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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: March 21, 2021

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

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


Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and 

resources for things to do.  All programs are offered FREE of charge.  Front desk staff are 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 Adult Center Updates

Many of you have asked for an update on opening Eagle View.  Adams County is in Level Yellow, where older adults and high risk populations are advised to “Stay at Home.”  Staff continues to plan for a safe opening when given the go-ahead.  In the meantime, get a vaccination when your time comes, wear a mask, and continue to stay socially distanced.  We are in this together – we miss you as much as you miss us!


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


Feathered Friends:  Broad-Winged Hawk   (Tues. Mar 23 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation is back with another great Zoom program, this time featuring the smallest soaring hawk found in the United States. The broad-winged hawk mainly breeds on the east coast, but a few migrants are seen during this time of year and in the fall, as they make their way north and south traveling between the eastern U.S. and South America. This tiny cousin of the red-tail hawk hunts everything from worms to small mammals, and is a common sight in New England and the Deep South.

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:  865 7253 4877  Passcode:  689989


Seed Starting with CSU Master Gardener   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Vegetable gardening grew tremendously in 2020 and is expected to do so in 2021.  Learn what you need to successfully start seeds indoors from an Adams County Colorado Master Gardener.  Buying seedlings may seem easier, but starting your own seeds can be both rewarding and save you money once you get set up.


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:  896 4563 8246              Passcode:  146445 


More Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars and register early!


Rockies History   (Tues. Mar 30 @ 1:30 p.m.)

It’s the Colorado Rockies home opener week so let’s start the baseball season learning about our hometown team!  Scott Perry, a local sports historian, has an interactive presentation on Rockies history, how baseball came to Denver, and the teams that lead up to us finally becoming a Major League City.  Do any of you remember the Denver Bears?  It will be fun program no matter how big a fan you are.


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:  831 7156 3666                          Passcode:  510413


Spellbinders Storytellers    (Wed. Mar 31 @ 1:00 p.m.)

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.  Spellbinders volunteers will be telling a few spellbinding stories that are engaging and thought provoking, as well as a pure joy to hear.  


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:  846 0766 2588              Passcode:   950836


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Apr 1 @ 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)

Legendary Ladies   (Tues. Apr 6 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Legendary Ladies is a volunteer, non-profit organization which exists to promote the history of women of the West.  Hear the real life stories of three interesting women told as “themselves” in full era attire.  

  • Maud Nelson: American Baseball Player 1881-1944 - World-renowned Bloomer Girl pitcher, third baseman, and manager/owner of the best baseball teams of her era.  Touted as "the greatest all-around female ballplayer in existence" and an inductee in the National Women’s Baseball Hall of Fame. 
  • Mary Rippon: Professor 1850-1935 - The first female professor at the University of Colorado when women professors were almost unheard of.  Highly professional, Miss Rippon led a “double” life that was only discovered decades after her death.  Inductee in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. 
  • Lillie Hitchcock Coit:   Patroness of Firefighters 1843-1929 - Eccentric patroness of San Francisco's volunteer firefighters and the benefactor for the construction of the Coit Tower, Lillie Coit was known for her passion of doing many things long before it was socially acceptable.


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:  854 3846 0037                                      Passcode:   645495


Who Was the Sculptor in Buckskin?   (Wed. Apr 7 @ 1:30 p.m.)   

His life was his art. His LIVING was his love for his wife, family, and hunting in the west.  Dave Lively will introduce you to Alexander Proctor, a man who was much more than a sculptor and artist.  After spending his youth hunting and sketching in the Colorado mountain wilderness (1870s), Proctor’s talents took him throughout the U.S., Paris, and Rome.  Proctor was revered as America’s premier animal sculptor and an unfailingly warm and enthusiastic human being.  Presenter Dave Lively is a professional tour guide/speaker. 


