800 S. Granite Street • Deming, New Mexico • 575.546.8823

The Deming Luna County Commission on Aging, Inc. (COA) manages the Deming Senior and the Deming Luna County Adult Day Care Facility.  The Building was named "The Robert L. Beckett Senior Complex" in honor of former Deming Mayor, Robert Beckett.  The late Mr. Beckett served on the Board of Directors of the Commission on Aging for eight years, three of which he served as Chairman.  For many years he played a critical role through his advocacy efforts in obtaining funding for the services and programs provided to the senior citizens of Luna County, as well as in the massive expansion of the Center performed in 2001/2002.  In 2008, Mr. Beckett was named Outstanding Senior Citizen in the state of New Mexico by the Aging and Long Term Service Department.

 

Our Mission

The Deming Luna County Commission on Aging is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors and Executive Director, Julie Bolton. Our mission is to promote independence, preserve dignity, and enhance life quality for a diverse population of older adults and people with disabilities.  Our purpose is to provide services and programs to senior citizens, 60 years of age and older living in the City of Deming, Village of Columbus and Luna County. The Commission on Aging has been providing services to senior citizens in Luna County for over 35 years.

 

Julie

Bolton

Executive Director

As the Executive Director of the Deming Luna County Senior Citizens Center, I welcome you to our website. It is our goal to provide the best support services and programs for all of our participants. If you have any questions or would like a tour of our facility, please contact the Center at (575) 546-8823.

PROGRAMS

FOster Grandparent Program

Senior Companion Program

RSVP Volunteer Program

The Foster Grandparent Program provides valuable aid to children with exceptional needs. Foster Grandparents serve in Elementary Schools, Head Start Schools, and Child Care Centers. Foster Grandparents may serve 20 hours a week and may receive an hourly stipend.  They must be 55 years of age or older and meet established income guidelines. In addition to the stipend, they receive accident, personal liability, excess automobile insurance coverage, assistance with the cost of transportation, an annual physical examination and recognition.

Please contact Alex Trujillo at 575-546-8824 or demsrcnt.volprog@qwestoffice.net for more information.

The Senior Companion Program provides assistance to adults with physical, emotional, or mental health limitations, most of whom are elderly. These clients have difficulty with daily tasks and Senior Companions help them retain their independence.  Senior Companions may serve 20 hours a week and may receive an hourly stipend. They must be 55 years of age or older and meet established income guidelines.  In addition to the stipend, they receive accident, personal liability, excess automobile insurance coverage, assistance with the cost of transportation, an annual physical examination and recognition.
Please contact Alex Trujillo at 575-546-8824 or demsrcnt.volprog@qwestoffice.net for more information.

RSVP Volunteers are the Heart of the Community.  The RSVP Program serves many different types of organizations as well as non-profit organizations.  RSVP volunteers must be 55 years of age or older to receive the benefits of the program. Benefits that are offered through the RSVP Program are: additional accident, personal liability, assistance with cost of transportation and recognition.
Please contact Alex Trujillo at 575-546-8824 or demsrcnt.volprog@qwestoffice.net for more information.

SERVICES

For more information about any of the following services, please call us today at 575-546-8823!

TRANSPORTATION

This service provides transportation to senior citizens living in the City of Deming, the Village of Columbus and Luna County.  The age requirement is any senior citizen 60 years or older or a spouse or widow/widower of any one age 60 or older.  There is a suggested donation for this service with the age requirement.  If a guest under 60 years of age uses the service, full cost will be charged.

Weekly transportation is scheduled for doctor appointments, shopping, banking, beauty/barber shop, or any other appointments that a senior may have.  Doctor appointments need to be scheduled as far in advance as possible. The Center has 4 wheelchair accessible vans for service also.  Transportation is provided to the Village of Columbus one day per week.  Individuals are brought into Deming to the Center for lunch and for additional shopping before returning back home to Columbus.  A transportation schedule is available for pick up at the Center.

 

HomeMaker

This service is provided to at-risk seniors, assisting them with meal preparation, shopping, money management, using the telephone, and other light household chores.  This service has an age requirement of 60 years or older and requires an in-home assessment before service starts.

