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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: January 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast January 18-24, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of Jan 18 - 24


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.  


City of Brighton offices are closed on Mon. Jan 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  


COVID vaccinations will NOT be held at Eagle View.  SCL Health is working on a vaccination site in Brighton - dates to be announced.  More info to come in future E-Blasts so call to get on our email list!     


Eagle View Special Happenings:   Don’t miss these great 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.   Click link at 1:25 p.m. to join.          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. Jan 21 @ 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)



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

If you missed the Noon Year’s Eve program, 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!


Upcoming Programs:  


The Mystery of Dreams   (Tues. Jan 26 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

Paul Flanders will discuss the mystery of dreams and why they are essential.  Discover what we know and don’t know about dreams.  Learn about four theories as to why we dream and how we can use dreams to improve our lives.  This talk cites examples of famous dreams in history.  Instructor:  Paul Flanders, former high school teacher and frequent Longmont Senior Center speaker.   Click on the link below to register in advance for this program.  You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom meeting link.


Denver Mob Talk (Wed. Jan 27 @ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.)

Join mob historian Tom Hackett on a photo tour of North Denver’s Little Italy.  View photos and enjoy the stories of former social clubs, homes, and haunts of some of Denver’s most influential crime families.  Learn the truth behind many of the legends.  Tom Hackett's Denver Mob Tour was one of Eagle View's most popular day trips, so if you were never able to go, or want to experience it all over again, take this Zoom “tour through pictures.”   Time after for questions.  Click on the link below to register in advance for this program.  You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom meeting link.


Unraveling a Migration Mystery   (Thurs. Jan 28 @ 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Many birds travel thousands of miles as part of their annual migration. They face many dangers and challenges during their travels, and some do not make it to their destination.  This past fall, however, there was a dramatic die-off of migrating birds across the American Southwest, including Colorado.  Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop of Fort Collins proudly sponsors this special virtual presentation via Zoom.  Join Arvind Panjabi, Avian Conservation Scientist and co-author of 2019’s 3 Billion Birds Lost paper in the journal Science, as he shares the latest news about the causes of this catastrophe, what it means, and what we can all do to help birds in our daily lives.  Advanced registration is required.  You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link to be used the day of the webinar.  To register, click  Registration or go to


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.


To join Zoom Meeting - click on link a few minutes before start time:
Meeting ID: 874 3612 8853 Passcode: 977846
To Join by Phone: Dial one of the numbers listed below a few minutes before start time.
+1 669-900-6833 OR +1 253-215-8782 OR +1 346-248-7799

Upcoming Programs:  Dates To Be Announced 

Pennock Center for Counseling programs 

History programs w/Paul Flanders

Nature Educators and Bird Conservancy programs

Venice: Biography of a City w/Active Minds


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, ALL participants need to register in advance for the class each week.


NEW  Silver Sneakers: Power & Mobility  (Mon. 8:30 a.m.) No class due to holiday closure


NEW  Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 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.   Register in advance for this class.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing 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 19 @ 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: 817 7185 8947   Passcode: 780439


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Jan 19 @ 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: 890 1669 4299   Passcode: 109599


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Jan 21 @ 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: 875 5459 1049   Passcode: 825454




Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Jan 21 @ 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: 857 4600 0405   Passcode: 711759


Line Dance   (Fri. Jan 22 @ 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: 830 2510 9801   Passcode: 023222


Around Town:  Classes By Local Providers


Virtual Square Dancing - Every Monday and Thursday

Join the "Lemonaiders" for virtual square dancing!  Dances are four-couple square dances for people that know square dance steps.   Dance at home "imagining" your fellow dancers or partner.  It is surprising how well this works!  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

Join the annual Adams County Vegetable Garden Series, a partnership with Brighton Shares the Harvest and CSU. Learn the skills to succeed in vegetable gardening whether you're a newbie or veteran gardener! Gardening experts will share science and fact-based information, with some real-life experiences mixed in.  

·       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

$12.24 for all three Zoom classes. Register in advance at:


Around Town:  Brighton Area



COVID Vaccinations for People Age 70+ 

Individuals 70+ who have not been contacted by an affiliated health care system should contact a vaccine provider listed on the state’s website or call CO-HELP (303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911).  

COVID vaccinations will NOT be held at Eagle View.  SCL Health is working on a vaccination site in Brighton – dates/location to be announced.  More details in upcoming E-Blasts as it becomes available.  See attached letter from Governor Polis for important Colorado vaccination roll-out information.


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.

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 in Brighton also provide free testing, pre-registration is required.  For details about other testing sites click here:


Free Mulch Available

Christmas trees that were recycled through the City of Brighton have been chipped and are available as free mulch on a first-come, first-serve basis at each location listed below. For more info call 303-655-2048.

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

            •Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judicial Center Drive)       

            •Ken Mitchell Park (889 Kinglet Court)


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.

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Jan 19 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Jan 19 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 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:       



Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual March & Celebration    (Mon. Jan 18 @ 9:00 a.m.)

