Activities: Registration required

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.

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.

Caregiver Support Group

First Wednesday of the month, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m.

If you are caring for someone who is elderly, ill, disabled or experiencing dementia, plan to visit a support group this month.  Support groups provide a safe, caring, upbeat environment to share experiences and receive encouragement and education from one another.  Contact Roger Abdella at 970-668-2943 for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Meetings held at the Senior Center at 10:30 AM, the first Thursday of each month.

For more information, call Patti Burnett at 970-389-1515.

Timberline Toppers Square Dance Club

Select Saturdays, usually at 6PM

A fun activity of moving with a partner, in patterns as directed by the professional “caller”. For those without a partner, the Club welcomes singles and they enjoy dancing with several other singles. Square Dance is good exercise that is mentally challenging without fancy footwork. Most dances are at the Senior & Community Center.

Mainstream and Plus dances 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Lessons start in January with an introduction to Square Dance Party January 10, 2023. To view the Timberline Toppers calendar, please visit our website. For more details, please call 970-390-1604 or email Timberline@davebittner.com.

Fiber Art Club

Every Friday, 2-4 p.m.
1st & 3rd in person at SCCSC
2nd & 4th – Zoom

We knit, crochet, spin, needle point, hand work/sew, and weave. We welcome other forms of Fiber Arts. We enjoy the creativity everyone brings to the group. We learn from each other and increase our creativity.  For more details, please call Pat Larson at 970-390-4599 or email patmlarson@msn.com.

Computer Help Seminar

Tech Help is currently paused. IF you would like to take this volunteer opportunity over contact the 50+ center.

Tech Help

Tech help is currently paused. Please check back for further updates.

Scam Alert

Scams are recently on the rise.  According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), anyone who demands payments by gift card is always a scammer.  Gift cards should never be used as payments to someone asking for money.  Here is an FTC web link with more information on gift card scams.

Another fraud scheme that’s on the rise is the “imposter” scam.  For more information on various imposter scams, please once again visit this web link on the FTC website.

Cards & Games

Every Thursday, 1-4 PM

We are a fluid group that comes together to play cards or games.  We usually meet in the hobby room of the Community Center.  We play weekly, normally year round, as folks are in town.   All Summit 50 Plus members can join us.  We furnish cards, games we can pull out, and visit a lot. We enjoy our time together, win or lose.  Bring yourself, your jokes, your laugh and join us.  For more details, please call Linda McKinley at 970-389-3212 or email rmckinley@sprynet.com

Happy Hour Book Club

Second Wednesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.

The Happy Hour Book Club meets monthly, for one hour, to discuss a book that has been chosen by the group. We select our books in November for the following year. There is always a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Our discussions are casual and everyone is encouraged to participate.  For more details, please contact Jan Goodwin by email at gutwinsky@gmail.com or  Lynn Amstutz by email at lynnamstutz@yahoo.com

2023-24 Book Club Schedule

December 13, 2023:   THE MOON IS DOWN by John Steinbeck (fiction)

 

January 19, 2024: LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus (fiction)
Suggested by Kathie Ballah

 

February 14, 2024: LOOKING FOR JANE by Heather Marshall (fiction, inspired by true stories)
Suggested by Jane Johnston

 

March 13, 2024: SHADOW DIVERS by Robert Kurson (non-fiction)
Suggested by Jane Johnston

 

April 10, 2024: HE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton (non-fiction)
Suggested by Lynn Amstuz & Jan Goodwin

 

May 8, 2024: CARNEGIE’S MAID by Marie Benedict (historical fiction)
Suggested by Michal Stefanacci

 

June 12, 2024: THE EMERALD MILE by Kevin Fedarko (non-fiction)
Suggested by Deirdre Cebry

 

July 10, 2024: HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano (fiction)
Suggested by Deirdre Cebry

 

August 14, 2024: FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND: THE KKK’S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA by Timothy Egan (non-fiction)
Suggested by Lynn Amstuz

 

September 11, 2024: THE DIAMOND EYE by Kate Quinn (historical fiction)
Suggested by Sharon Copper

 

October 9, 2024: THE ART THIEF by Michael Finkel (non-fiction)
Suggested by Kathie Ballah

 

November 13, 2024: THE COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese (historical fiction)
Suggested by Irene Hayes & Michal Stefanacci

 

December 11, 2024: THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck (fiction)
Suggested by Nancy Hines

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.

Quilting & Sewing

Every fourth Monday (except December), 5:30 PM

We are a group of people who like to work with fabric—quilting or otherwise. Persons with any skill level are welcome to join our group to learn and share ideas. The meetings are informal. Some people do handwork during the meetings; Group sewing retreats are scheduled several times per year.  Please bring your own project and material to work on. For details, contact Sharon Maroni at matravlr@gmail.com.

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

Meals on Wheels

Delivered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

The mission of Mountain Meals on Wheels is to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults of any age who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals due to health issues. Meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen located at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Meals are delivered by volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program is heavily reliant on volunteer drivers. Drivers are required to have their own vehicle, and be able to pass a criminal background check. If you are interested in driving for this program, or for more information, please email seniors@summitcountyco.gov. This is a year round volunteer opportunity.

AARP Safe Driving Class

Call (970) 668-2940 for schedule

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.

