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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: November 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast November 9 - 15, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Nov  9 - 15

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.  Front desk staff are available by phone Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  at 303-655-2075.  For help finding needed services or resources call Evon Benitez at 303-655-2079.  

Veterans Day, Wed. Nov 11 - City buildings will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. 


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


Veterans – We Salute You!   (Mon. Nov 9 between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)

If you signed up for our Veterans salute be sure to be home between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Monday so city staff can deliver a special thank you for your service to our country.   Sponsors for the event:  Linda Jones/A Perfect Location Realty, Allstate/Cummings Insurance Agency, and Eagle View Advisory Board. 


Library Services during “Safer at Home”   (Tues. Nov 10 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Not just for books anymore!  Librarians from the Anythink Brighton Library will tell you about the many services they offer during this time of COVID requiring us to stay safer at home.  The library is open for limited hours, but is also providing curbside services. We're all spending a lot of time at home, and the library can help keep you entertained with the latest books, movies, and online classes. They are a wonderful service - find out what they can do for you!   Click link to register and a Zoom link will be sent to you


Medicare 1-on-1 Counseling   (Wed.  Nov 11 & 18 @ 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

Benefits in Action can help you understand the different Medicare options and help you determine which plans are best for you in 2021– including a review of your Part D (drug plan).  Meet 1-on-1 with a Benefits Medicare counselor by phone and/or video.   Call Benefits for an appointment at 720-221-8354. 


Writing Class - No Writing class on Wed. Nov 11 due to Veterans Day.


Winter Waterfowl   (Thurs. Nov 12 @ 1:00 p.m.) 

Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies to learn about the variety of waterfowl we have here in Colorado and how to identify them throughout the winter!  In this interactive program, there will be time for questions.  This virtual program is suitable to those new to birding, as well as those interested in learning more about waterfowl in particular!  For questions, contact Kelsey Mazur, Bird Conservancy's Program Coordinator at Click link to register and a Zoom link will be sent. 


Turkey Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Nov 19 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We can’t play Turkey Bingo in person so we are playing via Zoom or phone with Barbara as our caller.   Download a bingo card by visiting this site or call us at 303-655-2075 and we will mail you a card.  One bingo card per player.  Prizes this year will be gift cards, thanks to Mike D’Epagnier of Mutual Asset Advisors for his financial sponsorship of this event for 20 years!   Zoom link to play will be published in next week’s E-Blast.  If you need a card mailed - call immediately.



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


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Nov 10 @ 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: 822 4030 3933

Passcode: 902801


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Nov 10 @ 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: 881 0628 6445

Passcode: 612986


Zumba Zoom   (Thurs. Nov12 @ 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: 869 8497 4844

Passcode: 590851


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Nov 12 @ 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: 876 2855 3148

Passcode: 445938


Line Dance   (Fri. Nov 13 @ 9:00 a.m.)  - NOW A ZOOM PROGRAM

We have changed Line Dancing to a Zoom program for the winter.  Get moving and have fun by line dancing in this one-hour class for beginners and advanced beginners.  No prior line dance experience needed.  Instructor:   Rosalie Farrer.  


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

Meeting ID: 819 1269 3011

Passcode: 156583



Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars!



Hearing Loss & the Brain   (Tues. Nov 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)  

Learn about healthy aging and the ear-brain connection.  As we age, the "use-it or lose-it" principal applies to nearly every function of our bodies.  Learn about the auditory system and the connection between hearing and brain diseases such as dementia, and what experts have recommended you can do about it.   A question and answer session will follow.  Speaker: John Wilson, Blue Ribbon Hearing and Tinnitus Center.  Registration link will be available in the next E-Blast.


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

In 2013, China announced a massive $1 trillion international transportation and trade infrastructure construction program known as the Belt & Road Initiative.  This program, which is well underway, aims to finance, build, and supply material for roads, bridges, tunnels, railway lines, sea ports, and airports for over 100 countries in the world.  China is billing this as a modern version of the ancient Silk Road.  Join Active Minds as we explore the history of the Silk Road as it provides a basis for understanding this contemporary effort.   Registration link will be available in the next E-Blast.


Effective Communication Strategies   (Fri. Nov 20 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Communication with someone with dementia can be difficult.   Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each disease stage.  Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.  Click on the link to register.  


Positively Adapting to Changes in the Holidays   (Monday, Nov 23 @ 11:00 a.m.)

Everything is different now and we can't celebrate the holidays like we have for years.  Feeling some sadness and disappointment with the changes?  Most of us do!  Working on our perspective helps, as can finding ways to help others.   Join the Zoom meeting to hear more and learn about some ways to structure your holidays in spite of the changes.  Program facilitator: Jody Pierce, Pennock Center for Counseling in Brighton.   This is a program we can all benefit from!  Zoom link will be available next week.  


More Upcoming Programs:

Tues. Nov 24  Feathered Friends - Turkey Vulture

Thurs. Dec 3   Bingo by Phone or Zoom 

Mon. Dec 14   Dementia Conversations w/Alzheimer’s Association 


Around Town:  City of Brighton


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! 

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 80601, 80602, and 80603 zip codes or employees of a Brighton business currently working in the same zip codes.  Testing is held at the Riverdale Regional Park/Adams County Fairgrounds. (9755 Henderson Road) and open 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.  


Level 3 “Safer at Home” Restrictions:  

Adams County has gone to Phase 3 Safer at Home restrictions due to the rise in COVID cases.   To learn more about the CDPHE Phase 3 designation click here: Level 3 of Safer at Home.  With cases rising at an alarming rate, Tri-County is asking everyone to limit activities they participate in with members outside of their household.  The City of Brighton is following the requirement for masks for all adults and children (10+) in indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces whenever six-foot distancing is not maintained.


