Community Services

All Bernalillo County Senior Centers are currently closed due to the public health emergency. Their open date is still undetermined at this time. Seniors 50 and over are encouraged to participate in phone and online programs available and to learn about activities by visiting its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BernCoOSSS.

Meals

Senior lunches are still available for pick up at five locations listed below Mon. to Fri. between 11:30 to 1 pm. in a drive-thru style. Seniors 60 and over are asked to please call the center directly to reserve their lunch the day before by noon to help eliminate any waste.

Masks are required for meal pick up. If you don't have a mask, call (505) 764-6400.

Home Delivered Meals will continue to operate as normal for homebound seniors who have physical, emotional or other limitations that do not allow them to leave their homes on their own. If you, or someone you know, fits this description, call the City of Albuquerque, Dept. of Senior Affairs, Senior Information & Assistance Hotline at (505) 764-6400.

Senior Centers

Bernalillo County has various senior centers open to seniors 50 and older. Sites are open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Lunch reservations are required by noon the day prior. Those 60 and older are eligible to receive free meals, and those under get reduced pricing. Limited transportation for neighborhood residents is available to some sites. Call the site for more information.

Please do not call the site at this time as all Bernalillo County Senior Centers are presently closed.

Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center

Located inside Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center
9800 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque NM, 87114
City Site Coordinator: Jessica Benavidez | (505) 897-8896

Paradise Hills Senior Center

Located inside Paradise Hills Community Center
5901 Paradise Boulevard NW, Albuquerque NM 87114
City Site Coordinator: Lola Fielder | (505) 314-0246

Rio Bravo Senior Center

3910 Isleta Boulevard SW, Albuquerque NM 87105
City Site Coordinator: Janelle Valenzuela-Apodaca | (505) 873-6647

South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center

2008 Larrazolo Road SW, Albuquerque NM, 87105
Supervisor: Cheryl Ann Valencia | (505) 468-7604

Whispering Pines Senior Center

(20 miles South on South 14, right on Canary, left on Lark)
#6 Lark Rd, Tijeras NM, 87059
City Site Coordinator: Arianna Dunlap | (505) 281-8003

*All buildings are county owned. Coordinators are city employees. For more information please email: bcosss@bernco.gov.

Upcoming Senior Programs and Events

Well Connected - Phone and Online Groups

books, movies, games and more!

Well Connected - Bingo, Trivial Pursuit, Teeniors Tech Help and More

Well Connected - Bingo, Trivial Pursuit, Teeniors Tech Help and More

Book to Movie Discussions

book to movie discussions

Paint a Portrait Virtual Class

Online Coloring Group

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!


Paint Night at Whispering Pines Senior Center

On July 10, 2019, seniors got together at Whispering Pines Senior Center in Tijeras to hang out, have some fun, and, of course, paint!

 

Senior Paint Night at Whispering Pines Senior Center


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

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  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

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