Activities: Health & Nutrition

Strength & Balance

Wednesdays from 9:30AM to 10:15AM

Reduce your risk of falling by performing agility exercises and placing positive stress on the bones, muscles, and cardiovascular system to keep them healthy and strong. Walk with more assurance and confidence. This is a fun class for all levels to improve your range of motion and ability to move your body quickly, easily, and with control & balance.

Turtles & Snails

Thursdays | Year Round

The “Turtles” hike all year round on Thursday mornings. We switch to snowshoes and yaktrax in winter, rec paths during mud season and easy hikes all summer. Our hikes are usually 3 to 5 miles. Sometimes we have some “Snails” who hike at a slower pace and not as far. We want our group to be accessible to all so come and enjoy our beautiful mountains.

To be added to the Turtles and Snails hike distribution list email Pat Kopystianskyj (pkopysti@comcast.net)

Medicare Counseling

By appointment

Trained volunteers are available once a month to assist in answering your questions about Medicare. Vintage is the lead on this program. Please reach out to Jonnah at jglassman@nwccog.org for more information. To sign up for an appointment at the SCCSC, please use the link below or call the front desk at (970) 668-2940.

Care Navigator

By appointment

Opportunity to discuss resources in the community and assist with finding services. Please call (970) 668-2943 for an appointment.

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) do intermediate backcountry trail hikes on Tuesdays, mostly in Summit County. These typically range from 4 – 7 miles and with 400 – 1500 ft of elevation gain. They are led by volunteer trip leaders, usually a different leader each week. We meet from June through mid October, weather permitting. We usually leave the car-pool location at 8:30 and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email rjftex@gmail.com.

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2023

 

DateHikeCarpoolMiles / VertLeader
June 6Arctic PlacerTarget4m / 700 ftRuth Haley
970-262-7749
June 13Acorn Creek LoopTarget5 m / 1000 ftElaine P.
970-389-0379
June 20Ophir MountainFrisco BT6 m / 1000 ftLinda Boyd
719-332-0841
June 27Angler MountainTarget5 m / 1200 ftKen Raggio
214-498-9734
July 4No Hike
July 11Black Powder PassIce Rink3m / 700 ftJim Fleshman
281-507-1059
July 18Mayflower GulchFrisco BT6 m / 1400 ftJane Johnston
303-501-9956
July 25Wheeler LakesCC7m / 1400 ftRuth Haley
970-262-7749
Aug 1Corral CreekFrisco BTLaterGreg Horne
970-426-6353
Aug 8Hoosier Pass WestIce Rink4m / 600 ftJim Fleshman
281-507-1059
Aug 15North Ten MileFrisco BT5m / 1500 ftAlan Waxman
Aug 22Horseshoe GulchFrisco BT5m / 800 ftBob Hartley
Aug 29Mayflower Gulch LoopFrisco BT6m / 1000 ftLater
Sept 5Angler MountainTarget5m / 1400 ftLater
Sept 12Upper Straight CreekFrisco BT5m / 1400 ftLater
Sept 19Wilder GulchFrisco BT7 m / 1200 ftLater
Sept 26Salt Lick AspensSLLaterNeed Leader

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • Target – Northeast corner of parking lot
  • Frisco BT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead

Tai Chi

Canceled indefinitely

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 & Fridays, 10:00AM – 11:15AM

Melinda’s yoga classes vary depending on who shows up and what their experience is, and what their expectations are for the day. It is truly a community-centered offering!

Typically, one can expect the practice to include  breathing, moving in coordination with breathing, balancing, strengthening and stretching. The classes begin and end with mindfulness and intention and the students “tune in” with mantras and close with a song. Melinda teaches from her experiences with Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga, and offers and encourages modifications and even chair yoga.

All levels are welcome. Most people leave a $5 contribution for the instructor as she is not paid. Mats are available.

Summit Community Cafe Lunch

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 p.m.

Meal reservations are required by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. Reservations may be made by clicking on the link below or by calling the SCCSC Front Desk at (970) 668-2940. Please note that we do not call back to confirm your reservation. Lunches are $8.00, payable by cash or check. Checks should be made payable to SCG. Menus are subject to change.

Sign up for an Upcoming Lunch

Canine Companions

Wednesdays | May – October, meeting times vary by month

Moderate Wednesday hikes at a leisurely pace, with furry friends welcome — Those unfortunate to not be owned by a dog are also welcome. The group’s meeting times and carpool locations vary over the summer. So, call Howard Brown at 970-468-2313 or email brown.howard2@gmail.com to get on their email list. Plan to bring leashes, lunch and good rain gear.

View the 2023 Schedule for Canine Companions
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October 2023
(9:30AM to carpool)

  • October 4 — McCullough Gulch — Howard 970-468-2313
  • October 11 — Little French Gulch — Howard 970-468-2313
  • October 18 — TBD
  • October 25 — Ptarmigan Lookout – Mary Bell  330-692-6599