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A Quarterly Catalog of Programs & Resources for Adults 55+ in Longmont
Senior Center is Closed for
Building Maintenance July 2 – July 17
DIVISION OF SENIOR SERVICES
June, July & August, 2011
Rhythm On The River needs YOUR help
Volunteer to be part of the 300+ volunteers who make our famous Rhythm on the River celebration happen! ROTR is a zero-waste celebration of the arts, music, and nature all blended together for a memorable experience. Call Theresa at 303-651-8578 or Kari at 303-651-8495 to become a part of this community celebration by volunteering your time and talent or register online at: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rotr/index.htm.
Summer Quarter Registration:
Class and Special Events Registration Begins: Monday, May 16th
Friday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. Informaćion en Español pg. R8.
Seniors on the GO – trip to Vail, Betty Ford Gardens
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
Senior Services Staff
Senior Services is a Division of the City’s Community Services Department
Michele Waite, Manager email@example.com 303-651-8415 Theresa Schulte, Recreation Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org 303-651-8578 Kari Grotting, Program Leader/Volunteer Coord. email@example.com 303-651-8495 Ruth Waukau, LCSW, Seniors Resources Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 303-651-8414 Veronica Garcia, Seniors Resource Specialist email@example.com 303-651-8716 Saryna Mitchell, Admin. Asst., Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org 303-651-8442 Ana Sanchez, Office Assistant email@example.com 303-651-8411 Bill Micholosky, Building Maintenance 303-651-8411 William Ledesma, Building Maintenance 303-651-8411
DIVISION OF SENIOR SERVICES
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 Mori Glidewell Marietta Gonzales Joan Heckman 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 ................................................ 15 Computer Learning ....................................................... 12 Drop-in Activities ........................................................... 5 Exercise ............................................................................... 22 Friends of the Longmont Senior Center .................. 2 Get Acquainted ............................................................... 1 Health/Wellness .............................................................. 21 Lifelong Learning .......................................................... 11 Ongoing Clubs/Groups ................................................ 5 Policies & Registration Information ........................... 4 Senior Center Information ......................................... 41 Special Events ................................................................. 9 Sports & Outdoor Activities ..................................... 26 Telephone Resource Page .......................................... R7 Trips ..................................................................................... 30 Volunteer Opportunities .............................................. 39
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.
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.
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - noon
Invites You to Lunch!
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.
Join us June 2nd or August 4th 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.
2011 Board of Directors: President, Tom McCoy; Vice-President, Wilma Cocannouer; Treasurer, John Shetter; Co-treasurer, Chris Caron; Secretary, Michael Bellmont; with Randy Ahlberg, Nancy Beaudrot, Joe Busacca, Ed Evans, Jim Nason, Bob Schineller, and Glenn Wright
PO Box 313, Longmont, CO 80502 | www.friendslongmont.org Longmont has a great Senior Center! I have observed that every time I go to the Senior Center—it is always clean, neat, and active. This does not happen by chance. The Senior Center is well managed, has support from the city, and has a very involved Friends organization. The Friends, a nonprofit corporation, provide supplementary funds for facility improvements, program enhancements, and program scholarships and support many other activities (see The Friends brochure). The Friends also provide support for fund raising and managing donations given to the Friends. The Friends have an annual donation drive to raise funds, and all donations given to The Friends go to enhancements of the Senior Center. We all realize that the economy continues to be sluggish, and the recovery is very slow. The "baby boomers" are here, and the Senior Center is seeing increased use of the facility. The usage of the Senior Center averages over 8,200 seniors per month. The Longmont Senior Center management is committed to providing excellent opportunities and support to the senior community. Many of those activities are available at little to no charge to the participant. Increased usage and services provided mean that it requires more money for operations. Each of us who can contribute a little something should consider doing so whenever possible. No contribution is too small—a lot of small donations add up. Donations can be made at any time to the Friends, and there are envelopes available at the front desk for these contributions. All donations to The Friends are recognized in the Senior Services catalog, in the Donor Book, and on the Giving Tree with plaques as appropriate. We have a wonderful Senior Center. It is up to each of us to support it through donations and volunteer work. Today we have a great facility, and with your support we can make it even better as it serves the growing senior population.
From the Friends
Donations to the Friends:
Loretta Prosser Arlene Poplewko Jean Larson Patricia Blankenship Jerry and Carolyn Sue Vaughn Diane Nelson Henry Spencer Chris Caron Tom McCoy Richard and Donna Sala L.R. Wescott Jean McFadden Martha Johnsen Rebecca Johnson G. and D. Mueller Lenora Lund William and Mary Crawford Lee Frankel Ed and Connie Lehman Knitters Group/Becky Williamson K. B. Forck Fay Reynolds Donald and Diantha Alspaugh Dan and Cheryl Kapsak Raymond & Marth Allison Wilma Cocannover Norma Hatzenbuhler Helene Kaplan David & Marilyn Maxner Ed Evans Nan Cozad Bernard Morse Greg Wright Lu Wilson Linda Duell
Michael and Susan Gulizia
Thank you to all our donors for their generous giving and support of the Senior Center.
In Memory of
Colleen Young Joseph Maxner
In Honor of
Thank You Thank You
to Rich Huhman at Computer Specialists of Longmont, SeniorNet Longmont Learning Center volunteers, KII Realty, Gary Kalish, and Jo Arbuthnot for support for the computer program.
to our Dance and 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: Bayada Nurses, Dignity Care, Front Range Hospice, Hearts and Homes for Seniors, Home Helpers, Peoplehelpers, Sterling House, and the Vistas. Thanks to our Thursday Night Dance sponsors: Applewood Living Center, Guaranty Bank, Life Care Center, Rawlins Bank, The Regent, and The Vistas.
to the tax aide, AARP volunteers who worked numerous hours and took many phone calls to assist people getting their taxes and rebates filed. This is a fantastic example of volunteers really making a difference in our community. 25 volunteer contributed 1,865 hours and completed 945 tax returns .
Boulder County Property Tax Payment Drop-Off
June 13, 14, and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.
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.
Classes & Special Events begins Monday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. Trip Registration is May 20 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. It is lottery style; you must be present to register on Friday. If you miss the lottery, you may register in person, by phone, or via mail Monday through Friday at the Senior Center.
• 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 Trips section for more information about Trip Policies. • Cancellations - 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.
• 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.
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.
City of Longmont Retirees
A group of retired City of Longmont employees meet regularly. Call Gussie Sowa at 303-7762578 for meeting time and location.
Coffee in the Café
Open - 50¢ 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
Monday - Friday Mornings Coffee may be purchased through Meals on Wheels each day for 50¢ for a bottomless cup.
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.
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-as-you-can play.
Conversations and Cuisine Club
Mondays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Partners are not necessary. Individuals are rotated into games. New players are welcome. Call Dick or Dolores Gormley at 303-776-8203 for more information.
Cards and Mah jong
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.
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.
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.
Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
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. June 2 June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30 Colorado Sunshine Band Jim Ehrlich Darrell Sullivan ’50’s Dance Ray Cox Tom Yook
Grandparents Raising Grandkids
No Dances July 7 & 14 July 21 Ray Cox July 28 Harris and Harris August 4 Darrell Sullivan August 11 Tom Yook Hawiian Dance August 18 Jim Ehrlich August 25 C. C. Collier
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 (Harmonicats)
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.
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 303-8342953 for more information.
Hix-N-Chix Square Dance Club
2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center. Please call Joan Bristol at 303-678-7711 or Audrey Rowe at 303-772-7394 for information.
Friday Economic Study Group
Knit and Purl
Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Each week a specific topic is discussed, one primarily related to current economic issues. A 15-minute presentation by the topic leader is given, followed by an open discussion. Members do research and bring information for the discussion. Presenters rotate. It is open to any interested person. Richard Hanson, host.
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.
Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc.
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.
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 303-7722262 to find out about joining this group and helping to cut blocks, piece tops, or tie quilts.
Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
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.
Longmont Kiwanis Club
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, 10:00 a.m. - noon This is an ongoing drop-in group, meeting weekly: come as you can. Work on creating scrapbooks, family history journals, greeting cards, and other paper crafts. All levels of skills are welcome as we share ideas, supplies, and inspiration. 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 303-7768835 for more information.
