June 2019
Welcome to the Senior Highlights eNewsletter! This monthly newsletter will inform you of upcoming events, programs, and alert you to important announcements. Thanks for subscribing!
NEW Broomfield Community Center Coming in 2020!

The Senior Center side remains open during the full reconstruction project. 

We hope to see you soon for a program or lunch.
Visit Broomfield.org/BCCReconstruction to find the most up-to-date information.

Broomfield Community Resource Site
Your one stop-shop to find, filter, and search for Broomfield Community Resources! Connecting Broomfield residents and families to local support services including: transportation, healthcare, child services, emergency assistance, and adult and senior services. 

Due to construction, parking at the Community Center is limited. Please consider carpooling or using Easy Ride (303.464.5534) during special events. 
Additional parking will be available across the street at the George Di Ciero City & County Building.


Come join us at Lakeshore Cafe for these fun special event lunches!
To make a reservation for lunch, please call 303.464.5526,
option 9.

Friday, June 7, Noon
Birthday Lunch
$4.50 60+/$5 under 60
Free for Broomfield Residents 60+ with a June birthday!
Beef Wellington
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Oregon Green Beans
Fresh Green Salad
Birthday Cake

Friday, June 14, Noon
Pre-Registration  Required
BBQ Pork Ribs
Baked beans
Corn Medley
Salad bar
Flag Day Cake and Ice Cream Bar


He althy Hearts Lunches are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Senior nutrition and  wellness information is given while enjoying a heart healthy lunch.
$2  for Broomfield Residents 60+
$4.50 for Non-resident 60+
$5 for under 60

Wednesday, June 5, Noon
Sponsored by Senior Resources of Broomfield
Caesar Salmon
Rice Pilaf
Spring Vegetables
Mixed Spinach Salad
Fresh Cut Fruit with Mint Drizzle

Wednesday, June 19, Noon
Sponsored by Broomfield Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Vegetable Herbed Cod
Cranberry-Lemon Quinoa
Spring Greens Salad
Honey Vanilla Yogurt with Berries

To make a reservation for lunch, please call 303.464.5526, option 9.


The Bunko Drop-In Program has changed from the last Tuesday of the month to the last Monday of the month. The time is still from
1-4 p.m. and the location is still at the Broomfield
Community Center. Any questions can be directed to Kim Hollingsworth at 303.464.5536.

New Refund Policy on Senior Trips

If the trip is cancelled by the recreation department or the venue for any reason, a full credit is automatically applied to your account. If you prefer a check or credit card refund, please notify Kim Hollingsworth at 303.464.5536.
  • An administrative fee of $5 is "assessed" on any cancellation initiated by the participant before the cancellation deadline date.
  • Cancellation initiated after the cancellation deadline will not receive a refund, unless the space can be filled from the waitlist and a 10% processing fee will be incurred.
  • If there is no waitlist, a participant may transfer their reservation to another person with approval of the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Complete registration information and full payment is required from any substitute participant before the original registration is issued a full refund.
  • A refund is not issued if the participant fails to show up or misses the bus.
    For more information on Senior Trip and Activity policies, please view the website.

Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Located at the George Di Ciero City and County Building, One DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, 80020

Do you work with, advocate for or communicate about older adults, aging and ageism? Are you a policy-maker who cares about older adults and wants to advance age-friendly communities? Does part of your work involve policies and practices that involve older adults? Are you someone who simply cares about addressing ageism?
If so, this workshop, co-sponsored by Changing the Narrative in Colorado and Broomfield Wellness, Recreation and Senior Services is for you.
You'll learn:
  • Why telling a new story about aging and ageism is so important
  • What the general public believes about older people and about aging in America *
  • What ageism is, and how when ageism is directed against older people, the harmful effects it has not only on older people but also on our communities and the economy
  • The benefits to older adults of having positive views of aging
  • Evidence-based messaging and communications strategies based on three years of research by  FrameWorks Institute that have been proven to shift public opinion in a positive direction, to increase support for age-friendly policies and to decrease bias against older people.
  • How words and phrases in common use can have negative consequences that we don't intend because they reinforce ageist attitudes and prejudicial stereotypes about older people
You'll also practice using the new frames and messages, and you'll leave with some concrete tips and tactics for using the new frames and sharing them with those around you.
The workshop will be facilitated by Janine Vanderburg, a FrameWorks Institute certified master trainer.
The workshop is brought to you by  Changing the Narrative in Colorado, a partnership of NextFifty Initiative and Rose Community Foundation. Our goal is to change the way Coloradans think, talk and act about aging and ageism, to create communities and a Colorado in which people of all ages thrive.
The workshop is free, but you please register in advance so we can make sure we have ample handouts, etc.. Spots are limited, so please sign up quickly. To register, click here.

Estate and Funeral Planning
Wednesday, June 5, 1-2 p.m.
Family Services Director from Rundus Funeral Home, Mike Dudley, and Elder Law Attorney, Doug Holden, have teamed up to bring an engaging and informative workshop full of information that is vital to seniors. Topics include: estate planning, wills, Medicaid asset protection, probate, funeral planning, and more.  FREE . Register online at  B-REx.com.

Preparing to Hike the Summer Front Range  
Thursday, June 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  
Broomfield is an awesome base camp for day hikers. Join veteran local hiker and author Pete KJ for an overview. Using abundant photographs, Pete will present the geography, flora, fauna, and discuss the simple clothing, equipment, and safety considerations needed to enjoy our incredible backyard to its fullest. He will also speak on hiking strategies such as pacing, timing, and seasons and wrap up with some of his favorite trail choices for summer as described in his new guidebook, "Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range." FREE. Register online at  B-REx.com

Afternoon History Talk: American Indian Life and Culture Trunk Show
Tuesday, June 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Explore the history of the indigenous Indian  tribes of Colorado through this family-friendly historic presentation. This 1-hour program presented by the Tesoro Cultural Center brings history alive through hands-on activities, historical objects, and an emphasis on primary source documents. Offered in partnership with Broomfield Depot Museum.  FREE. Register online at 
B-REx.com .

