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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



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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


Movable Peace

Movable Peace combines Qigong, Tai Chi, brain gym, meditation, and other movement practices to allow participants to move in a way that is gentle, supportive, and engaging. Two classes are being offered.

Class One Movable Peace started on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and is a basic movement class for anyone who is recovering from an illness, injury, or for those who would like to add movement into their life. Class time is on Wednesdays, 11:15 - 12:15 pm.

Class Two Movable Peace is a class for those people who are very comfortable moving, and are curious about Qigong, Tai Chi, or Creative Movement. This is an ongoing class that meets each Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact the 60+ Activity Center at 541-265-9617.


Open Art Studio

Saturday, January 5 - March 30, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 pm

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Open Art Studio allows people to come together in a supportive enviornment to create their own unique art pieces, and to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.


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.


Jewelry Stamping


There will be two Jewelry Stamping classes offered during the month of February 2019. The first class will be on Saturday, February 16, and the second class will be on Monday, February 25, both from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The classes will be taught by local artist, Sheri Dougan.

Hand metal stamping is a quick and easy way to customize and personalize jewelry. Make your own custom earrings in a Southwest design by using your imagination, along with a hammer and assorted metal stamps. Everyone goes home with a completed project.

Cost of the class is $10.00. Class size is limited to 6 participants per class.

Come and enjoy the classes and make something you can wear home.


Watercolor & Colored Pencil Art Classes

Starting on Tuesday, February 19 through March 26, 2019, Shirley Steinhauer will again be offering two free art classes for those people interested in learning how to create their own colored pencil or watercolor masterpieces.

Both classes are held on Tuesday. Watercolor class time is 10:00 – 11:30 am, and colored pencil class time is 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

All materials are provided, but people who do have their own supplies are encouraged to bring the supplies to class.

Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 541-265-9617, or stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center located at: 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR.



Food As Medicine

Thursday, February 28, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Cost for this class is $10.00

The presenter, Frances O'Halloran, is an herbalist, teacher, wildcrafter, and herbal medicine maker. She has been working, playing, meditating and crafting with plants for over two decades. This is a hands-on educational experience. You will craft a nutritive and Immune enhancing herbal vinegar called Fire Cider, with wild, organically-grown herbs and foods.



Walk With Ease

Free 6 Week Class

March 4 - April 12, 2019

Class meets on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise for most people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. Walk With ease is shown to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and increase balance, strength, and walking pace. This program can build confidence in your ability to be physically active and improve overall health. Preregistration is required.


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 $10.00, payable on the day of the class. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so please sign up early.


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. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 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.

Using Your Digital Camera - Beyond The Basics: Wednesdays, February 13 - March 13, 2019. Class times are 10:00 - 12:00 pm. 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.

Basic Studio Photography - Wednesdays, March 20 - April 10, 2019. 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.

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


Jazz Band, Past Forward

Four Free Amazing Performances!

Jazz Band Past Forward

Four Saturdays: January 19, February 16, March 30, and April 20, 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!


Pour Art

pour art

A Pour Art Class will be held at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00-5:00 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 of the class is $15.00. Class size is limited to 10 participants per class.


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Advance Directives Presentation

Thursday, February 21,

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Stacey Mealer, the presenter, is a lawyer who specializes in wills, advance directives and powers of attorney. She regularly donates her time once per month at the Activity Center.

An advance healthcare directive, also known as living will, personal directive, medical directive or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness of incapacity. In the United States, it has a legal status in itself, whereas in some countries it is legally persuasive with being a legal document.



Return of the Mad Hatter!

Tuesday, February 19th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

 The seventh annual Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Tuesday, February 20th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

This popular event is a whole lot of fun for attendees and staff alike, with two awesome hours of fashion, fun and frivolity for all. Mad Hatter Models will showcase local store fashions from New 4 You, both practical and wild.

Enjoy hot tea from fanciful pots and an array of festive finger foods. But beware! Some things may make you bigger and some things may make you smaller. Festivities will conclude with a drawing for free door-mouse prizes graciously provided by New 4 You. Their shop is located at 337 SW Coast Hwy in the Deco District of Newport.

Mad Hattire is encouraged (bright/mismatched clothes and crazy hats). There will be a Best Hat Award. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Space is limited, so call (541) 265-9617 to reserve your seat and DON’T BE LATE for this very important date.