A survey says: 2 in 3 Americans feel that their mental health is negatively impacted by the holidays. And, 30% of those surveyed identified extended family as the biggest stressor during the holiday season.
Do you remember people being depressed and super stressed in your youth or young adulthood? How and why do you think things have changed over the decades?
Do you think Holidays were more fun, with great conversations and catching up time? Fun to play with other kids? Fun to see people you hadn’t seen in a long time?
Are you able to capture that and bring it to 2023? If you are having people over, YOU are in control! It’s your house, your rules. What do you think? Maybe it would help to state… either before hand in a phone call/ email/ text/ letter that “we won’t talk… politics… about dad’s new girlfriend… Junior’s finances…” Or when you all sit at the table, make an announcement right off the bat.
They say that in order to get over an addiction, that you have to acknowledge first that you have a problem. So, why not acknowledge first that there are bad topics to talk about, and stop them before they happen.
Taking it a step further, even if you are not doing the cooking at your house, you can still speak up as “the elder” in the room. People will forgive you for being abrupt, due to your age. (or because they love you so much!)
I hope I’ve given you some food for thought. Wishing you a fun month of gatherings and good memories!
Kathleen Spring ……… Loving Lyons Senior Group
PS Please note, some of this Newsletter (mainly, having to do with town and county services) are a repeat, but almost every section DOES HAVE FRESH NEWS!
Table of Contents
PICKLEBALL IN LYONS
Pickleball is the rage in America, and especially for seniors. It’s great exercise, (without the heavy-duty exercise of tennis), and takes you outside (instead of being inside with table tennis). The group in Lyons has been popular and growing in numbers, and even got the Town to extend the sessions beyond December. Local Robyn Sloan has been promoting it, and sent in some fun photos of the group who shoveled snow and below freezing temperatures to play on the Town’s courts the Monday after Thanksgiving.
“Lyons Pickleball ‘crew’ was out today. A hardy bunch shoveled the courts yesterday so they would be dry today,” said Robyn. “The Town of Lyons reserves 10 hours a week for the group if they will take walk-on players and teach new people. Our winter hours at Bohn Park are M-W-F 9-11 am, T-Th 10 am-12 pm, Mystie Brackett is the group coordinator, who works with the Town Recreation Department on this. It was 25 degrees when play started; and we cracked 4 balls due to the cold.”
MONTHLY HEALTH ARTICLE
WHAT IS an ACO?
Christine Meyer is Cutillo’s internist. About seven years ago Meyer, whose practice is based in Exton, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, joined a Medicare accountable care organization, also called an ACO. These groups were created to coordinate the care of patients, including those enrolled in original Medicare. Providers who join an ACO commit to improving their patients’ health while also keeping costs down. If they do, they earn financial incentives. The extra money Meyer gets by meeting her ACO savings and quality goals has enabled her to afford to expand her practice’s services. She has added hours, including at night and on weekends. She’s hired more clinicians and support staff.
How ACOs work
Nationwide, more than 13 million of the 65 million Medicare beneficiaries get their care from providers affiliated with ACOs. ACOs don’t provide the care. Their job is to give physicians the tools they need to better coordinate a patient’s health care and reduce costs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has set a goal of having all Medicare enrollees be part of a coordinated care arrangement by 2030. “More coordination between an individual’s health care providers can prevent medical errors and drug interactions while also saving time, money and frustration for the patient,” says Meena Seshamani, M.D., CMS’s deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare. In 2021, according to CMS, ACOs in Medicare’s Shared Savings Program, which includes 11 million beneficiaries, saved $2 billion.
ACOs have agreements with Medicare to get data on the claims of the patients of providers who belong to the ACO. The reports that doctors receive include everything from which patients got the preventive screenings they need — such as mammograms and colonoscopies — to which patients went to the hospital.
Armed with this information, doctors can follow up with patients who may have missed a screening or whose data shows they need help managing a particular illness.
