ALAMOSA — In light of 9/11, I am reminded of the strength, courage, faith and resilience of the American people that I am thankful, proud and blessed to be a part of. The following is a quote from President George W Bush: “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”
We are seeing some folks come in to join the Center. It’s a pretty exciting time. Remember that everyone you bring in who joins will enter you in a drawing for a $25 Milagros gift card. Thanks to all of our wonderful members and their generous support and encouragement.We love and appreciate you.
If you have ever wondered what it would take to be a Games Manager, we have a class for you. On Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Darleen Herrera will teach a class that will allow you to become a certified games manager. Call 303-894-2200, ext. 6416, or send an email to [email protected] Include your name, phone number, email address, organization affiliation, and if you plan to attend bingo/raffle (including pull tabs) or raffles only. The class is free. Certification is $20. Materials will be provided. You may find more information at https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/bingo_raffles/gamesManager.html#schedule. Feel free to call the Center with any questions. 719-589-3277.
The following weekly activities are for all seniors whether you are a member or not. Please stop by and join us. All classes are free unless otherwise noted. If you have suggestions for a new class or group, please let us know. Billiards Play, coffee social hour at 8:30 a.m., puzzle construction.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Strong Bones at 9:30 a.m. Participants enjoy many health benefits such as improved bone density, reduction of falls, improved flexibility and increased strength. You are welcome to join at any time.
Dime Bingo, Thursdays from1 to 3 p.m. Free to members. $2 fee for non-members. Tai Chi with Lyn Johnson, Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Free 5-point ear acupuncture conducted by Rick Wertz each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for veterans and seniors 50 and over. Those who participate note less stress and anxiety, and better sleep.
Sewing Group (includes knitting, crocheting, quilting (and anything you want to work on) meets each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and the Mah Jong (come and learn if you aren’t familiar with the game.) group at 1 p.m. Dominoes - Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
Art class with Rosi Myers meets each Thursday at 10 a.m. Each class will offer something new. You may join in at any time. Everyone is an artist, so drop by and have fun being creative. We may be having an art show at the hospital in February, so be thinking about entering your creations. The only stipulation is that it must be able to be displayed on a wall. Please call the Center if you are interested or drop by class on a Thursday.
Daily transportation is available for seniors 60 and over within Alamosa City limits between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please call ahead at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride for doctor visits, grocery shopping, dining and participating in events at the Center, etc. Transportation is limited to passengers with a permanent residence. We do not transport to or from shelters, hotels, treatment centers, etc.
If you are not yet a member, please consider joining us! Seniors age 50 and over are eligible for membership. Regular annual membership is $30 per person or for an Ambassador membership $100 per person. Members receive a monthly newsletter with a calendar of events, timely information, challenging activities and lunch menu.
We are located at 92 Colorado Ave. in Alamosa adjacent to Cole Park. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 719-589-3277.