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

It’s role in senior services includes program development for four County owned senior centers operated by the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs. Senior services conducted by OSSS include implementing exercise programs, book clubs, music and art programs, sewing, crafts, ceramics and a variety of other activities. Program staff help serve breakfasts at centers and assist city staff with other planned activities. In addition, OSSS is actively involved in addressing food insecurity, transportation barriers, and social isolation of seniors in the community. OSSS promotes activities and the availability of free lunch to seniors 60 and over at senior centers throughout Bernalillo County.

Senior Centers

Other programs of OSSS include:

BernCo Seniors Got Talent 2019

On Sept. 5 the Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services and the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs hosted a talent show at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!


National Senior Citizens Day

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


Teeniors Tech Camp

On Aug. 9, 2018, the Office of Senior and Social Services hosted a Tech Camp at the Paradise Hills Senior Center. At this event Teeniors were paired with seniors to help with tech questions. The Teeniors helped seniors navigate their tablets, smart phones, and computers. Some seniors wanted help taking photos and sending them to loved ones, others with email, or just understanding their devices. It was a great event and very well received! Please check out some photos from the event below.

Teeniors Tech Camp


Whispering Pines Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Thanks to everyone who came to our Whispering Pines Cinco de Mayo community celebration! There was corn hole, horseshoes, a car show, music, food, face painting and more! Check out our slideshow from this wonderful event below!

Whispering Pines Cinco de Mayo

Special Honors

We would like to wish Conway Woods a very Happy 95th Birthday! Conway is a member of the NM Area Agency on Aging Advisory Committee and has long been a strong supporter of Bernalillo County Senior Services. Happy Birthday, Conway!

 

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  • Learn basic English vocabulary and overview the parts of speech for free every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Center. Call (505) 468-7341 for more information.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
    Time:
    4/9/2020 10:00 AM - 4/9/2020 11:30 AM

  • Art Along the Rio Grande: Experience Nature Through the Artists' Lens is a visual exploration of the ecological and cultural richness of the South Valley’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. The exhibit is a joint project of the Refuge, Gutiérrez Hubbell House, Friends of Valle de Oro, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Public Art. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the Southwest’s first urban refuge, located in the South Valley, just a few miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge is in the process of restoring a former dairy farm back to a mosaic of native New Mexico habitats in order to provide an oasis for wildlife as well as an abundance of education and recreation opportunities for the community. The exhibit showcases the work of local artists in diverse mediums. For the past 7 years, photographers of all ages and skill levels have been invited to participate in an annual photo contest hosted by the refuge, to capture images of the refuge's wildlife, landscapes and people. This exhibit will feature the winning images from the 2019 photo contest, highlighting the refuge this past year as it begins restoration. Sketches and images from the Fall 2019 field mural project featuring 5 women muralists will be on display at GHH. The murals can still be seen at the Refuge, while sketches, photos, and other works reflect the goals and processes of the artists. Artwork by local Artist Wren Walraven, will also be featured. Wren’s artwork content comes from her personal experiences with wildlife, her passion for those animals and the magical desert scenery. Join us in this celebration of the South Valley’s environmental beauty, creativity, and community connections.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    4/9/2020 10:00 AM - 4/9/2020 2:00 PM

  • Join us Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1:30 for Home School P.E. for kids ages 6-14. See fliyer for cost and semesters.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    4/9/2020 12:00 PM - 4/9/2020 1:30 PM

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