Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock – 719-955-3400
Please stop by or go online to find the full listing of classes, trips and special events at www.csseniorcenter.com. All classes require registration.
Living History- A Sister’s View of Mary Queen Palmer. Oct. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $5. Local history comes alive! Delores Gustafson portrays Charlotte Scalter, younger sister of CS founder William J. Palmer’s wife, Queen Mellen Palmer. Discover this unique perspective of our cities earliest family.
Dominoe’s Pizza Party. Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m. $5. You’re invited! We are having a pizza party! Pick your 2 slices when you register and soda pop will be provided during the PARTY! Bring your friends and family to join in on the fun.
Tunes on Tuesday- Saxophone Quartet. Oct. 9, 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. Four Air Force Veterans, former members of Norad and the Academy bands, will bring to life big band and jazz classics. Experience the wide range of tones generated by soprano, alto, tenor and baritone Saxes.
Craft Notion Sale. Oct.18 & 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Do you spend your spare time crafting items for gifts or just the pleasure it gives you? This sale is for you! Stock up on your crafting inventory for $5 per bag. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center art programs.
50+ Yoga Retreat. Oct. 20, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25. Take a step away from a busy weekend and treat yourself to this special yoga retreat. Different classes will be offered such as Vinyasa Flow and Gentle Hatha, as well as yoga for stress management. All levels of experience are welcome. Cost includes a healthy lunch, giveaways, a keynote speaker and a wonderful time. This retreat is in partnership with AARP
The Dinner Detective- Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Oct. 23, 6 to 9 p.m. $30. America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing nationwide! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just Beware! The criminal is lurking in plain sight, and you may find yourself a prime suspect before you know it. Please sign up early as this event will sell out quickly.
Exercise & Dance
This is not a complete list, so please stop by or go online to find the full listing. Look for these classes and more in the Exercise and Dance class schedules.
• Yoga– Several classes to choose form including vinyasa, gentle and chair yoga
• Drums Alive! – This unique drumming class is different from every other exercise class you’ve tried. It captures the essence of movement and rhythm utilizing drum sticks and a stability ball. Super fun alert!
• Silver Sneakers Boom – SilverSneaker Classes have now added more options to their class offerings. We are proud to offer SilverSneaker Boom Muscle which is a higher intensity strength focused class. This class incorporates athletic exercises that boost overall fitness. Move through muscle-conditioning blocks and activity-specific drills to
improve strength and functional skill. If you are a SilverSneaker member this class is free for you to take.
• Feldenkrais– Awareness thru movement, develops awareness, flexibility, coordination and balance.
• Power Moves – Power Moves provides community exercise, enrichment, education, and empowerment for everyone to get better and stay better. The Y has created a comprehensive, neuroplasticity-principled program that integrates the latest exercise
and wellness research. This program provides a supportive exercise environment to optimize brain recovery and repair. We utilize exercise as medicine to increase quality of life so that you can get better and stay better.
FREE, but please register. A donation of $1 to the Senior Center is requested. This is not a complete list.
- Medicare Prescription Health Plan – Oct. 1, 12-1
- Build and Elevate Healthy Relationships – Oct.1, 10-11:30
- Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Oct. 9, 10-11:30
- Nurse Chats- Apple Cider Vinegar – Oct. 10, 1-2
- Breathe and Be – Oct.11, 10-11
- Medicare Made Clear – Oct. 16, 1-2:30
- Essential Oils and Weight – Oct.16, 10-11
- Chinese Diet and Nutrition – Oct. 24, 10:30-11:30
- Boost Your Immune System – Oct. 29, 10:30-11:30
Look on our website or call for more class info and to register.
You do not have to be an artist to take an art class! Find your creativity and let it flourish through the variety that we offer. Some classes have additional supply costs. So many to choose from including Drawing, painting, mixed media chair caning and other unique offerings. Call for more info! 955-3400
- Final Expense Insurance – Oct.1, 9-10. Free.
- Walktober – Tuesdays in Oct. 2-30, 1:30-2:30. $20.
- Getting Your Affairs in Order – Oct.11, 2:30-3:30. Free.
