March 2: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Beverly Cleary Students

We’re looking for volunteer readers (and listeners!) for our annual National Read Across America Day Celebration Friday, March 2, at 1 pm. This perennial favorite brings together Hollywood Senior participants and young readers from Beverly Cleary School on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Share your love of reading and support a young reader by participating in this fun and rewarding event. Refreshments will be served. Give us a call at 503-288-8303 to volunteer.

February 26: Hollywood Senior Center Book Club

Do you love to read? Are you looking for a book club? Look no further! The Hollywood Senior Center book club will meet Monday, February 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Get together with like minded folks to discuss all genres of books. Drop-ins welcome.

This month: bring a book by your favorite author to share with the group.

Next month: Selections from Portland author Ursula Le Guin, who recently died.

February 25: Alzheimer’s Support Group

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is one of the most difficult tasks anyone can face. Joining a support group is an important and positive step toward self care. Hollywood Senior Center and the Alzheimer’s Association  host an Alzheimer’s Support Group this Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 3:3- pm. Walk-ins welcome. Need more information? Please call us at 503-288-8303.

February 23: Pizza Lunch and “Victoria & Abdul”

Join the Hollywood Senior Center for a pizza lunch and a movie this Friday, February 23. Holiday Retirement Parkrose Chateau will provide pizza, salad, beverages, and dessert for a suggested donation of just $2. Lunch is served at 11:30 am; tickets are on sale at 9:30 am. At 1 pm, we’ll show “Victoria and Abdul,” which stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Tim Piggott-Smith. In this striking period piece, Queen Victoria forges an unlikely bond with an Indian clerk who traveled to London for her Golden Jubilee. They become lifelong friends, though the Queen’s inner circle is horrified by their relationship. Suggested donation: $1. We’ll show it again on Friday, March 2, with subtitles.

Black History Month: Riders Club Heads to Civil Rights Exhibit

To celebrate Black History Month, the Riders Club is heading to the Oregon Historical Museum to the RACING TO CHANGE EXHIBITION on Thursday, February 22. The show featured the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the sixties and seventies. The Ride Connection Ambassador will meet riders in the Hollywood Senior Center lobby at 10 am and provide FREE BUS FARE. To register or for more info, please call 503-288-8303.

February 13: Basics of Alzheimer’s Class

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a BASICS OF ALZHEIMER’S class at Hollywood Senior Center on Tuesday, February 13, from 1 to 2:30 pm. This new class will discuss how Alzheimer’s disease affects people in varying ways and has an impact on the lives of those who interact with them. It’s important to understand the effects of Alzheimer’s and how to interact and provide care effectively.

February 16: Valentine’s Day Big Band Concert

Hollywood Senior Center and Elders in Action Co-host Valentine’s Big Band Concert
Enjoy a live band, food, drinks, dancing and friends

Hollywood Senior Center (HSC) and Elders in Action are co-hosting a Valentine’s Big Band Concert on Friday, February 16th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the HSC located on 1820 NW 40th Ave. Portland, OR. Admission is free, but a $5 donation and/or can of food is appreciated.

Hollywood Senior Center has been serving Portland since 1973. Their mission is to promote health, independence, and well-being for adults 55 and older. Elders in Action brings 45 years of experience in aging and disability advocacy to the Portland community.

The two organizations have partnered together to throw a Valentine’s Big Band Concert. We will have a special appearance from the Providence Big Band and beer, wine, and appetizers for you to enjoy. Plus, we’ll offer a swing dance lesson/demonstration at 5:30 pm sharp. The band will start at 6:00 pm. This event is open to the public; all ages and dance moves welcomed. So grab your friends, family, and coworkers, and meet us at the Hollywood Senior Center.

Hollywood Senior Center and Elders in Action strive to promote a happy, healthy life through dedicated staff and volunteers. A calendar of events, volunteer opportunities, and other happenings can be found online at hollywoodseniorcenter.org and www.eldersinaction.org.

January 30: Brown Bag Medication Review

Knowledge is power! OSU/OHSU student pharmacists will review your medications and teach you more about what you are taking at BROWN BAG MEDICATION REVIEW on Tuesday, January 30, from 1 to 4 pm. Simply bring your medications (prescription, over-the-counter, herbal medications, and vitamins and supplements) in “brown bag.” Please call the Hollywood Senior Center at 503-228-8303 to make an appointment with the student pharmacists.