Eagle View E-Blast Week of May 11 - 17
Welcome to our first email newsletter - the Eagle View E-Blast! Our goal is to keep you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center. It is a crazy time with our way of life-changing daily. Since we are unsure about the opening date of Eagle View, we will be sending emails about fun things to do at home through Eagle View, other online programs, helpful resources, and center updates. There will also be suggestions for people who do not have computer technology. Many of our members do not have email or we do not have their email addresses, so please share this email with your friends. If you know someone with an e-mail that did not receive this please have them call the center at 303-655-2075 so their email can be added.
We miss you and are working hard to find ways to stay connected while we are physically apart!
Your Eagle View Team
Eagle View Adult Center Updates:
The City of Brighton is set to transition from the Governor’s Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home order starting May 9. Brighton City Hall and Historic City Hall are scheduled to open to the public on June 1. Other City buildings including Eagle View Adult Center, the Armory Performing Arts Center, and the Brighton Recreation Center remain closed to the public until further notice. The Brighton Police Department will remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Essential public safety services will continue and measures are in place to continue non-emergency operations.
Since Eagle View does not have an opening date, we will not be mailing a June newsletter. Instead, we will begin emailing a newsletter, hopefully on a weekly basis. In that newsletter, you can expect to see some new virtual programs as well as current information. For those without technology, we will continue to have staff answering phones and returning calls in a timely manner. We are doing maintenance on the building now that normally would have been done during our annual August shut-down so our building will be ready for your return!
Just for Fun - Eagle View:
Zoom – Get Ready
Many programs provided to you in May and June will be held on Zoom. Zoom is a computer app that allows you to see, hear, and talk to others on your computer, laptop, or cell phone. In the upcoming E-Blasts, you will find an "invitation" or link to join a class or program. Follow the instructions to join. There will be no fees for these programs. Log onto your computer or cell phone and watch one of these presentations on how to load and use Zoom. Load Zoom today and practice before we bring you “live” programs via Eagle View!
What you NEED to join a Zoom meeting:
• Zoom application (app) - It must be loaded on the device you are planning to use
• A computer/phone device with a camera (if you want to see and hear).
• Enough Data – A one-hour Zoom meeting uses 1 mg of data. It is better to use Wi-Fi.
• Long Distance service – If you are joining Zoom via a phone be advised connections to Zoom meetings are LONG DISTANCE numbers.
You can join a zoom meeting by phone only if you have limited data or no video capabilities:
• On your phone, dial the teleconferencing number provided in your invite.
• Enter the meeting ID number when prompted using your dial-pad.
Just for Fun Other Sources - E-Blast Suggestions for this week:
Seed Saving: Preserving Biodiversity and Building Community (Thurs. May 14 @ Noon)
Slow Food USA’s mission is to reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils, and waters that produce our food. Learn how to plan to save seeds, the process involved, and how to build community while preserving food biodiversity. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ks5edVY4QByfXhwWqGM_gA
Dome to Home with Fiske Planetarium (Fri. May 15 @ 4:00 p.m.)
Join Fiske Planetarium in Boulder for a live webinar. They’ll take a closer look at our sun and other stars in the universe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqTvH0AqFT4
The Metropolitan Opera – Verdi’s Rigoletto (Sat. May 16 @ 5:30 p.m.)
The Met is releasing this fantastic opera starring Diana Damrau, Oksana Volkova, Piotr Beczala, and Zeljko Lucic, conducted by Michele Mariotti. From Feb. 16, 2013 https://www.metopera.org/season/on-demand/opera/?upc=811357016022
No Technology – No Problem: TV and Phone ideas
Board Games by Phone:
Don’t have internet or a smartphone? Have fun playing board games over the phone with a friend by making some slight modifications to the rules. Some fun and easy to modify games are Scattergories, Name Five, Fact or Crap, and Trivia Pursuit (Family edition recommended) which can be ordered online from places like Walmart, Target, or Amazon. If you have a phone that allows conference calls you can play with more than one friend. More information in upcoming e-blasts.
TV: Public Broadcast Station (PBS HD Antenna Channel 6.1 or check your cable/dish guide)
Quality television programs with no commercials. These are just a few suggestions you might enjoy.
Breakthrough: Ideas That Changed The World – Robots (Thur. May 14, 10:00 –11:00 a.m.)
Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba. Take a peek at what future robots will be able to do.
Walkin’ California: The Redwoods (Thurs. May 14, 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.)
Join host Steve Weldon as he explores some of the tallest trees in the world – the old-growth redwoods of Redwood National and State Parks in far northern California. Learn how concerned citizens helped save the redwoods from extinction a century ago and their unique ecosystem.
Roosevelts: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (Thur. May 14, 9:00 -10:30 p.m.)
FDR brought energy aimed at ending the Depression and his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s self-confidence in their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes a controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler.
Colorado Experience: Denver Botanic Gardens (Fri. May 15, 8:00 -8:30 am)
The creation of the Denver Botanic Gardens was a long journey beginning in the mid-20th century that was only possible through local donations and dedicated individuals. Discover the ingenuity and innovation of the gardens now recognized as an important cultural and scientific institution
AARP ElderWatch: Coronavirus Scams Tele-town Meeting (Fri. May 15, 10:00 p.m.)
AARP ElderWatch and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office continue to track and inform older Coloradans about the various scams that are being perpetrated in connection with the Coronavirus global pandemic. If you hear of something new, please report it at 800-222-4444, option 2 or by visiting www.stopfraudcolorado.gov so we can continue to inform. ElderWatch and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will be hosting a tele-town hall about Coronavirus scams and other common scams on Friday, May 15 @ 10:00 a.m. Register here to receive a call.
Pennock Center: Now that stay at home has lasted almost two months, many people young and old are feeling the effects of social isolation, worry, fear, and anxiety. Pennock Center is offering a one-time contact with one of our trained, professional therapists free of charge. They can offer referral sources and a listening ear. After this one-time contact, if you decide that you are interested in pursuing therapy at the center they can discuss this with you. Please contact Jody Pierce at 303-655-9065, Ext.16 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Pennock Zoom Meeting - Handling Uncertainty (Mon. May 18, 4:00 p.m.)
We are living through unpredictable times and it can be challenging to navigate those feelings of uncertainty. Log onto zoom for Tori’s presentation on how uncertainty looks and feels in our minds and bodies, and learn tips for how to cope when things feel out of control or unpredictable. Verbal participation and discussion are welcome, but not required. Contact to join: Send intern therapist Tori DiBiase an e-mail at email@example.com for the zoom link and more information.
Eagle View Help by Phone:
Evon Benitez is available by phone to answer questions and help you find needed services or resources. She is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 303-655-2079. Evon is often on the phone helping others so please leave a message if she doesn’t answer when you call.
Pass it On Quote of the Day:
Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the hope that they won’t last forever. That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. That we will be lead out of the darkness and into the sunshine. ~Unknown~