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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: December 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast December `4 - 20, 2020

Eagle View E-Blast     Week of Dec 14 - 20 

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.  



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

North Pole Post Office – Share the Love! 

Do you miss a friend that you saw every week at Eagle View?  Don’t know their address to reach out?   Santa’s helpers are here to help you connect!   Fill out a greeting card addressed to your friend and mail to Eagle View.  Example:  Jane Doe, c/o Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton, CO   80601.  We will forward it to their address.  Questions or need help with a last name?  Call 303-655-2075 and we’ll do our best to help you!   Or would you like to reach out to a senior who will be alone this holiday season?  Send a card to North Pole Project c/o the address above and we’ll do the rest.


Dementia Conversations (for Families/Caregivers)   (Mon. Dec 14 @ 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  Often, conversations with family members about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable.  This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal 

and financial plans for future care.  Click the Alzheimer’s Association link below to register for this free event provided in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.   Following registration you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.


Saving the Giants   (Tues. Dec 15 @ 2:30 p.m.)

Dave Johnson is a local zookeeper who has been taking care of the pachyderms in Denver for the last 22 years.  He is also the Executive Director of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, a group of community members who work on global conservation initiatives.  On the “Saving our Giants” Zoom program, Dave will be speaking about their work with elephants and rhinos around the planet - trying to save wildlife and help the people who live near these amazing animal species.  From Colorado, to the forests of Nepal, and on to the savannas of Tanzania, come take a peek at how the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund fuses cultures to aid conservation.  Click the link to register.  You will to be sent an confirmation email with the Zoom link. _

Active Minds: Holiday Customs & Traditions    (Wed. Dec 16 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

Why do we have Christmas trees?  Or for that matter, holiday lights, eggnog, holly, and mistletoe?  Join Active Minds as they explain the origins of a wide variety of holiday traditions and customs.  The focus will be mostly upon secular winter holiday traditions, many of which are associated with the winter solstice.  To join Zoom meeting: click on link a few minutes before start time.  See attached flyer.          Meeting ID:  848 6087 6247

            Passcode: 432081

Join by Phone (audio only):    Dial 720-707-2699  

Enter the Meeting ID: 848 6087 6247 #    Then press again when it asks for participant number.


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We are playing Bingo every first and third Thursday of the month with Barbara as 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 United Power.   To join Zoom meeting: click on link a few minutes before start time.  If you have never played before join 15 minutes early.

Meeting ID: 823 6983 4188

Join by Phone:   +1 253-215-8782 OR  +1 346-248-7799 OR  +1 669-900-6833 (in case one is busy)



Senior Advisory Board Ballots 

Many of you have called EVAC letting us know you just received your Senior Advisory Board Ballots in the mail.  In light of this, the Board has approved extending the ballot deadline.  Ballots will be counted on Mon. Dec 21 so it must arrive at Eagle View before then.    MAIL IT TODAY so your vote counts!


Upcoming Events:   Mark Your Calendars and Register NOW!

Holiday Zoom Party with Donna   (Mon. Dec 21 @ 3:00 p.m.) 

Donna has been singing, “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you” since there will be no stopping at her house for the annual holiday party after the Christmas Lights tour.   Let’s add some happy to the holidays by joining her Zoom party.  Grab your favorite beverage or holiday treat, don a holiday sweater, and let’s spend some time together!  We will be sharing our favorite, funniest, and most touching holiday stories.  Please join even if you don’t want to share - we want to see as many of you as possible!!  Please click link below to register for the party!  After registering you will receive a confirmation with the Zoom link. 

To Join By Phone - no need to pre-register.  Just call a number below a few minutes before start time.

1-669-900-6833  OR  1-253-215-8782  OR  1-346-248-7799  

When prompted:  Enter Meeting ID: 880 5266 7304 and Passcode: 802434 


Heritage Todd Creek Crooners DVD Holiday Concert   (Tues. Dec 22 @ 1:30 p.m.) It wouldn’t be the holiday season without a concert by the Heritage Todd Creek Crooners.  We can’t gather to watch them in person and they can’t meet to perform, so we are bringing you the next best thing.  We will show a DVD over Zoom of a past holiday concert by this very talented, local senior choir!  Click link below to register for the party!  After registering you will receive a confirmation with the Zoom link. 

