Aging Well

Aging Well is a comprehensive community-based program of healthy aging for men and women 50 and better. Emphasizing wellness and prevention, Aging Well empowers older adults to stay active and engaged in community life and to remain healthy, safe and independent at home for as long as possible. 

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Image The Aging Well Calendar Journal is now available for a $15 donation to the VNA’s non profit Aging Well Program at VNA offices in Steamboat Springs at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 and Craig at 745 Russell Street and at The Haven at 300 South Shelton Lane in Hayden. The Calendar Journal features local personalities and images contributed by local photographers. Please bring a check made out to VNA or exact cash. For more information call Aging Well at 871-7676.

 

 

Adult Day Services

Are you or someone you know buckling under the stress of caregiving? Are you caring for an older adult who would benefit from supervised activities and socialization outside the home? Local adult day programs may be the answer. Operated by the VNA’s Aging Well program, adult day programs are open at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat Springs and The Haven in Hayden.Click here for more information or to schedule a time to tour our Adult Day and Respite facilities, call Diane Girty, 875-1891.

 
 
Senior Wellness and Foot Care Clinics                                                                                              Image

Senior Wellness is a free health clinic open to anyone age 60 & up.  Screening includes a B/P, pulse, blood oxygenation, weight and general senior health education by a VNA Registered Nurse. Clinics are held in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Hayden, Craig and Maybell. Senior Wellness Clinics are drop-in, no appointment necessary.  Call 871-7676 for more information on Senior Wellness Clinics.

Foot Care Clinics are free and open to anyone age 60 & up.  Foot Care includes a foot inspection, toe nail trim and file and a wonderful foot massage.  Foot Care is held in Craig, Hayden, Oak Creek and Yampa.  You must have an appointment for Foot Care.  For Craig and Hayden, call 970-875-1884.  For Oak Creek and Yampa, call 970-871-7680.

CLICK HERE to view the Senior Wellness and Foot Care Brochure

 

Events for Routt County

Aging Well Partnerships: Routt County

Aging Well is proud to partner with local organizations and businesses throughout Routt County.  Our community partnerships help us to enhance the programs and services that we offer to older adults.  Aging Well, The Routt County Council on Aging, and the City of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation, have joined together to provide one calendar that includes a variety of exercise, wellness, and education programs, along with other exciting activities available for older adults living in the Steamboat Springs area:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW STEAMBOAT COMBINED CALENDAR for JUNE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW STEAMBOAT COMBINED CALENDAR for JULY

The following is a list of Aging Well Partners in Routt County:

  • Bud Werner Memorial Library
  • City of Steamboat Springs
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Community Center in Oak Creek
  • CSU Cooperative Extension
  • Kinetic Energy PT
  • Leisure Mountain Coffee Shop in Yampa
  • Old Town Hot Springs
  • Steamboat Sports Medicine
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center
  • Yoga Center of Steamboat

 

CLICK HERE to view our SUMMER calendar for Routt County

Wellness Day in Hayden                                                                                                            Image

Wellness Day is held every Wednesday in Hayden at the new Haven Community Center! Join friends for a full day of fun starting with exercise at 11:00 AM.  The Arthritis Foundation Exercise class will be ongoing each week and offers gentle fitness routines aimed at improving muscle strength and flexibility while relieving or preventing arthritic pain. Next enjoy a nutritious lunch for only $3.00 while listening to an informative guest speaker with a new topic each week.  Lunch Punch Cards are available for $30, with the 11th lunch free. Finish the day from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with a VNA registered nurse for a free wellness check that includes blood pressure and answers to all your general health questions.  Foot care will also be available from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (by appointment only). To schedule your appointment for Foot Care, call 970-875-1884.
Hayden Wellness Day Schedule:                                                                       

11:00-12:00pm:  Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class
12:00- 1:00 pm
: Lunch and Presentation
12:30- 1:30 pm: New Guest Speaker each week
2:00- 4:00 pm: Wellness Clinic and Foot Care (by appointment)

Wellness Day in Oak Creek                                                                                                           Image

Wellness Day is held every Monday in Oak Creek at the South Routt Community Center. Wellness Day starts with exercise at 10:45 AM.  This is an Arthritis Foundation Exercise class which provides a variety of different fitness routines aimed at improving muscle strength and flexibility.  Lunch is served at 12:00 pm, provided by the Routt County Council on Aging.  Senior Wellness Checks by a Registered Nurse are the 2nd and 4th Monday each month, 10:30 to noon. No appointment necessary.

