Senior Matters ...

Senior Matters is a non-profit corporation that works with seniors in Carbondale, Colorado, and the Roaring Fork Valley.  Carbondale is located on the Western Slope of Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen.

The folks in Carbondale realized that there were many offerings for our youth and other age groups, but there was no specific organization offering activities for seniors. Thanks to the efforts of Virginia "gina" Sterrett, and many others. Senior Matters was formed in 2006.

This website is for you to use to find out just what Senior Matters is accomplishing with seniors here in the valley.

Navigating our website


  • "About Us" for official information about Senior Matters.
  • "Location" to find out where Senior Matters activities are being offered.
  • "Programs" to find out what Senior Matters offers and to suggest offerings you would like to see.
  • "Calendar" to find out when events are happening.
  • "People" to find out some things about the Senior Matters volunteers.
  • "Friends" to learn how you can become part of Senior Matters and how to volunteer your services to the project.
  • "Contact Us" to find out who to email or call for your questions. You can also donate to Senior Matters at this location.

Welcome to Senior Matters.

We hope you will find us a friendly group of Carbondale citizens who are concerned about the seniors in our community.

TO DONATE TO THE SENIOR MATTERS GENERAL FUND, PLEASE CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW.  TO DONATE TO THE ROARING FORK BRAIN TRAIN SPECIFICALLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

 

Events and Programs!

 

Interesting on going and new programs at Senior Matters. Click on the header "PROGRAMS" for a list of what is currently available. Join us!

It’s Spring 2016! Johnny Jump Ups are peeking out and Senior Matters is still in full swing working with seniors and hosting various events to keep us busy or just having fun! 

 

 Let’s see…Last year brought many events to Senior Matters. We  had computer classes for beginners; Smart phone classes for those who don’t want to be out-smarted by the new Androids, IPhones and the apps they come with; Painting with AltaPrima; Tax assistance with RSVP Volunteers; Medicare Monday and one on one Medicare help with RSVP.

 

Chi Gung/Tai Chi with John Norton on Mondays and Wednesdays from beginers 8:30 to class at 9am to 10am in the Calaway Room, Fee is $48.00/ mo or $8.00 drop in. His healing Chi Gung for seniors is at the Rec Center on Fridays at 11:30.

 

Tai Chi push hands with Martin Finkelstein Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30pm Room 33 Third Street Center, Fee is $10.00 per class. 

 

The book club meets at the Carbondale Library the 4th Wednsday at 4:00pm. 

 

Computer Calsses on Saturday at the library at 10am perfect the use of I and Android devices.

 

An Alzheimer's and Early Memory Loss Care Giver Support Group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednsday from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  

 

Senior Matters will open the Roaring Fork Brain Train, an early memory loss day care activities center in July. For more information click on the Brain Train tab above.