Registration open for AARP Smart Driver course


The AARP Smart Driver course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible.

Why take the course?

Over nine in 10 course participants report changing at least one key driving behavior for the better as a result of what they learned in the course, and over eight in 10 participants felt that information they learned in the course has prevented them from being in a crash. Plus, you may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your insurance agent for details.

AARP membership is not required to take the course.

The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers.

To register, please call (970) 462-9613.

Due to popular demand, the Senior Center is hosting a fifth class on Oct. 4 from 1 to 5 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 next meeting will be Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Community Café Dining Room at 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 next health and wellness date will be Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 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, Sept. 12 — Pork and green chili stew, sautéed cabbage, roasted Parmesan green beans with pine nuts, buttermilk biscuit with butter, milk and salad bar.

Friday, Sept. 13 — Turkey Rachel sandwich, roasted sweet potatoes, milk, broccoli/cheese soup, salad bar and pumpkin muffin.

Monday, Sept. 16 — Chicken cacciatore, eggplant medley, bacon green beans, focaccia bread with butter, milk and salad bar.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Salmon taco, spaghetti squash with spinach and mushrooms, tomatoes provencal, milk, salad bar and Key lime pie.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 — Chicken and pork sausage gumbo, enriched white rice, green chili/corn pudding, milk, salad bar and bread pudding with pecans.

Thursday, Sept. 19 — Hot turkey salad, snap pea medley, milk, broccoli with butter, salad bar and banana nut loaf.

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.