Older Adult Programs

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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.

Rock Bottom Ranch

Date: May 23, 2022

Time: 10am-1pm

Join Carbondale Parks and Recreation, Senior Matters, and ACES Rock Bottom Ranch Community Programs Coordinator, Kitty Winograd, for a farm tour around ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch and explore the science behind our vegetable production and livestock rotational grazing. We will focus on the natural world and its connection to our food systems and why that connection matters. What we explore together will depend on what is growing and where our animals are around the ranch. The tour will occur on our wide gravel trails. We recommend wearing a sun hat, sun glasses, comfortable walking shores (if walking), and water. Rock Bottom Ranch is a working farm. You may encounter livestock, electric fences, or agricultural equipment at any time. Please do not touch the electric fencing, go beyond any closed gates, or leave the pathway without staff supervision.

Day: Monday
Date: May 23
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: $5
Min/Max: 6/10
Registration Deadline: One week prior
Location: Van will depart from/return to the CRCC and Crystal Meadows Commons IV (if you live downvalley from Carbondale, accommodations may be made for pickup/dropoff)

Leadville Train Ride

Date: June 3, 2022

Time: 9am-7pm

Join us for a trip over Independence Pass to ride the train in Leadville.  We will grab lunch or wander around for a bit, ride the train at 1pm for approximately 2.5 hours, and then have an early dinner or wander around some more before heading home. 

Day: Friday
Date: June 3
Time: 9am-7pm
Cost: $25
Min/Max: 6/13
Registration Deadline: One week prior
Location: Van will depart from/return to the CRCC and Crystal Meadows Commons IV (if you live upvalley from Carbondale, accommodations may be made for pickup/dropoff)

Tri for the Sun Triathlon

Date: June 11, 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!

 

 

Palisade Lavender Festival

Date: June 25, 2022

Time: 9am-5pm

Join us for a trip to Palisade for the Lavender Festival.  Park entrance fee included in registration. Booths, crafts, seminars, and live music by the Lincoln Pants Band by the river.

Day: Saturday
Date: June 25
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: $15
Min/Max: 6/13
Registration Deadline: One week prior
Location: Van will depart from/return to the CRCC and Crystal Meadows Commons IV (if you live downvalley from Carbondale, accommodations may be made for pickup/dropoff)

Our Town One Table

Date: August 21, 2022

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th and Main Street

Our Town One Table: Community Dinner

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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.

We also accept Active&Fit.

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