Marie Herr

CARBONDALE – The Aspen Times published an op-ed from Sopris Lodge at Carbondale’s Executive Director, Marie Herr, discussing when families should consider assisted living.

Read Herr’s full commentary to find out what the benefits of this living option are, and what questions to ask when touring an assisted living community.

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About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale Seeks to Fill Two Director Positions

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge, Carbondale’s newest retirement community for seniors aged 55-plus, will host a free in-person support group for families, partners, and caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia on Tuesday, May 14 from 3-4 p.m. at 295 Rio Grande Ave.

Held in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the new memory care support group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Sopris Lodge’s Director of Sales and Marketing Marie Herr will facilitate the 60-minute sessions.

The support groups are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP, call Marie Herr at 970-456-6871 or visit our website.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Sopris Lodge Partners with Parkinson Association of the Rockies for 
Free ‘Parkinson’s 101’ Talk
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale Seeks to Fill Two Director Positions

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale will host Jodi Brown, CEO of Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR), to present ”Parkinson’s 101” on Thursday, April 4 from 2-3 p.m.

This educational presentation, which coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month, will cover commonly used terminology, signs, and symptoms, and explore potential causes of Parkinson’s Disease. Brown will also highlight how individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners can lead fulfilling lives, emphasizing the importance of exercise and community connection. This free program is beneficial for those recently diagnosed, caregivers, or anyone seeking to expand their understanding of the condition.

Sopris Lodge is located at 295 Rio Grande Ave. in Carbondale.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required, and attendance will be limited. To RSVP, call Chase Corte at 970-678-0057 or visit soprislodge.com/events.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

About Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free programs and services for People with Parkinson’s, their Care Partners, and loved ones in Colorado and Wyoming. With a mission to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s, PAR offers a wide range of support, education, and advocacy initiatives.

Marie Herr

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, the newest retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley, announced that Marie Herr has become the community’s new Executive Director. Herr was promoted from her role as sales director at Sopris Lodge, a position she began in 2022.

In her role as Executive Director, Herr assumes responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations at Sopris Lodge, including regulatory and budget compliance, sales and marketing initiatives, activity planning, goal setting, and staff development. Located near downtown, Sopris Lodge offers assisted living, memory support, and independent living services.

“Marie is a seasoned professional who has worked in the Aspen area for more than 20 years. She understands the Roaring Fork Valley well, has prepared for this role, and most importantly has a passion for seniors and their care,” said Elizabeth Girling, WellAge’s Vice President of Operations.

Marie earned her bachelor’s degrees in art history and English. She is a licensed QMAP, a certified Support Group Facilitator (trained through the Alzheimer’s Association) and has completed the Dementia Capable Care Training program. 

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care residences in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by 
WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Marie Herr

CARBONDALE – The Aspen Times published a guest column from Sopris Lodge’s Executive Director, Marie Herr, explaining how holiday visits provide an important opportunity to observe aging parents’ physical and mental state.

Read Herr’s full commentary to find out what’s normal aging, what might raise concerns, and whether your loved one is thriving or may require additional help.

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About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and day retreat services for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Alba Niebla

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a WellAge Senior Living-managed retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care residences, has named Alba Niebla Business Office/Human Resources Manager.

Niebla will oversee all financial operations at the community and work closely with leadership to recruit, train, and onboard new team members. Fluent in English and Spanish, she will liaise between families and community referral agencies and ensure a smooth admission process for new residents.

Niebla previously worked as a caregiver and held administrative and business operations roles for non-profit organizations. She holds an associate degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human services.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Food and Mood

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a WellAge Senior Living-managed retirement community, will host “Food and Mood: Understanding the Connection between Diet and Mental Health,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Presented by Emily Stanton, Public Health Dietitian Nutritionist from Garfield County, the interactive session will explore the impact of diet on temperament, shed light on the link between nutrition and mental health, and include making and tasting a delicious fall soup recipe.

For more information or to RSVP, call 970-340-4460 or visit soprislodge.com/events.

Sopris Lodge is located at 295 Rio Grande Ave.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a WellAge Senior Living-managed retirement community, is partnering with LIFT-UP this holiday season to collect food donations which will be distributed to individuals and families in Carbondale. Sopris Lodge will collect non-perishable food items between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. To participate, drop off donations (no expired foods) at Sopris Lodge’s main entrance, located at 295 Rio Grande Ave., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

LIFT-UP is a non-profit organization that maintains established food pantries and mobile distribution centers throughout Pitkin and Garfield counties.

For more information, call 970-340-4460 or visit soprislodge.com/events.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale Seeks to Fill Two Director Positions

Donations to Benefit Valley Settlement

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is joining forces with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District to host a fall coat drive benefiting local nonprofit Valley Settlement from Oct. 14 – Nov. 15.

New or gently used clean coats (no tears or holes) will be accepted daily between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in designated collection boxes at two drop-off locations in Carbondale.

  • Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, 295 Rio Grande Ave.
  • Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, 301 Meadowood Dr.

For questions, please call Marie Herr at 970-456-6871.


About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a
day retreat program for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale will host Dr. Susan Inscore, MD, from Glenwood Springs-based Valley View to present “Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention” on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Inscore and the Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Team will use active demonstrations to discuss the best ways for older adults to keep their bones strong and reduce their risk of a fracture.

Sopris Lodge is located at 295 Rio Grande Ave. in Carbondale. Refreshments will be served during the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested, and attendance will be limited to 30 guests. Call 970-456-6871 or visit soprislodge.com/events to RSVP.


About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a
day retreat program for seniors aged 55-plus in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.