|Hello from the Hollywood Senior Center!
As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to say thank you for supporting the Hollywood Senior Center’s work to empower older adults to live their lives with independence, dignity, and a sense of fulfillment. We’ve had great response to our 2019 Annual Appeal, and we are getting close to reaching our goal.
Thanks to those who have already responded so generously to our Annual Appeal. To those who have not yet given, please know you still can. Donations can be made online (click here), by mail, or in person. Our ability to provide classes, programs, and vital services to older adults depends more than ever on contributions from individuals like you. Thank you for a wonderful year! Best wishes for a joyful New Year.
Wait.. there’s more!
We are kicking off 2020 with a bang! From Jeopardy and Elvis to a Memoir Workshop and free Flu Shot Clinic, we hope you will enjoy this month’s special events programming.
Please note: We close at 1 pm today for New Year’s Eve. We’re closed all day on Wednesday, January 1, for New Year’s Day and Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We follow Portland Public Schools for inclement weather: If the schools close, we are closed. If the schools have a delayed opening, we have a delayed opening.
Click Here: January 2020 Newsletter
Mark your calendar for these special January happenings:
New! FREE ONE-ON-ONE NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS
MONDAYS and FRIDAYS, starting JANUARY 6
9:00 am-12:00 pm (by appointment only)
We are fortunate to have another wonderful nutrition intern from the National University of Natural Medicine join our team. Graduate student Kristin Cowin will be at Hollywood Senior Center Mondays and Fridays this winter and spring to meet with clients one-on-one. Her philosophy around nutrition is centered in body respect and no shaming. To make an appointment, please call 503-288-8303.
It’s game time!
OLDER ADULT JEOPARDY
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
Answer: It’s after the first pizza lunch in January and before we show Downton Abbey. Question: What is Older Adult Jeopardy? The Multnomah County Older Adult Health team has developed an engaging version of the popular show, Jeopardy, using facts about older adult physical and behavioral health. Win a prize and show off your health-and-wellness knowledge! To register, please call 503-288-8303.
An once of prevention…
FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
Dispatch, the mobile urgent care group that tabled at HSC in early December, will be back with 40 doses of the flu shot. This FREE clinic will start at 1 pm and go until the 40 doses are gone. Format: First-come, first-served. Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors. All are welcome.
Gordon Neal Herman presents…
ELVIS: KING OF ROCK AND ROLL
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
Elvis was the King of Rock and Roll and one of the greatest music performers of the last century. This presentation, by music historian Gordon Neal Herman, will focus on his early career and how he became the King of Rock and Roll. To register, please call 503-288-8303.
VIEWS Conversation on Aging
“WHO AM I NOW?”
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-Being of Seniors) offers facilitated discussion groups on topics important to older adults. “Who Am I Now?” looks at how roles and responsibilities change throughout life, as we take on new roles and give up others. Explore who you are and what brings meaning at this point in your life. Join a group of peers to discuss the pros and cons of change and bring clarity to how you define yourself now. To register, please call 503-288-8303.
Riders Club Trip!
OREGON CULINARY INSTITUTE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
Meet the Ride Ambassador in the HSC Lobby at 10:45 am
COST: $18 per person (please bring cash)
Meet the Ride Wise Ambassador, who will have FREE transportation passes, at 10:45 am in the Hollywood Senior Center lobby for a noon lunch. We’ve reserved a special table for your dining pleasure. Bring $18 in cash for a 3-course gourmet lunch prepared by culinary students. To register, please call 503-288-8303.
FREE 8-Week Memoir Class
LIFE STORIES WRITING WORKSHOP
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 30-MARCH 19
This writing workshop is a safe space for participants to explore their life experiences–the times, people, and events that helped shape their lives–and share written or verbal memoirs with each other. The VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well Being of Seniors) facilitators are trained senior peer counselors. To register, please call 503-288-8303.
Please note the following corrections in the January newsletter:
1) Page 4: The Riders Club trip to the Oregon Culinary Institute will meet in our lobby at 10:45 am (not pm!).
2) Page 5: The January Birthday Celebration will take place at 11:30 am (not pm!).
— Hollywood Senior Center
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