Boulder Senior Services – Nov. 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

The Death Café
West Senior Center
Monday, November 6
10:30 – noon
At some time or other many of us wish or need to talk about death. A Death Café is a place to do this in a relaxed and agenda-free setting over tea and cake. It’s a place for respectful, serious, meaningful, tender, and funny conversations. The Death Café is held on the first Monday of each month at the West Senior Center. Presenter: Reva Tift, M.A.

Get Acquainted!
East Senior Center
Friday, November 10
1 – 2 p.m.
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. Facilitated by Senior Services staff members. Free, but please pre-register to reserve your space.

This Full House.
East Senior Center
Thursday, November 9
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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. Call 303-441-4388 for more information. Free, registration requested.

Medicare Part D Clinics
East and West Senior Centers
Wednesday, October 25
9am to noon
Many Part D prescription drug plans change premiums and co-pays every year. In this clinic participants can discover if they can save money by changing their Medicare drug plan. Schedule an individual appointment with a Boulder County Medicare Counselor to review your Medicare Part D or C plan to see if it is the best plan for you. Clinic appointments are available at both East and West Centers between 9am and noon. Sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. By appointment only. Please call 303-441-4388 to register.

Chautauquan Series: Abe Lincoln’s My Soldiers
West Senior Center
Thursday, November 9
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Attend this presentation in honor of Veterans Day. Abe Lincoln is performed by Chautauquan John Voehl. Abe Lincoln frequently spoke of his gratitude for sacrifices made by soldiers and never spoke about soldiers in a condescending manner. His words of sincere thanks for their patriotism and their suffering, his warm praise of their courage, his hearty recognition of their great service to the public, and his expressed confidence in their devotion, quickly won soldier’s trust. Abe waited for, visited, thanked, said good bye and eulogized his soldiers. Free, registration requested.

Online Shopping for the Holidays
East Senior Center
Tuesday, November 14
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $17
Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of home, especially during the busy holiday shopping season. Participants will learn how manage their online shopping experience in a safe and secure way. Topics covered include how to browse safely, shop smart, recognize scams, think before you click, practice password safety and use precautions for public WiFi. A detailed handout will be provided. Instructor: Diana DeBrohun.

Mad Science Fantastic Flyers.
West Senior Center
Monday, November 20
10 – 11 a.m.
Registration Fee: $5
A science and technology event for parents, grandparents and children in grades 1-6th. Learn the fundamentals of flight in this exciting aerodynamic workshop by building stunt planes that will do loops or will fly as straight as an arrow using a variety of aerodynamic designs. This workshop takes place during the BVSD Thanksgiving break. Light refreshments will be served.

iPhone and iPad Photo Basics.
East Senior Center
Thursday, November 9
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: $17
Get ready to take great pictures this holiday season. Participants will learn the basics of using an iPhone and iPad camera to capture and exchange images with friends and family. This demonstration-style class will cover how to take a photo, front facing for selfies versus rear facing camera, editing tools, organizing and storing photos, sending and receiving photos through email and text, sharing through social media, and popular photo apps to help create great images. While primarily a demonstration class, students are encouraged to bring their iPhone or iPad for hands-on application of topics covered. A handout will be provided. Prerequisite: confidence in using your phone, as this is not a class to learn your device.

Active Minds Presents Brexit: the Future for the UK and the European Union
East Senior Center
Monday, November 27
3 -4 p.m.
On June 23, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations. Join Active Minds as we place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world.

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