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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.


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.
3/28 . . . W . . . 9a-4p . . . $15 AARP member/$20 non-member


Chic Basics: Build a Core Wardrobe

Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear?  This class will help you to learn to build a core wardrobe for your lifestyle.  Discover how to edit your clothes, shop your closet, and determine what’s missing.  Feel good about the way you look and be ready to get compliments.  Bring notebook and pencil. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer of Your Style Connection.
3/5 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p . . . $8 ID/$10 OD


Declutter and Organize your Home

New Year’s resolution, downsizing or just too much stuff? Where do you start?  Learn practical ways and helpful hints to make your house easier to maintain. This two-part class provides tips, ideas, and tools to immediately start a successful plan of action. Bring notebook and pen. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer of Your Style Connection.
2/12 & 19 . . . M . . . 6:30-8:30p   $20 ID/$25 OD


Donate Blood

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
12/19 . . . Tu . . . 12-6p

1/2 . . . Tu . . . 2-5p
2/9 . . . F . . . 10a-4p
3/13 . . . Tu . . . 2-5p
4/6 . . . F . . . 10a-4p


Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Co-sponsored with Alzheimer’s Association and River Road Park District. This class will be held at 1400 Lake Dr. Please pre-register 541-688-4052. Space is limited. Presenter: Abby Gershenzon.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Learn how to develop habits for living a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life.
2/9 . . . F . . . 10a-12p . . . Free


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.
3/2 . . . F . . . 10a-12p . . . Free


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.
3/9 . . . F . . . 10a-12p . . . Free


Michael DeRobertis Memorial Couples Classic Run or Walk

Join us on February 10, at 9:30a as once again River Road Park presents the annual “Couples Classic” road run. This classic foot race features a flat, fast, 5K course through the neighborhoods surrounding the park. If you prefer, enter the non-competitive fitness walk. There will be plenty of random drawings, prizes for division winners of the run, and Mo’s clam chowder for all participants. Commemorative T-shirts will be available to pre-registered participants ONLY. Child care will also be available at no charge to all pre-registered participants. Team and individual entries are encouraged.
Registration fees: Pre-registration (before Feb. 8) $15 without shirt  $25 with t-shirt. Late registration (Feb. 9 through day of race) $20 without shirt.
2/10 . . . Sa . . . 9:30a


Optimal Core Alignment

Ages 50+. As a doctor of physical therapy and health advocate, I am delighted to help people discover aligning with Nature’s design for us in body, mind and spirit. Expect to gain specific tools to sustain unique transformation in a powerful way. Inspired by the work of ancient yogic practices and current scientific revelations from Drs. Wayne Dyer, Mark Hyman, Joe Dispenza, Rick Hanson and Joe Pizzorno among others, relax into more resilience and the ability to generate more peaceful responses to life’s daily stress. State of the art breakthroughs in the science of neuroplasticity and movement training will leave you transformed. You will feel a sense of alignment you may not have felt in years.
Melanie has her Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy and 30+ years of experience in a broad holistic background of health advocacy, pain relief and restoring vibrant function. She lived and worked in Africa and Asia for many years and incorporates ancient Buddhist and Vedic principles in her trainings as well as breakthrough research in current physical therapy, health and nutrition advances. She runs a clinic in Eugene treating hundreds of people using her system for alignment awareness and specially designed shoe inserts that “remind to align”. She lights up when she can help people feel better and move more easily than they thought they ever could again. Instructor: Don Cross and Melanie Carlone.
2/2-2/23 . . . F . . . 1:30-2:30p    
Adult: $59 ID/$69 OD . . . Senior: $49 ID/$59 OD


New! Sewing Circle

Come sew and learn from others. We will brainstorm and decide how the class will proceed when we all meet the first night. Topics to discuss- bringing in instructors, doing group projects, learning sewing techniques, short cuts, materials, notions and taking field trips. Bring a list of things you’d like to do with the sewing circle to the first class so we can hammer it out. After our meeting, we can work on a home project so feel free to bring your machine with you on the first night. You will need to bring your machine and supplies when needed. We will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17 . . . Tu . . . 5-7p . . . Free


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



Get Togethers


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


Sweet Adeline Valentine Dessert Social

Today we will  enjoy love songs from the Sweet Adeline’s and yummy treats that will have your mouth watering. We’ll have small dessert portions so you can try a bunch of different, delicious treats! Please wear red, pink or white! Your cost includes desserts and hot beverages. Held at River Road Park.
2/14 . . . W . . . 2-3p . . . $6


Irish Green Celebration @ The Annex

Tonight we celebrate! Come enjoy an event filled with Irish festivities. We’ll begin with a delicious dinner followed up with music that will have your feet a tappin’. Please wear green, your Irish garb or anything that shows some Irish spirit. Your cost includes: a delicious Irish dinner, drinks, dessert and entertainment.  This event will be held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.  Space is limited.
3/16 . . . F . . . 6-8:30p (doors open at 5:45p) . . . $25


Bridge Tournament

55+. Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions- 541-687-0905.
3/23 . . . F . . . 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) . . . $5 per person



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. Off 1/1.
1/15, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16
1st & 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.
1/2, 1/16, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17
1st & 3rd Tu . . . 10a-2:30p . . . $3 at the door


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.
1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25        
4th W . . . 10:30a-2:30p . . . $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.
1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23

2nd & 4th M . . . 1-4p . . . $2 at the door


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.

1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10 . . . 2nd Tu . . . 6:30-9p
1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23 . . . 4th  M . . . 6:30-9p
Pre-register: $5 ID/$7 OD . . . At the door: $10



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.









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