City of Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – Mar. 2015

City of Aurora Center for Active Adults offer a number of programs, classes and activities for adults 50 plus, including a drop-in weight and exercise room.

Special Events

Welcome Coffee 221005
Friday, March 27, 9:30 a.m.

Meet staff and other new participants. Tour the Center and discover the wide range of activities offered. FREE, please pre-register. Sponsored by Oakhurst Towers, a Brookdale Senior Living community
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Armchair Adventures – The Philippines
By Mick Prozinski
Find yourself in the western frontier of the Philippines on the island of Palawan.  From Palawan we will island hop back to the main island of Luzon.  Join us for a slideshow, stories, fun and laughs as we adventure to the Philippines!
FREE
Wednesday, March 18, 3-4 p.m.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Arts & Crafts

Landscapes in Color Pencil 220085
Join Alice Gimmell and learn to create visual effects of distant hills, clouds, water & sunsets using color pencils.  No experience necessary. Request supply list when registering.
Friday, March 13-April 17, 10 a.m.-12Noon
$59 ($45 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Rubber Stamping 220961
Learn new stamping techniques while making 3 cards to send with your best wishes.
Tuesday, March 10, 1-3 p.m.
$13 ($10 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Rubber Stamping Drop-in
Tuesday, March 24, 1-3 p.m.
Drop in for this FREE afternoon of card making or scrapbooking using our supplies. No instruction is provided, but volunteers are available to assist.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Brain Boosters

Beginner Spanish 220972
Learn Spanish communicate with new people and strengthen your brain. Purchase required text book at Barnes and Noble or online to bring to first class.
Saturday, March 7- April 11, 10:00-12N
$65 ($50 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Guided Autobiography 221802
Write the stories of your life. Attend this free preview and learn about the GAB method that helps people document their life stories.
Thursday, March 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Free, please pre-register
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Early Detection Matters 220875
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association representative, Rosalyn Reece.
Thursday, March 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free, please pre-register
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Computers

Computer classes of all levels are offered at the Aurora Center for Active Adults, from the basics to Microsoft Word 1 & 2 and beyond. Discover how to navigate the internet or how to work your digital camera and manipulate your digital pictures. Classes are ongoing and offered at various times to accommodate many schedules.  One on one instruction is also available. Call 303-739-7950 to get class schedules and fees.

Basic Computers 220888
Monday, March 16-30, 9-11 a.m.
$49 ($38 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Intro to Internet 220904
Wednesday, March 4 – 18, 9-11 a.m.
$49 ($38 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Word 1 220920
Saturday, March 28-April 11, 9-11 a.m.
$49 ($38 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Digital Camera 220911
Thursday, March 12-April 2, 9-11 a.m.
$59 ($45 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Wii at the ACAA
Free! Meet your friends and make new ones playing a variety of Wii, interactive video games! Monday through Saturday during regular ACAA hours.

Fitness & Wellness

Basic Tai Chi Chu’uan 221060
Slow, meditative movements help improve strength, balance, flexibility & energy levels.
Fridays, March 6-27, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
$47 ($36 Aurora Residence)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Advanced Tai Chi Chu’uan 221772
Slow, meditative movements help improve strength, balance, flexibility & energy levels.
Fridays, March 6-27, 8:30-9:15 a.m.
$47 ($36 Aurora Residence)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Beginning Pilates 221064
Strengthen your core muscles & increase your flexibility by developing lean, well toned muscles. Improve your posture & mental awareness.
Thursdays, March 5-26, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
$33 ($25 Aurora Residence)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Matter of Balance
Presented in partnership with Tri County health Department & DRCOG
Many older adults experience concerns about falling & restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls & increase activities.
Call for class dates and more information.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Intro to Line Dancing 221049
Never line dances a step in your life? This is the class for you! Learn some of the most popular and basic steps used in line dance and put them together in simple beginner dances. This is a fun way to stimulate your brain as well as get some exercise.
Thursdays, March 19-May 7, 10:45-1:45 a.m.
$42 ($32 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Aging Nutritiously 221793
Presented by Melissa Williford R.D
Benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness, higher energy levels
& better management of chronic health problems.  A registered dietitian shows you how eating well can be the key to healthy aging.
Wednesday, March 11, 10-11 a.m. FREE, pre-registration required.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Veggie Varieties 224680
Presented by Village at Lowry
The chef of Village at Lowry is coming to the ACAA to showcase unique and different types of fruits and vegetables that you may have never even heard of before! She will explain the health benefits of these exotic fruits and vegetables as well as create simple healthy dishes for you to try.
Friday, March 6, 10-11 a.m. Free, Pre-registration required.

Day Trips

ACAA Day Trippers
Aurora Center for Active Adults offers a wide variety of day trips to interesting destination in the front range and beyond. Trips include high teas, behind the scene tours, to theater and other dynamic performances and events, to fabulous and unique dining destinations. Leave the driving to us and let your journey begin with the ACAA Day Trippers. For a complete listing of fall day trips see the Day Tripper newsletter. We are happy to mail you one or you can view it on line at  www.auoragov.org/recreation, click on adults 50+. Call 303-739-7950 to have on mailed.

Services

Medicare & Medicaid 220942
Thursday, March 12, 10-11:30 a.m. Free, pre-registration required.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/50plus
Wills Trusts & Power of Attorney 221008
Find out what you need to know. There is plenty of time for questions and answers. Presented by Wayne Stewart, Elder Law attorney.
Wednesday, March 11, 10 a.m. – 12Noon
$7 ($5 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/50plus

Aurora Commission for Seniors
The mission of the Aurora Commission for Seniors is to improve the quality of life for seniors in Aurora. As part of its outreach effort, the Commission is interested in hearing ideas and suggestions about needs and issues of seniors living in Aurora. If you would like a member of the Aurora Commission for Seniors to be a guest speaker at your community organization, please call the Commission at 303-739-7945 or email: acs@auroragov.org. If you would like to be on an email list to receive important information on senior issues, please send your email address to the acs@auroragov.org. The Commission meets at the Aurora Center for Active Adults the 1st Monday of month, 1 p.m.  Guests are welcome.

 

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