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Beer & Hops: An Introduction to Beer’s
Most Important Flavoring Component

Thursday, March. 15, 10 a.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

This informational presentation is offered by Idaho Wine Merchants General Manager Eric Johnson, who spent time observing the beer-making process by brewmasters in Belgium. (This is not a tasting.) Cost to attend is $1. No registration needed.

The Dick Eardley Senior Center is located at 690 Robbins Rd. For more information, call 208-608-7580. 



Let's dance to the Kings of Swing Trio 

Friday, March. 23, 7-9 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Kings of Swing Trio will take the stage at the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Join us for an evening of great music and dancing.

The Kings of Swing Trio is a versatile band that plays great dance music from every era. They performed often for the Over-40s dance group at the Eagles Lodge in Boise and the Cathedral of the Rockies single dance group.  

Whether you like to dance or just tap your foot along to the beat, this is an evening you don’t want to miss!

Refreshments are included in the ticket price. Tickets cost $8 per person or $15 per couple and are available at the door or in advance by calling the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 208-608-7580.



AARP free tax assistance program continues through April 12

Property Tax Reduction help on Tuesdays only this year

AARP is offering free tax assistance at the Dick Eardley Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 12. Those needing assistance will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. People are strongly encouraged to arrive by 8 a.m. when the Senior Center opens. Tax service begins at 8:30 a.m. The last customer will be accepted at 1:30 p.m.
Circuit Breaker, the property tax reduction assistance service offered through the Ada County Assessor’s office, will be available at the Senior Center on Tuesdays only this year, from Feb. 6 to April 10, from 9 a.m. until noon.



Celebrate your special day with us!

Birthday Friday is on the second Friday of every month,
eginning at 11:30 a.m.

Join us for our monthly birthday celebration on the second Friday of every month. We'll pin you with a beautiful flower, designed and donated by Edwards Greenhouse, and sing happy birthday to everyone celebrating a birthday during the month. You can also look forward to a delicious lunch (suggested donation is $4 per person) and a special birthday dessert made just for the occasion. No need to RSVP - your seat is ready for you!

For more information about programs and activities at the Dick Eardley Senior Center, take a look at our monthly newsletter.



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.

Call (208) 608-7583 for more information.