Financial  Planning: Leave it, Move it, Roll it, Take it
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Holly Chandler from Edward Jones will help attendees learn how to handle their 401(k), pension or other employer-sponsored retirement plan when they leave a job. Participants will learn the most common distribution options, how to avoid a 20% tax, and how taxes, penalties and investment options factor into the decision. FREE. Register online at B-REx.com.

Trivia with North Metro Fire District
Thursday, June 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
The education department with North Metro Fire District will be here to lead an afternoon of trivia fun. Questions about pop-culture from the 1930's - 1950's will be intermixed with fire safety tips. Test your knowledge and win a prize! FREE. Register online at B-REx.com .

Federally Insured Reverse Mortgages: The Facts without the Hype
Friday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered how a Federally Insured Reverse Mortgage could work for you? Eliminate current monthly mortgage payments, home improvements/modifications, payoff existing debt, etc. Come get the facts from your local family owned and operated reverse mortgage specialists! No cost, no obligation, just information. FREE. Register online at  B-REx.com.

Easy Ride Transportation

Easy Ride is a door to door transportation service for Broomfield residents 60 years of age or older, or individuals with a qualifying ADA disability. Easy Ride provides transportation for medical, nutritional, and personal appointment.  To become and Easy Ride client, you will need to fill out a client information form, and return it to the Broomfield Community Center. This form is available at the front desk of the Broomfield Community Center, by phone at
303-464.5534, or on our 
website.   For more information, or if you need help filling out the client information form, please call 303.464.5534. You must reserve your trips at least two business days and up to two weeks prior by calling 303.464.5534.

FlexRide (formerly Call-n-Ride) is free for the summer (June, July, and August). You can book online at Broomfield.org/FlexRide or call 303.434.8989. Hours are 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and is available for any age. When Easy Ride schedules are full, we may ask if we can book your trip with FlexRide.

New Flatirons Mall Shopping schedule: Flatirons transportation will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month, this replaces the twice a month schedule. 

Veteran's Medical Mobility program connects members of the community with senior veterans who face the challenge of obtaining reliable transportation to and from VA facilities  and 
VA-related appointments. With a generous heart and friendly  smile, our volunteers pick up senior vets and escort them to and from their home and their medical appointments. Sign up here to receive rides or to volunteer to provide rides!


2019 Senior Law Day serving Adams and Broomfield Counties will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will be held at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Conference Center, 1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton. Information and education to age gracefully and intentionally. Workshops for seniors, family members, caregivers and service providers will cover the following topics: estate planning, advanced directives, powers of attorney, ID theft and scams, end of life options and understanding Medicare. A suggested $10 donation includes workshops, 2019 Senior Law Handbook, continental breakfast and lunch. Register now here:  seniorlawday2019  or for more information, call 303.500.7059, or email 

Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are delivered to your home by volunteers, Monday through Friday, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Frozen meals are available for delivery on Friday if you need meals for the weekends as well. If you are interested or need more information, please call 303.464.5532.

If you or someone you know is having trouble caring for themselves or is caring for an older family member, please call our office for assistance at 303.464.5529. We can help identify needs for service, resources and the  decision making  process.

Support Groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Broomfield Senior Services offers a variety of support groups to provide you an opportunity to connect and gain support from others. Groups include Dementia Caregiver, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Grief and more. For a full list of Support Groups with meeting times, stop by our front desk or visit our website .

The Senior Volunteer Handyman Program provides services to enhance the quality of life for seniors 60+ residing in Broomfield County. The goal of the program is to help seniors live safely and independently. Services include minor home repairs and maintenance and are provided by skilled volunteers. Please call 303.464.5529 or email for more information.

Are you providing care for someone 60+ in Broomfield County? Please contact Senior Services at 303.464.5529 or  email  to find out how the Caregiver Respite Program may be able to assist you with no cost, temporary, in-home services. Qualifications are based on need. This valuable program provides respite care for family members and/or regular caregivers while supporting seniors with the opportunity to age in place. Funding is made possible thanks to a local grant and the generous voluntary contributions of individuals, which allow for additional care and are strictly confidential. If you would like to contribute, please call 303.464.5526.

Information and Assistance
H ave questions about local services and resources? We can help. Give us a call at 303.464.5526.

For more information on all our programs and services, view our website here .

Current Volunteer Openings:

Are you handy around the house and interested in helping others stay safe at home? We are looking for YOU! Additional volunteer handymen are needed to assist with minor household repairs. 

Meals on Wheels Drivers:
Pick up hot meals and bags for assigned, predetermined route. Deliver meals to Broomfield residents in their home. Approximate hours are 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Kitchen Assistant:
Are you experienced in the kitchen? Handy with a knife? We need an extra hand preparing Lakeshore Lunch and Meals on Wheels in the mornings.

Please pick up an application from the Senior Services front desk or click here . Background checks are completed on all volunteers prior to start of service. Questions? Call Michael at 303.464.5543 or send an email.
The following Day Trips still have openings. Click on the program for more details and to register online. You can also register by phone at 303.464.5526. 

June 10, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

June 23, 10 a.m.-noon

July 22, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A big thank you to the many sponsors and individual donors who support our ongoing programs and services. For information on how you can support Broomfield Senior Services, give us a call at 303.464.5526.
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