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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: January 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast January 11 - 17, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of Jan 11 – 17


Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and resources for things to do as you continue to 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 is 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.  Please note:  Evon will off the week of Jan 11 - 17.  You can leave a message for her to call you when she returns on Tues. Jan 19, or call the front desk number above if you need more immediate assistance.   City of Brighton offices are closed on Mon. Jan 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  


Senior Advisory Board

The purpose of the EVAC Senior Advisory Board is to advise and assist in the needs and operations of Eagle View.  Elections were held in December for new board members.   The newly elected members are George Phillips and Olly Ramirez.  Other members are:  Fran King, Dave Thomas, Steve Yarish, Peggy Jarrett, Dan Buckner, Bill Alsdorf, Heidi Storz, Judy Schissler, Ellie Davis, and Gayle Shibao.  Members leaving the Board are:  Jane Talbot who served twelve years, eleven of those as chairperson;  Jo Overall who served four years.  The Board will meet virtually on January 19 and will hold officer installments.


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


Spices as Medicine   (Wed. Jan 13 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Many ingredients used in both Indian and American kitchens have medicinal value.  Learn the health benefits of common kitchen ingredients such as cinnamon, clove, coriander seeds, cumin, pepper, ginger, honey, turmeric, garlic, and more.  In this Zoom class, you will find out how to use them and when.  Instructor Akila Arumugam teaches Indian cooking classes.  Click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting.  You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom meeting link.


Bad Boys and Bawdy Girls   (Thurs. Jan 14 @ 2:00 p.m.)

If you are looking for the tales of well-mannered gentlemen and swooning ladies with rose-scented handkerchiefs, this isn’t it.  Denver’s earliest tales were almost never written by gentlemen, and polite company doesn’t even discuss those kinds of ladies.  Fortunately, Denver History Tours is not a polite company, at least not this time around.  Rope burn and lead poisoning helped Denver fill its coffers and its coffins.  The shady ladies and killer cowboys are gone, so let’s dig into their stories in safety!  Kevin Snow from Denver History Tours led many van tours for EVAC before our closure.  He is full of fun facts! 


To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time (no pre-registration):

            Meeting ID: 975 9260 4246

            Passcode: 773059

Join by Phone:   Same Meeting ID and Passcode

        +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-9128 




Noon Year’s Eve Entertainment   (Available on YouTube through Sun. Jan 31)

If you missed the Noon Year’s Eve program or would like to enjoy our entertainment a second time, click on the link below to watch the performance on YouTube through Sun. Jan 31.   Our entertainment was Jim Kurty.  He plays a variety of music from oldies to country western to current pop hits!  The Affix Group provided us the use of the link.   Jim Kurty:  Music Winter 2021


Upcoming Programs:   


Feathered Friends:  Merlin   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation is back with another great Zoom program!  Join us for Feathered Friends where we’ll meet a merlin, the second-smallest species of falcon found in Colorado. They are also found in Europe, where they have a long and storied history as the traditional “lady’s bird” in medieval falconry.   Click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting.  You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom meeting link.

The Discovery of the South Pole   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Baby, its cold outside - but never as cold as it gets at the South Pole!  The South Pole was discovered by Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings," in 1911.  The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races prior to the race to the moon and was full of tragedy and triumph.  It featured tiny, newly independent Norway against the British Empire.  It was a David vs. Goliath story.  Join us as we tell the gripping story of those who perished and prevailed in this epic quest.          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.


The History of the Super Bowl    (Wed. Feb 3 @ 9:00 a.m.)

The Super Bowl is much more than a football game - it is the only sports event that impacts every community in the United States.  But, did you know that the Super Bowl rose out of the civil rights movement, specifically the African American boycott of the AFL All Star Game in New Orleans?  Veteran sports broadcaster Evan Weiner will take us on a journey from the birth of the Super Bowl to talk about the halftime shows and everything in between, including how the famed football game got its name.

Registration link to come. 


Upcoming Programs:  Dates To Be Announced 

Stories of the National Western Stock Show

Denver Mob Tour w/Tom Hackett

History programs w/Paul Flanders

Venice: Biography of a City w/Active Minds

Pennock Center for Counseling Programs 



Around Town:  Classes By Local Providers


Virtual Square Dancing - Every Monday and Thursday

When life gives you lemons, join the "Lemonaiders" for fun virtual square dancing!  Dances are four-couple square dances, primarily for people that know square dance steps.  Dance at home and "imagine" your fellow dancers, or even a partner if you don't have one.  It is surprising how well this works and how much fun it is!  Time is spent visiting throughout the meeting, so you can join to just watch or visit!  Callers:   Bill Callaway and EVAC instructor Mike Olivieri.  Join on Zoom a few minutes before start time.

