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Get your flu shot at the Senior Center

SUN Columnist

You can get a flu shot at the Senior Center Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.—noon.

The shot is100 percent covered by Medicare; bring your Medicare card. High dose is available. The shot is $25 without Medicare.

Call 264-2409 or 335-2017 for more information.

The aroma of the wonderful lemon chicken lunch may get to you while you are standing in line, so plan ahead and call by 9 a.m. to make your reservation for lunch.

Medicare 101

Confused by all the literature you are receiving?

Just exactly what are Parts A, B, C and D?

Don’t know where to turn?

We have the answer.

Attend Medicare 101 where a SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor will navigate you through the SHIP and explain what you need to know. All counselors are trained through the State of Colorado Division of Insurance SHIP program and are part of Archuleta County Senior Services. There is no charge for their services and they’ll help you get what you need to know and even help you enroll through a scheduled one-on-one appointment.

The next Medicare 101 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd., the north end of the Ross Aragon Community Center. Register for this informative session by calling 264-2167.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is changing how health insurance works for all of us.

Soon, virtually everyone in Colorado will be able to get health insurance whatever their health history. Insurance will be available either through their employer, Medicaid or on your own through a new marketplace called Connect for Health Colorado. The best news of all is that new federal assistance will make it more affordable for you than ever before.  Federal assistance will be available to small employers and individuals who meet income guidelines. In addition, Medicaid coverage will be available to an additional 160,000 people in Colorado. You are not required to use this new marketplace; however, to get help paying for your insurance you must apply for your insurance and the assistance through Connect for Health Colorado.

Join Renee Burch, health coverage guide, at an Introduction to the Affordable Care Act information session on Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Low vision

If you have a problem with low vision, we will have information for you, presented by Southwest Center for Independence, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m

Fall color trip

We’ll meet at at 10 a.m. at The Den on Thursday, Sept. 26, to begin our fall color trip. If you need a ride to The Den, please let me know when you make your reservation. There is limited seating for the trip. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of Coal Bank and Molas passes, then motor into Silverton with lunch on your own. Suggested donation for the ride is $5.

AARP Driver Safety 

A class will be offered Thursday, Oct.10, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration required. AARP members $12, non-members $14. For further information, and to register, please call Lois O’Dell at 259-5589.

Chauffeur service

Your ride awaits you.

Catch our door-to-door bus and get out in the community while we do the driving. Get to where you need to go: grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy, hardware store, visit a friend, lunch at Cafe Fox or …?

The service is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for seniors age 60-plus. Suggested donation is $2 per day.

What are you waiting for? Call for details, 264-2167.

Delivered meals

Are you struggling to get meals prepared because you are homebound, recovering from surgery or an illness?

If so, Let us do the cooking. Enjoy Cafe Fox meals delivered to your door.

Our hot meal, home delivery program is available four days per week to those living closer to town, with frozen meals for 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.

Activities at The Den

Friday, Sept. 20 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 12:30 p.m. gym walk during open gym.

Monday, Sept. 23 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk during open gym; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing; low vision information.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Blood pressure checks.

Thursday, Sept. 26 — Medicare counseling by appointment.

Friday, Sept. 27 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. book club; 12:30 p.m. gym walk during open gym.

Cafe Fox menu

All meals include our great salad bar.

Friday, Sept. 20 — Meatloaf with gravy, smashed potatoes, peas and carrots, salad, whole wheat roll, Jell-O with fruit.

Monday, Sept. 23 — Spinach lasagna, Italian veggies, Italian bread, salad, strawberry mousse with banana slices.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 — French dip, oven browned potatoes, mixed veggies, orange wedges.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Smothered chicken, cornbread stuffing, peas, creamy coleslaw, roll, plums.

Thursday, Sept. 26 — Closed.

Friday, Sept. 27 — Chicken fried steak, country gravy, roasted red potatoes, California veggies, salad, raisin-nut cup, pineapple-orange cake.

Reservations are required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Cafe Fox. You can make your reservation up to one week in advance by calling 264-2167, through our website at www.archuletacounty.org, at select departments and at the Senior Center.

Suggested donation for older adults age 60 plus is $4, 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 individual donations and grants. These funds help support the cost of the meal which is approximately $12.85. 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.

This story was posted on September 19, 2013.