City of Aurora Fifty Plus Activities – May 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

Quilt Sale
Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Beautiful handmade quilts made by talented members of the ACAA Quilting Bee volunteer group. Proceeds benefit projects at the ACAA.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Arts & Crafts

  • Color Pencil Animals
    Using basic drawing skills, create an animal of your choice. Bring it to life with color pencils.
    220886
    Friday, May 8-June 12, 10-12N
    $59 ($45 Aurora Resident)
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  • All Media Art Workshop
    Work in your favorite media with support from ACAA Art Instructor Alice Gemmell. Finish a project or start a new one.
    220873
    Monday, May 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
  • Rubber Stamping
    Learn new stamping techniques with Donna Rumple while making 3 cards to send with your best wishes.
    220962
    Tuesday, May 12, 1-3 p.m.
    $13 ($10 Aurora Resident)
    Supplies included in fee.
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

Brain Boosters
The Basics of Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Presented by Alzheimer’s Association representative, Rosalyn Reece.
220877
Thursday, May 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

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.

  1. Basic Computers with 8.1 220891
    Wednesday, May 6-20, 6-8 p.m.
    $49 ($38 Aurora Resident)
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  2. Intro to Ebay 220903
    Tuesday, May 5-19, 1-3 p.m.
    $49 ($38 Aurora Resident)
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  3. Social Internet 220908
    Thursday, May 7-14, 6-8 p.m.
    $34 ($26 Aurora Resident)
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  4. Photo Editing 220914
    Wednesday, May 6-20, 9-11 a.m.
    $49 ($38 Aurora Resident)
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  5. 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
    Slow, meditative movements help improve strength, balance, flexibility & energy levels.
    221061
    Fridays, May 1-29, 9:30-10:15 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
    Slow, meditative movements help improve strength, balance, flexibility & energy levels.
    221774
    Fridays, May 1-29, 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
    Strengthen your core muscles & increase your flexibility by developing lean, well toned muscles. Improve your posture & mental awareness.
    221065
    Thursdays, May 7-28, 10:15-11:15 am
    $33 ($25 Aurora Residence)
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  • Hatha Yoga 221071
    Monday, May 4-18, 9:15-10:45 a.m.
    $36 ($28 Aurora Resident) Advance registration required. Smoky Hill Library
    5430 A. Biscay Cr., Centennial, CO 80015
    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
  • Get a Handle on Hand & Wrist Arthritis
    Presented by Stryker Orthopedics
    There’s nothing worse than shoulder pain that keeps you from work, your favorite activities or just getting out of bed in the morning without hurting.  A local orthopedic surgeon will discuss causes of shoulder pain, the latest advancements in surgical & non-surgical treatment options & what to expect for rehabilitation & recovery times.
    221893
    Wednesday, May 20, 10-11 a.m. FREE, pre-registration required.
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus

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 & Health Reform, What Now? 220941
    Thursday, May 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Free, pre-registration is required.
    Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle 303-739-7950 or auroragov.org/adults50plus
  • Wills Trusts & Power of Attorney
    Find out what you need to know. There is plenty of time for questions and answers. Presented by Wayne Stewart, Elder Law attorney.
    221009
    Wednesday, May 13, 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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