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Department of Senior Affairs

Contains general information about the Department of Senior Affairs

All senior, multigenerational and 50+ Fitness Center buildings are closed. To-go lunches are still available for pick up at five locations M-F. For more information on lunches, click here.

For information on all Senior Affairs Services, click here.

For information on New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services, click here.

For information about how to receive services for seniors in Bernalillo County, call 505-764-6400, M-F, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Senior Affairs Activities Catalog

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Senior Affairs 50+ Sports and Fitness Guide

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Important Notice

    • All senior, multigenerational and 50+ Fitness Centers are closed. Lunches are still being served. For more information on lunches, click here.

    • For information on all Senior Affairs Services, click here.

    • Stores in Albuquerque offering modified hours for seniors and high-risk people include: Smith’s from 7-8 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Albertson’s from 7-9 am, Monday and Thursday; Whole Foods from 7-8 a.m. daily; and Target from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays. In addition, there is a designated time at Rose's Southwest Papers on Tuesday, March 31 from 8-11 a.m., for the purchase of bath tissue. If you know of other stores with modified hours, please email [email protected]
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    • Ways You Can Help Seniors in Our Community

      Seniors are one of the populations most impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus in New Mexico. Many are choosing to avoid stores or other public locations to limit their exposure and many simply struggle to afford necessary items. That's why we are encouraging you to help seniors in our community by donating needed items, money or your own time. Below are some ways you can support the Department of Senior Affairs:

      Donate Items:

      Senior Affairs is collecting food and other necessities for distribution to seniors in need such as shelf-stable food, toilet paper and personal hygiene items.

      Individuals and organizations that wish to support these efforts can drop off items at police substation in Albuquerque or at the Department of Senior Affairs offices. A list of locations, addresses, phone numbers and items can be found here.  

      Encouragement

      Notes of encouragement to seniors are always welcome and can be included at the donation locations listed above or emailed to [email protected]. Senior Affairs Home-Delivered Meal program drivers will distribute these notes to seniors when they receive their meal and they will be available at meal locations and on our Facebook and Instagram pages: @cabqseniorsPlease note that sealed envelopes will be opened and messages may be scanned or sealed in an effort to protect our seniors.

      Donate Time or Money:

      Organizations in the community that support seniors are also looking for monetary donations and volunteers at this time. For example, Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers who are under the age of 50 to help meet their increase in demand. The Meals on Wheels service is a home delivered meal program, similar to the Department of Senior Affairs Home-Delivered Meal program.

      For a list of partner organizations, please click here.

      For information on New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services, click here

Nutrition Information

2019 Activities Catalog

The cover of the 2019 July to December Department of Senior Affairs Activities Catalog.

2020 Sports & Fitness Catalog

The cover of the 50 Plus Sports Fitness Catalog Dec. 2018-Dec. 2019

2019-2020 Quick Guide to Senior Services

Cover of the Senior Quick Guide for 2019-2020

The Department of Senior Affairs provides activities and opportunities to promote active and healthy aging. We also offer a continuum of care designed to meet individual needs throughout the aging spectrum. We are honored to be of service to the residents in our community.

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