Activities: Registration required

50+ Winter Games

The 50+ Winter Games is an annual fundraiser for the Summit Senior Center. 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. The 2021 50+ Winter Games will be held on February 8, 9 & 10, 2021. Because of the pandemic, we expect to have changes to the agenda and events for the 2021 50+ Winter Games, but the full extent is not known yet.  To volunteer for the 50+ Winter Games, contact Cathy Sapp at rockymtncmc@gmail.com.

Medicare Counseling

By appointment

Trained volunteers are available once a month to assist in answering your questions about Medicare.

Care Navigator

By appointment

This is your opportunity to meet for free with an attorney to discuss legal issues in a private, 10-minute appointment. Offered every other month, please call (970) 668-2940 for dates and times.

Ask a Lawyer

Third Tuesday of the month, 12:00 p.m. | Select months

This is your opportunity to meet for free with an attorney to discuss legal issues in a private, 10-minute appointment. Offered every other month, please call (970) 668-2940 for dates and times.

Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m.

Those who have a friend or family member for whom they are caring, or who are experiencing any form of memory loss, are encouraged to come get support and resources to assist them.

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.

Monday Night Dinner

Every Monday, 6:00 p.m.

Meal reservations are required by 8 a.m. on 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. Dinners are $15 per person. Checks should be made payable to SCG. Menus are subject to change. After-dinner presentations are subject to change.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 – 4:30 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.

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.