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Posted on: April 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eagle View E-Blast April 19-25

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of April 19 - 25


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 Update


Adams County is moving into the Blue Level so restrictions are lessening!  Staff is currently planning for a safe opening.  More details will be coming as soon as our plans are given approval.  In the meantime, get a vaccination, wear a mask, and continue to stay socially distanced.  Be patient - we are getting there!  

Quote of the Week:


“Patience is power.  Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" - it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles, and in the right way.”

                                                —Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979)    Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church

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


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

(Mon. Apr 19 & 26 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

This Zoom series is offered free of charge 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.  You are able to join even if you missed Part 1 - just tell the instructor.

Part 2: April 19 -     Part 3: April 26 -    


Medicare 101   (Tues. Apr 20 @ 2:00 p.m. - Again at 6:00 p.m.)

This very informative Zoom program is an overview of Medicare.  Learn about signing up for Medicare, when, how, and why to sign up BEFORE 65 - or if you should wait to sign up.  Learn the basics of Medicare - Part A & B, supplemental insurance, drug coverage, and advantage plans.  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. 


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 6:00 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:   854 2204 1581    Passcode:  574491

            For 6:00 p.m.  Meeting ID:  873 1906 1691    Passcode:  588594


Benjamin Franklin w/Active Minds    (Wed. Apr 21 @ 1:30 p.m.)

As perhaps one of the most colorful Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin lived a life of lasting impact.  

As a politician, publisher, inventor, and diplomat, Franklin left his mark on all he touched.  Join Active Minds as we trace the life of this extraordinary man and tell some of the stories that mark his legacy. 


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.


Broadway Bound w/Denver History Tours   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Colfax may have notoriety, but there’s another street with fascinating stories to share - that grand boulevard that is Broadway!  From its humble beginnings in a neighborhood guise in the north, through its grandeur and history in downtown, to its steady march along with the cities to the south, Broadway is a street for the hoity-toity and hoi polloi.  Join Denver History Tours for an exploration of the many faces of Broadway.


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:   844 3588 9626              Passcode:    671111


Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars and register early!


Feathered Friends:  Golden Eagle   (Tues. Apr 27 @ 1:00 p.m.) 

Join Ann Price for a special Feathered Friends Zoom.  Our featured guest is a very elderly golden eagle, the Raptor Education Foundation’s oldest bird.  She is 40 years old and recovering from a recent stroke.  Her treatment and case history is still on-going, with interesting parallels to human symptoms and treatment.


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 6807 6861    Passcode:  976110


SECURE Act - How Recent Tax Laws Impact Retirement   (Wed. Apr 28 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Michael Dolan, an attorney from Dolan & Associates, will present a webinar regarding the SECURE Act (passed in Dec. 2019).  This legislation significantly impacted retirement assets and raised many questions on how to effectively transfer your retirement plan assets at the time of death.  It has raised particular questions around the use of protective trusts and their interaction with the continued income tax deferral of retirement plans.  Due to significant misinformation around this legislation, this program will address: When do I have to take distributions from my retirement plan?  How did the Act impact the beneficiaries of my retirement accounts?  Do the new Mortality Tables affect how much I must withdraw each year?


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:   852 6047 6930    Passcode:  860897


More Upcoming Programs   

  • Bingo by Zoom or Phone (Thurs. May 6 @ 12:45 p.m.)
  • Historical Myths #2 w/Elizabeth Nosek   (Mon. May 10 @ 10:30 a.m.)
  • Lost Lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park w/Dave Lively  (Wed. May 12 @ 1:30 p.m.) 
  • Medicare 101   (Tues. May 18 @ 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.)
  • Active Minds: The Electric Grid   (Wed. May 19 @ 1:30 p.m.)  
  • The Roaring 20’s w/Paul Flanders         (Tues. May 25 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • Feathered Friends   (Wed. May 26 @ 1:00 p.m.)  

