Boulder Senior Services – Oct. 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

Cabaret at the Buell in Denver
Bus leaves from East Senior Center
Tuesday, Oct. 4
6 to 11:15 p.m.
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd into leaving their troubles outside in Sam Mendes’ and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret. Will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get this group through the dangerous times ahead as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain? Hear memorable songs from theater history, including “Cabaret,” and “Maybe This Time.”
Fees: City Resident $62, Non-Resident $67

Boulder County Legal Services (BCLS)
West Senior Center
Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 18
1 to 3 p.m.
BCLS provides civil legal assistance to older adults and residents with low incomes of Boulder County with matters including family law, protection orders, housing rights, public benefits, consumer issues, elder law, health issues, and more. A short interview determines eligibility. Adults age 60+ with certain legal issues can be served regardless of income. BCLS cannot provide services for criminal cases, fee-generating cases, or with traffic disputes. Contact 303-449-7575 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

National Depression “Screening Day” Film & Depression Screenings
East Senior Center
Thursday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. to noon
Participants will view a relevant film at 9 a.m. and then afterward have the opportunity to participate in small discussion groups with Mental Health Partners Senior Reach staff and peer counselors. Free depression screenings will be available from 11 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Instructor: Therapists and peer counselors from Mental Health Partners.
Fees: None

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
West Senior Center
Thursday, Oct. 6
1 to 3 p.m.
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides essential information on detection, possible causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
Fees: None

Seasons Can Affect Mood
West Senior Center
Tuesday, Oct. 11
3 to 5 p.m.
The change of seasons, including changes in light and weather, can have a strong impact on mood. Learn about these changes, especially as the days get shorter, along with tips and techniques to stay on an even keel and feeling healthy. This two-hour program involves a 60 to 90-minute talk/activity followed by free time to interact with a Senior Reach Therapist or Senior Peer Counselor. Light snacks provided
Fees: None

Introduction to Popular Health and Wellness Mobile Apps
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Oct. 19
2 to 4 p.m.
Both Apple and Android have app stores that are constantly updated with new apps for the smartphone and tablet. This class will show participants how to unlock the potential of the smartphone or tablet through the exploration of fitness, mind and brain, medical, food/nutrition and overall health apps for both Apple and Android devices. Class is demonstration style; a handout with app descriptions will be provided. Instructor: Diana from Silver Surfers
Fee: $15

Eleanor Roosevelt presented by Susan Marie Frontczak
West Senior Center
Thursday Oct. 20
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Meet first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In the 1920’s Eleanor worked to advance minimum wage, define maximum working hours, changed and created laws regarding child labor, championed women’s rights, and more. When her husband, FDR, was installed in office in 1933, she held a press conference for women reporters only. She often served as her husband’s “eyes and ears” across the United States by inspecting factories, inner city tenements, and military camps when he was unable to do so. She emerged as one of the 20th century’s most influential women.
Fees: None

Comedy Show at the Denver Improv
Bus leaves from East Recreation Center
Thursday, Oct. 20
6 to 9:45 p.m.
Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963. The club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s transformation into a full-blown comedy club. Denver Improv hosts a full calendar of well-known comics and promising new talent. The audience can enjoy the show while dining on potato skins and pulled pork sandwiches, while sipping a cocktail. Two-item minimum purchase. Scheduled comedian TBD.
Fees: City Resident $48, Non-Resident $53

Simple Rock Wrapping
West Senior Center
Wednesday, Oct. 26
1 to 4 p.m.
Learn how to use silver and copper to make simple pendants and necklaces using wire bending techniques, stones, and the Rock Wraps© technique. Each student will make two sterling silver wrapped pendants and some copper pieces of their choice.
Fees: City Resident $50, Non-resident $60

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