Senior Services

Division of Senior Services
Program Information Guide

The Division of Senior Services offers a variety of programs to senior citizens at five senior centers throughout the City of Santa Fe.  Our services are essential parts of a long-term care system that enables seniors to remain active within their community while continuing to live independently and comfortably within their own home.

If you are age 60 or better, we invite and encourage you to utilize and participate in these various services.  Most services and/or activities are free and only two ask for a suggested donation.  These are your programs and we look forward to meeting you.

Ron J. Vialpando, DSS Director

Administrative/Information Phone (505) 955-4721

Toll-free Administration/Information Phone (866) 824-8714


Activities Programs                           (505) 955-4711 Public Relations                           (505) 955-4760
Benefits Counseling                          (505) 955-4721 Recreation/Fitness                        (505) 955-4711
Family Caregiver Support Program     (505) 955-4745 Respite Care Program                   (505) 955-4745
Foster Grandparent Program              (505) 955-4761 Retired Senior Volunteer Program   (505) 955-4760
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren   (505) 955-4761 Senior Services Registration           (505) 955-4722
Health Promotion                              (505) 955-4711 Senior Companion Program            (505) 955-4761
Home Management                           (505) 955-4745 50+ Senior Olympics Program        (505) 955-4725
Meals on Wheels                              (505) 955-4748 Travel                                            (505) 955-4711
Non-Medical Personal Care                (505) 955-4745 Tax Aide Program                           (505) 955-4721
Nutrition/Congregate Dining                (505) 955-4740 Transportation                                (505) 955-4700
Outreach                                          (505) 955-4721  

Activities, Programs and Services

View information on Activities, Programs, Services and Volunteer Programs.

Senior Scene Newsletter Online

The Senior Scene Newsletter is a free, monthly publication that contains up-to-date and helpful information about all programs, activities and services for city seniors.


Anyone age 60 or over who participates at any of our centers or utilizes the Division of Senior Services curriculum is asked to register with our program.  We can secure program funding each time a registered senior prints his or her name on our various sign-in sheets e.g. meals, health screenings, fitness activities, transportation, in-home assistance, etc.

Registration is held at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center (MEG) located at 1121 Alto Street, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  When you register, a staff member will fill out a form with you, including your date of birth, the last four digits (only) of your Social Security number, an emergency contact name and phone number.

Staff will also provide you with a photo membership card for $2.00 fee.  Please not that cards are not official identification.


Participants must meet the following criteria, per the Older Americans Act:
Be sixty (60) years of age; or Be the legal spouse of a member age 60 or over, residing at the same address; or for meals only, be disabled and living at Luisa, Pasatiempo, or Villa Consuelo (senior housing).
For more information, contact Brenda Ortiz at (505) 955-4722 email: [bot protected email address]

Senior Advisory Board

The Senior Advisory Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The Board makes recommendations and suggestions, presents ideas, articulates needs and expresses concerns about the issues of seniors in Santa Fe.

Senior Centers

  • Luisa Senior Center - 1500 Luisa St., (505) 955-4717
  • Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center - 1121 Alto Street, (505) 955-4721
  • Pasatiempo Senior Center - 664 Alta Vista St., (505) 955-6433
  • Ventana de Vida Senior Center - 1500 Pacheco St., (505) 955-6731
  • Villa Consuelo Senior Center - 1200 Camino Consuelo, (505) 474-5431

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