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PLACITAS COMMUNITY CENTER

T’ai Chi Chih offered at the Placitas Community Center

T’ai Chi Chih—joy through movement—is a series of nineteen movements and one pose that together make up a moving meditation that balances the vital energy within us, which the Chinese call chi. It improves balance and flexibility, and most people who practice T’ai Chi Chih regularly report that they feel both calmer and more energized. Many people report improvements in the symptoms of arthritis, stroke, high blood pressure, and other illnesses.

A weekly beginner’s class is being offered on Tuesdays, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., from May 8 through July 10 at the Placitas Community Center. The cost is $50 for ten classes. There will be a free demonstration class on April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Placitas Community Center. Call Janice Mortensen at (505) 867-1396 for directions to the center, or Adrienne Phillips, certified T’ai Chi Chih instructor, at (505) 867-2991, for more information.

Try the Community Center for lunch

Sandoval County Senior Centers serve noontime meals on site and homebound meals for seniors unable to come to the center. The noontime meals are a great opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal and spend some time visiting with other members of the community.

Meal service at the Placitas Community Center begins at noon and continues until about 12:20 p.m. Residents who are 60 years of age or older may enjoy lunch for $1.50. People under 60 years of age are welcome—including children—but must pay $4.50 per meal. The seniors are served first, while those under 60 will be served at 12:15 p.m.

For further information about the lunch program, call the Placitas Community Center at 867-1396.

Sandoval County Senior and Community Centers’ APRIL Menu

• April 2: Hot chicken sandwich, tater tots, celery sticks, cottage cheese, peaches
• April 3: Pork ribs, coleslaw, spinach, bread, apricots, applesauce cake
• April 4: Green chile hamburger stew, salad with dressing, cornbread, peanut butter cookie
• April 5: Chicken pot pie, buttered green beans and onions, beets, apple crisp
• April 6: Baked fish, parsley potatoes, creamy coleslaw, wheat bread, chocolate pudding with topping
• April 9: Pork butt roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, bread, applesauce
• April 10: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, corn, wheat roll, gelatin with whipped topping
• April 11: Orange chicken, pasta salad, green bean almandine, broccoli, potluck roll, orange
• April 12: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake, apricots
• April 13: Salisbury steak, parsley potatoes, spinach, wheat roll, pumpkin spice cookie, peaches
• April 16: Chicken with rice, broccoli, peas and carrots, potluck roll, oatmeal cookie
• April 17: Hamburger stroganoff, egg noodles, spinach, cauliflower and cheese sauce, cottage cheese, pears
• April 18: Pork asada, hominy, tortilla, gelatin, fruit cocktail
• April 19: Tacos, lettuce, tomato, Spanish rice, Mexi-corn, strawberry shortcake
• April 20: BBQ chicken thighs, creamy coleslaw, green beans, wheat roll, chocolate pudding
• April 23: Fidelos con carne (pasta with meat sauce), salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, tortilla, orange-pineapple mix
• April 24: Green chile hamburger, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle, cheese, ranch beans, onion rings, applesauce
• April 25: Baked pork chops, stuffing, parmesan potato rounds, carrots, cottage cheese, peaches
• April 26: Trailblazer (beef patty), California vegetables, ranch beans, wheat roll, pineapple upside-down cake
• April 27: Chicken fajitas with tortilla, chili beans with cheese, gelatin, orange slices
• April 30: Hamburger, macaroni, green beans, corn, apricots, peanut butter cookie
• Served daily with meal: bread, margarine, 2% milk.

Due to renovations at the Placitas Community Center, lunch will be served for Placitas seniors at the Bernalillo Senior Center at 12 noon on April 2, 3, 5, and 6. Transportation is available. Please call (505) 867-1396 to make reservations.

Placitas sENIOR Center Calendar

April Calendar
Arts and crafts are available Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See staff for pool table availability.

• April 2: Chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., Red Hat Society trip 10 a.m.–4 p.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 3: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., painting class 9:30-11:30 a.m., Senior Olympic talent show 12:30-4 p.m.
• April 4: Exercise machines 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., Easter party 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 5: Exercise machines 8-9:30 a.m., yoga 9:30-11 a.m.
• April 6: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 9: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 10: Exercise machines 8-9:30 a.m., painting class 9:30-11:30 a.m., advance directives presentation with Senior Connections 1-3 p.m.
• April 11: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., painting class 9:30-11:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 12: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., yoga 9:30-11 a.m., presentation on naturopathic medicine, The Herbalist, Dr. Michael James, Ch, MH, MND 12-1:30 p.m., Red Hat Society decorating class 1:30-3:30 p.m.
• April 13: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 16: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 17: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., painting class 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• April 18: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., audiology presentation by Sandia Hearing with Beth Hecox/call for time, weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 19: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., yoga 9:30-11 a.m.
• April 20: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., Center will be closed. Lunch and activities will be held at Wine Festival Park 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Spring Carnival at Wine Festival Park—Lunch and Dance 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• April 23: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 24: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., painting class 9:30-11:30 a.m., free T’ai Chi Chih demonstration class 1 p.m.
• April 25: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., Red Hat Society group trip to zoo 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 26: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., yoga 9:30-11 a.m., birthday social 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Advisory Board meeting 12:30-2 p.m.
• April 27: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., Senior Olympic Horseshoe Tournament at the Placitas Community Center 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.
• April 30: Exercise machines—open gym 8-9:30 a.m., chair exercises 9:30-10:30 a.m., weight training 1-3 p.m.

Due to renovations at the Placitas Community Center, lunch will be served for Placitas seniors at the Bernalillo Senior Center at 12 noon on April 2, 3, 5, and 6. Transportation is available. Please call (505) 867-1396 to make reservations.

If you have questions, please call the Center at 867-1396.

 

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