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Posted on: February 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast February 22-28, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of Feb 22 - 28 


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.   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. 

                          Your Eagle View Team      


Eagle View Special Happenings This Week:  Don’t miss these great 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.


Join By Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833  

            For 2:00 p.m.  Meeting ID:  812 9756 9708    Passcode:  874600

            For 6:30 p.m.  Meeting ID:  862 6588 0334    Passcode:  011649


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 

            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.  Join Spellbinders storytellers for three engaging and thought-provoking stories; “Edge of the Earth” - A story of unseen opportunities; Truth or Story – a fun play on words story; and The Emperor’s Flowers” – a Chinese story about a boy who learns the importance of telling the truth.  


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 

            Meeting ID:    815 4187 2810            Passcode: 590656


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:


Upcoming Programs:  


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. They 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.  


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 

            Meeting ID:  871 0603 0844              Passcode:  465862


More Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars! 

Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Mar 4 & Mar 18 @ 12:30 p.m.)

Five Most Influential Women in American History w/Paul Flanders   (Tues. Mar 9 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Denver Mob Talk   (March TBA) 

Ireland & Northern Ireland w/Active Minds   (Wed. Mar 17 @ 1:30 p.m.)



Have a Programming Idea?

Zoom programs will continue to be in our foreseeable future.   Is there a topic you would like to see us address?  A subject you would like to know more about?   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   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Feb 22 @ 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: Elysia Seymour. 

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



Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Feb 23 @ 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:  829 5046 3102              Passcode:  146541


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Feb 23 @ 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:  841 0535 7388              Passcode:  459517


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Feb 24 @ 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 25 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is a 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:  825 3872 3488              Passcode:  947589


Move It or Lose It! w/Dottie   (Thurs. Feb 25 @ 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:  881 9796 4064              Passcode:  308615


Line Dance   (Fri. Feb 26 @ 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:  883 2981 9584              Passcode:  258636


Around Town:  Brighton Area


One Kind Word Hotline through Anythink Library 

After a few chilly days, it's time to warm up with a kind word.  Dial the One Kind Word Project hotline at 303-405-3222 to leave messages of hope and inspiration – and hear those that others have left for you! When you call, you’ll also have the option to sign up for daily messages of kindness sent to your phone.


Volunteers Needed:  “One Kind Word” Card Making Project      Due:   Sat. Feb 27 

Anythink Library is sponsoring a card making project to spread joy to individuals that may be isolated due to the pandemic.  Make a card that sparks joy, provides encouragement, or sends a sweet message broad enough to go to anyone.  Pickup supplies and drop-off cards at the Brighton library (327 E. Bridge St.), either in-person or through curbside service.  Finished cards are due to Anythink Brighton on Saturday, February 27 and will be delivered to Meals on Wheels and VOA Meal Delivery participants.  Contact Catherine Odson with questions at or call 303-405-3267.  Spread joy!


Healing Hearts Virtual Auction for Pennock Center

Pennock Center for 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.  Bid on 80+ terrific donated auction items - including 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 include a hybrid bike, sports memorabilia, artwork, pottery, jewelry, themed baskets, and so more!  Participation is free, but you must create an account prior to the auction to be able to bid.  When you are ready, 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.  Applications are being accepted through March 5.   There is no cost to have a veteran honored.  For additional information:


Cemetery staff to begin Spring Cleanup in March

Starting March 1, City of Brighton Cemetery staff will begin removing decorations from graves in order to make way for cemetery maintenance like mowing, aerating, and over-seeding.  Out of respect to those laid to rest and their families/friends, nothing affixed to the headstone itself will be removed, except for glass items per City 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, items that are removed will be collected and placed around a tree in the area where a loved one is buried. After two weeks, staff will properly dispose of the items.  Questions - please contact Aaron Corr, Manager of Brighton Cemeteries, or 303-655-2060.


