Technology 101 class today!
Learn how to navigate the often complex world of hand-held electronic devices at this informal session, led by I.T.M. Group's Jim Hintze. Participants are encouraged to bring their phones, tablets, and even laptops for personalized help. Class meets today, June 20, at 1 p.m. at the Boise Senior Center.
Summer Fabric Sale & Quilt Show, featuring the Boise Basin Quilters on July 22
Come browse our huge selection of donated material. Sizes range from a half-yard to 8 yards in a variety of fabrics, patterns and colors. We also have patterns, pieces, and partially assembled projects. Everything is priced to sell - nothing over $10.
The Boise Basin Quilters will be displaying a beautiful selection of vintage and contemporary quilts. Come get inspired!
Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boise Senior Center, 690 Robbins Road.
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.
- Exercise Classes
- Tai Chi
- Longevity Stick Exercise
- Classes specifically for seniors that help with balance and strength
- Legal Counseling
- Health Fairs
- Income Tax Assistance
- Lending Library
- Art Classes
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.
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 608-7583 for more information.
Watercolors Class celebrates the Year of the Rooster
We are proud to showcase the work of our Watercolors class students through the month of June. Stop by the Boise Senior Center to enjoy their talent and the beautifully detailed and unique roosters that brighten our walls!