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Chat-n-Chew group welcomes Boise author David Proctor on Thursday

Boise author David Proctor will join Chat-n-Chew this week for a discussion about his book, Pathway of Dreams: Building the Boise Greenbelt.

From the introduction by Boise Mayor David Bieter:

Looking back on it now, I think there’s a good case to be made that the Greenbelt saved Boise.

Saved our river from over-development and degradation, certainly. But also saved our city as a whole – from mediocrity and regret.

As David Proctor details in this outstanding history of the Greenbelt, the Boise River was for decades viewed mostly as a convenient waste-disposal system or as a barrier (not entirely unwelcome) between the northern and southern parts of the city.

Still, the river was beloved by many. I’m convinced that I am a native Boisean largely due to the river: My Dad used to say, only a bit tongue-in-cheek, that when it came time for him and his new wife to settle down and start a family, my mother explained it very simply to him. “We can live anywhere in the country,” she said, “as long as you can see the Boise River from there.”

Everyone is invited to attend weekly Chat-n-Chew meetings at the Boise Senior Center, Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. No need to sign up, just drop in at 690 Robbins Road, Boise.



Want to save on your prescriptions? I.T.M. Group can help

Join us Thursday from 1-2 p.m. for an informational presentation on ways you can cut the costs of your medications. You will learn about local resources and online applications to find the best price for the medications you currently take. No registration needed, just drop in at the Boise Senior Center, 690 Robbins Road, Boise.






Eclipse time!

Great company and an awe-inspiring view. It was a moment to remember at the Boise Senior Center.









Explore with Lifetime and Leisure

Lifetime and Leisure activities are social, educational and fitness related programs for adults age 62 and older. Join us for an activity, meet new friends and leave the driving to us!

In addition, the Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center offers a plethora of activities and classes that help older adults stay physically, mentally and socially strong. Activities include Arts and Education, Health Activities and Social Opportunities.

Activities include:

  • Exercise Classes
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Longevity Stick Exercise
  • Classes specifically for seniors that help with balance and strength
  • Legal Counseling
  • Health Fairs
  • Games
  • Pinochle
  • Bridge
  • Canasta
  • Income Tax Assistance
  • Lending Library
  • Art Classes

>> Learn more about Lifetime and Leisure Activities offered through Boise Parks and Recreation.


Active Living Every Day (ALED)

ALED is a group-based behavior-change physical activity program developed at the Cooper Institute that focuses on helping sedentary people become and stay physically active.

Program philosophy:

Moderate amounts and intensities of physical activity result in significant health benefits. 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, or a combination of both, pay off big in terms of health benefits.
Lifestyle physical activity is an important alternative to more traditional fitness-center based exercise. Everyone is different; some people prefer a structured exercise program. But when you’re just starting out, in particular, lifestyle physical activity gets you moving without special equipment, and you can do it anywhere.
People are more likely to become and stay active when taught appropriate lifestyle skills based on their readiness to change. Wonder why you start a new program, then are right back where you started six months later? You haven’t changed your behavior. This program teaches you how to change.

How does it work?

Participants, about 20 people in a group, come together for one hour weekly sessions for 12 weeks of education and discussion to learn skills (i.e., identifying and overcoming barriers, setting goals, creating an action plan) needed to become more physically active. A variety of moderate and vigorous physical activities are discussed in the program, giving the background for individuals to make their personal decisions the type and amount of exercise they want to do. Participants do their actual physical activity outside of the group setting. Facilitators (instructors) that teach the course are trained and certified. A participant book is used in conjunction with the course.

Who can participate?

Anyone interested in becoming physically active.

Classes will start in June. Call (208) 608-7583 for more information.