Senior News – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:02:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Art class, legal help coming to Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/art-class-legal-help-coming-to-senior-center/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:02:40 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195522 Framed old jewelry and beads, a free art class, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. No art skills are needed.
Bring old jewelry, beads and frames if you have them, or use the ones provided. No materials are needed, just come and have fun. We will be learning how to make framed art with old jewelry and beads.
The instructor will be Denise Fisk, former art teacher in Iowa.
Legal services
The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23 by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22 and March 14, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
History (Book) Club
Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center. The discussions will cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
In the fall, the History Group began its study of English history and how it influenced America.
The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memberships
Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16 — Chicken Parmesan with penne pasta and marinara sauce, roasted asparagus with lemony breadcrumbs, milk, snow pea medley, focaccia bread with butter and salad bar.
Friday, Jan. 17 — Canadian bacon and veggie pizza, cream of broccoli soup, milk, salad bar and baked apple.
Monday, Jan. 20 — Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 — Tuna and noodle casserole, Brussels sprouts with bacon, creamed corn, milk, salad bar and pumpkin muffin.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Chicken Alfredo with pasta, Mexican beets, milk, roasted cauliflower snowflakes, milk, salad bar and chocolate raspberry cake.
Thursday, Jan. 23 — Pork posole stew, squash calabacitas, milk, baked tomato Provencal, whole-wheat tortilla, salad bar 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 dine in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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Legal, tax help coming to Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-tax-help-coming-to-senior-center-2/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194609 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23 by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22 and March 14, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
History (Book) Club
Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center. The discussions will cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
In the fall, the History Group began its study of English history and how it influenced America.
The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memberships
Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9 — Crunchy baked catfish with tartar sauce, milk, mushrooms with barley and brown rice pilaf, squash medley, cabbage steaks, salad bar and lemon cream pie.
Friday, Jan. 10 — Lemon chicken, loaded baked potato, creamed peas with pearl onions, milk, salad bar and peach cobbler.
Monday, Jan. 13 — Hot turkey sandwich, green bean casserole, mashed carrots, milk, salad bar and snickerdoodle cookies.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 — Beef stroganoff, roasted cauliflower with red peppers, green peas with bacon, milk, salad bar and carrot cake.
Wednesday, Jan. 15 — Shrimp scampi with orzo, stir-fried zucchini, green chili corn pudding, milk, breadstick with butter and salad bar.
Thursday, Jan. 16 — Chicken Parmesan with penne pasta and marinara sauce, roasted asparagus with lemony breadcrumbs, milk, snow pea medley, focaccia bread with butter, and salad bar.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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Legal, tax help coming to Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-tax-help-coming-to-senior-center/ Thu, 02 Jan 2020 22:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194241 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23 by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22 and March 14, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
History (Book) Club
Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center. The discussions will cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
In the fall, the History Group began its study of English history and how it influenced America.
The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Jan. 13, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memberships
Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 2 — Beef Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli casserole, dinner roll with butter, milk and salad bar.
Friday, Jan. 3 — Tilapia taco, refried beans, peach salsa, milk, salad bar and gingersnap/lime dessert.
Monday, Jan. 6 — Pork green chili stew, glazed carrots, roasted beets, Mexican cornbread with butter, milk and salad bar.
Tuesday, Jan. 7 — Hot turkey salad, broccoli with butter, honey/garlic green beans, milk, salad bar and pumpkin pie.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 — Beef meatball sandwich, cream of zucchini soup, sweet potato fries with smoked paprika, milk, salad bar and orange dessert.
Thursday, Jan. 9 — Crunchy baked catfish with tartar sauce, milk, mushrooms with barley and brown rice pilaf, squash medley, cabbage steaks, salad bar 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 dine in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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Legal, tax help programs planned for Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-tax-help-programs-planned-for-senior-center-2/ Thu, 26 Dec 2019 22:15:59 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=193758 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23, 2020, by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22, 2020, and March 14, 2020, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
History (Book) Club
Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center. The discussions will cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
On Nov. 20, the History Group began its study of English history and how it influenced America.
The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be Jan. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Jan. 13, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 26 — Hot turkey sandwich, milk, au gratin potatoes, broccoli with butter, salad bar and pumpkin muffin.
Friday, Dec. 27 — Beef taco, refried beans, steamed asparagus with lemon, milk, salad bar and fruit compote.
Monday, Dec. 30 — Chicken tortilla soup, stir-fried okra, cornbread salad, milk, salad bar and blueberry cream cheese pie.
