Boulder Senior Services – Oct. 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

OctoberWest Fall Social
Course Code: 19001
Thursday, October 3
West Senior Center
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Please join us for our OctoberWEST Social. Enjoy an afternoon of good company, great entertainment and tasty refreshments. Participants will have an opportunity to try Judy Krieth’s open session titled “Introduction to Swing and Foxtrot”. Representatives from Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder Public Library, Parks & Recreation, and various ongoing activities will be onsite to share information about their enrichment programs. Sponsored by Boulder Seniors Foundation and Meals on Wheels of Boulder.

Boulder 55+ Job Fair
Tuesday, October 15
East Senior Center
1 – 4 p.m.
The 55+ Job Fair is an opportunity for older adult job seekers to meet with potential employers from the community who are actively seeking employees with knowledge, experience and a work ethic that older adults bring to the workplace. This event is sponsored by the City of Boulder Housing & Human Services and Community Vitality, The Boulder Chamber, Boulder Seniors Foundation and Workforce Boulder County.  In addition to a wide spectrum of employers, local nonprofits and other human service agencies will be available with information on housing, financial assistance, and other community supports for older adults.  All 55+ Boulder residents are invited to participate in the Job Fair. There is no cost to attend and parking is free.

Four Paths of Soulful Aging
Course Code: 18731
Begins Friday, October 4
West Senior Center
1 – 2:30 p.m.
This experiential, four week series explores four elements important to meaningful aging versus simply getting older. The four paths of Resource, Release, Renewal and Return introduce an evolving connection to how we relate with ourselves, family and community in later life. This resourceful and resilience-based model works with grief and loss, while channeling energies toward meaning, connection, giving back and sharing as an older adult in our community and culture. Presenter: Robyn Hubbard, DMin. is a Psychotherapist, Certified Bereavement Counselor and Spiritual Companion supporting people through their growth and evolution, experiences of grief and loss, life transitions, illness and end of life. She has over twenty years of experience and passion working with older adults.

Inflammation and Nutrition
Course Code: 19076
Monday, October 7
West Senior Center
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Stress, poor sleep, food intolerances, injury, and chemicals are some of the many causes of chronic inflammation that are harmful to the body and have a negative influence on health. This class will review how proper food and nutrients can reduce the effects of inflammation, and also decrease the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and pain. Instructor: Erin Williams, MSN, CN is a Certified Nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Nutrition.

Explore with Google Maps
Course Code: 18777
Thursday, October 10
West Senior Center
9:30 a.m. – noon
Visit sites around the world from the comfort of home, get a bird’s eye view of childhood neighborhoods, or simply get directions to a destination. Google Maps is a mapping application that offers satellite imagery, street maps, and street view perspectives. This class is an introduction to the platform and a demonstration of how to use it. This will be a combination of lecture and hands on learning with devices provided by Senior Planet.

Awakened Aging: Cultivating a Wise Heart with David Chernikoff
Saturday, October 12
East Senior Center
2 – 4 p.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident $60/$75
Wise elders are critically important in today’s world. This workshop will identify essential human qualities for living fully and loving well in a caring and supportive environment. Short presentations, experiential exercises, and guided discussions will be utilized to cultivate qualities of compassion, mindfulness, joy, and equanimity. Join this workshop for a day filled with fresh insights, new friends, and a life affirming vision of growing older. Registration/coffee/tea at 8:30 am, workshop begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Presenter: David Chernikoff, M.Div., L.C.S.W., is a meditation teacher, spiritual counselor, and life coach who teaches workshops and retreats throughout the United States. He also leads a weekly meditation group and has a private practice in Boulder, CO.

New Types of Exercise and “Exercise-like” Strategies for Cardiovascular Health
Course Code: 19205
Monday, October 14
West Senior Center
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Aerobic exercise, such as a long run or walk, is one of the most proven ways to improve health and to decrease the risk for developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases of aging. However, many adults do not get enough aerobic exercise. This talk will present new time-efficient forms of exercise that provide similar cardiovascular health benefits in a fraction of the time. ‘Exercise-like’ strategies can be done by people who might not be capable of performing standard forms of exercise will be reviewed. Instructor: Dr. Craighead obtained his PhD in cardiovascular physiology from The Pennsylvania State University. While completing his PhD, Dr. Craighead taught numerous courses on the science of healthy aging. He now works in University of Colorado Boulder Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory at the forefront of cardiovascular research.

Exercise for Bone Health
Course Code: 19059
Begins Wednesday, October 16
West Senior Center
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Fees: Resident/Non-resident $60/$75
The Instructor will guide participants through various exercises to strengthen posture, improve balance, and stimulate bone remodeling for better bone density. Various props used will include chairs, blocks, straps, yoga mats, blankets, small weights and resistance bands in order to challenge participants in a safe and effective manner. Exercises will be adapted for all levels including beginner, intermediate and more advanced options. Practice exercises in a chair, standing using the wall, standing away from the wall, and getting up and down off the floor safely to make floor exercises more available. This class will teach modifications that participants may then take to other exercise classes. Instructor: Jeanette Burney is a physical therapist and yoga teacher with certifications in manual physical therapy, yoga for osteoporosis, functional dry needling, and prenatal/postpartum exercise.

Back and Neck Pain Red Flags
Course Code: 19104
Friday, October 18
West Senior Center
10 – 11 a.m.
More than 90 percent of adults experience back pain at some point during their lives but may not know when the help of a specialist is needed. This presentation will review the types of symptoms, history, or events for back and neck pain that may also prompt a referral to a specialist or surgeon. Presenter: Kara Beasley, DO, MBe, FACOS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates in Boulder, and one of the only dually credentialed neurosurgeon bioethicists in the world.

Protecting Personal Information Online
Course Code: 18779
Monday, October 21
West Senior Center
10 – 11:15 a.m.
This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect personal information online, including tips for staying safe on the internet, safe browsing and how to recognize online scams. The talk will also cover when it’s safe, or not, to share personal information online. A device is not required to participate, and handout will be provided. Instructor: Senior Planet Colorado engages, trains and supports older adults in using technology to improve quality of life and enhance social and civic engagement. Programs are offered free of charge to adults 60 and older across the state of Colorado.

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