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Programs for seniors

Computer Instruction Program

Senior Services members are welcome and encouraged to utilize one of the computer labs available in three of our senior centers:  Luisa, Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) and Pasatiempo. Currently, there is a general computer instruction class on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to noon at MEG and a class specifically assisting with online job searches and applications that is available on Fridays from 10:00 am to noon at MEG.  

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

This program is designed to assist grandparents (Age 60 and over) who are raising or providing financial assistance to grandchildren.  Yearly, modest vouchers are given to assist with out-of-pocket expenses for their grandchild(ren) such as medical, lunch meal tickets, respite services, school supplies, clothing, etc.
For more information contact Melanie Montoya at (505) 955-4761.
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Health and Safety Promotion

This program provides a wide range of health and wellness information and safety education and training. Included are monthly blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen level tests; fall prevention workshops; nutrition classes; health, safety and emergency preparedness fairs; and at the Luisa, MEG and Pasatiempo Senior Centers, fitness equipment for seniors to use. 
For more information contact Lugi Gonzales at (505) 955-4711.
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50+ Senior Olympic Program

This program provides men and women, age 50 and over, physical activities as well as an opportunity to share friendship with their peers City-wide.  Olympians participate within their own age category in athletic and recreational events.  This program is designated to further motivate seniors to participate in year-round wellness activities, which heighten their physical and mental fitness.  Event catagories include air rifle, basketball, bowling, horseshoes, swimming, talent show, tennis, track and field and more. Visit for the latest information about Santa Fe Local Games. Visit for the latest information about New Mexico State Games.

For more information contact Cristina Villa at P: (505) 955-4725 or (505) 795-3817, E: [bot protected email address]

Smart Driver Course

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a four-hour class offered monthly at the Mary Esther Gonzales (MEG) Senior Center.  Instructors review safety tips for seniors on the road, including when to think about turning in your keys.  Most New Mexico insurance companies offer a discount to individuals age 55 and over who take the class every three years. For more information about upcoming classes call (505) 955-4721 or look in the Senior Scene newsletter.





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