To view other Older Adult programs offered throughout the year, check out our brochure:

Older Adult Programs

Older Adult Programs

(Canceled until April 13th) Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays: Mah Jongg

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

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.

Where My Peeps At Scavenger Hunt–CANCELLED

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 8:30am

Location: Sopris Park

We love to keep this race interesting and different. This year all teams will cover a different 2 mile course than last year. This course will be fun and challenging for all age levels. There will be 50 easy Peeps made out of chalk for the little ones to fine to add bonus points. There will be photos to recreate the photo with your team. This is challenging for all ages.

New this year we will have one Golden Peep that is a grand prize for a team to have first crack at the Give Away Table. As always we will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and the team with the Best Costume. All of this will be followed by a giveaway full of prizes donated by local businesses.

First Friday Spring Into Wellness–CANCELLED

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center

Celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living (H. E. A. L.)
Showcasing wellness practitioners and businesses who support the health and well-being of our community.

Downtown Grand Junction & Museum of the West

Date: April 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Join the Carbondale Recreation Department as we explore the Wild West! We’ll enjoy lunch and antique shops on Main Street in Downtown. Then drive to the Museum of the West for exploration. Exhibits include: Native Americans, Spanish Exploration, antique firearms, uranium mine, and many more!

Day: Friday
Cost: $10 (bring money for lunch/dinner/etc)
Min/Max: 6/10
Registration Deadline: One week prior

Cooking with Spices with Deb Martin

Date: April 20, 2020

Learn how to spice up your cooking with creative recipes with Indian and Thai influences. Bring a spice that you would like to learn how to use.

Day: Monday
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 8/13
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17

Spring Into Fun Family Block Party–POSTPONED

Date: May 1, 2020

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza

The Family Block Party on Carbondale’s First Friday in May.
Enjoy KidZone activities (bounce house, kid games, and arts & crafts) along with adoptables from Colorado Animal Rescue

100% of the proceeds benefit our local animal shelter, valley recreation, and youth arts programming.