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Loosey Goosey

Loosey Goosey

Thursdays 3:00-5:00 PM December - March

Originally affiliated with the now defunct Over the Hill Gang International, the Loosey Goosey Group (LGG) has been loosely organizing the 50+ population committed to celebrating and sharing the joys of living and playing during the snow season in Summit County, Colorado, for 29 years. Starting the first Thursday in December, it has a weekly Après ski party at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco from 3 – 5, culminating in the Arapahoe Basin Beach Party the first Monday in April. When you come, bring something to share. Also, ski with the groups at the counties many ski mountains. https://looseygooseygroup.blogspot.com/

The annual Arapahoe Basin Beach Party is on Monday, April 1, beginning at 11:30 AM with optional skiing before and/or after. If you wish to join us, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert item to share; the main course of barbeque will be catered by A-Basin and Loosey Goosey will provide water, wine and beer. Weather permitting, the party will be held outside on “The Beach” so please bring your food item in a dish heavy enough to prevent blowing off a table, serving utensils, and a chair to sit in. In case of bad weather, we will be inside the A-frame on the 2nd floor, in which case, due to Colorado liquor laws, we cannot provide the group’s wine and beer, but if desired, you will be able to purchase some at the 6th Alley Bar.

If you miss the Awards Party on March 21, you can find both the Most Improved Skier/Boarder and the inaugural Nancy Macey Spirit award winners on our website http://looseygooseyski.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/LooseyGooseySki/.

We will resume newsletter entries in October with information about the 2019-20 ski season. Have a great, safe summer.

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Quilting Regular Meeting

Quilting Regular Meeting

April 24th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monique Monique.brownson@gmail.com Hosted at the Senior Center.

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Sit and Sew

Sit and Sew

See Newsletter for Schedule, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monique Monique.brownson@gmail.com Hosted at the Senior Center. Please bring anything to work on.

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Quilting Retreat

Quilting Retreat

See Newsletter for Schedule

Monique Monique.brownson@gmail.com Hosted at the Senior Center. Please bring your own project and material.

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Cards and Games

Cards and Games

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact Sandy Ruggaber at sandra154@comcast.net. At Senior Center.

Bridge – Mentor/Mentee Game

Bridge – Mentor/Mentee Game

See Newsletter for when scheduled, 1:00 PM

May 10 at 1pm Sectional Tournament at Club (STAC) Silver Points

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Ladies Bridge

Ladies Bridge

Second Wednesday of each month, 9:45 AM

Second Wednesday of each month, 9:45 AM, 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. Hope you can join us.

Bridge – Novice Game

Bridge – Novice Game

See Newsletter for when scheduled

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Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursdays, 12:50 PM

Drop in Hobby Room

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Bridge – ACBL Duplicate

Bridge – ACBL Duplicate

Mondays & Fridays, 12:50 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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Silver Plume Melodrama

Silver Plume Melodrama

Annually in April

This show which has become a popular tradition with Summit Seniors offers a little bit of history, a lot of local color and plenty of laughs. Date: April 28, 2019 Location: Silver Plume Town Hall Departure: Carpool from Senior Center at 4:30 (please reimburse driver) Cost: $30 with Senior discount includes, in addition to the show, salad, sandwich and ice cream buffet. Make checks payable to SCSC. Deadline to sign up and pay at Senior Center April 22. Trip leader: Becky Hopkins (970) 668-9494 or beckyhopkins_43@live.com Doors open at 5 PM with supper at 6. BYO drinks and snacks for Happy Hour.

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

See Newsletter for Schedule

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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AARP Safe Driving Class

AARP Safe Driving Class

See Newsletter or call (970) 668-2940 to find out when scheduled

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.

The Technology Help Group (Seminars)

The Technology Help Group (Seminars)

Saturdays (TBD), 9:00 - 11:00

The Technology Help Group   We are a small group of volunteer seniors dedicated to helping you with your with your technology issues and problems.  We do this in two basic ways: Seminars - we hold seminars on various tech topics on occasional Saturday mornings from 9 -11 am (typically the first or third Saturdays of the month)[insert link to schedule]. These 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. Sign up for our seminars in advance through the Senior Center at 970-668-2940 or via a link [insert link].  The cost for our seminars is also $5.00.   Keep your eye on the "Computer Classes and News" section of your Summit County Seniors monthly newsletter for a full schedule and details of all our technology Help Sessions and seminars.

