Seniors to hold car wash and bake sale

SUN Columnist

Medicare counseling will now be offered, by appointment only, every Wednesday at the Senior Center (Community Center).

If you are already on Medicare and need to review your plan (each year), we can help. If you are turning 65 this year and need help or have questions, we can help. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, you are probably eligible for Medicare and we can help.

You may be eligible for extra help if your income falls below a certain amount. Again, we can help.

Call to make an appointment by contacting the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging in Pagosa Springs. Our experienced and talented Medicare counselors are here to help and the service is free. Call 264-0502.

What’s happening in May 

Archuleta Seniors, Inc. would like to thank Kurt Raymond, president of Raymond Rent-A-Nerd, for his generous donation of a copy machine. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Membership is now offered Monday through Friday.

Website — Please check out our new address,

Transportation vouchers

Archuleta Seniors (60 years and older) and their chosen drivers (18 years and older) may apply for transportation vouchers at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center (451 Hot Springs Blvd.). Drivers and participants fill out a registration form. Participants will be screened for eligibility.

Eligible trip areas are: lunch at the senior center, travel within the limits of the Town of Pagosa Springs (i.e. the grocery store, post office, church, library, sporting events, plays, fishing, other recreation, etc.), travel within Archuleta County and medical trips to Durango.

In order to qualify for the medical trips to Durango, the participant will need a referral from the medical/dental/optical provider. Documentation from the medical/dental provider will need to be attached to the voucher. If the driver and participant are in agreement, they may go to other destinations in Durango, but a medical appointment must be the reason for the trip. Call 264-2167.

Car wash and bake sale

A car wash and bake sale will be held at the Mud Shaver Car Wash on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Baked goods, hot dogs and lemonade will be sold, with all proceeds supporting seniors in Archuleta County.

Spring into Wellness Fair

Come by our booth on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Activities at the center

The Pagosa Springs Senior Center celebrated Cinco de Mayo and had surprise entertainment by Marcus Rivas and Gilbert Valesquez. We want to thank them for the fantastic music.

We need volunteers and ideas for speakers and/or new activities. Please call the senior center with information or inquiries at 264-2167.


Did you know that the Pagosa Springs Senior Center has the best salad bar in town? The salad bar is $6 for anyone under 60. If you are a senior (60 years and older), you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and our fabulous salad bar for only a $4 suggested donation.

All meals include our awesome salad bar. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, May 16 — Baked tilapia with salsa, rice medley, steamed beets and fresh fruit salad.

Monday, May 19 — Chicken fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli/cauliflower and apple salad.

Tuesday, May 20 — Pork and green chili stew, whole wheat tortilla, fresh asparagus, fruit cobbler.

Wednesday, May 21 — Turkey tacos with refried beans, Spanish rice and salsa.

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 at the Pagosa Springs 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.