April is hopping with activities! Come and join us. It’s so much fun around here! Whether you like to: shoot a game or two of pool, play dime bingo, want learn Mah Jongg, work on your latest knitting or crocheting project, participate in Tai Chi &/or chair yoga, benefit from free 5 point ear acupuncture, learn how to use your smart phone, walk the river and park, go for a casino run, take a museum tour, enjoy lunch with your friends and family, play dominoes, or put a puzzle together and visit, we have something for everyone! If you have ideas of other fun things to do, please let us know!
The Walk to Connect program starts up again on Thursday, April 5th at 10 a.m. Meet here at the center and enjoy a time with others as we walk around Cole Park and along the Rio Grande River.
On Monday, April 9th the County Health Nurse will be here @ 10 a.m. to conduct blood pressure tests and consult with you regarding anything you have questions or concerns about and the San Luis Care Center will join us for bingo @ 6 p.m.
The next casino excursion will be on Wednesday, April 11th to Taos. This is a special place for everyone! Not just for gamblers, but also for those who enjoy the cultural part of the town as well. There is a free bus service that leaves from the casino and goes into the City Center. Space is limited so sign up now to secure your reservation!
Thursday, April 12th @ 11 a.m., Sandra Hostetter, the Alamosa County Assessor, will be here to present a workshop on Property Tax Exemption for Seniors. This is a great opportunity for you to see if you qualify for a program that has helped hundreds of folks save money.
Join us for a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday April 17th at 12:30 p.m. Sarah Stoeber from the Enterprise Zone will be here to explain how the program works and the tax benefits of making your contributions through them.
Wednesday, April 18th, the Senior Center Bus leaves @ 9 a.m. for Homelake to tour the Veterans History Center Museum followed by a tour of the Transportation of the West Museum. We will plan to hit Dairy Queen for lunch on our way home! Price for lunch and the trip is $10. Please call to make your reservation.
Friday, April 27th the Alamosa Senior Citizens will host a Ladies Spring Tea and Fashion Show @ 2 p.m. The cost is $5 and will enter you in a drawing for several outstanding prizes! Our special feature consists of a Vintage Hat and Jewelry Fashion Show modeled by some lovely Jr. High Ladies from Centauri Middle School including Amaya Garcia-White Buffalo. Amaya is the current reigning Miss Colorado Jr. High School America 2018 and has volunteered here at the Center on several occasions. If you have a splendid hat (or 2) or any jewelry that you would like to see modeled, please let us know.
The following weekly activities are for all seniors whether you are a member or not.
* Billiards Play.
* Puzzle construction.
* Dime Bingo, M-Th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free to members. $2 fee for non-members.
* Tai Chi with Lyn Johnson takes place each Monday through May 21st @ 10 a.m.
* Free 5 point ear acupuncture conducted by Rick Wertz each Tuesday @ 9:30 a.m. for veterans and seniors 50 & over.
* Knitting/Crocheting group meets each Wednesday @ 11 a.m. and the Mah Jongg group @ 1pm.
* Linda Falkenthal is here each Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. helping with your computer, smart phone or tablet needs. Call to sign up for a session.
* There will be no chair yoga during the month of April.
* Dominoes - Fridays @ 12:30 p.m.
* Daily transportation is available for seniors from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please call ahead at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride for errands, Dr. visits, grocery shopping, dining at the Center, etc.
* If you are not yet a member, please consider joining us! Regular annual membership is $30 per person or for an Ambassador membership $100 per person. We are located at 92 Colorado in Alamosa adjacent to Cole Park. Hours of operation are: M-Th 8 a.m.-3 p.m. & Fridays 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 719-589-3277.