Activities: Extra fee applies

50+ Winter Games

The 50+ Winter Games is an annual fundraiser for the Summit Senior Center.  The 2022 50+ Winter Games were not held this year. In lieu of the 50+ Winter Games, Summit Seniors hosted 2 events, an Alpine event on February 14 and a Nordic event on February 15, which featured a reduced number of games/competitions that are held in the usual 50+ Winter Games. Both events were free this year and were for athletes who are 50-years-old and older.

The Alpine event on Monday, February 14, featured a Giant Slalom Race on the mountain at the Keystone Ski Resort. 

The second event was a relaxed, fun morning of Nordic inspired events at the Frisco Nordic Center on Tuesday, February 15.   There were NO timed or race course events this year; all events were run as fun group activities. Events included a snowball toss, biathlon, 4k group classic ski, 4k group skate ski, 2.5k group snowshoe, and free lunch.   Summit Seniors are grateful to the Town of Frisco for their in-kind grant that allowed us to use the Frisco Nordic Center facility and for promoting this event on their website.

The 40th 50+ Winter games was held February 9, 10, & 11, 2020 and over $13,000 was raised to support Summit Seniors and our support of Summit County senior citizens through our grants. Learn more about the 50+ Winter Games, sponsorship, and see results and photos for 2020.  For 2023, the Alpine events will be held on Monday, February 6, 2023, and the date for the Nordic events is to be determined.  To volunteer for the 50+ Winter Games in the future, contact Cathy Sapp at cathy@summit-Seniors.org.

Timberline Toppers

Select Saturdays, 6 p.m.

Timberline Toppers is the highest square dance club in the world. We dance 9,100 feet high, year round. Dance with us and receive your 9,100 foot dangle.

N’Balance

Every Thursday, 1:15 p.m.

This dynamic evidence-based class will help you improve your balance and decrease your risks for falls. We work on dynamic balance facilitation, CORE strengthening, gait skills and coordination. This class is taught by physical therapists Pat Aden and Gini Patterson who are certified N’Balance instructors. Optional class donations accepted. Please contact Gini at (303) 810-6879 or Pat at (970) 668-1812.

Tuesday Lunch

Every Tuesday, 12:00 p.m.

Meal reservations are required by 8 a.m. the day of the meal. Reservations may be made by calling the Meals Hotline at (970) 668-2944 or by signing up in the Meals sign up book at the Senior Center. Please note that we do not call back to confirm your reservation. Lunches are $5.00 to $7.00 on a sliding scale based on income level. Checks should be made payable to SCG. Menus are subject to change. After-dinner presentations are subject to change.

Tech Help

We are a volunteer team dedicated to helping Senior Center members with your technology issues and problems. We provide tech help sessions at the Senior Center on the first three Mondays of every month from 4:00 to 5:30 PM (except for Mondays with national holidays).  We also provide occasional monthly seminars on Saturday mornings.  

To register for a Monday afternoon help session, please use our easy Online Sign-Up Form.  Please provide us with details on your needs, including what kind of device you own as well as a description of the issue you’re experiencing. Bring your devices with you so we can help you work with your own equipment.  Space is limited to six attendees (or partner pairs).  So, please be sure to sign up by 9:00 a.m. on the Friday before the session.

Scam Alert

Scams are recently on the rise.  According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), anyone who demands payments by gift card is always a scammer.  Gift cards should never be used as payments to someone asking for money.  Here is an FTC web link with more information on gift card scams.

Another fraud scheme that’s on the rise is the “imposter” scam.  For more information on various imposter scams, please once again visit this web link on the FTC website.

Zoom Webinar

Zoom is a free video conferencing app that allows you to set up a virtual get-together where you can visit with your friends & family.  On April 18, 2020, the Senior Center’s volunteer Tech Help Team conducted a webinar on how to use Zoom.  If you were unable to attend or would like to watch portions again, here are links to the accompanying slide deck and a useful article.  The webinar follows below.

Rummage Sale

Every August

2022 SENIOR  RUMMAGE SALE  – AUGUST

Let’s get ready to RUMMAGE!!

Lots of volunteers are needed for the RUMMAGE SALE.

Help is needed from August 1st – 8th in preparation, working the sale.

We are also in need of area co-coordinators. 

Please email Brenda if interested or for more information. BHAlberico@gmail.com

The proceeds from this sale greatly assist with nonprofits and organizations in Summit County. 

