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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: September 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast September 7-13, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Sept 7 - 13

Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and resources for things to do as you stay “Safer at Home.”   Your Eagle View Team

Eagle View Adult Center Updates:   

No opening date yet.  The Eagle View E-Blast will keep you updated as soon as we know.  Front desk staff is available at 303-655-2075 for information by phone Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  For help finding needed services or resources call Evon Benitez at 303-655-2079.  Staff is not available for calls on Monday, Sept 7 due to the Labor Day holiday.

Just for Fun - Eagle View:   

All programs are offered free of charge.  The fitness classes are ongoing; however the zoom link for these classes changes weekly.  Outdoor programs are drop-in. 

Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Sept 8 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Move and be fit with exercises designed to stimulate both brain and body.  Exercise can be done seated or standing.  Improve your leg and upper body strength, balance, and posture.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles), and a fitness band or dish towel.  Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 852 8608 4517

            Passcode: 120582

Yoga for All Levels   (Tues. Sept 8 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Instructor Carolyn Priola leads you in yoga positions for both beginning and intermediate level participants.  Recent yoga experience and ability to get on and up from the floor are required.  You will need a yoga mat; a yoga strap/belt/necktie; two yoga blocks or sturdy books; a blanket or thick towel.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 860 2168 7092

            Passcode: 350864

History Documentary:  Remembering the Heroes of 9/11   (Tues. Sept 8 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Nineteen years ago, the United States survived a horrific terrorist attack.  Join us as we watch a Timeline World History Documentary through Zoom in remembrance of the heroes of 9/11.  We will all be watching the documentary at the same time!  Stay on Zoom after the program for discussion.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 853 3772 6552

            Passcode: 793062

Walk On!  Veterans Park   (Wed. Sept 9 @ 8:00 a.m.) 

Join us as we talk and walk Brighton area trails while maintaining social distancing.  This week the walkers will meet at the parking lot of Veterans Park (405 W. Bridge Street, Brighton).  Drop in to join this fun group.  Wear layered clothing, good walking shoes, and bring water and a mask.  Wear a mask any time you are unable to keep 6 feet apart or more.  Restrooms are unavailable.  Leader: Olly Ramirez.

Writing Group   (Wed. Sept 9 @ 9:30 a.m.)   NEW

If you like writing, be it your memoirs, stories, legacy letters, or whatever you wish, join our Zoom writing group.  We will share our writings with the group, who will then offer whatever input you wish to improve your works.  Instruction is available if desired.  The goal is to write something you are happy to share with friends and family.  Facilitator: Shari Coren

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 851 1864 9677

            Passcode: 877112

Rocky’s West Side Story   (Wed. Sept 9 @ 2:00 p.m.) 

Join Dave Lively, one of our favorite speakers, as he shares stories about the area that is now the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park.  Take a Zoom tour via lecture and slideshow of this high isolated mountain valley, with its recurring themes of survival and success.  Learn how the ebb and flow of passing cultures over the past 11,000 years, from cavemen to pioneers, has influenced life today in west RMNP.   Dave Lively is a professional tour guide and presenter who lives in Grand Lake.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 844 9325 8002

            Passcode: 828641

Join by Phone: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Sept 10 @ 9:00 a.m.)   NEW TIME!

Zumba has moved to the morning!  Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is a modified class that uses easy-to-follow Zumba choreography focusing on balance, range of motion, coordination, and fun.  Instructor Rosalie Farrer will lead you through a 30-minute workout.

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 817 8840 9796

            Passcode: 985896

Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Sept 10 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Dottie’s back with her original 45-minute “Move it or Lose it” class.  Strength, flexibility, proper alignment and balance will all help keep you mobile.  We’ll use chairs, weights, bands, and paper plates to have fun and get healthy. Questions?  Call instructor Dottie LaFleur at 303-907-5339.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles/cans), and a fitness band.  

To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:

            Meeting ID: 851 6783 1848

            Passcode: 926460 

Tai Chi Basics - Outdoors   (Fri. Sept 11 @ 8:00 a.m.) 

Discover the benefits of this ancient form of movement which can improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination, as well as reduce stress.  Tai Chi is easy and enjoyable to learn.  Learn to master the moves and practice at home.  Just drop-in to join the class - held under shade trees at Benedict Park (701 E Southern St, Brighton).  Meet at the parking lot near Southern & Park Place Dr.  Instructor: Saba Obika.

Line Dance - Outdoors   (Fri. Sept 11 @ 8:30 a.m.)

Get moving and have fun by line dancing outside in this free drop-in class for beginners and advanced beginners.  No prior line dance experience needed.  Class held outside in the shade of the portico at the front entrance to Eagle View.  You must wear a mask when not exercising and always keep 6 feet distancing.  Restroom facilities are NOT available.  Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer.

Upcoming Programs

Wed. Sept 16 @ 1:30 p.m.  Active Minds: Women’s Suffrage in U.S. - History of women’s right to vote.

Thurs. Sept 17 @ 1:30 p.m.  Painting Skills: Preparing to Paint - Useful tips from artist Judy Schissler.

Thurs. Sept 24 @ 1:30 p.m.  Painting Skills: Brushes and Finishes - More tips from Judy Schissler.

September:  Timeline World History Documentaries - Watch together and discuss.

Sept/Oct:  Programs from the Brighton City Museum and Historic Preservation.

October:  Medicare Series by Benefits in Action - Our annual classes covering all aspects of Medicare.

