Lafayette Senior Services – May 2022

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

Senior Center is Closed Monday May 30th in honor of Memorial Day

Blue Ribbon Crafts at the Senior Center 

Join Senior Center staff in making a simple but fun craft. All the materials that are needed for our fabulous crafts will be provided!  You will leave with a beautiful handmade project that you can proudly to display in your home or give as a gift. Registration is required. May’s Project is a felt succulent plant

Friday, 5/6 1-3pm 

Bone Builders and Bone Breakers: Nutrition for Healthy Bones 

Presented by: Helen Dohrman, CN – Nutritional Health Coach with Natural Grocers, Lafayette 

Calcium, Vitamin D and Almonds, oh my!  In this interactive class, Helen will present some bare-bone facts along with dietary and supplemental tips and tricks for supporting bones throughout our lives.

Tuesday, 5/3 2-3pm

The Conversation Project 

What matters most to you? How can you figure out your healthcare values, and most importantly, how can you communicate them effectively to your loved ones? Who would make your decisions if you were unable to do so? About 50% of us will be unable to make decisions at some point in our lives. These questions and more can be answered through a process called advance care planning. This process allows people to make plans about future health care. Join The Conversation Project in Boulder County to learn about the advance care planning process, and how to start and continue effective conversations throughout the lifespan. 

Tuesday, 5/10 2-3pm

Estate Planning Made Easy 

Wills, powers of attorney and living wills – get a tough job finished! In a single, easy session, you’ll complete a will, financial power of attorney and combined medical directive (including living will, medical power of attorney and organ donation), all with the help of Colorado licensed attorney Mike Anderson. This class includes all materials, witnessing, notarizing, individual review, and plenty of time for discussion and questions. Participants do not need to bring anything to the program. Fee is per person. Registration is required.

Wednesday, 5/11 1-3pm

Stories & Music- A Performance by the Boulder Philharmonic String Quartet!

The Boulder Philharmonic String Quartet presents a magnificent outdoor family concert at the Outdoor Classroom Amphitheater. Learn how composers use music to tell a story, while birds and breezes provide accompaniment. Ages 8 and older. Limited to 60 people.

Sunday, 5/15, 2-3pm

Bus Tour of Lafayette 

This tour is one you don’t want to miss!  Lafayette’s own, Gerry Morrell will be giving the participants on this tour a greater understanding of the history of this amazing town!  Our comfortable bus will drive up and down the city streets as we learn the who, what, where and why’s of Lafayette.  Seats are sure to fill quickly for this two-hour bus ride filled with interesting information about this place many of you call home.

Tuesday, 5/17 1-3:30pm 

Medicare 101

Are you turning 65 soon or just turned 65? Do you have questions about Medicare? This class is for you! It will answer common Medicare questions, such as:  

  • What does Medicare cover?  
  • How do I enroll in Medicare?  
  • Should I enroll in Medicare if I’m still working and have health insurance from my employer?  
  • How can I tell if a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan is right for me?  
  • How can I avoid a Part D Late Enrollment Penalty?  

This class is offered by the Medicare Teachers Inc. They will be available after the class to meet one on one if you have more specific questions. 

Thursday, 5/19 11am-12pm

Don’t Let me Be Lonely Tonight with Dr Bill McCann

Nearly half of Americans report feeling lonely and 43% of seniors feel lonely on a regular basis.  According to Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy, there is an epidemic of loneliness in America. Dr. McCann will review the prevalence, causes and consequences of loneliness in America. The focus will be on researched ways to decrease loneliness. 

William J. McCann, MA, PsyD is a retired clinical psychologist. He was an Associate Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and President of the Vermont Psychological Association. 

Friday, 5/20 1-3pm

Trip to the Luvin’ Arms Animal Sanctuary 

Join us on a tour od the Luvin’ Arms Animal Sanctuary. This trip is much more than a fun day spent getting to know their amazing family of rescued animals. In fact, it is nearly impossible to leave without developing a deeper understanding of the unique personalities and complex emotional lives that all the animals at the sanctuary have lived. 

Monday, 5/23 10am-1 pm

Library Maker’s space at Library- Water Bottle 

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.  We can complete 3 different projects this summer.  You just need to meet us at the Lafayette Library at the designated time and bring along the suggested items to complete the project. Please Bring your own water bottle to decorate. Please call to register

Tuesday, 5/24 1-3:30pm

Memory Café at Lafayette Library 

Come to a two-part educational event to better understand Alzheimer’s and to explore the needs, resources, and opportunities available in this community. Please RSVP by call 303-665-5200

  • Part 1: “The Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” Know the distinction between normal age-related memory loss and possible signs of dementia. 
  • Part 2: Community Forum. This will be your chance to give input and to ask questions.

Wednesday, 5/25 10am to 12pm

National Senior Health & Fitness at Bob Burger Rec Center 

Celebrate National Senior Fitness Day with us!  Attend 10:30am Shallow Water Fitness or 10:30am SilverSneakers Classic and join us in the lobby for some food, drinks and socializing after class! 

Wednesday, 5/25 10:30am-12pm 

Tour of Walking Trails in Lafayette 

No better time than the spring to learn about the beautiful trails that are all around us!  Discover the wonders of Lafayette Open Space on a bus tour with naturalist, Martin Ogle, and your peers from the Lafayette Senior Center.  This 2.5-hour field trip will include 3 short walks (all ½ mile or less), commentary and stories about local human and natural history.  We will visit Thomas Open Space/Waneka Lake, Coal Creek and Flagg Park to get a great overview of Lafayette trail system.   

Thursday 5/26 1-3:30pm

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