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Seniors get crafty at horticulture workshop in Avon Nov. 10

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Eagle County seniors enjoying craft making at a previous workshop.
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What: Craft program for senior citizens.

Where: Eagle Valley Presbyterian Church in Avon.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

Cost: Free.

More information: Individuals can reserve a spot by calling 970-331-5355 or emailing wmiller @evslife.org by Nov. 3.

AVON — Elderly people often find themselves with too little to do after retiring or watching their children grow up and move away. While many aspects of age-related decline are inevitable, evidence shows that staying involved with physical, mental and social activities can help seniors maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.

In an effort to keep Eagle County seniors engaged in the community, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is partnering with senior service providers and the town of Vail Public Library to produce a series of horticultural therapy programs. The first event, focusing on the upcoming holidays, is Nov. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Valley Presbyterian Church in Avon.

Senior service provider, Eagle Valley Senior Life, will host seniors from around the county for a holiday high tea and afternoon of gift making.

“The event is free and will be a great opportunity to socialize, make crafts and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments,” said director of Eagle Valley Senior Life Wendy Miller. “The festive afternoon is at the Eagle Valley Presbyterian Church in Avon. Individuals can reserve a spot by calling 970-331-5355 or emailing wmiller @evslife.org by Nov. 3.

Make A Variety of Crafts

Participants will create votive candle holders, unique bath salts and foot scrubs using lavender, peppermint, orange, essential oils and garden herbs. Guests will also make unique gift bags fashioned with ribbon, snowflake stamps and more. Transportation is available. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Seniors are encouraged to bring old holiday cards to re-purpose for the projects.

The event is sponsored by Eagle Valley Senior Life, town of Vail Public Library and Eagle County Healthy Aging Program and made possible by the support of United Way of the Eagle River Valley and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.


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