Seniors of Summit County

Summit Daily News

It’s easy to stay young in SummitCounty, especially when you meet70-year-olds who ski more vertical in aweek than some younger folks get in amonth. So if you need some inspiration,check out Summit County Seniors. Thegroup welcomes permanent residentsand seasonal visitors 55 and older. Andguess what? The annual dues are awhooping $10.The active members enjoy every outdooractivity imaginable. They’re alsoinvolved in plenty of volunteer activities.The Senior Center organizes tripsto concerts, theater performances, sportingevents, historic locations and otherattractions. Year-round activities includesuch things as bridge, fi tness classes, discussiongroups and book clubs. And theSummit County Community and SeniorCenter (at the County Commons, nearFrisco) hosts luncheons on Tuesdayand Thursday, dinner on Monday and amonthly potluck.

Loosey Goosey, a local membershipthat is “loosely” affi liated with Over theHill Gang international, is a club foractive singles and couples age 50 andolder.”We all like to have a good time, welike to be fi t and we like the outdoors,”said member Jen Schrage. “We comefrom all walks of life, from all over theUnited States.”The gang skis three times a weekamong Breckenridge, Keystone andArapahoe Basin, and it welcomes visitorsto join the fun. It hosts wine andcheese socials and meets for biking duringthe summer.Copper Mountain Over the HillGang began in 1977 when three olderski instructors banded together to supporteach other’s skiing at a time whentheir friends and family were leavingthe sport because of age. They believedskiing was a lifelong sport, and Copper’shundreds of members live by that,skiing four times a week. The key wordat Copper is “camaraderie.” Weeklong memberships are available to visitors.

Loosey Goosey: Jen or Frank Schrage at(970) 262-5770 or Linda Ginsberg at (970) 668-9913Copper Mountain Over the Hill or (970) 968-3059Over the Hill Gang international: http://www.othgi.comSummit County Community and Senior or(970) 668-2940

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