Mountain Midlife News

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017


​Mountain MidLife Friends:

LAST CALL to sign up for our Mountain MidLife Dinner and Music with Sam Bass THIS Friday, August 25! Over 50 are planning to attend already. Please sign up by noon Thursday.

 It is not too early to sign up now for our Mountain MidLife Breakfast and (optional) Hike on Saturday, September 9! Please mark your calendars and don’t wait for reminders.

 Please see our listing below for a special fundraiser Italian Night Community Dinner open to all ages on Saturday, September 16. This event is hosted by Mountain MidLife (that’s you, dear reader!) as a fundraiser for continuing our programs and we need everyone’s help to make it work. Please help spread the word and invite everyone you know! And please offer to help us plan it, set it up, and cook it. Email or call 303-258-0799 as soon as you can to sign up to help. Thank you!

See listings of our many great upcoming events below – more are added each week… If you are not receiving our monthly NAS Newsletter and would like to receive it so you can see birthday listings and articles from our Mountain Options Counselor of our local Area Agency on Aging, please reply to this email and let us know whether we should email a PDF or send via US Mail.

 Invite a friend to a meal (lunches every Monday and Wednesday or monthly dinners or breakfasts) and offer to pick them up and drop them home afterwards. With a “requested contribution” of $5 (over age 60), we offer a fun and affordable get-together with friends. We need and appreciate your anonymous meal contributions, but please ensure people know that we do not turn away anyone over age 60 who cannot pay.

All ages of adults are welcome at all events, attended mostly by folks over age 50.

Sign up for all Mountain MidLife events at 303-258-0799 or or by replying to this email.

Featured Event!  Sam Bass at Mountain MidLife Dinner

Mountain MidLife Dinner on Friday, August 25, features the live musical entertainment of local MidLifer

Sam Bass on guitar performing songs we know from the 40s to 70s, with a little snippet of history surrounding each. Gather at 5:00pm for social time, then dinner at 5:30pm is Salmon, Green Beans Almondine, Brown/Wild Rice, and Peach Dessert. Please reserve as far in advance as possible by phone or Meetup site – only $5 requested contribution over age 60 and $10 under age 60 – by calling 303-258-0799 or signing up at Meetup.

Free Nutrition Counseling

 Registered Dietitian Patricia Murphy offers free one-on-one coaching to adults over age 60 and family caregivers who reside in Boulder County. Nutrition counseling can help with specific health conditions, nutrition-related concerns, or if you want to learn more about healthier eating. The sessions last 30-60 minutes. She will accept signups for time slots on Wednesday, August 30, 10am – 2pm, in the Nederland Community Center. Call for an appointment: 303-258-0799

Luncheon Program – Connecting Volunteers

 Connecting Volunteers: Chrysti Britt of Care Connect updates us on the services this fellow nonprofit provides and how we can work together to better serve mountain older adults – Wednesday, September 6. Menu is TBD. Call us (303-258-0799) by Monday, 9/4, to join us for lunch at Noon – or be there by 12:30 for only the presentation.

CU Buffs vs. Arizona – Ticket Deadline 9/7

 Join us as we attend the CU Buffaloes vs. Arizona home game on Saturday, October 7. Kick-off time will be announced by CU closer to the date. We need to lock in our tickets now, so face a deadline of Thursday, September 7. We will buy a block together in the upper section for $30 each ticket. Please make checks payable to Nederland Area Seniors and mail to P O Box 188, Nederland CO, 80466 or deliver to our office in the Nederland Community Center. Questions? Call 303-258-0799.

