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.
Affordable Housing Resources Fair. April 5, 1:30-3:30. Free. Affordable housing is hard to find in Colorado Springs. Organizations that provide services and subsidies of all kinds will provide information on resources and housing options for seniors in our community.
Ask a Lawyer Day. April 6, 9-1. Free. Get your legal questions answered by a lawyer in a one-on-one setting. No personal injury cases. Presented by the El Paso County Bar Association.
Squeeze Play. April 9, 1:30-2:30. Free. Dan and Kim Christian have established themselves among the premier accordionists in the world and have a unique ability to play together with exact precision.
Document Shredding Day. April 10, 11-12:30. Free. Here is your chance to clean and organize! Fill a banker’s sized box with old bank statements, tax returns, and other documents that should not be put in the trash. The first box is free; any additional boxes are $5 each. No registration required.
Can you find the YMCA Bunny? All week! April 15-19, 8-5. Free. During the week of April 15-19 we will hide a “Y Bunny” in a different location each day. Be the first to find the bunny and win a prize!
Spring Craft Notion Sale. April 18 & 19, 9-2. Stock up on crafting supplies by filling a bag for $5 with as much as you can stuff! Funds raised will benefit the Senior Center.
Specialty Gardening Week
Healthy Soil. April 23, 1-3. $8. Spring is the time to start thinking green, so join us and Pikes Peak Urban Gardens for Gardening Week! Come to one or all the workshops on different gardening topics. Submit any gardening question during April in the box in the lobby. They will be answered during the Tuesday workshop.
Gardening Therapy. April 24, 1-2:30. $15. Learn what gardening therapy is and how it affects the body, mind and spirit.
The Mobile Seed Library. April 25, 1-2:30. $5. The Mobile Seed Library is one of a kind! All the seed varieties are heirlooms and cannot be found in stores. Learn about the library’s unique history and you will have a chance to obtain seeds for your own garden.
Exercise & Dance
This is not a complete list, so please stop by or go online to find the full listing.
• 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.
• Silver Sneakers Boom – SilverSneaker Classes have now added more options to their class offerings.
• 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.
FREE, but please register. A donation of $1 to the Senior Center is requested. This is not a complete list.
• Keto, Paleo or Whole 30 – April 2, 9:30-11:30. Informative presentation on the latest diets and what is best for you.
• Chinese Nutrition & Diet – April 3, 10-11:30
• Where to Start to Love Your Heart – April 8, 10:30-11:30. Learn strategies to make you heart healthy through diet and supplements
• Amazing Benefits of Tumeric Oil – April 9, 10-11
• Nurse Chats: Peripheral Vascular Disease – April 11, 10-11
• Breathe & Be – April 11, 10-11. Combing breathing techniques through yoga, meditation.
• Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain – April 17, 10-11:30
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 719-955-3400.
• Safe Place for Pets Volunteer Opportunities – April 4, 9:30-10:30 free
• Resisting Happiness – Find you path to happiness- April 9-16, 10-11:30 $12
• Vikings: Legends & Legacies – April 10, 10-11 $5
• Hike for Life – Ute Valley Park – April 10, 12-4 $15
• CarFit & Driving Safety for Seniors – April 10, 1-3 free
• Thinking of Moving to a Senior Community? – April 11, 1-2 free
• Getting Your Affairs in Order – April 11, 2:30-3:30 $2
• Thinking of Moving to a Senior Community? April 11, 1-2 free
• Zero-Based Budget – April 24, 10-11:30 free
• Cooking Demo-Baklava – April 30, 1:30-2:30 $10
• Introduction to Microsoft Excel – April 9, 9:30-11:30
• Ebay-Let’s Talk ebay! April 11, 1-3 $20
• Technology Hour – April 12, 1-2 $10
Camp Shady Brook. April 9-11, 2-5 $145. An overnight trip? Absolutely! Join us at Camp Shady Brook, a fully equipped camp in beautiful and tranquil mountain setting that will be our home for three days. Stay in heated cabins with showers and restrooms. All meals will be provided. Enjoy hiking, crafts, yoga, movies, board games and camp fires offered by camp and Senior Center staff. Attend an informational meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m. to learn more about this camping adventure.
