Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center Reopening for Lunch on May 2
Congregate Meal, Grab-N-Go Option to Replace Curbside Meals
The City of Santa Fe Senior Services Division is excited to announce that the Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center will again offer a congregate lunch for seniors beginning Monday, May 2, 2022. A Grab-N-Go lunch option will also be offered for those who do not wish to dine in person. Senior transportation services will be expanded to include grocery store trips in addition to pharmacies and medical appointments. The MEG Center and all transportation services will have COVID-safe protocols in place to ensure the safety of staff and clients.
To register for Senior Services programs, call 505-955-4711.
The following meal and transportation options* will be available beginning Monday, May 2:
Meal Option 1 (Congregate)
The MEG Center will serve dine-in lunch from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Seniors must be pre-registered for the program to attend and receive a meal. The following safety protocols will be observed during congregate lunches:
Senior Services staff will be on hand to monitor safety protocols and ensure all participants are pre-registered before attending the congregate lunch. Breakfast and after-lunch activities will not be available at this time.
Meal Option 2 (Grab-N-Go)
Seniors may also choose to receive a Grab-N-Go lunch instead of eating at the MEG Center. To receive a Grab-N-Go meal, seniors must enter the MEG Center lobby and inform a staff member of their name and that they would like grab-n-go service. Masks are required. A to-go meal will be brought to them in the lobby. Curbside meal service will no longer be available as of May 2.
Senior transportation services will be available for grocery store trips, medical appointments, and pharmacy visits. To ensure proper social distancing is observed, the transportation vans will be limited to four seniors per vehicle at a time, and seniors may reserve one grocery store trip per week. All passengers are required to wear a mask while in the vans. Masks will be available for those who do not have one. Drivers are required to clean and sanitize their vehicles in between rides.
The MEG Senior Center is located at 1121 Alto Street. See Map.
Additional information about expanded services, including updates about senior activities at the MEG, will be shared via the Senior Scene newsletter, which is available monthly.
*Participants must meet the following criteria, per the Older Americans Act: Be 60 years of age or over; or be the legal spouse of a member age 60 or over, residing at the same address; or for meals only, be disabled and living at Luisa, Pasatiempo, or Villa Consuelo (senior housing).
Offering services to older adults and their families to promote wellness, healthy aging, and independence.
The Division of Senior Services offers a variety of programs to senior citizens at five senior centers throughout the City of Santa Fe. Our services are essential parts of a long-term care system that enables seniors to remain active within their community while continuing to live independently and comfortably within their own homes.
If you are 60 or over, we invite and encourage you to utilize and participate in these various services. Most services and/or activities are free, and some ask for a suggested donation. These programs are here for you, and we take pride in ensuring the highest quality of service is provided. So please stop by - we look forward to meeting you!
Gino Rinaldi, DSS Division Director
Administrative/Information Phone 505-955-4721
Toll-free Administration/Information Phone 866-824-8714.
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Register for Services
Individuals aged 60 or over who participate at any City of Santa Fe Senior Center or utilize the Division of Senior Services curriculum must register with our Division. We secure program funding each time a registered senior prints their name on our various sign-in sheets, e.g., meals, health screenings, fitness activities, transportation, in-home assistance, etc., which allows us to continue providing services.
Registration is free and is conducted at the Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center, located at 1121 Alto Street, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. When you register, a staff member will fill out a form with you, which asks for your date of birth, the last four digits (only) of your Social Security number, an emergency contact name, and phone number, and has a brief assessment to be completed.
Eligibility For Senior Services Registration
Participants must meet the following criteria per the Older Americans Act:
Be 60 years of age or over; or be the legal spouse of a member age 60 or over, residing at the same address; or for meals only, be disabled and living at Luisa, Pasatiempo, or Villa Consuelo (senior housing).
For more information, contact Lugi Gonzales at 505-955-4711 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Grandparents Raising Grandchildren||505-955-4745||Retired Senior Volunteer Program||505-955-4760|
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|Home Management||505-955-4745||Senior Companion Program||505-955-4744|
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Senior Services Advisory Board
The Senior Advisory Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month. The Board makes recommendations and suggestions, presents ideas, articulates needs, and expresses concerns about the issues of seniors in Santa Fe.
For information on any senior center, please call the MEG Center Receptionist at 505-955-4721
- Luisa Senior Center - 1500 Luisa Street- For info, call 505-955-4721
- Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center (MEG)- 1121 Alto Street, 505-955-4721
- Pasatiempo Senior Center - 664 Alta Vista Street - For info, call 505-955-4760
- Ventana de Vida Senior Center - 1500 Pacheco Street - For info, call 505-955-4760
- Villa Consuelo Senior Center - 1200 Camino Consuelo