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Gentle Yoga

ACTIVITIES with Ashland Senior Services Division
 
View our current Playguide and register for programs at ashland.or.us/register, or call 541.488.5342 for assistance. Please note that registration for some programs is by phone only, as indicated below.  Registration closes at noon on the business day before the start of a session. For virtual classes, the Zoom link will be emailed the preceding business day. ​Indoor activities are subject to change due to changing COVID-19 conditions. Please check back or call 541.488.5342 to confirm current status.

Arts & Culture
Education & Enrichment
Fitness & Movement
Friends & Fun

ARTS & CULTURE
Young at Art / Indoor ClassYoung at Art
Enjoy a monthly art class open to all skill levels, no experience required! Each session will explore a different medium and subject. All supplies will be provided. Sponsored by The Springs at Anna Maria.
Ages 50 & Better
1st Wed of each month, excluding holidays
February 1 | March 1 | April 5 
2-3:30pm
Ashland Senior Center (1699 Homes Avenue)
$5
Instructor: Shea Cathey has been creating and teaching art since 2000


EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT
Technology Basics Classes / Indoor ClassJackson County Library System logo
Experts from Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) hosts monthly classes covering the basics of phones, computers and other digital devices in
your life. Separate registration is required for each session: 541-488-5342.
Ages 50 & Better
Second Wednesday each month (Sept-Dec 2022), 1-3pm
January 11: Windows Basics for PC computers
February 8: Mac Basics for Apple computer
March 8: Android Phone & Tablet Basics
April 12: iPhone & iPad Basics
Ashland Senior Center (1699 Homes Avenue)
FREE
Instructor: JCLS staff
 
AARP Smart Driver Course / Indoor ClassAARP Smart Driver
This classroom-based program will teach you proven safety strategies, current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course; consult your insurance agent for details. Pre-registration required: 541-488-5342.
Ages 50 & Better
Wednesday & Thursday, 1-4:15pm (both days)
January 25-26 | April 19-20 | July 19-20 | October 18-19
Ashland Senior Center (1699 Homes Avenue)
$20 AARP members | $25 Non-members
Instructor: Jim Nagel, AARP Volunteer

 
FITNESS & MOVEMENTBroadway Dance for Boomers
Dancing the Oldies  / Zoom 
Pull out your bell bottoms and learn easy, gentle-on-the-body, choreographed dance routines to some of your favorite songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Have fun moving, raising your spirits, and activating your brain-body connection. By the end of the 6 weeks, you will be able to do at least three groovy, jazzy, funky, far-out dance routines to songs we all know and love.
Ages 50 & Better
Thursdays, 11:15am-12:15pm
January 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16
Hybrid class:  Zoom
$50 (6 classes)
Instructor: Audrey Flint
 
Gentle Yoga / Indoor Class
The focus of this one-hour hatha yoga class is to increase strength, flexibility and balance while simultaneously alleviating stress and fatigue. Additional benefits of regular yoga practice include an overall sense of well-being and an increase in self-awareness and self-acceptance. Participants must be aware of their own capabilities in order to participate safely. Ability to get up and down from the floor is required. Each class will conclude with deep relaxation. Please bring your own yoga mat; other props will be provided. If public health guidelines change and indoor, in-person classes are not possible, this class will move to Zoom.
Ages 50 & Better
Mondays and Wednesdays
Ashland Senior Center (1699 Homes Avenue)
$15-25 per month-long session ($5/class)
Instructor: Cheri Theobald is a certified and registered yoga instructor

Mondays (10:30-11:30am)Gentle Yoga
Session 1A:  January 9, 23, 30 ($15) no class Jan 2 & 16
Session 2A:  February 6, 13, 27 ($15) no class Feb 20
Session 3A: March 6, 13, 20, 27 ($20)
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ession 4A: April 3, 10, 17, 24 ($20)
Wednesdays (9:15-10:15am)
Session 1B: January 11, 18, 25 ($15) - no class Jan 4
Session 2B: February 1, 8, 15, 22 ($20)
Session 3B: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ($25)
Session 4B: April 5, 12, 19, 26 ($20)
Wednesdays (10:30-11:30am)
Session 1C: January 11, 18, 25 ($15) - no class Jan 4
Session 2C: February 1, 8, 15, 22 ($20)
Session 3C: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ($25)
Session 4C: April 5, 12, 19, 26 ($20)
 
