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 homes.
These programs are here for you, and we take pride in ensuring the highest quality of service is provided. If you are 60 or over, we encourage you to utilize and participate in these various services. Most services and activities are free; some request a suggested donation. So please stop by - we look forward to meeting you!
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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.
We are currently doing assessments over the phone. To renew your registration, please call 505-955-4721.
Eligibility For Senior Services Registration
Participants must meet the following criteria per the Older Americans Act:
- Be 60 years of age or over
- be the legal spouse of a member age 60 or over
- residing at the same address
- for meals only: be disabled and living at Luisa, Pasatiempo, or Villa Consuelo (senior housing).
For more information, call 505-955-4711.
Senior Services Advisory Board
The Senior Advisory Board makes recommendations and suggestions, presents ideas, articulates needs, and expresses concerns about seniors' issues in Santa Fe. For more information, call 505-955-4711.
Current Meal And Transportation Options
Meal Option 1: Congregate
The MEG and Luisa Senior Centers 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.
Masks are suggested (not required).
Meal Option 2: Grab-N-Go
Seniors may also 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 and provide staff with their first and last names. Masks are required.
Contact information: To schedule a ride or for questions, call 505-955-4700.
Door-to-door transportation services are provided to seniors age 60 and over Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Rides include but are not limited to grocery stores, doctor appointments, senior centers, hair salons/barbers, etc. Medical appointments are a priority over all other rides. Transportation reservations must be made at a minimum of at least 24 hours in advance before 4:00 pm and can be scheduled up to five business days prior. There is a suggested donation of $.50 per ride, or clients may purchase a ride ticket for 25 rides for $10, which saves the client $2.50. Please note that on the first Tuesday of each month, the last call for a ride is at 2:45 pm due to mandatory staff training.
Available transportation services:
- Grocery stores
- Banks and Post Office
- Medical and Non-medical appointments (Salons, Barber Shops, and Social Security Office)
- Rides to the Luisa Center for lunch
Masks are suggested (not required). Drivers will be required to clean and sanitize their vehicles after each patron is dropped off. Customers still need to schedule their reservation at least 3 to 5 days in advance by providing their location, destination, designated time, and contact number.
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Senior Services Registration
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Family Caregiver Support Program
Respite Care Program
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Foster Grandparent Program
Senior Companion Program
Meals on Wheels
50+ Senior Olympics Program
Programs & Activities For Seniors
For more information about programs and events, check out the latest issue of Senior Scene!
Outreach services entail Division of Senior Services staff members acting as advocates on behalf of the elderly; conducting needs assessments of the senior community; providing information and making referrals to local, state, federal, and other agencies to solve problems that may arise; and establishing individual care plans through our case management mode. This may encompass home visits, consultations, and placements. For more information, call 505-955-4721.
The New Mexico, Aging and Long-Term Services Department offers free, unbiased information from trained volunteers to help seniors with questions on health insurance and other assistance programs. Covered benefits include managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, low-cost housing, eyeglasses, hearing aids, residents' rights, Social Security, utility bill payment assistance, prescription drug coverage, low-cost health and dental care, and more.
A volunteer Benefits Counselor is available by telephone and by appointment to provide free assistance to seniors. o schedule an appointment, call 505-955-4721.