Eagle View Adult Center – May 2016

Tues & Wed Gift Cards
Due to the generosity of the Senior Advisory Board, you could win a $10 gift card! Each day you eat VOA lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday your name gets in the end of the month drawing. The more you times you eat the better your chances. Bring a friend and put your name in twice!

Rocky Mountain Senior Games 2016
If you swim, bowl, walk, run, bike, shoot pool, lift weights, golf, shoot basketball, or participate in another sport, join us at the Rocky Mountain Senior Games in Greeley on June 8 – 12. The Games provide competition in over 25 sports for adults of all abilities, ages 50 – 100. Compete in male or female divisions in 5-year age categories (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.). Registration forms available at Eagle View is you wish to join the Brighton Team. To receive a team shirt and financial help towards your registration fees, forms are due to the Eagle View Front Desk by Monday, May 2 by 4:00 p.m. Please do not register on-line! Registrations arriving after May 2 may not receive a shirt or financial assistance. Need more info? Call Donna 303-655-2077.

Medicare Counseling
If you need help with Medicare issues, you can receive one-on-one assistance with our SHIP counselor who is specially trained on Medicare insurance programs. Call Ermie at 303-655-2079 to make an appointment. Adams County residents with general questions about Medicare can also call Centura Health Links directly at 720-321-8850. 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3,16,31

Walk On!
Join us as we explore trails in the Brighton area, socialize and enjoy the first signs of spring. First day meet in the EVAC Lobby; after that we will meet at selected locations. Wear good walking shoes and bring water. Leader: Olly Ramirez. 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, May 4 – June 29 $4 fee to join

Dementia Caregiver Support Group
This evening support group gives caregivers the opportunity to share with each other their concerns, coping techniques, and tips for caring for a loved one with dementia. The monthly meeting is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and led by Sue Herzog. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thurs. May 5, Free – Drop in

Blood Pressure Screening
The wonderful firefighters from the Brighton Fire Department will be here to perform free blood pressure checks. Stop by! 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Mon. May 9, Thurs. May 26 Free

Blood Pressure Screening
The wonderful firefighters from the Brighton Fire Department will be here to perform free blood pressure checks. Stop by! 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Mon. May 9, Thurs. May 26 Free

Caregiver Support Group
Are you a caregiver of a loved one or friend? Learn helpful caregiving tips and free or low cost resources to help you. Gain valuable insight from other caregivers. Mary Thatcher from the Senior Hub (303-426-4408) facilitates this free drop-in group. 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Thurs. May 12 Free – Drop in

Bunco is an easy and fun game of dice. Enjoy an afternoon of laughter, refreshments, and prizes. Bunco fills up fast so don’t wait to register! 1:00 p.m. Thursdays, May 12 & 26, $4 Deadline: Tues. before

Friday Feast – May
Fiesta Colorado is known for its beautiful and colorful presentations of Mexican folkloric dances. The rich, beautiful culture of Mexican dance is representative of specific states and regions where the costumes and music represent both the indigenous history and the Spanish influence. Fiesta Colorado dance company has over 200 years of dance training and performing experience. Our lunch will be Chile Rellanos Casserole, salad and a dessert provided by Inglenook. Fri. May 13, 12:00 noon, $4, Deadline: Wed. May 11

Outdoor Readiness Class
The warmer season is upon us here in Colorado and we want you to enjoy the outdoors with us. As we all head outside to enjoy the sunshine and the beauty we must be prepared for what we are walking in to. Eagle View Adult Center is offering an Outdoor Readiness Class to our patrons to ensure that YOU are prepared for all of our Outdoor Adventures. Find out what should you wear, what you should you bring, what we expect from you, and what can you expect from us. All Volunteer Leaders are required to take this course. 9:00 a.m. Mon. May 16 Free Deadline: Fri. May 13

Oh My Aching Back
Back pain is virtually epidemic. So if your back hurts you are not alone. Whether the pain is chronic or acute, gentle therapeutic yoga for the back, sciatic, and scoliosis is the go-to system for pain relief. That’s because the vast majority of back pain steams from tight muscles in the legs and poor posture. This workshop will leave you with ways to reduce pain and gain better health through proper alignment and mindfulness of your body. You will try out yoga postures all done in a chair or standing with a chair for support. Dottie LaFleur currently leads our exercise class and has special training in therapeutic fitness and wellness. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Mon. May 16, $2, Deadline: Thurs. May 12

Donor Recognition
If you have contributed to our “Deck the Walls” campaign, you will receive an invitation to this event. We’ll also have our Yucca Sculpture Dedication. Watch the mail ! 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Thurs. May 19

Healthy Tips
Betty Stephenson shares the most recent research about nutrition and healthy eating. Betty was a home economics teacher for 36 years and practices healthy eating in her own life. Stay for lunch and bingo afterward. Call Eleanor at 303-655-2271 by Tuesday for lunch reservations. 10:45 a.m. Thurs. May 19, Free, Deadline for Lunch: Tues. before:

“Homesteading & Ranch Life”
Jerry Evans is in our “Writing Your Memoirs” class and has some wonderful stories to share. She will be talking about her Black Hills Hereford cattle ranch that was homesteaded in 1880’s and episodes of her ranch life during her marriage of 69 years. Sure to bring back some memories! Free but register so we set up enough chairs. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Wed. May 19, Deadline: Tues. May 18

Healthy Eating & Cooking for one
Do you live alone? Is cooking healthy meals for one person challenging? Join Wellness Dietitian Jenna Allen for some creative ideas, nutrition tips and delicious recipes. She will help you think beyond microwave meals and canned soups. Come get excited to cook again! Sponsored by Platte Valley Medical Center. 12:00 – 1 p.m. Friday, May 20

Low Vision Support Group
The guest speaker for the Low Vision Support Group will be Katie from AKB Vision. She will show us the latest magnifier CCTV’s for those with low vision. This drop-in support group for seniors 55+ provides an opportunity to connect with peers to receive emotional support and find out about resources during the transition of living with visual impairment. For questions call Melanie Shotwell at 720-308-7705. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mon. May 23, Free

Low Vision Technology Support
If you have low vision come learn how new technology like an I-phone or computer can help you in so many ways! Discover tips and techniques to make more use of these devices as your sight is declining. You can also learn how to use specialized low vision technology. Program is led by Petr Kucheryavyy and follows the Low Vison Support Group. Questions call Melanie Shotwell at 720-308-7705. 2:00 – 3:30 p. m. Mon. May 23, Free

Cribbage Tournament
Our monthly cribbage tournament is getting very popular! Tournament includes prize winnings, refreshments, and lots of fun. Just drop-in and pay fee to the tournament volunteer. 12:30 p.m. Wed. May 25, $4

Reader’s Theatre Performance
The Reader’s Theatre performances are always a lot of fun and only last about 15-20 minutes – plenty of time to take advance of the VOA lunch afterwards. Come support our hard-working acting troupe! 11:00 a.m. Thurs. May 26, Free

Eagle View Adult Center
1150 Prairie Center Parkway
Brighton, Co 80601
Open Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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