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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: February 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast February 8-14, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of Feb 8 - 14


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 buildings will be closed on Monday, Feb 15 in honor of President’s Day.  


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


Abe Lincoln Oral History “Log Cabin to White House”   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Join Abe Lincoln (aka John Voehl) as he takes us on a historical journey of his life from “Log Cabin to White House.”  Find out about Lincoln’s life-long passion for learning.   Hear the wonderful true story of the 11-year old girl who wrote to Lincoln before the 1860 election, saying he needed whiskers.   Learn about Lincoln’s presidential election highlights, his inaugural speech, and the Gettysburg Address.  The program includes an authentic Lincoln oral history, slides, and a question/answer period.  John Voehl is a nationally recognized Abraham Lincoln Presenter/Historian, having done over 1,400 living history shows in 45 states.  


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

Join By Phone:   Dial +1 669-900-6833   OR +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799
            Enter Meeting ID: 833 6436 8557      Passcode: 719206  


Top Five Most Effective Presidents w/Paul Flanders (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 1:30 p.m.)

In honor of the upcoming President’s Day holiday, Paul Flanders will do a presentation on the five most effective Presidents in the history of the United States.  There will be time for lively discussion afterwards.  Instructor:  Paul Flanders, former high school teacher and frequent Longmont Senior Center speaker.


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Join By Phone:   Dial +1 669-900-6833   OR +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799
             Enter Meeting ID: 892 4874 3231      Passcode: 262012


Love Stories and Songs   (Fri. Feb 12 @ 1:00 p.m.)   

We all need to be reminded of the love in this world!  In honor of Valentine’s Day, join us in sharing your best “Love Stories” followed by entertainment.  Participants are asked to share their own stories of love - how you have stayed married for 50 years, how you met a "second time around" sweetheart, a past love, or your parent's meeting.  Love stories can include a child/parent bond, the special love of a pet, or the kindness of neighbors or friends.  Please join even if you don’t want to share - it should be an uplifting day!  Our entertainment will be a streamed video performance of love songs by Kent Rautenstraus.  Kent is a professional pianist whose performances touch audiences emotionally and musically.  Kent (a Colorado local) has played for many political dignitaries, including two U.S. Presidents. 


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Join By Phone:   Dial +1 669-900-6833   OR +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799
             Enter Meeting ID: 895 8357 3075      Passcode: 868793


Super Bowl Talk Video

If you missed Evan Weiner’s informative talk on the history of the Super Bowl (February 3), he has made it available to watch on YouTube.  Click here to view:


Upcoming Programs:  


Venice:  Biography of a City w/Active Minds   (Wed. Feb 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Perhaps no other city in the world conjures such distinct images as the gondolas plying the canals of Venice. Join Active Minds for a virtual tour of this beautiful and historic city that is visited by more than 20 million tourists each year. Learn about the story of the city, the most notable features, and what the future holds for this city which is both sinking and shrinking as the waters rise and the full time residents move away.


Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.          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. Feb 18 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We play Bingo the first and third Thursday of the month with Barbara as our caller.  Download a bingo card by clicking here .  Or call us at 303-655-2075 and we will mail you one.  One bingo card per player and you must play your own card.  Prizes sponsored by United Power.   


Join by Zoom:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.  (Never played?  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)


Colorado's Saints and Apostles   (Wed. Feb 24 @ 2:00 p.m.)

There's a bumper sticker that reads "Well behaved women rarely make history," and certainly many of the men we learn about in our history books were not much for being gentlemen.  Still, we're here to show you that at least some of the people who were building Colorado were noble spirits.  Join Kevin Snow from Denver History Tours for an examination of the people you would be proud to call friends, who worked ceaselessly for the betterment of us all.  Some of them you may know, but we suspect many you won't!  When you've heard of what they accomplished and the adversities they faced, you may well be inspired to be more of a do-gooder yourself.  Like the line from "Mary Poppins," these metaphorical saints and apostles will be watching our program with smiles that we are remembering their journeys. 


Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.


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

            Meeting ID: 851 1701 2797               Passcode: 416637


More Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars! 

Feathered Friends w/Anne Price of Raptor Education Foundation   (Tues. Feb 23 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Denver Mob Talk - To be rescheduled in March 

Stay Fit Programs   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Feb 8 @ 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 in Advance:  Click link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Feb 9 @ 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.


            Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 815 1777 4814               Passcode: 589517


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Feb 9 @ 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.

                                    Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.

            Meeting ID: 867 0175 9756               Passcode: 481178


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 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:  Click link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

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.

                                    Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 834 1495 7787               Passcode: 190667


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 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.

            Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Meeting ID: 826 5429 7327               Passcode: 475258


Line Dance   (Fri. Feb 12 @ 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. 

          Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.

Meeting ID: 815 6122 7094               Passcode: 085054


Volunteer Opportunities:  Something you can do from HOME!


Volunteers Needed:  One Kind Word Project - Card Making

Anythink Library is launching a card making project to spread joy to individuals that may be isolated due to the pandemic.  For this project, Anythink is asking for your help and will provide the following: 

·         Full kits with art supplies and 5 blank cards – one kit per person 

·         Additional blank cards if you have art supplies or want to make more than 5

The cards are to spark joy or provide encouragement – a picture, a poem, a quote, a message broad enough to go to anyone.  Anythink Brighton will be creating cards for Meals on Wheels and VOA Meal Delivery.  Supplies will be available the week of February 8 and cards should be returned by February 27.  Pickup supplies and drop-off cards at the Brighton library (327 E. Bridge St.), either in-person or through curbside service.  Contact Catherine Odson with questions at or call 303-405-3267.  


Around Town:  Classes By Local Providers


Chair Yoga   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.)


Explore yoga with us in a safe and friendly environment with seated and optional standing poses.  Build strength, flexibility, and balance while reducing stress and calming the body and mind.  You can do this class all seated or seated and standing.  All you need is a sturdy chair and clothes you can move in. Instructor: Catherine Odson from Anythink Brighton library, used to teach at the Brighton Recreation Center.  This program will be held online using Zoom.  Register and advance and a link will be sent to you to join.


Around Town:  Brighton Area

COVID Vaccinations for People Age 65+ 

  • People ages 65 - 69 are next in line to receive a vaccine starting Feb. 8, however people 70+ will be a priority.  Individuals 65+ who have not been contacted by their 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).   
  • Or call the Colorado Vaccine Hotline now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Vaccine Hotline staff can answer COVID-19 vaccine-related questions and provide information about vaccine providers across the state.  They cannot make appointments.  
  • Salud Family Health Clinic is offering vaccines in Brighton.  Participants do not have to be Salud patients.  To register online go to then click on the COVID VACCINE tab.  
  • SCL Health/Platte Valley Medical Center has a clinic at the Adams County Government Center.  Vaccination appointments may be self-scheduled through MyChart.  Or fill out the online form at to be notified when a vaccine appointment is available. See flyer.
  • If you are 65+ years old, live in the Brighton area, and are having trouble making an appointment or need assistance call the Eagle View Adult Center at 303-655-2075 and we will try to help.  


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:


Healing Hearts Virtual Auction for Pennock Center

Pennock Center on Counseling is having a virtual auction on February 21 - 27!   They have partnered with 32 Auctions to offer a fun, user-friendly experience to purchase great items to benefit the Pennock Center.  They have received 80+ terrific auction items from generous donors - some from hometown favorites such as Tom Delgado's famous homemade tamales, an aromatherapy basket from Two Sisters' Oil, and a beautiful quilt made by Dot Lindsey.   Other fantastic items including a GT Aggressor Pro hybrid bike, sports memorabilia, artwork, pottery, jewelry, themed baskets, and so much more! Participation in this event is totally free, but you must create an account prior to the auction to be able to bid.  When you are ready, you can access the Healing Hearts Virtual Auction and start placing bids on Sunday, February 21.   Bidding closes on Saturday, February 27 at 11:45 p.m.  Join the fun and help a great cause.


Vietnam Veterans eligible to be honored at “The Wall That Heals” exhibit 

Vietnam Veterans who died after returning home from Vietnam are eligible to be honored at “The Wall That Heals” exhibit in Brighton September 2 - 5.  Coloradans are encouraged to submit names and photos of veterans who have passed away from causes related to their service (such as Agent Orange or PTSD) for the “In Memory Honor Roll” digital display.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s program is accepting applications through March 5.  There is no cost to have a veteran honored and the application process is simple.  Additional information on the In Memory program and the application form can be found here:  Brighton Council Member Tim Watts has been involved in this effort. 


Helpful Resources:


2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

Locations for tax preparation for this tax season are listed on an attached flyer.  Call the site directly for information.  Program is free to those who income-qualify. You can also go to Find a free tax site – Tax Help Colorado or where you can book an appointment online for many of the sites.    


Brighton Food Pantries

Are you or someone you know in need of food?  Here are food pantries you can drive to that provide free food.  Don’t get out of your car when you arrive; they will give you instructions.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Feb 8 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Feb 9 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)    Tues. Feb 9 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Seventh Day Adventist (567 E. Bromley Lane)    Thurs. Feb 11 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Feb 13 @ 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


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. 


