Flu and pneumonia shot clinic scheduled for Senior Center


A flu and pneumonia shot clinic will be held at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your Medicare Care cards. Flu shots and both pneumonia vaccines (Prevnar and Pneumovax) will be available.

Emergency preparedness kit and disaster skills workshop

There will be a free presentation by San Juan Basin Public Health on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Senior Center Community Café, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

If you would like to have lunch during the presentation: adults 60-plus, $4 suggested donation; adults 59 and under, $10; salad bar only, $8.50. Reservations for lunch are required: 264-2167.

Accommodations for Spanish and sign language interpreters are available upon request.

If you have questions or accommodation requests, contact Lorena at 335-2068 or Lauren at 335-2069.


Zentangle is a form of relaxation using easy-to-learn patterns, drawn by focusing on single lines one at a time. The method focuses on simple, elemental strokes that anyone can draw, regardless of creative ability, and allows the mind and body to release stress while creating beautiful images.

The class instructor will be Roberta Strickland, CZT. She can be reached at 946-4582 or 264-2167.

The next class will be held Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.

History (Book) Club

Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us the History (Book) Club and bring your ideas and experiences as we continue a history discussion group at the Senior Center.

The discussions cover many historical subjects based on the preferences of the group. Please come and bring your friends who might also be interested.

Facilitated by Jim Van Liere, the group meets the third Wednesday of every month.

The next meeting will be Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in the Community Café dining room in the Senior Center.

Health and wellness

The Senior Center is continuing the pilot program which expands health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program includes wellness and blood pressure monitoring or allows individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.

There is no charge for Medicare enrollees. Participant IDs will include Medicare card, photo ID and, if necessary, any supplemental insurances. No Medicaid is accepted at this time. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications.

The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.

The next health and wellness date will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Medical alert monitors

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 to your service provider or if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees to your provider.

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


2019 Senior Discount Club Memberships are now offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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 $8.50 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, Oct. 17 — Pork baked ziti, Italian spinach with mushrooms, escalloped corn, focaccia bread with butter, milk and the salad bar.

Friday, Oct. 18 — Barbecue chicken, roasted zucchini, tomatoes and onions, honey/garlic green beans, milk, salad bar and banana cream pie.

Monday, Oct. 21 — Chicken with pistachio pesto linguine, Irish carrots, green peas, milk, the salad bar and cherry cream cheese pie.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Teriyaki salmon, corn, chowder, green bean casserole, milk, the salad bar and banana pudding.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Roast pork with lentils, baked sweet potato, cornbread with butter, milk and the salad bar.

Thursday, Oct. 24 — Chicken, broccoli and rice casserole, squash calabacitas, milk, the salad bar and brownie.

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.