Tuesday, Dec. 31 — Closed for New Year’s Eve.
Wednesday, Jan. 1 — Closed for New Year’s Day.
Thursday, Jan. 2 — Beef Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli casserole, dinner roll with butter, milk and salad bar.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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Legal, tax help programs planned for Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-tax-help-programs-planned-for-senior-center/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 22:39:03 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=193304 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23, 2020, by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22, 2020, and March 14, 2020, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
History (Book) Club
Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center. The discussions will cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
On Nov. 20, the History Group began its study of English history and how it influenced America.
The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be Jan. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Jan. 22, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
Memberships
Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19 — Sliced ham with pineapple sauce, baked sweet potato, broccoli with garlic and butter, milk, salad bar and cranberry salad.
Friday, Dec. 20 — Turkey pot pie, bacon green beans, sautéed cabbage, milk, salad bar and lemon dessert.
Monday, Dec. 23 — Shrimp scampi, yellow squash medley, pineapple casserole, breadstick with butter, milk and salad bar.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 — Closed for Christmas Eve.
Wednesday, Dec. 25 — Closed for Christmas.
Thursday, Dec. 26 — Hot turkey sandwich, milk, au gratin potatoes, broccoli with butter, salad bar and pumpkin muffin.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior Center.
For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always attend.

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Legal help, tax help and more coming to senior center http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-help-tax-help-and-more-coming-to-senior-center/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192848 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23, 2020, by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22, 2020, and March 14, 2020, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memberships
Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12 — Chicken enchilada suizas, Parmesan baked zucchini, charro beans, milk, salad bar and German chocolate cake.
Friday, Dec. 13 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, brown rice pilaf, seasoned asparagus, milk, salad bar and apple crisp.
Monday, Dec. 16 — Beef chili, zucchini medley, escalloped corn, milk, salad bar and cherry cream cheese pie.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 — Teriyaki salmon with tartar sauce, mushrooms with barley and brown rice pilaf, cauliflower snowflakes, milk, salad bar and banana cream pie.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 — Barbecue glazed chicken wings, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, roasted squash, tomatoes and onions, milk, salad bar and brownie.
Thursday, Dec. 19 — Sliced ham with pineapple sauce, baked sweet potato, broccoli with garlic and butter, milk, salad bar and cranberry salad.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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Legal services help coming to Senior Center in January http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-services-help-coming-to-senior-center-in-january-2/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:47:14 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192396 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23, 2020, by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22, 2020, and March 14, 2020, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
Yet another use for those pretty cards that you hate to throw away: a Christmas globe
A free one-hour art class will be held on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
No art skills are needed. Bring old cards if you have them or use the ones provided. No materials are needed, just come and have fun.
We will be learning how to make a globe using 20 identical circles, glue and topping it off with ribbon. This is the perfect craft to teach to any young people who will be visiting with you over the holidays. Instructions will be provided to take home along with your finished globe.
The instructor will be Denise Fisk, former art teacher in Iowa.
History (Book) Club
Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center. The discussions will cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
On Nov. 20, the History Group began its study of English history and how it influenced America. There will not be a group discussion on Dec. 18, but the group will continue to study the history of England on Jan. 15, 2020, and Feb. 19, 2020.
The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be Jan. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5 — Pork baked ziti, roasted cauliflower soup, glazed carrots, milk, focaccia bread with butter and salad bar.
Friday, Dec. 6 — Chicken, broccoli and rice casserole, squash calabacitas, Italian green peas, milk, salad bar and carrot cake.
Monday, Dec. 9 — Turkey sausage soup, green peas, buttered corn, milk, salad bar and Key lime pie.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 — Beef goulash, cauliflower roasted with red pepper, green bean casserole, milk, salad bar and pineapple/orange cake.
Wednesday, Dec. 11 — Pork posole, caramelized butternut squash, sautéed spinach with mushrooms, milk, salad bar and flan.
Thursday, Dec. 12 — Chicken enchilada suizas, Parmesan baked zucchini, charro beans, milk, salad bar and German chocolate cake.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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Legal services, tax help and more coming to Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-services-tax-help-and-more-coming-to-senior-center/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192141 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney, Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23, 2020, by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Tax preparation help
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be returning to prepare federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
The 2020 dates are Feb. 22, 2020, and March 14, 2020, by appointment only. The gross income limit this tax season is $54,000.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to make an appointment.