Margarita Booth

The Margarita Booth happens in the summer during the Frisco BBQ challenge, 4th of July celebration, where seniors set up a booth and sell margaritas with proceeds going to the Senior Center. If interested, there will be a sign up at the front desk of the Senior Center when it gets closer.

Thursday Lunch

Every Thursday, 12:00 p.m.

Meal reservations are required by 8 a.m. the day of the meal. Reservations may be made by calling the Meals Hotline at (970) 668-2944 or by signing up in the Meals sign up book at the Senior Center. Please note that we do not call back to confirm your reservation. Lunches are $5.00 to $7.00 on a sliding scale based on income level. Checks should be made payable to SCG. Menus are subject to change. After-dinner presentations are subject to change.

International Travel Update – Finland and Norway

For those of you that may still be interested and haven’t heard from me, the Summit Seniors and Friends, two part trip to Finland and cruise around Norway Fiords has been moved to August 2022. I know it is early to schedule but have me put you on the email list if interested, and you can check online for details of each trip. First part is a 9 day bike ride in the Finnish Archipelago. https://www.baltictravelcompany.com/packages/island-hopping-by-bike

More info: Call Sandy Bainbridge 970-584-0311

 

AARP Safe Driving Class

Call (970) 668-2940 for schedule

A fast-paced 4 hour class with updated information and activities complies with insurance discounts in most states. Participants have giving Clint Condict good reviews and enjoy the sessions. Hosted by Summit County Community Center in Frisco. Call (970) 668-2940 or enroll in the activity book at the Senior Center.

Mah Jongg Tournament

Tuesdays & Fridays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The object of the game is to form combinations of suits, numerals, winds, dragons and flowers as illustrated on the National Mah Jongg League’s Official card. Donna Goldich coordinates the Mah Jongg group. Contact Donna at (225) 573-5744.

Loosey Goosey

Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. | December – March

Originally affiliated with the Over the Hill Gang International (which today exists in Copper), the Loosey Goosey Group (LGG) has been loosely organizing the 50-plus population committed to celebrating and sharing the joys of living and playing during the snow season in Summit County for more than 30 years. Please note, additional costs may apply for Après ski activities.

Learn More

Starting the first Thursday in December, the group holds weekly Après ski parties at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, culminating in the Arapahoe Basin Beach Party the first Monday in April. Attendees and group members are asked to bring a dish to share.

The annual Arapahoe Basin Beach Party will be on Monday, April 6, starting at 11:30 a.m. with the option to ski before and/or after. If you wish to attend, please bring a side dish, salad or dessert item to share; the main course of barbecue will be catered by A-Basin. Water, wine and beer will be provided. Weather permitting, the party will be held outside on “The Beach” so please ensure all food items, dishes, serving utensils, chairs and personal belongings are heavy enough to avoid blowing away.

In the case of bad weather, we will host the party inside the A-frame on the 2nd floor; however, due to Colorado liquor laws, the Loosey Goosey Group will not be able to provide wine and beer inside the A-frame. If desired, group members can purchase drinks at the 6th Alley Bar.

Our annual Awards Party will be held on [TBD] and winners of the Most Improved Skier/Boarder and the Nancy Macey Spirit award winners will be posted on our group blog and Facebook page.

Newsletter updates resume October with information about the upcoming ski season.

Senior Golf Program

The Summit County Seniors Golf Program is an excellent way to meet other seniors who have the same passion for the sport. The golf courses in the area are beautiful, challenging and provide opportunities for players of all skill levels. Golf courses in the program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks.

Learn More

Three programs exist for the senior golfer…

  • First, the golf program coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the courses identified above for senior members. To participate in this program, seniors must be up to date on Summit Seniors membership dues and have purchased a Seniors Golf Card at the Senior Center for $5.
  • Second, Boomers on the Links: The Seniors Golf Program promotes and supports a weekly Tuesday clinic at the Keystone River Course. During these outings, participants play nine holes of golf, receive a group lesson and are treated to lunch for a reasonable price. Those interested in this clinic should contact the Keystone Pro Shop at (970) 498-1520 to reserve a spot.
  • Finally, special golf outings are arranged at courses apart from those mentioned above. These outings give the senior golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before. The group aims for two special outings in the summer during July and August.

If you would like to help with the Senior Golf Program, please contact Tom McCullough at Tmccull567@aol.com.