ACO providers are rewarded financially for keeping costs down and are penalized financially if health care costs for their patients total more than what was targeted. Basically, Medicare and the ACO provider split the savings. But there’s a catch: The ACOs not only have to show that they’ve saved money, but the data also must show that they have improved the health care of their patients.
For the full article, and hear how it has helped both patients and doctors, and how you can find out if your plan is an ACO == https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2023/medicare-accountable-care-organizations-transform-health-care.html
NEWS YOU CAN USE
MEDICAL & WELLNESS NEWS
HOLIDAY SUPPORT GROUP: The holiday season can present many unique challenges (depression, stress, financial worries, grief, family, loneliness). Join the local support group to learn from professional some strategies for staying healthy and resilient. Starting November 21 at 5:30 pm and running through the holiday season. LEAF is here when you need it! Takes place in lower level of Lyons Community Church on Main Street. See their web page, or contact mentalwellness@LEAFLyons.org and Cherie will give you a confidential answer.
HOME NURSING CARE: If you are 55+ and need home nursing care, and have less than $2,000 in assets, contact Amy at Boulder County Aging (in Lyons) to find out about Tru Pace free help. email@example.com Phone: 720-766-8844
MENTAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP: Introduction to Mental Health and Wellness: This training is an introduction to mental health, mental distress, recognizing the signs, approaching someone in distress and where to refer to, as well as self-care. Registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Date Tuesday, December 12, Time: 8:30 – 10:30am, Zoom, Cost: $15 or Free Details Here
Monthly Zoom Senior Health Discussion: Dec. 13th, 1p.m. Use it or Lose It! Maintaining Muscle Strength. Contact email@example.com for questions. Free. Open to all seniors.
TIME to get vaccinated! CDC REPORT ON COVID: Cases of COVID-19 are high in Colorado, and most western states. The charts show a slow increase now that the winter months are upon us. —– I have heard about a different friend getting it EVERY week for two months now! Yes, IT IS IN LYONS. ——-
MEDICARE / DRUG PLAN Changes in 2024: The average monthly premium for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is expected to fall 99 cents in 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on July 31. The actual amount beneficiaries will pay in 2024 will vary depending on which prescription drugs they take, what plan they pick and where they live. Once Medicare patient enters what Medicare calls “catastrophic” coverage, they won’t have to pay anything for their prescription drugs for the rest of the year. The spending threshold for entering catastrophic coverage will be $8,000. And the second part of the new plan goes into effect in 2025: the new law caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for plan.
Past Month's Lyons Recorder ARTICLES of interest to Seniors, Nov 2 to Dec 7
==Love Living in Lyons – a gorgeous sunset and a poem
==Recycle Month: Discover the RE USE Center in Boulder
==Business Update – 7 businesses in Lyons
==School sports champs – 3 awards
==Lyons Area Construction – 3 updates, including housing
==New church in town, details
==RMNP – they plan to increase prices of reservations, and the season. Give them your opinion.
The following are Out in this week’s edition www.LyonsRecorder.org
==tips on helping with Holiday Stress
==Library events for December
==Photos of the Christmas downtown lights, and craft market, and parade
==Three CO Bills passed, property taxes, Tabor refunds
==Pearl Harbor Day diary
==LIST OF EVENTS in Lyons // Front Range // Denver to celebrate the Holidays!
TOWN of Lyons SENIOR ACTIVITES
==The November Senior bus trip to see David Sedaris was a huge success! People said they never laughed so much in their life! Check out some of his books for reading pleasure.
==5 seats left! == 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 ==== December will have fun Christmas Crafts & we hope to have local musician KC Groves sing some Carols with us. == 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.
The White House announced 11/15/23 a new initiative on women’s health research designed to combat the fact that women’s health has been ill studied, leaving half the nation’s people suffering from poorly understood debilitating conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids, as well as being diagnosed or treated incorrectly for disorders such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and autoimmune disorders.
