Department of Senior Affairs

General information about the Department of Senior Affairs.

Beginning Monday, June 7th, all Senior Affairs Sports and Fitness centers will be operating regular Monday-Friday hours at limited capacity. Reservations for limited 45-minute slots are no longer required, however showers or group fitness classes will remain temporarily unavailable. We advise checking with your sports and fitness center to verify operating hours prior to visitation (learn more). Breakfast will temporarily not be served, however, to-go lunches are still available for pick up at all senior/multigenerational center locations Monday through Friday.

For information about how to receive services for seniors in Bernalillo County, call 505-764-6400.

Important Notices

  • Senior Affairs is now offering limited, low-contact activities at select 50+ Fitness Centers and Senior Centers. Call the host Center to register and for more information. Pick-up meals, virtual programming and other essential services will continue to be available. Facilities will be following COVID-safe practices, which could alter typical operations. Learn more about what to expect when visiting DSA facilities in this flyer.

  • Stay connected and active at home with resources available on our website here. You'll find tech help, virtual events, COVID-safe events and more.

  • Senior Affairs, in partnership with Adelante's DiverseIT program, have set up a Senior Tech Help Line to answer any questions you may have about your devices. Call 505-503-INFO (505-503-4636), Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Let us help you register for the COVID vaccine! Seniors 60+ can now call 311 to request support registering for the vaccine and a Senior Affairs team member will reach out to you within a few days to begin the registration process. You must have a landline or a cell phone number to register.

    • Please note that this support is designed to help those who do not have internet access or who need help navigating the system. Senior Affairs staff does not have the ability to provide additional information to seniors who have already registered and will not be able to influence scheduling, which will still be coordinated by NM DOH.

  • The ABQ Veterans Ride Initiative has expanded the number of accepted identification forms that allow veterans to ride all City of Albuquerque Transit systems for free. Click here to view the accepted forms of identification. Those wishing to use SunVan services must still qualify and follow all reservation rules.

  • Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and get updates on Senior Affairs news and programs. Subscribe here

  • Senior Affairs is now accepting online donations! Your donation could help provide recreation opportunities, meals, home services, transportation, care coordination, information and more to seniors throughout Bernalillo County. Donate here.

  • For information on New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services, click here.

Nutrition Information

Activities Catalog

The cover of the 2019 July to December Department of Senior Affairs Activities Catalog.

Quick Guide

Cover of the Senior Quick Guide for 2019-2020

The Department of Senior Affairs provides activities and opportunities to promote active and healthy aging. We also offer a continuum of care designed to meet individual needs throughout the aging spectrum. We are honored to be of service to the residents in our community.