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:  868 2572 4952                          Passcode:   469764


More Upcoming Programs   

  • Historical Myths w/Elizabeth Nosek   (Mon. Apr 12 @ 10:30 a.m.)
  • Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stages - For Care Partners   (Mon. Apr 12, 19, 26 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
  • 10 Most Impactful Supreme Court Cases w/Paul Flanders   (Tues. April 13 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

Stay Fit Programs   


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility   (Mon. Mar 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.  Various exercises and cardio movements, along with some modified kickboxing moves, will strengthen your core and other muscle groups.   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. Mar 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:  834 8267 6661              Passcode:  793679


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Mar 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:  824 9700 0731              Passcode:  668058


Silver Sneakers: Cardio Fit   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 11:00 a.m.)  Canceled this week


Returning to Fitness after a Long Break   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 12:00 noon) 

Brighton Recreation Center fitness staff are hosting a live discussion via Zoom on returning to fitness after a long break.  They will be discussing this topic and answering any questions.  Link available next week. 


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Mar 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:  852 9724 2702              Passcode:  527454


Move It or Lose It!   (Thurs. Mar 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.  Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer is substituting for Dottie.

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


Meeting ID:  830 2701 7291              Passcode:  417709


Line Dance   (Fri. Mar 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:  893 3902 3746              Passcode:  023700


Around Town:  Brighton Area


Elks Lodge Bingo 

Brighton Elks Lodge has started Bingo sessions on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  The Elks Lodge is located at 101 N. Main Street.  Masks, social distancing, and capacity protocols set by the 

Tri-County Health Department will be followed.  Questions? Call the Elks Lodge at 303-659-2802.  


COVID Information


COVID Vaccinations for People Age 50+ 

  • Coloradans age 50 and above eligible for vaccine starting March 19.
  • Colorado will make COVID-19 vaccines available to an additional 2.5 million people on March 19 when the state moves to Phase 1B.4 of its vaccination rollout.  Individuals 50+ 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).   (See attached flyer)
  • 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. 
  • Advanced Urgent Care at 2801 Purcell Street is accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointment requests - you will be contacted to confirm your appointment time.  For questions or help scheduling, use the live chat on the website or send a text to 720-807-1706.  Request an appointment clicking here.  
  • Thornton Fire Department operates a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd.  You must pre-register. Each week a new schedule of appointments will be made available.
  • If you are 50+ years old, live in the Brighton area, and are having trouble making an appointment or need assistance call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 and we will try to help.  We need your name, date of birth and phone number.


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 (until March 24) and Salud in Brighton also provide free testing, pre-registration needed.  For details on other sites:


Via Mobility Riders Can Book a Trip to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 

Via will work with riders to schedule their second trip to get a vaccination as soon as the rider knows the 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+) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson counties, and parts of Weld County.  For vaccines, Via can go across county lines.   


Helpful Resources:

2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

You can  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 tax assistance program is taking appointments for their wait list.  Call 720-523-6771 to schedule an appointment and to verify that you qualify.  The Adams County website has information on eligibility and the Intake form that can assist your volunteer in preparing your taxes. If you don’t have internet access the Intake form can be filled via phone.  


Brighton Food Pantries

Are you or someone you know in need of food?  All locations listed below ask that you do not get out of your car, they will give you instructions when you arrive.

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

National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 

Mon. Mar 22   National Goof Off Day - You know what to do - or NOT do!

Wed. Mar 24   National Cheesesteak Day and National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day - Take your pick!

Fri. Mar 26      National Spinach Day - Get your greens!

Sat. Mar 27     National Scribble Day - Grab your young grandkids and scribble together.

Sun. Mar 28    Palm Sunday & First day of Passover

Just for Fun - Other Sources:

Crowdfunding for a Cause   (Mon. Mar 22 @ 8:30 a.m.)

Fundraising by gathering small donations from large numbers of people has been around longer than the internet.  However, online platforms have made it easier than ever to raise money, including for charitable causes.  This lecture will give an overview of donation-based crowd-funding and explore two popular platforms used by individuals and nonprofits to raise money: GoFundMe and Facebook Fundraisers. You’ll also learn tips for creating crowdfunding campaigns and for donating to causes that are important to you.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Tasmania - Curious Life of Quolls   (Mon. Mar 22 @ 5:00 p.m.)

