One more chance to dance to the Kings of Swing this year!
Friday, Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center
The legendary Kings of Swing will perform once more this year at the Dick Eardley Senior Center,
so mark your calendars and join us for an evening of music and dancing.
Tickets are $10 per person and $18 per couple. Purchase tickets in advance or pay at the door.
A dance lesson will be offered the day of the dance, starting at 5:30 p.m. for beginners and 6:15 p.m. for intermediate. Lessons cost $5 per person.
For more information, call the Senior Center at 208-608-7580.
Come experience "Christmas With FDR"
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1-2 p.m.
Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center
We are teaming up with the Senior Learning Network to offer a live, interactive presentation on how President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family celebrated the holidays. We'll join Education Director Jeff Urbin from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library as he entertains us with stories about Christmas at the White House. It's a fun way to start the holiday season!
Admission is free and open to the public.
Winter/Spring Activity Guide is now live online
The new Boise Parks and Recreation Activity Guide is now live online. CLICK TO VIEW
Winter/Spring registration begins Dec. 11 for Boise residents and Dec. 13 for non-residents. Register for activities online, or call the Dick Eardley Senior Center to register by phone, 208-608-7580.
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.
Call (208) 608-7583 for more information.