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The Technology Help Group (Help Sessions)

The Technology Help Group (Help Sessions)

First three Mondays of the month, 4:00 -5:30 PM

The Technology Help Group   We are a small group of volunteer seniors dedicated to helping you with your with your technology issues and problems.  We do this in two basic ways:   Help Sessions - a volunteer will assist you one-on-one on whatever topic or problem you want to discuss. Just tell us how to contact you and provide us with details on your needs for the session. We meet the first three Mondays of each month from 4:00 PM to about 5:30 PM. Bring your devices with you so we can help you work with your own equipment.   Sign up by 9:00 AM on the Friday before the Monday session – and note that we must limit the number of attendees (or partner pairs) to six, so please be sure to sign up in advance.  You can sign up through the Senior Center at 970-668-2940 or via the link [insert link].  The cost for our Help Sessions is $5.00. Keep your eye on the “Computer Classes and News” section of your Summit County Seniors monthly newsletter for a full schedule and details of all our technology Help Sessions and seminars.

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Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg

Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Mah Jongg - 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. I am Sandy Ladin who coordinates the Mah Jongg group. We play on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30 pm until 4:00 pm. Contact Sandy (856) 275-7187 sandyladin@yahoo.com

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Great Decisions

Great Decisions

Wednesday Afternoons, 3:30 -5:30 PM

This US foreign policy discussion group meets on Wednesday afternoon @3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, staring January 16th, in the Senior Center Fremont Room, except for 1/23 when we meet in the County Commons Buffalo Mountain Room. The discussion topics for 2019 are:

Date, Topic, Leader, Room Location

1/16/2019, Refugees and Global Migration, Steve Ladin, SC Fremont

1/23/2019, State of the State Department and Diplomacy, Brian Hanly, CC Buffalo Mtn

1/30/2019, Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future?, Bob Cardwell, SC Fremont

2/6/2019, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, Mary Parrott, SC Fremont

2/13/2019, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, Rick Hague, SC Fremont

2/20/2019, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Lynda Birkelback, SC Fremont

2/27/2019, Decoding U.S.-China Trade, Ray Smith, SC Fremont

3/6/2019, The Middle East: Regional Disorder, Harold Herring & Lee Stevens, SC Fremont

The topics are picked by the Foreign Policy Association (ww.fpa.org), who also prepare a workbook with essays on the topic and a video further exploring the subject. Each meeting is 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.

No reservations are needed, just come. 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 Steve Ladin at 970-468-1205 or sfladin@yahoo.com or join our email group @ summitgreatdecisions@yahoogroup.com.

Happy Hour Book Club

Happy Hour Book Club

Second Wednesday on the month, 4:30 PM

Happy Hour Book Club 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 next year.  The discussions are informal with no designated leader or pre-determined questions for discussion.  We simply get together and have lively discussions about the books.  All members of the Senior Center are invited to join us at any time.

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The Page Turners Book Group

The Page Turners Book Group

Third Tuesday on the month, 7:00 PM

The Page Turners is a co-ed book group.  We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, generally in the home of one of the participants.  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 each year is selected by the participants.  Book suggestions, both fiction and nonfiction, including biography, are solicited in the early Fall.  The suggestions are compiled and submitted to the group for voting.  After the winning books are determined, then group members are asked to volunteer to host a meeting or lead the discussion of a book.  Nearly all of the voting process is conducted online, so that even if you are not in the County, you can participate in the book selection. This is a lively, thoughtful discussion group.  We 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.

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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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The GALS group

The GALS group

First Thursday of the month, 4:00 PM

The GALS group:  All single females are welcome to come and meet each other.  We always meet the first Thursday of each month at 4 PM in a restaurant/bar or in a GALS home. Details are in the monthly newsletter or contact Sandy Ruggaber at sandra 154@comcast.net or 970-513-8468

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Dominoes

Dominoes

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday evening dominoes:   We usually play Mexican Train Domino each Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM.  It's a simple game that can be learned in an evening and the more players, the more fun. Contact Sandy Ruggaber at sandra154@comcast.net or 970-513-8468 with questions.

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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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Summit Quilters

Summit Quilters

Second Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

The Summit Quilters group meets 3 times a month with a sit and sew session generally on the second Monday of the month, a quilting retreat from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. generally on the second Saturday of the month, and a business meeting on the fourth Monday of the month with show and tell followed by a program/demonstration by one of the members. We set up a quilt exhibit in the Log Chapel of Frisco Historic Park during the Frisco Art Festival held in August.  The quilts made by our members are impressive. We make quilts to donate to FIRC and other social agencies in Summit County. New members are always welcome.  Dues are $15.00/year.   Please contact Monique Brownson at monique.brownson@gmail.com for additional information regarding membership.

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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.