What we’re about
Established in 1990, Slopes and Trails is a social activities group for mature, active adults. Most of our members are over 55 and come from all over the Rogue Valley. Outdoor activities include camping, kayaking and canoeing, bike riding, hiking, rafting, golf and picnics. In addition, we go bowling, to the movies, play cards and games, with an occasional Talent/No Talent Show thrown into the mix.
Travel is also a love for many of our members, and group travel is encouraged. Trips to Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain & Portugal, as well as weekend trips to Bandon and Union Creek have been offered in the past.
Our group is also famous for its potlucks, progressive dinners and holiday parties, including our festive and fun White Elephant Party in December. We are good cooks and love to throw parties. Members are encouraged to sponsor or co-sponsor their favorite activities, which is the life of the organization.
Every Thursday or Friday ("Thirsty Thursday" or TGIF) our members and visitors gather at a winery, bistro or pub to greet old friends and meet new ones. Greeters welcome new people to our no-host social hour, introduce them to others and answer questions. Often, we gather for dinner following the social hour. Flyers for upcoming events are always available.
These weekly social hours are open to the public. All other events require membership. Annual membership is inexpensive at $40 per year. Newsletters, flyers and calendars are available on our new website or distributed via email every month.
Slopes & Trails members are also dedicated to our community. Some of the service projects we have participated in include the Shoebox Program (small Christmas gifts for shut-ins), Access Food Project, holiday gift baskets for SPCA and CATS, and the annual Red Cross blood drive.
Visit slopesandtrails.org for more information. A calendar is available there to check out all locations for the month. Feel free to join us for a few social hours or public activities before registering to join the group. You may pick up a membership application at a TGIF or it is available on the website to print off and mail in. And our greeters are also available at all our social hours to help you.