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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: October 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast Oct 26-Nov 1

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Oct 26 - Nov 1

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.”  All programs are offered FREE of charge.                                                                                            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.  


It looks like Zoom programs will be with us for awhile.  When we are able to open, we anticipate doing a combination of in-person and Zoom programs.  So, if you have put off learning how to Zoom, don’t wait.  We have drive-thru appointments available to help set up Zoom on your laptop or mobile device! (Page 2)


The City of Brighton will follow the Tri-County Health Department's order requiring face coverings for all adults and children 10 or older in indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces whenever six-foot distancing is not maintained. With COVID case numbers continuing to climb at an alarming rate, Tri-County Health is also asking everyone to limit the number of activities they participate in with members outside of their household to help stop the spread!  


Eagle View Special Happenings:   Don’t miss these great Halloween programs! 


We are trying something new.  You can now click on a registration link for the programs below and register today.  A zoom link will be sent to you which can stay in your inbox until program time.  No more pulling up the E-Blast to sign into Zoom.  You can also add the event to your Google/email calendar to remind you of the program.  We ask that you register at your earliest convenience so that we can also gauge the program's attendance.  So don’t wait - sign up TODAY!   


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

Many of you know Cheesman Park as the park next to the Botanical Gardens. You 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, as she uncovers some gory details of why people see ghosts.  Click below to register - a Zoom link will be sent to you.


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 historic Bromley house in Brighton.  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.  

Click below to register - a Zoom link will be sent to you.


Creatures of the Night with Nature’s 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! This program is sponsored by Barr Lake State Park.  Click below to register - a Zoom link will be sent to you.


Eagle View Medicare Series:

Open enrollment for Medicare is Oct 15 – Dec 7.  It is the time when you can review and change your Medicare options and pick a new plan for 2021.  It is also important to review your Part D drug plan annually to make sure it covers your current prescriptions at a price you can afford.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get help. 


Medicare Savings Plan & Extra Help   (Tues. Oct 27 @ 1:30 p.m.)

There is a benefit available to individuals based on income to help pay for Part B and prescription coverage.  Learn if and how you qualify!  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


Medicare Part D (Drug Plan) – Evening Program   (Wed. Oct 28 @ 7:00 p.m.) 

If you chose to participate in Medicare Part A and B plans you will also need to pick a Part D drug plan.  This Part D overview will be for people new to Medicare, as well as cover 2021 changes.   Prescription drug plans and pricing change every year so if you currently have a Part D plan you should review it annually.  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 


Medicare 1-on-1 Counseling   (Wed.  Nov 4, 11 & 18 @ 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 by calling Benefits in Action at 720-221-8354.


Ongoing EVAC Programs - These programs happen 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 remain in your car, wear a mask, and stay socially distant.  Call Calvin at 303-655-2187 to set up an appointment.


Writing Group    No Class Oct 28 - Will return Wed. Nov 4 @ 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.  The goal is to write something you are happy to share.   Facilitator: Shari Coren


Stay Fit Programs   The fitness classes are ongoing; however Zoom links change weekly.


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Oct 27 @ 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: 820 6836 1116

Passcode: 584643


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Oct 27 @ 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: 847 1298 5899

Passcode: 863823


Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 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: 890 8218 7275

Passcode: 654079


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 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: 880 6547 1581

Passcode: 887445


Line Dance - Outdoors    (Fri. Oct 30 @ 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.  IMPORTANT CHANGE!  Two Line Dance time slots and pre-registration required.  Due to tighter COVID restriction 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.  Look for November Line Dance to become a Zoom class due to the cold. 


More Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!


The Five Ways People Plan Their Estates   (Thurs. Nov 5 @ 1:30 p.m.)

There are only 5 methods for transferring your assets on death.  Attendees will learn the benefits and drawbacks of each strategy and gain an understanding about the tools used, like wills and trusts.  An attorney from Dolan & Associates, P.C. will lead the program.

Veterans Salute Drive-Thru   (Mon. Nov 9 @ 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) 

Attention Veterans!   We want to show you our appreciation for your service to this country.  We are inviting you to drive through our parking lot on Monday, November 9 between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. to be greeted by staff and receive a piece of good old-fashioned American apple pie as our thanks!  Reservations are required by calling 303-655-2075, no later than Friday, Nov. 6 by 3:00 p.m.  Sponsors for the event include:  Linda Jones/A Perfect Location Realty and Allstate/Cummings Insurance Agency.  


