Activities: Members only

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.

Great Decisions

Every Wednesday, 3:30 -5:30 p.m. | January – March

This U.S. foreign policy discussion group meets in the Fremont Room from mid-January to mid-March.

The topics are picked by the Foreign Policy Association, who also prepare a workbook with essays on the topic and a video further exploring each subject. Meetings are led by a volunteer who elaborates on the topic, shows the video and then we break up into small groups to process questions and conclude with a “report back” to the whole group.

Workbooks for these sessions are available at the front desk of the Senior Center for $25.00. They are useful, but not required.

To get more information contact coordinator Bob Cardwell at (770) 366-3399 or rtc048@gmail.com.

Fiber Art Club

Every Friday, 2-4 p.m.

Bring your spinning, crocheting, knitting projects for a couple of hours of social time. If you are interested in crocheting, knitting and felting beginner lessons let us know. Laura Amble, a professional knitter, will be there to help. Contact Loralee at (719) 510-1963.

Computer Help Seminar

Select Saturdays, 9 a.m.

Seminars on various tech topics take place in a classroom setting and are typically attended by anywhere from six to thirty people depending on the topics presented. Seminar topics are generally relatively basic, covering subjects such as getting organized on your computer; getting the most out of your operating system (lately Windows 10); downloading, organizing and editing your photographs; using the features of your smartphone or tablet; using Facebook and other social media; the basics of word processing and spreadsheets, etc.

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.  

We also provide occasional monthly seminars on Saturday mornings.  Sign up for any of these sessions is through the Front Desk of the Senior Center.  When signing up for a Monday afternoon help session, please provide us with details on your needs and let the Front Desk know how to contact you. 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.

While the Senior Center remains closed due to COVID-19, the Senior Center Tech Help team will provide remote help to Senior Center members. If you need tech assistance, please submit our Remote Help Form.

Zoom Webinar - April 2020

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.

Cards & Games

Every Thursday, 1 p.m.

Contact Sandy Ruggaber at sandra154@comcast.net for more information about bridge, dominoes, Mah-jongg, and other games played at the Senior Center.

Happy Hour Book Club

Second Wednesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.

The Happy Hour Book Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of each month. Each fall, the members suggest and vote on a list of books for the following year. Discussions are informal with no designated leader or discussion prompts; we simply get together and have lively discussions about the books.

Page Turners Book Club

Third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.

The Page Turners is a co-ed book group. We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, generally rotating our meeting spots. If you are a member of the Summit Senior Center, then you are eligible to participate whether you are a full- or part-time resident of Summit County. The reading list for the year is selected by group members. Book suggestions, both fiction and nonfiction, including biography, are requested in early fall and submitted to the group for a vote. Nearly all of the voting process is conducted online, so even if you are not in Summit County, you can participate in the book selection. After winning books are chosen, group members are asked to volunteer to host a meeting or lead the meeting discussion on a book-by-book basis. Most meetings begin with wine and a brief social time, but we really do dig into the books, sharing insights and learning from one another.

In order to join this group, please contact Karen Kugler at kareninbreck@gmail.com or (970) 547-0522.

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. | June - September

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) backcountry hikes are weather dependent on Wednesdays, meeting at 9 a.m. Hiking trails average five to six miles round-trip with an elevation gain around 1,000 to 1,500 feet.

Tai Chi

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.

Evidence has shown Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis program helps prevent falls and improves health and the quality of life for older adults. Tai chi movements appear gentle and graceful, but they contain much power and internal strength. This is an excellent opportunity to come and learn more about this exercise. Facilitator Kim Greene will review the basic principles of tai chi and provide a demonstration of its fundamental forms.

Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.

Yoga classes vary depending on the instructor, but all focus on breathing, balance, strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome. Most people leave a $5 tip for the instructor as they are not paid, however tipping is voluntary and not a requirement. Non members are also welcome but are charged $10 per class. Mats are available. Staying fit or getting fit really helps one enjoy the other activities available to you here in Summit County.

