Conifer, Evergreen social groups bring residents together
Conifer, Evergreen social groups bring residents together was created by CanyonCourier
Two area organizations are working to providing a community for retirees in the foothills.
Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors and Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors — both with members ranging in age from the 30s to 80s — tend to attract those 55 and older, creating a network of friendships and activities.
The groups are part social clubs, part networking, part support. They are places where area residents can meet others. Contrary to their names, both groups are more about neighbors getting together no matter how long they have lived in the foothills.
Subgroups are available for men, women and couples from outdoor activities such as hiking and snowshoeing to wine groups, book clubs, card-playing and social groups that have lunch or breakfast together. The possibilities are endless.
Bobbi Penberthy has lived in Bailey for 19 years and been a member of CN&N for nine years. “I wish I had gotten involved earlier, she said. “I felt so isolated after retiring. I wasn’t used to having women friends and things to do. There’s a lot of support here.”
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Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors has 450 members and a variety of subgroups. The organization also meets monthly for a social hour. Dues are $30 per household or $20 for an individual, plus there may be additional expenses for some subgroups. For more information, visit
Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors has 170 members and a variety of subgroups. The group meets at 9 a.m. the first Friday of the month at Our Lady of the Pines. There are also volunteer opportunities organizing the yearly Holiday Boutique. Dues are $25, plus there may be additional expenses for some subgroups. For more information, visit