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City of Longmont GO Catalog Winter 2010

City of Longmont GO Catalog Winter 2010

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A Quarterly Catalog of Programs and Resources for Adults 55+ in Longmont, Colorado for December 2010, January & February 2011.
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Volume 2011 No.

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A Quarterly Catalog of Programs & Resources for Adults 55+ in Longmont
Senior Center is Closed: Dec. 24 – Christmas Dec. 31 – New Year’s Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Day Feb. 21 – Presidents Day Trip Registration: November 20, 10:00 a.m. - Noon. If you miss trip registration, you may register for trips in the following weeks from 8 - 5 p.m. at the front desk or over the phone with a credit card. Winter Quarter Registration: Class and Special Events Registration Begins: November 15, at the front desk of the Senior Center or over the phone with a credit card or online at www.ci.longmont.co.us Informaćion en Español pg. R8.

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December 2010, January & February 2011

Written and published by the Division of Senior Services, City of Longmont.

910 Longs Peak Avenue Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: 303 651 8411 | Fax: 303 651 8413 | www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm

General Information
Senior Services Staff
Michele Waite, Manager michele.waite@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8415 Theresa Schulte, Recreation Supervisor theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8578 Kari Grotting, Program Leader/Volunteer Coord. kari.grotting@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8495 Ruth Waukau, Senior’s Resources Coordinator ruth.waukau@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8414 Veronica Garcia, Senior Resource Specialist veronica.garcia@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8716 Saryna Mitchell, Admin. Asst., Registrar saryna.mitchell@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8442 Bill Micholosky, Building Maintenance 303-651-8411 William Ledesma, Building Maintenance 303-651-8411

Senior Services is a Division of the City’s Community Services Department

Our Mission

To build and foster opportunities which promote dignity, wellness, independence, enjoyment, community, and a sense of purpose for older adults.

Our Vision Statement

Longmont - a community in which we all age well.

Senior Citizens Advisory Board
Julie Burrows Rose Garcia Mori Glidewell Marietta Gonzales Miguel Medina Sue Heinritz Arlene Poplewko Fay Reynolds Alex Sammoury (City Council Liaison) This City Council-appointed board meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Longmont Senior Center. Guests are always welcome. For information, call Michele at 303-651-8415.

Table of Contents
AARP Driver Safety Class ................................................ 17 Computer Learning ....................................................... 15 Drop-in Activities ........................................................... 5 Exercise ............................................................................... 32 Friends of the Longmont Senior Center .................. 2 Get Acquainted ............................................................... 1 Health/Wellness .............................................................. 30 Lifelong Learning .......................................................... 14 Ongoing Clubs/Groups ................................................ 5 Policies & Registration Information ........................ 4 Senior Center Information ......................................... 47 Special Events ................................................................. 10 Sports & Outdoor Activities ..................................... 35 Telephone Resource Page ......................................... R7 Trips ..................................................................................... 37 Volunteer Opportunities .............................................. 4

General Information
Gift Certificates

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PrestigePLUS is Longmont United Hospital’s Senior Wellness Membership Program open to ages 55 and better, located at the Longmont Senior Center. Annual membership dues are $20.00 individual and $30.00 couples. Your membership will bring a variety of benefits, including discounts. You do NOT need to join PrestigePLUS to utilize our services. Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed: Fridays Telephone: 303-651-5080 www.luhcares.org

Gift certificates are available at the Senior Center. What a great way to show someone you are thinking of them! Tell your family about these as a gift suggestion. They are available in any amount and can be used for a class, trip, or special event of your choice. Call Saryna at 303-651-8442.

Scholarships
The Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc. have set aside funds to assist older persons in participating in various activities. An individual may use up to $100 a year towards Senior Services activities of his or her choice beginning January 2011. Persons with a total annual income (from all sources) of $20,000 or less for a single person and $30,000 or less for a couple can qualify for scholarships. Call Saryna at the front office or call 303-651-8442.

Get Acquainted
Join us Dec 2 or Feb 3 at 9:00 a.m.
Get acquainted with others who are new to the Senior Center, new to the area, or interested in making some new connections with others. Join us to learn about various opportunities, possibilities and resources. Facilitated by Senior Services staff members. Please RSVP to 303-651-8411.

InvitesYoutoLunch!
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - noon
Longmont Meals on Wheels prepares nutritious meals served in our Park View Café. Call 303-772-0540 for information on menus and meal costs. www.longmontmeals.org

Great meals are available weekdays at the Senior Center.

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General Information

PO Box 313, Longmont, CO 80502 | www.friendslongmont.org Who are these Friends” of the Longmont Senior Center? We are a board of 12 volunteers of a non-profit organization. Our mission is to raise funds for the enhancement of the services and activities at the Senior Center. This support is in addition to the budgeted monies provided by the City of Longmont. Since 1981, the Friends have donated over $565,000 to support the Longmont Senior Center. Some of the areas supported are facility and program enhancements, cultural programs, scholarships, and unbudgeted items. The details of this support may be found in the Friends brochure which is available in the lobby. The Friends kicked off its annual fund raising drive in October. Anyone can make a donation to the Friends at anytime during the year. All donations, large or small, are welcome. The Friends board meets monthly to manage the new funds and the accrued funds. We work from a budget but it can be changed depending on circumstances. Ralph Waldo Emerson described the path to happiness thus: no man can sincerely help another without helping himself.” By giving to others, financially or by service work, we feel better about ourselves. By showing concern for others, regardless of the circumstances, we rise up to our deeper identity and dignity as human beings. The key spiritual secret of any happier and healthier life is the deeper kindness that can be captured by helping others. This is what compassion is all about. Through donations, the Friends can ensure that quality programs and services are available to Longmont’s older adults and their families. Donations may be mailed to the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc., P.O. Box 313, Longmont, CO 80502-0313 or they may be left at the senior center front desk. Donations may also be made via PayPal at www.friendslongmont.org. Please visit this site to learn more about the Friends. Any input to enhance the site is always welcome. The Longmont Senior Center is an outstanding facility and provides a great service to the seniors of Longmont. Let’s keep it that way! Bob Schineller, Friends Board of Directors 2010 Board of Directors: President, Tom McCoy, Vice-President, Wilma Cocannouer, Treasurer, John Shetter, Co-treasurer, Chris Caron, Secretary, Michael Bellmont with Joe Busacca, Ed Evans, Mitchy Lenihan, Jim Nason, Fred Schulerud, and Glenn Wright

From the Friends

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General Information
Donations to the Friends:
Thank you to the following individuals, couples, group, estate, and corporation. The Estate of Lawrence and Violet Canfield for a significant gift. Please watch upcoming newsletters for more information about the gift. • Golden K Kiwanis • In Memory of Martha Van Wormer; Single Women’s Social Group and Georgia Jallo • Howard and Kaye Bache-Snyder • Precision Plumbing and Heating and all the folks who signed up for the Friends at Precision’s $1000 drawing opportunity at Rhythm on the River • Anna M. Flynn • Marie E. Ewing • Lee Redfield • Cleo’s Quilters • Else Kalfas • Martha Putnam • K. Schulter • Harriet and Howard Lewis • Sharon M. Steinbrecher Thank you to our Support Services sponsors: Thanks to the Vistas of Longmont and to Sterling House Senior Living for providing delicious food to our support groups. Thanks to the sponsors of the weekly Lunch Bunch: Dignity Care, Front Range Hospice, Hearts and Homes for Seniors, Home Helpers, The Peaks Rehab, Peoplehelpers, The Vistas, & Sterling House. Thank you to our Thursday Night Dance Sponsors: Applewood Living Center, Life Care Center, Rawlins Bank, & The Regent.

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Holiday Safety `Scents’

A safety note from the Senior Citizens Advisory Board

December and January are the peak months for home fires. Holidays are a hectic time according to the National Fire Protection Association. Holiday decorations need extra attention. Keep an eye on candles. Extinguish them when you leave the room and keep them away from flammable objects (gift boxes, curtains). Consider using a chimney over the candle so there won’t be an open flame. Stay in the kitchen if the range is on. The kitchen is the leading area where home fires start and the leading cause of cooking fires is unattended cooking.” If you leave the kitchen while something’s cooking, then take a timer with you. Use the fireplace correctly. Burn only hardwoods and don’t put any gift wrap, boxes or pine needles on the fire. Be sure to clean the flue. If you didn’t check your smoke alarm when Daylight Saving Time ended, test it today. That can double your chance of surviving a home fire.

Income Tax Assistance

Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 1 - April 14 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (by appointment only) Call 303-651-8412 Starting January 20 to schedule an appointment. AARP trained volunteers will provide assistance with State & Federal income tax including the state property/rent/heat rebate form and the City of Longmont rebate. If you are ONLY filing the city and state rebates, you can walk in without an appointment on Tuesday or Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Activity Registration
General Participation Information

• Membership - There is no membership fee to participate in activities or receive services from the Division of Senior Services (except a membership fee for Computer Learning Center classes). • Online Registration - You can register for many classes and special events online at: www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm. • Age Requirements - Adults 55+ are first priority, however, under 55 and children may participate in certain activities, if space is available. Contact Saryna 303-651-8442 or Michele 303-651-8415 to find out more. • Right to Privacy - Information regarding participants shall not be provided to, or shared with, other individuals. • Supervision - There is no staff, leader or escort supervision of individuals provided. Activities are geared toward independent adults who are able to manage their own care, decision making, and safety.

Registration Dates:

Classes & Special Events begins Monday November 15, at 8:00 a.m. Trip Registration begins Saturday, November 20, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, which is lottery style, must be present to register on Saturday. If you miss the lottery, you may register in person or by phone Monday through Friday at the Senior Center.

Activity Registration

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• Advanced Registration - Most activities, classes, trips and events require registration in advance. • Receipts - Receipts contain detailed information pertinent to your activity. Please review and retain for reference. • Payment and Fees - Full payment is required at the time of registration. Prices and fees are listed in The GO for each activity. The first price is for City residents (those receiving City trash pickup); the second price is for non-City residents. • Registration Kick-off Dates - Each quarter, specific registration kickoff dates are set. • Trip Registration - Registration for trips is handled in a lottery format for initial signup. See page 37. for more information about Trip Policies. • A full refund/credit will be given if Senior Services cancels the activity. • A full refund/credit will be given if the cancellation is received three (3) or more business days prior to the activity (does not pertain to trip deadlines - they are listed with each trip). • Cancellations made one (1) or two (2) days prior to the activity may or may not be eligible for a refund/credit. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

• A refund/credit will not be issued if the cancellation is received the day of the activity, the day it begins, or after it has started. • If an individual cancels an activity that was paid for by a scholarship, those funds will be forfeited.

Special Needs:

• We will do our best to accommodate your special needs. Please keep us informed as to how we might assist you. Please be specific with your need and mention it at the time you register for each activity or trip for which you will need accommodation. • Hearing devices are available for activities. Inquire at the front desk. • If you use a wheelchair or scooter on a trip, advance notice is necessary for us to better serve you. Please contact Saryna at 303-651-8442. • No staff, leader, or escort supervision of individuals is provided. Companions may participate at customer’s expense. See Saryna or Michele for more information.

Cancellations:

The City reserves the right to cancel an activity if the required number of participants has not registered. Participants will be notified immediately.

Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
These activities do not require pre- registration and are often free, or a very low donation amount is asked.

Bailes de Mi Tierra

Dancers are wanted to join this Latino outreach activity though you do not need to be Latino to participate. The dancers practice and perform various dances and songs from Central and South America. If you are interested or want more information, call Veronica Garcia at 303-651-8716.

Cards

Billiards

Open - 25¢ donation suggested for play Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Wednesday & Friday Noon - 4:45 p.m. Wednesday and Friday (Women ONLY) 8:00 a.m. – noon

Mondays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Leader: Ruth. Mainly play Hand and Foot Canasta. Beginners and newcomers welcome. Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Generally for established groups. Thursdays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Drop-In Cards. Newcomers welcome. Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mah Jong-experienced players. Last Saturday of the Month, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday Potluck and Games.

City of Longmont Retirees

Senior Bowling

A group of retired City of Longmont folks meet regularly. Call Gussie Sowa at 303-776-2578 for meeting time and location.

Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons at Centennial Lanes. Practice begins at 12:45 p.m. and games begin at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $7.50 for 3 games. This is come-asyou-can play.

Coffee in the Café

Monday - Friday Mornings Coffee may be purchased through Meals on Wheels each day for 50¢ for a bottomless cup.

Computers

Two Public Access computers are available in the computer room off the atrium. Printing of the first five pages are free then 10¢ per page after that. Free Internet. Use is time limited to 60 minutes.

Bridge (Open)

Mondays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Partners are not necessary. Individuals are rotated into games. New players are welcome. Call Jay Wikholm at 720-891-0222 or Eileen Treichel at 303-499-1876 for more information.

Conversations and Cuisine Club

1st Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This group of cooking enthusiasts meets regularly to bring and share homemade dishes and enjoy novel and delicious meals with a theme. Guests are welcome. Call Harriet Bissell at 303-652-2430 for more information and the next month’s menu.

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Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Current Events
Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. For years, older adults have been meeting for an hour or more to review local, national, and international events which affect them. They share their views and analyses arrived at from wide reading and often personal and professional experiences. Many meet a bit earlier to share coffee and conversation. Moderated by Tom McCoy.

Friday Economic Study Group

Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. A study group to explore the causes and possible remedies of the financial collapse now impacting the world, as well as the USA. It is open to any interested person. Richard Hanson, host.

Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc.

Dulcimer Group - Singin’ Strings

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. A newly organized group of dulcimer players that welcomes players and would-be players of all skill levels. It is an increasingly popular musical voice beloved for its sweet, lilting qualities. Call Nancy Beaudrot at 303-772-2094 for more information. Cost: 50¢ per day.

4th Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. This non-profit board seeks to enhance the services and programs of the Longmont Senior Center through fundraising activities.

