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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Services Division

We do our best to keep our website updated with our current activities and events, but occasionally fall behind in updating.
Please call for current status: 541.488.5342.

Ice Cream Social for senior and their families
Wednesday, July 13, 1-2:30pm
Free, but registration is required: 541-488-5342
Our summer ice cream social for seniors and their families is back in person! Join us for music and fun in Hunter Park!

Our sponsor Village at Valley View is generously donating all the supplies for delicious ice cream sundaes, as well as an alternative of fruit salad or diabetic ice cream. Featuring a live concert by the Ashland Brass band.

Thoughtful End-of-Life Planning
Wednesday, August 17, 1-3pm
Free, but registration is required: 541-488-5342 or
The value of end-of-life planning becomes increasingly important as we age. Join us for an informal discussion covering what to consider when undertaking end-of-life planning, the important steps to take, and how each document you prepare will be exercised.

Below are four questions to think about:

  • What key questions or issues do you need to address when completing end-of-life planning? 
  • What qualities are important when selecting your durable power of attorney for health care and finances? 
  • Do the important people in your life know your wishes and desires, especially when facing potential terminal or chronic illness? 
  • Will your support person be ready to honor your decisions and be ready to carry them out when that time comes?

Even during this time of life planning, there are individual hopes and dreams. We will talk about what they can mean to you and about having the crucial discussions with people who are important to you.

The first 45 registered participants will receive a free copy of Meditations on Life ~ Death. This book with accompanying audio CD is a compilation of music, readings and art contemplating life’s most profound journey. The books are produced and donated by Voces Novae of Bloomington, Indiana.

Presented by Dwight Wilson, Executive Director of Celia’s House in Holmes Park.

Author Talk: Sue DeMarinis, The Station Master’s Wife
Wednesday, September 21, 1-3pm
Free, but registration is required: 541-488-5342 or
Local author Sue DeMarinis will read from her second novel, The Station Master’s Wife, share slides with vintage photos, and sign books. Based on the life of Alice, the station master’s wife when the transcontinental railroad arrived in Ashland in 1887, this story is set among true historical events spanning half a century (1880s-1920s).

Yoga Basics & Beyond Workshop for 50 & Better
Wednesday, September 28, 1:30-2:30pm
Free, but registration is required: 541-488-5342 or
Yoga Basics and Beyond is the perfect workshop if you’re new to yoga or an experienced student who wants to revisit the basics. Join this free one-hour workshop to learn variations of common yoga poses so that they fit your body, your fitness level, and your range of motion, avoiding injury and frustration. Let’s enjoy yoga together!

What to bring: Yoga mat, notebook & pen (if you want to take notes). Props are supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Taught by Senior Services Yoga Instructor Cheri Theobald.

See also the Activities and Services page for this season’s special for seniors.

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