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
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.
ELIGIBILTY FOR SENIOR SERVICES REGISTRATION
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.
- 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