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60+ Activity Center
20 SE 2nd, Newport, OR 97365
541.265.9617
Peggy O'Callaghan, Coordinator 541.574.5459
Meals on Wheels 541.574.0669
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Hours

Monday 8:30AM − 8:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30AM − 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30AM − 5:00PM
Thursday & Friday 8:30AM − 5:00PM
Saturday 9:30AM − 4:00PM

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Newport Senior Citizens Association


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Survey Results

The 60+ Center Advisory board is excited to share the results of the survey of the 50-year-old and older residents of Newport and the surrounding communities: Survey Results

 

thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Two Seatings: 12:00 & 2:00 pm

Stop by the 60+ Activity Center office to sign up for one of the two seatings.

 

christmas tree

Decorate the Tree

Christmas Party

Thursday, December 12, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Come and join in the fun! We are hosting a "Decorate the Tree" party. Pianist BethLyn Brandt will entertain us with a selection of Christmas music. Join us in decorating the Christmas tree in the Multi-Purpose Room. Enjoy refreshments and sing carols.

 

mahjong

Mahjong 101

Tuesdays, October 22 - December 3, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mahjong is a tile game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago and was brought to the West in the 1920's. The instructor will teach the American version and will break the game down into its pieces and parts and then quickly put it all together in a gaming format. Plan to be playing by the third class!

 

Jazz Band Past Forward

Jazz Band, Past Forward

Free Amazing Performance!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Past Forward plays tunes from the 1920's through the 1960's with a diverse repertoire that features standards, show tunes, bossa novas, and popular hits. Be sure to grab a piece of pie, a cup of coffee, and a partner for some toe-tapping music!

 

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Silk Scarf Art: Scarf-Making Class

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cost $15.00

12:00 - 1:00 pm

There are several versions of Scarf Art. In this class, you will have two choices to design your scarf. You can choose to use permanent sharpies to create a unique design and then, using an eye dropper, apply rubbing alcohol, which causes the colors to bleed into beautiful designs! You can also choose to use jewel colored cloth paints that you can brush on and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Everyone goes home with a completed project!

 

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Watercolor

Tuesdays, January 7 - February 11, 2020

10:00 - 11:30 am

Shirley Steinhauer will again be offering a free watercolor class for those people interested in learning how to create their own masterpiece! All materials are provided, but people who do have their own supplies are encouraged to bring the supplies to class. Class size is limited so sign up now!

 

 

 

 

 

meditation

Meditation Workshop

The first Thursday of each month

December 5, 2019 - March 5, 2020

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Meditation is now mainstream and is being practiced in many different places in many different ways. The meditation that will be taught has its roots in Zen practice. In our everyday lives we can see how complex life can be and how we need to have a place to relax and catch our breath sometimes.

In this workshop you will learn that this place of rest already exists in our own bodies. The most important point is to learn how to simply sit, and be comfortable and restful - a practice and tool that can be applied to any life endeavor. The instructor for this informative workshop is Joseph Armenio.

This workshop is free to members, and for everyone else there will be a $2.00 drop-in fee.

 

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Movable Peace Class #1

Wednesdays, November 6 - December 18, 2019

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This is a class based on the idea that moving creatively, no matter how gently, helps with reducing stress, anxiety, and in some cases, pain. Moving improves memory and cognitive skills in general. This class includes a long warm-up and stretching exercises, using movements from Qigong, Tai Chi, Creative Movement, and Brain Gym. Participants may sit or stand. This is a very basic movement class for anyone who is recovering from an illness or injury.

 

fitness test

Senior Fitness Tests

Thursday, January 9, 2020

1:00 - 5:00 pm (by appointment)

The 7 individual tests are simple, will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and are an easy way to measure upper and lower body strength, flexibility, agility, and balance. These evidence-based tests were designed by Roberta E. Rikli and C. Jessie Jones, PhDs, through California State University, Fullerton. Test results will be compared with national study data and will help individuals create a personal baseline for their fitness level.

Data from the national study indicated that those who were physically active (participated in physical exercise equivalent to at least 30 minutes of brisk walking at least three times a week) scored much better on all test items than did inactive or low-active individuals. In fact, the study provided evidence suggesting that at least half of the usual decline associated with aging might be prevented through regular exercise, or, put another way, that sedentary older people experience twice the amount of physical decline as their more active counterparts.

For more information, or to schedule your appointment, call 541-265-9617. It is advised to have a medical clearance form prior to testing. If there is an overwhelming response, we will try to schedule an additional fitness testing day in January.

 

alcohol inks

Alcohol Inks

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cost $15.00

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Alcohol ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that is a blast to paint with. Alcohol inks can be used to create abstract collages or intricate paintings. Alcohol inks are a fun and simple way to express your creative side! Come learn alongside fellow community members and show off your creative side! Don't be afraid to explore your creativity in this fun class and create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece! The cost is $15.00 per tile.