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Bear Canyon Senior Center

Bear Canyon

Senior Center

 

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Bear Canyon Senior Center Information

Address:
4645 Pitt NE 87111-6012
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM
Phone:
(505) 767-5959
Contacts
Anita Hamel, Program Coordinator, [email protected], (505) 767-5950
Newsletter
   
October 2017
Map

Notice: This center will be closed for cleaning Feb 26th thru Mar 2nd and Aug 20th thru Aug 24th - 2018

2018Activities List:


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Bear Canyon Senior Center Meals

Breakfast:

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 9 AM
Reservations:
No reservations required.

Lunch:

Hours:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Reservations:
Reservations required by 12:00 PM (noon) the day before.

Donations:

No one will be denied services for choosing not to donate. The Department of Senior Affairs recommends the following donations amounts.
  • Guests 60 and over: Donation
  • Guests 50 to 59: $3.25
  • Guests under 50: $7.67

Bear Canyon Senior Center Services

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Meal Icon Meals

New Year’s Eve Dance

When

This event has already happened.
Dec 28, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Ring in the New Year at Bear Canyon Senior Center, with dancing, refreshments, party favors and Entertainment by Swing Shift.

Price

$2.50

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Table Tennis (Bear Canyon, Saturday Mornings)

When

This event has already happened.
Dec 30, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Since its inception in 1880s England, this sport has grown into an international favorite. Originally, a line of books served as the net, a champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a cigar box lid as the racket. Come see how it has evolved!

Bear Canyon - Social Hall (subject to change)

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Table Tennis (Bear Canyon, Saturday Afternoons)

When

This event has already happened.
Dec 30, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Since its inception in 1880s England, this sport has grown into an international favorite. Originally, a line of books served as the net, a champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a cigar box lid as the racket. Come see how it has evolved!

Bear Canyon - Social Hall (subject to change)

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Adapted Aquatics at Bear Canyon (Session 3)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 02, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Taught at the University of New Mexico Therapeutic Pool (92º water), participants are led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Pre-Registration is required.

Transportation: will be provided from the Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center for $.50. Self Drivers are also welcome, but must pre-register.

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Line Dance Intermediate II (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 02, 2018
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Great for people who love to dance but don’t have a partner. Everyone learns the dance and dances in a line.

Intermediate II - Bear Canyon Senior Center: Social Hall

Instructor: Patty Fox

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Line Dancing I: Intermediate (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 02, 2018
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Line Dancing I: Intermediate

Instructor: Patty 

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Zumba Gold (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 03, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Check out this fun new dance/aerobic class. No dance experience required.

Bear Canyon - Social Hall

Julie M. Salazar

Price

$2

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Adapted Aquatics at Bear Canyon (Session 1)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 03, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Taught at the University of New Mexico Therapeutic Pool (92º water), participants are led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength.  Pre-Registration is required.

 Transportation: provided from all 6 Albuquerque senior centers for 50¢.  Self-Drivers are also welcome, but must pre-register.

Price

Cost: $12/month
Number of Classes-3 classes/wk
Transportation:50¢

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

T.N.T Dynamite Class (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 03, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Trim and Tone your body with this class designed to fit your own individual needs and abilities. Work at your own pace towards improving strength, stamina, and muscle tone.

Bear Canyon - Social Hall

Andriana Wethington

Price

$1.50

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

T’ai Chi Chih (Mornings)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 03, 2018
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

T’ai Chi Chih is a series of easy, gentle movements that balance the internal energy (Chi).  It is often called a moving meditation and the benefits of this practice can include improved balance, flexibility, stamina, and regulation of stress blood pressure and weight.

Bear Canyon - Room 1

Mary Moriarty

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

T'ai Chi Chih (Afternoons)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 03, 2018
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

T’ai Chi Chih is a series of easy, gentle movements that balance the internal energy (Chi).  It is often called a moving meditation and the benefits of this practice can include improved balance, flexibility, stamina, and regulation of stress blood pressure and weight.

Bear Canyon - Room 1

Helen

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Center Hiking & Treks at Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

The Albuquerque Senior Centers offer hiking trips year round. Schedules are available at front desk of participating centers.

 www.ASCHG.org

Coordinator: Sandy McAvoy

Price

5¢/mile

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Dancing with the Bars

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

It’s not what you may think...Dancing with the Bars is a movement exercise form of dancing— to the bars of music. It’s a fun way to achieve a fit, toned body, and serene mind. It is user friendly, playful, and easy.

 

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Table Tennis (Bear Canyon, Thursday)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Since its inception in 1880s England, this sport has grown into an international favorite. Originally, a line of books served as the net, a champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a cigar box lid as the racket. Come see how it has evolved!