Stay Fit Programs   


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Apr 20 @ 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: 865 2467 1849               Passcode: 574198


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Apr 20 @ 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:  864 1057 0295              Passcode:  225653


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 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:   817 0488 1283              Passcode:  908953


Move It or Lose It!   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 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:  825 2119 6480              Passcode:  763770


Line Dance   (Fri. Apr 23 @ 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:  840 6751 3817              Passcode:  232102



Around Town - Brighton Happenings 


City of Brighton Giving Away Free Saplings and Seeds on Earth Day - Thurs. April 22

To celebrate Earth Day and the upcoming Arbor Day, the City of Brighton will be giving away free saplings and planting seeds to Brighton residents on Thursday, April 22 outside of City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue). Distribution will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis (while supplies last). Saplings will be 4-8 inches long and will include Ponderosa Pines, Upright Junipers, and Gamble Oaks (tree form).  Seeds are courtesy of local nonprofit Brighton Shares the Harvest.  Eligibility is for Brighton residents only.  The City hopes the saplings and seeds serve as a reminder to protect the environment in our busy lives, including planting, upkeeping, and preserving trees.


Bike Brighton First 2021 Full Moon Bike Ride - Mon. Apr 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

It’s time for the first Bike Brighton’s 2021 Full Moon Bike Ride! The Pink Moon Ride will kick off the 2021 schedule on April 26 at 6:30 p.m.  The free monthly community event is for bicyclists of all levels to enjoy a leisurely five to ten mile ride through Brighton as the sun sets.  All rides are free and start and end at Emi Chikuma Splash Pad and Plaza located at 1750 Skeel Street.  Ride sign-ups begin at 6:15 p.m. (participants sign a waiver the first time they attend and check-in each ride thereafter).  A free giveaway drawing and serving of treats will occur after each ride.  Face coverings will be required while waiting for rides (but are not mandatory while riding) and any other COVID-19 health and safety guidelines at the time of each ride will apply.  Helmets, bike lights, and bottled water are recommended.  For questions, contact Mark Heidt, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Development at or (303) 655-2170.


Trash Bash   (Fri. Apr 30 & Sat. May 1; Pick-up for Elderly/Disabled - April 28 & 29) 

The City of Brighton is offering its popular Trash Bash for Brighton residents in need of large item disposal.  The drop-off program will take place from 9 - 5 p.m. at the Brighton Wastewater Treatment Facility (325 North Kuner Road - Brighton Street entrance) on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.  In addition, the City will provide pick-up service for the elderly or those with special needs on April 28 and 29. To request a pick-up, please call 303-655-2087.  DuringTrash Bash, acceptable items include: furniture, appliances (no refrigerators or freezers), bicycles, carpet (cut-up), doors, lawn equipment, branches, nail-free lumber less than 8 feet long and more.  A City of Brighton water bill or suitable proof of residence (i.e. driver’s license) is required.  A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted to help defray the cost of the service.  Car and light pickup tires will be accepted for a fee of $7 each, oversized pickup tires for $10 each and semi-truck tires for $20 each.  Items not allowed include household trash, concrete, home improvement project debris, grass, televisions, computers, air conditioners/freezers, microwaves, refrigerators, office electrical equipment, car bodies, smoke detectors, all liquids, paint, pesticides, motor oil, chemicals, toxic, corrosive or explosive materials or containers with unknown contents. Click for more details - Trash Bash


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 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. 

  • Adams County Government Center Conference Center (4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.):  Click here to register.  Pre-registration is required. 
  • 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.  
  • 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 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.

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

Via will work with riders to schedule a ride to their second vaccination.  Registered riders can schedule a trip at 303-447-9636.  If not yet registered, 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.  


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:


Benefits in Action:  “Boost Your Budget” Event   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Benefits in Action is hosting a “Boost Your Budget” event (via phone) on Thursday April 22nd, between 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.  If you are living on a fixed income, you may qualify for benefits to help pay for food, medicine, utilities, and more.  Call Benefits in Action at 720-221-8354 during this event to get a brief review of the potential programs that could help you extend your resources.  Team members will be available to take live calls and chat with you individually to help you "Boost Your Budget."  Be sure to leave a message if all lines are busy and they will call you back.  Benefits in Action is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals throughout the state of Colorado. Their aim is to increase the understanding, access, and utilization of healthcare and food assistance resources, including Medicare/Medicaid counseling.


