History Club, health and wellness events and more offered at Senior Center

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.

This story was posted on November 14, 2019.