City of Boulder Older Adult Services – Nov. 2020

City of Boulder Older Adult Services is now offering online programs. Subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter to stay up-to-date and to register directly for current programs. 

Open Space and Mountain Parks 101. Nov. 10, 11:00 a.m. – Noon. City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) has more than 45,000 acres of protected land with 155 miles of trails. Learn about the history, geologic features, and wildlife of OSMP and review current Covid-19 safety measures to find the best places to hike where physical distancing can be maintained.  Presented by Betty Naughton, OSMP Naturalist. Register in advance here.

“I may not remember your name, but I remember a lot about you”. Nov. 12, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Explore how the older brain is much better at getting the gist of an idea and processing more bits of information than the younger brain. Learn why a moment of forgetfulness is usually deep processing that takes more time. Presenter Robin Rose Saltonstall, PhD, is an integrative health practitioner in Boulder who works with older adults and teaches eco-toxicology and epidemiology for Viridis Graduate Institute. Register in advance here

Tech Series: Online Basics. Nov 16 – Dec. 16, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. It is becoming more important to learn about and utilize various online tools. In this 10-session workshop, a Senior Planet Instructor will provide information and basic requirements needed to help participants confidently navigate life online. Register in advance here.

 Colorado Geologic History. Nov. 18, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Explore Colorado’s geologic history from 1700 million years ago to today. Trace the rise and fall of mountain ranges, learn how deserts and seas encroached on the state and then receded, and understand more about the early inhabitants. Instructor Dr. Lon Abbott is a teaching professor in the CU Geological Sciences Department and has published numerous books and articles. Register in advance here by 4 p.m. the day before the program.

What’s NEW with Collette Travel. Nov. 20, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meet Collette representatives Amanda and Kenneth, hear what this travel company is doing to keep their guests safe during trips, and learn about trips to the Smoky Mountains and Costa Rica offered through Older Adult Services in 2021. Register in advance here

Chautauqua living history: Louisa May Alcott. Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m. – Noon. Louisa May Alcott, best known for writing the children’s novel “Little Women” in 1868, was also an author of dark thrillers and adult novels. Louisa was a Civil War nurse and active in the abolition and women’s suffrage movements. Performer Linda Batlin is a storyteller and author whose living history presentations bring important women characters to life. Register in advance here.

Colorado Castles with Denver History Tours. Nov. 25, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join Kevin Snow with Denver History Tours online to explore some of our state’s royal residences. Structures like Glen Eyrie, Cherokee, Bishop, and Richthofen Castles have delighted the eye for many years. This program is sponsored by the generous support of Boulder Seniors Foundation. Register in advance here.

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