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The Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. 


Help us plant a memorial garden

Tuesday, May 29, 11 a.m.
In front of the Senior Center

Join us on Tuesday, May 29, at the Dick Eardley Senior Center beginning at 11 a.m. to plant flowers in honor of the men and women who have died in service to the country.

Everyone is invited to bring a favorite flower to plant (annuals only, please) or pick from a variety of flowers that will be available for this Memorial Day event. Small hand shovels will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves. No need to register, just drop in at 690 Robbins Road.

 


Do you know what Medicare & Medicaid will not pay for?

Wednesday, May 30, 1 p.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center

Teresa McCully from Silver Key benefits will shed light on what is and is not covered under Medicare and Medicaid, and will answer questions about short-term and long-term coverage. 

This informal presentation is free to attend. For more information, call 208-608-7580.

 


Celebrate your special day with us!

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

We celebrate birthdays on the second Friday of every month, and you're invited.

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 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.

 


Memoir Writing Group is breaking for summer

Will resume Thursday meetings in September

The Memoir Writing Group will meet once more this spring, on May 31, then take a break through the summer months. The group will return to its weekly meeting schedule in September.

Most seniors have lived interesting, inspirational, and sometimes challenging lives. Our experiences may range from struggles growing up during the Great Depression or WWII, or surviving family illness, divorce, and other life-altering events. We have had career, family, or aspirational adventures, and we would be remiss if we didn’t pass our stories on to our families and friends.

We come together each week to encourage each other to tell our stories and to leave a written account of who we are and the experiences that shaped our lives. We are welcoming new members to the group and hope you will join us.

WHAT IS A MEMOIR? A brief, personal memory that expresses the thoughts and emotions experienced at the time.

WHY WRITE ONE? Refresh your memory of the events that influenced your life; Pass your memories on to family and friends; Share with your children, relatives and friends who you really are and describe the events that may have influenced their lives.

WHO CAN WRITE ONE? Anyone can write a memoir. You don’t need to be a writer. We don’t care about grammar or punctuation. We just want to offer you a place to tell and share your story.

Cost for this drop-in activity is $1. No need to register. Bring a note pad and a pen or pencil. For more information, call 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.

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.