Quilting (By Hand)
is at The Vistas of Longmont, meeting weekly!
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 Bayada Nursing, Hearts and Homes for Seniors, Dignity Care, Home Helpers, People Helpers, Front Range Hospice, Sterling House, The Vistas, and others.
Multicultural Potluck Exchange
Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Be part of an old-fashioned 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.
Join us for a potluck exchange on Wednesday, June 15; we will meet at the Boulder Senior Center at noon. Our neighboring communities of Erie, Lafayette, and Louisville will be there to enjoy great food and good conversation. Contact Veronica at 303-651-8716 if you need more information.
St. Vrain Valley Retired School Employees
This group of retired St. Vrain Valley School District employees meets quarterly. Call Will Zulauf at 303776-6330 for more information.
Saturday Potluck & Games
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.
Last Saturday of the month, noon - 4:00 p.m. Older adults meet for a potluck, cards, games, and socialization. Call Barbara Clark at 303-682-8973 or Ruth Dodds at 303-678-0502 for information.
Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Senior Center Singers
on their art. You are responsible for your own materials and supplies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several support groups are available for interested persons. Many are open for drop-in participation. See the Resource Guide for a list or call Ruth at 303651-8414.
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.
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
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.
These one-time programs provide an educational or entertaining experience.
Cultural Enrichment Program
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, but please register in advance.
"Hammering Out Human Rights:" Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations
Activity #7000.300 Date: Friday, June 17 Time: 1:30–2:00 p.m.
Dubbed "First Lady of the World" by President Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt speaks of the groundbreaking, grueling, tempestuous, and eventually triumphant development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a Magna Carta for humankind. You may be surprised to find out how important Human Rights are to your life, and to the potential longevity of the United States. This presentation begins with a monologue in-character, followed by a Q&A with “Eleanor” and then a Q&A with the scholar/presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.
on former US ambassador to Zambia, Jean Wilkowski. The title includes a 1976 quotation from Henry Kissinger, who threatened to fire Wilkowski because he claimed she was not doing her job. This presentation will argue that not only did she do her job well, but that she thereby set the stage for a major improvement in US/Zambia relations and opened the door for future women in US foreign relations. After capping off her 30year career in the Foreign Service as ambassador to Zambia, Wilkowski has remained active to this day working in education and in the private sector. In 2008, at the age of 89, she published her memoirs. Quite a lady! Professor Andy has taught full-time at FRCC since 1998, and also teaches parttime at the University of Colorado. His research specialty is US relations with southern Africa, and the influence of racial issues, but he has recently taken an interest in the contributions by women. His publications include a book on US/ Zimbabwe relations, a biography of Andrew Young, and an article about Congresswoman Frances Bolton. Professor Andy lives in Longmont with his wife, Heather, their two children, and their niece.
"She’s Going To Do It Within 24-hours Or She’s Going To Be Hung": Ambassador Jean Wilkowski and US/Zambia Relations, 1972–1976
Activity # 7001.300 Date: Friday, August 5 Time: 2:30–3:15 p.m.
Dr. Andy DeRoche (lead instructor for history), history instructor at Front Range Community College in Longmont, will present his research
You Be the Judge
Events at the Senior Center:
Sister Cities Ambassador Program: International Party, Fiesta, パーティー
Activity # 7003.300 Wednesday August 10, 2:00–4:00 p.m. No matter what your native language is … come and enjoy a little entertainment by the ambassador students from Longmont; Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico; and Chino, Japan; and our own senior harmonica band, the "Harmonicats," and the Drummers. Then sample some traditional appetizers made by the students and enjoy a refreshing root beer float while visiting with the kids about their experiences here or their hometowns, which are our sister cities abroad.
Activity # 7002.300 Wednesday June 15, 1:00–4:00 p.m. The way we perceive people and their actions affects our ability to communicate with and relate to them. Come to this conversational gathering to find out about our tendencies as human beings and ways to move beyond what meets the eye. We are hosting a compassionate conversation with facilitator Bill De La Cruz and a group of young people; join us for an enlightening opportunity.
Summer Concerts at the Museum
400 Quail Road, (303) 651-8374 Wednesdays, starting at 7:00 p.m. June 22 June 29 July 6 July 20 July 27 August 17 Hillbilly Hellcats Indian Plains Dancers Dixieland 101st Army Band Juice O’ the Barley Southern Exposure Halden Wolford and the High Beams
Events In The Community
June 10 June 24 July 1 July 29 August 12
Summer Downtown Fridays
4th & Kimbark, (303) 651-8484 Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Funkiphino Kelly J The Receders Flash Cadillac Moses Jones
Summer Concerts in the Park
Roosevelt Park, Longs Peak and 8th Ave, (303) 651-8404 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. June 14 June 28 July 12 July 26 The Indulgers Kutandara Lucky Me Rebecca Folsom
Adult Summer Programs at the Library
409 – 4th Ave, (303) 651-8470 Thursdays, starting at 7:00 p.m. June 16 July 28 August 18 The Nazi State 1933-1938, presented by Professor Mary Ann Grim Civil War Ghosts & Legends, Brian Fox portraying Mathias Stritt Meet the Author: Craig Childs (held at Central Presbyterian Church, across from the library)
4th of July Concert in the Park
Outdoor Cinema in Thompson Park
4th & Bross, (303) 651-8404 Saturdays, movies start at dusk July 16 July 23 July 30 Shrek III How To Train Your Dragon Raiders of the Lost Ark
Thompson Park, 4th & Bross St, (303) 651-8404 Monday, July 4, starting at noon Longmont Symphony Orchestra
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Arts/Creative Pursuits
Creative Writing Rubber Stamping for Beginners and Beyond
Activity # 7202.300 Date: Tuesday, August 2 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $10.50 resident, $12.50 non-resident Summertime and the stampin’ is easy! However, it’s not too early to start thinking about those holiday cards. We will complete 3 anytime of the year projects during this two-hour workshop. All the materials are included in your class fee. Pat Journeay has been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator and teacher for eight years. Sign up early for this popular class.
Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 and August 3 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: Free Bring your pencils, paper, and muse. Meet with other writers to work on specific topics as well as your own personal projects. This is an informal group, led by Alice Thompson; contact her at 720849-4654 for more information. If there is enough interest, this group will continue monthly through the year, on the first Monday of the month.
Pen & Ink Drawing
Activity # 7204.300 Dates: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $24.00 resident, $29.00 non-resident ($5.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class) Learn how to create beautiful pen and ink drawings using a crow quill pen and bottled inks. We will learn all the techniques of shading only using line, such as cross hatching, and stippling. We will do full color drawings using colored ink with a crow quill pen. Other types of pens, such as rapidigraphs, and other fine point pens will be explored. Your instructor, Donna Clement, is a botanical illustrator creating artwork for Botanical Interests seed packages.
Beginning Drawing Made Easy
Activity# 7203.300 Dates: Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23,30 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $30.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident ($5.00 material fee payable to the instructor the first day of class) Anybody can draw; it’s just a matter of learning to see like an artist. You will learn this by way of some fun drawing exercises. You will learn about negative space, contour drawing, perspective, and shading in different ways. By the end of class, you will have the ability to draw anything you wish. Your instructor, Donna Clement, is a botanical illustrator creating artwork for Botanical Interests seed packages.
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Longmont Studio Tour Artist Workshops
These workshops are brought to the community by the Longmont Studio Tour. The classes are free, no experience is necessary, all supplies are included, and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes. Cost: FREE, but please register.
Workshop #1–Creativity with Pastels
Activity # 7002.300 Date: Monday, June 20 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Artist: Diane Wood. Come and join me for a fun morning of creativity with pastels. If you have a favorite photo, bring it. I will also be bringing some props to paint from.
Workshop #2–Hands-On Watercolor and Sumi Ink
Activity # 7002.301 Date: Monday, July 25 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Artist: Barbara Middleton. Express your creative spirit through water media.
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 May 16 at the Senior Center. Coaches will be available to assist at the Senior Center with class selection on May 16 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
There are no Friday Workshops during the Summer.