Helpful Resources:


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. 


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. Nov 9 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Nov 10 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Nov 10 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill (10 Chapel Hill Drive)   Wed. Nov 11 @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Nov 14 @ 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

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.   Benefits in Action is an unbiased, non-profit resource for Medicare help.          Set up a 1-on-1 phone or video appointment with a Medicare counselor by calling 720-221-8354.


Zoom and Email Drive-Thru Help   (By Appointment) 

Do you need help to set up an email account or start using Zoom to access our virtual programs?   Don’t worry!  Eagle View offers 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.


Free Legal Services

Metro Volunteer Lawyers provides free legal services to qualifying applicants for a variety of issues: medical and financial powers of attorney, living wills, and more.  Contact Anne Zogg at (303) 837-1551.


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Scams Update from the Colorado Attorney General   (Tues. Nov 10 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Join AARP ElderWatch and Jan Zavislan from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office for an update on scams being reported from across Colorado.  Be in the know on how to stay safe from the scams that are effecting the citizens of Colorado.


Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery   (Tues. Nov 10 @ 3:00 p.m.)

This is a live virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery!  The goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture.  They will provide writing prompts or you are welcome to bring your own in progress writing project.  Write for about 30 minutes and end with a brief discussion or reading.  Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link.


Safe Shopping this Holiday Season   (Thurs. Nov 12 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Join AARP ElderWatch for an informational session about protecting your financial information when shopping online this holiday season.  We will also discuss safe practices when buying gift cards, shipping packages and visiting stores in person.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=5549ED27-56AE-4144-A354-BDC2F673677E&LangLocaleID=1033


African Cooking Lineages with Hawa Hassan  (Fri. Nov 13 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Hawa Hassan will cook Sukuma Wiki, a classic Kenyan collards green dish shared in "In Bibi's Kitchen." Her new cookbook weaves the recipes and stories of grandmothers from the East African countries that touch the Indian Ocean.  Hassan will also explore the ways that Africa has influenced culinary traditions around the world.  The ingredient list can be found by clicking the link below.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Women's Environmental Leadership Lecture Series: Universities as Partners in the Fight for Health & Food Equity   (Sat. Nov 14 @ 8:00 a.m.)

Dr. Deanna Wathington, Director of the School of Health Sciences at Bethune Cookman University, will explore how universities can serve as partners and engines of renewal, as communities address issues of health and food equity.  Conversation will include an honest exploration of the sometimes-strained relationships between educational institutions and the residents they serve, the process by which trust and collaboration can be fostered though civic engagement, the inequalities highlighted by the current Covid-19 pandemic, and ways forward in the creation of  healthy, equitable communities.  Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link.


Our Planet  (Anytime)

Are you looking for new documentaries, wildlife shows, or other educational films?  Luckily Netflix has a YouTube channel with a lot of FREE streaming options.  Click the link to access the list of their videos.

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. 


Sand Creek Massacre   (Mon. Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.)

What led 600-plus volunteer soldiers to attack a peaceful settlement of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, killing 150 women, children and the elderly, in the Southeastern Colorado Territory?  Get insight into the history and events that led to the massacre through oral histories by 22 Sand Creek descendants.


Greely Expedition: American Experience   (Wed. Nov 11 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

In 1881, 25 men led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely attempted to sail to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic to collect scientific data from a vastly uncharted land.  Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, and cannibalism. 


Nova:  Petra - Lost City of Stone   (Thurs. Nov 12 @ 4:00- 5:00 p.m.)

Over 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra was built by merchants whose camel caravans transported goods across hundreds of miles from the Arabian Gulf.  How did these nomads create this oasis in one of the harshest climates on earth and why did Petra disappear?


Colorado:  The Wickiup Investigation (Thurs. Nov 12 @ 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.) 

Discover the newly revealed archaeological findings from Colorado’s western slope and southwestern border showcasing the Ute Indians’ “wickiup” sleeping shelters, rock art, handicrafts, and trails.


The Democracy Rebellion   (Fri. Nov 13 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Journalist Hedrick Smith travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic reform and finds them in six states where grassroots activists are fighting to equal the playing field.


Born to Explore:  Feathered Friends   (Sat. Nov 14 @ 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

Host Richard Wiese travels from Europe to Asia to discover why birds of a feather flock together.  Discover the royal heritage of England's wild swans; why thousands of puffins return to breed on the Shetland Islands, and how the Bali starling is back from the brink of extinction.


Rick Steves' Europe:  Egypt's Cairo   (Sat. Nov 14 @ 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.)

Explore Cairo, Egypt’s back streets on a tuk-tuk, drop in on a mosque, haggle with a gauntlet of eager merchants, marvel at King Tut's gold, greet the ancient Sphinx, and climb into a pyramid.


Colorado Experience:  Camp Hale   (Sun. Nov 15 @ 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.)  

Built high in the Rockies, Camp Hale was the training grounds for the famed 10th Mountain Division during WWII.  The site remains as an honor to their service, a place for preservation and conservation, and an area for recreation and reflection - as veterans visit the site to connect to its legacy and heal.



Pass it On Quote of the Day


Don't ever forget that you're a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit, things that are easy, things that are free, things that you can do every day: 

civility, respect, kindness, and character.”


—Aaron Sorkin (Academy Award winning screenwriter, producer, and playwright)

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