Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services

Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services The Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services works on programming and activities for seniors and social programs in the community.

Bernalillo County

Operating as usual

06/04/2021

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program will begin on Tuesday, June 15 at Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center, 9800 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. The group will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. for six weeks in the senior outdoor courtyard, and participants must register in advance. Space is limited. Call (505) 440-0213 to sign up.

Walk With Ease is designed to help people living with arthritis better manage their pain. It’s also ideal for people without arthritis who want to make walking a regular habit. Walk With Ease is shown to reduce pain and discomfort of arthritis; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence to be physically active; and improve overall health.

Bringing Generations Together Thru Genealogy continues with free classes in June. Register for three new classes offered...
05/27/2021

Bringing Generations Together Thru Genealogy continues with free classes in June. Register for three new classes offered June 8, 15 and 22, 2021. Learn about The New Mexico DNA Project; Spanish Castas, DNA & Identity; and How to Do Genetic Genealogy Correctly. Classes are Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. Classes are presented by Angel Cervantes, a key lecturer and speaker on the study of Anthropological Genetic Genealogy. Register at: https://bit.ly/3vy2dGI

Bringing Generations Together Thru Genealogy continues with free classes in June. Register for three new classes offered June 8, 15 and 22, 2021. Learn about The New Mexico DNA Project; Spanish Castas, DNA & Identity; and How to Do Genetic Genealogy Correctly. Classes are Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. Classes are presented by Angel Cervantes, a key lecturer and speaker on the study of Anthropological Genetic Genealogy. Register at: https://bit.ly/3vy2dGI

Today we would like to send a Happy 98th Birthday to Mrs. Margaretha Hazlewood!!!! Today she celebrated her birthday wit...
05/25/2021

Today we would like to send a Happy 98th Birthday to Mrs. Margaretha Hazlewood!!!! Today she celebrated her birthday with her husband Mr. Eric Hazlewood, and got her 2nd covid-19 shot. We want to wish Mrs. Hazlewood a Happy Birthday and many healthy years to come!

05/25/2021

Free Senior Lunches To Go
The South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, located at 2008 Larrazolo Road SW, 87105 is now serving Senior Lunches To Go. Lunches are served Monday thru Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a drive-thru fashion. Adults 60 and older should reserve lunch by noon the business day before. Call 468-7604 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masks are still required for lunch pickup. Dine-in services are not yet available.

The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department will seek public comment through May 19, 2021 on its proposed Sta...
05/11/2021
New Mexico State Plan on Aging Public Hearings

The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department will seek public comment through May 19, 2021 on its proposed State Plan on Aging for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2025.

State hearings will be held virtually on May 12, 2021, at 2 p.m. or May 14, 2021, at 9 a.m. Visit http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/state-plan.aspx to view the draft 2021-2025 State Plan on Aging and to obtain the link to join the Public Hearing using Zoom.

The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department will seek public comment through May 19, 2021 on its proposed State Plan on Aging for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2025.The state plan has been developed to meet requirements under Title III and Title VII of the Older Amer...

Property Tax Curbside Service for Veterans and Surviving Spouses of VeteransApril 26-30, 2021 - 9 a.m. to noonThe New Me...
04/26/2021
Property Tax Curbside Service (2021-04-26)

Property Tax Curbside Service for Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Veterans
April 26-30, 2021 - 9 a.m. to noon
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will offer a curbside property tax certificate drive-up service in Albuquerque from April 26-30 from 9am-noon in the parking lot of its northeast heights office at 5201 Eagle Rock NE.
Safety mask-wearing DVS staff will provide curbside assistance for veterans and unmarried surviving spouses of veterans with filing for the:
• Veterans Property Tax Exemption
• 100% Permanent-and-Total Service-Connected Property Tax Waiver
Veterans and surviving spouses of veterans must bring a copy of the veterans’ DD-214, proof of residency, and if claiming a disabled veteran tax waiver, the VA award letter stating 100% permanent and total disability. For more information about this event, visit the NM Department of Veteran Services.

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will begin a two-week daily curbside property tax certificate drive-up service in Albuquerque from April 26th-30th from 9am – 12pm in the parking lot of its northeast heights office at 5201 Eagle Rock NE. DVS staff, wearing safety masks i

Register Now for Book to Movie Series Bernalillo County residents 50+ are invited to the free Book to Movie group which ...
04/26/2021
Official Bernalillo County Website

Register Now for Book to Movie Series
Bernalillo County residents 50+ are invited to the free Book to Movie group which meets every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. Participants read a selected story and watch the movie, and then meet online to discuss the movie’s fidelity to the book. The group is limited to 30 participants. The Book to Movie for May is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, a self-help book that sold more than 30 million copies worldwide (2006), and “The Secret” (2006), a documentary based on the belief of the laws of attraction.
All written materials and movies must be attained independently. See the flier for additional information and the titles for June, July and August. Register at: https://bit.ly/3nLcRpc

View All Events Upcoming Events County Meetings Home Page EventsHome Page Description5/1/20215/1/2021 - WEEKEND Cadet Testing- APPLY NOW!REQUIRED ITEMS: 1.A state issued ID or military photo ID 2.Business casual attire for written examLocation:Sandia Preparatory SchoolTime:5/1/2021 8:00 AM5/4/20215/...