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 Friday July 1 or Friday July 8 ****
Friday Computer Lab Schedule
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Introduction to Computers I
File Management for Windows 7
$25.00 $15.00 $40.00 $15.00 $25.00 $15.00
ACTIVITY # DAYS/TIME
7600.300 7601.300 7602.300 7603.300 7604.300 7605.300
Introduction to Computers II
Digital Camera Basics Windows 7 File Management for Windows XP
June Tues/Thur 7,9,14,16 1:30-3:30p.m. June Mon/Wed 27,29 1:30-3:30p.m July Mon/Wed 11,13,18,20, 25,27 1:30-3:30p.m. August Mon/Wed 1,3 1:30-3:30p.m. August Tues/Thur 1:30-3:30p.m. 9,11,16,18 August Tues/Thur 1:30-3:30p.m. 23,25
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.
Digital Camera Basics
This 2-session course is designed for the new digital camera owner. You will learn the basic terminology and the basic features of your camera using your manual. Topics covered will include setting, auto, scene modes, movies, timers, burst, continuous.
File Management Using Windows 7—Where Is My Stuff? NEW
For the Windows 7 user, let us help you find your stuff. 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 7 is required. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or preapproval by the instructor.
This 4-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 preapproval by the instructor.
Introduction to Computers II
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 to save and manage your data files, how to send and receive email, and how to access and search the Internet. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers I course or preapproval by the instructor.
File Management Using Windows XP—Where Is My Stuff?
For the Windows XP user, let us help you find your stuff. 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 XP is required. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or pre-approval by the instructor.
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs General Interest
Are You Living Your Bumper Sticker Life?
Activity # 7207.300 Date: Wednesday, June 22 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident
Doing Business with Contractors
Activity # 7205.300 Date: Wednesday June 8 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: FREE, registration required
Do you want to make some home improvements, but hiring a contractor seems intimidating? Do you know what to ask? What is required on the contractor’s part, or what to expect from them? Learn how to make good decisions regarding hiring for home improvements. City employee Randy Kee, who works with the economic development department, wants to share with you information you should know.
If you made up your own bumper sticker that reads, "I’d rather be …" what would it say? When’s the last time you did that fun thing? Why aren’t you doing it more? How many bumper stickers can you live? This workshop focuses on you and your "I’d rather be …" bumper sticker passions and joys, how to bring them into your life more, and strategies to live life more fully and have more fun creating the quality of life you desire! Instructor Kim Wolinski
How to Declutter and Downsize for an Easier to Maintain Life!
Activity # 7208.300 Date: Wednesday, July 20 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident There are plenty of reasons to downsize, but if you’re not doing it in a timely manner it can really take a toll on you and your family. Learn the Top 9 Reasons to Let Go of Your Stuff Now; find out how to move and where to put your stuff, and learn how this can all be less painful and actually an enjoyable experience! Instructor Kim Wolinski
The 5 Reasons You Are Who You Are, and How to Change Them
Activity # 7206.300 Date: Thursday, June 9 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident
It’s easy to blame our present life on past experiences—that’s a partly valid story—but to realize how these events and experiences can be released, shifted, and transformed to reclaim your life today is a much more important story! Learn how to unlock the doors and blast the blocks that keep you in ruts or stuck in some areas of life. We’ll do beliefand behavior-changing exercises in class that you can use immediately. Instructor Kim Wolinski.
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13 Tips for Reducing Forgetfulness
Activity # 7209.300 Date: Thursday, July 28 Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident What can you do to reduce forgetfulness? Is there any connection among clutter, organization, and forgetfulness? Is forgetfulness affecting your productivity? Get answers to these questions and a lot of sound advice on reducing forgetfulness. You’ll learn two powerful recommendations for improving your memory. If you’ve been struggling with forgetfulness, then this is a must. Instructor Kim Wolinski
AARP Driver Safety Class
What Happy People Know and the 7 Myths of Happiness
Activity # 7210.300 Date: Wednesday, August 3 Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon Fee: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident
What makes you happy? The Mythology of Happiness is the holy grail of daily living and a satisfying life. Finding the gold of happiness at the end of our daily rainbow motivates almost everything we do. No other subject has generated more books, gurus, and seminars—"happiness"— real, authentic, genuine happiness. Dispel the Myths of Happiness to allow your true happiness to make itself known in your daily life imm e diately. Learn the one question that will stir your passion for what you love again. Instructor Kim Wolinski
AARP’s unique and newly condensed format of one HALF DAY session is designed to sharpen driving knowledge and skills and to develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing, reaction time, and other elements that relate to our abilities to be safe drivers. 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 and registration. This class is taught by AARP Volunteer Max Fuller. Wednesday June 8, noon – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, noon – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, noon – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, noon – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, noon – 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, noon – 4:30 p.m.
A Firefighter’s Perspective: Fire Safety & Fall Prevention
Activity # 7211.300 Date: Thursday, June 16 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $1.00 resident, $1.00 non-resident
We will have the Longmont Fire Department here to teach a class on safety from fire in your home. And, preventing falls in your home, because they are the first ones there to pick you up. A whole crew of firefighters will be here!! Don’t miss it!!
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Humanities/Cultural
Alive in Nature!
Activity # 7212.300 Date: Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: $35.00 resident, $42.00 non-resident (includes materials) Remember when you were a kid; how inquisitive and tuned-in you were to the natural world around you? You felt like you were a part of it all! As we age and experience loss, both physical and emotional, our world can seem smaller and perhaps less inviting. Yet it is this same natural world that we loved as kids that can be a continued source of strength and excitement to our older self. This class will help you to sharpen all of your senses, hone your observation skills, and learn to be more in the present moment. After all, "the now" is where it’s all happening. We’ll explore our local parks as inspiration and do hands-on activities such as build a terrarium, create and learn to use a nature observation journal, and actively explore our local outdoor environments. You will rediscover that sense of excitement, curiosity, connection, and understanding of how you and nature are inseparable. You will be mostly outdoors with some classroom time. Prepare for walking (in Roosevelt and Thompson Parks), weather, observing and being active outdoors by bringing a small bag or backpack, comfortable shoes, rain gear, hat, binoculars, sunscreen, water, snacks, small notebook, and pen. Barbara Schwendler has been teaching adults in non-traditional settings for more than 30 years. She has taught many experiential (hands-on) environmental education classes and loves to share her passion of nature.
Palmistry by Myrna Lou
Activity # 7213.300 Date: Tuesday, June 7 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $3.00 non-resident Everything that can be seen in a hand can be analyzed. Hear about her experiences, and if you care to, you can stay for a private reading following the program. Cost for a fiveminute reading is $5.00, payable to Myrna Lou.
Activity # 7214.300 (June 7, 14, 21, 28) Activity # 7214.301 (July 19, 26) Activity # 7214.302 (August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) June Cost: $28.00 resident, $33.00 non-resident July Cost: $14.00 resident, $17.00 non-resident August Cost: $35.00 resident, $42.00 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. Drumming offers many health benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving circulation, reducing stress, producing endorphins, and causing right/left brain stimulation. You may bring your own djembe drum, or one will be provided for you.
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Exhibition Presentation: John James Audubon at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center
Activity # 7215.300 Date: Friday, August 5 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Cost: Free, but please register
64 prints from Audubon’s original 1838 magnum opus, The Birds of America, the exhibition explores the distinctive detail, color, and composition that have made these drawings internationally renowned. Jessup’s presentation will include historical information, images from the work at the museum, and tips for getting the most out of your visit to the exhibition.
Join Longmont Museum and Cultural Center Director Wesley Jessup for a presentation about the museum’s current special exhibition: John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist. Featuring
New to Medicare? Easy Rider– Seniors on the Move on RTD
Activity # 7219.300 Dates: Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10.00 payable to the instructor at class. Seniors on the Move, a transportation initiative of Special Transit’s Easy Rider program, offers group classroom instruction and a field trip to help older adults learn how to get around using RTD buses. Susan Unger, Special Transit’s Trainer, will walk you through the fundamentals of bus travel in class the first day, followed by a field trip the second day. Increase your transportation options using affordable, convenient public transportation.
