Lafayette Senior Services – July 2022

To register call 303-665-9052, email olderadults@lafayetteco.gov, or register online at www.lafayetteco.gov\seniors 

Senior Center CLOSED Monday, July 4
New Silver Sneakers Stability Class!! 
Movements taught in class focus on specific exercises to improve strength and power around the ankle, knee, and hip joints while improving your reaction time. This class is designed for fall prevention and is suitable for nearly every fitness level.

Fridays 10:15-11 am
“JAM” SESSIONS
Felicity Muench is the Senior Center’s guitar and ukulele instructor extraordinaire, and she will be available at various points during the summer should the group request a refresher class.  Her regular lessons will start again in the fall.  We hope you will mark these dates on your calendar and join your fellow musicians and get together! Please RSVP.

June 1 & 29th 10:30-11:30am
Plarn Group
Our newest volunteer/craft group has tasked themselves with the assignment to reduce plastic waste and help our local community. They are using plastic bags to make mats for those experiencing homelessness in our area. They use donated plastic grocery bags, and our volunteers crochet them into sleeping mats. 

Friday July 8 & 22, 1-4pm
Summer Concerts and Dinner at the Orchard 
It is time to enjoy the summer season!  Meet at the Senior Center to jump on the bus that will take you to the Orchard Town Center in Westminster.  Once there, enjoy the summer concert that plays from 6 – 8 PM, go shopping or join someone for dinner.  The options are endless!  This bus will provide transportation for four concerts this summer, you are welcome to join one or all of them!  We will provide descriptions of the concerts in the Spotlight. Dress for the weather and bring money for dining and/or shopping. 
Saturday, July 9 and July 30th, 5-8 pm

Matter of Balance starts Tuesday, July 12, 1-3 pm
A Matter of Balance (MOB) emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This program is provided through the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging.  The class is for 8 weeks. To register please go to www.boco.org/AAAlearns

Denver Museum of Nature and Science with lunch and a Cracker Barrel
We will depart the Senior Center at 11 am and head to the Cracker Barrel for lunch.  We will then arrive at about 1 pm for their quieter part of the day when we can wander and look at all the exhibits.  There will be the option of attending the Imax and Planetarium for an extra cost. We will depart the museum around 4 pm.  Bring money for lunch and extra activities. 

Thursday, July 14, 11 am to 4 pm
SpellBinders “Tales of Colorado and Beyond”
Stories help us make sense of our world, impart a lesson, pass down history, and more. They teach us to love, forgive, be just, and strive for better than we have. Join Spellbinders’® trained veteran storytellers and new volunteers as they bring a variety of story genres to life. 

Friday, July 15, 10-11 am
Cheyenne Frontier Days 
Whether you have been to “The Big Daddy of Them All” or not, you are in for an action-packed day when you join us for this bus trip to Cheyenne.  We head out early so that we can catch the day opening parade in historic downtown Cheyenne.  We then head to the event grounds where we should be able to see the awe-inspiring Thunderbirds fly over several times.  You will have time to explore the Indian Village, the Old West Museum, the many vendors, and of course, enjoy some food.  Tickets for the Rodeo are included and that starts at 1 pm and we will leave shortly after the conclusion of that event.  Dust off your boots, or comfy tennis shoes and join us on this adventure!  Dress comfortably and bring money for activities and food.  Bus and rodeo tickets are included. 
Wednesday, July 20 Bus Leaves at 7 am

FRIDAY WALK AND TALK 
Meet others who like walking around Lafayette.  We will meet at the Senior Center parking lot and take a 1-2 mile walk around town.  Dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring your water and smiles.     

Friday, July 22, 8 am    
BINGO! 
Looking for a good time?  Bring yourself, a friend or two, and a wrapped gift (white elephant style, something you have and don’t need that you think someone else might enjoy) to the Senior Center to play a few rounds of Bingo!  There is sure to be laughter and fun, something we all need more of.  We hope you will join us. 

Friday, July 22, 1-3 pm
Library’s Makerspace Card Making 
One of Lafayette’s many treasures is the Maker’s Space in the Lafayette Library.  Learn to use this space and make a project with your friends from the Senior Center.  You just need to meet us at the Lafayette Library at the designated time and bring along the suggested items to complete the project.

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