Senior Events

Ice Cream Social for Seniors & their Families

UPCOMING EVENTS with Ashland Senior Services Division

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.**
Healthy Brain & Aging - CLASS FULL (as of 2/5/24)
Wednesdays, February 14 & 28 and March13 & 27, 12:30-2pm

FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342OABHI
This class promotes brain health and quality of life in aging.  Itís a free four-part class series that will provide education and skills to boost a healthy brain as you age.  Be ready for active participation and home practice of skills to help you meet your personalized goals.  Topics covered weekly include:  Social Activity, Sleep, Physical Activity, and Cognitive Stimulation. Taught by Jennine Greenwell, Older Adult Behavior Health Specialist with Jackson County Health & Human Services.

Japanese Garden Tour: Guided Walk for Seniors & Friendsjap garden
Monday, April 29, 1-3pm
FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342
Join us for a free, guided tourof the beautiful Japanese Garden in Lithia Park. Enjoy the spring blossoms and learn about this world-class new addition to Ashland. The walk will be held at a slow pace and stay on accessible paths, to accommodate any participants with mobility limitations. Please meet at the front entrance of the Japanese Garden, facing Winburn Way. Parking is avail≠able in lots up or down the hill.
This walk will be led by Patty Winner, volunteer with Ashland Senior Services Division and at the Japanese Garden.

Dragos IlieRomanian Classical Guitar Performance: Dragos Ilie
Wednesday, May 1, 1-2pm
FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342

The internationally acclaimed Dragos Ilie brings an enchanting program inspired by his home of Romania. Dragos will transport you to the heart of his homeland, from the lively rhythms of Romanian folk music to tender ballads that will tug at your heart strings.
Award-winning Romanian guitarist Dragos Ilie has delighted audiencesGSSO across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. with his charismatic and dynamic performances. He has won awards in more than 40 international competitions, including more than 20 grand prizes. Dragos is passionate about integrating Romanian repertoire within the global guitar scene.

smokewiseHow to be Smokewise: DIY Class for Indoor Air Quality
Wednesday, May 22, 1-2pm or 2:30-2:30pm
FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342

Learn health actions to prepare for summer smoke. Partners from Smokewise Ashland will provide a free filter and fan to build your own air filter, a $50 value! Topics will include: Build a DIY air filter, Local Resources for AQI and smoke information, Emergency Notifications, Selecting an air purifier, Low-cost solutions for improved indoor air, Making a Clean Room.

AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshopaarp
Wednesday, May 29, 1-2:30pm
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! 

APDCookout for Senior & their FamiliesVVV
Saturday, June 29, 11:30am-1:30pm
FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342
Join us for a fun, free cookout in Hunter Park! Bring a family member or friend! Burgers, hotdogs and sides. Vegetarian option available. Thank you to our co-sponsors: Village at Valley View and the Ashland Police Department!

Ready, Set, Go!: Emergency Preparedness Tips for SeniorsKelly Burns
Wednesday, July 31, 1-3pm
FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342

Presented by Kelly Burns, Ashland Emergency Management Coordinator. More information coming soon...

VVVIce Cream Social for Seniors & their Families
Wednesday, August 28, 2-3:30pm
FREE. Registration required: 541-488-5342

Join us for music and fun in Hunter Park!
Our sponsor Village at Valley View is generously donating all the supplies for delicious ice cream sundaes, as well as an alternative of fruit salad or diabetic ice cream. Featuring a concert  by the Ashland Brass band.

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.

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Ashland Senior Services Division | Ashland Senior Center
1699 Homes Avenue, Ashland, OR 97520 | 541.488.5342 |
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