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Palo Duro Senior Center

Palo Duro Senior Center

 

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Palo Duro Senior Center Information

Address:
5221 Palo Duro NE 87110-1201
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday - 8 AM to 7 PM
Saturday - 9 AM to 1 PM
Phone:
(505) 888-8102
Contacts:

Natasha Montoya, Center Manager, [email protected]

Larissa Martin , Program Coordinator, [email protected]

Fax:
(505) 888-8107
Center Newsletter:
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Palo Duro 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.

A "Drop-In" lunch menu is also offered that does NOT require a reservation.
Soup & Desserts $.50
Salads $1 and $2
Sandwiches $1.25 and $1.50
Ice Cream Socials - 3rd Thursday of the month from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 "Special" luncheons are on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Prices:


  • Guests 60 and over: $3.25
  • Guests 55 to 59: $3.25
  • Guests under 55: $3.25

Palo Duro Senior Center Services

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

 

Arts and Crafts from Around the World

When

This event has already happened.
May 04, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110-1201
505-888-8102

Description

Students will have the opportunity to create folk arts that reflect cultural traditions from other countries. Classes include: Papel Picado, Australian Dreamtime Painting, Caribbean Spice Dolls, and Mexican Sun Faces.

Instructor: Kerry Bergen

Price

$60; All Materials Included

Contact

Clarissa Gonzales
505-888-8102

Silversmith I

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 01, 2016
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Cut, stamp, hammer, solder and finish silver. Learn basic techniques with practical information. Silversmith II-VIII and open session to be held at Albuquerque Silver & Stone Academy.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Juniper Room

Instructor: Eileen Ott

 

Price

$150 silver & materials fee

Contact

Leeann Torres
505-888-8102

Pilates at Palo Duro Senior Center

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 01, 2016
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Learn the value of core stabilization, muscle balance and proper alignment while integrating the concept of mindfulness, fluidity and grace.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Mesquite Room

Price

Free

Contact

Leeann Torres
505-888-8102

Flowers Fans & Pornography Flirtation in Victorian England

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 08, 2016
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Under Queen Victoria’s rule from 1837 until 1901, England developed one of the most rigorous etiquette systems in history. Behavior was even so controlled that “polite society” was not allowed to shelve books by male authors next to those by female authors. Examine the moral strictures of Victorian England and the ways polite and definitely not-so-polite society evaded them.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Ponderosa Room

Presenter: Roberta Boggess, MA, Linguistics

Price

Free

Contact

Leeann Torres
505-888-8102

Department of Labor Health Benefits

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 08, 2016
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Giving HHC will be presenting on Department of Labor health benefits for those that have contracted illnesses from working in the nuclear energy programs of our country. This includes former and even current employees/sub-contractors of Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia Labs, and uranium miners.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Cottonwood Room

Presenter: Santiago Rivera, Department of Labor

Price

Free

Contact

Leeann Torres
505-888-8102

Knitting and Crocheting at Palo Duro Senior Center

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 15, 2016
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110-1201
505-888-8102

Description

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

The "Busy Bees" donate hats, blankets, & scarves to many organizations.

Cottonwood Room

Price

Free

Contact

Leeann Torres
505-888-8102

Bugsy Siegal and the Rise of Las Vegas

When

This event has already happened.
Jun 16, 2016
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a notorious gangster in his day and he believed a place called Las Vegas could become a lavish American playground. Come and join us while we discover why Bugsy turned to a life of crime, why he was so feared and what really happened in Las Vegas.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Ponderosa Room

Presenter: Carol Venturini

Price

Free

Contact

Leeann Torres
505-888-8102

Game Time!

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 01, 2017
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Come play a new game or an old favorite such as Scrabble, Uno, Apples to Apples, Rummy-O, Parcheesei, Backgammon or bring one of your own!

 

Price

Free

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Rock Hound Club Meeting

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 02, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Palo Duro Senior Center: Aspen Room

Price

Free

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Palo Duro Philatelic Society

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 06, 2017
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Join us for mixtures, auctions and door prizes.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Ponderosa Room

Facilitator: Bertrand

Price

Free

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Palo Duro)

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 17, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

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.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Ponderosa Room

Instructor: Sifu Ty Beh

Price

Suggested donation $5

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Acting/Theater Workshop - Session II

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 22, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Sandia Performing Arts Company is offering lessons in beginning acting, no experience is necessary. Come and have fun with us in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn the basics of theatre acting, developing a character, understanding a scene, projections and much, much more!

Palo Duro: Juniper

Price

$5 per class or $30 per person

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Income Tax Assistance: Palo Duro

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 23, 2017
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

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.

Palo Duro: Cedar Crest

Appointments Only.

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Emotional Freedom Technique (Palo Duro)

When

Dec 18, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

EFT, or Tapping, is a self-healing tool for stress relief. Easy to learn, it’s used to promote calm, ease anxiety and sometimes helps to alleviate physical pain. Provides tools to make empowered decisions.

Palo Duro: Juniper

Price

$5 per class

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Palo Duro Philatelic Society

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 03, 2017
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Join us for mixtures, auctions and door prizes.

Palo Duro: Ponderosa

Facilitator: Bertrand

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Ask a Dentist?

