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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

Documents

Committees

60+ Advisory

Friends of the 60+ Center

Newport Senior Citizens Association


Ways to Help

Friends of the 60+ Center Amazon Smile

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


Health and Wellness

WHAT MATTERS MOST - YOUR HEALTH!

Anytime is the right time to re-engage your body with health and wellness opportunities. The Center offers many evidenced-based programs, which means they have been proven to work! These designed programs can increase your strength, balance, mobility, flexibility, and overall health. Let us help you reach your goals. Classes have different fitness levels from beginning to advanced. Please check with the class leader or Instructor to find out if the class is a match for you. We also provide fitness tests by appointment. Most of our Health and Wellness opportunities are FREE.

We also are a participant with Silver and Fit and Silver Sneakers. Call your insurance company to see if they will reimburse our facility for your fitness classes.

Please select from our vast array of activities. For more information please call us!

 

Tai Chi

ADAPTIVE TAI CHI

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi at a pace that accommodates various physical limitations, but allows for improved balance and mobility.

 

Salsa_Dance

BROADWAY TO BALLROOM

Fridays, October 4 - December 27, 2019

11:00 - 11:30 am - Dance warm-up. Open to all.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Built on previous classes.

This popular dance class is back! From Broadway to Ballroom, Hollywood to Bollywood will be led by Bryn McCornack and will be held on Fridays, 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, October 4–December 27, in the Health and Wellness Studio.

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.

 

Fun Functional Fitness Instructor

FUN FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

(formerly Breath & Balance)

Wednesdays, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Fridays, 1:45 - 2:45 pm

Our Fun Functional Fitness class practices the integration of sensory and motor systems, including: breathing, vision, and the ability to sense where your body is in space. To stay steady, we need good body strength and reaction time. We practice slow, balanced, low-impact movements.

 

yoga

GENTLE HATHA YOGA

Tuesdays, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Hatha Yoga differs from other styles of yoga in that it focuses more on breathing and poses than meditation. This class will teach you how to focus your thoughts and help relieve stress and promote relaxation. Other benefits of yoga can be increased mobility and flexibility of the joints, lowered blood pressure, increased lung capacity.

 

line dancing

LINE DANCE

Level I. Introduction: Tuesdays 2:15 - 3:00 pm

Level II. Beginner: Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Level III. Improver: Mondays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Level IV. Intermediate: Mondays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Level V. Advanced: Thursdays 2:15 - 4:00 pm

Are you looking for a way to stay fit and healthy? Line dancing can give you a great mind-body workout. It improves memory skills by requiring you to remember dance steps and sequences. It can help strengthen bones and muscles, increase stamina and flexibility, improve your posture and balance, and give you the opportunity to socialize at the same time. Come and learn dances like Gypsy Queen, Mamma Maria, Ready to Fly, Skinny Genes, and Waltz Across Texas.

The instructor is Maggie Bice.

 

movable peace

MOVABLE PEACE

Class One Movable Peace 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. The class includes a long warm up and stretching exercise, 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, or for those who would like to begin to add movement into their life but are not sure how.

Movable Peace 1

Wednesdays, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Class One is a basic movement class for anyone who is recovering from an illness, injury, or for those who would like to add movement into thier life.

Movable Peace 2

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 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.

 

square dancing

SQUARE DANCING

Class discontinued as of 12/1/2019

A square dance is a dance for four couples arranged in a square with a caller who calls the next sequence of steps. Come meet friendly people and learn something new. No partner required.

 

TAI CHI

Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation that involves a set of postures that are interconnected by specific transitions in a smooth flowing manner.

 

 

zumba gold

ZUMBA GOLD

Mondays, 10:45 - 11:45 am

Saturdays, 12:45 - 1:45 pm

An easy-going workout that combines simple-to-learn dance steps with infectious Latin rhythms and other world music. The result is a safe cardio workout which includes toning and stretching to help range-of-motion and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

arthritis exercise standing

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE

Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am

This self-led fitness class is a fun way to build strength and flexibility for body and mind.

 

bone health

BETTER BONES & BALANCE

Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

The Better Bones & Balance Program (BBB) classes are designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and maintain independence. This class was designed by OSU.

 

fitness test

FITNESS DAY AT THE NEWPORT 60+ ACTIVITY CENTER

Thursday, January 9, 2020

1:00 pm - 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.

Data from a national study suggested 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.

 

laughter yoga

LAUGHTER YOGA

Saturdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Laughter Yoga is a unique and playful wellness workout with benefits similar to aerobic exercise. It combines yogic deep breathing, laughter exercises and childlike play. Participants routinely experience elevated mood, relaxation, decreased pain and increased sense of connection.

The instructor for this program is Pam Holbrook.

 

Meditation

MEDITATION WORKSHOP

The first Thursday of each month

December 2019 - March 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.

 

Silver sneakers

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance.

 

SILVER SNEAKERS CIRCUIT

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:20 pm

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a Silver Sneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography.

 

Fun Functional Fitness Instructor

SILVER SNEAKERS YOGA

Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30 am

This class teaches us to focus our thoughts and bodies to help relieve stress and promote relaxation even after the class has ended. Yoga can be a complete workout which increases flexibility and strength, while incorporating breathing techniques that can both be energizing and calming.

 

WALK WITH EASE

October 21 - December 2, 2019

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Walk With Ease is a free six-week, evidence-based class that is designed to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active, and improve overall health. This program will help connect you with other community members who want to improve their health through a gentle walking program that helps them begin slowly, at a comfortable level for them and gradually increase to continue on a lifetime path to improved health. This class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Class size is limited.

Register here for the October 21st - December 2nd session.