 Featured Event!  Social Breakfast & Hike

Come join us for breakfast and optional hike following it at the Nederland Community Center on Saturday, September 9. Doors open at 8:30am, with the meal served at 9:00am. Our buffet includes: Vegetable Egg Bake, Turkey Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, Yogurt, Granola, Fruit. All ages of adults are welcome. Cost is only $8 under age 60 and $5 requested contribution from those over age 60. Please RSVP immediately to 303-258-0799 or at

 Luncheon Program – Conversation Cafe

 Conversation Café:  This monthly circle meets 12:45pm-2:00pm to share wisdom and experience on a

variety of topics—a great opportunity to get to know each other in new ways – Monday, September 11, menu is TBD. Call by Friday, 9/8, (303-258-0799) to join us for lunch at Noon – be there by 12:45 for only the Conversation Café.

Book Group

The Book Group will meet at Lori’s home on Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm, and the format is pot luck. Call us at 303-258-0799 for more info. The book for September is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

 BIGfoot Hike

The BIGfoot Memorial Hike with Lucy Stroock meets at the Nederland Community Center Friday, September 15, at 9:00am (note the time change from previous months) for carpool departure to the trailhead of the hike location to be determined closer to the time. The pace is comfortable and leisurely.

Featured Event!  Italian Night Dinner & Film Festival 

Celebrate our community at our first-ever Italian Night serving family fare of Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Fruit. Wines from Augustina’s Winery will be available for purchase by the glass. No reservations required, just stop in on Saturday, September 16, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Dinner is $10 Adult, $5 Requested Contribution over age 60, and $4 Children under age 12. Hosted by our friends at Mountain MidLife, proceeds benefit the nonprofit Nederland Area Seniors (which sponsors Mountain MidLife), so please come support your organization.

This special evening is offered during the Nederland Film Festival and is scheduled between films so everyone can attend it all. The Festival is offering the before-dinner shorts and after dinner feature for a combined price of $10, so let’s all join in all the fun! The 4:30pm shorts will be music-related and include scenes from the film produced by local filmmaker Eric Abramson, who will be present for Q&A following the screening. At 7:00pm, the feature continues the Italian Night theme with the story of a young man trying to produce his grandfather’s never-performed opera.

Swing Dance to Live Big Band Music

Swing Dance to a live dance band at the Avalon Ballroom at 63rd and Arapahoe in Boulder on Saturday, September 16. Dance lesson 7pm-8pm included with the price of admission. Dancing 8-11pm. DJ dance music during intermissions. Light snacks provided. All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required. Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself. Casual is fine. Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students; $5 children accompanied by adult; volunteers free. Cash or check.

Falls Prevention Class – A Matter of Balance

 Afraid of Falling? Limiting your favorite activities due to fear? You are not alone. Half the population over age 65 shares your concerns. Get your life back and strengthen your resolve, awareness of ways you can prevent falls, and shore up your physical abilities. Local Teacher Randy Sachter offers this evidence-based program to prevent falls here in Nederland. This FREE eight-week program runs weekly, Mondays, September 18-November 6, 9:30am-11:30am, at the Nederland Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Reserve your seat in this interactive workshop by calling 303-258-0799 or at Meetup.

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games

Our favorite way to get together – a delicious social meal and those who enjoy games extend the conversations a little longer over a game. Feel free to bring board games, cards, dominoes or whatever you wish your friends would play with you after the Mountain MidLife dinner, Friday, September 22, 5:00pm, at Nederland Community Center (menu TBD). All age adults welcome.

Please reserve your dinner (Chicken Molé) several days in advance (a week is helpful!); $10 Adults under age 60 or $5 requested contribution over age 60 – 303-258-0799 (or reply to this email or at If you have special dietary needs not already registered with us, please inform us several days in advance.

Senior Law Day

This annual event is worth the trip to gain valuable information important to us as we cross the age 50 mark! Scheduled for Saturday, September 23, at the Longmont Plaza Convention Center, the event costs only $10 and includes lots of resource materials to bring home. Registration fills early, so sign up now. See the schedule and register for this free event at

Georgetown Loop Historic Rail and (Optional) Mine Tour

We will ride the historic narrow gauge rail line round trip from Georgetown to Silver Plume on Tuesday, September 26, at 1:45pm. Carpools will form in Nederland, some leaving early for lunch in Georgetown and others later for the train and (optional) mine tour. Tickets are $26 for the train ride only, $36 for adding the Lebanon Mine Tour to the ride (one hour and 15 minutes – catches next round trip ride back to Georgetown), or $40 for the ride and extended Mine Tour (more mine, same time).

