Volume 2012 No.



A Quarterly Catalog of Programs & Resources for Adults 55+ in Longmont
Senior Center is Closed:
Mondays—December 26th, January 2nd, 16th, and February 20th

Trip Registration:


December 2011, January & February 2012

Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Lottery style. If you miss trip registration, you may register for trips in the following weeks from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the front desk or over the phone with a credit card.

Fall Quarter Registration:
Class and Special Event Registration Begins: Monday, November 14, at the front desk of the Senior Center or over the phone with a credit card or online at www.ci.longmont.co.us.

Open House: January 27 - See page 9.
Informaćion en Español pg. R8.

New: Exercise Wellness Scholarships
are available; see page 1.

On hand for the presentation of a $5000 check from Bill Soards, President of AT&T, were Senate President Brandon Shaffer, Friends of the Senior Center and Senior Citizens Advisory Board members, staff, and several participants in the Monday morning exercise class. The funds will be used to support scholarships for exercise programs offered at the Senior Center.

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
Michele Waite, Manager michele.waite@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8415 Theresa Schulte, Recreation Supervisor theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8578 Kari Grotting, Program Leader/Volunteer Coord. kari.grotting@ci.longmont.co.us 303-651-8495 Ruth Waukau, 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., Registrar 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

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

Our Mission

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

Our Vision Statement

Longmont - a community in which we all age well.

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

Table of Contents
AARP Driver Safety Class ................................................ 16 Computer Learning ....................................................... 14 Drop-in Activities ........................................................... 5 Exercise ............................................................................... 28 Friends of the Longmont Senior Center .................. 2 Get Acquainted ............................................................... 1 Health/Wellness .............................................................. 26 Lifelong Learning .......................................................... 13 Ongoing Clubs/Groups ................................................ 5 Policies & Registration Information ........................... 4 Senior Center Information ......................................... 45 Special Events ................................................................. 9 Sports & Outdoor Activities ..................................... 32 Telephone Resource Page .......................................... R7 Trips ..................................................................................... 35 Volunteer Opportunities .............................................. 44

About The Senior Center
Longmont eAlerts – This 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 Channel 8 - (Government Access Channel) or Comcast Cable Channel 16. Longmont Life - this bi-monthly newsletter is
mailed to homes in Longmont.

Oh S Other Sources of I f f Information i
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

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

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

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

50+ Marketplace News
available at the Senior Center monthly.

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

GO Subscription Form - 2012
If you would like the convenience of having the next 4 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 $4.00 for residents, $5.00 for non-residents.

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

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 a class, trip, or special event of your choice. 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 - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 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 older persons in participating in various activities. An individual may use up to $100 a year towards Senior Services activities of his or her choice beginning January 2012. Persons with a total annual income (from all sources) of $20,000 or less for a single person and $30,000 or less for a couple can qualify for scholarships. Call Saryna at the front office or call 303-651-8442.


E Exercise Scholarship funds available:

Invites You to Lunch!
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - noon

With a gift from the AT&T Foundation, the Friends of h f f h the Longmont Senior Center has established a new scholarship opportunity, up to $150 per calendar year, specifically to assist low income older persons in participating in Senior Center exercise/wellness programs. Activities included in the scholorship are: Aerobic fitness, essentrics, Feldenkrais, line dance, pilates, senior conditioning, strength training, tai chi, yoga, gentle yoga, and Zumba. Adults 55 years of age and better, with an annual income of $20,000 or less for a single person and $30,000 or less for a couple, are eligible. This scholarship begins Jan. 1, 2012. Qualified individuals may utilize both scholarship opportunities in a given year. Please see Saryna, 303-651-8442 to apply.

Great meals are available weekdays at the Senior Center.
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

Get Acquainted
Join us December 1st or February 2nd at 9:00 a.m. Get acquainted with others who are new to the Senior Center, new to the area, or interested in making some new connections with others. Join us to learn about various opportunities, possibilities and resources. Facilitated by Senior Services staff members. Please RSVP to 303-651-8411.

General Information
2011 Board of Directors: President, Tom McCoy; Vice-President, Wilma Cocannouer; Treasurer, John Shetter; Co-treasurer, Chris Caron; Secretary, Michael Bellmont; with Randy Ahlberg, Nancy Beaudrot, Joe Busacca, Ed Evans, Jim Nason, Bob Schineller, and Glenn Wright

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

Good news for the Senior Center! Community Services of the City of Longmont is actively evaluating the conversion of the old Fire Station number 3, which has been unoccupied for a number of years, into a facility to expand the services of the Senior Center and also to accommodate other city activities. The Friends of the Senior Center has pledged up to $100,000 for this renovation project. More good news. … The Friends of the Senior Center has recently received a $5,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation. This money is being used to support Senior Center exercise/wellness program scholarships for low income older persons. This grant was applied for by the Friends, and we are grateful to AT&T for this contribution. See page 1 for details. The Friend’s mission is to raise funds to support quality programs and services for Longmont seniors. We are a board of 12 volunteers who raise and manage funds to support the services and activities of the Senior Center. The funds are used for facility and program enhancements, cultural programs, scholarships, and unbudgeted items. Since the formation of the Friends in 1981, we have spent over $850,000 to support the Longmont Senior Center. The details of this support may be found in the Friends brochure, which is available in the Senior Center lobby. The Friends kicked off its annual fund raising drive in October. Anyone can make a donation to the Friends at any time during the year. All donations, large or small, are welcome. The Friends board meets monthly to manage the new and accrued funds. We work from a budget, but it can be changed depending on circumstances. Donations may be mailed to the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc., P.O. Box 313, Longmont, CO 80502-0313, or they may be left at the Senior Center front desk (see Friends brochure). Donations may also be made via PayPal at www. friendslongmont.org. Please visit this site to learn more about the Friends. The Longmont Senior Center is an outstanding facility and provides a great service to the seniors of Longmont. Let’s keep it that way!

Robert Schineler

General Information
Donations to the Friends:
Thank you to all our donors for their generous giving and support of the Senior Center.
AT&T Foundation (for $5000 to establish the exercise scholarship fund) James Maldonado and Martina Garcia–Maldonado Howard and Monna Machlan Martha Putnam AARP Chapter 140 Wally and Cathy Hubert Sarah Jane Snyder Leslie and Margaret Morris Ms. Frelon Mardick Jerry and Linda Jones Roy and Barbra Brown Adella and Gary Nelson John and Christine Martin Sue Rutherford Mary Lou Mardick Shirley and Don Stanosheck Mildred Shrum William and Mary Crawford Dick and Dolores Gormley Norma Parson Jeanne Price Walter and Leona Krueger Helen Kennedy JoAnn Maxner Bill White Henry Thomas Burtscher and Rosemary Burtscher Esteen Webb Gloria Klug Vivian Evers Edith Anderson Mary Jane Lange Gerald and Harriet Golter Anna C. Miller Bill and Claire Fairchild Michael Bellmont William Evers Ralph and Joanne Silkensen Sharla Gambrell James Nason and Marietta Vigil Gonzales Else Kaflas Jean McFadden Greg Wright Howard and Kaye Snyder Renee Durland George Baskos Jean Hutchinson Theresa Schulte Margaret Soderberg

In Memory of
Jean Mardick Rose Garcia Joseph Maxner

In Honor of
SeniorNet and the Longmont Learning Center

To our Extended Travel partner Gold Key Travel and especially to Karen Wood, To our Dance and Support Services sponsors: the Vistas of Longmont and to Sterling House Senior Living for providing delicious food to our support groups, To the sponsors of the bi-weekly Lunch Bunch: Bayada Nurses, Dignity Care, Front Range Hospice, Home Helpers, The Regent, Sterling House, and the Vistas, And to our Thursday Night Dance sponsors: Applewood Living Center, Guaranty Bank, Life Care Center, Rawlins Bank, and The Regent.

Thank You

Income Tax & City of Longmont Rebates
AARP trained volunteers will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2 through April 12, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Starting January 19 you can call 303-651-8442 to schedule an appointment for income tax assistance. If you are ONLY filing city and state rebates, you can walk in without an appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the dates stated above.

Keep your loved one safer if he or she may wander:
Operated by Boulder County Sheriff’s office and local law enforcement, Colorado LifeTrak, CoLT, is a safety program for those who wander and can’t self-identify. Individuals wear a bracelet/ anklet which can be activated and tracked if the need arises. Applications are available at the front desk of download at http://www. bouldercounty.org/sheriff/lifetrak.htm or call 303-441-3643 for more information.


Activity Registration
Activity Registration
Advanced Registration - Most activities, classes, trips, and events require registration in advance. You may register by stopping by the front desk or calling 303651-8411 Monday through Friday. 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 on Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.–noon. Following that date you may register at the front desk or over the phone, 303-651-8411. Cancellations - A full refund/credit will be given if Senior Services cancels the activity. • A full refund/credit will be given if the cancellation is received three (3) or more business days prior to the activity (does not pertain to trip deadlines they are listed with each trip). • Cancellations made one (1) or two (2) days prior to the activity may or may not be eligible for a refund/ credit. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. • A refund/credit will not be issued if the cancellation is received the day of the activity, the day it begins, or after it has started. • If an individual cancels an activity that was paid for by a scholarship, those funds will be forfeited.

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

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

General Participation Information
• Membership - There is no membership fee to participate in activities or receive services from the Division of Senior Services (except a membership fee for Computer Learning Center classes). 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 303-651-8442 or Michele 303-651-8415 to find out more. • Right to Privacy - Information regarding participants shall not be provided to, or shared with, other individuals. • Supervision - There is no staff, leader or escort supervision of individuals provided. Activities are geared toward independent adults who are able to manage their own care, decision making, and safety.

Registration Dates:


Classes & Special Events begins November 14, 8:00 a.m. Trip Registration is November 19, 10:00 a.m.–noon. It is lottery style; you must be present to register on Saturday. If you miss the lottery, you may register in person, by phone 303-651-8411, or in person Monday through Friday at the Senior Center.