Meals on Wheels

Delivered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

The mission of Mountain Meals on Wheels is to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults of any age who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals due to health issues. Meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen located at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Meats are delivered in insulated bags to ensure a safe temperature is maintained. This program is heavily reliant on volunteer drivers, who deliver meals Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays around noon. Drivers are required to have their own vehicle, and be able to pass a criminal background check. If you are interested in driving for this program, or for more information, please email seniors@summitcountyco.gov. This is a year round volunteer opportunity.

GALS Group

First Thursday of the month, 4:00 p.m.

All single females are welcome to come and meet each other. We always meet in a restaurant/bar or in a GALS home. Contact Sandy Ruggaber at sandra154@comcast.net or (970) 513-8468 for details.

Mah Jongg Tournament

Tuesdays & Fridays, 12:00 – 4:30 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. Sandy Ladin coordinates the Mah Jongg group. Contact Sandy at (856) 275-7187 or sandyladin@yahoo.com.

Bridge

Summit Seniors offers a number of bridge groups for all levels during a range of days and times. Browse the list below to find the right game for you or view all bridge groups on the calendar.

 

Ladies’ Bridge

Second Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m.

Second Wednesday of each month, 9:45 a.m., at the home of Sharon Smith. Hosted by Sharon Smith and Lynn Kobelt. Sign up in Hobby Room bulletin board or contact Lynn Kobelt at lkobelt@gmail.com.

 

Novice Bridge

Select Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.

Games up to 99 points.

 

Party Bridge

Every Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

Held in the hobby room

 

ACBL Duplicate Bridge

Every Monday & Friday, 12:45 p.m.

For details, call Mike Huiatt at (210) 310-6656. For partners, call Howard Brown at (970) 468-2313.

Walkie-Talkies

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. | June - September

Walkie-Talkies is a moderate-level hiking group, ideal for those who are comfortable with a faster-paced hike at shorter distances. They hike on backcountry trails on Tuesdays, meeting at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. Hike distances are two to six miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of no more than 1,800 feet. The group starts with easier trails in June and progresses to longer, more difficult hikes throughout the season. These hikes usually have a destination that includes mining artifacts, wildflowers and/or spectacular views (that’s where the talking comes in).

Canine Companions

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.| April – October

Canine Companions hike mostly moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays. Reasonably well-behaved dogs, as well as dog-less (also well-behaved) people, are welcome. The group meets at 9:00 a.m. to carpool. Bring leashes.

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays, times vary | April – October

The Mountain Goats are our most strenuous hiking group, and are not suitable for beginners.  This group chooses trails which are difficult, challenging and invigorating, and addiction to the views are often a side effect!  The progression of the hikes from the beginning to the end of the season are from shorter, less vertical climbs to longer, higher vertical climbs with demanding terrains and route-finding opportunities. Some hikes are out of Summit County and overnights are sometimes planned at hotels. The Goats communicate through a closed Google Group “Summit Mountain Goats”.  Questions? Contact the group’s owners at summitmountaingoats@gmail.com. Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to join the group.  We would love to hear from you.

Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Thursdays, 9 a.m. | June - October

This hiking group is perfect for people new to Summit County. They normally hike a trail leaving at 9:00 a.m. and walk until around 11:00, then all turnaround and hike back to the trailhead. The fast hikers pick up the slower hikers on the way back. Everyone hikes at his or her own speed, so slow, medium and fast hikers are all welcome. After the hike, the group usually plans an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Snowshoe Hares

Mondays, 10:00 a.m. | January - March

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Mondays, meeting at 9:45 a.m. to leave the senior center and arrive at the designated meeting point by 10:00 a.m. The distances are usually two to four miles roundtrip or about 1.5 to two hours. Outings are suitable for all levels of snowshoers, but may include some hills. Dress in layers and be prepared for fun. For more information, contact Becky Hopkins at beckyhopkins_43@live.com.

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.

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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.

Cross Country Skiing Group

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. | January – March

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, meeting place and start time varies week to week. A weekly email is sent out with details. The distances are usually four to six miles roundtrip. Outings are suitable for all levels of skiers that have mastered snowplow and herringbone skills. You will need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales, or know how to wax and/or bring skins.

After each outing, a volunteer host will provide light appetizers, hearty soups, desserts and beverages in his or her home (a $5 donation is suggested). For more information, contact Carol Hess at hess.carol@gmail.com.

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.