BERNALILLO SENIOR CENTER
801 Rotary Park Rd., Bernalillo
(505) 867-9448

    • The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • This center serves the surrounding communities of Algodones and the northwest corner of Rio Rancho. Activities at the center include Bingo, day trips, exercise, billiards, Project Linus, dancing classes and shopping trips.

CORRALES SENIOR CENTER
4324-A Corrales Rd., Corrales
(505) 897-3818

      • The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Activities include Bingo, exercise classes, line dancing classes, cooking classes, Spanish classes, computer classes and Project Linus.

BROADMOOR SENIOR CENTER

3241 Broadmoor Blvd., Rio Rancho
(505) 891-5018

The completed Broadmoor Senior Center will host a variety of life-long learning activities and services for Rio Rancho and area senior citizens, such as:

  • Health, fitness and nutrition classes;
  • Art, cultural and technology activities and classes;
  • Social activities and events; and
  • Weekday meal service provided by Sandoval County Senior Services.

 

MEADOWLARK SENIOR CENTER

4330 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho
(505) 891-5018

The Meadowlark Senior Center (MSC) is the community focal point where adults 55 years and older come together for program and service opportunities that reflect their experiences, skills, diversity, needs and interests. As part of a comprehensive community strategy to meet the needs of older adults, MSC provides a variety of individual and group activities that includes:

  • Health & wellness programming;
  • Arts and humanities programming;
  • Inter-generational programming;
  • Social activities;
  • Day trip opportunities;
  • Educational opportunities;
  • Financial and benefits assistance;
  • Information and referral services;
  • Volunteer opportunities; and
  • Meal program.
  • To join the MSC,  fill out a membership form. There is no fee to become a member, but subscriptions to the newsletter, “Broadmeadow Breeze,” are $10 a year. The newsletter is also available on the city website free of charge.

 

PLACITAS SENIOR CENTER
41 Camino de la Huertas, Placitas
(505) 867-1396

  • Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • The Placitas Senior Center is 7 miles east of the Town of Bernalillo and at the bottom of the Sandia Mountains.
  • Activities at the center include exercise, card-making classes, beading classes, slump-glass classes, computer classes and Project Linus.

 

SANDOVAL COUNTY:
(505) 867-7535

The Sandoval County Senior Program provides a continuum of social support and health services to meet the needs of older individuals and maximize their independence, so they can live on their own terms in their own communities.

The Sandoval County Senior Program is dedicated to improving the quality of life of its citizens by providing access to culturally sensitive and comprehensive health and social services. Sandoval County has been operating the Senior Program for over 20 years.

The Senior Program is comprised of six senior centers, one meal site, a transportation program, a Frail and Elderly Program and a volunteer program. The program provides countywide services from locations in Rio Rancho, Corrales, Placitas, Bernalillo, Peña Blanca, Jemez and Cuba. The following services are provided to seniors daily:

  • Congregate meals;
  • Home-delivered meals;
  • Transportation;
  • Enhanced fitness;
  • Case management services;
  • Caregiver respite services; and
  • Homemaker services.

Learn more about the Sandoval County programs, senior centers and other services:

  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program;
  • Senior Companion & Foster Grandparents Program;
  • Senior Employment Program;
  • Senior centers;
  • Peña Blanca Community Center
  • Frail and Elderly Program;
  • Senior Volunteer Program; and
  • Assisted Transportation.

These services can be accessed through self-referral, family referral, agency referral and/or other referral sources. A senior is registered into the program through an assessment conducted by program staff that determines the status and needs of the senior.

Re-assessments are conducted on an annual basis or sooner if the senior has a life-changing event. Home-bound seniors are re-assessed every six months and at every life change.

Sandoval County does not charge for services, but donations are always appreciated. All donations go back into the senior services program.

Seniors are never denied service based on whether they make a donation. To obtain services, seniors must first complete a state-mandated assessment.

The Sandoval County Senior Program Advisory Council meets quarterly. A schedule and location of the meetings can be obtained by calling (505) 867-7535.

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