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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 May Luncheon Menu

May 1: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce and tomatoes, onions, white cake

May 2: Spaghetti and sauce, buttered green beans, salad with dressing, garlic bread, gelatin with topping, peaches

May 3: King Ranch chicken casserole, Mexi-corn, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomatoes, cottage cheese, pears

May 4: Salisbury steak, parsley potatoes, spinach, wheat roll, lemon pudding

May 7: Beef stew, green beans, crackers, banana pudding, sugar cookie

May 8: Quick saucy chicken, baked sweet potato, cranberry sauce, yellow cake with icing

May 9: Soft beef taco with lettuce, tomato and cheese, pinto beans, Spanish rice, salsa/jalapeño, orange

May 10: Ham and noodles, California vegetables, seven-vegetable salad with dressing, cottage cheese, peaches

May 11: Chicken cutlet, baked potato, corn, salad with dressing, wheat roll, mixed fruit

May 14: Baked fish, parsley potatoes, creamy coleslaw, wheat bread, chocolate pudding

May 15: Red chile beef enchiladas, Mexi-corn, salad with dressing, apple cobbler

May 16: Lasagna, spinach, salad with dressing, cottage cheese, pears

May 17: Chicken patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, wheat roll, apricots

May 18: Baked ham, broccoli with cheese sauce, roll, pineapple upside-down cake

May 21: Sweet-and-sour pork, Asian-style vegetables, rice, gelatin with fruit cocktail, peanut butter cookie

May 22: Hamburger with bun, lettuce and tomato, potato salad, creamy coleslaw, cottage cheese, pears

May 23: Sour cream enchiladas, Spanish rice, pinto beans, green chile, salsa, applesauce

May 24: Chicken and noodles, peas and carrots, wheat roll, fruit salad

May 25: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad with dressing, wheat roll, white cake

May 28: Center closed for Memorial Day

May 29: Sloppy Joes, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle, onion slices, gelatin, fruit cocktail

May 30: Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, pumpkin spice cookie

May 31: Chopped beef patty, baked potato, cabbage, wheat roll, pineapple

Placitas sENIOR Center Calendar


Chair exercises—Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.

Yoga classes—Thursdays, 9:30 to 1 a.m.

Weight training class—Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1–3 p.m.

Painting group—Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.

Quilting group—Mondays, 1 p.m.

Beading group—Thursdays, 1 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih—Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 3 p.m. T’ai Chi Chih 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. T’ai Chi Chih 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 series of Tuesday classes will begin May 8 through July 10 at 3 p.m. The cost is $50 for ten classes. If you have any questions about the class, call Adrienne Phillips, certified T’ai Chi Chih instructor, at 867-2991.


May 1: Line dancing, 1 p.m.
May 3: Personal shopping, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
May 7: Red Hat Society group trip, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
May 8: Reflexology class, noon
May 9: Presentation by Evercare, 1 p.m.
May 10: Trip to Jemez Valley Community Center for Tea Party, 11 a.m.
May 14: Haircuts, by appointment only
May 15: Mother’s Day Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
May 16: Board games and cards, 10-11:30 a.m.
May 17: Placitas Library trip, 10-11:30 a.m.
May 21: Arts and crafts project, Memorial Day wreaths, 10 a.m.
May 22: Movie day, 12:30 p.m.
May 23: Trip to Coronado Monument for a tour, 1 p.m.
May 25: Cooking class, 10 a.m.
May 28: Center closed for Memorial Day
May 30: Chair massages, $7 per senior for fifteen minutes, 1 p.m.
May 31: 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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