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Learn the ins and outs at Medicare 101

Are you new to Medicare and lost or confused by all the literature you have received?

Do you know which portions you need to enroll in, A, B, C, D?

What the heck are all those letters anyway?

Did you know you are entitled to certain free services?

Well, we have the answer for you at Medicare 101.

A session will be held at The Den at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 5.

Medicare 101 is for those who are new to Medicare or about to venture into the new world of Medicare.

Call 264-2167 to register. All you need is an empty head, because we are going to fill it up.

Special thanks

Shady Pines 4-H Club ... you rock! You have been providing Valentine goodies and cards for countless years. Thank you for making Valentine’s Day so special for my people, the seniors of the Silver Foxes Den Senior Center.

Special events

Introduce a senior friend (age 60+) to the Senior Center, Feb. 21, 22 or 24. You and your friend will receive a free meal.

Cardiovascular and diabetes screening information will be provided free at The Den Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 12:30 p.m. Jackisch Drug is an education grant site through the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Fourth-year pharmacy students provide cholesterol, blood pressure screenings and education/counseling services at no cost to the patient. Learn how you can participate in this program when you attend this session.

Free movie and popcorn Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. In “The Expendables” (R), mercenary Barney Ross leads a ragtag band of hired guns charged with overthrowing a South American despot, a job no official military unit is willing to touch. But, once on the ground, the team learns there is more to the mission than they were told. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham.

At your service

Lonely, need to hang out with us?

Not driving anymore?

Car in the shop?

Get to where you need to go; door-to-door bus service available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to seniors age 60-plus. Suggested donation is $2 per day. Call for details, 264-2167.

Delivered to your door

Are you homebound, recovering from surgery or an illness? Let us do the cooking.

Enjoy Senior Center meals delivered to your door. Our hot meal home delivery program is available to those closer to town four days per week, with frozen meals for Thursdays and weekends. For those living further out of town, you may be eligible for the frozen meal program. Meals are available to people age 60-plus for a suggested donation of $3 per meal. Give us a call at 264-2167 for further information. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Weekly activities

Friday, Feb. 24 — 9 a.m. Geezers; 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. Book Club; 11:30 a.m. Introduce a senior friend and get a free meal; 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk.

Monday, Feb. 27 — 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk; 1 p.m. Canasta.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 — 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing; 1 p.m. Texas Hold ’em.

Wednesday, Feb. 29 — 12:30 p.m. diabetes and cardiovascular screening presentation; 1 p.m. free movie and popcorn.

Thursday, March 1 — Closed for administrative day.

Friday, March 2 — 9 a.m. Geezers; 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk.

This week’s menu

Suggested donation for older adults age 60-plus is $3, guests $6, kids 12 and under $3.00. Our meal program is partially funded through the Older Americans Act via the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, United Way, Archuleta County, Town of Pagosa Springs and other donations and grants. 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, Feb. 24 — Senior Choice Menu: Chicken fried steak, country gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, cauliflower/broccoli, tossed salad with garbanzo beans, citrus cake.

Monday, Feb. 27 — Hamburger on whole wheat bun, lettuce, tomato, roasted sweet potatoes, tossed salad, fruit salad with citrus, peanut butter oatmeal cookie.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 — Chicken and noodles, broccoli, carrot raisin salad, sliced banana with almonds, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Wednesday, Feb. 29 — Sloppy Joe on whole grain roll, mixed vegetables, spinach-mandarin salad, butterscotch pudding.

Thursday, March 1 — Closed for administrative day.

Friday, March 2 — Crunchy baked fish, whipped sweet potatoes, creamy coleslaw, whole wheat roll, mixed vegetables, banana.

Arboles meal program

Lunches are served in Arboles on the first and third Thursdays of each month, weather permitting, in the basement of the Catholic Church. Reservations are required the Monday preceding. The suggested donation is $3 for age 60-plus. Call 264-2167 for more information or to make a reservation.

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