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Summer Closure Info.
Meadowlark Senior Center Reopening Sept. 2

Rio Rancho’s Meadowlark Senior Center will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 7:30 a.m.  

A public ceremony to officially mark the completion of project work and the reopening of the facility will take place on Friday, Sept. 26 at 1:45 p.m.

Rio Rancho’s Meadowlark Senior Center will be closed to the public from June 1 through approximately Aug. 29 to allow for parking lot and kitchen renovations.

During the closure period, alternate locations will be used for regular senior center programs and services.  A listing of alternate locations that will be utilized during June, July and August can be accessed via:

- June edition of the Meadowlark Senior Center Newsletter (searchable PDF)

            - August edition of the Meadowlark Senior Center Newsletter (MS Word)

- Calling (505) 891-5018 / (505) 891-8319 beginning on Aug. 1, 2014

Information pertaining to the re-opening date of the Meadowlark Senior Center will be posted on the city's Web site and the facility marquee sign.

The senior lunch program will continue to be offered by the Sandoval County Senior Program, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  During June and July, lunch service will take place at Rio Rancho Elementary School, 4601 Pepe Ortiz Road. Beginning Aug. 4, 2014, lunch service will take place at the Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Ave.  Transportation to and from can be arranged by calling Valerie Quinones at (505) 362-2430, or the Sandoval County Senior Program Administrative Office at (505) 867-7535.

Paratransit service for seniors and those disabled operated by Rio Metro and based out of the senior center will continue to operate without interruption during the closure period.  For more information and scheduling, please call (505) 994-1608 or visit http://riometro.org/access/paratransit/rio-rancho.

The existing parking lot will be demolished and reconstructed with new lighting, sidewalks, landscaping, and a shaded main entry area added.  The renovation work will result in accessibility upgrades as well as improvements to the general safety and traffic flow for facility users.  The construction work will cost $759,889.16 and is funded via monies appropriated by the New Mexico Legislature (Capital Outlay) and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department.

Kitchen renovation work will consist of removing and replacing original (1985) flooring in need of repair, wall and plumbing improvements, and equipment replacement.  The cost of this work is $87,989.54 and will be funded by monies from the New Mexico Legislature (Capital Outlay), New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department, and state bond proceeds.

The senior center is located at 4330 Meadowlark Lane and is operated by the Rio Rancho Senior Services Division, which is part of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.


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