Boulder Senior Services – Sept. 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
Explore Social Networking
Tuesday, September 4
West Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Resident/Non-resident Fee: $19/$23
Learn to stay connected to what matters most with online social networking. This class serves as an introduction to popular online social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Meetup, and more. For older adults who are curious about social networking, nervous about trying it, or wondering what it’s all about, this course will be helpful, and a handout will be provided. Instructor: Diana DeBrohun of Silver Surfers Digital Media.
Ballroom Dance: Foxtrot and Swing
Tuesdays beginning September 4
East Senior Center
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Encore resident/non-resident: $12/$18
Dancing is great exercise for mind and body. Learn favorite versatile dances of Foxtrot and Swing while dancing to Big Band and Modern Swing music.
Weight Room Training for Older Adults
Morning and Afternoon courses
Begins Tuesday, September 4
East Boulder Community Center
Fees: Resident/non-resident: $90/$105
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.
Begins Friday, Sep. 7
East Senior Center
Resident/nonresident Fee: $95/$105
Member/Member nonresident Fee: $100/$110
T’ai Chi Level 1 – Beginning
9:45 – 10:40 a.m.
Learn and review the basics, including breath, mental focus, postural awareness and correct mechanics of each move. Attention is given to relaxation, mind-body connection, and the first third of the 37-posture Yang short form.
T’ai Chi Level II – Intermediate
Noon – 1 p.m.
This class expands on what was learned in Level I Beginning class by continuing with the 37-posture Yang short form. Students must have completed Level I or been given instructor approval to enroll at this level.
T’ai Chi Level III – Advanced
10:45 – 11:40 a.m.
The Level III Advanced class will review and complete the entire 37-posture Yang short form. Students must have completed Level II or been given instructor approval to enroll at this level. Instructor: Steve Arney
Nature & Education Walks/ Hikes with Boulder OSMP
Tuesday, September 11
Chautauqua Park 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 will be provided a couple of days before the hike. Please do not bring dogs. Instructor: OSMP Staff and Volunteers. Topic: History of how the OSMP system was formed, including the Chautauqua history / Meet at Chautauqua Ranger cottage.
Healthy Pantry–Healthy Desserts
Wednesday, September 12
West Senior Center
2 – 4 p.m.
In this hands-on class, discover techniques for making simple and wholesome desserts. With a well-stocked pantry, it’s possible to make delicious and healthy desserts while still having time to make vegetable-rich meals. Bring an apron to class. This workshop is co-sponsored by the city of Boulder’s Healthy Equity Fund, Meals on Wheels and the Boulder Seniors Foundation. Instructor: Mary Collette Rogers has been teaching cooking classes for over 20 years.
Falls Prevention Week, September 17 – 21
This annual event, coordinated by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, is held in conjunction with the National Falls Awareness Campaign. It is the result of a partnership with multiple organizations that serve older adults. Boulder Senior Services will be hosting four free Falls Prevention activities held at both senior centers.