COVID Information


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.  
  • View a short COVID Vaccine video:


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:


Via Mobility Riders Can Book a Trip to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 
Because this is a two-dose vaccine, Via (transportation service) will work with riders to schedule their second trip as soon as the rider knows the second appointment date.   Registered riders can schedule a trip by calling 303-447-9636.  If you are not a registered rider, call Via’s Mobility Specialists at 303-444-3043 to get signed up.  Via’s services are available to older adults (60+) and adults living with a disability.  This service is available in all of Via’s service areas; Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson counties, and parts of Weld County.   For vaccination trips, riders can book trips between counties.  


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.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street)   Mon. Feb 22 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm 
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)   Tues. Feb 23 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Feb 23 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.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

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.


Just for Fun - Other Sources:       


Herbal Tea Blending   (Mon. Feb 22 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Herbal tea blending has become a popular therapeutic horticulture activity.  Learn about different herbs and their tea blending properties as well as how to make your own tea bags out of coffee filters and twine.  Learn which herbs are used to soothe our nerves, calm us, or stimulate our senses.  Register in advance.;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=932C902B-BC6A-44B9-86ED-E810F7DBFC1B&LangLocaleID=1033&


Drop-In Writing Online   (Tues. Feb 23 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Explore your creativity in this informal writing sessions led by Theresa Rozul Knowles from Lighthouse Writers Workshop.  This month's session will include self-love writing prompts and art by Black creatives at the Denver Art Museum. Click on link a few minutes before start time.


Zentangle® with Denver Botanic Gardens    (Wed. Feb 24 @ 12:15 p.m.)

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks.  Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process!  Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (, for a free 30-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week.  Anyone can join. Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Dome to Home - What the Future Holds   (Wed. Feb 24 @ 3:00 p.m.)

An exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system. Exoplanet research is just beginning, and there's so much more we can expect to learn about it in the coming years with the expected launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.  Join Fiske Planetarium by clicking the link a few minutes before the start time.



Fun with Food and Your Senses   (Fri. Feb 26 @ 5:00 p.m.)

Put your taste buds to the test and watch what happens when a science educator and chef stir up a recipe you can do from home.  Make some art with fruits and veggies!  This program is co-created by the Museum of Food and Culture and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  Please register in advance before 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 26.


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.   


Evening with Diahann Carroll   (Wed. Feb 24 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

See a rare and insightful look into the life and career of the legendary entertainer Diahann Carroll.


Europe's New Wild:  Europe's Amazon   (Wed. Feb 24 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

See how the precious habitats of the Danube Delta depend on a healthy river to continue growing.  The Danube is Europe's largest preserved wetland, but many of the species there are the last of their kind.


Himalaya: Kingdoms of the Sky   (Thurs. Feb 25 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Witness the extraordinary wildlife and people of Earth's highest mountains, where Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals, snow leopards prowl, and snub-nosed monkeys survive in frozen forests.


Nova:  Looking for Life on Mars   (Thurs. Feb 25 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Nova is a premiere series that helps viewers explore the science behind the headlines. Learn what scientists are doing in their pursuit to find life on Mars.   Also airs on Wed. Feb 24 @ 8:00 p.m.


Jazz:  Risk (1945-1955)   (Thurs. Feb 25 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Jazz is the official symbol of American democracy abroad.  At home, the music splinters into different camps: white and black, cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. Norman Granz and Louis Armstrong hold racially integrated jazz concerts. Viewers meet Bud Powell, Erroll Garner, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and "cool" jazz musicians saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and piano player Dave Brubeck.


Loretta Lynn:  My Story in My Words   (Sat. Feb 27 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)


Dolly Parton & Friends:  50 Years at the Opry   (Sat. Feb 27 @ 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)


Country Music:  Live at the Ryman   (Sat. Feb 27 @ 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.)

Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, and more


All Creatures Great and Small - Episode 7   (Sun. Feb 28, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)


Tina Turner:  One Last Time   (Sun. Feb 28 @ 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.)


Pass it On Quote of the Day


"One kind word can warm three winter months."  – Japanese proverb


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