For more information, call the Senior Services Division at 541.488.5342 or visit ashlandseniorservices.org Senior Services Division — Ashland Senior Center 1699 Homes Avenue in Ashland, Mon—Fri, 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. VernBurnshas been volunteering with the Food & Friends Program at the Senior Center for more than twenty years! Vern, who is 97 years old, is a beloved presence every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch. He loves volunteering: “I’m serving the Lord this way, and I really enjoy helping other people out.” Senior Services The following services support seniors and families: • Information and Referral: Referrals to local and regional resources for seniors and family caregivers • Health-Related Activities: Blood pressure testing, foot care clinic, movement classes and other health services as available • Educational Activities: Seminars and workshops on topics of interest to seniors and their families • Recreation Activities: Free weekly games, movies and specially scheduled craft activities • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA): Call to schedule an appointment for free assistance with Medicare, supplemental plans and prescription plans • Senior Utility Discount: Offered by City of Ashland for low income utility customers over age 65, or over age 60 with disability—Call to schedule application assistance at the Senior Services office • FreeTouchpassBusCards/ValleyLiftVouchers: A limited number of prepaid Touchpass bus cards and Valley Lift vouchers are available to seniors 62 and older • Senior Food Box Program: We can help you connect with Ashland Emergency Food Bank for home delivered food Senior Services Division Ongoing Programs Enjoy a variety of recreational and social activities at the Senior Center. Ongoing activities offered include: • Cribbage Club—Details p 26 • Cards—Details p 27 • Line Dancing—Details p 27 • Gentle Yoga—Details pp 26-27 • Mah Jongg—Details p 26 • Tai Chi—Details p 27 • Somatics—Details p 26 • Computer Instruction (Mac & PC)—Details p 26 Upcoming Events For more information call 541.488.5342 • Dementia Caregiver Support Group Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, Details p 29 • Repair SO (Southern Oregon) Free Clothing Repair Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, Details p 28 • Young at Art Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, Details p 28 • AARP Smart Driver Course Feb 20 & 21, May 8 & 9, Details p 28 Food & Friends The Food & Friends program serves lunch at the Ashland Senior Center Monday—Friday, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m., by donation, for seniors age 60 and up. Meals on Wheels home delivery is available for qualified seniors. For more information about Food & Friends or Meals on Wheels, please call 541.734.9505. The APRC Senior Services Division supports older residents of Ashland, helping them live more independently and continue as contributing members of the community. The Senior Services Division offers a variety of services and activities at the Ashland Senior Center and advocates for senior needs throughout the community. For more information or to request a newsletter, please call 541.488.5342 or visit our office. Meet Our Friend & Volunteer 30 8