Healthy aging and lifestyle discussion
at Placitas Community Center
—JANICE MORTENSEN, PLACITAS COMMUNITY CENTER
Getting older brings new life circumstances, as well as challenges.
Gender, ethnicity, social class, and a variety of other factors
influence the aging process, which is both complex and individual.
Recent information in health and technology gives help for the older
adult to maintain a high level of health and activity.
Older persons can continue to enjoy better health, higher morale,
independence, and socialization. The older adult frequently has
important roles as mentor, historian, and role model to friends
and family (especially grandchildren). They can adapt to the physical
changes in their bodies and go on to enjoy new freedoms and experiences
along with creating healthy relationships.
On Tuesday, June 26, at 12:30 p.m., Norma Ruptier, a retired RN
with Outcomes, Inc. Sandoval Senior Connection will lead a discussion
entitled “The Aging Process and Healthy Lifestyles”
at Placitas Community Center. This discussion will include the definition
of aging, as well as physical and mental changes that occur, ways
to successfully handle change, and tips for aging well.
Call Janice Mortensen at 867-1396 for directions to the center
or 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
For further information about the lunch program, call the Placitas
Community Center at 867-1396.
Sandoval County Senior and Community Centers June Luncheon Menu
June 1: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, wheat roll,
June 4: Pork stir-fry, stir-fry vegetables, rice, salad with dressing,
wheat roll, apple cobbler
June 5: BBQ chicken thighs, creamy coleslaw, corn, wheat roll,
June 6: Beef fajitas, pinto beans with green chile, salsa, tortilla,
oatmeal cookie, peaches
June 7: Cold turkey sandwich, potato salad, tomato and cucumber
slices, Jell-o with whipped topping
June 8: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans,
biscuit, fruit salad, cottage cheese
June 11: Spaghetti and sauce, salad with dressing, Italian vegetables,
garlic bread, peach cobbler
June 12: Hidden chicken legs, rice, broccoli with cheese, wheat
roll, yellow cake with icing
June 13: Irish stew with stewed tomatoes and green chiles, cornbread,
pears, peanut butter cookie
June 14: Sour cream and cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, pinto
beans with green chile/picante, oatmeal cookie, fruit cocktail
June 15: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy, buttered
peas, yeast roll, brownie
June 18: Red chile beef and potatoes, pinto beans, wheat tortilla,
devil’s food cake
June 19: Hamburger with bun, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles,
five-bean salad, California vegetables, peaches
June 20: BBQ pork riblet, corn, broccoli, wheat bread, pear cobbler
June 21: Hamburger, macaroni, green beans and corn, apricots,
peanut butter cookie
June 22: Baked chicken, steamed rice, corn, salad with dressing,
cottage cheese, fruit cocktail
June 25: Lasagna, spinach, salad with dressing, cottage cheese,
June 26: Ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, three-bean
salad, cottage cheese, peaches, sugar cookie
June 27: Beef enchiladas, lettuce and tomatoes, pinto beans with
jalapeño and onions, salsa, crackers, vanilla pudding
June 28: Chicken and noodles, peas, carrots, wheat roll, fruit
June 29: Glazed ham, parsley potatoes, carrots, wheat roll, pineapple
Weight training class: Mondays through Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m.
Beading group: Thursdays 1 p.m.
Chair exercises: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:30 a.m.
T’ai Chi Chih classes: Tuesdays 3 p.m.
Open gym: Mondays through Fridays 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Quilting group: Mondays 1 p.m.
Painting class: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.
Yoga: Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
June 5: Lovelace Senior Plan, Bingo 1 p.m.
June 6: Harvey Girls (Red Hat Society) 10:30 a.m.
June 8: Ice Cream Social and Board Games 1 p.m.
June 11: Haircuts (by appointment only)
June 12: Card games 12:30 p.m.
June 13: Spring cleaning, root beer floats 10 a.m.
June 14: Personal shopping 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 15: Father’s Day luncheon 11:30 a.m.
June 19: Center closed for staff training
June 20: Fourth of July project 10 a.m.
June 21: Movie day (“Dream Girls”) 12:30 p.m.
June 26: “Normal aging” presentation 12:30 p.m.
June 27: Ceramics 10 a.m.
June 28: Birthday Social 11:30 a.m., Advisory Board meeting 1
For further information, call Janice at the Center at 867-1396
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.