Activity # 7216.300 (Monday, June 20) Activity # 7217.300 (Monday, July 18) Activity # 7218.300 (Monday, August 15) Date: 3rd Monday of every month Time: 10:00 a.m. – 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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Bill Paying Help
Activity # 7220.300 Date: Wednesday, August 17 Time: 9:00–10:00 a.m. Cost: Free, but please register Are you frustrated by bills piling up, sorting through mounds of mail, deciphering your medical bills— all those things that require patience and time and organization? We’d like to help. The Senior Center has a Bill Payer Program, sponsored by the AARP Foundations Money Management Program for seniors, geared to help you restore order while you maintain control of your finances. Please join us at this information session where we will give more details and answer your questions.
Wellness & Health Education
Activity # 7800.300 Dates: Thursdays, June 2–30 (5 sessions) Time: 10:00–11:15 a.m. Cost: $30.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident When we relate to our present moments with curiosity, gentleness, and mindfulness, we have the opportunity to re-connect with the part of ourselves which is natural and basic. The practice of sitting meditation is a way to ease distractions and regain a wholesome sense of our own nature. In this class we learn and practice sitting and walking meditation and
have a short discussion. We will bring our attention to our body, breath, sounds, and thoughts without trying to accomplish a task. As we begin to relax, and accept our body, mind, and emotions, then we experience the simplicity of just being. When we practice meditation regularly, we can then return to our world with a bigger perspective and appreciation of the small moments of our lives such as glances at the mountains or a fresh breeze on our face. We find ourselves more at ease, accepting of change and even sleeping more deeply.
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
PrestigePLUS Summer 2011 Programs
Call 303-651-5080 for further information; 303-651-8411 to register.
The Care and Feeding of Your Body, Mind, & Soul: A Summer Series
Tuning in to Your Inner Music
Activity # 7801.300 Date: Wednesday, June 15 Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon Cost: $20.00
Easy, Economical Homecooking: The Kitchen Is Your Friend!
Activity # 7803.300 Date: Monday, July 18 Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am Cost: FREE, registration required
What better way to start off the summer than by discovering your inner song? This workshop will get you in touch with the music of your soul; teach you how to express ideas, feelings, and aspirations through song; and allow you to experience the incredible diversity of music through sharing with other participants. Everyone has songs to express, and no formal training in music is required. Bob Atchley has written and recorded more than forty songs and is an experienced performer. He has led song-writing workshops for groups ranging from young children to seniors.
What You Wanted to Know About Food, but Were Afraid to Ask!
Activity # 7802.300 Date: Monday, June 27 Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, registration required
Are you tired of processed foods, but have limited money and energy to prepare healthy home-cooked meals, especially if you live alone? Victor Skaggs, "Master Ager," and Jane Crawford M.S. LAc. are here to share some tips for creating healthy, quick meals. After his wife died, Victor discovered that he could lean away from "Lean Cuisine" and provide much healthier alternatives for himself. Jane will be adding her nutritional two cents and her own experience of cooking economically and quickly. She will also discuss organic vs. nonorganic options, when to use vitamins, and her top five recommendations for dietary supplements. Victor Skaggs was a pastor and administrator for 40 years. Now in his 90’s, he was a caregiver for his wife, has survived multiple medical challenges himself, and is still going strong thanks to his self-care skills. Jane has a Masters in Nutrition and is the lead Acupuncturist at the Health Center of Integrated Therapies.
• Do you know what 450 calories of candy looks like compared to 450 calories of strawberries and how many calories you should eat per day? • If you eat a Big Mac, how long do you need to be on an elliptical or walk to work off those calories? • How much sugar and fat is really in that fancy coffee you drink each morning? Cindy Holcomb Krafft will tackle these and other questions to demystify the relationship between what we consume and how it affects our wellbeing. Cindy is the Fitness Coordinator for the City of Longmont and the President of the Aquatic and Fitness Professional Association International. She has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry and holds numerous certifications. Cindy is also a trained SilverSneakers® instructor.
Hopeology™: On the Road to Wellness
Activity # 7804.300 Date: Tuesday, August 9 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Cost: FREE, registration required
Six years ago, Anne Garcia McCullough was living with a debilitating disease—legally blind, walking with a cane or walker, problems with speech. She has since gone from a wheelchair to a Red-Black belt in Muay Thai Kick Boxing and is now strong in every way. She is the powerful proof that what we eat, think, and say makes a difference in our spiritual,
Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
emotional, and physical well-being. Anne and Maura Ellis Youle, who helped facilitate this transformation, will share the story of Anne’s journey from despair and illness to full health and inspire us all to stretch ourselves to greater health and well-being. Having recovered from the chronic, crippling condition, Anne refers to herself as a "recovering attorney". Maura teaches Yoga & Reiki in Longmont.
Growing Great Food and Healthy Communities
Activity # 7805.300 Date: Monday, August 22 Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, registration required
The Longmont Farmers Market is excited to join the Longmont Senior Center for another seasonal harvest celebration. We have new farmers joining us this year and are especially excited to have our very own Chef Deb return to help our customers experience the fabulous world of culinary arts! In this program, you will also learn about the Boulder County Local Food Network. We are working diligently with our community partners to bring local farm-raised foods, nutrition education, and affordability to our community. Please join us for another local food and farm event at the Longmont Senior Center!
More learning opportunities throughout the community can be found at Life Longmont Learning website: www.lifelongmontlearning.com
Advance Directives Workshops
Activity # 7807.300 Friday, June 10 Activity # 7808.300 Friday, August 12 Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Share The Care: It Takes A Community
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 yourself, as well as 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. Facilitated by Peggy Arnold, M.A., Program Coordinator of PrestigePLUS.
Activity # 7806.300 Date: Monday, August 1 Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Cost: $1.00 residents, $2.00 non-residents Long ago, we all lived in intergenerational homes— natural communities where people all contributed to make everyone feel safe and supported. These days we also look in different places to create those partnerships and bonds. SHARE THE CARE is a model of community that respects the choices of both the people receiving help and those who can pitch in to help during a challenging time. In this conversation, we’ll talk about the possibilities of creatively designing an elder community that helps us stay in charge of our lives. The conversation will be led by Kim Mooney of Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
Health & Wellness Services
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
See page 1 for more information.
2nd & 4th Mondays Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon WALK-IN - OPEN TO ALL NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! 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.
offered at PrestigePLUS:
The following Therapeutic Services are currently
• Massage Therapy/Chair Massage • CranioSacral Therapy • Maya Abdominal Massage • Oncology 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.
First Monday of each month Time: 9:00 – 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
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Come find out about PrestigePLUS and what we can offer you. Meetings are the first Friday of each month. Call us for details at 303-651-5080.
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.
Meet the newest PrestigePlus staff member Renita Henson.
Renita has been an RN since 1981. She’s available for clinics two Mondays a month from 8 a.m. to noon, and for general health questions and information through the month. Renita also does wellness consults and is starting a Care Transitions program designed to help people stay out of the hospital.
Health & Wellness Services
Acupuncture for Destressing Clinics
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Foot Care Clinic
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Wednesdays Drop-In from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. $15.00 per session $10.00 per session for PrestigePLUS members
2nd & 4th Fridays Noon–4:45 p.m. $45.00 for 1st assessment $30.00 for follow-up visits
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 the body, 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.
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.
Advance Planning Assistance Services
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.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Aerobic Fitness Class
Originally developed in China as a way to promote health, Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that has existed for some 2,000 years. The slow graceful and gentle movements promote flexibility, reduce stress, and improve balance and stamina, memory, and coordination. Jennifer Boschert has specially trained in Tai Chi for Arthritis.
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 improving your health.
