Seniors are encouraged to stay active this summer with new fitness classes

Sasha Nelson
Many summer options for Craig seniors to stay fit.
Senior Social Center/Courtesy

Staying healthy means staying active for many seniors, and this summer new programs will make that easier than ever.

“We have something for everyone, so please come see what we are doing,” said Jackie Camp, Senior Social Center program coordinator.

The Senior Social Center in Craig is offering two new classes — adaptive yoga and the Geri-Fit Program.

“Geri-Fit is a special program for people 50 and above or anyone who has issues with balance and strength. It includes strengthening, balance and stretching exercises,” Camp said.

The times and locations of Geri-Fit are changing. Monday classes will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Culverwell Building, 1280 Industrial Ave. The Thursday Geri-fit is changing locations and will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School Street.

The center continues to provide circuit training and have added 15- and 20-pound weights to the fitness equipment available at the center located in the Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower Building, 50 College Drive.

The Washer Toss will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 1 at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig, and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

“Washer Toss is kind of like Corn Hole. It’s played in teams. There are two boards with holes in them spaced about five or six feet apart and you try to throw the washers in the hole to earn 21 points,” Camp said

Northwest Colorado Health, the Senior Social Center and the City of Craig are offering aquatics classes for older adults.

Community partners are collaborating to offer a summer aquatics program for older adults at Craig City Pool beginning June 5 evening classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Daytime classes are 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign-up is available through the Center, Northwest Colorado Health or at the pool.

Swimming classes are free to adults 55 and older.

Pickle-Ball is moving for summer to the tennis courts at City Park on the corner of Lincoln Street and Victory Way for summer. Matches will be played from 8 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Northwest Colorado Health’s Aging Well Program Wellness Wednesdays is changing locations.

“Aging Well programs are designed to help older adults live healthier and happier in our communities. These programs engage seniors with wellness activities to reduce their risk of falls, injuries and illness and prevent social isolation,” states Northwest Colorado Health’s website.

Beginning June 7, the program will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church.

There is a $3 suggested donation for exercise classes, senior wellness checks and lunch. A complete schedule is listed in the newspaper most weeks and available from:

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