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UPCOMING EVENTS with Ashland Senior Services Division

Announcing special Flu & COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Seniors, October 13 and 27, 2023 ​
Register now at 541.488.5342   Learn More

Free social and cultural events or educational workshops on topics of interest to seniors and their families are offered at Ashland Senior Center or occasionally other locations. Our partner AARP offers the six -hour Smart Driver course once per quarter. Jackson County Library Services is currently teaching a monthly series on Technology Basics. Current offerings are listed below. We do our best to keep our website updated with our current activities and events, but occasionally fall behind in updating. Please call for current status: 541.488.5342.
**All events occur at Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave, unless otherwise noted.**
 
Futurity First logoSocial Security Planning
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30-7pm

Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Free. Registration required: 541-488-5342
This workshop will help you make sound financial choices about your retirement income.  Learn how Social Security is taxed and consider the right time to start Social Security payments to maximize your benefits. Presenters Melissa Mlasko & Cheryl Harrison are insurance agents with Futurity First and are not connected with or endorsed by any government agency. 
 
Medicare 101SHIBA logo
Monday, September 18, 1-3pm

Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Free. Registration required: 541-488-5342
Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 Ė December 7 this year. This is the time when you can make changes to your plan(s). Come learn more about your options and the free services available to help guide you. Presented by Becky Foster of SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance), a nonprofit, non-biased program offering Medicare counseling. 

Plan4Care: Creating Care Circles to Support One Another As We Age
Wednesday, October 11, 1-3pm
Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Free. Registration required: 541-488-5342
Learn what a Care Circle is and why you might need one. The 2021 AARP Home and Community Preferences Survey shows that 77% of adults want to age-in-place. Several factors prevent successfully aging in place.  Lack of care support is one, finding caregivers is a challenge and paying for them is another.  With the 65+ age-skewed demographics of the Rogue Valley and the fact that many have retired here at a distance from family and long-established friends, having a support group with various members who can step in offers peace of mind and help when you need it! Taught by Debra Johnson, a retired geriatric care manager, and Anne Bellegia, an aging support advocate. They will discuss how they formed their Care Circle several years ago, explain some of the factors that have made it successful, and provide tips for developing your own Care Circle. Thank you to our education sponsor: Rogue Valley Manor. 
 
Flu & COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for SeniorsFlu and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Seniors
Fridays, October 13 and 27
1:00-5:00pm by appointment: 
541-488-5342
Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Most Health Insurance Accepted*
 
Ashland Senior Services Division is hosting two clinics for seniors to get flu and/or COVID-19 vaccinations. Licensed nurses from Wellness 2000 will be providing the vaccinations. Most health insurance will be accepted with no co-pay. 

Thanks to funding from Oregon non-profit AGE+
, pre-registered participants get a $25 gift card to an Ashland grocery store, and help is available for seniors without insurance, while funds last. Walk-in participants will be accepted if space is available.

Priority registration is for Ashland and Talent residents age 50+ and their caregivers. If you want both flu and COVID-19 vaccinations, you may get both shots on the same day. Or choose to get one shot on each clinic day. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about what is right for you.

Register now at 541-488-5342 to ensure your space, reserve your gift card, and sign up for insurance assistance if needed! (Sorry, we cannot accept email registrations.)
 
* Wellness 2000 cannot bill United Health Care. If you have this insurance, check your benefits to see if you could pay cash and submit a receipt for reimbursement.
AGE+ logo         Wellness 2000


YCheri Theobaldoga Basics Workshop
Monday, October 23, 1-2pm
Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Free. Registration required: 541-488-5342

This is the perfect workshop if youíre new to yoga or an experienced student who wants to revisit the basics. Join this free one-hour workshop to learn variations of common yoga poses so that they fit your body, your fitness level, and your range of motion, avoiding injury and frustration. Letís enjoy yoga together! What to bring: Yoga mat, notebook & pen (if you want to take notes). Props are supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own. Taught by Senior Services yoga instructor, Cheri Theobald. Cheri is an accredited and registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, Yin Yoga, and Yoga 4 Seniors. Thank you to our education sponsor: Rogue Valley Manor. 

AARP Smart DriverTEK WorkshopAARP DS
Wednesday, November 29, 1-3pm
Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Free. Registration required: 541-488-5342

Discover how new vehicle technology can make driving safer and easier. Current and emerging technologies are being installed in an ever-increasing number of vehicle models.  These new safety features can extend the number of years those over 50 are able to continue driving safely. Learn how features like Smart Headlights, Blind Spot Warning Systems and Drowsy Driving Alerts can help keep you safe on the road. Stay ahead of the curve when it comes to vehicle technology! Taught by AARP volunteer, Jim Nagel, who has been teaching driver safety through AARP since 2019.

Fun with Charades
Wednesday, December 13, 1:30-3pm
Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave
Free. Registration required: 541-488-5342

Charades is a parlor game from 19th century France in which one participant silently acts out a subject while the other participants attempt to guess what is being represented. Subjects include common phrases or the title of a book, movie, TV show, song, or play. Participants may be divided into groups for a lively competition.  Come join in this fun-filled event and release your inner mime. Facilitated by Kim Rosmaier.

 
Save the date for our special events - Check back for details closer to the event
  • Firefighters' Thanksgiving: Monday, November 20, 2023
  • Holiday Party: Friday, December 22, 2023

See also the Activities and Services page for this seasonís offerings for seniors.
View the Ashland Parks & Recreation Playguide for more community events and classes.

Back to the Senior Services Division page
 
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