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Make & Take Paper Folding Class: Flowers

Monday, Sept. 17, 12:30 p.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

Learn to make several styles of paper flowers to use as decorations, gifts, home decor and more. Senior Center Program Coordinator Denise Peterson will teach different techniques of folding and curling to achieve a variety of results.

This activity is free to attend and all materials will be provided. No need to register, just drop in after lunch! 




Tax Talk with a CPA

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

We’re excited to welcome Leah Rourke, Certified Public Accountant, to the Senior Center this month to share information that is specific to the needs of retirees. Leah will go over recent changes to the tax code, how this may affect you, and what you might want to do differently for the 2018 tax year.

Leah is the owner of Entrusted Accounting and has been helping people with their accounting needs for 12 years. She has a degree in English Literature and enjoys translating the language of numbers for her clients. She also enjoys addressing the needs and concerns of seniors and their adult children, advocates and fiduciaries.

Everyone is invited to this free program. No registration is needed. For more information, call 208-608-7580.


Chat-n-Chew: A Journey Along the Snake River

Thursday, Sept. 20, 10-11:50 a.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

Everyone is invited to join us in welcoming Mike Fritz, an outdoor team leader with 34 years of experience and extensive knowledge, on Sept. 20. Mike will share information about the natural features along the Snake River and its history. Take a photo tour of stunning wilderness locations and learn about the many opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors.

This program is an hour and 45 minutes long with a break at about the halfway mark. Chat-n-Chew drop-in fee is $1 and includes coffee. For more information, call 208-608-7580.



Explore with Lifetime and Leisure

We had a fantastic summer full of excursions and adventures with participants of our Lifetime & Leisure program. The fun continues this fall, so be sure to register for our upcoming programs.

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! Upcoming opportunities include:



Boise Watershed

Sept. 26 - The Boise WaterShed introduces you to water protection and conservation through hands-on exhibits and the largest concentration of of public art in the state of Idaho. The 2-acre outdoor River Campus simulates a journey through our watershed, from the headwaters to the Snake River, in a park-like setting.

Transportation is provided. Leave the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 12:20 p.m. or from Morley Nelson Community Center at 12:40 p.m. Return time is approximately 3:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for residents and $13.95 for non-residents. Space is limited. To sign up, call 208-608-7580.

Birds of Prey Flight Show

Oct. 19 - The World Center for Birds of Prey is located right here in Boise, Idaho. See the education birds fly outdoors, where they swoop and soar over the heads of the audiences to show off their amazing aerial skills

Transportation is provided. Leave the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. or from Whitney Community Center at 1:20 p.m. Return time is approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for residents and $21.70 for non-residents. Space is limited. To sign up, call 208-608-7580.

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



Nia Moving to Heal Class Demonstration 

Monday, Sept. 24, 12-12:45 p.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

Nia Moving to Heal classes are being offered at the Dick Eardley Senior Center, and everyone is invited to attend a free demonstration on Monday, Sept. 24, from 12-12:45 p.m. Comfortable clothing is recommended for those who plan to participate.

"Nia Moving to Heal is Movement Medicine and is for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to compliment and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions and spirit," class instructor Tamara Koopman said. "My intent for you is to leave class feeling better, lighter and with a smile.” 

Tamara is passionate about dance, movement and music, health, and being a mom to three young children. She is a Nia Black Belt teacher, a Healing Qigong apprentice, and a raw food teacher.

There's no need to register for the demonstration class - anyone can stop in and give it a try. For more information, call 208-608-7580.

Tamara Koopman

Celebrate your special day with us!

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

If your birthday falls within the month, we'll sing happy birthday to you and everyone else who is celebrating a birthday. 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.


Active Living Every Day (ALED)

Fall session is Sept. 27-Dec. 13
Dick Eardley Senior Center

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.

Cost to participate is $15R/$22.70NR. For more information or to sign up, call (208) 608-7583.