Dances

Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Dances are held at the Longmont Senior Center. Both singles and couples enjoy the fun. Price is $4.00 per person. December 2 December 9 December 16 December 23 December 30 January 6 January 13 January 20 January 27 February 3 February 10 February 17 February 24 Harris and Harris Tom Yook Jim Ehrlich – Holiday Ball NO DANCE Darrell Sullivan – New Years Eve/Eve Dance Tom Yook Darrell Sullivan C.C. Collier Jim Ehrlich Harris and Harris Colorado Sunshine Band – Valentine Dance Darrell Sullivan C.C. Collier

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

1st Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (2nd Mon. if 1st Mon. is a holiday) Share and learn from others who are involved in raising their grandchildren. Childcare provided. Call Ruth 303-651-8414 or Wilma 303-485-7044.

Harmonica Band

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Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. This group is new and starting to play together and create a band, so they can go out into the community to provide free entertainment in a variety of venues. You will learn songs and refine your skills as a harmonica player and member of the band. Call Ted Karr at 303-834-2953 for more information.

Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Hix-N-Chix Square Dance Club
This group meets in September through May. Please call Joan Bristol at 303-678-7711 or Audrey Rowe at 303-772-7394 for information.

Longmont Kiwanis Club

Knit and Purl

Formerly named Golden K Kiwanis Fridays, 9:25 - 10:25 a.m. New members are always welcome. Call Marv Van Peursem 303-774-0734 for information.

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. This group is continuing under the expert guidance of Becky Williamson. Folks can knit their own projects or, if you’d like, knit for local charities in the area. Yarn and needles are available for the charity knitting. Donations of needles and yarn are always appreciated. This group welcomes all levels of knitters.

Lunch Bunch

Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This group is for those in the early stages of memory loss who are beginning to have some difficulties with the complexities of everyday living. It is an opportunity for engaging in conversation, socializing, games and music. The group meets at The Vistas, 2310 9th Ave. Bring your lunch. Call Ruth at 303-651-8414 to let her know you are coming. Thanks to all our sponsors.

LARQs

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. This sewing group of CareConnect volunteers creates quilts for non-profit agencies in the community and for disaster relief locally, nationally and internationally. Call CareConnect at 303-772-2262 to find out about joining this group and helping to cut blocks, piece tops, or tie quilts.

Multicultural Potluck Exchange

Join us for a holiday potluck exchange with the neighboring communities of Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder. On Monday, December 6, we will meet at the Erie Community Center at noon. Contact Veronica at 303-651-8716 if you need more information. February 2 the group will go to Louisville.

Library

Books are available for check out every day. Please return them within three weeks. Limit 5 books per checkout. Due to an overabundance of books, we are not accepting any book donations at this time. No magazines, please.

NARFE

2nd Friday, noon - 2:00 p.m. The National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets regularly for a potluck lunch and program. Call Jerry Seguin at 303-651-0917.

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Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Quilting (By Hand)
Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Be part of an oldfashioned quilting bee! Local residents bring in quilt tops to be quilted and made into beautiful, treasured heirlooms. Some quilting experience desired. Call Joan at 303-485-5734 for more information.

Scrapbooking

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon This is an ongoing work group, come as you can. Bring your pictures, craft tools and work with others to gain new ideas, tips and suggestions on how to organize and create beautiful scrapbooks. If you are new to this hobby or just want to explore how to get started, drop in and visit with others to see what supplies you will need. Call Marty Baker at 303-776-8835 for more information.

St. Vrain Valley Retired School Employees

This group of retired St. Vrain Valley School District employees meets quarterly. Call Will Zulauf at 303-776-6330 for more information.

Saturday Potluck & Games

Shuffleboard

Last Saturday of the month, noon - 4:00 p.m. Older adults meet for a potluck, cards, games, and socialization. Call Ruth Dodds at 303-6780502 for information.

Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Beginners welcome. The group will play several games and then have coffee and snacks. Participants will have a chance to play with a variety of people.

Senior Center Singers

Single Women’s Social Group

Tuesdays, September - May, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. All voices – soprano, alto, tenor are welcome. This group has been meeting since fall 2001 and has performed at various sites around Longmont as well as at the Senior Center. Music, laughter and socializing are just a few of the benefits.

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. An opportunity to share with other women. Bring your lunch or buy it in the Park View Café (dining room). Call Wilma at 303-485-7044, or Ruth at 303-651-8414 for information about attending.

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Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Spanish Club
Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Converse in Spanish and develop friendships, and language skills. This group unites people interested in improving their language skills and cultural understanding. Both entry level and more experienced levels are encouraged. No instruction is provided. All conversation is in Spanish.

Tap Group

Support Groups

Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Carolyn Hanson will share her video tapes to teach new people and encourage those who have tapped” before to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with others. This group meets weekly to practice, learn and have fun. Call Carolyn at 720-684-6827 for more information. If you have fun with this – check out our Line Dance class on Tuesdays, see the exercise section.

Several support groups are available for interested persons. Many are open for drop in participation. See pg. R5 for a list or call Ruth at 303-651-8414.

Wii Play

Stained Glass Work Group

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Members work on individual projects. If you need assistance getting started in this wonderful hobby, stop by and meet the people currently working on their art. You are responsible for your own materials and supplies.

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The Wii” is an interactive game using a remote control to move your character on the screen. You can bowl, play tennis, baseball or golf. All you have to do is show up and give it a try. Most games are played standing, swinging your arm or moving your body in some fashion. That’s what makes it fun. You are virtually” playing the game. Congratulations to Bob for his perfect bowling game of 300.

Woodcarving

Swingin’ Seniors Rhythm Band

1st Monday, Sept – May, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This group performs regularly at senior residences and organizations in the community. Traditional and homemade instruments are welcome. The ability to read music is not required. Call Mori Glidewell at 303-651-0960 or Bernie Schuyler at 303-776-0680 for more information.

Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - noon Beginner and experienced woodcarvers meet to work on projects, offer advice on techniques or equipment and share their enjoyment of this lifelong hobby. All carvers are welcome. Call John at 303-772-2007 or Bob at 303-435-9505 for more information.

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Special Events Events at the Senior Center
Holly Day Brunch
Activity # 7000.100 Thursday, December 9 10:00 a.m. – noon Cost: $5.00 resident, $6.00 nonresident Get in the spirit of the season by joining us for a tasty brunch of quiche, fruit and a muffin, followed by an entertaining show by Ann Lincoln, juggler and comedian.

Through the Eyes of an Artist: Adventures in Escalante, Utah

Holiday Songs and Sing-A-long

Activity # 7001.100 Wednesday, December 15 Cost: FREE 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Like to sing? Enjoy holiday tunes? Join Ray Anderton and a pianist in singing some favorite tunes. Hot chocolate and cookies with be provided.

Activity # 7002.100 Date: Wednesday, January 5 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, and please register in advance. Join Senior Center favorite, Diane Wood, as she takes us through her latest journey. You’ll see that this remote section of Utah offers beautiful vistas, colorful cliffs, sleepy towns, and adventures of repelling into slot canyons. Adventure and beauty combined!

Sunday Old-Fashioned Dinner

Holiday Ball

Thursday, Dec. 16, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Cost: $4.00 The regular Thursday night dance will celebrate the season festivities with the band of Jim Ehrlich and special refreshments. We invite you to this enjoyable evening for dancing and camaraderie with others.

Activity # 7003.100 Date: Sunday, January 9 Time: Seating at 11:45 a.m., Lunch at Noon, Performance at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $7.00 resident, $9.00 non-resident Bring your family and friends for a tasty Sunday dinner. Rose Jahnke will whip up her famous chicken dinner with all the trimmings…and dessert! Entertainment will be a portrayal of Irene Castle a dance and animal rights activist (by Susan Marie Frontczak).

Winter Open House at the Senior Center

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Date:  Friday, January 21 Time:  1:00 -3:00 p.m. The Longmont Senior Advisory Board is sponsoring an open house. There will be light refreshments, information booths, demonstrations, and performances by our active seniors. Check out the multitude of activities enthusiastic older adults are enjoying at the Senior Center.

Special Events
CulturalEnrichmentProgram
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, there will be engaging speakers this quarter. The programs will be educational, insightful, and intriguing. We hope you enjoy the variety. Cost: FREE, and please register in advance.

Irene Castle: Dancer, Animal Rights Activist

Time is a Lovely Friend

Activity # 7004.100 Date: Sunday, January 9 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The entrepreneurial audacity and artistic flair of Vernon and Irene Castle met the new, uniquely American, syncopated or ragged-rhythmed music (aka Ragtime”) to fuel the dance craze explosion sweeping across America. Vernon and Irene capitalized on the golden age of vaudeville, dreamed up posh dance halls, invented instructional short films, and shot an outrageous silent feature film – netting and splurging fortunes along the way. Their brief, incandescent career strewed numerous legacies in its wake: bobbed hair, challenges to the color barrier, and an unexpected altruism born of a heartless side of vaudeville. Irene, as portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak, looks back from the 1940’s (several husbands and decades later), to reflect on her dance escapades with Vernon, his time as a pilot in WWI, and her second career as an animal rights activist.

Activity # 7005.100 Date: Friday, February 11 Time: 1:00 p.m. Seventy-seven year old playwright and performer, Len Barron and ten year old Bella Betts, a wondrous mandolin player and singer, share stories, songs, and dance about the richness that time and experience bring. There are stories of chickens and victory gardens, aunts and uncles, and other tales that touch on qualities that are part of each of our lives. They sing songs that have been around for a long time and, of course, there is dance. The work is full of soft turns and surprises.

Events in the community:
Friday, December 10 & Saturday, December 11, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Roosevelt Park. Enjoy the parks holiday lights and some wonderful entertainment. In addition to the wonderful lighting, hot chocolate, and the warmth of fire pits you can enjoy various free activities. On Friday there will be an ice show, horse trolley rides, ice carving demonstration, night parachute drop and a concert by the All City Jazz Band. On Saturday following the parade there will be fireworks and a concert by the Longmont Concert Band. Celebrate the season with a wonderful, free holiday experience.

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Special Events
Friday Afternoon Concerts and Art Shows
Sponsored by the Longmont Council for the Arts with generous funding by the Boulder County Cultural Committee Tier III, The Cultural and Scientific District, the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, the City of Longmont Division of Senior Services, and many generous audience members. Thanks to each of you. Series performances will take place at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Tickets are $7.00 at the door for each concert. Art Exhibit opens at 1:30 p.m. and concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. There is a reception after each concert to enable the audience to meet and visit with the performers and artists. Call 303-651-8411 or 303-678-7869 for information or stop by the Senior Center to purchase your tickets in advance. General public is invited, too. Bring your friends of all ages!

December 17

The BOULDER BACH FESTIVAL is pleased to return to the Friday Afternoon Concert Series to perform a program of Baroque gems. The Boulder Bach Festival Singers, an ensemble of 24, will perform in addition to a small instrumental ensemble. Timothy J. Krueger will conduct the chorus, and Lina Bahn, CU professor of violin, will be the featured soloist. In addition to J. S. Bach, listeners can also enjoy selections by Handel and Vivaldi, in keeping with this festive season. The Boulder Bach Festival was founded in 1981 to present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and to encourage knowledge and appreciation of the Baroque master. Since 1982 a multi-day festival has been presented each year, featuring a local professional orchestra, volunteer chorus, and nationally known soloists. Over the years it has gradually added concerts outside of its original format so that presentations now extend through most of the year.

The Festival is proud to have Tim Krueger’s musical expertise in preparing and conducting the festival chorus again this year. Timothy J. Krueger, now in his third season, is the chorus director for the Boulder Bach Festival and artistic director of St. Martin’s Chamber Choir in Denver. GUEST ARTISTS: JEANANNE WRIGHT is a nationally recognized quilt historian and an AQS Certified Appraiser, who resides in Longmont. She began collecting quilts in 1968 and now has one of the largest and most complete collections in the country, with quilts spanning 200 years.

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Special Events
January 14
The MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA presents Steamboat Bill Jr. In this 1927 silent comedy, a curmudgeonly steamboat captain (Ernest Torrence) receives a visit from his longlost son (Buster Keaton), who turns out to be a dandy college kid who wears foppish clothes and plays the ukulele. But when fate intervenes—in the form of a hurricane—Buster proves he has the spirit and courage of his father. This comedy features some of the most incredible stunt-work of Buster’s career. The film will be accompanied live by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, a fivepiece ensemble based in Louisville, Colorado. They started scoring silent films in 1994, after discovering the music collection of Al Layton, a theater music director in Colorado in the 1920s. The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra accompanies silent films in authentic period style, using original photoplay music. Mont Alto has presented film scores around the country, including the Lincoln Center in New York, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Rafael Theater in San Rafael California, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mont Alto... specializes in compiling scores from the authentic photoplay music of the period... the results are often breathtakingly beautiful and always in the strict service of the film on the screen.” --The New York Times. GUEST ARTIST: JASON McPHILLIPS is a professional artist who specializes in drawing, which informs both his painting and relief sculpture. His work hangs in many private collections as well as the R.M. Shoemaker Corporation of Pennsylvania. Presently McPhillips teaches figure drawing for teens. He seeks to awaken wonder in his students, through the twin miracles of art and the human body.

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PATRICK MASON presents the Ups and Downs of Love Distinguished American baritone, Patrick Mason, returns to delight audiences once again with a program about love in all its guises. Today’s program will be a look at love through song, from American standards by Gershwin and Cole Porter to the passionate music of Puccini and Verdi. Patrick will present the joys and absurdities of This Thing Called Love” in music that will move you, stir your memory and make you laugh out loud. Patrick Mason began his career singing early music with groups such as the Waverly Consort, Schola Antiqua and the Boston Camerata. He has toured internationally with The New York Ensemble for Early Music’s production of The Play of Daniel and has recorded both Medieval and Renaissance works with Sony, Erato, Nonesuch and L’Oiseaux-Lyre. He has concertized with guitarist David Starobin in London’s Wigmore Hall, Merkin Hall in New York and in festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Their many recordings include Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday Song Set, a group of four songs from Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George” arranged for guitar and voice by the musical’s orchestrator, David Starobin’s brother, Michael Starobin. GUEST ARTIST: JACK GREENE is a photographer, poet and the owner of The Rose Went Lovely Photography. He has had solo exhibitions at Naropa University and The Boulder Jewish Community Center. He was also the recipient of the Colorado Council on the Arts 2000 Poetry Fellowship.

