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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: October 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast October 19-24


Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Oct 19 - 2 5


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 20 @ 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: 848 9149 6541

Passcode: 768307


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Oct 20 @ 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: 898 2573 0470

Passcode: 498406


Medicare Advantage Plans   (Tues. Oct 20 @ 1:30 p.m.)

How does Medicare work when you sign up for HMO plans like United Healthcare or Kaiser?  Typically called Medicare Advantage Plans (or Part C), these plans combine Parts A, B & D coverage into one plan. Learn the pros and cons to consider before signing up for this type of plan. Join this class via Zoom or by phone to hear the audio portion only.  Presenter:   Ann Brothers, Medicare counselor.   This class is part of our free series on “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: 840 5700 7351

Passcode: 925254

Join by phone:    +1 669-900-6833 OR +1 253-215-8782 


Writing Group   (Wed. Oct 21 @ 9:30 a.m.)   

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: 827 1724 9531
             Passcode: 835326


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 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.  Please register in advance by typing in your browser - a zoom link to the webinar will be sent to you.  


Medicare 1-on-1 Counseling   (Wed. Oct 21 @ 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.  Counselors are also available Wednesdays from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Nov 4, 11, & 18.  


Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Oct 22 @ 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: 841 8892 4213

Passcode: 744868


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Oct 22 @ 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: 844 3567 0476

Passcode: 185439


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

Let’s “Zoom” in on our feathered friends!  Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation shares intriguing facts about the Barred Owl as you view a live bird via Zoom.  If you have been in a North American forest at dusk and heard a wild hooting cry, it might be a Barred Owl – also called the hoot owl. Barred Owls are known for their unique vocalizations, rounded head with no ear tufts, and black eyes.  


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

Meeting ID: 838 5022 6704

Passcode: 536612


Medicare 101 – Evening Program   (Thurs. Oct 22 @ 7:00 p.m.) 

This 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 class is part of our free series on “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: 983 205 1799

Join by Phone:   +1 346-248-7799 OR  +1 669-900-9128 or +1 253-215-8782 


IMPORTANT CHANGE!  Two time slots and pre-registration required

Line Dance - Outdoors   (Fri. Oct 23 @ 9:00 a.m. AND 10:15 a.m.)


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


Due to tighter restrictions in Adams County we will now have two sessions of Line Dancing.  You will need to register in advance.  Each class will be capped at 10 people.  Call the Eagle View Adult Center at 303-655-2075 (Mon - Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) to register for your choice of time slots. 


Next Week’s Programs:  Don’t miss these great Halloween programs! 


The History and Scares of Cheesman Park   (Wed. Oct 28 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Many of us may know Cheesman Park as the park next to the Botanical Gardens. We may have even been spooked walking around the park at night and not known why.  Join Brianne Schreck, Museum Specialist with the Brighton City Museum, to learn how the history of the park is not all it seems and may uncover some gory details of why people see ghosts there.  Zoom link available next week.


Bromley House Ghost Stories and More   (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Lou Ellen & Ken Bromley are back to share their great personal stories of the ghosts that inhabit the Bromley house in Brighton.  They will be sharing their experiences and that of guests who have been on tours of this historic site.  Learn about Anna Bromley and why she haunts the house, along with other ghosts in the house.  Also hear stories of the haunting of Bromley Machine Company by Sam (Ken's old business partner), and Sam’s antics with people who lived in his house after he died.  Link next week. 



Creatures of the Night w/Nature Educators   (Fri. Oct 30 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Join Devin with Nature's Educators to learn about nocturnal animals: the owl, snake, and scorpion!  Find out how these animals adapt to live in the dark, what they eat, where they live, and their personal stories!  Devin will be showing you the live animals on this fun Halloween zoom program! Link next week. 


More Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!

Tues. Oct 27    Medicare Savings Plan and Extra Help by Benefits in Action   (1:30 p.m.)  See flyer!

Wed. Oct 28    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan by Benefits in Action   (7:00 p.m.)

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

Tues. Nov 17  Hearing Loss & the Brain w/John Wilson from Blue Ribbon Hearing   (1:30 p.m.)

Wed. Nov 18   Active Minds: China’s Belt and Road Initiative  (1:30 p.m.) 

