Boulder Senior Services – June 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

Contemplative Living
Starts Thursday, June 1
West Senior Center
10 to 11:30am
Participants will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month to discuss the writings of Thomas Merton and his contemporaries in order to discover how they relate to their own experiences of being more present moment-to-moment. Come with an open mind and a willingness to share.

Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance
Tuesday, June 6
West Senior Center
10:30 to 11:15am
This program will answer any questions participants might have about recycling, composting, or Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance that was adopted on June 16, 2015, by City Council. The Universal Zero Waste ordinance expands recycling and composting to all Boulder residents. The ordinance will be actively enforced this year. Join this talk on zero waste basics and beyond: including options for harder-to-recycle materials, hazardous waste, construction, landscaping and art materials. This presentation includes visual aids, time for questions, and a handout listing zero waste partners in Boulder.

Get Acquainted!
Wednesday, June 7
West Senior Center
10 to 11am
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.

RTD Goes Anywhere Learn the Basics
Thursday, June 8
East Senior Center
10 to 11am
Participants in this one-hour class will discover how easy it is to use RTD public transportation. The Travel Training Coordinator will discuss the new fares, bus riding basics, the expanding light rail system, and accommodations that can be requested to make a trip easier and more enjoyable.

Food Safety 101
Wednesday, June 14
West Senior Center
1 to 2:30pm
One in six Americans get sick from food poisoning each year. Older adults are at an even higher risk of serious complications because of changes to the immune system. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is offering Food Safety 101 in order for older adults and food service volunteers to learn some great tips for staying safe from foodborne illness.

Walk/Hike and Nature Education with OSMP
Tuesday, June 20
Boulder Trailheads
9:15 to 11:15am
Open Space and Mountain Parks staff and volunteers will lead walks/hikes paired with nature education. Natural Selections is an ongoing series of educational nature programs on topics including ecology, wildlife, and local history. Join an easy walk/hike of under 2 miles, at a conversational pace. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at the end of the walk. Meet at the trailhead. Each date will have differing trails based on best trail conditions.

Pinterest 101
Thursday, June 22
West Senior Center
9:30 to 11:30am
Participants will learn how to organize online discoveries such as recipes, gardening tips, or interesting articles by using Pinterest, a digital scrapbook. Class style is demonstration; a handout will be provided.

How Does Acupuncture Work?
Monday, June 26
West Senior Center
10 to 11am
In this class, participants will learn how acupuncture, used in China for over 2,000 years, works to treat ailments such as pain, arthritis, and hypertension. Because of its efficacy in treating complex internal diseases, modern scientists are trying to determine exactly how it works. Join Norah Charles for a talk on traditional Chinese theories of acupuncture and an overview of contemporary research in this exciting field of medicine.

A Quick Look at Ikebana
Wednesday, June 28
East Senior Center
10am to Noon
The Japanese art of flower arranging, called Ikebana, has evolved for over 500 years and spreading globally since World War II. Hazel Thornley has been studying Ikebana for 23 years and will compare and contrast a basic Ikebana arrangement with a Western style arrangement using the same materials. The first class is demonstration style with question and answer. On day two, students will make their own Ikebana arrangement.

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