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Highland Senior Center

Highland Senior Center

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Highland Senior Center Information

Address:
131 Monroe NE 87108-1246 
Hours:
Monday - Tuesday -Thursday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM to 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Phone:
(505) 767-5210
Contacts
Julianna Brooks, Center Manager, [email protected]
Arsenio Sanchez, Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Fax:
(505) 767-5224
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November 2017
December 2017
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Highland Senior Center Meals

Breakfast:

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

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: $3.25
  • Guests 55 to 59: $3.25
  • Guests under 55: $5.00

Highland Senior Center Services

Wifi signal Free Wifi
Desktop Computer Ioon Computer Lab
Meal Icon Meals

 

Intermediate Line Dance (Highland)

When

This event has already happened.
May 10, 2016
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Intermediate Line Dance

Highland Senior Center: Social Hall

Instructor: Wylene Santistevan

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Composting Series

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 09, 2016
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Join this series of composting presentations to learn different ways to compost for your garden. Sign up at the front desk for subject of your choice or for all of them. Composting with Worms, Home Composting Basics or Bokashi Bucket Composting.

Highland Senior Center: Room 7

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Banana Split Ice Cream Social

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 29, 2016
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Come join us for a festive Banana Split Ice Cream Social complete with all the fixings. We’ll have live entertainment playing music from the 50’s & 60’s. This event is sponsored by Smith’s Food & Drug Store.

Highland:Social Hall

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Afternoon Matinee Movie

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 05, 2016
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Come join us for some complementary popcorn as we gather & watch a weekly featured “Afternoon Matinee Movie”.

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Spanish: Intermediate (Highland)

When

This event has already happened.
Feb 21, 2017
12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

This on-going class is an intermediate-advanced level. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are included. Interested students may visit to determine if class level and content are appropriate for them.

Highland Senior Center: Room 7

Instructor: Shirley

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

50+ Senior Softball League Meeting

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 10, 2017
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Highland Senior Center: Room 2

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Yoga, Beginning at Highland (Wed)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 15, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-1246
505-767-5210

Description

Improve posture and core strength, as well as reduce lower back pain and increase muscle flexibility.

Highland: Room 8

Instructor: Mindy

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Highland, Mornings)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 16, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Beautiful flowing movements improve balance, lower high blood pressure, increase bone density and cultivate chi, or internal energy. Tai Chi reduces stress and arthritis pain, signi cantly improves brain size, improves motor control in Parkinson’s, and may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Recent studies show T’ai Chi is anti-aging! Cultivate your chi for a long and happy life. Everyone is welcome.

Highland Senior Center: Social Hall

Instructor Sihing Ilene Dunn

Price

Suggested donation $5

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Highland Knitting Group

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 20, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

All levels are welcome Learn techniques for knitting sweaters, afghans, baby blankets, etc. Many of the blankets are donated to non-profit organizations such as Project Linus.

Highland: Room 2

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Income Tax Assistance: Highland (Thurs)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 23, 2017
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Please bring the following information to your appointment. - Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card - 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 - Medical Insurance Cards and any Form 1095-A, B, or C’s - For ages 65 or older, property tax bill and or rent receipts.  If you have a complex return, check with the center before making an appointment. Some returns are out of scope for volunteer assistants.

Highland: Room 6

Appointments Only.

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Watercolor: Demonstration

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 23, 2017
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

The Watercolor Demonstration classes are a step by step demonstration giving you an opportunity to complete a watercolor painting, while learning tricks and techniques.

Highland: Room 2

Instructor: Dan

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Income Tax Assistance: Highland (Fri)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 24, 2017
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Please bring the following information to your appointment. - Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card - 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 - Medical Insurance Cards and any Form 1095-A, B, or C’s - For ages 65 or older, property tax bill and or rent receipts.  If you have a complex return, check with the center before making an appointment. Some returns are out of scope for volunteer assistants.

Highland: Room 6

Limited Appointments and Walk-ins.

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Shangai Rummy (Highland Fri)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 31, 2017
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-797-5210

Description

A Rummy card game, based on gin rummy and a variation of Contract rummy played by 3 to 8 players. It is also known as California rummy.

Highland: Room 5

Price

Free

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-797-5210

Adapted Aquatics at Highland (Session 3)

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 11, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

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: 50¢  Self-Drivers are also welcome, but must pre-register.

Price

$8/month – Suggested
Contribution - (2 classes/wk.)
Transportation:50¢

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Composting: Improving Desert Garden Soil

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 12, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-1246
505-767-5210

Description

Join this series of composting presentations to learn different ways to compost for your garden. Sign up at the front desk for subject of your choice or for all of them. These series are facilitated by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. Learn how to drought proof local desert garden soils and how to improve fertility with organic amendments.

Highland: Room 8

Price

Free

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Center Hiking & Treks at Highland

When

This event has already happened.
May 02, 2017
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Enjoy these intermediate level hiking trips and less demanding treks year round. Schedules are available at front desk of host centers.

Price

5¢ per mile.

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Tarde de Oro Performance at Kimo Theater (Highland)

When

This event has already happened.
May 11, 2017
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Join us for a musical production depicting our state’s colorfully unique history (Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial and Contemporary Eras) through music and dance.

