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Alamosa Seniors: Seniors plan for December bazaar

ALAMOSA — A big thank you to Dan Gutierrez, Leonard Jaquez, Julian Garcia, Trini Maestas, Mike Maestas, Harry Larsen and Jim Ornelas, the folks who helped check out, pick up, transport and assemble our new (to us) pool table! Also, thank you to those who have contributed funds toward the Pool Program and Anthony Joloa for the donation of cue sticks and a set of balls! We have been able to purchase the pool table, a new set of balls and two new racks. There are some very happy people in the pool room!

We are preparing for the December bazaar and placed tickets for the raffle within the Oct. newsletter. In order to participate members should do one of the following: (And we are so incredibly thankful!)

1. Fill out the stubs and return them with the appropriate funds

2. Sell the tickets (and come back for more :))

The bazaar takes place on December 2nd from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come and enjoy breakfast burritos from 7 – 10 a.m., silent auction items, hand crafts, baked goods and raffle. Raffle prizes include: 1st – “Barnyard boss” framed painting donated by Jim Gilmore, 2nd – “Social Circle Blues” handmade quilt donated by Rhonda Borders, 3rd – $50 Amazon Gift Card, 4th-$25 Gift card donated by Valley Meat. Tickets are $3 for one $10 for five. Stop by the center to purchase yours!

Coming Events:

* Michelle Phillips with Rapid Medical will present a clinic on Living with Diabetic Neuropathy October 5th at 11 a.m. Michelle will explain what it is and how to cope with it.

* October 11th 18th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., SLV Health will conduct a free flu shot clinic here at the Center. According the CDC, October is the prime month to be vaccinated so join us and say “Boo to the flu.”

* The County Health Nurse will be on hand October 16th @ 10:30 a.m. for blood pressure and oxygen level checks. 

* Travel to Branson, Missouri with the seniors November 11th – 19th. Seats are available through October 27th.

* October 24th the Annual General Membership meeting takes place @ 1 p.m. Come and find out what’s happening at the Alamosa Senior Citizens Center, share your thoughts and vote for Membership Committee members.

* The Valley Courier is offering a special for seniors: 64 weeks – $99 * 25 percent savings, 24 weeks – $48 * 10 percent savings. Offer good through October 25th.

Weekly activities are for all seniors whether you are a member or not and include:

* 8:30 a.m. Coffee Hour.

* Billiards – tournament team competition / free play.

* Puzzles.

* Craft Projects – September 19th @ 10 a.m.

* “Write Your Story” class each Monday through December 11th @ 10 a.m.

* Dime Bingo, M-Th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free to members. $2 fee for non-members.

* Free 5 Point ear acupuncture each Wed @ 10:30 a.m. for those 50 and over.

* Free 5 point ear acupuncture each Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m. for veterans and immediate family.

* Walk to Connect – Thursdays, Oct. 12th 26th @ 10 a.m.

* Dominoes – Fridays @ 12:30 p.m.

* Chess – Thursdays @ 1 p.m.

To join us, please drop by the center or call 719-589-3277. 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.

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