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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Services Division


Special Event: Disaster Preparedness for Seniors on June 26 - Learn More

ASAC Meetings
Monday, July 8, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, August 12, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, October 14, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, November 4, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, December 9, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center


FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Wednesdays, June 19 & July 3 and 17 & August 7 and 21, 11 a.m. to Noon
Free and no registration required

Free blood pressure clinics are held bi-weekly at the Ashland Senior Center (No clinic on June 5 as nurse is out of town). Stop on by; no appointment necessary!

AARP Smart Driver Course
FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email. Wednesday & Thursday, August 28 & 29, 1 to 4:15 p.m.

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.

Dementia Caregiver
Wednesday, June 19 & July 17 & August 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
FREE and no registration required

This support group meets every third Wednesday of the month, at the Ashland Senior Center. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit their website ALZ.ORG.

FIRST MEETING! Senior Friendship Group
Wednesday, July 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
FREE and no registration required.

Social engagement and relationships are important at any age and can dramatically improve one's quality of life, particularly for older adults. Join us for our new monthly Friendship Support Group for seniors! This will be a forum to discuss social relations, ways to make and keep connections, strategies for overcoming isolation and loneliness, and tips for places to meet interesting people. Facilitated by retired sociologist Mark Sanford, PhD (Stanford, UC Berkeley).

Young at Art
Wednesday, July 3 & August 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.
Open to all skill levels. No experience required. This class is FREE and all supplies will be provided. Come join the fun! Space is limited so first come, first served. (No class in June as volunteer instructor will be out of town).

Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
FREE and no registration required

Fun, free social event. Featuring the music of Jabberwocky! Sponsored by the Village at Valley View.

Britt Orchestra Fellows Spring Ensemble Concert
Monday, July 29, 7 to 8 p.m.
FREE and no registration required

Britt Education's James Collier Orchestral Fellowship Program gives music students pursuing a performance degree the opportunity to play with a professional orchestra and create their own chamber ensemble. Join us for a lovely summer evening of music in beautiful Hunter Park at the Senior Center. Please bring your blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments for this event. Sponsored by the Britt Festival.

Travel Training
Wednesday, August 21, 1 to 3 p.m. RVTD
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.

Learning to take the bus can help seniors maintain their independence. Mike Bowman, RVTD Travel Trainer, will provide tips on taking the bus and will take you on a specially scheduled bus ride! He will also provide information on the Valley Lift door-to-door service.

Stay Healthy and On Your Feet: Fall Prevention for Seniors
Wednesday, September 25, 1 to 3 p.m.
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 503-574-6595 or visit providence.org/classes..

Providence Health Services professionals will teach you how to avoid falls. This workshop will also include information on Tai Chi, Advance Directives, fall risk reduction home improvements, and other useful tips!

SAVE THE DATE!
Senior Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 1 to 4 p.m.
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.