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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
Newsletter
 June 2018 
 May 2018
 
  

Notice: This center will be closed for cleaning Jul 16th thru Jul 20th - 2018

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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: $Donation
  • Guests 50 to 59: $3.25
  • Guests under 50: $7.67

Highland Senior Center Services

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Desktop Computer Ioon Computer Lab
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pottery with Penne

When

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

Where

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

Description

This class will create in clay using multiple techniques- pinch pots, coiling slabs, the potters’ wheel, glazing and firing. We will practice with techniques using bowls, cups, sculptures and ideas from your imagination. This class is designed for the beginning to intermediate student. Sign up is required.

Instructor: Penne

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Traditional SpanichTin Work/Open Studio

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 02, 2017
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

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

Description

Expand on your skills with tinsmithing a traditional colonial art form. This is an open studio for people who have completed the Traditional Spanish Tin Work class and are skilled enough to work without an instructor.

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Highland Harmonizers

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 09, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

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

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

Chess for Fun (Highland)

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 09, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

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

Description

Is a two-player board game played on a chessboard; a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces. Learn the basics, or the moves of the masters. All levels welcome.

Price

Free

Contact

Julianna Brooks
505-767-5210

New Mexico State Fair (Highland)

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 11, 2017
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Where

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

Description

Come and join us for a day of fun at the New Mexico State Fair. The State Fair reflects the unique heritage of New Mexico through attractions such as Indian Village, Villa Hispana, art galleries, agricultural and livestock competitions embedded in the state’s rural roots.

Price

$2 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Guitar Group

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 27, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Where

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

Description

For those who can play guitar. Also, other instilments are welcome. You need your own instrument and music stand. We welcome musicians, amateurs and professionals.

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 10, 2017
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Where

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

Description

We’ll be taking a guided tour to enrich our time at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is home to over twenty large-scale murals by Pueblo artists, and they introduce visitors to nine of these impressive works of art. See paintings by legendary artists Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin, and Jose Rey Toledo. We will see a journey through Pueblo art and culture, a moving introduction to the traditions and core values of Pueblo people. Entry Fee is $7 and at your own expense. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in town.

Price

Entry Fee is $7 a
We will have lunch at a local restaurant in town, at your own expense
$2 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Trouble Renewing Driver’s Licenses or State ID Cards

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 18, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

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

Description

This is an informational presentation on this topic, discussing what the new requirements are and what steps seniors can take to get the appropriate paperwork in order. We are happy to meet with you afterward to briefly discuss what your next steps should be. Presenter: Senior Citizens’ Law Office

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

New Mexico Travertine Company

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 24, 2017
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

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

Description

Let’s take a trip to Belen, New Mexico and see how decorative building stone, mined at a nearby quarry, is cut and polished. A tour of their facilities will be interesting and informative. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in town.

Price

$5 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

How to Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office at Highland

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

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

Description

The Standard American Diet (SAD) has guaranteed that every human who was raised in the USA is literally loaded with toxins – in our blood, bones and organs. These toxins are culprits that give us premature cardiac disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, arthritis – you name it. Come and learn how to eliminate pain and add years to your life.

Presenter: Dr. R. Barry King, PhD

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Special Halloween Luncheon & Dance

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 26, 2017
11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Where

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

Description

Join all the ghosts and goblins that come out for the annual Highland Senior Center Halloween Luncheon. Come dressed in a festive costume & try to win the Costume Contest and/or Cake Walk! Lunch will be served first, and the dance following afterwards. The Picoso Band will be entertaining us singing songs from the 50’s & 60’s!

Serving: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dance:12:30 - 3:30 pm.

Price

$4 Ticket Required

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Stay a Step Ahead of the Scammers Fraud Protection & Safety

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 08, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

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

Description

We’ve probably all taken at least one call from a fake IRS agent or a bogus Microsoft technician wanting to fix our computer -- even if we don’t have one. Learn about the most common scams circulating through New Mexico and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210

Coffee 101-NM Pinon Co. (Highland)

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 16, 2017
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

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

Description

Learn all about great coffee & how to decipher a coffee house menu in our comprehensive two hour seminar. Our fun and informative Coffee 101 class includes: Cupping (the practice of experiencing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee) Roasting (you’ll learn the different roasting terms and get to participate in actual coffee roasting) fun facts about coffee and its history.

Price

$2.50 Transportation

Contact

Julia Brooks
505-767-5210