When wildlife expert Simon Plowright discovered an abandoned farm hidden deep in the Tasmanian wilderness it was a life-changing experience.  Here he found a sanctuary that held a remarkable colony of Eastern Quolls, the undeniably cute but little-known marsupials that today are a threatened species.  Simon dubbed this place Quoll Farm, and for the next year he would live and observe these fascinating creatures and the assortment of Tasmanian devils, wombats, eagles, and native animals that made this such a special place.  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Caring for Orchids at Home   (Thurs. Mar 25 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Explore the fundamentals of growing orchids with Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection’s Lead Horticulturist, Justin Kondrat.  Justin will walk you through each element needed to successfully grow orchids at home, including how to encourage reblooming!  He will discuss common challenges and best practices for watering, choice of nutrients, repotting methods, light requirements, air circulation, and the optimal supplies required for home orchid cultivation.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Equine Therapy in Colorado   (Thurs. Mar 25 @ 6:00 p.m.)

“How do horses help heal humans?”  Presentations will be presented by the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the River Deep, and the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver.  From treating autism to PTSD; from engaging in psychotherapy to corporate team building – equine therapy has helped many Coloradoans.  Learn more about the relationship between equines and humans and their partnership, rather than a hierarchy of one species over another.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic: 

Women’s History Month Virtual Festival   (Sat. Mar 27 @ 9:00 a.m.)

Join the National Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history!  They will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic,” which highlights leaders in sports, arts, science, and activism.  It is part of a day-long lineup featuring events and activities for participants of all ages, including workshops, speakers, art activities, and more!  Click on the link below to view the schedule and register in advance for the programs that interest you.

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.  Can also watch from PBS website.


Fauci: Virus Hunter   (Tues. Mar 23 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.) 

This documentary provides an in-depth look at Dr. Anthony Fauci's life story and career.  Interviews with colleagues/friends and videos by the Associated Press give an expansive view of the depth and breadth of the many battles fought, challenges overcome, and significant discoveries made during Fauci's esteemed career.


Nature:  Hippos - Africa's River Giants   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Go beneath the surface and meet Africa's river giants, the hippos.   Discover an unexpected side of these aquatic mammals that can't even swim - as hippos protect families, face enemies, and suffer in a drought.  


Nova:  Saving the Dead Sea   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Cleopatra attributed her beauty to the Dead Sea and King Herod built a health spas on its shores.  But since 1976, its level has declined by sixty-five feet.  Can the Dead Sea be saved?  After ten plus years of research and debate, scientists, engineers, and political leaders have a daring plan, which could not only save the sea, but help bring stability to a region rife with conflict. 


Art of Aging Well   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 10:00 - 10:30 p.m.) 

Features practical tips, real-life success stories, and the latest from leading medical experts on aging, while giving older adults the inspiration they need to live healthier, more satisfying lives.


Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation   (Wed. Mar 24 @ 10:30 - 11:00 p.m.)
Research shows that social isolation and loneliness can be dangerous to your health.  Program explores why social connections are important and clarifies the difference between physically isolated and feeling lonely.


Colorado Experience:  South Park City   (Thurs. Mar 25 @ 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.) 

Gold rush mining camps and towns boomed and busted, leaving behind the ghost town of South Park City.  Left to deteriorate, a few ingenious individuals relocated and preserved the town as a living museum.


Colorado Experience:  Dana Crawford   (Thurs. Mar 25 @ 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.)

In early 1960s, Denver’s Larimer Square was known for its homeless population and abandoned buildings.  When Denver’s Urban Renewal Authority publicized its plans to level the area to modernize the city, preservationist Dana Crawford interceded and launched a plan to preserve the historic buildings of the 1860s.


Jazz: Masterpiece by Midnight (1961-Now)   (Fri. Mar 26 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

In the 1960s, jazz becomes divided into "schools" - Dixieland, swing, bop, hard bop, cool, modal, free, avant-garde, and fusion.  The question of what is jazz and what isn't rages to this day.  


Colorado Experience: Doc Susie   (Sun. Mar 28 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

Meet the treasure of Fraser, Susie Anderson, one of the first women to practice medicine in Colorado.  She couldn’t find work in Denver so she moved to Fraser, where she treated lumberjacks, miners, and animals.  


Pass it On Quote of the Day:   

“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.”


—Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)   American General and Field Marshal

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