December 13: Annual Holiday Dessert Party

Wear your most festive holiday sweater and come celebrate the season with us at the Hollywood Senior Center’s annual HOLIDAY DESSERT PARTY on Wednesday, December 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Bring your holiday cheer and your sweet tooth! Join Hollywood Senior Center, Revere Court, and Airbnb for an afternoon filed with delicious treats, friendship, and live music. To sign up for this fun and festive event, please call us at 503-288-8303.

Decmber 8: Pizza Lunch and “The Glass Castle” Movie

Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center for pizza lunch and a movie Friday, December 8. Lunch is served at 11:30 am, with ticket sales starting at 9:30 am. Lunch includes a large slice of pizza, salad, bread sticks, dessert and a beverage. Our sponsor, Glisan Care Center, also has a raffle with great prizes including local gift certificates and treats. Suggested donation: $2

At 1 pm, we’ll show THE GLASS CASTLE, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who is an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who stirs his children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Suggested donation: $1

Please note: In December, due to the holidays, we’ll only show one movie (twice!) this month. The Glass Castle will be shown with subtitles on Friday, December 15, at 1 pm.


Hollywoood Senior Center CLOSED Thursday, November 23-Monday, November 27

The Hollywood Senior Center be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24. We will remain closed through Monday, November 27, so that we can complete a remodeling project. Our doors ope again at 8:30 am on Tuesday, November 28. Be sure to check out the new look in our kitchen after the holiday. Please help us spread the word.

Please note: The Neighborhood Gleaners will host their Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center on Thursday, November 23, from 3:30-6:30 pm. Doors will be open for this.


Two Thanksgiving Feasts at Hollywood Senior Center

The Hollywood Senior Center will serve two Thanksgiving dinners this year.

The first is in partnership with Wy’East Church on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 from noon to 2 pm. A full Thanksgiving dinner will be served. There will also be live music for all to enjoy… and, of course, fellowship. The Church invites you to come early attend their service starting at 10:30 am.

On Thanksgiving Day (THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23), the Neighborhood Gleaners will serve a home-cooked dinner with all the fixings from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. 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.



Hollywood Senior Center Writing Group Seeks New Members

The Hollywood Senior Center’s Writers Unite is seeking new members.

They are a writers’ circle open to writers in all genres, including poetry, memoir, flash fiction, short stories, novellas and prose in general.

Their 90-minute sessions start with ten minutes of spontaneous writing which we then share with one another and receive feedback on if so desired. Then whoever has a piece of writing he or she worked on during the week can share it with the group, again with helpful feedback. The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging, and is oriented toward helping novice and more advanced writers improve their craft, while having a good time. Come and join the fun!

The circle is free and meets every Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 at the Hollywood Senior Center. For more information, please call 503-288-8303. Walk-ins welcome.

November 4: Portland Opera To Go Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE

The Hollywood Senior Center is pleased to host the Portland Opera To Go performing MOZART’s THE MAGIC Flute on Saturday, November 4, from 2-3:30 pm. A Q&A will follow a 50-minute performance. Doors will open at 1:15 pm with a $5 suggested donation. Full of action, humor, true love, and hard-won triumphs, The Magic Flute is a tale of young people grappling with growing up and taking responsibility for their convictions–all wrapped up in Mozart’s gorgeous music. From the vocal fireworks of the Queen of the Night to the profundity of the wise Sarastro and simple directness of Papageno, The Magic Flute is sure to entrance audiences of all ages.

October 25: HeartMath Presentation

Reduce stress naturally and build your resiliency with HeartMath. Eva Cristina Calderon, certified HeartMath provider, will facilitate a HeartMath Presentation at he Hollywood Senior Center on Wednesday, October 25, from 1 to 2 pm. If you’re feeling stuck, deselected, or discouraged in the face of overwhelming stress, then join this workshop to learn simple scientifically validated tools to help self-regulate your body’s response to stress. To reserve your seat, please call 503-288-8303.

October 24: An Integrative Approach to Treatment & Prevention of Osteoporosis

Dr. Dianna Henson, ND, MScD, and Megan Gardner, MS, CNS, CPT, will discuss how diet, strength training, and supplementation can potentially lower your risk of developing osteoporosis om TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, at 10 am. To register for “An Integrated Approach to Treatment and Prevention of Osteoporosis,” please call 503-288-8303. Free bone density scan for those at risk.