Volume 2013 No.



A Quarterly Catalog of Programs & Resources for Adults 55+ in Longmont
Registration for classes, activities, and events begins on Tuesday, February 19. Trip Registration Lottery will be Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 a.m. – noon. You may also register for trips after this date at our front desk or over the phone.

Closures: Thank you


March, April & May 2013

Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th

to all for wonderful holiday wishes and treats!

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


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

Michele Waite, Manager michele.waite@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8415 Theresa Schulte, Recreation Supervisor theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8578 Kari Grotting, Recreation Specialist kari.grotting@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8495 Ruth Waukau, LCSW, Seniors Resources Coordinator ruth.waukau@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8414 Veronica Garcia, Seniors Resource Specialist veronica.garcia@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8716 Saryna Mitchell, Admin. Asst., Facility Reservation saryna.mitchell@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8442 Ana Sanchez, Office Assistant ana.sanchez@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8411 Bill Micholosky, Building Maintenance 303-651-8411 William Ledesma, Building Maintenance 303-651-8411

Our Mission

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

Our Vision Statement

Longmont - a community in which we all age well.

Senior Citizens Advisory Board
Maureen Denig Sean O’Halloran Marietta Gonzales Sue Heinritz Brenda Ourada Arlene Poplewko Fay Reynolds Emily Sciortino Katie Witt (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.

General Information, Email: senior@ci.longmont.co.us

Table of Contents
Computers and Technology ........................................ 16 Drop-in Activities ........................................................... 5 Exercise ............................................................................... 34 Friends of the Longmont Senior Center .................. 2 Get Acquainted ............................................................... 3 Health/Wellness .............................................................. 33 Lifelong Learning .......................................................... 13 Ongoing Clubs/Groups ................................................ 5 Policies & Registration Information ........................... 4 Resource Education ....................................................... 26 Senior Center Information ....................... Inside Cover Special Events .................................................................. 9 Sports & Outdoor Activities ........................................ 38 Telephone Resource Page .......................................... R7 Trips ..................................................................................... 40 Volunteer Opportunities .............................................. 52

General Information
Gift Certificates


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 your choice of Senior Services organized classes, trips, or special events. Call Saryna at 303-651-8442.

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 through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closed: Fridays Telephone: 303-651-5080 www.luhcares.org

The Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc., have set aside funds to assist seniors in participating in various activities organized by Senior Services. As long as funds are available, an individual may use up to $100 a year towards Senior Services activities of his or her choice beginning January 2013. Cancellations are not refunded back to the scholarship account, unless we cancel the activity. 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 the front office at 303-651-8411 to apply.

Exercise Scholarship Funds
Contact the front desk for details.

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.


General Information
President, Wilma Cocannouer; Vice President, Jim Nason; Treasurer, Polly Buster; Co-treasurer, Chris Caron; Secretary, Michael Bellmont; with Randy Ahlberg, Nancy Beaudrot, Joe Busacca, Ron Cheney, and Ed Evans

2013 Board of Directors:

PO Box 313, Longmont, CO 80502 | www.friendslongmont.org

From the Friends

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Robert Schineler, Board Member

General Information
Donations to the Friends:
Thursday Quilters Winifred Ott Yvonne Bock Mary Jane Lange Anna May Flynn William Evers Dick & Donna Sala Claire Robinson Marie Johnson Jean Hutchinson Pamela Branham Richard & Dorothy Karns Mary Shultz Helen Lassman Else E. Kalfas Ralph & Joanne Silkensen George & Elaine Kolinski Eleanor Christopher Richard & Anne Salberg Gerald & Harriet Golter Howard Snyder & Kaye Bache Snyder Frances McCarty Nelda Schneider John Shetter Betty Thorpe Gordon Hodgson Sarah Jane Snyder Fred Schulerud Dudley & Janette Rider Caridad Baken William & Mary Crawford Beverly Lyle Doris Alexander Terry & Cathy Benjamin Walter & Shirley Lessig George Baskos William & Claire Fairchild Emily T. Moin Robert & Judy Schineller Kathryn Shields Clarence & Shirley Daley Steve & Jan Melvin Dental Horizons P.C. Andrew Kelson DDS Jan Pierce Ann Peischel Anna Miller Greg & Barbara Wright Hedwig Seger Edith Anderson Ingrid Lander Libby Barstow Marilyn Sena Helen Kennedy Evelyn Longseth Gloria Klug Kyo Hagan Gerald & Delores Mueller Shirley Metsker Fay Reynolds Peggy LeBeck Leah Wilson Victoria Baca Carol & Bill Hayward Edna Watson Jean Hardin Chris & Sondra Kent

NARFE Kenneth Sandberg Marjorie Logan Al Dworak Virginia Arter Elaine Watson Bill & Nancy Berry Jan Mauldin Virginia Germer Sara Beery Loraine Mandelko Ruth Waukau Tom Cobb & Mary Blue Edward & Connie Lehman Stephanie Wrotny Virginia Ann Hess Black Chris Caron Sybil Goerner Bailes de mi tierra Winona Chrisman Rebecca & C.C. Bell Anola Radtke Don & Diantha Alspaugh Longmont Genealogical Society Kay Forck Rex & Wilma Carnes

Thank you to all our donors for their generous giving and support of the Senior Center.
David Woolever Jean Wolff Susanne Heinritz Bonnie Lee Warner Jennings & Beverly Keele Polly Buster Marcella Rogers Joan Heckman Saryna Mitchell Donna Holmgren Harry & Anne Holmes Daniel & Cheryle Kapsak Theresa Schulte Royal Offer Sheila C. Lee C. Nicholas Lee James Nason & Marietta Gonzales Samuel Baum Michele Waite Joyce Melik Robert Carlson Karen Roney Ardis Jacobson Jean Larson Lee & Beverly Springer Kiwanis Club of Longmont Margaret Lindblom Don or Jerilyn Wilson Donald & Shirley Stanosheck Leroy Frankel

In Memory of In Honor of
Anne Werth

To our Extended Travel partner Gold Key Travel and especially to Karen Wood. To the sponsors of the weekly Lunch Bunch: Atria Longmont, Front Range Hospice, Home Care of the Rockies, Hover Community, Encompass Home Health Care, and Sterling House. And, to our Thursday Night Dance sponsors: Life Care Center, Rawlins Bank, The Regent, The Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, and Atria Longmont.

Thank You

Get Acquainted
Date: Thursday, April 4, 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 register by calling 303-651-8411.



Activity Registration
Registration Dates:
Classes & Special Events begins Tuesday, February 19, 8:00 a.m. Trip Registration is Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Trip registration is lottery style. You must be present to register. If you miss the lottery, you may register in person or by phone 303-651-8411, Monday through Friday at the Senior Center.

Activity Registration
Activity Registration system: If you haven’t filled out a participant information form, you will need to update your information when you sign up for your next activity. If you plan to have someone else pay for you at registration with cash or check, you will need to track this on your own. Credit card refunds will go back to the person who paid. Advanced Registration - Most activities, classes, trips, and events require registration in advance. You may register by stopping by the front desk or calling 303-651-8411, Monday through Friday, or you may sign up for most classes online. Receipts - Receipts contain additional 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 nonCity 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. Following that date, you may register at the front desk or over the phone, 303-651-8411. See the Trips section for more information about Trip Policies.


• The City reserves the right to cancel an activity if the minimum number of participants has not registered. Participants will be notified immediately. • 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 the activity begins or after it has started. Trips are an exception and have a different policy. • If an individual cancels an activity that was paid for by a scholarship, those funds will be forfeited. • A credit must be used within 12 months of the issue date or it will expire.

General Participation Information
• Membership - There is no membership fee to participate in activities or receive services from the Division of Senior Services . • Registration - You may register for programs by stopping by the front desk or calling 303-651-8411, Monday through Friday. • 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, adults under 55 may participate in certain activities, if space is available. Contact Saryna 303651-8442 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.

Special Needs:
• We will do our best to accommodate your special needs. Please keep us informed as to how we might assist you. Please be specific with your need and write it on your registration form 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.


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 Julie Burrows at 303-772-0410.



Open - 50¢ donation suggested for play Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Wednesday & Friday 8:00 a.m. – noon – Women only Noon – 4:45 p.m. - All

Mondays, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Leader: Marie. 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. Last Saturday of the Month, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Saturday Potluck and Games.


Bowling – for Seniors

Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons at Centennial Lanes. Practice begins at 12:45 p.m. and games begin at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $8.25 for 3 games. This is come-as-you-can play.

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

Current Events

Tuesdays, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Bridge (Open)

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.

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.

Dulcimer Group - Singin’ Strings

City of Longmont Retirees

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

Coffee in the Café

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

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The mountain dulcimer, also known as the lap or Appalachian dulcimer, is an intriguing instrument developed in America. It is an increasingly popular musical instrument known for its sweet lilting qualities. "Singin Strings" is a group of dulcimer players that meet at the Senior Center to work on their skills and share music. All levels of dulcimer players are welcome to join in. Call Nancy Beaudrot at 303-772-2094 for more information. Cost: 50¢ per session.


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. March 7 Darrell Sullivan March 14 Jim Ehrlich, St. Patrick’s Dance March 21 C.C. Collier March 28 Harris & Harris April 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jim Ehrlich Darrell Sullivan, Hobo Dance C.C. Collier Harris & Harris Tom Yook Darrell Sullivan Jim Ehrlich Ray Cox Tom Yook

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. See page 2.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids
1st Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (2nd Mon. if 1st Mon. is a holiday) Share and learn from others who are involved in raising their grandchildren. Childcare provided. Call The Kinship Program at 303-441-1028 or Ruth at 303-651-8414.

Harmonica Band

"Eyes on Longmont" TV Production Club

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. This group has reorganized; they work together learning and practicing a variety of music, selected by the group. Call Nancy Beaudrot at 303-772-2094 for more information.

Mondays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. We are a volunteer group that has fun producing in-depth documentaries for Channel 8 local Public Access TV to educate, entertain, and inform residents of the Boulder County area. Join us and learn every aspect of video production in a supportive atmosphere. Diane Roberts is the contact person for this informal group at 303-775-3021 or dcr2915@ hotmail.com. Visit www.longmontchannel.com for information about Ch. 8.

Knit and Purl

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.

Library (Senior Center)
Books are available for checkout every day. Please return them within three weeks. Limit 5 books per checkout.

Friday Economic Study Group


Fridays, 1:30 - 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. Rick Fitzgerald, host.

Longmont Kiwanis Club

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

Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Lunch Bunch
1st & 3rd Monday at Atria Longmont (2310 9th Avenue) 2nd & 4th Monday at Sterling House (2240 Pratt Street) Time: 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. The group meets at Atria Longmont and Sterling House. Bring your lunch. Call Ruth at 303-651-8414 to let her know you are coming. Thanks to: Atria Longmont, Front Range Hospice, Home Care of the Rockies, Encompass Home Health Care, and Sterling House.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking

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 303-776-8835 for more information.

Quilting (By Hand)

Mah Jongg

Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mah Jongg– experienced players. Join this lively group if you already know how to play the game and are looking for others to play this intriguing game.

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. Hand-quilting experience is desired. Funds raised are donated to the Friends of the Senior Center. Newcomers please call Doni at 303-651-3213 for more information.

St. Vrain Valley Retired School Employees

Multicultural Potluck Exchange

Join us for a potluck with the neighboring communities of Erie, Lafayette, and Boulder. When: Wednesday, April 17 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Where: Lafayette, Josephine Commons Complex 455 Burlington Avenue. Contact: Ana at the front desk for details 303-651-8411.

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

Saturday Potluck & Games

Last Saturday of the month, noon - 4:00 p.m. Older adults meet for a potluck, cards, games, and socialization. Call Pat at 303-774-8073 or Susie at 303-678-7489 for information.


Senior Center Singers

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.

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.


Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Square Dance Club - Hix-N-Chix
(Sept.-May) Lessons AND Dances 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center Hix-N-Chix Square Dance lessons are offered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Hix -N-Chix Square Dance Club regularly scheduled dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. New dancers are always welcome! Please call Joan Bristol at 303-678-7711 or Ann Weber at 303-485-9233 for information and cost for the club and lessons.

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

Swingin’ Seniors Rhythm Band


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.

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 for more information.

Wii Play

Spanish Conversation Group

Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Develop cross-cultural friendships and cultural understanding while improving your Spanish. All levels are welcome; however, there is no instruction, and all conversation is in Spanish.

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 or 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.


Support Groups

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 303-651-8414.

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.


Special Events
Events at the Senior Center
These one-time programs provide an educational or entertaining experience.


Friday Afternoon Concerts and Art Shows

Sponsored by the Longmont Council for the Arts with generous funding by the Boulder County Cultural Committee Tier III, The Cultural and Scientific District, the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, the City of Longmont Division of Senior Services, and many audience members. Thanks to each of you. Series performances will take place at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Tickets are $8.00 at the door for each concert. Art Exhibit opens at 1:30 p.m., and concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. There is a reception after each concert to enable the audience to meet and visit with the performers and artists. Call 303-651-8411 or 303-678-7869 for information or stop by the Senior Center to purchase your tickets in advance. General public is invited, too. Bring your friends of all ages!

Friday, March 15 COLORADO CHAMBER PLAYERS: Three Haydn String Quartets
Members of the COLORADO CHAMBER PLAYERS take the time out of their busy lives to play chamber music because it brings them such delight and satisfaction and because they love sharing chamber music with audiences in intimate settings. All the venues where the CCP performs have fewer than 300 seats — the perfect way to experience chamber music. Paul Primus, violin; Margaret Soper Gutierrez, violin; Barbara Hamilton, viola; Judith McIntyre, cello Performing quartets by Haydn from his triumphant visits to London later in his life. GUEST ARTIST: DEBBIE ADAMS, photographer - has captured the light and held it still since the age of 17. She photographed over 100,000 people on both coasts before moving to Colorado in 2009. Whether photographing flowers blooming in her backyard or spectacular mountain scenery on a hiking trail, her Canon digital camera is always by her side.

Friday, April 19

RIM OF THE WELL Flamenco Fusion!
Steve Mullins, multi instruments; Doug Walter, marimba; Rebecca Brown Oertli, violin; Rebekah West, percussionist & dancer.