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


Around Town:  City of Brighton


Calling all Brighton Veterans!  

The City of Brighton would like to honor our veterans for Veterans Day by featuring them on the City’s KBRI-8 station and Comcast channels 8 & 881.  Please email your name, branch of service/rank, service dates, and service photo to by Friday, October 23.


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.  


Turkey Trot Race  (Nov 21 - 28)   Proceeds benefit the Eagle View Adult Center!

The "Turkey Trot 5-K Race" is an annual fundraiser for the Eagle View Adult Center.  Due to current COVID restrictions the actual race will not be held.  The virtual race option will allow you to participate on your own or safely with family/friends and continue to support Eagle View!  Register for the event and then walk a 5-K course anytime between Nov. 21 - 28.  Registration cost $13 per person and will begin 10/16/20.  To register or to get more information visit the website at or call 303-655-2200.  More details, including a map of several 5-K courses, to come in future E-Blasts! 


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 20 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Oct 20 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 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, operated by the Visiting Nurses Association, provides services such as foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks for senior 55+.  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.  Services are held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call EVAC 303-655-2075 for an appointment.


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.


Just for Fun - Other Sources:


Talking with Your Family about Finances   (Mon. Oct 19 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Americans hardly ever discuss their finances, especially with family members, but having these conversation can save you time, money, and stress.  Join AARP ElderWatch and a family financial specialist to discuss why these conversations are important.  Click link a few minutes before start time.


AARP - The Arts District on Santa Fe   (Tues. Oct 20 @ 10:00 a.m.)

What was once a chic suburban neighborhood has now been reimagined as the Arts District on Santa Fe.  We won’t explore the galleries, but will look at the history of the homes/businesses that have become the district.  Within three blocks, there are theaters, milliners, bottling plants, political aspirations, and more.  Click link before start time.


Mindful Looking Online   (Tues. Oct 20 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Slow down and spend time with a single work of art from the Denver Art Museum.  Discover overlooked details, pose questions, and explore ideas as you connect from home with art and others.  Let “The Vision of Tundale” transport you to a medieval knight’s vision of hell, as painted by a follower of Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch.  Click the link before the start time.


Colorado, Climate, Landscapes and Weather Watchers   (Wed. Oct 21 @ 6:30 p.m.)

Peter Bennett Goble (Service Climatologist and Drought Specialist) will tell us about the relationship between precipitation, water supply, and our landscapes.  He will give a climate update and outlook for the season.  He will also give us the background on the Community Collaborative Rain and Hail Snow Network (CoCoRaHs).  Learn how the program got started and how you can be trained to be an amateur volunteer weather watcher in your community.  Two official reporting rain gauges will be given away.


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.  


Animal Babies:  Safari Babies   (Wed. Oct 21 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Baby animals must learn quickly to survive.   African babies deal with predators and face intense competition.  Water babies encounter threatening coasts and powerful currents.  Mountain babies face scarce food and extreme weather.  Stunning photography and endearing stories.


Nova:  Touching the Asteroid   (Wed. Oct 21 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

If spacecraft OSIRIS-REx can grab a piece of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth, scientists could gain great insight into our planet's origins, and even how to defend against rogue asteroids. But NASA only gets three shots at collecting a sample.


Nature:  Pandas - Born to Be Wild   (Thurs. Oct 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image.  Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists, and rangers to witness pandas' startling courtship and aggression behaviors.


Greatest Bond   (Fri. Oct 23 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

This documentary follows the journey of four disabled veterans as they travel to a prison in Gatesville, Texas, to be paired with a service dog.  These dogs have been expertly trained by female prison inmates serving hard time.   The film is a story of redemption for the inmates and new hope for the veterans.


Born to Explore:  Labrador/Canada   (Sat. Oct 24 @ 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.)

In the northernmost corner of Canada lies Labrador, a harsh environment where climate change is felt before the rest of the world.  Richard Wiese examines glaciers and works with researchers to determine the health of local waters as it impacts the food chain for all life in the region.


In Their Own Words:  Queen Elizabeth II   (Sun. Oct 25 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life; from her youth to her uncle's abdication, her father's coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne, and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”


—Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English Essayist, Poet, Playwright, and Politician

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