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

Dose of Reality raises awareness of the risks of prescription painkiller abuse among NM teens.

Education Equals Health goal is to increase basic literacy as education and health are strongly connected.

Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking is a program that provides parents with accurate information about the health and safety risks associated with underage drinking and the legal consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

Senior Meals are provided to residents of Bernalillo County who are 60 and older. Five meal sites in Albuquerque which are owned by the County and managed by the City have meal service.

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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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  • Bernalillo County Parks Recreation & Open Space Department is hosting a community meeting on June 19, 2019 to gather input on the plans and the Environmental Assessment for the Prescribed Endemic Ref...

Community Services
  • Discover the fascinating world right outside your backyard and how you can take an active part in understanding, caring for and studying your environment. Presenter: Rich Schrader, Director of River Source Increase your knowledge of the health of your local environment. Find out more about your area's watershed, aquatic critters, water chemistry and river forest health.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    6/27/2019 6:30 PM - 6/27/2019 8:00 PM

  • Check out our rescheduled Movies in the Park showing of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Join us at dusk on Thursday, June 27 at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66. Worried about cancellation due to inclement weather? You can call the information hotline at (505) 314-0477 for updates.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66
    Time:
    6/27/2019 8:00 PM

  • Youth ages 11-19 are invited to participate in our free Teen 3-on-3 basketball program every Friday night from 7-10 June 14 through Aug. 9. Dinner will be served before each event at 6 p.m. with a mandatory life skills workshop at 6:30. Registration begins May 13. For more details contact Ashley Gutierrez at (505) 314-0465.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    6/28/2019 7:00 PM - 6/28/2019 10:00 PM

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