RIM OF THE WELL performs a unique brand of world music featuring multi-instrumentalist/ composer Steve Mullins, with marimba virtuoso Doug Walter, violinist extraordinaire Rebecca Brown Oertli, and percussionist/dancer Rebekah West. They perform compositions by Steve Mullins derived primarily from Spanish Flamenco, but with Eastern European, Latin American, jazz, classical, and other influences. The band gets its name from the writings of Federico Garcia Lorca, who describes the creative process as something that requires risk-taking, like dancing on the "rim of the well." GUEST ARTIST: GAYNOR COOKE NELSON, a resident of Longmont, Colorado, is a classical realist painter in oil whose portrait, still life, and landscape works appear in public and private collections throughout the United States.


Activity #283001.00 Date: Saturday, April 20 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $18.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident

Special Events
Sunday Old-Fashioned Dinner
Activity #283003.00 Date: Sunday, May 12 Cost: $7.00 resident, $9.00 non-resident Seating begins: 11:45 a.m. Dinner served: noon Entertainment begins: 1:00 p.m.

An Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show

Please join us for a delightful afternoon tea, presented and served by the astounding ladies of the Longmont branch of the international charitable organization, "Daughters of the British Empire." The tea will include a traditional assortment of finger sandwiches, home baked scones with cream and jam, cakes/pastries, and a bottomless cup of tea. The entertainment is a surprise, but we know you’ll enjoy it.

Bring your family and friends for a tasty Sunday dinner. Rose Jahnke will whip up her famous family style chicken dinner. Afterwards you’ll move to the gym to enjoy the entertaining historical portrayal of William Henry Jackson, portrayed by Rob Ewers. Please make your reservation in advance, so we may plan appropriately. (see page 12 for more information about the presentation).

Earth Day 2013

Activity #283002.00 Date: Saturday, April 20 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon (see chart for specific times of individual programs) Cost: Free, but please register in advance so we can plan appropriately April 22, 1970, marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Since then, it has continued to be a day of appreciation and enjoyment of the spectacular and essential outdoor environment.

This event is sponsored by the Hoe and Hope Garden Club of Longmont, the largest garden club in the state, and they have chosen a variety of programs designed to fit a variety of interests. The presenters are professionals as well as backyard enthusiasts willing to share their time and talents, with a focus on our local uniqueness. We hope to see you there! We may even have some items for sale.

See page 11 for program descriptions.

All day, drop-in All day, drop-in 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Hoe & Hope Club Information Growing Roses in Colorado Community Gardening in Longmont: Perspectives From The Ground Basic Flower Design and Arranging Bees in the Backyard: Honeybees, Bumblebees, and Solitary Bees Great Trees for the Front Range Growing Apples in Colorado in Your Backyard Growing in the Shade Growing Dahlias Learning to Bird Watch Second Start Community Garden: Community Gardening Through the Years Square Foot Gardening Starting Spring Gardening Indoors The Good Old Days


Special Events
Earth Day Program Descriptions Drop-in:
Hoe & Hope Information
Interested in joining a group of like-minded garden enthusiasts or just want to find out what they do and how they help the community? Stop by and they’ll answer your questions.


Growing in the Shade

Why grow everything in the hot sun when there are so many beautiful options to grow in the shade? Let Linda Patten guide you through some choices.

Growing Dahlias

Growing Roses in Colorado

Learn from Don Bryan how to save your dahlias and cannas at the end of the season, so that they will thrive the next year.

Growing roses in Colorado needn’t be hard. Barbara Mason, consulting rosarian and manager of roses at The Flower Bin for 20 years, will be here to answer your questions. Presentation Descriptions:

Learning to Bird Watch

Basic Flower Design and Arranging
Join the Fun with Flowers group to learn ideas about style, form, etc. This will include a demonstration.

Bees in the Backyard: Honeybees, Bumblebees, and Solitary Bees

What is that funny looking bird with the red breast? So, you look through the binoculars for closer view, then go out and buy a book, then install a bird feeder and bird bath so you get more birds. … Save all the learning on your own with this introduction to bird watching – the most popular hobby in the world. Presenter, J. D. Birchmeier, will teach you about binoculars, books, birdhouses, and bird watching clubs in Boulder County.

Presenter, Georgia Jallo, shares her joy for bees. It’s fascinating to learn about what they do and how we can encourage them to visit and pollinate our gardens.

Second Start Community Garden: Community Gardening Through the Years
Join Heidi Quince and Jill Chen as they take you on a journey of community gardening through the years and into the future.

Community Gardening in Longmont

Community Garden Leaders from Alta and 11th Ave Community Gardens in Longmont will be on hand to discuss their involvement in community gardens in their neighborhoods. They will share gardening tips and tricks, information on how to get involved and how community gardening has impacted their lives and neighborhoods.

Square Foot Gardening

Great Trees for the Front Range

Vivienne Spahn, from the Tree Farm, will discuss proper tree planting and care, including what types of trees would best suit various needs. You will receive a handout listing the trees and their attributes.

Marvel Roper is prepared to lure you into the world of square foot gardening. Imagine no weeds, small plots easy to care for, and the only tools you need are a small trowel and a bucket for water. He has an information packed session that includes such things as what is square foot gardening, why it works well in Colorado, soil samples, and how to build simple gardens.

Starting Spring Gardening Indoors

Growing Apples in Colorado in Your Backyard

Presenter, Oscar Carlson, will help you learn how to successfully grow apples. Some topics covered include discussion of the difficulties such as fireblight and other diseases and the apple trees most resistant to these diseases as well as the root stocks that are less likely to suffer from those maladies. He will also have some suggestions as to where to purchase trees and how to plant and care for them.

Bob and Carol Leslie, Longmont gardeners, will describe their technique of planting seeds for spring gardens indoors. They will explain and demonstrate supplies needed for your indoor seed starting for a productive garden.

The Good Old Days

"Let us take you back with us to the tales we’ve heard about and the things we remember about Longmont." Join local favorites, Gayle Zweck and Elaine Weisgerber, as they talk about growing up on a farm in the area and expound on last year’s presentation.



Special Events
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.

"She Looked Up:" The Story of Caroline Herschel
Activity #283004.00 Date: Friday, March 15 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942
Activity #283006.00 Date: Sunday, May 12 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

This is a wonderful bit of history that is bittersweet and uplifting. Presented by Steve Lee, we’ll learn the untold story of Caroline Herschel, an 18th century female astronomer that everyone should hear.

Weapons of the West
Activity #283005.00 Date: Friday, April 19 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

During the 18th century, Duck's Foot Gun Americans moved westward to conquer and exploit the North American continent. They faced Indians, rustlers, unruly miners, lawless communities, wild animals, and the need to feed their families with wild game. These explorers and settlers took with them weapons suitable for protecting and feeding themselves. Many new personal weapons appeared during the early 1800s up to and through the Civil War. Most of these were either flint-lock or percussion cap fired black powder weapons: the Duck’s Foot Gun, the Philadelphia Derringer, the Hawkin Rifle, and the Plains Pistol. Unique knives such as the Bowie Knife and the Arkansas Toothpick also were popular. This presentation, by Dr. Robert Meroney, Emeritus Professor of Engineering, CSU, will show examples of these weapons and explain their unique features.

William Henry Jackson was an artist, photographer, and explorer. He is credited with being the first person to bring back images of Yellowstone Park in 1872. His images adorned the parlors of millions of American households and aided in the effort to create the world’s first national park. Jackson fought in the civil war and died in the middle of World War II. He lived an incredible life right up to its end. Rob Ewers will give an historical portrayal of Jackson, explaining what it was like to make a photograph in the 1800’s and what was needed to go out with a mule, an 11x14 inch camera, and enough glass plates to last for several months of photography in the wild. A question and answer period will follow the portrayal.

Colorado Women: A History
Date: Time: Location:

Thursday, March 28 7:00 p.m. Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont CO 80501 Admission: Free, no registration required Regional author, Gail Beaton, will discuss and sign her book Colorado Women: A History. Recently published by University Press of Colorado, the book covers a broad spectrum of women and women's roles throughout the state’s history. The author's presentation, accompanied by illustrations, will provide an overview of the book with an emphasis on Colorado women during the Great Depression, in conjunction with the Longmont Museum’s exhibition of photographs by renowned photographer Dorothea Lange.


Friday Afternoon Concerts are also a great cultural enrichment program co-sponsored by the Friends of Longmont Senior Center

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Longmont Public Library Festival
When: Two week–long festival; Sunday April 7th through Saturday April 20th Kickoff: Sunday, April 7th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with Latin Dance, Art, and Refreshments for the Whole Family What: All events are free and open to the public. Stop by the library, call us at 303-651-8472, or visit our website www.ci.longmont.co.us/library for more upcoming information and specific event schedule. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter. This festival is made possible through funding from the Friends of Longmont Public Library (www.friendsofthelongmontlibrary. org). Many author appearances and a library published anthology book by local residents are additional highlights. Authors include: author T. A. Barron (Merlin books), winner of the 2011 de Grummond USM medallion for "lifetime contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature," and nature photographer John Fielder, author of many books on Colorado. Both of them will be discussing their works. Aldo Zelnick, author/illustrator, and team Karla Oceanak and Kendra Spanjer will conduct a drawing workshop for children and a book signing. A poetry slam and a Teen After Dark party will also be featured. Closing Event: The festival closes with a 75 Colorado Authors Open House on Saturday, April 20th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Longmont Police Senior Citizens Liaison Crime Prevention Tips:


Greetings, my name is Chris Merkle and I am a Master Police Officer with the Longmont Police Department. I am also the liaison for senior citizens. You may have seen me around the Senior Center, as I try to stop by at least once a week. One of the things I have always tried to do is focus on proactive policing, learning to prevent crime from ever occurring, or at least lessening the chances of crime occurring by not being an "easy" victim. This starts by simply being more aware of your surroundings and being mindful that there are people out there that actually thrive off of criminal activity. Here are some crime prevention tips that can assist you in not being that "easy" victim. (1) First off, lock your doors to your residence whenever you leave. Also lock your car when you are leaving it unattended. (2) Never give personal information to someone you don’t know. Whether they are contacting you in person, by phone, or e-mail, don’t give them any personal information. Unfortunately, identity theft is all too prevalent today. (3) Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit so that any time anyone seeks to obtain credit using your personal information, you are contacted to verify. This is very easy and can be done by calling any one of the three credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, or Transunion).

13th Annual Adams County Senior Conference

" Su cce s s fu l Agi n g" - Th ursday, Apr il 25, 20 13 , 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Adams County Fairgrounds. This year the conference features a Caregiver Track with Caregiver Specific information and resources. Dr. Wendy Gozansky will be speaking on the topic of successful aging. Six breakout sessions including 2 that are caregiver-specific and over 70 vendors that provide services to seniors will also be available. A delicious lunch is included in the $8 cost of admission ($10 at door). For more information and reservations, please call 303-818-7232. Visit: www.cityofthornton. net/communityconnections, which will be updated regularly to include speaker, presentation, meal, and other conference information.

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


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Arts/Creative Pursuits
Through the Eyes of an Artist: Cape Cod, Provincetown Porcelain Art
Date: Mondays, March 4 – May 20 Time: Mornings China painting classes for beginning and advanced students. Learn to make beautiful hand-painted china for yourself or others. If you would like to sign up, please put your name on a list at the Senior Center front desk, and the instructor, Alna Hiel, will contact you for your class registration, cost, and times. Activity #284101.00 Date: Monday, March 4 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Cost: Free

Join local favorite, Diane Wood, for highlights from her latest journey. This narrated visual tour begins in Manhattan's theater district, continuing on to old Provincetown of Cape Cod, and hiking the sand dunes and beautiful coastline. The tour ends visiting an old friend in rural Massachusetts and family in central Connecticut. There will be photos and paintings.

Oil Painting

Activity #284107.00 Date: Tuesdays, March 5 – May 21 Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $48.00 resident, $58.00 non-resident Enjoy painting in this no-pressure environment, where students work at their own pace and on their chosen subject. There are discussions on colors, techniques, portraits, landscapes, and a variety of topics. Geared for the experienced painter, join others in creating things you can be proud of and stimulate your creativity. New painters are also welcome; the teaching method will be modified to your skill level. All participants are required to provide their own supplies. Non-toxic solvents must be used. Register in advance for this class as there is limited space. Norma Rhoades is the instructor.

Continuing Beginning Drawing (Graphite)
Activity #284102.00 Date: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $33.00 resident, $39.00 non-resident ($5.00 handout fee payable to the instructor the first day of class)

In this class you will continue to learn drawing techniques started in Beginning Drawing. You will be doing portraits of your classmates and learn ¾ view faces. Drawing hair, the way fabric drapes, and perspective will be discussed. You know you can do all of this! Class taught by Donna Clement. (prerequisite: Beginning Drawing class)


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Watercolor Painting & Drawing
Date: Wednesdays, March 6 – March 27 Activity # 284103.03 Cost: $32.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident Date: Wednesdays, April 3 – April 24 Activity # 284103.04 Cost: $32.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident Date: Wednesdays, May 1 – May 22 Activity # 284103.05 Cost: $32.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. All levels of students are welcome to experience the exciting medium of watercolor, drawing, and the underlying structure of painting. You will learn by working from "wet" to "dry" to "detailed," learning about colors, composition, and subject matter. Hanlie Wessels, a local watercolor artist and teacher, will be instructing the class.

Paper Crafting Fun


Activity #284105.00 Date: Monday, May 6 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $10.50 resident, $12.50 non-resident Easy and quick projects make for a fun afternoon of paper crafting. Create your own gift boxes, thank you notes, and bookmarks. All materials included at this two hour class. Pat Journeay has been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for 10 years and enjoys sharing the art of using stamps, ink, and paper to create memorable keepsakes. Sign up early for this popular class.

Drawing Flowers & Plants Using Colored Pencils

Activity #284106.00 Dates: Fridays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $33.00 resident, $39.00 non-resident ($5.00 handout fee payable to the instructor the first day of class) Learn how to draw plants like a botanical illustrator while also learning color pencil. We will go over composition, negative space, texture, and color; in other words, really "seeing" the details in a leaf, a flower, a seedpod, or a vegetable. Photos of plants to draw from will be provided. Your instructor, Donna Clement, is a botanical illustrator creating artwork for Botanical Interests seed packages.

