Programs and Classes

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Carbon Valley Senior Center is closed until public health orders change. During this time, most programs and classes are meeting virtually. Classes are perfect for adults, seniors, and care givers. 

Virtual Aging Solo Series 

Local professionals from Next Phase Living discuss subjects that concern older adults who are aging solo without local support. All ages are welcome. Sign up for the entire series or individual sessions. Webinars are free but registration is required and may be made online, by calling 303-833-3660, or in person at the rec enter. Webinar links will be sent after you make a reservation.

Growing/Developing Your Social Network and Support System 
Presented by Robin Glasener and Jen Kearns, realtors with RE/MAX Nexus.
Friday, October 23, Noon - 1 pm

Part 1: Senior Ownership Options: Residential Housing Decisions - Available Housing Communities
Presented by Robin Glasener and Jen Kearns, realtors with RE/MAX Nexus.
Friday, October 30, Noon - 1 pm. 

Part 2: Senior Ownership Options: Financing Options
Presented by Preston Fayas with Premier Mortgage Group
Friday, November 6, Noon - 1 pm

Financial Preparedness 
Presented by Joseph Vander Linde with New York Life Insurance
Friday, November 13, Noon - 1 pm 

How To Choose a Fiduciary/End of Life Planning 
Presented by Stephen Morgan with Morgan Law PLLC.
Friday, November 20, Noon - 1 pm

Emergency Preparedness For Seniors and People With Disabilities

Monday, November 16, 1 - 2 pm 
CSU Extension Agent Sheila Beckley will present an hour-long webinar on emergency preparedness, focusing on seniors and adults with disabilities, as well as their caregivers. Her goal is to increase community awareness of proper precautions for, and responses to, a variety of emergency situations, ranging from fires and power outages to winter storms to proper food and water safety during an emergency. The webinar is free but registration is required by clicking here. Offered with the High Plains Library District. Age: 18+
Registrants will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.
Monday, November 16, 1 - 2 pm

Mobility 4 All: Using LYFT

Monday, December 2, 2 - 3 pm 
Learn to use one of the most popular ride sharing apps! Lyft finds available drivers near you and even lets you know if there are scooter-sharing options nearby. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to download the app, book a ride, pay with your credit card through the app, and understand important ride-sharing safety tips. Make sure to have your smartphone and your Apple ID or Google Play Store password for the webinar so you can download the app. The webinar is free but registration is required by clicking here. Offered with the High Plains Library District.
Click to attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5808873169624894992

Alzheimer's Education:  Healthy Living For A Healthy Brain

Thursday, November 19, 2 - 3 pm 
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected but now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The webinar is free but registration is required by clicking here or calling 1-800-272-3900. Age: 18+

AARP Smart Driver Course

The online AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance carrier for details). Register anytime at https://www.aarpdriversafety.org. You will have 60 days to complete the course after registering. Age: 18+
Fee: $21.95 per person for AARP members, $27.95 for non-AARP members