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.
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.
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith is sponsoring a FREE SENIOR PANCAKE BREAKFAST on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, from 8:30 to 11 am, at the Urban League/Meals on Wheels Walnut Park. enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, music, and conversation–plus an opportunity to talk to Commissioner Smith–at this community event
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.
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.
Dignity Memorial will be at Hollywood Senior Center on Thursday, October 19, 1-2 pm, to answer your questions about Advance Planning and Veteran Benefits. The workshop is titled “Plan Now, Something You Must Do!” They’ll hand out complimentary personal planning guides. Veteran planning guides will be available. To register, please call 503-288-8303.
Family Care Health will offer a FREE Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, October 13, from 10 am to 2 pm. Family Health Care is a Medicare Advantage organization and works with the Oregon Medicaid Program. The clinic is open to all regardless of insurance. Please call 503-288-8303 to sign up for your flu shot.
VIEWS (Volunteers for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors) will host its Conversation on Aging “Where Did I Leave My Keys?” Wednesday, October 11, from 1 to 2:30 pm, at the Hollywood Senior Center. Join others in a lively discussion about experiences as we age. Share ideas about ways to strengthen memory and cope with forgetfulness. Please call 503-288-8303 to register.
If you’re one of the 100-plus people who volunteer your time and talent at the Hollywood Senior Center, please join us WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, from 2 to 4 pm to celebrate YOU! We’ll have refreshments, live music, an awards program, and door prizes for all. This year’s theme is “Masterful Aging.” TO RSVP, please call us at 503-288-8303.