Drawing Animals Using Colored Pencils

Activity #284104.00 Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $33.00 resident, $39.00 non-resident ($5.00 handout fee payable to the instructor the first day of class) Learn how to draw animals while also learning how to use wax-based colored pencils. Draw your pet or any animal or bird. You will learn to draw hair, fur, and feathers while learning how to see colors and shapes like an artist. Your instructor, Donna Clement, will also provide many images to work from, or you can bring your own.

Learn a new way of thinking about aging. Nourish yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spirituality. Join Maureen Dobson, MSW, and Rosemary Williams, MSW for a weekend intensive on Becoming A Sage, Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17. See page 30.

Becoming A Sage



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Computers & Technology

Senior Computer Tech Center -

A computer learning opportunity for those 50+
Learn from your peers in a supportive and comfortable environment • Register at the Longmont Senior Center, 303-651-8411 We do this to insure that the class content is appropriate for all students in a particular class • Classes and labs held at Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Room C1504 • Small class size with individual coaches to assist students during class • Prerequisites are defined in course descriptions

Computer Lab Schedule - Drop-In • Fridays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
• • • • Computer Lab held at Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Room C1504 Coaches and Instructors available to assist you one-on-one Feeling overwhelmed with the ever-changing world of computers? All questions welcome We will assist you with all of your computing devices including laptops, cameras, phones, tablets, eReaders

No Lab on the following Fridays:
• Friday March 29 (FRCC Spring Break) • Friday May 24 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Computer Courses Held at: Front Range Community College
2121 Miller Drive – Classroom C1504

Internet Basics How to Organize your Files Introduction to Computers I Put your Photos on your Computer What’s New in Windows 7 Edit your Photos using PhotoShop Elements Windows 8 Demonstration E-Mail Workshop Introduction to Computers II Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel Backing up Your Data Word Processing using Microsoft Word

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Housekeeping your PC

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Backing up your Data
How often have we heard "you are backed up aren’t you"? What was your answer? There are many different ways to do this. We will explain and demonstrate various devices and techniques that you can use.


websites. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers I or pre-approval by the instructor.

Introduction to Computers I

Edit your Photos using PhotoShop Elements

Using Adobe PhotoShop Elements, this 6-session course will show you how to enhance and make creative adjustments to your photographs. You will learn to improve color, remove unwanted elements, move images from one photo to another. Use the tools to repair old photos, remove wrinkles and smooth out complexions, add a person to a group picture, and add text and frames. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or pre-approval by the instructor.

New to the world of computers? 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 7 Operating System.

Introduction to Computers II

This 4-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 and how to save and manage your data files. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers I or pre-approval by the instructor.

E-Mail Workshop

Put your Photos on your Computer

You know how to send and receive e-mails. Now you want to know how to set up your contacts address book, how to send/receive attachments and more. Prerequisite: experience using your e-mail account.

This workshop is for you if .... you have taken pictures with your digital camera, you want to store them on your computer, and then you want to find them. Bring your camera and let us help you.

Housekeeping Your PC

Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel

Come learn how to tell what makes your computer run much slower and what to do about it. Learn what routine maintenance needs to be performed.

How to Organize your Files

Can’t find that document or picture you just put on your computer? Learn how to find and organize your files; how to copy, move, delete, and save your data. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7 is required. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers II or pre-approval by the instructor.

This 4-session course will teach the ins and outs of creating and updating spreadsheets. The course is based on Microsoft Excel 2007/2010. You will learn how to create spreadsheets, format the data, and create formulas. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or pre-approval by the instructor.

What’s New in Windows 7

Internet Basics

Dive into the World Wide Web using Internet Explorer! Learn basic terminology, toolbar buttons, favorites, and how to use search engines to find

Do you have a new PC and would like to find out about the new features in the Windows 7 Operating System? This 2-session course is designed for the experienced computer user. Focus is on the new Windows 7 features, changes, and enhancements as compared to the previous Vista and XP operating systems. Prerequisite: experience with Windows XP or Vista.



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Heading
Word Processing using Microsoft Word
This 4-session course is designed to present basic operations for creating, editing, formatting, and printing documents using Microsoft Word 2007/2010. It will teach margins, headers, footers, and lists. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers II course or pre-approval by the instructor.

Windows 8 Demonstration

The latest Microsoft Operating System Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its user experience. This is a good opportunity to see what it looks like and to get answers to your many questions.

The following are held at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. CLASS
Cell and Smart Phone Tutoring Windows 8 Demonstration Apple i-Devices Computer Q and A

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Thurs, April 18, 25, May 2, 9 $30.00

Apple "i-Devices"

Have you recently purchased an Apple i-Device (e.g., iPad, iPod, iPhone)? Are you thinking of getting one? Find out about some of the features of this remarkable piece of technology. If you have an i-Device, bring it along with you.

Apple Mac Computer Basics

Apple Mac Assistance


Bring in your Apple laptop or smart device (e.g., iPad, iPod, iPhone). Coaches will be available to answer your technical questions and help you with your own device.

This 4-session course will give you newfound confidence in using your Apple Macintosh computer. Session 1 will introduce navigation, organization, and the basic skills needed in the Mac OS. Session 2 will cover communication through email, Internet browsers, and FaceTime/Skype. Sessions 3 and 4 will focus on your Mac and your lifestyle - photos, music, and more. Each session will be a mix of lecture, demonstration, and a healthy dose of hands-on your Mac computer. This course requires you to bring your Mac (laptop or iMac) to each session (assistance in setup will be provided).

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Cell Phone and Smart Phone Tutoring What is the Cloud?
There are now so many different styles of Cell Phones and Smart Phones. Sign up for a one-on-one session with a tutor who will help you with your phone. Bring your phone, the charger, and the manual.


We all know what a cloud is. But in this new world of technology lingo, what does Cloud mean. Let’s talk about it and see if we can clear up the mystery.

What is a Tablet?

Computer Q and A

This is an open forum for discussion. Bring your questions and we will endeavor to find you a solution; everyone gets a turn and we all learn from each other. One of the many things you will learn is how to help yourself.

Facebook Demonstration

Does your family want you to use Facebook to stay in touch? It can be very confusing and intimidating. We will explain how to set up an account and how to use it to stay in touch. Format is demonstration with open discussion.

There are more and more new types of computing devices available today. It is not merely Desktop Computers and Laptop Computers. This presentation will explore manufacturers such as Samsung, Asus, and Toshiba. Find out what a Tablet can and cannot do and why you might want one. If you have one already, bring it with you. We will answer your questions and assist you using your Tablet. If you are interested in the iPad Tablet see the lecture on page 18 titled: Apple "i-Devices".

Windows 8 Demonstration

Music and Your Computer

Do you want to listen to music, stream music, put your old vinyl records, cassette tapes, and CDs onto your computer? Let’s talk about all of the many ways you can use your computer to bring music to your ears.

The latest Microsoft Operating System Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its user experience. This is a good opportunity to see what it looks like and to get answers to your many questions.

Wireless Technology

Read Books Electronically

The latest fad for reading books is to use an eReader. It is a device that enables you to read an electronic (not paper) book on a screen. Might you want one? Do you have one already? The most popular are the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook. We will explain the WHAT and HOW. If you have one, bring it with you. We will assist you using your eReader.

What does Wireless connection mean? What is a Hot Spot? What is the difference between 3G and 4G? Learn what you need to know and what you do not need to know.

Skype Demonstration

With your computer, the internet, a microphone, and a web cam you can video talk with family and friends for free. We will demonstrate how to install and use Skype on your home computer.

AARP trained volunteers will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 5 through April 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to assist in preparing and filing state and federal income tax papers and in completing various city of Longmont and state rebates and refunds. You can call 303774-4429 to schedule an appointment. If you are ONLY filing City of Longmont rebates, you can walk in from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays without an appointment.

Income Tax & City of Longmont Rebates


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs General Interest
AARP Driver Safety Class Fly Cheap, Stay Cheap, & Travel Cheap
AARP’s fast-paced format of one HALF-DAY session is designed to sharpen driving knowledge and skills and to develop strategies for adjusting to accelerated 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 class. Please call 303-651-8411 for more information and registration. This class is taught by AARP Volunteer, Max Fuller. Time: Noon – 4:30 p.m. Dates: Thursday March 14 Tuesday March 19 Tuesday April 23 Monday April 29 Wednesday May 22 Activity #284202.00 Date: Tuesday, March 12 Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident During this popular 2-hour presentation, you can learn tips about how to get discounted rates on hotels, airlines, cruises, and many other travel options. Bring your pen and tablet and be ready to write down all the wonderful ideas. Presenter Ron Stern works as a travel writer, photographer, and tour manager. Copies of his travel books will be for sale after the presentation.

Home Decorating with Nordic Feng Shui
Activity #284203.00

Date: Thursday, March 28 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10.00 resident, $12.00 non-resident Do you have a room or an area in your living space where you don’t really feel at home? Is something missing? Using the general principles of Nordic Feng Shui, which include harmony, placement, and balance, you can get a completely new and fresh feel with small changes and still keep your style! You can get the look you want with what you already have! You can create a look that you love! Lorene Salomonsson is a certified Home Decorator with Nordic Feng Shui. She graduated from Longmont High School, and received her BA degree in Minnesota. She has lived in Sweden for the past 35 years. Lorene says, "organizing, rearranging furniture, decorating and making changes have always fascinated me and been a driving force. That is why it was truly an ‘aha-experience’ when I completed the Home Decorating course in Stockholm." Her "toolbox" includes Nordic Feng Shui as well as Scandinavian Design.

What to Read?

Activity #284201.00 Date: Wednesdays, March 6, April 3, May 1 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: free Are you stuck in a rut with your reading? The City of Longmont's Library fiction and non-fiction book buyer will share with you their favorite new book, audio book, and DVD choices. What authors are new and upcoming? And who are the most read authors? Come for a fun and informative seminar! You can also bring along your list questions or preferences and see if our librarian might make some suggestions that will lead you to a new author or genre.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Learning How to Play Black Jack
Activity # 284204.00 Date: Thursdays, March 7 - 28 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $6.00 non-resident


Black Jack is the most popular table game in any casino in the world. Playing Black Jack can be a fun experience when you know the basic strategies and then find a system that can work in your favor! Haiko Eichler has studied the game in Vegas, played

extensively for years, and is willing to share with you this simple and effective method that has proven consistent winnings. Even if you never intend to gamble live at the casino — learning some basic strategy and playing with others can be fun! Join "Ike" in this fun and lively game. The book Ike has authored will also be available for sale. If this session fills up, there will be a second session offered in April. Enroll today to get on the winning team!

Join "Dr. Declutter" for these helpful and informational workshops.

Keys to Home Organizing and Paper Management

How to Declutter and Downsize for an Easier-to-Maintain Life!
Activity # 284207.00 Date: Thursday, April 18 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Cost: $16.00 resident $20.00 non-resident

Activity # 284205.00 Date: Thursday, March 21 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident Learn the keys to organizing every room and paper piles too. Closets, drawers, and cupboards plus taxes, receipts, bills, important documents, mail, photos, memorabilia, art from kids or grandkids, greeting cards, everyday paper piles, stacks, heaps, boxes and grocery bags filled with accumulated mail and paper all need to be controlled! Learn how to manage it all. Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, Dr. DeClutter. Materials included.

Whether staying in your home or moving in the near future, 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 your stuff and where to put it and learn how this can all be a less painful and actually enjoyable experience! Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, "Dr. De Clutter." Materials included.

10 Keys to Stop Procrastination and Disorganization
Activity # 284206.00 Date: Thursday, April 4 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident

The 7 Priorities That Will Positively Change Your Life

Activity # 284208.00 Date: Thursday, May 9 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident Lack of priorities is the #1 killer of achievement, accomplishment, happiness, and success. The 21st Century is a cascade of change, distractions, stressors, and events that can make us lose our focus and priorities very easily. You’ll identify your priorities and create personal action plans for each. Don't let the chaos of today's many constant distractions keep you from what’s truly important. Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, "Dr. DeClutter." Matierals included.

Is your TO DO List buried under stacks, dusty, or several years old? Do you feel guilty and/or embarrassed about the things you keep saying you’re "going to do" but don’t? If procrastination and disorganization are affecting your peace of mind, don't miss this workshop where you'll learn the solutions and focused techniques to get motivated, and get your TO DOs - DONE on time! Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, "Dr. DeClutter." Matierals included.



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Learning Palmistry
Activity # 284210.00 Date: Tuesday, April 16 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00 resident, $24.00 non-resident Learn about this ancient art form of reading palms; it comes from the Greek culture, as far back as Aristotle. Myrna Lou, who is a Master Palmist with over 60 years’ experience, will teach you the basics, including the five lines - Life, Love, Work, Reproduction and the Bracelets. Numerous symbols are illustrated using a flip chart, and participants are given handouts with a blank hand to use in class for interactive work. There is also a question and answer period. For an additional fee Myrna Lou will do an individual reading.

Say Cheese!

Looking for some unique, homemade, healthy items to serve or give as gifts? You’ll love Instructor Kate Johnson’s fun, down-to-earth approach to learning about cheese making. Kate and her family run Briar Gate Farm, and she also owns Pathways Coaching, LLC.

Cheese Making: Soft Cheeses and Ricotta
Activity #284209.03 Date: Monday, March 4 Time: 10:00 –11:30 a.m. Cost: $25.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident

Learn how to make Chevre (soft goat cheese) Fromage Blac (cream-cheese style), and homemade Ricotta using minimal equipment and easy to find ingredients. Observe the instructor making the cheeses and sample several varieties of each. Leave with the confidence and know how to make some delicious cheese. Instruction and recipe packet included.

The ABC’s of Conservative Investing
Activity #284211.00 Dates: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, and 21 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cost: Free, but please register in advance

Cheese Making: Mozzarella

Activity #284209.04 Date: Monday, April 15 Time: 10:00 –11:30 a.m. Cost: $25.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident Learn how to make fresh homemade Mozzarella! We will cover important information about local sources of milk and cheese making supplies. Both the microwave method and the hot water bath method will be covered, and you’ll get to enjoy samples at the end. Instruction and recipe packet included.

Cheese Making: Intro to Hard Cheeses

Activity #284209.05 Date: Monday, May 6 Time: 10:00 –11:30 a.m. Cost: $25.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident Make artisan hard cheese right at home using farm-fresh or store-bought milk. We will start with an Italian hard cheese that requires only minimal equipment and has short aging time. You will also learn how to wax cheeses. Sample several varieties and receive a recipe packet.

