***COVID 19 UPDATE***
In light of continuing developments around the public health crisis related to the novel coronavirus, many public City facilities are closed. For more information about virtual visits, resources, and ways to stay active and connected in this crisis, please click on the drop down boxes directly below.
While the City facilities remain closed, here are ways you can stay connected within the community:
- Kind Connection through Spark the Change brings individuals within the community together by phone to support one another during these difficult times. Visit the Kind Connection website to sign up and receive a call.
- Well Connected Senior Center without Walls. This program offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online. Visit the Well Connected website for more info.
- Boulder County Area Agency on Aging offers helpful resources and information for all county. If there is specific resource/program in Longmont that you want more information on please contact Amy or Veronica at the Longmont Senior Center. Visit the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging website OR Boulder County Network of Care website.
- Social Media: If you have computer or smarphone access, consider signing up for a Facebook or Instagram account to connect with others in your community or to follow along with the latest City of Longmont Facebook stories and updates.
- Get Senior Services Emails: If you haven't already, signing up for our Longmont Senior Services email is a great way to get up-to-date information in your inbox, be it upcoming classes or crisis communications. Sign up for the LSC email today!
Catch up on the LSC Blog
- Senior author Debbie Noel writes about life, Longmont, and the Longmont Senior Center in the Drop in with Debbie blog!
Zoom Classes & Lectures
- Medicare Basics: Call the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 to register. Class is offered by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Medicare Counselors. The classes provide unbiased, up-to-date information about Medicare enrollment, benefits, costs, what and how Medicare pays, choices under Medicare plans, how they work, and prescription drug coverage. Everyone is welcome: pre-enrollees, people with Medicare, caregivers, family members, staff and service providers, and community members. After registering over the telephone, you will then be emailed a link to sign up for the virtual class online, so be sure we have your email address.
- May 26, 6-8pm - online
- June 15 10a-12p - online
- Gray Haven's Philosophy: Call the LSC at 303-651-8411 to register for our online, interactive philosophy discussions every Monday from 2-3pm.
- Active Minds educational lectures: Call the LSC at 303-651-8411 to register for these online presentations. Topics include Hong Kong, The Future of Bees, and the History of Radio.
- Senior Cardio with Kim
- Tai Chi for Better Balance
- Intro to Flexibility Classic
- Senior Workout with Kim
- Restorative Yoga with Urszula Bunting
- Gentle Yoga with a Chair with Urszula Bunting
Mental health and connection is vital in times of crisis. Mental Health Partners of Longmont is still accepting new clients over the phone. Please give them a call to get the mental health help that you need and visit their website for more information:
- Mental Health Telephone line: (303) 443-8500.
- Mental Health Partners Website: https://www.mhpcolorado.org/covid-19-updates/
Lunch Bunch Sing-Alongs!
Join Josh Brookstein in a YouTube sing-along! Josh is a local musician who does sing-along sessions with our Lunch Bunch, a weekly social group for folks in early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's. Of course, you don't need to be experiencing memory loss to follow along with his videos and sing along in your home:
Other City Virtual Activities
And for children of all ages (and adults), the Library and Museum are offering a terrific array of virtual visits, book lists, digital media, and more!
Technology Help is here: Remote Tech Support now available!
The Longmont Senior Center technology Coaches have set up some new ways to provide tech support. We cannot meet with you in person, but thanks to new tools and widespread internet, you can still get computer and technology help! To see the full range of offerings, visit our website at Longmont Senior Center Technology Coaches.
Right now, we are offering:
- Instructions on how to use the ZOOM tool to remotely meet with a coach, attend a meeting or lecture, allow access to your computer
- Remote Personal Coaching
- An SCTC email informing you of new activities and tech tips--stay in touch!
- Online video tutorials on a wide range of topics
- Virtual Drop In Lab every Friday at 2pm using Zoom teleconferencing software online.
While the City facilities remain closed, here's how you can stay in touch and access City services online:
Keep up with the latest press releases and City news:
- Sign up for City e-notifications
- Sign up for the Senior Services email
- Sign up for Reverse 9-1-1
- Learn about Reverse 9-1-1
How to access city services while facilities are closed:
- GIVE HELP: Get information on how to help partner agencies during the crisis
- GET HELP: Find out how to receive help during the crisis
- ACCESS SERVICES: FAQs for various City services (Find Senior-specific answers in the "Community Services" drop down box.
- Visit http://www.longmontmeals.org/ or call 303-772-0540 for up-to-date information
- At this time, Meals on Wheels Park View Cafe is closed to the public but dedicated volunteers are still delivering meals to homebound seniors and take precautionary measures to ensure homebound seniors have food in the event there is a disruption of services.
- If residents would like to donate, MOW could use toilet paper for seniors who are running low. MOW will have a donation shelf outside, Mon - Fri, 9 - 12pm by our west entry door.
- Monetary donations can be made online.
- MOW are continuing to sign up seniors who are in need of services and individuals with disabilities who are under 55, if they have a doctor referral. All community lunch participants are welcome to sign up for home delivery meals. If a client is sick MOW are asking clients to put a cooler outside of their home for MOW to deliver to. To sign up for home delivered meals, please call MOW at 303-772-0540.
- Seniors age 60+ may visit cultivate.ngo or call 303-443-1933 ext 414 to enroll.
- With Cultivate Carry-Out Caravan, clients pay for their own groceries, and Cultivate volunteers shop and deliver the groceries at no cost.
- Carry-Out Caravan is operating with extra precautions including sanitation of each food container and grocery bag prior to delivery. Groceries are being delivered to the client’s doorstep.
Welcome to the Longmont Senior Center: Your community hub for active older adults!
This is your time. Own It.
Whether you're still working, semi-retired, a caregiver, or just ready to have some fun and make new friends, we have the place for you! Get involved and make memories with other active 55+ adults who are aging out loud, together.
Longmont's Senior Services department is on a mission to build and foster opportunities which promote dignity, wellness, independence, enjoyment, community, and a sense of purpose for older adults.
The Longmont Senior Center is at the heart of our mission, offering:
- Lifelong learning classes
- Social clubs
- Exercise & fitness programs
- Wellness & health services
- Community events
- Day trips
- Extended & international trips
- Volunteer opportunities
- Resource assistance
- Lunch programs
- Supportive services
- Programmas en español
- Facility rentals
Download the GO Catalog, our comprehensive quarterly guide for 55+ programming in Longmont, or pick up a copy at the Senior Center. There's no annual membership fee and se habla espanol!
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