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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: April 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast April 5 - 11, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of April 5 - 11


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 under Level Yellow restrictions.  Under that restriction, older adults and those in 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!


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-appropriate 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.  An 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 for 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

Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars and register early!


Historical Myths #1 w/Elizabeth Nosek   (Mon. Apr 12 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join Elizabeth Nosek of iCurate4u as she uses common everyday objects to examine the truth behind some of our favorite historical “facts”.   Were people really shorter in the past?   Did most Victorian women really die from catching their skirts on fire?  Just how simple was life back then?  These are just a few of the questions we will explore in this session.   Elizabeth Nosek has worked as a museum curator for 20+ years at history museums across the nation.  Those experiences have fed her passion for learning and sharing that knowledge with others.  Elizabeth is a regular speaker at the Longmont Senior Center.  


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:  858 0519 6921              Passcode:  028914


Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stages - A Three-Part Series for Care Partners   

(Mon. Apr 12, 19, 26 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

This Zoom series is offered for free by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.  Its purpose is to provide caregivers and family/friends of people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease with information and support.  In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust.   What does the diagnosis mean?  What kinds of plans need to be made?  What resources are available to help?  This program provides practical answers to questions that arise in the early stage of the disease.  Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes.  Advanced registration is required - please register for all three classes.  

            April 12th -

            April 19th -

            April 26th -    


10 Most Impactful Supreme Court Cases w/Paul Flanders    (Tues. Apr 13 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

Paul Flanders will present what he believes to be the most impactful Supreme Court cases in the history of the United States.  There will be time for lively discussion afterward.  Paul is a former high school history teacher, a popular speaker at the Longmont Senior Center, and has given many talks for Eagle View.


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 8335 5017                          Passcode:   775726


Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. Apr 15 @ 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) 


 More Upcoming Programs  

  • Medicare 101 w/Lisa Asmussen   (Tues. Apr 20 @ 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.)
  • Active Minds:  Ben Franklin   (Wed. Apr 21 @ 1:30 p.m.)
  • Broadway Bound w/Denver History Tours   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 1:00 p.m.)
  • Feathered Friends w/Anne Price   (Tues. Apr 27 @ 1:00 p.m.) 
  • Secure Act - How Recent Tax Laws Impact Retirement w/Mike Dolan   (Wed. Apr 28 at 1:30 p.m.)

Stay Fit Programs   


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Apr 6 @ 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:  885 1188 1008                  Passcode:  491558


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Apr 6 @ 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:  881 5190 7072              Passcode:  569077


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Apr 8 @ 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:  869 6226 8241              Passcode:  574526


Move It or Lose It!   (Thurs. Apr 8 @ 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.  Substitute Instructor:   Rosalie Farrer. 

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


Meeting ID:  841 7513 8391              Passcode:  710569


Line Dance   (Fri. Apr 9 @ 9:00 a.m.)  

Get moving and have fun by line dancing in this one-hour class for both 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:  846 7815 3825              Passcode:  451365


Silver Sneakers:  Power and Mobility and Cardio Fit   

Note:  Starting in April these two programs will be in-person classes at the Brighton Recreation Center.  To register download the Brighton Recreation App on your smartphone or call the Rec. Center at 303-655-2200.



COVID Information


COVID Vaccinations for People Age 16+ 

  • All Coloradans age 16 and above are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Click here for a listing of all vaccination sites:  Individuals 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).  
  • The Colorado Vaccine Hotline is 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

Where to get vaccinated locally if you are eligible:   

  • Adams County Government Center Conference Center (4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.):  Click here to register.  Pre-registration is required.  SCL Health/Platte Valley Medical Center has a clinic at the Adams County Government Center.  Vaccination appointments may also be self-scheduled through MyChart.  Or fill out the online form at to be notified when a vaccine appointment is available. 
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way) in Commerce City:  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Schedule an appointment at
  • 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.  
  • 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 by 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 oldlive 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. 


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.  


Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Testing is still important as one of the key preventive measures we can all continue to do to prevent the spread of COVID.  If you have been exposed to someone who is sick or you are not feeling well get tested.  

You can get tested at one of these nearby sites:

Find additional free COVID-19 testing site details at or click


Helpful Resources:


Help for Homes Community Project Accepting Applications - Due April 23.

The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. will begin accepting applications for the 15th Annual Help for Homes community project. The Help for Homes (HFH) program brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterior repairs and perform general yard clean up. This year, the community-wide project will be Saturday, June 12.


Qualifications for this free program are as follows:

  1. The homeowner is a senior (age 60 or older) or is permanently disabled.
  2. The homeowner must live in the home.
  3. The homeowner is a Brighton resident.
  4. The homeowner earns no more than $44,750 for a household of one person or $51,150 for a household of two persons.
  5. The homeowner has no short-term plans to sell the home or move.
  6. The completed application and required documentation are submitted and received by Friday, April 23 to the Eagle View Adult Center in order to be considered. 
  7. All applications and documentation you submit will be strictly confidential and will only be used to make sure that each household receiving materials and services during this project qualifies under the program guidelines and regulations.

Homeowners in need can submit applications through Friday, April 23.  Of the applications received, 10-15 homes may be selected. Once approved, materials and labor will be provided to get necessary repairs done at no charge to the homeowner.  Applications are available by calling Evon or Sue at 303-655-2075.  Or apply online at:


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.

  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Apr 6 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Apr 6 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Seventh Day Adventist (567 E. Bromley Lane)   Thurs. Apr 8 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Food Bank of the Rockies: Historic City Hall (22 S. 4th Ave.)   Sat. Apr 10 @ 9:00 - 10:30 a.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 303-655-2075 to schedule an appointment. 