Would you like to find a simple and easy to understand financial plan that honors a more conservative and non-risk taking point of view? The "ABC’s of Conservative Investing" is ideally suited for anyone who worries about their ability to outlive their retirement income and would like financial security and peace of mind. You will identify the level of risk taking that you are comfortable with and how to analyze if your current investments are fully in line with this or not. Learn how to go about reallocating your retirement money so that you will have the ideal amount of money available. Leave class with a financial plan that makes you feel empowered and secure. Paul Kleinman is a trained teacher in the "ABC’s of Conservative Investing" and has previously taught this program at Red Rocks Community College and Front Range Community College. He is a licensed financial advisor. His company is Rocky Mountain Financial Network.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Square Dance Lessons
The lessons continue into 2013. Call Audrey Rowe, 303-772-7394, for dates and information.

24/7 Access at Longmont Public Library


World War II: A Longmont Perspective
Activity #284212.00 Date: Wednesday, March 6 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free

In this talk, Dale Barnard will focus on what is happening in Longmont as well as around the country before, during and immediately after the massive world conflict. The war was fought not just in Europe and the Pacific, but also here on the home front.

Need to use the library from home or when it is closed? Try the Longmont Public Library website www. ci.longmont.co.us/library and click on "Library 24/7" which is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. With your Longmont Public Library card, you can use multiple resources including Overdrive for downloadable ebooks. Universal Class offers over 500 instructor led online classes. Some examples of classes are How to Draw 101 and Knitting Basics. Want to learn a foreign language? Rocket Languages allows you to learn when you can. With Learning Express, you can take various practice tests and explore careers. We have many more resources on a variety of subjects. For more information, please call 303-651-8472 or visit us online at www.ci.longmont.co.us/library Try it today!

Spring Film Series
Longmont Senior Services and the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) have created an exciting partnership to bring exceptional independent films to Longmont. A BIFF representative will present each film and facilitate a brief discussion. The films are projected onto a screen so they are larger and easier to see. Time: begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost: FREE, but please register in advance and cancel if you are not attending

American Outrage
Activity #284401.00 Date: Tuesday, March 5 USA, 2008, 56 minutes Two Western Shoshone sisters endure terrifying roundups by federal marshals in which thousands of their horses and cattle are confiscated for the crime of grazing them

on the open range outside their private ranch – even though that range is recognized by the U.S. as Western Shoshone land. After being sued by the government for trespassing, their dispute went to the Supreme Court, and eventually to the United Nations. Why has the U.S. spent millions prosecuting two elderly women grazing a few hundred animals in a desolate desert? Directed by George and Beth Gage. (Winner – 12 Major Awards in North American Film Festivals)



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Contemporary Environmental Perceptions
Activity # 284403.00 Date: Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident

Great Conversation of Great Ideas
Date: Thursdays March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, & June 6 Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: Donations accepted for copies of the readings

This thought-provoking discussion group on the 103 Great Ideas that are the core of everybody’s thinking will be led by facilitator Brian Hansen, who has extensive experience in the "Great Books and Great Ideas" curriculum. He will present the themes which come from philosopher Mortimer Adler. There are brief reading materials intended to accompany the discussions; copies can be downloaded from Brian’s website: http://home. comcast.net/~pamjhansen/site/?/home This class is continuous, and each week is a new topic. Drop in as your schedule allows. This quarter and in this order, the ideas for discussion are: Education, The Ends and Means of Education, Eternity, Idea, Prudence, and Metaphysics.

Many of our current and recent perceptions of environmental factors, challenges, and threats that can and do affect our lives may be overtly and subtly influenced by the methods and modes of communication of news, opinions and political positions. The content of our words and biases inherent or implied by our experiences or predispositions can inhibit our thinking. Where are the traps? How might we avoid them and expand our perspective? Climate change may be one subject addressed, but others can be explored. Note that this class will strive to be apolitical. Instructor: Join Gregory Iwan, M. Urban Planning, Adjunct Professor and Lecturer (University of Denver), and experienced author and instructor in environmental topics in this lecture and discussionstyle series. The course is designed for three weeks and will be extended depending upon enrollment. Handouts will be furnished, and there will be video viewing and group dialogue.

Drumming Class

Activity #284402.04 (April) Activity #284402.05 (May) Date: Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16, 23 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Cost: $28.00 resident, $33.00 non-resident 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. Instructor: Gregg Hansen

Italian Culture and Traditions
Activity # 284404.00 Dates: Thursdays, April 4 - 25 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $24.00 resident, 29.00 non-resident

In this four-week class students will be introduced to the rich culture and traditions of Italy. Together we'll explore Italian opera, art, food, wine, popular pastimes, and century-old traditions. This class is perfect for anyone with a passion for Italy or desire to become more acquainted with La dolce vita. If you enjoy this class and want more about Italy, watch our summer "GO" for an Italian Language for Travelers course offered in August and September.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
This month, Active Minds® presenters will focus on money, from the historical aspect of Gold to China and its role on our world economy. You’ll want to register for each session in advance as these are very popular and fill up quickly.

Happy Streetlife


Activity #284406.00 Date: Wednesday, April 10 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Cost: Free Be prepared to look at your surrounding in a different way after attending this presentation. "Happy" implies the social and personal benefits when we make our streets more liveable and when we promote, build, and participate in the streetlife right outside our door. See how communities do this and how people benefit by exploring streetlife around the world. Presenter, Jerry Shapins, ASLA Emeritus, will include personal observations and sketches and painting of Italian streets, public spaces, and architecture, such as ciclovias, parklets, streetscapes, public plazas, street music, etc.


Activity # 284405.10 Date: Wednesday, April 10 Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident Join Active Minds® as we trace the history of gold. We will take you on a journey from ancient civilizations to the 49'er strike at Sutter's Mill. We'll touch on Colorado's own gold rush as well as the role gold has played in the world, from plunderers throughout history to the "gold standard" for money.

European Union

ZINES – Self Published Magazines
Activity #284408.00 Date: Saturday, April 13 Time: 10:00 - noon Cost: $11.00 resident, 13.00 non-resident

Activity # 284405.17 Date: Wednesday, April 17 Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident Formed in the wake of World War II, the European Union was created to provide a unified trading bloc for Western Europe. As the EU has grown, it has faced obstacles to integration, such as the addition of Central and Eastern European countries and partial adoption of the euro. Now, years later, the EU faces economic and political threats from challenges arising from debt-laden member countries. Join Active Minds® as we explore the historical roots of the formation of the EU as well as the economic and social issues that challenge its future.

Here's a chance to tell your own story! This introto-zine-making (self-published magazines) will give you the tools you'll need to get your ideas, drawings, and stories on paper for all to see! Learn about the original do-it-yourself self-publishing format, its history, and different styles — and leave the workshop with a mini-zine of your own! The workshop will be led by Kelly, a volunteer of the Denver Zine Library and a publisher of zines himself.

Beginning Spanish


Activity # 284405.24 Date: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident Today you’ll learn how China has evolved from a sleepy Communist economy to the fastest growing industrial nation in the world. We will examine how this change has been achieved as well as how China’s growing economic strength affects the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Activity # 284409.00 Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30 – May 16 Time: 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Cost: $45.00 resident, $54.00 non-resident Put spring in your step: learn conversational Spanish. For the past nine years the "OK Twins," Joanie O’Brien and Michael Keating, have taught this relaxed and interactive approach to beginner’s Spanish. Or you may want to refresh Spanish language skills you learned long ago. It’s good for the mind and makes today’s desire for bilingual skills a real possibility.



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Date: Thursday, April 11
The Oresteia: Aeschylus illustrates the consequences of vengeance and offers some hope that man can learn from his mistakes.

Ancient Greek Plays are Here Today
Activity # 284407.00 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: $8.00 resident, $9.50 non-resident

Greek tragedy and, to a certain extent, Greek comedy educated the ancient Greeks about the nature of their world and how best to deal with that world’s tough questions: does loyalty to government trump loyalty to family? What is the consequence of excess? How best protest injustices and still be a good citizen? Is democracy for everyone? These and other questions are examined in the specific plays and in the general commentary listed below. Presented by Francis Lovett.

Date: Thursday, April 18

Antigone: The conflict of the might of unbending law against an equally unbending obdurate loyalty to family is Sophocles’s presentation of the deadly consequences that can result from excess.

Date: Thursday, April 25

Date: Thursday, April 4

Oedipus Tyrannus: Sophocles presents the triumph of the human spirit through a man who cannot give up, who will live even though he seems to have nothing more to lose.

Democracy: Comedy or Tragedy? Ask the Ancient Greeks. Dionysus, god of theater and of wine, inspiration of two kinds, described himself as "most terrible for humans, but also most gentle." Can the juxtaposition be applied to the notion of democracy? The ancient Greeks looked at their government through the lenses of tragedy and comedy.

Resource Education
BE READY: Emergency Readiness
Activity #288001.00 Date: Wednesday, March 13 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free, but please register in advance

Seniors On The Move

The City of Longmont Office of Emergency management would like to ensure that you are prepared for an emergency. You will know what to do. This presentation will provide residents with tools to become part of the solution if/when a disaster hits. Donna Platt started with the City of Longmont in 1991. Donna has worked with the Emergency Management Department for over 12 years. She has several certifications from the Emergency Management Institute administered by FEMA, a Computer Science degree, and a certification program in Disaster Preparedness.

Activity #288002.00 Date: Wednesday, May 8 Time: 8:20 a.m. - noon Cost: Free, but please register in advance Get on the bus and … go! Don’t always want to drive you own car? Find out how easy it is to use the RTD bus system and give yourself more transportation options. Join us for a ride on RTD to tour the Boulder Transit Station and enjoy a cup of coffee on the Pearl Street Mall. Coupons provided for the bus ride … snacks / treats on your own. Via Mobility Services’ travel instructor will offer overview of bus system and answer your questions. Meet in the Senior Center Lobby at 8:20 a.m. Then we will walk to 8th and Coffman to get on the bus to Boulder, returning to the Senior Center at noon. This will be an opportunity to learn as you go.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Medicare Basics Classes
March Activity # 288003.03 April Activity #288003.04 May Activity #288003.05 Dates: Mondays, March 18, April 15, or May 20 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Cost: Free, and please register in advance Medicare Basics classes are offered by the

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Medicare Counselors. Information is provided about Medicare enrollment, benefits, costs, what and how Medicare pays, choices under Medicare plans, how they work, and prescription drug coverage. There is time for both a group presentation and an individual meeting with a Medicare counselor to answer your questions. Call the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 to register.


Training Courses for Family Caregivers

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, offers two training programs for family caregivers of older adults. Both courses are open to Boulder County residents caring for a relative, partner, or friend who is 60 or over, or of any age if the person has dementia. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. Financial assistance for respite care during class periods is available.

The National Caregiver Training Program
Dates: Thursdays, April 4 – May 16 Class will be held in Boulder Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free, please register in advance, or for more information call 303-678-6116 or email InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org

This is a 21-hour course, held over seven weeks, that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Taught by a nurse, the course provides detailed instruction, demonstration, and hands-on practice. For more information, call 303-678-6116 or email InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org

The annual Caregiving Symposium, sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, with assistance from various City Senior Services, will be held at Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Avenue, in Boulder. This free educational event for family caregivers of older adults— or for anyone interested in caregiving issues—features a large resource fair, multiple workshops on key caregiving topics, helpful materials, opportunities to talk with staff, lunch, and more. For registration information, call 303678-6116 or email InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org

Savvy Caregiver

Dates: Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: Requested donation for the Savvy Caregiver manual Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias requires knowledge, special skills, and a unique outlook to enhance the well-being of the person with dementia as well as the caregiver(s). This program, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, is geared toward family members, friends, neighbors or partners, near and far, providing direct care or support from a distance. Please first take "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s" offered regularly across the metro area before you take this more extensive class. The Savvy Caregiver training program consists of 6 (2-hour) sessions held once a week. To register, or for more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association 303-813-1669 or go online to www.alz.org/co (classes/workshops).

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Dates: Wednesdays, April 10 – May 15 Class is held in Longmont Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free, please register in advance. To register or for more information, call 303-678-6116 or email InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org This is a 12-hour course, held over six weeks, that gives family caregivers "tools" to ensure they take care of themselves while caring for others. Taught by trained leaders, the course helps caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate their feelings, and more.

2013 Caregiving Symposium

Date: Tuesday, May 21 Time: Noon – 5:00 p.m. Cost: Free, please register in advance, call 303-6786116 or email InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org

PLEASE also see several related classes in the Health and Wellness Education section, including: Advance Directives, Navigating the Health Care Maze, and the Grief Recovery program.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Health & Wellness Education
Advance Directives Meditation
Date: Thursdays Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Activity #285002.03 March 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: $32.00 resident, $38.00 non-resident Activity #285002.04 April 11, 18, 25 Cost: $24.00 resident, $29.00 non-resident Activity #285002.05 May 9, 16, 23, 30 Cost: $32.00 resident, $38.00 non-resident Swami Dharmananda is returning for a 3-session meditation series this spring. The purpose of the meditation instruction will be: • Rest and relaxation • Clarity and focus of the mind • Releasing suppressed/repressed emotions from the mind • Experiencing peace, love, and joy within In each session Swamiji will offer different techniques for meditation, to help you discover which one suits you best. The techniques will generally include one breathing exercise, one visualization exercise, one memory stimulating exercise, one exercise to transform negative emotions to positive ones, one devotional exercise, and silent observation of the activities of the mind. Swami Dharmananda is a preeminent scholar and teacher of the Science of Yoga, Hindu Philosophy, and Comparative Religion. He comes to us from Rishikesh, India, but is currently based in Longmont, where he teaches the Science of Yoga and offers yoga and meditation classes, as well as one-on-one spiritual counseling. Activity #285001.03 Friday, March 8 Activity #285001.04 Friday, April 12 Activity #285001.05 Friday, May 10 Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost: $5.00 resident, $6.00 non-resident Please note: These are separate classes, not a series. 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 class, 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.