NOTE: I don’t normally do this, but some of these News Briefs I first published in the Lyons Recorder — my weekly Lyons Recorder “Editor’s Notes” column — but I felt they were of particular interest to LYONS SENIOR Population, so I’m posting them here. Enjoy!
OLD TIME MEMORIES: We have a handful of articles that stay at the top of the “viewers list” each month that are a year or more old. We also have a rare “Comment” on an old article that someone is just discovering. This week we had the “Black Bear Restaurant, 35 years, with 4 stars (history)” article get a comment from a person who had decades long connection to Lyons (through her dad John Ramey), and no longer lives here – Linda Ramey said: I remember the Black Bear Restaurant from when I was my Child. Mom and dad would not allow us to eat in restaurants back then. A practice I sometimes wish parents still did today.
When I was “old enough”, 13 or so, my parents took all of the family once. Years later I would met my Dad there several times. The last time I went there was not long after Mr. Wyppler’s Passing. I remember the coffee was so hot immediately after it was poured into the porcelain coffee cup, it was already too hot to pick up. It was the best coffee I ever drank. The whole meal was delicious and the evening was relaxing. One of my fondest memories was that evening, enjoying that incredibly hot coffee.
RMNP – Recently retired Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent Darla Sidles has won the esteemed Stephen T. Mather Award. In 2016, she became the first woman to serve as superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park. During her time in the role, (1) she established the Next Generation Ranger Program to employ local young people, with an emphasis on recruiting a regionally diverse group (2) she helped launch the nation’s first-ever pilot timed-entry permit system and (3) in 2020, steered the fires and recovery in the Park’s most devastating wildfires in known history.
Our WORLD TRAVELLER Cheri Hofer got good news this week – her 3-year residence permit has been approved! “My Residente Temporale card is now good for three more years of coming and going in and out of Mexico, until it ostensibly rolls over into Residente Permanente!” Send her good wishes.
SPAM – Warning: “Unable to deliver your package” –
I have received multiple versions of this in my email box. Since I haven’t ordered anything (except some office supplies), I know these are all fake. Once you click on them, they will ask you to verify who you are, and they will collect information that they can use to scam you. Or, they will have you click on a lnk that downloads a virus that takes over your computer. —- Always go to the original web site, or your original account, and check there if you have a package delayed or undeliverable. Type in the address yourself. Do not click on links. —- If you click on a bad link, it will often be a duplicate of the real web site, even with the proper logos. It is easy to be deceived. —- If you are scammed, be sure to report it to the police and the state AND federal government fraud web site. Yes, they do catch many of these thieves, and often fine them millions of dollars.
If you’ve been targeted by a scam, get guidance on next steps from trained fraud specialists. Call the Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877‑908‑3360, toll‑free, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
NEW CHURCH IN TOWN: Christian Promise Fellowship at 12650 N. Foothills Highway (also known as Highway 36. About a mile SE of Lyons) Former location of Calvary Foothills Baptist Church.) Service: Sunday Worship 10:00 am (First day of worship 11/12/23 starting with a new series called Romans 8 – This series will help you learn more about God’s love and grace for all of us.) Pastor Dawnmarie Fiechtner – Their kickoff meet-and-greet is December 3rd. See our article for more details.
PASSPORTS: (1.) They have hired more people, so the time has been cut by 1 week to get your passport back, and previously it was cut by 3 weeks – which means it will take 7 to 10 weeks to get it (2. Locally, in Lyons – multiple people have said that their appointment at the post office was cancelled TWICE. So better to do it in Longmont. (3.) Multiple people recommend you get your photo at Walgreens. No appointment necessary. Quick and inexpensive. One person said that AAA insurance will do the photo for free.
KNIT CLUB – I’m putting this up by the announcements, so that you don’t miss it down in the “activities” section — KNIT CLUB: With the onset of cold weather season Spirit Hound ‘s crocheting & knitting group is moving to bi-monthly meetings- the 2nd Tuesday (tonight!) and the 4th Tuesday of the month. Come by any time after 6 p.m. and bring your latest project!
