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Senior Center information: Medicare open enrollment

The 2011 General Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage Plans has changed to Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2011


Stories of identity theft and fraud are all too common. It can give anyone a course of worry since a good amount of personal information can be retrieved from old account statements and other personal documents, including unused or expired credit cards.

A simple step to take to help prevent personal information from being used fraudulently is to shred all documents, discs and credit cards that contain personal information. Paper shredders are the first line of defense against improper use of personal and business documents. Paper shredders are affordable and lightweight and come in a variety of price ranges. The best paper shredder is the crosscut shredder because it is more difficult to bring back together the small pieces of paper.

Deciding what to keep and what to shred can be a chore, but worth it in the long run. Some things that need to be kept for several years, if not forever, are things such as tax returns, personal memories and photographs, important medical information, and statements covering longstanding investments and real estate.

After the sorting is done, the next thing to look at is tossing vs. shredding. The following are good rules to consider for shredding:

• Anything with social security numbers and bank account numbers.

• Anything with your address or phone number.

• Names of family members.

• Institutional/professional affiliations (for example, Foreign Service Benefit Plans, e-mail).

• Bank or credit card promotions.

• Subscription renewals.

By shredding all documents with your personal identification, you are taking one of the most important steps towards protecting your personal information and safeguarding your credit.

A shredder is located in the lounge of the Silver Foxes Den for your use. Call 264-2167 for times of availability.

Picnic in the Park

Staff will be serving up burgers for the first picnic in Town Park, Friday, June 24. As usual, there is a $3 suggested donation for seniors age 60-plus.? Reservations are required, no later than Tuesday, June 21. Entertainment will be provided by Johnny K and Natalie. Join in the fun; make your reservation by calling Rob at 264-2167.


We are in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound clients once a week. We also need substitute volunteers to cover when regularly scheduled volunteers are unavailable. Call Musetta at 264-2167.

Weekly activities at The Den

Friday, June 10 — Geezers 9 a.m.; Stitchin’ in the Kitchen 10 a.m.; Gym Walk 12:30 p.m.; Gizmo the Therapy Dog 12:30; ASI meeting 1 p.m.

Monday, June 13 — Gym Walk 12:30 a.m.; Canasta 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 — Chair massage 10 a.m.; Gym Walk 12:30 p.m.; Meditation for Healing 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 — “What’s on the Pond?” bird watching 101 with Ben Bailey 12:45 p.m.; Sky Ute Casino 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 — Administrative day.

Friday, June 17 — Geezers 9 a.m.; Stitchin’ in the Kitchen 10 a.m.; Gym Walk 12:30 p.m.


Suggested donation for older adults age 60-plus is $3, kids 12 and under and guests $6. Our meal program is partially funded through the Older Americans Act, United Way, and Archuleta County, Town of Pagosa Springs and other contributions and grants your private donations are greatly needed and appreciated. These funds help support the cost of the meal which is approximately $11.51. 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.

Friday, June 10 — Meat lasagna, tossed salad, green beans, apricots, wheat roll.

Monday, June 13 — Oven fried chicken, baked potato, spinach mandarin salad, peaches, corn bread.

Tuesday, June 14 — Tomato soup, tuna salad wrap, lettuce and tomato slice, wheat crackers, deviled egg, ambrosia.

Wednesday, June 15 — Pork chop with mushroom gravy, brown rice with parsley, buttered beets, bran muffin, applesauce, raisin nut cup.

Thursday, June 16 — Closed.

Friday, June 17 — Grilled cheese and ham sandwich on whole grain bread, homemade chunky tomato soup, whole wheat crackers, salad.

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