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Empowering our Community
for a Brighter Future.

On February 14th, the Saguache Senior Resource and Health Fair, co-presented by SLV AHEC and HEART of Saguache, transformed the Saguache Community Building into a hub of support for local seniors. The event was well attended, signaling the community’s dedication to the well-being of its older residents. 

The event provided a range of services; from legal and veteran assistance to resource navigation and health essentials like blood pressure testing and vaccinations. Information on low-cost insurance options was readily available, empowering residents to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Free lunch, raffles, and giveaways added to the festive atmosphere. 

Exhibitors of the event include: Valley Wide Health Systems, Saguache Senior Center, Saguache Works Bebop Studio, Mountain Valley Medicare, Saguache County Public Health, Saguache Clinic Dental Services, Valley to Valley Senior Care Center, Saguache County Veterans Services, and the American Legion. 

We want to express our gratitude for our co-sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for making this event the success that it was. This event was made possible through the Saguache County sales tax grant.

We at HEART of Saguache want to express our gratitude for the generous donation of premium quality yarn and needles by the Colonial Needle Company to HEART’s San Luis Valley Colcha Embroidery Project. 

Since its establishment in 1925, the Colonial Needle Company has become a cornerstone in the needlecraft industry, offering a vast array of top-quality needles, notions, threads, and needlepoint products. Originating from the Brabant Needle Company founded in 1888, Colonial Needle has expanded its offerings to include a comprehensive range of needlecraft supplies and educational resources, cementing its commitment to quality, innovation, and fostering a community of needlework enthusiasts.

We are especially thankful to receive this shipment of yarn and needles just before our free colcha embroidery workshop in San Luis this week. Thank you to Donna Madrid Hernandez and Aurora Martinez for their help in preparing the yarn for the workshop. 

The San Luis Valley Colcha Embroidery Project, a collaboration between HEART of Saguache and The Range in Saguache, Colorado, fosters the traditional art of colcha embroidery through exhibitions, workshops, and support for artists, enhancing a cultural dialogue that spans Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

We also want to thank Florilegium online store—where you can purchase the Colonial 3-ply persian yarn for colcha embroidery—for working with us on bulk discount for materials. Special thanks to the AJL Foundation, the Rawlings Foundation, and the Saguache County Sales Tax Grant for supporting the San Luis Valley Colcha Embroidery Project.

Join us at the San Luis Senior Center, for a two-day Colcha Embroidery Workshop. Sponsored by HEART of Saguache, this event is free and materials are provided.

Friday, February 16: 10 AM - 12 PM

Saturday, February 17: 10 AM - 1 PM

Spaces are limited. RSVP required. Contact Donna Madrid Hernandez at 719-298-0292 to secure your spot.

Learn the traditional art of Colcha Embroidery in a focused setting. Open to all skill levels.

San Luis Senior Center

1015 Salazar St, San Luis, CO 81152

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