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs Arts/Creative Pursuits
Porcelain Art Oil Painting

Mondays - morning session only January 24 – May China painting classes for beginning and advanced students. Learn to make beautiful hand painted china for yourself or others. If you would like to sign up please put your name on a list at the Senior Center front desk and the instructor, Alna Hiel, will contact you for your class registration, cost and times.

Activity# 7201.100 Date: Tuesdays, January 4 - February 22 Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $32.00 resident, $39.00 non-resident Enjoy painting in this no pressure environment, where students work at their own pace and on their chosen subject. There are discussions on colors, techniques, portraits, landscapes and a variety of topics. Geared for the experienced painter, join others in creating things you can be proud of and stimulate your creativity. New painters are also welcome; the teaching method will be modified to your skill level. All participants are required to provide their own supplies. Non toxic solvents must be used. Register in advance for this class as there is limited space. Norma Rhodes is the instructor.

Rubber Stamping for Beginners and Beyond

Activity # 7200.100 Date: Thursday, January 27 Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10.50 resident, $12.50 non-resident Are you ready to start the new year with a terrific craft that will enrich your life? Try rubber stamping for card making, scrapbooking and decorative purposes. Or maybe you are ready to dust off those old stamps in the closet and enjoy them again! Pat Journeay has been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for eight rewarding years. Three projects will be completed for this session. All materials included in your fee. Sign up early for this popular class.

Watercolor Painting & Drawing

Activity # 7202.100 Dates: Wednesdays January 26 - February 23 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $35.00 resident, $42.00 non-resident All levels of students are welcome to experience the exciting medium of watercolor, drawing and the underlying structure of painting. You will learn by working from wet” to dry” to detailed” learning about colors, composition and subject matter. Hanlie Wessels, a local watercolor artist and teacher, will be instructing the class. Develop perception, shape and value and working with spatial elements.

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs Computers
in Longmont... a computer learning opportunity for those 50+.
There is a yearly membership fee of $20.00 per individual. Classes are held at Front Range Community College. Contact the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 if you have any questions. Class registration begins November 15 at the Senior Center. Coaches will be available to assist with class selection on November 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 20 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. There are no courses, workshops or labs during the month of December 2010.

Drop in Fridays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to meet with coaches to receive individualized help. This is an excellent time to practice and to work one-on-one with your own coach. No lab during the month of December 2010 and on January 7, 2011.

Computer Lab Schedule

SeniorNet Classroom & Lab Location
Front Range Community College Classroom: Building C, Door #5, Room C1502 2190 Miller Drive, Longmont • www.seniornet.org

Classes
CLASS
Windows 7 Lecture Introduction to Computers I Digital Camera Basics Introduction to Computers II File Management Where is my Stuff?

ACTIVITY #
7600.100 7601.100 7602.100 7603.100 7604.100

DAYS/TIME
Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Tues/Thur 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m.

DATES
January 10, 12, 17 January 11,13,18, 20 January 24, 26 January 31, February 2,7,9,14,16 February 21, 23

MEMBER COST
$20.00 $25.00 $15.00 $40.00 $15.00

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Windows 7 Lecture
This 3-session course focuses on many of the changes implemented in Windows 7 and covers some of the revised operation, different look and enhancements in Windows 7 compared to the previous Microsoft Vista and Microsoft XP operating systems. Prerequisite:  completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or pre-approval by the instructor.

File Management – Where is My Stuff?

Introduction to Computers I

This 4-session course is designed for students with no computer experience. During each session you will practice extensively using the mouse and the keyboard and gain familiarity with computer hardware, software, and the Windows program.

Can’t find that picture you just put on your computer? In this 2-session course, learn how to organize your files; how to copy, move, delete and save your data. A basic working knowledge of Microsoft Windows is required. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or preapproval by the instructor.

Digital Camera Basics

E-mail Help

This 2-session course is designed for the new digital camera user. You will learn some basic terminology and basic features of your camera using your manual. Topics covered will include auto, scene, movie, timer, and burst modes.

(See table below) Need help with your personal e-mail? All questions welcomed! Coaches will assist you and instruct you on how to send and receive attachments and how to add email addresses to your address/contact book. And more!

Put your digital pictures on your computer (See table below)

Introduction to Computers II

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This 6-session course is designed for students who have basic computer experience. Familiarity with using the mouse and the keyboard are required. You will learn how to enter and edit text using Microsoft Word, how to add graphics, how WORKSHOP to save and manage your data files, how to send and receive E-mail Help email, and how to access and search the Internet. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction Put your digital to Computers I course or prepictures on approval by the instructor. your computer

This workshop is for you if……….you took lots of pictures with your digital camera. Now you want to put them on your computer. And then you want to find them. Bring your camera and let us help you.

ACTIVITY # DAYS/TIME
7605.100 Fri 9:00 a.m. to noon Fri 9:00 a.m. to noon

DATES
Jan 21

MEMBER COST
$10 for members $15 for non-members $10 for members $15 for non-members

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs General Interest
Using your Computer as a Phone
Activity # 7607.100 Date: Tuesday, February 15 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Want to use your computer and the internet to talk with your family and friends around the world?  Have you ever heard of Skype or Voice over IP? Despite the technical jargon, it is easy to use and best of all it is free. Join us for a demonstration to see how it works. Hosted at the Longmont Senior Center.

Bridge Basics

AARP Driver Safety Class

AARP’s unique 8-hour refresher course for drivers age 50+ provides information and lively illustrations to help you learn how to improve driving skills and to drive more safely. Graduates may be able to qualify for a discount on auto insurance. Registration for this class is required. Cost is $12.00 for AARP members, $14.00 for non-members, payable to AARP and will be accepted at the first class. Please call 303-651-8411 for more information. This class is taught by AARP Volunteer Max Fuller. December 13, Monday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. December 14, Tuesday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.. December 20, Monday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. December 21, Tuesday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. January 24, Monday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. January 26, Wednesday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. February 9, Wednesday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. February 11, Friday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. February 16, Wednesday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. February 18, Friday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Activity# 7203.100 Date: Tuesdays, January 11 – March 1 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00 resident, $24.00 non-resident This class is oriented to the new bridge player or if you may benefit from a re-learning if you have only played a little. Basic game mechanics and rules of the game will be explained. Fees include materials that the instructor Barbara Guertner will be distributing at class.

Monthly Expense Planning
Activity # 7204.100 Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: FREE

Learn planning techniques that will help you avoid surprises, by reviewing what you spend and when. Learn how to plan for the future and be prepared to live within your means. Jack Boose, will provide work sheets you can use and give you a good path to follow for your circumstances.

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs Health and Wellbeing
Drumming Class
Activity # 7205.100 (December 7 & 14) Activity # 7205.101 (January 4, 11, 18, 25) Activity # 7205.102 (February 1, 8, 15, 22) Cost: Dec $14.00 resident, $17.00 non-resident January & February $28.00 resident, $33.00 non-resident Date: Tuesdays Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. DRUM ONE! DRUM ALL! If you can talk, you can drum. Along with all the different types of fitness programs to choose from one of them is drumming. The classes are fun, easy and accessible to anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. It offers many health benefits, including boosting the immune system, improves circulation, reduces stress, produces endorphins, and right/left brain stimulation. You may bring your own djembe drum or one will be provided for you.

The Ultimate Brain Development Program; Become a Whole Brain Thinker

Activity # 7207.100 Mondays 10:00 a.m. & Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. January 10 - February 23 Cost $30.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident The human brain has the capacity for growth throughout our entire lives. Combining hundreds of ambidexterity activities, footwork drills, and sensory expansion exercises, you will stimulate growth of brain cells, dendrites and synapses. In this progressive class, practicing cross body activities helps synchronization of the two hemispheres and will enhance your opportunity to become a whole brain thinker”. During this class Dean Brittenham, will teach you the drills, exercises and information for self improvement. Dean has coached athletes at the professional level and assisted national champions by using techniques that produce top performances. Now he is here to share them with you, giving you the chance to be the very best you can be mentally and physically.

Tools & Tips For Surviving And Thriving With Fibromyalgia
Activity # 7206.100 Date: Wednesday, December 1 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $1.00 resident, $2.00 non-resident

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Do you think it’s possible to be healthy even with fibromyalgia? You may feel powerless and at the mercy of your illness. Choosing to live well with a chronic illness isn’t easy but it is possible. Come join us and learn about the latest information, look at your unique situation and learn ways you can find your life again. Presented by Lynn Dananay MSN RN, PrestigePLUS, Longmont United Hospital.

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Practical Applications of Quantum Discoveries
Activity # 7805.100 Date: Thursday, December 2 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 resident, $6.00 non-residents This class will focus on the recent discoveries of Quantum Physics and energy insights that change our way of looking at life and, most important, applying it. Basic beliefs, accepted theories will be examined. Harnessing our power to heal, reducing stress, and guiding our spiritual/physical lives will be addressed. Discussion groups may follow, depending on interest. Facilitated by Jerry Vaughn.

Monday, January 10 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

N” Balance Evaluations

This class is for people interested in enrolling in the eight week N-Balance class. Register for a twenty minute one on one personal evaluation of your balance. Once this evaluation is complete, you will know if you are a candidate for this important class. See below for the class description. Call 303-651-8411 for your N” Balance evaluation.

Activity # 7208.100 January 13 – March 14 Mondays at 1:30 p.m. & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Cost $25.00 resident $30.00 non-resident N” Balance is an 8-week, twice a week progressive class that will re-train your body so that you can have the best balance possible. You will learn tips on how to keep your balance if you feel like you are going to fall and give your body the strength and training it needs to have great balance. If you or someone you know has been having problems with balance, or if you would just like to strengthen your body for better balance, this class is for you. In order to take this class you must pass the N’ Balance evaluation on January 10 prior to enrolling.

N” Balance

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Health & Wellness Programs from
SEASONS OF WELLNESS…The Winter Journey In the midst of winter, our focus goes inward as the days become shorter and the weather colder. This is a time of rest, to reflect and renew our inner resources before the energy of spring brings us back into the world again. It is also a time for connecting with our own wisdom, as well as that of others who can assist us in our journeys and teach us about self-care. Come learn with us! Registration required.

DISC: What is Your Type and How You Can Use It

Minding Your Mind

Activity # 7800.100 Date: Monday, Dec 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident Holidays are a time for celebrating and socializing. If you’d like to enhance your satisfaction with personal interactions, whatever the occasion, DISC Dimensions of Behavior can support you. DISC can help you discover and capitalize on your unique behavioral strengths and help you better respond to the communication needs of other people. This is a fun, interactive program that will provide a basic understanding of the four primary behavioral styles represented in DISC. Mistie Tuck is a Senior Human Resources Generalist at Longmont United Hospital where she supports staff with coaching and training. She has found DISC to be immensely helpful in her interactions with others, both on and off the job.

Activity # 7801.100 Date: Monday, January 10, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident When you start noticing changes in your thinking, memory, and behavior, do you wonder what is considered normal, or what you should be concerned about? When is it time to seek help? What can you do to strengthen your brain and enhance its functioning? We invite you to explore these questions with Haleh NekooradLong, MD, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist. Her interest and goal in practice is adding quality of life for those who suffer from a range of mental disorders, such as depression, dementia, anxiety, psychosis and delirium.

Finding Meaning in Illness: Living with Chronic or Serious Conditions
Activity # 7802.100 Date: Monday, January 24, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident

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No one seems to escape illness. So if it is a fact of human life, how do we go about finding some meaning in dealing with it? Did you ever have the experience of learning something new from a bout of illness? This talk will explore ways to tap into the wisdom that often lies hidden in illness. Participants will learn some helpful ways to address the inevitable that offer hope, perspective and even growth. Nancy Trottner, RN, MA brings experience from psychotherapy, spirituality, hospice nursing and energy work to this question. Her enthusiastic style invites learning in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Use It or Lose It? Exploring Sexual Health and Aging
Women - Activity # 7803.100 Men - Activity # 7803.101 Date: Monday, February 14, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident We will provide a safe, confidential space to explore this touchy” subject, with separate sessions for men and women. An expert panel will provide information and lead a discussion about body/mind/spirit issues around sexuality in older adults, and you will have an opportunity to raise questions and concerns anonymously. Whether you are alone or have a partner, there will be something you can take away from this session.

Activity # 7806.100 Friday, December 10 Activity # 7807.100 Friday, January 14 Activity # 7808.100 Friday, February 11 Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am Please note: These are separate workshops, not a series. Free, but please register in advance. There is no better time than the present to consider and clarify your wishes for medical treatment in the event you become incapacitated. Preparing documents expressing those wishes ahead of time is a true gift to your loved ones and your physician, relieving them of the uncertainty of how you want to be treated. In this workshop, we will review the various documents related to advance planning (medical power of attorney, living will, Five Wishes) and provide you with the necessary materials. Led by Peggy Arnold, MA, Program Coordinator of PrestigePLUS.

Advance Directives Workshops

Only Skin Deep? Exploring Plastic Surgery

Activity # 7804.100 Date: Monday, February 28, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident Peter Schmid, MD will share the latest information about reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and the nature of his work with older adults. Dr. Schmid is locally and nationally recognized as a leading facial plastic, head and neck and liposuction surgeon. He provides continuing medical education to physicians and trains residents from around the nation. He is the National Board Examiner for the Facial Plastic Surgery section of the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Head/Neck Surgery. 

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The Future of Health Care
Date: Tuesday, January 25 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Longmont United Hospital Cost: Free and call 303-485-4184 to register. Our health care system has been described by some as ailing,” broken,” and unsustainable.” Recent attempts at reform have resulted in a range of reactions, from cautious optimism to outright rebellion…and everything in between…and it is clear that the future of health care in America is yet to be revealed. In this time of transition, Jay Want, MD will help us explore: • how we got here, • the shape of current attempts at reform, • emerging new models of health care, such as medical home” or medical neighborhood,” • how we can become better consumers of health care—measures to empower us to become self-advocates and practice self-care. Dr. Want is board-certified in internal medicine and was a primary care internist in private practice for ten years. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a public-private entity created to identify and advance initiatives across Colorado that enhance consumers’ health care experiences, contain costs and improve the health of Coloradoans by creating an efficient, high quality and transparent health care system. Dr. Want is the former President & CEO of Physician Health Partners, LLC, a management services organization serving over 50,000 covered lives in Colorado. He is a member of various civic groups and has served on numerous health-related task forces and committees, and is a widely soughtafter speaker on health care matters. We are honored to have Dr. Want share his expertise and wisdom with us.

