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Make reservations to eat at Cafe Fox

We are joining the world of elite status; so you’ll now need to make reservations to dine at Cafe Fox.

I have received notification from the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging requiring a reservation system be put in place in an effort to avoid waste; so, it’s time to plan ahead just a wee bit, folks.

You’ll now find we have set out about a week’s worth of reservation lists, enabling you to sign up in advance. If you are already at Cafe Fox, see Rob at the front desk and he’ll help you with your reservation, or call by 9 a.m. of the morning you would like to join us. If we are unable to make it to the phone, dial Ext. 27 and leave a message.

Please do not ask to sign up more than a week in advance, since we will not able to accommodate your request. We also find that seniors have darn busy schedules and the schedules change often; reserving a seat more than a week in advance may create no-shows, putting us right back to the problem of possible waste.

Thanks bunches for your assistance and understanding. Make your reservation today at 264-2167, Ext. 27.

Navigating Medicare 101

Are you new to Medicare?

Are you lost, or confused by all the literature you have received? Do you know which portions you need to enroll in — A, B, C, D? What the heck are all those letters anyway?

Did you know you are entitled to certain free services?

Well, we have answers for you at Medicare 101.

Join us for this informative session on Monday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m., but come with an empty head because we are gonna fill it up.

Registration is required and seating is limited, so please call 264-2167.

Thank you

Jack and Diane Litt have donated $1,000 to the Ross Aragon Community Center to be put toward the purchase of new tables in Cafe Fox. The community center has provided the rest of the funding.

Thank you to everyone involved in providing new tables. I won’t have to play “catch the table” anymore and we’ll be able to move the tables with much greater ease.

Special events at The Den

Medicare 101, Monday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling 264-2167. Seating is limited.

What’s new at the library? Meet with Tiffany to hear what is happening this month at the Sisson Library. She will discuss upcoming events as well as new technologies the library has to offer that might be of interest to seniors. Monday, July 9, at 12:30 p.m.

Like to help out?

We are currently accepting applications to assist in our kitchen, library and dining room.

Like to help in the kitchen? Is chopping, slicing, dicing, prepping and stirring your game? If so, we need you, and several of you at that. We’d love to have you aboard.

We are also in need of someone that would like to volunteer in our small library about a half hour every week or two to assist our lead library volunteer. We need help re-shelving books, checking them back in and general tidying up.

Like to greet people and lend a hand? We have the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for a few people who would like to greet our folks, introduce new clients to our services, show them the ropes of the dining room and offer assistance to those needing help filling out our new client form. Please call me at 264-2167 for an application.

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 Cafe Fox meals delivered to your door. Our hot meal, home-delivery program is available to those living closer to town four days per week, with frozen meals Thursdays and weekends. Those living farther out of town 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 at The Den

Friday, July 6 — 9 a.m. Geezers; 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 p.m. Brain Injury Support Group; 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk.

Monday, July 9 — 10:30 a.m. Medicare 101; 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk; 1 p.m. Canasta.

Tuesday, July 10 — 11 a.m. Chair Massage; 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing.

Wednesday, July 11 — 1 p.m. free movie and popcorn, “The Blue Planet,” episodes 1 and 2.

Thursday, July 12 — Lunch only 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Friday, July 13 — 9 a.m. Geezers; 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk.

This week’s menu

Reservations required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Cafe Fox. Call 264-2167, Ext. 27, for reservations.

Suggested donation for older adults age 60-plus is $3, guests $6, kids 12 and under $3.00. 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, July 6 — Roast turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans with almonds, Bavarian dark bread, vanilla ice cream with strawberries.

Monday, July 9 — Crab cake with cream sauce, peas, tossed salad, brown rice, Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, July 10 — Spaghetti with meatballs, green beans, garlic bread stick, tossed salad, peaches.

Wednesday, July 11 — Cantaloupe chicken, orzo salad, tossed salad, bran muffin, raisin-nut cup, coconut cream pie.

Thursday, July 12–– Hamburger on whole wheat bun, lettuce and tomato, potato salad, baked beans, gelatin with fruit.

Friday, July 13 — Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad, gelatin with fruit, whole wheat roll.

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