The Season of Giving: Make on Online Gift to the Hollywood Senior Center

‘Tis the season of giving!

The need for Hollywood Senior Center’s programs and services has never been greater.

Please show your support by making an online gift (see link above) so we can continue to empower the older adults we serve to live their lives on their own terms with independence, dignity, and a sense of fulfillment.

Thank you for the investment in the work we do.

December 2: Preparing for an Earthquake Workshop

emergency-kitLearn what to do in the first two minutes, two days or two weeks after an earthquake. The Office of Emergency Management will tell us what to do to prepare to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks. They will give us tips on assembling our emergency preparedness kit.



Dec. 2, 2016
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Register for this free event by calling the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303


November 29: B-day Party with French Cafe Music

Please join us for a musical lunchtime on Tuesday, November 29, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Eric John Kaiser, who describes his style as “Parisian Americano” will play the accordian. You’ll feel as if you’re in a French cafe! He garnered rave reviews when he played at HSC last year.

Plus, we’re celebrating November birthdays so the students from Wee Works Preschool will serenade you and join us for dessert. Each person who has a birthday this month will receive a FREE PIZZA LUNCH CERTIFICATE.

How Much Weight Can A Gingerbread Bridge Hold?

gingerbreadRide to the Old Market Pub, 6959 SW Multnomah, Portland, to enjoy the Gingerbread Demolition Contest. Each year architects, engineers and students gather to bake and break a gingerbread bridge.
The teams will be competing against Denver, Colo., teams for the coveted Gingerbread Cup. Architectural judging begins at 3:00 p.m., and actual demolition at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Make your reservations early.  Call 503-288-8303

November 28: Book Club Meeting

Do you love to read and discuss books? If so, please join the Hollywood Senior Center Book Club, which will meet on Monday, November 28, from 12:30 to 1:30pm. This month’s selections are “The Underground Railroad” (fiction) by Colson Whitehead and/or “Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China” (nonfiction) by Jian Ping. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, please call 503-288-8303.

New! December Diabetes Support Group Meetings

Do you or a loved one have diabetes? If so, please join Hollywood Senior Center’s new Diabetes Support Group, which will help participates find ways to better understand and manage diabetes, which meets the first (December 2) and third (December 16) Fridays of the month from 10 to 11:30am. Cindy Kneale from the National University of Natural Medicine will facilitate the group. To sign up, please call 503-288-8303. Walk-ins welcome.

Appointments Available for Energy Assistance Program

Impact NW partnering with Hollywood Senior Center will help seniors complete the LIHEAP application on Tuesday, November 22, from 9am to 4pm and Tuesday, November 29, from 9am to 4pm. To make an appointment, please call 503-288-8303. (NO WALK-INS.)

Please bring the following documents to your appointment:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Income Statement
  4. Current utility bills (electric, gas, oil, and water)

November 18: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” at 1pm

At 1pm, for a suggested donation of $1, watch Woody Allen’s latest movie, “Cafe Society,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Carell. The movie will be shown with subtitles. In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle who is an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society.

November 20 & 24: Thanksgiving Dinners at the Hollywood Senior Center

The Hollywood Senior Center is hosting two Thanksgivings dinner:

Sunday, November 20, 12-2pm
The Wy’East Unitarian Universalist Church and Hollywood Senior Center invite you to a full thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey and fixings, delicious side dishes, music, and fellowship. You are welcome to bring a dish but it is not necessary. Please call 503-288-8303 to reserve your spot(s).

Thursday, November 24, 3:30-6:30pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with the Gleaners at the Hollywood Senior Center. Enjoy a turkey dinner and fixings along with fellowship. They may even show a movie or play some board games. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share or make a donation in the form of grocery gift cards. Please call 503-288-8303 to sign up and let us know if you have any food allergies.

November 13: An Afternoon of Storytelling

Come hear diverse voices from new and emerging storytellers from Paul Iarrobino’s storytelling class at Portland Community College. The students will tell their stories on Sunday, November 13, from 3 to 4:30pm at the Hollywood Senior Center. This is a FREE event with limited seating. To reserve your spot, please call 503-288-8303. Light refreshments will be served.

Iarrobino, who worked in the gerontology field for many years and is well known on Portland’s storytelling circuit, started True Path Consulting. His class is held on Sundays at the Hollywood Senior Center.