Dying to Live: What Facing Death Taught Me about Trust, Faith, Gratitude, Courage and More!
Activity # 7810.100 Date: Monday, February 7 Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident

Gaea Shaw is a heart transplant recipient and breast cancer survivor. She received her new heart in 1997 and shortly afterwards took up competitive swimming. After winning her first gold medals at the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games, she met her heart donor’s family on Valentine’s Day 1999, and learned that her donor loved to swim. Not everyone needs a new heart. But everyone faces adversity, and what I learned on my journey about faith, trust, gratitude, courage, support and abundance has universal appeal.” Gaea Shaw’s first book is Dying to Live: From Heart Transplant to Abundant Life. Her story has been aired on various television channels & programs and brief accounts have appeared in many publications.

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs History/Science
John Wesley Iliff
Activity # 7210.100 Date: Thursday, January 27 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident John Wesley Iliff was the cattle king of the central plains in the 1870s. His story illustrates the emergence of the huge cattle ranching operations of the second half of the 19th century. Iliff was an Ohio native and a mercantile owner in Kansas who followed the gold rush to Colorado where he entered the cattle business. By purchasing land with good water he was able to control vast amounts of adjacent grasslands.

ColoradoHistorySeries
Presenter Larry Ralston has a wonderful ability to research and create interesting presentations. You can see and hear his passion for history in these three presentations and learn more about each topic.

The Tabors

William A. H. Loveland

Activity # 7209.100 Date: Thursday, December 16 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident William A. H. Loveland was an original incorporator of the town of Golden. Loveland, along with Henry Teller, organized the railroad which became the Colorado Central to connect Golden to the mining districts, Denver, and Cheyenne. It was the Golden to Cheyenne route along which the town of Longmont developed. Loveland’s Golden and his railroad were in constant competition with Denver interests during the early development of Colorado.

Activity # 7211.100 Date: Wednesday, February 23 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident The Tabors continue to be one the most fascinating stories in Colorado history. We will explore this rags to riches to rags story which involves mining, politics, romance, scandal and much more. Horace, Augusta, and Baby Doe are the principal characters. If you like your history delivered with the story line of a soap opera, this program may be an excellent choice.

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Mysteries of Standing Stone
Activity # 7212.100 Wednesdays, January 12 – February 2 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $32.00 resident, $38.00 non-resident

Mysticism

Activity # 7213.100 Wednesdays, February 16 – March 16 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00 resident, $48.00 non-resident Mysticism is a universal human phenomenon. Besides the many Christian mystics, both male and female, there are the Jewish Kabbalah, the Sufis of Islam, and the mystic aspects of Buddhism and Taoism among the world religions, as well as the many manifestations throughout history, including those in science. The ability to experience the infinite and ineffable foundation of the universe and of life has been shown by rare indivduals, but may be more available to the rest of us than we have thought. John Hitchcock, Ph.D. will explore these realities and possibilities together. Mysticism is not other-worldly,” but is about finding depth in our lives right now.

In Britain and Brittany, over 900 circles and other monuments employing standing stones were constructed in pre-Celtic times, from 3500 – 1500 B.C.E. The circles” show definite orientations and shapes that reveal great astronomical knowledge as well as a cultural calendar from which, for instance our Halloween originates. Some sites clearly were used for making precise astronomical measurements, and employ few stones, while others embody that knowledge in temples” such as Stonehenge, Avebury, Callanish, and others. John Hitchcock, Ph.D. has visited dozens of these sites from Carnac to Cornwall to the Outer Hebrides and Orkney, and will share photos as well as knowledge of what has been learned about them and their builders.

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Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Colm Cille, Scholarly Saint, Holy Terror
Activity # 7216.100 Date: Thursday, January 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident Known commonly today by his Latin name, Columba (dove), this Irishman was a nobleman with great military potential, a man who could have been a great soldier and chief of his clan. Instead, he chose the peaceful monastic life for study and dissemination of the scriptures. How and why did his temper get the better of him? What led to his exile? What debt of artistic and literary gratitude do we owe this nobleman-turned-priest?

Irish History Series

Francis Lovett, Professor Emeritus of Literature and author has enjoyed teaching for years, and shares with us his knowledge and love of Irish History. Lovett has researched, lived and traveled all over Ireland and has great expertise on the culture of Ireland.

The Genuine St. Patrick

Ancient Irish History Set in Stone

Activity # 7214.100 Date: Thursday, January 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident There’s the Patrick of rivers of stout and green beer. There’s the Patrick of massive parades and band music. There’s the Patrick of drowning the shamrock and noisy celebration. Then there’s the Patrick of history and folklore, the Patrick of fiery temper and unrelenting missionary fervor. You’re invited to meet this bundle of contradictions, now the world’s favorite saint.

Activity # 7217.100 Date: Thursday, February 10, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident Henges, stone circles, calendar stones, dolmens and burial tombs, even an alphabet set in stone, and all of these the accomplishments of Mesolithic thinkers and builders. Their works are found mainly in Ireland’s western counties and in the Boyne Valley. Some slides and a bit of blather will introduce you to a once-great civilization that had made detailed analyses of the heavens, and had advanced science to a degree that they could move stones as massive as a hundred tons for up to a hundred miles.

Brendan the Navigator, Sailor Extraordinary

Activity # 7215.100 Date: Thursday, January 20,10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident Brendan’s Journey to the Promised Land,’” the Navigatio, was an enduring multi-language best-seller for almost a thousand years. It may be that his voyages in the Atlantic Ocean brought him to America long before Columbus. A sixth-century Irish saint, his name appeared on ocean maps down through later centuries, and his story has been written in many versions in many languages. Until the 16th century, Brendan was better known than St. Patrick.

Irish Stock Exchange

Activity# 7218.100 Date: Thursday, February 17, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident The Tain Bo Cuailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), Ireland’s great prose epic is the oldest vernacular epic in Western literature. Its centerpiece is the account of Cu Chulainn’s single handed defense of Ulster against the armies of Queen Medb of Connacht. Additionally, the Tain is a mine of information about the beliefs and behavior of the early Irish. We’ll consider some aspects of this story that some scholars have dated back to the time of Christ.

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs Humanities/Cultural

Great Conversation of Great Ideas
Activity # 7219.100 Date: Thursdays, Dec. 2, Dec. 16, 30, Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cost: donations accepted for copies of the readings

Sing Along

Activity# 7220.100 Date: Wednesday February 23 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: FREE, registration required Do you enjoy music, humming a tune or singing along to the radio? This activity just might be what you are looking for. Please join Ray Anderton as he leads you in songs you sang when you were young with Sib playing the piano. Words for the songs will be provided; all you need to do is show up and bring your voice and fun attitude. This group is mainly for fun and song, not to be a performing group. Please register if attending as we will have materials for each participant.

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This thought-provoking discussion group on the 103 Great Ideas that are the core of everybody’s thinking will be led by facilitator Brian Hansen, who has extensive experience in the Great Books and Great Ideas” curriculum. He will present the themes which come from philosopher Mortimer Adler. There are brief reading materials intended to accompany the discussions. Reading selections are from Great ideas: A Lexicon of Western Thought” and Great Treasury of Western Thought.” Reading assignment copies can be downloaded from Brian’s website http://home.comcast. net/~pamjhansen/site/?/home/. Or copies of the readings will be provided at the meetings. A donation for copies is suggested. Please join in the exploration of the great ideas. This class is continuous; each week is a new topic. If you have never participated before you are welcome or if you have missed a session or two, come on back.

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Winter Film Series:
The Art of Dancing: Shall We Dance
Activity # 7302.100 Date: Tuesday, January 18 A timid Japanese businessman is lured to ballroom dancing lessons when he glimpses a beautiful sad-eyed dance teacher through a window. The movie is a commentary on the controlled Japanese society along with a spirited discovery of learning to dance and to live. Well drawn, quirky characters, and good humor complete the picture. In Japanese with subtitles. (1996, Not Rated, runtime 118 minutes)

The Art of Painting, Writing, Dancing, Music All films have been selected by our host, Joseph Maxner. The films are projected onto a screen so they are larger and easier to see. Time: 5:30 p.m. *please note new start time Cost: Free, and please register in advance.

The Art of Painting: Vincent and Theo
Activity # 7300.100 Date: Tuesday, January 4 The story of Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo, a gallery owner who loves his brother’s work, yet could not get the public to buy it. Increasing despair and mental illness traps Vincent as he struggles to create beauty in a world where it has little value. (1990, PG-13, runtime 136 minutes)

The Art of Music: The Commitments
Activity # 7303.100 Date: Tuesday, January 25 A rough sort of music out of Dublin. Convinced they can bring soul music to the city, a group of working-class youth forms a band. The high energy production paints an unromantic picture of modern Ireland. Honest dialogue is laced with rough language delivered by the cast of mostly unknowns. The successful sound track received a Grammy nomination. Jimmy, the manager, begins to whip the band into shape, only to have it fall apart because of egos. (1991, R, runtime 118 minutes)

The Art of Writing: Shakespeare in Love
Activity # 7301.100 Date: Tuesday, January 11 Lively romantic comedy about William Shakespeare who has writer’s block regarding a comedy he owes a theater manager. His writing juices (and others) get going with the arrival of a wealthy beauty, Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow). Viola loves the theater so much that she disguises herself as a boy in order to act. Their relationship is bittersweet as Viola is about to be married to someone else. Oh well, Will comes up with ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – A BIG MOVIE which has everything right. (1998, R, runtime 122 minutes)

Book Discussion and Film: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Activity # 7304.100 (limited to 12) Date: Tuesday, February 1 Cost: $1.50

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886, this work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality.’ The respectable Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that will separate his good and evil aspects for scientific study. As the experiments continue, the evil personality wrests control from Dr. Jekyll and commits murder. Afraid of being discovered Hyde takes his own life; his body is found with a confession written in Jekyll’s hand. (1941, Not Rated, 113 minutes)

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LifelongLearningClasses&Programs Resource Education
Rest In Peace: Have It Your Way

Activity # 7222.100 Date: Wednesday, January 12 Time: 1:30 -3:00 p.m. Cost: $1.00 for residents, $2.00 for non-residents A program to help you learn all that you need to prepare for a funeral, or life’s last journey. In today’s world there are many options for burial from which to choose. We will have the experts from Ahlberg, Howe, and Carroll-Lewellen to educate us and answer all our questions.

New to Medicare? Advance Care Planning
Recent changes, and the introduction of the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment  (MOST) form. Activity #: 7221.100 Date: Wednesday, January 5 Time; 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $1.00 residents, $2.00 non-resident There have been more legislative changes and advances in health care decision making this year than in the last 20 years.  The statutory forms for the living will, medical power of attorney and CPR directives are more useful than ever, and the introduction of the MOST document adds a new dimension to excellent end-of-life care. We’ll review the changes and additions, and talk about how to make sure your advance care planning is as effective as it can be. Presented by Kim Mooney, Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Activity # 7223.100 (Monday, Dec. 20) Activity # 7224.100 (Tuesday, Jan. 18) Activity # 7225.100 (Tuesday, Feb. 22) Date: 3rd Monday (except for the months of January and February) Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon Cost: FREE, registration required Location: Longmont Senior Center New to Medicare classes, presented by the Boulder County Aging Services Division Medicare Ombudsman Program. Information is provided about Medicare enrollment, what and how Medicare pays, types of Medicare plans and how they work, and prescription drug coverage. There is time for both a group presentation and an individual meeting with a Medicare Ombudsman to answer your questions. Call the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 or contact the front desk to sign up.

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Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Caregiving Tips: Activities for People with Memory Loss
Activity #: 7226.100 Date: Friday, January 28 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $1.00 residents, $2.00 non-resident

Senior Paint-A-Thon

This class covers the importance of activities for the person with dementia, and how to design and structure activities that promote contented involvement and enhance quality of life. This class is for family, friends, professionals and volunteer caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Also, consider attending the Lunch Bunch with your loved one. Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Vistas, 9th Ave. & Hover St. See page 7.

Do you or someone you know need assistance with painting your/their home? Longmont Senior Services coordinates a volunteer program that paints the homes of income qualifying senior homeowners for FREE. If you would like to see photos of past projects, find out more information, or want help with the application, please sign up for a FREE information session: Applications available: call Molly McElroy at 303-651-8530 Applications due: Thursday, March 31 Anticipated painting date: late July Information Sessions: Activity # 7227.100 Session #1: Friday, January 28 Time: 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Activity # 7228.100 Session #2: Wednesday, February 16 Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

More learning opportunities throughout the community can be found at Life Longmont Learning website: www.lifelongmontlearning.com

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Health & Wellness Services
Be proactive and preventive about your health care by stopping by our office to chat with the PrestigePLUS nurse. This clinic will help you stay alert about your health. Have your blood pressure, weight, pulse, oximetry and blood sugar checked and discuss other health concerns. See page 1 for more information.

Office Hours: Mon.-Thu., 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Closed: Fridays Telephone: 303-651-5080 Location: Longmont Senior Center

Wellness Clinic

2nd & 4th Mondays Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon WALK-IN OPEN TO ALL NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

Therapeutic Services

The following Therapeutic Services are currently offered at PrestigePLUS: • Massage Therapy/Chair Massage • CranioSacral Therapy • Oncology Massage • Maya Abdominal Massage • Reflexology • Reiki - Energy Work • Shiatsu (acupressure) Detailed information describing the various therapies, fees and schedules is available at the PrestigePLUS office. Please stop by or call 303-651-5080 to schedule an appointment.

Medication Review

First Monday of each month, (except Labor Day) 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A pharmacist from Longmont United Hospital offers 30 minute consults on medication management at the PrestigePLUS office. Call 303-651-5080 for an appointment.

Get to Know Us/You

Come find out about PrestigePLUS and what we can offer you. Meetings are the first Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Call us for details at 303-651-5080.

Wellness Consulting

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3rd Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eagle Place Community Room, 6786 N. 79th Street, Niwot

Outreach Clinic

PrestigePLUS offers Wellness Consulting on an individual basis. Our nurse will work with you in assessing your current level of health and satisfaction with all aspects of your life (body, mind and spirit). She will help you determine your readiness to change, set health and wellness goals, and follow up on those goals. Call 303-651-5080 for an appointment.