Check In: 12:15 pm • Return: 4:00 pm

Free Transportation

Price

Free

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Animal Humane New Mexico Tour

When

This event has already happened.
May 12, 2017
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

A guided tour of Animal Humane New Mexico. Their adoption team will bring some of their wonderful dogs & cats so we’ll have an opportunity to spend some lovable dog and cat time. The staff will invite small teams from our group of 3-4 guests into their Robbie Jones Memorial Cat House; which hosts 4 spacious indoor/outdoor rooms where adoptable feline residents stay who are happy living with other cats. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in town.

Price

$2 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

De Vargas Street-Santa Fe

When

This event has already happened.
May 17, 2017
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

This will be an interesting and informative tour of the Barrio de Analco District on the Lower Santa Fe Trail. The highlight will be the 800 year old adobe house, reported to be the oldest house in the USA. There are numerous places of interest within walking distance that we will tour also, ending our tour with lunch at one of Santa Fe’s great restaurants.

Price

$10 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Concern About Macular Degeneration

When

This event has already happened.
May 24, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Concern About Macular Degeneration Come to a free talk to learn about Macular Degeneration. What exactly is it? What should you do? Or not do? What treatments are available? Get answers to all your questions with a New Mexico local expert, Dr. Susan Turner. Please sign up at the front desk.

Prior Sign-up is required to attend presentations.

Highland, Room 8

Presenter: Dr. Susan Turner 

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Que Sera Alpacas-Santa Fe

When

This event has already happened.
May 25, 2017
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

You will be welcomed to a working alpaca ranch where you can have fun on a trip that’s a bit out of the ordinary. Meet the baby alpacas, called cria, and their moms. See the fiber processing area and the “kissing alpacas” who will steal your heart and make you want to take them home!

Price

$10 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Mystery Destination with Stacie

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 01, 2017
10:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

We will start by going out to lunch at the Frontier Restaurant across the street from the University of New Mexico. Then we’ll be visiting a mystery destination that’s sure to bring lots of fun.

Price

$2 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Composting: Bucket Composting with Bokashi

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 07, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-1246
505-767-5210

Description

Join this series of composting presentations to learn different ways to compost for your garden. Sign up at the front desk for subject of your choice or for all of them. These series are facilitated by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. Bokashi composting in a closed container offers anyone, especially city and apartment dwellers, an uncomplicated way to recycle kitchen scraps and other organics.

Highland: Room 8

Price

Free

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Pie Town, New Mexico

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 09, 2017
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

In this southwestern New Mexico town, there is not one traffic light, gas station, grocery store or motel! One thing is certain, there is PIE! Pies of every kind, some with the unique addition of green chile or pine nuts! Come join us for a fun filled day, includes going to lunch, after your pie, of course!

Price

$18 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

ABQ Bio Park

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 13, 2017
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

The ABQ BioPark is a unique environmental museum comprising four facilities. Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Rio Grande Zoo and Tingley Beach (fishing lakes). We’ll be hopping aboard two trains The Rio Line & The Thunderbird Express on a loop through the Rio Grande bosque to connect the Aquarium & Botanic Garden with the Zoo for a unique view of the BioPark. Entry Fee for Bio-Park & train Combo is $8 (for seniors age 60+) and is at your own expense. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in town.

Price

Entry Fee for Bio-Park & train Combo is $8 (for seniors age 60+)
$2 Transportation
Lunch

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

East Central Health & Social Services Center

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 21, 2017
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

The City of Albuquerque has four Health and Social Service Centers: Alamosa, East Central, John Marshall, and Los Griegosone located in each quadrant of the city which provides services to low and moderate-income residents in the form of emergency food, clothing, and utility and rental assistance, as funding is available. Please join us and educate yourself on what services are currently available and you’ll have an opportunity for Q&A’s. Presenter is Kirk Denetclaw with the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family & Community, Health & Social Services.

Highland: Room 8

Presenter: Kirk with Health & Social Services East Central Center

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Laptop Quilters at Highland

When

This event has already happened.
Jul 31, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

An experienced group of hand quilters sharing ideas, assisting each other and completing quilts to completion. A wide variety of items from donated materials. Everything produced is given to community groups and hospitals. Donations of fabric and yarn are always appreciated.

 

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

A Gathering of Artists

When

This event has already happened.
Jul 31, 2017
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Also known as “Artist Series” started by Ralph Lewis this group of artist will present and gently critique art pieces in any medium. Artists of all levels are welcome.

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Quilting at Highland

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 01, 2017
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

Quilting is the process of sewing of two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material, usually to create a quilt or quilted garment. Typically, quilting is done with three layers: the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and backing material. Novice and experienced quilters are welcome. Donations of fabric and yarn are always appreciated.

 

 

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Portrait Drawing Class

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 01, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Highland Senior Center
131 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-767-5210

Description

We need your face! Highland Portrait Drawing class draws live models with a focus on the proportions of the head. Models are needed weekly in return you will get copies of all the artworks of your portrait. New Artist welcomed and models are always needed.

Call the front desk for more information.

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210