Aerobic Fitness Feldenkrais Method® Easy Movement Essentrics No classes June 8, month of July or Aug. 31 Pilates
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Mon./Wed./Fri. 8:00–9:00 a.m. Tuesdays 10:00–11:00 a.m. Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 p.m. Mondays 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesdays 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 8:00–9:00 a.m. Tues. & Thurs. 9:15–10:15 a.m. Mondays 2:00–3:00 p.m. Wednesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Wednesdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesdays 1:30–2:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed. 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Ongoing Class June 7–28 July 19–26 Aug. 2–30 June 1–29 Aug. 3–24 June 6–27 July 18–25 Aug. 1–29 June 1–29 July 20–27 Aug. 3–31 June 2–30 July 5–28 Aug. 2–30
$32 for 18 classes $18 for 10 classes $28 (R) $33(NR) $14 (R) $17 (NR) $35 (R) $42 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $29 (R) $35 (NR) $15 (R) $18 (NR) $36 (R) $43 (NR) $36 (R) $43 (NR) $15 (R) $18 (NR) $36 (R) $43 (NR) $27 (R) $33 (NR) $24 (R) $29 (NR) $21 (R) $35 (NR) $27 (R) $33 (NR) $24 (R) $29 (NR) $21 (R) $35 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $14 (R) $17 (NR) $35 (R) $42 (NR) $35 (R) $42 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $28 (R) $33(NR) $40 (R) $48 (NR) $16 (R) $19 (NR) $40 (R) $48 (NR) $32 for 18 classes $18 for 10 classes $20 (R) $24 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $25 (R) $30 (NR)
Pilates Senior Conditioning St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Strength Training St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Yoga—Active Adults Gentle Yoga (beginner) St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Wu Tai Chi Zumba Line Dance Tai Chi for Arthritis
No class Aug. 16 & 18
No class Aug. 16 & 18
June 2–30 July 5–28 Aug. 2–30
No Class Aug. 17
June 6–27 July 18–25 Aug. 1–29 June 1–29 July 6–27 Aug. 3–31 June 1–29 July 20–27 Aug. 3–31 On Going
June 7–28 July 19–26 Aug. 2–30 June 6–29 August 1–31
This class combines movement from classical stretching, yoga, and Pilates to create a low-impact and non-aerobic program, with an emphasis on stretching and lengthening muscles, creating toned, balanced muscles and movements. It will help you with flexibility, balance, and strength; it will improve your posture and increase muscle tone. You will work from standing positions as well as from the floor on a mat. Join Heather Corey, who is certified in "Essentrics," and find a new way to put some pep in your step.
Feldenkrais Method®— Easy Movement
Would you like to regain flexibility, improve your balance and 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 or 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.
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.
"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 high blood pressure and cholesterol, manage stress, 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.
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 and 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.
Increase bone mass and muscle strength and reduce the risk of osteoporosis with a training program that will teach you to improve your strength, balance, and 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.
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.
New to the Longmont Recreation Center
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
(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.
The City of Longmont, Longmont Recreation Center is pleased to announce that it is now part of SilverSneakers® The Fitness program is designed for Medicare participants with select insurance plans. Please stop by the Longmont Recreation Center front desk to check SilverSneakers® eligibility. The program includes facility amenities and group fitness classes as well as unlimited access for daily admission to the Longmont recreation Center. Find out more by calling 303-774-4718. SilverSneakers® group exercise classes offer you the best opportunity to stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. Our signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and taught by specially trained, certified instructors. SilverSneakers®Muscular Strength & Range of Motion (MSROM) Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Location: Longmont Recreation Center Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. SilverSneakers®YogaStretch YogaStretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Location: Longmont Recreation Center Days/Times: Sundays 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
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.
Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-akind fitness program that energizes you. The goal is simple: we want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. You can achieve long-term benefits with these routines that feature interval training sessions of fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combined, which tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class!
Sports/Outdoors Drop in Sports
Badminton Table Tennis
Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 9:15 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: 50¢ per session Join other table tennis enthusiasts for some friendly competition. Equipment provided.
Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 9:15 – 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.
Two courts available at the Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road Mondays, 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.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Drop in for tennis on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pratt Park, located at the intersection of Baylor and Ithaca Streets. Beginning, advanced, and "rusty" tennis players are invited to join the casual, senior open play program. No registration fees, just head out to the courts for a game or two with other older tennis enthusiasts.
Colorado Rocky Mountain Senior Games presented by Humana, in Greeley, Colorado, on June 8–12
The Rocky Mountain Senior Games (RMSG) is a state-wide athletic festival for adults age 50 and over. Sports include archery, badminton, basketball, bocce ball, bowling, cycling, dance, disc golf, golf, horseshoes, power walking, racquetball, road race, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, technical race walk, rowing, tennis, track & field, trap shoot, skeet shoot, 8-ball, 9-ball, horseshoes, pickleball, triathlon, and weight lifting. For registration and more information: http://www.greeleygov.com/RMSG/
Sports/Outdoors Organized Sport Leagues
Volleyball Senior Golf Association
Calling all volleyball players! The Colorado Senior Volleyball Association begins the fall leagues on September 7. This league is for senior (age 50+) coed volleyball teams throughout the Front Range metro area. If you are interested in joining a team in the Colorado Association of Senior Volleyball, teams will be practicing on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Longmont Recreation Center. Matches are hosted on Wednesday afternoons, at home and throughout the Front Range. Call Theresa for more information, 303-651-8578 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING to be held on Monday, July 18th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. At this time team assignments will be discussed and team registrations completed.
Activity # 7920.200 Cost: $16.00 resident, $19.00 non-resident This is a great way to get out and play 9 holes of golf with other senior golfers at Sunset Golf Course on Friday mornings. All levels of golfers are welcome; NO GHIN number required. This fun, non-competitive, weekly group continues through October 2011.
Each City golf course offers a special day just for Seniors! Rates include green fee and golf cart. Twin Peaks 303-651-8401 Senior Monday 18 holes $23; 9 holes $14 Sunset 303-651-8466 Senior Tuesday 18 holes $16; 9 holes $11 Ute Creek 303-774-4342 Senior Wednesday 18 holes $29; 9 holes $17
We have 3 teams participating in the Colorado Senior Softball Association this year! We hope you’ll come out to Garden Acres ballpark on select Monday and Wednesday mornings to cheer them on. Game schedules are available at the front desk. Also, if you are interested in playing in the off-season or next year, this is a good opportunity to see the level of play and get to know some of the players.
For those of you interested in outdoor walks, but not at the pace or level of hikes, this may be a perfect alternative for you. We will visit various scenic locations for a slower-paced, more casual outdoor experience. However, this is an outdoor experience, and all walkers are responsible for staying with the group and bringing and carrying your own equipment (e.g., water, food). The walks will last approximately 2 to 3 hours and will include eating outdoors. If you are unsure about your ability to participate, please attend the Hiking & Mountain Walk Information Meeting or call Kari at 303-651-8495. We also have a newsletter with additional information. Day: Tuesdays Check-in: 7:15 a.m. Depart: 7:30 a.m. Return: approx 1:30 p.m. (depending on location) Cost per walk: $7.00 resident, $9.00 non-resident. For a full refund, cancel 3 business days prior to the hike.
Hiking & Mountain Walks Information Meeting
Activity# 7900.300 Day: Thursday, June 2 Time: 8:00–9:00 a.m. Cost: FREE
If you are new to the Longmont Senior Services hiking program or would like to know the difference between our hiking and mountain walks, please join us. It is important for the safety and comfort of all participants to be as prepared as possible for these outdoor activities, so we hope you’ll join us. We will share information about the programs, talk about equipment and supplies, and answer questions you may have.
June 28–Lily Lake
Activity # 7921.300 Beginning Elevation: 8,930 feet
July 26–Sprague Lake and Bear Lake**
Activity # 7922.300 Beginning Elevation: 9,400 feet ** In Rocky Mountain National Park; you will need a pass, or you can pay a one-day fee.
August 23–Jean Lunning Trail/Long Lake
Activity # 7923.300 Beginning Elevation: 10,500 feet
A variety of hiking destinations with different skill levels has been planned. All hikers are responsible for bringing and carrying their own gear: water/ drink, food, clothing, and equipment. Hikers are also responsible for staying with the group and being able to maintain a pace appropriate to the rating. Mileage is approximate and represents the entire distance. The hike locations may be changed based on unforeseen conditions (i.e., weather, construction). Return time may vary according to location, weather, pace, and trail conditions. Prior to hiking, be sure to check with your physician before starting this program and make sure you are in good health. Hiking, especially at higher elevations, can be strenuous. If you have questions about your conditioning or endurance level, we encourage you to begin with an easy hike. You may also call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more help. Please note: we have created our own rating system. For more complete information please consult our Hiking Newsletter. It includes our rating system, equipment suggestions, and extra tidbits. Day: Thursdays June–Check-in: 7:45 a.m./Depart: 8:00 a.m. July & August–Check-in: 7:00 a.m. Depart: 7:15 a.m. Return: approx 2:30 p.m. Cost per hike: $7.00 resident, $9.00 non-resident Cost for Aug 11 hike: $10.00 resident, $12.00 nonresident. For a full refund, cancel 3 business days prior to the hike.
