All retired and chronologically gifted persons are
invited to the annual picnic of PEGS (Post-Employment Group Seniors), Wed., Aug. 8, 6p.m., at University Park United
Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd.
Sandwiches and beverages provided;
bring a side dish or dessert to share. Info:universityparkumc.org; Chuck Arnoldy,
303-755-0892; or Debby Lawrence, 303-722-5736.
Chef Steve Kiner of Buen Provecho Catering shows how to
prepare delicious, nutritious meals for one or two people, giving special consideration to the
nutritional needs of the aging, at Tuesday
Talks, A Little Help’s speaker
series, Aug. 14, 2p.m., at Kirk of Bonnie Brae, 1201 S. Steele St. Tuesdays Out
takes a guided tour of the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Tues., Aug.
28, 2p.m. Admission is $9. RSVP by Aug. 21.
Regular activities: Lunch Bunch
meets Thur., Aug. 9, 11:30a.m., at Perkins, 1995 S.
Colorado Blvd. A summer picnic with Mexican food catered by Chef Kiner is the
monthly dinner, held in a member’s courtyard in Cory-Merrill, Wed., 15,
5:30p.m. RSVP for directions and details. Thursday Morning Walkers meet at 7:30a.m., corner
of S. Franklin St. and E. Exposition Ave.
A Little Help helps
area seniors (55+) connect with their community: yearly memberships provide
assistance with household chores, rides to the doctor, social events and
intergenerational activities. RSVP for all events to A Little Helpline,
720-242-9032. Info: alittlehelp.org.
If you are 55 and older and want to give back to the
community through volunteer activities, consider RSVP, a Volunteers of America program that pairs
volunteers with 80+ agencies in Denver, Douglas and western Arapahoe counties.
Next Inside Scoop
orientation session is Tues., Aug. 21, 1p.m., at the VOA Administration
building, 2660 Larimer St. Info/reservations: Kristen Reming, 303-297-0408,
From workouts to Wi-Fi breakfasts, Washington St.
Community Center provides a slew of services and a gathering place for children and adults of
all ages at 809 S. Washington St.
Enjoy a walk in good company each Monday,
8:30a.m. – rain or shine – with the WSCC Walking Club.
Meet at Wash Park Boathouse for a walk and interval exercises. Seniors especially welcome. Senior exercise programs are every Tuesday and
Luncheons are held every Tuesday
at noon, $6 nonmembers.
Free bingo game, with prizes, immediately
after lunch the fourth week of the month. Senior Book Club gathers to parse paperbacks on select Fridays, 11a.m., in the Dining
Hall. Suggestions for future reading welcome.
For more activities, see Odds & Ends, pg. 25. Senior program details, call Tanya, 303-733-4643, or visit wscc-denver.org.
Share your thoughts on all aspects of wellness with a
friendly, over-55 men’s group on first & third Tuesdays, 11a.m., at the Berkshires’ Ambassador Building
penthouse, at Lowry, 6784 E. Cedar Ave. Free. Call Paul,
303-270-0024, or Bill, 303- 232-0277, for details.
Since 1923, Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency has
provided free nursing care, services & medical equipment for elderly, disabled, ill and poor people.
Programs include: Intermittent In-Home Nursing Care; Housekeeping; Durable
Medical Equipment Loans; Pastoral Care; Patient Assistance and Referral
Services; and Wellness Clinics. Info: 303-322-1413, dominicansisters.org.
Fall programs at Platt Park Senior Rec Center, 1500 S.
Grant St. start the last week of August; stop in for details. The center serves
up activities for the young (over 50) at heart, including:
Sneakers classes: Muscle Strength Range of Motion (MSROM), Tues. & Thur., 9-10a.m., and Yoga Stretch,
Wed., 8:45-9:45a.m. Free with Silver
Sneakers membership, drop-in fee
($2.50-3) if not. Ballroom
Dances held every Wednesday,
1-3:15p.m., with live music by Tom Yook. $5/person. Line Dance
classes held Tuesdays, 11a.m.-12:30p.m. Line Dance Club meets Thur., 10-11:30a.m. Ballroom
Dance classes Thur., 1-3p.m.
Fees: $3 seniors, $5 under 65.
Stop in or call for details of other
offerings. Info: 720-865-0630.