For more information, call the Ashland Senior Center at 541.488.5342 or visit ASHLANDSENIORCENTER.ORG Meet Our Friend & Volunteer The Ashland Senior Center The Senior Center, located in Hunter Park at 1699 Homes Avenue, is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to request a newsletter, please call the Ashland Senior Program at 541.488.5342. With her warm smile and infectious laugh, Lisa Salvioli has been greeting lunch visitors to the Ashland Senior Center for the past five years. Volunteering with the Food & Friends program allows Lisa to surround herself and give back to a population she adores, “I love Seniors, I have a soft spot in my heart for them.” When not volunteering, Lisa enjoys working out, cooking and traveling. We are so happy you traveledourway,Lisa!Thankyoufor volunteering with us. The Ashland Senior Program The goal of the Senior Program is to provide a support system to the older residents of Ashland, helping them live more indepen- dently and continue as contributing members of the community. The following are services provided through the Senior Program: • Information and Referral: referrals to local and regional resources for seniors • Senior Food Box Program: the Senior Program can help you connect with Ashland Emergency Food Bank, which provides food, free of charge, to residents of Ashland and Talent—Home delivery is available as needed • Health-RelatedActivities:Pharmacistmedicationreview, blood pressure testing, foot care clinics and other health services as available • EducationalActivities:seminarsandworkshopsontopics of interest to seniors • Senior Utility Discount: Call 541.552.2038 or visit Utility Billing at City Hall, 20 E Main Street in Ashland • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA): Free–Call 541.488.5342 for an appointment Ashland Senior Center Upcoming Programs The Senior Program administers a variety of recreational and social activities at the Senior Center. Ongoing activities offered include: • Cribbage Club—Details p. 40 • Computer Instruction (PC)—Details p. 39 • iMac, iPod, iPad Instruction—Details p.39 • Spades—Details p. 39 • Line Dancing—Details p. 39 • Gentle Yoga—Details p. 38 • Mah Jongg—Details p. 40 • Tai Chi—Details p. 38 • Somatics—Details p. 38 • AARP Smart Driver Course—Details p. 40 Free Bus Punch Cards/Valley Lift Vouchers AlimitednumberoffreebuspunchcardsandValleyLiftvouchers are available to seniors, age 62 and older. Punch cards are not transferable and apply to regular bus use only. Upcoming Events For more information call 541.488.5342 or visit the Senior Center website and click on “events.” • Valentine’s Day Celebration—Feb 14 • St. Patrick’s Day Celebration—Mar 16 • Dementia Caregiver Support Group Dec20,Jan17,Feb21,Mar21,Apr18,May16—Detailsp.40 • Repair SO (Southern Oregon) Free Clothing Repair Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26 & Apr 23—Details p. 38 Food & Friends The Senior Center serves lunch through the Food & Friends program, by donation, for seniors age 60 and up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels home delivery is available for qualified seniors. For Meals on Wheels information, please call 541.734.9505. 3