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 only. Trained volunteers are available once a month to assist in answering your questions about Medicare.
Trained volunteers are available once a month to assist in answering your questions about Medicare. Vintage (local area agency on aging) is the lead on for this program. Contact Jonnah at jglassman@nwccog.org for more information. To sign up for an appointment at the Summit County Community Center, use the link below or call (970) 668-2940.

Care Navigator

By appointment

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

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwackers (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, get on the trail by 9:00, and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  Check the weekly email for updates to times or locations.

For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email rjftex@gmail.com.

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2024

For more precise notes on carpool locations, please scroll to bottom of schedule

DateHikeLeaderMiles / VertCarpool
June 4TenderfootJohn Crumlin 3m / 640 ftCounty Rd 51 in Dillon
June 11Angler MountainJohn Crumlin5m / 1400 ftTarget
June 18Ophir MountainLinda Boyd6m / 1000 ftSCSC
June 25Acorn Creek Flower LoopRuth Haley5m / 1000 ftTarget
July 2Sallie Barber / Trail of TearsLater5m / 800 ftGold Hill
July 9Horseshoe GulchLater3m / 700 ftGold Hill
July 16Bowman’s ShortcutLater5m / 900 ftKayak
July 23Wheeler LakesBarbara Noonan7m / 1400 ftCC
July 30Hoosier Pass WestLater4m / 600 ftIce Rink
Aug 6Upper Straight CreekLater5m / 1400 ftFBT
Aug 13Mayflower Gulch LoopLater6m / 1000 ftFBT
Aug 20North 10 Mile CreekAlan Waxman5m / 1500 ftKayak
Aug 27Wilder GulchLater7m / 1200 ftFBT
Sept 3Mohawk LakesLater7m / 1900 ftIce Rink
Sept 10Corral CreekLater5m / 1400 ftFBT
Sept 17LaterLaterLaterLater
Sept 24Salt Lick AspensLaterLaterSL

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • FBT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Gold Hill – Dirt parking lot between Frisco and Breck – corner of Rt 9 and Gateway Drive.  On Google Maps search for “Gold Hill Trailhead”. 
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • Kayak – West end of Main St in Frisco – between the creek and I-70
  • SCSC – Summit County Senior Center
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead
  • Target – Southeast corner of parking lot

Tai Chi

New 12 week class starting June 13, 2024!

We are thrilled to announce a brand new class that we will be offering through our “Aging Gracefully” series – Tai Chi for Arthritis. Tai Chi improves strength, flexibility, aerobic conditioning, and balance. It’s been proven to improve cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure, prevent falls and help people who have arthritis. This class is a benefit to everyone, whether you have arthritis or not, and accommodations will be available for all movements (and chairs will be available).

Come ready to have fun! Wear fitting shoes and comfortable clothing. And don’t forget your water bottle. Class will be presented by the wonderful Lizzy de Guia, RN Trauma Program Specialist at St. Anthony/Common Spirit. Call the front desk with any questions (970) 668-2940. Please sign up by clicking the link below. Even if you can’t make the first class, please sign up so we can send you info!

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, 12:00 PM; reservation required. Meal reservations are required by 9:00 AM the day of the meal.

Meal reservations are required by 9:00 AM the day of the meal. Click on the link below or call the Summit County Community Center Front Desk at (970) 668-2940 to make a reservation. Note that you will NOT receive a 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.

Menus are determined on a monthly basis

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. Contact Howard at brown.howard2@gmail.com to get on their email list. Plan to bring leashes, lunch and good rain gear.

View the 2024 Schedule for Canine Companions

View the 2024 Schedule for Canine Companions

May (9:30 at trailhead)
1 — Old Dillon Reservoir — Sharon Smith — 970-485-2290 thd
8 — Tenderfoot — Elaine Polhemus — 970-389-0379 thd
15 — Dillon Nature Preserve — Simon Lewis — 409-939-7132 thd
22 — Maryland CK — Joe Lanzetta — 860-836-9894 thd
29 — Anglers’ Ranch. — Sandra Grogan — 281-705-9289 thd
other May options:Frisco Overlook, Peninsula, Miners’ Monument, Harrigan, Miners’ Ck Loop, Frey Gulch

June (8:30 to carpool or 9:00 at trailhead)

5 — Prairie Peak — Target
12 – Acorn South Flower Loop — Angela Brand 720-212-7757 Chris Daly 970-389-4989 Target
19 — Mtn Pride (ghost town) — Charlotte Clark — 970-376-5153 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
26 — Lower Straight Ck –– Deb Gerhard — 850-292-9945 thd
other June options, backups: other ghost town hikes, Keystone Gulch, Gold Run Gulch Loop; Arctic Placer,Ditch Trail/Hunters’ Knob


July (8:00 to carpool or 8:30 at trailhead)
3 — Corral Ck — Joe Lanzetta — 860-836-9894 Frisco Transit
10 — East Arkansas – Elaine Polhemus — 970-389-0379 Frisco Transit
17 — Upper Straight Ck — Kari Kronborg — 970-406-1952 Silverthorne Recycling
24 — Loveland Pass West — Taylor Simpson — 512-799-3786 Silverthorne Recycling
31 — Blue Lakes — Connie Eberhart — 402-301-6806 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
other July Wilder Gulch

August (8:30 to carpool or 9:00 at trailhead)
7 — Officers’ Gulch – Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 Frisco Transit
14 — Bowman’s Shortcut – Frisco Transit
21 — Porcupine Gulch – Silverthorne Recycling
28 – Mayflower Loop Frisco Transit
other August options: Timberline Lk (Leadville), A-Basin

September (9:00 to carpool)
4 — Sky Chutes (Wheeler Trail from Copper) — Frisco Transit
11 – Mohawk Lakes – Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
18 – Eaglesmere — Connie Eberhart — 402-301-6806 Target
25 – Martin Ck (MInturn) — Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 Frisco Transit
other September options: Upper Salt Lick, your favorite fall-color hike, main Acorn, Rock Creek/Boss Mine —


October (9:30 to carpool)
2 — McCullough Gulch — Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
9 — Little French Gulch — Connie Eberhart — 402-301-6806 Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
16– Lower McCullough — Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
23 – Turks/Sally Barber Frisco Transit/Breck Rec
30 — Ptarmigan Lookout — Mary Bell — 330-692-6599 thd
other October options: May hikes, ghost towns, Peninsula Loop, Miners’ Ck loop