Clear the air with Medicare at May 14 session


SUN Columnist

If you missed Medicare 101 in April, catch us Tuesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ruby Sisson Library.

Are you new to Medicare and lost or confused by all the literature you have received?

Do you know which portions you need to enroll in — A, B, C, D? What the heck are all those letters anyway?

Well, we have the answers for you at Medicare 101.

Medicare 101 is for those who are new to Medicare or about to venture into the new world of Medicare. Call 264-2167 to reserve a seat.

Meals at home

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 four days a week to those living closer to town, with frozen meals for Thursdays and weekends. Those living farther out of town may 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 more information.

AARP Driver Safety

Missed the last class?

If so, it’s not too late. AARP Driver Safety is offering a nationwide DMV-accredited driver safety class 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 students age 55 and older who attend this class.  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, non-members pay $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 at 259-5589.

Activities at The Den

Friday, May 3 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. brain injury support group; 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Monday, May 6 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Tuesday, May 7 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing.

Wednesday, May 8 —11 a.m. blood pressure checks, noon nutrition education handout, National Arthritis Awareness Month.

Thursday, May 9 — Medicare counseling by appointment.

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

Cafe Fox menu

All meals include our great salad bar.

Friday, May 3 — Tuna wrap, whole wheat tortilla, tomato soup, hard-boiled egg, Ambrosia fruit salad.

Monday, May 6 — Beef chili, cornbread, crackers, yellow squash, fresh apple.

Tuesday, May 7 — Mac and cheese with ham, Brussels sprouts, Waldorf salad, whole wheat roll, chocolate pudding.

Wednesday, May 8 — Swiss steak with gravy, whipped potatoes, whole wheat bread, mixed veggies, salad, strawberry fluff, orange quarter.

Thursday, May 9 — Closed, administrative day.

Friday, May 10 — Chicken salad with orzo on cantaloupe, bran muffin, tossed salad, raisin nut cup, coconut cream pie.

Reservations are required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Cafe Fox. You can 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.