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.
Mardi Gras Mix and Mingle. March 5, 6-8 p.m. $10. Want to rejuvenate your social life and find friends to go to the movies with, or out to eat or get coffee with? Enjoy drinks and appetizers while you get to know others looking for the same!
Fire Engine 6. March 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Meet the team that responds to our needs! Our very own Fire Engine 6 will be here bringing their fire truck, great conversation and safety tips.
Newcomer’s Orientation. March 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Whether you’ve already started taking classes or not, come and learn more about the Senior Center and all it has to offer. Learn about class registration, volunteer opportunities, clinic services, and more.
Campfire on the Patio. March 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $3. Nothing beats an outdoor fire on a cool spring evening. Join us on the patio for a campfire with hot dogs, s’mores, and good company. Come to share stories, play your guitar and get to know other people. Invite your family or grandchildren!
Shamrock Showdown. March 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $5. We all have the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Join us for an afternoon of fun-live music, refreshments, trivia, surprises and prizes! Wear Green!
Living History-Franklin D. Roosevelt. March 25, 1:30-2:15 p.m. $3. Step back to the 1930’s and 40’s and visit with the dynamic 32nd president FDR. This memorable presentation features Richard Marold as FDR, speaking on the Great Depression, WWII, leadership, his relationship with Churchill, and other issues that shaped the first half of the 20th century.
Coffee with a Cop. March 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. A great conversation!
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.
• Nurse Chats-Dry Skin – March 13, 9-10 a.m.
• Breathe and Be – March 14, 10-11 a.m.
• Health and Neuropathy – March 14, 9:30-11 a.m.
• The Benefits of Pink Pepper Essential Oil – March 19, 11-12
• Boost Your Nutritional Health – March 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
• It’s in the Air: Problems with Pollen – March 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s – March 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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.
• Pickling for Beginners – March 4th M 10-11 $15
• A Short Colorful History of Colorado Springs – March 4th M 9:30-10:30 $2
• Different Ways to Pay for Long Term Care – March 5th T 10-11:30 $5
• What to Look For in Your Realtor – March 7th Th 10-11:30 Free
• Social Security – March 8th F 9:30-11:30 $5
• Energy Secrets – March7th T 10-11:30 $12
• Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region – March 19 T 1-2:30 Free
• Annuities – March 20 W 10-11:30 Free
• Brand New! Hike for Life- Edna May Bennet Trail – March 13th W 12-4 $15
• Ebay-Listing, Selling and Promoting March 7th Th 1-3 $20
• Shutterfly March 12 T 10-11:30 $20
• Computer Basics March 13th W 10-11 $5
• All about Facebook March 22nd F 1-3 $20
On Monday, March 4, 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.
Casa Bonita – Tuesday, March 12th 10:45-4 $45 Casa Bonita is the world’s most exciting Mexican restaurant and one of the nation’s top ten roadside attractions. Where else can you find a restaurant with a 30-foot waterfall, cliff divers, magicians, a hilarious puppet show and dancing monkeys? The price includes you meal, tax and tip.
Shop and Lunch at IKEA. Friday March 15th 9-3 $30 If you’ve never been or haven’t been in a while, shopping at IKEA never gets old. IKEA is full of surprised fun furnishings, housewares and much, much more. Enjoy some Swedish flavors when you have lunch on your own at the café on the top floor.
American Numismatic Association & Ivywild. Tuesday March 26 10:15-2:45 $25 Visitors to the “Money Museum” can find spectacular rarities and learn about the history of our nation and the world as seen through money. The museum explores art, history, science and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and related items. After the tour, we will head to Ivywild School, a wonderful example of re-purposing an historic building for the common good of the community, local business, and the environment, 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, March 12 at 1 p.m.
•Tour of Rosemount Museum in Pueblo with lunch after at Blackeyed Pea. Saturday, March 30. Tour fee is $6, and bus is $13. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 9:30 a.m. Registration deadline is March 15.
The Fountain Valley Senior Center has bingo four times a month:
• Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
• Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
• Monday, March 18 at 1 p.m.
• Thursday, March 28 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.
March events at the FVSC:
• Pinochle Tournament on March 4 at 12:30 p.m.
• Biscuits and Gravy on March 13 at 8 a.m. (cost is $3)
• Ice Cream Social and Dance on March 15 at 12:30 p.m. ($1 for a sundae)
• Harmonizers entertainment on March 21 at 11 a.m.
• Movie Day on March 21 at 1 p.m.
• Game Day on March 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (this event is a potluck $3)
• Birthday Social and Bingo on March 28 at 11 a.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
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.