Health & Fitness

health & fitness

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 Tom McCullough at Tmccull567@aol.com.

Senior Volunteer Companion

Senior Volunteer Companion

The Summit County Seniors, in partnership with The Alpine Area on Aging, is sponsoring a new Senior Volunteer Companion program.

The program is looking for Seniors in need of companionship 2-4 hours a week. Trained volunteers will be matched with a Senior wanting a companion. The Seniors and AAA will be responsible for training and supervising the volunteers. There will be an extensive process for interviewing the family and volunteers. Volunteers just need to be over 18. Care recipients must be over 60.

The companions are not Certified Nurse Assistants or Nurses. They are volunteers helping Seniors. They will read to Seniors, go for walks, play games etc. They are volunteer friends giving the usual caregiver a break or offering companionship to someone living alone.

This program is already in place in many Colorado towns. Boulder has a well established program and Summit Counties program will be modeled after theirs.

Volunteers can sign up for the first training, Thursday June 27th 1-5 pm at the Senior Center. There is no cost to attend but volunteers are expected to sign up for one or two; 2 hour shifts a week, vacations and part time residence being expected etc.

Interested participants and volunteers can call Sandy Bainbridge (970 584 0311), Program Coordinator, and to ask questions too.

Sandy comments that this is a “good opportunity to pay it forward!” As we live longer these kinds of programs will be needed and appreciated more!

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

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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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50+ Winter Games

50+ Winter Games

The 40th Annual 50+ Winter Games will be held on February 9, 10 and 11, 2020.

Fund raising will begin in August, 2019. It’s fun and satisfying to raise funds for the Summit County Senior programs. We contact local businesses to collect money as well as items for the Silent Auction. If you’re interested, check with the Senior Center, or contact Cathy Sapp at rockymtncmc@gmail.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 $20.00.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - Summit County Community & Senior Center

Social Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Silent Auction: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Don’t miss the chance to bid on great prizes!
Opening Dinner: 5:30 PM, Join us for a delicious dinner to kick off the 2020 50+ Winter Games. Dinner Menu: To be determined.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Skating Events - Dercum Square Ice Rink at Keystone
Show off your speed skating, figure skating and hockey shoot skills.
Hockey Goal Shoot: 8:30 AM - Noon
1 Lap Race or 4 Lap Race: 1 Lap Race starts at 9:00 AM and the 4 Lap Race starts at 9:15 AM
Figure Skating (Singles/Doubles): 9:30 AM

Alpine Events - All events (except for Obstacle Course) are at Keystone Epic Race Course (at top of Flying Dutchman Run on Dercum Mountain). Both skiers and snowboarders are welcome.
Bring your speed to slalom, rally and obstacle course races.
Giant Slalom: 10:00 AM – Noon at Keystone Epic Race Course
Rally Race: 11:00 AM – Noon at Keystone Epic Race Course
Obstacle Course: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at bottom of Argentine Lift at Keystone
There will be two complimentary Alpine race clinics for registered participants (at Breckenridge and Keystone). Dates and details are to be determined.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Nordic Events - Frisco Nordic Center
Mix things up in nordic, biathlon, snow shoe races and snowball toss.
10K Freestyle Race: 9:00 AM - Intermediate/advanced course (classic & skate ski)
2.5K Classic Race and 2.5K Skate: 9:30 AM - Beginner
Snowball Toss: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Biathlon Classic: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Beginner to intermediate
5K Classic Race: 10:30 AM - Beginner to intermediate
Snowshoe Race - Short Course: 11:30 AM - (~2K)
Snowshoe Race - Long Course: 12:00 PM - (~4K)
There will be a free pre-race clinic at the Frisco Nordic Center for experienced Nordic skiers registered for either cross-country or skate skiing events at the Games. The clinic will be held Wed 02/05 in the afternoon. The clinic will start on snow at 1:30 PM with 45 minutes of classic race tips, followed by 45 minutes of skate race tips starting at 2:30 PM. Nordic pre-race clinics are only open to participants registered for that specific discipline (cross-country ski OR skate ski), and attendance will be limited to the first 10 to sign up for each session. Sign up sheet will be in Activities book at SCSC along with Nordic event volunteer signup sheets.

Awards Presentation: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, at 3:00 PM at Summit County Community & Senior Center
You could be the next Summit County 50+ Winter Games gold medalist!

Click here to navigate to a page where you can see more information and register for the 2020 50+ Winter Games.

 

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

See Newsletter for Scehdule

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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Respite Education & Support Tools

Respite Education & Support Tools

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) is a unique, interactive training program where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults. Want to learn more? You can attend an informational session on May 3, 2019 at 5:30-6:30 PM, or June 3, 2019 at 9:00-10:00 AM at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sandy Bainbridge at sandy_bainbridge@yahoo.com or call 970-584-0311.

To view or print a flyer on REST, click here.

Trailwork

Trailwork

First Friday of the months of June to August, 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:  Contact Steve Alberico at stevenpalberico@gmail.com.

XC-Skiing group

XC-Skiing group

Winter - 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: Contact Carol Hess at hess.carol@gmail.com.

Snowshoe Hares

Snowshoe Hares

Winter - 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: Contact Becky Hopkins at beckyhopkins_43@live.com.

hiking

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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