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.
Do you love to read? Are you looking for a book club? Look no further! The Hollywood Senior Center book club will meet Monday, February 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Get together with like minded folks to discuss all genres of books. Drop-ins welcome.
This month: bring a book by your favorite author to share with the group.
Next month: Selections from Portland author Ursula Le Guin, who recently died.
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.
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.
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.
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.