Senior News – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:01:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Senior News – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 Senior News: Senior shopping assistance program continues http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-senior-shopping-assistance-program-continues-2/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:01:02 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206672 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Medical alert monitoring systems available

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges to your service provider or if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider. For more information, please call 264-2167.

Drive-through pick up lunch and breakfast

The Senior Center is continuing its temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals are available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and better. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. (Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org.) Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. We are now including breakfast for the next morning with lunch at the drive-through and Meals on Wheels. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, July 2 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, mushrooms with barley and brown rice pilaf, steamed asparagus with lemon, arugula and romaine salad with honey mustard, milk, blackberries and lemon dessert.

Friday, July 3 — Turkey brat dog on hoagie, coleslaw, corn on the cob with butter, milk, salad and brownie.

Monday, July 6 — Chicken/pepperoni and mozzarella hoagie, sweet potato fries with smoked paprika and candied pecans, shredded Brussels sprouts with lime, milk, wedge salad and cherry salad.

Tuesday, July 7 — Barbecue pork ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, milk, spinach mandarin orange salad and rice krispie treat.

Wednesday, July 8 — Shrimp scampi with cappellini, broccoli with butter, grilled pineapple with pistachios and whipped cream, milk and Italian chop salad.

Thursday, July 9 — Turkey and wild and brown rice soup, bacon green beans, cornbread with butter, milk, green salad with apples and dried cranberries and raspberry vinaigrette and chocolate pie.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

Due to COVID-19, food supplies have been affected. Substitutions will be made accordingly.

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Senior News: Medical alert monitoring systems available for seniors http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-medical-alert-monitoring-systems-available-for-seniors-3/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 21:30:27 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206330 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges to your service provider or, if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider. For more information, please call 264-2167.

Senior shopping
assistance program

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and in voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick up lunch and breakfast at the Pagosa Senior Center

The Senior Center is continuing its temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals are available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and better. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. (Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org.) Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. We are now including breakfast for the next morning with lunch at the drive-through and Meals on Wheels. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community
Café menu

Thursday, June 25 — Pork sausage and chicken gumbo, green chili corn pudding, rice, milk, salad and bread pudding with pecans.

Friday, June 26 — Tuna melt, spinach soup, steamed asparagus with lemon, milk, salad and brownie.

Monday, June 29 — Beef meatloaf, Italian green peas, mashed potatoes and brown gravy, peas, dinner roll with butter and salad.

Tuesday, June 30 — Hot chicken salad, broccoli cheese soup, squash calabacitas, milk, salad and chocolate raspberry cake.

Wednesday, July 1 — Pork zuppa Toscana, Italian garden salad, focaccia bread with butter, milk and poached pears.

Thursday, July 2 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, mushrooms with barley and brown rice pilaf, arugula and romaine salad with honey mustard, milk, blackberries and lemon dessert.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

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Medical alert monitoring systems available for seniors http://www.pagosasun.com/medical-alert-monitoring-systems-available-for-seniors-7/ Thu, 18 Jun 2020 21:00:31 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=205880 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. 

We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges to your service provider or, if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider. 

For more information, please call 264-2167.

Senior shopping
assistance program

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick up lunch and breakfast

The Pagosa Senior Center continuing its temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals are available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. (Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org.) Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. We are now including breakfast for the next morning with lunch at the drive-through and Meals on Wheels. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community
Café menu

Thursday, June 18 — Egg salad sandwich, chilled steamed asparagus with lemon, cream of zucchini soup, milk, salad and banana pudding.

Friday, June 19 — Pork zuppa Toscana, green beans with Parmesan and pine nuts, yellow squash medley, focaccia bread with butter, milk and salad. 

Monday, June 22 — Turkey tetrazzini, glazed carrots, seasoned asparagus, milk, salad and crisped rice treat.

Tuesday, June 23 — Eggplant Parmesan, sautéed french cut green beans, polenta cakes with creamy mushroom sauce, milk, salad and lime dessert.

Wednesday, June 24 — Monterey chicken, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, roasted zucchini, tomatoes and onions, milk, salad and cherry pie.