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 05, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Come ask any questions you have for a local dentist from Sunshine Dental, the Doctor will also provide some giveaways.

Prior Sign-up is required to attend presentations.

Palo Duro: Aspen

Presenter: Sunshine Dental 

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

New Windows 10 Operating System

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 07, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

The class will cover: The Start Menu, Apps, Desktop, Maintenance routines, Personalize Your Computer and Introduction to Microsoft Edge. Handouts provided.

Palo Duro Senior Center: Cedar Crest Room

Instructor: Mary 

 

Price

$35 for the four classes

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Bunny Bash Luncheon

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 13, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Join us for a hoppity good time, great entertainment and a traditional Easter Meal.

Ticket Required.  Lunch served.

Palo Duro: Mesquite

Price

$4

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Monday "Fitness" Hikes at Palo Duro

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 18, 2017
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Sports & Fitness Center
3351 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
505-880-2800

Description

These hikes are designed for the beginner to intermediate hiker, varying from easy/moderate (A/B) hikes to the more challenging C/D level hikes. See our descriptions for the best hike for you. Hike the Sandia, Manzano, Jemez and Pecos wilderness areas! Our focus is fitness, but we take time to stop along the way and view birds, wildlife and wildflowers.

Bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

Preregistration is required to reserve your place!

Hike coordinator: Cindy McConnell

Price

Free

Contact

Joel Mahoney
505-880-2800

Hollywick Farms: Working Alpaca Farm (Palo Duro)

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 20, 2017
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

At Hollywick Farms you will learn about the herd, alpaca fiber and the day to day life with alpaca’s. Afterwards we will enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant. Please no animals, it will scare the alpaca.

Price

$4 Transportation, no admission fee,
but donations gladly accepted.

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Heart Failure

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Heart Failure is a disease of aging and is becoming more common each day. The heart is a pump and it becomes weaker over time. It cannot pump the fluids in our body as it did when we were young. Heart Failure is a disease that is manageable at home.  Join us for a discussion on ways to keep your heart healthy at home given the limitations that occur with aging.

Prior Sign-up is required to attend presentations.

Palo Duro: Ponderosa

Presenter: Cynthia G Balazs MS ACNS-BC

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

T'ai Chi (Palo Duro - Intermediate)

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 27, 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Beautiful, gentle, flowing movements improve balance, lower high blood pressure, increase bone density and cultivate Chi, or internal energy

INTERMEDIATE

Price

Suggested donation $5

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Renaissance Faire

When

This event has already happened.
Apr 29, 2017
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Here ye! Here ye! Lords and Ladies of Albuquerque join us for a day of fun! Enjoy food, music, demonstrations, arts, and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages!

Price

$2 Transportation
Admission TBA

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

T’ai Chi For Seniors

When

This event has already happened.
May 03, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Where

Los Volcanes Senior Center
6500 Los Volcanes NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
505-767-5999

Description

Slow, gentle movement to build health & balance, reduce stress, & heal from injuries. Presented in a brief way to balance the whole self: physical, emotional & spiritual.

Los Volcanes: Room 2

Instructor: Kay

Price

Suggest donation $3

Contact

Maria Aguero
505-767-5999

A-Z Family Farm Tour

When

This event has already happened.
May 10, 2017
07:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Located in Corrales A-Z Family Farms is a local and sustainable farm that brings organic vegetables and herbs to New Mexico. This trip will provide a tour of the farm and if you’d like to help tend the crops, we’ll let you play in the dirt too. Lunch at a nearby restaurant in Corrales. Please wear sturdy footwear, due to uneven surface of ground.

Price

$3 Transportation

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

70’s Fever at Palo Duro!

When

This event has already happened.
May 11, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Flash back to the past with us and wear your favorite 70’s outfit, prizes for best costume!

Ticket Required.  Lunch served.

Palo Duro: Mesquite

Price

$4

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Colonial Park Association

When

This event has already happened.
May 17, 2017
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Palo Duro: Piñon

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum

When

This event has already happened.
May 23, 2017
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

A guided tour will give us more insight into the unique history of the Acoma Pueblo with its amazing rock formations and cultural architecture. We will also have access to the Haak’u Museum which showcases the history, art and way of life Acoma people for over thousands of years.

Price

$9.50 Transportation
$22 Admission

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Genealogy and Family History

When

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

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Bill Farmer began exploring his family history about 15 years ago and was immediately hooked. While continuing his own research, he also volunteers at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library’s Genealogy Center helping other researchers, especially those who are just getting started. Bill’s presentation will introduce participants to Genealogy and Family History and discuss the importance of beginning your search close to home. He will describe basic research concepts, types of information sources, the importance of assessing and using data effectively, recognizing the benefits and limitations of online data sources, and the value of becoming a history buff. Bill will also discuss readily available data sources at the Genealogy Center and share some of his favorite personal success stories.

Palo Duro: Ponderosa

Presenter: Bill

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102

Celebrating Older Americans Month (Palo Duro)

When

This event has already happened.
May 25, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-888-8102

Description

Joins us as we celebrate Older American’s Month with a Pie A La Mode Social!

Palo Duro: Mesquite

Contact

Natasha Montoya
505-888-8102