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My Care Binder

Wednesday, July 18, 12:45 p.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

Amy Wreggelsworth of Complete Care will show you how to start and organize a Care Binder, where all of your important healthcare information can be kept in one convenient place.

Amy will bring all of the printed copies that can be used as a guide to what information to include in the binders. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binder and six tabbed section dividers.

This free presentation is open to everyone and there's no need to register. For more information, give us a call at 208-608-7580.




Thursday, July 19, 12:45 p.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisor Karen Clark will answer questions about Medicare and help people make informed decisions about their health insurance. SHIBA Advisors can assist seniors with getting started with Medicare, applying for financial assistance, and understanding coverage options, bills, and benefits.

SHIBA is a program provided by the Idaho Department Of Insurance with financial assistance through a grant from the Administration for Community Living.

This presentation is free to attend and there's no need to register. For more information, give us a call at 208-608-7580.


Saws & Scalpels: Civil War Medicine  *NEW DATE*

Tuesday, July 31, 11 a.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

This Senior Learning Network program is a live online interactive presentation from the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Kansas. Explore Civil War methods for treating the wounded. No need to register for this free event.

If you attend, consider joining us for lunch at noon in the dining room. Metro Meals on Wheels prepares lunch on site Monday through Friday. On the menu July 31: Beef Tacos & Mexican Rice. Lunch is offered for a suggested donation of $4 for anyone 60 and over and costs $6 for everyone else.

For more information about the programs and services offered at the Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center, give us a call at 208-608-7580.

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 pin you with a beautiful flower, designed and donated by Edwards Greenhouse, and 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.


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!

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

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


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.