Why Be a Member of Summit Seniors?
Connecting people within our community makes it stronger, and for more than 40 years, Summit Seniors (formerly known as Summit County Senior Center) has supported the health and well-being of seniors throughout Summit County. Offering dozens different activities, events and social gatherings every calendar year, Summit Seniors fosters community among residents and visitors looking for like-minded friends, new hobbies and fun adventures.
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Summit County Community & Senior Center
Summit Seniors has a long-standing partnership with county resources to further our philanthropic endeavors, educational programs and support networks. The Summit County Community and Senior Center was developed and funded by Summit Seniors in a partnership with Summit County and has been a shared home for senior services in our region, including our own main offices and recreation spaces.
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Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD)
“Friends of the Dillon Ranger District” (FDRD) is a non-profit serving Summit County for the past 17 years, focused on the education of our community and the stewardship of our local forest. As a local non-profit, the Summit Seniors have played a big role in our programming since the inception of our organization. Each summer season, volunteer Seniors join us for (4) distinct forest health projects followed by the ever-popular, post-project “trailgates” where we share snacks, drinks, (in better times) and stories. We look forward to carrying on one of best and longest standing partnerships into the 2021 summer season.
In addition to the field work each season, we welcome dozens of the Summit Seniors to our Ranger Patrol program. This program focuses on hiking our beloved trails, making contacts with our forest users, and reporting back applicable information to the Forest Service. Volunteers act as the “eyes and the ears” for our local agency and are able to choose when, where and with whom they want to hike through the use of a shared calendar. Each volunteer is put through training to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved. With the snowpack levels down this year, we are particularly concerned with what another dry summer may bring. Because of these and other factors, the need to have a presence on the trails while educating guests has never been higher.
If you’d like to know more about this program, or any other that we are planning for the 2021 season, please contact Doozie Martin at email@example.com or www.FDRD.org/volunteer/rangerpatrol.