March 18-22 is Nutrition Week


During that week, various service providers throughout Boulder County will be hosting events to bring more awareness to the resources available to older adults, as well as promoting healthy eating through educational programs and cooking demonstrations. That time frame didn’t fit our program schedule, so please see the following programs providing information: Bone Up on Nutrition on page 29, Easy-toDigest Information on Food Allergies on page 30. For more information about Nutrition Week events, contact Teresa DeAnni at Boulder County AAA – tdeanni@bouldercounty.org

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Bone Up on Nutrition!
Activity #285006.00 Date: Monday, March 25 Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, but please register

J.C. McPherson, Longmont United Hospital’s Director of Nutrition Services, will bring us a demo/tasting focused on bone health. J.C. spent the majority of his 25 years in the private sector as a chef in restaurants, hotels and country clubs

across the country. Since coming into the health care field, he has become passionate about changing the impression that healthy food needs to be expensive, hard to prepare, or flavorless. He looks forward to showing us how affordably and deliciously we can pack much needed nutrients into a couple quick and easy recipes, whether just for one or more. J.C.’s passion is infectious, so if you’re feeling uninspired about cooking, confused about proper nutrition, or are worried about your food budget, this session will light your fire!


Navigating the Health Care Maze… and Making the System Work for You!

There’s no denying the sweeping changes going on in health care these days … it’s a whole new ballgame as our society moves from a "sick care" model to more of a "health care" one. How do we keep up, keep control, and keep sane in the midst of it all? This series of programs will address and explore the changes and help each of us learn how to become more empowered and proactive medical consumers in the face of those changes.

Accessing Health Care When We are Well
Activity #285003.00 Date: Monday, March 11 Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, but please register

when it’s appropriate to call our physician, go to Urgent Care, or get to the Emergency Room. Staff from Urgent Care and the LUH Emergency Dept., as well as the City of Longmont EMS coordinator, will join us for this discussion.

Health care will become more consumer- and value-driven as time goes on. We are all being called to play a greater role in decision-making— asking more questions about treatment plans, tests, costs, insurance coverage, etc. Our panel—a Longmont United Hospital physician, a geriatrician from the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, and two strong advocates for medical consumerism—will update us on health care reform and guide us through some strategies for becoming activated in our self-care.

Accessing Health Care in the Hospital
Activity #285005.00 Date: Monday, May 13 Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, but please register

Accessing Health Care in an Emergency Situation
Activity #285004.00 Date: Monday, April 8 Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, but please register

Knowing what to do in a medical emergency, especially when living alone, is a critical aspect of self-care. This program will help us understand

If we do land in the hospital, whether for an elective procedure or an unexpected admission, what do we, or our advocate, need to know to feel empowered as patients? This can be a confusing and fearful time, no matter what the circumstances. LUH staff, including a Hospitalist, the Care Coordination Director, a Patient Navigator, and the Patient Access Manager, will help us understand how to navigate the system so we can maximize the quality of our inpatient experience.



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Becoming A Sage: A Weekend Intensive!
Imagine your life and aging as a gift ~ not a burden, an opportunity ~ not a problem!

Easy-to-Digest Information on Food Allergies
Activity #285007.00 Date: Monday, April 22 Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, but please register

Here’s your chance to chew on some new information about common food allergies. • Learn how to recognize symptoms • Understand the difference between intolerances and allergies • Get the latest diagnosis and treatment options Shaila Gogate, M.D., Board Certified Allergist & Immunologist, specializes in Asthma and Allergic diseases. Following medical school, internship, and residency, Dr. Gogate completed her fellowship in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at National Jewish in Denver, where she also worked as an assistant professor of Medicine. She is currently on the medical staff at Longmont Clinic.

Activity #285009.00 Dates: Friday, March 15, Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17 Times: Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $275 (includes materials, lunches, and snacks), Scholarship funds may be available. Contact Maureen Dobson, 303-819-2588 This weekend intensive is co-sponsored by the Longmont Senior Center and Sage-ing® International, www.sage-ing.org. Sage-ing workshops are designed for people seeking a deeper understanding of the aging process. Using the power of Circle and the support of community, we will affirm the importance of our elder years as a time for deep reflection, continued learning, and spiritual growth. This workshop is based on the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s book, From Age-ing to Sage-ing. You will be inspired to deepen your contemplative life, appreciate family and the life path you have taken, and get connected with like-minded friends through group sharing and exploring learning tools together. This series is designed for people of all ages interested in aging well. Maureen Dobson, MSW, and Rosemary Williams, MSW, are Certified Sage-ing Leaders, professional members of Sage-ing® International (www.sage-ing.org), and recent graduates of the PeerSpirit Circle Practicum (www.peerspirit.com). They have more than sixty years of combined life experience working with older adults and family caregivers.

Stories of Peace in Three Circles
Activity #285008.00 Date: Monday, May 20 Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cost: $2.00 resident, $2.50 non-resident


In the month of May we celebrate spring, as well as remember those who have been in service to our nation. What better time than this for stories of peace! Come around to share three classical stories filled with images of peace in three circles. • Peace on Earth • Peace in a Community • Peace of Mind Kathleen Santopietro Weddel has been presenting seasonal stories for us since last summer, enrapturing her audience each time. We’re fortunate that she is returning to share stories for spring. Kathleen, of For the Telling, has been an Adult Educator for over 30 years, with background in English as a Second Language and curriculum development. She has been sharing stories for adult audiences for over 25 years and is a member of the Longmont Library Spellbinders, among other storytelling groups.

Boulder County Property Tax Drop Off at the Senior Center
from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 25 & 26, 29 & 30

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Grief Recovery Group
Date: Mondays, March 4 – April 22 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Cost: Free, but please register in advance "Would you recommend a group to others?" "Absolutely—The best decision I made for myself and I feel so sure that it would help friends dealing with loss" Quote from one of the participants. Are you 50+ and have lost someone close to you? Join others along with experienced counselors who will help you as you recover your balance. This is an opportunity to learn how to deal with your grief in the company of others who share your journey. Our sessions are all confidential. Peer counselors Sara Beery and June Sullivan will facilitate this group. Please call Ruth Waukau, LCSW, 303-6518414 to register. There will be up to 8 sessions. Activity #285011.00 Dates: Tuesdays, April 2,9,16, and 23, and May 7 and 14 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $35.00 resident, $40.00 non-resident for the series

Maintain Your Brain class series


John Dean will guide the class each week through a combination of functional memory and problem solving activities such as scheduling, note taking, and use of visual supports in addition to cognitively challenging puzzles and game activities to improve mental function.

Project Visibility Training
Activity #285012.00 Date: Thursday, April 18 Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon Cost: Free, please register in advance

Maintain Your Brain

Activity #285010.00 Date: Tuesday, March 26 Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon Cost: Free, please register in advance Join speech language pathologist John Dean to discuss causes of different types of memory loss, including potentially reversible conditions and typical age-related deficits versus dementia. John will also cover techniques for improving memory and problem solving abilities. This program leads off a 6-week series of "Maintain Your Brain" classes that show you different ways to challenge your mind and maintain safety and independence. John Dean, MA, CCC, SLP, is the outpatient manager at Life Care Center of Longmont and directs the Parkinson's Team at Summit Rehab, an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.

This training is intended to create a community that is informed, sensitive to, and supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders. This training, provided by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, is designed for professionals, as well as friends and family of LGBT elders. The training includes an award-winning video, PowerPoint presentation, and discussion. Our presenter is Emily Lewis, M.A., Project Visibility Trainer for Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. Since 2004, she has conducted trainings throughout Colorado and the U.S., at state, regional, and national conferences. Project Visibility is the winner of two national awards: The 2006 National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Innovation award for Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, and the 2006 National Association of Counties Innovation Achievement Award.

Library staff at the Senior Center:
Stop by the Senior Center lobby and visit with Library staff regarding the growing number and variety of resources and services available at your local public library. Staff will be here from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays; March 20, April 17, and May 15.



Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Matter of Balance
Dates: Tuesdays, March 19 – May 7 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Advance registration with the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is required by calling 303-441-3599. Class size is limited. This award-winning program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. You will learn to: view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and learn exercises to increase strength and balance. This 8-week course is sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. This program is made available through Older Americans Act and is free to 60+. (Because we cannot charge for the workshop, a donation of $15 given in class is appreciated to cover expenses.)

Chronic Wellness Through Dance
Activity #285013.00 Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 – May 22 Times: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Cost: $30.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident

This 12-week class will help you reframe living. Imagine if dance could lift you out of pain and fatigue while giving you the feeling of chronic wellness instead of chronic illness! Exercise is essential to feeling your best even when you have chronic conditions, but the same issues that make a consistent exercise regimen difficult without support can be alleviated with some modifications and support. Kay McLellan will share the perspectives, attitudes, and specialized dance form techniques that allowed her to transition from feeling like a sick person with no future to a person who enjoys movement and dance. Each session will include movement instruction as well as discussion and exercises that help develop a mindset that supports a sense of well-being even in the midst of having health concerns. Advisers in the development of this program include Kendra Howard, creator of Planet Motion world dance fitness; Julia Colwell, PhD, author of Relationship Ride and founder of the Boulder Center for Conscious Community; and Sandra Felte, Physical Therapist.

Colorado LifeTrack–COLT, a program to locate those who may wander:
When an older person wanders away from safety and is unable to find his or her way home or to a safe place, this program utilizes modern technology and unites local first response services to find that individual as quickly as possible. Coordinated by the Boulder County Sheriff’s office with local law enforcement and emergency response services, Colorado LifeTrak or COLT, is designed to mobilize first responders quickly and assist in locating those persons who may wander away and can’t selfidentify or return safely on their own. Individuals in the program are given a bracelet or anklet to wear which can be activated and tracked if and when the need arises. Monthly battery checks are conducted to insure the equipment is working correctly. Applications are available at the official website for Boulder County government at http://www.bouldercounty.org/sheriff/lifetrak.htm or call Deputy Randy Wilber at 303-441-3673 for more information.


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

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.

Advance Planning Assistance Services

Wellness Clinic

We’re spring cleaning and planting new seeds! The Wellness Clinic is being replaced by "The Nurse Is In!," Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Please see the back page of The GO for more details.

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

Foot Care Clinic
Date: Time: Cost:

2nd & 4th Fridays Noon – 4:45 p.m. $45.00 for 1st assessment, $32.00 for follow-up visits. There is an extra charge for home visits or special needs.

Therapeutic Services

Various forms of massage therapy to meet your unique needs are available at the PrestigePLUS office. Detailed information describing the therapies, fees, and schedules is available there. Please stop by or call 303-651-5080 to schedule an appointment.

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.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Dates: Monday, April 1 & Wednesday, April 3 Time: 8:00 a.m.- noon Cost: FREE, but you must schedule an appointment Are you concerned about skin discoloration or growths on your skin? Local dermatologists will be on hand for a brief assessment at the Health Center of Integrated Therapies, 1551 Professional Lane, Suite 125. Please call the Skin Cancer Screening Information Line 303-485-3435 for more information and to schedule an appointment.


Exercise Exercise & Fitness Classes
Fitness Assessments at The Senior Center
Register for your fitness assessment with a personal trainer. It will include: Health History Screening, Blood Pressure, Resting Heart Rate, Hip to Waist Ratio, Flexibility, Strength and Balance testing. A cardio component is optional. The cost will be $10 and it will take half an hour. Once you enroll and prior to the date of the assessment, the personal trainer will call you for a specific time. Following the assessment, the trainer can help with suggestions as to what class or routine might benefit you the most. Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, April 9 Tuesday, May 7 Activity# 213603.1A Activity# 213603.1B Activity# 213603.1C Cost: $10.00 After you register, the trainer will contact you to arrange a time.

3 R’s—Rediscover, Restore, Realign Aerobic Fitness Feldenkrais Method®
(Floor Mat class)

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Tuesdays 9:00–10:00 a.m. Mon./Wed./Fri. 8:00–9:00 a.m. Thursdays 11:00–noon Tuesdays Noon – 1:00 p.m. Tuesdays 1:30–2:30 p.m. Mondays 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesdays 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tuesdays 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Thursdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays 4:00–5:00 p.m. Wednesdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. Mondays 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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Feldenkrais Walking Class Line Dance Pilates
No Class May 27

Pilates Tai Chi for Everyone Tap Dance Beginning Wu Tai Chi Advanced Wu Tai Chi Yoga for Active Adults


3 R’s - Rediscover, Restore, Realign
Let us help you attain the 3 R's of the Egoscue Method (Egoscue is the name of the person who developed this methodology). The Egoscue Method is a Postural Therapy Program which involves a series of stretches and gentle exercises. Rediscover the body's design, Restore function, Return to health. Egoscue works by returning the body to its original blueprint—the standing normal anatomical position. In this position, the 8 major load joints (ankles, knees, hips, and shoulders) are directly aligned. An individual can deviate from this position for several reasons, and the result is muscular imbalance, loss of strength and flexibility, compensation, and finally pain. This class helps individuals regain the functional postural position through a set of individually designed repositioning, stretching, strengthening, or functional exercises.

Line Dance

Are you looking for fun? Look no further; 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. Not only is it a physical activity, it will keep your brain active, and you get to socialize and have a lot of fun all at once. Check out one of our most popular classes!


Aerobic Fitness Class

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.

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 is a long time fitness advocate and teacher, 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.

Tai Chi for Everyone

Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement®

Come experience tai chi exercise - perfect for people of all abilities. This class is able to be modified for those choosing to sit or stand, good for people with balance concerns or chronic ailments such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, or MS. Tai Chi is a practice of "relaxation in motion" with benefits for balance, breathing, and overall wellness. The martial techniques within the form will also be explored. Please wear loose fitting clothes and comfortable shoes. Instruction by Lorene Nardell.

Explore a wide variety of movements and cultivate your self-awareness. Improve your range of motion, balance and mental clarity. Ease pain and aid in the recovery from injury, accident or lack of exercise. The lessons will be done on the FLOOR in a variety of positions, sitting, lying down, etc.

Tap Dance

Learn to tap with instructor Stephanie Bogrett, owner and instructor of Grace Studios in Broomfield - you’ll learn the basics and then how to put it all together and enjoy gliding through songs and dazzling your family and friends with fancy foot work!

Feldenkrais® WALKING Class

Beginning Wu Tai Chi

Improve your ability to walk. These "Awareness Through Movement" lessons will improve your balance and gait and cultivate an easier stride. Most of the lesson will be standing with the aid of a chair for balance.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art consisting of relaxed, slow movements that serve to release tension in the body and enhance posture, balance and strength. In the beginning level you’ll learn the basic movements to achieve good body alignment, balance and coordination. Taught by Lillian Koenigsberg.


