FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HOLLYWOOD SENIOR CENTER:
Celebrating our 42nd year of service, the Hollywood Senior Center remains focused on its
primary mission: offering a diverse range of services with the singular focus of empowering older adults to live their lives on their own terms with independence, dignity, and a sense of fulfillment. As the season of giving is upon us, we ask that you remember the Hollywood Senior Center in your gift giving. There are many older adults in our community who desperately need our help. We should all be able to enjoy a quality of life at all ages, make informed decisions, and have access to programs to assist us through life’s transitions. Won’t you please give today and help us reach our holiday appeal fundraising goal of $33,000.
In 2015 we saw a substantial increase in the demand for the services the Hollywood Senior Center provides. We have experienced a 13 percent increase in daily attendance at the Center. The number of hours dedicated to provide case management and care coordination for older adults in need of support increased by 62 percent. We linked more than 2,188 older adults and their caregivers to important community resources ranging from energy assistance to housing. Through our partnership with the Hollywood Farmers Market, we increased healthy food access and improved nutrition for older adults by distributing more than 31,704 pounds of fresh produce to seniors throughout Multnomah County.
Whether it is the Center’s 160 activities and programs for active adults offered each month or the individualized strength-based care provided to more than 400 seniors through our case management services, the Hollywood Senior Center has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of older adults this year — now, we need your support to continue our work. Our year-end fundraising appeal enables us to continue our mission to keep seniors active and in their homes for as long as possible. Services are either provided at no cost or based on a sliding scale and no one is turned away. The Hollywood Senior Center relies on contributions from the community to continue to offer our programs and services for all seniors in our communities. Your generous donation is tax-deductable. You will receive a confirmation email of your donation.
It’s easy to help, just click on the link to go to our secure ordering page https://www.razoo.com/Hollywood-Senior-Center. First, set your own donation amount and then you enter your credit card information on the next page. You can even setup a recurring donation so that you give each month!
From all of us at the Hollywood Senior Center, thank you for your investment in the work we do. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season, good health and peace in the New Year.
With deepest gratitude,
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
Join Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and her staff for the end-of-the-year FREE SENIOR PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Saturday, December 19, from 8:30 to 11am. Enjoy bacon, eggs, juice, coffee, pancakes (of course!), and good conversation with old and new friends at this special event. Donations are always appreciated.
This is a great opportunity to let Commissioner Smith know what’s on your mind. To sign up, please call 503-288-8303.
Celebrate the season with the Hollywood Senior Center at our annual HOLIDAY DESSERT PARTY on Wednesday, December 16, from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Bring your holiday cheer and sweet tooth! We will have a delicious selection of treats (including sugar-free varieties) thanks to our wonderful event sponsor, Hazelwood Retirement Community.
Hot spiced cider and hot coffee will also be served. Enjoy live music and sing-alongs courtesy of HUG (Hollywood Ukulele Group). Our friends from Airbandb are also returning. Space is limited to 60 people and you must sign up in advance. Please bring a gently used wrapped book, CD, or DVD for a Gift Exchange.
Sign up today at 503-288-8303 for holiday fun!
This is a FREE annual event you don’t want to miss! The Grant High School Royal Blues Choir will perform many different styles of choral music, including classical, pop, and jazz, on Tuesday, December 8, from 11am to noon at the Hollywood Senior Center. A Meals on Wheels lunch will be available. To sign up for the concert, please call 503-288-8303.
“Brain Games” is a three-class interactive series designed to exercise your “mental muscle.” The class will be held at the Hollywood Senior Center on Tuesdays from 1 to 2pm, beginning December 1. The second and third classes will take place December 8 and December 15. The cost for the series is $1 per class.
Can’t find your keys? We have a trick to help you remember where they are. Please join us for a relaxed learning experience to sharpen your mental skills and have fun too!
The class is facilitated by Barbara Hemingway, M.S., a Speech/Language Pathologist with 30 years of experience teaching cognitive skill development.
To register, please call 503-288-8303.
Get together with bibliophiles to have lively discussions about books you love. The book group will meet from 12:30 to 1:30pm on Monday, November 30. For more information, please call 503-288-8303.
The Hollywood Senior Center will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend. We’ll see you on the Monday, November 30.
Happy birthday! We’ll be celebrating all November birthdays at the Hollywood Senior Center at noon on Tuesday, November 24. If you are 60 or older, you can enjoy a free lunch and win a birthday cake donated by Healthnet. The students from Wee Works Preschool will serenade us. Don’t miss the fun!
Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center on Friday, November 20, from 10 to 11am for the ELDER LISTENING CIRCLE, modeled by elder advocate Dr. Bill Thomas when he visited the center earlier this year. The circle will be facilitated by Claire Migdal (MSW, CS, WA). Drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 503-288-8303
Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center on Thursday, November 19, from 10 to 11:30am for a Holiday Wellness conversation, facilitated by VIEWS.
Enjoy the holidays in your way. As our lives change, our holiday experiences may not always live up to our expectations. Identify what you find important in holidays. Explore ways to celebrate what you value. Talk about your concerns. Receive resources and ideas.
To register, please call 503-288-8303.