Mahjong

Every Tuesday & Thursday from 1-4PM

We play American mahjong with tiles and a structured card which changes annually. Not only is it challenging but strategy, skill, downright luck and the ability to change your original plan will help you make a mahjong. Since we all play with the same card, we have winter and summer visitors eager to join the local Summit County residents.  Please come and play with us  in the Hobby Room at the Senior Center.

Bridge

Summit 50 Plus offers a number of bridge groups for all levels during a range of days and times. Browse the list below to find the right game for you or view all bridge groups on the calendar.

Never-Ever Bridge Classes

Wednesdays, January 10, 24 & 31, 2024 from 3-5 PM

HAVE FUN AND LEARN WHAT BRIDGE IS ABOUT FROM ONE OF THE TOP TEACHING CLUBS IN NORTH AMERICA!

 

Never played bridge before but have an interest in exploring the game? Always heard it was too hard to learn? Don’t know how to start? We make learning fun and easy!

 

Join our “Never-Ever” classes on Wednesday January 10, 24 & 31 at the Community Center in Frisco. The classes will run from 3-5 PM.

 

You will play card games to reinforce the lesson while laying a foundation to play bridge. You will play basic games on Day 1! All lessons are taught by local Master Players. The instruction is paced for those who have NEVER played bridge or even played card games before! Those with experience should wait until our Bunny Slope or Green Slope lessons begin. Watch the Summit 50Plus website and the Summit Daily events calendar for additional information.

 

The cost for the course is only $10 to allow you to have a fun “test” drive! Once you have finished this course you will be ready for the next step, our Bunny Slope classes! Come meet new friends and neighbors, have fun and form a love for an international game! Questions or want to register? Contact Chris Dorton (christopher.dorton@gmail.com or 970-363-9580).

Novice Bridge

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.

Limited to players with up to 199 master points. You must come with a partner. For partners, call Howard Brown at (970) 468-2313.

 

Cost: $4/person

 

Preceded by a mini lesson at 12:20, no cost

 

Contact Chris Dorton (christopher.dorton@gmail.com or 970 363 9580) to let him know you plan to attend or with questions.

Party Bridge

Every Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

ACBL Duplicate Bridge

Every Monday & Friday, 12:45 p.m. Open to all levels of bridge players

Contact Brenda Alberico (bhalberico@gmail.com or 815 258 5843). You must come with a partner.  For partners, call Howard Brown at (970) 468-2313.

Cost: $4/person

Loosey Goosey

Thursdays, 3:30-5 :30p.m. | January– March, and 1 Thursday in December

Learn More About Loosey Goosey

Thanks for your interest in the Loosey Goosey Ski Group, our Après Ski potlucks and Summit 50 Plus.

 

Established in 1989, we are a loosely (Loosey Goosey) structured group of fun and active folks 50 years old and over who ski and ride together on specified days at local resorts and enjoy gathering at weekly socials during the season.

 

Our group, with a membership of over 200 local and visiting senior skiers, coordinates popular potluck après ski parties on most Thursdays, from 3:30 to 5:30, December through March at the Summit Community & Senior Center in Frisco. We are now part of the Summit Seniors, a non profit organization, that is the social organization connected to the Center.

 

Our members participate in many local ski day programs including the Meetup 50+ Ski Group at Breckenridge on Tuesdays and at Keystone on Thursdays. When you attend our potluck après ski parties you will always hear about other members joining up to travel to Loveland, A-Basin, Copper, Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Cooper and other resorts near and far.

 

Our nominal, but critical, annual membership fee this year of $15 helps cover the costs of weekly room rental fees, serving supplies, some beverages, and our annual membership party which is held in January. Members also receive our emailed announcements. All members must also belong to the Summit 50Plus.

 

Below is a link to the Summit 50Plus on-line Membership signup, or to download an application which can be mailed. You can also join at the Summit County Community Center.

 

Online registration: https://summit50plus.org/membership/

 

For the 2023-2024 Après Ski Season, our members bring an appetizer, or beverage(wine/beer/soda) to share and meet at the Summit County Community and Senior Center on Thursday December 14, 2023 from 3:30 to 5:30 and from January 4, 2024 until March 28, 2024 every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30.

Sign Up for Loosey Goosey Annual Party

Summit 50 Plus Golf Program

May through September

The Summit 50 Plus Golf Program is an excellent way to meet other Summit 50 Plus folks who have the same passion for the sport. The golf courses in the area are beautiful, challenging and provide opportunities for players of all skill levels. Golf courses in the program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks.  Golf discounts are given for the Raven and Keystone courses. These include: green fees, merchandise and lesson discounts.

Three programs exist for the 50 Plus golfer:

  1. The golf program coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the courses identified above for Summit 50 Plus members. To participate in this program, folks must be up to date on Summit 50 Plus membership dues and have purchased a Summit 50 Plus Golf Card at the Community Center for $5.
  2. Boomers on the Links: The Summit 50 Plus 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) 496-1520 to reserve a spot.
  3. Special golf outings are arranged at courses apart from those mentioned above. These outings give the Summit 50 Plus golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before. The group aims for two special outings in the summer during July and August.

If you would like to help with the Summit 50 Plus Golf Program, please call Tom McCullough at 630-880-8024 or email Tmccull567@aol.com.