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North Valley Senior Center

North Valley

Senior Center

NOTICE - Construction on the North Valley Senior Center will begin Monday, August 21, 2017 and will continue through November 2017.  There will not be any meal service at North Valley and only portions of the facility will be open for classes.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.  We encourage you to visit any one of our other five senior centers or two multigenerational centers for your meals or activities during this time.  

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North Valley Senior Center Information

Address:
3825 4th Street NW 87107-2508
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 12:30 to 5 PM
Phone:
(505) 761-4025
Contacts
Sandra Lucero, Center Manager, [email protected]
America Bencomo, Activity Coordinator
Fax:
 (505) 761-4031
Center Newsletters

December 2017

 
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North Valley 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 55 to 59: $3.25
  • Guests under 55: $7.67

North Valley Senior Center Services

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Center Hiking & Treks at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 31, 2017
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

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

Facilitator: Bill Goyd

Price

5¢/mile

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

T'ai Chi Ch'uan (North Valley - Fri)

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 01, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

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, significantly 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!

Instructor: Sifu Ty Beh

Price

Suggested donation $5

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Adapted Aquatics at North Valley (Session 1)

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 06, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

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

Cost: $12/month – Suggested
Contribution. (3 classes/wk).
Transportation:50¢

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Adapted Aquatics at North Valley (Session 2)

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 08, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

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

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

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Arts & Crafts Sharing

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 13, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

For the beginner who wants to learn and the experienced who wants to share. Embroidery, crochet, counted cross stitch knitting, needle craft and more.

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Exercise for Parkinson’s

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 14, 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery is an effective and fun way to gain flexibility, coordination, strength and improve balance. These exercises also improve attention and mental focus. It is also a fun way to exercise!

Instructor: Linda Ozier

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Tin Works Class

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 03, 2017
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Join Jason Younis y Delgado, a 5th generation tinsmith and a member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in an open class for tinwork at North Valley Senior Center. All experience levels are invited.

Instructor: Jason Younis

Price

Fee $55 for all materials

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Bible Study at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 03, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Pastel Classes in Landscape, Still Life and Portraits (Still Life & Portraits

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 03, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

This class will introduce students to the essential information needed to draw and paint still life and landscape using the chalk pastel medium. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given. Topics covered: fundamentals of pastel, drawing, under painting, light and shadow, composition, color theory, and basic perspective. Offering will be 4 weeks of each genre. Students can sign up for 4 weeks sessions. Please bring photographs to first class. Each genre the instructor will be given valuable tips on chalk pastel painting.

October 3 - 24 Still Life

November 7 - 28 Portraits

Materials will be provided. Contact center for addition material list

Instructor: Elaine Cimino

 

Price

$60 for 4 sessions
$15 for a single lesson

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Protect Your Loved ones from Probate

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

All dates

Oct 05, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Accidents, illness and death often strike suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving loved ones overwhelmed and in debt. With advanced planning, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from such devastation and unnecessary expenses that are often incurred. Learn how you can preserve your estate and avoid the delays, expense and stress of probate.

Presenter: Ellen Baca

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Pastel Classes in Landscape, Still Life and Portraits (Landscape)

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 05, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

his class will introduce students to the essential information needed to draw and paint still life and landscape using the chalk pastel medium. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given. Topics covered: fundamentals of pastel, drawing, under painting, light and shadow, composition, color theory, and basic perspective. Offering will be 4 weeks of each genre. Students can sign up for 4 weeks sessions. Please bring photographs to first class. Each genre the instructor will be given valuable tips on chalk pastel painting.

Materials will be provided. Contact center for addition material list

Instructor: Elaine Cimino

Price

$60 for 4 sessions
$15 for a single lesson

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Spanish: Beginning Conversational (North Valley)

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 10, 2017
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Suitable for absolute beginners and a good refresher for those who have had Spanish in school—but a lot more fun! Learn essential phrases; how to show good manners in Spanish; and enough to get by in many practical situations. 8 week session.

Instructor: Cathy Varny

Price

$75/8 week course

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Sign-Language: Beginners (Oct-Nov)

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 10, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Learn sign language basics, including the manual alphabet, counting, plus familiar words and phrases. 6 week course.