Foot Care Clinics are 8:30 am – 2:00 pm the 2nd Monday of each month.  You need an appointment for Foot Care.  Call for your appointment at 871-7680.

Oak Creek Wellness Day Schedule:

10:45 am-11:45 am: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class
12:00- 12:30 pm: Lunch: Call for lunch reservations 879-0633
12:30- 1:30 pm: New Guest Speaker each week
Wellness Clinic and Foot Care on selected days listed above.

 

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE                                                                                            Image

This program was created to help people feel better with various arthritis conditions.  These low impact joint-safe exercises include range of motion, muscle strengthening through proper body mechanics and relaxation techniques.  Advanced classes are also available with additional movements, weights and cardio exercise. Combination classes add elements from either Tai Chi or N’Balance classes to increase movement and fun! 

Advanced Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Steamboat Community Center
10:30-11:30am Mondays (ongoing)
FREE Donations Encouraged

Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Oak Creek Community Center
10:45-11:45 am Mondays (ongoing)
FREE Donations Encouraged

Arthritis Foundation Exercise & Tai Chi                                                
Oak Creek Community Center
10:45-11:45am Wednesdays (ongoing) Image
FREE Donations Encouraged

Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Haven Community Center in Hayden
11:00am-Noon Wednesdays (ongoing)
FREE Donations Encouraged

Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Selbe Apartments in Steamboat
2:00pm-3:00pm Wednesdays (ongoing)
FREE Donations Encouraged

Arthritis Foundation Exercise                     
Steamboat Community Center
10:30-11:30am Thursdays (ongoing)
FREE Donations Encouraged

Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Yampa Leisure Mountain Studio
9:00-10:00 AM Wednesdays (ongoing)
FREE Donations Encouraged

For more information call Aging Well at 970-871-7676

 

HEALTHIER LIVING: Colorado™     Image

Healthier Living Colorado™ is a 6-week class for anyone dealing with chronic health conditions.  The class teaches positive strategies for managing symptoms and helps participants live a healthier life.  The class is FREE and open to individuals with chronic disease as well as those who support, love     or care for them.  The class content has proven results and is doctor recommended.  Classes are scheduled throughout the year in many locations. For more information or to find out about the next class, call Aging Well at 970-871-7676

For more Information call Aging Well at 970-871-7676

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N’BALANCE EXERCISE CLASS                                                                            Image

This class improves the physical factors that control and affect balance. Exercises are designed to work and challenge different parts of the body to help improve balance and increase confidence

Advanced N’Balance
Colorado Mountain College
9:00 am to 10:00 am Mondays
10 weeks: May 17-July 19
Register through CMC at 970-870-4444 $45 Fee to CMC  

 

 

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH                                                                                       

Tai Chi classes offer significant relief from symptoms of arthritis.  Our Tai Chi classes start with basic movements and progress by adding new movements each week.  Some benefits of Tai Chi include reduced pain and stiffness, improved muscle strength and joint flexibility, greater fitness and correct body posture.                          Image

Tai Chi for Health 2                                         
Steamboat Community Center
Mondays from 5:45-6:45pm
6 Week Class starts June 7 through July 19
FREE Donations Encouraged

Tai Chi for Health 1        
Tuesdays from 9:15-10:15 am (ongoing)                                
Steamboat Community Center
FREE Donations Encouraged

Tai Chi for Health 2
Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 (ongoing)
Steamboat Community Center
FREE Donations Encouraged

NEW SUMMER CLASSES IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

Fitness Walking with Poles (advanced Level)        
Mondays from 7:45-9:00 am
Meet at Howlesen Hill Stables
Starts June 14 for 4 weeks
$25 for 4 week class


Walk for Fitness        
Mondays from 10:00 am, prior to the
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class at 10:30 am
Steamboat Community Center
FREE Donations encouraged

Walk for FUN!        
Wednesdays from 11:00-11:45 am
Meet at Bud Werner Library
Starts June 9 and will continue for the summer
FREE Donations encouraged

Basic Line Dancing        
Thursdays from 10:00 am prior to the
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class at 10:30 am
Steamboat Community Center
FREE Donations encouraged

YOGA FOR 50 and BETTER

At Bear River Center Mondays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. For more information call Jeanne Upbin at 846-3326

Steamboat Springs Parks And Recreation Senior Programs

Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation is offering a wide variety of exciting trips and activities for anyone 55 or older. For more information, please call 879-4300.