Advanced Wu Tai Chi
At the advanced level, you’ll learn movements that will challenge your coordination and mental, emotional and physical balance. In addition to that, you’ll learn techniques that require the relaxation of the large outer muscles and the use of smaller inner or structural muscles. Previous enrollment in Wu Tai Chi required. Lillian Koenigsberg will advise you if you have the skills to enroll in the advanced lessons.

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.

Senior on Weights

Fitness Classes at the St. Vrain Memorial Building • 700 Longs Peak Ave.
Times: Dates: Tues & Thurs, 9:15-10:15 a.m. March 5-28 Activity # 213503.1A April 2-25 Activity # 213503.1B April 30-May 23 Activity # 213503.1C Location: St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave Fee: $24.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident

A small group training program that uses free weights and machines to improve strength, muscle tone and bone density. (Men and Women 55+) Times: Dates: Mon & Wed, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 4-20 Activity # 213303.1A April 8-24 Activity # 213303.1B Location: St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave Fee: $21.00 resident, $26.25 non-resident

Gentle Nia

Senior Conditioning

Learn the basics behind strength training, 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 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 muscle. (Drop in $3.50) Times: Dates: Tues & Thurs, 8:00 -9:00 a.m. March 5-28 Activity # 213203.1A April 2-25 Activity # 213203.1B April 30-May 23 Activity # 213203.1C Location: St Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave Fee: $24.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 a.m. This is a lower version of Nia. Nia is Body-mind, whole body conditioning that combines dance, martial arts, and yoga movements. Designed for barefoot, shoes are optional. Fees are Drop-In (per person) Resident/ Non-Res Adult 18-54 years $5.00/$6.25 or Senior 55 and up $4.00/$5.00.

Gentle Yoga

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. 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. Mondays March 4-25 April 8-29 May 6-20 Wednesdays March 6-27 April 3-24 May 1-29 Resident/Non-res $28.00/$35.00 $28.00/$35.00 $21.00/$26.25 Resident/Non-res $28.00/$35.00 $28.00/$35.00 $35.00/$43.75 Activity # 243113.A 243113.B 243113.C Activity # 243133.A 243133.B 243133.C

Strength Training


Increase bone mass and muscle strength and reduce the risk of osteoporosis while learning to improve your strength, balance and posture and reduce risk from injury by building and toning muscles. Please note: must have previously taken the Senior Conditioning class or receive permission from the instructor. (Drop in $3.50)

Exercise at the Recreation Center
Senior on Weights
A small group training program that uses free weights and machines to improve strength, muscle tone, and bone density. (Men and Women 55+) Times: Dates: Mon., Wed., Fri., 1:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 18-29 Activity # 213303.2A April 22-May 3 Activity # 213303.2B Location: Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd. Fee: $21.00 resident, $26.25 non-resident


SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

The Fitness program is designed for Medicare participants with select insurance plans. Please stop by the Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road 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 Heather @ 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. Longmont Recreation Center Only

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. Days/Times: Wednesdays 9:15-10:00 a.m. and Fridays 11:00 -11:45 a.m.

SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises. Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:35-10:20 a.m.

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. Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Activate your aqua urge for variety! SilverSplash offers lots of fun shallow-water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. Days/Times: Mondays 10:15-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays 11:45-12:30 p.m.


Sports/Outdoors Drop-in Sports, Organized Sport Leagues, & Outdoor Activities


At the Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road Date/Time: Mondays-Thursdays, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Check out this fun, unique game. It is best described as a hybrid of tennis and badminton. Your SilverSneakers® pass will work for payment for Pickeball too. Or if you prefer, use an activity card or drop in fee; payable at the front desk of the Recreation Center. No Pickleball week or 4/1-4/5. There are also outdoor Pickleball courts at Collyer Park, located at 6th & Collyer. Drop in Pickleball happens there on Monday mornings, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. during the summer and fall as long as the weather permits.

Senior Softball – Ages 50+

The Longmont Senior Center will be participating in the Colorado Senior Softball Association again this year. Teams are formed by the beginning of March, and games begin in April and continue through mid-August. They are played throughout the Denver metro area on Monday and Wednesday mornings (depending on what division you are playing in). Practices and home games are hosted at Garden Acres Park (2058 Spencer). If you have questions, please call Kari at (303) 651-8495 for more information.

Drop In Volleyball

Date: Time: Cost:

Wednesdays and Fridays 9:15–11:00 a.m. 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.

Fridays, Continuing through March 29, 2013 Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Location: St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Cost: $2.00 per session or Senior Center Activity Card All levels of players are welcome! You don’t have to be a great player or in great shape to play. Enjoy the camaraderie of other volleyball enthusiasts and get some exercise too. This is an ongoing activity. A drop-in fee of $2.00, is collected each session (afternoon), or you may purchase a Senior Center Activity Card with 10 or 18 uses on it.

Table Tennis
Date: Time: Cost:

Wednesdays and Fridays 9:15–11:00 a.m. 50¢ per session


Join other table tennis enthusiasts for some friendly competition. Equipment provided.

Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snowshoe Senior Golf Association
RTD and ELDORA Mountain Resort collaborate to offer seniors skiing on Tuesdays continuing through March 26. The cost for the round trip RTD SeniorRide to Eldora is $5.00 for those 65+ and $10.00 for all other ages. Please check in at the Senior Center prior to 8:00 a.m. The bus will depart shortly after its arrival, and return approximately 3:00 p.m. Cost for the downhill ticket is $22.00 and cross country trail fees are $12.00. If you have questions regarding this program, call Theresa at 303651-8578 or e-mail Theresa at theresa.schulte@ ci.longmont.co.us. Activity #287002.00 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; all levels of golfers are welcome; NO GHIN number required. This fun, noncompetitive, weekly group will begin play on May 17 and continue through mid-October. You may register for golf starting May 1. An organizational golf meeting will be held Thursday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the Longmont Senior Center. All interested participants are asked to attend this meeting, as the association rules will be explained as well as volunteers’ being assigned jobs for the upcoming season. Signing up for tee times for the first day of play will occur following the meeting. If you are unable to attend and would like more information, please contact Theresa Schulte, 303651-8578, or theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us.


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. (Please see our Hiking Newsletter for our rating system, equipment suggestions, and other program tidbits.) Mileage is approximate and represents the entire distance. The hike locations may be changed based on unforeseen conditions (e.g., weather, construction). Return time may vary according to location, weather, pace, and trail conditions. Prior Date April 18 April 25 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Location Marshall Mesa Rabbit Mtn Picture Rock to Heil Mesa Blue Stem Pinewood Springs Betasso Preserve Level Easy Easy-mod Easy-mod Moderate Easy-mod Easy-mod

to hiking, be sure to check with your physician regarding starting this program to 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 a hike rated "easy." Day: Check-in: Depart: Return: Cost: Thursdays 7:20 a.m. 7:30 a.m. approx. 2:30 p.m. $7.00 resident, $9.00 non-resident (For a full refund, cancel by Monday prior to the hike.) Gain 300’ 350’ 300’ 600’ 500’ 500’ Activity # V 287001.01 R 287001.02 WF, V 287001.03 287001.04 S, ST, WF 287001.05 R, S, WF, V, H 287001.06 287001.07 Notes

Distance Elevation 4 miles 5,800’ 4 miles 6,060’ 4 miles 5,400’ 5.6 miles 5,500’ 3.7 miles 6,500’ 3.5 miles 6,480’ 5,740’

Shanahan, Bear Canyon Moderate 5.6 miles

880’ R, ST, WF

R=rocks, S=steps, ST=steep or switchbacks, V=views, WF=wildflowers, H=historical

** In Rocky Mountain Nation Park; you will need a pass, or you can pay a one-day fee.


Trips Trip & Registration Information
Trips are scheduled on various modes of transit: mini buses, school buses and coach buses. The style of bus is dependent upon cost, size of group, time and distance traveled, as well as availability of buses. We always try to be cost efficient and comfort oriented. Departure times are definite. We do not wait for participants past the designated departure time either from the Senior Center or returning to the Senior Center. Return times are approximate. Please do not schedule appointments close to the return times; we never know when delays may occur. Bus seat assignments are made at the time of check-in. Participants draw a seat number for themselves and one other person (shared seating). These assigned seats are used both going to and from the trip destination. For extended trips, you will draw new seats each day. Cancellations must be received by the dates printed in The GO if a full credit or refund is to be given. 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.

Trip Registration


Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. - noon

In fairness for all and to eliminate the need to arrive early, we will use a lottery format for the first day of trip registration. Numbers will be distributed to participants at 10:00 a.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 10:00 a.m., your number will be added to the tumbler after you are seated. You may register for yourself and one other senior. A separate Activity Registration Form is required for each person. Beginning February 25, you may register at the front desk or over the phone.

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. Check-in takes place in the lobby. Thank you.


Lunch Wagon
Each month, visit a different restaurant for a nice or casual lunch, depending on the restaurant and dining style. Seating limited to Senior Services minibus.

Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, Boulder
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Bridgewater Grill, Golden
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Tuesday, March 5 Tuesday, March 12 Tuesday, March 26

Tuesday, April 2 Tuesday, April 9 Tuesday, April 23 Tuesday, April 30

The aim at Conor O'Neill's is to bring to Boulder a truly authentic traditional Irish Pub. In this fine establishment you’ll find traditional fare such as Bangers, rashers, black & white pudding, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes & Irish soda bread or Sherpard’s Pie or Cottage Boxty, and of course several American pub favorites. Prices range from $6.00 to $12.00. Check in: 10:45 a.m. Depart: 11:00 a.m. Return: 2:30 p.m. Cost: $7.00 resident, $8.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins February 23, cancel by February 27, March 6, March 20 (respectively) for full refund.

Enjoy the wide array of flavors and tastes you will experience by touring our menu, which includes comfortable classic selections from our Miners Salad to our Steakhouse Stuffed Burger, our Award Winning Green Chili, and the Foothills Hot Roast Beef Sandwich. Prices for lunch start at $10.00 and go to $15.00 for some items. Check-in: 10:00 a.m. Depart: 10:15 a.m. Return: 2:30 p.m. Cost: $7.00 resident, $8.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: February 23, cancel by March 27 or April 4, April 17, or April 24 (respectively) for full refund.

Culinary Program - Lunch at the Career Development Center

Activity #281009.01 with transportation Activity #281009.02 No transportation provided – meet at CDC (REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) Tuesday, March 26 Today you can explore locally and have lunch prepared by the students from the Culinary Program at St. Vrain School District Career Development Center. In addition to the lunch, Niki Brady will give us an overview of the programs held at the CDC. The menu today is Cobb Salad, Roll, and Dessert bar or Cookie. Cost is $6.50, which you’ll pay at the CDC, located at 1200 So. Sunset. If you are driving on your own, you still must register with us at the Senior Center. There are a limited amount of seats in their dining room. Check in: Depart: Cost: 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Return: 1:30 p.m. $4.00 resident, $4.50 non-resident for those registering "with transportation". All registrants will pay the $6.50 for lunch. Transportation: Recreation minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins February 23, cancel by March 20 for full refund.

Spirit of Flight Museum Tour & Master’s Restaurant at Colorado National Golf Course
Activity #281018.07 Activity #281018.14 Activity #281018.28 Tuesday, May 7 Tuesday, May 14 Tuesday, May 28

Today’s outing will include a tour at Erie’s Spirit of Flight Museum. The Spirit of Flight Center offers a truly unique environment that combines hundreds of rare aviation items and artifacts that are on display representing the past, present, and future of flight. After learning about aviation history, the group will head to the Colorado National Golf Course and have lunch in the Master’s Restaurant, where the scenic views and good food will be a perfect landing. Check-in: 9:00 a.m. Depart: 9:15 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. Cost: $11.00 resident, $13.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 1, May 8, May 22, for full refund.



Casino Trips

Lady Luck Casino, Black Hawk
Activity #281011.00 Date: Wednesday, April 3 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. Or, take a chance on some of our more popular video poker games such as Double Down Stud, Triple Play, Double Bonus Poker, and more! With the group package, you are eligible for money back after earning a required amount of points on the club card and food comps and discounts.

Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk
Activity #281004.00 Date: Monday, March 11 The Golden Mardi Gras Casino blends the celebration and carnival of New Orleans with the best gaming in Black Hawk. The Home of "Loose Penny Slots," they offer 24-hour gaming and $100 bets. Choose from 650 of your favorite slot and video games OR try your luck at one of 16 tables featuring Craps, Roulette, Blackjack (featuring single and double deck pitch), and Three Card Poker. Enjoy the elegance, color, and excitement of the Golden Mardi Gras Casino. With this group package, when certain requirements are met you are eligible for discounts and cash back with use of their slot card. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $12.00 resident, $15.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins February 23, cancel by Tuesday March 5, for a full refund.

Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $12.00 resident, $15.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins February 23, cancel by March 28, for a full refund.

Reserve Casino – Central City
Activity #281019.00 Date: Thursday, May 9 With over 700 of the hottest slots, the latest progressives, and the very best in video poker, Reserve has the largest number of jackpots in Central City. Games that are now available at the Reserve include: Penny, nickel, quarter, dollar, and five-dollar slots; video poker and keno; and a huge section of video poker, including multi-denomination games, 100 Pay, and Triple Play. Play your favorite games and earn rewards on their slot card to gain cash back and discounts. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $ 12.00 resident, $15.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 3, for a full refund.



U.S. Navy Band at Union Colony, Greeley
Activity #281001.00 Date: Friday, March 1 The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions, and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years. Check-in: 5:45 p.m. Depart: 6:00 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $ 8.00 resident, $9.50 non-resident Transportation: Recreation minibus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by February 27, for full refund.

Denver Brass Celtic Show, Bravo Series Loveland
Activity #281002.00 Date: Sunday, March 3 The Denver Brass presents its wildly popular annual Celtic extravaganza. You'll love this dazzling Emerald Isles show with timeless Celtic favorites and inspiring sounds presented by superb brass, bagpipes, and a full company of dancers and entertaining Celtic artists. Program is hosted at the Roberta Price Auditorium, Thompson Valley High School, general seating tickets. Check-in: 1:00 p.m. Depart: 1:15 p.m. Return: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $38.00 resident, $44.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket, and transportation. Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by February 27, for full refund.


