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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 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.
  • Senior Affairs Advisory Council
  • The Quality of Life Community Fund - Senior Services supports senior services to address food insecurity/nutrition, transportation and health promotion for seniors.

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

Staff Directory

Senior and Social Services
2400 Broadway SE, Bldg. N
Albuquerque, NM 87102
osss@bernco.gov | (505) 314-0425 | Fax: (505) 462-9759
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BernCoOSSS

George Schroeder, MPH
Senior and Social Services Manager
(505) 314-0326

Paul Salcido
Community Services Administrator
(505) 468-7650

Veronica Cordova
Community Program Specialist
(505) 314-0432

Brenda Cisneros-Fernandez
Public Health Specialist
(505) 314-0324

Vicente A. Ramirez
Public Health Specialist
(505) 468-7402

Lorri Romero
Accountant
(505) 314-0406

Laura Sanchez-Abeyta
Community Program Enhancement Specialist
(505) 288-0801

Staci Miceli​​​​​​​
Community Program Enhancement Specialist
(505) 288-2507

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  • 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: Justin Stevenson, Co-founder of Fightwns You don't have to climb a belfry to see the amazing bat species of New Mexico - just join us at this workshop! View incredible footage of native bat colonies and learn about their biology, behavior, conservation status and much more. Several local bat species will be on hand to help increase public awareness and understanding of the reality of bats versus the prevalent and often negative myths.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    10/19/2019 10:00 AM - 10/19/2019 12:00 PM

  • What do cider, wine, pickles, kraut, salami, beer, cheese, spirits, kombucha, kefir, sourdough, mead, hot sauce, sake, kimchi, koji, coffee, and chocolate share in common? Come find out at the fourth annual New Mexico Fermentation Festival slated for Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 .am. – 4:00 p.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Learn more about preserving fresh, local food at this all-day event that includes hands-on workshops, lectures, and tutorials. The Festival’s programming demonstrates how the fermentation process preserves foods and creates enzymes and probiotics that are beneficial to consumers. Visit www.ediblenm.com for more information and tickets. Organized by edible New Mexico, proceeds benefit the Hubbell House Alliance and the BernCo Quality of Life Fund.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
    Time:
    10/19/2019 10:00 AM - 10/19/2019 4:00 PM

  • Join us for pickleball Mondays through Saturdays at Los Vecinos Community Center!
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    10/19/2019 10:30 AM - 10/19/2019 1:00 PM

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