Boulder Senior Services – July 2017

Medicare Basics
Thursday, July 6
East Senior Center
2 to 4pm
Free monthly classes are offered by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Medicare Counselors for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of the Medicare program. Information is provided about Medicare eligibility, enrollment, benefits, costs, plan choices, and prescription medication coverage. Classes are held the first Thursday of every month unless it falls on a holiday, in which case the class will be held the following Thursday.

This Full House
Thursday, June 8
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.

Finding the Good
Tuesday, July 11
West Senior Center
3 to 4:30pm
This talk, presented by Senior Reach, will focus on how participants can shift their perspective from resource-“less” into resource-“full” in order to find what works, what is positive, and what actions can be taken to feel better about the world, their lives and the people that matter to them.

A Beginners Guide to Boulder County Butterflies
Wednesday, July 12
East Senior Center
10 to 11:30am
Students will learn about local butterflies including where monarchs go during their incredible migration. Join volunteer naturalists for a beginner’s guide to Boulder County butterflies. The slide program will review their amazing life cycle as well as basic information on behavior, host plants, identification tips, and more.

Drums Along the Rockies
Saturday, July 15
East Recreation Center
5 to 11pm
Drums Along the Rockies is Colorado’s popular annual marching and music event that showcases the world’s best drum corps as they entertain and compete for elite honors. Food available for purchase.

Effective Communication Skills
Monday July 17
East Senior Center
1 to 3:30pm
In this workshop, students will learn how to become better listeners and communicate with confidence. The instructor will also demonstrate tools to effectively handle situations that may seem difficult or impossible.

What is the Cloud and How Do I Use It?
Tuesday, July 18
West Senior Center
9:30 to 11:30am
Cloud computing services provide seamless access to important data such as text docs, PDFs, spreadsheets, photos, and other digital assets (like music) from any location, not just on a home computer by using cloud applications like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Apple iCloud participants will learn how to create and share files and folders on the Cloud.

Healthy Eating: Make Your Next Plate Great
Wednesday, July 19
West Senior Center
10 to 11am
This class will cover the basics of healthy meal building, from protein to fiber and everything in between. Make your next plate healthy, delicious, easy and affordable.

Better Balance and Strength
Thursdays, starting July 20
East Senior Center
11:30am to 12:30pm
This series will incorporate strengthening core and legs which are essential to maintaining balance and preventing fall-related injuries. Resistance tubing with handles, light weights and hand-held balls are used while concentrating on posture, flexibility and coordination. No floor work; chairs are available for safety and/or to use as props, as needed.

Weight Room Training for Older Adults
Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tuesday, July 18
East Senior Center
11am to Noon OR 2 to 3pm
Join this class to learn safe weight training protocols specifically designed for older adults. Build muscular strength and endurance and improve flexibility, balance and coordination while using free weights and machines in the weight room. Emphasis is on safety, posture, body control and awareness.

Chautauquan Series-Sarah Platt Decker and the Women’s Clubs
Tuesday, July 25
West Senior Center
12:45pm to 1:45pm
Beginning in the 1860’s, American women formed clubs in order to quench their thirst for knowledge, discover areas for self-improvement, and to better their communities. Over time, they founded seventy-five percent of the nation’s public libraries, established homes for orphans, wayward children, as well as the elderly, advocated for educational reforms, and lobbied for national parks.

A Quick Introduction to Calligraphy
Wednesday, July 26 and August 9
East Senior Center
10am to Noon
Instructor Hazel Thornley will supply calligraphy tools to demonstrate and teach introductory calligraphy starting with basic letters. On day two, students will learn capital calligraphy letters.

Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs
Thursday, July 27
West Senior Center
10am to Noon
This interactive workshop will help participants learn the facts about Alzheimer’s and the importance of early detection. Concerns about memory loss or behavioral changes can be addressed in this class. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease provides the opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

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

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