Health & Wellness Services
Acupuncture for Destressing Clinics
Date: Wednesdays Time: Drop-in from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost: $15.00 per session $10.00 per session for PrestigePLUS members

Advance Planning Assistance Services

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing system based on the principle that health is maintained by a balanced flow of energy, or chi, throughout our bodies. Acupuncture for Destressing uses ear acupuncture points to unleash endorphins which help to calm the sympathetic nervous system. This can relieve stress and cravings and reduce chronic pain. The technique not only balances, but brings one a sense of feeling more centered and relaxed, yet alert. Sessions are 45 minutes long and take place in a community setting.

We can help you review and update your advance medical directives (living will, medical power of attorney, Five Wishes) or provide you with the new documents. We can also discuss ethical wills and other forms of personal legacies, if you wish. Call 303-651-5080 for an appointment with the PrestigePLUS Program Coordinator.

Foot Care Clinic

Date: 2nd & 4th Fridays Time: Noon - 4:45 p.m. Cost: $45.00 - 1st assessment $30.00 for follow-up visits There is an extra charge for home visits or special needs. Foot care is offered by a registered nurse and includes short foot massage, foot bath, nail and callous care. Perfect for those with diabetes and anyone who may have special foot care needs. Other times also available at alternate sites. Call Summer Cares LLC at 303-651-5224 for an appointment.

Serious illness can turn our lives completely upside down and change everything about what we feel and believe. Often we are no longer able to define ourselves by what we can accomplish. It’s not the life we wanted. You may be experiencing the most trying years of your life as you navigate unfamiliar territory with your chronic illness. How can we learn to embrace an imperfect” life? Sharing, support and encouragement are vital to sustain you on your journey with chronic illness. For questions and more information contact Lynn Dananay, RN, MS, 303-485-3474 If you or a loved one are affected by fibromyalgia you may be interested in attending Tools and Tips for Surviving and Thriving with Fibromyalgia”. Refer to page 18.

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Exercise
Check out our N” Balance class or the Ultimate Brain Performance class found on page 19. CLASS ACTIVITY # Drop-In 7503.100 7503.101 7503.102 7505.100 7506.100 7506.101 7506.102 7507.100 7507.101 7507.102 7508.100 7508.101 7508.103 7509.100 7509.101 7509.102 7510.100 7510.101 7510.102 7511.100 7511.102 7511.103 7512.100 7512.101 7512.102 Drop-in 7513.100 7513.101 7513.102 DAYS/TIME Mon./Wed./Fri. 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. DATES Ongoing Class COST $32 for 18 classes $18 for 10 classes $28 (R) $33(NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR)

Looking for something new?

Aerobic Fitness Class Feldenkrais Method® Easy Movement Qi Gong Pilates
No class 1/17 No class 2/21

Pilates Senior Conditioning Strength Training
St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

Yoga - Active Adults
No class 1/17 No class 2/21

Gentle Yoga (beginner)

St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

Wu Tai Chi Latin Flair

Aerobics to a Latin beat

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Line Dance

Dec. 7-28 Jan. 4-25 Feb. 1-22 Thursdays Jan. 13 – Feb. 24. $48 (R) $57(NR) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. No class Jan. 27 Dec. 6-27 $29 (R) $34 (NR) Mondays Jan. 3-31 $29 (R) $34 (NR) 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7-28 $22 (R) $26 (NR) Dec. 1-29 $36 (R) $43 (NR) Wednesdays Jan. 5-26 $29 (R) $34 (NR) 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2-23 $29 (R) $34 (NR) Dec. 2-30 $27 (R) $33 (NR) Tues. & Thurs. Jan. 4-27 $24 (R) $29 (NR) 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Feb. 1-24 $24 (R) $29 (NR) Dec. 2-30 $27 (R) $33 (NR) Tues. & Thurs. Jan. 4-27 $24 (R) $29 (NR) 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Feb. 1-24 $24 (R) $29 (NR) Dec. 6-20 $21 (R) $25 (NR) Mondays Jan. 10-31 $21 (R) $25 (NR) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Feb. 7-28 $21 (R) $25 (NR) Dec. 1-29 $35 (R) $42 (NR) Wednesdays Jan. 5-26 $28 (R) $33 (NR) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2-23 $28 (R) $33 (NR) Dec. 1-29 $40 (R) $48 (NR) Wednesdays Jan. 5-26 $32 (R) $38 (NR) 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Feb. 2-23 $32 (R) $38 (NR) Tues. & Thus. On going class $32 for 18 classes 11:30 a.m. -12:30 Purchase activity $18 for 10 classes p.m. Card Dec. 7-28 $20 (R) $24 (NR) Tuesdays Jan. 4-25 $20 (R) $24 (NR) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1-22 $20 (R) $24 (NR)

Exercise
Aerobic Fitness Class Qi Gong
Registration is ongoing. This fun, uplifting class provides aerobic exercises to improve your health, make you feel good and start your day with positive energy. The Y.M.C.A. provides instructors. Jeanie has been teaching for the past several years and her students love the class. It is a great workout. If you have never tried this class, we offer the first one free so you can try the activity. It is never too late to start exercising and improve your health. Qi Gong is the ancient practice of energy cultivation which allows one to access their healer within.” Qi is your internal vital life force energy. This ancient, powerful and simple mind/body/spirit practice includes gentle, rhythmic body movements, self massage, breath work and meditation. The positive effects of Qi Gong include overall health improvement, an increased sense of well-being and healing from disease/illness. Your teacher will be Randi Savage RN, MS, Lic. Acupuncturist. She has been teaching Qi Gong for over 9 years. Randi is trained as a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist and incorporates Chinese medicine theory into her classes.

Feldenkrais Method® Easy Movement

Would you like to regain flexibility, improve your balance, coordination, and reduce tension and pain? In these Awareness Through Movement® classes, you will be guided through a series of movements designed to allow your body to move more easily. Regain flexibility and improve balance as you slowly and gently complete each movement. This class is excellent for those with neurological issues such as MS, Parkinson’s, and those recovering from stroke. People with such issues, who are not seniors, may also attend this class at the non-resident rate. This class will be done on a chair or on the floor on thick mats depending on your abilities.

Pilates

Discover this popular modality of core strengthening and improve your flexibility, relieve joint pain and increase your peace of mind and breathing capacity. Kathy Kerr, certified Pilates instructor, will give you individual attention and focus. All levels of fitness welcome. Most work will be done on the floor on a mat.

Senior Conditioning

If you want to start exercising, this is the perfect class for you! Learn the basics behind strength training - starting by working on different muscle groups, learning proper techniques and body alignment. You will work with various types of equipment such as balls, bands, steps and hand weights, and learn things you can do at home, too. This class gives you an all in one” workout and may even include some mild cardio to get your heart rate elevated in addition to building and toning muscles. It is never too late to get in shape! This class will be offered in the St. Vrain Memorial Building, located at 700 Longs Peak Ave.

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Exercise
Strength Training
Increase bone mass, muscle strength and reduce the risk of osteoporosis with a training program that will teach you to improve your strength, balance, posture and reduce your risk from injury by building and toning muscles. Please note in order to enroll in this class you must have previously taken the Senior Conditioning class or receive permission from the instructor. This class will be offered in the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

Wu Style Tai Chi (evening class)

This evening class is taught by Lillian Koenigsberg. Tai Chi is used to reduce stress, increase flexibility, improve muscle strength, increase energy, stamina and agility and increase feelings of well-being.

Latin Flair

This exercise class, formerly known as Zumba, will combine Latin music and movements for a full body workout that will get your blood flowing and help you feel better over all. Class incorporates fun music and a variety of moves that will stretch, tone, and help you strengthen your major muscle groups. Our instructors Maegan Dolloff and Natalie Lovestadt will help you learn the steps to better health in this energizing class.

Yoga for Active Adults

Experience for yourself how yoga is a great way to improve total well being. Flexibility, strength, balance, breathing, and relaxation will be taught. Participants should be able to get up and down off the floor since we explore reclining, sitting, and standing poses. Please bring 1 sturdy blanket or 2 large beach towels and a yoga mat, if you have one. New students please come to the first class 10 minutes early. Instructor: Gwyn Cody.

Line Dancing

Gentle Yoga

(Beginner Oriented - hosted at the St. Vrain Memorial Building) This class is a very easy and gentle class. People with MS, Parkinson’s and arthritis have all found this class to be helpful. Yoga is a great way to improve total well-being. Techniques will improve breathing, flexibility, strength, balance, and relaxation. Please bring 2 blankets or a yoga mat.

“5-6-7-8 and two to the left, two to the right and slide!” Join Terry Wallace, your instructor, in this wonderful form of exercise. The benefits of line dancing are many - control of high blood pressure and cholesterol, stress management, reduce risk of heart disease, strengthen bones and muscles without hurting your joints, and improve your posture and balance. This in turn can prevent falls, increase your stamina and flexibility and build confidence and it gets even better! Not only is it a physical activity but it will keep your brain active and you get to socialize and have a lot of fun all at once.

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Sports/Outdoors Drop in Sports
Badminton
Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Cost: 50¢ per session Join this fun group for a rousing game and a good workout. Badminton is great. Have you played recently? Stop in and try it. Equipment provided.

Table Tennis

Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Cost: 50¢ per session Join other table tennis enthusiasts for some friendly competition. Equipment provided.

Volleyball
Date:

Pickleball – GOOD NEWS -

Two courts available at the Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd. Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Fees payable at the front desk of the Recreation Center. Check out this fun, unique game. It is best described as a hybrid of tennis and badminton.

Fridays, continues to the end of March 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Cost: $1.75 per session or Senior Center Activity Card All levels of players are welcome! You don’t have to be a great player or in great shape to play. Enjoy the camaraderie of other volleyball enthusiasts and get some exercise too. This is an ongoing activity. A drop-in fee of $1.75 is collected each session (afternoon) or you may purchase a Senior Center activity card with 10 or 18 uses on them.

Organized Sport Leagues
Softball – Coming in the spring Colorado Senior Softball League, for those ages
50+ interested in playing in a formal league. Organizational meeting will be held Friday, February 25, 9:00 a.m.

Volleyball - The Colorado Senior Volleyball Association begins the winter league January 5.

This league is for senior volleyball teams (age 50+) throughout the Front Range metro area. If you are interested in joining a team in the Colorado Association of Senior Volleyball or need more information, call Theresa at 303-651-8578 or e-mail to theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us. Currently, teams are practicing on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Longmont Recreation Center.

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Sports/Outdoors Organized Sports
OUTDOORS: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snowshoe Snowshoe Outings
This is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. When snowshoeing, you should plan to be in the outdoor elements for at least a few hours. The distance traveled will be determined by the groups’ progress and is based more on time and conditions. The group stays with the leaders. Be sure to dress warmly and in layers – wear waterproof pants, boots, and outerwear. Remember to bring along water, snacks, and your lunch – you’ll be eating on the trail. You should be in good health and able to walk at a decent pace. Snowshoeing can be strenuous exercise. You will be responsible for getting your own equipment. Mini bus transportation is provided. Based on snow conditions, the destination may change. Refunds are not given for a change of location unless the new location is a greater level of difficulty. If you are unfamiliar with snowshoeing, equipment, or would like a refresher, we highly recommend our Snowshoe Workshop. Day: Thursdays Check-in: 8:15 a.m., Depart: 8:30 a.m. Return: 3:00 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident (For a full refund, cancel by Monday prior to the outing.) Jan 13 – Bear Lake area** Activity #7901.100 Level: easy Note: This outing will be led by a RMNP ranger. Jan 27 – Peacefull Valley Activity # 7902.100 Level: easy-moderate Feb 10 – Glacier Gorge/Sprague Lake** Activity # 7903.100 Level: easy Feb 24 – Eugenia Mine Activity # 7904.100 Level: easy-moderate

RTD and ELDORA Mountain Resort collaborate to offer seniors skiing on Tuesdays beginning January 4, and continuing through March 29. The cost for the round trip RTD SeniorRide to Eldora is $5.00 for those 65+ and $10.00 for all other ages. Please take note, this is the estimated price increase this year. Check in at the Senior Center by 8:00 a.m. The bus will depart approximately 8:10 a.m. and return approximately 3:00 p.m. Cost for the downhill ticket will be $22.00 and cross country trail fees are $12.00. If you have questions regarding this program, call Theresa at 303-651-8578 or e-mail Theresa at theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us.

Snowshoe Workshop

Activity # 7900.100 Date: Thursday, January 6 Time: 9:00 – 11: 00 a.m. Join fellow snowshoers at the 2nd Annual Snowshoe Workshop. • • • • For all new and experienced snowshoers; About the Center’s 2011 snowshoe program Reading Colorado winter weather Pointers on how to snowshoe and have a safe experience • Review different types of snowshoes, what to wear, and gear to pack • And more, along with answering your questions

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** In Rocky Mountain National Park you will need a pass or you can pay a one-day fee

Trips Trip & Registration Information
Trips are scheduled on various modes of transit: mini buses, school buses and coach buses. The style of bus is dependent upon cost, size of group, time and distance traveled, as well as availability of buses. We always try to be cost efficient and comfort oriented. Departure times are definite. We do not wait for participants past the designated departure time either from the Senior Center or returning to the Senior Center. Return times are approximate. Please do not schedule appointments close to the return times, we never know when delays may occur. Bus seat assignments are made at the time of check-in. Participants draw a seat number for themselves and one other person (shared seating). These assigned seats are used both going to and from the trip destination. Cancellations must be received by the dates printed in The GO if a full credit or refund is to be received. After that date, a partial credit or refund may be issued only if the spot is resold. Cancellations must be processed through the Senior Center. When possible, the staff will attempt to resell your spot to the first person on the waiting list, or you may give your ticket to a person of your choice. Please call 303-651-8442, if you do so.