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.

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

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

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

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 $7.50 for 3 games. This is come-as-you-can play.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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


Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Friday Economic Study Group
Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Each week a specific topic is discussed, one primarily related to current economic issues. A 15-minute presentation by the topic leader is given, followed by an open discussion. Members do research and bring information for the discussion. Presenters rotate. It is open to any interested person. Richard Hanson, host.

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.

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.

Lap Robes & Quilts (formerly LARQS)
Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. This Senior Center–sponsored all volunteer sewing group creates quilts for non-profit agencies in the community to be distributed to those in need and for disaster relief locally, nationally, and internationally. Call Kari at 303-651-8495 to find out about joining this group and helping to cut blocks, piece tops, or tie quilts.

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 eir grandchildren. Childcare provided. Call Ruth 303-651-8414 or Wilma 303-485-7044.

Harmonica Band
Fridays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. This group has reorganized and is offering lessons twice a month as well as playing together and practicing a variety of music. On the first and third Fridays, there are lessons given by Dave Davis, for a fee of $5.00 per person. On the second and fourth Fridays, the group will practice what they have learned and work together on music selected by the group. Call Nancy Beaudrot at 303-772-2094 for more information.

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

Hix-N-Chix Square Dance Club
2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at the Senior (Sept.-May, No dance 11/23). Please call Joan Bristol at 303-678-7711 or Ann Weber at 303-485-9233 for information and cost. New dancers are always welcome! Square Dance Lessons page 17.

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


Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking ng
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.

Looking to connect with others, see page R6.

Lunch Bunch is at The Vistas of Longmont
First and third Mondays, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. This group is for those in the early stages of memory loss who are beginning to have some difficulties with the complexities of everyday living. It is an opportunity for engaging in conversation, socializing, games, and music. The group meets at The Vistas, 2310 9th Ave. Bring your lunch. Call Ruth at 303-651-8414 to let her know you are coming. Thanks to Bayada Nursing, Family Links, Hearts and Homes for Seniors, Dignity Care, Home Helpers, People Helpers, Front Range Hospice, The Regent, Sterling House, and The Vistas.

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

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

Saturday Potluck & Games
Last Saturday of the month, noon - 4:00 p.m. Older adults meet for a potluck, cards, games, and socialization. Call Barbara Clark at 303-682-8973 or Ruth Dodds at 303-678-0502 for information.

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.

Senior Center Singers
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.

Multicultural Potluck Exchange
Join us for a potluck exchange with the neighboring communities of Erie, Lafayette, and Boulder. The potluck will be held in Erie on Monday, December 5, at noon. Contact Ana at 303-651-8411 for more details.

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.

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.


Drop-In Programs, Groups & Clubs
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.

TV Production Club
Mondays, 9:00–11:00 a.m. This group works with audio and video equipment to create productions for public access television. There are opportunities to learn the equipment and work on joint projects. Contact Richard Lukon for this informal group.

Support Groups
Several support groups are re available for interested persons. Many are open for drop-in participation. See the Resource Guide t for a list or call Ruth at 303-651-8414.

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

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

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.

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

Tap Group
Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (new time) Carolyn Hanson will share her video tapes to teach new people and encourage those who have "tapped" before to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with others. This group meets weekly to practice, learn and have fun. Call Carolyn at 720-684-6827 for more information. If you have fun with this – check out our Line Dance class on Tuesdays, see the exercise section.

Winter Walkers: Senior Citizens Advisory Board Safety Tip
Stay safe during the winter while tending to your normal routines. Consider using a traction device on your shoes to help with stability when walking on snow and ice. For example, “Yacktrax” offers a light duty “walker” model that fits over all types of footwear, allows you to walk naturally and confidently, and is easy to use. This particular item is available locally at Brown’s Shoe Fit Company. You may want to consider using a set of these when shoveling snow or getting your mail.


Special Events
These one-time programs provide an educational or entertaining experience.

Events at the Senior Center:

Open House
be sure and bring a neighbor, family member, or friend and come and experience the best of the best. This event, coordinated by the Senior Citizens Advisory Board, is an enjoyable way to find out all about the Senior Center, the programs, activities, and services. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with leaders and participants of various activities, with Advisory Board and Friends board members, and with staff. Date: Friday, January 27 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Through the Eyes of An Artist— Turkey
Activity #7000.100 Date: Monday, December 5 Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: Free, but please register Turkey—steeped in history and antiquities, flowing with friendly, gracious people to greet you with a smile and serve up some delicious meals. Come walk with me through Istanbul and Cappadocia (the land of Fairy Chimneys). Yes, there is abundant color all around you: the buildings, tiles, spice market, and the land itself. Presented by artist Diane Wood.

Stockings Galore— Share Your Décor!
Time to share those creative, fanciful, and fun stockings! If you have a made a stocking that you are proud of or have one that you think is special and would like to share it with others, we will be hanging stockings in the Senior Center from Monday, December 5, through Friday, December 16. Drop off your stocking between November 28 and December 2. At that time, you fill out a release form and a note stating your name, why it is special, and who made it so we can let the viewers know who is sharing their stocking with us. If you have questions or need more details, please contact Kari at 303-651-8495. (See page 12 for information on a stocking workshop.)

It’s A Wonderful Life
Activity # 7001.100 Date: Saturday, December 10 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: Free, but please register This heartwarming, timeless classis performed as an old-time radio show by the Society for Creative Aging and the Boulder Fringe Festival has been adapted by Tony Palermo.


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.

Otto Mears
Activity #7005.100 Date: Friday, February 24 Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m. This exciting program is a living history presentation of Otto Mears, the Pathfinder of the San Juan Mountains. Mr. Mears was born in Russia in 1840 and emigrated, by himself, to the United States before he was eleven years old. His impact on Colorado is worth knowing and was carefully researched at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado. Additional research includes interviews of Mr. Mears’ descendants. Steve Lee, the presenter, will come out in character and then follow up answering questions while in character and then as himself.

Friday Afternoon Concerts and Art Shows
Sponsored by the Longmont Council for the Arts with generous funding by the Boulder County Cultural Committee Tier III, The Cultural and Scientific District, the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, the City of Longmont Division of Senior Services, and many generous audience members. Thanks to each of you. Series performances will take place at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Tickets are $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, December 16 The Renaissance Project


is a chorus that specializes in Renaissance motets and other Renaissance and a cappella music of a similar aesthetic. Arthur Hampden Bragg started the Renaissance Project in the summer of 2007 to meet the needs of Boulder-area choral singers who wanted to sing in a smaller group without orchestra during the summer months. Art obtained degrees in music and

computer science at Union College before moving on to the New England Conservatory, where he entered the Master's program in Piano Accompaniment. In addition to conducting the Renaissance Project, Art

Special Events
currently conducts the Rocky Mountain Chorale. GUEST ARTISTS: Enjoy the many talents of the members of the LONGMONT ARTISTS GUILD who will provide a group miniature show for the holidays. This is an excellent opportunity to see lots of local talent in one venue.

Friday, February 17 BILL MOONEY, story teller
Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, An Actor’s Life for Me! World renowned story teller BILL MOONEY will present stories from his life as an actor for over 35 years in New York City. Involving people he has known and worked with and some stories about national commercials he has filmed, it will be a fun-filled afternoon for everyone. You have seen him here with his theatrical performances of kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and Buffalo Bill Cody. This promises to be an entertaining time. Amongst his accomplishments along with David Holt, he produced the awardwinning (ALA Notable & Parents’ Choice Gold) audio, Why the Dog Chases the Cat (1995 Grammy finalist), as well as Spiders in the Hairdo (1998 Grammy finalist). GUEST ARTIST: CHISHO MAAS, Starting with acrylics and now with oils, her subjects are varied: portraits, landscapes, figures. In the fall of 2010, she began entering some of her paintings into juried shows. In the very first show, she won Best of Show for her painting, “Umbrella.”

Brazilian & Jazz Music Dexter Payne, clarinet & saxophone; Bill Kopper, guitar; it Dave Willey, bass; Raoul Rossiter, drums & percussion Always tasteful, often breathtaking, the DEXTER PAYNE QUARTET is an event by itself. The sound ranges from classical, improvised jazz to the vibrant romantic harmony and pulse of Brazil Choro, the unique and revered older brother to samba and bossa nova. Also integrated are elements of Baiao and Xote, folkloric dance music from the Northeast of Brazil. Bill Kopper is an amazing guitarist, excelling in jazz, studio, classical, and arranging work. Bill lived in Madrid playing with world-class Brazilian musicians and has two CDs released under his own name. His high standard and love for Brazilian music are central to the quartet. Dave Willey is well known in music circles for his improvisational genius and is at home playing in such diverse genres as Gypsy, Swing, and Balkan. He is the leader/composer for Hamster Theatre and bassist for Thinking Plague. Dave currently holds a regular engagement Sundays at Dazzle. Raoul Rossiter is an exceptional percussionist and drummer, with extensive knowledge and fluency in the Brazilian percussive language. For the past 7 years he has explored Brazilian music and most recently accompanied the renowned Bahian singer, Renni Flores. GUEST ARTIST: ROBERT GOLDSWORTHY works in a variety of mediums including pencil, ink, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Most recently he has been focusing on oils, with a smattering of figure drawing studies in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. His subject matter is varied as well, including landscapes, still life, and portraits.

Get Acquainted Get Connected
See Acquainted on page 1 and Connections on page R6.


Special Events
Events In The Community
Longmont Library Online
Your 24/7 library. Universal Class is a new database provided at the Library which offers over 500 online continuing education classes for free with your library card. Courses included crafts and hobbies, do it yourself, web development, art, and photography to name a few. Visit the Library homepage at www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/ and click on Library 24/7 and click on Universal Class.

Friday, December 9 (lights, cocoa, and fire pits in the park with a parachute drop, concert at the senior center, horse pulled wagon ride, and more) and Saturday, December 10 (lights, cocoa, and fire pits in the park with 6:30 p.m. fireworks, concert at the senior center and more. The Hometown Holiday Parade begins at 5:00 p.m.) ins nt See the front desk ed for a detailed schedule.

