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Idaho Author Gail Chumbley Will Share Her Stories With Us On Oct. 19

Idaho author Gail Chumbley will share stories from her two-volume Memoir, "River of January," and "River of January: Figure Eight," crafted from a vast family archive. Soar through the fiery skies of World War II, and glide across glittering ice in lavish productions at New York's Rockefeller Center, as she recounts this true and stirring saga of the 20th century.

Everyone is invited to attend this free meet-the-author event on Thursday, Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. There's no need to sign-up, just drop in at 690 Robbins Road.




Medicare-Covered Service You May Qualify For

Complete Care is offering a free seminar to help people learn about Medicare-covered services that they may qualify for. Complete Care's palliative program coordinates care for people with chronic conditions and can offer information about resources that are available.

The seminar begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. No need to register, just drop in at 690 Robbins Road.



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.