Durango/La Plata Senior Center

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Durango/La Plata Senior Center 2424 Main Ave., 382-6445 Monday 9 a.m. Volunteer income tax assistance, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. 10 a.m. Intermediate bridge lesson. 10:15...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Community

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Senior Center to offer fall-prevention classes

Two eight-hour “Matter of Balance” fall-prevention classes will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. April 4 and April 27 at Durango/La Plata County Senior Center , 2424 Main Ave. Participants must be 60 or...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sculpture class for seniors begins April 5

An eight-session sculpture class for seniors will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday from April 5 to May 24, at Durango-La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Karen Harms, who has more than 30...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Neighbors: Ernestine Brewer hits century mark

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist One of Durango’s grande dames became a centenarian Thursday. Ernestine Brewer hit her century mark surrounded by friends and family at a catered lunch for more...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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State takes aim at issues of burgeoning aging population

DENVER – When Christina Knoell was younger, the last thing she was thinking about was aging. She was preoccupied raising children. Now, at 46, the executive director of the San Juan Basin Area...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County residents caring for loved ones need support, resources

Forget climate change, the economy or terrorism for a moment because one of the great challenges of the next three decades is one most aren’t even thinking about – caring for the 78 million baby...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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100 years of life: Durango celebrates centenarians

In 1916 Durango, Coca-Cola cost a nickel and a haircut and shave was 25 cents. It was a good year for Democrats, as presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson beat Republican Evan Hughes. And because...

DATE: May 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Is La Plata County ready for spike in seniors?

Are you 40 years or older? Do you plan to be living in La Plata County in 25 years? If the answers are yes, you’ll be in good company among a growing population of senior citizens expected to call...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Falls by senior citizens a growing problem in La Plata County

The common assumption when one sees an ambulance, lights and siren blazing, is that it’s en route to a car accident, or maybe a heart attack or stroke victim. But they’re just as likely to be on...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Reviving a talent

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Willing to be digital

Durango resident Annabel Stickle, 93, jokes that she starts each day the same way – checking obituaries on The Durango Herald website. “If my name isn’t there, I know it’s time for me to get...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free Medicare advice to be offered

The right Medicare plan can help save senior citizens thousands of dollars on medical costs, and this fall, the Durango/La Plata Senior Center is offering free advice to help navigate the program....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News