STAFF

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Rebekah Greenwood- Executive Director

Rebekah has been our director since December of 2020 and has been instrumental in the center thriving. She has a heart for the community and the people in it. Rebekah has spent the last 34 years investing into Northwestern Colorado through her work life, as a mother and friend to the community. During that time, she has owned and operated her own businesses, served as a deputy sheriff and spent 15 years helping local residents, businesses and visitors at the Craig Chamber of Commerce to accomplish their goals. Having seen the community grow and change she recognizes the value of our seniors in shaping our communities. As well as the individuals that worked to create the Senior Social Center to enhance the quality of life for our senior citizens. She knows the importance of keeping people aging well through socialization, exercise, creativity and education. She received the Craig Chamber of Commerce Changemaker award in 2023 for the work and growth that has taken place at the Senior Social Center. She was on the tourism board for many years as a cheerleader for our beautiful Yampa Valley and is now serving on the Yampa Building Foundation to help protect this historic building and see it continue to be a hub for our community.

“I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to make a difference in our community. What a lucky position to be in, to help bring joy to others and receive joy in return”, Rebekah states.

Contact Rebekah at:

Executivedirector@seniorsocialcenter.org

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Someone told Jackie in 2014 that she should attend a meeting up at the Bell Tower about starting a place where seniors could gather for games, conversation and exercise. She has pretty much been involved with Senior Social Center ever since. Jackie Camp, our SSC Office Assistant has lived in Craig since 1962, except for 18 years in Seattle. She has been back since 2013. It wasn’t long after that she became involved with the SSC.

The Movers and Shakers found a place for her and she became the Center Coordinator for a time. We are lucky to have her back. “I love working with the seniors, of which I am one. There have been several changes in leadership, personnel and location. However, even with Covid-19 we are still here. Please let us know how you are doing, if you have items for the newsletter or know someone who needs a card or flowers”, Jackie stated.

Stay active and connected. We are just a phone call away. 970-326-3188

Jack Camp at info@seniorsocialcenter.org

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Kristin Skowronski has always wanted to be older, even from a young age. She spent nearly all her breakfasts, summer days, and dinners with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cortez, and saw firsthand how awesome retirement can be! She remembers feeling very important as a senior in high school, and dreamed of how important she would feel when she made it to the real deal. Kristin lives by the motto “always be handy” and has myriad skills in her toolbox she can use to help with. She enjoys singing, playing the piano, and overpacking for trips, because you never know when you’ll need a second pair of scissors. These qualities make her well-suited as our Resource Navigator, where she connects members with the services and tools available to them in our community that will best fit their needs. In addition, she also teaches weekly Movement & Exercise classes on Fridays at the SSC.

 


Contact Kristin at:

resources@seniorsocialcenter.org

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My name is Ruth Ann Hendershot. I have been working at SSC since April 2023. I was born and raised in the Chicago area. My family moved to Craig in 2007 when my husband was hired at Tri-State. I have 4 children and I’m a Grandma now! I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, and biking. I’ve volunteered with Hope Pregnancy Center, Love Inc, Freedom Houses, and I teach children’s church at my church, The Journey. My husband, Paul, and I have done respite care for foster families.

My role here at SSC is as Volunteer Coordinator for Senior Outreach Services. We call on, visit, and send cards to people who might find it difficult to attend events here at the center. I enjoy this job very much.  

Contact Ruth Ann at:

sos@seniorsocialcenter.org

Leadership

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Arin Daigneau- President

My name is Arin Daigneau, and I was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana.  I fell in love with Northwest Colorado during summer vacations to Craig while growing up and moved to Craig for a job with the Northwest Colorado Health after graduating from Texas Christian University in 2002.  I am currently the Director of Prevention Services at Northwest Colorado Health and as part of that role oversee our Aging Well Program.  I joined the Senior Social Center Board in June of 2022.  I am a wife and mother of two, and my number one priority is my family.  When not at work, I love all things homegrown and homemade and like to garden, bake, cross-stitch, spend time with the kids and do home renovations with my husband.