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Tenderfoot, Rangeview/Ute Loops Goshawk Ridge/Fowler Trail Green Mountain West Ridge Deer Mountain Little Horseshoe Park White Ranch Emerald Lake ** Caribou Ranch Blue Lake Deserted Village Alpine Visitor Center to Poudre Lake/Milner Pass **
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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 if it is last minute and the Senior Center is closed, you may give your ticket to a person of your choice. Please call 303-651-8442, if you do so.
Friday May 20, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 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.
RTD SeniorRide to Wendesday Evening Rockies Games
RTD will offer transportation from the Longmont Senior Center to Coors Field for the following Rockies games: May 25, June 29, July 20, August 17, and September 7. The bus will depart the Senior Center 90 minutes before game time and will leave Coors Field 30 minutes after the game ends. The round trip fare is $5.00 for ages 65 and older or $10.00 for all other passengers. As a participant on these trips, you are responsible for purchasing your tickets, and you are going as an independent traveler. Call SeniorRide at 303-299-6503 for more information.
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 minibus.
Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant, Northglenn
Activity # 8010.300 Activity # 8013.300 Activity # 8015.300 Tuesday, August 2 Tuesday, August 9 Tuesday, August 16
Famous Dave’s BBQ–Thornton
Activity # 8001.300 Activity # 8002.300 Activity # 8005.300
Tuesday, June 7 Tuesday, June 14 Tuesday, June 21
Famous Dave’s serves up award-winning barbeque ribs and hickory-smoked meats in a casual, familyfriendly atmosphere where dining is meant to be fun and delicious. Lunch specials start at $7.00, and you have so many choices it will make you shake your head. 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 minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: May 20; cancel by Wed. prior to the trip date for full refund.
When you enter the nearly 20,000 square foot building, which has been transformed into a “Tuscany Villa,” you will be seated within one of five unique dining rooms. Your server will take your drink request and then the experience begins. ... You will find yourself roaming throughout a piazza where you can taste the various regions of Italy and experience the flavors of as many items as you choose, as often as you like. Don’t forget to visit the bakers for dessert or the gelato station for 12 flavors of your favorite ice cream. Lunch costs $6.99 plus taxes, tip. Check-in: 10:45 a.m. Depart: 11:00 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: May 20; cancel by Wed. prior to the trip date for full refund.
Fortune Valley Casino, Central City
Activity # 8000.300 Date: Monday, June 6 Visit Central City’s largest casino—with over 800 slots, live poker, craps, roulette, and blackjack, Fortune Valley offers tons of gambling excitement. 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, casino discounts, and transportation. Sign up: Begins May 20; cancel by May 25, for full refund.
Lady Luck Casino, Black Hawk
Activity # 8017.300 Date: Wednesday, August 17
Lady Luck Casino features over 500 of the most exciting and loose slot machines in Colorado! From penny to high limit machines, you’re sure to find your favorite game in your luckiest denominations. Take a chance on some of our more popular video poker games, such as Double Down Stud, Triple Play, Double Bonus Poker, and more! The casino package includes cash back after a minimum of points reached on their players’ slot card, and a lunch discount. 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 May 20; cancel by July 14, for full refund.
Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk
Activity # 8007.300 Date: Tuesday, July 19
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, and craps to 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 May 20; cancel by July 14, for full refund.
Coffee and Conversation: John J. Audubon
Activity # 8003.300 Date: Friday, June 17 The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center invites you to an enjoyable morning of art, coffee, and conversation in conjunction with our special summer exhibition, John J. Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist (June 4–September 18). Museum Director Wesley Jessup will make a brief presentation and answer your questions about this American master’s life and his incredible body of work that focuses on the birds of North America. This casual event will take place in the museum classroom, where coffee and pastries will be provided. Participants are welcome to walk through the gallery following the presentation, where staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the work. Check-in: 9:00 a.m. Depart: 9:15 a.m. Return: 12:00 p.m. Cost: $9.00 resident, $11.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services Minibus Includes: Trip escort, snacks, presentation, entrance to exhibit, and transportation Sign-up: Begins May 20; cancel by June 10, for full refund.
Carousel of Happiness
Activity # 8004.300 Date: Friday, June 17 The Carousel of Happiness, in Nederland, is an outpost of simple joy. It’s a place where adults can recapture carefree moments of their youth, and young people can take their first spin on living history. The 36 carousel animals were born of the carver’s imagination—a labor of love that took 22 years. He designed and carved each of them from basswood and decorated them with acrylic paint using techniques employed by carousel carvers for more than a century. The collection includes a horse, pig, gorilla, dolphin, dragonboar, giraffe, and an assortment of other whimsical surprises. Bring your camera—who knows when you’ll have another chance to ride a dolphin! Your day will also include a guided tour and ride on the carousel. Afterwards you’ll have time to wander downtown and eat at one of the restaurants. We’ll have a map available. (Costs are on your own. You may bring your own food, if you prefer.) This is an outdoor trip to Nederland at 8,233ft. elevation, so dress comfortably and appropriate to the weather. Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Depart: 8:45 a.m. Return: 2:30 p.m. Cost: $29.00 resident, $35.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, guided tour, carousel ride, and transportation Sign-up: Begins May 20; cancel by June 10, for full refund. Check in: 11:30 a.m. Depart: 11:45 a.m. Return: 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50.00 resident, $60.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins May 20; cancel by June 15, for full refund.
Activity # 8006.300 Date: Wednesday, June 22 (Arvada Center) Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Music and Lyrics. It was 1962 ... JFK was in the White House ... John Glenn was in orbit ... Cadillacs had fins ... Beehives were in ... And girls really knew how to tease! Broadway’s big fat musical comedy is high energy: full of songs that make you rock in your seat and a story that makes you cheer for the underdogs.
Baseball—Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves
Activity # 8008.300 Date: Thursday, July 21 "Take me out to the ball game" … you know the tune; get ready to sing during the seventh inning stretch and cheer the Rockies to victory. Seats are located in section 117, in the shade on the first base side, approximately 6 steps down to the seats. Sorry, no handicap or wheelchair seating available on this trip; you will have to be able to go up and down stairs. Check in: 11:10 a.m. Depart: 11:20 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $31.00 resident, $37.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Tickets, trip escort, and transportation Sign up: Begins May 20; cancel by July 14, for full refund.
Real Pirates Exhibit, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Activity # 8011.300 Date: Thursday, August 4 The classical age of piracy comes to life in the exhibition Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. You’ll discover the perils and privileges of pirate life as you explore more than 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Whydah—the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters. You may also have time for an Imax film or lunch, depending on how you spend your time. Check-in: 7:45 a.m. Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $38.00 resident, $45.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Ticket to museum and Imax, trip escort, and transportation Sign Up: Begins May 20; cancel by July 29 for a full refund.
Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour
Activity # 8009.300 Date: Friday, July 29 Banjo Billy’s bus tour gives a 90-minute history tour of Boulder from an old school bus that has been renovated to look like a hillbilly shack on wheels. In this whacky, fun adventure, you will hear ghost tales, crime stories, and history, while sitting on a recliner, a couch, or a saddle as the bus rolls through the core of Boulder. A tour you won’t forget! Check-in: 8:45 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 12:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00 resident, $24.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus and Banjo Billy bus Includes: Trip escort, bus tour, and transportation Sign-up: Begins May 20; cancel by July 22, for full refund.