Van Buren Middle School and event sponsors invite the community to its Earth Day Resource Fair on Saturday, April 24 - 1...
04/23/2021

Van Buren Middle School and event sponsors invite the community to its Earth Day Resource Fair on Saturday, April 24 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren M.S., 700 Louisiana Blvd. SE.
The Earth Day Resource Fair is a COVID safe event and the public is asked to mask up. There will be food distribution, garden activities, classic car show and celebration, park clean up, Covid-19 Vaccine Registration, and much more. See the flier below for more information.

Van Buren Middle School and event sponsors invite the community to its Earth Day Resource Fair on Saturday, April 24 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren M.S., 700 Louisiana Blvd. SE.
The Earth Day Resource Fair is a COVID safe event and the public is asked to mask up. There will be food distribution, garden activities, classic car show and celebration, park clean up, Covid-19 Vaccine Registration, and much more. See the flier below for more information.

National Prescription Drug Take Back DayBernalillo County, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Army Nation...
04/23/2021

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Bernalillo County, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Army National Guard and other partnering agencies invites the public to get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs in their homes and help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by keeping those drugs out of the wrong hands.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Army National Guard Armory
600 Wyoming Blvd. NE

DEA will also collect v**e pens or other e-cigarette devices only after the batteries have been removed. Other locations throughout New Mexico will be participating. See other locations.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Bernalillo County, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Army National Guard and other partnering agencies invites the public to get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs in their homes and help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by keeping those drugs out of the wrong hands.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Army National Guard Armory
600 Wyoming Blvd. NE

DEA will also collect v**e pens or other e-cigarette devices only after the batteries have been removed. Other locations throughout New Mexico will be participating. See other locations.

Color Me In, an online adult coloring group for 50+ begins in May.  Those who register will be emailed a link to the col...
04/13/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Color Me In. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Color Me In, an online adult coloring group for 50+ begins in May. Those who register will be emailed a link to the coloring pages for the group. The group meets May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. Register at bit.ly/3mb6rjz. Color Me In is free, fun and informal. Participants may color in advance and/or with the group and share their finished work. Participants must be able to download and print the coloring pages sent.

Adult Coloring Group for 50+ Color Me In is an adult coloring group for color enthusiasts. Individuals wishing to participate must be able to download and print coloring pages sent via email. Every month a new theme of pages will be sent to group participants. Individuals are invited to color in adv...

Free Groceries for Senior Citizens scheduled in April.
04/08/2021

Free Groceries for Senior Citizens scheduled in April.

04/05/2021

FREE Dance Classes - Keshet Arts and Bernalillo County Senior and Social Services have teamed up to offer ONLINE group dance classes for Bernalillo County seniors 55+. Classes are one hour in length and held via Zoom on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.. Classes are scheduled thru May 8, 2021. View the class schedule and register directly at: www.keshetarts.org or email [email protected]. Bernalillo County residents 55+ can register up to eight classes FREE with Promo Code: BERNCO21 when registering. Registration is ongoing.

04/05/2021

FREE Digital Literacy Classes offered to seniors 50 plus. The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs and Adelante DiverseIT are offering group classes on Basics of Computer Use, Searching and Learning, Online Safety, and Meet G Suite (Spanish session). Classes are offered via Zoom, and the group size is limited. Register today by calling 505-764-6400.

03/24/2021

Drive-thru Grocery Pickup for Low-income Seniors
Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services and Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income seniors (60+) at two drive-thru grocery pickup events.
• Friday, March 26, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW
• Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 Second St NW
Organizers will follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Food will be pre-packed and volunteers will be wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing their hands. Seniors may begin arriving at 10 a.m. Everyone must wear a mask and seniors must remain in their vehicles at all times.

03/22/2021

The New Mexico Department of Health Continuing to Vaccinate Seniors. Among New Mexicans 75 years and older who are registered for vaccine, approximately 73% have received at least a first shot - and nearly all of the rest have been invited to schedule an appointment.
DOH recognizes that some seniors - both 75+ and 60-74 with chronic conditions - have not yet received an appointment. DOH also recognizes that in some cases, seniors and other New Mexicans may require different kinds of support in order to get registered and vaccinated.
DOH will continue to expand its menu of supports for seniors and other New Mexicans, including:
• Vaccine registration by phone. Users with questions or need support with the registration process - including New Mexicans who do not have internet access - can dial 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.
• Special accommodations. New Mexicans who call to register and require additional support (for example, a ride to a vaccine event or a wheelchair when they arrive at a vaccine site) will receive a call back from the Aging and Long Term Services Department or the Office of Community Health at UNM.
• Homebound vaccinations. Plans for expanded homebound vaccination opportunities will be announced by DOH.

