What we're about

Hello,

Life changes are challenging. We can all use additional support and information -- and make new friends! Anyone age 55 and up living in the North Denver Metro area -- retired and working -- are welcome. This is a social networking group. No active selling, please. This is not a dating group. Couples and singles are encouraged to join. The group has meetings AND activities.

Meetings consist of 1/2 hour Happy Hour, followed by a focused discussion of 55 Plus topics: Finances, Housing, Leisure, Learning, Wellness, Work, Family, Lifestyles, Life Events, and Personal Development. This may include a book or article to read ahead of time. Due to COVID, meetings will be held on line.

Activities might involve going to a special event, local attraction or volunteering for a local cause. Due to COVID, these will be scheduled outdoors or at sanctioned socially distanced public events only.

For summer, I have created two outdoor activities and suspended our regular meetings. "Explorers and Wanderers" and "Believers and Builders" will make you put on your hiking boots, grab your dog and fishing pole, and roll up your sleeves to lend a hand to some worthy causes!

I hope to hear from a bunch of you!

Meanwhile, stay safe, and healthy.

Shelley

Upcoming events (5)

Explorers and Wonderers

Needs a location

Join the 55 Plus Adventurers group! Here's the adventure: We will visit all 10 metro area state parks! This will take us through the fall. This is a happy hour event and you can hike and enjoy as you want.

Bring your fishing pole and dog (s) (if allowed by park rules). The event will take place weather permitting but we will only cancel if it snows. I will announce the location prior to each event.

How to participate: You must provide your cell phone number to me at[masked]. This is the only way you can attend
Why do you need to provide your cell phone number?
1. You will be sent the name of the park (via text) at least one day in advance (it's an ADVENTURE). This will adjust weather permitting!
2. You will ALSO be sent a pin to the exact location we will be in the park for a short (15 minute) meet up time. If you are late, you may miss the meetup with the group. We might continue on a hike without you. NOTE: Messages left on the meetup site will not be answered. Texts to my phone number once the event has started may or may not be answered.

If you are unable to hike: We will try to secure a picnic area for people who do not want to hike or are unable to. This is not always guaranteed.

Bring your own gear and snacks. All dogs must be on a leash. Masks are required for these events until the state wide mask mandate is lifted, and must be worn at the gathering area. Masks do not need to be worn while hiking as long as 6 ft distance is maintained.

Be sure to review the rules of the park we are visiting in advance. Some require entry fees (although they seem to be free right now).

To find out where the 10 parks are, you can visit the Colorado State Park web site. They are all within about a 50 mile radius of Denver. (HINT: our first event will be at Chatfield Reservoir).

Why is this group meeting on Tuesdays? Because the parks are now generally full on the weekends.

Join us if you can!

Explorers and Wonderers

Needs a location

Join the 55 Plus Adventurers group! Here's the adventure: We will visit all 10 metro area state parks! This will take us through the fall. This is a happy hour event and you can hike and enjoy as you want.

Bring your fishing pole and dog (s) (if allowed by park rules). The event will take place weather permitting but we will only cancel if it snows. I will announce the location prior to each event.

How to participate: You must provide your cell phone number to me at[masked]. This is the only way you can attend
Why do you need to provide your cell phone number?
1. You will be sent the name of the park (via text) at least one day in advance (it's an ADVENTURE). This will adjust weather permitting!
2. You will ALSO be sent a pin to the exact location we will be in the park for a short (15 minute) meet up time. If you are late, you may miss the meetup with the group. We might continue on a hike without you. NOTE: Messages left on the meetup site will not be answered. Texts to my phone number once the event has started may or may not be answered.

If you are unable to hike: We will try to secure a picnic area for people who do not want to hike or are unable to. This is not always guaranteed.

Bring your own gear and snacks. All dogs must be on a leash. Masks are required for these events until the state wide mask mandate is lifted, and must be worn at the gathering area. Masks do not need to be worn while hiking as long as 6 ft distance is maintained.

Be sure to review the rules of the park we are visiting in advance. Some require entry fees (although they seem to be free right now).

To find out where the 10 parks are, you can visit the Colorado State Park web site. They are all within about a 50 mile radius of Denver. (HINT: our first event will be at Chatfield Reservoir).

Why is this group meeting on Tuesdays? Because the parks are now generally full on the weekends.

Join us if you can!

Explorers and Wonderers

Needs a location

Join the 55 Plus Adventurers group! Here's the adventure: We will visit all 10 metro area state parks! This will take us through the fall. This is a happy hour event and you can hike and enjoy as you want.

Bring your fishing pole and dog (s) (if allowed by park rules). The event will take place weather permitting but we will only cancel if it snows. I will announce the location prior to each event.

How to participate: You must provide your cell phone number to me at[masked]. This is the only way you can attend
Why do you need to provide your cell phone number?
1. You will be sent the name of the park (via text) at least one day in advance (it's an ADVENTURE). This will adjust weather permitting!
2. You will ALSO be sent a pin to the exact location we will be in the park for a short (15 minute) meet up time. If you are late, you may miss the meetup with the group. We might continue on a hike without you. NOTE: Messages left on the meetup site will not be answered. Texts to my phone number once the event has started may or may not be answered.

If you are unable to hike: We will try to secure a picnic area for people who do not want to hike or are unable to. This is not always guaranteed.

Bring your own gear and snacks. All dogs must be on a leash. Masks are required for these events until the state wide mask mandate is lifted, and must be worn at the gathering area. Masks do not need to be worn while hiking as long as 6 ft distance is maintained.

Be sure to review the rules of the park we are visiting in advance. Some require entry fees (although they seem to be free right now).

To find out where the 10 parks are, you can visit the Colorado State Park web site. They are all within about a 50 mile radius of Denver. (HINT: our first event will be at Chatfield Reservoir).

Why is this group meeting on Tuesdays? Because the parks are now generally full on the weekends.

Join us if you can!

Explorers and Wonderers

Needs a location

Join the 55 Plus Adventurers group! Here's the adventure: We will visit all 10 metro area state parks! This will take us through the fall. This is a happy hour event and you can hike and enjoy as you want.

Bring your fishing pole and dog (s) (if allowed by park rules). The event will take place weather permitting but we will only cancel if it snows. I will announce the location prior to each event.

How to participate: You must provide your cell phone number to me at[masked]. This is the only way you can attend
Why do you need to provide your cell phone number?
1. You will be sent the name of the park (via text) at least one day in advance (it's an ADVENTURE). This will adjust weather permitting!
2. You will ALSO be sent a pin to the exact location we will be in the park for a short (15 minute) meet up time. If you are late, you may miss the meetup with the group. We might continue on a hike without you. NOTE: Messages left on the meetup site will not be answered. Texts to my phone number once the event has started may or may not be answered.

If you are unable to hike: We will try to secure a picnic area for people who do not want to hike or are unable to. This is not always guaranteed.

Bring your own gear and snacks. All dogs must be on a leash. Masks are required for these events until the state wide mask mandate is lifted, and must be worn at the gathering area. Masks do not need to be worn while hiking as long as 6 ft distance is maintained.

Be sure to review the rules of the park we are visiting in advance. Some require entry fees (although they seem to be free right now).

To find out where the 10 parks are, you can visit the Colorado State Park web site. They are all within about a 50 mile radius of Denver. (HINT: our first event will be at Chatfield Reservoir).

Why is this group meeting on Tuesdays? Because the parks are now generally full on the weekends.

Join us if you can!

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Explorers and Wonderers

Needs a location

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