Events for Moffat County

Aging Well Partnerships: Moffat County

Aging Well is proud to partner with local organizations and businesses throughout Moffat County.  Our community partnerships help us to enhance the programs and services that we offer to older adults.  Aging Well, Colorado Northwestern Community College, and the City of Craig Parks and Recreation, have joined together to provide one calendar that includes a variety of exercise, wellness, and education programs, along with other exciting activities available for older adults living in the Craig area:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CRAIG COMBINED CALENDAR for July
The following is a list of Aging Well Partners in Moffat County:

  • American legion Post #62
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • CSU Cooperative Extension
  • Moffat County Housing Authority
  • Moffat Family Clinic
  • Northwest Colorado Community Health Center
  • The Memorial Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Services of Craig
  • Trappers Health Club

 

CLICK HERE to view our SUMMER calendar for Moffat County

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Wellness Wednesday is held every Wednesday at the American Legion building (Shadow Mountain Clubhouse). Spend the day with friends having fun with exercise, art and writing classes, lunch, cards and more!  Make new friends and connect with old ones, as just about everyone in Craig over the age of 50 is coming to Wellness Wednesday.  Don’t miss out on the fun, call Aging Well at 871-7676 for more information.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

9:00 – 10:30 am: Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) Class

9:00 – Noon: Foot Care Clinic: Foot inspections, toe nails trimmed and filed and a wonderful foot massage.  Call the VNA to schedule an appointment at 824-8233 Image

9:30 Noon: Senior Wellness Clinic and Ask A Nurse Program: A skilled professional will be there to answer any questions you may have and provide blood pressure checks, cardio-pulmonary, weight assessment, blood glucose reading and medication review.

10:30am – 11:30am Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Have fun getting fit. For all ability levels.         

11:30am – 1:00 pm:  Lunch and Guest Speaker
.  Enjoy a great lunch for only $3.00 if you exercise with us first.  $5.00 for those without exercise.

Informative Presentation: Join a different speaker every week with a wide variety of fun and interesting topics.

1:15 - 3:15 pm: CNCC Art Class

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Play cards with friends.  Learn new games or play the ones you know.

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Exercise $3.00 per class

Aging Well classes are free. CNCC classes are free to Moffat County citizens age 62 and older. Some material costs may apply.  Anyone 62 and better can register at CNCC at 824-1101.  Anyone younger than 62, or desiring college credit, will need to register at CNCC before each class starts.

 

Healthier Living Colorado™                                                                                                                        Image

Healthier Living Colorado™ is a 6-week class for anyone dealing with chronic health conditions.  The class teaches positive strategies for managing symptoms and helps participants live a healthier life.  The class is FREE and open to individuals with chronic disease as well as those who support, love     or care for them.  The class content has proven results and is doctor recommended.  Classes are scheduled throughout the year in many locations.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATICS

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics class is a great way to exercise without stress on joints.  Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.  The gentler activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor, help participants gain strength and flexibility.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics         
Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am (ongoing)                                 
Craig American Legion Pool
$3.00 suggested donation for the class and
$3.50 pool fee to the American Legion
 
Arthritis Foundation Aquatics         
Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm (ongoing)                                 
Craig American Legion Pool
$3.00 suggested donation for the class and
$3.50 pool fee to the American Legion

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE

This program was created to help people feel better with various arthritis conditions.  These low impact joint-safe exercises include range of motion, muscle strengthening through proper body mechanics and relaxation techniques.  Advanced classes are also available with additional movements, weights and cardio exercise. Combination classes add elements from either Tai Chi or N’Balance classes to increase movement and fun!                                                                                                                                                                                         Image

Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Sunset Meadows I
Mondays 10:30-11:30 am
Ongoing, join any time!
FREE Donations encouraged.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Craig American Legion                
10:30-11:30am Wellness Wednesday
Ongoing, join any time!
FREE Donations encouraged.

Intro to Exercise and Movement
Craig American Legion                
10:30-11:30am Wellness Wednesday
Ongoing, join any time!
FREE Donations encouraged.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise and N'Balance
Sunset Meadows 2
Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Ongoing, join any time!
FREE Donations encouraged.

