A Sound Mission for Over a Century
Service To Mankind. It’s more than just how Sertoma got their name. For over 100 years, Sertomans across the country are unified with a single purpose: serve our communities and improve the lives of those who need help. Their mission and their passion is to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.
For 30 years, Gleneagle Sertoma, the largest Sertoma club in the greater Colorado Springs area has assisted citizens in our local community in overcoming speech and hearing health related problems. They also direct their energy to other projects that improve the quality of life in our community.
This past April, Gleneagle Sertoma presented the Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance with a $1,000 donation towards our senior center programming. With this generous donation, we will be able to fund our numerous activities and continue to create new, exciting programs for our local area senior citizens. The donation will also allow us to expand our day trips, card games, exercise programs and educational seminars.
Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance is very blessed to have the support of Gleneagle Sertoma.
Our organization continues to thrive because of their generosity. Thank you!
Bethesda Gardens Monument Supports The Senior Beat
Our Senior beat has a slightly different look this month! We’d like to welcome Bethesda Gardens Monument as our new Senior Beat monthly sponsor.
Bethesda Gardens Monument, an assisted living and memory care facility, was designed with service in mind. As part of a faith-based nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in senior care, they have channeled all their learning into meeting the senior living needs of the Tri-Lakes region, including Palmer Lake, Monument and Woodmoor.
Bethesda Gardens is located near the intersection of 2nd Street and Old Denver Highway. They offer free, monthly events to our local community (please see page 2). We are looking forward to a long-lasting partnership between Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance and Bethesda Gardens.
May Thrift Store Specials!Wednesday: Senior Citizen Day 20% off regular priced items
Saturday: Military & Teacher Appreciation Day 20% off regular priced items
Spring Cleaning and the Upsides of Downsizing
Thursday, May 17th 2-4pm
Join us for first of many monthly educational talks. Have you or a parent lived in the same home for 10, 20 or even 50 years? Whether you’re downsizing or staying in your home forever, learn about the benefits of decluttering your possessions for you and your heirs. Our speakers will be from Schur Success Group and Stellick Legacy Estate Services.
Gardening in the Rockies
Friday, May 25th 3-5pm
The gardening season is finally upon us! Come learn some tips and tricks for gardening in this rocky climate. While you’re here, grab a hot dog, chips and a lemonade for only $3. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Palmer Lake Historical Society
"Daughters & Fathers
Thursday, May 17th - 7:00pm
Hosted by Katherine Scott Sturdevant
(Doors open at 6:30pm)
Palmer Lake Town Hall
(28 Valley Crescent Street)
Her research includes Sarah Chivington Pollock Girardin, daughter of Colonel John Chivington (Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass), as well as Sarah’s daughter Jessie, and unlocks a “skeleton” from the family closet, providing new understanding of Colorado massacre motivations.
Katherine Scott Sturdevant is Professor of History at Pikes Peak Community College and has worked with the Pikes Peak Library District and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Come join us for a great evening!
This event is free and open to all.
Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.
For more information, visit our website at
- Socrates Café Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.
- Senior Chats Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon
- Life Circles Writing Group First and Th ird Mondays , 5/7 and 5/21 @ 9:30-11:00 a.m.
- History Buff s Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 2 p.m.
- German Conversation Group Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. No registration necessary, all are welcome.
- Monumental Readers Book Club Friday May 18 10 a.m.-noon.
- This month’s book: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. All are welcome, and no registration necessary.
- Monumental Bookworms Tues. May 8 7-8:30 p.m. An evening book club sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Friends of PPLD. All are welcome! They’ll be discussing Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. All are welcome and no registration necessary.
- Knitting! Every Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m. This intergenerational knitting group meets the first three Wednesdays of each month. Practice materials are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. Some instruction provided for new knitters.
- Spinning Group! Thursday May 24 1:30-3:45 p.m. Exploration of hand spinning.
- Second Thursday Craft : Miniature Books Thursday May 10 2-3 p.m. Th is month we’ll be making tiny, hand-bound books. Create your own pint-size library, turn them into keychains or jewelry, or recreate your favorite books in miniature. Registration required: registration opens one week before craft day. All materials will be provided.
- Coloring for Everyone Fri. May 4 4-5:30 p.m. This month’s theme is Spring Joy. Drop in and stay as long as you like! Colored pencils, markers, and gel pens are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own as well.
- Free Comic Book Day: Perler Bead Keychains! Saturday May 5 1-2 p.m. Join us to make perler bead key-chains of superheroes! We’ll be creating pixel art of characters using perler beads, then ironing them together and attaching them to a key-chain. Ages 9 and older are welcome!
