Boulder Senior Services – Sept. 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

Nature Bathing Walk with Boulder OSMP
Course Code: 19155
Tuesday, September 17
Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join Open Space and Mountain Parks Coordinator David Ford to learn some restorative practices of Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese art of Forest Bathing and enjoy the woods of Boulder. Take a moment to relax, and connect with the land, trees, and capes. Please wear closed toed shoes that you can hike on/off trail and dress for the weather (layers). Bring water and a snack. Please do not bring dogs.

Memory and Memoir
Course Code: 18784
Starts Wednesday, September 18
West Senior Center
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Fees, Resident/Non-resident:
This three-session class will guide students through a series of step by step instructions and provide inspirational examples for creating personal and family memoirs. There will be an explanation of the how and why of writing about memory and memoirs. Instructor: Nancy Mellon teaches globally on writing and storytelling.

Learn about Extended Travel – NEW
Course Code: 17625
Thursday, September 12
East Senior Center
2 – 3 p.m.
Meet our Collette Travel representative, Joshua Ogden and learn about a 10-day escorted tour to Sunny Portugal with an optional four-night Madeira Island post-tour extension.

How to Clean a Home Naturally
Course Code: 19102
Friday, September 20
West Senior Center
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to make natural, nontoxic cleaning products for a safe, clean and green home. Presenter: Brigitte Mars is an author, herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years experience. She teaches herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland, as well as numerous other locations throughout the country. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Exercise and Osteoporosis
Course Code: 19077
Monday, September 23
East Senior Center
10 – 11 a.m.
Various forms of exercise have been shown to improve bone density, balance, posture, strength, flexibility and coordination, with an overall goal to prevent falls. Join physical therapist and yoga teacher, Jeanette Burney, to discuss osteoporosis, its prevalence, preventative measures and exercise options including yoga, resistance exercise and stretching. Presenter: 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.

Falls Prevention: Balance – Head to Toe
Course Code: 19033
Monday, September 23
West Senior Center
1:30 – 3 p.m.
This active workshop will review the many components of balance needed to safely move around in life. Instructor will guide participants in identifying personal goals, inspiration, strengths and needs for enhancing personal balance, while offering various strategies to assist participants in achieving personal goals. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Instructor: Laura Olinger, Fitness Instructor.

T’ai Chi in the Park
Course Code: 18725
Tuesday, September 24
West Senior Center
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
T’ai Chi is a mind-body exercise utilizing slow, relaxed movement, a quiet mind, and deep, natural breathing that stimulates the flow of qi or chi (intrinsic energy). When qi flows harmoniously, the mind, body, and spirit are in balance, enhancing one’s physical and mental well-being, relieving stress and improving health. This ancient form of exercise has been shown to be very effective in improving balance in older adults and can be adapted to a variety of fitness levels. Join Boulder Senior Services Instructor, Steve Arney, for an introduction to tai chi, emphasizing balance, and including time for questions and answers. Program will be held outside in the grassy area behind West Boulder Senior Center next to Boulder Creek. No charge, registration recommended.

Falls Prevention – Get Up
Course Code: 18724
Thursday, September 26
East Senior Center
12:30 – 3 p.m.
Many activities like looking under the bed, wiping up a spill, or playing with a pet require getting down on hands and knees. As part of Falls Prevention Week, a variety of health care professionals will be on hand to provide one-to-one assistance and guidance to gain the confidence to get down and back up from the floor safely. Registration requested.

SPARK Warm Water Class
Course Code: 18826
Wednesday, September 11
East Senior Center
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
This unique class provides enjoyable water-assisted movement to music that stimulates neural pathways, brain activity, muscular strength, and some cardiopulmonary response. Specifically designed for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, who are accompanied by their caregiver or partner. Classes held in warm water leisure pool less than 4 feet deep. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association SPARK, City of Boulder Senior Services, Boulder Parks & Recreation, and Boulder Seniors Foundation.

SPARK Ageless Grace
Course Code: 18778
Wednesday, September 25
East Senior Center
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
This program is designed for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, who are accompanied by their caregiver or partner. Ageless Grace® is a seated exercise and movement modality utilizing 21 different tools and a wide variety of music, including favorites chosen by participants. Designed to stimulate neural pathways, it is safe for all levels of ability. Additional benefits include conditioning, strength, improved self-confidence, and tools to use at home for both the older adult and caregiver.Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association SPARK, City of Boulder Senior Services, Boulder Parks and Recreation, and Boulder Seniors Foundation.

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