Helpful Resources:
Via Mobility 

These buses provided specialized transportation within the City of Brighton, Monday - Friday. Via can take you to medical appointments and grocery shopping. New Via users - call 303-447-2848 (ex 1014) to get started. To schedule rides, call 303-447-9636. Free rides through 2020!

Brighton Food Pantries

Are you or someone you know in need of food?  All locations ask that you do not get out of your car; they will give you instructions when you arrive.

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Sept 8 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Sept 8 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill (10 Chapel Hill Drive)   Wed. Sept 9 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies (Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Sept 12@ 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Senior Wellness Clinic

The Senior Wellness Clinic focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for seniors 55+.  Operated by Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), services include foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks.  Fee for foot care is $30 ($40 for first visit) payable at the time of your appointment.  Foot care is Kaiser covered with pre-approval.  The clinic is currently being held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 to make an appointment.

Around Town: 

Trash Bash & Eco Event   (Fri/Sat. Sept 11-12 & Sept 18-19 @ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

The City of Brighton Trash Bash offers Brighton residents with the opportunity to dispose of large trash items.  All items are to be brought to the Brighton Wastewater Treatment Facility, 325 N. Kuner Road.  You must have proof of residency.  A suggested donation of $5 is requested.  In addition, the City will provide pick-up service between Sept 9-10 and Sept 16-17 for the elderly or those with special needs.  To request pick up or to find out about what items can be disposed, call 303-655-2087.  The Eco Event is for residents to dispose of electronic devices.  It will be held at City Hall (500 S. 4th Ave.) on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Acceptable items include game consoles, electrical equipment, electric cords, keyboards, computer towers, laptops, cell phones, and other electrical devices.  Paper shredding will be offered for free.  Disposal of TVs/CRT monitors under 22-inches will be $20 each, TVs over 22-inches will cost $40 each, and console/projection TVs will be $70 each.  No light bulbs will be accepted.

Just for Fun - Other Sources:

Chair Yoga - Senior Planet   (Thurs. Sept 10 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join this chair yoga class put on by Senior Planet featuring poses and breathe awareness.  Verbal cues offered during class will help you develop better alignment and mind-body connection.  Some movements will be done standing.  Click on the link a few minutes before the start time.

Generous Happiness - with Nipun Mehta   (Wed. Sept 9 @ 12:00 noon)

Join Action for Happiness for this special event with Nipun Mehta as he reflects on the challenges we face and how a more generous approach to life can bring significant ripples of positive change, especially in these times of crisis and uncertainty.  He will help you discover how generosity can be the perfect prescription, not just for stronger communities, but for happier and more fulfilling lives for all of us.

Online Suicided Prevention Class   (Wed. Sept 9 @ 1:00 p.m.)

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Pennock Center for Counseling will be offering a free online suicide prevention class to the public on Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m.  The class will focus on “Question, Persuade, and Refer” (or QPR training) to equip attendees with the techniques and tools to help manage a crisis situation and prevent a suicide.  The class will be facilitated by Lauren Cloud, LMFT.  Register here. If you have questions, contact Lauren Cloud at 303-655-9065, ext. 11.

CU Boulder Recital: Pedro d’Avila, Piano   (Sat. Sept 12 @ 4:30 p.m.)

The stars of tomorrow are on stage today at CU Boulder.  The students of the College of Music present works old and new for their degree-qualifying recitals.  Join us from the comfort and safety of your home through these virtual presentations.

Senior Hub Technology Classes 

Get answers to your technology questions, troubleshoot issues on your device, or learn new technologies!  Every Thursday, join Senior Hub’s Maida Pearce as she leads a free group technology session offered via Zoom.  A variety of topics will be covered each week such as how to video chat, read books online, and more.  Not familiar with Zoom?  Schedule a session for Maida to walk you through how to install Zoom on your device, join a meeting, test your microphone, etc.  Maida taught classes at Eagle View before the pandemic!  To get started, go to the Senior Hub website, complete the form, and Maida will be in touch with you to schedule a session or provide additional details.

No Technology: TV Programs  

Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs for great shows with limited commercials.  People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides.  Note:  PBS pledge drives continues – great programs but more commercials for PBS support.


  • Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich   (Wed. Sept 9 @ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging.  Dr. Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains.


  • Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide   (Mon. Sept 7 @ 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
  • Join the acclaimed personal finance expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. With empathy, straight talk and humor, Suze provides information about key steps for anyone trying to achieve their "ultimate retirement."  This program also airs on Sat. Sept 12 at 11:00 a.m. & Sun. Sept 13 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Longevity Paradox w/Steven Gundry, MD   (Sat. Sept 12 @ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Have you ever wondered why some people live such long, active lives, while so many of us struggle as we get older?  In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry shares informative, life-changing information and provides a step-by-step easy approach to help people feel better and more youthful today, no matter their age.  Dr. Gundry will also debunk five of the biggest myths about aging.  The Longevity Paradox is based on the latest science as well as from experiences of everyday people.  Dr. Gundry has shown thousands of his patients how dietary and lifestyle changes can dramatically reverse health problems that traditional medicine could not help.
  • Aging Backwards 3   (Sun. Sept 13 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Did you know that you actually have a choice in how you age, and whether you remain mobile, healthy, and pain-free throughout your life?  In the pledge special Aging Backwards 3, former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical 6-point plan anyone can use to keep minds sharp and bodies active using gentle daily movement.

Pass it On Quote of the Day:  

 “Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)  American Essayist & Poet

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