Yet another use for those pretty cards that you hate to throw away: a Christmas globe
A free one-hour art class will be held on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
No art skills are needed. Bring old cards if you have them or use the ones provided. No materials are needed, just come and have fun. We will be learning how to make a globe using 20 identical circles, glue and topping it off with ribbon. This is the perfect craft to teach to any young people who will be visiting with you over the holidays. Instructions will be provided to take home along with your finished globe.
The instructor will be Denise Fisk, former art teacher in Iowa.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 28 — Closed for Thanksgiving.
Friday, Nov. 29 — Closed.
Monday, Dec. 2 — Tuna melt, sweet potato fries with smoked paprika, cream of zucchini soup, milk, salad bar and oven baked apples and pears.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 — Hot turkey salad, snap pea medley, corn chowder, milk, salad bar and pumpkin pie.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Beef meatloaf with gravy, macaroni and cheese, honey garlic green beans, milk, salad bar and peach cobbler.
Thursday, Dec. 5 — Pork baked ziti, roasted cauliflower soup, glazed carrots, milk, focaccia bread with butter and salad bar.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior Center.

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Legal services help coming to Senior Center in January http://www.pagosasun.com/legal-services-help-coming-to-senior-center-in-january/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:00:21 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191662 The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging provides legal services for seniors through the program attorney Daniel Fiedler. Fiedler will be spending the day at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Jan. 23, 2020, by appointment.
Following are the legal services Fiedler can assist with:
• Public benefits and utilities shut off.
• Landlord-tenant problems, such as persons being evicted.
• Simple wills, power of attorneys, medical durable power of attorney and living wills.
• Consumer issues such as advocating for persons harassed by debt collectors.
• Emergency limited long-term Care guardianship and domestic problems, such as abuse.
Please come by or call the Senior Center office to schedule an appointment, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (inside the Ross Aragon Community Center), 264-2167.
Yet another use for those pretty cards that you hate to throw away: a Christmas globe
A free one-hour art class will be held on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
No art skills are needed. Bring old cards if you have them or use the ones provided. No materials are needed, just come and have fun. We will be learning how to make a globe using 20 identical circles, glue and topping it off with ribbon. This is the perfect craft to teach to any young people who will be visiting with you over the holidays. Instructions will be provided to take home along with your finished globe.
The instructor will be Denise Fisk, former art teacher in Iowa.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memberships
2019 Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21 — Pork posole stew, squash calabacitas, milk, caramelized butternut squash, salad bar and flan.
Friday, Nov. 22 — Turkey, broccoli and rice casserole, snap pea medley, cream of zucchini soup, milk, salad bar and cherry/peach tart.
Monday, Nov. 25 — Chicken tortilla soup, Spanish rice, refried beans, milk, salad bar and snickerdoodle cookies.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 — Lemon baked tilapia, macaroni and cheese, baked tomatoes provencal, milk, salad bar and cherry cream cheese pie.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, turkey sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, milk, salad bar and pumpkin pie.
Thursday, Nov. 28 — Closed for Thanksgiving.
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 in the Community Cafe at the Senior Center.

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History Club, health and wellness events and more offered at Senior Center http://www.pagosasun.com/history-club-health-and-wellness-events-and-more-offered-at-senior-center/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:29 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191249 Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others?
If so, please join us the History Club and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center.
The discussions cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.
Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.
The next meeting will be Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.
On Nov. 20, the history group will begin its study of English history and how it influenced America.
There will not be a group discussion on Dec. 18, but the group will continue to study the history of England on Jan. 15, 2020, and Feb. 19, 2020. The essence of the discussions concerning England is what America adopted and what it rejected regarding England’s form of government and culture.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.
There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness date will be Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memberships
2019 Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14 — Teriyaki salmon with tartar sauce, whipped sweet potatoes, stir-fry citrus asparagus, milk, salad bar and baked apple.
Friday, Nov. 15 — Ham quiche and spinach quiche, black bean and corn salsa, spring pea medley, milk, salad bar and German chocolate cake.
Monday, Nov. 18 — Shrimp and grits; asparagus stir-fry; roasted zucchini, tomatoes and onions; milk; salad bar; and lemon dessert.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 — Chicken and dumplings, spinach sautéed with mushrooms, oven-baked okra with ketchup, milk, salad bar and poached pears.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Beef meatloaf, cauliflower mashed with gravy, carrots with crème fraiche, milk, salad bar and pineapple/orange cake.
Thursday, Nov. 21 — Pork posole stew, squash calabacitas, milk, caramelized butternut squash, salad bar 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 dine in the Community Cafe at the Senior 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.

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