11th Annual Lavender Gala
Who: A Celebration for all Boulder County Lesbian/ Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) folks, age 60+. Friends and family welcome. When: Where: Sunday, December 11 East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door Featuring: Ms. Eda Bagel, emcee and “gender illusion technician”; dancing; catered hearty hors d’oeuvres RSVP: by Monday, Dec. 5, to Nancy Grimes 303-441-3583 or ngrimes@bouldercounty. org. Festive attire encouraged.

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Arts/Creative Pursuits
Stocking Workshop
Activity #7100.100 Date: Friday, December 2 Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: $5.00 resident, $6.00 non-resident this workshop. It is sure to be fun and productive! We will give some tips and ideas about how to decorate, along with some supplies and tools, but feel free to let your imagination go. (Please ask at the front desk for a supplies ideas list. This will include what we will have and suggestions about what you can bring.) (Remember to check out the Stocking Display information on page 9.)


Whether you want to make a stocking for home, as a gift, or to display at the Senior Center, you’ll enjoy

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Arts/Creative Pursuits
Watercolor Painting & Drawing Continuing Beginning Drawing
Activity #7101.100 Dates: Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m. Cost: $30.00 resident, $36.00 non-resident In this class we 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) Activity #7103.100 Date: Wednesdays, January 4–February 1 Activity #7104.100 Date: Wednesdays, February 29–March 28 Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Cost: $35.00 resident, $42.00 non-resident per session 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.

Porcelain Art
Date: Mondays, January 23–February 27 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.

Oil Painting Painting n
Activity #7102.100 Date: Tuesdays, January 10–February 28 Time: noon–3:00 p.m. Cost: $36.00 resident, $43.00 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. Norma Rhoades is the instructor.

Rubber Stamping for the Addicted
Activity # 7105.100 Date: Wednesday, February 8 Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m. Cost: $10.50 resident, $12.50 non-resident Stamping .... "art for everyone." We simply take the stamped images and play with them to create art work of your own. Three paper crafter projects will be completed in 2 hours time. All materials are included, although you are welcome to bring your own favorite adhesive. Pat Journeay has been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for 9 years. Sign up early for this popular class.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Computers
in Longmont... 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 • Registration starts Monday, November 14 • Coaches available to assist with registration on Monday, November 14, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.–noon • $20 yearly membership • Classes held at Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive, Room C1502 • Small class size with individual coaches to assist students during class • Attendance at all sessions of a course is expected • 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 C1502 • SeniorNet membership required • Coaches and instructors available to assist you one-on-one • Feeling overwhelmed with the ever-changing world of computers? All questions welcome

• Month of December 2011 and January 6, 2012 • Computer Lab resumes on Friday, January 13, 2012

Computer Workshops
Buying a Computer
Confused about what to look for when buying a computer? This workshop will explain the basic terminology and what features and capabilities you need and do not need. We will provide guidelines and tips for shopping. This workshop is FREE! Registration is required.

Backing Up Your Data
How often have we heard “you are backed up, aren’t you?” This lecture will address the importance and suggested methods for backing up your personal computer data and files.

Email How to set up your contacts address DATES MEMBER COST
FREE book, how to send/receive attachments, and more. Prerequisite: experience using your email account.



Friday Buying a Computer 7607.100 9:00 a.m. - noon Jan 20

Friday $10 for members 7608.100 9:00 a.m. - noon Jan 27 $15 for non-members


Friday $10 for members Backing Up Your Data 7609.100 9:00 a.m. - noon Feb 17 $15 for non-members

Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Introduction to Computers I for Windows 7
This 4-session course is designed for students with no computer experience. During each session you will practice extensively using the mouse and the keyboard and gain familiarity with computer hardware, software, and the Windows program.

Introduction to Computers II for Windows 7
This 6-session course is designed for students who have basic computer experience. Familiarity with using the mouse and the keyboard are required. You will learn how to enter and edit text using Microsoft Word, how to add graphics, how to save and manage your data files, how to send and receive email, and how to access and search the Internet. Prerequisite: completion of the Introduction to Computers I course or pre-approval by the Instructor.

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

Power Point 2010
This 2-session course teaches the basics of using Microsoft PowerPoint to create and deliver a presentation or slide show. You will create a presentation that can be used to teach a class or give a talk on a recent trip or favorite subject. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers II or preapproval by the Instructor.

Windows 7 Basics
This 2-session course is designed for the experienced computer user . Focus is on the revised operation, look, and enhancements compared to the previous Vista and XP Operating Systems. Prerequisite: experience with Windows XP or Vista Operating Systems.

Windows 7 Advanced
This 2-session course is designed for the experienced computer user. Focus is on the new features, enhancements, and settings compared to the previous Vista and XP Operating Systems. Prerequisite: experience with Windows XP or Vista Operating Systems.

Interested in using Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends? Learn about setting up an account and how to use it. Prerequisite: experience with email and using the Internet.

Introduction to Computers I
for Windows 7 Digital Camera Basics Windows 7 Basics Introduction to Computers II for Windows 7 Power Point 2010 Facebook Windows 7 Advanced

7600.100 7601.100 7602.100 7603.100 7604.100 7605.100 7606.100
Tues/Thur 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Tues/Thur 1:30-3:30p.m. Mon/Wed 1:30-3:30p.m. Tues/Thur 1:30-3:30p.m.

January 17,19,24,26 January 23,25 January 30 February 1 February 13,15,20,22,27,29 February 21,23 February 6,8 February 28, March 1

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Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs General Interest
10 Keys to Stop Procrastination and Disorganization from Ruining Your Holidays
Activity # 7106.100 Date: Thursday, December 8 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $19.00 non-resident Materials included With just days before the holidays, is your To Do List feeling more like a fear-monster-guilt list? 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, TO DONE on time! Bring your questions and get solutions that will bring you peace, happiness, and holiday joy! Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, "Dr. DeClutter"

Household Budgeting– how to avoid unpleasant surprises
Activity # 7107.100 Date: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26 Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. Cost: Free Jack Boose, retired municipal budget officer will describe ways to figure out how much is needed for your daily needs and how to avoid those nasty surprises when an unexpected bill comes in. We will also share ideas on banking, menu planning, and dealing with in-coming mail, telephone solicitors, and scams that target seniors.

AARP Driver Safety Class
AARP’s fast-paced format of one f HALF-DAY session is designed ed to sharpen driving knowledge e and skills and to develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing, reaction n 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 nonmembers, payable to AARP and will be accepted at the first class. Please call 303-651-8411 for more information and registration. This class is taught by AARP Volunteer Max Fuller. Friday, January 27, noon–4:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, noon–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, noon–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, noon–4:30 p.m.

The 7 Priorities That Will Positively Change Your Life
Activity # 7108.100 Date: Thursday, January 19 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: $16.00 resident, $19.00 non-resident Materials included Lack of priorities is the #1 killer of achievement, accomplishment, happiness, and success. It's said that "we don't plan to fail, we fail to plan." The 21st Century is a cascade of change, distraction, stressors, and events that can make us lose our focus and priorities very easily. To live the life you truly want, you must take charge of your goals and dreams and take action on your priorities. The New Year is a good time to start! Don't let the chaos of today's many constant distractions keep you from what’s truly important. Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, "Dr. DeClutter"


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Burn Down Your House … Spring Clean and Find Your Joy
Activity # 7109.100 Date: Thursday, February 16 Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: $16.00 resident $19.00 non-resident Materials included Don’t wait one more day to declutter the past to enjoy your present and future! Clutter and disorganization cause stress, chaos, confusion and loss of time and joy. Learn the 10-Steps to Organize Everything and invaluable tips and tools to make your life easier. Bring your questions; learn how to decide, sort and clear out the clutter from your life to decrease confusion, frustration, wasted time and energy. Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW "Dr. DeClutter"

What is Facebook?
Activity # 7113.100 Date: Monday, January 30 Time: 9:30–11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, registration required Interested in using Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends? Learn about setting up an account and how to use it, with demonstrations projected on to a large screen.

Technology Update— Feeling Left Behind?
Activity # 7114.100 Friday, February 3 Activity # 7115.100 Friday, February 24 Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m. Cost: FREE Does it seem like technology is out of control? What are all of these new gadgets that people are using? We will share what we know about Smart Phones, Droids, Notebooks, Tablets, iPads, iPods, e-Readers, and more. Format is open discussion; seating is limited, pre-registration required. Due to popularity, class is being repeated; please register for just one session.

13 Tips for Reducing Forgetfulness
Activity # 7110.100 Date: Tuesday, February 28 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $16.00 resident $19.00 non-resident Materials included Can forgetfulness be reversed? Is there any connection between clutter, organization, and forgetfulness? What is the connection between nutrition, exercise, and brain health? How can you stop forgetfulness from affecting your productivity and happiness? Don’t lose life experiences and joy due to brain health issues that can be remedied. If you've been struggling with forgetfulness due to aging, health, or other reasons, this program is a must. Instructor: Kim Wolinski, MSW, "Dr. DeClutter"

Square Dance Lessons
Held weekly through 12/28 Lessons held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Lessons held on the 2nd re and 4th Wednesdays are . from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are followed by the regular dance. For more information and costs, please contact Ann Weber at 303-485-9233.

Cell Phone Basics
Activity #7111.100 Monday, January 23 Activity #7112.100 Monday, February 27 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: FREE, registration required Cell phones have become an essential tool for many people. Sign up for a one-on-one session with a coach to help you learn the basics. Bring your phone, the charger, and the manual, along with a couple of phone numbers to program into the phone.

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See page 21.


Heading Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Irish History Seanchas: Tradition
Activity #7116.100 Date: Thursday, January 12, 19, and 26 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: $3.00 resident, $4.00 non-resident "Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Faolain, and the Bride for Oscar," "Oisin in Tir na nOg," and "The Children of Lir" are ancient fragrant tales favored among traditional Irish story tellers. If you enjoy hearing a good tale and can stand the excitement of the first, the beauty of the second, and the heart-scalding pathos of the third, bring your soul in for feasting.

