Broomfield Senior Support Services – Feb. 2018

All support groups are open to the public at no cost. Registration is not required. Please call 303-464-5543 for more information. Broomfield Community Center (BCC).

 
Group Date Time Location
 Cancer  1st Thur  5:30-7 pm  HHS
 Dementia Caregiver  3rd Tue  10-11:30 am  BCC
 Diabetic  4th Mon   1-2 pm  BCC
 Grief*  1st & 3rd Wed  10:30 am-12 pm  BCC
 Low Vision Peer/Tech  2nd Tue  1-3 pm  BCC
 Multiple Sclerosis  1st Tue  10-11:30 am  BCC
 OLOC**  2nd Sat   Noon-3 pm  Varies
 Parkinson’s  1st Tue  10:30 am–12 pm  BCC
 Parkinson’s Carepartners  1st Fri/Varies  10:30 am–12 pm  BCC
  
*Grief – please call 303-717-1635 prior to attending the first time.
**OLOC-Older Lesbians Organizing for Change, please email: olocincolorado@comcast.net for more information and location.
 
AARP Smart Driver Course –AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. You may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance carrier for details). This course is instructed by an AARP volunteer. Fees: $15 per person for AARP members; $20 per person for non-members, payable by check only and payable to AARP. Third Thursday of the month. Held at BCC.
Day Time Date
 Thu  1–5 pm  Feb 15
 Thu  1–5 pm  Mar 15
Colorado History Talks
Women Spies of WWI: Women were involved in Europe in WWI as nurses and in government jobs, but many also served as spies. They decoded military messages and used espionage to send communications. The presentation talks about the exotic Mata Hari, the saintly Edith Cavell, citizens in the Resistance, and the thousands of women clerks at the MI5 offices in Britain. Presented by Colleen Sawyer. Held at BCC. FREE
 Day Time   Date
Tue  1-2:30 pm Feb 13
The Colorado Carnation Industry.  Presented by Bob Briggs, the carnation flower has its own lengthy history. In the 1960s, the City of Wheatridge had 32 different carnation growers and sent flowers to the White House every Monday morning. The bouquet was displayed in the front foyer with a card stating: “With compliments to our nation’s capital, Wheat Ridge Colorado, Carnation City,” per the Wheat Ridge Historical Society. Like so many traditions, occasions and festivals, finding the exact origins of the specifics are as steeped in unknowns as the carnation flower itself. So many of the city’s founders and festival originators have passed – but their legacy continues. Held at BCC. FREE. 
 Day Time Date
 Tue 1-2:30 Mar 13
 
Alzheimer’s Association Series – Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. 
Know the Ten Signs- interactive workshop helps participants discern the difference between normal age-related memory loss, and possible warning signs. Held at BCC. FREE.
 Day Time Date
 Wed 3-4:30 pm Feb 21
 
 
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s -information on detection, possible causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, more. Held at BCC. FREE.
 Day Time Date
Wed 3-4:30 Mar 21
Financial Educational Workshops
Presented by Holly Chandler, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Tax Free Investing: There are several strategies to help reduce your tax burden. Choosing tax-advantaged investments is one of them. Join us for our seminar, Tax-free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep. Held at BCC. FREE.
 Day Time Date
Wed 10:30-11:30 am Feb 21
Bonfils Blood Drive –City and County of Broomfield
The best things in life are free and donating blood is one of them.  When you donate blood, you just might save a life; you also get to participate in this life-changing act without spending a dime!  Your donation can be used in surgeries, car accidents, to treat illnesses; in times of war, for natural disasters and much more.  To schedule an appointment visit bonfils.org and use site code 1426 or call Bonfils at 303-363-2300.  All donors will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to Mexico. Held at BCC.
 Day Time Date
Wed 9am-4 pm Feb 22
Blood Pressure Check – North Metro Fire Rescue (Pam 720-887-0404)
North Metro Fire needs your help in reducing heart disease and strokes in our community by coming in for a free blood pressure check. At the end of the blood pressure check, you will receive a monitoring card to keep track of any changes that may occur in your blood pressure over time.
High blood pressure (hypertension) occurs when the body’s smaller blood vessels narrow, which causes the blood to exert excessive pressure against the vessel walls. In turn, the heart must work harder to maintain this higher pressure. In time, this increased blood pressure can enlarge and damage the heart as well as the blood vessels. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke. In addition, high blood pressure can also lead to severe headaches, visual disturbances, paralysis, seizures and cardiac disease. First Wednesday of every month.  For more information call Senior Services at 303-464-5526 or North Metro at 303-452-9910. Held at BCC. FREE.
 Day Time Date
Wed 11:30am-noon Feb 7
 
 
Other Services
Caregiver Respite Information. Are you providing care for someone 60+ in Broomfield County? Please call or email Senior Services to find out how the Caregiver Respite program may be able to assist you with no cost, temporary, in-home services; 303.464.5526 or senior-services@broomfield.org.
Loan Closet. The Loan Closet is available for Broomfield residents 60+ and/or individuals with disabilities. Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches and bath benches are available for short-term loan. Monetary donations accepted to maintain the equipment. Call 303.464.5526 or email senior-services@broomfield.org for more information.
Handyman Program. Minor home repairs and maintenance services are provided by City and County of Broomfield volunteers, assisting residents to remain safe and independent. Monetary donations accepted.  Please call 303.464.5526 or email senior-services@broomfield.org.
Newcomers Coffee. Are you new to Broomfield or maybe don’t know what Broomfield Senior Services offers? Please come by for a cup of coffee or tea while our staff explains the variety of choices available such as: classes, trips, programs, volunteering, and much more!  Fourth Friday of the month 9-10:30am. Reservations can be made on line at B-Rex.com or by calling 303.464.5526. Held at BCC. FREE.
Wellness Program – VNA. Services are provided by registered nurses and include health history and assessment, blood pressure, and foot care. Third Tuesday of the month. Please call Visiting Nurse Association at 303.698.6496 for more info or to schedule an appointment. Financial assistance is available for those qualified thanks to the SRB Support Fund. Fees Vary. Held at BCC.
Medical Foot Care – Dr. Taylor. Services provided by Dr. Scott Taylor, Podiatrist, the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Appointments can be made on line at B-Rex.com or by calling 303.464.5526.  $25 cash or check only payable to Dr. Taylor. $6 payable to BCC. Held at BCC.
Hearing Clinic. The Family Hearing Center provides a hearing clinic including: ear wax removal, hearing screening and hearing device maintenance & repairs. Appointments can be made by calling 303-464-5526. Fourth Monday if the month with appointments between 9am-noon. Held at BCC. FREE.
Tech Café.  We’ve got answers.  This program provides drop-in assistance for brief questions about your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or e-reader (Kindle or Nook). First Friday of the month.  12:30-2:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. Call 720-887-2350 for more information. Held at BCC. FREE

Prep Work Volunteer
Volunteers needed to help with prep work in commercial kitchen for Senior Nutrition programs (Meals on Wheels and senior congregate lunch).
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am-11:00am
Volunteers should be knowledgeable and comfortable in a commercial kitchen environment and know basic safety and sanitary procedures. Example duties include: chopping and slicing vegetables, cubing fruit, baking cakes and muffins, light cooking and sautéing, and packaging of Meals on Wheels entrees. Experience with the following cuts is extremely helpful: rough chop, mince, small dice, julienne, chiffonade, and slice. Come make a difference in your community in a fun and busy atmosphere!

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