November 27: It’s #GivingTuesday!

It’s #Giving Tuesday!

This Holiday Season give the gift of dignity, choice and independence.

The Hollywood Senior Center has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of older adults this year–today, on #GivingTuesday, we need your support to continue this important work in coming years.

Research shows that successful aging is more likely when individuals are actively engaged in life.  The Hollywood Senior Center continues to be one of the most accessible, friendly and inexpensive places that offer programs and services that promote active engagement and enjoyment of life by older adults.

Hollywood Senior Center: By the Numbers
Thus far in 2018 we’ve provided:

  • 2,769 care coordination hours to 193 vulnerable case-managed clients
  • 178-plus program sessions per month
  • 200-plus senior volunteers with meaningful and enriching positions
  • 40,300 pounds (more than 20 tons!) of fresh produce through our gleaning programs

Although we’re celebrating the Center’s growth and accomplishments this last year, the economic climate continues to be a challenging one.  In addition to unplanned facility repair expenses resulting from water damage, County and State funding has decreased by 35% despite a projected 33% growth in the number of low-income older adults needing services in the  community.

Here’s how you can help today!

Renew (or start!) Your Membership Today
The need for our services grows each year. Today, we’re asking everyone to renew and send in their Annual Registration Fee of $20 and, if possible, please include an additional amount. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to services for older adults.

Make it Easier!
Breaking your gift into smaller monthly increments through a monthly donation is a wonderful way to increase the amount and impact of your contribution.

Give Today!
Click here to send your gift.

Other Ways to Give:
You can also drop off your gift in-person at the front desk or mail it to: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212.

If you are planning an IRA withdrawal before end of year, please consider the tax benefits of making a Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD).

THANK YOU for your investment in the work we do. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

November 22: You Are Invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner

         “A Very Gleaner Thanksgiving” Day   Dinner & Social  with the Neighbor Gleaners

Celebrate Thanksgiving  Day with the Gleaners at Hollywood Senior Center on Thursday, November 22, 3:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Let us know if you have any food allergies.

Please call 503-288-8303 to register for a spot!

December 12: Holiday Desert Party

Wear your favorite holiday sweater and come celebrate the season with us at our annual Holiday Dessert Party on Wednesday, December 12  from 2:00-4:00 pm. Bring your holiday cheer and sweet tooth! Join the Hollywood Senior Center for an afternoon filled with friendship, live music, and sweets. Sign up today at 503-288-8303 for a festive afternoon!

November 28: Make a Tiny Terrarium

Succulents are the most forgiving of plants. Bring a pot from home-a favorite old cup or bowl that is no longer useful but still loved to the Hollywood Senior Center, Wednesday, November 28, 9:00-11:00 am.  You’ll fill it with soil, a few tiny plants, and perhaps a little decoration-all provided by the instructor.  $3.00 to the instructor for material.  As  class is limited to 12, please call 503-288-8393 to register.

November 27: The Problem with Sitting and Some Easy Fixes

Do you do too much prolonged sitting? You are not alone. Retired educator Jim Freda can help. In this class, you’ll learn the new research on sitting disease, the postural and tissue effects of prolonged sitting.  Jim Freds will  present  a safe exercise and gentle stretch to reverse sitting posture and an easy self-massage techniques you can do at home. Join us at the Hollywood Senior Center on November 27, 10:00-11:00 am for this informative class. To register please call 503-288-8303.

November 20: Riders Club Trip: Portland Art Museum

Join Ride Connection on a trip to the Portland Art Museum.  Meet the RideWise Ambassador, who will hand out FREE bus passes, in the Hollywood Senior lobby at 8:30 am. The group will head to Portland Art Museum for the Art and Conversation talk titled “Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art.” Coffee is served at 9:15 and the talk starts at 10:15 am. Please call 503-288-8303 to sign-up.

November 22: You Are Invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner

 

         “A Very Gleaner Thanksgiving” Day   Dinner & Social  with the Neighbor Gleaners

Celebrate Thanksgive Day with the Gleaners at Hollywood Senior Center on Thursday, November 22, 3:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Let us know if you have any food allergies.

Please call 503-288-8303 to register for a spot!