April 2019 Denver area activities for older adults


Just last month, the Denver area was jolted by the “Bomb Cyclone”! But now, going into April, it’s a whole different story. Temps are rising; spring is here! And with spring comes lots of activities, venues, and events that seniors can enjoy in the Denver area. Read on to learn about some of the April 2019 Denver area activities for older adults!


Now through Sunday, April 21, the Denver Art Museum presents Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead. This exhibit features Julie Buffalohead’s most recent body of work. A citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, Buffalohead’s art depicts Native American cultural experiences, often through the use of animals as her subject matter. Described as eclectic and whimsical, her artworks include paintings, prints, and drawings. To learn more about the Museum and this exhibit, please click HERE.


If you don’t already know about the Aurora Center for Active Adults, you should! The Center provides programs and services specifically designed for adults 50 and older. These programs are for active adults who can function independently, but those needing assistance can also participate if accompanied by someone who will provide assistance. In many cases, you can simply “drop in” the day of the activities without pre-registering. Activities include fitness classes, billiards, bingo, crafting, and pinochle. Services include noon meals by the Volunteers of America, tax assistance, safe driving courses, and a low-vision support group. For a virtual tour of the Center, click HERE! And to learn more about the Center, click HERE.


Do the celestials heavens fascinate you? Then you’ll want to check out Astronomy Day at the University of Denver’s Fiske Planetarium, from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Activities include lectures, tours of a scale solar system, stomp rockets, comet labs and light labs,  and a telescope observing session. Admission is FREE! To check out the event brochure, click HERE. Click HERE for the schedule of events, and click HERE to visit the Planetarium website and learn more!


On Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, “Unlisted” (an artisan and boutique market for local vendors) will be hosting a Spring Open House. Over the weekend, food samples, light snacks, and a special treat to take home will be available while supplies last. Special events that weekend include a spring fashion show on Saturday at 1 p.m., along with complimentary style consultations. Come shop and sample the goodies! The event is free and open to the public. To learn more, including specific daily times, click HERE.


On Thursday, April 25, from 9 a.m. until noon, the West Metro Chamber is hosting its first annual “Aging Well in the West” event. Held at Mile High Church Community Center in Lakewood, the event is FREE for all for attend! Resources for help and support for seniors will be on hand in the areas of health and wellness, senior living, financial planning and mortgages, volunteering, and career changing. For more information, click HERE or email Phyllis Libowsky at phyllis@westmetrochamber.org.

Is winter and all its snow behind us? It’s hard to say — especially in the Denver area. But either way, these activities are great things to look forward to in the spring!