Senior News: Temporary change in meal programs and activities at the Senior Center

By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist
The Pagosa Springs Senior Center has taken a proactive step and, as of Thursday, March 19, we are continuing our temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are no confirmed cases in Archuleta County as of Monday, our clients are the most at risk for the virus.
In order to continue providing meals, we will continue to offer 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. The cost per meal for anyone age 59 and under is $10.
The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. Our daily menu, included below, is also posted on our website at psseniors.org.
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 working in the building and available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.
Community Café menu
Thursday, March 19 — Pork baked ziti, broccoli/cheese soup, Italian spinach with mushrooms, focaccia bread with butter, milk and salad.
Friday, March 20 — Tuna melt, roasted potatoes, onions and red peppers, steamed asparagus with lemon, milk, salad bar and crisped rice treat.
Monday, March 23 — Orange chicken with brown rice, citrus asparagus stir-fry, snow pea medley, milk, salad bar and poached pears.
Tuesday, March 24 — Pulled pork, loaded baked potato bar, cream of zucchini soup, milk, salad bar and Mississippi mud pie.
Wednesday, March 25 — Shrimp scampi with orzo, pineapple casserole, broccoli salad, breadstick with butter, milk and salad.
Thursday, March 26 — Turkey sausage soup, bacon green beans, buttered corn, milk, salad bar and Key lime 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 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 19, 2020.