What are you most thankful for? Thanksgiving is a time for us to think about such things.
There is a new documentary out in which a dozen people who are 90 years old, or older, were interviewed. One intriguing question toward the end was asked “When were you the most happy?”
Three of them said something like: I’m having such a good time now.
Other comments were: when I was a kid and played on the beach after school — I craved having children. (and enjoyed time with them) — What a privilege to reach this age and be so happy. — I feel the happiest when I know my children will be here. — I’ve had a wonderful life. I’ve learned a lot –. I have a lot of friendships that keep me happy. — Being with my spouse every day. — I can move around and be my own person.
How would you have answered? Give it a moment… maybe stumble a bit… then say it out loud. Acknowledge it. It will make you smile, and uplift your spirits!
WHEN WAS I MOST HAPPY?
PS Have a Great Thanksgiving! and we’ll see you in December.
Kathleen Spring ……… Loving Lyons Senior Group
PS Please note, some of this Newsletter is a repeat, but almost every section DOES HAVE FRESH NEWS!
Table of Contents
MONTHLY HEALTH ARTICLE
People living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia may experience sundowning. (and some ‘regular’ seniors may experience it too…) What is sundowning?
The term sundowning covers a group of symptoms that often occurs in people with dementia. Those symptoms can include anxiety, sadness, restlessness, hallucinations, delusions, sudden mood swings, increased confusion, and energy surges. Sundowning generally occurs during the late afternoon and early evening hours and may be associated with disruption in the sleep and wake cycles, which the daylight saving time change will exacerbate.
“While the cause of sundowning is unclear, there are steps that families can take to help manage sundowning in their loved one,” said Meg Donahue, Community Engagement director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. “The more we understand about sundowning, the better we can help our loved one’s cope with the discomfort it can cause them.”
Tips for coping with sundowning
Following are tips that the Alzheimer’s Association offers to caregivers to help them manage sundowning in their loved ones:
- Get plenty of rest so you, the caregiver, are less likely to exhibit unintended nonverbal behavior, which can inadvertently contribute to the stress level of the person living with Alzheimer’s. People living with dementia have a very sensitive emotional radar and readily pick up the feelings of those around them. Try to always promote a sense of safety and security.
- Schedule activities, such as doctor appointments, trips, and bathing, in the morning or early afternoon when the person living with dementia is more alert.
- Make notes about what happens before sundowning events and try to identify triggers.
- Reduce stimulation during the evening hours (e.g., TV, doing chores, loud music, etc.). These distractions may add to the person’s confusion.
- Offer a larger meal at lunch and keep the evening meal lighter.
- Keep the home well-lit in the evening. Adequate lighting may reduce the person’s confusion.
- Do not physically restrain the person. It can make agitation worse.
- Allow the person to pace back and forth, as needed, under supervision.
- Exercise during the day is a wonderful way for the person to expend their energy. Take a walk in the park together or maybe play some music and clear a space to dance. Taking a walk with the person is also a good way to help reduce his or her restlessness.
- Talk to your physician about the best times of day for taking medication.
- When behavioral interventions and environmental changes do not work, discuss the situation with your doctor.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Social Security recipients will get a 3.2 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced Oct. 12. This is a big drop from this year’s increase of 8.7 percent, which represents a welcome, considerable cooldown of inflation over the past 12 months.
SENIOR LUNCH AGE 60 and above — I’ve just discovered that the age limit for the $3 donation fee for lunches is now 60 years. (Boulder County Aging services BCAAA) — please ignore the “65 age” any where it appears in this article.
LYONS AGING SERVICES RESOURCE person was not available for a few days in October, and some seniors asked us to check her office hours. Amy’s response was “ Sorry for any confusion. My office hours have not changed. They are Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9a.m.- 3p.m. When I have temporarily adjusted hours (like I did last week to attend a training) I put a note up on my door (at the Walt Self building) with the temporary change or adjustment. This is one reason I like to emphasize that its best for people to set up an appointment. My work hours are Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and I can typically respond quickly to phone calls and emails during those hours. Hope that helps!” ======== We asked her how things were going over the summer months, and she responded: “I have been out in the community meeting with people, doing CPR and First Aid Training, and otherwise engaged in outreach and resource and referral work. You can see my office hours schedule, and any updates to my schedule, on the door to the office at Walter Self. Or get in touch via email.”
