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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

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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.


Pour Art Classes


Friday, March 22, 2019 & Friday, May 17, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 pm

The defining characteristic of this acrylic painting technique is that you don’t apply the paint with a brush or palette knife, but rather use gravity to move the paint across a canvas. The results are unlike anything you can get with a brush: fluid flows of paint without any brush marks or texture. Cost for this class $15.00, class size is limited.


Alcohol Inks Class


Friday, March 29, 2019 & Friday

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Alcohol Ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that is a blast to paint with. The ink is capable of creating colorful abstract collages or more intricate paintings. Cost for this class is $5.00 per tile, and class size is limited. Sign-up now!


Learn How to Play Mahjong

mahjong tiles

April 2 - April 23, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Barbara Bush will be teaching the American version of this fun tile game. She will break the game down into its pieces and parts then quickly put it all together into a gaming format. Plan to be playing by the third class! Pre-registration is required, so be sure to call and save your spot! Maximum 8 participants.



Benefits of Animal Companionship Presentation

April 11, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019, is National Pet Day. In conjunction with that, Emily DeHuff, President of FOLCAS (Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter), will be at the Newport 60+ Activity Center, 2:00-3:00 p.m. to share about the “Benefits of Animal Companionship.”

The mission of FOLCAS is:  “To support and advance the health and well-being of domesticated animals in Lincoln County, Oregon.” FOLCAS was incorporated in May 2009 as Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, Inc., to help save the Shelter when it was threatened with closure after the national economic collapse. Their principal fundraising projects, then as now, included the Pick of the Litter thrift store (opened in July 2009) and the FOLCAS Calendar of Fabulous Lincoln County Pets (first edition 2011).

The 60+ Activity Center invites all pet lovers to attend this special presentation.


Photography - 3 New Classes


How to Use Your Digital Camera - The Basics: Starts again Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15, 2019. Cost for this class will be $10.00 to cover hand-outs. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. The class on May 15th is from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Learn how to use the mode dial and camera menus along with the camera icons to take different types of photographs. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip allowing you to practice all the topics covered in class. Maximum of 15 participants.

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

Four Free Amazing Performances!

Jazz Band Past Forward

Four Saturdays: March 30, April 20, 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!


From Broomsticks to Blimps:
Two Lincoln Counties Face Invasion


March 21, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

The East English and the West Oregon Coasts faced the imminent threat of invasion during World War Two.  Mick McLean, President of the North Lincoln County Historical Society, will facilitate a slide-show discussion at the Newport Senior Center that describes many similarities on how  authorities  and local citizens facing the beach responded to real and perceived threats from the enemy, both foreign and domestic.


MidCoast Watersheds Council Presentation


March 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

The MidCoast Watersheds Council (MCWC) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of streams and watersheds of Oregon’s Central Coast so they produce clean water, rebuild healthy salmon populations, and support a healthy ecosystem and economy. In the winter of 2019, volunteers aided MCWC in this mission by contributing to riparian planting efforts at a site along Little Lobster Creek in the Alsea River Basin.

MCWC's Restoration Program Assistant, Ari Blatt, will review the project and early results attributable to this volunteer effort, as well as ways to get involved in future restoration work, at the Newport 60+ Center on Thursday, March 28th, at 2:00 PM.


Jewelry Stamping Classes


Sheri Dougan is offering another Jewelry Stanping class!

Friday, April 12, 2019 - earrings

Friday, May 3, 2019 - bracelet

Class times are 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Hand metal stamping is a quick and easy way to customize and personalize jewelry. Make your own unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry in a Southwest design by using your imagination along with a hammer and assorted metal stamps. Cost for each class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 6 participants.


Scarf Art

Friday, April 26, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

scarf art

There are several versions of Scarf Art. In this version, you will be using colorful sharpies to make your own special unique design, then using an eyedropper, apply alcohol. The alcohol will make the colors bleed into beautiful designs! Everyone goes home with a completed project.

Cost of the class is $15.00, payable on the day of the class. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so please sign up early.