Thursday, June 25 — Pork sausage and chicken gumbo, green chili corn pudding, rice, milk, salad and bread pudding with pecans.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

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

We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

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Senior News: Medical alert monitoring systems available for seniors http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-medical-alert-monitoring-systems-available-for-seniors-2/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 22:06:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=205570 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges to your service provider, or, if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider. For more information, please call 264-2167.

Senior shopping
assistance program

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick-up lunch and breakfast

The Senior Center has taken a pro-active step and is continuing the temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals are available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. We are now including breakfast for the next morning with lunch at the drive-through and Meals on Wheels. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, June 11 — Beef enchiladas, borracho beans, stir-fried zucchini, milk, salad and Key lime pie.

Friday, June 12 — Chicken-fried chicken with cream gravy, mashed potatoes, yellow squash casserole, milk, salad and strawberry pie.

Monday, June 15 — Pineapple shrimp, coconut rice with mango and pistachios, broccoli with butter, milk, salad and lemon dessert.

Tuesday, June 16 — Turkey wrap, potato salad, tomato/cucumber salad, milk, salad and ginger cookie.

Wednesday, June 17 — Beef brisket, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, milk, salad and baked apples.

Thursday, June 18 — Egg salad sandwich, chilled steamed asparagus with lemon, cream of zucchini soup, milk, salad and banana pudding.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

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Senior News: Medical alert monitoring systems available for seniors http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-medical-alert-monitoring-systems-available-for-seniors/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:00:56 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=205109 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges to your service provider or, if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider. For more information, please call 264-2167.

Senior shopping
assistance program

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. 

A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick up lunch and breakfast at the Senior Center

The Senior Center is continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals are available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. (Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org.) Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. We are now including breakfast for the next morning with lunch at the drive-through and Meals on Wheels. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, June 4 — Turkey spaghetti, spring pea medley, baked tomato Provencal, milk, salad and lemon cream pie.

Friday, June 5 — Beef cabbage rolls, glazed carrots, cream of mushroom soup, milk, salad and chocolate chip cookie.

Monday, June 8 — Pork posole, Spanish brown rice, roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet chili sauce, milk, salad and flan.

Tuesday, June 9 — Baked cod under dill souffle, red potatoes with butter and parsley, honey garlic green beans, milk, salad and blueberry cream cheese pie.

Wednesday, June 10 — Hot turkey sandwich, sweet potato fries, cream of asparagus soup, milk, salad and peanut butter cookies.

Thursday, June 11 — Beef enchiladas, borracho beans, stir-fried zucchini, milk, salad and Key lime pie.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

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Senior News: Medical alert monitoring system help available http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-medical-alert-monitoring-system-help-available/ Thu, 28 May 2020 21:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=204601 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges to your service provider, or if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider. For more information, please call 264-2167.

Senior shopping
assistance program

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick-up lunch and breakfast at the Senior Center

We are continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Now that there are confirmed cases in Archuleta County, our clients are the most at risk for the virus. 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals are available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. We are now including breakfast for the next morning with lunch at the drive-through and Meals on Wheels. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, May 28 — Tuna salad sandwich, roasted asparagus with lemony breadcrumbs, cream of tomato soup, milk, salad and peach cobbler.

Friday, May 29 — Turkey potpie, bacon green beans, cranberry sauce, milk, salad and banana pudding.

Monday, June 1 — Chicken king ranch casserole, charro beans, zucchini medley, milk, salad and snickerdoodle cookies.

Tuesday, June 2 — Ham with pineapple sauce, baked sweet potato, broccoli with butter, milk, salad and cranberry salad.

Wednesday, June 3 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, coleslaw, steamed asparagus with lemon, milk, salad and poached pears.

Thursday, June 4 — Turkey spaghetti, spring pea medley, baked tomato Provencal, milk, salad and lemon cream pie.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

 

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Senior News: Senior shopping assistance program continues, volunteers needed http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-senior-shopping-assistance-program-continues-volunteers-needed/ Thu, 14 May 2020 21:14:46 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=203621 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick-up meals continue

We are continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals will be available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org and is below. Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, May 14 — Barbecued chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted zucchini, tomatoes and onions, milk, salad and brownie.

Friday, May 15 — Pork andouille sausage, kielbasa and chicken jambalaya with rice, stir-fried okra, milk, salad and cornbread with butter.