ARTS & CULTURE:
- LOCAL ART SHOW: Remember to stop by the library and town hall to see wonderful paintings by two LYONS SENIORS! Carol Groves & Ruth Wilson. The next exhibit goes up January 17th.
- The location of the LaVern Johnson sculpture has been approved by the state Historic Society, on the grounds of the “history preservation designated” Lyons Depot site. More news in late spring.
==December 7 DEADLINE Reminder- MEDICARE ENROLLMENT: the open enrollment period has already started and will end today, on December 7. If you go to your Medicare account, they list all the plans – breaking them down by what they offer, and you can line up a few at a time and compare them. The instructions are easy to understand, as is the breakdown of benefits. Remember to enter the drugs that you take on a regular basis, and they will let you know if the plan covers them.
News for Christmas, Monday, December 25
Federal, state and local offices will be closed, including the post office and library. == OUR Center will be open for lunch only (no business). == The Senior Lunch will be “ham dinner” on December 14; and will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 26th. == LEAF’s Super Duper Food Bank will happen Dec. 20th. Contact them if you have never attended the Food Pantry before. == For list of Church Christmas week services, click HERE.
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. == Dec. 13th, 1p.m. Use it or Lose It! Maintaining Muscle Strength. 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. =====
The Wonder of Winter Slideshow Program == Thursday, 14 December 2023 | 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Register at the Louisville Public Library==Natural History – All Ages Welcome == 951 Spruce Street, Louisville. Space is limited. Winter is a great time to explore the natural wonders of Boulder County! Join volunteer naturalists to learn about the many wonders of winter and how plants and animals adapt to snow and cold, from the Great Plains to the Continental Divide.
Winter Solstice at the Preserve: Thursday, 21 December 2023 | 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM == Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain == Natural History – All Ages Welcome. == Explore one of Boulder County’s wildlife preserves during the shortest day of the year. Join us for a moderate 2.5-mile hike along the foothills and learn about the rich biodiversity of RSP@RM and what makes this place a suitable home for many species of plants and animals. Naturalists will share how these species are affected by the solstice and short days. MUST register.
Hikes for Seniors: Winter at the Ponds: Wednesday, 27 December 2023 | 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM == Pella Crossing=Natural History – Seniors=Take a comfortable walk around the ponds this winter and learn more about the flora and fauna that live in the area. MUST register.
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Friday Afternoon Concert: Rocky Mountain Ringers – Friday, Dec. 8, 2:30 pm; $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors, $8 members == Get in the spirit with Denver’s premier hand bell ensemble as they offer up a lively blend of familiar holiday favorites as well as some unusual and newly-composed melodies. (Longmont Stewart Auditorium) Buy tickets online
Family Ornament Making, Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:30 am, 11 am & 1 pm; $10 per person == Create Christmas and winter holiday decorations with the young people in your life! We’ll be crafting, painting and creating keepsakes that will delight for years to come. This class is for children age 5 and up accompanied by an adult. (Longmont Museum) Register online
Longmont Annual Historic Home Tour (by St. Vrain Historical Society) Dec 9, 10, 14 and 17. 1 to 4p.m. except on the 14th evening 4-7p.m. — Step into the enchanting world of history and holiday magic at the Historic Hoverhome! Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as Hoverhome dons its holiday splendor. Tour at your own pace at one of our four scheduled open house-style tours, with knowledgeable docents sharing captivating tales of the Hover family and the home’s history. === Tour fees are $15.00 per person, (children under 10 are free), and help The St. Vrain Historical Society with the continued preservation and care of Historic Hoverhome. No RSVPs are required.
Make Your Own Vision Board, Friday, Jan. 5, 10–11:30 a.m., Register by calling 303-651-8411. Registration #185008-00 (Longmont Recreation Center) – Details: Are you entering the New Year with hopes of change? Do you hope to cultivate relationships, hobbies, positive emotions, a different mindset and/or growth? If so, we invite you to come and create your own vision board. This tool can help you focus your time/energy and provide a visual reminder of your values, intentions, goals and desires for your life. No experience necessary and there is no right or wrong way to do this. Bring your own: canvas, magazines, printouts, quotes, photos, crafting/art supplies or use our limited supply. Senior Services’ staff Kayleigh Schernbeck, LCSW will guide the group through the process.