2020 Tax Preparation Assistance

You can  go to Find a free tax site – Tax Help Colorado or to book an appointment online for some of the sites.  The Adams County tax assistance program has a wait list.  Call 720-523-6771 to get on the wait list 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.  


Just for Fun - Other Sources:

Capturing the Wild from Behind the Lens Webinar   (Wed. Apr 7 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Calling all nature photographers!  Explore a variety of wildlife, nature, and outdoor images from Colorado photographer Fred McClanahan, Jr. as he discusses tips to be in the right place, get the right shot, and enjoy the surprises.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=B280B412-B0F1-4562-82AE-30D5CC6E72BD&LangLocaleID=1033&


The Most Studied Planet   (Wed. Apr 7 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Did you know that the most studied planet in our solar system is Earth?  There are more than 150 satellites currently orbiting the Earth, studying our planet in detail.  Why do we have so many satellites, and what do they do to improve our lives?  Join Fiske Planetarium by clicking on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Senior Planet:  Balance and Strength   (Thurs. Apr 8 @ 7:00 a.m.)

Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase balance during this exercise class.  Have your dumbbells, water bottles, soup cans, or towels ready to use for resistance.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


Virtual Science Cafe: Plant Conservation, The Origin of Earth’s Atmosphere, and National Parks of the Oceans   (Thurs. Apr 8 @ 3:00 p.m.)    

Join the Natural History Museum for their next Virtual Science Café!  Learn, unwind, and engage with Smithsonian scientists whose curiosity and perspectives are bound to help you think differently about the natural and cultural world.  In this session, the topics to be discussed will be “Are We Measuring What Matters in Our Ocean’s National Parks”, “Scientific Collections and Species Conservation”, and “Does Earth Breathe?”  Register in advance to receive the link.


Western Art, Western History: A Field for Historical Art   (Sun. Apr 11 @ 2:00 p.m.)

In Western Art, Western History, Ron Tyler will discuss eight nineteenth-century artists who painted and published images of the American West and illustrates how their perceptions changed from early attempts at gathering facts to ultimately searching for a larger, universal truth.  Register in advance to receive the link.


Public Television 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. Or view at


Premiere Series - Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced.


- Hemingway #101: A Writer (1899-1929)    (Mon. Apr 5 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Hemingway, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I.  He marries Hadley Richardson and moves to Paris, publishes The Sun Also Rises and finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.  Airs again at 9:00 p.m.


Hemingway #102: The Avatar (1929-1944)    (Tues. Apr 6 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer, but can't stay put for long.  He reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.  Airs again at 9:00 p.m.


- Hemingway #103:  Blank Page (1944-1961)    (Wed. Apr 7 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 

Hemingway follows the Army as they advance through Europe.  Afterwards, he tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but is beset with tragedies.   He publishes The Old Man and the Sea to acclaim, but is overcome by his declining mental condition.  Also airs at 9:00 p.m.


Nature:  Hotel Armadillo   (Thurs. Apr 8 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Welcome to the "Hotel Armadillo," where the elusive giant armadillo digs a daily hole deep in the Brazilian rainforest and leaves behind a suite for 25 species of jungle clientele.  Join biologist Arnaud Desbiez as he "checks in" the exotic guests


Nova:  Rise of the Superstorms   (Thurs. Apr 8 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Dive into the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?


Baseball:  Something Like A War #102   (Fri. Apr 9 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

The second inning of this series introduces some of the most extraordinary individuals ever to play the game: Ty Cobb, the volatile, brilliant outfielder who may have been the greatest ballplayer of all time, but who was "possessed by the furies"; Walter Johnson, the modest farm boy with a fast ball so intimidating batters sometimes left the batter's box after only two strikes; Christy Mathewson, a college-educated pitcher so virtuous he was worshipped by schoolchildren as "the Christian gentleman"; and John McGraw, the brawling, unstoppable manager of the New York Giants.   Also airs on Thursday, April 8 @ 8:00 p.m.


Antiques Roadshow:  Our 50 States - Part 1    (Sat. Apr 10 @ 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Celebrate America's hidden treasures from all 50 states in part one of this two-hour special, with finds such as a Thomas Hart Benton oil tin, a Kentucky sugar chest, and a 1960 inscribed To Kill a Mockingbird book.  Which is valued at $125,000?


Colorado Experience:  Trinidad   (Sun. Apr 11 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.) 

As an early city on the Santa Fe Trail, Trinidad played host to numerous Spanish and Mexican traders before Colorado was even a territory.  Since its incorporation in the 1860s, Trinidad has continued to attract a diverse population, first as a coal-mining city of immigrants, and later as the “Sex Change Capitol of the World.”  Take a walk on the “Trinidad” imprinted brick-paved city streets and discover the beauty of this Southern Colorado town that is yet again reinventing itself.


Pass it On Quote of the Day:  

 “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.”

—Sonia Ricotti, Author & Motivational Speaker

National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 

Click the links to find out more about these fun “holidays.”

Mon. Apr 5     National Go For Broke Day  - Thinking about doing something crazy? Why not give it a chance? 

Tues. Apr 6     National Caramel Popcorn Day - Yum! Yum!

Wed. Apr 7       National Beer Day & National No Housework Day - Is there a connection here??

Thur. Apr 8      National Zoo Lovers Day - The Denver Zoo is open and ready for you to visit. 

Sat. Apr 10       National Siblings Day - Reach out to your brothers and sisters!

Sun. Apr 11      National Pet Day - Hug your pet today (unless your pet is a fish!

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