To Join By Phone - no need to pre-register.  Just call the numbers below a few minutes before start time.         1-669-900-6833  OR 1-253-215-8782  OR  1-346-248-7799

When prompted:  Enter Meeting ID: 853 0307 8321 and Passcode: 125476

More Upcoming Programs:  

Feathered Friends: Harris’s Hawk  (Tues. Dec 29 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation for a great program!  


Noon Year’s Eve Zoom Party   (Thurs. Dec 31 @ 11:45 a.m.) 

Includes a count down at noon, entertainment, and participation prizes. 


Have a Programming Idea?  

Zoom programs will continue to be in our foreseeable future.  If you have program ideas you would like to see us offer through Eagle View, please email Donna at (best) or call 303-655-2077 and leave a message.  Donna and Calvin will do their best to make your ideas a reality.    


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


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Dec 15 @ 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: 880 5654 0820

Passcode: 017265


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Dec 15 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Carolyn Priola leads this yoga class both beginning and intermediate level participants.  The ability to get on the floor is required.  You will need a yoga mat; a strap/belt, two yoga blocks or books; and a blanket.


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

Meeting ID: 896 8494 8746

Passcode: 672546


Zumba Gold Zoom   (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Zumba Gold is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  This is a modified class that uses easy-to-follow moves focusing on balance, range of motion, and fun.  Instructor Rosalie Farrer.


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

Meeting ID: 868 0751 1983

Passcode: 145568


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 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: 852 9474 3744

Passcode: 850860


Line Dance   (Fri. Dec 18 @ 9:00 a.m.)  

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: 813 3903 6870

            Passcode: 315304


Around Town:  City of Brighton


Change of Plans for Festival of Lights – Santa Claus Drive Through (Sat. Dec 19) 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there were only a limited number of participants able to build floats for Festival of Lights and therefore, not enough entries to host a drive-thru parade. The City is changing the event to a Santa Claus Drives Through Brighton for the public to enjoy on Saturday, Dec. 19.  Details about Santa’s route and drive times will be released in the coming days on the City’s websiteFacebook and Twitter.  The City appreciates the community’s understanding during these unprecedented times and hopes the public will enjoy Santa coming to them during his drive around Brighton.  If you have questions, please contact Susie O’Connor at


Mobile Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Brighton - Extended to Sat. Dec 19

Due to demand for testing, the City of Brighton is extending its mobile COVID-19 rapid testing site at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road) through Sat. Dec 19. Testing days and hours will remain on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Due to capacity and safety concerns of the park, testing is limited to the first 200 vehicles each testing day. The no cost, drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing is available 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.  Documentation is required (i.e. an ID card, utility bill, etc. for residents; a paycheck stub, work badge, etc. for employees).  People being tested must remain in their vehicles and masks are required.  No restrooms are available.  Test results will be delivered through text message or email.  For questions - call 303-655-2180.  


Level Red – Severe Risk Restrictions:  

Adams County has gone to Level Red – Severe Risk restrictions due to the rise in COVID cases.  With positive case levels rising at an alarming rate, Tri-County is asking everyone to limit activities with members outside of their immediate household and stay home as much as possible.  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. To learn more about the CDPHE Level Red restrictions click here:  


Helpful Resources:


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. We are scheduling for January 2021, call EVAC 303-655-2075 for appointment.


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.

  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Dec 12 @ 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Dec 14 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Dec15 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Dec 15 @ 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. 


Older Driver Safety & CarFit

Due to COVID-19, the CarFit program is hosting a series of virtual workshops to provide an in-depth look at several key aspects involved in getting a proper fit in your vehicle.  See attached letter on Older Driver Safety. 