Adjusting to Life’s Changes Support Group==Mondays, Jan. 22–March 4, 1:30–3 p.m. (Group will not meet on Feb. 19.) Longmont Senior Center ==Register by calling Kayleigh Schernbeck at 303-774-4497… make an appointment prior to joining the group. Space is limited. == Adjusting to life’s changes can involve many kinds of loss. If you are struggling with retirement, beginning or ending a caregiver role, decreased independence, changes in your abilities, or an accumulation of losses over the years, this six-week group is for you. We can work together to find a “new normal” in life. Our sessions are all confidential. Peer Support Volunteers will facilitate this group.
Popular Line Dances = multiple dates = Boulder Senior Center /West Age Well Center, Tuesdays, Dec. 5–26, 1-2 p.m. Fees: R/NR $32/$40== Line dancing is a fun, invigorating activity and utilizes music from around the world.
Ballroom Dancing – Waltz == multiple dates= Boulder Senior Center / East Age Well Center, Thursdays, Dec. 7–28. Fees: R/NR $32/$40 == Learn ballroom dance fundamentals including the Waltz.
Repairing is Better Than Recycling: Lamp Repair Workshop with Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic == Boulder Senior Center – West Age Well Center, Friday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.–Noon == Join this hands-on workshop with the Boulder-U-Fix-It Clinic and learn to diagnose and safely repair electrical components of lamps. All tools and demo lamps provided.
*LYONS* – WATCHING BRONCOS ON TV –
normally these games are on Channel 4 CBS on Sundays. Now, Bronco’s come to Channel 7 ABC TV — It got the right to broadcast the game Broncos vs. Detroit Lions on December 16 at approximately 6:15 p.m.(mountain time). The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” to put the highest-stakes matchup games on primetime, in order to reach the national audience. Bronco is one of the hottest teams, and has a 50% chance to make the playoffs now. They lost last Sundays game in Houston, (breaking their 5 game winning streak) but they are still on the board as a possible playoff team. (A fun day to watch is Christmas Eve, against the New England Patriots, on Channel 7). == WANT TO WATCH IT WITH FELLOW SENIORS? (and not worry about having to buy a beer) – I am thinking of putting together an event at the Senior Center. Write to me, and let me know if you are interested. The first event would be the Broncos vs. Lions. Write email@example.com
***CHRISTMAS EVENTS (see the LYONS RECORDER’s FULL LIST for Lyons // Front Range // Denver***
Longmont Christmas Market: Dec 16 & 17, 10a.m.- 5p.m., at the Fairgrounds– biggest in the state. Admission & Parking are Free.
Downtown DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET, NOV. 17 –DEC. 23, 2023, opens at 11a.m.
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Drop In Pickleball– expanded to: winter hours are M-W-F 9-11 am, T-Th 10 am-12 pm= 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. Drops Ins welcome.
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!
December Senior Birthdays:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO *LYONS* LOCAL SENIORS:
Carolyne Dollar, Annie Mannering, Bonnie DiSalvo, Daniel McKenna, Allen LaFollette, Linda Backup, Emily Fleming, Britton Fell, Emily May, JR Gordon, and on Christmas Day: Carol Groves!
Don’t forget to wish a Happy Birthday to these folks! It’s always nice to get a friendly hello!
This month, we will be enjoying our cake/pastry and singing Happy Birthday, followed by a Christmas/Holiday CRAFT (free)! We hope to have KC Groves accompanying us with Christmas carols. 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 ham dinner, with fixings. Only $3 for Lyons seniors age 65 or older. Pre-order by 1p.m. on Tuesday. 303-441-1415. (Bring friends, but those under 60 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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