Early Irish Visitors to New England
Activity #7120.100 Date: Thursday, February 9 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: $1.00 resident, $2.00 non-resident In numerous places in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont are strange unmortared stone structures similar to structures off the west coast of Ireland. Probably not built by New England colonials, certainly not by Norse explorers or native Indians, perhaps they were built by Irishmen called Culdees. Who were they? Why did they disappear? Were they in North America some six hundred years before a Johnny-come-lately Columbus earned himself an October holiday? What can be made of the similarity of stone structures in Ireland and New England? We’ll leave no stone unturned in our search for answers. Presenting this class is Francis Lovett.

Colorado History
Presenter Larry Ralston has a wonderful ability to research and create interesting presentations. You can see and hear his passion for history as he retells his findings and the stories behind the topics.

Stephen Long
Activity # 7117.100 Date: Wednesday, December 14 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident Who was this man for whom we have named one of our most well known mountain peaks? His exploring expedition in 1820 was part of the U.S. government effort to better understand the area referred to as the Louisiana Purchase. Like most historical figures, there is much more to his life than this one expedition. He even played a leading role in the construction of the railroad which resulted in the creation of Atlanta, Georgia. This creation inspired by the dedicated efforts of a group of Colorado women during the Centennial year is a point of pride for the entire state. We will briefly explore the story behind each of the 20 women honored on this amazing piece of art.

William Gilpin
Activity # 7119.100 Date: Wednesday, February 15 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident Colorado’s first Territorial Governor was an explorer with Fremont, a land investor/speculator in the San Luis Valley, and one of the west’s most active promoters. He became the symbol of the "boomers" who could see no weaknesses or limitations in this land of "promise and opportunity". "The Land of Gilpin" has become a historical reference for the way some people promoted the west to potential settlers and investors. As we find so often, the real man is a combination of characteristics and life experiences well beyond the one line description.

Women’s Gold
Activity #7118.100 Date: Wednesday, January 18 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: $4.00 resident, $5.00 non-resident Prominently displayed on the main floor of the Colorado State Capitol is an impressive handstitched embroidery and appliqué on Irish linen.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs Humanities/Cultural
Drumming Class
Activity # 7121.100 December 6, 13 Cost: $14.00 resident, $17.00 non-resident Activity # 7121.101 January 3, 10, 17, 24 Cost: $28.00 resident, $33.00 non-resident Activity # 7121.102 February 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: $28.00 resident, $33.00 non-resident Date: Tuesdays Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. DRUM ONE! DRUM ALL! If you can talk, you can drum. Along with all the different types of fitness programs to choose from, one of them is drumming. The classes are fun, easy, and accessible to anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. 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.

Active Minds Presentations
Sponsored by the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, these educational programs are presented by Active Minds® who "believe in lifelong learning and fostering active minds for life." Cost: Free, but please register in advance

Holiday Traditions Unwrapped
Activity # 7002.100 Date: Friday, December 2 Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. Why do we have Christmas trees? Or for that matter holiday lights, egg nog, holly, or mistletoe? Join us as we seek to explain the origins of a wide variety of holiday traditions and examine how they have evolved and changed over time.

Activity # 7004.100 Date: Tuesday, February 14 Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. The story of chocolate is a "rich" tale indeed. It involves aristocracy and slavery, innovation and coincidence. Pivotal roles were played by both Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortéz. Join Active Minds as we describe how extremely bitter cacao beans are transformed into one of the world's most sought after flavors and tell chocolate stories such as the rise the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company.

The Islamic Faith
Activity # 7003.100 Date: Friday, January 6 Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m. Islam is the second largest religion in the world with estimates of over a billion followers. Join Active Minds for an objective examination of its origins, teachings, and practices. We will discuss the Muslim holy text, the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad, and much more. We will also discuss how a religion whose traditional greeting is, "Peace be unto you" has become radicalized by some and linked with terrorism.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Great Conversation of Great Ideas
Activity # 7122.100 Date: Thursdays, January 5, 19, February 2, 16 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/ or will be provided at the meetings. This class is continuous; each week is a new topic.

Why a Church Sometimes Looks Like a Courthouse, but a Courthouse Never Looks Like a Church
Activity # 7123.100 Date: Wednesday, January 25 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: Free This title refers to an explanation of ancient Greek and Roman classicism and why government buildings, banks, libraries, schools, etc. for centuries were often built in the classical style; they are institutions that require public trust and respect. It is intriguing to imagine how anything as abstract as equality, justice, individualism, fairness, stability, etc. can be expressed in architectural style. But it works and makes sense. The modern word "classic" as applied to literature, music, fashion, etc., etc., derives from this concept of universal appeal and timelessness valued by ancient Greeks, 2,500 years ago. Presenting this topic is Jean Messinger, author.

The Meaning of Alchemy
Activity # 7127.100 Date: Wednesdays, January 11–February 8 Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00 resident, $48.00 non-resident Among the alchemists of the 16th and 17th centuries, the "puffers" were trying to turn physical lead into physical gold, while the true "adepts" were working with their own "lead" (darkness) to discover inner "gold." Projecting their own aliveness into primitive chemical processes and procedures, they discovered steps in their own transformation. Using mystical symbolic language, they attempted to describe what they felt happening to themselves. Beginning with blackness, they applied "operations" such as dissolving (water), heating (fire), coagulation (earth), and sublimation (air) to the material in the "vessel" of self-containment to gain enlightenment and then worked to incorporate this insight into their lives. C. G. Jung recognized psychological parallels to alchemy that can enhance our own lives. We will explore the incredible richness of alchemical symbolism and how this might assist us in living. Facilitating this course is John Hitchcock, Ph.D.

Art History for the Tourist
Activity # 7124.100 Date: Wednesdays, February 15 and 29 Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m. Cost: $8.00 resident, $9.50 non-resident This two-part presentation will look at the art, architecture, history, and mythology of ancient Athens and Rome. For those of us who are "staycationers" and have not traveled to Europe, we can learn to appreciate our Neo-Classical buildings in Colorado and the inspiration for this architecture. For those who have traveled or will travel to Europe, we will discover the influence of Athens and Rome upon so much of the western world. Leon Krier, with his life experiences and his study of Greek philosophy as well as being a traveler of Europe, will bring insight into this rich topic. He takes the approach of a docent who is ready to assist a traveler on their own journey and adventure into "Greek elegance" and "Roman grandeur".


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Activity # 7125.100 Date: Wednesdays, February 22–March 14 Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m. Cost: $32.00 resident, $38.00 non-resident The myths of ancient Egypt have never lost their capacity to fascinate us and inform our daily living. They help us to perceive the realities of the human psyche (soul) and to shape our being accordingly. A number of their themes were later to become adapted into the Hebrew Bible. We will explore their myths of the origins of the world, their gods, and humanity, along with the development of universal religious feelings and perceptions, the struggles of living, and the approach to death. The mythology of Egypt allows us to reach down to the roots of the Egyptian psyche and thus into the human psyche generally. The symbols that emerged are very different from those of other ancient cultures, but the fact that they fascinate us shows that they are still alive in our modern times. Facilitating this course is John Hitchcock, Ph.D.

Mysteries in Poetry
Activity # 7126.100 Date: Thursday, February 23 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: $1.00 resident, $2.00 non-resident My Last Duchess (Browning), Out, Out – (Frost), Suddenly with no surprise (Dickinson) are provocative poems that invite speculation. Come along for some question and answer talk. And remember: poetry is not for sissies! Presenting this class is Francis Lovett.

Duplicate Bridge
Date: Dec. 2, Jan. 6 & Feb. 3 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost: $3.00 resident, $4.00 non-resident *each session Must pre-register by the Wednesay preceding the date. You can register for one, two, or all three sessions. Activity #7128.100 Activity #7129.100 Activity #7130.100 December 2 January 6 February 3

Resource Education
Transportation 101—Services Most People Don’t Know About
Activity # 7200.100 for Jan. Activity # 7201.100 for Feb. Dates: January 23 or February 27 (Monday) Time: 10:00 a.m.–noon Cost: Free Do you or your family have difficulty getting where you need to go or have trouble understanding the many transit services available to seniors in Longmont? There are a surprising number of transportation services that can help meet your needs. Discuss your transportation challenges with transit experts who can help guide you in the right direction. Format is open discussion; seating is limited, pre-registration required.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Project Visibility
Date: Thursday, December 1 Time: 8:45 a.m. registration; 9:00–11:00 a.m. training Call, 303-441-3583 to register This free training is for service providers and allies to understand the strengths and needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders.

There are 2 different Medicare-related programs this Winter.

1. Medicare Basics Classes
Medicare Basics classes are offered by the Boulder County Aging Services Division 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. Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon Cost: FREE, registration required Location: Longmont Senior Center Activity # 7203.100 Monday, December 19 Activity # 7203.101 Tuesday, January 17 Activity # 7203.102 Tuesday, February 21

2. Medicare Part D Clinics
(Prescription Drug Plans) Medicare counselors and volunteers from Boulder County Aging Services will be available at the Longmont Senior Center to meet with any Medicare enrollee who needs help reviewing or selecting a Part D or Part C plan. Schedule your one-on-one appointment by calling the Senior Center front desk at 303-651-8411. Remember to bring your complete list of prescription drugs, your Medicare card, and current prescription drug plan card (if applicable). Date: Monday, December 5 Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon Cost: FREE. Preregistration is required.

