Older Adult Programs

Mah Jongg

Join us Mondays at 1pm for FREE.  If you have SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit, Active &Fit, or Renew Active, please bring your membership card and check-in.

Drop-In Pickleball

Start date: November 1, 2021 - End date: April 30, 2022

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: CRCC Gymnasium

The Carbondale Recreation Center offers drop-in pickleball during the winter months inside our basketball gymnasium. Enjoy drop-in pickleball from 1pm-4pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays. Three courts will be provided. First come first serve.

Ages: 18+ years
Days/Time: 1pm-4pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Cost: $7 adult, $5 seniors

Puzzle & Pie (Jigsaw Competition)

Date: February 27, 2022

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation and Community Center Gymnasium

Join us for our First Annual Puzzle & Pie Night Out.  Get a group of friends together and enjoy a great Sunday night out during mud season.

  • Teams of 1-4 people have three hours to complete a 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzle
  • The first team to complete the puzzle or the team with the least amount of puzzle pieces left after three hours wins a $100 chamber gift certificate to share between the team.  (2nd and 3rd place prizes TBD)
  • Pizza Pie and Beverages provided to all teams (outside food and drink also allowed, but no alcohol)
  • Keep your puzzle at the end of the night
  • $35 per Team (only one team member needs to register)
  • Register online (click the more info button below)
  • Teams will have their own tables spaced out around the Basketball Courts in the Gymnasium
  • Masks based on CDC guidance at the time of the event
  • Max of 20 teams

*There is no age limit to team members, however puzzlers must have the attention span to stay focused on the puzzle the entire 3 hours.  The cost does not allow entry to any other part of the gym or access to rec toys or equipment.

Cooking Under Pressure

Date: February 28, 2022

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Learn how to use an electric multi-cooker to safely prepare healthy foods from the Mediterranean Diet. (Optional: Bring your electric multi-cooker)

Day: Monday, February 28th
Cost: $15
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 25th

Where My Peeps At Scavenger Hunt

Date: April 16, 2022

Time: 8:30am

Location: Sopris Park

Stay Tuned for more details!

Canning Fruit

Date: April 25, 2022

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: CRCC Activity Room

Learn how to can some of your favorite summer fruits.  This class will cover water bath canning and basics to ensure safe preservation.

Day: Monday
Cost: $15
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 22

Tri for the Sun Triathlon

Date: June 12, 2022

Time: 7:00am

Location: Carbondale Pool / Sunlight Mtn Resort

Join us for the 2nd Annual Tri for the Sun!

Swim 1/2 mile at the Carbondale Pool
Bike 16 miles (2,700 vert) via Dry Park
Run 5k (600 vert) at Sunlight Mtn Resort

More information to come!



Our Town One Table

Date: August 21, 2022

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th and Main Street

Our Town One Table: Community Dinner

Silver and Fit Logo

The Silver&Fit exercise and healthy aging program is provided by American Specialty Health. It’s designed specifically for older adults. You may get access to Silver&Fit as a Medicare beneficiary through many insurance companies’ Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans.

Certain Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans include the Silver&Fit program as a benefit. Some people may also get access through a group retirement health plan.

You must meet at least one of these criteria to be eligible for Silver&Fit:

  • You are age 65 or older.
  • You are currently enrolled in Medicare.

To find out if you’re eligible, visit this online Silver&Fit eligibility check. You’ll need accept the Terms and Conditions, then enter your first name, last name, and birth date. If you’re an eligible Silver&Fit program member, follow the steps to enroll online.

Renew Active is available at no additional cost, exclusively from UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Plans.

Renew Active is a fitness program for body and mind designed to help people live their best lives and achieve their health and wellness goals. It provides access to an extensive choice of more than 6,000 fitness locations, including national, regional and local options, at no additional cost.

Please visit https://uhcrenewactive.com/home for more information.

The SilverSneakers Fitness Program offers a unique blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that enables older adults to take greater control of their health. It is available at no additional cost to individuals who belong to a participating Insurance Plan. Please call the Front Desk at 970.510.1292.

  • A FREE membership at Carbondale’s Recreation & Community Center with access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, and other amenities that accompany the basic membership
  • Access to any participating fitness center throughout the U.S. while traveling
  • Customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
  • Health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • A specially trained Senior Advisor at the fitness center to introduce you to SilverSneakers and acquaint you with their site & equipment