Boulder Senior Services – May 2018

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
 
Healthy Living for Brain and Body 
Course #11299
Tuesday, May 1
West Senior Center
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association and Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach, Aryn Doll, RDN for an information-packed seminar on Healthy Living for Brain and Body. For centuries, many cultures have believed that the health of the brain and the body were connected. But now, recent scientific findings have shed more light on this connection focusing on physical and cognitive health as one ages, and the influence of diet and nutrition, exercise, as well as cognitive activities and social engagement. Participants will use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association and Natural Grocers. Registration recommended.
 
Ballroom Dance in May: Hustle / Mambo
Course #11674
Each Tuesday, beginning May 1
East Senior Center
1:15 – 2:25 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident fee: $25/$35
Learn to dance the 70’s Hustle from the Disco era and the Mambo from the 1950’s New York dance scene. Instructor: Judy Kreith.
 
Weight Room Training for Older Adults
Course #11687
Each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning May 1
East Senior Center
11 a.m. – noon
Resident/Nonresident Fee $45/$55
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. Instructor: Chris Hedman, East Boulder Community Center Weight Room.
 
Degas: A Passion for Perfection Art Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum 
Course #11645
Wednesday, May 2
East Senior Center, meet in the main lobby of the Senior Center
10:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident fee: $48/$53
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the remarkable works of art from the French artist Edgar Degas created between 1855 to 1906. The exhibit features more than 100 paintings that focus on Degas’ interest in learning from the art of the past, his colleagues, a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and a keen interest in opera and dance. Audio headsets will be provided. Lunch on your own at the museum café or from the largest gathering of gourmet food trucks located at Civic Center Eats ($-$$). Listen to the live music in the civic center park while eating your lunch. 
 
SPARK! Warm Water Class 
Course #11678
Second Wednesday of the month, May 9
East Senior Center
2 – 3 p.m.
This unique class provides enjoyable water-assisted movement to music that stimulates neural pathways, brain activity, muscular strength, and some cardiopulmonary response. Specifically designed for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, who are accompanied by their caregiver or partner. Classes held in warm water leisure pool less than 4 feet deep. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association SPARK, City of Boulder Senior Services, Boulder Parks & Recreation, and Boulder Seniors Foundation.
 
Beer with Denver History Tours
Course #11649
Monday, May 14
East Senior Center, meet in the main lobby of the Senior Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident Fee: $39
Colorado boasts some of the best breweries in the country. Denver is now known as the Napa Valley of Beer. On any given day, more beer is brewed in Denver than in any other U.S. city. There are more than 40 brewpubs in downtown Denver alone. The tour will visit Wynkoop one of the largest breweries in the nation and first brewpub in Denver since Prohibition. Spangalang is another stop along the tour for craft beer poured almost only in the taproom and lastly taste some Prost German Beer. The tour includes a break for lunch on your own ($-$$). Beer tasting is optional and on your own. Minimum registration by Apr 25.
 
Introduction to Facebook
Course #10493
Tuesday, May 15
West Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Resident/Nonresident fee: $21
New to Facebook or not yet on? This overview class will cover how the social media platform works, commonly used terms and the steps for setting up a personal account. Explore the basics of using a personal account including posting, making and accepting friend requests, commenting on posts, and managing account privacy settings. Students may bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop to follow along. However, a device is not required. A handout with detailed instructions will be provided. 
Instructor: Diana DeBrohun of Silver Surfers Digital Media
 
Active Minds North Korea
Course #10642
Monday, May 21
West Senior Center
3 – 4 p.m.
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. The successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States, and other countries will be examined. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense.
 
Nature & Education Walks/ Hikes with Boulder OSMP
Course #11306
Tuesday, May 22
Meet at the trailhead
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Open Space and Mountain Parks staff and volunteers will lead walks/hikes paired with nature education. This is an ongoing series of educational nature programs on topics including ecology, wildlife, and local history. Join an easy walk/hike of under two 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, i.e. mud and ice. Directions to the trailhead will be provided a couple of days before the hike. Please do not bring dogs. Topic: Wildflowers (Chautauqua)
 
Chautauquan Series: More Legendary Ladies of the West
Course # 11300
Wednesday, May 30
West Senior Center
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Attend this fun, entertaining and informative afternoon with unconventional women of the West, presented by The Legendary Ladies. Calamity Jane will pop in and reveal a few little-known tales. Hear Alice Ramsey’s thrilling story about her journey west in 1909 without the benefit of roads or gasoline stations. Presented in first-person living history, several other women will also share details about struggles and triumphs while visiting and living in the West. Performed by The Legendary Ladies.

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