To qualify for this service, an in-home assessment is performed.  There must also be no other individuals living in the home that can perform the service. If you, or someone you know, is homebound, age 60 or older and are unable to perform activities of daily living, call the Center at  (575) 546-8823 and ask for Jamie Gomez.  Her e-mail address is demsrcnt.ihs@qwestoffice.net.

 

CONGREGATE MEALS

Meals are provided to senior citizens 60 years of age or older, or a spouse or widow/widower of someone who is 60 years of age or older at a suggested donation. Guests who do not meet the age requirements have to pay full cost for the meal

Meals are served Monday-Friday from 11:00am to 12:30pm.  Meals are 1/3 DRI and a menu can be picked up at the center.

 

Home Delivered Meals

The Senior Center provides home delivered lunches to seniors that are assessed as homebound and unable to prepare meals for themselves.  The same criteria are followed on the age requirements as is for congregate meals.  The meals are the same meals served in our congregate setting.  Food is delivered in a plastic, re-usable tray that can be reheated in the microwave or the oven, between 10:30am and 12:15pm, Monday through Friday.  Weekend meals are frozen and delivered on Fridays to seniors who have been assessed at-risk.  The Center delivers to seniors in the Village of Columbus three days a week. A frozen meal is delivered to this location for Tuesday and Thursday.

To qualify for this service, a nutrition screening assessment is performed.  There must also be no other means of preparing meals in the home. If you, or someone you know, is homebound, age 60 or older and are unable to prepare meals, call the Center at (575) 546-8823 and ask for Jamie Gomez.  Her e-mail address is demsrcnt.ihs@qwestoffice.net.

 

Adult Day Care

The Adult Day Care program provides supervised activities and socialization for adults who have dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or physical and /or mental disabilities.  Trained staff plan a program designed to entertain and challenge participants.

The Program is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and transportation is available to and from the Center. Prior to admission a participant must have a doctor’s certification of need. An appointment will be set up after this is received to complete an assessment. This program is sponsored by the Deming Luna County Commission on Aging at no charge to the participant. Funding is obtained under contract with the NCNMEDD Non-Metro Area on Agency, Aging & Long Term Services and the City and County Governments.

To qualify for this service, a doctor must submit a letter of need or a referral must be submitted from Adult Protective Services. If you, or someone you know, is in need of this service, call the Center at (575) 546-8823 and ask for Debbie Curtis or stop by and see the facility.

 

REspite Care

This service is provided to senior citizens who need respite care in their home, environment allowing for a brief period of relief or rest for the caregiver.  This service has an age requirement of 60 years or older, must have a caregiver for the client and requires an in-home assessment before service starts.

To qualify for this service, an in-home assessment is performed.  There must also be no other individuals living in the home that can perform the service. If you, or someone you know, is homebound, age 60 or older and are unable to perform activities of daily living, call the Center at (575) 546-8823 and ask for Jamie Gomez.  Her e-mail address is demsrcnt.ihs@qwestoffice.net.

 

Title XX Home/Personal Care

This service is provided to individuals 18 years of age or older who are at risk of being abused, neglected and/or exploited. This service is provided to individuals referred to our agency by Adult Protective Services.

 

INformation & Assistance

The Senior Center provides information and assistance concerning Federal, State and local resources that are available to senior citizens in Luna County.  The primary goal of the Center staff is to provide a place for one-stop answers for services, programs and any other information needed by the client whether over the telephone or having the client come into the Center.

ACTIVITIES

 

ACTIVITIES

COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

BINGO – Wednesday nights the doors open at 4:30pm and the first session starts at 6:00pm. Prizes range from $125 to $300 with a winner take all at the end of the second session. This is a non-smoking game with smoke breaks. All proceeds are used for the services and programs offered at the Senior Center.

 

BLOOD PRESSURE, SUGAR & OXYGEN – Testing is done the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00-11:00am. If you are having you sugar tested, please fast from the evening before for a more accurate reading. There is a suggested donation of $1.00 for the sugar test to help cover costs. Blood Pressure and Blood Oxygen are checked every Wednesday thereafter from 10:00-11:00am.

 

Cards – Bridge and Canasta are played Thursdays at 1:00pm.

 

Craft Group Group meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00am in the activity room. Holiday gifts are made for Home Delivered Meal clients.