GOLDEN BACHELOR: Are you watching the Golden Bachelor? It is a surprise big hit, with the highest number of viewers of all TV shows on Thursday evening. Most agree that the person chosen as bachelor is the key for the popularity of the show. He presents himself as warm, friendly, smiling, perky, fun, sensitive, smart. This Thursday he goes “home” with each of three final women. Gerry is 71 years old, and the two remaining women are in their 60s. I only watched the first show, but news outlets and talk shows are liking it.
November is NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH========HELP CAREGIVERS – write your Senator — A bill introduced in the Senate will cut down red tape for family caregivers, making it easier for them to assist their loved ones navigate Medicare and Medicaid. People who care for loved ones save taxpayers BILLIONS every year, and they deserve support from our lawmakers. (AARP is backing this Bill.)
CAR THEFT in Lyons – there have been 4 attempted and 2 completed car thefts near or in Lyons this past week or two, mostly on October 31st. Hondas, and Ford F-trucks seem to be especially desirable. Get a steering wheel lock, or a device that TRACKS your car so police can find it. Very few cars are recovered, or thieves prosecuted. Be sure you are thoroughly insured. CALL your agent and make sure. Some people only have liability coverage.
Congratulations Tracey Thayer Bernett on your windfall at the 2023 Huntsman World Senior Games. Gold (1500m), silver (400 & 800m) and bronze (200m). It’s the largest senior games in the world. (Local Lyons Sally Pillsbury informed us).
Next month, after nearly 40 years in the local TV news business, Denver7’s Anne Trujillo will retire. Her station states that the Emmy-award winning journalist is, “Denver’s longest-serving continuous evening news anchor.”
=========== The Lyons Recorder has now been publishing for three years, and it announced that it was not able to meet its 2023 goals in raising funds to support the newspaper, and it will now be published bi-weekly. You can read the whole “letter to the public” HERE. — We want to save the newspaper as it is the only place you can read about the day-to-day happenings in town, like store open/close, accidents, great photo spreads, programs, nearby fires, important county announcements, school news, weather this week, active wildlife in the area, awards, and more. SUPPORT the newspaper by a donation of $12 or more! Please click now…
The “Friends of the Library” Annual Social and Meeting has been moved to SpiritHound Distillery, as LaMariposa has closed for winter.
==December 7 – MEDICARE ENROLLMENT: the open enrollment period has already started and will end on December 7. Don’t wait until the deadline to take stock of your coverage, and if needed, make some changes See AARP’s list: To help you out, here are 6 things you should know about Medicare Enrollment
==BINGO in NOVEMBER in Lyons Senior Center: The monthly “Birthday Party” will have BINGO WITH PRIZES this month on November 8th. You can order lunch no later than Tuesday. See below under Boulder County Aging. The entre is a hearty meatloaf with gravy, small baked potato, veggies, peach, and roll. Donate $3 for Lyons Seniors 60 and older.
==NO Holiday LUNCHES: The Lyons senior lunch program will be closed BOTH Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving.
==November 5, Sunday, at 2a.m. turn your clocks back one hour – Daylight Savings Time.
==November 11, Veterans Day. Many offices/ government / post office/ libraries etc. will be closed on either or both Friday and Saturday. The parade will be in Longmont at 11:11 a.m.
The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America. The Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI BILL Through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
== See ARTICLE for list of support and services of the three American Legion halls within 20 miles of Lyons.== plus links to dozens of services offered in the US.
== Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, the date in 1918 that Germany and the Allies signed an agreement to end hostilities in World War I.
== US FLAGS: Remember that most American Legions, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and many funeral homes will take your old flag and dispose of it properly.
== CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY === Boulder Post 10 will host a program and a lunch at the Legion. The program will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday November 11, 2023 in the Reception Hall. All U.S. Military Veterans, Post 10 Member Organizations and their guests are invited to attend. This year we are also inviting the general public to attend our Veterans Day Observance. A lunch will follow the program in the Reception Hall. The Post will be providing the main course. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. (4760 28th Street, Boulder) ===== Longmont will have a PARADE: November 11th – Veterans Day Parade 11:11 a.m.; Veterans Day Banquet 6 p.m.; Karaoke Mike 7-11 p.m===== Estes Park Post 119 – Veterans Day Breakfast at 7 to 10 a.m. on November 11th..- . ===== Most chain restaurants have a free meal for US Veterans on Veterans Day. (Bring your military ID… and family & friends).
