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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: February 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast February 15-21, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of Feb 15 - 21


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. 

All City of Brighton offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 in honor of President’s Day.  


Eagle View Special Happenings This Week:  Don’t miss these great 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 by Zoom:  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)


Upcoming Programs:   


Medicare 101   (Mon. Feb 22 @ 2:00 p.m.  - Again at 6:30 p.m.)

This zoom program is an overview of Medicare. What it is, how it works, and what it covers - especially under Part A and B.  You need to sign up for Medicare BEFORE you turn age 65 - so if you have a 65th birthday coming up this class will be very informative!  Our presenter is Lisa Asmussen, a Medicare specialist and licensed insurance broker.  This educational presentation is general in nature and there will be no solicitation.   Time available to ask questions.  Join via Zoom or by phone to hear the audio portion only.  


Register in Advance - 2:00 p.m. class:  Click on the link below - confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.


Register in Advance for 6:30 p.m. class:  Click on the link below - confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.



Feathered Friends:  Swainson’s Hawk   (Tues. Feb 23 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation is back with another great Zoom program!  Our guest for this month’s Feathered Friends program will be a Swainson’s hawk, the true indication of spring here in Colorado.  A slim cousin of the red-tailed hawk, these helpful hawks are wintering in Argentina at the moment, and will be returning to the Denver Metro area by the middle of April.  View this live hawk on zoom and hear his compelling story.  Click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting


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: 845 1726 3450               Passcode: 107870


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 have heard of what they accomplished and the adversities they faced, you may well be inspired to be more of a do-gooder yourself.  Register in advance to join Zoom or join the day of by phone.  


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


Spellbinders® Storytelling   (Thurs. Feb 25 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Stories are not just for children!  Stories help us make sense of our world, impart a lesson, pass down history, and more.  They can teach us how to love, to forgive, to be just, and to strive for better than we have.  Two Spellbinders volunteers will be here to tell a few spellbinding stories that are engaging and thought provoking, as well as a pure joy to hear.   More details in future E-Blasts.  


Sisters of Courage   (Wed. Mar 3 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

March is Women's History Month and we will kick it off with a great tale of two Colorado pioneer women. The Civil War, westward expansion, and the Panic of 1893 are all well-known historical events that take on a new meaning with this story of their impact on the Harbison family as they are forced to start life over yet again.  Walk with sisters Kittie and Annie from Denver as they cross Berthoud Pass to create a successful dairy ranch in the hostile environment of Kawuneeche Valley to supply milk to the expanding Grand Lake population.  Come and enjoy their story and learn how the Harbison Ranch led to the development of the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond.  Presenter Dave Lively is a professional tour guide and speaker who resides in Grand Lake.  Registration information will be available in future e-blasts.    


Kent Rautenstraus Valentines’ Day Performance - Through Sun. Feb 28 

If you missed the beautiful video performance of love songs by Kent Rautenstraus you can still hear it.  Kent is a professional pianist whose performances touch audiences emotionally and musically.  Kent (a Colorado local) has played for many dignitaries, including two U.S. Presidents. The YouTube link is live through Sunday, February 28.   Click here to enjoy:

Stay Fit Programs   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   No Monday Class - Happy Presidents Day


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Feb 16 @ 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: 872 2412 9926   Passcode: 527806


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Feb 16 @ 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: 816 0028 7483   Passcode: 225335


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Feb 17 @ 11:00 a.m.)  

This class is 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 18 @ 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: 841 5351 3744               Passcode: 978782


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Feb 18 @ 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: 862 2668 5842               Passcode: 569221


Line Dance   (Fri. Feb 19 @ 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: 873 0083 2854               Passcode: 500171


Around Town:  Brighton Area


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 per person 

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

The card can be anything that sparks joy or provides encouragement – a picture, a poem, a quote, a sweet message broad enough to go to anyone.  Anythink Brighton will be creating cards for Meals on Wheels and VOA Meal Delivery, with any extra cards going to Project Angel Heart.  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.  Help brighten someone's day!   


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.


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



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 and the application form can be found here:


Cemetery staff to begin Spring Cleanup in March

Starting March 1, City of Brighton Cemetery staff will begin “Spring Cleanup".  In order to make way for cemetery maintenance like mowing, aerating, and over-seeding, staff will be removing decorations from graves.   Out of respect to those laid to rest and their families and friends, nothing affixed to the headstone itself will be taken. Please note that all glass items will be removed (regardless if they are affixed to a headstone) to abide by safety measures put in place by Brighton Municipal Code.  If you have a loved one buried at a City cemetery you may wish to remove any items left on the grave yourself.  Otherwise, all items that are removed will be collected and placed around a tree in the area where a loved one is buried. After a period of two weeks, staff will properly dispose of the items.  Questions - please contact Aaron Corr, Manager of Brighton Cemeteries, or 303-655-2060.


Helpful Resources:


2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

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.    