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Senior Planet – Spotify Music App  (Mon. Dec 14 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Learn about a free music resource for you to enjoy your favorite songs.  They will discuss Spotify’s important features, including how to search for songs and create your own playlists.  This easy to use app is a great way to reconnect to tunes you’ve been missing!  Click the link a few minutes before start time.


Looking Online  (Tues. Dec 15 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Denver Art Museum invites you to slow down and spend time with a single work of art.  Discover overlooked details, pose questions, and explore ideas as we linger, look, and connect from home with art and with each other.   Explore the visual and symbolic layers of Frida Kahlo’s complex self-portrait, The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego, and Señor Xolotl.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


One Day University/AARP Present - Music & the Brain  (Wed. Dec 16 @ 3:30 p.m.)

Prof. Aniruddh Patel (Tufts University and author of Music, Language, and the Brain) will discuss research studies on the evolution and biological power of music. These will include studies of how music is processed by other species, and studies of how active engagement with music enhances brain function on both neurologically normal individuals and those with brain disorders.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Elevation Baking  (Wed. Dec 16 @ 6:30 p.m.)

Ever been disappointed when your favorite recipe failed to produce expected results when made at higher elevation?  Above 3,000 feet, recipes may require changes in time, temperature, or ingredients to achieve desired results.  In this basic workshop, participants will learn the important role that many ingredients play in baking and about high altitude adjustments.  In this session, learn how to make Gingerbread.  Click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Virtually Christmas: A Few Untold Stories   (Fri. Dec 18 @ 7:00 p.m.)

This Christmas, the Broomfield Community Players are producing a show called "Virtually Christmas" that you will be able to see on YouTube starting Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.  The performances were taped at an empty Broomfield Auditorium by a diverse group of talented actors telling their stories of Christmas.   These stories are funny, sentimental, and infuriating, but all with the theme of hope.  Click link a few minutes before start:


No Technology:  TV Programs  


Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs!   People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides.   


Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir   (Mon. Dec 14 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and renowned actor Richard Thomas join The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells at Temple Square for an Americana-themed Christmas special. 


Ornament of the World   (Mon. Dec 14 @ 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.) 

The Ornament of the World tells the story of a remarkable time in history when the Muslims, Jews, and Christians forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences. 


Christmas at Belmont   (Tues. Dec 15 @ 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Christmas at Belmont 2019 features Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, and the Nashville Children's Choir.  The show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.


Colorado Experience:  Charles Deaton    (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.) 

Charles Deaton - a true Colorado renaissance man - blended sculpture, architecture and engineering into his structures.  His Sculptured House and Key Savings Building have become Colorado icons.  He was famously quoted as saying: "People aren't angular, why should they live in rectangles?"


Colorado Christmas Tree Special   (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

This version of “America’s Forests” with Chick Leavell will celebrate the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it travels from the Western Slope of Colorado to Washington, DC.


U.S. Air Force Academy Band    (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

The amazing United States Air Force Academy Band presents Holly and Ivy.


Christmas on the Danube   (Thurs. Dec 17 @ 10:30 - 11:00 p.m.)

Travel the majestic Danube River as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture. Visit cities along the Danube, which are particularly spectacular at Christmas.  

Also airs on RMPBS - Create/World on Sat. Dec 19 at 9:00 a.m. and on Sun. Dec 20 at 11:00 a.m.


Ella Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas   (Fri. Dec 18 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Join Vanessa Williams in an evening celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's entire iconic album of holiday classics presented by the American Pops Orchestra.  Show features appearances by many vocal artists. 


Born to Explore: Dancing with the World   (Sat. Dec 19 @ 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.)

Discover the world's rhythms and cultures through dance.  Join Richard Wiese in Indonesia where the Barong Dance portrays the struggle of good and evil.  In India, a school preserves classic dance traditions.  In New York, Korean "k-pop" takes to the streets, along with the Chinese Lion and Dragon dances.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“Extend yourself in kindness to other human beings wherever you can.”

—Oprah Winfrey (born 1954) American TV Host, Publisher

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