===Medical & Wellness News ===
COVID vs RSV vs Flu — MARK this down! == SYMPTOMS: We pretty much know (by now, at our age) that the flu has fever and headaches vs. a cold. But did you know that both COVID and RSV have those same symptoms? but, RSV does not have the body aches and fatigue of those two. All three have nose problems and sore throat. COVID is the only one with loss of taste or smell, and diarrhea. — per Mayo Clinic.
EYE DROPS WARNING: U.S. health regulators warned consumers not to use more than two dozen varieties of over-the-counter eyedrops because of the risk of infections that could lead to blindness. The advisory applies to lubricating drops sold by six companies, including CVS Health, Target, Rite Aid and Cardinal Health. They have probably been removed from the shelves, but you may have an old bottle in your home. FDA LIST
Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Sunday, Oct. 15 – thru December 5: Now is the time to get ready for the Open Enrollment Period, the only time of the year you can change your Prescription Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans! Get information from the trusted and experienced State Health Insurance Program Medicare Counselors. We are certified and trained by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. We offer experience and objectivity. We will start to schedule appointments on Sept. 15. Please go to boco.org/Medicare for more information.
TIME to get vaccinated! There are three now available: COVID booster / RSV / and flu…pneumonia. —- The vaccines are available at medical facilities, and some grocery pharmacies, and the drug stores. Be sure to set up an appointment online!
See this link if you need more details on ALL vaccines for seniors: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/vaccinations-older-adults
CDC REPORT ON COVID: COVID is on the rise in Colorado! == Cases of COVID-19 (Map) are high in 14 states, and Colorado is one of them according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cases are highest predominately in the West North Central and Western U.S. – a line from Montana/Nebraska down to California/Arizona, and east to Kansas/Missouri. Experts are saying that cases are likely to rise further over the winter months.
Nutrition Discussion online by Boulder County Aging Dietitian: 2nd Wednesday of each month, on Zoom. “Fiber – What Is It and How Can It Benefit You” == Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1-2 p.m. REGISTER
Some Fun Facts/ How Times Have Changed: —- GEN Z SEX DECLINE: Recent reports say that the younger generation prefer less sex in their shows. One more odd thing on the list of what they don’t want (like driving in their own cars.) A near-majority (47.5%) said sex was not needed for the plot in most TV shows and movies, while 44.3% felt romance was overused in media. Nearly 39% wanted to see more aromantic or asexual characters on screen. A report said that recent studies show that young people are having less sex than their parents did at their age. Nearly 40% of young adults surveyed in California in 2021 had no sexual partners in the prior year. It has nothing to do with morality, they’re not Puri-teens! They just like more Platonic relationships.
Past Month's Lyons Recorder ARTICLES of interest to Seniors, October 5 to November 2
Fall driving tips, warnings, and much more news from CDOT = LINK
Lessons on Living without Anger / tips = LINK
Update on the six businesses who were hurt by the fire on Main Street (and new locations) – LINK
Ballot measures that our Boulder County Commissioners put on the ballot… and why = LINK
Ring of Fire, Eclipse – photos
Become a Volunteer Naturalist with Boulder County Open Space (training in Jan.)– the deadline was 10/31, but maybe there’s a waiting list.
Gorgeous fall colors in Lyons – photo spread
Breakdown of Prop HH and II – on ballot by un-bias League of Women Voters
What NOT to prune now, and more winter gardening tips – LINK
A brief history of how Mary & Don Hunt helped establish and nurture a senior lunch center in Lyons (Mary Hunt passed away in October)
TOWN of Lyons SENIOR ACTIVITES
==NOVEMBER 7th SENIOR BUS TRIP —–David Sedaris at Macky Auditorium: humorist – sold out
==Senior Bus Trip to “Fiddler on the Roof” at Boulder Dinner Theatre. – January 11, 2024. Join us for what’s sure to be a bittersweet evening at the penultimate performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Boulder Dinner Theatre. Having put on many plays and musicals since 1977, the Boulder Dinner Theatre will be shutting it’s doors forever at the end of it’s 45th season, and is saying goodbye with a crowd favorite. Set in the early 1900’s, the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of a local milkman in a Russian Jewish village who tries to keep his Jewish traditions alive while his five daughters have other ideas when it comes to love. Dinner is served by the actors at the theatre before the start of the show and usually features food choices reflective of the musical being presented. Our special group rate includes bottomless coffee, tea, and soda, and our gratuity is already included. Appetizers, desserts, and alcoholic beverages are extra. Reserve your spot today by dropping off payment at town hall.