Other Upcoming Programs:

Tues. Nov 3    History Documentary: How Hitler's Paranoia Cost Him the War   (1:00 p.m.)

Wed. Nov 4     History of Rocky Mountain National Park w/RMNP Ranger   (1:00 p.m.)

Thur. Nov 12  Waterfowl w/Bird Conservancy   (1:00 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


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, but you can still participate on your own or safely with family/friends to support Eagle View!  Register for the event and then walk a 5-K course anytime between Nov. 21 - 28.  Registration cost $13. First 200 registrants will receive a beanie.  To register or to get more information click here:    or call 303-655-2200.  More details, including maps 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.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Oct 26 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Oct 27 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Oct 27 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill (10 Chapel Hill Drive)   Wed. Oct 28 @ 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, 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:       


Fiske Planetarium: Martian Seasons & Climate   (Wed. Oct 28 @ 1:00 p.m.)

One of the goals of the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is to learn more about the climate on Mars today and in the past.  Does Mars have seasons, and how is the Martian climate similar to or different from Earth's climate?  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Pink Blini Demo with Darra Goldstein   (Wed. Oct 28 @ 4:00 p.m.)

Darra demonstrates the recipe for Pink Blini from her new cookbook “Beyond the North Wind.”  The delicious deep-pink pancakes were beloved by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.  While cooking, Darra shares her expert cultural commentary on the dish's storied history.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


The Importance of Getting Good Sleep during Challenging Times    

(Thurs. Oct 29 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Join CU’s Multidisciplinary Center on Aging for this 4-week webinar series to learn strategies to improve emotional and mental health and well-being for older Adults.   The first session of the series will go over the importance of getting good sleep during a pandemic.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Participatory Reading of the U.S. Constitution    (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 4:00 p.m.)

Join Boomers Leading Change for a collective reading of the U.S. Constitution – a historic document that has endured for more than 230 years.  Their special guest host will be Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, portrayed by the much-lauded history scholar and Colorado-based performer Hal Bidlack Ph.D.  All participants will receive a pocketsize copy of the US Constitution, mailed to you by BLC!  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Food Delivery Apps    (Fri. Oct 30 @ 9:00 a.m.)

Ordering food from home is now easier than ever thanks to the internet. This lecture provides an overview of the most popular food delivery apps. You’ll learn about the pros and cons, how to search for new restaurants, how to leave a tip and rating.   Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


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.  


Not Done: Women Remaking America   (Tues. Oct 27 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Chart the last five years of the women's movement and its re-energized fight for equality. Activists, journalists, entertainers, athletes and politicians report on the feminist tidal wave.


Nature:  Australian Bushfire Rescue   (Wed. Oct 28 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Meet the people rescuing and caring for the animal survivors of Australia's devastating bushfires. Iconic koalas, kangaroos and wombats face a series of hurdles to recover from their trauma. 


Nova:  Can We Cool The Planet?   (Wed. Oct 28 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

As global temperatures rise, scientists are exploring geoengineering solutions, from planting trees, to sucking carbon out of the air, to physically blocking out sunlight. But would it work? And what are the risks of engineering Earth's climate?


Colorado:  Hutchinson Homestead   (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Colorado's pioneering spirit is alive and well at the Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, just outside of Salida.  Cattle ranching since before statehood, the 7th generation Hutchinson family still ranches on the same land and has preserved the 1873 two-story homestead.


Love Wins Over Hate   (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Love Wins Over Hate explores the personal transformations of six individuals who went from agents of anger and bigotry to advocates for empathy and inclusivity.  Proof change can happen!


American Experience:  Freedom Riders   (Thurs. Oct 29 @ 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.)

In 1961, segregation had an overwhelming grip on American society.  Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad.  That is, until an integrated band of college students decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South.  They were called the Freedom Riders, and they brought the American public face-to-face with the challenge of correcting civil-rights inequities that plagued the U.S. 


Born to Explore: Hawaii from Sea to Seal   (Sat. Oct 31 @ 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.)

Explorer Richard Wieses unravels the mysteries of this island paradise where sea creatures are revered.  Richard joins the effort to save the green sea turtles and researchers who study the Hawaiian monk seal.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”

—Daniel Goleman (born 1946)   Psychologist and Science Journalist

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