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Senior Services

Presbyterian Medical Services’ Senior Centers offer social activities, educational information on topics affecting seniors, volunteer opportunities, transportation and meals individuals that qualify, mostly adults age 60+ and their spouse if they are under 60. The purpose of these programs is to help older adults stay active, curious, and connected.

We believe that our Senior Centers serve to enhance quality of life by creating opportunities to support wellness, social connections, community engagement and lifelong learning for a diverse and growing older adult population.

In order to qualify for meals and services, an individual must be 60+ or the spouse of a registered senior who meets the age criteria.

All Centers provide some basic services as well as education and training on topics affecting seniors:

  • Health education and training – Formal or informal opportunities for individuals to acquire knowledge or experience, increase awareness, promote personal or community enrichment and/or increase or gain skills.
  • Congregate meals – Meals are served in a congregate setting at the centers. This service has been modified to a “grab and go” meal due to COVID-19. Vaccinated seniors can access the center to enjoy their meal and participate in other activities as the programs re-open and recover from COVID-19.
  • Home delivered meals – These are meals that are delivered to seniors who meet the criteria of being “home bound”. Assessments are completed to determine the nutritional and ADL needs. This service has also been modified due to COVID, which has allowed a home meal delivery to individuals who would normally not qualify as “home bound”.
  • Transportation services/assisted transportation – Transportation services are provided for seniors who cannot drive to receive essential services such as access to medical appointments, pharmacies, and grocery shopping. Assisted Transportation includes escorting and assisting seniors who have difficulties (physical or cognitive) with preparing for the trip, helping them from their residence into each destination and assisting them upon the return to their residence.
  • The Catron County Senior Center in Quemado offers Homemaker/Housekeeping and CHORE services. Homemaker/Housekeeping is assistance with meal preparation, shopping, making telephone calls, light housework and assisting with errands and providing transportation. CHORE services includes assistance with heavy housework, yard work, or sidewalk maintenance at the senior’s place of residence.