Senior Matters ...

because seniors matter!

Senior Matters is a non-profit corporation that assists 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.

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. Jois us.

It’s spring 2013! Planting season is upon us. Senior Matters is still in full swing working with the seniors and various events to keep us busy or just have fun!  Let’s see…

This last year has brought many events to Senior Matters. We have had computer classes for beginners; Smart phones classes for those who don’t want to be out-smarted by the new Androids, IPhones and the Apps they come with; Zumba dancing was fun! Tai Chi; Painting with Expression; Help with Tax forms from the RSVP Volunteers; Acting classes; Flowers arrangement designs.

The Zingers are still rehearsing and singing in various digs here in the valley.  Come join the group on Thursdays 200pm - 400pm. Tai Chi is still happening with John Norton on Mondays and Wednesdays at 900 am to 1000am; now in the Calaway Room at the 3rd Street Center. Charge fee is 40.00 a mo or 7.00 drop in fee. Drop in to see us. Our Chat Room is going through an overhaul at this time we are looking for volunteers to assist in setting up and scheduling speakers to come and talk to seniors about whatever is interesting or happening in the valley. Last year we had a vet speak about our furry friends and dangerous foods that we may think are ok for animals.  An Officer came to speak about Fraud and Seniors and what to look for. Watch the calendar for guest speakers. If you have ideas or would like to hear a particular subject, call us, as you know, Seniors Matter!  Watch our Mountain Breeze Newsletter for more happenings. Have a wonderful year from the staff of Senior Matters.

Resources and Friends of Senior Matters