Greeley Recreation Blog
The Greeley Active Adult Center is committed to providing a variety of opportunities so that being active can be a way of life. Seniors can socialize at the center, through trips or one of our many programs. We offer a wide array of clubs, sports, SilverSneakers® fitness programs, special events, health and safety seminars, travel opportunities, sporting events, museums and more.
Doris Gilreath has been a Greeley Active Adult member for many years and heads up the “Friendly Fork” Weld County Senior Nutrition Program. The AAC offers lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:15am and an evening meal on Tuesdays at 5pm during the summer months. Greeley Recreation sat down with Doris to learn more about how she is giving back to her community:
Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) is a new program to Greeley Recreation that is designed to provide therapeutic recreation programs and services to individuals in the community who have physical or intellectual disabilities. Therapeutic recreation utilizes recreation activities to help address needs and teach life skills to people who could benefit from these services. The goal of the AIR Program is to provide programs that will enhance the quality of life of all people involved. One of those people, David Dalgarn, has been a part of the AIR Program since its beginning in 2017.
As the leader of the Greeley Active Adult Center’s (GAAC) Car Lovers Unite Group, volunteer at Northern Colorado Medical Center and a Weld County Hall of Famer, Dave Mantych is quite busy in his retirement. The St. Louis native took a job in Denver as a land surveyor...
When Dot McDowell was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in her fifties with a long family history of diabetic struggles, she knew it was time to make a change. Overnight, McDowell ditched her self-described “sedentary lifestyle,” and started visiting the gym five days a week. She sat down with us to share her story—and how Greeley Recreation helped in achieving the goal of taking control of her health.
Seniors who wish to age in place and maintain control of their independence find sustainable living and a healthy happy quality of life by gaining control of their mental and physical well-being. The keys are activity and making smart lifestyle decisions. This year, make smart decisions aimed at keeping you healthy by preventing the physical and mental health problems that often plague older adults.
What are the key benefits for kids to be multi-sport athletes instead of concentrating on just one sport? The benefits are endless! Here’s a few reason why we think it’s important:
Developing Different Skills – Typically athletes who participate in multiple sports have the ability to develop skills that complement other sports. For example, if a football player runs track or plays basketball, he can further improve his footwork and hand-eye coordination. Although footwork and hand-eye coordination are not the same, understanding how to use those body parts makes it easier for athletes to improve in all sports.
It hits you the moment you strap your baby into the car seat to drive home from the hospital: You created a new life and now it’s up to you to keep that life safe. In addition to baby-proofing your home, you need to think about how your vehicle and driving affects your child’s safety.
Here’s what you need to know about keeping your little one safe on the road. Read more…
According to CNN in 2017, a category 4 hurricane named Harvey hit Texas, causing up to $75 billion worth of damage and dislocating about 30,000 residents. Shortly after, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico even harder, blacking out large parts of the island for months....
"Adult Swim," at every pool, every hour, on the hour...Those two short blasts from the pool manager followed by one long collective whistle from the whole lifeguard team. It’s time for "Adult Swim!" Something we have all heard when visiting Greeley Recreation swimming...
Mountain View Skating Club and the Greeley Ice Haus will host the 2018 Front Range Invitational Figure Skating Competition this Saturday, June 2 from 8am to 3pm presenting the uniqueness of figure skating competitions. Skaters from all over Colorado will demonstrate their figure skating abilities in levels from basic to advanced and showcase their entertaining moves on the ice. The Front Range Invitational Figure Skating competition is an annual event, open to the public, and has grown over the years from 23 skaters in 2014 to hosting over 71 skaters this year.