Programs for seniors
Note: The Following Activities Will Resume Soon.
Computer Instruction Program
Senior Services members are welcome and encouraged to utilize one of the computer labs available in three of our senior centers: Luisa, Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG), and Pasatiempo. Currently, general computer/cell phone instruction is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to noon at MEG.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This program is designed to assist grandparents (age 55 and over) who are raising or providing financial assistance to grandchildren. Yearly, modest vouchers are given to assist with out-of-pocket expenses for their grandchild(ren), such as medical, lunch meal tickets, respite services, school supplies, clothing, etc.
For more information, contact Theresa Trujillo at 505-955-4745.
Health and Safety Promotion
This program provides a wide range of health and wellness information and safety education and training. Included are monthly blood pressure, blood sugar, and oxygen level tests; fall prevention workshops; nutrition classes; health, safety, and emergency preparedness fairs; and at the Luisa, MEG, and Pasatiempo Senior Centers, fitness equipment for seniors to use.
For more information, contact Lugi Gonzales at 505-955-4711.
50+ Senior Olympic Program
This program provides men and women, age 50 and over, physical activities as well as an opportunity to share friendships with their peers City-wide. Olympians participate within their own age category in athletic and recreational events. This program is designated to further motivate seniors to participate in year-round wellness activities, which heighten their physical and mental fitness. Event categories include air rifles, basketball, bowling, horseshoes, swimming, talent show, tennis, track and field, and more.
Smart Driver Course
The AARP Smart Driver Course is a monthly four-hour class at the Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center. Instructors review safety tips for seniors on the road, including when to think about turning in your keys. Most New Mexico insurance companies offer a discount to individuals age 55 and over who take the class every three years. For information about upcoming classes, call 505-955-4721 or look in the Senior Scene newsletter.