|60+ Activity Center
20 SE 2nd, Newport, OR 97365
|Peggy O'Callaghan, Coordinator||541.574.5459|
|Meals on Wheels||541.574.0669|
Friends of the 60+ Center
Newport Senior Citizens Association
Ways to Help
Welcome to the 60+ Activity Center!
January 17th-February 28th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Do you like card games? Want to make new friends? Need mental stimulation? Learn new tricks!
Introductory courses for beginning bridge players will be held Tuesdays, January 17 & 24, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m., leading into formal training material beginning on Tuesday, January 31st. Classes will meet in the multi-purpose room of the Newport 60+ Activity Center. Instructors are experienced bridge players.
Please call Mike Rickus at 541-574-1938 to reserve a spot.
You spoke and we listened! Please join us for an overview of the 57 exciting trips that have been planned for 2017! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, February 4th, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Join Suman Barkhas as he presents a show about his most recent trip to Mongolia. Born in Mongolia, Suman has traveled as a yoga monk throughout forty-six countries and currently resides in Eugene, working as a holistic wellness coach. He first received training in yoga and tai chi in Mongolia and China.
Saturday, February 4th, 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
All movements adhere to fundamental principles of tai chi: involving weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, good body alignment and coordinated movements conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion. Movement coordinates with the inhale/exhale breathing cycle. Movements are taught in sets which can be performed separately and linked to form a sequenctial routine. Instructor: Suman Barkhas. Call 541-265-9617 to sign up.
January 23rd-March 6th, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
This will be a new session of our ongoing 6-week Fitbit training program. Fitbit wristbands will be provided for your use. The bands record your steps, caloies burned, flights of stairs, heart rate and more. Fitbit wristbands are designed to help you stay motivated and to improve your health. Class will be led by certified fitness trainer Michelle Annette.
Class size is limited so sign up early.
January 26th, 2:00 p.m.
Are you curious about the whales everyone talks about off the Oregon Coast? Clint and Kathy Perry, volunteers of Oregon State Parks will be at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. to answer your questions and to share whale artifacts, photos, and their love of whale watching from the Newport area.
The Perry’s will provide a layman's presentation focusing on the gray whale that's popular here on the Oregon Coast. Before the presentation, they will ask the audience what specific questions they have and then gear the presentation towards their interests. If lacking questions, then they cover the three most common whales, why and when the migration occurs, fun facts on sizes and eating behaviors of gray whales, behaviors (such as breaching) of whales, and the best places and times to watch them.
Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
The Samaritan Center for Health Education will be co-hosting a free community health screening for balance and balance disorders all day Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Appointments will be scheduled for four persons every 45 minutes. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork.
Peggy O’Callaghan, director of the Newport 60+ Activity Center, and Community Fall Prevention Specialist, John McKinney, will provide free balance assessments for community members 60 years of age and up, at no cost and with no income restrictions.
To sign up for this free Community Health Screening, call 541-265-9617, or stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR. The Center for Health Education is located at: 740 SW 9th Street, Newport, OR.