Senior News: Senior Center continues take-out hot meals


By Cheryl Wilkinson
PREVIEW Columnist

The Pagosa Spring Senior Center is continuing its temporary closing of the congregate dining room due to coronavirus concerns. 

In order to continue providing meals, we are offering take-out hot meals and a salad with a drive-up option under the portico at the Ross Aragon Community Center. 

These meals will be available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a $4 suggested donation for lunch for those age 60 and better. If you need to have your meal delivered, please call 264-2167 to see if this option is available in your area. 

The cost per meal for the public age 59 and under is $8.50. The meals include a salad, hot meal, drink and dessert or bread. 

Please call 264-2167 to make a reservation for pickup. We are also continuing our Meals on Wheels program. 

There will be no games, classes, or presentations during this time. The staff will be available by phone. If you need to speak to a staff member, please call 264-2167.

The Community Café menu

Thursday, Aug. 13 — Avocado egg salad sandwich, broccoli salad, milk, salad and magic cookie bar.

Friday, Aug. 14 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, corn on the cob with butter, hush puppies, salad, milk and lemon bar.

Monday, Aug. 17 — Chicken and dumplings, roasted carrots, simmered greens, salad, milk and brownie.

Tuesday, Aug. 18 — Beef cottage pie, honey/garlic green beans, cornbread with butter, salad, milk and lemon poppyseed cake.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 — Ham steak with pineapple sauce, whipped sweet potatoes, corn on the cob with butter, salad, milk and sugar cookie fruit bar.

Thursday, Aug. 20 — Mediterranean tuna salad sandwich, quinoa salad, deviled egg, salad, milk and magic cookie bar.

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 drive through and pick up a meal at the Community Café 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 pick up. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days. We want to thank everyone for their support by observing our reservation policy. This helps ensure that everyone with reservations receives a meal and enables us to provide additional and healthier meals.

Due to COVID-19, food supplies have been affected. Substitutions will be made accordingly.