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60+ Activity Center
20 SE 2nd, Newport, OR 97365
Peggy O'Callaghan, Coordinator 541.574.5459
Meals on Wheels 541.574.0669
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Monday 8:30AM − 8:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30AM − 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30AM − 6:30PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:30AM − 5:00PM



60+ Advisory

Friends of the 60+ Center

Newport Senior Citizens Association

Ways to Help

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Friends of the 60+ Center Fred Meyer Community Rewards (Listed under "The Friends of Newport Senior Activity Center" #85253)

Welcome to the 60+ Activity Center!

We're not bragging but the Newport 60+ Activity Center is beyond fantastic!

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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



The Newport 60+ Activity Center received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association in Sun River. OR.

Distibuished Service Award 2018

On November 5th, the Newport 60+ Activity Center received an award from ORPA at the annual conferences held in SunRiver this year. The award recognized the work the center has done in evidenced-based prevention programs, specifically the Prevention of Type Two Diabetes.




Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Newport. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.

This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
  • Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center will celebrate OAM by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping Newport thrive. We encourage you to:

Connect:         Visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc;

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter;

Give us a call at 541-265-9617; or stop by the office at 20 S.E. 2nd Street, Newport.

Create: We are always looking for people who are willing to share their expertise through educational presentations and various art classes.

Contribute: We have a variety of volunteer options available, including leading health and wellness classes, working in the office and helping in the Lounge and/or Gift Shop.

Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Join us in strengthening our community – this May and throughout the year.




Adventures in Literature

Wednesdays, April 17 - June 5, 2019

This class meets every other Wednesday

Class times: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join local author and host lecturer, Bernie Levy, in the "Adventures in Literature." Bernie has compiled a list of over 20 authors to explore. Each individual will choose a book and author to discover or rediscover. Some of the authors on his list are Mark Twain, Ivan Doig, Barbara Kingsolver, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, and Tony Hillerman to name a few. Pre-registration is required for this fun class!




Photography - 2 New Classes

Using Your Digital Camera - Beyond The Basics: Wednesdays, May 22 - June 12, 2019. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. The cost for this class is $10.00 to cover hand-outs.This class is for those who wish to learn more about your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) lens camera. You will explore the use of Program, Aperture, Shutter Priority, and Manual Modes. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip allowing you to apply all of the topics covered in class. Maximum of 15 participants.

Basic Studio Photography - Wednesdays, June 19 - July 10, 2019. Cost for this class is $10.00 to cover hand-outs. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. This class is new for 2019. It will challenge your skills in photography and teamwork while learning hands-on basic lighting patterns. Maximum of 10 participants.

These classes have limited seating, so sign-up now!









Jazz Band Past Forward

Jazz Band, Past Forward

Two More Free Amazing Performances!

Two Saturdays: May 18, and June 15, 2019.

All performance times are 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, soft drink, and a partner for some toe tapping music!


watercolor painting



May 28 - July 2, 2019

Class meets on Tuesdays

Watercolor: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Colored Pencil: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Shirley Steinhauer will again be offering two fun art classes for those people interested in learning how to create their own colored pencil or watercolor masterpiece! Class times: watercolor 10:00 - 11:30 am, and colored pencil 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required, so call now to reserve your spot!


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm


Get to know some of our local and indigenous healing plants and trees!

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m., you are invited to come to the 60+ Activity Center to enjoy an herbal education presentation plus hands-on preparation of a local healing plant medicine. The class will be taught by Herbalist Frances O'Halloran. Everyone will go home with a co-created topical healing herbal remedy.

Cost of the class is $10 for supplies. Class size is limited so please sign up early. Pre-registration is required.




Encaustic Art is Fun

Two Thursdays: June 6 & June 13, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lila Passarelli teaches what she calls the “Poor Man’s Encaustic” since she uses Crayola crayons instead of beeswax as her medium. It’s cheaper and a lot of fun to create lovely works of art that are so different.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center will host classes on Thursdays, June 6 & 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to noon, with Lila showing and demonstrating this medium. Supplies and tools will be provided.

These are two separate classes. Maximum size is 6 persons per class. Cost for each is $15.00.





Thursday, June 6, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 6, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Newport 60+ Activity Center for a presentation by Monica Valencia of Pacific West Ambulance. She will share about the benefit of Lifeguard Ambulance membership, going over some information about the emergency and non-emergency services that Pacific West Ambulance provides to our residents.





Thursday, June 6, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us in the Education Room of the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for an informative presentation on aging, balance and the use of trekking poles by Bernie Stoll.

Trekking poles and hiking staffs are standard equipment for many walkers, hikers, trekkers, backpackers and snowshoers. The reasons why are simple: They enhance your stability and provide support on all types of terrain.





Practices: June 6 and June 27, 2019

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Regular classes: July 11 - September 26, 2019

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The 60+ Activity Center is excited to announce the addition of a new dance class: From Broadway to Ballroom, Hollywood to Bollywood. The class will be led by Bryn McCornack and will be held on Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. July 11th – September 26th in the Health and Wellness Studio. If you would like to try out the class, Ms. McCornack will be leading “dry run” practices on June 6th and 27th at 11:15 a.m.

Learn basic steps from Salsa, Mambo and Cha-Cha. Dance like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, Michelle Johnston in A Chorus Line and Michael Jackson in Thriller. No dance experience necessary– just a good sense of humor.