- Romancing the Sea – Oct. 12, 10-11. $5.
- The Art of Heart Navigation – Oct. 16-23, 10-11:30. $12.
- Where are Blue Zones – Oct.16, 10-11:30. Free.
- The Pros and Cons of Annuities – Oct.17, 9-10:30. Free.
- Common Mistakes with Last Wills – Oct.31, 10-11. $5.
- Learn All About Etsy – Oct. 9, 10-12. $20.
- File and Program Management – Wednesdays, Oct.24-Nov.14, 9:30-11:30. $30.
- Computer Spreadsheets – Wednesdays, Oct.24-Nov.14, 1-3. $30.
On Monday, Oct. 1, we will hold a lottery for the following trips! Call or come in between 8-10 a.m. to put your name in the basket.
Denver Historical bus Tour- Architecture. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30-4. $40. On this guided Bus tour we will look at the various decades in Denver’s architecture, showing you the lovely and maybe not so lovely buildings and homes. Much of Denver’s Victorian Heritage was torn down during urban renewal, but there are pieces left to be found! Fancy some Art Deco? How about Brutalist, Post Modern, International or Romanesque? We’ve got it! Lunch will be on your own at a restaurant on the bus route.
“I Love You” at the Boulder Dinner Theatre. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2:30-11. $75. Let’s go to Boulder and watch the romantic comedy, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” Follow the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage from In-laws and babies and trips in the family car, to pick up techniques for geriatrics. This hilarious revue pays tribute to anyone who has loved and lost and even fallen on their face for romance. Dinner is included in the price of your ticket.
Shopping Trip- Outlet Mall in Castle Rock. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 12-7:30. $25. Let’s go shopping! Christmas is coming and it is never too early to get those items purchased! We will shop for 2.5 hours and then make our way to the Castle café for dinner where they brag about their World Famous Pan Fried Chicken! Dinner is on your own.
Savory and Spices Demo and Dinner. Thursday, Oct. 25, 3:15-8:15. $20. Come and enjoy an exclusive demo from the owners of the Savory & Spice shop in Downtown Colorado Springs. They will give our group a fun, interactive demonstration and the opportunity to taste. We will have time in the store and for questions and answers. Dinner will be beforehand at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, on your own.
Open Public Dances
Every Thursday 1:30-3 p.m. A suggested donation of $3 to the band is appreciated. Pick up the schedule of bands at the front desk.
Free Friday Ping Pong
Open play from 1:30-2:30
Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive – 719-520-6470
Meal Served Daily- Monday-Fridays, noon. Suggested donation is $2.25
RAMP (Rural Area Meal Program) please call 520-6471 for more information
Meals on Wheels please call 884-2300
Transportation please call 520-6472 for additional information. Reservations are required.
Medical Equipment Lending Closet- 392-3500
Thrift Shoppe – Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Fountain Valley Senior Center has Bingo four times a month:
- Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 15 1 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.
Weekly Activities at the Fountain Valley Senior Center:
- Interpretive Dance: Monday at 10:30am-Free
- Yoga: Monday at 3:00pm and Friday at 9:00am-Free
- Blood Pressure Checks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:45am-Free
- Porcelain Class: Tuesday at 9:30am
- Line Dancing: Tuesday at 1:00pm- Cost $2
- Oil Painting: Wednesday at 8:30am-Cost $25 for a 4-week course
- Quilt Class: Wednesday at 9:30am-Free
- T’ai Chi: Wednesday at 9:30am-Cost $2
- Harmonizer practice: Wednesday at 2:30pm
- Fitness Walking: Thursday at 10:30am-Free
- Woodcarving: Thursday at 8:00am-Cost $2
- Rubber Stamp: Thursday at 10:00am-Cost $2
- Wii Games: Friday at 10:00am-Free
- Chi Kung: Friday at 10:00am-Cost $1
- Computer Class: Friday at 10:00am-free
- *Let’s play cards Monday thru Friday from 1-4pm
Additional FVSC October Events:
- The Day Traveler’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
- Macular Degeneration Support Group meets on Wednesday, Oct. 10 1 p.m.
