Boulder Senior Services – Sept. 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

Falls Prevention Week
September 18-22
Hearing Loss and the Increased Risk of Falling
Course #: 8862
Monday, September 18
West Senior Center
10 to 11am
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently found that older people who experience hearing loss are at increased risk of falling. A goal of this presentation is to explain why this is so with a look at the relationship between hearing and balance.
More Feet
Course #: 8558
Tuesday, September 19
East Senior Center
Join Laura Olinger to learn more about feet during Falls Prevention Week. Discussion topics will include anatomy, awareness, care, exercises, and local resources.
Healthy Eating for Falls Prevention
Course #: 8775
Wednesday, September 20
West Senior Center
Proper nutrition can contribute to avoiding falls, such as maintaining good bone health, avoiding malnutrition and helping with dizziness.
Lunch Ôn Learn: Don’t Let Foot Pain Slow You Down
Course #: 8557
Thursday, September 21
East Senior Center
Participants will learn how to keep their feet in the best shape possible. Light lunch provided compliments of Stryker Orthopaedics.

The Tao of Aging: Becoming Whole in Life’s Second Half
Course #: 8300
Cost Residents/Non-Residents: $60/$70
Sunday, September 24
East Senior Center
9am to 4:30pm
Join David Chernikoff in creating a supportive learning environment in which participants discover how to dance with the changes inherent in the aging process. Together, the group will explore lessons from sacred Eastern and Western traditions on how to become whole in life’s second half. The result can be true joy and equanimity. Registration/coffee/tea at 8:30 am, workshop begins promptly at 9:00 am.

Still Driving? We Need to TALK
Course #: 8853
Tuesday, September 26
West Senior Center
5:30 to 7:30pm
We Need to TALK is a nationwide program developed by the Hartford insurance Company, AARP, the MIT Age Lab, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The intended audience is the driver, any age but generally older adults and a family member or caregiver who will help an older adult make a decision to continue or retire from driving. Topics include self/family assessment, warning signs, important considerations, and local resources.

Time to Downsize?
Course #: 8876
Thursday, September 28
West Senior Center
3:00 to 5pm
Participants in this discussion group will learn from experts in the field on organization and downsizing how to control clutter, streamline paperwork, and simply life. Suggestions for moving to a smaller residence will also be discussed.

Chautauquan Series-Minnie Pearl
Course #: 8625
Monday, September 25
West Senior Center
12:45pm to 1:45pm
A veteran of 51 years on the Grand Ole Opry, Minnie Pearl became the first woman inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She was one of the most recognized performers of American country culture with her gingham dress, a price tag dangling off her flower-strewn straw hat and her famous bellow of “Howdeee!” Minnie Pearl became known worldwide as an icon of rural America. Minnie Pearl is performed by Chautauquan Elsa Wolff.

OctoberWEST Fall Social
Course #: 8997
Thursday, October 5
West Senior Center
Please join us for our first annual 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 “Sing and Dance for Health.” Representatives from Senior Services ongoing groups and support groups, Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder Public Library and Parks & Recreation will be onsite to share information about their enrichment programs. Sponsored by Boulder Seniors Foundation and Meals on Wheels of Boulder.

DAY TRIP: Iron Mountain Tramway to Glenwood Caverns
Course #: 8863
Thursday, September 7
Trip leaves from East Senior Center
7:30am to 7:15pm
Cost Residents/Non-Residents: $79/$84
The mountain tramway is a fully enclosed gondola that provides towering panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, as it glides over trees to the peak of Iron Mountain which is the entrance to the caverns. The Fairy Cave tour and Kings Row Cave Tour takes participants into the mountain on lit walkways with handrails, descending 150 feet through spacious passages to explore underground rooms. The smallest passage measures 5 feet 5 inches tall and a staged light show highlights the most striking formations. Trip price includes tour, lunch and transportation. The cave tour is not wheelchair accessible. Minimum registration by Aug 16.

DAY TRIP: Elk Bugling with Denver History Tours
Wednesday, September 27
Trip leaves from East Senior Center
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost Residents/Non-Residents: $50/$55
September and October is mating season for elk when the sounds of bugling overlap
and reverberate against the rocks and hills, warning other males to keep away from the harem. Denver History Tours will guide the group into Estes Park, hoping to hear the impressive bugling calls. Non-hosted dinner at an Estes Park restaurant ($-$$). Minimum registration by Sept 12.

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