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Active Senior Citizens Love Summit County
By RealEstateColorado.com


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It’s easy to stay young when you live in Breckenridge real estate in Summit County, Colorado—especially when your 70-year-old neighbors can ski circles around the younger crowd.  These lively folks simply refuse to just sit in a rocking chair on the porch.  

Summit County real estate’s seniors have it good.  For only five dollars in membership fees, a beautiful Summit County Senior Center very close to Frisco real estate.  Along with world-class resorts near their Breckenridge homes and other historic nooks in Summit County real estate and the free Summit Stage shuttle, these folks have places to go and people to meet.  Recreational, social, volunteer, and daycare activities abound.

Loosey Goosey, a local membership “loosely” affiliated with Over the Hill Gang, is a club for active singles and couples age 50 and older.  They have a good time, stay fit, and thoroughly relish in outdoor activities and frequent the ski resorts at Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin.    With a variety of members from all over the nation and the world, they hold regular wine and cheese socials, get in plenty of hiking trips.  They are also well known at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. 

The Copper Mountain Over the Hill Gang began in 1977 when three older ski instructors banded together to support each other’s skiing at a time when their friends and family were leaving the sport because of age.  They believed skiing was a lifelong sport and Copper’s 600 members live by that, skiing four time a week.  The key word at Copper is “camaraderie” and even visitors can pick up a weeklong membership and join in the fun. 

In addition to Over the Hill Gang, the Summit County Seniors explore the outdoors and organize volunteer activities.  The Senior Winter Games complete with medals for prizes is a rewarding endeavor.  The quality of the participants—well educated, dynamic, athletic, fun, aware—is a spark that is hard to beat.  Their dynamism is a great example for the entire community. 

There is also an Adult Day Care for seniors who deserve good meals, social interaction, music, medical monitoring, and need help with money matters or legal advise.

The Senior Center also organizes trips to concerts, theater, performances, sporting events, historic locations and other attractions.  They play bridge, mah-jongg, attend fitness classes, discussion groups, and book clubs.  Add watercolor painting, quilting, camera club, computers classes and help, cribbage, discussions of foreign policy and current events, tai chi, Swiss ball, yoga, low-impact aerobics, and a senior chapter of the historical society; then reading to preschoolers and passing out Hug-A-Bear; helping at the community theater, Forest Service, Red Cross, rummage sale and Thrift shop, the information center, medical center, animal shelter;

The Summit County Community and Senior Center at the County Commons hosts luncheons twice a week, dinners on Mondays, and a potluck once a month. 


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