Seasonal Art Class Today – Pagosa Daily Post News


The next FREE art class at the senior center will be held today, Thursday, May 25 at 1:15pm. We will be making miniature gardens that never need watering! Using artificial plants, beautiful stones and Spanish moss we will attach those items to a clay dish. The results are beautiful and very realistic! All materials will be provided and no art skills are required. These will make perfect gifts or they can be a distinctive addition to that special spot in your home. Class size is limited to 5 students so be sure to be on time. Our teacher for this class will again be Denise Fisk, former art teacher in the Iowa Public Schools. Grab a friend and join us!

Healthy Aging & Yoga Therapy Class Series Continues
Gather with local yoga practitioners AJ Connors and Will Sechrist for a series of evidence based healthy aging and yoga therapy classes at the Pagosa Senior Center geared for adults and older adults of all ages. Start 2023 with a yoga series for healthy aging individuals with therapeutic classes offering yoga tools and education for strength, resilience, and wellness.  Class is offered Mondays 2:30 pm-3:30 pm throughout the Spring.

Pagosa Springs Scrapbooking Club
The Pagosa Springs Scrapbooking Club holds monthly meetings the second Saturday of each month at the Pagosa Senior Center. This creative tradition has been happening since 2005, started by Melissa Bailey and continued by Kathy Ruth through the years. They will meet from 10:00am – 3:00pm to be creative, share ideas, connect with friends, learn new techniques, share supplies and indulge in a potluck lunch together. Bring your scrapbooking projects – or any crafting project that you may want to work on with the group! If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please send your request to and you will receive notification each month of the upcoming meeting along with hand tips & tricks for scrapbooking.

Senior Conversations
Join us Wednesdays at 1:15pm for a series of “Senior Conversations” with local Bill Salmansohn. He will lead the group through mindfulness exercises and discussion of various topics pertaining to aging in Archuleta County. Explore and discover for yourself answers to your questions and concerns. The meeting will be held at the Pagosa Senior Center in the dining hall, snacks will be provided.

Our dining hall is open to all ages and welcomes you all with kindness and warmth. We provide hot/cold meals for anyone in the community interested in a nutritious and delicious meal. For those 60 or older we request a suggested donation of $10.00, but no one will be turned away. There is a $10.00 charge for guests under the age of 60. Meals include a main course, side dish, fruit/dessert, garden salad plus beverage. Some popular menu items include: Frito chile pie, pork tenderloin with harvest chutney, Singaporean pork ribs, vegetarian lasagna, Hawaiian shrimp with coconut rice and always a beautiful green salad. Many of our items are locally sourced and organic.

Our chef works with a team of local food professionals to hand prepare your meal for dine in service in our cozy dining room (with an amazing view of the San Juans) or for takeout (via our convenient drive through) with you on any of your local adventures in Pagosa Country. Our menu changes daily.

Please visit our website at to view our weekly menu.

To reserve your meal for the day please make your reservation via text or phone call 970-264-2167 by 9 am weekdays.

Community Cafe Menu
Thursday, May 25 – Singapore coffee bbq pork ribs, brown rice, sauteed squash medley, garden salad, ambrosia fruit salad and milk.

Friday, May 26 – Manhattan clam chowder, broccoli, oyster crackers, garden salad, fruit, brownies and milk.

Monday, May 29 – Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Coleslaw, Garden Salad, Fruit, Vanilla Pudding, Milk.

Tuesday May 30 – Beef Chili w/ Cornbread & Honey, Garden Salad, Fruit, Yogurt,Milk

Wednesday, May 31 – Chicken Cashew Salad on Croissant, Macaroni Salad, Garden Salad, Fruit, Carrot Cake, Milk.

Thursday, June 1 – Baked cod with broccoli, salad, fresh fruit, and milk.

Friday, June 2 – Sliced ham with cherry sauce, scalloped potatoes, salad, fruit, dinner roll and milk.

Meals on Wheels
We deliver fresh Meals on Wheels five days a week (and provide frozen Meals on Wheels for weekends) to homebound Archuleta County residents. Call or text us at 970-264-2167.

Mobile Food Pantry Service
The Pagosa Senior Center would like to remind the community about our mobile food pantry services we provide in partnership with Archuleta County MET to seniors age 60 and older throughout most areas of Archuleta County. In order to participate in this program, community members must visit with Barbara Noriega at the downtown Senior Center located in the Ross Aragon Community Center to fill out an application to qualify for the mobile pantry service. The application, called the dining assessment form, is also available on our website at the bottom of the Community Cafe page For more information contact us at 970-264-2167.

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. “Zentangle” is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at or join our friendly instructor Roberta Strickland, CZT. Classes are every Wednesday at 1:15 pm in the Pagosa Senior Center. This activity is open to all ages. For those under 18 and/or with disabilities you are welcome to join us, but we kindly ask you to please bring an adult chaperone with you..

Requesting Donations
ASI has an immediate monetary need to support ongoing operations and programming that provide critical services to some of the most vulnerable in Archuleta County. Please consider donating to Archuleta Seniors Inc. You may mail your donation to PO BOX 3444, Pagosa Springs CO 81147 or please visit our website: (donation button). Donation checks can be written to: Archuleta Seniors, Inc. We are located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd., in downtown Pagosa Springs.

For more information about ASI, please visit

Rosa Chavez

Rosa Chavez

Rose Chavez is Executive Director for Archuleta Seniors, Inc. and Public Health Consultant at Archuleta Food System/Food Equity Coalition.

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