Line Dance / Indoor Class
Line Dancing is a great way to keep your brain on its toes! It enhances balance, provides fitness and strength and improves mental acuity through complex movement. No partner is required. Call to register: 541.488.5342.
Ages 50 & Better
Photo by Bob Palermini
Photo by Bob Palermini
Mondays, 1-2:30pm
The Grove, 1195 E Main St
$9-15 per month-long session ($3/class)
Instructor: Lynn Roberts is an experienced Line Dancer who shares her joy of this activity through teaching
Session 1: January 9, 23, 30 ($9) no class Jan 2 & 16
Session 2: February 6, 13, 27 ($9) no class Feb 20
Session 3: March 6, 13, 20, 27 ($12)
Session 4: April 3, 10, 17 ($9) no class Apr 24

Tai Chi / Indoor Class
Tai Chi is a moving meditation that strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance and increases flexibility. Qi Gong, the movement of energy through the body, is also incorporated. Join the class to learn or continue practicing Tai Chi!
Ages 50 & Better
The Grove, 1195 E Main St
$9-15 per month-long session ($3/class)
Instructor: Char Hersh has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi since 1997
 
Please sign up for the appropriate level class for your ability and experience:
  • Introductory (Tuesdays): This class is for newcomers to Tai Chi.
  • Beginning (Thursdays): This class is for those continuing to learn forms and continuing practice of Tai Chi. It is not appropriate for newcomers.
  • Intermediate (Mondays): This class is for continuing practice of Tai Chi for students who are well-versed in Tai Chi forms. Prior Tai Chi experience is required.
Introductory
Tuesdays, 9-10am
Session 1: January 10, 17, 24, 31 ($12) no class Jan 3
Session 2: February 7, 14, 21, 28 ($12)
Session 3: March 7, 14, 21, 28 ($12)            
Session 4: April 4, 11, 18, 25 ($12)
Beginning 
Thursdays, 9:30-10:45amTai Chi
Session 1: January 12, 19, 26 ($9) no class Jan 5
Session 2: February 2, 9, 16, 23 ($12)
Session 3: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ($15)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Intermediate 
Mondays, 9:30-10:45am
Session 1: January 9, 23, 30 ($9) no class Jan 2 & 16
Session 2: February 6, 13, 27 ($9) no class Feb 20
Session 3: March 6, 13, 20, 27 ($12)
Session 4: April 3, 10, 17, 24 ($12)
 
Senior Walkabouts / Outdoor Activity
Come enjoy some fresh air, exercise, and good company! A volunteer guide will lead this 8-week walking group in and around Garfield Park. Walks will be held at a gentle pace and will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Routes will stay on accessible paths. Please meet at the volleyball court in Garfield Park five minutes before start time. Walks will take place rain or shine; please dress accordingly. No dogs as leashes are a tripping hazard.
Ages 50 & Better
Mondays, 10-11am
February 6, 13, 27 & March 6, 13, 20, 27 & Apr 3 - no class Feb 20
Meet at Garfield Park
$16 (8 walks)
Leader: Rosalie Rybka
 

FRIENDS & FUN - All at Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
American Mah Jongg / Indoor ActivitySeniors Playing Mah Jongg
Come enjoy an afternoon playing Mah Jongg with new and old friends.  Experienced players and beginners welcome. Game Groups are sponsored by Weatherly Communities. Sign up required for ongoing activity participation: visit Senior Center office or call 541.488.5342. 
Ages 50 & Better
Thursdays, 1-3:30pm
Free

Cribbage / Indoor Activity
If you love playing Cribbage or want to learn, join our welcoming environment, where there is lots of laughter, plenty of counting and tons of fun!  All levels of play are welcome. Game Groups are sponsored by Weatherly Communities. Sign up required for ongoing activity participation: visit Senior Center office or call 541.488.5342. 
Ages 50 & Better
Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm
Free

Discussion Group / In-person (Indoor) Activity
Make new friends and enjoy chatting with others! Discussion group topics are decided by participants. Sign up required for ongoing activity participation: visit Senior Center office or call 541.488.5342. 
Ages 50 & Better
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30m
Free
 
Spades / Indoor ActivitySpades
Join us for a fun afternoon of cards, friendship and laughter.  All levels of play are welcome.  Game Groups are sponsored by Weatherly Communities. Sign up required for ongoing activity participation: visit Senior Center office or call 541.488.5342. 
Ages 50 & Better
Thursdays, 1-3:30pm
Free
 
Weekly Movie / Indoor Activity
Specially selected films are screened weekly with free popcorn served! Closed captioning always offered when available. See current newsletter for film selections. Sponsored by Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance. Sign up required for ongoing activity participation: visit Senior Center office or call 541.488.5342. 
Ages 50 & Better
Tuesdays, 1pm
Free
 
See also the ►Events page for current educational and social events for seniors.
View the ►Ashland Parks & Recreation Playguide for more community events and classes.

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Ashland Senior Services Division | Ashland Senior Center
1699 Homes Avenue, Ashland, OR 97520 | 541.488.5342 | seniorinfo@ashland.or.us
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm
 
 

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