Senior Programming

Senior Programming at the Carbon Valley Senior Center is open to all   seniors age 55 and older. The Senior library offers a diverse selection   of books and puzzles and our lounge is the perfect place to simply  enjoy  a cup of coffee. A computer is also available for daily use  during  business hours. We hope you'll join us for activities, lunches,   socializing, trips, and more! 

Healthy Hearts Walking Program - Walk Across America Continued  September 5 - November 16
9 am - 10 am

Chart  your walking minutes, miles, or steps on a “virtual” walk across  America. Walking is completed on the track at the recreation center. No  registration required. Free for SilverSneakers® members or CVPRD pass  holders.  Active Adult/Senior Center members pay only $1 per visit. All  others pay $2.  A party is held at the end of the session to celebrate  everyone’s success. For more information call 303-833-2739.

AARP Smart Driver Course                                                                       The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. The course helps drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance carrier). Payable by check only to AARP.  Pre-registration is recommended. Payment is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Minimum of six paid participants required for class to be held. Age: 50+  
Fee:  $15 per person for AARP members
          $20 per person for non-AARP members.  
W    Sept 13    1-5:30 pm             RC
W    Nov 8       1-5:30 pm             RC

iPhone and iPad photo basics
Learn the basics of using your iPhone and iPad camera. A combination of demonstration and hands-on training, this class covers how to take a photo, front (selfies) vs. rear facing camera, editing tools, organizing and storing
photos, sending and receiving photos, sharing through social media, and popular photo apps. Bring your smartphone for hands-on application of the topics covered. Participants should be able to confidently use their iPhone or iPad prior to taking the class. Age: 18+
W    Sept 20     8:30-10:30 am    $18 D, $20 ND         RC

What the App? Using Apps for Your Smartphone and Tablet
Easy to download and often free, mobile apps for smartphones and tablets can be fun and convenient. But before you download, you need to consider how they’re paid for, what information they may gather from your device, and who gets that information. Explore mobile app basics for both Apple and Android devices and get an overview of popular apps for seniors. Class style is demonstration. A handout is provided. Age: 18+
W    Oct 4     8:30-10:30 am    $18 D, $20 ND          RC

Talk to a Doc                                                                                                     A local orthopedic surgeon will discuss arthritis of the hip and knee and surgical and surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Sponsored by Stryker Orthopedics. Lunch will be provided. Free to attend, must register ahead of time.
F          Oct 20           12-1 pm          RC                  NA

Will Making Seminar                                                                                       In a single, easy, and enjoyable session, complete a will, living will, medical power of attorney, financial power of attorney, and organ donor card, all with the help of licensed attorney, Rebecca L. Bennetti, and her staff. Cost includes all materials, witnessing, notarizing, individual review, and plenty of time for discussion and questions. Participants do not need to bring anything to class. Cost is per person. Minimum of six paid participants required for class to be held. Age: 18+  
S  Oct 21    12:30-3:30 pm    $125 D, $150 ND              RC    
T  Dec 5    1:30-5:30 pm       $125 D, $150 ND              RC

Easy Painting Classes                                                                                    We invite you to a fun afternoon of acrylic painting on canvas. All materials are included. Artist Tami will give step-by-step instructions and show you how to create a beautiful painting to take home. Sign up today! Classes held at the recreation center.  Age: 18+
F   October 27    10-11:30 am  $19 SCM, $22 D, $24 ND

Online Shopping for the Holidays
Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home, and it’s especially convenient for holiday shopping. While there are some risks, there are also many ways to protect yourself and your financial information. This class will cover how to find products online and complete a safe transaction as well as explore popular price comparison websites and search engines. A handout will be provided.
Minimum 3 participants. Age: 18+
M    Nov 6    8:30-10:20 am    $18 D, $20 ND         RC

Meditation for Brain Health    
Stress reduction is one of the best things you can do for your memory. This class combines memory strategies and meditation techniques to help improve and sharpen your memory.  Taught by Patti Welfare of UCHealth Aspen Club. Free to attend must register ahead of time.
W        Nov 15           10-11 am      RC                  NA

Which Computer Should You ask Santa for This Christmas?
Get an overview of popular features on mobile computers: laptops, tablets and smartphones. Explore specific devices that are popular with older adult users and use an assessment tool to help determine which device will best fit your digital needs. Class is demonstration style and a handout is provided. Age: 18+
W    Dec 6    8:30-10:30 am    $18 D, $20 ND         RC