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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Services Division

S-SAC Meetings
Monday, February 11, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center
Monday, March 11, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ashland Senior Center

AARP Tax-Aide
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — February 1 through April 12

Free income tax preparation and electronic filing for low or moderate income taxpayers of any age. You do not have to be an AARP member for this service! Help is available at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. For more information, call AARP at 1.888.227.7669.

Young at Art: Still Life with Charcoal
Wednesday, February 6, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.
Open to all skill levelssNo experience required. Young at Art will be making Christmas cards this month, to send holiday cheer to Meals on Wheels recipients, and for you to take home! This class is FREE and all supplies will be provided. Come join the fun! Space is limited so first come, first served.

FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Wednesdays, February 6 and 20, 11 a.m. to Noon

Free blood pressure clinics are held bi-weekly at the Ashland Senior Center. Stop on by; no appointment necessary!

Valentine's Day Sweetheart Swing
Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for dancing and light refreshments. Come chat with friends, new and old. Featuring music from the 1940s and 1950s — We will be taking requests for songs!

Dementia Caregiver
Wednesday, February 20, 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

AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21, 1 to 4:15 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.
A refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. After completion of the course, you may be eligible for a discount on your auto insurance depending on your insurance company's policies. Cost: $15 AARP members/$20 non-members

Living Well with Chronic Pain
Starting Wednesday, February 20, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.864.9611 or go
Are you or a loved one living with chronic pain? This six-session workshop will teach you new ways to:

  • Manage stress and improve the ability to relax
  • Fight fatigue and frustration
  • Eat better and exercise safely
  • Control pain and improve activity
  • Talk to your doctor and family about your health
  • Solve problems and get the support you need
This program is free to all Oregon Health Plan members and several other insurers, or on a sliding fee schedule. No one is turned away for inability to pay! Starting February 20, this workshop will meet weekly on Wednesdays. For more information, please call 541.864.9611.

Repair SO (Southern Oregon)
Monday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Note NEW time!)

Join Master Recyclers Heidi and Paulette and other volunteers for this free clothing repair event. They bring the sewing machines, needles, thread, buttons and you bring CLEAN clothing that needs mending (no alterations or zippers please). This idea based on the "Repair Cafes" in Holland and Sweden. Repair SO occurs regularly on the 4th Monday of the month, excluding holidays.