Senior Services August Programs

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in the Estes Valley, is pleased to provide a robust program of senior services for the Estes Valley community. Here are a few of the featured programs for August 2019. For a complete listing of activities, including registration information, visit evrpd.com/seniorservices.

DAY TRIPS
Black Hawk and Central City
Spend the day with friends at one of your favorite casinos or enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the historic communities of Black Hawk or Central City. Have lunch on your own at one of the many delicious buffets.
The trip will take place on Monday, August 27, and the registration deadline is Monday, August 13. The van will depart the community center at 9 a.m. and return approximately 6 p.m. The cost for the trip is $25.
To register, visit evrpd.com/recguide, call 970-586-8191, or stop by the community center.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Pelvic Floor: Restoring Continence and Confidence
Leak when you walk or cough? Struggle to make it to the bathroom or can’t control the urge to go to the bathroom? Many women and men experience urinary and fecal incontinence; this is not a normal part of aging, and physical therapy can help. Join physical therapist, Sharon Petty, for a presentation on conservative management ideas for incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, as well as bowel management.
This free presentation, sponsored by the UCHealth Aspen Club, will take place on Tuesday, August 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the community center. Advanced registration is required.   
To register, visit evrpd.com/recguide, call 970-586-8191, or stop by the community center.

Low Vision Support Group
If you are experiencing low vision and need a little extra support and guidance, this group is for you. Disabled Resource Services hosts a quarterly meeting to discuss low vision-related topics and help you stay up to date on blindness-related news and research. They can also help you access assistive devices like magnifiers, closed circuit televisions, task lights, talking watches, and more.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the community center.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Drop in and get your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse from Estes Park Health (formerly Estes park Medical Center). Offered the third Monday of each month; the next clinic will be August 20 at 12:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center.

Medicare Counseling
UCHealth Aspen Club offers one-on-one Medicare counseling sessions monthly at the community center. Forty-five-minute sessions are held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The next date will be Wednesday, August 22. To register, call 970-586-8191 or stop by the community center. Online registration is not available for these sessions. 

ESTES VALLEY SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR
EVRPD, Estes Park Health, and The Good Samaritan Society - Estes Park Village will host a fair to showcase local services that improve the general health and wellness of older adults in our community.
This free event will be held at the Estes Valley Community Center on Tuesday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SAFETY
AARP Driver Safety Course
Designed to help seniors remain safe on today’s roads, this one-day course covers defensive driving skills as well as practical techniques for adjusting to the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging.
The next course will be offered on Thursday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. Checks payable to AARP are accepted the day of class. Advanced registration is required.
To register, visit evrpd.com/recguide, call 970-586-8191, or stop by the community center.

ART
Pressed Aspen Leaf Card
The next art class will take place on Thursday, September 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nothing says “Colorado” better than native, golden aspen leaves. No experience is required to make these delightful, frameable greeting cards. Students will make and decorate two cards in this half-day class. The class will be taught by Libby Rehm, an Estes Park local whose formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Colorado State University. The cost for the workshop is $45 and most tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. A short supply list will be emailed to registered students prior to class. The registration deadline is Thursday, August 30.

REGISTRATION
To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, including senior services, visit evrpd.com/recguide or call 970-586-8191. You can also stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive.