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Agency on Aging seeks volunteers to serve on boards

By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is seeking volunteers (age 60 plus) to serve at least three years on either the AAA Governing Board or AAA Regional Advisory Board.

Desired candidates should care about seniors, senior-related issues and stay informed about legislation issues that impact the funding of senior supportive service programs. The AAA welcomes people with diverse work history and backgrounds, income levels and critical thinkers. You must be willing to travel to Durango at least every other month (six times per year) for AAA-related board meetings (carpooling is an option). Please visit their website for more information at wwwsjbaaa.org or call Christina Knoell at 264-0501 for more information.

Happenings

At the dining room on Tuesday, Feb. 18, we had our first Tuesday Trivia contest. The subject was Presidential Trivia in honor of Presidents Day.

Each table competed to see who remembered all those history lessons and have kept up with politics.

Dennis Driscol graciously played the piano for us, which everyone enjoyed. We also enjoyed meeting his son and daughter-in-law from New York City. What a lovely and interesting couple.

Friday, Feb. 21, was our executive director Michelle Lyall’s birthday, which we celebrated with a big birthday cake, which was baked by our assistant head chef, Tom Klarstrom.

Tax assistance

IRS-certified volunteers will be providing free tax preparation Saturday, March 16, at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center by appointment only. Call 264-2167 to schedule.

55 Alive

Driver training for seniors will be offered Thursday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center. Call the Pagosa Springs Senior Center at 264-2167 to sign up.

Membership sales

We are now offering membership sales Monday through Friday.

Website

Please check out our new address: www.psseniors.org.

Menu

All meals include our tremendous salad bar. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28 — Turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas/carrots and birthday cake.

Monday, March 3 — Chicken with wild mushrooms, fettuccine, steamed carrots, roll and blonde brownie.

Tuesday, March 4 — Broccoli and ham quiche, asparagus and fresh fruit with an almond banana muffin.

Wednesday, March 5 — Roast pork, sweet potatoes, California vegetable blend, whole wheat roll and apple crisp.

Reservations and cancellations are required. You can make a reservation at 264-2167 by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at the center.

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always attend. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days.

Special thanks to Archuleta County, the San Juan Basin Agency on Aging, the Town of Pagosa Springs, our clients and private donors for their continued support of the Pagosa Springs Senior Center.

This story was posted on February 27, 2014.