Instructor: Pam Jenkins

Price

$5 materials fee 6 week course

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Reverse Mortgage at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 11, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

All dates

Oct 11, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Attend an informal discussion about Reverse Mortgages. It can be highly beneficial for those who wish to utilize their largest asset, their home equity. Recent government changes and protections advanced the program to further benefit senior homeowners and their families. Leading Economists agree that the program will be a major resource of funds for aging Americans as the current Social Programs fail to keep up with rising healthcare costs and inflation. Your financial health and quality of life may take a huge leap forward.

Presenter: Amanda Snow

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

How to Increase the Value of your Home

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Is your home older with out-of-date features? Downsizing? Or just moving? Come to this free presentation and learn some easy and very low-cost ways to boost the value of your home. Beat out competition and sell your house for a much better price than if you sell it as is.

Presenter: Judith Shaw

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Balance & Movement for Parkinson’s (North Valley)

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 12, 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

This class is designed for mostly all levels and focuses on balance and movement while either seated or standing.  Slow movements, strength, hand-eye coordination and memory are also incorporated in a fun atmosphere.  Caregivers are encouraged to attend and participate also!

Instructor: Joanie Carlisle

Price

$5 per class

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Baca Historical Project at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 17, 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Help us to construct a complete genealogy of the descendants of Cristóbal Baca and his wife Ana Maria Pacheco Ortiz, two of New Mexico’s earliest settlers. Our goal is to find living descendants to connect and celebrate our heritage through community and to create an extended family album. Learn to trace your roots at our class and workshop.

Presenter: Nora Chavez

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Understanding Hoarding

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

This presentation was developed to explain both clinical and emotional reasons that people may hoard and counsel those who are concerned for them. While it is somewhat of a sobering topic, it is done with some humor and light-heartedness.

Presenter: Haven Behavior Health

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Trouble Renewing Driver’s Licenses or State ID Cards at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

“What’s and Why’s” of Funeral Planning at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

This will not be a FRENCH Funerals Cremation sales presentation. We provide the answers you need to make the best choice for you and your family.

Presenter: Karla Barela

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Halloween Howl Party

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 31, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Join us for music and food on the scariest day of the year if you dare! Come dressed for the occasion and join in on the costume contest.

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Friendship Coffee at North Valley

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 01, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

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

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Incognito, The Problem Gambler Among Us

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 02, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Problem gamblers are suffering silently, and usually don’t let others know their secret. This presentation addresses what problem gambling looks like, who are the gamblers among us, and some suggested solutions.

Presenter: Cindy Anderson, MSW, LISW

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Water Color Painting Classes (North Valley)

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 02, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Learn how to transform static sketches and reference images into inspired, passion-filled paintings with rich and stimulating color. There will be daily painting demonstrations, individual attention and lots of quality painting time. Learn to create powerhouse watercolors using your own sketches and photo references. Painting from life is certainly the best teacher for the effects of light and color. Elaine Cimino will guide you through valuable steps to move beyond what is, and into the world of invigorating painting possibilities. Please bring photographs to first class.

Instructor: Elaine Cimino

Price

$35/ 3 sessions materials provided

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Rock-n-Rolling Tours (Dixon Studio Art Tour)

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 04, 2017
07:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

The Dixon Studio Tour is one of the oldest continuously run studio tours in the state of New Mexico.

Price

$13 Transportation

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

AARP Smart Driver (North Valley)

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 06, 2017
12:00 PM - 04:30 PM

All dates

Nov 06, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

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

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Digital Photography-Class

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 07, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Come and join our club! You will learn how to take pictures with your smart phone, tablet, digital camera or any other digital devise. We will go on bi-weekly field trips and put our classroom skills to use. You may have the opportunity to have your photos featured in the upcoming activities catalog. Sign up at front desk, space is limited.

Ernest Rodarte

Price

5¢ per mile

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Sign-Language: Intermediate

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 07, 2017
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

This is a secondary course for those who have taken the beginning course.

Instructor: Pam Jenkins

Price

$5 material fee

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Digital Photography-Trip

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 08, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Come and join our club! You will learn how to take pictures with your smart phone, tablet, digital camera or any other digital devise. We will go on bi-weekly field trips and put our classroom skills to use. You may have the opportunity to have your photos featured in the upcoming activities catalog. Sign up at front desk, space is limited.

Photography trips: will be every other Wednesday.

Ernest Rodarte

Price

5¢ per mile

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025

Veterans Day Appreciation

When

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

Where

North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-4025

Description

Veterans, we thank you! Come and join us as we honor the men and women that served our country.

Contact

Sandra Lucero
505-761-4025