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. In March, 2017, Stephanie Ryden became a volunteer for the Ashland Senior Center. She helps to set-up the Meals on Wheels home delivery program. Stephanie has a degree in Photo Journalism from SOU, and when she’s not volunteering, she is using her skills as a photographer. In her spare time she also enjoys working out and making jewelry. She works at the Wild Goose Cafe and Bar, and says, “I find it very fulfilling to feed people—when they leave happy, it makes me happy.” 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. • Outreach and Advocacy: assessment and assistance in guiding clients to appropriate services when needed • Health-Related Activities: POLST/Advanced Directive assistance, blood pressure testing, foot care clinics and other health services as available • Educational Activities: seminars and workshops on topics of interest to seniors • Senior Utility Discount: screening for a discount on City utility bills for income-qualified persons age 65 or older, or qualified disabled persons age 60 or older Ashland Senior Center Upcoming Programs The Senior Program administers a variety of recreational and social activities at the Senior Center. The center also serves lunch, by donation, through the Food & Friends Program for seniors age 60 and older from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels home delivery is also available. Ongoing activities offered include: • Cribbage Club—Details p. 27 • Computer Instruction (PC & Mac)—Details p. 26 • iMac, iPod, iPad Instruction—Details p. 27 • Cards—Details p. 26 • Line Dancing—Details p. 20 • Gentle Yoga—Details p. 17 • Mah Jongg—Details p. 27 • Tai Chi—Details p. 17 • Somatics—Details p. 17 • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) 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 visit the Senior Center website and click on “events.” Reservations/pre-registration is required for all events. • Day Trips—each month, TBD • AARP Drivers Safety Course—Oct 25 & 26 • Holiday Celebrations and Workshops—TBD 4