Palmer Lake Hike & Dine. April 18, 3-7:30 $25. The quaint town of Palmer Lake is nestled against the foothills a short drive north of Colorado Springs- just the spot for a group hike around Palmer Lake on a spring day. Then adjourn to Bella Panini, a soulful rustic Italian restaurant where the “from scratch” kitchen prepares delicious recipes for dinner on your own served in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with warm hospitality and attentive service.
Coors Field Tour & Lunch. April 23, 9-5 $40. Calling all Rockies fans! Let’s head to Denver to tour Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. Wear your walking shoes for this 80-minute tour. Then stroll across the street to ViewHouse Ballpark Bar & Grill for lunch on your own.
GrowHaus Denver. April 26, 8:30-4 $40. The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in north Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Elyria-Swansea has one of the lowest household incomes in the city, and residents have historically lacked access to health, affordable food and suffer from high rates of diet-related illness. The GrowHaus is based in an historic 20,000-square-foot greenhouse which has been renovated to grow produce, distribute food, and teach about healthy living. After a tour of this remarkable facility, we’ll head to a trendy Denver eatery for lunch on your own.
Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive – 719-520-6470
Rural Area Meal Program, or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. Please leave a message at 719-520-6471 with your name and phone number.
Transportation – (by appointment only). For seniors 60+ who live in the Fountain Valley area. Call 520-6472 at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.
GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS-UPCOMING TRIPS:
• The Day Traveler’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m.
• Ft. Logan Cemetery with lunch after at decided location. Monday, April 8. Bus donation is $16. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 8:30am. Registration deadline is April 1. Seats are limited so get your registration in early.
The Fountain Valley Senior Center has bingo four times a month:
• Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m.
• Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
• Monday, April 15 at 1 p.m.
• Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m.
Weekly activities at the Fountain Valley Senior Center:
• Interpretive Dance: Monday at 10:30 a.m.-Free
• Yoga: Monday at 3 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m.-Free
• Blood Pressure Checks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.-Free
• Porcelain Class: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
• Line Dancing: Tuesday at 1 p.m.-Cost $2
• Oil Painting: Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.-Cost $25 for a 4-week course
• Quilt Class: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Free
• T’ai Chi: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Cost $2
• Fitness Walking: Thursday at 10:30 a.m.-Free
• Woodcarving: Thursday at 8 a.m.-Cost $2
• Rubber Stamp: Thursday at 10 a.m.-Cost $2
• Wii Games: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free
• Chi Kung: Friday at 10 a.m.-Cost $1
• Computer Class: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free
• Pinochle Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Canasta Class meets on Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
April events at the FVSC:
• Pinochle Tournament on Monday, April 1 at 2:30pm.
• Biscuits and Gravy on Wednesday, April 10 at 8 a.m. (cost is $3)
• Movie Day on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
• Ice Cream Social and Dance on Friday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. ($1 for a sundae)
• Easter Bonnet Parade on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
• Game Day on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (this event is a potluck $3)
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
Home of the Woodland Park Senior Organization. Please stop by or visit our website:
Silver Key Connection Café: Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Reservations required 24 hrs. in advance. Suggested donation for seniors 60 and over is $2.25.
Weekly Activities: Quilting, Knitting, Bridge, Fitness Classes, Arthritis Class, Bingo, Tai Chi, Card Making, Arts and Crafts, Billards, Shuffle Board, Free blood pressure checks. Check our website Activities Calendar for days and times of activities.
Special Meals: Potluck, bring your favorite dish – 2nd Tuesday. Catered Lunch, reservations required – 4th Tuesday, $7.50. Pancake Breakfast – All you can eat, $8, Monthly on Saturdays, 8 to 11, check website for days.
Social Time: Greet old friends, meet new friends, Free coffee and snacks, Monday to Friday, 9 to1.