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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Center

Intro to Retirement Community Living
Friday, February 2, 11 a.m.

What are your options for independent and assisted retirement living in the Rogue Valley? How do insurances and VA benefits help? Marina Sommer, Community Relations Coordinator for The Springs at Veranda Park, will answer these questions and more on Friday, February 2 at 11 a.m. Come join us for this free talk!

Free Medication Review
Monday, February 5, 10 a.m. to noon

DeAnna Rhoden, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, will help you better understand the medications and supplements you are taking, side effects and possible drug or food interactions. Call 541.488.5342 for a one-on-one appointment today! Appointment required.

Free Safety Classes
Wednesdays, February 7 and 28, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Ron Kohl is a retired detective and a Crime Prevention Specialist with thirty years of experience. Come join these free informative classes. For more information, please call 541.488.5342.
   Feb 7: Frauds, Scams and Cons… Learn how to identify and NOT become a victim of a fraud, scam or con
   Feb 28: Understanding How to be Safe on the Internet

Living Well with Chronic Pain
Wednesdays; February 7, 14 and 28; 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Find 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, Learn better ways to talk to your doctor and family about your health, Solve problems and get the support you need. Come to one or all six workshops, which conclude in March, presented at the Ashland Senior Center. Workshops brought to you by Living Well Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior and Disability Services. Free to all Oregon Health Plan members, several insurers or low-cost sliding scale. Call 541.864.9611 for more information and to register today! You may also visit

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Monday, February 14, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. This presentation is FREE and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling 1.800.272.3900.

AARP Smart Drive Course
Wednesday and Thursday, February 21 and 22, 1 to 4 p.m.

Drivers aged 50 plus will learn proven safety strategies, current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course. Registration Required Call 541.488.5342.
$15 AARP Members; $20 Non-members

Repair SO (Southern Oregon)
Monday, February 26, 10 a.m. to noon

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 is a new idea for our area, based on the "Repair Cafes" in Holland and Sweden.