March 9: Pizza Lunch and a Movie (“Darkest Hour”)

Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center for our PIZZA LUNCH, which is served at 11:30 am. (Tickets are on sale at 9:30 am.) For a suggested donation of just $2, you’ll get a large slice of pizza, salad, garlic sticks, salad, dessert, and a beverage. Then at 1 pm, we’ll show the Oscar-nominated DARKEST HOUR with Gary Oldman starring as Winston Churchill. Suggested donation: $1

March 2: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Beverly Cleary Students

We’re looking for volunteer readers (and listeners!) for our annual National Read Across America Day Celebration Friday, March 2, at 1 pm. This perennial favorite brings together Hollywood Senior participants and young readers from Beverly Cleary School on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Share your love of reading and support a young reader by participating in this fun and rewarding event. Refreshments will be served. Give us a call at 503-288-8303 to volunteer.

March 1: The Savvy Caregiver, a 6-Week Class, for Family Caregivers

The Savvy Caregiver: A Class for Family Caregivers

Do you care for a family member living with  Alzheimer’s or another dementia?

This six-session class offers help to families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  The workshop was developed by University of Minnesota and has been found to decrease caregiver stress and increase caregiver confidence.

This FREE class will give family caregivers:

  • An understanding of dementia and changes in your loved one
  • Tips on how to provide the best care
  • Coping skills for the stages of dementia
  • Facts about the progression of dementia, and more.
  • A hand-book to complement the classes will be provided.

Next class starts Thursday, March 1, and ends Thursday, April 5, from 3-5pm. The class will be held at the Urban League Senior Activities Center, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, Portland OR 97211.

For more information about the class and/or about care for your loved one while you are in class, call Loriann McNeill, Family Caregiver Support Program Coordinator at (503)988-8210.

To register for the 6 week class call Kashea Kilson-Anderson at (503) 988-3558.

Sponsored by Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Services Family Caregiver Support Program.



February 25: Alzheimer’s Support Group

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is one of the most difficult tasks anyone can face. Joining a support group is an important and positive step toward self care. Hollywood Senior Center and the Alzheimer’s Association  host an Alzheimer’s Support Group this Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 3:3- pm. Walk-ins welcome. Need more information? Please call us at 503-288-8303.

February 23: Pizza Lunch and “Victoria & Abdul”

Join the Hollywood Senior Center for a pizza lunch and a movie this Friday, February 23. Holiday Retirement Parkrose Chateau will provide pizza, salad, beverages, and dessert for a suggested donation of just $2. Lunch is served at 11:30 am; tickets are on sale at 9:30 am. At 1 pm, we’ll show “Victoria and Abdul,” which stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Tim Piggott-Smith. In this striking period piece, Queen Victoria forges an unlikely bond with an Indian clerk who traveled to London for her Golden Jubilee. They become lifelong friends, though the Queen’s inner circle is horrified by their relationship. Suggested donation: $1. We’ll show it again on Friday, March 2, with subtitles.

Black History Month: Riders Club Heads to Civil Rights Exhibit

To celebrate Black History Month, the Riders Club is heading to the Oregon Historical Museum to the RACING TO CHANGE EXHIBITION on Thursday, February 22. The show featured the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the sixties and seventies. The Ride Connection Ambassador will meet riders in the Hollywood Senior Center lobby at 10 am and provide FREE BUS FARE. To register or for more info, please call 503-288-8303.

February 13: Basics of Alzheimer’s Class

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a BASICS OF ALZHEIMER’S class at Hollywood Senior Center on Tuesday, February 13, from 1 to 2:30 pm. This new class will discuss how Alzheimer’s disease affects people in varying ways and has an impact on the lives of those who interact with them. It’s important to understand the effects of Alzheimer’s and how to interact and provide care effectively.