior Reach: Tuning In To Your Inner Creativity Sponsored by Mental Health Partners
West Senior Center
Tuesday, July 19
3 to 5 p.m.
Explore “lighter” topics geared towards maintaining a positive outlook and taking care of ourselves. The two-hour program involves a 60 to 90-minute talk/activity followed by free time to interact with a Senior Reach Therapist or Senior Peer Counselor. July’s topic focuses on the health benefits to tapping in to your inner creative self.

Summertime Fun with Kids
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Jul. 20
9:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Fee: $20 for adult with child guest
Creative and fun activity sheets, games and coloring for children in your life. Try color therapy and release tension through the art of coloring. Escape to a world filled with creativity and inspiration with your loved ones. Completed sheets can be used as a keepsake journal between you and the special children in your life.

Pewter Casting
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Jul. 20
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: City Resident $50, Non-resident $60
Learn pewter casting from molding to casting from Don Norris. Students will cast their own lead free pewter hummingbird and flower into rubber molds. Sculpting and molding techniques will be covered. You will learn about metals, how they are mined, what alloys are, and what pewter is. You will leave class with two beautiful pewter pieces.

Effective Communication Strategies Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association
West Senior Center
Thursday, July 21
1 to 3 p.m.
Caregivers gain strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle and late stage dementia by learning to decode verbal and behavioral cues.

Round Robin Art Journals
West Senior Center
Friday Jul. 22 to Aug. 26
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Fee: City Resident $15, Non Resident $20
You will laugh while creating playful pages in your Round Robin Journal. The sky is the limit when finding materials to embellish your journal. At home, between classes, use a variety of mixed media art supplies to cut, paste, draw, or even paint. Groups of five are formed and a theme is chosen. You may choose to discuss your thoughts and process while creating that week. s artistic journal entry. Journals are shared and passed amongst group members for inspiration. You will receive your own journal back with collaborative art entries from everyone in your group.

Virtual Sculpt-A-Saurus
West Senior Center
Saturday, Jul. 23
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $15 per person
Science and art collide to bring the past to life! Your young guests will take a journey of discovery and creativity as they use real fossil evidence to sculpt their very own dinosaurs. This fun class is led by a museum educator from Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Bring your 2nd – 5th graders and enjoy a Saturday morning together. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Adults are welcome to attend without a child.

Amelia Earhart: Heart Of Courage – Spirit Of Adventure
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Jul. 27
1 to 2 p.m.
Fee: City Resident $3, Non-Resident $5
Much more than a noted pilot, Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) pushed through social barriers and served as a role model to women and an inspiration to both sexes because of her courage and determination. Lots of time for Q&A included.

Learn Safety and Privacy for Social Networking
West Senior Center
Thursday, Jul. 28
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $25
Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have become an integral part of our online lives and are a great way to stay connected. But how much sharing is too much? This class will help you learn how to manage your online experience in a safe and secure way.