Health & Fitness

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Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold

Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This program is perfect for older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

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Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi for Health

Saturdays, 8:30 AM

Prevent falls and improve quality of life through Tai Chi. Research has shown Tai Chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. It can improve balance, immunity, and can reduce stress. This if for anyone who wants to improve awareness, mobility, coordination and balance through safe and gentle exercises. Contact Kim at (970) 376-0545

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FREE Fall Risk Screenings

FREE Fall Risk Screenings

Available in Activity Binder at SCSC Office

These free screenings are a great, quick way to get a sense of your balance and risk for a fall. In addition, we will identify what you can do to help decrease your fall risk. Dates and times are available in the Activity Binder at the Senior Center office. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Aden at (970) 668-1812 or paden22156@aol.com.

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Balance Assessment

Balance Assessment

Available in Activity Binder at SCSC Office

This in-depth assessment is the first step to taking the N’Balance class and a great way to learn more about your fall risks. Dates and times are available in the Activity Binder at the Senior Center office. If you have questions, please contact Pat Aden at (970) 668 -1812 or paden22156@aol.com.

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N’Balance

N’Balance

Tuesdays and April 6 & 13, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

April 27th, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

The Summit County Community and Senior Center is offering a special series in 2017 to assist our 55+ community to “Age Gracefully”. We will be offering free information packed sessions and discussions every month in 2017. All are Welcome! In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique recovery education presentation that offers hope and provides in- sight into the recovery now possible for people with mental illness. It is a transformative experience for the presenters, who are empowered by giving voice to their own struggles and successes. Presenters cover issues they frequently face while living with mental illness. Help change the stigma that surrounds mental illness. There will be two separate IOOV presentations, one at 1pm and another at 6pm. No sign up is required. Donations for this course are warmly accepted, but not required.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture

April 17th & 24th, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Summit County Community and Senior Center is offering a special series in 2017 to assist our 55+ community to “Age Gracefully”. We will be offering free information packed sessions and discussions every month in 2017. All are Welcome! Alyssa Keiko Kuge, L.Ac., MSAOM is looking for- ward to sharing the benefits of Acupuncture with you. Pain can impede on active lifestyles; however through acupuncture many seniors find a healthy side effect- free option to do the activities they love. If you have ever been curious, want to discuss your particular ail- ment, or experience an acupuncture session please drop by on Monday April 17th and or April 24th be- tween the hours of 11:30am-4pm. Wearing loose clothing and not having an empty stomach are ideal. No sign up is required.

Foot Health

Foot Health

April 12th, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Summit County Community and Senior Center is offering a special series in 2017 to assist our 55+ community to “Age Gracefully”. We will be offering free information packed sessions and discussions every month in 2017. All are Welcome! Dr. Andrew Bernhard will speak about foot health and how to keep a closer eye on our foot health as we grow older. He will have a question and answer period for participants to talk about their own concerns. Pres- entation is from 6pm-7pm. No sign up required.

50+ Winter Games

50+ Winter Games

February 12,13,14

50+ Winter Games The 37th Annual  50+ Winter Games  will be held on February  12, 13 and 14, 2017. They include a “Kick-off” dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, the 12, at the Frisco Senior/Community Center,  Alpine Events on the 13th at Keystone, and Nordic events on the 14th at the Frisco Nordic Center. Fund raising will begin in August, 2016.  It’s fun and satisfying to raise funds for the Summit County Senior nutrition programs.  We contact local businesses to collect money as well as items for the Silent Auction.    If you’re interested, check with the Frisco Senior Center, or contact Barb Becker, bbleeski@q.com.    Volunteers to help with the dinner, silent auction, Alpine events and Nordic events will also be needed. You can participate in all the games for the low registration fee of $35.00. And you can also attend the dinner for another $15.00.  Check out our Website at SummitCounty50+WinterGames  to see all the fun activities, and the schedule of events.

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Yoga

Yoga

Mondays , Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:00 AM

Yoga Senior Yoga is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10AM at the Senior Center . Classes vary depending on the instructor.  All  classes focus on Breathing, Balance, Strength and Flexibility.  All levels are welcome.  No registration is necessary just show up.  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.

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Summer Postural Fitness

Summer Postural Fitness

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Summer Postural Fitness based on the Egoscue Method®   The Egoscue Method® is a widely acclaimed postural therapy program designed to restore full, natural function to muscles and joints. Exercises are designed to optimize the function of the various muscle groups acting on the skeleton so that they perform the job they were designed to do. The program works to straighten, then strengthen the body so that it responds to demands with minimal stress, resulting in improved performance and reduced strains, injuries and pain.   Instructor Kathy Feeney was trained and certified as a Postural Alignment Specialist by Egoscue University®.  Summer Postural Fitness classes meet Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6 pm beginning in June and finishing just after Labor Day in September.  All SCSC members are welcome on a drop-in basis.  Class sessions include a series of stretches and gentle exercises designed to help your body be the strongest and most flexible it can be and to function the way nature intended. Regardless of previous conditions or injuries, encouraging your body back into correct alignment will assist it in naturally healing itself.