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Lois Wymore- Vice Presdient

I came here in 1978, fell in love with the view as well as the amazing people around me. My passion has always been education and I volunteered in several ways during the past 30 years at CNCC serving on the taxing district board twice. As one of the founding members of the Senior Social Center I wanted to help continue moving forward in helping find permanent gathering place for the older people in Craig and Moffat County to socialize, learn and grow.

Bill Booker- Treasurer

I came to Craig as a carpenter in 1972 to work on building the powerplants and then stayed to work at the Craig station in 1979. After I retired in 2017, I started doing volunteer work in many different ways and for multiple organizations. I have driven the Senior bus, delivered Meals on Wheels, I am a board member of Love INC., and the Hope Pregnancy Center. I went on all five Western Slope Honor Flights, as a guardian, taking WWII Veterans to see their memorial in Washington DC. I love people of all ages, but work best with adults. I work with the SSC to help me stay busy and healthy. I think the SSC is a great organization and look forward to helping it grow.

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Jnl Linsacum- Secretary

I am new to the SSC Board of Directors as of March, 2022.  I moved to Hayden in 1986 and then to Craig in 1989, along with my husband, Ron.  He is a retired teacher from Moffat County School District and I retired as school finance officer for the Hayden School District after 32 years.   We raised our three sons in Craig and now are enjoying our grandchildren and their many activities.  I wanted to give back to my community by volunteering.  I was an advocate for domestic violence for 10 years, a school board member for three years and now I want to do what I can for the seniors of Moffat County. I’m looking forward to working with an amazing and caring group at the SSC.

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Kathy Shea

I’ve been interested in Seniors and Senior issues in the valley for some time. I started back with Cathy Vanatta at the Legion Hall with the Wellness Wednesday program. From there I took on being an instructor for the Living Well series, an evidence-based program out of Stanford University. I earned a Master Trainer Certification, traveled the state for about nine years then jumped on the SSC board in 2017. I love what I do here and have known a lot of these people for 30+ years. We have a great team on the board of directors and I'm glad to be part of the leadership of SSC. I was the secretary of the board for serval years and now I am the event committee chair.

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Stephanie Whitman

I came to Moffat County in 2018 in search of the American Dream: home ownership. Before that, my husband and I were living in a studio apartment on the front range. My husband had recently retired from the Air Force and we were ready to settle down in a small town. I was in my late 20s when I first volunteered at a Senior Social Center event at the end of 2021. The board members fell in love with me, didn't want to let me leave, and recruited me to the board. I really enjoy being part of the group and supporting the work of the SSC. I tend to gravitate towards friendships with older adults and love those connections. I have a passion (obsession) for animals and I also serve on the Human Society of Moffat County board. When I have the time, I enjoy sewing, tapestry, crafts, plants, and tending to my herbs. I served as Vice President on the SSC board for two years, and am currently active on the event committee.

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Cheryl Fultz

Cheryl Fultz, originally from Iowa, has called Craig home for the past 19 years and is an active member of Craig Christian Church. She is a proud mother of two daughters and grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren. Cheryl married her high school sweetheart, Gary Fultz, who sadly passed away in 2019. The loss deeply affected Cheryl, but with the support of her family, she found solace at the Senior Social Center.

Initially attending the center to play cards, Cheryl discovered a warm, inviting community and formed meaningful friendships. Her involvement grew, and she eventually decided to join the board of directors.

Cheryl has a passion for gardening and is an avid quilter. She appreciates the diverse activities offered by the Senior Social Center, which provides numerous ways for members to engage and connect.

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Dale Peterson

Dale Peterson was lucky to meet his wonderful wife, Melinda, early in life. After earning a degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, Dale spent 20 years in seismic oil and gas exploration. Seeking more meaningful work, he and his family dedicated 26 years to missionary work in South and East Africa, managing a massive project that shipped 53,000 books to Burundi.

Dale is skilled in converting theological texts and editing translations into multiple African languages. He has two accomplished sons, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In 2019, Dale and Melinda moved to Craig and have been active members of the Senior Social Center for four years. Dale serves as a chaplain at the Moffat County Safety Center and was the principal of Moffat County Christian Academy. This year, he enthusiastically joined the SSC Board, bringing his passion and experience to the community.