History Colorado – John Otto: A Man of Many Letters
Activity #281005.00 Date: Tuesday, March 19 John Otto is the only National Park Service custodian ever to be locked up three times for insanity—for promoting ideas like the eight-hour workday and equal rights for women. Waving his release paper from the Napa County Insane Asylum in California, he would later ask people in Grand Junction if they could prove they were sane. Passionate and flamboyant, Otto led efforts to establish the Colorado National Monument in 1911. Join author Alan J. Kania as he discusses his book, "John Otto: Trials and Trails." Hosted at Colorado History Center, Denver, CO. Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $18.00 resident, $21.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, presentation, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by March 12, for full refund.

Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese Factory Tours
Tour #1 Activity #281006.03 Tour #2 Activity #281006.04

Friday, March 22 Friday, April 26

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the scrumptious Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese is made! Our guided tour will include a history of this artesian craft food, learning about the different styles of cheese they make and how they are made, and a tour of the creamery room. To top it off, you’ll also taste some amazing cheeses. (Please note: because this is a working creamery, everyone will need to wash their hands and wear a hairnet and booties. They also ask you don’t wear dangly jewelry, hats, or perfume/cologne.) Check-in: 1:30 p.m. Depart: 1:45 p.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00 resident, $6.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, tour, cheese tasting, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by March 15 and April 19, respectively, for full refund.

Denver March Pow-Wow
Activity #281007.00 Date: Saturday, March 23 Since 1984, the heritage of American Indians has been celebrated in Denver every year at the Denver March Pow-wow, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The Pow-wow features more than 1,600 dancers from close to 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. The threeday event in the Denver Coliseum is packed with singing, dancing, storytelling, food, art, and more, ensuring a wonderful experience for everyone.

You’ll have time to watch the Grand Entry and walk around to see the variety of concession stands. Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Depart: 8:45 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident (plus RTD fee, see below) Transportation: RTD (bring cash – $5.00 round-trip for passengers 65+ years and $10.00 round-trip for all other passengers) Includes: Trip escort and entrance fee Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by March 15, for full refund.



Lord of the Dance at Union Colony, Greeley
Activity #281008.00 Date: Thursday, March 28 Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance—Experience this passionate, mesmerizing theatrical dance event based on mythical Irish folklore. Don’t miss the exhilarating Celtic rhythm and dramatic dance movements of Lord of the Dance. Our seats are located in the lower level. Meal not included. Check-in: 5:00 p.m. Depart: 5:15 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $ 58.00 resident, $67.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket & transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by March 22, for full refund.

Two on Tap, Bravo Series, Loveland
Activity #281012.00 Date: Monday, April 8 A tapping, singing trip down memory lane a la Fred & Ginger! Two On Tap marks the creative collaboration of celebrated musical theater performers ( and longtime friends) Melissa Giattino and Ron De Stefano. Melodies of early Broadway along with precision tap choreography take center stage in this hit show. Program is hosted at the Roberta Price Auditorium, Thompson Valley High School, general seating tickets. Check-in: 6:00 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Return: 10:00 p.m. Cost: $38.00 resident, $44.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket, and transportation. Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by April 1, for full refund. walking tour on the production floor. (Walkers and wheel chairs not allowed.) Following the tour the group will head to Rock Bottom Brewery for lunch; lunch costs on your own. Check-in: 7:45 a.m. Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $12.00 resident, $15.00 non-resident Transportation: Recreation mini bus Includes: Trip escort, tour, and transportation. Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by April 4, for full refund.

O & I Bottling Tour – Windsor
Activity #281013.00 Date: Wednesday, April 10 Enjoy a fascinating, walking-tour of the O & I Bottling Company. O & I Bottling (formerly known as Owens-Illinois) is one of the largest manufacturers of glass containers in the world. Learn about this international company located in Windsor and see the process up close. Closed toed shoes and long pants are required. Also, NO CAMERAS allowed. Plan on an hour and a half


History Colorado – Digging Snowmastodon: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies
Activity #281014.00 Date: Tuesday, April 16 When scientists discovered thousands of bones of Ice Age mammals near Snowmass Village in 2010, the whole world took note. Excavation has yielded bones from mastodons, mammoths, camels, giant bison, and dozens of other mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds from 130,000 years ago. Join Dr. Kirk Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science as he takes us back to the Colorado landscape of that era and discusses the book he co-wrote with Ian Miller, Digging Snowmastodon: Discoverng an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies. Hosted at Colorado History Center, Denver, CO. Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $18.00 resident, $21.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, presentation, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by April 9, for full refund.

Fine Arts at Four – United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale
Activity #281016.00 Date: Sunday, April 21 Come and enjoy the Cadet Chorale—the Academy’s premiere choral organization. The chorale’s repertoire is large, including the greatest pieces from the whole heritage of music. The Fine Arts at Four series is hosted at the First Presbyterian Church in Brighton. You may bring food on the bus because we’ll be returning close to 6:30 p.m. Check-in: 2:15 p.m. Depart: 2:30 p.m. Return: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10.00 resident, $12.00 non-resident Transportation: School bus Includes: Trip escort, performance, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by April 15, for full refund.

Briar Gate Farm Tour
Tour 1 Tour 2 Activity #281015.04 Activity #281015.05

Friday, April 19 Friday, May 10


Come meet the animals, tour the facility, and learn about small farm life. Kate Johnson will give you an overview and introduce you to the family’s horses, goats, chickens, and llama as well as two of the world’s friendliest barn cats. Learn how to milk a dairy goat and bottle feed the baby goats. Receive free goat’s milk soap samples before you leave.

Check-in: 9:40 a.m. Depart: 9:45 a.m. Return: Noon Cost: $10.50 resident, $ 12.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, tour, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by April 15 and May 6, for full refund.

Denver Divinity Tour
Activity #281017.00 Date: Wednesday, May 1 Not every Denver pioneer was out here to strike it rich on gold. Some came to save souls and find riches in generosity, good works, and ministry. Presented by Denver History tours, this five-hour tour will show you Denver’s houses of worship from many different religions and denominations. Through this architectural journey, participants will also learn about the growth of Denver and hear a few stories that have linked the people of Denver with their faiths, hand in hand. Denver has more historic buildings devoted to religion than you might realize, and we seek them out in the hidden corners of the city that you may never have happened by before. The tour takes us into three, to view the splendor and the sanctity of these holy spots. It’s a great chance to get off the bus and see the beauty up close. Join us for a sampling of Denver’s spots divine! This tour includes a one-hour break for lunch at the Eastside Kosher Deli. Meal cost is on your own and price ranges are $8.00–$15.00. Check-in: 7:45 a.m. Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 3:00 p.m. Cost: $35.25 resident, $41.25 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, guided tour & transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by April 24, for full refund.

Dividing the Estate – Arvada Center
Activity #281020.00 Date: Wednesday, May 15 Horton Foote, Pulitzer Prize winning writer, penned a comedy about family, money, power, and greed. At odds over the fate of their dwindling inheritance, several generations of the well-to-do Gordon family must confront their disreputable past as they grapple with an uncertain future. Watching these self-absorbed, endearingly dysfunctional brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and servants is lots of laughs as it challenges everyone’s take on their entitlement. Will they face possible ruin and indignity together or take their chances and go their separate ways? Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 4:00 p.m. Cost: $48.00 resident, $55.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 9, for full refund.

Library staff at the Senior Center:
Stop by the Senior Center lobby and visit with Library staff regarding the growing number and variety of resources and services available at your local public library. Staff will be here from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays; March 20, April 17, and May 15.


Erie Luau
Activity #281021.00 Date: Friday, May 17 We’re off to join our neighbors at the Erie Community Center for a luau. Let the summer fun begin! Enjoy Hawaiian music and dancing and a Hawaiian catered meal. Don your favorite Hawaiian outfit and join us for a fun evening. Check-in: 5:15 p.m. Depart: 5:30 p.m. Return: 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25.00 resident, $30.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, meal, entertainment, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 10, for full refund.

Colorado Rockies Baseball Game
Activity #281023.00 Date: Wednesday, May 22 "Take me out to the ball game; Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back, Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win it's a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the old ball game." Cheer the Rockies on to a victory over the Arizona Diamond Backs! Enjoy an early season game at Coors Field. Seats are located in the right field mezzanine. Although shaded seating has been requested, at the time of printing this publication we have not received seat assignments yet, so shaded seats are not guaranteed. Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $28.00 resident, $31.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, ticket for game, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 16, for full refund.

History Colorado – The Department of the Interior and the American West: A Tale of Bureaucracy and Passion
Activity #281022.00 Date: Tuesday, May 21 The Department of the Interior was founded in 1849, soon after the United States acquired an enormous parcel of land in the West. Interior agencies like the General Land Office and the Office of Indian Affairs were organized to deal with this vast land empire. Join Dr. Patricia Limerick, faculty director of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as she discusses her forthcoming book, Exploring the Interior, with a focus on the department’s work in Colorado. Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $18.00 resident, $21.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, presentation, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 14, for full refund.



Les Miserables at the Buell Theater, Denver
Activity #281024.00 Date: Thursday, May 23 Les Misérables returns to Denver for one week only. With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Our seats are on the lower level, rear section of orchestra seating. Check-in: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Return: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $50.00 resident, $ 59.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show ticket, and transportation Sign-up: Begins February 23, cancel by May 17, for full refund.

Bunco Bash
$15.00 per person Light Snacks will be served. Call 303-772-0540 for more information & registration.

April 9, 2013 • 5:45 p.m.


Project Homecoming
Meals at Home
Longmont Meals on Wheels Project Homecoming program is a short-term meal delivery program designed to help patients more easily make the transition from hospital to home. Five free meals are delivered to any patient, or any age or income released from a hospital or rehabilitation facility to their residence in Longmont, and who do not have immediate plans to provide food for themselves for at least the first five days. A hot meal, delivered at noon, prepared to meet any dietary restrictions is delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers. Frozen meals are available for weekends. For more information or to set up meals, please contact Longmont Meals on Wheels at 303-772-0540.

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For more details on the extended travel offerings, please pick up a flyer at the Senior Center or Gold Key Travel, Ltd. (328 Coffman Street), or call Gold Key Travel at 303-776-7024.

Extended Travel Opportunities With The Senior Center

TOUR ITALY: October 9 – 18, 2013

EUROPEAN CRUISE Sept. 27 – Oct. 9, 2013


This 12-day cruise will be escorted from Longmont by Don and Karen Wood of Gold Key Travel. You will sail with Oceania Cruises on the Marina, an elegant midsize ship with 1,250 passengers. Starting in London and ending in Barcelona, this incredibly diverse itinerary also includes Belgium, four ports in France, two ports in Portugal, and four ports in Spain. Oceania has been voted one of the World’s Best Cruise Lines and is known for its country-club casual ambiance, highly personalized service, and the finest cuisine at sea. Cruise price, including round trip airfare, starts at $6,599 per person for a balcony stateroom (based on two people sharing a room.) Special group amenities include complimentary prepaid gratuities and $200 shipboard credit per stateroom. This cruise will have active optional tours in each port; because of cobblestone streets and length of walking time on tours, it is not recommended for people using wheelchairs or walkers. Consider making this trip even more memorable by extending and joining the group in ITALY for another exciting week of touring! For more detailed information, contact Gold Key Travel 303-776-7024.

Buon giorno! Join us for a custom tour of incredible Italy, a captivating land rich in history, culture, art, and of course fabulous shopping and food! We will visit the northern half of Italy at a more relaxed pace, staying 2 or 3 nights in each location. Highlights include lunch in Sirmione on lovely Lake Garda; the enchanting city of Venice with its 117 tiny islands and its latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges; the rolling hills of Tuscany with visits to Florence, San Gimignano, and Siena; and the incomparable city of Rome, including the Vatican. Along the way you will also enjoy wine tasting and lunch at an agriturismo (a rural farm serving foods prepared from locally produced ingredients). This trip will have active tours in each city; because of cobblestone streets and length of walking time on tours, it is not recommended for people using wheelchairs or walkers. Comprehensive tour price of $4,500 per person (based on two sharing a room) includes airfare from Denver, 4-star accommodations for 8 nights including tax, motor coach tour with professional English speaking Tour Director, sightseeing with local guides and admissions fess per the itinerary, Whisper System listening device for the tours, 14 meals (daily buffet breakfast, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, choice of coffee/tea with included meals and gratuity, baggage handling tips, all transfers including Longmont to DIA round trip, gratuities to Italian Tour Director as well as the driver and local guides, Travel/Cancellation insurance, and a travel manager from Longmont Senior Services. Limited space available; call today if you are interested in joining the group.

Extended Travel
"On the Drawing Board for 2014"
April 2014 - Tulips and the Eiffel Tower
These groups are not set in stone yet, but just to give you an idea of what we are exploring for our Extended Trips in 2014: This 11-day tour begins with the canals, museums, and gardens of Amsterdam ... then on to Brussels, Belgium, and the enchanting town of Bruges (a World Heritage site) ... and the grand finale? The incomparable city of Paris!

June 2014 - Scandinavia/Russia Cruise

Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and 2 full days in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be the highlights of this 11-day cruise. This is a spectacular itinerary not to be missed!

September 2014 - Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park

8 days in the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies! Highlights include Calgary, Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier National Park, Banff (staying at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel) and the massive Columbia Icefield.

Watch for our Summer GO Catalog for more details and a date for the informational meeting.

Colorado LifeTrack–COLT, a program to locate those who may wander:

Shoes Wanted!

When an older person wanders away from safety and is unable to find his or her way home or to a safe place, this program utilizes modern technology and unites local first response services to find that individual as quickly as possible. Coordinated by the Boulder County Sheriff’s office with local law enforcement and emergency response services, Colorado LifeTrak or COLT, is designed to mobilize first responders quickly and assist in locating those persons who may wander away and can’t self-identify or return safely on their own. Individuals in the program are given a bracelet or anklet to wear which can be activated and tracked if and when the need arises. Monthly battery checks are conducted to insure the equipment is working correctly. Applications are available at the official website for Boulder County government at http://www. bouldercounty.org/sheriff/lifetrak.htm or call Deputy Randy Wilber at 303-441-3673 for more information.

