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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.

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), a special gift from Idaho Pizza, and a yummy 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

The Winter/Spring Activity Guide is now available and we have some great trips planned for the upcoming season. 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! Some of our January trips include:

Jan. 23, Boise Fire Station #4: The Boise Fire Department currently has 258 employees at 17 Fire Stations, 8 Advanced Support Engine Companies, a Hazardous Materials Team, ARFF Team, Dive Team, and a Technical Rescue Team. The department serves a population of 222,000 residents in 98+ square miles. We will visit one of our newest stations to learn how fire personnel serve our community. Depart from the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. and return at approximately 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for residents and $12.40 for non-residents. Please register in advance by calling 208-608-7580.

Jan. 30, Buy Idaho Day: This event is held at the State Capitol every year. Vendors will fill three levels of the capitol rotunda with booths, displays, product demonstrations, giveaways, and more. Let's explore what services and products our great state has to offer! We will depart from Morley Nelson Community Center at 12:20 p.m., or from the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 12:40 p.m. Return time is approximately 3:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for residents and $12.40 for non-residents. Please register in advance by calling 208-608-7580.

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


Active Living Every Day (ALED)

Winter/Spring session is February 5 to April 23
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.


 

Are you interested in a memoir writing group?

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 are looking forming a group 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. If you are interested in getting together every Thursday from 1-3 p.m., please call the Senior Center at 208-608-7580.

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.