The Adams County Treasurers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now taking appointments to assist in preparing 2020 taxes.  Appointments will be made in the order of calls received, including voice messages.  Call 720-523-6771 for appointment scheduling and to verify that your return will be within the scope of the VITA program.  Appointments are for dropping off tax paperwork only – no in-person consultations.   Participants will be called to pick up their taxes when they are completed.  Go to the county website for more information on eligibility and the Intake form that can assist your volunteer in preparing your taxes once you get 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. Feb 16 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Feb 16 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


VOA Meal Delivery

Are you interested in receiving meals delivered to your home? 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.


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 at 303-655-2075 to schedule an appointment. 


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Senior Planet Colorado:   Telemedicine   (Mon. Feb 15 @ 2:15 p.m.)

COVID is changing the world of doctor appointments.  Now you don’t have to go out in the snow or expose yourself to others in order to “see” your doctor.  This lecture provides an overview of telemedicine options and focuses on exploring virtual medical appointments with your doctor in real-time. You’ll see a virtual-visit walk-through and learn what to expect from an appointment.  This lecture offers advice about how best to prepare for a virtual visit, from questions to ask your doctor to your concerns regarding connectivity, privacy, and insurance.   Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:   Meeting ID: 927 3757 3721


Pandemic Perspectives: Essential Workers   (Tues. Feb 16 @ 2:00 p.m.)          

The COVID-19 pandemic created ambiguity about the meaning of essential work.  As many jurisdictions imposed quarantines with only essential workers allowed to go to work, professionals like engineers and lawyers were told to stay home while frontline hourly workers were asked to come in.  Suddenly grocery store employees, trash truck drivers, and hospital orderlies were referred to as essential with some receiving bonuses.  This panel explores the historical tension between societal perception and essential designation. Register here:


Historically Speaking: An Evening With Rev. Jesse Jackson in Conversation with David Masciotra    (Tues. Feb 16 @ 5:00 p.m.)     

Join the African American History and Cultural Museum for a rich conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson and biographer David Masciotra.  Throughout his career as a writer and political commentator, Masciotra conducted over 100 interviews with Rev. Jackson.  Masciotra’s biography of Rev. Jackson, I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters, was written to inspire a new generation of committed advocates of racial and economic justice.  Please register in advance:


Dome to Home - How do we Find Them?    (Wed. Feb 17 @ 3:00 p.m.)

The vast majority of exoplanets discovered have not actually been seen directly.  If planets around other distant stars are so hard to take pictures of then how do we know that they're there?  Join Fiske Planetarium in this exciting talk on distant planets.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


AARP - Dancing to Motown Magic    (Sat. Feb 20 @ 9:00 a.m.)

AARP is teaming up with Daybreaker, the global morning dance movement, to sponsor this FREE, online event.  It begins with an interactive warm-up dance lesson.  Then MC Lyte will DJ a dance party inspired by Motown music in which Thelma Houston serenades us with "Don't Leave Me This Way" and Boyz II Men groove to "Motownphilly."  Join thousands of participants on Zoom, all from the comfort and safety of your home.  Feel free to dress up for the occasion.  You'll have the chance to show us your moves on the interactive dance cam.


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:  Voice of Freedom   (Mon. Feb 15 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

In 1939, after being barred from performing at Constitution Hall because she was black, Marian Anderson triumphed at the Lincoln Memorial in a landmark moment in American history.


Rockies:  Kingdoms of the Sky   (Thurs. Feb 18 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Experience the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range, home to cougars, wolverines, wolves, and grizzlies.  Daredevil wingsuit fliers jump from high peaks and Native Americans compete in breakneck horse races.  Also airs Wed. Feb 17 @ 10:00 p.m.


Beyond The Elements on Nova:  Life    (Thurs. Feb 18 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and an enzyme called Rubisco, we wouldn't exist.    So why do we?  Discover the molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive, and how scientists use evolution in chemistry.   Also airs Wed. Feb 17 @ 7:00 p.m.


Jazz:  Dedicated to Chaos (1940-1945)   (Thurs. Feb 18 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

The infectious music of the swing bands sets the mood for soldiers going off to fight in World War II. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie Parker take jazz in startling new directions with bebop.  Armed Forces Radio broadcasts spread jazz across the globe, while big band leader Glenn Miller dies in a plane crash.  In Europe, jazz is banned by the Nazis and embraced by their opponents as a symbol of freedom and democracy.  European jazz innovators, including Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, blend jazz with their own musical traditions. 


Evening with Berry Gordy   (Thurs. Feb 18 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

A must see, live-to-tape one-on-one interview with Berry Gordy. The story begins in Detroit where Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959 and grew the company into the most successful African-American owned enterprise in the United States.  Learn details of his life as an entrepreneur, songwriter, record producer, movie director and producer.


Quilt in a Day:  All Star Quilts - Alex's Star    (Sat. Feb 20 @ 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.)

Join Eleanor on small 4" Stars done in a twinkling!


Legacy List with Matt Paxton:  You Gotta Have Art   (Sat. Feb 20 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

A Connecticut man attempts to convert an old farmhouse and barn filled with his late father's artwork into a memorial that celebrates his dad's accomplishments as an artist.


All Creatures Great and Small - Episode 6   (Sun. Feb 21 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Defying Siegfried, Tristan coaxes James to try a risky procedure to save a stricken cow.



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