Seniors’ Picnic in the Park set for Friday

Tomorrow, Friday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be the next Picnic in the Park in Town Park.

Beef kabobs with peppers and onions, corn on the cob, spiral pasta salad, watermelon and brownies will be served.

Music will be performed by Acoustic Picnic.

For reservations, call 264-2167.

Bridge for Fun

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center is pleased to announce that Bridge for Fun is now meeting on Mondays at 1 p.m. in the dining room. Snacks are provided.

Technology Wednesdays

We are pleased to announce that we have technology assistance for you and your computer, iPad or cellphone from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Bring your cellphone, iPad or laptop (a computer will be available if you have a desktop) and learn how to use your electronic device.

Medical alert system

Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges or, if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees.

Please call Louise at 264-2167 for more information or to sign up.

Medicare Mondays

Are you turning 65? Are you confused about Medicare? We have openings every Monday at the Senior Center to help you with your Medicare enrollment questions.

Here are some quick tips: If you are collecting Social Security, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare parts A and B. We can help you pick a Part D prescription drug plan. If you don’t enroll in a Part D plan, you could face penalties.

If you are new to Medicare, you have an eight-month Special Enrollment Period to sign up for parts A, B and D around your 65th birthday. Medicare starts after your employment ends or the group health insurance plan based on your current employment ends, whichever happens first. You do not pay late penalties if you enroll within the eight-month Special Enrollment Period. COBRA and retiree health plans are not considered coverage based on current employment.

Important dates: General enrollment runs from Jan. 1 through March 31 each year and coverage starts July 1. Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 is open (or annual) enrollment for switching plans for Part D and a Medicare Cost Plan; coverage starts Jan. 1.

If you would like to talk to a Medicare counselor, please contact the Area Agency on Aging to make an appointment. Please call 264-0501, ext. 2. We will put you in touch with one of our talented and experienced Medicare counselors.

Memberships

Senior Discount Club memberships are 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 $5 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, July 28 — Sweet and sour pork, broccoli, brown fried rice, Asian blend vegetables, fresh fruit cup, vanilla yogurt, salad bar and almond shortbread cookie.

Friday, July 29 — Picnic in the Park: Beef kabobs with peppers and onion, corn on the cob, spiral pasta salad, watermelon and brownies.

Monday, Aug. 1 — Beef/pork bratwurst with whole wheat bun, zucchini, vegetable pasta salad, salad bar and fresh mixed berries.

Tuesday, Aug. 2 — Chicken a la king with brown rice, pea salad, broccoli, 10-grain bread, salad bar and hot fruit compote.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 — Beef pot roast, potatoes, carrots and onion, gravy, whole wheat roll, Brussels sprouts, salad bar and fruit salad.

Thursday, August 4 — Pork and green chili stew, whole wheat tortilla, asparagus, salad bar and blueberry cobbler.

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 July 28, 2016.