May 3 at 10 a.m.
Older Adult Wellness Month Celebration Kickoff – Learn about all of the programs for older adults and caregivers offered at Lakewood Recreation Centers and Clements Community Center, as well as hear more information about Older Adult Wellness Month.
May 5 at 10 a.m.
Lakewood Parks: Animal Safety – Learn all about how to stay safe in Colorado parks with Lakewood Park Ranger Lindsay Gillis as she talks all about different types of animals you might see, how to identify them and what to do if you cross their paths.
May 6 at 1 p.m.
Coordination & Balance Demo – This class will take you through basic balance and strength exercises to improve coordination and decrease risk of falls and injuries. Class is 60 minutes long and the only equipment needed is a chair.
May 10 at 10 a.m.
Seniors’ Resource Center Informational Talk – Seniors’ Resource Center provides an array of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and thrive. Services such as in home care and adult daytime programs provide life enriching activities and support both older adults and their caregivers. The center helps older adults remain independent and engaged.
May 12 at 10 a.m.
Lakewood Parks: Older Adult Park Programs – Get more information from Park Ranger Lindsay Gillis about how Lakewood Parks staff has been working through COVID and what programs and resources are available in our parks for our older adult community.
May 13 at 10 a.m.
Jefferson Center for Mental Health Informational Talk – Learn the basics of mental health and how to practice good mental health and connect to care. The Jefferson Center provides client-centered services designed to meet individual mental health, substance use and wellness needs. The center is dedicated to meeting you where you’re at in your journey and working together to help you live a satisfying and hopeful life.
May 17 at 10 a.m.
Lakewood Police Department: Safety & Security in Today’s World – The nearly 400 employees and more than 100 volunteers of the Lakewood Police Department are committed to providing the highest possible level of police service to our community. The mission of the LPD is "to serve and protect with integrity, intelligence and initiative." During this talk, Agent Scott Weichert will help you learn more about common internet and phone scams and how to keep yourself safe.
May 18 at 1 p.m.
Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts: Painting & Drawing Demo – Learn about what arts programs (both in-person and virtual) are available for older adults and enjoy a demonstration of a painting and 2D drawing class.
May 19 at 10 a.m.
The Action Center Informational Talk – The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change. Learn more about what they do and how you can get support or get involved.
May 20 at 10 a.m.
Colorado Housing Connects Informational Talk – Colorado Housing Connects is a centralized housing helpline and is operated by housing nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment. The free service helps to prevent evictions and foreclosures by connecting residents to rental/mortgage assistance resources, legal referrals, Brothers Redevelopment’s housing counseling services and encouraging long-term sustainable solutions. Learn about Brothers Redevelopment’s affordable senior communities, Home Modification and Repair, Paint-A-Thon (free house painting for seniors) and its Aging in Place Program.
May 20 at 3 p.m.
Move with the Beat Demo -- Previously called Cardio Dance. Come dance to your favorite tunes while learning traditional dance steps in all kinds of styles. All levels and no partners needed. Learn how to register for the ongoing class, with styles that vary weekly from jazz, Broadway, line dancing and even ballroom and Latin-inspired steps.
May 24 at 11:15 a.m.
SilverSneakers Classic Demo – SilverSneakers Classic is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and to improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depending on fitness levels. Class is 60 minutes long.
May 27 at 10 a.m.
Alzheimer’s Association Informational Talk – Learn about the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Coloradans living with dementia and their families and caregivers and offer a broad range of free programs and services, funding for research and advocacy efforts.
May 28 at 2 p.m.
Tai Chi for Balance Demo – Tai chi is a wonderful exercise that strengthens the body and mind. In this class you will improve your balance through learning flowing movements. You will work mainly with a form called Tai Chi for Arthritis. The exercise is relaxing, but you will work muscles, and you will leave class feeling energized rather than tired. Class is 60 minutes long.