Archuleta Seniors Inc. selected as a 19th Hole Concerts beneficiary


Archuleta Seniors Inc. (the Pagosa Springs Senior Center) was one of six nonprofits chosen by the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado to benefit from the 2018 19th Hole Concerts at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club.
The 19th Hole Concerts pair an Archuleta nonprofit with a local music talent on Thursday evenings from June 14 through July 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to offer a fun and entertaining event.
The cover charge is a $10 donation (children 10 and younger are free, making it a great family evening) which supports the six selected nonprofits. At the end of the concert series, all proceeds are pooled and distributed equally to the six featured organizations.
No outside food or beverage is allowed (food from the grill, beer, wine and signature cocktails will be available for purchase). Bring a camp chair or blanket, and please leave pets at home. Concerts happen rain or shine.
The concert schedule is as follows:
June 14 — Bob Hemenger: Dixieland, jazz, blues, soul and pop. Featuring Chimney Rock Interpretive Association.
June 21 — Brooks-i Band: original party rock ‘n’ roll dance music. Featuring San Juan Outdoor Club.
June 28 — San Juan Mountain Boys: country, folk, pop and old rock. Featuring DUST2.
July 5 — 13th Hour: original rock. Featuring Archuleta Seniors Inc.
Thursday, July 12 — Songs of the Fall: Americana. Featuring Aspire.
Thursday, July 19 — J-Calvin’s Soul Sessions: Soul-abducting jazz funk. Featuring San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership.
Please plan to attend as many concerts as possible; ticket proceeds are divided equally among the nonprofits, so even if you can’t come on our night, you are supporting Archuleta Seniors Inc. and the Pagosa Springs Senior Center.
Health and wellness
The Senior Center has a pilot program expanding 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.
Clinical assessment will be provided by Tabitha Zappone, FNP-C.
The goal of the outreach clinic is to provide care to those who are not able to travel.
The next health and wellness event will be May 30.
Medical alert system
Medical alert monitoring systems are available for seniors. We can help you get set up with a system and assist with the monthly service charges or, if you already have a system in place, we can help supplement the monthly service fees.
Please call 264-2167 for more information or to sign up.
San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging: New and revised assisted living regulations I
By Kay Kaylor
As the part-time long-term care ombudsman for Archuleta County, I advocate for residents at Pine Ridge and BeeHive Homes. Federal and state laws protect residents to promote quality of care and quality of life.
As noted in the previous column, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment added to and revised the regulations for assisted living residences (ALRs) after 36 months of input and discussions. ALRs are not regulated federally.
Adopted in April, the new rules become effective July 1. However, the “soft roll out” is until Dec. 31, 2020, with full implementation Jan. 1, 2021. During the roll-out period, health department citations for noncompliance with new requirements will be educational and not included in the ALR’s record, followed by deficient practice citations. It also will be a period for addressing concerns, providing technical assistance and developing the survey process.
Only about 20 percent of the regulations are new, and some are logical practices for the health and safety of residents, but weren’t spelled out in the prior rules. The next few columns will summarize notable changes, starting with the following:
Resident engagement: The activity program for all ALRs will need to be structured and evaluated every three months. Changes must be made when residents give feedback. For ALRs with 19 or fewer beds, the administrator can run the program and, if residents demonstrate they are able to do so, they can organize activities instead with a waiver. More specific rules apply to larger homes, such as staffing and experience.
For further information, you may call me at 403-2164 or send an email to
Senior Discount Club memberships are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 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 $5 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, May 24 — Pork sausage jambalaya, stir-fried zucchini, milk, salad bar and baked apples.
Friday, May 25 — Barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, green peas, milk, salad bar and pineapple/orange cake.
Monday, May 28 — Closed for Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 29 — Beef cheeseburger, baked french fries, beans, milk, salad bar and chocolate chip cookie.
Wednesday, May 30 — Chicken potpie, seasoned green beans, milk, salad bar and applesauce spice cake.
Thursday, May 31 — New England fish chowder, whipped sweet potatoes, green beans with almonds, milk, salad bar and cherry pie.
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.
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.