Thornton Senior Center – May 2015
9Health Fair – Saturday, May 9 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd.
Visit the 9Health Fair for free health screenings, including lung function, hearing, vision, skin, blood pressure, oral health, hand screening, body fat, foot screening, spinal screening, stress management, ask a pharmacist, body in balance, sleep apnea assessment, nutrition and bone marrow donor program screening. For a fee, participants can also receive a blood chemistry analysis ($35), Prostate (PSA) analysis (men only; $30), Blood count ($20), Vitamin D ($45), Colon cancer screening kit ($25) or Hemoglobin A1c ($30). Fasting is no longer required (optional) for the blood chemistry screening (blood draw). Diabetics should not fast! Call 303-255-7850 or visit www.9healthfair.org for more information.
Medicare Counseling – Tuesday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Trained volunteers will assist you with your Medicare issues. Appointments are required; please call
303-255-7850. Appointments are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE!
SilverSneakers® Lucky # 7 Birthday Party – Thursday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m.
We are so lucky to have been part of the SilverSneakers® program for seven years! Frank Sinatra will be here and we will have a photo booth so that you may have a memento of this fun event. We will also have yummy banana splits for you to enjoy! We are proud to offer this program and want everyone to help us celebrate! Please don’t forget to sign up! Sponsored by Humana.
Registration: Apr 29-May 12.
Medicare 101 – Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Information is provided about Medicare enrollment, benefits, costs, what and how Medicare pays, choices under Medicare plans, how they work and prescription drug coverage. Reservations are required; please call 303-255-7850. Medicare classes are provided by Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors. FREE!
Sustainable Farming & the Real Cost of Food – Friday, May 22 at 12:45 p.m.
In this first session, Bill will explain his beginnings as an old, new farmer and the humorous pitfalls of starting a farm. He’ll share information about the cost of raising real food and give you some ‘food for thought’ by expanding his comments to the global situation.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day – Wednesday, May 27
Join more than 1,000 local organizations in all 50 states to celebrate the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. Join us for one or more activities. No experience necessary, just a willingness to move your body, challenge your mind and have fun!
9 a.m. Group Walk with Jenny and Sheri (Meet in the Dining room.)
11:15 a.m. Dance to Latin tunes with Pilar (Dining room)
12 p.m. Eat a Heathy Lunch (Dining room)
12:45 p.m. Play Bean Bag Baseball (Classroom A)
2:15 p.m. Relax your Mind & Body with Sharon (Classroom A)
Dementia – Friday, May 29 at 12:45 p.m.
Retired nurse Patsy Barnes knows about dementia from a clinical and personal perspective. Patsy’s mother passed away due to dementia and she will tell the story of what her family went through on that journey as well as present facts about the disease and planning for what comes next after the diagnosis. FREE!
Thornton Senior Center
9471 Dorothy Boulevard
Thornton, CO 80229