50 & Better Fitness
Craig Trappers Gym
10:30 - 11:30 am Fridays
Ongoing, join anytime
$3.00 per class

For more information call Aging Well at 970-871-7676

Craig Parks and Recreation Senior Programs

Craig Parks and Recreation along with Steamboat Springs Recreation Services is offering a wide variety of exciting trips and activities for anyone 55 or older.  Registration will be taken at Craig Parks and Recreation located at 300 W. 4th Street.   For more information, please call 826-2004.

Senior Swimnastics

This program is designed for the young at heart, to loosen, tone, stretch muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness.  This year round activity meets three mornings a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the American Legion Pool.  For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 826-2017.

CNCC Programs

Colorado Northwestern Community College – Craig Campus fall schedule of classes is now on the web at www.cncc.edu and will be stocked in information boxes located around Craig. A number of new offerings are a good fit for community members “50 and better.” Moffat County citizens, age 62 and over, are able to attend college classes without paying tuition expenses. For details, call 824-1135

Bowling at Thunder Rolls in Craig

Open Bowling Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (nice quiet time)
Senior Bowling – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Indoor Golf – Golf Simulator – Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Restaurant is open all day serving lunch and dinner
For more information on costs and other activities at Thunder Rolls, please call 824-2695

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Aging Well Article Archive

Community

Aging Well Kickoff - The Face of Aging Children, Students Bring Halloween Spirit to Seniors Donna Hellyer - Thriving on History, People
Haven Community Center Update
Lucille Sundberg Celebrates Nearly 100 Years in Yampa Valley
Maybell Community Heart
Mike Yurich - Oak Creek Native Makes the Most of Each Day
New SS Community Center - More Room, More Programs
Robert Fry - Never Quit on a Bad Day
SS Community Center Update
Students Connect with Local Elders
Wellness Wednesdays Begin in Craig
Wellness Wednesdays Catches on in Craig
Wellness Wednesdays Keep Mind, Body Healthy

Family and Relationships

Adult Day Services - More Choices, More Independence
Caring for those with Alzheimer's, dementia
Caring from Afar - Caring for the Caregiver
Caring from Afar - Overcoming Resistance
Caring from Afar - Planning and Organization
Love Later May be Better
Love's Lessons - Elders Reflect on Matters of the Heart
Mother and I
Mother's Last Days
My Life is Going to the Dogs
November is National Family Caregivers Month
Pets, Animals Help Cure Loneliness
The Sandwich Generation
VNA Companion Care Program Eases Daily Burdens
When Grandparenting Turns to Parenting

Fitness and Nutrition

A Matter of Ability, Not Age
Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing
Eating Well Without Breaking the Bank
Food after Fifty
New Years Resolution - Tackling Arthritis
Old Arthur and Me
Older adults learn balance strategies to avoid disabling falls
Pilates Builds Strength, Body Awareness
Staying Balanced
Tai Chi Your Way to Better Health
The Benefits of Strength Training
The Fiber Challenge

Lifestyle

Continuing Ed a Path to Many Goals
Fly Fishing a Good Catch
Green Thumb, Good Health
Knowing When to Give Up the Wheel
Local Programs Make Travel Easy, Fun
Music to the Ears
Over the Hill -- Hardly
Preparing for Safe Travel
Retirees Volunteer, See World
Seniors Write their Memories
The Dirt on Cleaning Products
The Makings of Meaningful Resolutions
Think Ahead for Travel Vaccines
Tips for Older Skiers, Riders

Physical and Mental Health

Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Beating the Holiday and Winter Blues
Challenging our Minds for Health
Foot Check-ups Important with Age
Independent Life Center Helps People With Disabilities
Learning to Enjoy Healthy Pleasures
Making Healthy Bones a Priority
Quitting Smoking - More Than Willpower
Shingles and Zostavax Vaccination
Sun Protection Key to Preventing Skin Cancer, Early Aging
Taking Chronic Illness By the Horns
VizAbilities Offers Information, Support
Where to Find Medical, Rehabilitation Equipment
Workshop Helps Participants Cope with Chronic Diseases

Technology and Finances

Achieving Financial Independence in Retirement
CNCC Class Helps Older Users Tackle Computers
Getting Connected
Hanging Up on Telemarketing Scams
 
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