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AARP Driver Safety Program offered at the senior center

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Good news: The AARP Driver Safety Program has returned to Pagosa Springs and will be hosted at the Silver Foxes Den Senior Center located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

This class is a nationwide DMV-accredited driver safety class that is designed to help drivers 50 and older recognize and compensate for naturally occurring age-related changes that can affect driving.

The State of Colorado has approved a significant auto insurance discount for students age 55 and older attending this class. Check with your insurance agent for the exact discount; savings vary by insurance carrier, vehicle and coverage selected.

The class certificate is good for three years.

Cost for AARP members is $12, non-members pay $14.  This one-day course is being offered Thursday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Call Lois O’Dell to register, 259-5589.

Income tax assistance

Income tax assistance is available through AARP Durango for people with income up to $50,000.

Call Durango Senior Center at 382-6428 for an appointment on a Monday, or the Adult Education Center in Durango at 385-4354 for an appointment on a Saturday.

Hurry up

Make it snappy … before time is up!

Do you go out to eat? Why not use one of United Way’s gift certificates to pay for your meal? You can get a $20 gift certificate for use at most restaurants in Pagosa Springs. The restaurant will donate $4 to United Way and The Den is one of the lucky participants in United Way programs.

Join us at The Den for lunch and purchase a gift certificate while you’re here. And, hey, the certificates don’t expire until March 31!

For more information, call Musetta at 264-2167.

Your shuttle awaits you

At your service, get out in the community and let us do the driving!

Door to door bus service is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for seniors age 60-plus. Suggested donation for this service is $2 per day. Call for details, 264-2167.

Special Delivery

Are you struggling to get meals prepared because you are homebound, recovering from surgery or an illness? Let us do the cooking.

Enjoy Café Fox meals delivered to your door. Our hot meal, home delivered program is available to those closer to town four days per week, and frozen meals are available for Thursdays and weekends.

For those living further out of town, you may be eligible for the frozen meal program.

Meals are available to people age 60-plus for a suggested donation of $3 per meal.

Give us a call at 264-2167 for further information.

Donations are greatly appreciated.

Weekly Activities

Friday, March 8 — 9 a.m. Geezers; 10 a.m. Stitchin in the kitchen; 12:30 gym walk.

Monday, March 11 — 12:30 gym walk.

Tuesday, March 12 — 11 a.m. chair massage by reservation; 12:30 gym walk; 1 p.m. meditation for healing.

Wednesday, March 13 — 11 a.m. blood pressure check; 12 p.m. nutrition education handout: National Nutrition Month; 1 p.m. hand and foot card game.

Thursday, March 14 — Closed, administrative day.

Friday, March 15 — 9 a.m. Geezers; 10 a.m. Stitchin in the kitchen; 10:30 a.m. brain injury support group; 12:30 gym walk.

Café Fox menu

All meals include our great salad bar.

Friday, March 8 — Savory
meatloaf with beef gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad, whole wheat roll, Jello with fruit.

Monday, March 11 — Crunchy baked fish, tartar sauce, creamy coleslaw, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, banana.

Tuesday, March 12 — Chicken Alfredo, Harvard beets, cranberry sauce, whole wheat bread, tossed salad, winter fruit salad.

Wednesday, March 13 — Porcupine meatballs with beef gravy, parslied carrots, whipped potatoes, almond peaches with topping, whole wheat bread.

Thursday, March 14 — Closed, administrative day.

Friday, March 15 — St. Patrick’s Day lunch — Corned beef, parsley buttered new potatoes, cabbage, carrots, roll, shamrock sugar cookie.

Reservations are required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Café Fox. You may make your reservation up to one week in advance or through our website at www.archuletacounty.org, select departments and the Senior Center. Call 264-2167 for reservations.

Suggested donation for older adults age 60-plus is $4, guests $6. Our meal program is partially funded through the Older Americans Act via the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, United Way, Archuleta County, Town of Pagosa Springs and other individual donations and grants. These funds help support the cost of the meal which is approximately $12.85.

Please note our menu is subject to change. The salad bar opens at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

This story was posted on March 7, 2013.