Boulder Senior Services – Mar. 2019

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

New Essays on Philosophy of Religion
Course #14727
Wednesday, March 6
West Senior Center
1 – 2:30 p.m.
This presentation will explore larger philosophical ideas with interested participants, including the relationships between science and religion, agnosticism, atheism, and the interface of morality and cultural influence. Dr. Stanley H. Mullen’s new comprehensive book, “New Essays on the Philosophy of Religion,” is a generous, yet challenging exploration of timeless human questions for both the novice and the academic. Join Dr. Mullen for an engaging presentation and discussion based on his book.

Sharing With a Purpose (SWAP)
Course #13875
Thursday, March 7
West Senior Center
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Sharing With A Purpose (SWAP) is designed to educate, enrich, and embolden older adults to live their lives with energy, motivation, and gratitude for life, which includes an ongoing sense of purpose and value within the human village. Monthly gatherings will offer welcoming, all-inclusive circles of conversation where participants feel safe and inspired to engage in interactive dialogue on compelling topics. Gatherings will be led by guest speakers and/or volunteer facilitators.
SWAP March – Poetics: How does harnessing memories build life forces and family wellbeing? Facilitator: Nancy Mellon.

Sharing Photos Online
Course #14626
Thursday, March 7
East Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident $19/$24
Take pictures with a smart phone or tablet and learn to store and share those images online with friends and families. This class will provide an overview of Instagram and Snapchat, two programs that allow the sharing of images online. Bring a smartphone or tablet to setup an account and begin to share photographs. This class is demonstration style, with hands-on experimentation encouraged. Handouts will be provided.

Internet Radio (or Streaming Music)
Course #14629
Tuesday, March 12
East Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident $19/$24
Streaming music, or listening to music over the internet, is a free and inexpensive way to enjoy an endless variety of tunes, songs and classical compositions. Smartphones, tablets and computers are the new “radios.” Students will learn about free and paid streaming websites and how to access music and local radio stations from these sites on their mobile devices. This class is demonstration style, and a handout will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet to follow along and practice.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Course #14720
Tuesday, March 12
West Senior Center
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s is not part of the normal aging process. It is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Psychological Approaches to Reducing Pain
Course #14617
Wednesday, March 13
East Senior Center
2 – 3 p.m.
Join Yoni K. Ashar as he explains how studies show how the brain reacts to placebo effects, chronic pain, meditation, and compassion using functional MRI and machine learning. His research explores how thoughts and beliefs influence health via the brain, and to create neuroimaging research products that can be used in clinical applications and can help our society. Mr. Ashar will give an overview of the newest research findings on the sources of pain, inquiries into pain reduction, and self-help methods that may affect pain management in daily life.

Introduction to Healthy Cooking II
Course #14725
Thursday, March 14
West Senior Center
2 – 4 p.m.
Build on a healthy cooking foundation with three additional basic cooking skills for tasty, easy, vegetable-rich meals. Start feeling more capable and having more fun in the kitchen. Bring an apron to class. Note: Introduction to Healthy Cooking I is not a prerequisite for this class. This class is sponsored by the Boulder Seniors Foundation. Instructor: Mary Collette Rogers has been teaching cooking classes for over 20 years.

Movement and the Brain
Course #14774
Thursday, March 14
East Senior Center
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Beginning in infancy, physical movement plays a vital role in the creation of the nerve cell networks that are at the core of learning. The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education utilizes movement and the principles of this innate learning ability to communicate with the brain to enhance movement and awareness. In this class Gil Kelly, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, will introduce the Feldenkrais Method and explore simple movements in sitting and standing to improve your ease of movement.

Luxury and Elegance with Denver History Tours
Course #14770
Wednesday, March 20
East Senior Center
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident $35/$44
The old West is often remembered with images of cowboy boots, shootouts, bars, and wagon trains. The West, however, had many pockets of luxury and elegance. Denver was no exception and had numerous neighborhoods where those with money lived with style and grace. Denver History Tours will look at these locations and examine the reasons these areas changed across time. No lunch stop included. Please bring snacks as needed. Minimum registration by March 6.

Creating an Online Community
Course #14630
Tuesday, March 26
East Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident $19/$24
Learn how to use the Internet to stay connected with family and friends. This demonstration-style class will serve as an introduction on using the Internet to bridge the distance with those you care about. For anyone curious about how to use social networking , course will provide an overview. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, smartphone or tablet to follow along and practice. A handout will be provided.


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