Beginnings

The former Ancianos, Inc. was started on December 10, 1979. At the request of the New Mexico Area Agency on Aging, Taos County took over the program on July 1, 2014, to continue to serve the needs of our Senior Citizens, first within Taos, later reaching out to the citizens in Amalia, Questa, and Chamisal.

Taos County Senior Facts

The 2008 to 2012 American Community Survey distribution populations provided by Area Agency on Aging show the Senior Population in Taos County was at 8,455; by 2020 projections will reflect a 12% growth rate or an increase in senior population of 13,304; Our older adults represent more than 25.69% of the population; 15.26% of these seniors are dispersed outside of the Town of Taos and live in a non-urbanized rural location. Statistics show that 16% of these seniors have three or more types of disabilities with 15% of these seniors living below poverty level; 12% of these seniors are low income with 3% who cannot speak English and 12% of these seniors were consumers in our SAMS database