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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Services Division

All events listed are at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Avenue, unless otherwise indicated.

NEW! Senior Archery
Thursday, February 27 | March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$10/class and no registration required (drop-in)
Due to popular demand, Senior Archery is continuing for 5 more dates!!! Please note the new start time of 11 a.m. Ever wanted to try archery, or hone your existing skills?  Archery is a great way to relieve stress and tension and improve focus and concentration, in addition to being good exercise.  And anyone can do it!  Come try a session in this specially adapted class and open shoot for older adults.  The drop-in session fee of $10/class includes rental of archery equipment. This class is taught at The Grove Gym (1195 E Main St) by Lloyd Canty, Ashland’s top nationally certified archery instructor. Pre-registration is not required.

Life History Story Time
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or EMAIL.
Bill Warner of KnectToday will present on the value of recording your family’s life histories, and offer an opportunity for participants to experience the fun of sharing their stories.

Avoiding Frauds, Scams, Cons
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or EMAIL.
Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist, will give helpful tips on how you can identify and protect yourself from frauds, scams and cons.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Mondays, March 16 – April 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
Workshop is FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, call Samantha at RVCOG: 541-423-1379
Are you caring for a family member or friend? The challenges of caregiving require new tools. In this workshop, you will learn to reduce stress; communicate more effectively; increase self-care; and reduce guilt, anger and depression. Practice making tough decisions, setting goals and problem-solving.

Barbershop Quartet Performance
Wednesday, March 25, 1-2 p.m.
FREE and no registration required.
Join us for a fun and nostalgic barbershop quartet performance by Lytning, of the Barbershop Harmony Society of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers! Sponsored by Right at Home, In Home Care & Assistance.

Author Talk: Sue De Marinis, “The Station Master’s Wife: A Scandalous Life Exposed”
Wednesday, April 8, 1-3 p.m.
FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or EMAIL.
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.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday & Thursday, April 22 & 23, 2020, 1 to 4:15 p.m.

$15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or EMAIL.
For drivers age 50-plus who want to learn proven safety strategies, current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. The cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for Non-members. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course; consult your insurance agent for details.

Ice Cream Social for seniors & their families
Wednesday, July 8, 1-2 p.m.
FREE and no registration required
Join us for this fun social event. Featuring the music of Jabberwocky Goodtime Band and ice cream sundaes provided by the Village at Valley View.  Please bring your lawn chairs!

Seniors Celebrating Creativity
We are thrilled to announce a new art exhibit at Ashland Senior Center. Celebrating Creativity is a rotating exhibit to showcase the outstanding art of our local seniors, featuring a different artist every three months. Let’s show that creativity has no age limit! This exhibit is curated by volunteer & OLLI art instructor, Ruddy Havill. Please call Ashland Senior Services Division at 541.488.5342 for viewing hours and to inquire about exhibiting opportunities.
Current artist (mid-January ― mid-March 2020): Kate Geary

Ashland Senior Advisory Committee (ASAC) Meetings
Monday, March 9, 2020, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, May 11, 2020, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, July 13, 2020, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, September 14, 2020, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, November 9, 2020, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center