New senior center nears completion in Taos

By Jesse Moya
jmoya@taosnews.com
Posted 11/14/19

Construction is nearly complete at the new Taos County Senior Center building as crews finish the final touches on the center’s parking lot and building itself. 

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New senior center nears completion in Taos

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Construction is nearly complete at the new Taos County Senior Center building on Albright Street as crews finish the final touches on the center’s parking lot and building itself. 

For several years Senior Center director Mike Trujillo worked to find funding for a new center, and his efforts will soon be a reality for Taos county Seniors. 

“The seniors are ecstatic about the move and are anxious,” Trujillo said. 

The new center, set to open sometime between December 2019 and January 2020, will provide the Taos county Senior Program with an upgraded kitchen, offices and larger common areas for seniors and their activities. 

Moving will start before the end of the year when Trujillo, his staff and volunteers begin the transition into the new building. This transition will come with some temporary setbacks to the center's programs, include the lack of a Christmas banquet this year. 

“We are in the process of moving stuff and including our kitchen equipment,” Trujillo said.  “We will have a basic lunch meal for Thanksgiving and (Christmas) as that is all we will be able to provide.” 

Crews are still hooking up utilities and a new canopy on the back porch is being constructed at the new center. 

The previous center was built nearly 30 years ago and was once owned by the town of Taos. The new senior center, just a stone’s throw from the current one, will give a needed upgrade to the senior program.

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