City of Aurora – Fifty Plus Activities, March 2013 Activities

Special Events

Evening Dance Party
Wednesday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.
$4/person
Dance to the music of Tom Yook. No Dance experience required. Sponsored by Life Care Center of Aurora.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus


 

Arts & Crafts

Basic Acrylic
Learn mixing paint and making strokes with basic brush technique used in acrylic painting. Supply list given upon registration.
201319
Friday, March 8-April 12, 1-3 p.m.
$55 ($42 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

All Media
Work in your favorite media to finish projects or start anew. Supply list given upon registration.
201321
Monday, March 18, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
$20 ($15 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Color Pencil
Use graphite pencil under color pencils. Create wood grain surfaces and shadows in this advanced color pencil class. Advanced technique required. Supply list given upon registration.
201332
Friday, March 8-April 12
$55 ($42 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Quilting Block of the Month
Learn an art that lasts a lifetime and create beautiful pieces. Work on a different quilt block and technique each month. Supply list given upon registration.
200146
Monday, March 4, 1-4 p.m.
$18 ($14 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Quilt- Saturday Block
Each month a new block is introduced. Supply list given upon registration.
200409
Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.-12 Noon
$18 ($14 Aurora Resident)
Ask for supply list when registering.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus


 

Brain Boosters
Alzheimer’s Education
Memory Loss and Heart Disease: Is there a link?
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association representative, Roslyn Reece.
163742
Thursday, March 7, 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

Bridge- Beyond the Basics
Take your basic bridge skills to the next level. This class picks up where Basics left off.
201867
Wednesday, March6- April 10, 2-4 p.m.
$52 ($40 Aurora Resident)
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Mahjong
Learn to play mahjong or refresh your skills. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation. It also involves a certain degree of chance. Student may need to purchase annual game card.
201735
Wednesday, March 20-April 24
$55 ($42 Aurora Resident)
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 to get class schedules and fees.

Photo Books
201776
Thursday, March 14-28, 6-8 p.m.
$49 ($38 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.


 

Hiking

Hiking Classes
Get ready to really enjoy hiking! Each class goes in-depth providing valuable information and answers to all your hiking questions. Both beginners and experienced hikers will benefit. Classes are taught by Hiking Guide, Ed Blum and a very active member of the ACAA High Country Hikers, Gary Alleman.
201840 Clothing
Tuesday, March 5, 9-10:30 a.m.
201841 Gear
Tuesday, March 12, 9-10:30 a.m.
201842 Poles
Tuesday, March 19, 9-10 a.m.
201843 Essentials
Tuesday, March 26, 9-11 a.m.
$10 ($8 Aurora Residents)
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle

Spring Hiking
It is not too soon to register for Aurora Center for Active Adults High Country Hikers spring hikes. Hikes are planned for each Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5p.m. return time is approximate) and are lead by experienced Hiking Guide, Ed Blum. April destinations include Lake Ladora, Heil Valley Ranch, Eldorado Canyon, Mount Falcon and Carpenter Peak. These popular hikes are $31 ($24 Aurora Resident). For more information and to register call:
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle


 

ACAA Day Trippers
Aurora Center for Active Adults offers a wide variety of day trips to interesting destination in the front range. Trips range from 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 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.

Fitness & Wellness
GET FIT and feel your best! Call and have the ACAA Fit and Well Newsletter mailed to you and discover a wide variety of activities that will make getting fit FUN! Or drop by the ACAA and try one of the 40 Fitness classes. There is something for everyone; Beginning Pilates, Yoga, Strength Training, Basic Tai Chi Ch’uan and Zumba to name a few.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

CancerFit
A six month program for adult cancer survivors of all ages, fitness levels & types of cancers. The fitness program aids in recovery & general fitness during & after treatment & includes flexibility, cardiovascular & strength training.
Program held at the Aurora Center for Active Adults
30 Del Mar Cir
Aurora CO 80011
Call 303-739-7956 for more information

