Classes & Activities for Seniors
We need volunteers to help with our 55+ yard sale in September!
Want to donate? Call Kathy Beck to set up a time to meet. 541-688-4052.
Preregistration is recommended to avoid full or canceled programs. All activities held at River Road Park unless otherwise noted.
Come on over and save a life. Each single blood donation can help up to three Lane County patients. Donors must be 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Contact Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 to schedule an appointment. For more information visit www.laneblood.org
5/9 . . . Tu . . . 3-6p
AARP Safe Driver
Designed for motorists age 50+, but open to all ages. Auto insurance discounts available to participants 55+ who complete the class. You must repeat the class every two to three years to requalify. There are no tests. Fee is collected by the instructor. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
6/15 . . . Th . . . 9a-4p . . . $15 AARP member/$20 non-member
Step’n Out With Kathy
Get to know members of the River Road Park community by “Steppin’ Out with Kathy.” Group meets twice a week and is designed to promote the benefits of walking and a healthy lifestyle. Walks will last about an hour and will begin and end at the River Road Park Annex. Make sure you wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for variable weather. Walks take place rain or shine. Leader: Kathy Beck.
Meet at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
TuTh . . . 9-10a . . . No Charge
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. Instructor: Abby Gershenzon.
4/14-4/28 . . . F . . . 10a-12p . . . Free
Optimal Core Alignment
Ages 50+. Are you ready to feel better than you ever imagined you could again? Reducing body stress, improving circulation, energizing musculature, and lessening or avoiding chronic strains and sprains is at your fingertips with this natural approach to pain management. Join a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a 50-year Professor of martial arts and bodywork master in this 4-session workshop. You will learn practical self-help practices to assess and improve your posture and body alignment, which will improve function and reduce pain while standing, walking, sitting, and working. Register soon, class fills quickly. Instructors: Don Cross and Melanie Carlone.
5/22, (no class on 5/29), 6/5, 6/12, 6/19 . . . M . . . 6:30-7:30p
Adult: $59 ID/$69 OD . . . Senior: $49 ID/$59 OD
Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network - to arm people of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams. Join us for this workshop and learn how con artists scam people, and learn how to protect yourself and your family from these scammers. Instructor: TBD.
4/12 . . . W . . . 1-3p . . . Free
Building Your Wardrobe
Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Learn how to build a capsule wardrobe that will work with your lifestyle and personality. Discover how to shop your closet and determine what’s missing from your wardrobe. Develop a working plan that will fit into your lifestyle and budget. Feel good about the way you look and be ready to get compliments! Instructor: Patricia Hillyer.
5/1 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $8 ID/$10 OD
Glass & Art in Seattle
This presentation is the result of accompanying a 3 day Smithsonian tour featuring public art, museums, galleries, and artists studios and homes in the Seattle area. You’ll even get a peek into collector’s homes and their treasures. Learn options for day trips that you, your friends and families can easily take. Art is for everyone to enjoy! Presenter: Patricia Hillyer.
5/8 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . Free
My Trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Enjoy a look at Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. Immerse yourself in the tango culture. Learn about the city, food, safety, pop culture and the Portean people and lifestyle. You’ll leave wanting to make the trip yourself. Presenter: Patricia Hillyer.
5/15 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . Free
Tracing Memories is an art program designed to promote relaxation and stress reduction through coloring line art of photographs. Bring in your own photograph to convert to line art and practice coloring on images that are provided. Demonstrations will be given involving Copic markers. The Tracing Memories app will be available for free download to your device so that you can bring Tracing Memories home! Instructor: Nori Rice.
5/19 . . . F . . . 10:30-11:30a . . . Free
Memory Tones Choral Group
The focus is having fun singing old favorites. Experience or ability to read music would be helpful. Newcomers are welcome. Weekly practices and several performances per month. Group will be off August and September.
Weekly . . . F . . . 9:45-11:45a Free
Lunch @ the Annex—Everyone Welcome!