Ages: 55 and up…..Date/time: Thursday, January 11, 2024, 5:15 – 10 p.m.
Location: bus leaves from Walt Self, 335 Railroad Ave
Fee: $70; may have partial scholarships available
FOR MORE INFORMATION or rsvp, CONTACT LISA RAMSEY: lramsey@townoflyons com or 303-823-6622 x30
SENIOR BIRTHDAY PARTY DATE ==== **BINGO** This Month! with prizes. For all Lyons Seniors == MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month —- Any senior in Lyons can attend. There usually is a tasty baked good, song, and a game or simple craft . 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. This is sponsored by the Town of Lyons.
LYONS SENIOR EXERCISE – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., free. For Lyons area seniors 55+ === in winter takes place in Senior Center heated basement. If weather allows, there may be a short walk, too. For info; and to check if it has been cancelled, or will be partially outside: Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com Usually consists of: using hand weights; walking; stretching; and mild yoga. REGISTER
The Town also offers free drop in basketball, soccer and pickleball. See their PAGE for details.
BOULDER COUNTY Office on AGING (BCAAA)
Mountain Resource Specialist for Lyons
Note this is repeated every month
Here’s a short description of their services to Boulder County seniors:
The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) has been serving older adults and caregivers in the mountains for 30 years by having Resource Specialists dedicated to residents of western Boulder County. Amy provides direct client services by getting to know clients during an appointment to determine client needs and then providing information and making referrals to community partners and other helpful resources. Amy serves clients in Lyons, Allenspark, and surrounding areas. The BCAAA responds to the needs of older adults (60+) and their family and informal caregivers in our community through advocacy, funding, direct service, planning, and education. The BCAAA works with public and private partners to respond to the client’s unique needs. The BCAAA offers:
- Information, Referral, and Resources
- Financial Assistance
- Healthy Aging Programs
- Medicare Counseling
- Caregiver Programs
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Nutrition Resources
- LGBTQ+ Programs
Most of our services are provided at no charge. There are no income eligibility requirements. Contact the Mountain Resource Specialist serving your area for assistance.
SERVICES PROVIDED & CLASSES:
Boulder County Aging = BCAAA 303-441-1617 or infoADRC@boulderconty.org main number is (720) 766-8844, or email infoADRC@bouldercounty.org. == Larimer County residents can contact their Office on Aging == https://www.larimer.gov/humanservices/aging/ooa.
CONVERSATIONS (online/Zoom) — Fresh Conversations is an evidence-based nutrition education program focused on timely nutrition topics presented monthly. Fresh Conversations is led by Patti Murphy, RDN. the Boulder County Aging Dietitian, on ZOOM. The program is held virtually over Zoom. When: 2nd Wednesday of each month. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. == Nov. 8, 1-2p.m. “Fiber: What is it and How Can it benefit you”: REGISTER
BASICS in MEDICARE CLASS (Online) boco.org/Medicare For more information, or to set up an appointment, please call 303-441-1546.This class fills up fast; but is repeated.
Nutrition Counseling: Individualized counseling and coaching from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist are available for Boulder County residents. Call 303-678-6115 (English) or 720-930-0223 (en español) with your contact information.
LUNCHES: Served Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Walt Self Senior Center (located in the Boulder Housing apartment complex community center next to the Post Office). You can order a tasty catered meal by 1 p.m. the day before at 303-441-1415. The week’s menu is read to you on the answering machine’s message.
====ACTIVITIES and EDUCATIONAL Programs====
=====BOULDER CO OPEN SPACE WALKS & TALKS=====
Registration is handled through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer and event registration system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about volunteer opportunities and events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party. This page will take you to the “account set up.” If you already have one, then go to the “Calendar” to choose your field trip. And, register. =====
==bring your grandkids to learn about turkeys: at 10a.m. to 12noon, November 4, at Heil Valley Ranch. How fast can a turkey run? Do they fly? Did you know that wild turkeys can be found all over the Front Range, including Heil Valley Ranch? Come learn all about wild turkeys during this program, which includes a short hike, hands-on crafts and play. Suitable for families and kids ages 8 and older. REGISTER.