A Matter of Balance
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. This program is presented in partnership with Tri County Health Department & DRCOG.
Classes now forming!
Program held at the Aurora Center for Active Adults
30 Del Mar Cir
Aurora CO 80011
Call 303-739-7956 for more information

Sit, Stand & Stay Fit
Light cardio work using weights, bands & balls while seated. Stretching & balance exercises included.
200074
M/W/F, March 1-29, 10:15-10:45am
$23 ($18 Residents)
Classes held at Aurora Center for Active Adults
30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, CO 80015
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Beginning Pilates
Strengthen your core muscles & increase your flexibility by developing lean, well toned muscles. Improve your posture & mental awareness.
200070
Thursdays, March 7-28, 10:15-11:15am
$33 ($25 Resident)
Classes held at Aurora Center for Active Adults
30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, CO 80015
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Stay Fit in South Aurora!
Hatha Yoga
Bring your body & mind together into one harmonious experience. Improve your strength, flexibility & balance.
200102
Mondays, March 4-25, 9:15-10:45 a.m.
$36 ($28 Aurora Residence)
Classes held at Smoky Hill Library
5430 S. Biscay Circle, Aurora, CO 80015
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Tai Chi for Arthritis
Slow, meditative movements help improve strength, balance, flexibility & energy levels.
200106
Monday/Wednesday, March 4-27, 9-10 a.m.
$42 ($32 Aurora Resident)
SilverSneakers Accepted, ask instructor for details
Classes held at Shalom Cares Wellness Center
14800 E. Belleview Drive
Aurora CO 80015
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Pilates
Strengthen your core muscles & increase your flexibility by developing lean, well toned muscles.
200114
Tuesday/Thursday, March 5-28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
$70 ($54 Aurora Resident)
Classes held at Shalom Cares Wellness Center
14800 E. Belleview Drive
Aurora CO 80015
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Zumba
Dance your way to a fitter you with exciting & unique Latin moves & rhythms.
200110
Monday, March 4-25, 5-5:45 p.m.
$23 ($18 Aurora Resident)
SilverSneakers accepted, ask instructor for details
Classes held at Shalom Cares Wellness Center
14800 E. Belleview Drive
Aurora CO 80015
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Zumba @ Meadowood
200087
Monday, March 4-25, 10-11 a.m.
$23 ($18 Aurora Resident)
200090
Tuesday/Thursday, March 5-28, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
$47 ($36 Aurora Resident)
Classes held at Meadowood Recreation Center
3054 S. Laredo St, Aurora, CO 80013
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Stretch & Balance
200098
Monday/Wednesday, March 4-27, 9-9:45 a.m.
$47 ($36 Aurora Resident)
Classes held at Meadowood Recreation Center
3054 S. Laredo St, Aurora, CO 80013
Register through the Aurora Center for Active Adults, 303-739-7950 or online, auroragov.org/recreation

Services

AARP Income Tax Assistance
Now through April 10
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Appointments are required, call 303-739-7962, M-F, 9-3 p.m.
On site help in completing Federal and State Income Tax returns for 2012 is available to seniors over 50 who have a low to moderate income (generally let than $50,000) and no business or rental property income of any kind.

New to Medicare
201721
Thursday, March 14, 10-11 a.m.
Free, pre-registration required.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/50plus

Medicare Fraud
Get advice on how to protect your medical identity. See how easy it is for someone to steal from beneficiaries and Medicare and what to do in the event that fraud is suspected. This presentation is given by Department of Regulatory Agency representative, Andres Lopez.
201869
Thursday, March 28, 10-11 a.m.
No free, registration required.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/50plus

Veterans Benefits for Long Term Care
Learn the requirements for eligibility for Veterans and qualifying family members to receive Aid & Attendance for Long Term Care.
201731
Thursday, March 21, 10-11 a.m.
No free, registration required.
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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