Older Adult Programs

Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays: Mah Jongg 

SilverSneakers Fitness Program

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

Free Membership! See If You Qualify!  Call 970.510.1292 or stop by the Recreation & Community Center.

Indoor Cycling

Start date: December 3, 2019 - End date: March 26, 2020

Time: 7-8am, 12-1pm, or 6-7pm

Location: CRCC Lobby and Outdoor Fitness Area

Build up your cardiovascular fitness with indoor cycling! Join cycling instructors Valerie Gilliam (7am & 6pm), Kae McDonald (12pm), and James Gilliam (6pm) to build your aerobic base over the winter months! Cycling specific workouts use the following
energy zones: endurance, strength through hill climbs, high intensity intervals, and race day. Learn the importance of recovery. All levels welcome!

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: Session 1- December 3 – January 2 (no classes December 24 or 31); Session 2 – January 7 – 30; Session 3 – February 4 – 27; Session 4 – March 3 – 26
Cost: $68 per 4 week session at a specific class time; $11 daily drop in with prior approval from instructor; based on bike availability; $245 (10% discount) for all 4 months
*Sign up prior to the beginning of the month to reserve your bike. Classes fill fast!
Please arrive early so you can get set up on your bike properly before the beginning of class. Please let your instructor know if you will miss a class.

Fermented Vegetables

Date: January 20, 2020

Time: 6-9pm

Location: CRCC Activity Room and Kitchen

Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. Learn the science of preparing and storing sauerkraut and fermented vegetables safely in this hands-on workshop. Classes are taught by the CSU extension program.

Ages: 8+
Day: Monday
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 17

Golden Paddle Pickleball League

Start date: February 16, 2020 - End date: April 5, 2020

Time: 5-8pm

Location: CRCC Gymnasium

This league will compete for 8 weeks. Each week you will have the opportunity to play 5 doubles matches to 11 with a randomly selected partner. Point totals will be recorded for every individual player. The male and female with the highest point totals will be our champions and take home our coveted “Golden Paddle” trophies!

Ages: 18+ years
Day: Sundays
Cost: $35/person
Min/Max: 16/24
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 7

Bingo at Redstone Inn

Date: February 20, 2020

Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Join Carbondale Parks and Recreation for an exciting evening in Redstone. We’ll have dinner at the Redstone Inn, and then enjoy some bingo to cap off the evening. Bring money for dinner and bingo!

Day: Thursday, February 20
Cost: $5
Min/Max: 5/10

Milling Grains and Making Bread

Date: February 24, 2020

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

In this class, you will learn how to mill flours from different grains. We will then learn how to turn this flour into bread for dinner.
Day: Monday
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 21

Grand Junction Mall

Date: March 20, 2020

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Van will pick up/drop off at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, Crystal Meadows Commons IV, and Manor II in GWS

Join the Carbondale Recreation Department for a day at the Grand Junction Mall. You can do some shopping, have lunch, or just enjoy a day out.

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

Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Cooking

Date: March 30, 2020

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Learn how a pressure canner works as we walk through each step involved in safely canning vegetables, meats, and seafood. (optional: Bring your canner lid for testing of the dial gauge).

Day: Monday
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 27

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