Monday, May 18 — Turkey wrap, potato salad, cucumber salad, milk, salad and crisped rice treat.

Tuesday, May 19 — Beef lasagna, cream of zucchini soup, sautéed mushrooms, focaccia bread with butter, milk and salad.

Wednesday, May 20 — Orange chicken with rice, milk, roasted cauliflower snowflakes, salad, green beans with almonds and ginger cookies.

Thursday, May 21 — Pork posole, milk, Spanish rice, roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet chili sauce, salad and flan.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

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Senior News: Volunteers needed for senior shopping assistance program http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-volunteers-needed-for-senior-shopping-assistance-program-2/ Thu, 07 May 2020 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=202928 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. 

A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick-up meals continue

The Senior Center is continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. 

These meals will be available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org and below. Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, May 7 — Beef chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, yellow squash casserole, salad and pineapple pie.

Friday, May 8 — Chicken king ranch casserole, charro beans, zucchini medley, milk, salad and snickerdoodle cookies.

Monday, May 11 — Crunchy baked catfish with tartar sauce, bacon green beans, macaroni and cheese, milk, baked hush puppies with butter and salad.

Tuesday, May 12 — Turkey with wild and brown rice soup, green peas, green chili corn pudding, milk, salad and strawberry shortcake.

Wednesday, May 13 — Beef tacos, borracho beans, milk, salad and fruit compote.

Thursday, May 14 — Barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted zucchini, tomatoes and onions, milk, salad and brownie.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

 

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Senior News: Senior shopping assistance program, pick-up meals continue http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-senior-shopping-assistance-program-pick-up-meals-continue/ Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=202588 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. 

A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303)594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick-up meals continue

The Senior Center is continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. 

These meals will be available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org and below. Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. 

There will be no games, classes or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, April 30 — Turkey salad on croissant, potato/leek soup, broccoli with butter, milk, salad and chocolate chip cookie.

Friday, May 1 — Spaghetti with beef meatballs and marinara sauce, caprese salad, Italian spinach with mushrooms, milk and focaccia bread with butter.

Monday, May 4 — Ham with pineapple sauce, baked sweet potato, broccoli with butter, milk, salad and cranberry salad.

Tuesday, May 5 — Fish chowder, honey garlic green beans, buttered corn, milk, cheddar biscuit with butter and salad.

Wednesday, May 6 — Turkey with cornbread dressing and gravy, shredded Brussels sprouts with lime, milk, salad and pumpkin pie.

Thursday, May 7 — Beef chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, yellow squash casserole, salad and pineapple pie.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

 

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Senior News: Volunteers needed for senior shopping assistance program http://www.pagosasun.com/senior-news-volunteers-needed-for-senior-shopping-assistance-program/ Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=202026 By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a senior shopping assistance program during this period of pandemic emergency. Many members of our community are practicing social distancing and voluntary isolation, and access to groceries and prescription medicine has been identified as a critical need. 

A hotline has been established to connect with a Senior Center volunteer to get the process started. The access number is 422-7084. 

Volunteers are needed to help staff telephone lines and to perform the actual shopping tasks. In Pagosa Springs, contact Rod Hubbard at (303) 594-5117 to volunteer.

Drive-through pick-up meals continue

We are continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. These meals will be available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for those age 60 and above. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Our daily menu is posted on our website at psseniors.org and is below. Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. 

There will be no games, classes, or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, April 23 — Salmon tacos, sweet potato fries with paprika, Brazilian black bean soup, milk, salad and orange/pineapple cake.

Friday, April 24 — Sliced turkey with gravy, caramelized butternut squash, roasted asparagus with walnuts, milk, salad and pumpkin muffin.

Monday, April 27 — Chicken and dumplings, buttered corn, sautéed French-cut green beans, milk, salad and blueberry lattice pie.

Tuesday, April 28 — Pork bratwurst, peppers and onions on a hoagie, twice-baked cauliflower, steamed asparagus with lemon, milk, salad and baked apples and pears.

Wednesday, April 29 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, roasted red potatoes, avocado and tomato salad, milk, salad and apple crisp.

Thursday, April 30 — Turkey salad on croissant, potato/leek soup, broccoli with butter, milk, salad and chocolate chip cookie.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at The Community Café at the Senior Center in the Community Center. 

For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

 

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