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.  You can get them delivered weekly, every other week, or once a month.   If you would like to start receiving VOA meals or need more information, call EVAC at 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number. 


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Drop-In Drawing Online   (Tues. Feb 9 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Explore color with a selection of artwork from the Denver Art Museum's collection.  Create artwork with your choice of materials, methods, and subjects.  There will be demos on mixed media with artist and color expert Julia Rymer and paper marbling with Anna Kaye, as well as input from other notable community artists.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Dome to Home:  Water Worlds and Diamond Planets   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Learn about the wide variety of thousands of exoplanets that have been discovered.  Some are enormous, hot planets circling extremely close to their host stars.  Others fall in the "habitable zone" where water could exist and might be Earth-like.  There are even planets that are thought to be made of diamond!  Click link a few minutes before start time for the live presentation.


A Culinary History of the Fast Food Industry   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 3:30 p.m.)

From the early days of the White Castle slider to the Chipotle burrito, Americans adore fast food.  Fast food is about more than just a quick bite; fast food history helps us understand the transformations in the way we eat, work, and live.  In this presentation, historian Marcia Chatelain, author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, will take you through more than a century of business innovation, changing palates, and hours of commercials. Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Smithsonian Objects & Social Justice: Race & Medicine   (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 3:00 p.m.)

National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian educators discuss how historical objects from their collections speak to today’s social justice issues. During Black History Month, the focus is on race and medicine as represented by a portrait of Charles R. Drew (1904 -1950), a renowned African-American surgeon and researcher in the field of blood transfusions who developed large-scale blood banks during World War II; and measuring equipment owned by William Montague Cobb (1909 -1990), a board-certified physician, professor, and the first African-American doctorate in anthropology who helped develop the sub-specialty of bio-cultural anthropology.   Click on link to register in advance.


Amazon Live Virtual Tour   (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Our trip program was able to tour the Amazon Distribution Center before Covid began last year, and it was quite interesting to see how everything works.  This one-hour tour, hosted by a tour leader, combines 360-degree footage, video, and live broadcasts from multiple Fulfillment Centers to replicate the experience of their in-person tours.  It also includes an interactive Q&A.  Please choose a date and 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 Experience:  Goin' Back to T-Town    (Mon. Feb 8 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Hear the extraordinary history of Greenwood, a successful Black community in segregated Tulsa.   In a nostalgic celebration, Black residents of "T-Town" relive their town's remarkable rise and decline.


The Jazz Ambassadors   (Wed Feb.10 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

 Discover how the Cold War and Civil Rights movement collided when America asked Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman to travel as cultural ambassadors and combat racially charged Soviet propaganda through their music.


Europe's New Wild:  Return of the Titans   (Wed. Feb 10 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Europe's most iconic species are thriving in the Carpathian Mountains.  The reintroduction of European bison signals a wildlife comeback, while gray wolves stage an astonishing return.


Nature:  Big Bend -Wild Frontier of Texas   (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

The Rio Grande River cuts deep canyons between the U.S. and Mexico. Within this remote area is Big Bend National Park, a vast, unspoiled wonderland of serene beauty and wildlife.  Also Wed. Feb 10 @ 7:00 p.m.


Beyond The Elements: Indestructible   (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Scientists have created virtually indestructible versions of glass, rubber, and plastic.  As the environmental impact of the quest for durability becomes clear, scientists look to maintain utility but minimize harm.  


An Evening with Smokey Robinson    (Thurs. Feb 11 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

An inside look into the life and career of the iconic Motown singer Smokey Robinson. 


Swing:  The Velocity of Celebration (1937-1939)   (Fri. Feb 12 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

As the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. Count Basie’s band epitomizes the Kansas City sound.  Billie Holiday records with saxophonist Lester Young.   Women, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mary Lou Williams, appear on the jazz scene.  Benny Goodman holds the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.  Duke Ellington makes some of his greatest recordings.  Also airs on Thurs. Feb 11 @ 8:00 p.m.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus:  The Mark Twain Prize   (Fri. Feb 12 @ 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.)

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts presents the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of "Seinfeld" and "Veep.”


All Creature Great and Small:  Episode 5    (Sun. Feb 14 @ 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.) 

James volunteers to be the official vet at the Darrowby Show.  His ordeals include an ethical plight.


Pass it On Quote of the Day


“We can’t heal the world today.   But we can begin with a voice of compassion,

 a heart of love, and an act of kindness.”

—Mary Davis


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