ON THE CALENDAR:
*Senior Centers closed Dec. 26, and Jan. 2nd (Full details in News section below)
*Senior Centers on half-day schedule on Dec. 23rd and Dec. 30th. (Full details in News section below)
Volunteers Needed for Senior Community Advisory Committee
The City of Boulder is seeking community volunteers to serve on the Senior Community Advisory Committee (SCAC).
The committee advises on long-term planning issues, trends and program development with regard to the senior population, promotes and publicizes senior programs, advocates to the community on behalf of seniors and provides consultation to city staff regarding policies and programs to meet the needs of the older adult community. Terms on the seven-member committee are three years. City of Boulder residency is required. The city encourages diversity on the SCAC to reflect Boulder’s older adult community. Economic, race, gender, education and age diversity, among other characteristics, are considered in appointing committee members. Desirable areas of expertise to help guide the SCAC’s work may include, but are not limited to gerontology, social work, wellness, social programming, health care, marketing, fundraising, and
Those who wish to be considered for appointment to the SCAC should complete and submit an application by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. To apply, please go to the Department of Human Services website, BoulderColorado.gov/human-services, and click on HS Boards & Committees Application.
Applications are also available at the West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. or at the East Senior Center at 5660 Sioux Dr.
For more information, contact Eden Mayne, Senior Services Manager at (303) 441-4349 or MayneE@Bouldercolorado.gov.
December Facility Closures For East and West Senior Centers
Please note the East and West Senior Centers holiday schedule:
Friday, December 23rd - Open half a day
Monday, December 26th - CLOSED in observance of Christmas Day
Friday, December 30th - Open half a day
Monday, January 2nd - CLOSED in observance of New Years Day
2016 December Supplemental Program Guide - Now Available
Boulder Senior Services is adjusting its programming timeframes to match Parks and Recreation’s seasons, starting December 2016. In order to adjust our Winter quarter from Dec/Jan/Feb to become Jan/Feb/Mar, we are publishing a December Supplemental issue of the Senior Services program guide.
Enrollment for December-only programs begins on Nov. 15 for Encore members, and Nov. 17 for general public.
The December Supplemental Program can be located on the bottom right hand side of this page or by clicking here: December Supplemental Program Guide 2016.
Senior Services Programs
Case management and community service referrals
Senior Services provides bilingual case management and referrals to community services. Our Resource Specialists offer individualized consultation with a focus on low-income seniors, basic-needs financial applications assistance, caregiver support, respite assistance and education. Services are available to those age 60 and up and their families. If you are looking for local resources for older adults or family caregivers, contact a Resource Specialist by calling 303-441-4388 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. En Español 303-413-7494.
Health, wellness and lifelong learning opportunities
We offer SilverSneakers® and other fitness programs, preventive health screenings and seminars and classes through a variety of community partnerships. SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc.
Ongoing educational classes and seminars in technology, life skills and aging issues, creative pursuits and day trips are available to those age 55 and up.
See our quarterly magazine for current offerings and ongoing activities held at the senior centers and registration information.
If you are looking for local resources for older adults or family caregivers, contact a Resource Specialist by calling 303-441-4388. En Español 303-413-7494.
The City of Boulder operates two senior centers within the city limits.
West Senior Center
909 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Cafe Classico, operated by Meals on Wheels of Boulder, serves lunch weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the West Senior Center. Additional information and monthly menus are available on the Cafe Classico web page.
Visitors to the West Senior Center should adhere to the Municipal Campus Rules of Conduct
East Senior Center
5660 Sioux Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eden Mayne, Senior Services Manager
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The mission of Boulder Senior Services, part of the Department of Human Services, is to foster the engagement and well being of older adults and promote a positive image of aging through community collaboration and excellent services.