            Every Monday Dance @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.                  Every Thursday dance @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

            Meeting ID:  625 611 173                                          Meeting ID:  839 143 593         

            Passcode:  071549                                                      Passcode: 030758  


Adams County CSU Extension - Spring Vegetable Gardening Classes

It’s time for the annual Adams County Vegetable Garden Series, a partnership with Brighton Shares the Harvest and CSU's Grow & Give Victory Garden Project.  Learn the skills you need to succeed in vegetable gardening whether you're a newbie or a veteran!  Gardening experts will share science and fact-based information, with some real-life experiences mixed in.  Time available for questions and answers.  

·       Sat. Feb 6 @ 10:00 a.m. - Intro to Vegetable Gardening 

·       Sat. Mar 6 @ 10:00 a.m. - Caring for Your Vegetable Garden & Tomato Tips and Tricks

·       Sat. Apr 3 @ 10:00 a.m. - Maximizing Yields, Harvesting, and Growing for Others


$10* ($12.24 with fees), for all three Zoom classes.  If you need help paying the fee, contact   Register in advance at:


Stay Fit Programs   Register in advance for the Silver Sneakers Programs.


Two New Zoom Exercise Programs:  You must register in advance for these programs!

The Eagle View Adult Center and the Brighton Recreation Center are joining forces to provide you with two more Zoom exercise classes.  These classes will be free to ALL seniors even if you do not belong to Silver Sneakers; however the Recreation Center needs to know who is a Silver Sneakers participant.  ALL participants will need to register in advance for the class each week so we have a roster of attendance.  


NEW - Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Jan 11 @ 8:30 a.m.) 

Trainers refer to mobility as the most overlooked skill in fitness.  Just like strength and power - you can improve your mobility with exercises.  The use of various exercises and cardio movements, along with some modified kickboxing moves, will strengthen your core and other muscle groups.  All exercises can be modified for your fitness level.  Instructor: Elizabeth Barczak or Lili Trevizo.  Register soon after receiving your E-Blast since class in held on Monday mornings.  Zoom link will be sent after you register.


NEW - Silver Sneakers:  Cardio Fit   (Wed. Jan 13 @ 11:00 a.m.)  

Designed for active adults who desire a safe and effective low-impact cardiovascular workout.  Hand held weights and elastic tubing with handles are used for progressive resistance training.  Chairs can be used for stability and/or support for upper body strength exercises and abdominal conditioning.  Modifications of exercises and equipment substitutions will be shown in class.  Instructor:  Karen Carlson.   Registration begins on Friday, Jan 7.   Register today to receive the Zoom link.


Stay Fit Programs   For classes below, click Zoom link a few minutes before class starts. 


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Jan 12 @ 9:00 a.m.)   Now 45 minutes long!

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: 898 0951 9223

Passcode: 162068


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Jan 12 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Carolyn Priola leads this yoga class for 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: 871 2692 5659

Passcode: 606215


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Jan 14 @ 9:00 a.m.)   Now 45 minutes long!

Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is 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: 859 2243 4597

Passcode: 796778


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Jan 14 @ 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 band to 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: 853 5943 8524

Passcode: 808063


Line Dance   (Fri. Jan 15 @ 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: 872 6616 6524

Passcode: 809418


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.



Around Town:  City of Brighton


Go Green and Recycle Your Christmas tree 

The City of Brighton will offer Christmas tree recycling through Friday, Jan. 15 at the following locations:

            •Brighton Park south parking lot (9th Avenue and Midland Street)

            •Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judicial Center Drive)       

            •Ken Mitchell Park (889 Kinglet Court)

Christmas trees can be dropped off at any time of the day.  Only trees are allowed - no yard waste or lumber.  Residents are asked to remove everything from their tree before dropping it off.  Trees will be chipped and mulch will be available Jan. 18 on a first-come, first-serve basis at each location listed above.  For more information, contact the Brighton Parks Department at 303-655-2048.


Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Adams County has partnered with Advanced Urgent Care to offer FREE COVID-19 rapid testing at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road, Brighton) through March.  This testing site is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and free to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.  Water World in Westminster and Salud Family Health Clinic in Brighton are also providing free testing, but pre-registration is required.   For more details about other testing locations, go to the City of Brighton website:


Tri-County Health Department COVID-19 Email Updates

The Tri-County Health Department publishes COVID-19 updates every Monday and Thursday.  If you wish to receive these email updates, sign up by clicking this link and fill out the form.



Helpful Resources:


Senior Wellness Clinic

The Visiting Nurses Association Senior Wellness Clinic provides services for seniors 55+ including foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks.  Foot care fee is $35 (payable at your appointment) or it is Kaiser covered with pre-approval.  A sliding fee is available for those in financial need.  Clinic is held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call EVAC 303-655-2075 to schedule an appointment. 


Brighton Food Pantries

In need of food?   Obtain food at these pantries.  Don’t get out of your car; they will give you instructions.

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


VOA Meal Delivery

Volunteers of America are offering 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.  If you would like VOA meals, call 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number. 




Just for Fun - Other Sources:       



Drop-In Drawing Online   (Tues. Jan 12 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Explore the theme of identity - the way in which we express and describe ourselves - inspired by the Denver Art Museum's exhibition, Senga Nengudi: Topologies.  Create artwork that explores who you are with your choice of materials and subject(s).  During this session, view artworks from Topologies, go on a virtual tour of Narkita Gold's exhibit Black in Denver at the Arvada Center, and discover a variety of art making techniques.  Click on the link a few minutes before that start time.


Transitions: Life at a Crossroads   (Tues. Jan 12 @ 4:00 p.m.)

The New Year has begun and it’s time to evaluate our goals amid some challenging times that have impacted all of society.  To say the least, we all are facing many unexpected events, circumstances, and challenges in these trying times.  Just getting a grasp on how to approach our new reality can seem overwhelming.  However, we have tools that we use on a regular basis to see us through normal transitions.  Join Boomers Leading Change for this FREE participatory session that will offer a sneak preview of a larger program to help you sort, assess, step back, and step up.


Making Your Home Fit You   (Tues. Jan 12 @ 5:00 p.m.)

Most houses and apartments are designed for young, able-bodied adults and don’t meet the needs of older residents or people with disabilities.   Smartly designed and/or modified homes help to meet the varied and changing needs of their occupants and allow people to remain in their own homes as they age.  Learn:

   • What does it mean for a home to be “HomeFit” and who benefits from it?

   • What are common household hazards and how can those be addressed?

   • How can I make sure my home can be lived in or visited by people with disability/mobility challenges?

   • How can smart home technology improve my comfort and independence?


Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=EE3F1FC8-5C7B-40CA-A06C-DBB6206E50E0&AffiliateData=cvntnr


Drawn to Figures   (Thurs. Jan 14 @ 9:00 a.m.)

Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body.  Each Thursday on YouTube at 9:00 a.m., artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing.  With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Emotional and Mental Health Wellness in Older Adults During Challenging Times (Thurs. Jan 14 @ 2:00 p.m.)

In this session of a four part webinar series the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging will go over understanding anxiety and grief during challenging times.  This past year was a rollercoaster of emotions and learning to manage these feelings is the first step in the right direction.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.



No Technology:  TV Programs  


Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs!   People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6 or 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides.   


American Experience: The Codebreaker   (Mon. Jan 11 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down Al Capone, break up a Nazi spy ring, and lay the foundation for the National Security Agency.


Frontline: Plastic Wars   (Tues. Jan 12 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Did the plastic industry use recycling to sell more plastic?  As the industry has been expanding and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, the fight over the future of plastics is investigated.  Immediately following watch the PBS NewsHour “The Plastics Problem” for ways to break our plastic addiction.


Finding Your Roots:   Coming to America   (Wed. Jan 13 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, news anchor Norah O'Donnell, and fashion designer Zac Posen explore their immigrant roots, retracing the journeys of their ancestors to the U.S. 


Nature:  The Alps: The High Life   (Wed. Jan 13 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Enjoy the Alps in spring and summer as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.


Nova:  Secrets in Our DNA   (Wed. Jan 13 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Millions send their DNA to be analyzed by private companies.  The tests reveal customers' ancestry and family connections, and potential health risks.  But what are the pitfalls and unintended consequences?


Jazz:  The Gift (1917-1924)   (Fri. Jan 15 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

This episode is set during the tumultuous era known as the "Jazz Age," when the rhythms and spirit of jazz music mirror the world in the wake of World War I.  The program introduces the brilliant bandleader and composer Duke Ellington and the virtuoso cornetist Louis Armstrong.  Also on Thurs. Jan14 @ 8:00 p.m.


Hollywood Bowl Concert:  Musicals & the Movies   (Fri. Jan 15 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Listen to Kristin Chenoweth sing "Over the Rainbow" and Audra McDonald perform "Moon River" with Bramwell Tovey.  Sutton Foster sings Bernstein's "On the Town" with Brian Stokes Mitchell.


All Creatures Great and Small:  Episode 1   (Sun. Jan 17 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in All Creatures Great and Small, a seven-part series based on his beloved books.  Premiere of the show. 


Colorado Experience:   National Western Stock Show  (Sun. Jan 17 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

In January 1906, the first “Western Live Stock Show” opened in Denver under a circus tent.  The event welcomed thousands of stockmen from all across the American West to show-off their animals, trade stock, and encourage a meatpacking center that rivaled those in Kansas City and Chicago.  


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, 

but on building the new.”

—Dan Millman (born 1946)   Author and Gymnastics World Champion


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