OUR SERVICES

Can you imagine living on less than $900 a month? New Mexico is one of the worst states in the nation for senior hunger and for senior malnutrition. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one out of every seven Bernalillo County seniors live below the poverty level. Too many of New Mexico’s seniors are living in poverty, and the numbers of seniors in need continues to rise as Baby Boomers age.

Since 1980, Silver Horizons has been a reliable community resource for low-income seniors, their families and caregivers, who are looking for help with household bill assistance to help pay mounting bills, help with minor home repairs, and a source of free groceries for seniors, along with personal hygiene items, to help keep our loved ones healthy and fed.

As a caring advocate for our community’s aging adults, Silver Horizons provides services to seniors from Santa Fe to Belen.  In addition to providing much needed services and resources to low-income and at-risk seniors in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia counties, Silver Horizons has built trusted relationships with numerous support agencies and businesses in New Mexico, and can help navigate seniors to resources to meet ever-growing and ever-changing needs.

HOUSEHOLD BILLS & MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Silver Horizons helps seniors pay important household bills and assists seniors with minor home repairs. Seniors must qualify for this assistance.


For over 40 years, Silver Horizons has helped our community’s lowest-income seniors meet basic needs and maintain a decent standard of living. Silver Horizons supports low-income and at-risk seniors by providing programs and resources including Household Bill Assistance and Minor Home Repairs. Silver Horizons’ Household Bill Assistance Program and Minor Home Repairs are on-going services offered to those who apply and qualify.
 

Requirements for applying:

  • Senior must be at least 50 years of age

  • Senior must live at location where household bill or minor home repair assistance requested

  • Senior must not have received household bill or minor home repair assistance from Silver Horizons within the last 12 months

  • If applicable, senior must provide Social Security award letter

  • If requested, senior must provide three (3) months bank statements for all household members

  • Senior must demonstrate ability to cover essential monthly household expenses (complete budget worksheet)

  • Senior must present government-issued identification

 

Senior’s and/or household income must be less than:

  • $1,133 for household of 1

  • $1,526 for 2

  • $1,919 for 3

  • $2,313 for 4

  • $2,706 for 5

  • $3,099 for 6

  • $3,493 for 7

  • $3,886 for 8

If you, or a senior you know, is in need of help through our Household Bill or Minor Home Repair Assistance program, please call us at 505-884-3881.

SENIOR FOOD MARKETS & FREE GROCERIES FOR SENIORS

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Most of the seniors we assist live on less than $900 a month!  Our Free Groceries for Seniors program helps stretch household budgets so there is enough quality food to eat everyday.

New Mexico is one of the worst states in the nation for senior hunger and for senior malnutrition. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one out of every seven Bernalillo County seniors live below the poverty level. Silver Horizons’ Free Groceries for Seniors program provides free groceries to about 3,500 seniors each month, and to nearly 1,300 grandchildren many of these seniors are raising. 

Our Free Groceries for Seniors program helps keep nutritious foods available to low-income seniors who must make the choice between buying groceries, paying their utility bills, paying for necessary medications, or covering other life expenses. At Silver Horizons, we believe our aging and elderly citizens in New Mexico shouldn’t have to make that choice. If you, or a senior you know, is in need of food, please call us at 505-884-3881.
 
Senior Food Markets
Silver Horizons provides free groceries throughout the month and at various locations. Low-income seniors (50+) receive fresh produce, meat, bread, toiletry items, pet food, in addition to nonperishable food items. Each month, about 3,500 seniors receive free groceries, along with about 1,300 grandchildren many of these seniors are raising. Simply show up. CLICK HERE for an updated list of Senior Food Markets, open to all seniors regardless of where they live. Proof of financial need and signup is not required.
 
Partnership with Meals on Wheels Albuquerque
Silver Horizons, in partnership with Meals on Wheels Albuquerque, works to ensure low-income, home-bound seniors receive nutritious food to help them cover the weekend. MOW provides meals Monday thru Friday.  Silver Horizons provides “Weekend Survival Kits” that are delivered by MOW volunteers.  These “kits” contain nonperishable food items that are easy-to-prepare.