Boulder Senior Activities – June 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

Staying Steady: Fall Prevention Myths and Tips
West Senior Center
Monday, Jun. 6
1 to 2 p.m.
Let’s dispel the myths surrounding aging and falls and learn to take control and become more confident with your balance! Presented by Kristine Bellinger, PTA from ALTA Physical Therapy and Pilates. Kristine is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Falls Prevention Specialist through the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness (COAW). Fee: Free

FREE Skin Cancer Screenings for Older Adults
East Senior Center – Monday, Jun. 13 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
West Senior Center – Tuesday, Jun. 21 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Over 3.5 million skin cancers in over 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder is offering free skin cancer screenings for older adults on two days in June at East and West Senior Centers. Space is limited, so please pre-register. Fee: Free

Self-Care Ideas
West Senior Center
Jun. 14
3 to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Mental Health Partners, this two-hour program involves a 60 to 90-minute talk about fun ways to manage stress, relax, have fun and gain health benefits, followed by free time to interact with a Senior Reach Therapist or Senior Peer Counselor. Light snacks provided. Fee: Free

Bossy Bladder
West Senior Center
Monday, Jun. 20
2 to 3 p.m.
Do you have a bossy bladder or bowel? Krista Covell-Pierson, Occupational Therapist certified in pelvic disorders and her staff will present a lecture and exercise class for individuals looking to improve bladder and bowel control. Fee: Free

Taste of the Islands Hula Show
East Senior Center
Wednesday, Jun. 22
3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of Hawaiian music and Hula dance. Miriam Paisner’s students from the Hula School of the Western Mountain will perform a treat for your eyes and ears. Both ancient and modern hula dance will be performed for your pleasure. You’ll also have a chance to give it a try yourself. Light refreshments will be provided. Fee: Free

Explore Social Networking
West Senior Center
Thursday, Jun. 23
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This workshop will serve as a great introduction to the most popular online social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Yelp, Meetup and more. If you’re curious about social networking, nervous about trying it, or just wondering what it’s all about, this course will be great for you. Fee: $25

Car Fit
West Senior Center
Friday, Jun. 24
2 to 4 p.m.
CarFit offers drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them. 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. Fee: Free

Home Safety Inspections
West Senior Center
Tuesday, June 28
10-11 a.m.
In this interactive class, participants will learn about the importance of conducting a home safety inspection. Items covered will be how to check your smoke alarms and CO alarms, when to/not to call 9-1-1, as well as many other safety items in and outside your home. Please bring any questions you may have for the fire department. Fee: Free

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