Central City Opera, Carmen
Activity # 8012.300 Date: Sunday, August 7 Georges Bizet’s famous story of love, jealousy, and murder, Carmen is set in Seville, Spain. The story follows the romance of the beautiful gypsy, Carmen, and Corporal Don José. After their relationship leads him to reject his former love, commit mutiny against a superior officer, and join a gang of smugglers, Don José’s jealousy turns to murder when Carmen leaves him for a bullfighter. Much more tragic than any opera Bizet’s audiences were used to and a departure from the tradition of Opéra Comique, and critics denounced Bizet’s opera as immoral even before it was first performed in Paris in 1875. Carmen grew in popularity after its premiere and is today one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time. Danny Pelzig, choreographer of Central City Opera’s West Side Story in 2008, will direct Carmen. You may want to eat prior to departure; there are limited food options at the historic theater. While there is no official dress code, most opera goers dress in business attire; however, matinees tend to be more casual, and you should keep the cooler mountain temperatures and high altitude in mind. Check-in: 11:45 a.m. Depart: noon Return: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $69.00 resident, $78.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services Minibus Includes: Ticket to show, trip escort, and transportation. Sign Up: Begins May 20, cancel by Aug. 1 for a full refund
Josh Groban at the Pepsi Center
Activity # 8014.300 Date: Friday, August 12 This young vocalist has sold over 20 million albums, making him one of the top entertainers in the musical world. Groban is a gifted singer who can perform classics, spirituals, and pop and has sung with the most prestigious singers. He has crisscrossed the world on tours and has fans everywhere he goes. Treat yourself to a live performance of beautiful music with a truly talented singer. Seats on lower level, section 108, row 14. There are refreshments available at the stadium; food costs on your own. Check-in: 5:45 p.m. Depart: 6:00 p.m. Return: 11:30 p.m. Cost: $95.00 resident, $105.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services Minibus Includes: Ticket, trip escort, and transportation Sign Up: Begins May 20, cancel by August 5 for a full refund.
Riverside Cemetery Tour
Activity # 8017.300 Date: Friday, August 26 Join us at Denver’s historic Riverside Cemetery for a guided exploration of one of the area’s oldest boneyards. The tour will touch on history, mystery, civil war, veterans, symbolism, architecture, and more. This is an outdoor walking trip, so wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for whatever the weather may bring. Plan on standing and walking for about 1 ½ hours (approx. 2 miles). This trip is not for folks with walkers or wheelchairs. Check-in: 7:30 a.m. Depart: 7:45 a.m. Return: Noon Cost: $25.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, guided tour, and transportation Sign-up: Begins May 20; cancel by Aug. 19 , for full refund
South Dakota’s Bear Country and Tatanka: "The Story of the Bison," with Lodging at Deadwood Gulch Resort
Activity # 8016.301 Single room—$261.00 per person Date: Sunday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 24 Travel with us to the popular historic gaming town of Deadwood, South Dakota; each summer this is a favorite for many. This year there will be one full day of leisure, on your own in Deadwood, and a one-day trip to tour "Bear Country," a drivethrough Wildlife Park, and Tatanka: "The Story of the Bison" education center. At each site there will be a tour guide to provide in-depth information about each area. Our lodging at Deadwood Gulch Resort (elevation 4,533 feet), located just a mile outside of Deadwood, is a small resort with a cozy atmosphere nestled next to a creek with a good restaurant on site. For those who wish to explore the town of Deadwood, a trolley from the front of the hotel is available throughout the day and evening for an easy ride to the downtown area. The cost is $1.00 each time you board the trolley. You can find out more about Deadwood Gulch Resort at their website: www.deadwoodgulch.com. Departing Sunday morning, it is a 7-hour journey to Deadwood including a stop for lunch at the Outpost Café in Lusk, Wyoming. Once arriving at the resort, you have the rest of the evening to unpack, and relax. Monday you will have the day to explore and enjoy Deadwood on your own; there are several museums to visit or a convenient walking trail adjacent to the resort or spend the day trying your luck at a casino. Tuesday will be the tour day with a drive to Bear Country Wildlife Park for a tour through the park and lunch. Then on the return trip to Deadwood there will be a tour of Tatanka, "The Story of the Bison" cultural center.
Activity # 8016.300 Double/shared room—$215.00 per person
Fees quoted include the tours and will not be prorated or modified if you opt out of the tour day. Your trip package includes three nights lodging, $56.00 in meal coupons at the resort restaurant, $40.00 in gaming coupons, all sites and tours listed above, and round trip coach transportation from Longmont. Tips for the driver and housekeeping staff and meal expenses will be on your own. Using the discount coupons at the Deadwood Gulch restaurant will help keep your food expense very reasonable. Check-in: 8:00 a.m. Sunday, August 21 Depart: 9:00 a.m. Sunday, August 21 Return: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 Cost: $261.00 per person for single occupancy room. $215.00 per person for double/shared room. Transportation: Coach bus (Deadwood is approximately 370 miles from Longmont) Includes: Coach transportation, three nights lodging with meal discounts at the resort, and planned group tours. Meal expenses on your own. Sign Up: Begins May 20; cancel by July 22 for a full refund. If you cancel between July 23 and August 5, you will receive 50% refund. If you cancel after August 6, you will not receive any refund, unless your seat is resold. An informational meeting a b o u t t h e Deadwood trip will be held Thursday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the Longmont Senior Center. If you are looking for a roommate or have general questions, please come to the meeting or call Theresa at 303-651-8578 for more information. I will also show a DVD preview of Bear Country at the information meeting.
EXTENDED TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE SENIOR CENTER!
On countless occasions, we have been asked to put together some extended travel. Now we are going to try it and see how it goes; we want to provide a good travel experience for you and pull together people who want to explore and travel as a group from the Longmont Senior Center. Working with a local professional travel agency, Gold Key Travel, we have identified some trips you may enjoy. Gold Key Travel will handle the reservations; contact them by calling 303-776-7024.
New England Fall Foliage Tour
October 6–13, 2011 TIME IS RUNNING OUT—MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
There is limited space left. Minimum numbers for the tour to be escorted by Senior Services Staff have been met. We can not guarantee space after June 1. Join us on this escorted 8-day tour to view the vibrant colors of New England in the fall. Our journey will begin and end in Boston and meander through the stunning scenery, quaint villages, historical attractions, and tree-covered mountainsides of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Depart: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Return: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Cost: $2,499 per person, based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is available at a
higher fee—call Gold Key for that additional cost. (Fees are subject to change if there are increases in fuel surcharges or taxes). Includes: Roundtrip airfare from Denver to Boston, 8-day escorted tour, all transfers (including Longmont Senior Center to DIA and return), breakfast daily, 3 dinners including a lobster bake, baggage handling at hotels, services of a professional tour manager and a Longmont Senior Services Staff member, and travel/cancellation insurance. People under the age of 55 are welcome to enroll too. Sign up: Call Gold Key Travel at 303-776-7024 if you would like to be on the list to receive a detailed itinerary. Final payment is due August 1st.
For your planning purposes, here is a sneak preview for future trips: Ireland Emerald Isle Tour May 2012
10-day tour of Ireland, the Emerald Isle.
Information meeting for the Ireland trip is Thursday, June 9 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. At this meeting we will have details on the date, itinerary and cost. Join us to meet others interested in the trip and gather what you need to know.
Panama Canal Cruise
February 16–27, 2012
Don’t Delay, some staterooms selections have already sold out. We are well on our way to meeting minimum numbers for the trip to be escorted by Senior Services Staff. Escape from winter and discover one of the epic marvels of the world... the ingenious Panama Canal. This 10-day cruise has the advantage of sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, avoiding the long flights yet still giving you the opportunity to experience the 3 stages of the Gatun Locks and lovely Gatun Lake. Other ports include Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Cartagena, and Aruba as well as one pre-cruise night in Ft. Lauderdale. Place your deposit today for this popular cruise. Depart: Return: February 16, 2012 February 27, 2012
Cost: This will vary depending on the stateroom category you choose. Ocean view staterooms from $2,790 per person, balcony staterooms from $3,040 per person, based on double occupancy and a minimum of 16 participants. Single occupancy is available also, at a higher cost. Cost is subject to change due to increases in fuel surcharges or taxes. Includes: Roundtrip airfare from Denver to Ft. Lauderdale, one-night pre-cruise hotel package in Ft. Lauderdale (including breakfast), 10-day cruise with meals and entertainment, all transfers (including Longmont Senior Center to DIA and return), travel/ cancellation insurance, and a Longmont Senior Center escort. A minimum of 16 participants is needed for this trip to go as a Longmont Senior Center trip; people under the age of 55 are welcome to enroll too. Sign up: Call Gold Key Travel at 303-776-7024 if you would like to be on the list to receive a detailed itinerary.
Volunteer & Involvement
Senior Services Opportunities
Are You Interested In Volunteering? Bulletin Board Organizer
Activity # 8100.300 Date: Thursday, June 2 Time: 9:00 a.m. 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.
