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.

Taekwondo

Start date: September 3, 2019 - End date: December 26, 2019

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: CRCC East Gym

Martial Arts classes for children & adults. Improve your balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Integrate body, mind, and spirit using the Taekwondo tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. Sahn Taekwondo classes are taught by Nationally and Internationally certified instructors: Ms. Cedar Rose Guelberth, 3rd Dan, & Grand Master Richard Hodder, 9th Dan. Six-month pre-registration discounts available.

Ages: 6 years & up
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: Year Round
Cost: $90/month; $73/month (2nd member of family); $53/month (3rd and more family members)
For more information: Ms. Cedar Rose (970) 948-8774

Fall 3.5 Pickleball Ladder League – 5 Week Series

Start date: November 17, 2019 - End date: December 15, 2019

Time: 5-7pm

Location: CRCC Gymnasium

Level of play: 3.5 only
Format (this will be different from the summer series): There will be lots of movement up and down on this ladder with 8 games guaranteed each week! Scores of each individual player will
be recorded and accumulated to determine weekly winners and series overall winners. Games will be to 11 (win by one) or 13 minutes max. Ladder Captain: Cilla Dickinson

Ages: 18+ years
Day: Sundays
Dates: Nov 17 and 24, Dec 1, 8, and 15
Cost: $20
Min/Max: 8/12
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 4

Cooking Under Pressure Mediterranean Style

Date: November 18, 2019

Time: 6-9pm

Location: CRCC Activity Room and Kitchen

Learn how to use an electric multi-cooker to safely prepare healthy foods from the Mediterranean Diet. (Optional: Bring your electric multi-cooker). Classes are taught by the CSU Extension Office.

Ages: 8+
Day: Monday
Cost: 15
Min/Max: 5/10
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15

Parachute/Battlement Mesa Craft Fair

Date: November 23, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

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

Get a jump start on your holiday gift buying! We will stop for lunch and then enjoy shopping.

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

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.

Light Up Carbondale

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: The Launchpad, 4th Street Plaza, and Main Street

The Town of Carbondale Parks and Rec Department along with Carbondale Arts invites everyone to light up Carbondale and welcome Santa. The lights on the trees lining Main Street will come on when Santa reaches the 4th Street Plaza. There will be carolers, free hot chocolate, and cookies.

Grand Junction Shopping Trip

Date: December 13, 2019

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

Winter on the Mountain

Date: December 20, 2019

Time: 4-8pm

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

Ride the newly updated Glenwood Caverns tram to check out more than half a million lights at the top. There will be live music and food and drink specials.

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

Family Skate Night

Date: January 3, 2020

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza Ice Rink

Come on down to the 4th Street Plaza Ice Rink on January’s First Friday for a free Community Party. We will have a fire pit, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, and drink hot chocolate. Ice skate rentals will be available at the Rec Center until 9pm

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