Pagosa Senior Center offering wellness and outreach clinic


The Pagosa Senior Center has initiated a new pilot program expanding health and wellness services to Archuleta County seniors. The program will include wellness, blood pressure monitoring or allow individual area seniors to discuss two subjects of their choice.

The new clinic will be held at the Pagosa Senior Center on various dates each month, with sign-in sheets available for prescheduling. Interested parties should schedule a time by contacting the Senior Center at 264-2167.

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.

Clinical assessment will be provided by Tabitha Zappone, FNP-C. Zappone has been a nurse practitioner for six years and a longtime resident of Pagosa Springs. She understands the difficulties obtaining health care in a rural area and how these obstacles can be greater for seniors. The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.

Flu shot clinic

Provided by the San Juan Health Department, a flu shot clinic will be held on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information, call 264-2167.

Please bring your Medicare card or insurance card.


Senior Discount Club memberships are 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 $5 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, Nov. 10 — Turkey sausage soup with potatoes, cabbage and carrots, corn on the cob and salad bar.

Friday, Nov. 11 — Lasagna, roasted vegetables and salad bar.

Monday, Nov. 14 — Baked salmon, baked asparagus with walnuts, squash casserole and salad bar.

Tuesday Nov. 15 — Beef stroganoff over noodles, broccoli, glazed carrots and salad bar.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 — Roast turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and salad bar.

Thursday, Nov. 17 — Barbecued pork ribs, baked beans, corn and salad bar.

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.