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Bernalillo County Senior and Social Services provides health and quality of life initiatives for Bernalillo County residents to improve economic well-being, education, health, and family & community development.

  • Bernalillo County’s Summer Lunch Program feeds hundreds of children every summer.
  • Bernalillo County’s Health Promotion team implements research-led policies and programs designed to reduce obesity and smoking, as well as maintaining anti-bullying and anti-teen suicide programs in Bernalillo County.
  • Senior Meals are provided to seniors aged 60 and older. Additional activities are offered and limited transportation for neighborhood residents is available to some sites.

National Senior Citizens Day 2018

On Aug. 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 creating National Senior Citizens Day to held annually on August 21. This day is observed to recognize and honor the achievements of older people in our nation and to raise awareness of social, health and economic issues which affect seniors. Bernalillo County and its Office of Senior and Social Services is committed to our senior community and encourages participation in the programs and services offered at its Senior and Community Centers. We honor and appreciate our seniors and the value they bring to our county.


National Senior Citizens Day 2018

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  • Experience the 1800s along El Camino Real through living history reenactments and interactions, a blacksmith, horno baking and even adobe-making. Plan to attend the El Camino Real Trade Fair happe...

  • On Friday, Sept. 28 beginning at 5 p.m., Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th year with a special event at Bachechi Open Space. In June 2018, a notice was sent out looking for artists...

  • Bernalillo County will mark the 20th anniversary of its Open Space program on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Bachechi Open Space property. An outdoor evening of art, culture and open space will begin at...

Community Services
  • Tweens and teens ages 11-17 are invited to spend their Friday nights with us at Los Vecinos Community Center! Enjoy video games, open gym, cooking, field trips and more! This is a free program, but field trips will require an extra fee. Call (505) 314-0240 for more information.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    10/19/2018 6:00 PM - 10/19/2018 10:30 PM

  • Presenter: Deborah Blanche, NM Humanities Council Learn about the life of photographer Laura Gilpin as performer Deborah Blanche assumes her character. Meet Miss Gilpin in 1954, then a well-known resident of Santa Fe. She narrates a slide show, which includes images from her book "The Enduring Navajo." She answers questions and tells numerous behind-the-camera stories about her life and work. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    10/19/2018 6:30 PM - 10/19/2018 8:00 PM

  • Presenter: Deborah Blanche, NM Humanities Council Learn about the life of photographer Laura Gilpin as performer Deborah Blanche assumes her character. Meet Miss Gilpin in 1954, then a well-known resident of Santa Fe. She narrates a slide show, which includes images from her book "The Enduring Navajo." She answers questions and tells numerous behind-the-camera stories about her life and work. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    10/19/2018 6:30 PM - 10/19/2018 8:00 PM

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