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Transportation vouchers available for eligible seniors

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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 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.

Happenings

Archuleta Seniors, Inc. would like to thank Aurora Peters (and Skippy), of Mud Shaver Car Wash, for so kindly letting Archuleta Seniors, Inc. use your facility for our fundraiser. We greatly appreciate your time and generosity.

Archuleta Seniors Inc. Board of Directors welcomes Joe Gilbert, Marty Margulies and Chris Coffield. Thank you for joining the team.

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.

Archuleta Seniors Inc. would like to thank everyone who assisted with the car wash and bake sale. Special thanks to Jim Rigney and Bob Pace for manning the grill station. Thanks also to Janice Klassen for helping at our fundraiser. We could not have done this without our Archuleta Seniors Inc. advisors and our board of directors. A gigantic thanks to everyone who came by and supported our fundraiser.

Menu

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 our 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 23 — Crunchy baked catfish with coleslaw, peas and carrots and whole wheat roll.

Monday, May 26 — Closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 27 — Chicken stir fry with brown rice, orange/pineapple with almond and fortune cookie.

Wednesday, May 28 — Texas chili and cornbread, Mexican corn and mixed melon 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 dine at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center.

This story was posted on May 22, 2014.