The Silvercreek High School Leadership Academy is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS. This American based community service organization supplies shoes to people in need in over 127 countries on 5 continents! Over half the people in the world do not have adequate shoes. New and gently used shoes are sent directly to distribution hubs. Other donated shoes are used in jobs created at which individuals clean and repair shoes. Still others are used to generate recyclable materials and sometimes these materials can even be utilized to build playgrounds and tracks! So please take this opportunity to dig up your unwanted … too big … or too small … flip flops, boots, crocs, high heels, dress shoes, sandals, slippers, hiking shoes, cleats, or sneakers and load up our collection box. Please keep them in pairs by tying them together or securing them with a rubberband. As part of our community of giving, we will be joining together with local students from Blue Mountain Elementary, Eagle Crest Elementary, and Altona Middle School in this meaningful cause. Our shoe drive kicks off February 1st and the collection box will remain in the lobby until March 14th.


Volunteer & Involvement
Volunteer Opportunities
Rhythm on the River
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. Don’t miss this opportunity to mix a fun celebration with volunteering. It’s a great way to enjoy your day and bring smiles to so many people. Greet guests, fill and hand out water bottles, assist with the arts and crafts, help with the river run, help maintain a pleasant site, sell merchandise, help at the eco-stations, and more. We may have some new opportunities too! Please call Kari at (303) 651-8495 for more information.

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.


Computers & Technology
We welcome new coaches and instructors to assist with computer and technology classes that are designed for and led by, seniors. Call Kari at 303-651-8495.

303-772-2262 CareConnect staff can help you find a volunteer spot that’s right for you. CareConnect programs: Carry-Out Caravan, Medical Mobility, Companionship, and Fix-It.

Beep Beep!! Boulder County CareConnect’s Medical Mobility Program needs YOU - to

Hike Leaders

Exercise your mind, body, and heart! Help lead hikes, walks, snowshoe outings. Call Kari at 303-651-8495.

get in the driver’s seat. This volunteer based transportation program that provides rides for our clients to medical appointments throughout Boulder County and occasionally Denver. Using your vehicle, you choose how often and the distance you are willing to travel to ensure individuals receive the medical care they need. Call us at (303) 443-1933.

Farm fun without the acreage! Volunteers needed primarily for weekday tours, some weekends, and special events. For more information, please call Sheryl Kippen, of Boulder County Parks & Open Space, at 303-776-8848.

Be a Volunteer Tour Guide, Gardener, or Animal Caretaker at the Agricultural Heritage Center


AARP trained volunteers will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 5 through April 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to assist in preparing and filing state and federal income tax papers and in completing various city of Longmont and state rebates and refunds. You can call 303-774-4429 to schedule an appointment. If you are ONLY filing City of Longmont rebates, you can walk in from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays without an appointment.

Income Tax & City of Longmont Rebates

Spring 2013


Resource Information, Programs and Services
Senior resource Specialists VERONICA GARCIA or ELEANOR MONTOUR 303-651-8716 veronica.garcia@ci.longmont.co.us Vea nuestra sección de Españolen las páginas R8 Senior resource Coordinator RUTH WAUKAU, LCSW 303-651-8414 ruth.waukau@ci.longmont.co.us A great source for information and resources. Visit the accurate and comprehensive website at: www.bouldercountyhelp.org printed directories are available at the Senior Center front desk. Call: 303-441-1617 Spanish speakers call: 303-441-1590 TTY: 303-441-3986 Email: infoconnect@bouldercounty.org Spring Caregiver Education and Support programs see page 27. 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

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

Lunch Bunch

Social activity for persons with early stage memory loss. See page 7 in the gO.

Respite & Companion Volunteer Program

Caregiving Support Groups

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.

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. Light supper provided 2nd Tuesday, noon - 1:30 p.m. (Focus on Alzheimer’s/dementia) Light lunch provided


Respite Assistance for Caregivers

Call 303-651-8716 for details and qualification information to access financial assistance to pay for respite care.

The Longmont Workforce Boulder County office located at 1500 Kansas Ave. Assistance is provided 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.


Spring 2013

Resource Information, Programs and Services
Individual and Family Counseling - Up to twelve, 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 Accent Care of Colorado: 1-800-368-7137 Halcyon Hospice and Transitional Care: 970-535-0870


Carry-Out Caravan

A free grocery shopping service. To place your order, call 303-241-4426 on MOnDAY between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CareConnect volunteers fill orders and deliver to you on TUESDAY MOrning. Thank you to Safeway, 1630 pace road.


Adults 60+ can receive supplemental food items twice a month at the Longmont YMCA. Maximum income of $1,211 per month for a family of one, $1,640 for two. Call 303-652-1307 for an application and information.

Home-delivered Meals

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.

This class is held monthly for those who are just beginning Medicare. There is time for both a group presentation and a meeting with a Medicare counselor to answer your individual questions. Call the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 or contact the front desk to sign up. Spring dates are listed on page 27.

Medicare Basics

Spring 2013


Resource Information, Programs and Services
Medicare Counselor
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
is available at the Senior Center front desk or online at www.bouldercountyhelp.org, click on publications.

Frauds and Scams
1. Boulder County Community protection at 303-441-3700. 2. To report financial exploitation locally, call Adult protection at 303-441-1000. 3. Denver District Attorney’s Fraud Assistance Line at 720-874-8547.

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

Call Boulder County Housing Authority at 720-564-2279.

Home Foreclosure Prevention

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

Tax Help

Call Colorado Taxpayer Advocate Service at 303-446-1012. See income Tax Assistance, page 52.

Medicare/Social Security

Medicare - www.medicare.gov or 1-800-633-4227. Social Security - http://ssa.gov/ or 1-800-772-1213. Boulder office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M – F. 4949 pearl East Circle, Suite 101

Income Tax & City of Longmont Rebates
AArp trained volunteers will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 5 through April 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to assist in preparing and filing state and federal income tax papers and in completing various city of Longmont and state rebates and refunds. Call 303-774-4429 to schedule an appointment for tax assistance. if you are OnLY filing City of Longmont rebates, you can walk in from on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. without an appointment.

Money Management Program
program volunteers help you sort your mail, organize your bills, write your checks, develope a budget, and balance your accounts. Call Kari at (303) 651-8495.


Spring 2013

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. 416. Staying Home - a guide to resources to support staying in your home, apartment, or with others. This guide will replace the Home Health Care guide with information on a wide variety of resources including home care, transportation, nutrition and others all to assist a person in remaining in their home. www.bouldercountyhelp.org click on publications or ask at the Senior Center front desk. 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 303-441-3673 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 Karon 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, sexual abuse, neglect & self-neglect. Call 303-441-1000. Longmont Police - The Longmont police provides information on identity theft on their website at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/prevention/identity.htm

Spring 2013


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.

Advance Planning - Contact peggy Arnold, MA, prestigepLUS program Coordinator, at 303-651-5080
to discuss advance medical directives such as living will, medical power of attorney, the Five Wishes documents, and ethical wills or legacy stories.

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 or if elsewhere it is noted)

MS Peer Self Help
2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Call 970-482-5016

Alcoholics Anonymous (open meetings)
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Triple S group 1st Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. or 2nd Tuesday, noon - 1:30 p.m. (Focus on dementia) resource information and support for family caregivers. Contact: ruth, 303-651-8414



Meets at Longs Peak United Methodist Church 1421 Elmhurst St., Longmont 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 Facilitated by Wilma Cocannouer. For information on this and other support, contact ruth at 303-651-8414 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.


Chronic Illness

please call the prestigepLUS nurse for more information at 303-485-3474 1st Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: Kinship Family Services 303-441-1028 ruth at 303-651-8414 2nd Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Contact: Beth 720-308-3087

Single Women’s Support Group

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Rainbow Elders of Boulder County

Low Vision

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


Spring 2013

Resource Information, Programs and Services
Learn how to access local and regional transportation services and mobility options through a free telephone consultation with a mobility specialist from Via. Call 303-447-2848, press 1.


Via, formerly Special Transit, provides low-cost, doorthrough-door, wheelchair accessible transportation in Longmont and surrounding communities. ride requests can be made from 1 to 7 days in advance. Same day rides may be possible if space is available. requests can also be made by email at info@ viacolorado.org. To Schedule a ride: new riders call 303-447-2848, press 1. Existing riders call 303-447-9636. Service within Longmont: Fares: $2.00 one-way/$4.00 round trip Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Service between Longmont & Boulder: Fares: $4.00 one-way/$8.00 round trip. MondayFriday: call for trip times Service between Longmont & Louisville/Lafayette: Fares: $4.00 one-way/$8.00 round trip. Tuesdays: call for trip times no-fare (free) or reduced-fare options are available for those who find these fares a hardship. please call to discuss your individual travel needs. OTHER SERVICES Travel Training: 1-on-1, comprehensive instruction prepares seniors to safely and confidently use rTD and Call-n-ride buses. Call 303-447-2848, ext. 1048 to learn more. Mobility Options: numerous other transportation options are available within Boulder County. Via’s mobility specialists can provide information and referrals based on your needs, develop individual travel plans, and inform you or your family member of appropriate services offered by Via, as well as services available from other community resources. Call 303-447-2848, press 1.

Mileage Reimbursement Program Via’s Family and Friends Mileage reimbursement program makes it easier to ask for rides from family, friends, and neighbors by offering reimbursement based on miles driven. Qualifying rides include those trips within Via’s service area which Via is unable to provide due to scheduling constraints or trips that occur outside regular service hours/days. includes trips to the Denver metro area for medical reasons (Medicaid eligible trips are not reimbursable). Trips must be preauthorized by calling 303-447-9636. Learn more at www.viacolorado.org 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.

Call-N-Ride (Longmont)

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. 414.

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 - 4:00 p.m. please bring proof of your disability, $2.00 and a photo iD. For additional information, call 303-299-2667.

Spring 2013


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 ArCH information referral 303-441-1617 Arthritis Foundation 303-756-8622 Audio information network 303-786-7777 Better Business Bureau 303-327-4500 CareConnect 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 Community protection 303-441-3700 (Boulder County) 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 303-443-1933 x416 - Eldershare 303-652-1307 - Meals on Wheels 303-772-0540 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 1-800-623-4227 Medicare Counselor 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 1-800-772-1213 Social Services (BOCO HHS) 303-678-6000 Stroke - rocky Mt. Association 303-730-8800 Suicide prevention - Metro Crisis Line 1-888-885-1222 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 Via (formerly Special Transit) 303-447-9636 Veterans Helping Veterans now 303-772-9777 Veteran Services - Longmont 303-776-8502 Victim Advocate - police 303-651-8855 Weatherization 720-864-6401

www.bouldercountyhelp.org 303-441-1617


Spring 2013

Resource Information, Programs and Services
Clases de Ingles
Estamos en conversaciones con intercambio de Comunidades en cómo fortalecer las clases de inglés. Deseamos ofrecerles un programa nuevo y excitante. Si tienen sugerencias por favor comuníquese con intercambio o Verónica. Tan pronto como se llegue a una decisión les haremos saber. para más información llame a Verónica al 303-651-8716.

¡Ayuda Gratis con sus Impuestos!

Cada martes y jueves hasta Abril, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. AArp voluntarios que están entrenados para llenar las formas de los impuestos (income Tax) estarán disponibles para ayudar compensando el primer martes o jueves en Febrero y cada martes y jueves hasta el 11 de abril de 9am a la 1pm. Si solamente necesita rembolsos de la cuidad y estado no es necesario hacer cita, tienen que venir entre las 9 am – 11am. para más información por favor llame al Centro 303-651-8411 se habla español.

Próximos Eventos

Este verano esperamos brindarles clases de aprendizaje sobre temas tales como: primeros Auxilios, Fraude al Consumidor, Como Cuidar de Usted Mismo, Como Cuidar a Un Ser Querido y una serie de películas en español. Les haremos saber tan pronto cuando tengamos fechas.

Convivio Multicultural

Cada jueves, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Venga a compartir una experiencia única. Wii® es un juego interactivo con un control remoto para mover a su personaje en la pantalla. puede jugar al tenis, el béisbol, bochar (boliche), o el golf. Todo lo que tiene que hacer es presentarse y darse una oportunidad. La mayoría de los juegos se desarrollan de pie, moviendo el brazo y mueve todo el cuerpo de alguna manera. Eso es lo divertido. Usted está "virtualmente" en acción de juego. Si les gustaría empezar a jugar por favor contacte a Verónica 303-651-8716.

Juegué "Wii Play" con Nosotros

Acompáñenos a celebrar la Amistad, vengan a disfrutar la fabulosa y variada de comida! Traigan su plato preferido para compartir con todos. Llamen a Ana al 303-651-8411 para más información adicional y confirmar su asistencia. Cuando: miércoles, 17 de abril Mediodía - 1:00 p.m. Donde: Lafayette, Josephine Commons Complex 455 Burlington Avenue. Para más información sobre recursos para Personas de la Tercer edad en el Internet vea la página de red www.BoulderCountyAyuda.org

About The Senior Center
is an email alert system from the City of Longmont for community members to receive brief notices on various topics: Longmont government news, Adults 55+, City Council News, Environment, Golf, Jobs, and Community Programs and Events. You can receive information via email, phone, cell, or fax. Visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/ selectalert/index.htm to sign up.

Longmont eAlerts – This

Other Sources of Information
Via the internet
at www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/index.htm

Longmont Channel 8 - (Government Access
Channel) or Comcast Cable Channel 16.

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.

Information and More …

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

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

Room Temperatures

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

Daily Times-Call Regular Columns - thanks

Handicap Parking

50+ Marketplace News

available at the Senior Center monthly.

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 $3.00 for residents, $4.00 for non-residents.

GO Subscription Form - 2013

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

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

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


The Nurse Is In!! – Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. – noon
In order to align ourselves with the major changes in health care that our society is going through and to provide more accessible and effective wellness services at the Senior Center, PrestigePLUS is replacing our twice-monthly Wellness Clinic with weekly "The Nurse Is In!" sessions. We will move from a "sick care" to a "health care" model that focuses on your wellness goals and supports you in achieving them. We want to partner with you as we all ride this new wave of health care. We are all part of the change and part of the solution! Please drop by and explore the possibilities with our nurse. If you need more time, you can schedule a more in-depth wellness consult.

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