Forensic DNA is the the sixth class of the DNA in Genealogy: Testing, Tools and Techniques Series offered by Senior and ...
03/12/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: DNA in Genealogy: Testing, Tools and Techniques. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Forensic DNA is the the sixth class of the DNA in Genealogy: Testing, Tools and Techniques Series offered by Senior and Social Services and is Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to noon.
DNA has been used to help solve crimes since 1986. This class will discuss the history of the use of DNA in forensic investigations, its development and the current use of Genetic Genealogy to help solve crimes. Register online at: http://bit.ly/361qTMY. Those interested in criminology, forensics and investigative genetic genealogy are sure to enjoy.

Six-Part Series. Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogy and DNA Class 2 - DNA Testing for Genealogy Class 3 - Chromosomes, Centimorgans and Segments Class 4 - Science of Genetic Genealogy Class 5 - Finding Unknown Parents Class 6 - Forensic DNA Instructors: Martin Brady, Lark Robart, Philip Spivey, and...

The fifth class of the DNA in Genealogy: Testing, Tools and Techniques Series offered by Senior and Social Services is s...
03/03/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: DNA in Genealogy: Testing, Tools and Techniques. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The fifth class of the DNA in Genealogy: Testing, Tools and Techniques Series offered by Senior and Social Services is scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The class topic is Finding Unknown Parents which will show how adoptees can combine genealogy and DNA to identify biological families. Even when both parents are unknown, it may be possible to determine who they are. This class will show specific DNA and family research tools and strategies Genetic Genealogists use to help adoptees. It will include actual successful case examples. If you are an adoptee or know an adoptee who would like to discover biological family members, this is the place to start. No prior experience with DNA or genealogy is needed.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/361qTMY.

Six-Part Series. Class 1 - Introduction to Genealogy and DNA Class 2 - DNA Testing for Genealogy Class 3 - Chromosomes, Centimorgans and Segments Class 4 - Science of Genetic Genealogy Class 5 - Finding Unknown Parents Class 6 - Forensic DNA Instructors: Martin Brady, Lark Robart, Philip Spivey, and...

02/22/2021

Virtual Legal Clinics Offered in 2021
The Second Judicial District Court’s Pro Bono Committee will host free monthly Legal TeleClinics throughout 2021 for individuals who cannot afford to hire attorneys to get advice on a wide range of legal matters including:
- Family law
- Landlord/tenant/other housing issues
- Public benefits
- Employment
- Consumer law
- Criminal record expungement
- Real ID/name change
- Wills, estate and probate
- Property/real estate
- Immigration
- Bankruptcy
- Contracts
The clinics are the first Thursday of each month. The next scheduled clinic is March 4. The Volunteer Attorney Program of New Mexico Legal Aid are donating their time to staff the clinics. Anyone can request a registration form by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 505-521-6129.

02/12/2021

"Remedios y recetas caseras" translated "Home Remedies & Recipes" is a FREE adult phone/online group which meets each Saturday thru April 24, 2021 from 2 to 2:30 MST. Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services sponsors the group as part of a national senior program through Well Connected Espanol which serves adults 60 and over nationwide with programs year round. The group session is facilitated entirely in Spanish and will share recipes and home remedies, favorite foods and traditional remedies passed down. Call 1-877-797-7299 to register or download the Espanol Catalog athttps://covia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Well_Connected_Espanol_Catalogo_Invierno_2021.pdf or the English Catalog at:https://covia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WC_Winter2021_FINAL-PRINT_.pdf |

02/11/2021

Senior Meals*
The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs continues to serve to-go senior lunches. Lunches are distributed between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday in a drive-through style. Seniors 60* must make reservations directly with the Senior Center 24 hours in advance. Lunches are free to seniors 60 and over and are served from the following locations: Barelas, 714 Seventh St. SW, 505-764-6436; Los Volcanes, 6500 Los Volcanes NW, 505-767-5999;
Manzano Mesa, 5201 Elizabeth SE, 505-275-8731; North Domingo Baca, 7521 Carmel Ave. NE, 505-764-6475; and
North Valley, 3825 4th St. NW, 505-761-4025.
Persons interested in home delivered meals must contact the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs directly at 505-764-6400. *The City of Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging receives all federal and state funding allotted to Bernalillo County Planning and Service Area to fund services for seniors.

Address

2400 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM
87102

General information

George Schroeder, Senior and Social Services Manager Paul Salcido, Community Services Administrator Veronica Cordova, Community Program Specialist Cathy Sanchez, Urban Health Extension Coordinator Brenda Cisneros-Fernandez, Public Health Specialist Lorri Romero, Accountant Staci Miceli, Community Program Enhancement Specialist James Martinez-Metzgar, Senior Program Assistant

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(505) 314-0425

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in Albuquerque

Show All