- Game Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. (This event is a potluck. $3 with a dish $5 without)
- Biscuits and Gravy returns on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. (cost $3)
- Pinochle Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m.
- Barb Bragdon presents A Ghoulish Dinner Show and Dance at the FVSC. Friday, October 26th. Tickets are $10 and $6 for Ages 90+ or under 5. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and show at 6 p.m.
Hillside Community Center 925 S. Institute – 385-7900
Golden Circle Nutrition Program – Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required 24 hours in advance at (719) 884-2304. $2.25 per meal suggested donation.
Games at Hillside – Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Billiards cost is $1.
Table Tennis – Wednesdays, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Free to play, donations welcome
Seniors on Saturday – Third Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Iota Beta Omega Chapter Alpha Sorority, Inc. Come enjoy activities, refreshments, games, music and prizes.
Seniors Enjoying Exercise – Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Seniors enjoy exercise and strength conditioning.
Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso – 385-7940
Exercise Class – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Taught by a certified instructor, this 45-minute session will make you feel better inside and out.
Tri-Lakes Senior Center 1300 Higby Road, Monument
1300 Higby Road, Monument, CO 80132 (on the campus of Lewis-Palmer High School) Open Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., and other days and times to accommodate scheduled events.
Monday Movie Matinee – Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Recent and classic movies with free refreshments and snacks.
Pinochle – Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m.; Thursdays 1-4 p.m.
Line Dancing – Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Ladies Tea – Third Tuesday of the Month 1-3 p.m. Open to everyone. Each month is a different theme. Please bring a salad, side or dessert to share.
Bingo – Third Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Prizes galore!
Bridge – Second Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mah Jong – Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Join us for national Mah Jong.
Foot Care Clinic – Second Wednesday and last Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Service by the Visiting Nurse Association. Thirty-minute appointment for $30. Call 719-577-4448 for an appointment (please no walk-ins). Services include callous and corn buffing; toenail clipping, trimming and filing; circulation check; monofilament test; skin condition check; pulse check in both feet; and foot care education.
Golden Circle Nutrition Program Senior Lunch – Monday and Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 166 Second Street, Monument. $2 suggested donation.
Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership Seniors Lunch – Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 146 Jefferson Street, Monument (basement of the School District 38 Administrative Building). $3 donation suggested.
Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. – 385-7920
Crafts Unlimited – Fridays, 9-11 a.m. No registration fee. Bring materials for the project you are working on, enjoy a beverage, good conversation, and share creative ideas with other crafters.
Golden Circle Nutrition Program – Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 387-6758 or 385-7920. The suggested donation is $2.25.
Lively Discussion Book Club – 2nd Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m.
SilverSneakers Classic – Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. This fitness class is designed for seniors who want to improve their general health and well-being and … it’s fun! For more information, please call 385-7920 ext. 100. $5 per class if your insurance does not cover it.
VNA Foot Care Clinic – third Wednesday and last Tuesday of each month by appointment only. The Visiting Nurse Association performs foot care services including: toenail clipping/trimming/filing, callous and corn buffing, foot care education, blood pressure checks, follow-up with physician as needed. Services are offered in the east building at 1616 W. Bijou St. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 385-7920 ext. 100. Cost is $45 for first visit, $35 thereafter. Payments can be made at time of appointment.of service.
Woodland Park Senior Center 321 N. Pine Street, Woodland Park – 719-687-3877
Golden Circle Nutrition Program. Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Suggested donation is $2.25.Golden Circle Nutrition Program. Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Suggested donation is $2.25.
Monday: Quilting, 9-11:30 a.m. Bridge, noon-3 p.m.
Tuesday: Catered club luncheon (fundraiser) and program, fourth Tuesdays 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations required. $7.50
Wednesday: Exercise Class for Arthritis, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge, noon-3 p.m.
Thursday: Bingo, 10:30-11:30. Free. Free Blood Pressure checks, second Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced Tai Chi, 1-1:30 p.m.
Friday: Exercise Class for Arthritis, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Art class, 1-3 p.m. Different projects every week. Newcomers welcome.
Saturday: Pancake Breakfast, third Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. All you can eat, $8! Kids six and under are $2!