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/schedule.html
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.
Come and enjoy the swinging tunes of the Big Band era on Saturday, April 22, from 11 am to 12 pm, at the Hollywood Senior Center! The NEW HORIZONS BIG BAND, led by the renowned Brad Davis, will play songs and show tune from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Singers Carolyn Lane and Ron Swanson will accompany the band for this Swing Fling Concert. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. Please call 503-288-8303 to reserve your seat.
The Hollywood Senior Center’s RIDERS CLUB will head to the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase on Friday, April 21. Our Ride Ambassador (thank you, Ride Connection!) will meet participants in our lobby at 9:30am, hand out FREE bus tickets, and accompany the group to the Oregon Convention Center, where the show is held. Whether you’re browsing or shopping, you’ll find many beautiful treasures to enjoy! This is one of the largest ceramic shows in the country. For more information and to register, please call 503-288-8303.
Do you have a problem with gambling or know someone who does? Please join Philip Yassenoff and Peter Walsh for an informative discussion on gambling WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 10:30AM to NOON. The first half of the session, which is sponsored by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and VIEWS, will give participants to share what they know about gambling. The second half of the session the speakers will share what they know about gambling. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, who will receive a $5 gift card for attending. Refreshments will be served. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.
Please join us at the Hollywood Senior Center for the best deal is town this Friday, April 14! For a suggested donation of $2, enjoy a slice of pizza from Flying Pie, salad, bread sticks, dessert, and a beverage at 11:30am. Tickets for our pizza lunch are on sale at 9:30am. At 1pm, for $1, see Academy Award-winning film, FENCES, starring this year’s Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. For just $3, you’ll get a delicious and filling lunch, a wonderful yet intense movie, and the best company in Portland!
Start the season off right with a well-planned veggie garden! Blossom will offer a FREE workshop at the Hollywood Senior Center on Wednesday, April 12, 10-11am. Learn organic approaches to pest control through companion planting and how to have a weed-free, no-till garden you can eat. To register for the workshop, please call 503-288-8303.
The Hollywood Senior Center will host the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease Program Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 2 to 3pm, April 10-May 19. Get moving with this 6-week, evidence-based program that has been proven to reduce pain, increase balance, strengthen your walking pace, and improve overall health. Set goals and track your progress. All abilities welcome for this FREE program. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.
Mark your calendars! Grant High School students Zoey and Kennedy will host a one-hour computer clinic each week, beginning April 6, at the Hollywood Senior Center. The clinic will be held from 3:30 to 4:30pm each Thursday until May 25. The students will provide assistance to people with their electronic devices: computers, cell phones, and tablets, and answer questions about social media or other electronic/computer issues.
Uncertain times bring fraudsters out of the woodwork to mislead and deceive people. Don’t be one of them! Join Janet Bowman and Leslie Houston of Multnomah County’s Senior Medicare Patrol to learn how to read your Medicare Summary Notices and Explanation of Benefits forms on Wednesday, April 5, from 9 to 10am. You’ll also learn how to keep your Medicare information safe and avoid identity theft and find out about the new Medicare cards that will be issued in 2018. Please call 503-288-8303 to reserve your seat.