LIFE after 50 - Current Issue - November 2015 Vol. 25 No. 11

Teller Senior Coalition's café serves tasty feasts

1115_01_TellerCafe1The meals Chef Gerry Coulter prepares at Teller Senior Coalition's Community Café are so popular that the daily lunches are attracting folks of all ages.

The Community Café, housed at the Senior Club at 312 N. Center St. in Woodland Park, officially opened Aug. 31 and attracts 50 or more people for lunch nearly every day. Besides the meals, it's a great opportunity for folks to visit and make new friends.

"We've got people stopping by and telling us this is the best thing we've ever done," says Teller Senior Coalition's Executive Director Barbara Berger.

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Pueblo Housing Authority’s Markley Honored

Written by Becky Hurley

1115_02_MaryMarkleyAfter 30 years of contributions to the Pueblo community last month Pueblo Housing Authority property manager Mary Markley has retired.  An official luncheon in her honor was held on October 22 and included remarks by Executive Director Ted Ortiviz. The event was attended both by co-workers and individuals whose lives she had touched.

“I’ve known Mary for 22 years,” says today’s PHA Operations Manager Pat Rivas. “She helped train me in the Occupancy Department when I first came to work.  We’ve been comrades ever since.”

Rivas says Markley’s job was a big one — and she handled it well, managing the Housing Authority’s biggest portfolio which includes 230 residents in three high-rise buildings and nine Farm Labor duplexes.  The Pueblo West wife and mother also takes care of her 93-year old mother and still regularly finds time to volunteer in her community.

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