Senior Services

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Our Mission
La Plata County Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all adults age 60 years or older and helping them age with dignity and purpose. 
Through information, advocacy and service, we are committed to building a healthier community for all senior residents.

Senior Center Video

We are happy to announce that we are back to a regular schedule of indoor dining at the  Senior Center-featuring our FAMOUS Salad Bar! Dining is five days a week in Durango - Monday through Friday, and two days at the Pine River Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations need to be made by 3:00pm the day before. La Plata County Senior Services provides nutritionally balanced congregate and home delivered meals to seniors in the Durango and Bayfield area. The suggested donation is $5.00 for seniors 60+. Fees for individuals 12-59 are $10.00 and children under 12 are $5.00. Reservations can be made by calling (970) 382-6445 in Durango or (970) 884-5415 in Bayfield. Please join us for lunch and socialization!

Announcing the Senior Companion
Program!!!Click Here for Details

Senior Lunch Programs

  • More than 45,000 tasty meals are served each year
  • Dine at the Durango or Bayfield  locations
  • Meals on Wheels are home-delivered throughout La Plata County
  • Our focus is high quality, wholesome and delicious food!

The Durango~La Plata Senior Center serves meals in Durango Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made by 9:30am. For meal reservations or cancellations, please call (970) 382-6445.
Lunch Donations: Seniors 60+ $5.00, Under 60 $10.00, Children under 12 $5.00.
See Newsletter below for current menu.

(970) 382-6428 

  • Practice Tai Chi, Zumba, Line Dancing, and more
  • Join our "Watch Your Step" class for fall prevention and to improve overall fitness
  • Play cards, bingo, dominoes, billiards and other games
  • Study history, music, language and healthy living
  • Learn tech skills
  • Join a group or start your own!
  • Free Movie and popcorn. Check newsletter for days and times.

See Newsletter below for Activities Schedule

Newsletter, Events, Menu and Activities Guide

Find the Durango~La Plata Senior Center and Bayfield Senior Center Menu, Activities Schedule and more in the Current Newsletter


(970) 759-6309

Reliable transportation to:

  • Senior Centers
  • Doctor Appointments
  • Pharmacy
  • Post Office or other services

Transportation Services are provided for a suggested donation based on distance traveled.

Home Chore Services
(970) 382-6428

  • Home modifications for safety- Minor repairs
  • Heavy cleaning
  • Walkway snow removal - light yard work

Home Chore Services are provided for a suggested donation based on the time spent on chores by staff.

Support Groups

  • Family Caregiver Support Group
  • Widow/Widower's support group
  • TOPS (Take off the Pounds Sensibly)

All Support Groups are free to attend. Click on "Current Newsletter" link above for schedule.


Pine River Senior Center in Bayfield  serves lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon.  Reservations must be made by 9:00 a.m. by calling (970) 884-5415.
As of July 1, 2018 - Lunch Donations: Seniors 60+ $5.00, Under 60 $10.00, Children under 12 $5.00.