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Upcoming Events with the Ashland Senior Services Division


Free Blood Pressure Clinic
Wednesdays, September 5 and 19, 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!


Young at Art: Pastels II
Wednesday, September 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email.
Open to all skill levels… Young at Art will continue exploring using pastels this month, no experience required. This class is FREE and all supplies will be provided. Come join the fun!


Come join the SINGING GOODTIMERS!
Monday, September 10, 17 and 28; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Practice Monday mornings(except the 4th Monday of the month, practice instead on 4th Friday) at the Ashland Senior Center. Weekly gigs at local venues: Hospitals, Senior Caregivers and Senior Care Homes. All singers welcome, 18 and older. A love of singing is the only requirement. If you can't sing, we will teach you. Anyone can sing. Just listen and believe. This is the place to have fun! For more information, contact Sam Younghans at 541.625.8201.


Stay Healthy and On Your Feet: FREE FAll Prevention Class
Wednesday, September 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 800.562.8964 or 503.574.6595 or visit Providence.org/classes.

Balance, strength, and overall health can change as you age, putting you at risk for falling. Providence experts will offer a FREE class to help you or a loved one stay as healthy as possible and on your feet. Information will also be provided on physical therapy (strengthening exercises), Advance Directives and POLST and Tai Chi.


Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Wednesday, September 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FREE and registration is not required.
Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of the most difficult tasks anyone can face. Joining a support group is an important and positive step toward self-care. Support groups provide family members and loved ones with an opportunity to learn from others, receive support for themselves and hear about the many aspects of various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's. This support group meets every third Wednesday of the month, at the Ashland Senior Center. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit their website at alz.org/oregon.


Repair SO (Southern Oregon)
Monday, September 24, 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. Repair SO occurs regularly on the 4th Monday of the month, excluding holidays.


AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 541.488.5342 or Email. A refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. **After completion of the course, you may be eligible for a discount on your auto insurance depending on your insurance company's policies.** $15 AARP members/$20 non-members