Senior News: Drive-through pick-up meals continue at the Pagosa Senior Center

By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist
The Pagosa Senior Center has taken a proactive step and, as of Thursday, March 26: We are continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus. 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 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 and is below.
Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We will also continue 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, March 26 — Turkey sausage soup, bacon green beans, buttered corn, milk, salad and Key lime pie.
Friday, March 27 — Beef Philly cheesesteak, roasted cauliflower soup, avocado/tomato salad, milk, salad and peach cobbler.
Monday, March 30 — Pork posole stew, squash calabacitas, tomatoes Provencal, milk, salad and .
Tuesday, March 31 — Crunchy baked catfish with creamy Dijon mustard sauce, caramelized butternut squash, broccoli with butter, milk, salad and pineapple pie.
Wednesday, April 1 — Hot turkey salad, garlic green beans, corn chowder, milk, salad and pumpkin pie.
Thursday, April 2 — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned asparagus, dinner roll with butter, milk and 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 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.

This story was posted on March 26, 2020.