The Ashland Senior Program, a division of Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC), will be reorganized over the next several months in an effort to better serve those who are 55 and older in Ashland, and to research ways to increase revenue and assure the Program’s resiliency for years to come.
The main functions of the current Senior Program include:
1. Food & Friends Lunch Program – a congregate meal program each weekday at the Center run by the Rogue Valley Council of Governments. The program is for ages 60 and up, with a suggested donation of $2.75 per meal; for those under age 60, the cost is $6.75 per meal.
2. Various drop-in offerings, such as Mah Jongg, Cribbage, Tai Chi, senior yoga and weekly movies.
3. Energy Assistance Programs – Ashland Low Income Energy Assistance Program (ALIEAP), HEAT and senior discounts on utilities.
The reorganization of the Ashland Senior Program will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue through at least December 31, 2017 (or one fiscal quarter). The focus will be on expanding and enhancing the Program for Ashland’s 55+ population, given current resources. The Senior Program operations and staffing will be reduced but core service will not be affected. All functions of the Program will remain at the Ashland Senior Center.
The Food & Friends
Lunch Program will continue as usual (Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.), as well as any Rec programs scheduled and published in the APRC Community PlayGuide
, provided instructors are available.
Social services programs, such as ALIEAP, bus passes and HEAT, will continue through a combination of efforts from City of Ashland staff and APRC staff. Questions regarding social services or the Ashland Senior Program may be directed to 541.488.5340 or by email to ParksInfo@ashland.or.us
APRC will form an official subcommittee of the Commission. In addition, an Ad-Hoc Senior Advisory Committee (or ASPAC) will be formed, comprised of program participants, related professional field experts, APRC staff and Commissioners. Both committees will help form the vision for the future of the Ashland Senior Program.
ASPAC Meetings will take place at Council Chambers, unless otherwise specified, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
ASPAC Meeting - October 10, 2017; AGENDA
ASPAC Meeting - November 13, 2017; AGENDA
ASPAC Meeting - December 11, 2017; AGENDA
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ASPAC Meeting - January 8, 2018; AGENDA
| MEETING PACKET
ASPAC Meeting - February 12, 2018; AGENDA
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ASPAC Meeting - March 12, 2018
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - January 24, 2017; AUDIO
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - March 28, 2017; AUDIO
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - April 17, 2017; AUDIO
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - May 3, 2017; AUDIO (Available upon request)
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - May 17, 2017; AUDIO
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - August 8, 2017; AUDIO
Senior Program Subcommittee Meeting - August 9, 2017; AUDIO (Special Meeting)
Contact the Commission
- This form provides the opportunity for citizens to submit comments to Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners. Your comment will become part of APRC's public record.
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