Front Porch for Active Adults
The Front Porch area of the Golden Community Center offers a special place for Active Adults to gather. Located on the upper floor of the Center, just off 8th Street, the Front Porch is a perfect place to meet new people, gather with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine, relax, and just enjoy “being.”
The Front Porch offers outdoor adventures, trips, health programs, special events, games, clubs, and sports teams. There are also volunteer and social opportunities available. Front Porch offers a variety of activities on a drop-in basis – no need to register. Make a point to stop in, and socialize a bit!
The Golden Community Center supports the SilverSneakers® Program for Active Adults. Browse programming available for Active Adults and register for trips and classes online. You can also learn more about classes, programs, and events currently available in the Re·Create Brochure (pdf).
For more information, contact Terry Sanchez, the Front Porch Coordinator at (303) 384-8130.
Front Porch Hours
Monday – Friday*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Social Bridge)
*may close at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays due to inactivity.
Front Porch Newsletter
The Front Porch Newsletter is published quarterly, listing a number of fun activities directed to the Active Adult age group. Details regarding lectures, day trips, tours, luncheons, special events and activities can be found in the Newsletter. Email FrontPorchNews@cityofgolden.net to receive via email for free!
Front Porch Games & Clubs
Front Porch offers lots of games and clubs for Active Adults! Please call (303) 384-8130 or let the Front Porch know you want to be involved. We need more participants for all of these events!
Golden Age Card Club
Pinochle 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mondays
Dominoes 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Mondays (potluck)
*intermediate only, although if you can bring 4 people, beginners are welcome.
10:30 a.m., Tuesdays
Lessons are offered regularly. Contact the Front Porch at 303-384-8130 for information on upcoming courses.
10:00 a.m., Thursdays
Golden Tones Band
Practice is held first and third Tuesday of each month at 11am. Visitors welcome.
The Front Porch is always looking for volunteers to help with the Front Desk administration, potlucks, and other events. This is a great way to get involved and meet new friends!
The Golden Needlecrafters
The Golden Needlecrafters meet at the Community Center to make bedding, lap robes and other handmade items for our friends in need. Recipients include residents of local nursing homes and shelters.
*Please note: the group welcomes donations of unfinished quilt tops and blocks, fabric, flat sheets, and 4-ply yarn. They also need dolls, which are given a new wardrobe and donated to children’s charities.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays in the Front Porch
The Front Porch Sew N Sews
The Front Porch Sew N Sews need talented volunteers to help cut, assemble and sew. For more information contact Mary Kuhns, (303) 278-2058.
Hands and Hearts
This is a program for individuals who crochet, knit, or sew. Members make lap robes, baby blankets, hats, scarves and other items to be given to others in need. If you wish to be involved, Hands and Hearts meets every first and third Tuesday of the month in the Front Porch. For more information call Irene Obermeyer at (303) 279-2094, or Willetta Beaty at (303) 279-7097. Donations of 4-ply yarn are needed!
1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the Front Porch