River Road Park District hosts the River Road Lunch Site, in cooperation with the Lane Council of Government’s Senior Meals Program. Luncheons are served twice a week at the River Road Park Annex, 1055 River Road. All meals are prepared fresh daily. Diabetic menus available upon request. Meal calendars available at the park office. People age 60+ pay on a donation basis. (Suggested minimum donation: $3). Those under 60 pay $8. To assure yourself a meal, call Kathy at 688-4052.
Weekly . . . TuTh . . . 12p
Wednesday Luncheons & Potlucks
Meet others and enjoy a delicious lunch once a month with various activities and entertainment. Held in the multi-purpose room. Menu posted in the 55+ corner. Please pre-register for all lunches. We are trying to get a better grasp on how many people to expect, so pre-registering really helps. 541-688-4052. Begins at 12p. We’re still green! Please bring a drinking cup and plate/bowl with you. No paper products please.
4/12 . . . Potluck . . . Bring a dish
5/10 . . . Spaghetti & Meatballs . . . $4
6/14 . . . Potluck . . . Bring a dish
Cards & Games
We’re green! All card groups are now bringing their own coffee, creamer, sugar, cups, snacks, etc. You will now be required to hand in a roster to the front office so please ask Kat, Kathy or the main office for blank rosters if you need them. Enjoy!
Enjoy playing contract bridge in a social atmosphere. Singles welcome. Partners change after five hands. There are pay outs for high and low scores. Bring a brown bag lunch. Held at the Annex, 1055 River Road.
4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 6/5, 6/191st & 3rd M . . . 11:30a-3p . . . $2 at the door
Grumpy Old Men Bridge
Men meet to play contract bridge. Partners change after five hands and play six rounds total, with a brown bag lunch break. There are payouts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and low scores. Coffee will be available.
4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 6/6, 6/20
Happy Lady’s Bridge
Enjoy contract bridge with women on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Partners change after five hands and play five rounds total. Payouts include high, 2nd, 3rd, slam pot and door prize. Bring a sack lunch. Refreshments are furnished. Held at the Annex, 1055 River Road.
4/26, 5/24, 6/28
4th W . . . 10:30a-2:30p . . . $2 at the door
Who can resist some penny Bingo fun? Soup, fruit, bread, dessert and coffee are served. Please bring your own table service and cup. Held at the Annex, 1055 River Road. Please pre-register so we know how many people to expect. Pay at the door.
4/4, 5/2, 6/5
1st Tu . . .1:30-3:30p . . . $2 at the door
Join fellow pinochle enthusiasts for an afternoon of pinochle play and fun. Singles welcome. Partners change after four hands of play. There are payouts for door prize, high and low scores, etc. Held at the Annex, 1055 River Road.
4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/12, 6/26
Texas Hold’em Poker
Join in on the excitement that has everyone buzzing. Buying into this friendly game will cost you only $5/$7. Each table winner will be awarded a prize at the end of play. Coffee/tea and dessert will be furnished. You must be age 55+ to participate. Register and prepay in advance to get the discounted buy-in. Held at the Annex, 1055 River Road.
4/11, 5/9, 6/13 . . . 2nd Tu . . . 6:30-9p
4/24, 5/5/22, 6/26 . . . 4th M . . . 6:30-9p
We have punch cards available for Texas Hold Em’. Please get yours at the main office or buy one over the phone.
Punch cards will be discontinued with computerized registration. They will be honored until punches are gone.
Please pre-register/cancel even if you have a punch card so we know how many people to expect.
Other Fun Activities
Travel E-mailing List
If you'd like to be on our travel e-mailing list, fill out the form that's available in the active 55+ corner or contact Kat at 541-688-4052.
Active 55+ Corner
Our active 55+ corner features photos and information for senior activities. If you've taken some fun pictures at a class or on a trip, please drop them off to Kat so that she can post them on the board.
Volunteer Opportunities & Outreach
Contact Kathy Beck at 541-688-4052.
Entertainment Scheduler. Help book/schedule entertainment for luncheons.
Special Events Committee. Help plan fun, themed parties through out the year.
If you know of a senior in the River Road area who would like to get information about how to receive help or would like to get acquainted with other seniors, call Kathy.