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Healthy aging and lifestyle discussion at 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 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 June Luncheon Menu

June 1: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, strawberry shortcake

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, chocolate pudding

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, pears

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 salad

June 29: Glazed ham, parsley potatoes, carrots, wheat roll, pineapple upside-down cake


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 p.m.

For further information, call Janice at the Center at 867-1396 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.





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