A fond farewell to The Den


SUN Columnist

After 13 years at the helm of Archuleta County Senior Services, aka The Silver Foxes Den, or The Den when we feel lazy, it is time to say good-bye.

As many of you know, Archuleta County will no longer be hosting Senior Services. The non-profit Archuleta Seniors Inc. (ASI) will provide the meal and transportation programs beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

You know ASI through the fabulous membership deal they have offered for so many years and, no, membership is not required to participate in the meal or transportation programs — you just need to be 60 or older, or the spouse of someone 60-plus.

Be sure to come in and meet their new staff soon.

I have enjoyed my time serving you and have become close to so many of you; this certainly isn’t good-bye in any permanent sense. I’ll see you around town.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you over the years. We’ve most certainly had some fun.

I bid you all a fond farewell.

Activities at The Den

Friday, Dec. 27 — 10:30 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Monday, Dec. 30 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 — Closed following lunch.


All meals include our great salad bar.

Friday, Dec. 27 — Chicken and egg noodles, tossed salad, apple crisp, broccoli, whole wheat roll.

Monday, Dec. 30 — Oven baked chicken, clam chowder, peas and carrots, baked potato, whole wheat roll, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, Dec. 31— Grilled ham and cheese, tomato soup, whole wheat crackers, tossed salad, banana slices in OJ.

Reservations are required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Cafe Fox. For your convenience, you can make your reservation up to one week in advance by calling 264-2167, through our website at www.archuletacounty.org, at select departments and at the Senior Center.

Suggested donation for older adults age 60 plus is $4, guests $6. Our meal program is partially funded through the Older Americans Act via the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, United Way, Archuleta County, Town of Pagosa Springs and other individual donations and grants. These funds help support the cost of the meal which is approximately $12.85. Please note our menu is subject to change. The salad bar opens at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.