Craig’s senior citizens gain momentum |

Craig’s senior citizens gain momentum

Noelle Leavitt Riley
Craig Senior Social Center women hold flowers at the organization's first Coffee and a Conversation event in August.
Noelle Leavitt Riley

The senior citizens in Craig are a dedicated group of highly intelligent and compassionate people.

In the last year, they’ve used their talents to create a Senior Social Center where they meet, play cards and have coffee each week, catering to a growing segment of society.

Smiles, good conversation, warm coffee and a sense of friendship light up their weekly Coffee and a Conversation each Tuesday morning, where nearly 50 senior citizens gather to enjoy one another’s company.

The camaraderie among attendees was enough to warm anyone’s heart, as senior citizens crave companionship just as much as the next person.

Since the group doesn’t have its own designated building to host activities, they switch locations for each event.

The idea is a nice addition to the other groups and weekly events that take place in Craig to keep the city’s senior citizen population healthy and happy.

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts Aging Well Wednesdays each week at The Journey Baptist Church, where dozens of elders meet for exercise, lunch and companionship.