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Posted on: May 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast A May 3 - 9, 2021


Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of May 3 - 9


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

offerings.  All programs are offered FREE of charge.  Questions? Call 303-655-2075, Monday - Friday

from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  For help finding services or resources call Evon Benitez at 303-655-2079. 


Eagle View Adult Center Update


Reopening information:  Adams County has moved into the Blue Level so restrictions are lessening!   Staff is currently planning for a safe opening sometime in May.  More details coming as soon as our reopening plans are approved.  In the meantime, get a vaccination, wear a mask, and continue to stay socially distanced.  Be patient - we are getting there!  


We need your mailing address!  In May we will be transitioning back to mailing out the bi-monthly Senior Pride Newsletter and moving away from a weekly E-Blast.  Future E-Blasts will mainly contain links to programs that we will continue to offer by Zoom.  If you are not on our Senior Pride newsletter mailing list, please call the center at 303-655-2075 by May 5th to give us your home address.


Eagle View Special Happenings This Week:  


Revitalizing your Garden Beds   (Tues. May 4 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Spring is here and Mother's Day is approaching, which means it's time to start planting your garden beds.  In this talk, attendees can learn about best practices for soil amendment, soil testing, watering, fertilization, and mulching to get the most out of your garden bed whether it be ornamental or edible. There will be time at the end for questions, or if you have more detailed questions you can contact the Adams County CSU Master Gardeners at


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:    821 6307 7016         Passcode:  421015


Baseball in the American Culture   (Wed. May 5 @ 12:30 p.m.)

Baseball first popped up in the American culture in the mid-19th century, but it was not until the mid-1880s that baseball achieved a level of prominence away from the field.  The poem “Casey at the Bat” appeared in the San Francisco Examiner and took on a life of its own. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is still sung 110 years after it was written. Abbott and Costello’s biggest comedy routine was “Who’s On First.”  Baseball has been a subject on vaudeville stages, in a Broadway play, in books, songs, movies, and TV.  Baseball cards were a hit with kids and Yogi Berra was an American icon.  Presented by Evan Weiner, a veteran sports broadcaster and writer.   Register in advance to join by Zoom or call a few minutes before program time.  


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:    830 4230 4447         Passcode:  885147



Bingo by Zoom or Phone (Thurs. May 6 @ 12:45 p.m.)

We play Bingo the first and third Thursday of the month with Barbara as our caller.  Download a bingo card by clicking here:  Or call us at 303-655-2075 and we will mail you one.  One bingo card per player and you must play your own card.  Prizes sponsored by United Power.   


Join by Zoom:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.  (Never played?  Join 15 minutes early)

         Meeting ID:  823 6983 4188


Join by Phone:  +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 (in case one is busy) 



Upcoming Programs - Mark your calendars and register early!


Historical Myths #2 w/Elizabeth Nosek   (Mon. May 10 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Join us for Part 2 of Historical Myths, Fact or Fiction where we continue our exploration of some of our favorite history.  We will delve into why our ancestors thought tomatoes were poisonous, the true origin of Hawaiian quilts, what type of hats cowboys actually wore, and what the pilgrims really looked like.  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 


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 5678 2968         Passcode:  988541


EVAC Reopening Table Talk   (Tues. May 11 @ 1:30 p.m.) 

The time as finally come!  Join the EVAC staff on Zoom or by phone to hear details about our reopening. We will provide information about our four phases for a gradual transition back to normal and COVID protocols we will be required to adhere to in order to open.   Plenty of time to ask questions!  We look forward to seeing you! 

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:  813 9964 0978              Passcode:  146976


Lost Lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park   (Wed. May 12 @ 1:30 p.m.)

Do you know there used to be more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park?  Can you envision large resorts where elk and moose graze in pristine meadows today?  “Lost Lodges of Rocky” explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park, in an entertaining one hour program.  Come and share the thought–provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to America’s first automobile based National Park.


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:  861 9906 2098              Passcode:  134150



More Upcoming Programs   

  • Medicare 101 w/Lisa Asmussen   (Tues. May 18 @ 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.)
  • Active Minds: The Electric Grid   (Wed. May 19 @ 1:30 p.m.)
  • Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. May 20 @ 12:30 p.m.)   
  • The Roaring 20’s w/Paul Flanders         (Tues. May 25 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • Feathered Friends:  Great Horned Owl w/Anne Price   (Wed. May 26 @ 1:00 p.m.)  



Stay Fit Programs   NEW:  Use same Zoom link for the entire month!


Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. May 4 @ 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:  854 4562 4315              Passcode:  850559


Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. May 4 @ 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:  858 7259 6751              Passcode:  717744


Zumba Gold   (Thurs. May 6 @ 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 5017 1759              Passcode:  075470


Move It or Lose It!   (Thurs. May 6 @ 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:  847 0391 2293              Passcode:  928262


Line Dance   (Fri. May 7 @ 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:  839 1991 1901              Passcode:  617655



Around Town - Brighton Happenings 


Ugly Quilts Are Back Together

Ugly Quilts of Brighton is seeking volunteers to help make sleeping bags for the homeless in the Brighton-Denver area. They meet every Monday from 8:00 -11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church (27th and Southern).  No sewing skills or machines needed.  For more information contact Linda at 720-635-9242.


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. 


  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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


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.  


Helpful Resources:


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


Just for Fun - Other Sources:


The History and Future of Food   (Wed. May 5 @ 3:00 p.m.)

Award-winning food journalist and former columnist for The New York Times Mark Bittman says, “You can’t have a serious conversation about food without talking about human rights, climate change, and justice.”  In conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Bittman will discuss how history has been shaped by humanity’s appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all—and how a better future is within reach.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


LIVE Drawn to Figures   (Thurs. May 6 @ 9:00 a.m)

Join the National Portrait Gallery for this fun lesson on portrait drawing.  In this lesson, they'll look at the medium charcoals and practice drawing hair or fur.  The supplies you'll need for this lesson are paper (sketching paper, newsprint or charcoal paper of any color), charcoals in different hardnesses (the instructor will be using extra soft, extra fine vine), and an eraser (any kind will work but a kneaded is best).  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Empowered by Place: Ninth Street Historic Park   (Thurs. May 6 @ 7:00 p.m.)

The Molly Brown House will be discussing ‘disappearing neighborhoods’ through the history of the Auraria neighborhood.  Gregorio Alcaro will share the stories of his family and their role in the community at the Casa Mayan.  They’ll also look at 9th Street Historic Park as one of Historic Denver’s first projects after saving the Molly Brown House.  Please register in advance to receive the webinar link.


Contemplating a Post-Pandemic World: Isolation vs. Connection with Metropolitan State University of Denver   (Thurs. May 6 @ 7:30 p.m.)

The Clyfford Still Museum will showcase short films created by video art students from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU).  Kelly Monico, MSU’s Professor of Art, prompted her students to contemplate a post-pandemic world.  Watch short films that are three minutes or less that express students’ own experience of the pandemic and their hopes for the future.  Please click on the link a few minutes before the start time.


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


POV:  My Love, Don't Cross That River   (Mon. May 3 @ 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

89-year-old Kang Gye-yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-man have been married for 76 years.  While they spend every day together like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance.


Animal Babies: First Year on Earth - First Steps   (Weds. May 5 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 

See how the babies learn to understand their surroundings in environments ranging from Africa to Sri Lanka to Iceland.  The most basic tools for survival must be learned in their first three months to thrive and survive.


Human:  Pulse   (Weds. May 5 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Dive into the world of an ice climber, a bus driver, a woman in labor, and a senior dance club to show how the human heart and the circulatory system power our physical and emotional lives.


Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World   (Thur. May 6 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Episode 2:  Follow Greta's journey from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to Poland, where she speaks with miners who have lost their jobs.  She also visits the UK, where she meets with her inspiration - Sir David Attenborough.  (Also airs Weds. May 5 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Nova:  Hindenburg - The New Evidence   (Thurs. May 6 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines.  NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.  Learn about the Hindenburg and new evidence about its tragic end. 


Baseball:  Shadow Ball   (Fri. May 7 @ 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

The fifth inning of Ken Burns’ Baseball series looks at baseball's desperate attempts to survive the Great Depression and Babe Ruth's fading career, while a new generation of stars is on the rise, such as Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.  See the parallel world of the Negro Leagues, which thrived in the shadow of the Major Leagues.  Learn of the greatest showdown in the history of the Negro Leagues: Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher ever, against Josh Gibson, "the black Babe Ruth," in the Negro World Series.


Rick Steves' Europe:  London - Mod & Trad   (Sat. May 8 @ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.) 

London is quintessentially English...yet cosmopolitan.  Join Rick to check out the new - the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old - well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo.  After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing, and troll the trendy South Bank of the Thames.


Colorado Experience:  Amusement Parks   (Sun. May 9 @ 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

Join us on a wild ride as we discover Colorado’s oldest amusement parks.  Elitch Gardens, Denver’s most popular park, opened in 1890 and operated as Denver’s first botanic garden, zoo, and motion picture theater.  Across town, Lakeside Amusement Park wowed with its Art Deco décor.  In Burlington, their speedy animal carousel attracted children of all ages.  Discover why these parks are the most thrilling in Colorado.


National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 


Mon. May 3    National Two Different Colored Shoes Day - So much fun when you mean to do it!

Tues. May 4    National Star Wars Day - May the Fourth be with you! 

Tues. May 4    National Renewal Day

Wed. May 5    Cinco de Mayo

Thur. May 6    National Day of Prayer

Fri. May 7       National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Sat. May 8       Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day – Donate food to your local food bank. 

Sun. May 9      Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May



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