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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Services Division


Medicare 101 Workshop
Wednesday, July 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.
Melissa Mlasko and Cheryl Harrison of Futurity First will explain the complicated and sometimes confusing Medicare program. This program will provide an overview of the Medicare enrollment process while also focusing on Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans, as well as Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans and how to obtain help with the cost of prescription drugs.


Free Blood Pressure Clinic
Wednesday July 18, 11 a.m. to Noon

Free blood pressure clinics are held biweekly at the Ashland Senior Center. Feel free to stop on by… No appointment necessary!


Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 18, 12:30 to 1: p.m. 
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.

Featuring music by Ashland Brass.


Repair SO (Southern Oregon)
Monday, July 23, 10 a.m. to noon

Join Master Recyclers Heidi and Paulette and other volunteers for this free clothing repair event. They bring the sewing machines, needles, thread, buttons and you bring CLEAN clothing that needs mending (no alterations or zippers please). This idea based on the "Repair Cafes" in Holland and Sweden.


Social Security Planning
Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email. Come learn from experienced financial advisors and retirement planning experts, Melissa Mlasko and Cheryl Harrison of Futurity First, on how to maximize your Social Security benefits. This educational seminar will help you better understand Social Security — Your options, and helpful strategies regarding timing of claiming benefits, circumstances for married couples, continuing to work while collecting benefits and more.


Effective Communication Strategies
Wednesday, July 25, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 800.272.3900.

Communication is more than just talking and listening—it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias lose the ability to use words, families need new ways to connect . Join Lori Stanton, Alzheimer’s Association Regional Coordinator, to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communication through each stage of the disease.


Britt Festival Fieldtrip
Saturday, August 4, 4:45 p.m. pick up at the Senior Center
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.

The Britt Festival is again offering Ashland seniors the opportunity to attend a classical concert this summer. Through the Ashland Senior Services Division, there are 50 tickets available to the Saturday, August performance of Appalachian Spring & Edgar Meyer. Transportation will be provided to the Britt Festival (pickup at Senior Center at 4:45pm) and back to the Senior Center; participants should arrive back at the Senior Center by 10 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at no cost and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Britt Fellowship Quartet Performance
Monday, August 6, 7 p.m.
Britt Education's James Collier Orchestral Fellowship Program gives music students pursuing a performance degree the opportunity to play with a professional orchestra and create their own chamber ensemble. Join us for a lovely summer evening of music in beautiful Hunter Park at the Senior Center. Please bring your blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments for this event.