Trip Registration

LOTTERY INFORMATION In fairness for all and to eliminate the need to arrive early, we will use a lottery format. Numbers will be distributed to participants at 2:00 p.m. Corresponding numbers will then be placed in a tumbler and drawn randomly. When your number is called, you will have the opportunity to register for trips. Participants must be present when their number is called to keep things running smoothly. If you arrive after 2:00 p.m., your number will be added to the tumbler after you are seated. You may register for yourself and one other senior. TRIP PICK-UP AND RETURN LOCATION Longmont Senior Center 910 Longs Peak Ave. Customers going out on trips, please park your vehicles at the east end of the parking lot, leaving the spaces closest to the building for customers coming and going throughout the day. Thank you.

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Trips
Boulder Cork Restaurant
Activity # 8001.100 Tuesday, Jan. 4 Activity # 8001.101 Tuesday, Jan. 11 Being in business for over 40 years is a testimony regarding the consistent high quality service and delicious food which await you on this trip to north east Boulder. The menu prices range from $10 – $16 for their unique entrees and salads. Check-in: 10:30 a.m. Depart: 10:45 a.m. Return: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services Mini Bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: November 20, cancel by Wed. Dec. 29 or Jan. 5, (according to which trip you are taking) for full refund.

LUNCH WAGON

Each month we will visit a different restaurant for a nice or casual lunch, depending on the restaurant and dining style. Seating limited to Senior Services mini bus.

Okole Maluna Restaurant

Activity # 8000.100 Tuesday, December 7 Activity # 8000.101 Tuesday, December 14 Aloha! Experience Hawaiian and Pacific Rim cuisine in this unique restaurant, located in Windsor. Rooted with flavors rich in tradition, Okole Maluna Grill blends classic island dishes with new –edged fusion. Island born chef, Andy Higa is pleased to share his passion and culture with the most curious palates. Check-in: 10:15 a.m. Depart: 10:30 a.m. Return: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services mini bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: November 20, cancel by Wed. Dec. 1, or Dec. 8, (according to which trip you are taking) for full refund.

The Huckleberry Restaurant

Activity # 8002.100 Tuesday, Feb. 1 Activity # 8002.101 Tuesday, Feb. 8 The Huckleberry serves lunch in an atmosphere of fun, creative comfort. The food is created to be funky country - real food you recognize and love with a modern twist. They take American classics and add a hint of culinary sophistication to appeal to a wide variety of discerning palates. The chef has created a pre-set limited menu for our group. Check-in: 10:30 a.m. Depart: 10:45 a.m. Return: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $20.00 resident, $25.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services Mini Bus Includes: Trip escort, transportation, and lunch. Sign up: November 20, cancel by Wed Jan. 26 or Feb. 2, (according to which trip you are taking) for full refund.

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Trips
CASINO TRIPS
Doc Holliday Casino, Central City
Activity # 8005.100 Date: Monday, January 10 Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk Activity # 8003.100 Date: Wednesday, December 1 This New Orleans themed casino is a favorite of many locals, with over 650 of your favorite slot and video games. Or try your luck at one of numerous table games from black jack, poker, craps or roulette. Enjoy the elegance, color and excitement of the Golden Mardi Gras Casino. The casino package includes cash back after a minimum of points reached on their players slot card. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Nov. 25, for full refund.

Doc Holiday is a charming historical building that houses 240+ slots, friendly staff and a coupon book for our group with free hot dog and cookie, and a raffle ticket for random drawing. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Jan. 4, for full refund.

Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk
Activity # 8006.100 Date: Friday, February 4

Lady Luck Casino, Black Hawk

Activity # 8004.100 Date: Thursday, December 30 Lady Luck Casino features over 575 slot machines from penny to high limit machines. You’re sure to find your favorite game in your luckiest denominations. The casino encourages every player to join their slot club for great rewards. For every 100 unadjusted bonus points earned, each player will receive $5.00 same-day cash back, and food discounts. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Dec. 23, for full refund.

This New Orleans themed casino is a favorite of many locals, with over 650 of your favorite slot and video games. Or try your luck at one of numerous table games from black jack, poker, craps or roulette. Enjoy the elegance, color and excitement of the Golden Mardi Gras Casino. The casino package includes cash back after a minimum of points reached on their players slot card. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Jan 31, for full refund.

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Trips
Georgetown Christmas Market
Activity # 8007.100 Saturday, December 4

Heritage Square Music Hall: I’ll Be Home For Christmas…a USO Show
Activity #8008.100 Monday, December 6
Always a favorite! This talented group of actors and musicians is sure to leave you wondering how the time went by so fast. Dinner includes a crisp and extensive salad bar, carved roast beef, baked chicken, baked fish, chef choice entrées, fresh soup, potato dishes, fresh steamed vegetables, breads, hot/iced tea, coffee, milk, and dessert. Heritage Square Music Hall is located in Golden. (Note: It is an uphill walk from the parking lot to the venue and the dining facility is up three flights of stairs.)

Each December the town of Georgetown transforms into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this tiny mountain town to experience a traditional holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Visitors enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional dress and the daily procession of the Santa Lucia, as well as carolers in Victorian costume, and other family entertainment. Christmas Market features an outdoor European marketplace with handcrafted gifts in addition to Georgetown’s charming year-round shopping experience. This is a high altitude, 8512 feet, out door experience. Be sure to dress accordingly for the weather and be ready to stand and walk through the town and the marketplace. Lunch will be at a restaurant or vendor of your choice. Check in: 8:15 a.m. Depart: 8:30 a.m. Return: 4:00 p.m. Cost: $30.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Nov. 30, for full refund.

Check in: 4:00 p.m., Depart: 4:15 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $64.00 resident, $76.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, buffet dinner, performance, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by November 29, for full refund.

Hammond’s Candies & Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Activity #8009.100 Thursday, December 16
This is sure to be a sweet day for you! Hammond’s has been making candy specialties since 1929, famous for their lollipops, flat taffy, almond toffee and ribbon candies. You’ll have a chance to watch them in action as they produce lots of treats for the holiday season, they even make Hanukkah candy. Following the 30 minute tour, you can visit the candy store to pick up some of the freshest candy, made on site. Then the group will head to Cherry Creek for lunch and a little shopping. For lunch you can choose from a variety of places, from fast food to causal sit down dining.

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Check in: 8:45 a.m., Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:00 p.m. Cost: $26.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, tour and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Dec. 10, for full refund.

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Holiday Lights Tour and Dinner at White Fence Farm
Activity #8010.100 Tuesday, December 21 Come see the glittering lights and the fanciful sights on this bus tour of the holiday season offerings around Denver. We’ll head to the City and County Building in downtown Denver, into neighborhoods and into slices of color around the city to entertain your eye. The evening will begin with a scrumptious family-style chicken dinner at the beautifully decorated White Fence Farm in Lakewood. Come along and let us put the holiday twinkle in your eye! Check in: 3:30 p.m., Depart: 3:45 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $46.00 resident, $52.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, dinner, guided tour of lights, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by December 14, for full refund.

CO Historical Society: Life in a Colorado Mountain Town at the End of the Ice Age
Activity #8012.100 Tuesday, January 18 Ongoing excavations of the Mountaineer site in Gunnison County have yielded one of the oldest communities in North America. On top of W” Mountain, archaeologists have discovered substantial houses of Folsom hunters who lived in the Colorado mountains 10,400 years ago. Remains of the ancient architecture, stone tools, and animal bones bear witness to a lifeway and social organization once thought to be nomadic and austere, but seen at this site to be more settled and secure. Join Dr. Mark Stiger of Western State College in Gunnison as he reveals his analyses into how these Folsom pioneers conducted their daily lives. This lecture is held in the museum’s Boettcher Auditorium and is followed by a short reception. Check in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $16.00 resident, $19.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services mini bus Includes: Trip escort, presentation, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by January 12, for full refund.

Downtown Aquarium
Activity # 8011.100 Friday, January 7 A visit to this place (located in Denver) where you can look at life under the sea, learn about beach critters, experience a flash flood and hear the roar of Sumatran Tigers is a wonderful diversion from the winter doldrums. Take your time exploring the 9 various exhibits and enjoy lunch surrounded by a 150,000 gallon aquarium. Most lunch items are $9.00 – $12.00, lunch costs on your own. Check in: 9:00 a.m., Depart: 9:15 a.m. Return: 4:00 p.m. Cost: $35.00 resident, $42.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, admission ticket and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, Cancel by Jan. 3, for full refund.

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Cirque Du Soleil – Alegria
Activity # 8013.100 Friday, January 21 Alegría is a mood, a state of mind. The themes of the show, whose name means jubilation” in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth—it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegría play out their lives. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it. Performance takes place at the Broomfield Events Center. Check in: 2:00 p.m. Depart: 2:15 p.m. Return: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $78.00 resident, $88.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Jan. 14, for full refund.

Vicki Lawrence And Mama: A Two-Woman Show
Activity # 8014.100 Saturday, January 29 Join the multi-talented, Emmy Award winning comedienne and legendary cast member of the Carol Burnett Show,” Vicki Lawrence, in her hilarious show Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.” Lawrence was a high school senior when chosen to become part of the now-legendary cast of The Carol Burnett Show.” During her time on the show, Lawrence created the role for which she is most remembered—Thelma Harper or Mama,” a beloved character who would inspire her own sitcom, Mama’s Family.” You won’t want to miss Vicki and Mama in this hilarious mixture of stand-up comedy, music and observations about real life. Mama is always right…this will be a night to remember! May contain hilarious adult material. Performance is at Union Colony Theater, Greeley. Check in: 5:45 p.m. Depart: 6:00 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $47.00 resident, $55.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20, cancel by Jan. 25, for full refund.

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Celestial Seasonings and Leanin’ Tree Gallery Tour
Activity # 8015.100 Monday, February 7 These two Boulder County originals are a favorite touring spot for locals and out of towners.” Celestial Seasonings has been the most advanced tea producing facility for decades, creating delicious teas and artful packaging. On this 45 minute tour you can see the workings of the facility and then have time to shop in their specialty shop and lunch in the cafeteria. Lunch costs will be on your own. After that, your group will go down the road to Leanin’ Tree Museum and Scuplture Garden of Western Art. At Leanin’ Tree you will find over 250 paintings and 150 bronze sculptures created by over 100 artists, in this private corporate museum. The collection consists of cowboys, Indians, wildlife and landscapes. Tours here are self guided. A great outing and close to home. Check in: 9:40 a.m. Depart: 9:50 a.m. Return: 3:00 p.m. Cost: $7.00 resident, $8.00 non-resident Transportation: Mini bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by Feb. 1, for full refund.

Sleigh Ride Fun and Dining
Activity # 8016.100 Friday, February 11 We are headed to the high country for an entertaining day with good food and beautiful scenery. The group will head to Granby for a sleigh ride to the lodge where the cowboys will serve up a delicious meal of steak, trout or chicken accompanied with baked potato, ranch beans, garlic bread and fruit crisp dessert. Following lunch you’ll ride the sleigh to the bus for the return ride home. Along the route you can enjoy the winter scenery of the mountains. Please bring along appropriate wear for the sleigh ride – hat, gloves, boots, etc. Sleigh ride and lunch are in Granby which is at 8,000 feet elevation and you’ll go over Berthoud Pass at 12,000 feet. Check in: 8:15 a.m. Depart: 8:30 a.m. Return: 4:00 p.m. Cost: $78.00 resident, $88.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach Bus Includes: Trip escort, sleigh ride, lunch and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by Feb. 4, for full refund.

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CO Historical Society: Lincoln, the Crisis Over Slavery, and the Creation of the Colorado Territory
Activity # 8017.100 Tuesday, February 15 The history of the Colorado Territory is generally seen through the lens of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, when thousands of young men streamed into western Kansas in 1858 and 1859 to seek their fortune. Yet the territory owes just as much of its history to the battle over slavery waged in the East. Dr. Susan Shulten of the University of Denver helps us reconsider the events, personalities, and crises that created the Colorado Territory, just as the nation descended into civil war. Though Abraham Lincoln never traveled to the far West, his political legacy – and that of the war itself – remains manifest in Colorado. This lecture is held in the museum’s Boettcher Auditorium and is followed by a short reception. Check in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $16.00 resident, $19.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services mini bus Includes: Trip escort, presentation, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by February 8, for full refund.

Mid Winter Bluegrass Festival
Activity # 8018.100 Saturday, February 19 Non-stop music! The 26th annual Bluegrass Festival has two music stages featuring the following groups: Bluegrass Patriots, Steel Pennies, Long Road Home, Giddyup Kitty, and more! The vendors’ fair includes regional artisans displaying their instruments, art, and other wares. See the sights, enjoy the music, and have fun. Hosted at the Ramada Inn in Northglenn. Check in: 10:45 a.m. Depart: 11:00 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $47.00 resident, $56.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach Bus Includes: Trip escort, entrance to festival, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by February 11, for full refund.

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Church Basement Ladies 2 - A Second Helping
Activity # 8019.100 Sunday, February 20 Get back to the basement with the latest…newest… and most hilarious version of the hit Church Basement Ladies! This time around, the year is 1969 and the world is changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and woman are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. The Church Basement Ladies take us from serving the High School students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night, to the rise and fall of the Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the House of God! You’ll laugh until your sidedish hurts” with their hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm from within the church basement. Performance is at the Union Colony Theater in Greeley. Check in: 12:15 p.m. Depart: 12:30 p.m. Return: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $47.00 resident, $55.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by Feb. 15, for full refund.

Fine Arts at Four: Rocky Mountain Banjos
Activity # 8020.100 Sunday, February 27 The vibrant, energetic, toe-tapping arrangements guarantee an unforgettable afternoon of music for those who love life and love fun. The Rocky Mountain Banjos consist of tenor, plectrum and five string banjos along with an accordion, tuba, washboard, spoons,” and a gut bucket” bass. How’s that for fun and variety! This group is performing as part of the Fine Arts at Four series. You may bring food on the bus to help tide you over because we will be returning close to 6:30 p.m. Check in: 2:15 p.m. Depart: 2:30 p.m. Return: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $12.00 resident, $14.50 non-resident Transportation: School bus Includes: Trip escort, performance, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 20. Cancel by February 21, for full refund.

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Volunteer & Involvement Senior Services Opportunities
Are You Interested In Volunteering?
Activity #7100.100 Date: Thursday, January 13 Time: 9:00 a.m. Start the new year with something fun! We will briefly describe programs at the senior center, along with giving other agencies an opportunity to talk about their programs. Call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.

