Cowboy poets, we’d love for you to share your talents with us. Saddle up and give us a call to schedule a time for you to recite your poetry.
Remember, all our services are free.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, call 264-2167.
It’s that time of year again and who wants that hacking, running nose, achy miserable flu anyway?
If you missed the flu shot clinic on Oct. 5, don’t fret — the health department is providing clinics every Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 12-Dec. 1, at 502 S. 8th St.
For further information, you can contact the Health Department at 264-2409. The shots are free if you are on Medicare, so be sure to bring your card. They are $25 without.
Arboles folks, roll up your sleeve, your shots will be given during the regularly scheduled Senior lunch, Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m-noon in the basement of the Catholic Church.
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
The 2011 General Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage Plans has changed to Oct. 15-Dec. 7.
Our counselors are ready to tackle open enrollment and help you navigate your way through the process; our calendar is ready for scheduling.
I highly recommend anyone enrolled in Part D, or needing to enroll, to schedule an appointment. The program(s) can, and sometimes do, change their deductible, the drugs they cover and how much you pay for the drug. Some of the low income plans will no longer be offering services to the low income this year; however, they may still offer to enroll you at a higher cost.
• Don’t get caught by surprise; make sure you are enrolled in the plan that best suits your needs. Your neighbor may have a great plan, but it may not be great for you. The best plan for you is based on your specific drugs. Beware of letters you receive encouraging you to buy their program; it may not be best for you.
• Read any material you receive in the mail in regards to your plan; it may contain information on plan changes.
• Low income beneficiaries may qualify for extra help with drug costs.
• Remember, Medicare will never call you selling a product; never give out your Medicare number.
• When in doubt, contact our SHIP office located at the Senior Center.
You are encouraged to make your appointment early. As we move later into open enrollment, we are extremely busy and want to make sure that we are able to meet your needs.
Upcoming special events
Breakfast for lunch. It’s breakfast for lunch day on Friday, Oct. 14. Roll out of bed, stay comfy and come on down to the Senior Center in your pajamas or robe and enjoy breakfast for lunch. French toast, turkey ham slice, potato broccoli frittata and an orange wedge. Suggested donation $3 for age 60-plus.
AARP driver safety. The new, four-hour refresher course designed for drivers over 50 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Durango Fairgrounds in the Pine Room. AARP members $12, non-members $14; veterans are eligible to take the class free.
To register, call Jim O’Brien at 375-1693.
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to seniors age 60-plus, suggested donation $2 per day. Call for details, 264-2167.
Home meal delivery
These meals are the same meals prepared in our kitchen by the same cooks who prepare the scrumptious senior center meals. Our hot meal home delivery program remains available to those closer to town four days per week, with frozen meals on Thursdays and weekends. 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.
Friday, Oct. 14 — Geezers 9 a.m.; Stitchin’ in the Kitchen 10 a.m.; Gym walk 12:30 p.m.; Pajama/Robe Day.
Monday, Oct. 17 — Gym Walk 12:30 p.m.; Canasta 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — Scrabble 10:30 a.m.; Alzheimer’s support group 11 a.m.; Gym Walk 12:30 p.m.; Meditation for healing 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Dr. Kurz with Nurse Sandy, Healthier Lungs.
Thursday, Oct. 20 — Administrative day, no services.
Friday, Oct. 21 — Geezers 9 a.m.; Stitchin’ in the Kitchen 10 a.m.; Gym walk 12:30 p.m.
This week’s menu
Suggested donation for older adults age 60-plus is $3, kids 12 and under and 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 donations and grants. These funds help support the cost of the meal which is approximately $11.51. 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.
Friday, Oct. 14 — French toast, turkey ham slice, potato broccoli frittata, orange wedge.
Monday, Oct. 17 — Honey barbecue chicken, oven browned potatoes, spinach, fresh apple, bran muffin.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — Meatloaf with beef gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, gelatin with fruit cocktail, tossed salad, whole wheat roll.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Spinach lasagna, Italian vegetables, tossed salad, strawberry fruit with banana, Italian bread.
Thursday, Oct. 20 — Closed.
Friday, Oct. 21 — Hamburger with bun, lettuce tomato, roasted sweet potatoes, tossed salad, fruit salad with citrus, chocolate chip oatmeal cookie.