 

Bear Canyon - Social Hall (subject to change)

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

TVE Wellness Qi Gong at Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

This is a low-impact, easy entry exercise program for healing and prevention. Loosen and strengthen every part of your body from your fingers to your toes while gaining the benefits of increased energy, lower stress, and greater mobility, balance, and flexibility.

Demitri  Carranza

 

Price

$20/4 classes

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Line Dance Advanced (Bear Canyon)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

 

Instructor: Doug 

Price

$1

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Line Dancing: Beginning (Bear Canyon- Thurs)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.

Instructor: Patty

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Ballroom/Latin/Swing Dance Beginning at Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 04, 2018
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Dance Beginning Learn the steps to Ballroom Waltz, Cumbia-Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Swing and Rumba.

Bear Canyon - Social Hall

Price

$6 per lesson

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Yoga at Bear Canyon Senior Center

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 05, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

These classes combine core management methods with mind/body/breath discipline to reduce physical and mental stress and lengthen muscles. Yoga will improve posture and core strength, as well as reduce lower back pain and increase muscle flexibility.

Bear Canyon- Multi-Purpose

Instructor: Tiana Kaula

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Adapted Aquatics at Bear Canyon (Session 2)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 05, 2018
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Taught at the University of New Mexico Therapeutic Pool (92º water), participants are led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength.

Pre-Registration is required.

Transportation: provided from all 6 Albuquerque senior centers for 50¢ and Vista Grande Community Center. Self-Drivers are also welcome, but must pre-register.

Price

Cost: $8/month
Number of Classes -2 classes/wk
Transportation: 50¢

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Table Tennis (Bear Canyon, Friday)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 05, 2018
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Since its inception in 1880s England, this sport has grown into an international favorite. Originally, a line of books served as the net, a champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a cigar box lid as the racket. Come see how it has evolved!

Bear Canyon - Social Hall (subject to change)

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Table Tennis (Bear Canyon, Monday)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 08, 2018
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Since its inception in 1880s England, this sport has grown into an international favorite. Originally, a line of books served as the net, a champagne cork or knot of string as the ball, and a cigar box lid as the racket. Come see how it has evolved!

Bear Canyon - Social Hall - (subject to change)

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Yoga, Chair at Bear Canyon (p.m.)

When

This event has already happened.
Jan 08, 2018
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Focus on alignment, breathing, relaxation, and core awareness while gently opening up the body, increasing strength, flexibility, mobility and building bone density.

Bear Canyon - Room 1

Tiana Kaula

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Income Tax Assistance - Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 06, 2018
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

Please bring the following information to your appointment.

Picture Identification

  • Copy of your last year’s tax returns
  • Social Security Cards for all people listed on return
  • W-2 forms for wages
  • Forms including 1099-INT (interest); 1099-DIV (dividends); All 1099-R (retirement); SSA 1099 (Social Security Benefit Statement); All 1099-B (stock sales) you must have the basis (what you paid) for all sales including mutual funds. Call your broker; 1099-G (gambling winning; RRB 1099 (railroad retirement); and any other 1099 forms.
  • Forms reporting income such as jury duty, election work, alimony, etc. · Medical expenses · For ages 65 or older, property tax bill and or rent receipts.

NOTE: If you have a complex return, check with the center before making an appointment. Some returns are out of scope for volunteer assistants.

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Friendship Coffee at Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 13, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Chat with old friends and make new ones over coffee and a special treat.

 

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Blood Pressure Screening at Bear Canyon

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 14, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Blood Pressure Screening

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

AARP Smart Driver (Bear Canyon- Thurs)

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111-6012
505-767-5959

Description

This one day, four-hour class provides techniques for coping with changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, along with a “rules of the road” review. No tests are involved. Call for dates and to register.

Price

$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Make check payable to AARP and bring it to class. (Cash not accepted).

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Painting Workshop: Acrylic

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 19, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

Instruction is given on perspective, composition, form, color mixing and blending. All levels. No registration required. Students supply their own materials.

Instructor: Paul

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Knitting and Crocheting at Bear Canyon Senior Center

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 19, 2018
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111-6012
505-767-5959

Description

All levels welcome. Learn techniques for creating sweaters, afghans, baby blankets, etc. Many of the blankets are donated to Project Linus.

 

 

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959

Quilting: Experienced

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 20, 2018
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505-767-5959

Description

This group of experienced hand quilters work on each other’s quilts to completion.

Instructor: Janet 

Price

Free

Contact

Kyle Kemp
505-767-5959