Bill Paying Help
Activity # 7202.100 Date: Wednesday, January 4 Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: Free, but please register Are you frustrated by bills piling up, sorting through mounds of mail, deciphering your medical bills—all those things that require patience and time and organization? We’d like to help. The Senior Center has a Bill Payer Program, sponsored by the AARP Foundations Money Management Program for seniors, geared to help you restore order while you maintain control of your finances. Please join us at this information session where we will give more details and answer your questions.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Health & Wellness Education
Matter of Balance The Holidays— A Time to Remember
Activity # 7800.100 Date: Tuesday, December 6 Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: Free, please register When the holidays come around, we can’t help but think of those times, activities, and places that hold special meaning for us. As our lives and living situations change, we often think that the holidays can never hold the same meaning as in the past. How can we honor the traditions and loved ones who have been so dear to us? This session will guide us through those important memories, and we will discover ways to honor, celebrate, and incorporate them into our current holiday experience. Presented by Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Dates: Wednesdays January 11–February 29 Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. You must register in advance with Boulder County Aging Services, 303-441-3599 Free for those age 60+ This award-winning program can assist you with learning ways you can increase your activity level to improve or maintain your stability and learn how to prevent falls. This is an 8-week course taught by physical therapists, presented to you by Boulder County Aging Services. Class size is limited to 12 people, must enroll in advance. Call for registration: 303-441-3599

Aging As A Spiritual Journey
Activity # 7809.100 Location: Longmont Senior Center Dates: 5 sessions held on the third Thursday of each month, January–May. 1/19, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17 Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Cost: $50, participation will close after first session No refunds after January 31. We are called in the second half of life to a new way of being in the world. We are invited by our own aging to reflect on who we are now and what it is we will leave in the world. Come explore the spiritual tasks of aging. Use the power of community to deepen your appreciation of the gifts and opportunities of aging. Learn about the work you need to do to complete your life well. Join us for this five-part WisdomWork series. The group is for people of all ages, so invite a younger friend to come, too. We will meet on the third Thursday of each month, January–May, 2012, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Facilitators: Maureen Dobson, MSW, and Rosemary Williams, MSW; Certified Sage-ing® Leaders. For more information: rosemary@wisdomwork.org or 720-890-8116.

Projective Dream Work Group
Activity # 7801.100 Dates: 8 sessions, Wednesdays, December 14, 21, 28, January 4, 11, 18, 25, and February 1 Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. Cost: $55.00 resident, $60.00 non-resident Join this 8-week group; we will explore how all dreams, even nightmares, come in the service of our health and wholeness. We will share our dreams in a safe and supportive environment, talking about each other’s dreams as if they were our own. The experience of hearing our dreams shared back to us through another’s experience and words is very healing. The technique of Projective Dream Work is a powerful and effective tool that has helped many people learn the language of their own souls—finding inner wisdom and guidance. Facilitated by Stacey Arnett, Ph.D., L.P.C., Certified Projective Dream Work facilitator and professional counselor with 30 years experience. Group size is limited to 6 participants; sign up early.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
Activity #7803.100 Thursdays, January 5–26 Cost: $40.00 resident, $48.00 non-resident Activity #7803.101 Thursdays, February 2–23 Cost: $40.00 resident, $48.00 non-resident Time: 9:30–11:00 a.m. This class is taught by Swami Dharmananda (see page 25 for bio information). 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 suit 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.

Winter 2011-2012 Programs
at the Longmont Senior Center

Advance Directives Workshops
Activity #7802.100 Friday, December 9 Activity #7802.101 Friday, January 13 Activity #7802.102 Friday, February 10 Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Cost: $5.00 resident, $6.00 non-resident Please note: These are separate workshops, 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 workshop, we will review the various documents related to advance planning (medical power of attorney, living will, Five Wishes) and provide you with the necessary materials. Facilitated by Peggy Arnold, M.A., Program Coordinator of PrestigePLUS.

"I Am"—Film
Activity Date: Time: Cost: #7804.100 Monday, January 23 9:00–11:00 a.m. FREE, registration required

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Thomas Henry Huxley

A look at how we are all connected. "The latest entry in a growing subgenre that might be called the what's-itall-about documentary, 'I Am' comes from an unlikely source: Tom Shadyac, director of such box-office-gold comedies as 'Ace Ventura' and 'Bruce Almighty.' He's not joking in this semi-deep inquiry, a philosophical quest punctuated by face time with scientists, poets and elder statesmen including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky and the late Howard Zinn. After a bicycle accident left Shadyac with debilitating post-concussion syndrome, the Hollywood player did some serious rethinking about success, status and stuff. When he'd recovered enough to begin making his first nonfiction film, he set out to answer two questions: What's wrong with our world? What can we do about it?" (Los Angeles Times review, March 11, 2011)


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
A World of Wellness: Exploring Different Healing Traditions
We are now living in a global society and are being exposed to more and more options when it comes to our health and well-being. The internet and books are wonderful sources of information about the many choices available to us, but this is your opportunity to learn more about some of those options directly from practitioners of selected healing traditions.

Homeopathy in an Integrative Health Environment
Activity Date: Time: Cost: #7806.100 Monday, January 9 9:30–11:00 a.m. FREE, registration required

Health and Wellness in the Yogic Tradition
Activity #7805100 Date: Monday, December 12 Time: 9:30–11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE, registration required This class will cover the different layers of our personality—physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Each level needs its own health requirements, right food, right exercises, right rest and relaxation, as well as methods of cleansing, so that the various levels can become integrated in their functions. There will also be instruction on how to develop each of these levels to reach the greatest satisfaction in life. Swami Dharmananda is a preeminent scholar and teacher of the Science of Yoga, Hindu Philosophy, and Comparative Religion. Swamiji 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. A purpose of his teaching is to show that modern science, modern psychology, and ancient wisdom are not contradictory, but complementary to each other. His lectures—especially his mode of presentation with humor, stories, and anecdotes—have earned him wide acclaim. See page 24 for the meditation class Swamiji is offering.

Homeopathy is a natural form of treatment that assists the body in healing itself with gentle, nontoxic, and non-invasive remedies. It was created 200 years ago and is now used in conventional medicine in many parts of Europe and Asia, as well as other countries around the world. This talk will focus on 2–3 remedies that are useful to have on hand for treating yourself in minor acute situations and on when to call for a professional homeopathic consultation. Christina Richmond is a classical homeopath with 10 years of experience treating women, children, and the elderly. Her goal is to empower and educate her clients and the public on how the lay person can benefit from homeopathy.

Curanderismo in the Modern World
Activity Date: Time: Cost: #7807.100 Monday, February 13 9:30–11:00 a.m. FREE, registration required

Curanderismo is a holistic system of Latin American folk medicine practiced throughout Mexico, Latin America, and the southwestern United States. It can be defined as a set of traditional beliefs, rituals, and practices that address the physical, spiritual, psychological, and social needs of the people who use it. Sofia Chavez Frederick will discuss the origin of Curanderismo and how it is currently practiced. The presentation will include a short ceremony and Curanderismo experience using Sound and Healing, Agua Florida (flower waters and essential oils) and ancient Raspada Technique. Sofia is founder of Estara Health & Wellness in Lakewood, CO. Her focus is on community health education and preventive care from the Curanderismo perspective, as well as developing partnerships to facilitate integration of Curanderismo with Primary Care.


Lifelong Learning Classes & Programs
An Inside Look at the FDA
Activity Date: Time: Cost: #7808.100 Monday, February 27 9:30–11:00 a.m. FREE, registration required Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Mr. Dacey is not a spokesperson for the FDA, but he will share his experience in the role of a Consumer Representative, which gave him a first-hand opportunity to understand the process by which the FDA evaluates applications for medical device and medication marketplace approval.

From August, 1998, to December, 2002, Robert Dacey served as the Consumer Representative on the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee at the FDA’s

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

See page 1 for more information.

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.

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

Wellness Clinic
2nd & 4th Mondays Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon WALK-IN—OPEN TO ALL NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Be proactive and preventive about your health care by stopping by our office to chat with the PrestigePLUS nurse. This clinic will help you stay alert about your health. Have your blood pressure, weight, pulse, oximetry, and blood sugar checked and discuss other health concerns.

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


Health & Wellness Services

Acupuncture for Destressing Clinics
Date: Time: Cost: Wednesdays Drop-In from 12:30–1:00 p.m. $15.00 per session $10.00 per session for PrestigePLUS members

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

Foot Care Clinic
Date: Time: Cost: 2nd & 4th Fridays Noon–4:45 p.m. $45.00 for 1st assessment $30.00 for follow-up visits There is an extra charge for home visits or special needs.

Foot care is offered by a registered nurse and includes short foot massage, foot bath, nail and callous care. Perfect for those with diabetes and anyone who may have special foot care needs. Other times also available at alternate sites. Call Summer Cares LLC at 303-651-5224 for an appointment.

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


Please see information regarding new exercise scholarship fund on page 1.

Free Exercise Sampler ler r
Activity # 7512.100 Date: Thursday January 5 Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m. Cost: FREE, registration required


Meet the instructors from SilverSneakers, Essentrics,

Gentle Yoga, Feldenkrais, and the newest class the 3 R’s—Rediscover, Restore and Realign—to learn about their classes, the benefits, and what classes will be like if you choose to register for one of them. These are all wonderful beginning exercise classes to gain fitness or maintain a good fitness routine and health.

