City of Boulder Older Adult Services – Oct. 2020

City of Boulder Older Adult Services offers online programs.  Subscribe to our free weekly E-Newsletter to stay up-to-date and to register directly for current programs.  Sign up on our webpage.

Iris Folding art class.  Oct. 5, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Learn a folding technique in which colored strips of special paper follow a pattern around an iris in the center, creating an artistic card that can be mailed or framed. Two patterns will be completed during class, all paper materials will be mailed beforehand. Instructor:  Joy Weinstein is a former art teacher for Denver Public Schools who still teaches locally and participates in art events and festivals.  Fee: $20   Register in advance here

Extended Travel Discussion.  Oct 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Meet Collette Travel representatives, 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. Enjoy this opportunity to connect with other travel-minded peers.  Register in advance here. 

Healthy Cooking- Simple One Dish Meals for One or Two. Oct 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m. This class will review new thinking and strategies for making healthy, tasty and inviting meals no matter how many come to the table. Mary Collette Rogers, Healthy Cooking Instructor, will guide participants in cooking a simple one-dish meal and will review different ways to adapt it for the season, diet, tastes and foods in the refrigerator or pantry. Participants are encouraged to cook along during class or may watch the demonstration and cook the recipes later. All registrants receive a shopping list one week prior. Register in advance here 

Zero Waste Discussion.  Oct 20, 11:00a.m. – noon. This program will review recycling, composting, and Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance which expanded recycling and composting to all Boulder residents.  Learn more about zero waste basics including options for hard-to-recycle materials, hazardous waste, construction, landscaping and art materials.  Presenter: Ellen Orleans, Sustainability Coordinator of Climate Initiatives, City of Boulder.  

Register in advance here. 

Sugar Blues.  Oct 27, 9:30-10:45 a.m. It is very common to crave sweets or look for something sweet after a meal. Review the addictive qualities of sugar and provide tips to kick the sugar habit once and for all with instructor Lisa Shanken, a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.  Register in advance here

Building Resilience during COVID-19.  Oct. 27, 1:00-2:30 p.m. This presentation will explore different ways for building emotional resilience during COVID-19, and review everyday skills for managing and reducing trauma and cumulative stress during these difficult times. Presented in partnership with Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), a non-profit program of Mental Health Partners. Register in advance here 

COVID Scams.  Oct 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Americans have lost over $77 M to COVID-19 scams since January 1, 2020. The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have alerts out on how to protect yourself from using fake websites, responding to fakes calls, texts or social media posts, or donating to fake COVID-19 sites. Join Liz Parker, Community Protection Division – Office of the District Attorney to learn how to spot and avoid these scams. Register here in advance.

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