HMS Senior Program

Available Senior Services:

  • Congregate Meals at the Senior Centers
    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 of $2. Guests who do not meet the age requirements pay full cost for the meal. Monthly menus can be picked up at any senior center location.
     
  • Home-Delivered Meals (participants must qualify)
    Home-delivered meals are provided to senior citizens 60 years of age or older, that are assessed as home-bound and unable to prepare meals for themselves.  To qualify for this service, a nutrition screening assessment is performed. Depending on availability, applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
     
  • Transportation (based on availability)
    This service provides transportation to senior citizens living in Grant and Hidalgo County.  Transportation service recipients must be at least 60 years of age. Wheelchair accessible and assisted transportation is not available at this time.   Transportation services are prioritized based on need, dependent upon availability, and recipients must complete an annual assessment to qualify. Depending on availability, applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

The intent of the Older Americans Act (OAA) is to allow older adults to remain independent, either in their community or in their homes, by meeting the dietary needs of participants. Additionally, the OAA offers participants opportunities to form new friendships and to create informal support networks through socialization opportunities.

Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic diseases and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.

HMS offers five senior center locations, in two counties, to assist in improving the health and well-being of seniors in Hidalgo and Grant County.

 

HOW TO START MEAL OR
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

For more information, please call:
HIDALGO COUNTY: (575) 542-9414
GRANT COUNTY: (575) 597-2742

An HMS staff member will return your call to schedule an assessment. Depending on availability, applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

HMS Senior Center Locations and Hours

The Congregate Nutrition Program provides one hot meal, five (5) days a week, at the following locations:

Ena Mitchell Senior Center
532 DeMoss Street
Lordsburg, NM 88045
(575) 542-9414 - phone
8:00am to 3:00pm - Mon - Fri

Santa Clara Senior Center
107 N. East Street
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 537-5254 - phone
8:00am to 3:00pm - Mon - Fri

Silver City Senior Center
205 W. Victoria Street
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 388-2545 - phone
8:00am to 3:00pm - Mon - Fri

Mimbres Senior Center
2620 Highway 35
Mimbres, NM 88049
(575) 536-9990 - phone
9:00am to 2:00pm - Mon - Fri

Gila Senior Center
403 Highway 211
Gila, NM 88038
(575) 535-2888 - phone
9:00am to 2:00pm - Mon - Fri

HMS Senior Program Leadership Team

EDITH LEE, LMSW CHief Support Officer

EDITH LEE, LMSW
CHief Support Officer

April Hunter, BS Senior Services Program Manager

April Hunter, BS
Senior Services Program Manager