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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.

Holiday Luncheon Party for Seniors
Tuesday, December 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or EMAIL.
Join us for a free, fun holiday party!  There will be gifts and seasonal live music.  A delicious lunch will be provided by our sponsor: the Village at Valley View. Space is limited so please reserve your spot soon!

NEW! Senior Archery
Thursday, January 9, 16, 23 & 30 | February 6 & 13, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$10/class and no registration required (drop-in)
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.

Senior Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 2 to 4 p.m.
FREE and no registration required.
Resolve to help others in the New Year! Join us for this community event to learn about the many volunteer opportunities for seniors in the area.  Cosponsored by Ashland Senior Services Division, Community Volunteer Network and Ashland Asante Community Hospital.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday & Thursday, January 29 & 30, 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.

Ashland Connector Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 1-3 p.m.
FREE, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or EMAIL
The Ashland Connector is a convenient, affordable new ride service that started in Ashland in December. Come learn from RVTD staff about this “on demand” van service that can pick you up at home within the city limits and drop you off at the Senior Center and other key Ashland destinations. 

Life History Story Time
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1-2:30 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.

Barbershop Quartet Performance
Wednesday, March 25, 1-2 p.m.
FREE and no registration required.
Join us for a fun, free, nostalgic barbershop quartet performance by the Barbershop Harmony Society of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers!

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.

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-October 2019 ― mid-January 2020): Fran Breslauer

Ashland Senior Advisory Committee (ASAC) Meetings
Monday, January 13, 2020, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
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