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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: October 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast October 5 - 11, 2020

Medicare Series 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of October  5 - 11

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.  


Eagle View Program Offerings:  

All programs are offered FREE of charge.  The fitness classes are ongoing; zoom link changes weekly.

Tai Chi Outdoors and Walk On are done for the season.  Writing Group is taking a break until Oct 21.

Zoom and Email Drive-Thru   (By Appointment)

Have you recently purchased a laptop, tablet, or other hand-held device?  Do you need help to set up an email account or start using Zoom to access our virtual programs?  No need to worry!  Eagle View is offering drive-up help from your car with technology instructors. You must wear a mask and stay socially distant.  Call Calvin at 303-655-2187 to set up an appointment.

Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Oct 6 @ 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: 841 7993 4444 Passcode: 571328

Yoga for All Levels   (Tues. Oct 6 @ 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: 867 0008 6990 Passcode: 960936

Medicare 101   (Tues. Oct 6 @ 1:30 p.m.)

This zoom program is an overview of Medicare. What it is, how it works, and what it covers - especially under Part A and B.  You need to sign up for Medicare BEFORE you turn age 65 - so if you have a 65th birthday coming up this class will be very informative!  This is the first class in our free series on “Everything You Need to Know About Medicare” provided by Benefits in Action and the Eagle View Adult Center.  See the attached flyer for all the classes that are being offered.  You can join this program via Zoom or by phone to hear the audio portion only.  Presenter:  Ann Brothers, Medicare counselor.

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

Meeting ID: 898 3886 5290  Passcode: 620847

Join by Phone:  +1-346-248-7799  

 Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Oct 8 @ 9:00 a.m.)  

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: 880 9681 8448 Passcode: 496646

Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Oct 8 @ 10:00 a.m.)

 “Move it or Lose it” is Dottie’s original 45-minute class focusing on strength, flexibility, proper alignment, and balance to help keep you mobile.  We will 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/food cans), and a fitness band.  

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

Meeting ID: 885 2893 4580  Passcode: 356867 

Flu Shots at Eagle View (Thurs. Oct 8 @ 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.)    DRIVE-THRU

Nurses from Platte Valley Medical Center will provide flu shots (the Quadrivalent flu vaccine and the Senior High Dose vaccine) at community flu clinics.  Several clinics will be offered using COVID safety practices.  Most insurances are accepted or there is a self-pay option.  A drive-thru clinic will be offered at Eagle View Adult Center on Thursday, October 8 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  See attached flyer for details. 

Advanced Directives with Metro Volunteer Lawyers   (Thurs. Oct 8 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Metro Volunteer Lawyers/Denver Bar Association will be offering a Zoom presentation on Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.  Learn how to legally give someone authority to make medical and financial decisions for you in case you are unable to do so in the future.  Learn how to express your desires regarding health care, including life support, before the need arises.  Presentation open to all. 

Bonus:  Attend the seminar to get information on making an appointment to determine if you are financially eligible for free legal services through Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL).  If so, volunteer attorneys can help you complete powers of attorney and/or a living will through a series of telephone and/or video teleconferences

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

            Meeting ID: 886 6181 9396   Passcode: 029174

        Join by Phone:  1-346-248-7799

Line Dance - Outdoors   (Fri. Oct 9 @ 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. 


Friday Live Entertainment with “Big Jim” Conder   (Fri. Oct 9 @ 12:45-1:30 p.m.)

We’ve invited “Big Jim” Conder to perform a special Zoom concert just for you!  Jim has performed at our Friday Feasts in the past and was always a crowd favorite.  He’s a keyboard vocalist and sings songs from the last six decades - everything from pop tunes to big band to Broadway!  Join us at 12:45 p.m. to chat with the staff and then Jim will perform for 30 minutes beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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

Meeting ID: 850 8588 9059  Passcode: 400242

Join by Phone:  +1-346-248-7799

Upcoming Programs:  Don’t miss these great programs!

Active Minds: Colorado Ballot Issues   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 1:30 p.m.)

This year there are 4 amendments and 7 propositions on the Colorado ballot.  Join Active Minds for an objective, non-political review of the current issues on the Colorado ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides.  We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past.  Zoom link will be available in the Oct 12 – 18 E-Blast or see attached flyer.

Bingo by Zoom   (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.) 

You’ve asked for it and we are ready.  Barbara will be our caller.  Download a bingo card by clicking the link or call us at 303-655-2075 and we will mail you a card.  One bingo card per player.  Prizes will be awarded and are being sponsored by Brighton Shares the Harvest.   Zoom/phone link available in the Oct 12 - 18 E-Blast. Two ways to play:  By zoom on computer, tablet, or smart phone OR audio only by home or cell phone.  Call right away if you need us to mail you a card! 

COVID 19 & Caregiving   (Fri. Oct 16 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) 

Caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic adds unique challenges.  This live interactive webinar provides simple tips that caregivers can put in place whether the person living with dementia lives at home or in a residential facility. Sponsored by Eagle View.  Register on Colorado Alzheimer’s Association website.

More Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!

Every Tuesdays Oct 6 – 27:  Medicare Series by Benefits in Action (1:30 p.m.)

Wednesdays, Oct 14 & 21, Nov 4 – 18:  Medicare 1-on-1 Counseling Appointments 

Wed. Oct 21    Downsizing and Decluttering w/Ann Shaw (10:00 a.m.)

Thur. Oct 22    Feathered Friends: Barred Owl w/Anne Price, Raptor Education Foundation (1:30 p.m.)

Wed. Oct 28    Spooky Stories of Chessman Park w/Brianne Schenk, Brighton City Museum (Time TBA)                              

Helpful Resources:

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. Oct 6 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

-          Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Oct 6 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

-          Food Bank of the Rockies @ Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Oct 10 @ 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 

VOA Meal Delivery

Volunteers of America are offering senior citizens a box of five frozen meals delivered to your home.  You must be 60 or older and be a resident of Brighton. The suggested contribution for the meals is $2.50 meal/$12.50 per box, although the ability to pay is not the deciding factor if you are eligible. Boxes are delivered on Thursdays. Call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number.

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!


Around Town:  City of Brighton 

Mobile Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Brighton

The City of Brighton offers no cost, drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing to residents who reside within a Brighton zip code and/or employees of a Brighton business who are currently working within the City of Brighton.  The mobile testing site will be located in the Eagle View Adult Center (1150 Prairie Center Parkway) parking lot and open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. through Nov. 21.  Documentation is required (i.e. an ID card, utility bill, etc. for residents; a paycheck stub, work badge, etc. for employees).  For questions - call 303-655-2180. 


Just for Fun - Other Sources:

Actively Happier   (Tues. Oct 6 @ 12:00 noon)

Being physically active brings amazing benefits for both our physical and mental health, however it can be really be hard to build habits which keep us active on a daily basis.  Darryl Edwards will explain how he has solved this puzzle and share the key ideas from his Primal Play Method to make activity fun while helping you get healthier, fitter, and stronger too.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.

SBBU Presents Beth Friesen   (Wed. Oct 7 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Beth Friesen is a Certified Dementia Care Trainer and R.N.  She has a wealth of experience educating families directly affected by dementia, as well as other challenges of aging.  She is the author of “My Loved One Has Dementia… So Why Am I Losing My Mind.”  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.

Planning Mars 2020 Mission   (Wed. Oct 7 @1:00 p.m.)

What did it take to plan the Mars 2020 mission?  Many scientists and engineers worked together to imagine and build this mission over years, using their knowledge of the conditions on Mars.  Learn why the team picked Jezero Crater as the landing destination!  Please click the link a few minutes before the start time.

Home Composting - How to Get Started   (Wed. Oct 7 @ 6:30 p.m.)

Do you want to compost, but don’t know where to begin?  Have you tried once and it did not work out? This class will explain the art and science of composting - how to get started, tools that are essential, and various bins and piles.

AARP ElderWatch   (Fri. Oct 9 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Join AARP ElderWatch for an information session on researching businesses and navigating consumer review sites on the internet.  Learn how to use the Better Business Bureau and other consumer review sites to check out reviews and complaints.  Register in advance by clicking below to receive the webinar link. 1D00E97C06C6478C8B60D34A815CD8D0.aspx


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.  

PBS NewsHour:  2020 Vice Presidential Debate   (Wed. Oct 7 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Nature:  The Story of Cats - Asia to Africa   (Thurs. Oct 8 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, spread across the continent, and later into Africa. Learn how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

Nova:  Animal Espionage   (Thur. Oct 8 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing the study of wildlife by providing an up-close look at animals without disruption. They help us understand everything from whale behavior to tiger migration. 

Black America Since MLK:  Still I Rise   (Thurs. Oct 8 @ 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made - as well as the obstacles that remain. 

3 Steps to Pain-Free Living   (Sat. Oct 10 @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Eliminate the root cause of many painful conditions with this easy to follow plan from neuromuscular therapist, yoga instructor, and pain specialist Lee Albert, who teaches five simple exercises to correct muscle imbalance.

Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee   (Sat. Oct 10 @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

The life and songs of musical legend Peggy Lee as told in her own words through vintage interviews and performances.  Commentary by family, friends and colleagues - Quincy Jones, Andy Williams and more.

 Johnny Cash - Concert Behind Prison Walls   (Sat. Oct 10 @ 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.)

Johnny Cash is joined by Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark at the Tennessee State Prison for a nationally televised live concert appearance in 1974, featuring the songs "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Desperado."

 Memory Rescue w/Daniel Amen   (Sun. Oct 11 @ 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.)

Daniel Amen, M.D. shares how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it's headed for trouble.  His simple idea to strengthen memory is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy brain function, most of which are either preventable or treatable. Also airs Sat. Oct 10 @ 9 a.m. and again at 10:00 p.m.

Pass it On Quote of the Day:  Empathy

“Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘you are not alone’.”

—Brené Brown (born 1965) American Scholar, Author, And Public Speaker

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