North Fork Valley


Deep gratitude to EVERYONE who helped out during our


A Very Special Coffee Klatch on Monday, December 4 at 9:30 AM

Craft an Origami Light String

FREE class with Lynn Mattingly @ Paonia Senior Center— (Ours will be much prettier!) Please pre-register so we can have sufficient materials

River Park Walks

The North Fork River has created a new channel, undercutting over 100’ of river bank, which led to a large section of trail being completely washed away. Hundreds of feet of trail were underwater for weeks and need to be rebuilt. Once repairs are completed, we’ll resume our walks on the mostly level packed trail — 1-2 miles — in congenial company each Wednesday at 10AM, weather permitting.

Let’s Get Together and SEW!

Needles & Threads Quilting Club

 Tuesdays @ 2: 00 — 2nd and 4th  Tuesdays at the Paonia Senior Center. All levels/works-in-progress/UFOs welcome!

Facilitated by experienced quilter Connie Hodges & friends

Questions? 970.527.3482 or  Connie @ 970.216.4457

Book Club for Seniors

Paonia: “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” by Charles Dickens Next gathering Tuesday, December 19 @ 2pm. We’ll discuss the book and watch the film @ Paonia Senior Center.

Hotchkiss: WINTERING: The Power of Rest & Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May Wednesday, December 20 @10AM. Call for location.

Please call Laura Lee at (970) 527-3482 if you have questions.

Here & Now Meditation

A group activity facilitated by Meg O’Shaughnessy from 9:00 – 10:00AM Thursdays mornings at the Paonia Senior Center.  All are welcome to participate in these inclusive, non-denominational weekly circles. Bring water and a pillow if desired, chairs will be provided. 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

   Thanks to a generous NFSC sponsor and our friends at the Paradise Theater, December’s free Senior Movie will take place the first Thursday of the month, December 7th (Pearl Harbor Day) and start at an earlier time — 9:30 AM.  This will be a special event, with home-made holiday cookies and hot wassail for all.

Free for those 60+. All Points Transit will be available for transportation with reservations. Call (970) – 874 – 7334.

We hope you’ll join us for a meal together a the Paonia Senior Center on Thursday, December 14 @ noon.

Lunches at the Senior Center

Senior Centers are open for VOA Lunch (also available for pickup) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon: Call Debbie at (970) 874-7661 for more info or to sign up.

Thursday Lunches at Paonia Senior Center, with locally-sourced low-cost catered meals at noon. Limited to first 20 to register after the Friday before the next meal by calling 970/527-3435 or by emailing

The Hotchkiss Senior Center now serves hot meals cooked on the premises every Tuesday & Thursday at noon. Call (970) 872-3494

Memoir Writing

Wednesdays at the Paonia Senior Center, 1:30 – 3:00 pm. 

Contact Yuri Chicovsky at for more information. 

Caregivers Support Group

Thursdays, 1 – 3 PM via Zoom Contact Gayla Michaud for information at 970.825.6288 or email

S.A.I.L. (Stay Active & Independent for Life)

STAY ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT FOR LIFE (SAIL) Exercise and fall prevention classes presented by the North Fork EMS: Paonia Senior Center—Tues and Fri 10-11AM; Hotchkiss Memorial Hall—Mon and Thurs 9:30AM-10:30; Crawford Town Hall (Advanced) Tues and Thurs 5:30-6:30PM

CONTACT US: P.O. Box 1738, Paonia, CO  81428  |  Email:  | Phone: 1 (970) 527-3482