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Special events provide valuable information to seniors

We have some special events scheduled at The Den that can provide information of great value to you.

• Senior Housing-Low income, Monday, March 12, at 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the various low-income housing options available in our community for seniors and meet the managers of Casa de Los Arcos and Socorro Senior Living.

?• Nutrition education, Wednesday, March 14. We will have a handout available showing you how to take steps towards better nutrition.

• Neighborly assistance through Habitat for Humanity, Wednesday, March 14, at 12:30 p.m.

Executive Director Cindi Galabota, along with Volunteer Coordinator Terry Pickett, will share information on their new program.

When basic expenses exceed income month after month, home maintenance is the usual casualty. Years of deferred maintenance can cause a downward spiral of home deterioration and unsafe living conditions.

Have you had to choose between paying for food, medication, taxes and basic utilities? Are you facing city code violations or insurance cancellation due to the condition of your home?

In order to qualify for the program, your income must be below 50 percent of the area median income. Depending on family size, this is approximately between $20,000 and $35,000.

Library

Come on in to The Den and check out our library.

We have quite the collection of books, including some large print, as well as books on tape/CD, videos, DVDs and audio tapes for you to borrow.

At your service

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 $2 per day.

Come hang out with us and enjoy our company.

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. Those living further out of town 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, March 9 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 12:30 p.m. Gym walk.

Monday, March 12 — 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk; 12:30 p.m. Low Income Senior Housing presentation; 1 p.m. Canasta.

Tuesday, March 13 — 12:30 p.m. Gym Walk; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing.

Wednesday, March 14 — 11 a.m. blood pressure checks; 12:30 Neighborly Assistance.

Thursday, March 15 — Closed for administrative day.

Friday, March 16 — 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. 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, March 9 — Hamburger on whole wheat bun, lettuce and tomato, potato salad, baked beans, winter fruit salad.

Monday, March 12 — Homemade mac and cheese with ham, tossed salad, peas, bran muffin, banana slices with mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, March 13 — Beef and sweet peppers, brown rice, broccoli, tossed salad, whole wheat roll, brownie.

Wednesday, March 14 — Oven fried chicken, baked potato, spinach mandarin salad, peaches, cornbread.

Thursday, March 15 — Closed for administrative day.

Friday, March 16 — Senior Choice Menu: 1/2 grilled corned beef and Swiss on rye bread, chunky tomato soup, carrot-raisin salad, unsalted peanuts, 1/2 orange.

Arboles senior meals

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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