==BIRDS of PREY – two ways to see them: Driving Tour at 9 a.m. on November 18 (waitlist) ==and== Birds of Prey SLIDE Program at 6:30 p.m. on November 21st. (Lafayette Public Library, REGISTER)
==SENIOR HIKE “Fire Ecology” at Heil Valley Ranch. November 29, 9a.m. – 11a.m. — A moderate 1.5 mile hike with slight elevation gain in the foothills to discuss intricacies of fire ecology, and he impact of fire upon the landscape. See firsthand impacts of both the overland fire and the CALWOOD burn scar. (uneven terrain in places) Maximum participants: 15. REGISTER.
====end of Bo Co Classes====
The “Friends of the Library” Annual Social and Meeting has been moved to SpiritHound Distrillery, as LaMariposa has closed for winter.
ISABELLA BIRD – Celebrating 150 years since Isabella came to the Rocky Mt National Park area and wrote her famous book about it — November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Estes Park Museum Meeting Room, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public of all ages. Drop in. ==== Isabella Bird was a traveler and writer with a great ability to describe her surrounds in great detail, making the reader feel as if they were there. Come and listen to her lively adventures on her first trip to Estes Park in 1873 and her arduous climb of Longs Peak with the help of Rocky Mountain Jim. Ms. Bird was dazzled by the Rocky Mountains and enthralled by the “blue hollow at the foot of Longs Peak.” Linda Batlin will be recreating her in a performance; she is a storyteller from Northern Colorado who brings historical characters to life. Free.
National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo)-– multiple sessions in November at the Lyons library = CLICK here. Write that book you’ve been dreaming about in one month. Nation-wide people are each writing a 50,000 word piece in November.
November is PEN-demonium, a celebration of writing in the Estes Valley. This month-long series includes programs for all ages, designed to create time & space for the written word.=== website to learn more & view the full list of events.
Lyons Pickleball continues through the fall and winter at Bohn Park. Robyn Sloan (local) wants to remind you: Times are M-W-F 9-11 am; and added: T-Th 10 am-12 pm, but follow the Facebook Pickleball thread to find out if there are any changes due to weather or insufficient number of players for that day. You don’t have to know how to play, we’ll teach you, and someone always has an extra paddle. Walk in’s are welcome!
How to Preserve a Military Uniform: Nov. 7, 12noon, workshop at History Colorado (Denver): Join Anschutz Military Collections Specialist Sydney Mauck for a webinar on long-term storage methods used in museums and similar techniques to use at home to help preserve uniforms. Tickets are $3 for History Colorado members, $5 for nonmembers, and free for military. *ONLINE* Local: (303) 866-3670 INFO email@example.com
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: “Media Live: Technology as Healing,” an exhibition featuring the work of eight artists who explore different forms of technology, on display through Jan. 14
Canyon Theater and Gallery (Main Boulder Library): Various programs and locations: “Quiet Country,” explores our relationship with nature as a response to the overstimulated cities and suburbs through folded paper quilts, up through Dec. 1; “Take Flight! – A Celebration of Colorado Wildlife,” inspired by walks along local trails and in Colorado’s open spaces, up through Nov. 30 at the Meadows Branch; “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” retrospective of the work of Boulder Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins, up through Dec. 3; Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; boulderlibrary.org/exhibits.
Museum of Boulder: “Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History,” highlights the history of Black people in Colorado, up through September of 2025; “The Sink: The Rest(aurant) is History,” showcases the history of Boulder’s oldest restaurant, up through Jan. 14; 2205 Broadway, Boulder; museumofboulder.org.
University of Colorado Libraries: “No Boundaries: Women Transforming the World” exhibit highlights the role of women in past and present cartography, on display until May 2024; 9 a.m., Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library (Benson Earth Sciences building), 2200 Colorado Ave., Boulder; free; colorado.edu/libraries
Lyons Artisan (Christmas) Market, Dec. 2 & 3, 10 a.m. – 4p.m., elementary school gym. (Santa pix; chili)
Lyons Parade of Lights: first weekend in December. No details yet on Town webpages 11/1/23.
Longmont Christmas Market: Dec 16 & 17, 10a.m.- 5p.m., at the Fairgrounds– biggest in the state. Admission & Parking are Free.
DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET, NOV. 17 –DEC. 23, 2023 – I’ll have more fun events in the December newsletter, but you may want to do this over Thanksgiving week – no need to fly to Europe to experience the “German Village at Christmas” This Market represents a variety of countries. —— Civic Center Park is transformed into a miniature German village during Denver‘s Christkindl Market, where musicians play classic carols and dance-worthy melodies, and vendors dish up specialties served at traditional German Christmas markets, including baked apples, gingerbread biscuits, charcoal-grilled sausages and, of course, spicy mulled wine (gluehwein).Pick up cuckoo clocks, beer steins, and other imported gifts from other countries, as you get lost in the twinkling landscape. For more festive fun, stroll to Skyline Park’s Southwest Rink for some ice skating. Live music in two tents. Open 11a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, and until 9 p.m. on weekends.
Boulder COUNTY’s FARMERS Market in Longmont / Fairgrounds – thru (last day) November 18, 2023, 8 am – 2 pm. NO Wednesdays now. – but will open for the CHRISTMAS Market on December 2 & 3. More than 50 artists and tons of vendors selling organic veggies, honey, wine, coffee and more. Enjoy festive delights like live music and kids’ activities.
NEW STAFF AT LIBRARY: Stop by the library and meet the new Adult Programming librarian, Jerilyn Patterson. Hannah Ogden has taken over the job of “marketing and promotions.” When I go there, it seems like there are a lot of people working there, but they are all part-time, and their hours change… each month, from what I’ve heard. So don’t assume someone you know will be there. You may have to call and make sure before you stop by, if you need something specific, like tech questions, or travel’s advice, etc.
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Drop In Pickleball– Sept to Dec., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. = Location: Bohn Park Multisport Court, 199 2nd Ave = Fee: FREE (Town of Lyons Recreation Dept) All ages welcome. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bring a racquet and a ball, if you have one.
GAME DAY: Don’t forget about the new Game Day, the 4th Wednesday of each month, at the Senior Center at 12:30p.m. Currently they are playing a new board game every month, but may expand into card playing, and perhaps Bingo. Stop by and meet them and share your ideas. This is put on by the Seniors (and not the Town).
BINGO IN LYONS! – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Main Stage Brewing (located at corner of Main Street and Hwy 36 going toward Estes Park). First card is free, prizes each round plus a final cash jackpot! Bring money for pizza and beer. (The Lyons high school Booster Club ended their BINGO games in Longmont this year).
LIBRARY VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALKS: virtual author talk series website.
Happy Birthday, Seniors!
November Senior Birthdays:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO *LYONS* LOCAL SENIORS:
Ruth Corwin (was active volunteer in Senior Center, Monday suppers, now moved to Oregon)
Kate Kerr (was president of Friends of Library, helps with Lyons Recorder calendar)
Cheri Hofer (gave a “travelogue” at the senior center; is travelling the world)
Victoria Simonsen, (town administrator)
John King (outdoor sculpture artist)
Mimi Elmore (tree & landscape expert)
Lori LeGault (jewelry artist, was Town of Lyons activities coordinator at Senior Center)
Maddie Wicks (elementary school front desk / secretary; retired June 2018)
Jacque Watson (was Lyons town clerk, now lives in Longmont)
Don’t forget to wish a Happy Birthday to these folks! It’s always nice to get a friendly hello!
This month of November, we will be enjoying our cake/pastry and singing Happy Birthday, followed by an exciting game of BINGO! It will be lead by Lisa Ramsey, Town of Lyons program coordinator, and there will be prizes! Free to LYONS SENIORS. You can order lunch (see Boulder County Aging above), or just come at 12:30p.m. to participate. Lunch is a hearty meatloaf and gravy, with a small baked potato, vegetables and peach. Only $3 for Lyons seniors age 65 or older. Pre-order by 1p.m. on Tuesday. 303-441-1415. (Bring friends, but those under 65 or not living in Lyons must pay $12)
Details: The Senior “Monthly Birthday Party” will take place in the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of each month, at 12:30p.m. You can order lunch, which will be served at 12 noon, and cost $3 for Lyons seniors: (303) 441-1415 by Tuesday, 1p.m. The party/craft takes place at 12:30 p.m. and you can attend without coming for lunch. Let them know you are coming if they need to bring a Birthday card for you!
If you wish to be on our Birthday List, please write us! LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com
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