Aerobic Fitness Essentrics No classes in Dec. NEW CLASS Feldenkrais Method® *(Floor Mat class) Line Dance Pilates No Class Dec. 26 No Class Jan. 2,16 or Feb. 20 Pilates Senior Conditioning St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Strength Training St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Wu Tai Chi Yoga, Active Adults No Class Dec. 26 No Class Jan. 2, 16 or Feb. 20 Gentle Yoga (beginner) St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Zumba

Drop-In 7500.100 7500.101 7502.100 7502.102 7503.100 7503.101 7503.102 7504.100 7504.101 7504.102 7505.100 7505.101 7505.102 7506.100 7506.101 7506.102 7507.100 7507.101 7507.102 7508.100 7508.101 7508.102 7509.100 7509.101 7509.102 7510.100 7510.101 7510.102 Drop-In 7511.100 7511.101 7511.102

Mon./Wed./Fri. 8:00–9:00 a.m. Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 p.m. Thursdays* 11:00–noon* *new day & time Tuesdays 1:30–2:30 p.m. Mondays 12:30–1:30 p.m. Wednesdays 12:30–1:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 8:00–9:00 a.m. Tues. & Thurs. 9:15–10:15 a.m. Wednesdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. Mondays 2:00–3:00 p.m. Wednesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays 11:30-12:30 Tuesdays 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Ongoing Class Jan. 4 – 25 Feb. 1 - 29 Jan. 5 – 26 Feb. 2 - 23 Dec. 6 – 27 Jan. 3 – 31 Feb. 7 – 28 Dec. 5 – 19 Jan. 2 – 30 Feb. 6 - 27 Dec. 7 – 28 Jan. 4 – 25 Feb. 1 - 29 Dec. 1 – 29 Jan. 3 – 31 Feb. 2 - 28 Dec. 1 – 29 Jan. 3 – 31 Feb. 2 - 28 Dec. 7 – 28 Jan. 4 – 25 Feb. 1 - 29 Dec. 5 – 19 Jan. 2 – 30 Feb. 6 - 27 Dec. 7 – 28 Jan. 4 – 25 Feb. 1 - 29 Ongoing Class Dec. 13 & 20 Jan. 10 – 31 Feb. 7 – 28

$32 for 18 classes $18 for 10 classes $20 (R) $24 (NR) $25 (R) $30 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $20 (R) $24 (NR) $22(R) $26 (NR) $22(R) $26 (NR) $22(R) $26 (NR) $29 (R) $35 (NR) $29 (R) $35 (NR) $36 (R) $43 (NR) $27 (R) $33 (NR) $27 (R) $33 (NR) $24 (R) $29 (NR) $27 (R) $33 (NR) $27 (R) $33 (NR) $24 (R) $29 (NR) $32 (R) $38 (NR) $32 (R) $38 (NR) $40 (R) $48 (NR) $21 (R) $25 (NR) $21 (R) $25 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $28 (R) $33 (NR) $35 (R) $42 (NR) $32 for 18 classes $18 for 10 classes Free $28(R) $33(NR) $28(R) $33(NR)

3 R’s—Rediscover, Restore, Realign


NO CLASSES December 26, January 2 or 16, or February 20 due to holidays.

Aerobic Fitness Class
Registration is ongoing. This fun, uplifting class provides aerobic exercises to improve e your health, make you feel ou good, and start your day with positive energy. The Y.M.C.A. provides instructors. Jeanie has been teaching for the past several years, and her students love the class. It is a great workout. If you have never tried this class, we offer the first one free so you can try the activity. It is never too late to start exercising and improving your health.

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 but it will keep your brain active, and you get to socialize and have a lot of fun all at once.

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.

As seen on PBS's Classical Stretch program, this class combines movements from classical stretching, yoga, and Pilates, Tai Chi, and ballet to create a lowimpact class. The powerful Essentrics technique dynamically strengthens muscles in a lengthened position to improve posture, balance, flexibility, body tone, and vibrancy. The workout combines unique fluid movements while standing and core strengthening mat work on the floor. Join Heather Corey, who is certified in "Essentrics," and find a new way to put some pep in your step.

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

Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Class
In these Awareness Through Movement classes, you will be guided through a series of movements to regain flexibility and improve balance as you slowly and gently complete each movement. Some people experience immediate change and improvement. Others experience more subtle changes, with each subsequent lesson building on the previous ones. Benefits include: Improved flexibility, deep relaxation, reduced tension and pain, improved posture, balance and coordination, enhanced athletic performance, and increased mental clarity. The lessons will be done lying, sitting, or standing on the floor.

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


Yoga for Active Adults
Experience for yourself how ow 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.

3 R’s— Rediscover, Restore, Realign—


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

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. Taught by Cathy McDuff, LTTA, LMP, AET, with degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology and 23 years clinical experience. The two sessions in December are free to give you the opportunity to try it and see if you want to incorporate it into your schedule. If you like it, please enroll for the monthly on-going classes. See table on page 28 for Jan. & Feb classes.

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

Water Walking
Dates: Times: Location: Cost: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine Street $3.50 resident, $4.50 non-resident (senior drop-in rate)

Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-akind fitness program that energizes you. The goal is simple: we want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. You can achieve long-term benefits with these routines that feature interval training sessions of fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combined, which tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class!


Come walk the waters at Centennial Pool shallow area. Get natural resistance of the water that strengthens your legs without stress on your joints. On the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, it will be an instructor-led class to show you different movements and equipment that can be used and how to use it properly. You can then practice on your own until the next time to get more pointers. Water equipment available.

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: Wed. 9:15–10:00 a.m. & Sun. 8:00–8:45 a.m.

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
The City of Longmont, Longmont Recreation Center is pleased to announce that it is now part of SilverSneakers®. The Fitness program is designed for Medicare participants with select insurance plans. Please stop by the Longmont Recreation Center front desk to check SilverSneakers® eligibility. The program includes facility amenities and group fitness classes as well as unlimited access for daily admission to the Longmont Recreation Center. Find out more by calling 303-774-4718. SilverSneakers® group exercise classes offer you the best opportunity to stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. Our signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and taught by specially trained, certified instructors. Location: Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd.

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 10:00–10:45 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 & Fridays 10:15–11:00 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 9:00–9:45 a.m

Watch for more SilverSneakers® classes to be added in the future!

Senior Swim Lessons
Geared towards seniors of all swimming abilities looking to learn or improve swimming skills with other older adults. Individualized instruction in a supportive group environment. Day/Time: Tuesday, 10:45–11:30 a.m. Dates: Jan 3–Feb 7 Activity # 6101.161 Feb 14–Mar 20 Activity # 6101.171 Fee: $30.00 resident, $37.50 non-resident Location: Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd

Beginning Spin Bike & More
Activity # 6267.100 Dec. Mondays & Wednesdays Activity # 6267.101 Jan. Mondays & Wednesdays Activity # 6267.102 Feb. Mondays & Wednesdays Times: 8:00–8:45 a.m. Location: Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine Street Cost: $27.00 resident, $33.00 non-resident Have you tried spinning? It’s a class with stationary bikes, designed to reduce stress on the body. You will have a low impact, slower-paced ride for 15–20 minutes followed by stretch, strength, and toning program for 15–20 minutes.


Sports/Outdoors Drop in Sports & Organized Sport Leagues
Badminton Pickleball
Two courts available at the Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road Mondays 10:00–noon Tuesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m., & Thursdays 2:00–4:00 p.m. Fees payable at the front desk of the Recreation Center. Check out this fun, unique game. It is best described as a hybrid of tennis and badminton. Your SilverSneakers® pass will work for payment for Pickeball too. Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 9:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Cost: 50¢ per session Join this fun group for a rousing game and a good workout. Badminton is great. Have you played recently? Stop in and try it. Equipment provided.

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

Senior Softball - Ages 50+
The Longmont Senior t Center will be participating in n the Colorado Senior Softball Association. Teams are e formed by the beginning of March and then 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 or would like to participate, please attend the pre-season meeting or call Kari for more information at (303) 651-8495. Senior Softball Pre-season Meeting: Wednesday, February 22, 9:00–10:00 a.m. We will discuss team formation, general information, and meet other players.

Adult Softball
The adult spring softball league offers men's, women's, and coed leagues. The team fee is $350. The free agents division is for those individuals who don't have a team, but want to play in the Spring Softball League (free agent registration available on-line). Registration packets will be available the first week of February at the Recreation Center or the Memorial Building. Registration is from early February through the first week of March. Each team will play 6 games beginning the second week of March. SUMMER FUN! The adult summer softball league offers men's, women's and coed leagues with competitive, recreational and leisure divisions. The team fee is $650. The free agents division is for those individuals who don't have a team, but want to play in the Summer Softball League (free agent registration available on-line). Registration packets will be available mid March at the Longmont Recreation Center or the St. Vrain Memorial Building. Registration is from mid March through late April at the Longmont Recreation Center ONLY. Each team will play 12 games beginning the first week of May.


Volleyball League
Teams are forming now, for the winter session beginning Jan. 4th. The Colorado Senior Volleyball Association league is for seniors (age 50+) co-ed volleyball teams throughout the Front Range metro area. If you are interested in joining a team in the Colorado Association of Senior Volleyball, teams will be practicing on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Longmont Recreation Center. Matches are hosted on Wednesday afternoons, at home and throughout the Front Range. Call Theresa for more information, 303-651-8578 or e-mail theresa. schulte@ci.longmont.co.us.

Drop in Volleyball
Fridays 12:30–2:30 p.m. ** new time effective Dec. 2 Hosted at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Cost: $1.75 per session or Senior Center Activity Card All levels of players are welcome! You don’t have to be a great player or in great shape to play. Enjoy the camaraderie of other volleyball enthusiasts and get some exercise too. This is an ongoing activity. A drop-in fee of $1.75 is collected each session (afternoon) or you may purchase a Senior Center activity card with 10 or 18 uses on them.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

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


Sports/Outdoors Outdoors
Snowshoe Outings
This is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. When snowshoeing, you should plan to be in the outdoor elements for at least a few hours. The distance traveled will be determined by the groups’ progress and is based more on time and conditions. The group stays with the leaders, and every person is responsible for their own equipment. Be sure to dress warmly and in layers (e.g., waterproof pants, boots, hat, gloves). Remember to bring along water, snacks, and your lunch: you’ll be eating on the trail. Snowshoeing can be strenuous exercise. Please consider your fitness level so that the trip is safe and fun for you and the others. Based on snow conditions, the destination may change. Refunds are not given for a change of location. If you are unfamiliar with snowshoeing, equipment, or would like a refresher, we highly recommend our Snowshoe Workshop. Day: Check-in: Depart: Cost: Thursdays 8:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. $7.00 resident, $9.00 non-resident (For a full refund, cancel by Monday prior to the outing.)

Snowshoe Workshop
Activity #7900.100 Date: Thursday, January 5 Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m. Cost: FREE ienced For all new and experienced snowshoers. We will talk ter’s about the Senior Center’s snowshoe program, reading Colorado winter weather, pointers on how to snowshoe, having a safe experience, reviewing different types of snowshoes, what to wear, gear to pack, and any other questions you may have.

Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snowshoe
RTD and ELDORA Mountain Resort collaborate to offer seniors skiing on Tuesdays beginning January 3 and continuing through March 27. 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 by 8:00 a.m. The bus will depart shortly after its arrival, approximately 8:10 a.m. and return approximately 3:00 p.m. Cost for the downhill ticket is $23.00 and cross country trail fees are $12.00. If you have questions regarding this program, call Theresa at 303-651-8578 or e-mail Theresa at theresa.schulte@ci.longmont.co.us.

Jan 12—Bear Lake** Level: easy Activity #7901.100 (Note: This outing will be led by a RMNP ranger) Jan 26—Peaceful Valley Level: easy-moderate Activity #7902.100 Feb 9—Sprague Lake to Glacier Gorge** Level: easy Activity #7903.100 Feb 23—Glacier Gorge to Alberta Falls** Level: moderate Activity #7904.100 **In Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) you will need a pass or you can pay a one-day fee. NOTE: If you’d like to be a snowshoe or hike leader, please talk to Kari at 303-651-8495. We begin planning for the 2012 hike season in early December 2011.


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

Trip Registration
Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.–noon
In fairness for all and to eliminate the need to arrive early, we will use a lottery format. Numbers will be distributed to participants at 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. After November 19, 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. Thank you.


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.

Chocolate Cafe
Activity #8014.100 Activity #8014.101 Activity #8014.102 Tuesday, February 7 Tuesday, February 14 Tuesday, February 28

Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill
Activity #8001.100 Activity #8001.101 Activity #8001.102 Tuesday, December 6 Tuesday, December 20 Tuesday, December 27

This country western bar and grill serves up some delicious food and has been recognized as one of the most popular celebrity restaurants because of its atmosphere and cuisine. Most restaurant items start at $10.00 and higher, restaurant is located in Denver at the Northfield shopping area. Check-in: 10:45 a.m. Depart: 11:00 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by 11/29, 12/13 or 12/20 respectively

Special for chocolate lover’s favorite month, this restaurant is known for its delicious desserts and bakery items. You may want to start with dessert first, but if common sense takes over, the café offers soups, salads, quiche, pizza, or paninis for lunch. Menu items range from $7.00 to $10.00; restaurant is located in Ft. Collins. Check-in: 10:15 a.m. Depart: 10:30 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by 1/31, 2/7 or 2/21 respectively

Coffee & Conversation: Street Cred & Graffitti Art from Concrete to Canvas
Activity #8019.100 (providing own transportation) Activity #8019.101 (transportation to/from Senior Center) Date: Friday, January 13 Museum Director Wes Jessup will give an introduction to the museum's current exhibition and lead a conversation about the role of graffiti in the larger art world over the past few decades. After a presentation and a conversation in the museum classroom with coffee and pastries, we will head to the galleries to view and discuss several pieces in the exhibition. Check-in at Museum (provide own transp.) 9:20 a.m. Check-in at Senior Center (transp. provided): 9:00 a.m. Depart: 9:15 a.m. Return: 12:00 p.m. Cost: (including transportation) 10.00 resident, $12.00 non-resident Cost: (provide own transportation) $5.00 resident, $7.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services mini bus Includes: Trip escort, presentation and museum talk, entrance to exhibit, food, (and transportation) Sign-up: Begins; cancel by January 6 for full refund.

Sweet Tomatoes
Activity #8005.100 Activity #8005.101 Activity #8005.102 Tuesday, January 3 Tuesday, January 10 Tuesday, January 24

Signature salads, deli salads, soups galore, bakery items, and a festive atmosphere make for a delightful lunch outing. Lunch buffet costs $9.00, beverages are $2.30 plus taxes and gratuities, and restaurant is located in Westminister. Check-in: 10:45 a.m. Depart: 11:00 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. Cost: $5.50 resident, $6.50 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by 12/27, 1/3 or 1/17 respectively



Casino Trips
Fortune Valley, Central City
Activity # 8002.100 Date: Thursday, December 8 With over 700 of the hottest slots, the latest progressives, and the very best in video poker, Fortune Valley has the largest number of jackpots in Central City. Play your favorite games. They now use the ticket in–ticket out (no coins), and you can use the self-service kiosks for instant payouts. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by December 1.

Bull Durham Casino, Black Hawk Mardi Gras Casino, Black Hawk
Activity # 8006.100 Date: Wednesday, January 4 The Mardi Gras Casino blends the celebration and carnival of New Orleans with the gaming in Black Hawk. Choose from 650 of your favorite slot and video games. As a group participant, you can receive $15.00 cash back after earning 150 points on the slot card or 3 hours of table play in addition to earning discounts in the restaurants. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by December 28. Activity # 8012.100 Date: Friday, February 3 Bull Durham provides the atmosphere and ambiance for which casinos were originally approved. This smaller historic building in the 1880’s once was a wagon works and then a livery stable and blacksmith shop. Now it holds gaming and opportunity to play and win. They include a coupon book with 2 buy-ins for $5.00 each as well as free hot dog and treat, and free drinks while gambling. Check in: 8:40 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 resident, $18.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 27.


IKEA—Swedish Home Furnishing
Activity # 8000.100 Date: Monday, December 5 Colorado’s only IKEA store opened in Centennial; it is 13.5 acres and totals 415,000 sq ft. IKEA has 50 inspirational room settings and three complete model home interiors. The unique IKEA product selection consists of over 10,000 exclusively designed items that are affordable, functional, and stylish. Lunch is on your own in IKEA’s 500-seat café. Be prepared to walk … and sit, if you try out the chairs and couches. Check-in: 8:45 a.m. Depart: 9:00 a.m. Return: 3:00 p.m. Cost: $18.50 resident, $21.50 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by November 28.

Holiday Lights Tour and Dinner at White Fence Farm
Activity # 8003.100 Date: Tuesday, December 13 Come see the glittering lights and the fanciful sights on the guided bus tour of the holiday season offerings around Denver. We’ll head to the City and County Building in downtown Denver, into neighborhoods, and into slices of color around the city to entertain your eye. The evening will begin with a scrumptious family-style chicken dinner at the beautifully decorated White Fence Farm in Lakewood. Come along and let us put the holiday twinkle in your eye! Check-in: 2:30 p.m. Depart: 2:45 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $51.00 resident, $61.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, tour guide, dinner, bus tour, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by December 6.

The 1940’s Radio Hour
Activity # 8004.100 Date: Wednesday, December 21 It’s Christmastime in 1942. On a cold and snowy evening in New York, a close-knit group of entertainers at the WOV radio station—all heading somewhere else—are broadcasting the final holiday variety show for the troops overseas. Patriotic, sentimental, and overwhelmingly nostalgic, this holiday production—with songs including Strike Up the Band, I’ll Be Seeing You and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—is reminiscent of an era long since past but never completely forgotten. Written by Walton Jones and directed by Bev Newcomb-Madden; performed at the Arvada Center.

Check in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $57.00 resident, $63.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach Bus Includes: Trip escort and transportation. (lunch is not included; you may want to eat prior to trip) Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by December 15.


Mystery Trip
Activity # 8007.100 Date: Thursday, January 12 It has been years since we have planned a mystery trip, now it’s time to do one again. This day, which will include two tours and lunch out at a new (to our group) restaurant, promises to be informative. If you like science, geology, history, and good food, this could be right up your alley. Lunch is included on this trip; however if you order dessert, that will be an additional cost to you. The places we are visiting are located in the Denver Metro area. Check in: 7:35 a.m. Depart: 7:50 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $46.00 resident, $52.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, tours, lunch and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 5.

CU Artist Series: Pilobolus
Activity # 8009.100 Date: Saturday, January 21 The CU Artist Series welcomes back Pilobolus by popular demand. A leading innovator in postmodern dance, Pilobolus amazes audiences with a blend of gymnastics, dance, and striking imagery. The company’s delightful humor and acrobatic skill make its performances as much fun as they are thrilling. (Macky Auditorium) Check-in: 6:15 p.m. Depart: 6:30 p.m. Return: 10:15 p.m. Cost: $39.00 resident, $ 43.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services minibus Includes: Trip escort, performance & transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 13.

CO Historical Society— Colorado’s Historical Water Wars: Why Whiskey Is for Drinkin’ and Water Is for Fightin’
Activity # 8008.100 Date: Tuesday, January 17 Colorado adopted the prior appropriation doctrine, or “first in time, first in right,” with respect to water prior to statehood. That doctrine, combined with our dry climate and unique geology, laid the groundwork for epic battles over water rights. The battles have included fights between farmers and cities, between those who want to store water and those who want to protect the environment from large-scale dam building, and between water users on opposite sides of the Divide. Join Boulder water attorney Kevin Kinnear as he delves into these struggles, including Aurora’s Rock Ford Ditch transfer, Denver’s Two Forks Dam, and the constant tug-of-war between the Colorado River and the Front Range’s unquenchable thirst. Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $17.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior services minibus Includes: Trip escort, lecture, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 10.


Sunday Brunch at Greenbriar Inn
Activity # 8010.100 Date: Sunday, January 22 Back by popular demand, this fanciful restaurant offers up one of the finest brunches in Boulder County! The reason for the popularity is that the restaurant has received numerous fine dining awards during the past 42 years and continues its tradition of excellence. Fees listed include the brunch, taxes, and gratuities; any alcohol would be an additional cost to you. Check in: 10:15 a.m. Depart: 10:30 a.m. Return: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $38.00 resident, $45.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior Services Minibus Includes: Trip escort, brunch, and transportation. Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 13.

