Spring is the season of new beginnings. My favorite part of spring is the celebration of Easter. Just like nature’s season of spring, Easter is about new life. Just as winter symbolizes death, spring symbolizes new life. Trees, plants and fields are beginning to turn green; across the San Luis Valley life is emerging from the ground. The Christian faith is about new life all year round, but especially so during Easter — something died but now lives again. In Christianity it’s not something but Someone. Nature will die again and again, but new life, eternal and abundant, springs from Jesus Christ. To me, that’s great news!
We have many events and activities in the coming month and hope you will find something to participate in and enjoy!
The Walk to Connect program starts up again on Thursday, April 5th at 10 a.m. Meet here at the center and enjoy a time with others as we walk around Cole Park and along the Rio Grande River.
The next casino excursion will be on Wednesday, April 11th to Taos. This is a special place for everyone! Not only by those who like to gamble, but for those who enjoy the cultural part of the town as well. There is a free bus service that leaves from the casino and goes into the City Center. Space is limited so sign up now to secure your reservation!
Thursday, April 12th at 11 a.m., Sandra Hostetter, the Alamosa County Assessor, will be here to present a workshop on Property Tax Exemption for Seniors. This is a great opportunity for you to see if you qualify for a program that has helped hundreds of folks save money.
Join us for a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday April 17th at 12:30 p.m. Sarah Stoeber from the Enterprise Zone will be here to explain how the program works and the tax benefits of making your contributions through them.
Wednesday, April 18th, the Senior Center Bus leaves @ 9 a.m. for Homelake to tour the Veterans History Center Museum followed by a tour of the Transportation of the West Museum. We will plan to hit Dairy Queen for lunch on our way home! Price for lunch and the trip is $10. Please call to make your reservation.
Friday, April 27th the Alamosa Senior Citizens will host a Ladies Spring Tea and Fashion Show @ 2 p.m. The cost is $5 and will enter you in a drawing for several outstanding prizes! Our special feature consists of a Vintage Hat and Jewelry Fashion Show modeled by some lovely Jr. High Ladies from Centauri Middle School including Amaya Garcia-White Buffalo. Amaya is the current reigning Miss Colorado Jr. High School America 2018 and has volunteered here at the Center on several occasions. If you have a splendid hat (or 2) or any jewelry that you would like to see modeled, please let us know.
The following weekly activities are for all seniors whether you are a member or not.
* Billiards Play.
* Puzzle construction.
* Line Dancing with Karen Stills Tuesdays @ 10 am through March.
* Dime Bingo, M-Th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free to members. $2 fee for non-members.
* Tai Chi with Lyn Johnson takes place each Monday through May 21st @ 10 a.m.
* Free 5 point ear acupuncture conducted by Rick Wertz each Tuesday @ 9:30 a.m. for veterans and seniors 50 & over.
* Knitting/Crocheting group meets each Wednesday @ 11 a.m. and the Mah Jongg group @ 1 p.m.
* Linda Falkenthal is here each Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. helping with your computer, smart phone or tablet needs. Call to sign up for a session.
* There will be no chair yoga during the month of April.
* Dominoes - Fridays @ 12:30 p.m.
* Daily transportation is available for seniors from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please call ahead at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride for errands, Dr. visits, grocery shopping, dining at the Center, etc.
* If you are not yet a member, please consider joining us! Regular annual membership is $30 per person or for an Ambassador membership $100 per person. We are located at 92 Colorado in Alamosa adjacent to Cole Park. Hours of operation are: M-Th 8 a.m.-3 p.m. & Fridays 8 a.m-2 p.m. 719-589-3277.