 

Line Dancing – The Ramblin' Rose Line Dancers meet Monday and Friday afternoons at 1:30pm. (Days may change due to holiday closures as well as inclement weather closure.) Guests and new members are welcome.

 

Yoga & Osteoporosis Exercise Class – Participants meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:15-11:00am in the Multipurpose Room. You can join in at any time and work at your own pace.

 

Photography Club – The group meets on Tuesdays at 9:00am in the meeting room. New members welcome. Please bring your own camera.

 

Tai Chi – This exercise is offered on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00am.

 

The center has two pool tables available for use during business hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm

 

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR HOLIDAY OR INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURES.

DEMING GARDEN CLUB – Club meets on a monthly basis at 1:30pm.

 

HEAR ON EARTH – Hearing tests on Tuesdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP - Meets every Friday at 10:00am.

 

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP -  Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:00am.

 

DEMING LUNA COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING BOARD MEETING – Last Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Meetings are open to the public.

 

DR. GILLIS & DR. YU (Podiatrists) – Provide Service at the Center. Please contact them directly at 1-575-525-3980 for an appointment prior to the day that they are scheduled to come to the Center.

 

AARP 55 ALIVE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE – Classes are held on an as-needed basis. Please contact Jerry Abbey @ 546-8915/543-8916 for details or to enroll.

 

NM VETERANS – The NM Veterans Service Officer is at the Center every Tuesday at 9:00am.  This service is also available the first Thursday of each month at 9:00am as well.

 

DEMING AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – Group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am. Anyone interested in learning more about or sharing knowledge of ham radios is encouraged to attend.

 

PC SUGAR COMPUTER CLUB – Group meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30am. The Club offers several computer classes and is not restricted to seniors.

 

WHILE THE SENIOR CENTER PROVIDES SPACE FOR MEDICAL CARE AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE COMMUNITY, IT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY MEDICAL PROVIDER LISTED.

OUR HISTORY

The Deming Luna County Commission on Aging is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors and Executive Director, Julie Bolton.  Our mission is to promote independence, preserve dignity, and enhance life quality for a diverse population of older adults and people with disabilities.  Our purpose is to provide services and programs to frail elderly, 60 years of age and older living in the City of Deming, Village of Columbus and Luna County.  The Commission on Aging has been providing services to senior citizens in Luna County for over 35 years.

 

The Deming Luna County Commission on Aging manages the Deming Senior Center and the Deming Luna County Adult Day Care Facility.  The Building was named “The Robert L. Beckett Senior Complex” in honor of former Deming Mayor, Robert Beckett. The late Mr. Beckett served on the Board of Directors of the Commission on Aging for eight years, three of which he served as Chairman.  For many years he played a role in obtaining funding for the services and programs provided to the senior citizens of Luna County, as well as the massive expansion of the Center performed in 2001/2002. In 2008, he was named Outstanding Senior Citizen in the state of New Mexico by the Aging and Long Term Service Department.

 

The Deming Senior Center is designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for information, services and support to the senior population in Luna County.  The objective of the Center is to be a resource to seniors through on-site visits or telephone calls to find answers to questions concerning Federal, State, and local programs, services and benefits that are available to them.

 

The services and programs available through the Deming Senior Center are provided for a suggested donation only for seniors 60 years of age or older and for spouses of, widows/widowers of anyone who is 60 years of age or older.  These donations are very important for the operation and availability of the services and programs offered at the Center.

 

The Robert L. Beckett Senior Complex (Deming Senior Center) is located at 800 South Granite Street in Deming, New Mexico.  The telephone number is (575) 546-8823, fax number (575) 546-4076 and the e-mail address for Julie Bolton, executive director, is demsrcnt.exe@qwestoffice.net.

 

 

AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT

On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later. A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals:

Create new jobs and save existing ones

• Spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth

• Foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending

The Deming Senior Center received funding from this act to enhance the meals program. The Center was one of two senior programs that were chosen by the Area Agency on Aging to have pictures portraying this funding in action. The pictures shown in the history section were taken by Mark Holm, a freelance photographer who was chosen by the State to photograph different industries in New Mexico that were utilizing this funding.

 

CONTACT

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800 South Granite Street

Deming, New Mexico 88030

United States

PHONE: 575-546-8823

FAX: 575-546-4076

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