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 20 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Apr 20 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Seventh Day Adventist (567 E. Bromley Lane)    Thurs. Apr 22 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Help for Homes Community Project Accepting Applications - Due April 22.

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 Thursday, April 22 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 Thursday, April 22.  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:


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. 



Just for Fun - Other Sources:


Basics of Preserving Food Safely   (Mon. Apr 19 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Are you curious about preserving the harvest this season?  Join AARP to learn about three different methods you can start using right away including canning, freezing, and dehydrating.  Learn about equipment needed and the best methods for different foods.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


How We Are Changing Our Home   (Wed. Apr 21 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Satellites have helped us understand how humans are changing the Earth - from the air we breathe to the water we drink.  Many of these changes are leading us down a one-way road to more extreme weather, droughts, and a warmer Earth.  How have we seen our planet change from afar, and what can we do to help restore our Earth?   Join Fisk Planetarium’s program by clicking the link a few minutes before the start time.


Small Farms & Community   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 11:00 a.m.)

Today is Earth Day and what better way to celebrate than to participate in a conversation about small farms and communities.  Slow Food is an organization that reconnects Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils, and waters that produce our food.  Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link.


Watercolor Virtual Media Show Opening   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Artist Janet Nunn is an award-winning watercolor artist known for her use of bright color and blending techniques.  She is celebrating 20 years as an educator with Foothills Art Center, helping hundreds of students to uncover their own style of painting.  The exhibition challenges artists to use the traditional form of water media in new and challenging ways.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Living Earth Virtual Festival – Bison & Butternut Squash Lasagna (Fri. Apr 23 Anytime)

Satisfy your carb cravings with this Indigenous take on lasagna.  This delicious, hearty, and warm comfort food is one of Mariah Gladstone's favorite recipes and it's easy to make at home.  Customize yours with your favorite ingredients to make it even more delicious.  Click on the link to download the recipe and to watch the prerecorded demonstration.


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


American Experience:  American Oz   (Mon. Apr 19 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Explore the life of L. Frank Baum, the man behind one of the most beloved, enduring, and quintessential American classics.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, has been reinterpreted through the generations in films, books, and musicals.


Critical Care: America vs. the World   (Wed. Apr 21 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

Examine the highs and lows of America's health care system, and travel to four other nations to see how they provide health coverage affordably and thoroughly, even during a pandemic.


Nature:  Sharks of Hawaii   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Learn surprising facts about the sharks that call the warm waters near Hawaii's islands their home.  Meet the White Tip Reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark, and more.  (Also airs Wed. April 21 @ 7:00 p.m.)


Nova:  Reef Rescue   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

If oceans continue to warm at the current pace, coral reefs could be wiped out by the end of the century.  But scientists from around the globe are rushing to help corals adapt to a changing climate through assisted evolution.  (Also airs on Wed. April 21 @ 8:00 p.m.)


Greta Thunberg: Year to Change the World   (Thurs. Apr 22 @ 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Episodes 1 & 2:  Follow Greta as she sees impacts of climate change at three locations: melting glaciers and dying trees in Canada, and fire devastation in California. When a UN conference moves to Madrid, she sails across the ocean during life-threatening storms.


The West Is Burning   (Fri. Apr 23 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

Learn about the state of forests in the western U. S., and the history of forest management and litigation that has contributed to the current conditions and the catastrophic fires plaguing the region.  The film also explores the critical need for interdisciplinary approaches to forest restoration, and looks at how local stakeholders are coming together to better manage the land.  (Also airs on Tues. April 20 @ 10:00 p.m.) 


Great Performances:  Romeo and Juliet   (Fri. Apr 23 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Experience a contemporary rendering of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy from the National Theatre where a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the timeless tale of two young lovers.


Heart of a Building   (Sat. Apr 24 @ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

With buildings accounting for approximately 40% of all energy use in the U.S., we need buildings which last for generations while using fewer and greener resources.  Hear stories of the people who are designing, financing, and constructing the buildings of tomorrow, today.

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