Movies coming soon to Senior Center

Medicare counseling will now be offered, by appointment only, every Wednesday at the Senior Center (in the community center).

If you are already on Medicare and need to review your plan (each year), we can help. If you are turning 65 this year and need help or have questions, we can help. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, you are probably eligible for Medicare and we can help.

You may be eligible for extra help if your income falls below a certain amount. Again, we can help.

Call to make an appointment by contacting the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging in Pagosa Springs. Our experienced and talented Medicare counselors are here to help and the service is free. Call 264-0502.

Transportation vouchers
Archuleta seniors (60 years and older) and their chosen drivers (18 years and older) may apply for transportation vouchers at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center (451 Hot Springs Blvd.). Drivers and participants must fill out a registration form. Participants will be screened for eligibility.

Eligible trip areas are: lunch at the Senior Center, travel within the limits of the Town of Pagosa Springs (i.e. the grocery store, post office, church, library, sporting events, plays, fishing, other recreation, etc.), travel within Archuleta County and medical trips to Durango.

In order to qualify for the medical trips to Durango, the participant will need a referral from the medical/dental/optical provider. Documentation from the medical/dental provider will need to be attached to the voucher. If the driver and participant are in agreement, they may go to other destinations in Durango, but a medical appointment must be the reason for the trip. Call 264-2167.

AARP — Smart Driver Program — Accredited Defensive Driver Program. You may be eligible for senior discounts on your auto insurance for up to three years. Thursday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Pagosa Springs Senior Center. Cost for AARP members is $15, non-members will be $20. Please call Lois O’Dell at 759-8282.

Senior discount memberships are now offered Monday through Friday.

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Coming soon: movies and dining room transformation.

We need volunteers and ideas for speakers and/or new activities. Please call the Senior Center with information or inquiries at 264-2167.

Sky Ute trips — Sign up in the office if you are interested.

Did you know that the Pagosa Springs Senior Center has a fabulous salad bar? The salad bar is $6 for anyone under 60. If you are a senior (60 years and older), you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and wonderful salad bar for only a $4 suggested donation.

All meals include our awesome salad bar. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, May 30 — Fish chowder, vegetable medley, pineapple/orange salad, whole wheat roll.

Monday, June 2 — Grilled chicken breast with fruit sauce, yams, broccoli, fruit, whole wheat roll.

Tuesday, June 3 – Combination burrito with green chili, cilantro rice, fruit salad.

Wednesday, June 5 – Turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes/gravy, steamed beets, bran muffin, orange wedge.

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 at the Pagosa Springs 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.

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center and Archuleta Seniors, Inc. thank The Pagosa Springs SUN and Terri House for featuring the Senior News. Your 40 years of continued support is greatly appreciated.

We are also thankful to Archuleta County, the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, the Town of Pagosa Springs, our clients and private donors for their continued support.

This story was posted on May 30, 2014.