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Line Dancing

Line Dancing

On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, Time dependent on skill level

LINE DANCING MAKES THE WORLD A HAPPY PLACE Line Dancing adds life to your years and years to your life!   Try it for fun, the benefits are endless!  We gather together to stomp and romp on Saturdays during the year.  We meet at 10am and dance until noon.  We start with easy dances and continue with more difficult ones.  10-11am Beginner and 11-12pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate.  There is a suggested fee of $5 per class.  Depending on the availability of the room we usually meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  However, there are events that change the schedule.  Always look at the Calendar in the Summit County Seniors Newsletter for each month.  Contact Information: Patty Penta and Maggie Postlethwaite are the line dance teachers.  Contact Patty at 303-979-2269  or info@pentaphotography.com and Maggie 303-522-6329 or luv2dancemaggie@comcast.net

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Golf

Golf

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 and challenging, and provide opportunities for all levels of players.  Golf courses in the Senior Program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Three programs exist for the senior golfer as follows: First, 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. Second, the Seniors Golf Program Coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the three courses identified above for senior members.  To avail themselves of this program, seniors must be up to date on dues and have purchased a Seniors Golf Card at the Senior Center for $ 5. Lastly, Special Golf Outings are arranged at courses that are usually outside the three mentioned above.  These outings give the senior golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before.  The objective is to have one outing each in the months of July and August. If you would like to help with the Senior Golf Program please contact Tim Lytle at tclytle45@yahoo.com.

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Trailwork

Trailwork

First Friday of the month, 9:00 - 12:00

Trailwork.  Join the seniors and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) on the first Friday of the month (June through September), 9:00 a.m. to noon, as they do campsite restoration (cleaning and rehab; no heavy lifting). Questions:  bonniesaunders1@yahoo.com.

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Senior Rowing Program

Senior Rowing Program

TBD

Senior Rowing Program.  In cooperation with the Summit County Senior Center, the Frisco Rowing Center (FRC) offers a special program for seniors twice a month from June to September.  Plan to enjoy rowing on Lake Dillon with its stunning scenery mirrored in early morning light.  FRC provides instruction for first-time rowers.  Watch the Senior Center’s newsletter for dates and times [insert link]. For additional details about rowing on Lake Dillon, please consult the FRC website at www.friscorowing.com.or Ronald C. Hopson at ron.hopson@netweave.com.

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XC-Skiing group

XC-Skiing group

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, January through March, meeting at 9:30 a.m. to carpool or 10:00 at the trailhead.  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 need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales or know how to wax and/or bring along 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). Questions: Bonnie Guthrie, bonniesaunders1@yahoo.com

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Snowshoe Hares

Snowshoe Hares

Mondays, 10:00 AM

Moderate-level backcountry trails on Mondays, January through March, meeting at 9:45 a.m. to leave a designated meeting point at 10:00.  The distances are usually two to four miles roundtrip or about 1.5 to two hours.  Outings are suitable for all levels of snowshoers and may contain some hills.  Dress in layers and be ready for fun. Questions: Diane Williford,  rdwilliford@outlook.com.

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Huff & Puff Snowshoe

Huff & Puff Snowshoe

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM

Group meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. during January and February (possibly March). The group has a new leader each week who has volunteered to organize the outing. The leader picks the trail, meeting time and location. Most outings are under four miles roundtrip and are designed for all levels with the hikes being shorter, slower and less elevation gain than the Snowshoe Hares (below). You should have your own snowshoes and winter hiking poles (have baskets on end) and be able to stay outdoors without shelter for two-plus hours. Questions: Janet Scervino, jscervino@gmail.com.

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Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

Wednesdays, Check group page.

Mountain Goats (most difficult) hikes are every Wednesday, June through September.  The group communicates by Yahoogroups.  Our group name is “SummitMountainGoats,” no spaces, and this is the best way to know “the Goats.”  There are 150 members; however, a typical hiking group will have fewer than 15.  Most of our members are “virtual Goats” who enjoy the post-hike reports and photos.  To join, you need to be a member of Yahoo.com.  Then go to groups.yahoo.com and search for SummitMountainGoats.  Press the “join this group” button.  Scroll down the home page to the Message History section and select a summer month.  The pictures tell the stories of the Goats.

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Canine Companions

Canine Companions

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM

Canine Companions hike mostly moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, April through October.  Reasonably well-behaved dogs as well as dogless (also well-behaved) people are welcome.  The group meets at 9:00 a.m. to carpool.  Bring leashes. Questions: Howard Brown, brown.howard2@gmail.com.

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Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) backcountry hikes are June through mid-September (weather dependent) on Wednesday, meeting at 9:00 a.m.  The hikes average five to six miles roundtrip with 1,000 to 1,500 feet elevation gain.  An email list is maintained by Janice Barringer.  If you’d like your name added in order to be notified of any changes, please email her at janicebarringer@comcast.net.

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Walkie-Talkies

Walkie-Talkies

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM

Walkie-Talkies is a group for moderate-level abilities.  They hike on backcountry trails on Tuesdays, June through September, 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’ (easier hikes in June progressing to longer, more difficult hikes in September).  These hikes usually have a destination that includes mining artifacts, wildflowers and/or spectacular views (that’s where the talking comes in). Questions: Jilane Savignano, coloradobridgelady@gmail.com.

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Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Herd of Turtles (HOTs)

Thursdays, 9:00 AM

Herd of Turtles (HOTs) hikes are on Thursdays, starting in June until the end of 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 turn around 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, an optional lunch (usually at a restaurant) is planned for the group. Questions: Jan Vliet, janskifast@yahoo.com.  

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