The Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Conversations class is designed to talk about challenging and uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia. The class will be held Wednesday, May 24, from 1 to 2 pm. Please join us to learn strategies for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful conversations. Call 800-272-3900 to register.
Enjoy a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST hosted by Multnomah County Commissioner LORETTA SMITH on Saturday, May 20, from 8:30 to 11 am at the Urban League of Portland, one of Hollywood Senior Center’s partners in serving older adults in North and Northeast Portland. Eggs, Bacon, coffee, juice, and (of course!) pancakes will be served. They’ll be music and great conversation with Commissioner Smith. You don’t want to miss this! Please call 503-988-3558 to reserve your seat.
Please join us Wednesday, May 17, from 9 to 10 am for a FREE breakfast followed by an opportunity to provide input and feedback on ways we can improve our services. Topics include: Outreach/Referral, Caregiver Issues, Nutrition, Safety, Abuse Prevention, Healthy Aging, Counseling/Case Management, Transportation, and Facility Issues. The breakfast is sponsored by ClearCaptions, a provider that helps millions of people with hearing loss stay connected to the world.
Your involvement is so important in shaping our programs and services! Please call 503-288-8303 to sign up.
Due to popular demand, the Hollywood Senior Center is offering a second session of the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease Program starting May 22. The six-week, evidence-based program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2 to 3 pm. Sarah Barrett and Kathleen Sillonis, certified Walk with Ease leaders, will facilitate the class that includes physical, educational, and social components. Please call 503-288-8303 ASAP to reserve your spot. Class size is limited.
Hollywood Senior Center, Age Wise Institute and National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) will host a Nutri-Blending Workshop Series on Fridays from 2 to 4 pm on May 12, May 19, and May 26. Learn a variety of recipes using a simple blender from a healing smoothie to a warm soup and diabetic-friendly, sugar-free desserts. All participants will receive take-home recipes (all vegan and gluten-free) to blend at home. The series, which will be held at the Hollywood Senior Center, will be facilitated by Nutritionist Emma Kingsberg from NUNM. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.
May 12: BEET Your Way to Better Heart Health
May 19: Blend Your Way to Balanced Brain Health
May 26: Balancing Blood Sugar: Sweeten Up Your Life with Healthy Desserts
Please call 503-288-8303 to register for any or all of these workshops.
Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center for “Art is Calling For Me: A Collaborative Recital” on Sunday, May 7 from 4 to 5 pm. The FREE performance is a lighthearted conversation about hope and the arts, consisting of American art songs, musical theatre classics, spirituals, operetta, and more. Sopranos and Westminster Choir College classmates Amanda Habner and Ivy Zhou will be joined by Sadie Hoyt on piano. Please call 503-288-8303 for more information or to reserve your seat.
Hollywood Senior Center is cohosting Elliott Cherry’s A FINISHED HEART: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN A DYING MAN AND HIS HUSBAND Sunday, May 7, at 3pm at Portland Abbey Arts (7600 N. Hereford Street, Portland, OR 97203).
The performance will be followed by audience discussion with the author/performer, facilitated by professionals in the fields of caregiving, end-of-life and loss. This production is made possible by a grant from North Portland Neighborhood Services.
Can’t make the May 7th event? We have another Portland performance coming up on September 26th, made possible by SE Uplift. For details, visit: http://afinishedheart.com/
Gain an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s at this Tuesday, April 25 workshop titled, KNOW THE 10 SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. Video footage of real people who are living with dementia and their families address the fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. The workshop, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held from 1 to 2 pm. To reserve your spot, please call 800-272-3900.