Greeley’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual March & Celebration takes place virtually on Jan. 18.  The free performances and discussions include UNC Performing & Visual Arts students, DeAndre Smith (Soul Food Chef), Saida Dahir (Poet & Activist), and closing words from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.


The People's Holiday   (Mon. Jan 18 @ 2:00 p.m.)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s annual community program features six-time Grammy award-winning bassist/composer/educator Christian McBride in a performance inspired by his social justice-focused album, The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons.  The 45-minute concert of jazz and poetry features performances by students from Julliard and a poetry reading by the legendary Sonia Sanchez.  This concert honors Dr. Kings’ commitment to racial quality, justice, and service."  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.

Just for Fun - Other Sources (cont.)


Houseplants: Get Your Green On!   (Tues. Jan 19 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Indoor plants have gained popularity in recent years and bringing the green indoors benefits us mentally, physically, and emotionally.  AARP welcomes Alison O'Connor from CSU Extension to learn more about houseplants and their culture.  There's a houseplant for every level gardener!  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Mindful Looking Online   (Tues. Jan 19 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Mindful Looking invites you to 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 linger, look, and connect from home with art and with each other.  Explore the surreal imagery of Inka Essenhigh's End of the World with the DAM's teaching specialist Molly Medakovich and Kadam Lucy James (Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center) who will lead our first look at the painting with a meditation practice inspired by the artwork.


Emotional and Mental Health Wellness in Older Adults during Challenging Times    (Thurs. Jan 21 @ 2:00 p.m.)

In this second session of a four part webinar series the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging will go over what can you do if you notice memory problems.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.   If you’ve already registered for the previous session then you will automatically receive the webinar link via email before the program begins.


Horse Histories at the National Western Stock Show   (Thurs. Jan 21 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join up with History Colorado as they team up with the National Western Stock Show to explore the history of horses at the stock show.  This program features a blend of archives and artifacts selected from both the History Colorado and the National Western collections, including footage, interviews, and oral histories that will highlight equine-specific milestones at the stock show.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


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 Masters: How it Feels to Be Free   (Mon. Jan 18 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.


Ripple of Hope   (Mon. Jan 18 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

On the night of Dr. Martin Luther King’s murder, Robert F. Kennedy kept his promise to speak in an African-American neighborhood of Indianapolis as a Presidential nominee.  He was able to help that city avert the violence that swept the entire country and made a profound statement about U.S. race relations.


Frontline:  President Biden   (Tues. Jan 19 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

The story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America's next president.  Those who know Biden best describe what those moments reveal about how he will govern.


TV Programs (cont.) 


PBS American Portrait:   I Keep   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

People film themselves as they try to preserve or change traditions in their lives and communities.  From struggles to protect culture to eliminating toxic legacies, it's an intimate look at the practices we've inherited and the ones we'll pass on.


Finding Your Roots:   To the Manor Born   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the privileged lineages that claim actor Glenn Close and director John Waters as descendants, introducing ancestors who are as bold and independent as they are.


When Disaster Strikes: Bahamas   (Wed. Jan 20 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Hear an epic tale of survival as one of the Caribbean's strongest hurricanes strikes the Bahamas.  The government and international aid workers battle to meet basic needs in the aftermath.


Nova:  Decoding Da Vinci   (Thurs. Jan 21 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Journey to Florence to discover how Leonardo da Vinci used science, from human dissections to innovative painting techniques, to create his legendary artwork.  Learn why Mona Lisa's smile is so captivating - and what it took to create it.   Also airs on Wed. Jan 20 @ 8:00 p.m.


Charlie Russell's Old West   (Thurs. Jan 21 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

No one played a larger role in mythologizing the cowboy's place in American culture than Charles M. Russell.  Explore his art and life as he documented the end of the Wild West open range.


Jazz:  Our Language (1924 - 1928)   (Fri. Jan 22 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Louis Armstrong teaches New York to swing.  A blues craze, spearheaded by Bessie Smith, takes the nation by storm.  Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist, blends classical and jazz.   Other musicians come into the scene - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw Duke Ellington and more.  


All Creatures Great and Small: Episode 2   (Sun. Jan 24 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

On Masterpiece Theater - Fresh from veterinary college, Siegfried's fun-loving brother, Tristan, arrives to help out.  Mrs. Pumphrey throws a swanky party. 


Little Women on Masterpiece: Parts 1 - 3   (Sun. Jan 24 @ 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

Part 1 - With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee.  The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.           Part 2 & 3 - The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill.  As circumstances change the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.


Colorado Experience:   Sheep & Cattle Wars   (Sun. Jan 24 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

For more than forty years Colorado sheep herders and cattlemen waged war over the rights to two of the most sought-after resources in the American West: water and land.  Learn what helped this battle to end. 


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“Do your little bit of good where you are; 

it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”


—Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born 1931) Nobel Peace Prize Winner


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