AARP Driver Safety course at The Den


By Musetta Wollenweber

SUN Columnist

AARP Driver Safety is offering a nationwide DMV-accredited driver safety class that is designed to help drivers 50 and older recognize and compensate for naturally occurring age-related changes that can affect driving.

The State of Colorado has approved a significant auto insurance discount for attending this class for students age 55 and older.  Check with your insurance agent for the exact discount; savings vary by insurance carrier, vehicle and coverage selected.

The class certificate is good for three years.

Cost for AARP members is $12, for non-members $14.

This one-day course is being offered Thursday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Den, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

Call Lois O’Dell to register, 259-5589.

Through town

Yep, that’s where the bus goes ... the senior bus, that is.

We are at your service, so get out in the community and let us do the driving. Get to where you need to go; door-to-door bus service is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for seniors age 60-plus. Suggested donation is $2 per day.

What are you waiting for? Call for details, 264-2167.

Special delivery 

Are you struggling to get meals prepared because you are homebound, recovering from surgery or an illness? If so, let us do the cooking.

Enjoy Cafe Fox meals delivered to your door. Our hot meal, home delivery program is available to those living closer to town four days per week, with frozen meals for Thursdays and weekends. Those living farther out of town could be eligible for the frozen meal program. Meals are available to people age 60-plus for a suggested donation of $3 per meal. Give us a call at 264-2167 for further information. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Weekly activities at The Den

Friday, May 17 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. brain injury support group;12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Monday, May 20 —12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Tuesday, May 21 — 11 a.m. Alzheimer’s support group;12:30 p.m. gym walk; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing.

Wednesday, May 22 — 11 a.m. blood pressure checkup, Medicare counseling by appointment.

Thursday, May 23 — Closed.

Friday, May 24 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. book club; 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Cafe Fox menu

All meals include our great salad bar.

Friday, May 17 — Hamburger, roasted sweet potatoes, tossed salad, fruit salad with citrus, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, May 20 — Savory meatloaf with gravy, whole, wheat roll, smashed potatoes, peas and carrots, salad, fruited Jell-O.

Tuesday, May 21 — Spaghetti with meat sauce, seasoned green beans, salad, whole wheat roll, peaches.

Wednesday, May 22 — Chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, lettuce and tomato slice, posole, banana slices in orange juice.

Thursday, May 23 — Closed, administrative day.

Friday, May 24 — Beef stew, fruit salad, biscuit.

Reservations are required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Cafe Fox. You may make your reservation up to one week in advance by calling 264-2167, through our website at, at select departments and 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.