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Summit seniors always on the move

Beth Koran

SUMMIT COUNTY – Forget the calendar. Summer in Summit County doesn’t really start until July 4 and lasts at least until July 31, sometimes longer.

And along with summer in the High Country comes the annual migration of the county’s summer residents. It is to these, and especially to these older than 55, that this message is addressed.

Senior Citizens of Summit County welcome you, wish you well and invite you to participate in any of our varied and fascinating interests, programs and activities that might strike your fancy.

Consider these activities:

n Demon bridge players assemble at the Community and Senior Center south of Frisco (driving directions below) several times a week;

n Three hiking groups set out every Wednesday morning for various destinations;

n Delicious low-cost dinners are served at the center every Monday evening, and lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays;

n Quilters meet and sew;

n Square, line, ballroom and ballet dancers do their thing on a regular basis; and

n There are trips to here and there throughout the year.

In short, there ‘s something for almost everyone.

Take the hiking groups, for example. For the elevation-

challenged, there is the Walkie-Talkies, who do just that; the SOBs (Short-of-Breaths or Sociable-Older-Bushwackers), who take a little more challenging but still reasonable hikes; and finally, the Mountain Goats, who don’t think they’ve really had a walk unless they score at least 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Take your pick.

But wait, there’s more, much more. A monthly potluck supper, a book club, Scrabble games, aerobics, a Red Hat Society, blood pressure checks, a kayak and canoe group, computer classes and an ad hoc bicycle group.

It about wears a person out just thinking about it.

And that’s just a start.

Anyway, all of this is accessible to you by either calling the center at (970) 668-2940 or by dropping by.

To do the latter, drive south of Frisco on Highway 9 about a mile or so, turn right at the traffic light into the County Commons, then left at your first opportunity and left again into the Center parking lot.

Walk in through the front door and ask the first person you see about whatever interests you.

You are absolutely (guaranteed) assured of a warm welcome.

The writer is director of Senior Services for Summit County

government.


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