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Seniors needed to help seniors

—Cindy V. Anderson, Program Coordinator, Sandoval Senior Connection
Our elders in Sandoval County are in need, as they face health problems, depression, loneliness, and stressful transitions. Plus, many live in rural areas which do not have easy access to mental health or healthcare. Our program is attempting to mitigate these problems through our peer counseling program, as well as our educational presentations at senior centers.

We are looking for active, compassionate seniors age fifty-plus who could attend training sessions (thirty-six hours total) and then make a commitment to a client in Sandoval County. Our training is free, and then the volunteer is provided mileage reimbursement and supervision. Our training sessions are informative, fun, healing, and educational. A schedule of topics and locations is available.

If you are a business or senior center that has an appropriate place to post our flyer and training schedule, please feel free to do so. If not, keep our program in mind for seniors in need, or to refer volunteers who can help. Also, the public is welcome to a portion of the training sessions, free of charge. We just ask for an RSVP.

For more information, please call Debbie Trujillo, administrative assistant, or Cindy Anderson, program manager, at 243-2551. Or e-mail us at or

Conference will focus on needs of seniors

Albuquerque Meals on Wheels, Roadrunner Food Bank and the New Mexico Association of Food Banks will host the annual Senior Solutions Conference, focussing on the needs of seniors throughout the state, on October 18 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW, in Albuquerque.

The conference is open to community members statewide and ideal for service providers, caregivers, volunteers, local or state agency representatives, or community leaders who are committed to effectively addressing senior health, hunger, and housing challenges which New Mexico seniors face.

Call the Albuquerque Meals on Wheels, 823-8061, for conference details.





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