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Don’t forget the conference on aging!

For the twenty-fourth year, senior New Mexicans, professionals who work with them, and family members who care for them will gather in Glorieta, New Mexico, to learn more about how to support senior independence and longevity.

The twenty-fourth New Mexico Conference on Aging will be held August 20 to 22 at the LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center. Workshops will cover a range of topics that include financial planning, health and longevity, trends in long-term care, and the future of Medicare and Social Security. Workshop tracks will be offered to provide extensive information in the areas of caregiving for patients with Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life issues, and the rights of Diné elders.

Entertainment will span the range of cultures in New Mexico. Hispanic and Tewa storytelling, and music covering a range of genres from bluegrass to flamenco to Native American flute playing will all be offered during breaks and in the evenings.

On Tuesday, August 20, keynote speaker Maria Palacios, a Latin American poet who uses a wheelchair as the result of polio, will discuss how to break through racial, gender, and economic boundaries to grow in mutual understanding and cultural awareness.

AARP is planning a gubernatorial forum on Wednesday, August 21, and on Thursday, August 22, California gerontologist William Cone will take a humorous, informative look at preventing memory loss after forty.

For registration information, call 505-476-0100 (800-432-2080 toll-free in state) or visit www.nmaging.state.nm.us.

Lifelong learning for seniors

The Institute of Lifelong Learning for New Mexicans (fifty years old and above) returns this fall with a variety of very interesting academic courses, lectures, and tours. There will be courses in history, literature, economics, science, and religion. Tours will include the Albuquerque Journal, a Huning Highland historic area, and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. This intellectually stimulating session begins September 16. Call 888-7370 for a catalog.

Placitas Senior Center August Calendar

August 1

Quilting 9, Spanish 3:30-4:30

August 5

Quilting 9, Exercise 9:30, Dance instruction 1

August 6

Ping Pong 9-10, Cooking class 10-11

August 7

Exercise 9:30, Ceramics 9-4:30

August 8

Spanish 3:30-4:30

August 9

Exercise 9:30, Bernalillo fiesta dance

August 12

Exercise 9:30, Wal-Mart shopping

August 13

Dance instruction 10, Managers meeting 9

August 14

Exercise 9:30, Ceramics 9-4:30, Living-trust presentation in Bernalillo 1

August 15

Chili Cook-off contest 12:30, Bingo 1

August 15

Exercise 9:30, Karate 3:30-4:30

August 16

Exercise 9:30, Bowling and casino at Santa Anna 1

August 19

Exercise 9:30, Dance instruction 1

August 20

Horseshoes 9:30

August 21

Exercise 9:30, Ceramics 9-4:30, Glorieta conference

August 22

Ping-Pong 9:30, Spanish 3:30-4:30

August 23

Breakfast and movie 8:30, Exercise 9:30, Bingo 12:30-2:30

August 26

Exercise 9:30, Dance instruction 1

August 27

 Ping Pong 9:30, Card and board games 1

August 28

Exercise 9:30, Ceramics 9-4:30, Bingo, Cuba Senior Center

August 29

Potluck and birthday social 12:30, Spanish 3:30-4:30

August 30

Exercise 9:30, Bingo 12:30

Placitas & Bernalillo Senior Centers August Lunch Menu

Bread, margarine, low-fat milk served daily

August 1

Tamales w/red chili, pinto beans, lettuce & tomato salad, tortilla, fresh apple

August 2

Oriental chicken, peas, parsley potatoes, gingerbread cake

August 5

Tuna loaf w/sauce, green beans, rice, tapioca pudding

August 6

Polish sausage, sauerkraut, peas & carrots, corn bread, cake w/topping

August 7

Green chili chicken enchilada, tossed salad, corn chuck wagon, cantaloupe

August 8

Swiss steak w/tomato sauce, baked potato, cabbage, white cake w/pineapple

August 9

Cold turkey sandwich, lettuce & tomato, potato salad, broccoli & cauliflower, fresh fruit

August 12

Salisbury steak w/gravy-rice, three-bean salad, broccoli, plums

August 13

Green chili stew, pinto beans, corn bread, squash, rice pudding w/raisins

August 14

Sliced ham, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable, applesauce

August 15

Chicken fajitas, bell peppers & onions, pico de gallo, bean tortilla, pumpkin bar

August 16

French dip sandwich w/au jus, baked potato, broccoli w/cheese, apple cobbler

August 19

Turkey ŕ la king, biscuit, sweet potato, cranberry sauce, tropical fruit salad

August 20

Soft tacos, lettuce & tomato salad, pinto beans, oatmeal cookies

August 21

BBQ chicken, parsley potatoes, coleslaw, pears

August 22

Carne adovada, papitas, pinto beans, flour tortilla, cookies

August 23

Chicken-orange salad, tossed salad, tomato/cucumber, crackers, gingerbread cake

August 26

Porcupine meatballs, baked acorn squash, brown rice, banana

August 27

Beefsteak ranchero, pinto beans, tossed salad, tortilla, cherry cobbler

August 28

Arroz con pollo, sliced beets, tossed salad, fresh peaches

August 29

Chili beans w/ground beef, Spanish rice, corn bread, tossed salad, orange slices

August 30

Baked chicken w/dressing and gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, tossed salad, sliced apples

 

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