Longmont Computer Learning Center

We welcome new coaches and instructors to assist with SeniorNet computer classes that are designed for, and led by seniors. Call 303-651-8495 for more information about how you can help.

Become A Senior-To-Senior Peer Counselor

Snow Chasers

This city-sponsored volunteer program is looking for neighbors of all ages to help neighbors. Volunteers are paired with elderly or disabled citizens who need assistance keeping their sidewalks safe during the winter months. Call Kari at 303-651-8495.

A valuable and rewarding opportunity awaits you. Peer Counselors are 55 +, warm and caring men and women who are selected for their innate skill, compassion and desire to help others. You can use your life experience to help other elders work through life’s changes and challenges. An eight week training program will begin in September. For information and to apply call Ruth Waukau at 303-651-8414.

Compassionate Organizers

Snowshoe Leaders

Exercise your mind, body, and heart! Help lead snowshoe hikes in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.

Volunteers wanted who are patient, compassionate, and have time to help extreme clutterers. Help is needed with organizing, prioritizing and making decisions. Call Ruth Waukau at 303-651-8414 for more information.

Mountain Walk Leaders

Bulletin Board Organizer

Do you enjoy leading groups for walks in the mountains? The walks will begin in the spring and are intended to be an alternative for people that want to visit the mountains, but aren’t necessarily up for a hike. Please call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.

Creativity wanted! Our boards are in a constant state of change as events come and go and as people add their information. We’re looking for someone that enjoys organizing papers so that the boards are an effective and attractive means of communicating information. Please call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.

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OTHER AGENCY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Longmont Meals on Wheels, 303-772-0540 Longmont Meals on Wheels is in immediate need of volunteer drivers and kitchen helpers. A small investment on your part can make a world of difference in someone else’s life. CareConnect, 303-443-1933 CareConnect staff can help you find a volunteer spot that’s right for you. We have information about fun volunteer opportunities and can answer your questions about creating a great volunteer experience. CareConnect programs: Carry-Out Caravan, Medical Mobility, Companionship and Fix-It. Mayor’s Book Club, 303-774-3762 The MBC is looking for two types of volunteers: people that can assist with literacy training for families (mostly the children’s activities); and, people that can make phone calls to the members in the evenings. They are in need of bilingual (Spanish and English) speaking people primarily. Please call Linda Kopecky at 303-774-3762 for more information. Volunteer Connection, 303-444-4904

ABOUT THE SENIOR CENTER
KGUD 90.7 – listener-supported community radio,
playing music with you in mind. The AARP show, called Prime Time,” is heard every Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Senior Moments” hosts an interview with a Senior Services staff person on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., giving information on upcoming events and activities at the Longmont Senior Center. Listen to K-Good” throughout the week for updates and service announcements from the Senior Center.

50+ Marketplace News available at the Senior
Center monthly.

Via the internet at

www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm

Local Channel 3 (Government Access Channel)
or Comcast Cable Channel 16.

Longmont Life - this bi-monthly newsletter is
mailed to homes in Longmont.

Life Longmont Learning - a new website

offering an extensive listing of educational and civic opportunities in Longmont. Many different organizations contribute information about their activities to this site at: www.lifelongmontlearning.com

Information and More …

Daily Times-Call Regular Columns - thanks

Off of the lobby, there is a small room that contains current magazines, information on Senior Center programs, and a place to hang your coat. Near the dining room there are a number of free publications available for pickup at the magazine rack there.

to the Times-Call for generously supporting this regular news information piece: • 55 & Better column every other Saturday in the Life Section.

Room Temperatures

The room temperatures can vary in the building. You might consider bringing a sweater if you are going to be here for a while.

eAlerts – This is an email alert system for

community members to receive brief email notices on various topics: Adults 55+, City Council News, Environment, Golf, Jobs, and Community Programs and Events. To sign up for this free service go to the city’s website at www.ci.longmont.co.us, click on Online Services, select Sign up for Longmont’s Email Subscription Service” and go from there.

Handicap Parking

One of the 20 handicap parking spaces is now restricted to side-loading vans only. Please look for this sign and know that if you park there, and don’t have a side-loading van, you can be ticketed even if you have a handicap placard. Please remember to always display your handicap placard when parking in one of these spaces.

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Resource Information, Programs and Services
VERONICA GARCIA or ELEANOR MONTOUR 303-651-8716 veronica.garcia@ci.longmont.co.us Vea nuestra sección de Español en las páginas R8 RUTH WAUKAU, LCSW 303-651-8414 ruth.waukau@ci.longmont.co.us Senior Services Resource Assistance Staff are available to assist older adults and family members in locating and accessing resources and services. Housing, health care, form completion and access to many other supports are offered. Contact Veronica or Eleanor for information and assistance. Ruth Waukau, a licensed clinical social worker, is available for one-on-one and couples counseling. She also facilitates and coordinates several support groups, supervises the Senior to Senior Peer Counseling program, and meets with family members for caregiver consultations.

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Respite Assistance for Caregivers
Call 303-651-8716 for details and qualification information to access this financial assistance service. A great source for information and resources. Visit the accurate and comprehensive website at:

Long Term Care Ombudsman

www.bouldercountyhelp.org

Call: 303-441-1617 Spanish speakers call: 303-441-1590 TTY: 303-441-3986 Email: infoconnect@bouldercounty.org

Help and information for residents of nursing homes and personal care facilities and their families to address concerns, compare facilities and resolve problems. Call 303-441-1173 for details.

Lunch Bunch

Social activity for persons with early stage memory loss. See pg. 7 in the GO.

Caregiving Support Groups

There are two groups which offer resources, information and support from one caregiver to another in a facilitated group setting. Call Ruth at 303-651-8414 for information about either one. 1st Monday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Onsite respite care is available for the evening group. This must be prearranged by calling Ruth at 303-651-8414 by the Thursday before the Monday meeting you are interested in attending. 2nd Tuesday, noon - 1:30 p.m. (Focus on Alzheimer’s/dementia)

Respite & Companion Volunteer Program

Trained and screened volunteers are matched with older adults who live alone or with a family caregiver. Volunteers provide respite, a friendly visit and a caring connection. Call Eleanor or Veronica at 303-651-8716 to find out more about getting a volunteer or becoming one.

EMPLOYMENT

Caregiver Websites

Comprehensive website with information regarding services and support for those caring for or about an older adult. www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm and at www.bouldercountyhelp.org

The Longmont Workforce Boulder County office located at 1500 Kansas Ave., offers assistance between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Ask to speak to an Employment Specialist. After you have registered, you can access other services. Call 303-651-1510.

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COUNSELING
Individual and Family Counseling - Up to eight, free, confidential, brief therapy sessions are available for older adults 55+ seeking emotional support regarding such things as life transitions, relationships, grief, caregiving, etc. Family members or friends caring for an older person may also utilize this service as goals relate to the caregiving experience. Call Ruth at 303-651-8414 for an appointment. Senior to Senior - Senior Services has experienced, trained peer counseling volunteers who can provide support and understanding from one senior to another. If you or someone you know could benefit from having a confidential support person to help sort things out, contact Ruth at 303-651-8414.

HOSPICE CARE

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice and palliative care involve a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the person’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the person’s loved ones as well. The focus of hospice relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties is the only non-profit agency providing hospice services in our county. Information regarding all hospice providers, including those who service the Longmont area, may be found at www.bouldercountyhelp.org. Click on Adult Home Health Care Services. Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties: 303-449-7740 Family Hospice: 303-440-0205 Front Range Hospice: 303-957-3101 Heartland Homecare and Hospice: 303-926-1001 Agape Hospice: 720-252-3788

FOOD

Carry-Out Caravan

A free grocery shopping service. To place your order, call 303-241-4426 on Tuesday afternoons between noon and 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday mornings between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CareConnect volunteers fill orders and deliver to you on Wednesdays after 10:15 a.m. Thank you to Safeway, 1630 Pace Road.

Eldershare

Adults 60+ can receive supplemental food items twice a month at the Longmont YMCA. Maximum income of $1,173 per month for a family of one, $1,575 for two. Call 303-652-1307 for an application and information.

FoodShare

Call 1-800-933-7427 for information about this cost-saving food program. A variety of packages are available from $16.00 to $30.00. Orders and payment are required in advance. Pick up is the 4th Saturday in Longmont. No age or income restrictions.

Home-delivered Meals

Open enrollment dates for Medicare Part D. This is a great opportunity to review your medications and make sure they are covered by your current plan. Individual sessions are provided by the Medicare Ombudsman Program of Boulder County Aging Services Division every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – noon (except November 8), until December 13. Please call 303-651-8411 to schedule an appointment.

Medicare Part D” Mondays

Meals on Wheels delivers meals to the homebound Monday-Friday. Call 303-772-0540 one day in advance and for information on fees and menus.

Lunch at the Senior Center

Meals are served Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. - noon. Call 303-772-0540 for menus and fees. Reservations are not required.

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FINANCIAL
Medicare Ombudsman

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HOUSING

Providing objective information and assistance regarding Medicare benefits, HMOs, supplemental policies, rights and appeals. For assistance or to schedule an appointment, call 303-441-1546.

For information and referral regarding senior, affordable, and other housing programs, call Veronica at 303-651-8716.

Prescription Help

A Boulder County Senior Housing Guide

Rx Assist is a free program sponsored by St. Anthony’s Hospital. They will help you find the most reasonably priced solutions to your prescription drug needs. Call 303-899-5581.

is available at the Senior Center front desk or online at www.co.boulder.co.us/cs/ag/resources.html then click on Housing Guide.

Frauds and Scams

Community Housing Program

1. Boulder County Consumer Affairs at 303-441-3700. 2. To report financial exploitation locally, call Adult Protection at 303-441-1441. 3. Denver District Attorney’s Fraud Assistance Line at 720-874-8547. 4. If you feel you have been a victim of a scam or want to report suspected fraud, you can: report financial exploitation online at www.aarpelderwatch.org. or by calling 1-800-222-4444.

The City of Longmont offers homes for purchase at below market prices. Applicants must meet income guidelines. For more information, call Molly McElroy at 303-651-8530.

Housing Rehabilitation Programs

The City offers these three programs for home improvement and access. Call Molly McElroy at 303-651-8530. Some programs require owner occupancy. - The General Rehab Program & Weatherization makes repairs to bring your home up to code, correct health and safety issues or make your home more energy efficient. - The Accessibility Program - gives you or a family member full access to your home by installing ramps, widening doorways, lowering cabinets, etc. - The Emergency Grant Program - helps with emergency repair to major systems that unexpectedly fail, including furnaces or water heaters.

Reverse Mortgage Information Home Foreclosure Prevention

Call Boulder County Housing Authority at 720-564-2279. Call Boulder County Housing Authority at 720-564-2279 or Colorado Foreclosure Prevention Hotline at 1-877-601-4673.

Tax Help

Call Colorado Taxpayer Advocate Service at 303-446-1012.

Medicare/Social Security

Medicare - www.medicare.gov or 1-800-633-4227. Social Security - http://ssa.gov/ or 1-800-772-1213.

New to Medicare?
3rd Monday of the month This class is held monthly for small groups or individuals who are just beginning Medicare. There is time for both a group presentation and a meeting with a Medicare Ombudsman to answer your individual questions. Call the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 or contact the front desk to sign up. Fall dates are listed on pg. 28.

Bill Payer Program
Bill Payer volunteers provide checkbook balancing and bill paying services for low-income older adults and people with disabilities who remain in control of their finances, but need some help keeping things in order. 303-774-4432 or bill.payer@ci.longmont.co.us

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IN-HOME SERVICES
Audio Information Network of Colorado - This volunteer-based service provides access to ink-based materials through broadcast and audio information for Colorado’s blind, visually impaired and printhandicapped individuals. Call 303-786-7777 for more information. Book Delivery Service - Longmont Library has a service of delivering books to homebound persons. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving books or being a volunteer to deliver books, please call Debbie Puzo at 303-651-8795. Fix-It Folks - Volunteer Fix-it Folks are available to come to your home to make minor repairs and install grab bars. You purchase the necessary supplies. Call CareConnect at 303-443-1933 ext. 408. Home Health Care Guide - This guide is available from the Longmont Senior Center front desk or online at www.co.boulder.co.us/cs/ag/resources.html, choose Home Healthcare. Home & Community Based Services - For individuals needing assistance to remain in their homes or assisted living and who are nursing home eligible. Call Adult Care Management at 303-439-7011.

SAFETY
Personal Locator System - Colorado Life Trak is a personal locator system operated by the Boulder County Sheriff’s office and local law enforcement. Individuals with a propensity to wander and unable to communicate personal information, wear a wristband that can be tracked electronically when the need arises. Applications available at the Senior Center front desk or download from http://www.bouldercounty.org/sheriff/lifetrak.htm. Call 303-441-3643 for more information. Longmont Fire Department Smoke Detector Program - Crews can provide smoke detectors for low income seniors. They will also install and change batteries in smoke detectors for anyone unable to do so. Call Dorothy at 303-651-8437 for more information. Frauds and Scams - see page R3 for more information. Safety Alert - Maintained by our local 911 Dispatch Center. Critical information is made available to police, fire and ambulance when they are dispatched to a particular address. Information may be in regard to a medical condition, propensity to wander and other situations. Forms are available at the Senior Center or by calling 303-651-8560. Report Elder Abuse - The County’s Adult Protection Unit responds to reports of physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse. Call 303-441-1000. Longmont Police - The Longmont Police provides information on identity theft on their webiste at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/prevention/identity.htm

Resource Information, Programs and Services
LEGAL
Legal Aid - Boulder County Legal Services is available to assist those
Boulder County residents 60+ with legal issues. For appointments, call 303-449-7575 or visit their website www.ColoradoLegalServices.org

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AARP Legal Services Network (LSN) - Members are entitled to a

free 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney who meets AARP LSN standards. Additional services are provided at reduced rates. Call 1-888-687-2277 or online at www.aarp.org/LSN for more information.

Victim Advocate - This individual works with the Police Department to serve the needs of people
who have been victims of a crime in Longmont. Call 303-651-8855 for more information. to discuss advance medical directives such as living will, medical power of attorney, the Five Wishes documents, and ethical wills or legacy stories.

