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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: October 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast October 12 - 18, 2020

Active Minds October

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Oct 12 - 18

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.


Zoom and Email Drive-Thru Help  (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-thru 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 13 @ 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: 885 4978 9826

            Passcode: 621195


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Oct 13 @ 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: 862 1984 6489

            Passcode: 944361


Medicare Supplemental Plans and Part D Drug Plans   (Tues. Oct 13 @ 1:30 p.m.) Learn about Medicare supplemental insurance that may be needed to cover gaps in Medicare Parts A and B.  If you chose Medicare Part A & B plans, you will also need to pick a Part D drug plan.   The Part D overview is for people new to Medicare and those that have it now.  Drug plans and pricing change every year, so if you currently have a Part D plan you should review it annually - find out how.  Join this class via Zoom or by phone to hear the audio portion only.   Presenter:  Ann Brothers, Medicare counselor.

See the attached flyer for all the classes that are being offered in our free series “Everything You Need to Know About Medicare” provided by Benefits in Action and the Eagle View Adult Center .


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

            Meeting ID: 871 2591 3563

            Passcode: 583713

Join by Phone:    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)


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

Become informed about the 4 amendments and 7 propositions on the 2020 Colorado ballot.   Join Active Minds for an objective, non-political review of the current issues on the Colorado ballot this fall on Zoom. 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 & cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past.  Program flyer and course handouts are attached.  


To join Zoom meeting: click on link a few minutes before start time.            Meeting ID:  848 6087 6247

            Passcode: 432081

Connect by Phone (audio only):  1-312-626-6799 or 1-346-248-7799  (2 numbers in case one is busy)


Medicare 1-on-1 Counseling   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

Benefits in Action is a non-biased resource to help you understand the different Medicare options and assist you in determining which plans are best for you.  They can also review your Part D (drug plan) to make sure it is the best plan for you in the upcoming year and assist with new enrollment.  Meet 1-on-1 with a Benefits Medicare counselor by phone and/or video conferencing.  A block of appointments is available to Eagle View participants.  Call Benefits in Action at 720-221-8354 to make an appointment.  Appointments also available Wednesdays from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Oct 21, Nov 4, 11, & 18.  


Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 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.

            Meeting ID: 838 6073 9558

            Passcode: 405220


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 10:00 a.m.)

 “Move it or Lose it” is a 45-minute class focusing on strength, flexibility, proper alignment, and balance to help keep you mobile.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles), and a fitness have fun and get healthy.  Questions?  Call instructor Dottie LaFleur at 303-907-5339.


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

            Meeting ID: 816 5965 6614

            Passcode: 336802


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

Play bingo with us via Zoom or phone!  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 sponsored by Brighton Shares the Harvest.


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

            Meeting ID: 813 6240 9128

            Passcode: 934809

Join by Phone:  +1-346-248-7799  or +1-669-900-6833


Line Dance - Outdoors   (Fri. Oct 16 @ 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.   


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. Program provided to you in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center and the Colorado Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Please register in advance using the link below and they will send you a webinar link to join the program.  


Upcoming Programs:  Don’t miss these great programs!


Downsizing and Decluttering   (Wed. Oct 21 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Thinking of downsizing your home now or in the future?  Or do you need to make more room by decluttering your existing home?  Ann Shaw from Your Castle Real Estate is back to provide tips on how to simplify your life by following the 5 easy steps for downsizing and decluttering.  Learn practical decluttering solutions, how to prepare your home for future sale, best practices for hiring professional organizers, movers or estate liquidators, and more.  Time after for questions from an industry expert.  Zoom link will be available in the Oct 19 - 25 E-Blast. 


Feathered Friends: Barred Owl   (Thurs. Oct 22 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Let’s “Zoom” in on our feathered friends!  Raptor Education Foundation’s Anne Price is back via Zoom with a Barred Owl.  If you have walked through a North American forest at dusk and heard a wild hooting cry, it might be a Barred Owl – informally known as the hoot owl!  Barred Owls are best known for their unique vocalizations, rounded head with no ear tufts, and black eyes.  Anne shares intriguing facts about the Barred Owl as you view the live bird.  Zoom link available in the Oct 19 - 25 E-Blast


More Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!

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

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

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

Thurs. Oct 29  Bromley House Ghost Stories and More w/ Lou  Ellen & Ken Bromley (1:30 p.m.)

Thurs. Nov 5   Five Ways to Plan Your Estate w/Mike Dolan  (1:30 p.m.) 

Fri. Nov 20     Effective Communication Skills (with someone with dementia)  (11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon)                 

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.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)    Mon. Oct 12 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Oct 13 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Oct 13 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill (10 Chapel Hill Drive)   Wed. Oct 14 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.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. 


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.  Appointments are being held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call EVAC 303-655-2075 for appointment.


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!