- PLAG Drawing Classes Thursdays May 3 & May 17 1-3 p.m. Members of the Palmer Lake Art Group will teach beginning and intermediate drawing classes. Some materials will be provided, but bring paper, pencils, and erasers. Open to ages 18 and up. Space limited, so register online or at 488-2370.
- Essential Oils Class Sunday May 6 1-2:30 p.m. This program is about how essential oils influence mood. Join instructor Sharon Simpson-Dogon for “Supporting Your Spirit with Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Journey.” She’ll teach us about essential oils’ different properties, ways to use them, and much more.
- Origami Wednesday May 9 2:30-3:30 p.m. Learn some origami designs you can give as a gift or keep for yourself. Connie Stanton will be teaching us to make mint boxes, 3-D hearts, and more in this fun class. Registration required.
- Meditation for Stress Relief & Emotional Healing Saturday May 12 10 a.m.-noon. Learn some helpful meditation techniques - taught by two experienced local teachers from Lightpoint Pranic Healing. No registration required.
May 2018 Senior Center Activities
- Total Body Fitness (Monday 8am) : Combines a variety of low-impact aerobics, strength training, fl exibility and core conditioning. Suitable for all levels
- Step Interval and Strength (Monday 9am): Great blocks of work and cardio conditioning. Burn some extra calories and start your week off with a bang! Suitable for all levels.
- Yoga (Monday/Friday 10am): Vinyasa fl owing style combines a powerful, energetic form of yoga designed to move from one pose to the next while connecting your breathing to your movements. Suitable for all levels.
- Tai Chi Fusion (Monday Noon): Reduce stress and promote serenity through gentle, fl owing movements and deep breathing). Oft en described as meditation in motion. Suitable for all levels.
- Better Balance and Strength (Tuesday 9am): Using a variety of exercises, this class is designed to improve muscular strength and endurance, balance and range of motion. Suitable for all levels.
- Gentle Yoga (Tuesday 10am): A gentle, slower-moving traditional yoga class focusing on strength and alignment. Suitable for all levels
- Line Dancing (Tuesday 1:15pm): Low impact, varying intensity, but high on fun and fi tness. Th is class is suitable for all levels.
- Zumba (Tuesday/Th ursday 5:30pm, Saturday, 9am): Combines motivating, high-energy Latin based music with unique dance movements and combinations. Suitable for all levels.
- Power 75 (Wednesday 8am): 75 minutes of cardio, weight training and functional integrated exercises. Th is is a moderate level class but beginners welcome!
- Chair Yoga (Wednesday 1pm): Combined seated/standing yoga poses. Improves circulation and range of motion. Promotes stress reduction and mental clarity. Suitable for all levels.
- Better Balance and Strength (Th ursday 8:15am): Using a variety of exercises, this class is designed to improve muscular strength and endurance, balance and range of motion. Suitable for all levels.
- Gentle Yoga (Th ursday 9:30am): A gentle, slower moving traditional yoga focusing on strength and alignment. Suitable for all levels.
- Sit and Fit (Th ursday 1:15pm): A total body workout all from a chair. Light weights, bands and balls are used to build strength and endurance.. Some standing balance. Suitable for all levels.
- Down to the Core (Friday 8am): Muscle conditioning using a variety of equipment to build strength and endurance. Th is is a moderate level class but beginners are welcome!
- Total Body Strength (Friday 9am): Muscle conditioning class using a variety of equipment to build strength and endurance. Suitable for all levels.
- Pilates (Sunday Noon): Strengthen your core, improve fl exibility, balance, mobility and create a stronger mind-body connection. Suitable for all levels.
- Zumba Gold (Sunday 1:15pm): Combines motivating, high-energy Latin based music with unique dance movements and combinations. Suitable for all level
- Bingo (3rd Wed 1-2:15pm): Open to everyone; come and make new friends, win prizes!
- Ladies Tea (3rd Th urs Noon-2pm): Open to everyone! Men are most welcome to join us. Come out and make new friends. Please call for a reservation. Pikes Peak Hospice to make presentation .For info, call Sue 719-330-0241
- Chess Nuts (2nd and 4th Tues 5-9pm: Chess enthusiasts of any skill level are welcome. Bring a board and pieces is available. Doors close at 6:30pm
- Mother’s Day Purse Extravaganza (Friday, May 18 (Noon): Reservations required! Lunch will be served. Please call Sue, 719-330-0241