More info re the tours and how to prepare at Lunch location will be determined by carpool groups and cost is on your own. Sign up with us by replying to this email, calling 303-258-0799, or at Meetup. Please RSVP and pay by Monday, 9/18 and indicate whether you are providing or needing a ride. We can only accept reservations that include payment to NAS, PO Box 188, Nederland CO 80466 received by the 9/18 deadline.

Luncheon Program – Medicare Options

 Medicare Options: Colleen Sinclair, our Mountain Options Counselor from the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging provides the latest updates as we enter the Open Enrollment period for Medicare – Wednesday, September 27.

Foot Care

 Local Registered Nurse Debbie Neal serves mountain older adults with toenail and skin care, review of foot concerns – Wednesday, September 27. By appointment, downtown Nederland, $30, sign up at 303-258-0799.

  Lunch and Leaves in Allenspark

Join our friends in Allenspark at lunch on Thursday, September 28, and enjoy the beautiful aspens along the Peak to Peak along the way. This Lunch Bunch group hosts meals for a very low cost – details re menu, cost, and location will be posted at the Meetup site when available. Carpools will depart Nederland Community Center at 11:00am – please let us know several days in advance if you will drive or need a ride so we can include you in the carpool system. Please sign up by Tuesday, 9/26, so we can call in our numbers to them.

Other Events of Interest

 Plan an outing or interest group and we can post it at Meetup. Email details to Serene (see page 4, top, for contact info). Adults of all ages are welcome at all events.

Th, 8/24, FACE Vocal Band at Niwot Rock and Rails, 6:30-8:45, free

Fr, 8/25 Opening Reception, big FIBER show at The Dairy, Boulder

Fr-Su, 8/25-27, NedFest

Fr-Sa, 8/25-26, Loveland Corn Roast Festival

Th, 8/31, Caribou Ranch Open Space Hike for Seniors w BCPOS, 10am-12pm

Fr, 9/8, Evening at the Museum, Nederland Mining Museum talk re local Nature w photos

Fr, 9/8, FACE Vocal Band at Lafayette Art Night Out, 5pm-9pm, free

Su, 9/10 & 9/24, 7pm Swing Dance Outdoors to Live Music on Dushanbe Plaza, Boulder

Th, 9/28, Betasso Open Space Hike for Seniors w BCPOS, 10am-12pm

August Menu

(September Menu to be announced later this week)

 Please RSVP two days ahead for lunches, four days ahead for breakfasts and dinners to 303-258-0799.

 W   2 Cashew Curry Turkey Salad, WW Roll, Carrot Slaw, Berries

M   7  Meatloaf, Roasted Potatoes, Greens Salad, Strawberries

W   9  Fish Tacos on WW Tortilla, Spanish Rice, Lettuce/Tomato/Guacamole, Pears

Su 13  Hopple Popple w Broccoli/Potato/Mushroom, Bacon, Blueberry Oats, Breads, Granola, Yogurt, Fruit

M  14  Mixed Summer Vegetables w Pasta, Garlic Roll, Italian Salad, Apricots

W  16  Half Chicken Sandwich on WW, Vegetable Bean Soup, Mixed Fruit & Yogurt Cup

M  21  Citrus Roasted Fish, Vegetable Medley, Brown Rice, Berries

W  23  Beef Cabbage Rolls, Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Apricots/Peaches

Fr  25  Salmon, Green Beans Almondine, Brown/Wild Rice, Peach Dessert

M  28  Chicken Enchilada Pie, Black Beans, Lettuce/Tomato, Orange

M  31  Roasted Vegetable Pizza, Greens Salad, Apple

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

 ​Serene Karplus