Breckenridge Snow Sculptures & Sleigh Ride
Activity # 8011.100 Date: Monday, January 30 Head to the hills (elevation 9,600 feet) for a spectacular winter adventure. First on the agenda is viewing the beautiful and creative snow sculptures in Breckenridge. You’ll need to be able to walk several blocks in the outdoor elements to enjoy the total attraction. You’ll have time for lunch at one of the many restaurants on Main Street in Breckenridge, lunch cost on your own. After that it is off to Frisco for a scenic sleigh ride, with a stop for hot cocoa and some live music with a cowboy entertainer. (Time on the sleigh is approx. 15 minutes each way). You will want to bring proper outdoor winter clothing and your camera on this trip to capture memories of the art and nature! There will be dry snacks on the bus for the way home, not a dinner stop. Check in: 9:30 a.m. Depart: 10:00 a.m. Return: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $78.00 resident, $88.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, sleigh ride, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 23.

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace and Women’s History Tour
Activity # 8013.100 Date: Monday, February 6 Discover a little history of the women that made Denver proud—and made it blush. Women ventured out of the home, across the prairie, up the mountains, and into our history. Presented by Denver History Tours, this bus tour lets you in on the secrets of what they wore—or didn't—what they cooked, where they went, and what they did, and what the men thought about it all. Come meet the noble and notorious women of Denver, from Chipeta, the Ute woman who negotiated for peace, to Mattie Silks, the madam who negotiated for sex. So, leave your bloomers behind and join us for the truth about who tamed the West! Following the tour, you’ll take part in the longstanding tradition of an afternoon tea in the elegant setting of the Brown Palace. You’ll have scones, tea pastries, and tea sandwiches artfully prepared by the hotel’s culinary staff, and Devonshire cream shipped directly from England. (Remember to eat a good breakfast or bring a snack with you.) Check-in: 8:00 a.m. Depart: 8:15 a.m. Return: 3:00 p.m. Cost: $61.00 resident, $74.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, guided bus tour, afternoon tea, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by January 30.



Bourbon Street Brass
Activity # 8015.100 Date: Sunday, February 12 The trademark sounds of The Denver Brass features an array of more than 13 distinct brass instruments, which utilize mutes and technical expertise to produce a rainbow of sound phenomena—not a band, not an orchestra, an entirely new sound. For this program the Mardi Gras and Street-Party Traditions come alive in a "straight up" tribute to the city where bright brass ran into the dark rumble of African drums. Music from churches fused with sounds of the streets to create soulful, joyous music. "Mr. Tap" and Hot Tomatoes will parade you from the French Quarter to Congo Square, where blues, Dixieland, ragtime, and all manner of jazz fusion and American folk traditions rule to this day. Warren Deck, Conductor; Rick Crandall, Host; Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra; and John K Williams, "Mr. Tap." Performance at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in Denver. Check in: 12:30 p.m. Depart: 1:00 p.m. Return: 6:00 p.m. Cost: $42.00 resident, $48.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, show, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by February 6.

CO Historical Society—A Dome Where the Buffalo Roamed: Preserving Our Capitol
Activity# 8016.100 Date: Tuesday, February 21 The Colorado State Capitol has overlooked downtown Denver for more than a century. From its appearance on the outskirts of Denver in the late 1800’s through its use and abuse in the twentieth century, it’s one of the few large buildings of its time that remains standing in the city. Recently, doomsday reports on the building’s condition inspired renovation and historic preservation proposals, including current repairs to the dome. Join Metro State and CSU history professor Derek R. Everett for a talk on the fluctuating fate of the Colorado State Capitol. Check-in: 11:15 a.m. Depart: 11:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $17.00 resident, $20.00 non-resident Transportation: Senior services minibus Includes: Trip escort, lecture, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by February 14.



Candlelight Dinner Playhouse: Anything Goes!
Activity# 8017.100 Date: Thursday, February 23 ALL ABOARD for Cole Porter’s Tony Award–winning romp across the Atlantic. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course of true love … proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, exotic disguises, and some good oldfashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including "You’re the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It’s De-Lovely," "I Get a Kick Out of You," and "Anything Goes"! You’ll be tapping your toes to this tap dancers’ delight! Dinner is served before the show, and you’ll have a choice of entrees along with fresh baked bread and soup or salad. Check-in: 5:00 p.m. Depart: 5:15 p.m. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $64.00 resident, $76.00 non-resident Transportation: Coach bus Includes: Trip escort, dinner, performance, and transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by February 16.

Fine Arts at Four: Colorado Chamber Players
Activity # 8018.100 Date: Sunday, February 26 The Turquoise Trio (Daniel Silver, Barbara Hamilton Primus, and Andrew Cooperstock) perform a romantic program. Come spend a lovely afternoon in the beautiful acoustics of First Presbyterian Church in Brighton, with music to warm your heart! 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: $9.00 resident, $11.00 non-resident Transportation: Minibus Includes: Trip escort, performance & transportation Sign up: Begins November 19; for full refund, cancel by February 17.


Extended Travel Opportunities With The Senior Center
On countless occasions, we have been asked to put together some extended travel. Now we are going to try it and see how it goes; we want to provide a good travel experience for you and pull together people who want to explore and travel as a group from the Longmont Senior Center. Working with a local professional travel agency, Gold Key Travel, we have identified some trips you may enjoy. Gold Key Travel will handle the reservations; contact them by calling 303-776-7024.

Panama Canal Cruise
February 16–27, 2012 Last Chance for you to escape winter with 10-day cruise plus one night in Ft. Lauderdale— join the folks already registered for this popular destination. Pricing includes the cruise with meals and entertainment, roundtrip airfare from Denver, pre-cruise hotel and breakfast, all transfers (including DIA airport transfer from Longmont Senior Center), travel/cancellation insurance, baggage tips, and escort from the Senior Center. Starting at $2,935 per person (double occupancy) for an Oceanview Stateroom. Detailed cruise itinerary available at the front desk of the Senior Center or from Gold Key Travel 303-776-7024.

Danube River Cruise e
September 22–30, 2012 30, With only 95 staterooms on the ship, space is at a premium. If interested, call Gold Key Travel at 303-776-7024 to sign up now; detailed itinerary available at the Senior Center. Here is an overview. River cruising is one of the most comfortable and convenient ways to visit Europe, unpack once and settle in. Sailing from Nuremberg, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, enjoy new scenery—all day, every day with the opportunity to explore the quaint villages and great cities that developed along the Danube River. This 8-day cruise includes all meals with beer, wine, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, 6 guided tours, and cultural highlights and entertainment. Besides scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and the Wachau Valley, you will enjoy WWII history in Nuremberg, 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Regensburg (medieval city), Passau (organ concert), Melk (Benedictine abbey), Vienna (panoramic city tour and St. Stephan’s Cathedral), and the Castle District in Budapest. Package price includes all of the above plus roundtrip airfare from Denver, all transfers (including DIA airport transfer from Longmont Senior Center), travel/cancellation insurance, baggage tips, and escort from the Senior Center. Since exact airfare cannot be determined at this early date, the pricing is subject to change. We are estimating a price of $4,590 for the lower-category stateroom.

Ireland Tour
April 25–May 4, 2012 This is very popular! We already have 30 registered travelers; space is at a premium; if you are interested, call Gold Key Travel at 303-776-7024 to see if we can reserve a seat for you. For a detailed itinerary, pick one up from the Senior Center. Shades of Ireland, 10-day vacation including tour of Ireland with first-class hotels and a Castle stay, 13 meals, professional Irish tour manager, admission fees to included sights, roundtrip airfare from Denver, air taxes and fees/surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full), all transfers (including DIA airport transfer from Longmont Senior Center), travel/cancellation insurance, baggage tips, and escort from the Senior Center. Per person rates: Double $3,250.00, Single $3,650.00


Volunteer & Involvement
Money Management Bill Payer Program
This free volunteer service helps seniors keep up with monthly check-writing and bill-paying tasks. We are looking for volunteers for this essential program. Call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.

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

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

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

Snow Chasers
Volunteers of all ages are paired with elderly or disabled citizens who need assistance keeping their sidewalks safe during the winter months. Call Kari at 303-651-8495 for more information.

Other Agency Volunteer Opportunities
Longmont Meals on Wheels
303-772-0540 Longmont Meals on Wheels is in immediate need of volunteer drivers and kitchen helpers. A small investment on your part can make a world of difference in someone else’s life.

CareConnect, 303-772-2262
CareConnect staff can help you find a volunteer spot that’s right for you. We have information about fun volunteer opportunities and can answer your questions about creating a great volunteer experience. CareConnect programs: Carry-Out Caravan, Medical Mobility, Companionship, and Fix-It.

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Disability (Handicap) Parking Tips How To Obtain or Renew a Disability Placard or Plates
Obtaining a Disability Placard or Plates: • Make an appointment with the physician to see if you meet the criteria for a disability placard and/or plates. • Have the physician fill out and sign the Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges form. This is form DR 2219 (06/29/11) from the Colorado Department of Revenue. Submit the completed form to the local motor vehicle office, located at 529 Coffman St. • A red placard is issued for a temporary disability valid for 90 days. A blue placard is issued for a permanent disability—valid for three years. • There is no charge for the disability placards. You are entitled to two placards or 1 placard and the license plates. Using a Placard: • Hang the placard from the rearview mirror in plain sight. You can use it in any vehicle the applicant is driving or riding in as a passenger. For safety, remove placard when driving. Obtaining Disabled Veteran License Plates: • Follow the same procedure stated above, but also provide a written clearance on the appropriate letterhead from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from your branch of military service. The document needs to state that you became permanently disabled as a result of your service and that the disability is rated as 50% or higher. • If you have disabled veteran plates, you can only park in a disability space if the plate has the symbol of the person in the wheelchair on it. Renewing a Placard or Plate: • Plates need to be renewed annually and cost nothing more than the general registration fees. • Placards also MUST be renewed. There are NO permanent placards. Sometimes a phone call to your physician, instead of an appointment, will be sufficient. You can simply pick up the signed form from their office. More detailed information available at www.colorado.gov/revenue, and view form DR2816 If you have any questions or concerns, please call Parking Enforcement Officers Barb Ratner or Art Adler at 303-774-4724 or 303-651-8658.