970-945-9191 for Senior
2023 Garfield County Senior Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for 2023 Senior Awards and Friend of the Seniors in Garfield County. All nominations and letters must be submitted by Friday, March 24. The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday, April 22.
Free nutrition courses
The Colorado Association of Nutrition Services Directors is presenting free nutrition courses online. Topics include: Nutrition Needs for Those Over 65; Food Safety Throughout the Production Chain; Extending the Life of Your Produce; Learn about GERD; and much more.
Meals & Nutrition
This program is provided through cooperative efforts of the Garfield County Department of Human Services, the City of Rifle, The NW Colorado Area Agency on Aging, Town of New Castle, Town of Parachute, Town of Silt, Town of Carbondale, RFTA, City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado Mountain College, donations and client contributions.
For all sites, reservations must be made by noon at least 48 hours in advance and by Friday for meals on Monday.
Meals service takes place between 12 and 12:15 p.m. only
Carbondale “Roaring Fork & Spoon” at The Orchard, The Gathering Center, 110 Snowmass Drive on Wednesdays. For reservations call (970) 665-0041.
Glenwood Springs “Chat n’ Chew” at Colorado Mountain College, Lucy Huntley Senior Center, 1402 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs on Tuesdays and Fridays. For reservations please call (970) 665-0041.
Glenwood Springs “Sunnyside Senior Meal” at Sunnyside Retirement Center, 601 21st Street, Glenwood Springs on Tuesdays and Fridays. For reservations call (970) 665-0041.
New Castle “The Gathering“ at the Castle Valley Senior Housing, 201 Castle Valley Blvd. in New Castle on Mondays. For Reservations please by Friday call (970) 665-0041.
Silt “Meet ‘n Eat” at Silt Town Center, 600 Home Avenue, Silt on Wednesdays. For Reservations please call (970) 665-0041.
Parachute at the Valley Senior Center, 540 N. Parachute, Parachute on Monday, and Wednesdays. Reservations please call (970) 665-0041.
Rifle “Senior Delight” at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Avenue, Rifle on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For Reservations please call (970) 665-6540.
Well & Wise
The Well and Wise Program is a collaboration between Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties and the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness (COAW). Through our partnership with COAW, eight instructors have been trained to bring community-based chronic disease self-management (CDSMP) and fallprevention classes to adults aged 55 and older in Garfield County. Classes offered include Matter of Balance, N’ Balance, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Cooking Matters and Geri-Fit.
The Traveler provides accessible transportation for persons with an assessed inability to access any other Transportation modes that exist in the designated service areas of Garfield County. The Traveler, which is managed and provided by the Roaring Fork transportation Authority (RFTA), offers wheelchair accessible, curb-to-curb, demand responsive, driver-assisted transportation to Garfield County residents. The RFTA senior and disability services can be found on the paratransit website.
RFTA Traveler page or call 970-384-4855
Traveler service is not available within the Town of Parachute. For travel service within Parachute please contact the Parachute Area Transit System (PATS) at (970) 665-1151.
RFTA/City of Glenwood Springs and Town of Carbondale ADA Paratransit Service
Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) and the City of Glenwood Springs are providing
complementary paratransit service for passengers with disabilities to individuals that reside within 3/4 of a mile of the “Ride Glenwood” or “The Circulator” fixed-route bus service within Glenwood Springs and within Carbondale.