Free Legal Services

Metro Volunteer Lawyers provides free legal services to qualifying applicants for a variety of issues, including medical and financial powers of attorney, living wills and/or declarations of disposition of last remains.  If you are interested in learning more about these documents or seeing if you qualify for a volunteer attorney to assist you in completing these documents, contact Anne Zogg at (303) 837-1551.


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 the Brighton zip codes 80601, 80602, 80603 and/or employees of a Brighton business who are currently working within the same City of Brighton zip codes.  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.   


Halloween Car-nival Palooza

Help support a fun and safe way for children enjoy Halloween this year!  The annual Car-nival Palooza will take place on Sat. Oct 24 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Brighton Sports Complex, 1111 Judicial Center Drive.  This event promotes community fun for Halloween with participants trunk-or-treating and enjoying cars decorated in costumes - RSVP not required.   If you’d like to support the event, candy donations can be dropped at the Brighton Recreation Center (555 N. 11th Ave.), Police Department (3401 E. Bromley Lane), or City Hall (500 S. 4th Ave.).  The Rec Center is also seeking businesses, nonprofits, and citizens to enter as a vendor - decorating their car and passing out candy as trick-or-treaters drive by. Vendors will need to provide their own candy (1,200 pieces minimum). No vendor fee, but an additional donated bag of candy is requested.  Vendors can sign-up online at .  Questions - contact Megan Thompson at or 303-655-2225. 



Just for Fun - Other Sources:


Fall Planted Bulbs for Spring Bling  (Mon. Oct 12 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Who doesn't love cheerful daffodils and happy tulips in the spring?  This webinar will talk about selecting and planting fall bulbs and discuss the many bulbs you can include in your garden.  Alison O’Connor presents this webinar from the CSU Extension in Larimer County.


AARP ElderWatch - Managing Your Phone Calls   (Tues. Oct 13 @ 10:00 a.m.)

This may sound like a simple task that you’ve been doing for decades, but with new technology comes new ways to manage your phone.  Join AARP ElderWatch to learn ways to manage the calls you want and reduce the ones you don’t.


How the Planet Formed and Changed   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 1:00 p.m.)

To understand water on Mars more completely, we need to learn how the planet formed in the first place and how it changed geologically over time. Where did the water initially come from, and where did it go?  Join Fiske Planetarium by clicking on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Bringing in your Tropical Plants for the Winter   (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 10:00 a.m.)

It is possible to keep your tropical treasures for more than a summer.  Let Matt Fleming, Smithsonian Gardens’ tropical plant specialist, show you simple ways to keep them alive during the winter.  Join this live webinar by registering in advance to receive the link.


Busting Myths about Outer Space   (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Chris Gilly and the Fiske Planetarium will explore some commonly believed myths about the nature of space and time.  What is the difference between a myth (like "space is empty"), and pure fiction (like "there are space wizards"), especially in the post-truth era?  What is the difference between "true" and "useful"?


International Archaeology Day   (Sat. Oct 17 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join Todd McMahon from History Colorado, Angel Tobin and Mike Thomas from Roxborough State Park as they discuss the visitation impacts to archaeological and historic sites.   They will talk about how implementing “Leave No Trace” in parks has been one solution. EVAC has hiked Roxborough often!


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.  


Decision 2020: U.S. Senate Debate   (Tues. Oct 13 @ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

Voters will hear from both candidates competing in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race when they meet face-to-face for a third debate airing on 9NEWS and PBS. 


PBS TV Programs (Cont.)


Ends of the Earth: Birds of East Africa   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) 

Photographer Todd Gustafson captures what humanity has in common with the life of East African birds through stories of family, competition, courtship, hunting, and flight.


Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko.  More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals.


Nature: The Story of Cats - Into America   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

Track the story of cats into the Americas.  Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat, and the Sphynx.


Age of Nature:  Awakening   (Wed. Oct 14 @ 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

Discover how an awareness of nature is restoring ecosystems world-wide.  See how innovative actions are being taken to repair man-made damage and restore reefs, rivers, animals, and more.


Nova:  Nature's Fear Factor   (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

When top predators disappeared from Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, animals fell into unusual patterns.  Scientists are reintroducing wild dogs to restore the park's natural balance.


Black America since MLK: and Still I Rise - Keep Your Head Up &Touch the Sky (Thurs. Oct 15 @ 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America's changing racial landscape - celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go.  


Civilizations:  What Is Art (Good for)   (Fri. Oct 16 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.  See the role art and creative imagination play in forging humanity, and view works of beauty across cultures.


Rick Steves Egypt: Yesterday & Today   (Fri. Oct 16 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Rick Steves travels to the historic and cultural wonders of Egypt.  In Cairo, climb to the center of a pyramid, greet the Sphinx and marvel at King Tut's gold.  Sail the Nile on a timeless felucca, then take a tour of Ramesses II's magnificent temple ruins at Abu Simbel.


Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends    (Fri. Oct 16 @ 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.)    Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop, and more.



Pass it On Quote of the Day:  Self Care


“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”


—Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. (born 1936) Psychiatrist, Author


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