Advance Planning- Contact Peggy Arnold, MA, PrestigePLUS Program Coordinator at 303-651-5080

SUPPORT GROUPS
(the following groups meet at the Senior Center)

Alcoholics Anonymous (open meetings)
Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Triple S Support Group

MS Peer Self Help

Caregivers

2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Call 970-482-5016 2nd Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contact: Bob Penn at 303-772-0429 or Parkinson’s Association at 303-830-1839 Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Contact: Wilma at 303-485-7044

1st Monday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Onsite respite care is available for the evening group. You must call Ruth at 303-651-8414 to prearrange. 2nd Tuesday, noon - 1:30 p.m. (Focus on dementia) Resource information and support for family caregivers. Contact: Ruth, 303-651-8414

Parkinson’s

Single Women’s Social Group Widowers

Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia

Please call the PrestigePLUS nurse for more information at 303-485-3474 2nd Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Contact: Mary at 303-776-3282 1st Monday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Contact: Ruth at 303-651-8414

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Contact: Dick Gormley at 303-776-8203 A social and support group for 55+ gay, lesbian and transgender people. Call Nancy Grimes at Boulder County Aging Services at 303-441-3583 for the schedule.

Rainbow Elders of Boulder County

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Low Vision

2nd Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Contact: Beth or Debra at 303-442-8662

For information about other support groups, call Ruth at 303-651-8414

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TRANSPORTATION
Special Transit
Low cost, door-throughdoor, wheelchair-accessible transportation. No-fare (free) or reduced-fare options are available for those who find these fares a hardship. Ride requests can be made from 1 to 14 days in advance by phone at 303-447-9636, MondayFriday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or online anytime at www.specialtransit.org. Same-day rides are possible if space is available. Service within Longmont: Fares: $2.00 one way/$4.00 round trip Mon-Fri (pickups from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Sundays (pickups from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Service between Longmont & Boulder: Fares: $4.00 one way/$8.00 round trip Mon - Fri (call for trip times) Service between Longmont and Louisville/ Lafayette/Kaiser/Exempla at Rock Creek: Fares: $4.00 one way/$8.00 round trip Tuesdays (call for trip times) • Easy Rider Program - One-on-one, comprehensive instruction prepares seniors to safely and confidently use the RTD and Call-N-Ride buses. Registration fee is $25.00. Call 303-447-2848, ext. 105. • Family and Friends Mileage Reimbursement Program - Supports the option of traveling with others during times outside regular service hours or at other times Special Transit is unable to meet a ride request. Includes trips to the Denver Metro area for medical reasons. Trips must be preauthorized. Call 303-447-9636. • Mobility Options Program - Learn about your local and regional transportation options through a free, one-on-one consultation with a Mobility Specialist. Call Barg Borg at 303-447-2848, ext. 155.

Call-N-Ride (Longmont)

For scheduling information, contact the phone number for the zone in which your trip starts. For service in Zone A (west side of Longmont), call 303-994-3551. For service in Zone B (east side of Longmont), call 303-9943552. Reservations for rides can be made up to a week in advance. Rides are scheduled on a first come-first served basis. For more information about Call-N-Ride, or RTD bus routes, call 303-299-6000.

Medical Mobility- Boulder County

Transportation services for ambulatory older adults and people with disabilities to health care related appointments within Boulder County. Minimal fare ranges from $1.25 to $4.00 each way. Reduced fares are available. Rides are not guaranteed, as service depends on the availability of volunteers. Please call 3 days in advance or more if possible. Call CareConnect at 303-443-1933, ext. 407.

Berthoud Area Transportation

For transportation in and around the Berthoud area, including to and from Longmont. Call 970-532-3042.

RTD Special Discount Card

To obtain reduced bus fares, disabled individuals may obtain an RTD Special Discount Card at the Senior Center on the 2nd Monday of each month between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please bring proof of your disability, $2.00 and a photo ID. For additional information, call 303-299-2667.

What About Unhealthy Relationships
Do you worry about friends or family members who may be in unhealthy relationships, but you are not quite sure what is happening? And you aren’t sure what you can do about it? Here are some of the signs that may indicate that there are problems in a relationship: Do you observe name calling? Humiliation? Threats and coercion? Intimidation through looks or actions? Destruction of property? One partner being controlling about what the other does, who they see, or talk to? You may be looking for a place to talk about what you are seeing or experiencing, get more information about abusive relationships, and even share with others in a safe place. We are planning to begin a group next Summer and want to know if there is interest in participation. The group will be led by a professional counselor from Safe Shelter. If you have an interest, please call Ruth Waukau, 303-651-8414.

Resource Information, Programs and Services
Telephone Referral Sheet
AARP (Colorado Office) 1-866-554-5376 ACMI - Nursing Home Diversion (HCBS) 303-439-7011 Adult Day Care - Homestead 303-772-9152 Adult Protection (Report Elder Abuse) 303-441-1000 Alzheimer’s Assoc. 24-Hr Helpline 1-800-864-4404 Arthritis Foundation 303-756-8622 Audio Information Network 303-786-7777 Better Business Bureau 303-327-4500 CareConnect (615 Main St., Unit B) 303-772-2262 Caregiver Information Line 303-774-4372 Center For People With Disabilities 303-772-3250 Colorado Division of Insurance 303-894-7499 Colorado Life Trak 303-441-3646 Colorado No-Call Program 1-800-309-7041 Colorado Talking Books Library 303-727-9277 CONNECT! Information Referral 303-441-1617 Consumer Affairs (Boulder County) 303-441-3700 Dental Aid-Longmont 303-682-2619 El Comité 303-651-6125 Elder Care National Locator 1-800-677-1116 Elder Watch Fraud Hotline 1-800-222-4444 Employment Workforce Boulder County 303-651-1510 Fraud - Attorney General Hotline 1-800-222-4444 Foot Care Clinic 303-651-5224 Food Programs - Carry Out Caravan 720-864-4499 - Eldershare 303-652-1307 - Meals on Wheels 303-772-0540 - Share Colorado 1-800-933-7427 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 303-651-8414 Health Center of Integrated Therapies 303-651-5188 Health Department, Longmont 303-678-6166 Hospice Care of Boulder & Broomfield 303-449-7740 Counties Housing: Longmont Housing Authority 303-651-8581 Legal Services of Boulder County 303-449-7575 AARP Legal Services 1-888-687-2277 Lifeline 303-441-2200 Loan Closet Medical Equipment American Legion 303-776-2034 Elks 303-776-1055 Moose 303-776-4911 VFW 303-776-8590 Longmont Ending Violence (LEVI) 303-774-4534 Longmont United Hospital 303-651-5111 Long Term Care Ombudsman 303-441-1173 Low Income Energy Program (LEAP) 303-678-6023 Low Vision Group - Longmont 303-776-2959 Medicaid 303-678-6000 Medicare 1-800-633-4227 Medicare Ombudsman 303-441-1546 Mental Health Center 303-413-6263 24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line 303-447-1665 Nursing Home Monitoring 303-441-1173 OUR Center 303-772-5529 Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies 303-830-1839 Peer Counseling - Longmont 303-651-8414 Poison - Rocky Mt. Poison Control 1-800-332-3073 PrestigePLUS - Located at the Sr. Ctr. 303-651-5080 Reverse Mortgages - Boulder County 303-441-1544 Safe Shelter (was Longmont Coalition) 303-772-0432 Salud Clinic 303-776-3250 Senior Centers in the area Berthoud 970-532-2730 Boulder (East) 303-441-4150 Boulder (West) 303-441-3148 Lafayette 303-665-9052 Longmont 303-651-8411 Louisville 303-666-7400 Loveland 970-962-2783 Niwot Area Senior Resources 303-652-3850 Senior Opportunity Source 303-527-0627 Senior Reach 1-866-217-5808 Social Security (Boulder) 303-543-9492 1-800-772-1213 Stroke - Rocky Mt. Association 303-730-8800 Suicide Hotline (National) 1-800-784-2433 Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255 Transportation Access-A-Ride 303-292-6560 Berthoud Area Transportation 970-532-3049 RTD 303-299-6000 RTD Call-n-Ride (East) 303-994-3552 RTD Call-n-Ride (West) 303-994-3551 Special Transit 303-447-9636 Veteran Services - Longmont 303-776-8502 Victim Advocate - Police 303-651-8855 Weatherization 720-864-6401

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www.bouldercounty.org 303-441-1617 Boulder County Senior Housing Guide and Home Health Care Guide available at the Senior Center or online at www.co.boulder.co.us/cs/ag/resources.html

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Resource Information, Programs and Services
Información en Español Clases/Actividades que se brindan mensualmente
Clases de Ingles
Cada martes 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Clases gratis por favor regístrese con Verónica En conjunto con el Centro para Personas de Tercer Edad e Intercambio de Comunidades se ofrecen clases de inglés. Para más información llame a Verónica al 303-651-8716.

Juegué “Wii Play” con Nosotros

Cada jueves, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Venga a compartir una experiencia única. Wii” es un juego interactivo con un control remoto para mover a su personaje en la pantalla. Puede jugar al tenis, el béisbol, bochar (boliche), o el golf. Todo lo que tiene que hacer es presentarse y darse una oportunidad. La mayoría de los juegos se desarrollan de pie, moviendo el brazo y mueve todo el cuerpo de alguna manera. Eso es lo divertido. Usted está “virtualmente” en acción de juego.

Club de Conversión en Español

Se reúne cada viernes 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Si quisiera conversar en español y desarrollar amistades, anímese y acompáñenos en el Club de Español. Este grupo une a gente interesada en mejorar sus conocimientos lingüísticos y comprensión cultural. Todos son bienvenidos y es necesario tener cierto conocimiento del español. No hay conversación en inglės. Para mas información sobre recursos para Personas de la Tercer edad en la Internet vea la pagina de red www.BoulderCountyAyuda.org.

Edad de Oro

Tercer jueves de cada mes 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Acompáñenos a ser amistades y aplicar sus talentos artísticos en esta clase de arte. Para mas información llame al 303-651-8716 o 303-774-4372. En este folleto se incluye actividades de Placer y Sociales. Por ejemplo: Viajes de un Día (casinos) ........................ pagina 39 Convivió Multicultural ............................. pagina 7 Gusto Latino ................................................. pagina 32 El personal del Centro les quiere dar MUCHAS GRACIAS a todos los que ayudaron con la fiesta Vaquera especialmente a miembros de “Bailes de Mi Tierra” y “Canciones de Mi Tierra”.

Survey
What do you appreciate about the Longmont Senior Center, the newsletter The GO, and the city’s Division of Senior Services?
Please take a moment to share your thoughts with us which will help guide us in future decisions and improve upon what is already offered.
1. What do you most appreciate about the Longmont Senior Center, a focal point of services and programs for adults 55+?

2. What 3 features of The GO contribute most to your reading and understanding of what’s offered?

3. What 3 programs or services offered by the Division of Senior Services do you value the most?

4. What one thing could the Friends of the Senior Center do to increase awareness of their mission and support for the Senior Center?

5. What one thing can be done to help achieve our vision, Longmont, a vibrant community in which all age well?

6. What are the 3 most important services, programs, or opportunities offered to older adults in Longmont at the Longmont Senior Center, by the Division of Senior Services?

7. What’s one thing you would like to see done or offered more or differently?

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Thank you for your time and please drop this off at the front desk some time before December 17th. Michele Waite, Manager of Senior Services

About The Senior Center
eAlerts – This is an email alert system for community
members to receive brief email notices on various topics: Adults 55+, City Council News, Environment, Golf, Jobs, and Community Programs and Events. To sign up for this free service go to the city’s website at www.ci.longmont.co.us, click on Online Services, select Sign up for “Longmont’s Email Subscription Service” and go from there.

O h Sources of I f Other S f Information
KGUD 90.7 – listener-supported community radio, playing music with you in mind. The AARP show, called “Prime Time,” is heard every Saturday at 7:00 a.m. “Senior Moments” hosts an interview with a Senior Services staff person on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., giving information on upcoming events and activities at the Longmont Senior Center. Listen to “K-Good” throughout the week for updates and service announcements from the Senior Center. LifeLongmontLearning - a new website
offering an extensive listing of educational and civic opportunities in Longmont. Many different organizations contribute information about their activities to this site at: www.lifelongmontlearning.com

Local Channel 3 (Government Access Channel)
or Comcast Cable Channel 16.

Longmont Life - this bi-monthly newsletter is mailed to homes in Longmont. Information and More …
Off of the lobby, there is a small room that contains current magazines, information on Senior Center programs, and a place to hang your coat. Near the dining room there are a number of free publications available for pickup at the magazine rack there.

Room Temperatures
The room temperatures can vary in the building. You might consider bringing a sweater if you are going to be here for a while.

Daily Times-Call Regular Columns - thanks to
the Times-Call for generously supporting this regular news information piece: • 55 & Better column every other Saturday in the Life Section.

Handicap Parking
One of the 20 handicap parking spaces is now restricted to side-loading vans only. Please look for this sign and know that if you park there, and don’t have a side-loading van, you can be ticketed even if you have a handicap placard. Please remember to always display your handicap placard when parking in one of these spaces.

50+ Marketplace News
available at the Senior Center monthly.

Via the internet
at www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm

GO Subscription Form - 2011
If you would like the convenience of having the next issue of the GO catalog mailed to you, please complete this form and a check made payable to the City of Longmont in the amount of $1.00 for residents, $2.00 for non-residents and return it to the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

Name (Please Print) _________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________ City ______________ Zip Code _______ Phone __________________________

100-140-47701-263 Division of Senior Services Longmont Senior Center 910 Longs Peak Avenue Longmont, CO 80501

PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Longmont, CO Permit #19

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

Do you know a group that would like to hear about the Longmont Senior Center? The advisory board and staff would welcome an opportunity to come ome and visit with your group about the wonderful programs and important services that are available.

Paint-A-Thon 2011
It may seem early, but now is the time to start thinking about next summer and the possibility of having your house painted! The Paint-A-Thon program helps income qualified older adults and disabled persons s that are in need of having their home painted. Paint and supplies are provided and volunteers provide all the painting labor. To have your home considered, please call Molly McElroy at 303-651-8530 for help with an application or you may attend an information meeting (see page 29)

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