Senior Programming

Senior Programming at the Carbon Valley Senior Center is open to all seniors age 55 and older. The Senior library offers a diverse selection of books and puzzles and our lounge is the perfect place to simply enjoy a cup of coffee. A computer is also available for daily use during business hours. We hope you'll join us for activities, lunches, socializing, trips, and more! 

A Matter of Balance


Learn ways to reduce the fear of falling and break the fear of falling cycle by increasing activity levels.  The program focuses on practical coping strategies. A variety of activities address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling.  Workshop meets once a week for 8 weeks.  Registration required by calling (970) 346-6950 ext. 6117.  Free for 60+.
Day         Date                       Time                   Location              Fee
 F          July 28- Sep 15     1-3 pm                   RC                        Free to 60+ ​

Will Making Seminar


A wonderful way to get a tough job finished! In a single, easy, and enjoyable session, you’ll complete a will, living will, medical power of attorney, financial power of attorney, and organ donor card, all with the help of licensed attorney, Rebecca L. Bennetti, and her staff. Cost includes all materials, witnessing, notarizing, individual review, and plenty of time for discussion and questions. Participants do not need to bring anything to class. Cost is per person. Age: 18+
Day         Date             Time                  Location         Fee
Sa           July 15         10 am-1 pm          RC           $125 D, $150 ND
W             Aug 9          1:45-4:45 pm        RC           $125 D, $150 ND  

AARP Smart Driver Course


The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance carrier for details). Payable by check only to AARP and pre-registration is recommended. Payment is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Fee: $15 per person for AARP members or $20 for non-AARP members Age: 50+
Day         Date          Time            Location
W            July 12       1-5:30 pm    RC
W            Sep 13       1-5:30 pm    RC

Easy Painting Classes


We invite you to a fun afternoon of acrylic painting on canvas. All materials are included. Artist Tami will give step-by-step instructions and show you how to create a beautiful painting to take home with you. Sign-up today! Age: 18+ Day         Date         Time            Location
F June 23 10-11:30 am SC
F Aug 18     10-11:30 am SC
Fees: $19 SCM, $20 D, $23 ND


​Free Seminars 


Navigating long term care


Figuring out long term care can be difficult. Come learn about what options are available to live safely at home and the differences between home care, home health, and hospice care. Get an overview of each service, the cost and payment sources accepted, and how to get them started when the time comes. Day         Date             Time            Location                 Fee 
M June 5th     9-10am RC Free

5 Sneaky Causes of Weight Gain


Are you eating well and staying active, but noticing that the scale keeps creeping up?  Find out about 5 potential pitfalls that may be causing you to gain weight. Age: 18+
Day         Date                       Time                       Location                 Fee F              June 16                  10am                      RC                           Free

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's


 Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, possible causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Age: 18+
 Day         Date                       Time                       Location                 Fee M            July 17                   1-2:30 pm            RC                           Free

How true is That Health News?


 It can be hard to know fact from fiction when it comes to popular health advice.  We’ll help you set the facts straight by exposing some very tricky health myths. Age: 18+
Day         Date                       Time                       Location                 Fee F              July 21                    10am                      RC                           Free

Technology Classes What the App? Using Apps for Your Smartphone and Tablet


Easy to download and often free, mobile apps for smartphones and tablets can be fun and convenient. But before you download, you need to consider how they’re paid for, what information they may gather from your device and who gets that information. This class will explore mobile app basics for both Apple and Android devices and will include an overview of popular apps for seniors. Class style is demonstration; a handout will be provided. Age: 18+
 Day         Date        Time           Location Fee
 M            July 17     9:30-11:30 am              RC               $18 D, $20 ND

Intro to Facebook


Facebook provides an excellent way to stay connected to family and friends online. But getting started can be frustrating and intimidating. This overview class will demonstrate the basics of setting up and using a personal Facebook account including posting and sharing photos, finding friends, commenting on posts, online chatting and managing your privacy settings. You are welcome to bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop to follow along, but a device is not required. A handout with detailed instructions will be provided. Age: 18+ Day         Date                 Time                         Location                 Fee
 M            Aug 7         9:30-11:30 am                 RC                 $18 D, $20 ND  

Technology 101


Get a quick, basic understanding of how technology can benefit you-and keep you connected to family, friends, and the world!  Join us for this event, offered at no cost to you.  Learn computer basics and the benefits of technology-including tablets and smartphones.  We’ll also cover internet safety, search engine tips, operating systems, apps, wireless, how to protect against computer viruses and more! Age: 18+
 Day         Date                       Time                       Location
 F              Aug 11                   10am                      RC