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 who 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.
Rhythm on the River
Don’t miss this opportunity to mix a fun celebration with volunteer opportunities on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9. Greet event guests, fill and hand out water bottles, assist with arts and crafts, help maintain a pleasant site, sell merchandise, help with the race, etc. Call Theresa at 303-651-8578 or Kari at 303-651-8495 if you are interested.
Do you enjoy the peace of working behind the scenes, checking details, working with computers entering and manipulating information? If yes, please call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.
Longmont Computer Learning Center
Social Media Savvy— Help the Senior Center join the Facebook, Twitter, Blogging Age!
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.
Volunteers wanted who are patient and compassionate and who 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.
Do you envision great possibilities for ways the Senior Center can share information through social media? The 50+ age group is the fastest growing age group using various social media, so we need to get up to speed. We are currently exploring ideas and need your ideas, know how, and assistance in making it happen. Please call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.
Join this active, social group as they explore the outdoors and share good times with others. Call Kari at 303-651-8495.
Volunteer & Involvement Other Agency Volunteer Opportunities
Outdoor Cinema Technician, 303-774-4694 Assist with set up and/or break down, sound board, electronic equipment, and troubleshooting. Movie dates: July 16, 23, and 30. Location: Thompson Park
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.
Triathlon Volunteers, 303-774-4694 Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. This fun community event needs help with handing out water, cheering on racers, and directing racers. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and food.
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.
Please join us in thanking our spectacular volunteers!
When it comes to producing a supportive caring community, the Longmont Senior Services volunteers make it happen. We have over 300 volunteers in more than 50 positions, working behind the scenes and out in front to make life better for all of us.
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.
Other Sources of 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.
Longmont Channel 8 - (Government Access
Channel) or Comcast Cable Channel 16. mailed to homes in Longmont.
Longmont Life - this bi-monthly newsletter is Information and More …
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
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.
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.
The room temperatures can vary in the building. You might consider bringing a sweater if you are going to be here for a while.
50+ Marketplace News Via the internet
available at the Senior Center monthly. at www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm
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.
If you would like the convenience of having the next 3 issues of The GO catalog mailed to you, please complete this form and return it to the Senior Center. Please enclose a check made payable to the City of Longmont in the amount of $2.00 for residents, $3.00 for non-residents.
GO Subscription Form - 2011
Name (Please Print) _________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________ City ______________ Zip Code _______ Phone __________________________
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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 and visit with your group about the wonderful programs and important services that are available. Call Michele at 303-651-8415 to set something up.
Resource Information, Programs and Services
VERONICA GARCIA or ELEANOR MONTOUR 303-651-8716 email@example.com Vea nuestra sección de Español en las páginas R8 RUTH WAUKAU, LCSW 303-651-8414 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
A great source for information and resources. Visit the accurate and comprehensive website at:
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.
Call: 303-441-1617 Spanish speakers call: 303-441-1590 TTY: 303-441-3986 email: email@example.com
Social activity for persons with early stage memory loss. See page 7 in the GO.
Respite & Companion Volunteer Program
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 - 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)
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.
Respite Assistance for Caregivers
Call 303-651-8716 for details and qualification information to access this financial assistance service.
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.
Resource Information, Programs and Services
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.
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. HospiceCare 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
A free grocery shopping service. To place your order, call 303-241-4426 on Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CareConnect volunteers fill orders and deliver to you on Thursday. Thank you to Safeway, 1630 Pace road.
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.
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.
Do you know how to keep your home safe from fires? Do you have a fire extinguisher? Can firefighters get into your house? And can you and others escape? What happens if you should fall in your home and can’t get up, and no one is around or strong enough to help you? Our Longmont firefighters are the first ones there!! Find out about fire safety and fall prevention on June 16. See page 15.
A Firefighter’s Perspective: Fire Safety & Fall Prevention
Resource Information, Programs and Services
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.
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.bouldercounty.org/help/adults/pages/ seniorianda.aspx
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 or the Longmont Police 303-651-8555.
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.
Call Colorado Taxpayer Advocate Service at 303-446-1012.
medicare - www.medicare.gov or 1-800-633-4227. Social Security - http://ssa.gov/ or 1-800-772-1213.
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. Call 303-774-4432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Money Management Program is part of the AARP FoundATion, AARP’s affiliated Charity”
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. Summer dates are listed on page 17.
Resource Information, Programs and Services
Audio Information Network of Colorado - This volunteer-based service provides access to inkbased materials through broadcast and audio information for Colorado’s blind, visually impaired and print-handicapped 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 via www.bouldercounty.org/find/library/family/homehealth09.pdf 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.
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. 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 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
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
Rocky Mountain Legal Center - a non-profit organization providing free civil legal representation,
mediation, and counseling services to qualifying low-income families, singles, parents and seniors. Sliding scale fees available - 720-839-0716.
(the following groups meet at the Senior Center)
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meetings)
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Triple S Support Group
2nd Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Contact: Beth or Debra at 303-442-8662 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Call 970-482-5016 2nd Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Contact: Bob Penn at 303-772-0429 or Parkinson’s Association at 303-830-1839 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:00 - 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.
MS Peer Self Help Parkinson’s
1st monday, 6:00 - 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
Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia
Please call the PrestigePLuS nurse for more information at 303-485-3474 2nd Thursday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Contact: mary at 303-776-3282 1st monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: ruth at 303-651-8414
Rainbow Elders of Boulder County
Grandparents Raising Grandkids
For information about other support groups, call Ruth at 303-651-8414
Low cost, door-throughdoor, wheelchair-accessible transportation. No-fare (free) or reduced-fare options are available for those who find these fares a hardship.
Resource Information, Programs and Services
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 303-994-3552. 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.
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.
Medical Mobility- Boulder County
escorted 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.
even the most welcoming of groups communities and institutions can seem daunting. If you’re looking to develop some friendships and enhance your abilities to connect with people, consider joining our short term “Connections” group. Contact ruth Waukau, 303-651-8414.
LOOKINg FOR A CONNECTION?
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 (BCDHH) 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 rocky mountain Legal Center 720-839-0716 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 (Boulder County Social Services Housing & Human Services) 303-678-6000 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
www.bouldercountyhelp.org 303-441-1617 Boulder County Senior Housing Guide and Home Health Care Guide available at the Senior Center.
Resource Information, Programs and Services
Información en Español Clases/Actividades que se brindan mensualmente
Clases de Ingles
Cada Martes 2:30 – 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 - 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 del T.V. 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 todo el cuerpo de alguna manera. eso es lo divertido. usted está "virtualmente" en acción de juego.
Lations y Alzheimer
Clases de Arte/Aprendizaje
Tercer Jueves de cada mes 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 6 semanas compensando el 21 de julio, 4 y 18 de agosto, 1, 15 y 29 de septiembre. el énfoque de estas clases será sobre el cuidado de alguien que tenga esta enfermedad. También aprednerá acerca de cosas que les preocupan a los cuidadores, incluyendo consejoe de seguridad y como reducir el éstres. Para más 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 32 Convivió multicultural ........................................ pagina 7
Y se estima que el número de Latinos que sufren do la enfermedad de Alzheimer aumentara un 600 por ciento en el año 2050. Aprender sobre la enfermedad para poder mejor cuidar no solamente de su ser querido pero también de usted mismo. mientras que las ciencia apenas está descubriendo el impacto que la enfermedad tiene en los hispanos, lo que hemos aprendido hasta ahora es que los hispanos/latinos tienen un riesgo más alto de tener Alzheimer (página en español de Alzheimer de Colorado http://www.alz.org/ espanol/overview-espanol.asp)
Transporte es la llave de la libertad
Fecha: Jueves, 16 do Junio, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Acompáñeos a conocer al personal de Special Transit. ellos quieren chariar con usted acerca de los servicios do transportación que ofrecen. Habrá oportunidad de preguntarles que necesita usted de un programa de transportación y más.
Club de Conversión en Español
Se reúne cada Viernes 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Si quisiera conversar en español y desarrollar amistades, anímese y acompáñenos en el Club de español.
Para más información sobre recursos para Personas de la Tercer edad en la Internet vea la página de red www.BoulderCountyAyuda.org
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