January 9: Chronic Pain Self-Management (six week program)

This FREE six-week program, developed by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center/Self-Management Resource Center, is for people with long term pain. Participants will learn how to manage pain and symptoms, handle difficult emotions, problem solve effectively, work with a healthcare team, use medication as directed, and set weekly goals. Hollywood Senior Center Program Manager Renee Curtis and Miracles Club Program Coordinator Marsha Jordan will facilitate the workshop Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 1:30-4:00. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.     

January 4: Mah Jongg Game

There’s a new game in town! The Hollywood Senior Center is starting a FREE weekly Mah Jongg game. The facilitators will bring two sets of Mah Jongg tiles and encourage other players to bring their sets. To play, you need an official 2018 National League Mah Jongg Card, which you can order at nationalmahjonggleague.org. (This card which costs $8 or $9 depending on size, contains the standard hands and rules.)              Please call 503-288-8303 to register.

January 3: Seniors in Motion: Chi-Pong (Ping Pong and Tai Chi together)

Have fun, laugh, and get healthy! Table tennis (ping pong and tai chi (chi-pong) harmonize together at the Hollywood Senior Center every Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm. Competitive table tennis player and comedian Ric Mancuso, owner of Serve with Return, will share his expertise in ping pong and incorporate various wellness modalities, such as core strengthening, stretching techniques, and heart health-and he’ll throw in a few jokes too. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.

January 2: Technology Workshop for Seniors

The Portland Youth Builders will lead a 30-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of hands-on activities Wednesday, January 2, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Hollywood Senior Center.  The high school students will have laptops on hand and encourage class participants to bring questions.  Topics will include: intro to to Smart Phones, Smartphone Settings and Storage, Apps you can use (Travel, Library, Movies), Senior Scams, Microsoft Office, Windows 10, and Silhouette Paper Cutter-Pop up      Cards. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.



December 18: A Special Birthday Celebration!

Celebrate all December Birthdays on a special date, Tuesday, December 18, 12pm. (new date due to holiday) Sign up at the front desk if you are 60+, then you get a free lunch, a coupon for a free pizza lunch on movie day and enter the drawing to win a birthday cake from HealtNet! We Works Pre-School will be coming to the Hollywood Senior Center to sing songs and celebrate your birthday!

December 18: Senior Housing Options

Jean Johnson, Ph.D. in U.S. History and retired educator, is in her third year as a real estate agent and is specially trained to work with seniors. Jean will discuss planning to maintain control and dignity and physical and social safety. Housing options: aging in place at home, downsizing, condos, apartments, and retirement communities and wait-lists will also be discussed. Join us at the Hollywood Senior Center, Tuesday, December 18, 10:00-11:00am for this interesting discussion. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.

December 12: Holiday Dessert Party

Wear you favorite holiday sweater and come celebrate the season with us at the annual Holiday Dessert Party on Wednesday, December 12 from 2:00-4:00pm. 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!

December 14: Pizza and movie: Crazy Rich Asians

Enjoy a pizza lunch and movie for only $3.00, the best deal in Portland!

Get pizza, salad, drink and dessert for a suggested donation of $2.00. Lunch is served at 11:30 am and tickets are on sale at 9:30 am.

Wait…there’s more!

The movie,”Crazy Rich Asians,” will be shown Friday, December 14 at 1 pm. This contemporary romance comedy follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her  boyfriend’s family.